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Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

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Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival 2017

Post Date:09/01/2017 2:34 PM
CROWD AT FESTIFALL

Spend the day supporting the arts on Sunday, Oct. 1 in Downtown Chapel Hill for the 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival.

Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival provides an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances presents a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture.

With almost 100 artists representing the finest in painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media, there’s something for everyone at Chapel Hill’s premier art event.

  • Meet the artists and be inspired.
  • Discover your new favorite Downtown restaurant or food truck.
  • Dance to local music and enjoy three varied stages of entertainment at the Main Stage, Local506 Stage, and Interactive Stage.
  • Participate in interactive activities for children and adults.

Festifall is dedicated to presenting unique items that are never manufactured or mass produced. Join us in promoting the work of many talented artists, and maybe even take home a few one-of-a-kind treasures of your own! Additionally, top artists will be selected through jury to receive $1100 in prizes and community recognition.

This is a free event for all ages! As always the Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending these great events! Also, Park & Ride! A new dedicated Festifall shuttle will operate continuously every 15 minutes between park and ride lot at 725 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Rosemary Street ( two stops at Breadman’s and Mama Dip’s).

Thank you to our Official Sponsors: WCHL, Local 506, Chapel Hill Magazine and festival sponsors INDY, WUNC, N&O, Berkshire Chapel Hill, Champion Windows, Passananates, LulaRue, All American Gutter, Mr. Roof, Grace Church, and Fitch Lumber.

For more details about Festifall, visit our event website at www.chapelhillfestifall.com

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