Monthly Archives: September 2016

Alamance Children’s Theatre presents ‘James and the Giant Peach’

By Abby Chester Times-News correspondent Alamance Children’s Theatre kicks off its season with Roald Dahl’s classic chidren’s story, “James and the Giant Peach.” Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8, 2 p.m. Oct. 9 and 7 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. “This show [...]

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Profiling presidential candidates

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent This year’s presidential race is all the buzz, but what do we really know about the candidates? Here’s a political profile about how each would make history if elected: Republican Party: Donald Trump and Mike Pence This year, the Republican ticket consists of businessman Donald J. Trump for president [...]

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Things to do for week of Oct. 3, 2016

Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Tickets are $49.50, $75 and $85 and are available through all Ticketmaster outlets. Original Hollywood Horror Show, created by Alamance County natives and Hollywood makeup artists Dean and Starr Jones. Show times are 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays [...]

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Under the sea: Science Center offers up-close look at fish, rays & sharks

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent  GREENSBORO — Besides being a museum and a zoo, the Greensboro Science Center also is an aquarium. Within the last few years, the Science Center has added its SciQuarium wing, next to the museum section. All the animals, with the exception of the two fisher cats and the otter families, are [...]

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Culinary trip around the world: Sample snacks & candies from other countries

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent  Ever wondered what sort of candy and snacks people enjoy in different countries? Well, now you can find out. A few weeks ago, I ordered a Munchpak, which is a box of 10 random candies and snacks from around the world, including some lesser-known ones from the US. Here’s what [...]

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Find your ‘forever friend’ at area shelters

Commentary by Lily Pope Times-News correspondent  Pet adoption is a good option for anyone looking for a forever companion. It is known that it is a better option than “shopping” for your pets through breeders or pet stores, but it is vital that you rescue animals. Dogs are often forgotten or abandoned after they are [...]

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Things to do (for the week of Sept. 26, 2016)

Jason Aldean, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh. Tickets are $30.75 and $70.75 and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets. Gallery Players’ production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., [...]

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3-dimensional storytelling: Paperhand Puppets wrapped up ‘The Beautiful Beast’

Reviewed by Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent     GREENSBORO — Music, storytelling and mixed media puppetry intertwined in Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s most recent production of “The Beautiful Beast” on Saturday at the Carolina Theatre. The production was written and directed by Jan Burger and Donovan Zimmerman with music composed by Jennifer Curtis. This is the first [...]

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Pizzas with pizzazz: Piemonte Farm is a meeting place for the community

   By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent     At the Piemonte Farm in Greensboro, homemade pizza always attracts an appreciative crowd. Every third Sunday from April through October, the Sarlinga family holds their Third Sunday Pizza Club. After moving here from Argentina, the Sarlingas began to farm their land, which is about 20 minutes from downtown [...]

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“#Lured” features dangers of social media

Commentary by Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent  There are so many different jobs — a doctor, a veterinarian, or a publisher. Or, maybe you want to be an actor. If so, Teen 2 Teen has a great summer program for aspiring performers. Even if you don’t want to act, you can learn how to work behind the [...]

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