Lauryn Colatuno

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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Weekend “Top Ten Planner” – January 20th – 22nd

Your online guide to events happening in Chapel Hill and Orange County this weekend. Submit an event Sign up for our newsletters   Elvis Fest @ Cat’s Cradle – January 20th (rescheduled date) Celebrate the birth of the king with some of your favorite musicians! Performances to pay tribute to the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley. This is the rescheduled date from an earlier date in January that was cancelled. For more information: catscradle.com Carolina Brewery Tour– January 20th Every Saturday at 2pm Carolina Brewery offers free tours at their Pittsboro brewpub. Enjoy free samples and a behind the...

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5 Social Media Tips For Your Business

Increase engagement and get your business to stand out on social media with these five useful tips. 1. Promote your content on all your social channels to increase social reach. Make sure to size your photos and/or graphics to the correct dimensions for each platform. You can easily resize your images or create images for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and more with FREE programs such as Canva and PicMonkey. Example of great cross promotion from Funny Girl Farm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram               You can also use helpful tools such as IFTTT and Hootsuite...

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Weekend “Top Ten Planner” – January 13th – 15th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Your online guide to events happening in Chapel Hill and Orange County this weekend. Submit an event Sign up for our newsletters Robin and Linda Williams @ The Carrboro ArtsCenter– January 13th  From 8 PM to 10 PM, Robin and Linda Williams will be playing at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  Robin and Linda Williams “shine like a diamond among rhinestones” in the world of contemporary Americana (David W. Johnson, The Boston Globe).  Frequent appearances on programs like A Prairie Home Companion, The Grand Ole Opry, and Austin City Limits have won many admirers for their stirring live performances and...

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