Lane Closures; Charity Calendars; Roller Derby!
Watch out for lane closures on and near campus on Wednesday: one lane of Pittsboro Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the intersection of S. Columbia Street and Manning Drive for waterline work, and the left lane of northbound S. Columbia Street will also be closed from 9 a.m. to noon for tree trimming. Town officials are warning drivers to be cautious in these areas.
Would you like to see roller derby in Chapel Hill? If so, there’s an interest meeting on Tuesday, November 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Gym on Merritt Mill Road. Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is holding the meeting; they’re thinking about launching a city-sponsored women’s roller derby league, provided there’s enough interest.
The idea for the league came from Colleen Carroll, who moved to Chapel Hill earlier this year. She says as far as she knows, Chapel Hill would be the first town to sponsor its own roller derby league.
For the fourth straight year, Chapel Hill textile collage artist Elaine O’Neil will be selling limited-edition 2014 calendars featuring her original artwork to benefit the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
They’re called the “Luv This Place 2014 N.C. Calendars,” highlighting twelve of North Carolina’s most famous and iconic places. You can purchase them through January at a variety of stores around town, including Flyleaf Books, Southern Season, and FRANK.
Elaine O’Neil is an award-winning collage artist. Since she started the calendar project, she’s raised $23,000 for the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.