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Shooting range near Goathouse Refuge

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:55

Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 07:50:05 -0400
From: “John R Dykers”
Subject: shooting range near Goathouse Refuge

Dear Siglinda Scarpa,

Please don’t be afraid. Your description is of someone building a proper shooting range. IF the line of fire is not toward you and the burn/hill behind the targets is properly constructed, you should be safe from everything but the noise. A great deal will depend on how popular the range becomes.

The builder may be a very nice neighbor and might give you free shooting lessons and introduce you to a whole new aspect of you kind nature. And you most certainly will be a wonderful neighbor to the builder/operator and introduce him/her to the wonderful activities of the Goathouse Refuge and open up a whole new aspect of his/her nature!

John Dykers

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Review: Pittsboro Farmer’s Market Thursdays at New Location

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:48

Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:09:13 -0400
From: “N.A. Booko”
Subject: Review: Pittsboro Farmer’s Market Thursdays – New Location

The Thursday Pittsboro Farmer’s Market has moved to a new, more convenient location. Right on highway 64 (East Street) East of the Courthouse Circle. Now located in “The Station” complex, beside Kerr Drugs.  Hours are 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Every Thursday, from now through mid November.

Last week, was the first market and there was plenty there: At least three vendors had luscious red tomatoes. A good selection of Goat cheese. One vendor had handmade soaps in a wide variety of ‘aromas’- Tomato plants and herb plants. Native Trillium, fragrant  Daphne and Kerria Japonica shrubs. Choice meats and eggs. One vendor had fresh cut flowers cleverly displayed on a picket fence. One unique thing was someone selling a four gallon tub lettuce-  At least three kinds in one tub Red, oak-leaf, romaine and I can’t recall which the other was. . I bought one container and that stuff is so good- and guess what? It grows back if carefully cut and manged.

It all happens all over again this Thursday at 3:30 pm- to 6;30 pm-

N.A. Booko

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Raves about the Chatham Italian Restaurant in Siler City

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:41

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:22:51 -0400
From: Marsha Derynck
Subject: Chatham Italian Restaurant

I echo the raves about the Italian Restaurant in Siler City (actually a little outside SC just down Greensboro Rd or old 421 a mile or so).  We have eaten there twice now and enjoyed both the food and the service each time.  Everything is freshly cooked and the people are very friendly and helpful.  I recommend it highly.

Marsha

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Chatham Residents Invited to Participate in New Food Council

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:36

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 12:18:14 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Chatham Residents Invited to Participate in New Food Council

Contact:  Sarah Weller, 919-545-8443, sarah.weller@chathamnc.org

Chatham Residents Invited to Participate in New Food Council

A task force involved in starting a community-based Chatham Food Council invites residents to apply to serve on the first official council. The Chatham Food Council is expected to convene for the first time in June 2014.

In the last five years, at least 24 counties in North Carolina have formed food councils, which are partnership organizations aimed at bringing together key people involved in local food economies to improve community and regional food systems.

Local food systems include an array of important components, such as community gardens, farmers’ markets, produce stands, farm-school partnerships, transportation and affordability of foods.

Food councils help promote stronger local food systems, including improving access to healthy local foods.  They assess the current food situation, make recommendations on how to improve it and communicate recommendations to policymakers and organizations that can take action.

The three major functions of the Chatham Food Council will include: developing a policy agenda based on practical research for policy changes; advocating for specific food systems issues; and sharing information, including events, services, and programs.

Members of the Chatham Food Council must be prepared to attend monthly meetings, but the members will decide when and where the meetings occur.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the Chatham Food Council, complete an application form no later than April 30, 2014. The form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/FoodCouncilApp

You will hear back by May 31 on the status of your application.

There also will be opportunities for people to serve on committees of the Food Council, which will get underway later in the year.

To find out more about the Chatham Food Council, visit http://chathamfoodcouncil.wordpress.com/about/.  To read the draft charter for the Chatham County Food Council, visit http://chathamfoodcouncil.wordpress.com/about/charter

If you have questions about the Chatham Food Council, contact Sarah Weller at 919-545-8443 or sarah.weller@chathamnc.org<

mailto:sarah.weller@chathamnc..org>

Debra J. Henzey
Director of Community Relations
Chatham County, NC
Office 919-542-8258  Cell 919-548-4662

In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.

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Good Morning Baltimore!

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:32

Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:23:28 -0400
From: Gene Galin
Subject: Good Morning Baltimore!

No, No, No, I am not making a Chatham Park to Baltimore comparison.

And don’t worry, I am keeping this post Chathamcentric.

Just wanted to let everyone know that I stopped by Northwood High School auditorium Wednesday evening and took some pictures and grabbed some video of the students going through their dress rehearsal of the musical “Hairspray”

Video: Tracy (Jacqueline Lodestro-Helgans) performs “Good Morning Baltimore” (reprise) at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Cu50RVRK8

Video: Northwood students perform Hairspray at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC88izSebZQ

You can view some pictures at http://chathamjournal.net/photos/v/hairspray/

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Debbie Shipley- Lickety-Split Window Cleaning

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:26

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:13:01 -0400
From: Libby Turner-Gnann
Subject: Debbie Shipley- Lickety-Split Window Cleaning

A great big THANK YOU to Debbie!

Debbie hung my blinds wonderfully and she did it in less time and expense than the estimate.

Have a great day Debbie and Chatham Chatlisters!
Libby

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Obtaining SSA disability benefits is not as easy as some may think

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:28

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:00:45 -0600
From: Carol Phillips
Subject: Disability

I am disabled. You would not know it if you saw me. I am only out and about when I am feeling well, generally no more than 2-3 hours in a day.  Longer and I need additional rest and quiet the next day.  Sometimes I can go for days: that’s when adrenalin has kicked in.  Then it may take me several days or even weeks to recover.  I attempt plan that I out and about only 3-4 days per week. I have a mild traumatic head injury and fibromyalgia.

There are all kinds of illnesses and diseases that don’t show themselves in easily identifiable ways. People who have them, like me figure out ways to accommodate them to  minimize the effects and, in the process, make them even less obvious.  Everyone I know who is disabled, and  I know a few, don’t want to be; would much rather be able to work and be a productive member of the community.  We do what we can.

Obtaining SSA disability benefits is not as easy as some may think.  At the time I applied, SSA automatically denied most claims, forcing people to go through the appeals process.  It was a while back, but I am not sure the process has improved much. It took 18 months after I first applied, and the help of lawyer to get that far.  I stood before the administrative judge and heard a man say I was not capable of doing a single job listed the nine-inch thick book that he held.  Though it was the answer I wanted, it was still devastating to hear.

Part of his reasoning was my age: I was 56 at the time. It was an official acknowledgement of what every older person knows. Age discrimination exists..

Are there frauds?  Of course.  There are frauds in every society, in all aspects of life.  I think it rather sad (not to mention down right annoying) when people immediately assume fraud.

carol

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Holy Week Services at Hanks Chapel Church

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:47

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:17:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bea O’Quinn
Subject: Holy Week Services at Hanks Chapel Church

We invite you to Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ for Holy Week Services:

Palm Sunday – April 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. “Worthy is the Lamb” — A Choral Cantata that recalls the events of the final week of Jesus’ life on earth.

Maundy Thursday Communion Service — April 17, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday – April 20, 2014
6:30 a.m. — Sunrise Service
7:00 — Breakfast
9:00 — Sunday School
10:00 — Worship Service — Join us as we celebrate the Risen Savior with festive music and The Flowering of the Cross at this service.

On Sunday, April 13th, there will be an Easter Egg hunt for the children beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by a hot dog supper.

Hanks Chapel is located approximately 4 miles east of Pittsboro off Hanks Chapel Road at 190 Hanks Loop Road.

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PAPERBACKS PLUS! line up for Third Friday this month will be great

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:40

Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:34:07 -0400
From: “Pat Dawson”
Subject: Paperback Plus! – Be there for Third Friday Art Walk

PAPERBACKS PLUS! line up for Third Friday this month (that’s the 18th) will be great so don’t forget to put it on your calendar. Even thought the weather will be cold we will be nice and warm inside with: COBWOOD BAND with everything from blues, original tune, renaissance tunes and everything in between. This Third Friday they will be joined by the wonderful singer SUNSHINE O’NEAL. r

REBEKAH SMITH will be here with her award winning pressed wild flower art.

BIRD will be bringing her unique flower art jewelry.

SUNSHINE O’NEAL in addition to being our singer for the night will also have her hemp jewelry, upcycled tees and flower crowns.

BEAR CREEK BREWS will be here again with his wonderful craft beers for free tastings as well as sales of bottles and growlers. Growlers do require calling 919-200-3930 by noon of Friday to preorder And last but not least, TASTES LIKE MORE…CAKES BY DIANE will be here with her mouthwatering goodies. Those of you in the know…..you know you have to be here early before all of those are gone.

COME OUT AND ENJOY ALL THE MUSIC, ART, FOOD, CRAFTS IN DOWNTOWN SILER CITY

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Recommendation for Eric Michael’s Hair Salon

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:35

Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:19:07 -0700
From: “Kim Nelson”
Subject: Eric Michael’s Salon

In response to: Subject: Request for recommendation for Eric Michael’s Hair Salon

I highly recommend Eric Michael’s Salon for any hair care you need!! I personally go to Kris Sykes(she is at the salon too) but my daughter goes to Eric and they both do a wonderful job. They are talented and up on the latest styles and trends. Eric did a wonderful job on the salon decor as well. Give them a try! You won’t be disappointed!

Kim Nelson

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Chatham Coalition Commissioner Sally Kost’s strong endorsement of Diana Hales

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:28

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:54:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: mphorn22
Subject: Re: Mark’s positing in Chatham Chatlist #4916

Mark said in #4916:  “We as a community need to really learn to focus on what important to us as a whole and what we want done with who ever we put in office. We need to realize no one, not one, is perfect.   We have voted for change and pipe dreams just to realize an eloquent speaker does not a public servant make. For me its a persons track record, them being themselves good or bad consistently and their morals and integrity. It’s really hard to vote but it’s a duty and a privilege to vote so we all need to do just that if we expect anything to improve.â€

Thank you, Mark.  I agree with you.  I support Diana Hales, for the very reasons that you have stated above.  I look for the person who knows the ins and outs of the issues that come before the county, who can and will stand firm on them, who will support us voting citizens whether she knows us individually or not, and will stand firm against the special interests particularly those who talk big but not truthfully.

Here is Diana’s application bio for County Commissioner:  “Diana Hales, a resident of Hickory Mountain in the center of the county, retired in 2010 after a 20-year career in public service.  She was a communications specialist who worked in the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School of Business, UNC-TV, and the Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, an agency of state government.  She can hit the ground running as a county commissioner.  She has attended and reported on county board meetings for more than three years. As a strong environmental  advocate and a leader in the anti-fracking movement, she also has attended and reported on state and local meetings considering fracking policies. Diana has also been active in promoting economic development and arts funding in Siler City and the county.â€

Below is Sally Kost’s strong endorsement of Diana, which as you will read, come from a place of witnessing what Diana has done. I share it with all of you Chatlist readers partly because it’s what I have known about Diana and mainly because it’s what I’m convinced will make her a strong commissioner.

“For the past three years Diana has attended nearly all of the commissioner meetings.  She knows the issues, and when elected will be effective from day one.  Not only has she kept herself informed about the issues, but also she has provided a widely distributed monthly summary of the activities of the commissioners.

“She has also been outspoken on issues, particularly those that negatively impact the protection of our natural resources.  And because fracking will have such a tremendous impact on the quality of life in Chatham, she has attended the state mining and energy commission meetings as they work to develop fracking regulations.

“It is important to have a commissioner who has been actively involved in her community, who knows the issues, and who is willing to stand up for the citizens, and not special interests.â€

Sincerely,
Maryphylils

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Oscillating fans and SHORT FINGERS!

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:24

Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:30:26 -0400
From: “N.A. Booko”
Subject: Oscillating fans . . .

Today someone wrote and told me that they liked something I had written and signed with “your oscillating fan”-

I indeed like to hear from fans, oscillating or not.  But it got me to thinking about oscillating fans- I mean the electrical contraptions that we so depend on during hot weather. What would we do without them? On any given day, in any part or any room in my home, shop or outbuildings, I either have to step over, move or somehow fool with one of my many electrical fans.

I have small ones, big ones and floor fans. Some work on all speeds, some don’t. Can’t say that any of them are ‘good’ fans because I feel that all things like that today, are built to self-destruct within a given time- usually when you least expect it.

Over the years I have grown to hate exhaust fans- the ones in the walls. My exhaust fan in the kitchen really doesn’t close tightly and lets in far too much cold in the winter and it has a way of suddenly starting to run, even with the outside cover closed. The chain that pulls it closed and turns it off, is worn and I have to stick a ball point pen in that to make it stop.

Somewhere in my back work room, I still have an  elderly oscillating electrical fan that was made in the 1940s.  It was about 12″ diameter  and heavy as all get-out.  On hot summer nights, my dad would spray our room with D.D.T.  an hour or so before bedtime. Then later he would turn on that little fan for a while.  I still shudder at the thoughts- the lingering smell and residue of that D.D.T.   Now don’t go getting any ideas that now you ‘know’ what is wrong with me, just because I inhaled more than my share of that now banned chemical.

As a teenager, when forced to baby sit with some kids 6 and 8 years old, I did have my ways of keeping them in tow.  When they got too rambunctious in the summer, I would say “wanna play a game?”- the electric  fan would be going full speed on the kitchen table-   Of course they would say ‘yes’- and with that, I would grab one of their outstretched  hands,  and  lunge toward the fan yelling, “The game is called SHORT FINGERS!”

N.A. Booko

(Hot weather coming up! Any fans out there want to play a game?)

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Voting Information for May 6 Primary

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:11

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:02:41 +0000
From: Dawn Stumpf
Subject: Voting Information for May 6 Primary

Last year, the NC General Assembly made a number of changes to North Carolina elections law.  Voters will notice some of these changes during the current primary season.

The early voting period has been shortened by one week.  It starts April 24 and ends at 1 pm on May 3.  You may no longer register to vote during early voting.  To vote in the May 6 primary you must register to vote by April 11.  To maintain the same number of early voting hours as required by the new law, the Chatham County Board of Elections will open an additional early voting site in Goldston,  as well as offering early voting at sites in Siler City, North Chatham, and the BOE office in Pittsboro.  The sites will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays, from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 26 (at Pittsboro until 6 pm) and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday, May 3.  The new site in North Chatham is located at Cole Park Plaza.

You may no longer send in a handwritten request for a mail-in absentee ballot.  Instead, you must use the official state absentee ballot request form.  It is available on the state or Chatham County Board of Elections website..

On Election Day, you must vote in your proper precinct.  Any provisional ballot cast outside of a voter’s correct precinct will not be counted.

Voters will not be required to show a photo ID in order to vote in this year’s primary or general elections.  Precinct officials will be providing information about the 2016 photo ID requirement and will be asking voters to sign a form if they do not believe they have acceptable ID.  These voters will be given instructions on how they can obtain a no-fee photo ID from the North Carolina DMV.

Go to the Chatham County, NC Board of Elections website at www.chathamnc.org/boe  and click on Election 2014 to see links to the list of candidates, a complete summary of election law changes, a list of early voting sites and schedules, and a link to the official absentee ballot request form. Elsewhere on the site you can check on your voter registration and determine your correct precinct for voting on Election Day, May 6, 2014.

Dawn Stumpf
Chatham County Elections
919-545-8509
dawn.stumpf@chathamnc.org<

mailto:dawn.stumpf@chathamnc.org>

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 132,et.seq., this electronic mail message and any attachment hereto, as well as any electronic mail message(s) that may be sent in response to it may be considered public record and as such are subject to requests for review.

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34 trees cut (and removed) by Joey Ashely

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:23

Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:17:08 -0400
From: Regina Barcello
Subject: Billy Houghteling

We had 34 trees cut (and removed) by Joey Ashely (919 491 7822). He was very reasonably priced, did a thorough job.

Regina

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Chatham County Departments Receive Safety Awards from the State

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:16

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:11:17 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Chatham County Departments Receive Safety Awards from  the State

Contact:  Marilyn Collins, 919-542-8200
April 1, 2014

Chatham County Departments Receive Safety Awards from the State

PITTSBORO- Chatham County has been notified that several departments qualified to receive Gold and Silver Safety Awards for 2013 from the NC Department of Labor. The awards recognize private and public entities that achieve and maintain good safety records.

County Manager Charlie Horne said, “We are proud of this major safety achievement. It required teamwork and commitment to recommended safety practices throughout county government. We also commend the excellent leadership provided by Marilyn Collins.”

Collins, who serves as safety and risk manager for the county, said, “Entering the awards program helps us recognize departments that should be commended, but it also helps us know how we compare to other localities.”

Major factors contributing to the good safety record are having department leaders who understand the value of a safe workplace and having an assigned county safety manager to provide personalized training and support, Collins said.

Human Resources Director Carolyn Miller said, “I commend our employees for making safety a priority. This news was most encouraging and I look forward to continued progress toward a safe workplace.”

To qualify for the awards, the county had to verify for each department that:

1.  They had no fatalities during the calendar year at the site or location;
2.  They maintained an incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group.

The Department of Labor’s Gold Award is based on formula that includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The Silver Award is based only on cases involving missed days of work. Days missed are recorded when the worker is out of work at least one full day, not including the day of injury.

County departments or offices earning the Gold Level of awards are:

*         Solid Waste and Recycling

*         9-1-1 Telecommunications

*         Tax Office

*         Management Information Systems

*         Library System

*         Facilities Management

*         Water Utilities

Those receiving the Silver Level of awards are:

*         Public Health

*         Parks and Recreation

*         Sheriff (including jail)

*         Social Services

*         Chatham County (all other departments and offices not listed above)

Debra J. Henzey
Director of Community Relations
Chatham County, NC
Office 919-542-8258  Cell 919-548-4662

In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.

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SITE Exhibit at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro during April

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:15

Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:55:50 -0400
From: Diane Pettus
Subject: SITE Exhibit at Pittsboro Community Library

*Library Cases Tell the Story of SITE *

*Pittsboro, NC – 1 April 2014 – *During the month of April, Chatham Community Library is hosting a lobby display that overviews an exciting new environmental sculpture program at Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro Campus.

Named *SITE, for Sculpture In The Environment*, the program is a collaboration of town and gown, artists and arts enthusiasts, community college leaders, teachers and dreamers, professional designers and beginning students. All are eager to blend disciplines in the design and placement of unique, sustainable, environmentally significant, world class sculpture. And the park-like setting of the CCCC Pittsboro campus is the perfect spot.

Visitors to the library display will look into the faces of fellow discoverers, follow the excitement of SITE’s first year, its community workshop and design charette, and meet SITE’s first artist-in-residence, Michael Roy Layne. They will also see the first drawings of sculpture proposed, one to be constructed during the summer of 2014.

SITE Co-founder Diane Pettus says, “SITE is designed as an ongoing community college program that will bridge the disciplines of sustainable technologies, sustainable agriculture, and the fine arts into thought-provoking gems of beauty, quality, purpose, and sustainability.”

Anne Granath, member of SITE’s steering committee, adds, “The SITE program is also a bonus for students pursuing a fine arts certificate at CCCC. Through hands-on involvement with environmental sculpture, student portfolios will expand in depth and quality for submission to four year programs.”

SITE Sculpture In The Environment

*  Introducing a new CCCC program for the growth of art and education in Chatham County*

This new artist-in-residence program in sustainable environmental sculpture has been initiated on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College (CCCC).

SITE is a growing group of artists, teachers, students, volunteers and CCCC leaders who are joining to broaden the arts in Chatham County by donating time and money to develop a CCCC environmentally sustainable art program on campus. This unique artist-in-residence program emphasizes the environment, community collaboration and artistic excellence.

CCCC Pittsboro is creating a solid base for students pursuing AFA and AAS degrees with strengthened university transfer portfolios that showcases the college’s strong courses of study in fine arts, sustainable agriculture and sustainable technologies.

2014 is the debut year for SITE with Michael Roy Layne as its first artist-in-residence. Dr. Layne is a renowned North Carolina environmental sculptor and landscape architect who earned his PhD from NC State. His thesis was “Supporting Intergenerational Interaction and Urban Public Land.”

Under Dr. Layne’s leadership, on January 23, 2014 SITE hosted its first workshop on the CCCC campus at the Pittsboro Community Library. A mix of students and citizens identified potential sites for sculpture on campus, proposed objectives and some conceptual ideas. On February 8th a design team of 10 educators, sculptors, architects and students combined ideas and concepts into models for site-specific sculpture designs for the community college campus.

With these recommendations, Michael Layne and Edwin White, both internationally exhibited sculptors, will combine these ideas and concepts into a professionally designed model to be approved by the community college system board of trustees and to be built over the summer with student and community participation.

This spring CCCC sculpture instructor Phil Ashe and his students will create a bamboo sculpture on the Siler City CCCC campus.

SITE is being funded by grants and donations. It is felt that this endeavor will have a lasting contribution to the CCCC art program and to the recognition of the importance of art and artists in Chatham County.

*This project received a Chatham Arts Grass Roots grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art**.*

*March 2014*

*SITE* is a *CCCC* program.

*SITE Committee*:

Diane Pettus, chair, public relations          919.542.7014
dianedebarpettus@gmail.com

Edwin White, chair, sculptor                      919.742.6154
ewdesigns@pinehurst.net

Louise Hobbs, chair, art educator             919.542.6162
lbhobbs@earthlink.ne <lbhobbs@earthlink.net>

Judy Butt, community organizer
919.942.6576  jbutt@nc.rr.com

Rita Spina, visual artist

      919.932.3132
rkspina12@gmail.com

Anne Granath, community organizer         919.933.7664  granathink@gmail.com

*SITE Committee*: CCCC Members
Karen Allen, Provost, CCCC Pittsboro
Jon Matthews, Dean of University Transfer
Ty Stumpf, Humanities Chair
Phil Ashe, Sculpture Studio, Lead
Maggie Zwilling, Administrator, Continuing Education
Marcie Dishman, Director of Marketing and Public Affairs
Emily Hare, Director for the Foundation and Development
Matt van Hoose, Coordinator of Grants and Sponsored Programs

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Pittsboro Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store find – is it yours?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:09

Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:06:30 -0400
From: Kathy Zinn
Subject: HAbitat for Humanity Thrift Store find – is its yors?

I bought a a blue matted wall-hanging for the frame, at the Pittsboro Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, March 29.  I have now re-used the frame and matting for my own purpose and this is what remains:  a 12×9 piece of card stock, beautifully hand-lettered with  the following:  “Somehow a grandma always can find, Such thoughtful, and sweet things to do.  Those warm gifts of love that mean such a lot To her family all the year through.  For a grandma’s wisdom, a grandma’s love, And a grandma’s word of good cheer, Are things that her family needs very much, And cherishes more every year.”  It is signed “Lindsey”.  Additional writing under the signature:  “Our hearts shall be full of love for you, always, Grandma.  Happy Mother’s Day.

Two blue-paint hand prints are at the bottom, and two 1-1/2 x 2 inch photos, one  of a little boy, about age 6, and the other of a little girl, about 2 are at the top, obviously the owner’s of the hand prints.  They are labelled “Matthew 1983″, and “Leslie 1983″.  These kids are both obviously in their 30′s or 40′s now.I hate to throw this lovingly created object out.

Sound familiar to anyone?  Respond to my e-mail above if you have information.

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Heavy Metal Bagpipes Concert on Fri, Apr 25, at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:04

Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:11:57 -0400
From: Starrlight Mead
Subject: Heavy Metal Bagpipes – Concert Fri, Apr 25, Chatham Mills

Starrlight Mead is sponsoring a concert Friday, April 25th at 8 pm at Chatham Mills for CU DUBH

“The sounds of ancient thundering war drums and skirling dual bagpipes like you’ve never heard before. Tribal warrior music at its best, the warrior music lives on through a new generation. Viking. Pagan. Druid. Celt. Moor. Mongol. Sindhu. Satyr. Mystic. Raider. Lover. Fighter. Like a boot to the head: a thunderous crack with ringing demonic harmonies. Music for the warrior in all of us. The Old Ways are Back. The long boat is here. The wolves are loose. The bagpipes will be used as an instrument of War once again…”

Last year, we saw them perform at the *Festival of Legends*, then again at the *Carolina Renaissance Festival* and we were blown away! The original music created by these musicians with bagpipes and war drums will take your breath away and transport you to foreign lands. Not to be missed!
Read more about the band on their website: http://www.cudubh.com

Get more information about the concert or BUY TICKETS:
At Starrlight Mead
By phone – 919-533-6314
On line -
http://starrlightmead.com/products/special-offers-events/concert-cu-dubh

See you there!!

Starrlight Mead
480 Hillsboro St., Suite 1000
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-533-6314
Hours: Th – Sa 12-6pm, Su 1-5pm

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Easter Services and Egg Hunt at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsboro

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:52

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:35:07 -0400
From: Karen Ladd
Subject: Easter Services and Egg Hunt

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in historic downtown Pittsboro invites you and your family to our Good Friday and Easter Services. We gather on Good Friday for the reading of the Passion at 12 Noon, followed by the stations of the cross.  Easter Day Holy Communion services are (quiet service)  8 AM and (choir) 10:30 AM. Following the 10:30 service, children of all ages are invited to our Easter Egg Hunt on our grounds.
St. Bartholomew’s welcomes people regardless of race, orientation or background. Founded in 1832, we are the only Episcopal Church in Chatham County. Come see what we are all about!
Happy Easter!
Karen Ladd
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church\ 204 W. Salisbury St. Pittsboro, NC 919/542-5679

“It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…let’s go exploring!”

Calvin

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Elevate Your Steps Women’s Conference in Siler City on Sat. April 26th at 11am

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:49

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:37:08 -0400
From: Dedrah Earles
Subject: Elevate Your Steps Women’s Conference Sat. April 26th 11:00am

Siler City PHC ( The Journey Church ) would like to invite all ladies to our Annual Women’s Conference. Sat. April 26th 11am.

Our guest speaker is the highly sought after Praise and Worship Leader and Powerful Speaker,  Jimille Mills. She has a voice and delivery that will amaze and bless you. You can check our her website at www.millsfamilyministries.com Light Lunch will be served at 1pm.

RSVP to Dedrah Earles 919-369-4735 See you there!

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