Vanessa Infanzon

Freelance Writer


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Attention turns to a sport with room for improvement

When Robert Quesada watched people climbing on a boulder with a prehistoric rock carving in California, he explained to them why it was disrespectful to ascend there.

PHOTO: Eugene Ahn

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Painting pages

Cynthia Flaxman Frank ate lemons when she was a young girl to see what kind of response she could get from the people around her. It was a source of pride to do something no one else could do. PHOTO: Tracy S. Watts

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Charlotte Ballet returns to the stage amid COVID with a twist on a popular program

When the coronavirus pandemic threatened to cancel Charlotte Ballet’s annual Innovative Works program, artistic director Hope Muir came up with a new concept that highlights in-house talent.

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Pillars of North Carolina: Eva Clayton

In 1992, Democrat Eva McPherson Clayton made history when she became the first Black woman in North Carolina to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. She and Mel Watt were the first Black congressional representatives elected in the state since 1898. Photo: Courtesy of Eva Clayton

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All About Agritourism: Get Educated at One of These Carolina Farms

Ever ask your family where the food on the dinner table comes from? If they answer, “the grocery store,” it might be time to teach your children about the origin of foods, the processes to make it, and how those items got to the grocery store. PHOTO: Kellie Hicks

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An Army vet’s passion for painting tells a deeper story about women in the military

Charlotte-area artist Ida Mae Irby graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in art and $25,000 in debt. She joined the Army because there were few job opportunities available for her that paid more than minimum wage. PHOTO: Ida Mae Irby

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