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Wake-Up Wednesday Networking begins at 8am at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 04:27

Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:36:45 -0400
From: Lesley Landis
Subject: On Wednesday

Been wondering what Wake-Up Wednesday is all about?

Check out this cool video where some Wake-Up Wednesday regulars explain.

Share the news your business or non-profit organization’s mission on April 15th .. Join us at Wake-Up Wednesday, the monthly networking group, to create and build relationships.

Networking begins at 8am at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro. The program runs from 8:30-9:30am.

Admission is $5 and includes a fresh, hot breakfast as well as the opportunity to meet and get to know people doing business of all types in Chatham County and beyond.

Jeff Philips, who did the video above, owns and runs InFocus Studios and will be the featured speaker on April 15th.

Lesley L. Landis

Facebook: Lesley Landis Designs

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Last Week’s Hottest Chatham Online Bulletin Board Topics

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:24

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:23:12 -0400

From: Gene Galin

Subject: Last Week’s Hottest Chatham Online Bulletin Board Topics

1. Chatham Chatlist Anonymous Obsessions (Read 10182 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,30715.0.html

2. Resistance to the zoning of unzoned areas of Chatham County has began (Read 4946 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32360.0.html

3. Chatham County shooting on 751 (Read 2137 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32379.0.html

4. Megasite (Read 1255 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,31744.0.html

5. Chatham Commissioners do not want to heard from citizens in unzoned areas? (Read 1130 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32408.0.html

6. Clearing by Walmart in N Chatham (Read 1018 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32448.0.html

7. Chatham County “Property Rights Death Squad” is going after citizens (Read 735 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32453.0.html

8. Chatham’s Future Taking Place in Asheville? (Read 650 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32447.0.html

9. John Edwards’ buddy Gene Nichol is coming to 2015 Chatham Democratic Convention (Read 554 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32358.0.html

10. Chatham County’s “Yard Nazis” part of the “Property Rights Death Squad” (Read 468 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32454.0.html

11. Jeff Starkweather’s lawsuit against Chatham Park must not be going well…. (Read 425 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32409.0.html

12. Jim Elza exposed! Cary man disses Chatham County farmers and the NRA (Read 294 times) at

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php/topic,32413.0.html

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Glittered like diamonds

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:01

Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:24:35 -0400

From: “N.A. Booko”

Subject: Glittered like diamonds . . .

Last year it was December when I raked the leaves from my wild floral border. This year, due to the weather and other problems, I did not get around to doing it until February. It is the strip of land that borders old Hyway 64 and the hyway’s drainage ditch. A huge terracotta pipe runs under the hyway and adds drama to the setting. All along the edges are Christmas ferns, just now sending up their bright green fiddle heads. The soil here is poor. Mostly what was left over from the old days of the highway in the 1930s. My section was not used by the public after the early 1940s.

Over the years, I have gotten hostas, Bluebells and native trillium to thrive, not much else. In the 1970s I had some luck with Colorado columbine and Iceland Poppies. Two weeks ago, I scattered a lot of packaged wildflower seeds and some poppy seeds. Apparently at the right time, I believe they all sprouted and just now producing their second leaves. Three days ago, I sprinkled the whole area with a rich top-soil mixture I bought from Poultry Villa. Today I noticed that the hard freeze last night had not harmed any of the seedlings. I also attacked the barren strawberries that were trying to take over.

At one point, about two thirty, the position of the sun, slanted over the landscape and my tender border, hit directly on the pavement and the soil, mica chips, thousands upon thousands of tiny glittering ‘diamonds’ sparkled around the plants and seedlings. As with most all good things, it disappeared as fast as it had materialized. Leaving me with the promise and expectations of glorious future flowers. Jewels in their own right, but not as fleeting . . .

N.A. Booko

N.A. Booko lives, writes and gardens in Chatham County and has done so for the past 40 years . I am no spring daffy dil . . . I’m gittin’ on up ther-

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Wow! What a refreshing Chatlist!

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:07

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:48:43 -0400
From: Pat Cabe
Subject: Wow! What a refreshing Chatlist!

Chatlist #5222 (which arrived on Tuesday, March 30) was SOOOO refreshing!

The postings featured a walking tour of grand trees, the Day of the Books/Dia de los Libros, Silk Hope benefit bingo, an announcement that Clean Jordan Lake had retrieved its 10,000th bag of trash, new hours for the Pittsboro Farmers Market, an announcement of the PBO 1st Sunday Artisan Fair, coming events at Chatham County Libraries, Holy Week services, gardening with youth, the Senior Games, Pittsboro Relay for Life events, and a weekly Irish/Celtic open jam announcement.

What a treat to open the Chatlist and not be faced with diatribes (anonymous or not) about this, that, or the other thing. No rants. No peeves. No politics. No — well, whatever; you name it — the multitude of unhappy, disgruntled, nettled, irritated, pontificating, etc. … stuff, that so often seems to be the daily fare on the Chatlist (aka sometimes the “Gag-list†).

Next thing you know, people will be reading the Chatlist for actual useful information, rather than the routine, often uninformed, and very often illogical crap that passes for it. There might even be a tiny hint that we could be a community, rather than a rabble.

Pat Cabe

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Coming Up at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:39

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:28:54 -0400
From: “The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store”
Subject: Coming Up at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Hello Chatham County & Friends of Chatham,

Here’s what’s coming up at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

WEDNESDAY April 1

Just this one night, no Karaoke / Open Mic

Kids Eat Free Offer

7:00 Next Dai Poker

THURSDAY April 2

6:00 Zach V. Wiley

http://www.reverbnation.com/zachwileymusic

FRIDAY April 3

8:00 Award-winning Faith Bardill and The Back Row Saints

http://www.reverbnation.com/faithbardill

SATURDAY April 4

1:00 and 3:30 Next Dai Poker

8:00 Muningu Jazz Band (African Fusion) with Sheila Fleming (Folk Singer Songwriter)

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/muningu-jazz-band-with-sheila-fleming/

SUNDAY April 5

10:30AM EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH (10:30 – 3:00)

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/easter-sunday-brunch-at-the-pittsboro-roadhouse/

Noon Live Music at the Roadhouse

Noon Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/pittsboro-first-sunday/

MONDAY April 6

7-9:30 – NC Revelers Big Band Orchestra ($5)

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/big-band-in-pittsboro-nc-on-first-monday-nights/

TUESDAY April 7

6:30 Steely James (Rock / Acoustic Groves) from Nashville

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/nashville-recording-artist-steely-james/

WEDNESDAY April 8

6:30 Performance Night: Karaoke & Open Mic

Kids Eat Free Offer

7:00 NextDai Poker

*UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS*

Relay for Life – April 12 (see SAVE THE DATES below)

Crohn’s and Colitis – April 25 – Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis with The Pittsboro Roadhouse

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/support-us-walking-cure-crohns-disease-colitis/

FVRC – Late April – Attend the Katy Perry SuperBowl Guitars Display at the Pittsboro Roadhouse and help us raise funds in support of our local domestic violence and sexual assault prevention agency, FVRC.

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/katy-perry-guitars-super-bowl-halftime-show-displayed-pittsboro-roadhouse/

Partnership for Children – May 29 (see SAVE THE DATES below)

*SAVE THE DATES*

SUNDAY BAND SERIES – April 12 be the moon – Fundraiser for Relay for Life. ($10)

http://www.reverbnation.com/bethemoon

MONDAY April 13 – An Evening with Mr. Wonderful (Dean Martin Tribute)

http://youtu.be/0-wtDMOPRsg

FRIDAY April 17 – Southern Grace ($10)

http://www.reverbnation.com/southerngracerocks

SATURDAY April 18 – 3rd Saturday Pittsboro Food Truck Rodeo 5 – 8 pm

8:00 The BackBeat (Sixties & Beatles Cover Band) ($6)

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/the-backbeat-in-pittsboro/

THURSDAY April 30 – THE LOCK-IN CABARET 7pm The first one delighted

guests. See pictures and video at

https://www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixTheatreCompany

SUNDAY BAND SERIES – May 17 Two All Female Bands ($10) –Shoot to Thrill (

AC/DC Tribute) | –Dirty White Girls (Foreigner Tribute)

FRIDAY May 29 – Big Time! – Fundraiser for Partnership for Children ($15)

http://www.reverbnation.com/bigtimepartyband

SUNDAY BAND SERIES

–June 14 – The Castaways ($10).

–July 26 – Jim Quick & Coastline ($15).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE

Good Food. Good Music. Good Times.

www.pittsbororoadhouse.com

<http://chathamchatlist.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=305aea8554c20ab1053525294&id=14e00daafb&e=4744a12966>

919-542-2432

info@pittsbororoadhouse.com

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Here’s what’s coming up at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:28

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:28:54 -0400
From: “The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store”
Subject: Coming Up at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Hello Chatham County & Friends of Chatham,

Here’s what’s coming up at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

WEDNESDAY April 1

Just this one night, no Karaoke / Open Mic

Kids Eat Free Offer

7:00 Next Dai Poker

THURSDAY April 2

6:00 Zach V. Wiley

http://www.reverbnation.com/zachwileymusic

FRIDAY April 3

8:00 Award-winning Faith Bardill and The Back Row Saints

http://www.reverbnation.com/faithbardill

SATURDAY April 4

1:00 and 3:30 Next Dai Poker

8:00 Muningu Jazz Band (African Fusion) with Sheila Fleming (Folk Singer Songwriter)

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/muningu-jazz-band-with-sheila-fleming/

SUNDAY April 5

10:30AM EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH (10:30 – 3:00)

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/easter-sunday-brunch-at-the-pittsboro-roadhouse/

Noon Live Music at the Roadhouse

Noon Pittsboro First Sunday Artisan Fair

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/pittsboro-first-sunday/

MONDAY April 6

7-9:30 – NC Revelers Big Band Orchestra ($5)

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/big-band-in-pittsboro-nc-on-first-monday-nights/

TUESDAY April 7

6:30 Steely James (Rock / Acoustic Groves) from Nashville

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/nashville-recording-artist-steely-james/

WEDNESDAY April 8

6:30 Performance Night: Karaoke & Open Mic

Kids Eat Free Offer

7:00 NextDai Poker

*UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS*

Relay for Life – April 12 (see SAVE THE DATES below)

Crohn’s and Colitis – April 25 – Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis with The Pittsboro Roadhouse

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/support-us-walking-cure-crohns-disease-colitis/

FVRC – Late April – Attend the Katy Perry SuperBowl Guitars Display at the Pittsboro Roadhouse and help us raise funds in support of our local domestic violence and sexual assault prevention agency, FVRC.

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/katy-perry-guitars-super-bowl-halftime-show-displayed-pittsboro-roadhouse/

Partnership for Children – May 29 (see SAVE THE DATES below)

*SAVE THE DATES*

SUNDAY BAND SERIES – April 12 be the moon – Fundraiser for Relay for Life. ($10)

http://www.reverbnation.com/bethemoon

MONDAY April 13 – An Evening with Mr. Wonderful (Dean Martin Tribute)

http://youtu.be/0-wtDMOPRsg

FRIDAY April 17 – Southern Grace ($10)

http://www.reverbnation.com/southerngracerocks

SATURDAY April 18 – 3rd Saturday Pittsboro Food Truck Rodeo 5 – 8 pm

8:00 The BackBeat (Sixties & Beatles Cover Band) ($6)

http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/the-backbeat-in-pittsboro/

THURSDAY April 30 – THE LOCK-IN CABARET 7pm The first one delighted

guests. See pictures and video at

https://www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixTheatreCompany

SUNDAY BAND SERIES – May 17 Two All Female Bands ($10) –Shoot to Thrill (

AC/DC Tribute) | –Dirty White Girls (Foreigner Tribute)

FRIDAY May 29 – Big Time! – Fundraiser for Partnership for Children ($15)

http://www.reverbnation.com/bigtimepartyband

SUNDAY BAND SERIES

–June 14 – The Castaways ($10).

–July 26 – Jim Quick & Coastline ($15).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE

Good Food. Good Music. Good Times.

www.pittsbororoadhouse.com

<http://chathamchatlist.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=305aea8554c20ab1053525294&id=14e00daafb&e=4744a12966>

919-542-2432

info@pittsbororoadhouse.com

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Chatham County’s Emergency Management Director Retires After 27 Years

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:42

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:29:04 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Chatham’s Emergency Management Director Retires After 27 Years

Chatham’s Emergency Management Director Retires After 27 Years

PITTSBORO, NC- Chatham County Emergency Management Director Tony Tucker retired at the end of March after nearly 27 years of service with Chatham County, including leading the department since 1994.

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners honored Tucker at their March 16, 2015 meeting, commending his exemplary service. In 2013, he received the top state award, the Colonel Nichlos Waters Award, from the NC Emergency Managers Association.

“Under his leadership, the Emergency Management Department chalked up several major achievements that have benefited the safety and health of our residents,” said County Manager Charlie Horne. “He is widely respected for his knowledge and application of sound emergency management principles.”

Assistant County Manager Renee Paschal credits Tucker for taking a critical action soon after he was named director. “Tony negotiated a new contract with First Health for emergency medical services that upgraded the county from intermediate to paramedic-level services. There is no way to estimate how many lives have been saved by this action and it also saved the county several million dollars over the life of the contract.”

Other major achievements on his watch included securing and implementing the fully operational Jack Dark 9-1-1 Backup Call Center in Siler City and using federal Homeland Security funding to obtain a mobile command post. Both of these will help Chatham be prepared if disaster strikes the Emergency Operations Center in Pittsboro.

In partnership with the school system and law enforcement, Tucker played a key role in disaster drills at all county high schools. The lessons learned can be applied to a wide array of emergency situations.

Being one of a select few counties within the 10-mile zone of the Harris Nuclear Plant, Chatham County has been actively involved in drills that are strictly graded by state and federal officials. “We have always gotten excellent marks and feedback thanks to Tony’s leadership. This also has helped us overall be prepared for other types of disasters,” said Horne.

Tucker has consistently been a strong advocate of training for all staff, including himself. He obtained a CEM certificate from the University of North Carolina in 2009.

Janet Scott, deputy director of Emergency Management, said, “Tony has been a remarkable boss and mentor. We will miss seeing him every day, but he deserves a very long and happy retirement.”

In addition to his regular duties, Tucker has served on the board of the Bonlee Fire Department and is trained in ground search and high-angle rescue. His scuba diving skills have been used several times to find drowning victims.

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

Debra Henzey

Chatham County Director of Community Relations

919-542-8258

Cell 919-548-4662

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Celebrate Easter with Pittsboro United Methodist Church

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:23

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:08:38 -0400
From: Kristyl Kepley
Subject: Celebrate Easter with us!

He is RISEN!

Pittsboro United Methodist Church will have two traditional Easter worship services this Sunday at 8:45 and 11 am. We’d love for you to join us in our celebration!

We will also have an Easter Egg hunt, with prizes and activities, beginning at 10 am for children 5th grade and younger. (Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times.)

If early morning isn’t your thing, join us for our contemporary worship service upstairs in our Fellowship Hall at 4:30. Come as you are.

We’re located at 71 West Street.

For details, or to get to know us better, go to http://pittsborounitedmethodist.org/ or call us at 919-542-2330.

See you Sunday!

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Chatham’s Nabooko arrested. charged and jailed

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:40

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:28:37 -0400
From: “N.A. Booko”
Subject: Chatham’s Nabooko arrested. charged and jailed

Pittsboro’s N.A. Booko today was arrested, charged and Jailed on charges of False Monopeculiarity . Appearing before Superior Judge the Honorable Chester B. Vintworth, Booko stood silent, looking down, making no statement, while snickering, laughing and humming a low key rendition of “Here I go again”. His head held high, he was simply dressed, none of the finery we have come to know. He wore an expensive fine small textured tailored tweed Womjeer suit, (Poketto’s- $3000.00- available on-line) with a subdued polka dotted tie, imported custom Bishlonny shoes, and a fresh white carnation in his lapel. Booko was one of six well known hooligans arrested on charges stemming from a three year secret investigation by local authorities. The possession of Donterflums are illegal and can carry a maximum of 10 years in prism . Most of the Doterflums were found in storage barns in the Southeaster condrants of lower Chatham County in the North. While others were openly displayed in the upper Southwestern condrants in the East. Three dozen were found hanging on clotheslines, already dry, near Fox Borrow Ridge. The judge admonished Booko for any part in the complex case, but failed to clarify the statement he did not read, until pressed for details, upon which he weeped openly, showing despair, seldom witnessed on the bench, but sometimes during hay fever season..

Upon release, Mr. Booko, surrounded by at least four armed bodyguards, spoke to no one, but chatted at length with members of the press and throngs of well wishers outside the Moncure Courthouse. We understand his cell did not have a phone and he did not have a cell phone. A printed statement was handed out to those not within earshot of the release, which read: ” Although I am not running for office at this time, I have steadfastly clung to my belief that the inherited problems of middle class citizens, that any such problems should be dealt with in an honest and organized way. It is with grave memories I harbor and take it upon myself to be be there in time of need. And may I again remind you that it is we, not them, that are responsible for futuristic ideas. Therefore, upon my return, /I/ shall endeavor to complete the task ahead. I am sorry, but I have no statement to make at this time. Thank you.” He used a megaphone to address the crowd of about seven people.

Reporting this day of April 1st, substituting for Mr. Booko

Ima Prankster

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This Week @ The City Tap in Pittsboro

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:10

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:59:47 -0400
From: Jeffrey Towson
Subject: This Week @ The City Tap

Good morning chatlisters! In addition to our usual great lineup of live music, we’re also welcoming back one of our more popular events from last spring/summer…………..Bourbon tastings!! Check it out, this Thursday!!

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

Thursday @ 8:00 PM *- Bourbon Tasting -* *Tickets $25*

Bourbon tastings are back!! Doesn’t matter if you’re already a bourbon lover, just a beginner or really just want to learn about about this great American whiskey. Brian Taylor takes you on a stroll through early days of bourbon on through the bourbons of today. Ever wondered why you may like one brand of bourbon over some others? We will be sampling several different kinds of bourbons, all with different characteristics and subtleties that help define the bourbons of today. C’mon out and educate yourself, while sampling bourbon!! Wow, I tell ya, going to class sure wasn’t like this when i grew up……

Friday @ 8:30 PM – *TANKK*

TANKK has been described as eccentric and smart, old school funk with a new sound of today, rock and soul, music that makes you feel good, bass poppin-thumpin-slappin-pluckin fun, the gospel funk with electric colors, the music is hot and there is nothing you can do but move. It is positive, energetic, saturated with groove, explosive and exciting. <http://www.theguiltypleasures.org/> <http://www.theguiltypleasures.org/>

TANKK <http://www.reverbnation.com/tankk>

Saturday @ 8:30 PM – *The Holland Brothers*

When twin brothers Mark and Michael Holland sing harmony, they get your attention. They then keep it with a fine display of blues harp, acoustic slide guitar, and thumbpicking 12-string guitar that form the basis of a memorable and entertaining show. Similar to the Piedmont songsters of old, The Holland Bros from North Carolina play a variety of old-time folk, country and blues music that includes choice covers and inspired original songwriting. Drawing inspiration from Charlie Poole to Charlie Patton, the Holland Bros continue to garner praise and gain new fans daily…

The Holland Brothers <http://www.reverbnation.com/thehollandbros>

Cheers!

The City Tap

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Join Hanks Chapel Church for Easter service

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:27

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:41:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bea O’Quinn
subject: Hanks Chapel Easter service

Are you looking for a place to worship this Easter Sunday? We’d love to have you join us at Hanks Chapel Church.

At 10 a.m. we will worship together with songs of celebration, flower the empty cross as a symbol of death to life, and our choir will present the Easter Musical “Behold the Risen Savior”.

The church is located at 190 Hanks Loop Rd., approximately 4 miles east of Courthouse in Pittsboro off Hanks Chapel Road. Look for street sign across from Pittsboro Christian Village.

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LMBTs of Chatham County unite

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:08

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:11:45 -0400
From: Penny Jeffrey
Subject: LMBTs of Chatham County unite

Are you a LMBT living or working as a bodyworker in Chatham county, NC and interested in sharing knowledge and resources with other local bodyworkers?

A new closed group FB page has been created, Chatham County Association for Licensed Massage and Body Therapists. This closed group will be the first step in working towards in-person meetings and events to form a stronger community of local LMBTs.

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Chatham Commissioners Want to Monitor How Long Citizens Spend in the Shower

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:14

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:51:15 -0400
From: Tom West
Subject: Chatham Commissioners Want to Monitor How Long Citizens Spend in the Shower

Pittsboro, NC – After Chatham County Commissioners Jim Crawford, Karen Howard and Diana Hales zone ALL of the county, it won’t be a surprise if they plan to create a subcommittee that will recommend that the commissioners start to monitor how long Chatham County citizens spend in the shower.

The Chatham Commissioners hope to piggy back off an EPA effort that is spending $15,000 to create a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses to get them to “modify their behavior.”

“People consume a significant amount of water in the U.S. and around the world,†Chatham Commissioner Diana Hales observed. “Most counties do not monitor individual citizen water usage and as a result, millions of gallons of potable water are wasted every year by people.

“The proposed work aims to develop a novel low cost wireless device for monitoring water use from citizens’ showers. This device will be designed to fit most new and existing shower fixtures and will wirelessly transmit citizen water usage data to a central county government system.”

Commissioner Karen Howard added that there would be exceptions made for the homes in her neighborhood, since she doesn’t live in a low-income neighborhood and rules for others don’t apply to her. She also informed everyome that anyone who disagreed with her didn’t know what they were talking about and they were just being racists.

The goal of the project is to change the behavior of Chatham County citizens when they shower.

“This technology will provide our citizens with the ability to monitor their daily water online or using a smartphone app and will assist citizens in modifying their behavior to help conserve water,” Mrs. Hales said.

The project was filed under “Water conservation,” “Urban water planning,” “government control,” and “Sustainable water management.”

The Chatham Commissioners also plan to utilize a WaterSense program that challenges citizens to track their water use and upgrade their restrooms with low-flow toilets and showerheads.

The program also encourages “linen and towel reuse programs” . One towel per person per household is the ultimate goal.

Diana Hales, Karen Howard and Jim Crawford are concerned that the average shower, which lasts just eight minutes, uses 18 gallons of water, and will be asking Chatham County citizens to reduce their shower length by at least one minute.

Diana Hales hopes these controls will be “adopted by all North Carolina Counties and used across the country.”

Commissioner Dr. James Crawford added, “What can I say? I’ll go along with what Karen and Diana say. After all, I’m not a medical doctor. But I can tell you where to put your prepositions.”

The control device seeks to get Chatham residents to limit their showers to seven minutes as a start.

An upcoming Chatham County news release will provide a link to Home Water Works, which recommends taking a five minute shower to reduce water use.

The website, which is a project of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, also suggests watering plants with discarded cold water from showers that take a long time to heat up, and taking “navy showers.”

“The method requires three steps: 1) turn on water to rinse body and hair; 2) turn off water while shampooing hair and washing body with soap and washcloth; 3) resume water flow and rinse off all shampoo and soap,” the group said. “Using this technique, the total duration of water flow can easily be reduced to 5 minutes or less.” ?

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“Lord of the Flies” Summer Camp in Chatham County

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:44

Lord of the Flies

Summer Camp

for boys, from ages 6 to 15

Your son will learn about leadership skills, survival skills, group dynamics, conflict resolution, community building. They will explore the boundaries of civility and they may experience the loss of innocence. They may learn how to start a fire, the art of pig roasting, and building their own shelters. They will participate in war games, while learning how to develop home made weapons.

They will have opportunities to explore the darkness of man’s heart. And of course, there will be plenty of time available for internal soul searching and personal reflection.

We offer an interesting menu of foods. Campers will learn about sustainability as they forage for their daily meals.
Evenings will feature our famous
“You eat what you can kill” pig roasts

One lucky camper will be awarded a conch shell at an end of camp award ceremony

Added surprise bonus: Sometime during the camp an unannounced parachute drop will take place.

“It will be the camping experience of a lifetime that they will never forget. It may turn out to be the most life changing experience of their lives.”

Campers will be picked up at drop-off points in Pittsboro and Siler City. They will be taken to a pristine undisclosed location in the unzoned area of Chatham County.

No modern electronics or conveniences are allowed. Please leave all cellphones, tablets, etc. at home

NOTES: All parents will need to sign a liability release form.
We do not provide any adult supervision during the camp stay.
We cannot and do not guarantee the safe return of your son.
For a nominal fee, additional individual life insurance coverage is provided and highly recommended.

Absolutely no refunds.

For pricing and more information:
Contact Bill Golding at the Chatham Public Library
919-545-8087

This is a April Fool’s posting. To the best of our knowledge there is no such camp in Chatham County.

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For vet care, there are a couple out there

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 06:36

Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:37:29 -0400
From: J
Subject: Mobile Vets

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Chatham Chatlist wrote:
> From: mbourque
> Subject: Does anyone know.
> I have a 100 pound Aussie with arthuriis getting up there in years. It would be a comfort for me to
> know who I could call if the time comes when she needs medical attention and which might
> require getting her somewhere for treatment.
> As well if she were to have to be euthanized what vet would come to apt. to do it as well as
> cremation info.

For Vet care, there are a couple out there (I think Dr. Tysor still does house calls) but there is also Dr. Betton was always fabulous with my dogs. I took my border collies (both of whom are no longer with us) to him when he worked at the Banfield at PetSmart in North Durham. These days, he has a mobile clinic that will come to you: http://www.drbetton.com/

He was always very good with my dogs, but we switched to Pittsboro Animal Hospital after moving here from Durham, years before he started his mobile clinic. So we’ve been very happy with Pittsboro Animal Hospital.

Dr Weiser in particular, while not doing house calls for normal care, that I know of, has always been willing to come to our home down in Bear Creek to euthanize our animals. It helps knowing (for us and for the other animals) that they can die peacefully, at home, with all of us around them, and it certainly helps the other dogs with the grieving process as they get a chance to sniff and paw at the deceased before the body is taken away.

PAH will take the body afterwards and handle the cremation and contact you when the pet’s ashes are ready to pick up at their office. They handle all the details and have made it so very easy on us during what is a very, very difficult time. They also do a very good job of routine vet care and have won us over because of how well they interact and treat both our animals and fosters/rescues.

Jeff?

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Yes Virginia, there are yard Nazis

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 21:43

Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:20:53 -0400
From: “connectnc.net”
Subject: Yes Virginian there is a yard Nazi

Yes Virginia there were people so hated and despised that many of us called them yard Nazis and that is a fact.

I will tell you what is ridiculous ,, tell a man who purposely lives outside the city limits what he can have or do on his property he paid for with his hard earned money . Even more ridiculous is to try to push a liberal brainwash agenda across a Chatham County farmers or small business owners mind while telling him about zoning his farm or business and adding more expenses to burden him and expect him to listen to your BS !

Goodnite Mark

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Big Thanks for the Small Museum Fundraiser

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 20:51

Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:16:59 -0400
From: “Lisa Piper/Dave Clark”
Subject: Big Thanks for the Small Museum Fundraiser!!

Just wanted to thank everyone for their time and donations that made the Small Museum fundraiser a success in spite of the nasty weather:

– Phoenix Bakery

– Pittsboro Roadhouse

– Allen and Sons

– Belladonna

– Carolina Brewery

– Cackalacky

– STEVE MCDOWELL (for getting up at 4 a.m. and living with us for the next 12 hours to roast the incredible pig)

– STEVE COTE-for his incredible sculpture that we auctioned off that night

– Mark May and John Sperry for their wonderful art that was also in the auction

Look for more happenings with the museum and give us at call if you want to participate or donate to get this moving even faster. Our number is 919-642-3866 and the email is smallmuseumfolkart@gmail.com.

Lisa Piper/Dave Clark?

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Thanks to the folks who told me where to go to see who comprises the boards, committees

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 20:48

Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:19:24 -0400
From: Bruce Hively
Subject: County boards…

Thanks to the folks who told me where to go…to see who comprises the boards, committees, and such. Also the contact information available. After visiting the county site, I went further and signed up to be emailed information that is important to me and I found that quite a bit of it was. Everything from board minutes, schedules to job openings and training. So, I would encourage others to use this FREE and informative service to stay attuned to the goings-on in our county.

Bear?

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One more to thank from Cinderella’s Closet of Chatham County

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 20:30

Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:55:13 -0400
From: Brenda Moore
Subject: One more to thank from Cinderella’s Closet of Chatham County

Made our list, checked it twice, but apparently missed Cafe Diem – thanks to Emma for supporting us with a generous gift certificate for our fundraiser (and for providing Pittsboro with such yummy coffee)!?

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Hanks Chapel Church Barbecue Chicken Supper on April 18

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 18:20

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:58:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bea O’Quinn
Subject: Hanks Chapel bbq’d Chicken

Mark your calendar for: Hanks Chapel Church Laymen’s Fellowship Barbecue Chicken Supper

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dinner 4:00 PM-Until

(Take Out/Dine In)

Half Chicken, Slaw, Baked Beans, Dessert, Roll $9.00 per plate

Proceeds used for projects and outreach.

190 Hanks Loop Rd. — Approximately 4 miles east of Courthouse in Pittsboro off Hanks Chapel Road.

Look for sign across from Pittsboro Christian Village. ?

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