CHAPEL HILL – Beginning this Friday and Saturday, the Summer Puppet Festival begins shows at the Forest Theater on Country Club Road.  The show features a mix of giant puppets, masks, stilts, painted flats, and paper-cut shadows.  Paperhand Puppet creates an evening of exploration, enchantment, and ancient creatures you are sure to love.

Shows begin at 7:00 p.m. with a different pre-show each night at 6:20 p.m.  Suggested donations are $12 for adults and $8 for children

For more information on the show click here.


In the next two weeks, roughly 18,000 undergraduates will come to Chapel Hill from 50 states and 100 countries.  Move in weekend begins August 16 and classes begin August 20.

During the first week, the school is coordinating a Week of Welcome with several of the restaurants, and stores in “The Feel of Franklin Street” meant to welcome in new students.  Students and parents are welcome to enjoy the week long promotions to receive free or reduced prices on the menu.

From August 16 to August 25 expect Franklin Street to be back at it’s busiest with new students and parents learning the area.


A local coordinator for International Experience – USA is looking for local families willing to open their homes and hearts to European teenagers.  Host families share their homes with one or two high school students from another country who wants to experience America.

All of these students have great academic achievement, exemplary character, good use of English, their own spending money, and health insurance.

Almost anyone can host one of these students; if interested in hosting you can find more information by clicking here, or contacting Liz Priestley at 919-968-1736.