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Nearly One Year After the Death of Their Founder and Culinary Guide, the Beau Catering Team Carries on with ‘The Beau Show’

BY ANDREA CASH  When Chef Beau Bennett of Beau Catering suddenly died of an intracranial brain hemorrhage on a Friday in October of last year, his staff had to simultaneously process their devastating loss and successfully pull off three large catering events that same weekend. “The show must go on,” says Lauren Erickson Bennett, Beau’s […]


The Morningside School Makes It Official

BY ROXANA BOYD | PHOTOS BY TOM SIMON Now in its 10th year, the Morningside School has officially joined Orange County Living Wage’s roster, raising the number of child care organizations on the list to 15. Sadie Bauer (pictured above) started the preschool as a four-day program in 2012 with six children enrolled, adding extra […]


WCHL Announces Latest Living Wage Certifications

Our thanks to 97.9 FM WCHL for spreading the word about our recently certified living wage employers. Have a listen the short clips below to learn more about these businesses and organizations – and please support them as you can! Spotted Dog Restaurant and Bar  Franklin Motors Hospitality Soltys Place Simple Air Solutions  Rasberry Maintenance […]


OCLW Makes Two July Appearances in The Local Reporter

Orange County Living Wage recently appeared in The Local Reporter on two occasions. On July 1, ‘Pioneering the Living Wage in Orange County: Vimala’s Has Championed Restaurant Workers Since 1994’ was published. An excerpt: “[Vimala] Rajendran pays her restaurant employees $20 to $25 per hour, which is on the high end of service industry salaries. However, […]

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Carrboro Farmers’ Market Welcomes Back Tomato Day

BY ROXANA BOYD Kellogg’s Breakfast, Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, and Super Sweet 100. On Saturday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m. and until noon, these tomato varieties and dozens more will be on full display during the Carrboro Farmers’ Market Tomato Day. The annual event returns to Carrboro Town Commons for the first time since 2019, […]