Connections

Figure 8 Films finds success in anonymity

Figure 8 Films finds success in anonymity

By Kevin Collins Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Nobody does hidden gems quite like Carrboro. From longtime residents with primetime stories to small companies that do big things, the community is full of treasures that manage to fly under the radar. Take Figure 8 Films for example. The small production house located right in the heart of downtown Carrboro (307 W. Weaver… Read more →

A closely knit group

A closely knit group

The Stitch ’n Bitch group meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at Open Eye Cafe to knit and chat. By Allison Russell Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Beware the “Sweater Curse.” According to the group of women who attend the Carrboro-based knitting group Stitch ’n Bitch, it happens when someone knits an article of clothing for a significant… Read more →

Internationalist Books stays true to its radical roots

Internationalist Books stays true to its radical roots

By Gloria Lloyd Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Internationalist Books and Community Center, located on West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, is an independent, nonprofit cooperative and alternative bookstore that has served as a hub for social activism and grassroots organizing for the past three decades. Internationalist Books is often described as a “radical” bookstore, a description that its volunteers and… Read more →

Carrboro residents meet at Meetup.com

Carrboro residents meet at Meetup.com

By Gloria Lloyd Carrboro Commons Staff Writer In dog parks and coffee shops, in subjects spanning Buddhism to poetry, Carrboro residents are busy organizing online and congregating offline around their shared interests. While Facebook is a way to keep up with old friends, Meetup.com is a social networking site geared toward meeting new friends. The Meetup website makes it easy… Read more →

Chess clubs set up in Carrboro

Chess clubs set up in Carrboro

By Elizabeth Jensen Jason Casden’s dad can beat him in about 15 moves, blindfolded. His dad turns his back to the board and tells his son where to move his pieces. His dad is a scholastic chess instructor and has achieved a master’s level ranking. He leads the Mulligan Chess Club at Scottie’s Coffee & Tea House in Worthington, Ohio…. Read more →