Published: Aug 24, 2008 09:50 AM
Modified: Aug 24, 2008 09:50 AM
NC Community Shares will host a Social Justice Awareness Day at Twig, a local retailer of eco-friendly goods, on Sept. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m.
NC Community Shares is a federation of more than 30 community-based nonprofits dedicated to working for fairness and equality in North Carolina.
The event will include music, door prizes and refreshments. Twig, at Village Plaza on Elliott Road (next to Whole Foods), will donate 20 percent of its sales during the event to NC Community Shares.
Several of the non-profit member organizations will be on hand to share information about their local work, including NC Justice Center, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, Durham Affordable Housing Coalition, Family Violence Prevention Center, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, People of Faith Against The Death Penalty, American Civil Liberties Union and WNCU radio.
Twig owner Shawn Slome said the store will donate 20 percent of all sales the weekend of the event to the cause. Customers can direct their contributions to the nonprofit of their choice.
For information, call Twig at 929-8944.
Deli honored in food magazine
The new Neal's Deli at 100 East Main Street in Carrboro is named in the August issue of Bon Appetit magazine as one of 10 sandwich shops around the country "serving sandwiches with the pedigree of a four-star meal."
Coffee shop names wine manager
3Cups has announced that Jay Murrie is its new wine manager.
Murrie most recently managed the wine department at A Southern Season, where he worked for eight years.
3Cups, which will open this fall in its new location at 227 South Elliott Road in Chapel Hill, is altering its focus from a coffee shop selling a bit of wine, to a wine, coffee and tea merchant. The new name is 3Cups Wine-Coffee-Tea.
For details, visit www.3cups.net
Free coffee at wine bar
The West End Wine Bar will offer free coffee to all who visit the restaurant this Tuesday through Thursday to celebrate its new service of coffee, espresso, cappuccino, lattes and teas.
The Wine Bar will be open Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until late night. Coffee service will continue all day, and wines by the glass and bottle will be available all afternoon.
The Wine Bar also will serve local pastries and sandwiches and feature an expanded daily menu.
For more information, visit www.westendwinebar.com
Farmers market changes hours
The Orange County Farmers' Market in downtown Hillsborough has changed its midweek hours.
The market is open Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Public Market House at 144 East Margaret Lane (behind the sheriff's office) in Hillsborough. The Saturday hours remain 8 a.m. to noon.
Visitors Bureau staffer honored
Orange County Manager Laura Blackmon recently presented Tina Fuller with the You Can Count on Me Award.
Fuller serves as the office administrator.
The award recognizes exceptional customer service and it honors Orange County employees who demonstrate that customers "Count" in Orange County.
New director at Burwell School
Katherine Paulhamus has been named executive director of The Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough. She succeeds Elvan Cobb, who left last month to pursue a master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Paulhamus recently managed the Newbold-White House in Hertford and has worked at historic sites with the Clinton County (Pa.) Historical Society.
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