Category: Our Town

Our Town: Game Plan: Philoptochos

“We’re learning that there are more and more female veterans locally that are homeless. We want to bring awareness to that issue and contribute.” –Lekita Essa, Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society member by Jessie Ammons photograph by Ray Black III…

Our Town: Shop Local: Phydeaux

“We’re in the business of solving problems and helping people.” –Frank Papa, Phydeaux pet shop founder and owner by Jessie Ammons photograph by Elizabeth Galecke There was an aha moment about 15 years ago that motivated Frank Papa to leave…

Shop Local: Swagger

“I wanted it to be a fun place. The items make you happy and they’re just funny. I love it when I’m standing behind the counter and I can hear customers laughing.” –Mandy Becker, owner, Swagger by Jessie Ammons photograph…

Game Plan: ArtCurious

“I’m hoping to give an interesting spin to art history for people that don’t know a lot – or anything – about it.” –Jennifer Dasal, producer and host of the podcast ArtCurious by Jessie Ammons N.C. Museum of Art associate…

The Usual: RTP180

“We wanted to create a platform for people of all professions to share what they’re working on and the innovations happening in various realms.”   –Anna Rhyne, coordinator of monthly RTP180 talks at The Frontier by Jessie Ammons Debate, fashion,…

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