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This Week at Chatham County Libraries – Week of July 25

July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:10:14 +0000
From: Susan Clayton
Subject: This Week at Chatham County Libraries
Tuesday, July 25
10am                          Preschool Story Time
11am-12pm              CCL Summer Reading Program – Come join us for a Summer Reading activity or craft pertaining to this year’s theme of Build A Better World!
3pm                            Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2. Learn how to use the popular text editing program, Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this workshop include: identifying key components and features of Microsoft Word 2013, typing and formatting text, copying, pasting, cutting, and deleting text, inserting images, using spelling and grammar check, and saving and printing documents. Prerequisites:
Participants must be comfortable operating a computer or have taken part 1. This workshop is FREE and open to the public; however, class size is limited and registration is required.  Call the reference desk at 919-545-8086 for a reservation.
Wednesday, July 26
1-2pm                         Wellness Wednesdays for Kids. Every Wednesday at 1:00 we will be hosting a mover and some shakers; local dance instructors, yogis and personal trainers will be sharing a movement based activity that will get the whole family moving. Classes will be at the Chatham Community Library in the Holmes Meeting Room. Today’s activity for the kids is: TBD.
Thursday, July 27
9am-12pm                 Genealogy Assistance- Volunteer genealogists are available to assist with family history research, whether your ancestors lived in Chatham County, the 50 states, or overseas.  A genealogist is on site in the library most Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon, and other days and times by appointment. Call 919-545-8086 to make an appointment. Sessions take place in the Local History & Genealogy area of Chatham Community Library.  Please bring as much written documentation as you have about the topic you are researching, as well as a flash drive for saving documents and/or money for printing.
1pm                            Cool Off with a Movie! It’s Summer time and on these hot days you can get in from the heat and cool off with a   movie! Every Thursday at 1:00 at Chatham Community Library we will be showing a family friendly movie. Today’s showing is: Charlotte’s Web.
Friday, July 28
9:30am                           Toddler Story Time
10:30am                         Preschool Story Time
1pm                                 Caleb Sigmon – Illusionist & Storyteller. Part of the Summer Reading Performances!
Saturday, July 29
3:30pm                          Spanish Book Club- This club meets twice a month in the double study room and is conducted entirely in Spanish. All the book club members are bilingual, the majority of our club members are native English speakers, with a small portion whose native language are different from English.
Wren Library, Siler City
Monday, July 24
6pm                              Movie Night at Wren.  This month’s showing is Kung Fu Panda 2. Bring the family and come enjoy this entertaining movie!
Wednesday, July 26
10:30am                                   Story Time
11:30am and 12:30pm          Wren Summer Reading Program Craft
5pm                                           Wren LEGO Club
Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, July 27
10:30am                              Story Time for all ages
11:30am                              Goldston Summer Reading Program Craft
“Love, butter & the company of cats is the recipe for a good life”. Julia Child.
In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.

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Canine Coaching Services Group Dog Walk on Saturday, July 29

July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:50:34 +0000 (UTC)
From: Valerie Broadway
Subject: Canine Coaching Services Group Dog Walk
Canine Coaching Services Next Group Dog Walk is this Saturday, July 29th at 7:00 pm.
It will take place at:Pittsboro Town Lake Park 529 NC Hwy 902Pittsboro, NC 27312
The group walk is open to any current or former Canine Coaching Services client.
We will be collecting dog treats for the New Leash on Life prison dog training program at Randolph Correctional Facility. (Optional)
Valerie Broadway
Canine Coaching Services LLC
919-542-4726
www.caninecoachingservices..com

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CCCC Classes in Dog Obedience Starting Soon

July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:45:59 -0400
From: Patricia Sullivan
Subject: CCCC Classes in Dog Obedience Starting Soon
Dog Obedience – Beginner
Have fun in this intensive beginner obedience/home management class for dogs over 5 months old.  Students will learn to train their dogs with positive reinforcement to walk on a loose leash, come when called, sit, down and stand. First class is mandatory orientation, no dogs, owners only.
Course No. 3134
Meets:  Fridays 8/18 thru 9/29, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:  Multi Purpose Room, Bldg. 42, Pittsboro Campus, CCCC
Cost:    $70
Dog Obedience – Canine Good Citizen Class
This course will prepare students to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC), which is given at the last meeting. The purpose of this CGC program is to ensure that the family dog can be a respected member of the human community.  Students with train their dogs to act respectfully at home and in public.  Dogs should have some training background.  There is no orientation, dogs come with owners at first class. What to bring:  Leather or fabric lead, 4 to 6 ft.  No flexi leads.  Soft treats dogs will love.
Course No. 3135
Meets:  Fridays 8/18 thru 9/29, 4:30pm to 6:pm
Where:  Multi Purpose Room, Bldg. 42, Pittsboro Campus, CCCC
Cost:    $70
Call now to register with the Continuing Education Dept. at CCCC (919-545-8044).  Best to call early in the week.
Any questions, cares or concerns about the classes, please feel free to call me (Pat Sullivan) at 919-663-0373, before you register with the school.
Patricia Sullivan, Instructor

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This Week at Chatham County Libraries – Week of July 25, 2017

July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:10:14 +0000
From: Susan Clayton
Subject: This Week at Chatham County Libraries
Tuesday, July 25
10am                          Preschool Story Time
11am-12pm              CCL Summer Reading Program – Come join us for a Summer Reading activity or craft pertaining to this year’s theme of Build A Better World!
3pm                            Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2. Learn how to use the popular text editing program, Microsoft Word. Topics covered in this workshop include: identifying key components and features of Microsoft Word 2013, typing and formatting text, copying, pasting, cutting, and deleting text, inserting images, using spelling and grammar check, and saving and printing documents. Prerequisites:
Participants must be comfortable operating a computer or have taken part 1. This workshop is FREE and open to the public; however, class size is limited and registration is required.  Call the reference desk at 919-545-8086 for a reservation.
Wednesday, July 26
1-2pm                         Wellness Wednesdays for Kids. Every Wednesday at 1:00 we will be hosting a mover and some shakers; local dance instructors, yogis and personal trainers will be sharing a movement based activity that will get the whole family moving. Classes will be at the Chatham Community Library in the Holmes Meeting Room. Today’s activity for the kids is: TBD.
Thursday, July 27
9am-12pm                 Genealogy Assistance- Volunteer genealogists are available to assist with family history research, whether your ancestors lived in Chatham County, the 50 states, or overseas.  A genealogist is on site in the library most Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon, and other days and times by appointment. Call 919-545-8086 to make an appointment. Sessions take place in the Local History & Genealogy area of Chatham Community Library.  Please bring as much written documentation as you have about the topic you are researching, as well as a flash drive for saving documents and/or money for printing.
1pm                            Cool Off with a Movie! It’s Summer time and on these hot days you can get in from the heat and cool off with a   movie! Every Thursday at 1:00 at Chatham Community Library we will be showing a family friendly movie. Today’s showing is: Charlotte’s Web.
Friday, July 28
9:30am                           Toddler Story Time
10:30am                         Preschool Story Time
1pm                                 Caleb Sigmon – Illusionist & Storyteller. Part of the Summer Reading Performances!
Saturday, July 29
3:30pm                          Spanish Book Club- This club meets twice a month in the double study room and is conducted entirely in Spanish. All the book club members are bilingual, the majority of our club members are native English speakers, with a small portion whose native language are different from English.
Wren Library, Siler City
Monday, July 24
6pm                              Movie Night at Wren.  This month’s showing is Kung Fu Panda 2. Bring the family and come enjoy this entertaining movie!
Wednesday, July 26
10:30am                                   Story Time
11:30am and 12:30pm          Wren Summer Reading Program Craft
5pm                                           Wren LEGO Club
Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, July 27
10:30am                              Story Time for all ages
11:30am                              Goldston Summer Reading Program Craft
“Love, butter & the company of cats is the recipe for a good life”. Julia Child.
In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.

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It is not what happened to Maryphyllis’ crabapple tree

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:50:43 -0400
From: mphorn22
Subject: It is not what happened to my crabapple tree

No, It is not what happened to my crabapple tree.  Some of the leaves were tinged, yes.  But the small apples – about a 1/4″ in diameter were black and shriveled.  The pictures in the link below were nowhere evident.  And, the article said nothing about why – now – there’s no evidence of that disease!  Especially when the branches of both cedar and crabapple are touching.  There is no Juniper around, that I can see.  Most of the article in the link related to Juniper….hardly any of it to cedar.

I still say that the connecting factor here is in the kind of weed-killer used.  ROUND-UP is notorious for its horrible effects on the environment and on pollinators.   TICK WARRIORS, in my experience, is far above and beyond the Round-up effects yet does a superior job.

Sincerely,
Maryphyllis

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:05:49 -0400
From: Chatham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers <>
Subject: apples and cedars

This actually sounds like cedar-apple rust. Cedar trees and apples are the hosts of this fungus. It first forms on the cedar tree, and then infects the apples, which shrivel and die before ripening.

Here’s a good source for more information and some photos:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/diseases/rusts/cedar-apple-rust.aspx

Chatham County Extension Master Gardeners are available Monday and Thursday afternoons, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, to help with your garden, lawn and landscape questions.

Contact us for gardening support:
919-545-2715

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Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 Monthly Meeting in Pittsboro on July 25

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:10:28 -0400
From: Gregory Flood
Subject: Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 Monthly Meeting

Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 Monthly Meeting
Tue, Jul 25, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
219 West Street, Pittsboro, NC

This is the regular monthly business meeting of the Post. It is open to members and prospective members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (http://www.vfw.org/eligibility).

A meal prepared by two Post members in rotation is served at 1830. The business meeting begins at 1900.

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Health dept. scores often have nothing to do with actual food safety

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:57:17 -0400
From: Gretchen Niver
Subject: Food safety scores

I worked as a food prep person in the Marketplace kitchen for 5 years, and can personally attest to the fact that the health dept. scores often have nothing to do with actual food safety.  I’ve read the safety manual, and am aware of all the requirements.  In my experience there, it was only occasionally that the things we got bad marks for affected the every-day quality of the food.  Perhaps, that’s why anything from 90, above, is still considered an ‘A’.

One time we got a point against us because a covered cup of coffee at a prep station — below the prep area, as required — did not have a drinking straw in it!  Huh.  I can understand how all the miscellaneous, non food, rules can help add up to a cleaner and safer food environment, but the inspections can be extremely subjective.  Things are often criticized one time, and not another, making one wonder if the inspector feels they’re not doing their job if they don’t find something wrong.

Gretchen

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Next meeting of the Chatham Cancer Support Group will be on Tuesday, July 25 in Pittsboro

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:31:46 -0400
From: “Brenda Denzler”
Subject: Chatham Cancer Support Group

The next meeting of the Chatham Cancer Support Group will be on Tuesday, July 25th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the library in Pittsboro. It’s open to current and former cancer patients with all types of cancer and all stages, and open to caregivers as well.  Y’all come!

Brenda Denzler

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Food safety scores are worth noticing

July 20th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:09:31 -0400
From: Bert Bowe
Subject: Food safety scores are worth noticing

We are fortunate in North Carolina that each county’s health department  does regular inspections of restaurants, grocery stores and other places providing food to consumers – posting scores (100 maximum) in a conspicuous place by the restaurant entrance or food sections of grocery stores.  In my opinion, a case could be made that less than 95 means food preparation and quality could be sketchy and our risks of a health issue increased.

I suggest you all take a look at these posted ratings before ordering – my wife and I just walked in, then out of, two quite new Chatham mall restaurants (which I won’t name) that had 94 and 91.5 scores, and found one nearby with 98.5.  Of course, establishments may never know who isn’t eating there because of that rating; typically, if we mention a low score to the manager they explain about cracked linoleum or a broken door knob, etc.However, the scores’ details are online, and virtually all demeritslink to food and drink safety (temperatures, contamination, mishandling of food, etc.) – low numbers can be pretty concerning.

I do realize managing all aspects of a restaurant is a difficult job, but I can’t think of a more important responsibility than safety, with tasty food and service being close seconds.  Just one example on the plus side: Greek Kouzina’s last four scores have been 100s – definitely not easy to achieve.

Here is the Chatham County inspection site – just plug in any eating or food purchase place, and you’ll see how thorough the inspectors are.  In 30 minutes you can also scroll down all restaurants and pick ones you are interested in:

https://public.cdpehs.com/NCENVPBL/ESTABLISHMENT/ShowESTABLISHMENTTablePage.aspx?ESTTST_CTY=19

Other counties have similar sites.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 6 Americans get sick each year from contaminated food and beverages = 48,000,000 illnesses/year; about 128,000 of us are hospitalized; and 3,000 die.  A friend of ours died months after complications from Salmonella poisoning, as one example.

CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/foodborne-germs.html

Unfortunately, restaurant critics report on every possible detail except that food safety score(?).

Hope this is helpful…

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Grand Trees at Summer Reading 7/25-7/27

July 20th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:52:18 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: Margaret Tiano
Subject: Grand Trees at Summer Reading 7/25-7/27

Summer fun has been going full blast at 4-H camp, Parks & Rec camp, and the CCCC YES! camp.

Next stop for the GTOC camp caravan is Summer Reading at the 3 Chatham County Libraries.  Free and no registration required.  The program runs about 45 minutes.  The theme this year is “Build a Better World.”

Tuesday (7/25): Pittsboro, 11 AM
Wednesday (7/26): Siler City, 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Thursday (7/27): Goldston, 11:30 AM

These activity groups have a family-fun vibe with kids of all ages and many parents/adults who stay with the kids through the program.  Drop by to enjoy a cool time!

Margaret Tiano
Outreach Volunteer
Grand Trees of Chatham – Tell us about your favorite tree!

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