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Written by Gene Galin   
Sunday, 19 April 2009

This digest contains the following messages:

  1. Kudzu  
         by: Forrest Greenslade
  2. Woodscaping Your Woodlands & Firewise Management Workshop --- May  
         by: Glenn Woolard
  3. Pittsboro animal hospital scam  
         by: Elliot Cramer
  4. Sustainable Marriages  
         by: Jeff Lawrence
  5. ECC Youth Football & Cheerleading  
  6. Hope and Hot Coffee  
         by: Terry D
  7. Golf Tournament  
         by: CCUCC - Cindy Poindexter
  8. Subject: Toll Roads  
         by: Pat Johnson
  9. Kiwanis Club "Breakfast for Dinner" Tickets  
         by: Sherry Beck
  10. Writers' Morning Out  
         by: Al Manning
  11. Sunday, April 26th -Great fee Kids event - come out and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
  12. RE: Private Driving Instructor  
         by: MarkBeth Morton
  13. Bradford Pear Dilemma  
         by: Al Cooke
  14. This Weekend at The City Tap  
         by: The City Tap
  15. RE: Chatham Chatlist  
         by: Sledd Thomas
  16. Yellow Raspberries  
         by: Susan Harris
  17. 4-H Forestry Wildlife Day Camp -- Jordan Lake Educational State  
         by: Glenn Woolard
  18. help for client  

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:54:00 -0400
From: Forrest Greenslade
Subject: Kudzu

PITTSBORO - A beloved cartoon character - and all his colorful
townsfolk - come to life when “Kudzu, A Southern Musical” opens at
Chatham Mills April 24.
Central Carolina Community College theater production students and
community members fill the stage with the ups-and-downs of small
Southern town life in a tuneful, happy show that has delighted audiences
The musical grew out of the “Kudzu” cartoon strip, created by
editorial cartoonist Doug Marlette in 1981. Collaboration with Jack
Herrick and Bland Simpson, of the Red Clay Ramblers, transformed the
cartoon into a tuneful musical comedy.
The musical captures the angst, tenderness, and humor in the life of
18-year-old Kudzu Dubose, who aspires to be a writer. Kudzu lives in the
town of Bypass, so named because the state ran a new highway past the
town but forgot to give it an exit; so the world bypasses Bypass.
“We picked this show because of its local connections and because
it's good fun, something people will want in these tough times,” said
Ellen Bland, director and Central Carolina C.C. theater instructor.
The show, its characters and music go straight to the heart of
Southerners and those that love the slow-paced life in the small, rural
towns that dot the South. Such towns are disappearing under suburbia,
but “Kudzu, A Southern Musical,” captures the bone-deep feelings for
their community that many of the characters, particularly Kudzu, don’t
realize they have until they might lose it.
Life in Bypass takes a surprising turn when leading citizen Big Bubba
Tadsworth, played by Mike Broadley, tries to sell land in the tiny town
to a Japanese company that wants to build “the world’s largest plant
to manufacture American flags.” In a surprise plot twist, Kudzu,
played by Layton Sheppard, turns out to be the owner of the land.
Will a young man bored with the dullness of his small Southern town
sell its soul to build a factory? Or will he realize how special it is
and how special he is as part of it? The answer comes, surrounded by
both the poignancy and joy of discovering how precious “home” is.
Tickets for “Kudzu, A Southern Musical” are $12 and are available
at CCCC’s Chatham County Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro, (919)
542-6495, or online at
Chatham Mills is
located at 480 Hillsborough St., Pittsboro. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, April 24-25, and Friday, May 1; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2;
and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26 and May 3. The show is produced by
arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., and Chatham Mills Development

Forrest C. Greenslade. PhD, DTM
Artist, Writer, Speaker
President, Chatham Artists Guild

--------------------  2  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:15:16 -0400
From: Glenn Woolard
Subject: Woodscaping Your Woodlands & Firewise Management Workshop --- May

Date: April 15, 2009
Contact: Amy Garascia, Program Coordinator
828-884-5713 ex. 26

Landowner Workshop to be held in Central North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC... Are you a landowner or manager interested in learning more about managing your land in central North Carolina?  Then you are invited to attend the "Woodscaping Your Woodlands & Firewise Management" workshop on Friday, May 1, from 9:00-5:00, and Saturday, May 2, from 9:00-noon at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to learn general skills and information useful in managing their land.

This workshop is a general overview of managing your forest land-how  topography and soil affect the forest type and forest management methods. Basic information on forest insects and diseases, pasture management/ wildlife openings, and secondary forest products will be presented.  You will also learn about how you can protect your structures using Firewise landscaping and construction techniques, as well as incentive programs that are available to help you achieve your goals.

You will receive equipment to help you manage your land and will meet agency representatives and others available to help you accomplish your goals. This is the second in a series of four workshops in the Biltmore Forest School Piedmont Woodland Steward Series designed to promote a healthy environment by educating landowners about land management.
The cost is $50.00 per person per session, with spouse or other family member at $25.00.  Registration includes lunch, snacks and workshop-related materials.  Registration for this workshop will be accepted through April 24. Credit toward NC Environmental Education Certification is available, as well as CEU and CFE credits. Workshops also count as electives toward the Asheville Board of Realtors ECO Certification.  For more information and registration materials, visit www.cradleofforestry.org or contact Amy Garascia, Program Coordinator, at or 828-884-5713 ex. 26.

            The course is sponsored by: the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, NC Cooperative Extension Service, USDA Forest Service, NC Zoo, NCWoodlands, Montgomery Community College, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Land Trust for Central NC, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

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

--------------------  3  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:57:43 -0400
From: Elliot Cramer
Subject: Pittsboro animal hospital scam

I called them about a rabies vaccination and was told that State law
requires them to do a physical examination. When I said that I knew that
there was no such State law, I was told that this is their policy.  
Obviously the only reason for this policy is so that they can get
another $50 on top of the $17 for the rabies vaccination. (Animal
control clinics charge $5)  I believe that their policy is unethical and
I recommend the Hope Crossing Clinic which does not require an
examination.  Veterinarians should be encouraging rabies vaccinations,
not gouging the public.

--------------------  4  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:32:35 -0400
From: "Jeff Lawrence"
Subject: Sustainable Marriages

New Teaching Series at Chatham Community Church

April 19th-May 17th

Sustainable Marriages

What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel closer? We
all want a marriage that works, but let's face it, things don't always go as
smoothly as we'd like. When spouses aren't in synch, things can get crazy.
How do you break the conflict cycle when it gets rolling? Studies show that
communication is enormously significant in developing marital stability, so
how do we grow in our talks with one another? We want to experience
sexuality that is beautiful and God-designed for our enjoyment. We want to
love more deeply at the end than we did at the beginning. We want to pass
along a family heritage of love and respect to our children. Join us as we
explore what God's Word says about making marriage last.

     April 19 - Conflict and Commitment
     April 26 - Communication Craziness
     May 10 - Leaving a Legacy
     May 17 - Sex Matters

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

--------------------  5  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:48:11 -0400
Subject: ECC Youth Football & Cheerleading

Early Registration for East Chatham Youth Football & Cheerleading is near.?
Dates are:

Tuesday - May 5 @ Horton Middle School? 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday - May 7 @ Moncure School? 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Saturday - May 9 @ Pittsboro Elem. School - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Tuesday - May 12 @ N. Chatham School - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday - May 14 @ Perry Harrison School - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday - May 16 @ Pittsboro Elem. School - 9:00am - 1:00pm

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact one of our Board members - all are listed on our website.

Volunteers for football and cheerleading coaches are still needed!? Please visit our website for more details.

--------------------  6  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:51:54 -0400
From: Terry D
Subject: Hope and Hot Coffee

gracepoint is exploring the possibility of offering some encouragement
and a chance to network with others who are job searching at our
coffee bar in Pittsboro.

E-mail Terry at: if you want to explore
the idea and thanks.


--------------------  7  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:22:26 -0400
From: "CCUCC - Cindy Poindexter"
Subject: Golf Tournament

The Chatham Chamber of Commerce announces its 21st Annual Golf Tournament.
The tournament will be held at The Preserve at Jordan Lake on May 18.  Registration
begins at 8a with a shotgun start at 9a.  You do not have to be a Chamber Member to
play in the tournament, however you will receive a discount if you are a member.
Please call the Chamber office at 742.3333 or send an email to to
register or ask questions.

Cindy Poindexter
Chatham Chamber of Commerce

--------------------  8  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:50:44 -0400
From: "Pat Johnson"
Subject: Subject: Toll Roads

Dear Ms. Ann Christian,

I understand why you feel the way you do about Toll Roads.  But lets face it, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has screwed up royally over the past ten years or so and there is not any money in the highway trust fund to pay for the new projects that are needed i.e. the rest of the 540 outer loop.  

You talk about unfair.  NCDOT is to take 12 acres of my families land (63 acres) for this project.  We have had our land (in Wake Co) on the market for over 7 year and have not been able to sell because NCDOT will not fund the balance of the project or even go so far as to schedule  a completion date.  

We petitioned for an advanced acquisition of the land and was turned down again because there was not enough money.  I feel like my family has really been unfairly TAXED.  If the State had not transferred funds from the highway fund to the general fund we would not be in this mess but we are.  There are very few options left.  Toll Roads are one of them.  At least that would get some revenue in the highway fund again and the few of us that are holding the bag might be able to do something with our property after all these years.  This is not just a local issue it is a State one.  

Maybe you folks that are against the Toll Roads should contact Joe Hackney and other Representatives of the NC House & Senate and ask them to look how the NCDOT Funds their projects through out the state and the formula they use.  You could also contact the Turnpike Authority @  or even talk with Ms Perdue like I did and see if it does any good.  I hope you have better luck than I did.

It is no fun being between a Rock and A Hard Place.  The Roads are needed and they have to be paid for some how.  My family and others like us have done more than our fair share, how about the rest of you doing yours.

Patricia L. Johnson

--------------------  9  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:03:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Sherry Beck
Subject: Kiwanis Club "Breakfast for Dinner" Tickets

Tickets for the Kiwanis Club "Breakfast for Dinner" fundraiser for CORA are also available at Curves of Pittsboro, 354 East Street.

If you cannot attend on April 24 but would like to make a donation of $7 to benefit CORA, CORA will be pleased to pass along your donated ticket to a CORA client who can use the ticket for a great dinner at the Kiwanis Club.

Thanks for supporting the Kiwanis and CORA!

Sherry Beck
Curves of Pittsboro and CORA Board Member

--------------------  10  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:00:41 -0400
From: "Al Manning"
Subject: Writers' Morning Out

The North Carolina Writers' Network will host a Writers Morning Out at 11:00
a.m., Thursday, Apr 23 at Unity Books & Stuff, 80 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro.

Anyone interested in writing is invited to come for a casual hour of
interaction with other writers.  Poets, fiction writers, essayists,
published, unpublished or just interested in the craft of writing are

For more information, call Al Manning, 828-506-5320, or by email to

--------------------  11  --------------------
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 23:03:19 -0400
Subject: Sunday, April 26th -Great fee Kids event - come out and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chatham YMCA will be holding their annual Healthy Kids Day at Camp Royall
Sunday, April 26th from 1pm - 5pm.  The community is invited to this free,
fun family event.  There will be inflatables,  a clown, hay rides, obstacle
courses, games, boating, and a healthy kids walk to name a few.  Many of our
community agencies will be at the event overseeing the games and activities.
Come out and join the fun.  The Healthy Kids walk will begin at 2pm and will
be accepting donations for the Strong Kids Annual Campaign.  The Strong Kids
Campaign supplies scholarships for children to attend summer camp, after
school programs, and many other Y kids programs.    So, mark your calendars
now and don't miss out on this fun community event!

--------------------  12  --------------------
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:55:09 -0400
From: MarkBeth Morton
Subject: RE: Private Driving Instructor

I know a teenager (19) who did not get drivers Ed and is now wanting their license.   Can anyone help me with information about how to help the person learn to drive and get a license??  

email me at: or respond via Chat.  Thanks --

--------------------  13  --------------------
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:01:44 -0400
From: Al Cooke
Subject: Bradford Pear Dilemma

Re: the Bradford Pear Dilemma

Your Chatlist post about the Bradfords caught my attention.  I don't have The Answer, but can offer a direction of inquiry.  At 12 foot spacing, the trees probably are too close together to ever reach full potential, but that is not likely to kill them.  The presence of shoots coming out of the trunks (water sprouts) is evidence of a tree in decline but not typically a cause of the problem.  It may be worth noting that all Bradfords are grafted on Callery pear rootstock and anything below the graft is technically not a Bradford.

For the most part Bradfords do not have significant problems from insects and disease.  Their major defect is weak structure subject to breaking.  From your description, I suspect there is little salvation for these trees, but a couple of thoughts come to mind.  Their decline may have begun during (or even before) the drought of 2007.  Mature trees usually take several years to decline.  It's common for trees to die several years after construction damage to roots.

It may be worth doing a little excavation around the base of the trunk of these trees.  I sometimes find that trees were planted without removing materials (wire baskets, synthetic burlap) that don't rot and which subsequently girdle the trees.  And sometimes I find them too deep, either from deep planting or from settling after planting.  You should find, at or slightly above the soil grade, a buttress flare at the base of the trunk from which roots begin.  Tree trunks should not look like telephone poles emerging from the soil; there should be a buttress flare and gradual taper.

As I said, I don't have the answer.  After you look a little further, if you want to give me a call, please do.  Sometimes it takes a little detective work.


Al Cooke
Extension Agent, Horticulture
Chatham County Center
N.C. Cooperative Extension
PO Box 279, Pittsboro, NC  27312
919.542-8202; Fax 919.542.8246

--------------------  14  --------------------
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:52:41 -0400
From: "The City Tap"
Subject: This Weekend at The City Tap

Come catch the sunset and listen to the great music we have on Tap this weekend:

Friday, April 17: Jay Manley

Jay brings his unqiue Indian guitar/jazz styling to the courtyard. It will be memorable.

Saturday, April 18: See No Weevil

Funky grooves, blues & r&b are in store tonight with this swinging trio.

Thursday, April 23: The Shelbys

Fantastic songs & harmonies from pre-country blues, cajun and rockabilly. Dance away!

All bands from 8-10pm unless otherwise noted. No cover charge but please be generous when we pass the hat.

City Tap

89 Hillsboro St. (around back)

Pittsboro 545-0562

--------------------  15  --------------------
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:37:54 -0400
From: "Sledd Thomas"
Subject: RE: Chatham Chatlist


Great opportunity to meet your/our community, eat good food, support a
worthy cause, turn off and
tune in, help our neighbors Pittsboro.  

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

Local Places to purchase tickets:

Cookie's Business Center: 46 Sanford Rd.  (542-6939).
Gunn & Messick's Law offices in Pittsboro.
Edward Jones' office at the Food Lion Center (near the Subway) in Pittsboro.

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,... blue-grass
music by the Russell Family.  

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.

Thank you for your consideration and support!
The Pittsboro Kiwanis!

--------------------  16  --------------------
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:35:44 -0400
From: Susan Harris
Subject: Yellow Raspberries

Hi Folks,

Has anyone had any success growing the yellow variety of raspberries.  My
daughter wants to try some.  Variety names etc... would be helpful.

Thanks, Susan
Heart House Flowers

--------------------  17  --------------------
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:02:38 -0400
From: Glenn Woolard
Subject: 4-H Forestry Wildlife Day Camp -- Jordan Lake Educational State
 Forest --- June 11-12

4-H Forestry Wildlife Day Camp ----- June 11-12, 2009

The seventh annual 4-H forestry wildlife day camp will be held Thursday and Friday, June 11-12 at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest on Big Woods Road. The Camp is open to all boys and girls ages 9-11.  4-H membership is not required.  The camp is being conducted by the Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the Chatham County Extension Forestry Advisory Committee.

Programs will include archery, forestry, wildlife, saw milling demonstrations, leaf collecting, wood products, tree identification, GPS orienteering, animal track casts, birds, beekeeping, eagles, bears, snakes, fishing, forestry wildlife quiz bowl, and a turkey net shooting demonstration.  There will be no swimming.  Campers will be divided into groups by age.  Groups will rotate to all activities.  No transportation is provided.  Parents must drop off the youth at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest at the picnic shelter between 7:30 am and 8:00 am.  Youth must be picked up between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm.

Enrollment is limited to 60 campers on a first pay, first serve basis.  The camp fee is $25 per person.  The camp fee is nonrefundable.  It includes refreshments, snacks, insurance, and all camp activities.  Campers must bring their lunch on Thursday.   Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided for lunch on Friday.

Agencies and businesses assisting with the camp include Extension Forestry from North Carolina State University, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area,  Edwards and Randolph Forest Management Group, Domtar, Uniboard, Fox-Fire Taxidermy, Chatham County Beekeepers Association, and Chatham County 4-H.  Chatham County 4-H is a United Way agency.

A limited number of partial camp scholarships are available through United Way funding.  If your child is on free or reduced lunch in the Chatham County Schools, have your school send us an email to qualify your child for a $10 scholarship.

For more details, call Glenn Woolard, County Extension Director, at 542-8202 or email to Information is available on 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 May 15.
Glenn Woolard
County Extension Director
Chatham County Center
N.C. Cooperative Extension

--------------------  18  --------------------
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:36:34 -0400
From: Rita Marley-McKenzie
Subject: help for client

Hello all! I work with teens who have been in foster care and help them transition into adulthood. I have a young lady I work with who has just rented her first home and will be starting college next month. Thanks to the help of Beth with House of Israel/Kid's Warehouse, she was able to get a bed and couch and a few other necessities. She still needs a few more items for her home. If you have any of these collecting dust that you would be willing to donate, please let me know. Donations are tax-deductible. Thank you so much! Rita.

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