Lauryn Colatuno

Flavor of the Week: Karen’s Cakes 2 Go

I love cake! Maybe that’s why after stumbling upon cake photo after cake photo on Instagram I just had to reach out to Karen’s Cakes 2 Go and find out what the story was behind all these delicious and colorful desserts. After connecting online, I finally had the opportunity to sit down with Karen Byrd, owner of Karen’s Cakes 2 Go in Chapel Hill this week to discuss all things, cake. Karen’s Cake’s 2 Go, a home based business in Chapel Hill, started over two years ago and has continued to grow, mostly from word of mouth in the...

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Social Media Updates You Want to Know About

Facebook Jobs Watch out Linkedin there is some new competition. Last week Facebook rolled out their new feature for advertising job openings on their network. As a business, you’ll be able to post your job listings and applicants will be able to apply directly from the site. Page administrators will be able to communicate directly with applicants through Facebook messenger. They can also use the boost option to reach more people. Jobs will appear in users’ news feeds and will also be listed on individual businesses’ pages. I did a quick search on Facebook.com/jobs and set my location to...

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Valentine’s Day Freebies and Deals at Restaurants

This V-Day, you can score free treats, special deals, and one-of-a-kind offers from your favorite restaurants and fast food joints. Check out this list of Valentine’s Day freebies and deals from Offers.com! Baskin Robbins – Celebrate the holiday with two Valentine’s Offers: * A Valentine’s cake with hugs and romantic hearts. * $3 off any ice cream cake. Bojangles – Try the heart-shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits Chuck E Cheese – Enjoy a Valentine’s dinner and play package for $21.99 package includes two personal pizzas, two drinks, and 30 play points. Cold Stone Creamery – Share the love with a Fudge Truffle Decadence cake. Dairy Queen – Split a two-person Choco Brownie Blizzard Cupid...

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Handmade in NC – Kenda Kist Jewelry

Each month on Chapelboro we will be showcasing local makers, artists, products, and things made right here in North Carolina. Today we are introducing you to Kenda Kistenmacher, an NC-based artist, and designer making gorgeous hand-crafted jewelry. Since her childhood in Iowa, Kenda’s unique collection flourished from the inspiration of found objects, crafting them into something new. A true artisan, she cultivated her design skills at East Carolina University with a concentration in metal design. Upon graduating, Kenda launched a small signature collection. The line evolved into today’s brand: Kenda Kist Jewelry. Each piece is hand-forged with delicate craftsmanship. Kenda...

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Hometown Hero Luncheon 2017

Ron Stutts & Phil Ford UNC Loreleis UNC Loreleis with Phil and Ron Pam Hemminger Jim Wise & Linda Hill-Wise Audra & Richard Campbell Cam & Bev Stutts Brent & Ashley Robertson Kim Lan Grout & Sean Grout Michele & Elizabeth Hayward Scott Stankavage Monty & Susan Swafford Rachael Elledge & Keith Cochran Lisa Van Deman Dina Rousset & Rebecca Mills Ben Keith & Aspen Gutsgsell Shannon & Rachel Gigliotti Natan & Gladys Siegel Connor & Janet Hoy Brandon Boone & Mary Whatley Brittney Goldston & Justin McDougald George Ann McCay Barbara Silver & Susan Friedman Charlotte & Aja...

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Top 10 Weekend Planner – Valentine’s Edition

Your online guide to events happening in Chapel Hill and Orange County this weekend. This week we are featuring events for Valentine’s Day too!  Submit an event Sign up for our newsletters FEATURED EVENTS  4 Course Valentine’s Day Dinner at Carolina 1663 – February 11th – 14th This Valentines, “Four” is the magic number at Carolina 1663.  Serving authentic and contemporary southern cuisine, Carolina 1663 has crafted a special Valentines menu with a FOUR-Course Dinner available for FOUR nights!  Saturday, Feb 11th through Tuesday, Feb 14th. For more information: carolina1663.com Fundraiser for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society at The Strowd – February...

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Flavor of the Week: Cuban Revolution Express

There is a new fast-casual restaurant on Franklin Street creating some authentic and super fresh Cuban food!  “We are bringing Cuban food happiness to Chapel Hill,” said owner Mary Morabito.  Cuban Revolution Express opened their doors on December 1st on the corner of Franklin and Kenan streets. Mary and her husband Ed opened Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar in Durham at the American Tobacco Campus in 2009. As they were looking to expand, Chapel Hill seemed like the perfect place given the location to the University.  “Same name, same artwork,” said Mary. Unlike the full-service CR in Durham CUBE...

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Easy Superbowl Recipes for a Crowd

Looking to impress the crowd this Superbowl Sunday? Here are a few tasty snacks that are sure to have your football fanatics cheering for more. NO BEAN CHILI DIP This has been a party favorite for years. I have yet to have served this dip and not been asked for the recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 can Hormel no bean chili 1 can green chilies – diced 1 8 oz package shredded Mexican cheese 1 package of cream cheese 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix 1 tsp cumin 1/2 cup diced pickled jalapenos (optional) 1 small tomato diced...

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Flavor of the Week: Chocolatay Confections

  On Monday, I got the chance to visit with Danielle and Matthew White from Chocolatay Confections, a local candy company right here in Chapel Hill. While Matthew and their two kids, Logan and Matus, played in the background, I sat down with Danielle to find out more about how their candy business came about. Chocolatay Confections started in their home kitchen after their son Matus, age two at the time, had a severe reaction to peanuts.  In 2009, there were little to no options for peanut and allergen-free candy. Not wanting to deprive their young son from the...

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