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LIFESTYLE 9/15/22 10:45am

Elon University to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Week was first implemented in 1968 by former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens with ancestors who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South American. Twenty years later, the week expanded to a full 30 day period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.  


LIFESTYLE 9/9/22 3:21pm

Sweet B Cookies to open Holly Hill Mall storefront

Burlington resident Brittany Shaw gives back to the community through what she knows best — baking cookies. She began baking as a way to make money while in nursing school. Now, she owns her own company, Sweet B Cookies. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, she had to close and find another job, but Shaw said as she gets back into business, she never lost sight of her dream. 


LIFESTYLE 9/8/22 9:08am

Street art blooms in downtown Elon

When public artist Mary Ryan wakes up early in the morning during a project week, she gathers her supplies, puts on her paint-covered shoes and says goodbye to her husband before heading off to paint alone for eight hours — this week, in downtown Elon. 


LIFESTYLE 9/6/22 4:26pm

Local Gibsonville business to celebrate one year opening

When she found herself sitting in a hospital supporting her loved ones through chemotherapy treatment, Gibsonville resident and small business owner Tina Mardis said she needed something to keep her mind and hands busy. A lifelong crafter, Mardis decided not to turn to books or games, but to her love of crafting, to help her through the dark moments.


LIFESTYLE 8/31/22 11:08am

All That JAS celebrates 20 years of business

Since opening, the store has moved locations three times and changed its inventory throughout. All That JAS started in Graybeal’s basement before moving to downtown Burlington. It relocated to the Faucette House on East Trollinger Avenue before finding its latest home at the downtown Elon location, where it’s been for over 10 years. 


LIFESTYLE 8/31/22 9:12am

Burlington residents grateful for new, outdoor gym

The completion of Burlington’s outdoor gym makes it the third one of its kind in the Alamance County area, along with the ones located on Elon University’s campus and in Mebane. Each court is essentially a mirrored version of one another — containing variants in color and visual aesthetic — as they were all designed by the National Fitness Campaign.


LIFESTYLE 8/27/22 3:54pm

Elon University alumni host ‘biggest challenge yet’ on campus

Joey Gizzi and Steven Lannum, hosts of AreYouKiddingTV, returned to Elon University to host a series of challenges where Elon students could win prizes. One of the challenges this weekend was the duo's biggest one yet and included three locations. AreYouKiddingTV is set to return to campus for more challenges and fun on Homecoming Weekend.


LIFESTYLE 8/20/22 2:14pm

Elon University hosts family send-off picnic

Following New Student Convocation Aug. 20, freshmen and their families gathered just outside of Lakeside Dining Hall for the family picnic. For many families, this is the last meal they will share with their children before heading home and leaving them to start the 2022-23 academic year. 



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