daughter of the owner of Thell’s Bakery, a
Franklin Street destination in the 1960s and
’70s. She made a career as an antiques dealer.
“Magoo” is Margaret Pearson, a gallery
owner and art dealer. Pearson’s daughter,
Chloe Green, turns her design eye toward
paper goods, hand-pressed invitations, business cards and stationery, as well as European
and Japanese school supplies, notebooks
and pens. The gallery represents artists from
around the corner to around the world.
Many of the paintings, prints and sketches
are framed by Tommy LaGarde ’ 77, an athlete turned artisan.
Come fall, the gallery plans to host artist
talks and workshops on topics such as book
making and calligraphy.
Toots & Magoo, 142 E. Franklin St.,
Chapel Hill, (919) 942-3339
FRIENDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Farmers’ Market Sets Up at
Chapel Hill has a farmers’ market all its
own. The Farmers of Orange, a cooperative
whose members sold their wares in a bank
parking lot in Hillsborough, were displaced
last fall when that town opened a new
farmers market without a governing board.
After Madison Marquette bought University
Mall earlier this year, the new owners invited
the Farmers of Orange into a parking lot
alcove next to A Southern Season. The
South Estes Farmers’ Market opened in
April with 22 vendors.
On a Saturday morning soon after the
market opened, a chef from A Southern
Season created a recipe from ingredients
available from the vendors and offered free
samples to the crowd.Vendors sold handmade jewelry, bunches of flowers in plastic
cups, bread, organic eggs, “Sassy jam” and
quilts. Scratch Seasonal Artisan Baking
offered sorghum sticky buns and tortonos,
individual pizza-like pastries stuffed with
ground lamb and goat cheese. Kaleidoscope
Gardens laid out “Plants to Color Your
World,” and at the end of the aisle, Twin
Spruce Farms sold warm compost and red
worms. Produce will change with the seasons; the market will be open year-round,
because many of the farmers grow greenhouse crops.
South Estes Farmers’ Market, University
Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill; 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday
— Nancy Oates
Professor Daniel Patterson knows the value of a strong
library collection. In 1969 he began teaching a course on
folksong and had to purchase the recordings he used in
class with his own money. Since then, with the help of colleagues
inside and outside the university, the materials he bought became
a library collection accessible, protected and preserved for future
teachers, students, musicians and researchers. The Southern Folklife
Collection in Wilson Library is now one of the foremost archival
resources in the world for studying American folk music and
vernacular culture. When friends asked what he wanted for his 80th
birthday, he suggested gifts to support this wonderful collection.
Former students, friends and admirers are making this happen.
During his 43 years at Carolina, he taught thousands of students in
English as well as folklore and was chair of the Curriculum in
Folklore from 1966 until 1989. Won’t you join in making a gift in
his honor? It’s a great way to say thank you to someone dedicated
to the excellence of the university’s library. Just specify the Dan
Patterson Fund for the Southern Folklife Collection and make a
gift by mail or online as below.
Mail your gift to:
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Post Office Box 309
The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309