These days, neighborly support is more important than ever. Organizations across North Carolina are brainstorming creative solutions in extending a helping hand to their communities, at a safe distance. The Chatham Food Hub in Siler City exemplifies just one of these creative solutions. Offering residents a drive-through food court, the Chatham Food Hub is partnering with local restaurants to blend community and food together. The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering is among the first restaurants to join in the initiative, bringing their menu to the drive-through table.
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No, we really mean it – goodness gracious! Getting tired of the routine microwaveable dinners and takeout? It does not have to be the same old, same old. Pittsboro welcomes Goodness Gracious! Juice Company to their list of local culinary favorites. Serving up fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, breakfast, soups and salads, break up your day with a new kind of flavor.
Open Thursday to Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., that workday or weekend lunch break just got a bit tastier. Read ahead for your breakfast or lunchtime inspiration.
For many of you who spent countless hours on the couch binge-watching the Netflix documentary Tiger King, the majestic cats most likely piqued your interest. While Chatham County’s Carolina Tiger Rescue has no association with the docuseries, their starring characters are very much the same – the tigers. As a nonprofit, wildlife sanctuary, their mission is rooted in the protection of wild cats in captivity and in the wild. Though you are unlikely to save a tiger in your own neck of the woods, you can help their team in their quest!
It may be awhile before gyms begin to open their doors for your weekly fitness classes, a significant stress reliever for those avid gym goers. How many times have you walked around your neighborhood or paced the rooms of the house? Integrating creativity into any workout routine is essential to warding off boredom and repetition. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many fitness organizations are opening their virtual “doors” to a variety of workout sessions, some that you may have been hesitant to attempt in real life.
The essence of creativity has become more important now than ever in keeping the days occupied and minds sufficiently stimulated. Although webinars, phone calls and streaming platforms will never quite compare to the genuinity of in-person interactions, they will suffice for now. When all the movies have been watched, all the books on the shelf have been perused and all of the blocks in the neighborhood have been walked time and time again, what comes next? Luckily, there is no shortage of free entertainment at your fingertips. Game night is back and, just maybe, better than ever.
The cancellation of events across the globe as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has left an undeniable impact on the organizations relying on funds raised from those activities. That said, the essence of creativity has transcended borders as communities team up to give back any way that they can. From the comfort of your own neighborhood and home, you can make a difference in North Carolina. Virtual races are popping up in cities and towns in order to support those organizations still doing the work they set out to do. Grab your running shoes, your registration packet and hit the open road!
Strolling through the aisles of the grocery stores, shelves are still packed with colorful candies, plastic eggs and baskets waiting to be filled with chocolatey treats. This year, Easter will have a new meaning for many and that will mean new traditions to be made. Instead of the annual Easter egg hunt, take your own spin on making the day a special one.
The new reality that many of us are facing today includes finding new ways to adapt to living our social and professional lives from home. For the time being, we can make the most of the situation by immersing ourselves in the various educational and entertainment resources available at our fingertips. Fortunately, many of these resources are now free for the public to access and enjoy while practicing safe social distancing.
Although you are social distancing in the comfort of your home, our virtual tours are available at all hours of the day. Take a moment to escape from those conference calls, webinars and that overflowing inbox to visit 200 Quaker Meadows Court. Located in the 12 Oaks subdivision of Holly Springs, this listing is priced at $575,000. At 3,889 square feet, the five bedrooms and three full bathrooms, you will have enough room to distance yourself in peace!
With spring right around the corner, what could be better than a fresh start in your new home? Located in the picturesque outskirts of town, privacy and serenity will become your closest friends. 2284 Alex Cockman Road is home to nearly four acres of partially wooded, lush landscapes for the optimal, permanent staycation. Listed at $325,000, you are a few steps away from the ultimate fresh start you have been looking for.