Lauryn Colatuno

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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Grand Opening! Bottle Rev Chapel Hill

Craft beer and wine lovers don’t miss the grand opening of Bottle Rev in Chapel Hill happening this weekend! Enjoy an incredible selection of craft beers on draft from local breweries including Haw River, Mystery Brewing, Bond Brother’s and so much more. Plus a French wine tasting and a large selection of wines to choose from by the glass or bottle from around the world.  This is the fourth location for this local bottle shop, located next door to Brenz Pizza in the East 54 shopping center on Environ way. Bottle Rev in Chapel Hill is the first location...

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Corporate Investors Mortgage Group – Celebrating 20 Years!

Corporate Investors Mortgage Group in Chapel Hill is celebrating 20 years as the only locally owned and operated mortgage banking firm in Chapel Hill. “Growth has been steady and deliberate over the past 20 years,” said Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Salemson. “We focus on relationships with realtors, builders, CPAs  and financial planners and on driving a superior customer experience.” CIMG differentiates itself from other mortgage groups in the area by being an independent mortgage banker. “What that means is that we have created a business model which gives us a unique position in the marketplace,” said Salemson. “A position which allows...

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National Donut Day: Free Donuts and More!

Duck Donuts: Receive one free, made-to-order donut of your choice with any purchase. Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage   Whole Foods: 2 for 1 donuts at Triangle Whole Food stores, while supplies lasts     Krispy Kreme: Get one FREE donut of your choice at participating locations, no purchase necessary. Rise Donuts: Will be donating 10% of sales today to local chapters of the Salvation Army, who created National Donut Day back in 1938 to help those in need during the Great...

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Win a Mr. Food Test Kitchen Cookbook!

Did you hear? We have a new weekend show on 97.9 The Hill and it’s all about food. What’s Cooking In the Mr. Food Test Kitchen is America’s weekend radio cooking show.  A charming and fun one-hour show featuring recipes, cooking tips and techniques, shopping tips. and much more!  Hosted by TV’s Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s Howard Rosenthal. This weekend I went into my own kitchen to test out a Mr. Food recipe, the Unbeatable Veggie Burgers, from The Ultimate 30 Minutes or Less Cookbook.  I have to admit these were the best veggie burgers I’ve made from scratch. I put my own...

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5 Places to Take Mom in Chapel Hill this Mother’s Day

1. Picnic and Live Music on the Village Green at Southern Village. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun and casual Mother’s Day. Pack a picnic and come listen to Classic American Rock and Pop covers at Southern Village. Sunday, May 14th from 6PM – 8PM 2. Take a bike ride on one of the many Greenways and bike routes in Orange County.  “Chapel Hill a town within a Park” – Chapel Hill is made up of 1,200 acres of park, open space, and greenway easements totaling 12 miles of trails. To view maps and bike routes near you visit the Town...

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Courage Cocktail Podcast

Courage Cocktail is a witty blend of expert “know how” and “guests with guts,” hosted by Lee Anne McClymont. We look at life through the lens of fear and then go ahead and explode some myths and expose some truth. Tune out fear and tune in fun. Kid friendly,parent-friendly. Grandparents welcome!

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