Lauryn Colatuno

Where To Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day

Baked, smoked, fried, breaded, boneless or even meatless, the chicken wing is a staple in US bars and restaurants. Known as America’s favorite Super Bowl food, in 2017 the National Chicken Council report, estimated that Americans would eat 1.33 billion wings during the Super Bowl. That’s enough wings to circle the Earth almost three times, according to the NCC. No matter how you like your chicken wings cooked, or what sauce you like to toss your wings in, it’s time to celebrate this popular American food. This Saturday, July 29, is National Chicken Wing Day check out these wing spots...

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It’s National Hot Dog Day! Add These Local Dogs To Your Must Try List

Whether you prefer the all beef version of the classic hot dog or a gourmet veggie dog­­ —July 19 is the day to officially celebrate the frank, weiner, sausage, weenie, or whatever you like to call the all-American hot dog. Are you a classic hot dog enthusiast who sticks to the traditional condiments like ketchup and mustard? Or are you willing to step out of your comfort zone and try some unique and crazy toppings?  If you prefer just mustard on your dog, then you are not alone. According to the National Hot Dog Sausage Council “71 percent of people...

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day This Sunday

This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day.  Sure you can grab a free vanilla cone at McDonald’s but with all the incredible local ice cream shops right here in Orange County, we think you’ll find a scoop or two worth sharing. Check out these 10 local spots. Maple View Farm Ice Cream Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Maple View Farm in Hillsborough this Sunday. Enjoy live music, games, face painting and of course ice cream. Festivities kick off at noon and go till 9 pm. Market Street Coffee and Ice Cream Enjoy your coffee and ice cream at...

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Brunchin’ Carrboro

With Carrboro being the first town to officially pass the “Brunch Bill,” this Sunday, local brunch spots are going to be popping bottles for your mimosas a whole lot earlier. Restaurant goers will now be able to enjoy their Bloody Marys, Mimosas and other alcoholic beverages starting at 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Celebrate with these five cocktails, the perfect start to your Sunday brunch. Rosemary Street from Acme Food and Beverage Co. Photo credit/Instagram: @acmecarrboro Trade up that Bloody Mary for a refreshing gin craft cocktail garnished with fresh rosemary! What’s In It? Gin, lemon juice, rosemary syrup and...

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Rideshare Service for Kids Now Available in Chapel Hill and Durham

There is no question that parents are busy these days. With both parents working full-time jobs, finding a way to shuttle your kids from one after school activity to the next can seem impossible. Stacy Shannon, a busy mom of three school-aged children, received an email for her son’s spring lacrosse schedule. Practices were scheduled for 5 p.m. two days a week. Shannon worked until 5:30 p.m. during the week, and needed a solution to get her son to practice on time. After contemplating all her options, there just wasn’t one that was going to work. That’s when Shannon...

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Gadgets and More to Make Your Fourth of July Spectacular

Make your Fourth of July party truly sparkle with these simple drink additions and kitchen gadgets. Edible Flowers Save time on frozen drinks and fancy cocktails by adding an edible flower to your sparkling wine. Make your ordinary glass of prosecco more festive with a wild hibiscus flower. You can find wild hibiscus flowers in syrup at Southern Season at University Place. Homemade Popsicles For a simple dessert, make homemade ice pops. Make them in advance and you’ll have a freezer full of sweet treats for your guests. Use fresh pureed fruit like blueberries, cherries, rasberries and watermelon. Try infusing...

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Fireworks Safety Tips

The Fourth of July weekend is here, and that means cookouts, pool time and fireworks. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “on average, 250 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.” Go ahead and get those sparklers ready but remember safety first. Here are a “four” tips to keep you and your family safe this weekend. 1. USE FIREWORKS OUTSIDE Photo by Andrey Larin on Unsplash Always use fireworks outside. Before you light any fireworks make sure you have a clear open space around you to prevent a...

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Fourth of July Events and Celebrations in Orange and Chatham Counties

The Fourth of July weekend is creeping up on us fast. Start making plans now to light up your Independence Day weekend! We’ve hand-picked 11 events and celebrations you are guaranteed to enjoy. Fireworks show at Kenan Auditorium According to Travel & Leisure magazine, Chapel Hill is ranked as one of “America’s Top 10 Best Towns for a July Fourth Celebration.” We have to agree with them, our very own, Ron Stutts will be hosting the main stage at this great event and fireworks display. Town of Carrboro Fourth of July Celebration The Carrboro Fourth of July Celebration will...

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First Day of Summer Freebies

Happy summer solstice and the first official day of summer. How are you going to celebrate the longest day of the year? Explore these freebies and events around town. Free milkshakes from Wayback Burgers. Wayback is a national chain with two locations in our area: Durham and Mebane. All Wayback Burgers’ milkshakes are made the old-fashioned way by hand, using only fresh milk and hand-dipped ice cream. Its classic Black & White Milkshake is made with premium vanilla bean ice cream, fresh milk and a blend of vanilla and Hershey’s™ chocolate syrup. Guests are encouraged to share their free shakes using...

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Owner of Chapel Hill Pilates is Raising Money for a New Interactive App

Local Pilates instructor and owner of Chapel Hill Pilates, Lauren McClerkin has developed a new app to take charge of your health and body. 100s to Happiness™ gives you the mind-body connection you’ve been searching for in the palm of your hand. This Pilates-based app shares Pilates exercises on the go and is currently being redeveloped to offer so much more. McClerkin, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help with the cost of the redevelopment. The updated version of the app will include meditation, movement, and journaling. For over nine years, McClerkin has been teaching Pilates in Chapel Hill,...

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