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Written by Gene Galin   
Thursday, 16 April 2009

This digest contains the following messages:

  1. Difficult times  
  2. LBD?  
         by: Tony Baker
  3. Bakelite Phone  
         by: Jeff & Diane
  4. MCO Forum Reminder  
         by: Chatham Conservative Voice
  5. Bradford Pear Dilemma  
         by: Steven  Rogat
  6. An Essential Event for Small Town Businesses  
         by: Carole Hoffman
  7. BBQ at Bell's Church 4/18/09  
         by: Tamara Powers
  8. Hummingbirds spotted in Mount Vernon Springs!  
         by: Kathleen Conroy
  9. Hello, My name is Ann Christian  
         by: E. Ann Christian
  10. Music at the General Store Cafe  
         by: joyce
  11. Vinca  
         by: Monnda Welch
  12. Pittsboro Kiwanis will be serving scrambled eggs  
         by: Sledd Thomas
  13. PBO Parks Blog  
         by: Paul Horne
  14. Chatham County Together Lobster Sale!  
         by: Jim Kirkman
  15. Movie in the Park  
         by: Rocco Richard
  16. Bamboo starts  
         by: Kay M
  17. Poutry Industry Newsletter  
         by: Susan Graham
  18. seamstress/dressmaker  
         by: Susan Lomartire
  19. Call for Construction Volunteers!  National Women Build Week.  
         by: Gaby Fornari
  20. request for names of reliable paint contractors4  
         by: Susan Giles
  21. Thank you ...plant inquiry  
  22. FW: [nhs-ptsa-news] Seeking volunteers for 2009-2010 school year  
         by: Darcey Moore
  23. extras needed for a film in Yanceyville  
         by: jaye
  24. Register now for Summer Classes at CCCC Pittsboro, Eight great  
         by: Laura Lauffer
  25. "Acoustic Garage" Concert- Friday, Apr. 17th Mina Bean'a Cafe  
         by: Dominique Metreaud
  26. Whats happening at 3rd Friday ArtWalk  
         by: persontopersonart
  27. Come Out to Shakori Hills!  
         by: Shakori Hills
  28. Local Currency Revival: The Plenty  
         by: tim keim
  29. Talk on Labor Issues in NC Sunday, April 19th at CCCC - Public  
         by: barbara alotis
  30. Heads Up! Derby Party  
         by: Heads Up!
  31. Found dog  

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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:15:10 +0000
Subject: Difficult times

You are to be example  during these difficult times,  you are to go on quest for the holy grail.
Come out for the Pittsboro Merchants Associations showing of Monthy Python and the Holy Grail.  Friday April  24th .  Capital Bank parking lot.   Movie starting at dusk, with food by Howard and Barney at 6ish.   Bring a chair, your coconuts and friends and we’ll see you there! For more info go to

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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 09:26:09 -0400
From: Tony Baker
Subject: LBD?

Hi Folks,

We need to get out acronym priorities together. Historically, LBD has referred to a miracle of design, a boon to fashion, a friend to all women (and by extension, all men). What we're talking about here people is the classic Little Black Dress. Looks great on any woman, and can be worn to any event, at time of the year and any time of day. Now that's an LBD we can support!

With respect to the controversy about what you may or may not purchase at the local bar: any decision should be based on your personal opinion, but I would suggest that buying a Little Black Dress at the watering hole might cost more than a fuzzy navel. And the hangover could be fatal. Don't even think about getting one at a government store. The Environmental Impact Study alone would cost millions, take years of field research (yea!) and would read like a Harlequin romance.

just sayin'...


Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 05:16:11 +0000
From: jennifer cordaro
Subject: LBD

this is in response to the question about where would restaurants get the liquor from.all liquor is purchased from the local ABC is preordered  and set at a higher price and stamped with a tax stamp.the liquor is required to be bought from ABC store.every restaurant that serves LBD in NC must have a tax stamp on cannot be purchased from other sources.

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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:59:35 +0000
From: "Jeff & Diane"
Subject: Bakelite Phone

I have an old Bakelite wall phone that I would love to have converted to a modern system. Is anyone familiar with how to do this or would know somebody that would?



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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:07:55 -0400
From: Chatham Conservative Voice
Subject: MCO Forum Reminder

The Chatham Conservative Voice is pleased to announce

*A Community Forum on the proposed Major Corridor Ordinance*

Thursday, April 16 @ 7:00 pm*

Superior Courtroom, Pittsboro*


a presentation of The Chatham Land Grab
by The Chatham County Republican Party

Commissioner Sally Kost has been invited to offer an opening presentation as well.

Confirmed Panel Members are:

Commissioner Sally Kost - Chatham County Commission

Paul Black - Triangle J Council of Governments

Donna Kelly - Chatham Conservative Voice

Jon Sanders - John Locke Foundation

Please submit your questions for the panel to:

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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 16:24:43 -0400
From: "Steven  Rogat"
Subject: Bradford Pear Dilemma

Our Bradford Pear trees are dying, and we don't know why.  Any insight would be appreciated.

We have ten Bradford Pears lining one side of our driveway. They were planted by previous owners presumably sometime between 2000 or 2001 and stand about 12 feet apart. They have always looked tall (30 feet) and skinny to me, as if they were too close together to really fill out beautifully. Last summer, we noted that one turned brown early and looked like it was dying.  This spring, that tree has no new growth and is most assuredly dead.  The trees on either side of it now look like the dead one did last spring-- few green shoots or leaves, early browning.  Also, the remaining seven trees all have shoots coming up around their trunks, but the brown trees have none.

What is happening?  Is this some kind of blight? Are the trees too close together to thrive? Are they all doomed, or can we save the remaining seven?  

Thank you for any help you can offer.


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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:17:46 -0400
From: Carole Hoffman
Subject: An Essential Event for Small Town Businesses

Come join us for an Essential Event for Small Town Businesses

“Using Social Media as a Competitive Edge to Businesses in a Small Town”
With Special Guest Speaker Lyle Estill, speaking on his much acclaimed
book, “Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy”
Books will be available for sale, autographed by the author.

Is your business feeling the pinch of the current economy?
Are you wondering if your business will survive?
Learn how your business can do more than just survive, it can Thrive!

The times are changing and businesses must change with the times. Learn
how your business can utilize Social Media to give you a competitive
edge in today’s business climate, especially in a small town. Small town
businesses are in a unique situation. Learn how you can capitalize on
this uniqueness and help your business explode with growth, while
supporting the economy of your town. Social Media is the Internet’s
answer to networking. Its Fun, Friendly, and Free. If you aren’t using
Social Media for your business already, or still don’t know what it is,
this presentation is for you!

The presentation will be video taped and used as a prototype for small
businesses in small towns throughout the country!

Date: Thursday, April 16^th 7:00pm – 8:30pm
CCCC, Pittsboro Campus, Multi Purpose Room, Bldg #2
Cost: $15. All proceeds will go to The Abundance Foundation.
Please bring 2 canned food goods for donations to CORA (Chatham OutReach

For more information contact: Carole Hoffman 919-542-7028,

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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:04:47 -0400
From: Tamara Powers
Subject: BBQ at Bell's Church 4/18/09

Come one come all to Bell's Baptist Church this Saturday, April 18th,  
from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the best BBQ in town!

All You Can Eat In for $8.00 a plate, featuring BBQ, potatoes, slaw,  
dessert and tea.  All made fresh and ready just for you!

Or drive through and take it with you!  Hope to see you there!

Bell's Baptist Church is approximately 1 mile North of Wilsonville at  
1274 Farrington Road, Apex, NC, on the banks of Jordan Lake

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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:33:44 -0400
From: Kathleen Conroy
Subject: Hummingbirds spotted in Mount Vernon Springs!

Get your hummingbird feeders out and filled up! We were the excited  
hosts of 2 ruby-throated hummingbirds (one male and one female) late  
this afternoon!

What a wonderful Easter treat!

Kathleen Conroy
919-799-9326 (cell)

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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:36:23 -0400
From: "E. Ann Christian"
Subject: Hello, My name is Ann Christian


My name is Ann Christian.  I have been living in Chatham county a year after
living in Wake County for 30 years (I still work in Raleigh).  I am
interested in getting to know the community better.

I work with boards licensing professionals.  I am interested in politics,
especially concerned about local and State issues.

Shortly after moving here, I was shocked to discover the plan to set up a
toll road in my neighborhood.  What was really shocking was the news that
there is a plan to impose a toll on a road that is already constructed
without one penny of toll funds.  Can you imagine, waking up one day and
discovering the road that you take to work suddenly is a toll road and you
have to pay to use it every day?

Toll roads are a very costly and inefficient method of taxation, in addition
to being very irritating.  Also, the State is already talking about
utilizing this method of taxation in other parts of the State to build

There is something inherently undemocratic about establishing a road system
where the wealthier segment of the population zips along the roads while the
rest of us experience a crowded roadway.  This is not the North Carolina
way, we did not do this even during the depression.

If the argument "if they want to use it, let them pay for it" were taken to
its logical conclusion, we would have toll booths every few miles on all
roads with the all users paying tolls.  What we must insist on is a Board of
Transportation that will determine road construction based on need, not on
political favoritism.

Is there anyone else out there concerned about this situation and opposed to
toll roads?


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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 22:08:31 -0400
From: "joyce"
Subject: Music at the General Store Cafe

This week at the General Store Café
We will be featuring Shag Dancing Monday, April 13, 7-10 pm, Jazz with
Tony Galiani on Thursday, April 16, 7-9 pm, Martha Bassett on Friday,
April 17, 8:30-11:00 pm, and Rootzie on Saturday, April 18, 8:30-11:00

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 07:55:50 -0400
From: "Monnda Welch"
Subject: Vinca

Have lots of vinca that I'm pulling up. If you want some, come on over. It is free. There is a wheelbarrow full of it at the end of the driveway. 102 Hudson Hills Rd, 27312

Also saw the first hummingbird at the feeder this morning.

See my web site at:
Metals artist & folk artist Chatham Granny
Etsy shop at:

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:58:58 -0400
From: "Sledd Thomas"
Subject: Pittsboro Kiwanis will be serving scrambled eggs

WHO:            CORA    Chatham Outreach Alliance (founded by local churches
over 20 years ago to support families getting back on their feet)  
WHAT:           FUND RAISER:
TICKETS:        $7.00 PER TICKET

The Pittsboro Kiwanis will be serving scrambled eggs, country ham with
plenty of fixings this Friday night the 24th of April.  We will have carry
out and take out.  We will also have Dine-In with a surprise, some
blue-grass music from the Russell Family.  This is a great opportunity to
meet your/our community, eat good food, support a worthy cause, turn off and
tune in, help our neighbors right here.  We will have plenty of room. Make
new friends and visit old ones.  We enjoy and look forward to serving you.
Please come, meet, eat, great and support this great, local cause.

You can buy tickets at the door, at Gunn & Messick's office in Pittsboro,
Edward Jones' office at the Food Lion Center (near the Subway) in Pittsboro,
from your Kiwanis members.

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:12:07 -0400
From: "Paul Horne"
Subject: PBO Parks Blog

PBO Parks Blog!

Pittsboro has launched a new blog to distribute info about its parks and
recreation system.  Bookmark and check frequently for updates:

It's new, so there are just a few post so far, including one about an
upcoming clean-up of Town Lake Park scheduled for April 17th, and one
addressing the status of Wi-Fi at various parks in Town.


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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:25:57 -0400
From: Jim Kirkman
Subject: Chatham County Together Lobster Sale!

Chatham County Together! is a non-profit organization. Our mission: To
encourage "at risk" youth and young adults to become healthy,
self-sufficient, and contributing members of society.

One way this mission is accomplished is through fundraising. The 9^th
Annual Lobster Fundraiser is taking place right now. Place your order
for live ($15 each) or cooked ($17 each) 1 ¾ pound lobster. Lobster
distribution is Saturday, May 2 between 3pm and 4pm.

There are a variety of ways to place your prepaid lobster order:

-Visit our Web site
Ordering is available until April 27.

-Call Pam at 542-5155 to receive an order form through the mail

-Come by our office at 175 E. Salisbury Street, Pittsboro

-Visit any Farmer's Market (Tuesday: Fearrington, Thursday: Pittsboro,
Saturday: Siler City) in Chatham County through April 28---a CCT!
representative will be available to take your order.

Choose from five different Chatham County pick up locations. Pick up
location areas are listed on the order form. Specific pick up location
information is listed on the confirmation card you will receive within a
week of placing an order.

CCT! is celebrating our 20^th Anniversary! Help us reach a goal of 1,000
lobster sold which will net $4000. All proceeds and donations make
possible programs offered to at--risk youth of promise served by CCT! in
every nook and cranny of the County. Thank you.
Jim Kirkman
ITS Enterprise Systems and Automation Services
UNC-Chapel Hill

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:28:11 -0400
From: Rocco Richard
Subject: Movie in the Park

Come out to Southwest park and enjoy a movie in the great outdoors.

Movie in the Park

April 18th, 2009


Southwest Park in Bear Creek(next to Chatham Central HS)

The movie will be Madagascar 2 Escape 2 Africa.

Bring blanket or chairs to sit on and dress warm. NO COOLERS OR PETS ALLOWED


Rocco Richard
Recreation Program Supervisor
Chatham County Parks and Recreation

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:46:13 -0400
From: Kay M
Subject: Bamboo starts

I'm looking for bamboo sprouts that anyone is interested in sharing in
SW Chatham County.   Thank you, my goats love the leaves.

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 13:57:51 -0400
From: Susan Graham
Subject: Poutry Industry Newsletter

The Spring edition of the North Carolina Poultry Industry Newsletter has been posted to our website. You may find by it at the following address.

Thank you,
Daniel C. Campeau
Area Specialized Poultry Extension Agent
Chatham, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Randolph County Centers
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
North Carolina State University
Post Office Box 279, Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
Telephone:  919.542.8202, Fax:  919.542.8246, and Mobile:  919.548.9895

--------------------  18  --------------------
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 14:52:41 -0400
From: "Susan Lomartire"
Subject: seamstress/dressmaker

I am looking for someone who can create a pattern and make a jacket for me.
Any suggestions?

Thank you.

Susan Lomartire

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:10:38 -0400
From: "Gaby Fornari"
Subject: Call for Construction Volunteers!  National Women Build Week.


National Women Build Week, May 3-10, to showcase women's contributions to overcoming poverty housing.

Pittsboro, NC - Laying bricks, pounding nails, and raising walls to build a house is no longer the exclusive territory of men. Women have been joining the ranks of construction crews for years, and now, Lowe's and Chatham Habitat for Humanity are looking for women volunteers to work on a Habitat house construction site during National Women Build Week, on May 5, 6, 7, and 8. Construction or home improvement experience is not needed; we will teach you the skills needed to complete the tasks of the day!  Volunteers will be engaged in various house framing activities in effort to start three homes in the new Chatham Oak subdivision in Pittsboro.

Developed through the partnership between Lowe's and Habitat for Humanity, National Women Build Week celebrates the compassion, dedication, talents and abilities of women from all walks of life. The goal is to both showcase the accomplishments of Habitat's women volunteers and invite new women volunteers to join the effort to provide decent, safe, affordable housing.

The week leading up to Mother's Day was selected for its significance to many volunteers, as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing: more than 12 million children - one in six - live in poverty housing in the United States alone.

Lowe's underwrites the Habitat for Humanity Women Build program, bringing women from all walks of life together to learn construction skills and then use those skills to be part of the solution to poverty housing. More than 1,200 Habitat houses nationwide have been built by women volunteers.

All volunteers must pre-register!  To volunteer for this project, please call email  We prefer volunteers commit to a whole day (8:30-3:30).  Volunteers under 16 are not permitted on this active construction site.  Volunteers ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Thank you!

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:22:59 -0400
From: Susan Giles
Subject: request for names of reliable paint contractors

DATE: Monday, April 13
FROM:  Susan Giles
RE:  Painting contractor

I put in a request for names of reliable paint contractors in the
Pittsboro/CH area several months ago. Three wonderful people
responded. I need the referrals again. Short version of long story: I
lost them. Those who were kind enough to give me names, please send
them again. The painting includes clean up of soot damage from faulty
furnance. Thanks, Susan Giles.

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Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 05:27:47 EDT
Subject: Thank you ...plant inquiry

Thank you to everyone that responded to my question about thai basil. I  
think every response I received except maybe one suggested I go to Big
Bloomers  in Sanford. I had never heard of the place before. I went yesterday and
bought a  lot of thai basil as well as quite a few other varieties of herbs.

Once again, thank you very much.

Allison Springer

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Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:46:51 -0400
From: "Darcey Moore"
Subject: FW: [nhs-ptsa-news] Seeking volunteers for 2009-2010 school year

We will be electing officers (Treasurer and Vice President) for the
coming school year at our final PTSA meeting on Tuesday, May 19.  Sue
Gibbs, a former Northwood PTSA Treasurer (and active Northwood mom) has
generously agreed to take the Treasurer position for the 2009-2011
term....Thanks, Sue!  

Therefore, the Vice President position is open (currently filled by
Darcey Moore).  Please consider serving the school by volunteering for
the Vice President position....we promise not to be too hard on you!

We also desperately need some folks to step up to fill the following
committee chair positions for 2009-2010:

Teacher Appreciation (currently filled by Meg Miller)

Grocery Card Representative (currently filled by Darcey Moore)

Thrift Shop Representative (temporarily filled by Sue Gibbs)

Teacher Representative (currently filled by Leslie Jones)

Web site Representative (currently filled by Lex Alvord with help from
Leslie Jones)

Of course, if any of the current chairs wish to stay on for another
year, we welcome them with open arms!!

We have decided to eliminate the hospitality committee since our
meetings are typically lasting only an hour.  Thanks to Opal Reinberg
for serving as committee Chair for 2008-2009.

We are fortunate that Peggy Myers has volunteered to remain the
Membership Secretary for another year...Thanks, Peggy!

In order to officially elect members to the PTSA Board, we need 30
people to attend the meeting and vote on May 19th.  Please join us on
the 19th to close out another successful year for the Northwood PTSA.

Kind regards,

B. Joyce Baird
President, Northwood PTA

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Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:13:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: jaye
Subject: extras needed for a film in Yanceyville

We need 25 soccer players between the ages of 10 and 15.  Both girls and boys are welcome.  We also need parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles of all ages to be our game audience, coaches, referees and other soccer fans and onlookers.

If you do wish to participate please call or email Ed Moye This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 336 – 694-5707 ex 270 or Michael Corbett 336 – 694-5707 ex 271 or just come out.

This is for the Piedmont Community College Film and Video Production Technology Program spring class project  â€œAn Act of Kindness.† We are shooting in Yanceyville, North Carolina zip 27379 (complete address and contact information below).  These are not speaking parts.

Our project, “An Act of Kindness,† will have a finished running time of about 15 minutes.  [for a copy of the script and schedule see“an-act-of-kindness†-production-schedule-cast-schedule-script-–-revised-31709/]

We will enter “An Act of Kindness† into film festival competition.  We are not allowed to distribute our projects for profit.  We do have a track record of winning festival recognition for our projects [see

For soccer players an old soccer (or other) uniform, shorts or sweats, will be good for the "soccer practice" scenes (scenes 1, 2, 3 and 9). A water bottle and soccer bag will be very good as well.  The other scenes will require a uniform. We are working on getting soccer uniforms donated for the shoot.
For soccer fans casual outdoor apparel will be fine.

The soccer scenes are scheduled as follows:

Shoot Day Friday, 4/17/09 soccer practice  [Scenes 1, 9] shooting from 3:00 PM till sunset
Shoot Day Saturday, 4/18/09 soccer practice [Scenes] shooting from 3:00 PM till sunset

Shoot Day Friday, 5/1/09 soccer game [Scene 15] shooting from noon till sunset
Shoot Day Saturday, 5/2/09 soccer game [Scene 15] shooting from noon till sunset

The soccer field is locate at:
Dillard Middle School
255 Hatchet Rd
Yanceyville, NC 27379

If you wish to participate please just come out but it is best if you contact us so we can give you driving directions.

Michael Corbett
Director/Instructor, Film and Video Production Technology
Piedmont Community College
PO. Box 1150
331 Piedmont Drive
Yanceyville, NC 27379-1150
Office: (336) 694-5707 Ext. 271
Web site:

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Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:04:57 -0400
From: "Laura Lauffer"
Subject: Register now for Summer Classes at CCCC Pittsboro, Eight great

Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro
2009 Summer Courses Green building Program/ Renewable Energy Program
Register Now
919 542 6495, ext. 223

****State and National Standards Overview May 26 - August 4, Tuesday evenings 6-9pm A great introduction to  state and national residential green building standards as well as energy efficiency standards.
Course Fee: $55.00 Instructor: Jamie Hager

***** Sustainable Building & Renewable Energy; Overview & Tour
May 18 to August 13, Monday evenings 6-9pm Learn basic principles for designing and building homes that lower our impact on the environment. Each class includes a site visit to a local home featuring greenbuilding and or renewable energy!
Course Fee: $ 56.2 5 Instructor: Tony Mayer

******Green Home Construction/Alternative Energy
May 28 - August 6, Thursday evenings 6-9pm Understand the basic components of residential wood frame construction with an emphasis on energy efficiency and integration of renewable energy technologies. Course Fee: $56.25
Instructor: John Delafield

*******Introduction to Renewable Energy May 27 - July 27, Wednesday evenings
6-9pm Learn the basics of wind, hyrdo and solar power.  Course Fee: $55.00 Instructor: Andrew McMahon

******Living Roof & Rain Garden Construction July 1 - August 5, Wednesday evenings 6-8pm Design Basics & Installation of a Living Roof & Raingardens/Bioretension Ponds at Pittsboro Town Park
Course Fee: $56.25  Instructors: Fred Royal & Rhonda Goolsby

******Masonry Oven Construction  May 26 - July 6, Tuesday evenings 6-9pm
Students will construct a masonry pizza and bread oven on site as well as an introduction to cob oven construction
Course Fee: $56.25 Instructor: Joe Kenlan

*******Introduction to Sustainable Communities May 27 - July 29, Wednesday evenings 6-9pm Understanding principles of sustainability as they apply to local community public policy making
Course Fee: $55.00 Instructor: Jeffrey Starkweather

Please contact Laura Lauffer for more information, some classes are off the week of the 4th of July.

Laura Lauffer
Green Building & Renewable Energy
Program Coordinator
Central Carolina Community College
Pittsboro, NC
919 542 6495, ext 228

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Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:27:17 -0400
From: Dominique Metreaud
Subject: "Acoustic Garage" Concert- Friday, Apr. 17th Mina Bean'a Cafe

This Friday, Mina Bean'a Cafe will host a free concert by the band "Acoustic
Garage"  out of Durham.
You can check out their music at:
Concert starts at 8:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served until 9:00 p.m.  Our
special this Friday will be chicken and pasta with a special sauce!
Vegetarian choice available. Come eat dinner, tour the galleries on the
Siler City Art Walk, and return for music and dessert.
*** Dance lessons continue on Thursday evenings.  Call cafe or email us for
more information.

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 07:17:15 -0400
From: "persontopersonart"
Subject: Whats happening at 3rd Friday ArtWalk

This Friday's ArtWalk  in Downtown Siler City will have lots of things to see and do -

- Gospel Music on the Courtyard Stage- "Men of Faith", "The Rocky River Ramblers" &
 "  Gospel Harmonaires"
-  Alex English performs at Raleigh Street Gallery
- "Acoustic Garage" performs at Mina Bean'a Cafe

Specials Exhibits-

- "Emergence" at the CCCC Student Sculpture Gallery
- " Tails of the Chatham Rabbit" at the NCAI Gallery
- "North Carolina - Mountains to the Sea" by Beth Goldston at the PAF Gallery

Food.... Wagon Wieners - the ever popular hotdogs returns, and ....hopefully... Howard's Fish!!

And as usual the other shops, galleries and studios will be open. Come visit us in Historic Downtown Siler City. call 919-663-2631 or 663-1335 for directions.

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:31:41 -0400
From: Shakori Hills
Subject: Come Out to Shakori Hills!

Final Announcement: Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and
Dance Begins Thursday!

Don't forget that one of the area's most unique and unforgettable
experiences, http://www.shakorihills.orgThe Shakori Hills
Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance is going on this weekend. From
Thursday, April 16 to Sunday, April 19th, this festival features a
family-friendly atmosphere and fun for everyone. The festival is a
perfect, affordable vacation for young and old in these challenging
economic times.

The festival features many local, state-wide, as well as nation and
world renowned musical acts including bluegrass
king, Ralph Stanley and the
Clinch Mountain Boys, French Algerian Taha, Cajun and
Zydeco acts Frank and the Soileau
Zydeco Band and Abshire, as well as
great Americana acts Snider and Jewell and many, many more. See the
lineup at
Music will be coming from four stages (two large outdoor stages, a
dance tent, and an intimate cabaret tent) all four days.

There is also a yummy array of food vendors, local and state-wide
craft vendors, and a healing arts area. Kids of all ages will be
entertained by workshops, art projects, storytelling, and a parade
led by the Paperhand Puppet Intervention on Sunday.

The festival puts a great emphasis on education, so there will also
be plenty of chances to learn as well as teach. One of these is a
Fair and Forum where local "green" organizations will teach and
display their talents. Workshops and local artisans also provide
great opportunities to expand the mind.

There is plenty of camping space. Tent camping is free and vehicle
camping is $60. A quiet, family camping area is also available.
Four-day passes are $95 and are available at the gate and at Youth four-day passes are $45. Day passes also
available for Thursday ($22), Friday ($30), Saturday ($37) , and
Saturday ($26).

The festival places a lot of value in community, we proudly accept Plenty! Cash, checks, Mastercard
and Visa are also accepted. There is an ATM on-site.

For more information, please visit:

What: Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
When: Thursday, April 16 through Sunday April 19, 2009
Where: 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road
              Silk Hope, North Carolina
Just down the road from Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh,
Durham, and Greensboro.

Ride the bus shuttle from
Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro!

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance is sponsored by
Shakori Hills, Inc., a non-profit formed in order to provide an
environment for community building through arts and education for
Chatham County and beyond.

Sara Waters
Press/Public Relations and Co-coordinator
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
Spring Shakori Hills Festival: April 16-19, 2009
Fall: October 8-11, 2009
1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd.
Silk Hope, NC 27312

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:12:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: tim keim
Subject: Local Currency Revival: The Plenty

This was published in then April 11, 2009 edition of the Chapel Hill Herald Sun.

Offramp to the Future
April 7, 2009

Where is the bottom to the current economic crises? Many of us have been asking this question for months. The simple answer: we don't know. As unsettling  as that might be, it can be seen as a supreme moment of opportunity, our chance to step off the economic treadmill.

And just how shall we do that?

With Plenty!

What's Plenty?

According to B.J. Lawson, Plenty is a local currency that can help a community “sustain itself through whatever shocks and turbulence the increasingly globalized yet fragile economic system throws our way.† Lawson identifies with the Austrian Free Market philosophy. He's also a doctor,  student of engineering systems, and software entrepreneur. He got involved with the Plenty because of the future he hopes to see for his three children.

Lawson describes our debt-based system as “inherently unstable, an addiction. It's the physiological equivalent of a person addicted to amphetamines, speed†. He describes what we're doing as borrowing from the future at an endlessly compounding rate of debt, and the government is trying to produce one last hit to satisfy our craving. Albert Einstein marveled at the power ofcompound interest calling it the “eighth wonder of the world†.

The first incarnation of the Plenty failed because it was issued under the same faulty strategy used by the Federal Reserve. However, the Plenty couldn't exert the police power of the government to enforce its use.

The relaunch of our local currency, in a few weeks, will initially be pegged to the dollar at a fixed rate of exchange. Capital Bank will honor and back the Plenty, sort of like a foreign currency.

Go to Capital Bank, plunk down $9.00 and get a colorful ten Plenty note. Merchants redeem the Plenty at Capital Bank for cash at face value. The original Plenty did not have that backing, and much of it ended up at Weaver St. Market; and they were left holding the bag. Now the Plenty is completely convertible into dollars.

As a brief historic note, local currency, or scrip was a strategy used by communities during The Great Depression to stimulate neighborly commerce.

Because it's a “local† currency accepted in our area, it doesn't leave the community like the money you spend at Walmart, which drains community prosperity. It promotes local business, supports your neighbors and builds a local economy. That's why Capital Bank whole heartedly backs the Plenty.

Grant Yarber, CEO of Capital Bank in Raleigh says, “We make our money in small and medium size towns. We want to see small business grow. When people try something new and it keeps money local, we want to try to support that. When that Plenty is used to pay employees, that money stays in the community†.

If the Plenty catches hold, it can be backed by locally produced commodities rather than the dollar. This is how we create an independent local economy that is actually founded on something real. Fuel, food, housing, clothing, medical care et cetera could be the bases of our currency. That's the way stable communities once operated independent of external forces.

The Federal Reserve, a monopoly, is the biggest Ponzi Scheme on earth. The bankrupt finance industry is now extorting money from us, so they can lend it back to us, so we can pay it back to them. How crazy is that? We are being manipulated by financiers who pull the levers of credit availability. As Lawson queries, “How is more debt going to fix the problem? It's back to the amphetamines analogy. We're trying to cure our hangover with another hit†.

My question is: do we in Chatham have the essential independent human spirit to take this safe offramp to a sustainable future? President Obama is both smart and well-intentioned, but informed, serious voices of dissent are  challenging Secretary Geithner's bank bailout strategy. Let's exercise a local option as protection from possible bailout failure. Building a local currency, based on local prosperity will ensure not lack but Plenty.

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:30:45 -0400
From: barbara alotis
Subject: Talk on Labor Issues in NC Sunday, April 19th at CCCC - Public

Public Talk on Labor Issues in North Carolina & the Moncure Plywood Strike

Prof. Robert R. Korstad, Co-Director of the Program in History, Public
Policy and Social Change in the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at
Duke University will be the featured speaker at the Chatham County
Democratic Women=92s meeting on Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. in the
multi-purpose room of the Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro.
He will be joined in the presentation by the Moncure Plywood Union
President, Lewis Cameron and the Union=92s business representative, Melvin
Montford, as well as photo documentarian, Anna Blackshaw.

This program will explore the state of the Labor Movement in North Carolina
and Chatham County, from both historical and personal perspectives. Korstad
will speak about labor issues in our state: he is the author or co-author of
four books, including *Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the
Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth Century South*, and *Like a
Family, The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World*, as well as numerous
articles. Cameron and Montford will report on the recently settled strike at
Moncure Plywood. Blackshaw will also show a short film about the Moncure
Plywood strikers.

The event is open to the public and free of charge: a question-and-answer
period will follow the presentations. For more information, contact CCDW
President Barb Alotis at

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:43:32 -0400
From: "Heads Up!"
Subject: Heads Up! Derby Party

Come celebrate the 135th run for the roses at the Heads Up! 2009 Kentucky
Derby Party Saturday, 2 May, 2009 at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro, NC
(**Please note that this is a change in venue from previous years)

If you can't make it to Louisville this is the next best thing! All the
excitement of the Derby can be experienced right here in Chatham County!  In
the hours preceding the race, you'll enjoy music by the Shelbys and our
fabulous pit-cooked barbeque with traditional side dishes and fresh grilled
veggies.  Take a few minutes to browse through our silent auction and make
your bid on amazing works of art from Chatham County's own artists, gift
certificates for local eateries and merchants, gift baskets, vacation deals
and more!  Enjoy a mint julep, a glass of wine or sample some beer from our
local microbrewery.   And, let's not forget the HAT CONTEST.  Bring wildest
or most elegant hat and compete for the prizes - prizes for the most
elegant, creative and humorous!  Then watch the race on our big screens and
cheer for your favorite horse!

This is all in support of a great cause and non-profit organization - Heads
Up! Therapeutic Riding Program

Tickets are $25 - available from Heads Up! - call us at 542-6207.  Advance
ticket purchase special - 4 tickets for $85 - you save 15%!

We have sponsorships available - call us for more information.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the party, be a sponsor for the
event or if you have an item to donate for our auction, we would love to
hear from you.  Please contact us at: or call
919.542.6207. More information at

We'll see you at Derby!

Valerie B Sills
Executive Director
Heads Up! Therapeutic Riding Program
PO Box 190
Pittsboro   NC  27312-0190
919 542 6207

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:22:54 +0000
Subject: Found dog

"Maddie" found in Pittsboro. Call 545-0450.

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