Vanessa Infanzon

Freelance Writer

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Mint Museum Randolph: Behind the Exhibition


Tony DiTerlizzi drew monsters and dragons as a kid. He still does. DiTerlizzi, 49, is a New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator. He’s known for his...

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Carmen Neely collects words and phrases, then turns them into abstract art


Charlotte native and abstract artist Carmen Neely is one of this summer’s six artists-in-residence.

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Running The Show


Tom Hollis produces five shows in nine weeks each summer at Central Piedmont Community College. As program chair for drama and visual and performing arts, Hollis has been at it for 15 of his 36 years at the school. Some of his favorite shows have included Mama Mia, Les...

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Charlotte’s Speed for Need Helps Others Cross the Finish Line


Wind blew through his curly hair. Heat from the sun beat down on his face. But nothing mattered to Owen Farr except the cheering crowd as he and his...

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Full Circle


When Charlotte artist Orr Ambrose was just 15, she started making annual or biannual trips to tiny Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. The picturesque island, totaling 1 square mile and accessible only by boat, has long been...

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Throwing Birthday Parties That Give Back


The anniversary of the birth of a child is a celebratory time. We gather friends and family to sing “Happy Birthday,” eat cake and play games. Then the long-awaited moment arrives...

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Rooftop pool, fireworks and pink eye — this uptown staycation had it all


We celebrated 20 years of marriage in 2018. With no one to watch our three boys, we decided that rather than doing nothing, we’d plan a staycation for the entire family.

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Pillars of NC: Harvey Gantt makes history with architecture practice


Harvey Gantt’s always been a trailblazer. As a teenager, he sat at lunch counters closed to people of color. He became the first African American student to attend Clemson University in 1963.

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14 Ways to Enjoy the North Carolina Zoo


The world’s largest natural habitat zoo is right in the middle of Charlotte and Raleigh in Asheboro, North Carolina — around 90 minutes from both cities. Designed to give animals room to roam in spaces that look and feel like the typical environment where...

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Meet PCG Member – Rachel Klebaur: National Cheese Expert has Locals’ Backs 


PCG Professional Member Rachel Klebaur’s history with cheese started in 2003 with a job at famed Murray’s Cheese...

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6 ways to optimal wedding day health


The last thing a bride wants on her wedding day is to feel sluggish, look puffy and appear stressed. Here are a few simple ways to make sure you are at optimal health on your big day:

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10 hot spots for cooler escapes


Relief from summer's heat is only a short drive away when you live in Upstate South Carolina.



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