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Written by Gene Galin   
Friday, 01 May 2009

This digest contains the following messages:

  1. Run for the Mariners 5K and 1 mile fun run this Saturday  
         by: Newt and Karen Heilman <>
  2. One more  KUDZU show added!  
         by: Ellen Bland <>
  3. Brush Removal  
         by: Mary Alexion <>
  4. Free Music Download  
         by: David Smith <>
  5. Looking for Lynette Driver  
         by: Angelina <>
  6. Eat, Drink and Raise...?  
         by: tim keim <>
  7. Northwood JV Soccer had a disappointing night April 28 against Cary Academy  
         by: Darcey Moore <>
  8. Gentlemen's Club Awaits Chatham Liquor Vote Before Making Decision  
         by: Anna Lyst <>
  9. Friday Nights at Charlie's Barn  
         by:  <>
  10. Feed the Farm Festival! May 9th 2-8pm  
         by: Tami Schwerin <>
  11. Official Opposition has surfaced to the "mixed beverage referendum in  
         by: Randy Voller <>
  12. Thank You Chatham for Making ClydeFEST magic yet again  
         by: Molly Matlock <>
  13. Local farmer featured in N&O!  
         by: Debbie Roos <>
  14. Come say hi at West Chatham Relay for Life  

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Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:35:59 -0400
From: "Newt and Karen Heilman" <>
Subject: Run for the Mariners 5K and 1 mile fun run this Saturday

Perry Harrison School PTSA presents our biannual

Saturday, May 2 at 10 AM

Register online at

The advance fee for adults is $25 and $10 for students. Participants receive
a t-shirt and are eligible to win prizes. You can show up on race day but
will pay an additional $5 late registration fee.  

The race takes place in the back parking lot behind the school and is a loop
down River Forest Rd., thru the new Harrison Pond subdivision, and back to
the school.

Not into the 5K? A one mile fun run will begin at 11 AM and take place
around the soccer field.

Don't want to run or walk? Volunteers are needed to help with the event.
Contact Karen Heilman at to volunteer or with

Hope to see you out there getting some exercise and supporting our school!

--------------------  2  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:15:25 -0400
From: "Ellen Bland" <>
Subject: One more  KUDZU show added!

Dear community,
Huge thanks from the 40 hardworking student and community cast,crew, band, and staff members of the local production "Kudzu, a Southern Musical" for your enthusiastic support of our show!!

In response to your requests to see the show, we are happy to announce that we have added one more performance this weekend:

SUNDAY MAY 3, at 8:00 PM

Tickets are available online at or in person at CCCC Pittsboro campus.

CCCC theatre students and community players present
"Kudzu, a Southern Musical"
by Jack Herrick, Doug Marlette, & Bland Simpson, based upon the comic strip "Kudzu" by Doug Marlette

Chatham Mills
480 Hillsborough St.
May 1 @ 8 pm
May 2 @ 8:30 pm
May 3 @ 3 pm and 8 pm

Arrive early for best seating (you're in a mill).  Check the  website periodically for cancellations if a showtime is sold out, or (best choice) take in the Sunday evening show!

--------------------  3  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:45:45 -0400
From: Mary Alexion <>
Subject: Brush Removal

Does anyone have a referral for someone to cart away a large pile of brush
from our yard?  We live in the northeast part of the county. Thanks.

Mary Alexion

--------------------  4  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:25:01 -0400
From: David Smith <>
Subject: Free Music Download

Doctor Oakroot plays rough-edged songs on quirky homemade guitars.

Now, Sunny Side Down Records is pleased to announce the release of "Falling
From the Sky" by this Chatham County based musician. The album is available
for free download at .  If you prefer a CD,
you can purchase one at

--------------------  5  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:45:46 -0400
From: Angelina <>
Subject: Looking for Lynette Driver

Josie would like to contact Lynette.  If Lynette is reading this, or a
friend of hers is reading this, please have her contact Josie at


ps - i love this chatlist

--------------------  6  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:04:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: tim keim <>
Subject: Eat, Drink and Raise...?

April 25, 2009
by Tim Keim

Previously published in the Chapel Hill Herald Sun

Though it's true that I've lent my name and support to the referendum for mixed beverages in Chatham County, that doesn't mean I don't have reservations about such a momentous change to our local social fabric. There are historical perspectives that have long been ignored where strong intoxicants are concerned. There are questions about how this policy will change the nature of commercial growth in Chatham. The concern for public safety is always justified, as well as how we teach our young people to regard powerful, mind altering drugs.

Alcohol and other intoxicants have been used in ritual and religious settings practically since their discovery. Perhaps it was a way for our ancestors to honor the obvious power of intoxicants to so radically alter consciousness. Tobacco is good example. The ritual use of tobacco persists among Native Americans to this day. When the bonds of ritual attitudes loosened to permit common, regular consumption, and then commodification, alcohol and tobacco abuse became a twin scourge to the health of human beings.

Humans, being the adolescent species we are, are still struggling with our relationship to consciousness altering substances. We all know people who drink and smoke too much and those who've wreaked havoc in their lives because of irresponsible drug use.

As far as commercial growth is concerned, more than a few Chatham citizens, myself included, worry that the county will be overrun by corporate franchise restaurants. The whole point of permitting mixed beverage sales is to boost the local economy. If  more corporate franchises set up shop in Chatham, they suck money out of the local economy and send it to corporate headquarters. They are leeches to the  local lifeblood of prosperity, not to mention their architecturally hideous facades. Corporate chains seldom buy local vegetables, meat or milk. They act as colonial mercantilists robbing the communities where they do business.

Chatham County should erect whatever barriers are available to keep the corporate food juggernaut from vacuuming up local dollars that should be circulating through the pockets of neighborhood business people. A good example of effective commercial policies can be seen in Door County, Wisconsin. I vacationed there some years ago, and saw a thriving local economy utterly devoid of franchises. Not only was the local economy really local, but the character and social coherence of such communities is stronger when citizens support each other's commercial endeavors.

Public safety is a concern all of us share. Religious groups specifically sound this warning as a common response to mixed beverage sales. I'll not diminish the importance of such a caveat. Their predecessor, the temperance movement, wasn't all wrong. If local establishments are allowed the privilege to serve mixed beverages, then would it be too much to ask of them to monitor the drinking of their customers and call for transportation or law enforcement help when the situation demands it? After all, freedoms demand responsible expression. Perhaps local restaurateurs could offer training to their employees to help them recognize when customers have had too much, and act accordingly.

This also presents families, churches, and Chatham County Schools with an opportunity to take a fresh look at how we teach our young people to relate to intoxicants. The D.A.R.E. Program, though well meaning, has been dropped in big cities across the nation because it's proven ineffective. Honest, factual, unprejudiced information taught by supportive, caring adults will empower children to make responsible decisions regarding the use of all powerful substances. Replacing indefensible taboos with useful knowledge will prove a superior strategy to engender healthy attitudes in our children when it comes to the choices they will make.

We all want Chatham to develop in health, prosperity, and social cohesion. Permitting mixed beverage sales can be a part of that development. It's time for us as humans to become mature beings who relate to our world and each other in ways that foster civic  respect, moderation, tolerance, wisdom and kindness. Let us make a solemn but celebratory toast to a salubrious future of robust local economic vigor, social responsibility and the pursuit of happiness for all of Chatham County.

--------------------  7  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 11:02:32 -0400
From: "Darcey Moore" <>
Subject: Northwood JV Soccer had a disappointing night April 28 against Cary Academy

Subject: JV Soccer

JV Soccer had a disappointing night against Cary Academy on Tuesday.  
Individually, all the girls played well, but they couldn't quite get  
their chemistry right, as a team.  Livy Griffin had some great saves  
in the goal, and Tasha Rothenberger played well in each of the  
multiple positions she was placed in.  The girls gave up an early goal  
on a direct kick, and lost 1-0.

JV has their season finale Thursday night against Cedar Ridge.

--------------------  8  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:33:17 -0400
From: Anna Lyst <>
Subject: Gentlemen's Club Awaits Chatham Liquor Vote Before Making Decision

Has anyone else seen a press release like this?



Gentlemen's club plans to move into Chatham County if liquor by the drink is approved

XPress (Press Release) – April 28, 2009 – Las Vegas, NV -  While America’s current economic crisis might be causing a reduction in the number of men heading into gentlemen's clubs, Tony's Cabaret, Inc of Lodi, New Jersey sees a great opportunity to open up in a new underserved market.

The new gentlemen's club will become a destination for both tourists and Triangle residents alike. The Club will provide premiere adult entertainment with an air of elegance and class previously not experienced in the are. At 7,000 square feet, The Club will pamper North Carolinians with the finest dancers, full bottle service, an extensive list of wine and champagne as well as mixed adult beverages. Guests of The Club will be treated to a wide array of charming and lovely ladies.

In addition to The Club’s enticing entertainment offerings, the venue will feature a steakhouse helmed by a five-star chef. The chef will rely on local food suppliers as much as possible.The restaurant’s atmosphere will be unparalleled in classic décor and extensive southern hospitality.

Managing partner Silvio Dante states, "the opening of The Club in Chatham County, North Carolina will raise the the bar in the gentlemen's club industry as it brings fantasy, elegance and sophistication to the North Carolina market."

While nothing has been finalized, preliminary plans have been drawn up.  

"With the construction market down so much, now is the time to build," Dante added.

The main stage will surrounded by some of the most comfortable high back chairs to ensure a relaxing experience. The staff will be incredibly friendly and beyond accommodating to customer needs. The customer service will exceeds all expectations.

The 2nd floor will have a dining table to accommodate 12, a private stage, a banquette lounge seating as well as a private bar, a private bathroom and a DJ to play customers' music.

Customers will be expected to dress to impress as proper attire will be required and you must be 21 and over to come in.

Sporting events will be displayed on the plasmas through out the club featuring UFC, Speed Channel, Verses, HBO Boxing Events as well as the stations like CNBC, CNN and Fox.

The Club will employ an extensive line-up of entertainers. Customers will be able to enjoy over one hundred dancers throughout the week as they move on the main stage to the music provided live DJ ranging from hip-hop to house to good old-fashioned rock and roll.

Have a bachelor that you want to send off in style? Perhaps you have a corporate party that you want to plan? The Club will be the ultimate hot spot for doing just that. A brand new hybrid Cadillac Escalade with a driver will available to pick up and drop off customers for these private events.

The Club will accept all major credit cards including Discover. While there will not have an ATM on location, customers can opt to use Plenty of Fun Dollars (house money) to make it easier for them to enjoy themselves.

The Club will be open Monday through Sunday from 5PM to 2AM. There will be eco-friendly off-street parking, as well as valet parking.

About Tony's Cabaret, Inc.

Tony's Cabaret, Inc. operates upscale nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live entertainment, restaurant and bar operations.

Tony's Cabaret, Inc.
Route 17
Lodi, New Jersey 07644
Media Contact: Silvio Dante,

--------------------  9  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:27:52 -0400
Subject: Friday Nights at Charlie's Barn

Charlie's Barn is again, (still), ringing with the sounds of Country and Bluegrass music each and every Friday night from 7:00 PM till 9:00 PM.

The following are the bands scheduled for the next few weeks.  These bands sometimes join the "regulars" onstage and sometimes just begin playing at 8:00 after the regulars give up the stage to the invited band.

May 1   - Rocky River Ramblers

May 8   - Flat Tire Bluegrass

May 15 - Charlie's Regulars

May 22 - Lonesome Dove

Schedules are subject to change, as folks are strictly coming out on a volunteer basis to play.  All are invited to come and enjoy the show, but if you're a picker or singer or plinker, we sure would like you to step up on stage and show us what you got!

The regulars, if you want to call them that, are Ulys Cook, Ed Tillman, J. W. Parsons, David Gilmore, David McMeill, and Bruce Meacham.  In addition often we have Lynel Davis, Barney Collins, Clyde Elkins, Joe Martin, Mike Mann, and "Roadside" Rusty McIntosh, of course.  There are many others who come on occasion.

Charlie's Barn is west of Pittsboro on Rt.64, about 4 or 5 miles.  You would turn right on Buckner-Clark Road, which is right across the road from American Storage and the Progress Energy equipment yard.  We will have a sign out by the road showing the way.  Less than a mile up Buckner-Clark Road you make a left on Hillside Dairy Road, (again, there is a sign pointing the way.) keep going from the paved road to the gravel road, and the Barn is on your left.  Parking is in the mowed areas on each side of the road, come in and make yourselves at home.  

We had a wonderful turn-out last friday, but we missed seeing you!  We do pass the hat each night for a love offering to help keep the lights on. 

Ya'll come see us sometime!

"Roadside" Rusty

--------------------  10  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:41:00 -0400
From: Tami Schwerin <>
Subject: Feed the Farm Festival! May 9th 2-8pm

Come out on May 9th to the Plant, 220 Lorax Lane Pittsboro for a  
music, local food, local beer vendors, and fun for the entire family.
Featuring 6 local musicians and benefitting NC farmers.  Tickets are  
$10.  Kids under 12 free!
2-8 p.m.
The Abundance Foundation is partnering with Whole Foods on this new  

For more info or to purchase tickets:
Hope to see you there!

Tami Schwerin
local food~renewable energy~community

--------------------  11  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:42:48 -0400
From: Randy Voller <>
Subject: Official Opposition has surfaced to the "mixed beverage referendum in
        Chatham County

Apparently the Sandy Creek Creek Baptist Association Against Liquor by the
Drink formed on April 24, 2009 and today (4/29/09) filed with the Chatham
County Board of Elections.

The treasurer is Steve Moore and the mailing address is 2430 Silk Hope Gums
Spring Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
The phone number listed is 919-542-4974

Best Regards,
Mayor Randy Voller, Chair of Positive Revenue Options

--------------------  12  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:31:53 -0400
From: Molly Matlock <>
Subject: Thank You Chatham for Making ClydeFEST magic yet again

"You can go to any city in America and find arts creating vitality in every
neighborhood. Arts and culture is the genesis of the revitalization of
--Tom Murphy, Mayor of Pittsburgh

Mayor Murphy's statement rang powerfully true last Saturday at the Chatham
Arts Council's ClydeFEST in Bynum. If you missed it, visit so that you will have ClydeFEST on your calendar for
next year, April 2010!

There wasn't an attendee, a volunteer, an artist, a food vendor, a neighbor,
or Chatham citizen in sight who didn't make this event pure magic. In fact,
the community spirit and collaboration is the magic. Clyde Jones was
knocking on Bynum neighbors' doors at 7 am the next morning exclaiming his
excitement about the event and the coverage it received.

Now that the colorful tents are down and the Baron von Rumblebuss and all of
the other sweets and treats have rolled out of town, we're feeling some
post-event blues. Memories of all the fun we had, that our children had, and
the many things that transpired between collaborators are all that remains.

BUT we know that where we live, fun abounds all the time. We are lucky to
live in a place that already boasts so much energy and engagement. Thank you
to everyone at ClydeFEST for the hours in the sun and for the many more
hours of planning and coordinating before the event. You are our community
support system and vitality.

--------------------  13  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:27:27 -0400
From: Debbie Roos <>
Subject: Local farmer featured in N&O!

The News and Observer featured local farmer Chris Stonehouse of Mustard Seed Gardens on the front page if their Life section today. You can see the article at

Chris sells at the Pittsboro Farmers' Market:

Great job, Chris!


Debbie Roos
Agricultural Extension Agent
Chatham County Center
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

--------------------  14  --------------------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:04:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Tori M." <>
Subject: Come say hi at West Chatham Relay for Life

The Pride of VCE will have a tent at the West Chatham Relay for Life this Friday and Saturday at Jordan Matthews high school.  

If you're walking, please stop by and say hello.  It'd be nice to put some names with faces.  

I will personally be walking between 10 p.m. and midnight and again on Saturday morning at 10.  See you there!  As the daughter of a survivor, I'd like to say thank you to Chatham Transit Network for rides to and from UNC, and Look Good Feel Better for helping my mother look good and ...feel better. :)


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We need funding!
Our id number is 868065
Thanks, and spread the word.

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