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Chatham Chatlist #3390 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gene Galin   
Thursday, 09 April 2009

This digest contains the following messages:

  1. Maron  
         by: Forrest Greenslade
  2. Jr. Chef Program Announcement  
         by: Susan Graham
  3. Fiesta Latina 2009: Volunteers Needed!  
         by: Carrie Fields
  4. Camera @ PBO circle  
  5. Golf Tournament  
         by: CCUCC - Cindy Poindexter
  6. Easter Celebration at Chatham Community Church  
         by: Jeff Lawrence
         by: Dupont Sheryl
  8. 4 Guys Outside of Verlie's on Sunday morning  
  9. Liquor-by-the-drink  
         by: warthur2
  10. Chatham County Forestry Tour -- Friday -- May 1 --- Pre-register by  
         by: Glenn Woolard
  11. Video to CD - Thank you.  
         by: Schade-NC
  12. regarding your chatlist post:  Computer question and wireless in PBO  
         by: Lee Pollard - Computer Therapy, Inc
  13. Bprentice and petty complaints  
         by: Expectations
  14. Re: Chatham Chatlist #3389  
         by: Kelly Butler
  15. Saturday at the Bynum General Store -- Bynum Front Porch Pickin'  
         by: Bynum FrontPorch
  16. Saturday at the Bynum General Store -- WORKDAY!  
         by: Bynum FrontPorch
  17. Great Guitar Teacher!  
  18. Methodist University Chorale Holy Thursday Concert  
         by: Angela Crisp-Sears
  19. Labyrinth: A Holy Week Walking Prayer  

--------------------  1  --------------------
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 06:57:33 -0400
From: Forrest Greenslade
Subject: Maron

Margaret Maron Keynote for New CCCC Creative Writing Program

Central Carolina Community College will introduce a new Creative Writing
program during a public event Sunday, April 26, from 1pm to 4pm. The
keynote speaker will be national best-selling mystery writer Margaret
Maron. The audience will have the opportunity to break into small
discussion groups to provide feedback on topics for the new program.
Sponsored by McIntyre’s Fine Books at Fearrington, the kickoff event
will be held in the Multipurpose Room, Building 2, at the CCCC Pittsboro

Scheduled to begin in Fall 2009, the new Creative Writing program will
offer courses in various genres of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.
Several weekly courses and one-day workshops will be offered each fall
and spring semester. “We are very pleased to offer a Creative Writing
Program here at our Chatham County Campus,” said Carl Thompson, Director
of Continuing Education for the Chatham County campuses of CCCC. “Our
goal is to provide programming that enhances the skills of our citizens,
while bringing a level of enjoyment as well. This particular endeavor
should satisfy both requirements. We anticipate that this program will
be one of the first in this region, and we look forward to serving not
only the needs of Chatham County citizens but those of the region.”

Ms. Maron’s keynote topic for the Creative Writing Program kickoff event
will be, “My Writing Life”. She is the author of twenty-four novels and
two collections of short stories. Winner of the 2008 North Carolina
Award for Literature and several major awards for mystery writing, Ms.
Maron’s works have been translated into 15 languages. A native Tar Heel,
she still lives on her family’s century-old farm a few miles southeast
of Raleigh. The farm served as the setting for Bootlegger’s Daughter,
which is in the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the
Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. McIntyre’s will have Ms.
Maron’s books available for sale during the April kickoff event at CCCC..


For more information, contact: Carl Thompson, Director of Continuing
Education: (919)542-6495, x 224 or Margaret Zwilling, Community Services
Coordinator, 542-6495, x 228.

Central Carolina Community College

--------------------  2  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 10:37:18 -0400
From: Susan Graham
Subject: Jr. Chef Program Announcement

The Junior Chef program, through the Chatham County Center, NC Cooperative Extension will offer a program on Saturday, April 18, entitled, "How Does My Garden Grow."

You can reduce grocery bills by gardening in your yard or on your back porch.  The space doesn't always have to be large to gain a lot.   Home gardening can be a fun activity that involves the entire family.  Children can help with the efforts in this type of project.  

Participants will learn some simple home gardening techniques for these small spaces.  Learn not only about foods that can grow in your yard but work with herbs that are very popular for seasoning foods such as pizza, spaghetti, and salsa.  Each participant will leave with samples of five different herbs and one vegetable to grow at home.  

Join the Junior Chef program on Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to get these basic gardening tips.  The class is designed for youth ages 9 to 15 years old.  Enrollment is limited to 8 - 10 youth so first come, first serve.  Cost is $8.00 per youth, which covers supplies and literature.  FEES are NON-REFUNDABLE.  The workshop will be held in the first floor Cooking Laboratory, Chatham County Agriculture Building, 45 South Street, Pittsboro.  

For additional information, contact Phyllis Smith, Extension Agent, by email at or Brenda Talton, Extension Secretary, by email at  or call 919-542-8202.  Please make checks payable to Chatham County Cooperative Extension.  Checks may be mailed to Phyllis Smith, Chatham County Cooperative Extension, PO Box 279, Pittsboro, NC  27312, or may be dropped by the Agriculture Building, 45 South Street, Pittsboro. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Phyllis Smith at 919-542-8202, no later than five business days before the event.

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.

Phyllis Smith, RD, LDN
Extension Agent
Family Consumer Science
Chatham County Center
N.C. Cooperative Extension

--------------------  3  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:21:45 -0400
From: "Carrie Fields"
Subject: Fiesta Latina 2009: Volunteers Needed!

The Hispanic Liaison is organizing our annual Fiesta Latina on
Saturday June 13th from 12-7 at Shakori Hills.  The Fiesta is a
multicultural celebration unique to Chatham County. We would love your

 We are looking for community involvement in the following ways:
 -General Volunteers (Parking, Set-up, Clean-Up, etc)
 -Volunteers for Youth Activities (Face painting, games,
storytellers, Music, and More!)
 -Instructors for Dance, Movement and Music workshops for all ages
 -Nonprofit Booths
 -Arts and Crafts Vendors
 -Food Vendors
 -GREAT sponsorship opportunities!!!

 Please get in touch if you'd like to be involved.

For more information, stop by The Hispanic Liaison, call our office
anytime at 919-742-1448, or contact

--------------------  4  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 13:15:35 EDT
Subject: Camera @ PBO circle

Has any one noticed camera that has been installed @ circle - Mounted on  
county building pointed north up Hillsboro St - Who & Why?? - Only change  i've  
seen that it has made is that the PBO & County lawenforcement are  no longer
hanging out there

--------------------  5  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:37:42 -0400
From: "CCUCC - Cindy Poindexter"
Subject: Golf Tournament

21st Annual Golf Tournament
May 18, 2009
The Preserve at Jordan Lake

The Chatham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Golf Tournament
to be held at The Preserve at Jordan Lake,  “A Davis Love III Golf Course.”  

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with shotgun at 9:00 a.m.  Your green fees will include a day of
golf along with a golf cart, breakfast and lunch catered by XU Catering, Awards Ceremony,
 goody bag and a chance to win door and team prizes.

Green Fees
Chamber Members - $85 per player or $325 for a team of four players
Non-Chamber Members - $95 per player or $350 for a team of four players

Pre-register by calling the Chamber office at at 919.742.3333 or send an email to

--------------------  6  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 13:50:09 -0400
From: "Jeff Lawrence"
Subject: Easter Celebration at Chatham Community Church

Easter Celebration at Chatham Community Church

You are invited to come and celebrate with us on Easter Sunday. Before our
worship service, we will be having a special time of family fun including an
Easter Egg Hunt, Family Photos, Donuts and Coffee. Our worship service will
last approximately 75 minutes. Join us as we passionately worship a real God
and discover how real people can experience "Real Hope."  

     Sunday, April 12
     10:00 a.m. - Family Fun with Easter Egg Hunt, Family Photos, and Donuts

     11:00 a.m. - Worship Service to celebrate Christ's resurrection and the
new life God offers us

Chatham Community Church meets at Perry Harrison School, 2655 Hamlet Chapel
Road, Pittsboro, 27312.  Maps and directions are available on our website.

If you'd like to get a better feel for what our services are like, stop by
our website to learn more or even listen to a sermon online -

Chatham Community Church


--------------------  7  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:07:04 -0400
From: Dupont Sheryl

I read an online article from USA Today and was wondering what the scoop
is on the "Pittsboro Plenty."  Below is the mention of Pittsboro in the
article. It's titled "Communities print their own currency to keep cash

Pittsboro, N.C., is reviving the Plenty, a defunct local currency
created in 2002. It is being printed in denominations of $1, $5, $20 and
$50. A local bank will exchange $9 for $10 worth of Plenty.  "We're a
wiped-out small town in America," says Lyle Estill, president of
Piedmont Biofuels, which accepts the Plenty. "This will strengthen the
local economy. ... The nice thing about the Plenty is that it can't
leave here."

--------------------  8  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:13:38 -0400
Subject: 4 Guys Outside of Verlie's on Sunday morning

A great big thank you to the four guys who were standing in front of Verlie's on Sunday morning.  I asked them to help me unload my car for First Sunday and they were all over it.

I appreciate it!


--------------------  9  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:34:26 -0400
From: "warthur2"
Subject: Liquor-by-the-drink

    I hope Chatham County voters will support the referendum for
liquor-by-drink on May 5. Permitting liquor to be served by the drink in
restaurants will help boost the county's economy and enlarge the tax base.
It also will bring better restaurants to the area, and they won't all be

     The restaurant business is risky, often with low profit margins.
Liquor-by-the-drink, with its promise of higher profits, will be especially
beneficial to local, individual, or family operators who don't have the
resources of a chain to back them up. Many such restaurants operate in
Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro. They'll also be in Chatham County if
liquor-by-the-drink passes, and county residents won't have to drive so far
to get to them.

     Liquor-by-the-drink is a growth and quality of life issue. Approving it
will help spur growth while managing it in a reasonable way through the
zoning and permitting processes.  


--------------------  10  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:41:29 -0400
From: Glenn Woolard
Subject: Chatham County Forestry Tour -- Friday -- May 1 --- Pre-register by
 April 27

Forest Landowner Tour --- Friday --- May 1 --- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

----- Chatham County

A Chatham County forest landowner tour will be held on Friday, May 1, to look at a variety of forest management and timber harvesting practices.  The tour theme is "Practicing Forestry while Preserving Land Values".   The tour is being conducted jointly by the Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Edwards and Randolph Forest Management Group, and Chatham County Farm Bureau.

The tour will depart from the front of the Chatham County Agriculture Building in Pittsboro at 8:30 am and return at 4:30 pm.  A catered lunch will be sponsored by Chatham County Farm Bureau and served at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Dan Edwards will be the presenter along with the various land owners at the forest sites. Forest practices and forest operations seen on the tour will be pre-commercial thinning of young natural overstocked pine stands, an active ongoing commercial thinning operation in a planted pine stand and several sites demonstrating practices that maintain or enhance the land value.  These land value enhancing practices will include thinning, clear cutting small areas, and retention of critical buffers and natural areas.

The registration fee will be $10.00 per person in advance or at the door.  Participants must pre-register by Monday, April 27, by calling Jane Tripp, Extension Secretary, at 919-542-8202.
Van transportation will be provided.  The registration fee covers transportation, refreshments, snacks, tour packets, and advertising.  A free catered lunch will be provided.

Make checks payable to: Chatham County Cooperative Extension.  Mail to: Cooperative Extension, PO Box 279, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0279.

You can also register at the Chatham County Extension Center at the County Agriculture Building in Pittsboro.  Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more details, call Glenn Woolard, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202, email to or visit our web site at
North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Glenn Woolard at 919-542-8202, no later than Thursday, April 23.

Glenn Woolard
County Extension Director
Chatham County Center
N.C. Cooperative Extension

--------------------  11  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 16:09:48 -0400
From: Schade-NC
Subject: Video to CD - Thank you.

Thanks to all who suggested a place to take my aging video tape to  
have it converted to DVD.
I had five sources suggested, all great I'm sure - and chose one  
right 'in town'.

It's nice to be a part of the 'list' and know that I can find any  
information I need right here.  I do appreciate your kindness.

 From somewhere else. ;-)

--------------------  12  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 16:29:34 -0400
From: "Lee Pollard - Computer Therapy, Inc"
Subject: regarding your chatlist post:  Computer question and wireless in PBO


I cannot speak to the wireless situation in PBO but you might check with
Scott at Blast.  If it was a local resident or business that you were
tapping into they may have locked down their wireless so that the SSID is
not broadcasting any longer - for enhanced security if for nothing else.

As for the laptop repair, my company offers the requested service.  Cost
usually ranges from $125 to $175 depending on the complexity of the
disassembly and reassembly, and if the actual internal AC jack has to be
replaced or if it can just be resoldered.

As part of that service, we also clean out the interior of the laptop
completely and especially the cooling fan and heatsink.

We are located in north Chatham County.  Our phone numbers are below if you
want to call to discuss the service and you can check out our online
references at .

Lee Pollard
Computer Therapy, Inc.


(919) 932-4357 - office
(919) 218-5509 - technician cell
(919) 218-8115 - Lee's cell
(919) 960-0307 - fax

On-line pricing & references at

*** We refurbish and donate old computers to needy families and non-profits.
Let us know if you have any older equipment to donate ***


--------------------  13  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 16:53:55 -0400
From: "Expectations"
Subject: Bprentice and petty complaints

Well now, Bprentice, it serves you right for going to Subway. Nuff said.  As far as your manufactured "problem" with Food Lion's Vicky, the "Customer  Service Manager"- You won't find a more helpful and dedicated person working in any store anywhere than Vicky. She knows the store in-side-out- and she also knows when the customer is right and in your case, WRONG. . She has a wonderful sense of humor and knows her job.

But if you want to drive to Sanford or Apex and try your tricks- please, please do so.


--------------------  14  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 19:14:55 -0400
From: Kelly Butler
Subject: Re: Chatham Chatlist #3389

I often skim the Chatlist posts or occasionally advertise some news  
related to our church or school.  However, this post caught my  
attention and I just wanted to briefly comment.  I hesitate to even  
respond because I know there is a propensity to argue on this list.  
I'm simply commenting out of sincere concern and thought.

I appreciate your insight, Kira.  I would like to believe that the  
publicity -- whether true, false, or exaggerated experiences -- about  
the dealership did not heavily contribute to its recent closing.  I am  
not aware of, nor seeking to know, its history.  I just know that a  
dear friend of ours relocated here, with his family (wife and 3 young  
kids), to help his step-dad run it.  They moved here recently and just  
closed on the sale of their home back in Tennessee.  I had heard that  
business wasn't going so well, but they had an earnest and sincere  
desire to boost it and keep it going.  They completely uprooted to  
come help and unfortunately, it took a turn for the worse.

So all this to say, I hope our community does choose the higher road  
when it comes to speech about individuals or businesses, especially if  
we consider our responsibility in its impact.  I work a lot in public  
relations and nothing is more damaging than words that tear down, even  
when they are false.  Sadly, it seems that people are naturally drawn  
to sharing the negative more than the positive in this world.  And  
more often that not, they elect to tell others instead of first going  
to the source of their complaint.


--------------------  7  --------------------
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:30:06 -0400
From: Kira Dirlik
Subject: Haven't seen this connection noted

   Reading B Prentice's post on some local poor service reminded me of
two earlier, related, threads here on the Chatlist.  About a year ago
there was a string of posts outlining some very bad and expensive
experiences at Pittsboro Chevrolet.  They were strong enough to
actually prompt a post from Pittsboro FORD, asking people to please
not confuse them with Pittsboro Chevrolet.  The Chatlist is 3000 ?
strong now.  Often people ready to buy a car, talk with friends about
it.  I'm sure a lot of folks who are NOT here on the Chatlist, got
some really negative comments on Pittsboro Chevrolet from those who
ARE here on the Chatlist.   That could have been a major spreading of
the word.   (I know I, for one, decided I would never buy a car there.)
    Then a few months ago Pittsboro Chevrolet disappeared off the face
of the earth without a word of good-bye.  Wow!   Surprise !!!  There
were lots of posts here with folks wondering, "gee, what happened", in
wide-eyed innocence.   Now, I am not defending PBO Chev, because maybe
they deserved what happened (and the current economy didn't help), and
I think it is a really good thing for people to have a way of finding
out about poor service/product.  But it sure is a perfect example of
the power of speech, which should be used with honesty and

--------------------  15  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 20:27:04 -0400
From: Bynum FrontPorch
Subject: Saturday at the Bynum General Store -- Bynum Front Porch Pickin'

Bynum Front Porch Bluegrass Pickin' … and Potluck!

Mark your calendars!!!!

Bynum Front Porch Pickin’ & Potluck

Saturday 4/11/09


Bynum General Store

950 Bynum Rd.

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, Bynum General Store hosts the
Bynum Front Porch Pickin’ and Potluck.  Enjoy great music and good food at
the historic Bynum General Store.

Pickers are asked to bring Acoustic Instruments Only

This will be a circle type jam open to all skill levels and ages.

If you pick, bring your instrument.

If you sing, bring your voice.

If you eat, bring a dish to share.

Free and open to the public

From Pittsboro:
Take 15-501 North cross the Haw River and take the 1st
right onto Durham Eubanks Rd. Turn left onto Bynum Rd.
The Bynum General Store will be on your right.
From Chapel Hill:
Take 15-501 South past Allen & Sons BBQ.  The first left is
Bynum Rd. Turn left. The Bynum General Store is about a
mile down on the left.

For more info:

Sponsored by Bynum Front Porch

Visit our website: **

--------------------  16  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 20:32:10 -0400
From: Bynum FrontPorch
Subject: Saturday at the Bynum General Store -- WORKDAY!

The next Bynum General Store workday will be Saturday, April 11!

We invite everyone to join us on April 11 as we enjoy the warm spring
weather and spend a few hours getting the store ready for the start of the
Bynum Front Porch music series on May 1 (with the Sweet By and By!).   We’ll
work outside, trimming brush, cleaning up, preparing the stage.  We’ll be
able to have fun and accomplish a lot.

Please come join us.  This is a great opportunity to support the community
and get to know some great folks.

No experience necessary!

What:        Spring Cleaning at the Bynum General Store

When:       Saturday, April 11, 10-2

Bring:        work clothes, gloves

Sponsored by Bynum Front Porch.

For details about Bynum Front Porch, visit

Or email us at

Thanks for your support.

--------------------  17  --------------------
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 01:36:02 +0000
Subject: Great Guitar Teacher!

 If the person who was asking about a teacher 2 or 3 weeks ago has not found one yet, Rik Carlson at 545-1542 has given lessons for years, and also teaches piano, voice, bass guitar and the African handdrum. He has been teaching guitar to my son for about 2 months now, his method of teaching is very effective, and I am very pleased at the progress my son has made.. Rik Carlson is reasonable, is also involved in music at his church, and can play and teach from church hymns to Nirvana and everything in between.

 I highly recommend him and if anyone wants to contact me before they contact Rik with any questions, please feel free to do so.

 Bill Cline, 542-1958 or 545-6002

--------------------  18  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 22:29:15 -0400
From: Angela Crisp-Sears
Subject: Methodist University Chorale Holy Thursday Concert

Thursday, April 9
Pittsboro United Methodist Church
71 West Street, Pittsboro

Pittsboro United Methodist Church invites the community to a special Maundy
Thursday concert.

Experience prayer through music with Methodist University's premier choir.  
Under the direction of Michael Martin, the Chorale will perform selections
from their sacred music repertoire.  Dr. Scott Marosek will accompany the

This service will conclude with Holy Communion and the stripping of the alter.

A love offering for the Chorale will be received.  For additional information,
please contact PUMC at 542-2330.

--------------------  19  --------------------
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 22:22:06 -0400
From: Angela Crisp-Sears
Subject: Labyrinth: A Holy Week Walking Prayer

The Pittsboro United Methodist Church invites the community to participate in
a special Holy Week event:  a Prayer Labyrinth.

For centuries, Christians have used the labyrinth as a spiritual tool:
a pilgrimage to a sacred place and a return.  During Holy Week we
remember Jesus' final journey to Jerusalem and, ultimately, to the
Cross on Golgotha.  By walking the labyrinth we can set our minds,
our hearts and our feet on an allegorical pilgrimage to the New

Pittsboro United Methodist Church
71 West Street (Hwy 64W, next to the General Store)
in the upstairs Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, April 8 - 2-4 pm
Thursday, April 9 (Maundy Thursday) 10am - 1pm, 2-4 pm
Friday, April 10 (Good Friday) 2-4 pm, 6-9 pm
Saturday, April 11 (Holy Saturday) 10am - 1 pm

for more information, please contact the church at 542-2330

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