Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:21:00 -0500
From: Linda Gaile Reyes
Subject: A Shout Out for Clair De La Varre
I have to say I am so impressed with the way Pittsboro has progress and grown in the 10 yrs I have been here..I am so thankful for our new addition Clair… Her business involves many levels of personal healing… From the deepest relaxation techniques I have ever experienced and ways of getting in touch with the negativity that has held me back from success and happiness in my personal life and all my relationships… And ways of completely releasing it… 2 visits and I feel a depth of contentment and happiness and confidence I thought was lost. I can’t wait to go back..
Her new office is in the Wellness Center 157 West St. 919-636-2781… Don’t make the mistake I did. I didn’t realize the Wellness Center had moved…. I walked into the woman’s home… She was so kind and sweet about my mistake… I wasn’t the first that week to make that mistake..I hope 2015 is a great year for you all… If you have any questions about my experience just email me… She also does hypnosis for pain relief, weight loss, life traumas..
Linda in Chatham Forest
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:09:51 -0500 (EST)
From: 458 West B&B
Subject: Food Pantry in Moncure
God’s Helping Hands Food Pantry in Moncure is in need of non-perishable food (such as canned goods, rice, beans) and/or monetary donations. This food pantry has been operating in southeast Chatham County for 15 years and provides food for approximately 65 families. It is associated with the NC Food Bank.
The food pantry is open the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at Liberty Chapel Church’s annex building in Moncure. For more information, call 919-599-8337.
Monetary donations go a long way when shopping at the NC Food Bank, where the food is sold to the food pantry for 18 cents a pound. So, a $10.00 donation will buy 55 pounds of food! 100% of all money donated goes toward purchasing food for the food pantry. Please send monetary donations to God’s Helping Hands Food Pantry, 5097 Old US 1, New Hill, NC 27562. We will gladly send you an in-kind receipt if requested.
Food can be dropped off at the food pantry on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:30AM-1:30PM or call 919-599-8336 to make other arrangements.
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:47:00 -0500
From: Marianna Spence
Subject: FVRC Valentine’s Benefit Dance, featuring the Swang Bros.
Dust off your dancing shoes and join Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services for an evening of friends, delicious food, drinks, and live music by the Swang Brothers! The benefit dance will be held Thursday, February 12 from 6 – 9 PM in The Bold Building, 50101 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill.
Tickets are $20 in advance through Feb. 11 (or $25 at the door) per person. Purchase tickets online at: www.fvrc.org/news-room/valentines-dance-2015. You can also purchase tickets by phone or email at 919-542-5445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Swang Brothers play American music from the 50s and 60s, combining a heady mix of traditional country, rockabilly pop and blues. The three-piece outfit of thumping upright bass, driving acoustic guitar and twanging electric guitar covers a diverse array of artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Horton, Englebert Humperdinck, Gene Vincent, Neil Diamond , Merle Haggard, Chet Atkins and many others while mixing in some choice original tunes to round it all out. The band can turn on a dime, playing an all-out rockabilly rave-up one moment, then downshifting into a country ballad the next, followed by a burning instrumental number.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Bold Real Estate Companies
Bean & Barrel
Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store
Averett Law Offices
Action Alliance of FVRC
Development and Public Relations Coordinator
Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services
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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:22:19 -0500
From: Kay Roberts
Subject: Gospel Singing
Martha’s Chapel Christian Church will be hosting a Gospel Singing on the evening of January 31st. Performing will be The Hinshaw Family.
The Hinshaw Family consists of mother Connie Hinshaw, her three daughters, Debbie, Sandy and Robin and grandson Graison. They have sung gospel music together as long as they have been a family and are dedicated to sharing Jesus Christ through their music. You can read more about The Hinshaw Family at: http://www.hinshawfamilync.com The concert will begin at 7:00 pm and last approximately one hour. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.
The church is located at 2811 Martha’s Chapel Church Road in beautiful Chatham County. Information about the church can be found at: http://www.marthaschapel.comdocument.getElementById("post-18575-blankimage").onload();
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:41:09 -0500
From: “John Moore”
Subject: Circles Chatham Information Night
You have probably heard of Circles Chatham. Whether you have or not, here is a chance to learn more. This coming Tuesday, January 27, Circles Chatham is offering a pleasant evening of dinner and a time to understand the What and How of Circles Chatham, the community impact it is having, and the opportunities to get involved helping local people move to financial self sustainability.
Where: Pittsboro United Methodist Church, 71 West St, Pittsboro, just off the traffic circle (parking behind the church) in the Fellowship Hall on the second floor
Date: Tuesday, January 27
Time: Dinner is promptly at 6pm…information session from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Child care provided.
We look forward to seeing you there. So that we can plan for your participation, please RSVP at www.circleschatham.org . If this Tuesday is not convenient yet you still want learn about Circles Chatham, go to the RSVP and let us know.document.getElementById("post-18573-blankimage").onload();
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:01:02 -0500
From: Kelly Butler
Subject: Open House for 2015-16 Admissions
Admissions for 2015-16 has begun at Haw River Christian Academy! Prospective families and community supporters are invited to our upcoming Open House events:
Thursday, February 5 (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
Friday, February 6 (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Our evening Open House provides parents with the opportunity to browse through classrooms, review curriculum, and converse with teachers, administrators, parents, and board members. The daytime event enables families to witness a classical Christian education in action!
– Grammar School: Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten (half-day) – 6th Grade
– Logic School: 7th-9th grade
– Rhetoric School (10th-12th grade): Phase 3*
*(*We are adding one grade per year, with our first graduation planned for May 2018.)*
– Christ-centered curriculum (including Latin, music, art)
– Christ-centered school culture
– Family-oriented, covenantal model: Based upon principles of Deuteronomy 6:6-9 and â€œen loco parentisâ€ (educating â€œon behalf of parentsâ€ )
– Smaller class sizes
– 501(c)3 non-profit organization
– Inter-denominational and church independent (currently represented by families in 40 churches!)
– Member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (with over
250 member schools across America)
HRCA leases the beautiful facilities of Emmaus Baptist Church. Our campus has a full-size gymnasium, fellowship hall, lunch room, science room, school library, art room, drama stage, soccer field, and more!
HRCA combines an excellent education and school culture for a reasonably priced tuition. Limited financial aid is available with decisions awarded to applying families by early Spring or until the funding is fully allocated.
2428 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro NC 27312
Personalized tours, including classroom observations, may be scheduled by calling 919-533-4139.
*”Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not
depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6*
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:30:36 -0500
From: Doug Nicholas
Subject: Re: Who buys vinyl records
Circle City Books & Music buys and sells vinyl.document.getElementById("post-18567-blankimage").onload();
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:14:59 -0500
From: “N.A. Booko”
Subject: The gardem January . . .
With all the sunny days this month, despite the cold, avid gardeners go out and look at the garden. For those smart enough and able to rake leaves in the fall, it is a far different story than for the ones that couldn’t or didn’t rake leaves. And I have mega leaves. My problem is, in the fall, the leaves are so stiff and fluffy, I damage so much plant material trying to rake.
After a couple of months of wind and rain, the leaves are sorta beaten down around the plants, making it somewhat easier to see what I’m doing, but on the other hand, the leaves are usually wet and heavy. A bushel of wet leaves can seem like it weighs a ton. I find a few choice cuss words usually helps the situation. I was silly enough to design my garden into little’room-etts’- making it difficult to maneuver a wheeled cart near where I would be raking leaves. So, the solution is to rake enough to fill a four gallon container and then lug it off somewhere out of site to garden visitors, and pile it up. And, after 20 years or so, it does pile up. And forget it folks, I know what you are thinking- after a few years, those leaves would be good put back on the soil- I ain’t dragging them back- thank you very mulch!
I usually prune my Japanese maples in mid February – a chore that I didn’t manage getting around to last year. They are getting too tall for the red color to be appreciated. And, the variegated Hawthorn maple is now so tall, you can’t appreciate the bizarre coloring of the leaves. This is one maple that should be kept pruned at about six and a half feet.
A quick glance today told the the pink primrose (oenothera) I planted last August has spread by underground roots. This grew wild in our yard when i was a child and since, I have never gotten it to grow and multiply- but be aware, if you do get it to grown and it is happy, it is hard to contain. I shan’t worry about it. Its delicate pink blooms dance in the breeze and is a delight to behold.
The variegated Yucca, Holly fern, Christmas Fern and Rattlesnake fern are all still nice, colorful and green.
Many years ago, 43 to be exact, I ordered some wildflowers from the North Carolina mountains- Some of the soil in the shipment contained a little seed that had just broken open and the root sprouted. I had no idea what it was, so I planted it and gave it tender loving care. It turned out to be a wild native rhododendron. Today it is 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide, Huge waxy leaves and giant pinkish-white flowers. Five or six years ago, I managed to root a cutting and have grown it in a pot. Noticed today, that potted plant has at least five big buds . . .. I can hardly wait.
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Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:59:16 -0500
From: Tara Lynne Groth
Subject: Intro to Freelance Journalism in Downtown Pittsboro 2/28
Write For Magazines: Query Writing & Critique
This is an introduction to freelance journalism. Learn how to pitch editors, craft a query letter, and earn money writing. You will leave this class with three query letters of your own and markets so that you can actively start pitching articles right away. You will also take home a half dozen successful query letters that secured publication in national and local markets such as GO (AirTran Airways’ in-flight magazine), Blue Ridge Outdoors and The Chapel Hill News. Students invited to submit a query letter in advance and receive a critiqued copy at class. Seating is highly limited and advanced registration required.
Class fee $57. Register: http://www.taralynnegroth.com/writing-classes.html
Instructed by Pittsboro Freelance Writer Tara Lynne Groth Tara Lynne is the founder of Triangle Writers and is a full-time freelance writer and journalist. Her features have surfaced in markets such as Draft, GRIT, Deep South Magazine and more. www.taralynnegroth.com
Event held at the Chatham Business Services Center, conveniently located downtown in the shadow of the historic Pittsboro Courthouse.
Saturday, February 28th
Chatham Business Services Center
20 Sanford Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:19:48 -0500
From: George Greger-Holt
Subject: Chimney Sweep
I have used Chimney’s Plus for 20+ years. Charlie Quaile and his crew do a great job.
I also had them install gutter guards.
Best of luck.
I’m in need of a chimney sweep, any suggestions.thanksJack
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:42:14 -0500
From: Traci Philips
Subject: Free Essential Oil Workshop
On Thursday, January 29th, there will be an Essential Oil Workshop, A Medicine Cabinet Makeover, from 6:30-8pm at 610 Log Barn Road in Pittsboro. Come to this free event and learn about the healing benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils and how they can help with first aid, pain relief, physical and emotional ailments and so much more! Also, available will be the opportunity, if you choose, to do a Zyto Scan – a bio-feedback device that can assess exactly what oils your body requires to support your individual needs.
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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:04:56 -0500
From: Pete Jaeger
Subject: Spring and Antiques
N. A. Booko’s note about gardening reminded me that Spring isn’t that fare away. As I get older I’m sorta glad we haven’t had a snow fall yet (in my No. Chatham Co) area yet – “never say never – ’tis still too early to say…” anyway I just wanted to remind folks that a number of Chatham Co Antique Dealers will be participating at the annual American Legion sponsored Antiques Fair in March – the 28th and 29th to be exact – please mark your calendars for this exciting Spring event!
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:47:47 +0000
From: Debbie Roos
Subject: fruit tree pruning demonstration Saturday February 21 in Pittsboro
North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a fruit tree pruning demonstration on Saturday February 21 from 10:00 am – noon at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. Annual training and pruning are needed for fruit trees to develop proper shape and form but many growers are intimidated by pruning and neglect this important task. Properly trained and pruned trees will yield high-quality fruit much sooner and live significantly longer. Dr. Mike Parker, North Carolina State University Fruit Tree Specialist, will demonstrate proper pruning techniques for apple and peach trees.
This demonstration is open to the general public and appropriate for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There is no cost to attend but a RSVP is requested. To RSVP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “pruning demo” in the subject line.
For more information contact Debbie Roos at 919-542-8202.
Howard’s Farm: 7393 US 64 West, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Harold Howard planted his first peach trees in 2011 and later added apples, blueberries, blackberries, and vegetables. They opened Memaw’s Fruit Shack at the orchard in 2014 for direct sales to customers.
Agricultural Extension Agent
Chatham County Center
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:42:57 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Chatham Residents May Qualify for Free Tax Filing Help
Contact: Dennis Streets, 919-542-4512
Chatham Residents May Qualify for Free Tax Filing Help
PITTSBORO, NC- Chatham County encourages income-eligible residents to avoid unnecessary fees this tax season by relying on RSVP-VITA tax preparation service. All VITA services include FREE electronic filing for both federal and state tax returns.
The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will begin its free service on February 2, 2015, for Chatham and Orange counties. VITA is available to clients with low to moderate income, regardless of age or county residency, as long as eligibility guidelines are met.
For a listing of specific dates, locations, eligibility, what to bring, walk in information and to make appointments online, please visit www.orangecountync.gov/aging/VITA.asp. Clients can also make appointments by phone after January 24, 2015.
Allow two hours for each appointment. Additional information will be available in January at local libraries and online.
IRS-certified volunteers are trained to prepare computerized federal and state tax returns for eligible clients. Returns are filed electronically at no charge. Each return is reviewed for accuracy and to determine that the return is complete with all applicable deductions and credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Various changes in North Carolina tax law will impact the preparation of tax forms, including changes in deductions and credits. Clients with lengthy returns may have to go to a paid preparer. Non-English-speaking clients must bring an interpreter with them if their appointment is at one of the Senior Centers.
Appointment Contact Numbers and Dates (Appointments required; no walk-ins)
Chatham County phone contact: 919-542-4512 (English) and Spanish-speaking residents should call 919-742-1448 (Hispanic Liaison office)
Eastern Senior Center in Pittsboro available dates are:
* Tuesdays from 1 to 5 pm from Feb.10 to April 7
* Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm from Feb. 7 to April 11
Western Senior Center in Siler City available dates:
* Wednesdays from noon to 4 pm from Feb. 4 to April 8
Hispanic Liaison in Siler City dates:
* Thursday, Feb. 5, from noon to 5 pm
* Saturday, Feb.14, from 10 am to 5 pm
* Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 am-5 pm
For 2015, Orange County provides the VITA assistance for Chatham County through its partnership with several local agencies, including the Chatham County Council on Aging. Federal sponsors include the IRS and the Corporation for National and Community Service-Senior Corps.
In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.
Chatham County Director of Community Relations
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:57:03 -0500
From: Gene Galin
Subject: Videos & photos from the Jordan-Matthews at Northwood basketball games
View over 400 pictures from last Saturday’s 4 Jordan-Matthews vs Northwood basketball games at http://chathamphotos.com/2015/150117northwoodjm/
Video of Varsity Girls Basketball Game at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNqGJjAr8e4
Video of Varsity Boys Basketball Game at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5_yoG6QyY
I should have the JV Basketball game videos loaded up later in the week
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:38:06 -0500
From: Christine Miller
Subject: Have you signed up for our “Tour D’ Cluck”?
Do you have chickens? Do you want chickens? or are you putting off getting chickens because your just not sure?
Your invited to our TOUR D’ CLUCK Wednesday February 18th at 6:30pm at Pittsboro Feed
We will discuss:
*Getting started with chickens
*Leaving the brooder and joining the flock
*Mites, lice and worms
Reservations are not required but appreciated! sign up today! 919-542-2454
1103 East Street
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:04:33 -0500
From: “Mari Trosclair”
Subject: Shout-out to Lee Pollard and Computer Therapy
Thank you to Lee Pollard for continuing to provide prompt service, helpful suggestions and repairs that LAST. This in addition to providing assistance to the community with free or affordable refurbished computers.
Keep in mind when having someone work on your computer, they have access to your most personal correspondence with businesses, banks, etc. You want someone you can TRUST. Lee is that person.
Mari Trosclair, ePro, GRI, ABR
Grapevine Realty Services
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:33:30 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Chatham County Again Earns Nationwide Budget and Audit Awards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Renee Paschal, 919-542-8200
January 21, 2015
Chatham County Again Earns Nationwide Budget and Audit Awards
PITTSBORO – Chatham County continues its success in gaining recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), a nationwide organization, for meeting top standards for both budget presentation and comprehensive audit reports.
“We are very fortunate to have finance and budget teams that second to none and recognized nationally for meeting the highest standards,” said County Manager Charlie Horne. “Assistant County Manager Renee Paschal leads our budget process, along with Lisa West and Hope Tally. Finance Director Vicki McConnell oversees the audit report.”
The Chatham County Manager’s Office recently received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, which is the third time that the county has received this award in the past five years. The award means that the county’s budget presentation for FY 2014-15 met “the highest principles of governmental budgeting.”
The GFOA has specific guidelines that require the budget presentation to meet standards in four areas: policy document, financial plan, operational guide and communications tool. Each of these four areas have 14 mandatory criteria that must be met.
Every year since 1989, the Chatham County Finance Office has received the GFOA’s Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting and received it again for its FY 2013-14 audit report. This award recognizes local governments that produce audit reports reflecting the “spirit of transparency and full disclosure.”
The financial reporting guidelines also require the audit report to “clearly communicate the organization’s financial story and motivate potential users to read it.”
Both awards require extensive review by experts who evaluate the documents using extensive criteria.
In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.
Chatham County Director of Community Relations
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:02:26 -0500
From: Rich Beaudry
Subject: We need quality broadband internet in Pittsboro/Northeast Chatham! —
Response and Support
Christie, Thanks for your efforts to help us all get better high speed internet. You original post came through highly garbled — I’ve cleaned it up and appended it below.
I live in Redbud (east of Pittsboro). Many of us would love to get the speeds you complain about. We pay for 1.5 mbps but typically get only .5 to 1 mbps (barely usable in the internet world). I have re-posted your entire original post to our community Yahoo Group and urged those in our community to join in your efforts.
Thanks for taking the point on this and setting up the organization needed to get action and service.
Your cleaned up post:
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:18:04 +0000 (UTC)
From: Christie Hinson
Subject: We need quality broadband internet in Pittsboro/Northeast Chatham!
Hi folks, For those of you who live along the Jones Ferry Road corridor, you have likely experienced the frustration of the VERY poor internet options available to us. (AT&T offers a whopping 1.5 – 3 mbps right now (grrr!) Residents of Strowd Mountain and several other neighborhoods along Jones Ferry Road are trying to pressure TWC and other companies to offer high speed internet and cable services in our community. TWC is showing some willingness to extend their lines IF they have proof of the interest and potential customer base. (To be transparent, we have no loyalty to TWC…they just seem to be the only company willing to talk about the potential of extending their lines and offering service at this time. Several area HOAs are also trying to work with AT&T for additional options.) If you live in this vicinity (from Crawford Dairy to the Orange County line) and are interested in helping us try to bring quality internet options to the community, please read below. If you have questions, e-mail Gail at PittsboroBroadband@gmail.com.
We Need Quality BROADBAND INTERNET in Pittsboro / Northeast Chatham!!! Several neighborhoods along the Jones Ferry Road corridor ((from Crawford Dairy to the Orange County line) are trying to convince Time Warner Cable to initiate a broadband construction project for our internet starved residences. Please help us make this a reality by showing them there is an interested customer base in Northeast Chatham/Pittsboro. Time Warner Cable has asked us to do the following (please note this does NOT commit you to purchasing anything, even if services do eventually become available):1. Call TWC @ 704-377-9600 2. Say”I don’t have an account.” 3. Say “New Service” 4. Provide Zip “27312” 5. Ask to Connect to Customer Care NOT Sales. 6. Ask to put in “Serviceability Check” 7. Give your name and address. 8. The rep will inform you that a technician will come out to do a survey and find out what the closest high point is for connectivity. You do not need to be there.9. The rep will provide a ticket #. Write this ticket number down and email it to PittsboroBroadband@gmail.com with your name, address, phone # and subdivision if applicable. Your information will not be shared. (If you are uncomfortable providing this information, please at least e-mail with the Ticket #.) 10. You will receive an email from TWC saying you cannot get service at this at this time. This is expected. 11. Please also visit and sign our petition to local government and OTHER internet
providers: http://www.ipetitions.com/ petition/bring-broadband-to- pittsboro-northeastRightnow
, TWC is the only company who has shown any potential willingness to extend lines/services. We are continuing to pursue other providers for participation (i.e.,AT&T) as well and will update anyone who has participated in the steps above.
A petition has also just been started at Bring ***BROADBAND*** to Pittsboro / Northeast Chatham
; it is necessary to include your address in order for your signature to count.You can also join the new FaceBook group “Broadband for Northeast Chatham County”
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:18:04 -0500
From: Lesley Landis
Subject: Yea for Volunteering and Taylor Kish
So glad to see “Taylor Kish” suggesting that people volunteer.
In a recent post, s/he encouraged folks to serve on panels to help determine how County grant monies are distributed.
Our county is stronger when people bring their perspectives and skills to participate in decision-making at all levels of government. Whether that participation comes from serving on boards or committees, or assisting with administration, events, or mission-oriented tasks — the people of Chatham win when neighbors with a diversity of perspectives, experiences, opinions, and skills get involved, work together and share what they know.
There’s a win for the individuals, too: volunteering allows participants of all ages to learn new skills, meet new people, and gain greater insight into how the County and non-profit organizations work and what purposes they serve. I’m delighted that “Taylor Kish” recognizes this.
Lesley Landis Designs