Launch Chapel Hill; Book Sale; Chapel Hill Transit

CHAPEL HILL – Launch Chapel Hill is accepting applications for the Winter 2014 Accelerator program through November 22.

The program, designed to build successful start-ups, runs 22 weeks from January 6 – June 6, and kicks off with a three day accelerator boot camp.  Two information sessions will take place to inform people about the applications process and tour the space.  The first will be held on Monday, October 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the second will be on Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information click here.


The Orange County Public Library has announced that Friends of the Carrboro Branch Libraries will host its annual book sale on November 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at McDougle Middle School.

Proceeds from the sale allow Friends of the Carrboro Branch Library to support library programs and purchase material.


Hardcover Books – $1

Trade and regular paperback books -$0.50

DVD’s and CD’s – $1

Coffee Table and Specialty books – as priced

VHS Tapes – FREE

Sunday Bag Sale – $3.00

For more information call Linda Browner at 919-969-8145.


During the evening of October 31, Chapel Hill Transit will end service early on the D, J, NS, and NU routes.

Due to the Franklin Street event on Halloween, safe ride buses will operate from 11:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. along detoured routes.  No buses will operate from the park and ride lots to the Halloween celebration.

For more information click here.

Back To School!

Back to school is a happy time for some and an unhappy time for others. Personally, I love it.
For some reason, having new school supplies feels really good. Then, walking in on the first day and meeting your teachers is just so much fun.
But for me, the most exciting thing this year is that it’s my first year of middle school. That means new buildings, routines, directions, and all that new stuff.
It also means more freedom, both a good and a scary thing. It means getting to school earlier, and leaving later. It pretty much means an overhaul of what school has been like for the past four years.
When you think about the school year, you can realize it’s kind of a cycle:

  1. New teachers, new classroom, new everything
  2. You get familiar with everyone and everything, and it becomes a community
  3. You leave at the time when you are completely settled
  4. Repeat

During each day, I don’t really notice the cycle though.  I’m too busy learning new ideas and skills that help me now and later in life.
Many kids will say they don’t enjoy school; yes, they would rather be home playing video games or playing in a pool, but, honestly, I think that –deep down– they enjoy it.
I’m really lucky that, at my school, everyone is so nice, the teachers are supportive, and overall, it’s a great experience.
Well, that time is fast approaching, and I hope your kids love it as much as I do.