Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 07:33:45 -0500
From: Pittsboro Matters
Subject: Pittsboro Matters Supports Approving Lawrence Group Recommendations Without Delay
On Monday February 24, planning consultant Craig Lewis of the Lawrence Group, told the Pittsboro Town Board, in presenting his firm’s recommendations, that the revisions to the Chatham Park master plan would be neither difficult for the developer or town to accomplish, nor would they delay approval or implementation of the project.
“All these are very normal parts of the development process anywhere else in the state,” Lewis repeatedly informed the board. “We do not think they are onerous in any particular way.”
Tags: 27312 · Development · Fifteen501 · Government · Growth · Pittsboro
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:24:44 -0500
From: “Tom Glendinning”
Subject: To measure the effect of how a growing county benefits jobs and citizens
Thank you, sir, for your suggestion of retiring to the Park. I have considered it. I do like my life in the country though, as hard as it is sometimes.
To qualify and answer some of your points:
“quality of development” may not be in your wheelhouse. It is in mine. I have been a contractor for over forty years and have seen different levels of quality. Visit the Governor’s Club, Fearrington, or even Randy Voller’s subdivision in Pittsboro. Then, compare to the public housing development in southeast Durham built forty years ago. The difference should become obvious.
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:47:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Michele Werley
Subject: Free showing of “Chasing Ice” documentary at the Chatham Community Library on March 18th
On March 18th (Tuesday) from 7-9 pm, the NC Interfaith Power & Light will sponsor the free showing of the 90 minute documentary film, “Chasing Ice.” The film portrays the long-term impact on ancient glaciers through beautiful time-lapsed photography of glaciers calving and melting and their environmental impact and what it means for future generations.
Tags: 27312 · Arts and Culture · Calendar · Pittsboro
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:01:57 -0500
From: “Emily Merletto”
Subject: ClydeFEST: Call for Volunteers!
Calling all volunteers!
Join the Critter Crew for the Chatham County Arts Council’s 13th annual ClydeFest at Bynum Ballpark on April 5th from 11-4pm!
Clydefest would not be possible without the help of lots of volunteers of all stripes – some wielding sledgehammers and electric drills, some with particular skill with lily pads and green frogs, super-human tent raisers, parking perfectionists, recycling rangers, and many other variations of critter control specialists.
Tags: 27312 · Arts and Culture · Bynum · Calendar
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:29:45 -0500
Subject: NC Hops and Roots Fest is 2 Days!! Memorial Day Weekend
NC Hops and Roots Fest has revamped and will be 2 DAYS over Memorial Day Weekend! Please make plans to spend your Memorial Day weekend with us!
Shakori Hills Community Arts Center
Complimentary farm fresh breakfast served to campers by our friends Mackenzie and Tucker from LILY DEN FARMS (eggs, pancakes, and sausage)
NEW FOR THIS FESTIVAL: A judged Home Brewing Competition put on by FARM BOY FARMS. Judging will be done on May 24th at the festival.
Tags: 27344 · Calendar · Music · Siler City
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:04:10 -0500
From: Gwen Overturf
Subject: Looking for volunteers to work with teens
We work with youth who have been ordered to work community service to repay our community for their indiscretions. Kids who are involved in our Teen Court and Community Service programs simply need an opportunity to become involved in volunteer work under the watchful eye of a caring, responsible adult after which they can continue their lives on a more successful path.
If this volunteer work sounds like a fit for you, contact Gwen Overturf, x – 406 or Miguel Olvera x-403 at Chatham County Together/Community in Schools at 919.663.0116 to arrange for application and training.
Tags: 27344 · Siler City
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 00:12:46 -0500
From: “John R Dykers”
Subject: Chatham Park
There was a great deal of commentary about Chatham Park today, mostly quite civil and informative and I thank the posters for that.
If one moved here for the rural quiet and quaintness, say retired and wanting the lifestyle, and is opposed to an influx of lots of people and a likely change to more hustle and bustle, crowded restaurants and more traffic, etc. that does not make them bad people and they should hold that position guilt free and up front.
Tags: 27312 · Development · Pittsboro
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:23:19 -0700
From: “Bella Donna Italian Restaurant”
Subject: speak your mind and wear green
I am encouraging people to sign up to speak at the Town Meeting on Monday March 10. If you would like this to move forward in a responsible way and have even a sentence or two to say that you support it, please sign up to speak. The scare tactics and doom and gloom of others need someone to calm the waters and say, “It just ain’t so” and maybe that is you. I will be signing up to speak, but I don’t have a formal group who meets regularly, it’s only me, my thoughts and my words. I don’t have speech writers, no one coming in and telling me what to say, no group giving me talking points. So, please, join me in supporting this park and making sure your voice is heard.
Tags: 27312 · Business · Calendar · Construction · Development · Pittsboro
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:46:28 -0500
From: Troy Lesher-Thomas
Subject: Early Worship service at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church
Pittsboro Presbyterian Church is offering an 8:30am worship service on Sunday mornings, a half-hour in length. The service includes communion on the first Sunday of each month. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Casual attire is encouraged. No nursery is provided, but children are welcome to attend. If you have questions, call our pastor, Troy, at 919-542-4716.
Pittsboro Presbyterian Church
Tags: 27312 · Pittsboro · Places of Worship
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:16:50 +0000
From: Michael Zelek <
Subject: Health Department to Conduct Community Health Survey March 12-15
To identify and respond to the health needs of residents, the Chatham County Public Health Department is partnering with a number of local organizations, including Chatham Hospital, Partnership for Children, Hispanic Liaison, FVRC, Council on Aging, and many others, to conduct a Community Health Assessment. The assessment will include a health opinion survey of approximately 210 residents across the county. Starting March 12th, surveyors will be conducting randomly selected door-to-door surveys to get resident’s opinions on the most pressing health needs in the community.
Tags: Government · Health · Pittsboro · Siler City