Chapel Hill News

July 29, 2014

On Business: Paws4ever launches legacy care program

Estate planning can offer security for your family in the event of a major medical issue or emergency. Now, Paws4ever provides a program to extend that security to your family pets.

Estate planning can offer security for your family in the event of a major medical issue or emergency. Now, Paws4ever provides a program to extend that security to your family pets.

Legacy Care is a membership program, which allows members to ensure care for their animals when they are no longer able to provide that care due to terminal illness or death.

Once admitted to the program, animals will live at the Legacy Care Residence on the 50-acre Paws4ever Mebane campus until they are matched with a carefully selected Legacy Care provider or new adopter. The program has the added benefits of easing the burden on local shelters, and allowing older individuals to adopt pets without fearing neglect when they can no longer provide care.

Paws4ever executive director Laurie Griest has enrolled her dogs in the program. “I wanted someone to care for them as I would, love them unconditionally in spite of their quirky behaviors, and to provide quality food and plenty of exercise,” she said. “Legacy Care provides me with peace of mind knowing they’ll be happy and healthy till the end of their days.”

Contact Paws4ever, a guaranteed adoption animal sanctuary and dog training center, to enroll in or provide support for the Legacy Care program.

On the Move

Sutton’s Drug Store, a Chapel Hill mainstay since 1923, has sold the pharmacy part of the business to national chain CVS pharmacy. Good news for Sutton’s fans – the popular East Franklin Street grill will remain open for business.

The Chapel Hill Historical Society is in search of a new home. The Chapel Hill Town Council has passed a resolution to sell its East Franklin Street building to UNC’s Arts and Sciences Foundation. The nonprofit society has resided in the building, the former home of the Chapel Hill Public Library, rent-free since the 1990s.

Table Hopping

Olio & Aceto Café has opened on Elliott Road. Mother and daughter Glenda Keenan and Suzie Keenan have operated the Olio & Aceto Food Truck, as well as Blue Sky Oil and Vinegar. The restaurant will offer sandwiches, salads and egg dishes inspired by simple ingredients enhanced by Blue Sky products, including many flavored varieties of cooking oils and vinegars.

Sup Dogs has opened in the former Pepper’s Pizza location on East Franklin Street. The Greenville, N.C.-based restaurant offers a menu of hot dogs, burgers and appetizers, all tied together by the restaurants eponymous Sup Dogs Sauce.

Persons of Interest

Carrboro business owner Ben Reece has been honored by Allstate, the nation’s largest publically held insurance company. The Reece Agency has been named a 2014 Allstate Premier Agency in recognition of business performance and customer service.

It’s On!

Local businesses and artists are joining together for the Goat Parade, a public art display in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. The “parade” is in the form of art installations of painted goats throughout the two towns. The Goat Parade will culminate in a silent auction in November at Galloway Ridge Retirement Community with proceeds going toward area nonprofit organizations helping the aging. The first installation will open in August at the former Rose’s location at Chapel Hill’s University Mall.

The Town of Chapel Hill ratified an agreement with telecommunications corporation AT&T to bring ultra-fast Internet access to businesses and residents in Chapel Hill through its U-Verse® network. The agreement is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative, a consortium of six cities, four universities, and local business leaders focused on the development of high-speed broadband networks throughout the state. The plan outlines fiber deployments to broadband in parts of Chapel Hill, which will deliver advanced television services and Internet speeds up to ten times faster than what is available in the town now.

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