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Tastes like Brasil: Family celebrates culture through native dishes

From left to right, a traditional Brasilian meal of Virado de feijao, rice, Churrasco, potato salad and Guarana are shown. / Abby Redding, Times-News correspondent

“Brasil is where I belong, the place that feels like home. They love their family, their country and God, and are not afraid to let anybody know it.” — Dionne Warwick

 Commentary by Abby Redding
Times-News correspondent
teens20@thetimesnews.com

   My father met my mother on a mission trip to Brasil (the spelling Brasilians use) 27 years ago. My mother’s home was Itu, Sao Paulo, Brasil. My mother traveled to the United States and has lived here since they were married.
Last year, we were thankful to have my mother’s sister and husband visit us read more…


New take on a frozen classic

Employee Takeva Mitchell poses in front of her newly created sign at The Frosty Parrot which says, "Stressed spelled backwards is desserts." / Kaitlin Gillespie, Times-News correspondent

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie
Times-News correspondent
teens20@thetimesnews.com

   Frozen yogurt is not a new idea, but the industry is booming with new takes on the cool treat. The Frosty Parrot, a frozen yogurt shop at 2779 S. Church St. in Burlington, is working to add a whole bunch of new twists with its plethora of 36 topping choices. From fresh fruit to popping sweet caviar and cheesecake bites, there is no way to go wrong with the infinite number of combinations to be made.
Flavors change often throughout the store, but Tahitian vanilla and cocoa beach chocolate are always there. Another unique aspect about this sweet spot is that there is a large chalkboard for children to draw on after the sugar rush hits and they need to let out some creative energy. The Frosty Parrot charges 45 cents an ounce, and offers discounts to service men and women, medical read more…


Moving out … Make that list and check it twice when stocking your dorm room

When preparing to move into the dorm room for the first time, make sure you have a few “creature comforts,” but don’t forget necessities, either. / Photo illustration by Kaitlin Gillespie / Times-News correspondent

Commentary by Briona Kiser and Kaitlin Gillespie
Times-News correspondents
teens20@thetimesnews.com

   With the fall, for many comes the first big move to college. With so much change for recently graduated high-schoolers, it is easy to forget things along the way, especially while packing.
Included here is a list of many commonly overlooked dorm room items freshmen may want to make note of during that first big move.
We compiled these through upcoming freshmen, current college students and their parents.

Ice pack
Social security card
Insurance card
Birth certificate
Silverware
Sealable microwave containers
First aid kit

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