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Rosemary House Bed & Breakfast introduction

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:38

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:10:26 -0500
From: Karen Pullen
Subject: Rosemary House Bed & Breakfast introduction

Rosemary House has been providing “B&B” since 2000. Almost 20,000 visitors to Chatham County have slept in our rooms, eaten our omelets and sweet potato pancakes, then wandered around downtown Pittsboro for an ice cream at S&Ts, dinner at a local restaurant, or a morning at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

Rosemary House is located at 76 West Street, Pittsboro, across the street from the Pittsboro Roadhouse and the Methodist Church. The house is a 1912 Colonial Revival building with a huge front porch shaded by sugar maples. We offer five guest rooms, all with private baths. Two of our rooms also have fireplaces and air-jet two-person tubs. Our rates are $100 to $150, which includes a big vegetarian breakfast. Other amenities: free wifi, ceiling fans, flat-screen TVs, bottomless cookie jar, coffee, tea and hot chocolate any time.

Our guests come from near and far. A map in the dining room displays pins from home towns. We’ve had visitors from all fifty states and a dozen foreign countries. We’re proud to be part of the Pittsboro community and love to tell visitors all about our wonderful area.

For more detailed information, to make a reservation or purchase a gift certificate, call 919-542-5515 or visit www.rosemary-bb.com.

Thank you, Gene, for this opportunity.

Karen Pullen, Innkeeper
Rosemary House B&B
76 West Street, Pittsboro


Pittsboro Matters claims their lawsuit has reopened Chatham Park rezoning

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:57

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:40:16 -0500
From: Pittsboro Matters
Subject: Pittsboro Matters’ Lawsuit Re-Opens Chatham Park Rezoning! Public
Hearing Monday

As a direct result of Pittsboro Matter’s lawsuit challenging significant deficiencies in the June re-zoning approval for Chatham Park, the developers have been forced to seek a completely new re-zoning authorization. This action requires a new series of reviews, starting with a public hearing set for November 24 at 7 p.m. in Pittsboro’s historic county courthouse. Though Chatham Park Investors (CPI) attorneys admitted in court last week that it was Pittsboro Matters’ legal claims that necessitated significant revisions to the development master plan, they mistakenly implied to the news media and adjacent property owners that the revisions addressed only their recent acquisition of several small additional parcels near the borders of the 7,100 acre proposed development and minor text corrections.

Following the Nov. 24 public hearing, the revised plan will be subject to reviews by the Town Planning Board (which meets again on December 1) and Town Board of Commissioners (which meets again on December 8). The Town Board may make additional substantive changes to the revised plan before proceeding with any new re-zoning authorization.

“This is a chance for the Town Board to get it right this time,” said Pittsboro Matters chair Amanda Robertson. “We view this new application and review process as an opportunity for the Town, CPI and citizens to engage in a real discussion of issues related to the Master Plan, in order to address any concerns now before it is too late. We know that if the standards adopted now for the development are inadequate, the Town will be unable to change them later. ”

Attorneys on both sides of the lawsuit acknowledge that the new re-zoning application re-opens the Town Board’s previous rezoning authorization for the entire proposed development.

“Now is the time to share comments about the need for vital information from CPI concerning potential development impacts, and how they plan to address them,” Robertson said. “Citizens are encouraged to speak at the public hearing in support of the improvements to the master plan that were previously recommended by Pittsboro Matters, the Lawrence Group planning consultants, planning board members, the town’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Chatham Habitat for Humanity, Haw River Assembly and others.”

The Town Board has the authority to require additional substantial changes to the master plan. They could reconsider previous recommendations to designate 30% of the development as natural areas, and impose a 2000-foot buffer along the Haw River as the town’s land use plan recommends.

Developers of much smaller master-planned communities in the region typically have been required to specify in advance how they plan to mitigate potential impacts to the local environment, economy, and educational system. Such developments throughout the Triangle have been required to provide environmental impact studies, traffic assessments, affordable housing plans, support for new school sites and construction, and the identification of major tracts for conservation, parks and recreation. Even Pittsboro’s current subdivision ordinance allows for the town to require environmental and economic impact assessment and mitigation plans for developments of more than 50 dwelling units. Chatham Park’s proposed master plan allows for 22,000 dwelling units with no impact assessments required for the overall development plan.

The revised master plan and new re-zoning request stemmed from an Oct. 23 legal deposition when Pittsboro Matters Vice-Chair Jeffrey Starkweather had the opportunity to underscore deficiencies in CPI’s previous re-zoning application and master plan, which had been approved by the Town of Pittsboro on June 9.

“During approximately six hours of deposition testimony,” CPI’s attorneys wrote in a subsequent legal document, “[Pittsboro Matters] clarified the alleged deficiencies in the zoning map amendment and Master Plan, provided a greater level of specificity as to those alleged deficiencies, and identified new deficiencies not raised in the complaint.” As a result, CPI “took the testimony into account when drafting, and ultimately submitting, the Oct. 31, 2014 rezoning application.”

CPI’s recent attempts to address deficiencies include the following: a two-page public notice in the Chatham Record (compared to a two-inch ad used previously) and 30 small public notice signs near the adjacent property owners (compared to no signs used previously). CPI also strengthened the town’s hand in the future review process by including more specific language concerning standards for approving or denying proposed plans in future sections of the development.

“We’re pleased that Chatham Park Investors has attempted to address several of our legal claims through its new re-zoning request,” said Robertson, the Pittsboro Matters chair. “However, there are still significant deficiencies which we will continue to address through the legal process, if necessary. And there remain major potential development impacts that should be addressed by the Town Board before authorizing the new re-zoning for what will become the largest mixed-use community in the state of North Carolina.”

CPI is seeking authorization for a massive development on the edge of Pittsboro and adjacent to the Haw River and Jordan Lake, which supply drinking water to Pittsboro and the Triangle. Current plans call for up to 22,000 homes (to house 55,000 people) and 22 million square feet of commercial space. Chatham Park would increase Pittsboro’s population 15-fold, transforming it into a new city the size of Chapel Hill. The proposed commercial space alone is 16 times greater than the shopping space of South Point Mall.

During the Nov. 24 public hearing, anyone may present oral comments on any aspect of the revised Chatham Park master plan including information omitted from the plan that commenters wish to see included before the new re-zoning is authorized, even if such information has already been requested and rejected in the past. (View the revised master plan here: http://pittsboromatters.org/CPI-masterplan.pdf) Written comments may also be sent to the Town Board of Commissioners and Planning Board Members via email.

Mayor William G. Terry
92 South Freeman Drive
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Pamela Baldwin
PO Box 1608
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Michael A. Fiocco
353 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-7079

J. A. (Jay) Farrell
103 Launis Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Bett Wilson Foley
644 Millbrook Drive
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Beth Turner
PO Box 136
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Town Manager

Bryan Gruesbeck
PO Box 759
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Town Clerk

Alice F. Lloyd, CMC
PO Box 759
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Business Introduction for Reclamation Home Furnishings and Company

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:39

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:04:08 +0000 (UTC)
From: elyse rowley
Subject: Business Introduction for Reclamation Home Furnishings and Company

Hello Chatlisters and thanks to the Chatlist for supporting small businesses!Reclamation Home Furnishings is now RHF and Company, still located at 102 Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro, but now 5 boutiques under one roof. We are 5 women who share a love for decorating by intermingling new with old, and each of us puts a little different spin on that idea. In the shop you will find transitional antiques, vintage items, glassware, collectibles, home décor, accent furniture and aroma oils. If you’re shopping for a gift, there are many items under $20. Being a team of 5 allows us to keep different merchandise coming in every day. We are always on the hunt for that special piece and customers are encouraged to sign our “Wish Book” if they are looking for something special.The company philosophy is rooted in several beliefs: upcycling and recycling are good for the environment, good design is timeless and not dependent on brand or label, customers want to decorate their homes with beautiful things at a reasonable price, and customers prefer to shop where there is good service, people are friendly, and appreciate their business. We work hard every day to run the company according to this philosophy. Visit us once and you will see why we are not your mother’s antique store! We are open Tues.-Sat. 11-5 and First Sunday and you can keep up with what’s new on Facebook. We hope to see you soon!Â


Business Introduction – Vino!! Wine Shop in Pittsboro

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:35

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:26:08 -0500
From: “Anna Kizer”
Subject: Business Introduction – Vino!! Wine Shop

To those of you who don’t know us already, we are your local wine, craft beer, and premium cigar shop! We are located in downtown Pittsboro at 89 Hillsboro Street, Suite D, above City Tap. Â We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11-7PM, and First Sunday from 12-4PM. Â We specialize in small, artisan wineries and craft beer from all over the globe, as well as a growing selection of premium, hand-made cigars. Â We emphasis quality, yet affordable wine, but have a variety of different price points for every occasion, and are open to finding that special bottle you are having trouble tracking down.

We do FREE WEEKLY wine tastings every Friday from 5-7 PM. Â For the holidays, we have a lot of other special tasting events scheduled so sign up on our website, www.vinowineshopnc.com, to receive weekly emails informing you about our weekly tastings, specials, and special events. Â We hope to see you soon at Vino!! Â Remember – shop local these holidays at our small, family owned retail shop!



(919) 542-3922


Free Arthritis and Exercise Clinic at DCFL on Tuesday, November 25th

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 15:08

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:53:29 -0500
From: Janeen McDonald
Subject: Free Clinic at DCFL – Tuesday, November 25th, 12:30pm

*** Arthritis and Exercise – Tuesday, November 25th, 12:30pm

A natural way to improve the conditions of living with arthritis is exercise. Although it may the last thing you want to do when your joints hurt and you feel constantly tired, if you find a way to maintain an exercise routine you will see results and lessen your arthritis pain. Learn about the benefits that exercise can bring to many arthritis suffers, as well the types of exercises that may be most effective.

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.


The Angel Tree is up at Second Bloom Thrift Boutique in downtown Pittsboro

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:06

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:10:16 -0500
From: Marianna Spence
Subject: FVRC Angel Tree at Second Bloom

The Angel Tree is up at Second Bloom Thrift Boutique in downtown Pittsboro (68 Hillsboro St.)! Please come by a pull a tag filled with the holiday wishes of a family in need. The Angel Tree serves clients of Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services including those in our shelter. Gifts – unwrapped or placed in gift bags – are due back to Second Bloom or our office at 200 East Street by Friday, December 12. Requests range from a warm winter sweater to arts and crafts toys. Thank you for supporting this holiday giving program for many, many years!

Marianna Spence
Development and Public Relations Coordinator
Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services

Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FVRCChatham.


Pizza at the MOD in Pittsboro

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:03

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:44:13 -0500
From: Bea Lee
Subject: pizza at the MOD

I just wanted to say that I LOVE the MOD pizza.
We went there last night with our family and friends and had 4 pizzas among us.
LOVE the thin crispy crust from the stone fired pizza oven.
It is just sad that I rarely see people in there, we were the only people there at this point.
It is FAR the best pizza in town!
If you haven’t tried them yet, go do it!!

Bea Lee


Business Introduction for Target Building Solutions

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 13:59

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:22:34 -0500
From: Jo Ann Beal
Subject: Business Introduction for Target Building Solutions, LLC

Hello Chatlisters, Target Building Solutions is our construction company, we are a general contractor, licensed in NC, and located in southern Chatham County. We are a proud Mom and Pop operation, Mike Wall is the construction talent in our group, me/Jo Ann Beal I do our admin and marketing. Mike and I grew up in Chatham County, married, and continue to live in Chatham County, we love it obviously.

As a General Contractor we do any type of construction you can imagine. We build custom homes, renovate/repair and remodel homes, including home additions, and getting your home ready to sale. A few repairs and some cosmetics goes a long way on selling your home quickly. Our website is www.targetbuildingsolutions.com, you can link to our facebook page there, Target Building Solutions, LLC, and visit us on LinkedIn for local references.

Target Building Solutions is also the restaurant specialist, we build, remodel, and do additions to many restaurants in central NC. Mike has extensive knowledge concerning restaurant building/remodeling with 25+ years experience.

We take great pride in the work we do, and strive to always have a final product and price that our clients can be proud of and enjoy. Our success is built on this philosophy of providing the best service and price here in Chatham County year after year. Please contact us for a free estimate on any size project you have. We are currently offering financing to home owners, as low as 0%, all credit levels considered.

Thank You for your support Chatham County!

Thank You Gene for offering this opportunity to the Chatlist subscribers, a great service for our county!

Thank You
Michael J Wall
Jo Ann Beal
Target Building Solutions, LLC
1691 Lydia Perry Rd
Bear Creek NC 27207
919 718 0662 Office
919 971 9334 Jo Ann Cell
919 718 5839 Fax
919 971 3808 Mike Cell


Some residence in Chatham County really need help in repairs to the inside of their homes

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:54

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:30:44 -0500
From: Morlene Steenbergen
Subject: Build, remodel, have a carrying heart?

There are some very positive points and people that live in Chatham County. I’ve found that there really are people out there that care and want to help others with nothing in return… now isn’t that what GOD asked us to do?

Pay it forward may mean going some thing good for another person that is in need… so it’s not all take take take.

I’ve heard that there are some residence in Chatham County that really need help in repairs to the inside of their homes… some of these repairs can be the cause of illnesses. These people can’t afford to buy a 2×4 much less hire some one to come fix the problems in their homes.

It would be GREAT if we could get a group of people from churches, from construction sites from any where to where you are willing to donate your time and supplies to help people out.

You wouldn’t like to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and there is a hole in the floor. OR the bathroom is in serious need of repair because you don’t when you’ll fall threw the floor. Or if any time of the day your ceiling may just crumble on your head.

I’m looking to gather a group together to help those that can’t help themselves. If you can be apart of this group… please respond to this post.

Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU!


unWINEd has just celebrated its third year in business

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:48

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:16:10 -0500 (EST)
From: “Ray & Joni ”
Subject: unWINEd

unWINEd has just celebrated our third year in business. Looking forward to our fourth year and hoping to meet more Chathamites. Recently a new customer stated as leaving “it’s like the show Cheers but with wine!”. Another customer said we were “like Cafe Driede in Chapel Hill but on steriods!”. Join us and share your thoughts!

unWINEd is North Carolina central wine destination. We carry 34 of the 126 wineries wines in the State. We have European varitiels to muscadine to meades and hard apple cider as well as ports. All made in NC! We don’t stop there. All of our fare is also made in North Carolina. We have cheese, crackers, smoked trout, chicken salad, pepperoni/salami, nuts and chocolate. We support about 50 North Carolina small businesses in our shop. We are proud to promote the wine industry in NC. You don’t have to go far to savor an awesome wine!

unWINEd just received recognition from NC Green Travel as a green business earning the highest of 3 dogwoods! We also participate in the NC 10% Campaign buying well over 10% of local products.

We have music on the weekends and work with food vendors to offer hot dinners besides our NC fare. We also rent our environment for private events. We sponsor several non-profits by providing them the space to have an event.

Come visit us in our beautifully restored 1920’s building while you sip and savor NC wines and fare!
Winest regards,
Joni and Ray

237 Center Grove Church Road
Moncure, NC 27559


Business Intro for Dee Tarantino, LMBT#6104

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:44

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:00:37 -0500
From: Dee Tarantino
Subject: Business Intro” Dee Tarantino, LMBT#6104

I have been a Massage and Bodywork Therapist in Pittsboro since 2006
I graduated from the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City Dec 2005.
My office is located at 358 East St, which is in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center.
I offer Relaxation massage, Deep Tissue, Specific Work to problem areas, as well as Manual Lymph Drainage which is a good way to detox or move fluid.
For more details check out my website. www.deetarantino.massagetherapy.com.

I also offer gift cards, of an amount you choose and gift certificates for specific services.
With the holidays approaching, get a gift everyone loves, just call me and I will meet you at my office. I accept, cash, local checks, Visa, Master Card, and Discover.

Call me at 919-260-1740 to schedule an appointment, purchase a gift certificate or with any questions you may have.

Thanks to all my loyal clients and welcome to those I have yet to meet.

Dee Tarantino, LMBT #6104,
“Take a moment to remember how Special you are and how lucky the world is to have you in it.”


Fresh Artesian Spring Water in Chatham County, NC

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:53

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:18:17 -0500
From: Tom Hildebrand
Subject: Fresh Artesian Spring Water

Hi, I am Tom Hildebrand. I own a business located in the center of Chatham County, www.happyhillspringwater.com, that delivers fresh natural spring water to its shareholders at different drop off locations in Chatham (Angelinas Kitchen in Pittsboro and Timothy Scheetz,DDS Dental Office in Siler City ) and Orange Counties. It is set up similar to a CSA program(Community Supported Agriculture) where the number of shares that you own determines the amount of water you receive each week. Everyone must own a share in the spring to receive water from it.

The cost of the share is 100% refundable should you leave the area or decide that you no longer wish to drink fresh spring water. After you purchase your share(s), you pay a stewards fee each month to http://www.happyhillspringwater.com/index.html to maintain the spring and deliver the water to the designated drop off location.

For complete details, call 919-742-3379 or go to http://www.happyhillspringwater.com/index.html. There is probably nothing more important for your health than to drink fresh spring water. Thanks for reading and thanks to Gene for the opportunity. tom


Don’t miss WRAL-TV’s Amanda Lamb at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro Wednesday evening, November 19th at 7pm

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:03

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:57:18 +0000
From: Susan Clayton
Subject: Amanda Lamb at CCL Wed. Nov. 19th

It may be cold outside but it will be warm inside!

Don’t miss WRAL-TV’s Amanda Lamb at Chatham Community Library this Wednesday evening, November 19th at 7pm.

Amanda Lamb has been a crime reporter at WRAL-TV since 1994. In her more than twenty years as a professional journalist, Amanda has developed a reputation as the go-to reporter for networks seeking credible feedback and interviews on murder cases garnering national attention in the Southeast. She has penned three books about murder cases she has covered for WRAL, which include “Love Lies” (Nancy Cooper), “Evil Next Door” (Stephanie Bennett), and “Deadly Dose” (Eric Miller). Her books have been the subject of dozens of national crime magazine programs including 48 Hours, Forensic Files and Discovery Investigates.

As a mother of two daughters, Amanda has also written three touching, humorous memoirs about parenting including “I Love You to God and Back,” “Girls Gone Child,” and “Smotherhood.” Her collections of funny, self-deprecating, tender essays take the reader on an insightful journey into the complexities of raising children in the twenty-first century. She also writes a blog about parenting every Monday called “Go Ask Mom” on WRAL.com.

Her newest project is a memoir titled “The Living Room,” which documents the eighty days she spent caring for her mother who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012. The book is a moving, inspirational tribute about the transforming power of caregiving and how we can all learn more about how to live from facing death.

Amanda will talk about her true crime books, being a TV reporter, and answer questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing afterwards. This event is Free and open to the public.

“Love, butter & the company of cats is the recipe for a good life”. Julia Child.
In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.


The Siler City Story: Images and Commentary from Western Chatham County on November 23

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:33

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:21:02 -0500 (EST)
From: Historical Association
Subject: The Siler City Story–Nov 23

The Siler City Story: Images and Commentary from Western Chatham County

November 23, 2:00 PM
Siler City Courthouse
311 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC

Join us for a wonderful look into the history of Siler City! The November presentation will be opened by local author Marian Rogers-Lindsay with an introduction to her work, Images of America — Siler City. Members will be invited to view fantastic images detailing the rich history of Siler City, and have copies of the book signed by the author. Siler City natives Tommy Emerson, Jack Moody, and Ed Spence will provide a collaborative commentary on the pictures and their relationship to the past of Western Chatham County. These local historians will provide firsthand accounts of Siler City’s past, as well as vivid descriptions of key people, places, and events which have helped make Siler City a vibrant and integral part Chatham County’s story.

This will be a unique opportunity to learn about Siler City from primary sources and the individual witnesses to the unfolding of Western Chatham County history.

The presentation will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 23rd in the Siler City Courthouse at 311 N. Chatham Avenue, Siler City NC. There is no cost, and all are invited!

Chatham County Historical Association
PO Box 93
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Recommend Birmingham’s Mechanical Service

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:54

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:57:31 -0800
Subject: RE: Gas fireplace help needed

I recommend Birmingham’s Mechanical Service (919) 933-0946 or (919) 606-1184. Two years ago I was having problems with my gas logs and posted a call for help on the Chat List. Birmingham’s answered my call for help. I made an appt. with them, they came out on time, checked out the problem, came up with a solution, completed the work and cleaned up their work area. The charge was very reasonable and I have had no more problems with my gas logs. I would use them again if needed.

Carol Rigsbee

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to weep, a time to laugh,
a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4


business intro: Greg Jones, carpenter/builder

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:52

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:56:07 -0500
From: greg6l@aol.com
Subject: business intro

hello, I’d like to introduce myself. Greg Jones, carpenter/builder. I’ve been a hickory mountain area chatham resident for about 20 years now. 3 different addresses in that time but the same 2 miles radius. 17 years at this one. Amazing the amount of clutter can be accumulated in that time eh? I do room additions, free standing buildings, renovations and repairs to buildings. I’ve been a professional working carpenter since my 20s. I’m happy to consult, refer and build for my fellow chatham neighbors and friends. Feel free to contact me at 919-448-7237 or via e-mail greg6L@aol.com thanks, have a great day!


Business introduction: Janet Resnik Pottery

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:51

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:48:16 -0800
From: Mike Resnik
Subject: Business introduction: Janet Resnik Pottery

Janet Resnik Pottery
132 Collins Mountain Road (north of Frosty’s)
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Janet Resnik Pottery produces and sells functional stoneware pottery designed and priced for everyday use. Janet’s work reflects the Chatham County Farm where her combined studio and gallery is located. Surrounded by trees and flowers, donkeys, horses, cats, dogs and guineas, it is no wonder that her plates, mugs, bowls, pitchers and platters feature impressionistic landscape, animal, iris and Christmas designs.

The pottery is either “thrown” on a potter’s wheel or rolled and formed using a slab roller. Janet does all the wheel throwing; her assistants, including husband Mike, use the slab roller. Janet also does all the decorating (glazing).

After the pottery is formed it is allowed to dry before being fired the first time in a low temperature electric kiln. The resulting bisque ware is glazed and then fired a second time to a much higher temperature in order to bond molecularly the glazing material to the clay. Janet does most of the glaze firing in an electric kiln, but uses a gas kiln for certain glazes.

People from all walks of life buy and love Janet’s pottery. And they are grateful for her reasonable prices: a spoon rest cost $5, a dinner plate $24, and a bird bath or large bowl $65. The pottery is lead free, dishwasher safe and can be used for baking if started in a cold oven. You may view the pottery on the Website–www.
janetresnikpottery.com–but you cannot buy it online.

The Pottery is open every Wednesday and Sunday from 3-6 PM year round. During these times (as well as during “kiln openings” and the Chatham County Studio Tour) the marked prices are discounted (20% for cash, 15% for checks). The Pottery does not take debit or credit cards and does not ship orders. You may also purchase by appointment at other times, but only at the full prices.

The Pottery will also be open both weekends of the Chatham County Studio Tour.


Coming Up at the Pittsboro Roadhouse: Idlewild South on Sunday

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:19

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:40:53 -0500
From: Anora McGaha
Subject: Coming Up at the Pittsboro Roadhouse: Idlewild South on Sunday

Hello Friends of the Chatlist,

The cold’s coming in, but it will be warm inside the Roadhouse. We look forward to seeing you at our last of the Sunday Band Series this weekend. Here’s what we have going on over the next seven days.

Wednesday Night

6:30 Performance Night: Open Mic & Karaoke
7:00 Next Dai Poker. All welcome.

Thursday Night

6:00 Porcelain (Indie/Acoustic Folk)


8:00 The Tokyo Rosenthal Program with Bruce Piephoff
2nd to Last Show of the Season!


Friday Night

8:00 Will McBride Group (Jazz/Rock/Pop)


Saturday Night

8:00 Mebanesville (Folk / Rhythm / World)


Sunday Band Series – Nov 16

3:00 Doors Open

4:00 Show Starts IDLEWILD SOUTH – Allman Brothers Band Tribute


($10) (Kids 10 & under in free)

Monday Night

7:00 Line Dancing with Diane Perry

Tuesday Night

6:30 ROOTZIE (Gregory Blaine) (Reggae / Blues / Soul)


We look forward to your next visit!



Don’t understand how a college graduate from UNC was unable to get registered in time to vote

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:09

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:55:07 +0000 (UTC)
From: Butch Batchelor
Subject: Young voters in Chatham County

In response to Virginia Penley’s Nov 10th post as to her daughters inability to get registered to vote in this past election; I just don’t understand how a college graduate from UNC was unable to get registered in time to vote. I have moved several times and never had a problem registering even before same day and DMV help. Two years before the next major election Virginia , I hope she gets to vote this time.


Broadband Service in Southeastern Chatham County off HWY 902

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:04

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:12:37 -0500
From: Marian Norton
Subject: Broadband Service in Southeastern Chatham-HWY 902

I’ve responded to Nancy who was looking for information on broadband service on Hwy 902, but if anyone else needs information–here is what I know.

Satellite and mobile connections are just not real solutions for broadband.

After years of crying for broadband service in our area, we do have a provider who is willing to bring fiber to the home service along Hwy 902 from Harper’s Crossroads to the Rocky River, and outlying roads. In a meeting with residents on September 25, 2014 Randolph Telephone Cooperative gave detailed information on their plans and gave residents a packet of information. What is needed is for homes along this corridor to make a commitment to take service. Randolph Telephone will extend service if they can get an average of one connection per thousand feet.

This also goes for anyone living on NC 42 from the Siler City Glendon Rd. east to SR 2336 ( Indian Creek Estate) and along SR 2336 to the Goldston Carbonton Rd.

You may contact Randolph Telephone representatives Stephanie Gee at 336 879-7964, sgee@rtmc.net OR Anita Wright at 336 879-7994, anitawright@rtmc.net for complete information. Even if you have high speed internet with DSL on NC 42 from the Siler City Glendon Rd. to the Bonlee Carbonton Rd. or Hwy 902, you will get faster and better service with the fiber optics connected directly to the house rather than fiber optics along the highway and copper running to the house. T.V. service will also available as an option if one wants to get rid of an unsightly satellite dish in the yard.

After years of offering us no connection, CenturyLink announced through the Chatham/News Record on October 9, 2014 (and just 2 weeks after the Randolph Telephone meeting) that they would expand “high speed Internet service” in the Bonlee and SR 2306 area using Connect America Phase I funds and some investment of their own. I have not been able to confirm that any new service is available or what type it will be. A neighbor tried to sign up on-line, only to get a call from CenturyLink cancelling the installation, saying they did not know when it would be available.

It now appears that residents in this area have the choice of supporting Randolph Telephone’s effort to bring fiber to Chatham County or connecting with CenturyLink when this announced expansion is completed.

We will soon be 15 years into the 21st Century. I’m going to encourage the fiber to the home expansion!

Marian Norton, Hwy 902


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