Monthly Archives: June 2017

Completely customizable: Smoothies will cool you down & fill you up

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent It’s summertime, and that means cool mornings quickly  transform into sweltering afternoons. All of that heat is  best paired with a fresh treat that will cool you down and  fill you up without making you feel weighed down.    Smoothies are the perfect summer mini-meal — they’re  cold, light, [...]

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Homemade ice cream hits the spot

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent Ice cream can an excellent way to beat the heat of summer, and  what better way to enjoy it than to make your own? Making  homemade ice cream doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. All you  need are these ingredients, a mixer and a 4-quart ice cream  freezer.   [...]

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Things To Do (week of July 3, 2017)

Times-News · Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre presents William Hardy’s “The Sword of Peace”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Wilson Amphitheater, Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Road, Snow Camp. $15 for seniors; $12 for a group of 10 or more and $10 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, call 336-376-6948 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com. [...]

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’47 Meters’ is intense, action-packed

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent “47 Meters Down” is a thrilling depiction of the horrors that accompany a recreational activity in paradise gone wrong. This realistic fiction film is guaranteed to leave all viewers on the edge of their seats with a racing heart rate. Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) relax on [...]

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Things To Do (week of June 26, 2017)

Times-News • Slightly Stoopid: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $19.50 and $35; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • Gypsy Heart: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, downtown Graham as part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Free, but donations of children’s art supplies for classes at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham, [...]

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‘Heart’ of environmental education

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent In 2005, Megan and Tim Toben founded the Eco-Institute at Pickards    Mountain in Chapel Hill  based on their concern for the future, and desire  to move toward a life-sustaining society with a  deeper human-earth  relationship. Since then, this local center has grown into a vibrant  community  embracing all walks [...]

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Educating the next generation

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    Editor’s note: Career Callings is a monthly column that appears in Teens & 20s, as space allows. It follows    twenty-something Alamance County residents and their career paths. Education has been a hot topic for a long time now, so those with the calling to go into battle and [...]

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Things to do (week of June 19, 2017)

Times-News • Special Occasion Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday as part of the Thursday At Seven Concert Series in downtown Graham. Admission is free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food for Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. 336-792-1188. • Chicago and The Doobie Brothers: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, PNC Music [...]

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Show sparks conversation: ’13 Reasons Why’ has teens, adults talking about suicide

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent Netflix’s popular TV show, “13 Reasons Why,” has sparked conversations among teens and adults alike all around the world. The storyline follows Hannah Baker, a high-schooler who has committed suicide, and she leaves tapes explaining the reasons why. This show has brought more awareness to suicide and what leads to [...]

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‘Wonder Woman’ is a wonder to behold

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent   In her first title role, Gal Gadot reprises Wonder Woman, as first seen in  the 2016 action blockbuster “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” She  will play this beloved heroine once again in the upcoming Justice League  movie to be released this November. The statuesque 32-year-old, martial  arts-trained Gadot [...]

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