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These are the restaurants, food halls and beer projects we can’t wait for in 2018.

An encore is never easy, and the Triangle’s 2017 is a tough act to follow.

Last year seemed to be something of a coming out party for our dining scene, the culmination of a decade of locked-in-a-room ambition, passionate farmers, creative chefs and space for big ideas. The rest of the country found us and marked Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill not just as some Southern shining star, but one of the great places to eat in America right now.

The spotlight is fixed and bright and everyone’s watching.

Here are some of the projects to keep an eye on, ones that will help shape how we eat in the years to come and those hoping to make a mark in the Triangle’s big moment.

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Food halls – finally!

Last year

Read more at: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/restaurants/article200052539.html

‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International Original ‘The Outpost’

Syfy has greenlit “The Outpost,” an original fantasy series for its international networks. “Stargate” producer Dean Devlin and “Stargate SG-1” showrunner Jonathan Glassner will executive produce the 10-part series.

It will bow on NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Australia. Production got underway Tuesday, in Utah, for delivery later in 2018.

“The Outpost” will star Jessica Green (“Ash vs. Evil Dead”) as Talon, the lone survivor of a race called the Blackbloods. After her village is destroyed by mercenaries, she sets out to find the killers of her family, discovering along the way that she has mysterious powers, which ultimately she must use to battle a fanatical religious dictator.

Green is joined by Jake Stormoen (“Mythica”), Andrew Howard (“Hatfields and McCoys”), Anand Desai-Barochia (“Lake Mead”), Robyn Malcolm (“Top of the Lake”), and Kristian Nairn (“Game of Thrones”) in

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/stargate-syfy-the-outpost-1202664911/

No longer lost in The Woodlands

HORNELL — A community service project may well have saved Christmas for a corner of the Hornellsville community. 

FedEx, UPS, the US Postal Service, and even Santa Claus need directions now and then. At The Woodlands Community, a trailer home park on County Route 66, a new set of street signs proved handy for those expecting packages this holiday season. 

Laici Ellington, a Hornell High School senior, set to work in the late fall to replace 22 missing, broken and worn street signs at The Woodlands. 

Prompted by the need to find a community service project and the keen eye of her step-father Jim Testani, who drives a school bus through the community on a near daily basis, Ellington hand-painted the signs bearing the names of streets inspired by species of trees and ordinal numbers. 

Ellington has been accepted at Nazareth College in Rochester,

Read more at: http://www.eveningtribune.com/news/20171228/strongno-longer-lost-in-woodlandsstrong

‘Mother Teresa’ of ex-inmates helps women deal with life after prison

Each time Mo Korchinski was released from jail for trafficking drugs, she was handed a bus ticket and her belongings in a small plastic bag.

She had no identification, no home and was anxious. With nowhere to go she went back to the only life she knew. She headed straight for the Downtown Eastside to buy crack.

Like many newly released prisoners, she returned to dealing drugs, a crime that inevitably landed her back behind bars. In and out of jail numerous times, her life was a revolving door of getting high, busted and locked up. Her last spin was 11 years ago.

Now an author, filmmaker and social worker, Korchinski knows how difficult it is to navigate life in those first few days. So she has made it her life’s work to help other women bridge the gap between prison and life on the outside.

Shortly after her last release, she joined a

Read more at: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/mother-teresa-of-ex-inmates-helps-women-deal-with-life-after-prison

‘Mother Teresa’ of ex-inmates helps women deal with life after prison …

Each time Mo Korchinski was released from jail for trafficking drugs, she was handed a bus ticket and her belongings in a small plastic bag.

She had no identification, no home and was anxious. With nowhere to go she went back to the only life she knew. She headed straight for the Downtown Eastside to buy crack.

Like many newly released prisoners, she returned to dealing drugs, a crime that inevitably landed her back behind bars. In and out of jail numerous times, her life was a revolving door of getting high, busted and locked up. Her last spin was 11 years ago.

Now an author, filmmaker and social worker, Korchinski knows how difficult it is to navigate life in those first few days. So she has made it her life’s work to help other women bridge the gap between prison and life on the outside.

Shortly after her last release, she joined a

Read more at: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/mother-teresa-of-ex-inmates-helps-women-deal-with-life-after-prison

Monday marks 13th anniversary of missing Boise man; mother pleads for help

BOISE, ID – “He was charming and charismatic. He was one of those people who, when he walked into a room, you were drawn to him. He was a good person.” That’s what a close friend of Ahren Benjamin Barnard says about him.

Family and friends say he was a dedicated father who loved his two children. 

Police say his disappearance is “suspicious.”

It’s December 4, 2004.

Around 7 p.m., Ahren –- “Benj,” to those close to him — goes to the McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Cole and Overland Roads in west Boise. It was a scheduled shared-custody meeting: Ahren was dropping off his son for a temporary visit with his former girlfriend, the child’s biological mother. The two had remained friends. In fact, they had even made arrangements for Ahren to pick up his son the following morning. 

At 7:15 p.m., Ahren received a call on his cell from his roommate regarding when

Read more at: http://www.kivitv.com/news/monday-marks-13th-anniversary-of-missing-boise-man-mother-pleads-for-help

Monday marks 13th anniversary of missing Boise man; mother … – KIVI

BOISE, ID – “He was charming and charismatic. He was one of those people who, when he walked into a room, you were drawn to him. He was a good person.” That’s what a close friend of Ahren Benjamin Barnard says about him.

Family and friends say he was a dedicated father who loved his two children. 

Police say his disappearance is “suspicious.”

It’s December 4, 2004.

Around 7 p.m., Ahren –- “Benj,” to those close to him — goes to the McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Cole and Overland Roads in west Boise. It was a scheduled shared-custody meeting: Ahren was dropping off his son for a temporary visit with his former girlfriend, the child’s biological mother. The two had remained friends. In fact, they had even made arrangements for Ahren to pick up his son the following morning. 

At 7:15 p.m., Ahren received a call on his cell from his roommate regarding when

Read more at: http://www.kivitv.com/news/monday-marks-13th-anniversary-of-missing-boise-man-mother-pleads-for-help

Scores trained under Peckham Bamboo Project

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Eighty young people from communities in and around Peckham, Clarendon, have been trained and certified in the production of bamboo by-products, including the infusion of bamboo in light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

The training was conducted under the Peckham Bamboo Project, which is being undertaken through US$130,000 from the OrganiSation of American States (OAS). The Embassy of China also provided $1.5 million for the undertaking.

With the skills learnt, the young people, aged 18 to 35, will be better able to gain employment or start their own economic ventures, enabling them to earn a living and contribute to the development of their communities.

For Ronette Allen, who is a cosmetologist, the training has provided her with another avenue through which she can increase her earning potential.

Jason Grandison, who is one of five persons trained as trainers, says he will be engaged in imparting skills to others.

He noted that a major

Read more at: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Scores_trained_under_Peckham_Bamboo_Project?profile=1228