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CARE’s first Yappy Hour of 2014 is on April 21 at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:09

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:27:14 -0400
From: Joan Cunningham
Subject: Yappy Hour is Back!!!

Mark your calendars now!   CARE’s first Yappy Hour of 2014 is on Monday, April 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro.

Yappy Hour is a great time to meet and mingle with like-minded dog lovers and their canine companions.  You and your pup can renew old friendships and make new friends at this FUNdraising event, hosted by our partner, the Carolina Brewery & Grill.  Your $10 donation includes a Yappy Hour gift and a beverage ticket and supports CARE’s mission to promote the health and safety of all dogs and cats in Chatham County.  We rely on your participation to make this event a success.  Future dates and Yappy Hour Etiquette are on our website at www.chathamanimalrescue.org.

So join us for the party that’s gone to the dogs and lap it up with CARE at the Brewery!

CARE is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that promotes responsible pet ownership by educating the community and offering targeted spay/neuter programs. CARE foster caregivers provide loving, stable homes for homeless cats and dogs, helping them become the best possible pets for their future forever families.  We rely on individual and corporate donors to support our mission.


Video: Tommy Edwards performs “Devil’s Tramping Ground” song

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:25

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:12:07 +0000
From: Gene Galin
Subject: Video: Tommy Edwards performs “Devil’s Tramping Ground” song

Had a chance to stop by the Roost at Fearrington on Friday evening.

Local musician and song writer Tommy Edwards was performing that evening.

Had a chance to listen to and video him performing the “Devil’s Tramping Ground” song

You can view it at

The Devil’s Tramping Ground is a camping spot located in a forest near the Harper’s Crossroads area near Bennett, North Carolina. It has been the subject of persistent local legends and lore, which frequently allege that the Devil “tramps” and haunts a barren circle of ground in which nothing is supposed to grow.

For more information go to


Chatham County GOP annual Reagan Dinner will be held April 12 at the Governor’s Club

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:12

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:44:22 -0400
From: “Sue Edwards”
Subject: Reagan dinner is April 12th.

Chatham County GOP annual Reagan Dinner will be held Saturday evening April 12th. at the Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill.  The guest speaker this year is Brent Bozell, a conservative writer, activist and Founder of Media Research Center.

Information about the event, including registration can be found at www.chathamncgop.com.

Please join us for an evening of good food, good company and support Chatham County’s conservative leadership.

Susan Edwards
Chatham County GOP


Joe Glasson to Speak at Chatham County GOP meeting in Pittsboro on April 17

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 08:57

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:43:06 -0400
From: “Sue Edwards”
Subject: Joe Glasson to Speak April 17th.

The Chatham County GOP kicks off a series of monthly meetings on April 17th at the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro.  Our first speaker will be Joe Glasson, the Past Chair of the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors.  The meeting will begin at 7:15 pm.

Economic Development is vital to the future of Chatham County and Joe will discuss three major projects currently proposed for Chatham County – the two Megasites and Chatham Park.  He will help the audience “see” the future for Chatham, focusing on what has been done and what is being done to get us there.

Plan to join us on April 17th for an informative evening and check our website www.chathamncgop.com for more information on this and upcoming events.

Sue Edwards


Chatham Residents Invited to Participate in New Food Council

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:36

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<


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.


They are building a shooting range on private land next to the Pittsboro Goathouse Refuge

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:04

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:54:59 -0400
From: “Siglinda Scarpa”
Subject: Please sign our petition!!

They are building a shooting range next to the Goathouse Refuge, a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue here in Pittsboro!

A guy bought the property attached to our land and he has been cutting down all the trees and flattening down all the land to make a shooting range. It is literally 400 ft from the Sanctuary! We have employees, many volunteers, many visitors, schools coming every day and we fear for the safety of the animals, cats, dogs, goats.

Please, sign our petition to stop it!!! Pass it on to your friends, post it on your FB! We need all the help we can get because there are no regulations that could stop the private owner of the land to do it.


Thank you!


Cat Cafe Goathouse Refuge

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:01

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:36:52 -0400
From: “Siglinda Scarpa”
Subject: Cat Cafe Goathouse Refuge, Sunday, 04/13!

Looking for love and companionship?  You’ll find it Sunday, April 13th  at Cat Café at the Goathouse Refuge, noon to 3pm.  Schmooze and fall in love with our awesome cats and kittens while you enjoy fresh brewed coffee and yummy treats.  Free admission. The Goathouse is located at 680 Alton Alston Road, Pittsboro, NC. www.goathouserefuge.org. 919.542.6815.

Cat Cafe is an adoption awareness event co-sponsored by a Lifesaving Grant from Best Friends Animal Society® in partnership with PetSmart Charities®


Deadline to register to vote for May 6, 2014 Primary Election is Friday, April 11

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:58

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:34:39 +0000
From: Dawn Stumpf
Subject: Voter Registration Deadline

Just a reminder.  The deadline to register to vote for the May 6, 2014 Primary Election is Friday, April 11, 2014.  The Voter Registration Form must be in our office by 5:00 pm on April 11, 2014 or postmarked by that day.  And remember, a move from another county is a New Registration, not a change of address.  A change of address within Chatham County can be processed during early voting.

Dawn Stumpf
Chatham County Elections

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Holy Week Services at Hanks Chapel Church

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:56

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.


Chatham County Parks and Recreation 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 14 in Pittsboro

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:44

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:18:12 +0000
From: Megan Gilliland
Subject: Chatham County Parks and Recreation 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Chatham County Parks and Recreation will host the 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt this coming Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the CCCC Pittsboro Campus.  The event will be from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The Egg Hunt times are: 10:30 a.m. for ages 0-4, 11:00 a.m. for ages 5-7, and 11:30 a.m. for ages 8 and up. This event is free to the public and there will be children’s games, bounce houses, and concessions available for purchase.  Please bring your own Easter baskets, we provide the eggs!  Hope to see you there! If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at (919) 545 -8555 or email recreation@chathamnc.org Chatham County Parks and Recreation
(919) 545-8555
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This Week @ The City Tap

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:09

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:49:17 -0400
From: Jeffrey Towson
Subject: This Week @ The City Tap

Good morning Chatlisters!  We’re feeling pretty good about that warmer weather out there folks, so with that we’ve got another amazing lineup a great music on the patio for you this weekend.  Spring is here so cmon out, have pint, enjoy some live music and take in some of that good weather with your friends at the Tap.

Wednesday @ 8:00 -* Open Mic*
Come check out some of Pittsboro’s talent at Open Mic!  As always on Wednesdays it’s $1 off draft beer as well

Friday @ 8:30 PM – *Dmitri Resnik*
Dmitri Resnik, a musician originally from Chatham County North Carolina, lived in New Orleans over a decade where he played and toured with his own band and with some of the best musicians in the city. He moved back to Chatham in 2001 and brings his own unique New Orleans influenced style to the stage, culminating into a blend of Roots, Rhythm and Blues that will keep your feet moving..
Dmitri Resnik <http://www.dmitriresnik.com/>

Saturday @ 8:30 PM -* be the moon*
A collaborative music effort of Adam Shaw (percussion/vocals) and Elliot Humphries (guitar/vocals) pulling from a wide variety of musical genres. Be the moon writes Americana/Folk-Rock that will remind you of Tom Petty, Wilco, John Prine, Whiskeytown and Ryan Adams.  Be The Moon always puts on a great show, you don’t wanna miss these guys!
be the moon <http://www.reverbnation.com/bethemoon>

Sunday @ 3:00 PM – *Laura Thurston*
Laura brings multi-instrumentalism to a new level! You will be enthralled when you see this lovely lady rappin’ on a suitcase kick drum with one foot and tappin’ on a tambourine with the other; all the while, hands on her guitar and mouth on her harp. On top of that, Laura then adds sweet sugary vocals to her acoustic Folk-Grass mix while giving energy and presence to capture your attention.
Laura Thurston <http://www.reverbnation.com/laurathurston>


The City Tap


Free Low Back Pain Clinic at Duke Center for Living on April 11

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:05

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:26:50 -0400
From: Janeen McDonald
Subject: Free Clinic at DCFL -  April 11th, 3pm

*** Low Back Pain – Friday, April 11th, 3pm

Approximately 80 percent of Americans experience back pain in their life. Back pain can occur for many reasons including standing or sitting for long periods at a time, an injury, being overweight, or it can occur because of a disc problem, which can require medical professional help. This clinic is going to focus on general back pain experienced by most people. Discover some steps that may be taken to prevent and possibly lessen the severity of the pain experienced.

DCFL Fitness Clinics are 30-minute informative sessions on a wide range of health and fitness-related topics.  Space is limited – registration is required.  Call DCFL at 919-545-2133 or stop by our Member Services Desk to register.    These clinics are free and open to everyone, so register with a friend!

Duke Center for Living at Fearrington Health and Fitness Center is conveniently located on the Galloway Ridge campus at 100 Clynelish Close, just south of Fearrington Village on 15/501 in Pittsboro.


No Limits Benefit Horse Show hosted by CAN-TR is in need of volunteers on May 17th

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:28

Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 08:55:12 -0400
From: Rachel
Subject: No Limits Benefit Horse Show Volunteers needed

The No Limits Benefit Horse Show hosted by CAN-TR is in need of volunteers on May 17th, beginning at 9:00am.  Any time donated would be helpful and appreciated.  We are also seeking show sponsors to make this possible for our students.

Chatham Area Network for Therapeutic Riding is a non profit organization that works with children with special needs through the use of the horse.  Our students look forward to this show yearly and we need our communities help to make it happen for them.  Donations are tax deductible and sponsors will be publicly recognized.

If you are planning to be a participant in the show (great!!), class lists are available upon request.

Please feel free to contact with any inquiries, or to make donations.

We hope to make this year even more successful than 2013 with help from our community.

Remember- ALL are welcome and appreciated!

Rachel with team CAN-TR
(919) 799-1436


Do you raise rabbits in and around Chatham County? Rabbit meeting at Ag Building in Pittsboro

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:26

Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:06:06 -0400
From: “crystal”
Subject: Rabbit meeting at Ag Building

Do you raise rabbits in and around Chatham County?  We will be having a meeting for those that breed rabbits (small and large – pet or meat) to network, learn from each other, and support the rabbit industry in Chatham.

May 15th, 7pm
Agriculture Building in Pittsboro (Kitchen)
Please RSVP with crystalwill2@embarqmail.com if you would like to come.  All are welcome!

Crystal Willett
Chatham Rabbit


Italian Kitchen Restaurant in Siler City is an undiscovered treasure

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:57

Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 19:41:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: sazimmerman
Subject: Italian Kitchen Restaurant undiscovered treasure

Awesome meal, I am taking people there to have the freshly prepared food. The atmosphere is friendly, the service is first class. I hope Siler City can support this restaurant. We need choices.
Thank you
Ann Zimmerman


Rule on dog house having a raised floor is a concern

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:40

Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:31:16 -0400
From: carole henry
Subject: rule on dog houses

The requirement of a solid floor RAISED OFF the ground bothers me.

When driving down the road in the winter, where is the most danger on the road subject to ice conditions?

The bridge. Why? Because it allows the circulation under the roadway of cold air and so allows the bridge road to get colder sooner then the roadway on top of the earth which is why the bridges ice before the roads.

In our homes, the crawl space is inclosed for that very same reason. To prevent the cold air from circulating under our homes (floors) and so freeze our pipes plus the cold air under the home makes the house colder A dog house raised off the ground without  enclosed dead air space under the floor, is NOT the best place for the dog to sleep in the winter months.


You are Invited to May 1 Dedication Ceremony at the Western Chatham Senior Center

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:35

Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 20:28:50 -0400
From: “Chatham Chamber of Commerce”
Subject: You are Invited – May 1 Dedication Ceremony at the Western Chatham Senior Center

Each year, Leadership Chatham Program participants of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, work together on a group project. During a visit to the Western Chatham Senior Center this year, the group learned that the seniors had been hoping for an outdoor gathering place with a picnic table.  From this point forward, the group was on a mission to fill this request and decided to add a bench to the gathering place as well.

The public is invited to attend a 10:00 a.m. Dedication Ceremony at the Western Chatham Senior Center on Thursday, May 01, 2014.  The Senior Center is located at 112 Village Lake Road in Siler City.  Refreshments will be available after the ceremony.


Thanks to our many vendors, parents and community that supported students and faculty at Northwood High

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:31

Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:53:40 -0400
From: Cindy Lodestro
Subject: Thanks to our many vendors, parents and community that supported  students and faculty at Northwood H.S.

Hello community~

We would like to take this time to acknowledge and extend our deepest gratitude to the many vendors and community for supporting the students and faculty of Northwood HS Arts Education Foundation & the Northwood Arts Department by deferring many expenses in the production of “Hairspray”.

Lowes Foods at Chatham Crossing: providing dinner for our students on 3 rehearsal evenings.

Harris Teeter at Chatham Downs: providing dinner for our students on 3 rehearsal evenings.

Subways at Cruisers: for providing dinner for our students on 3 performance evenings.

Floral Expressions Hwy 15/501 at the intersection by Cole Park Plaza: for providing gorgeous and specially priced bouquets to be sold on performance evenings with proceeds going to NWSAEF

Beggars & Choosers, Pittsboro;  for discounted pricing on apparel students purchased for costumes.

Food Lion: gift certificates toward consumable expenses.

Piggly Wiggly, Pittsboro: gift certificates toward consumable expenses.

Gene Galin:  for taking great pictures and video of the performance, posted on youtube…a great way to share and get the word out.

The many parents, community members and students that offered their time on rehearsal & performance evenings with food, wish list items, (wo)man power and running numerous errands.

Of course our thanks to all the faculty, students and staff that brought this wonderful performance!!!

*Remember…support / donations are possible any time and can be made at http://www.nhsaef.org/ <http://www.nhsaef.org/>*

Check out & sign up for their newsletter and see all the wonderful things happening.

Check them out on Facebook!

Big thanks!



Register Now! Chatham County Senior Games Registration Deadline Nears

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:21

Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:30:50 -0400
From: “Megan Coggins”
Subject: Register Now-Chatham County Senior Games Registration Deadline Nears

Age 50 and Over Register for the Chatham County Senior Games and Silver Arts

North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. has announced that Chatham County Senior Games has been sanctioned as an official qualifying site for State Finals for 2014.  Chatham County Senior Games, coordinated through the Chatham County Council on Aging, will be held in various locations throughout the county April 29 thru May 9, 2014. Event sites include Pittsboro Senior Center, Pittsboro Public Courts, Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, Northwood High School, Siler City Country Club, Carolina Preserve, and Duke Center for Living at Fearrington.

The Senior Games wellness and prevention program seeks to keep the body, mind, and spirit fit while also fostering enjoyment with friends, family, spectators, and volunteers. Seniors age 50 years and better are eligible to participate.

Galloway Ridge has historically been involved in the Chatham County Senior Games with the swimming event. “This year our involvement is a great deal larger”, says Executive Director Heather Rusnak.  “We have added the “Community Training Center” to our venue for the senior games we are hosting such as football and softball throws, swimming and billiards games.  The “Community Training Center” is open to the public on specific days for training for these games. In 2015 we anticipate adding additional games to our location for Chatham County.”

Sporting events will include: basketball shoot, billiards, bocce, corn hole, croquet, cycling, football throw, one-mile fun walk, golf, bowling, horseshoes, softball throw, swimming, tennis, track and field events.

Silver arts cover four categories:  Heritage arts which include basket weaving, china painting, crocheting, rugs, jewelry, knitting, needlework, pottery, quilting, stained glass, tatting & needle lace, decorative painting, weaving, woodcarving, woodturning and woodworking. Literary Arts including essays, life experiences, poems and short stories. Performing Arts with comedy/drama, dance, line dance, instrumental, vocal and visual arts
via acrylics, drawing, mixed media, oils, pastels, photography, sculpture, and watercolor.

Those interested in registering as a participant should contact Lindsay Hickling at the Chatham County Council on Aging at 919-542-4512, ext. 228.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

To participate in the “Community Training Center at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington,” contact: Pat Richardson, 919-642-6893.

Galloway Ridge is a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located south of Chapel Hill within Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and wellness for adults 50 years of age and better.  NCSG, Inc. is sponsored statewide by the N. C. Division of Aging and Adult Services.


Wondering if Pittsboro has enough traffic to support all the pet supply outlets already existing and planned

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:17

Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:44:20 -0400
From: Bill Prentice
Subject: Pet supplies

I’m back from vacation and catching up on a couple of weeks of Chatlists. One of the things I am wondering is if PBO has enough traffic to support all the pet supply outlets already existing and planned.

I know there is a plethora of veterinarians in town, a couple of feed stores, and pet supplies available in all the grocery stores, and WalMart. Now in the last two months I’ve heard about a 4000+ sq ft pet supply being planned, and someone else planning a pet/fish store (I’m assuming that is tropical fish, not dinner!).. Maybe I’m blind to it but is there enough pet business to keep all this going?

After watching a very nice equestrian shop come and go in the downtown PBO strip, I wonder what kind of market research supports these plans (or are they hoping for Chatham Park to come to fruition?).

Just curious… I’m not entrepreneurial in the least and am amazed when someone lays their nest egg on the line to start a new business. Is there local govt planning support for these efforts, or is it as big a dice roll as it appears?


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