Vanessa Infanzon

Freelance Writer

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Mental health and coronavirus: How to cope with the new norm in Charlotte


My three years of training as a resident advisor (R.A.) at UNC Charlotte prepared me for many things. Photo: Clare Miller

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Why is this Charlotte artist ‘Airing Out the Dirty Laundry’? To tell stories.


Women gather in Andrea Downs’ living room for “Laundry Day.” But it’s not what you think – no one is washing or folding clothes. Photo Heather Liebler

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Children’s Theatre resident teaching artist travels the city to make a difference


Years ago, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools teacher Marie Steele applied for a grant that would provide funding for...

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This artist has much to say about gender roles. You can see it in her latest paintings


Irisol Gonzalez never really liked her financial services career. Shortly after spending five hours on an art-themed team building assignment in 2015, she quit and became an artist.

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Get schooled in US military history


Years ago, a friend told me her parents planned an educational vacation once a year. They visited places such as Gettysburg, Jamestown and Williamsburg. They made family memories while learning about the places they heard about at school or read in a book. 

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Water works


Artist Carmella Jarvi went through a rebellious period when she was a sophomore in high school. She dropped out of West Charlotte and ran away from home to live in a tent behind Mint Museum Randolph. After 40 days, her grandmother left her a note reading, “You better call me.”

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This Charlotte golfer teed off at THE PLAYERS championship — then everything changed


It was Harold Varner III’s fifth time at THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. When he teed off at the 10th hole at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, he was hoping for a share of the $15 million purse.

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10 Ways to be a Kid Again on Alabama’s Gulf Coast


The lure of white sandy beaches and aqua-colored water brings guests from all over the United States to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. It’s enough to lay in the soft sand, watching the pelicans dive for a meal or the... 

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Kith and kiln


Pick out a piece of pottery at The Mint Museum’s store in uptown or on Randolph Road, and there’s a chance the artist is from Seagrove, a small town just 90 minutes northeast of Charlotte in Randolph County. Despite its tiny population — 218 residents, according to the latest census...

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