Monthly Archives: July 2014

‘Little Mermaid’ makes an appealing musical

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Singing seahorses and dancing fish can only mean one thing, “Disney’s Little Mermaid The Musical” is in town. Based on the original Disney movie, the play follows a mermaid named Ariel (Jessica Grove) who is infatuated by humans and the life above water. Even though [...]

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Tastes like Brasil: Family celebrates culture through native dishes

“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    My father met my mother on a mission trip to Brasil (the spelling Brasilians use) 27 [...]

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New take on a frozen classic

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    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 [...]

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

Commentary by Briona Kiser and Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondents    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 [...]

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You guessed it: ‘There’s an app for that’

Commentary by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent    “There’s an app for that.” In this day and age, anyone with a smart phone will tell you that there is no truer statement than this. Apps have become popular among children, teenagers and adults alike. Whether you’re looking for exercise routines, breaking news stories, or absolutely [...]

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Food drive to benefit Allied Churches set for July 17

Times-News     Larrisa Jeffries, a junior police academy member, will hold a food drive from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 17, 2014, at North Park, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington. Food donations, as well as monetary donations, will benefit Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. For more information, call (336) 512-1129.

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Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre searching for male actors for “Oklahoma!”

Times-News    SNOW CAMP – The Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre is seeking four male actors, singers or dancers 15 years or older for its performance of “Oklahoma!” Aug. 13-16 and 20-23, 2014, at Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Road. These ensemble roles also will have speaking parts. If interested, contact Kevin Reams or Jeremy Cloyd [...]

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Relax … it’s an ENO: Go on an adventure and take your hammock, too

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    Almost 15 years ago, brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster of St. Petersburg, Fla., came up with the legendary Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Hammock. ENO Hammock is a portable hammock, but when compacted it’s the size of a grapefruit. The ENO is suspended between two trees and can [...]

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Gibsonville shop satisfies chocolate cravings

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    GIBSONVILLE – Sometimes, chocolate is the only thing that will satisfy a craving for sweets. Once Upon a Chocolate is the perfect place to get delectable, handmade chocolate goodness. Owner Debbie Stephens makes all of her candy confections by hand. Homemade chocolate pops, s’mores, fudge and truffles [...]

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Pet Adoption Center has special rates

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    HAW RIVER — On Friday and Saturday (July 18-19, 2014) only, the Burlington Pet Adoption Center will have half-price adoption fees for its animals, charging $40 for dogs and $30 for cats. The fees include the adoption, spay/neuter, first round of vaccines, and one-year rabies shots. There [...]

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