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Chatham County Commissioner Diana Hales presentation on June 25

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:08:08 +0000
From: Paulette Williams
Subject: Chatham County Commissioner Diana Hales

Diana Hales, Chatham County Commissioner, will present an overview of Chatham County needs and demographics. Come for an informative session to learn more about the needs around us as we explore how God is leading us to serve our neighbors.
Spread the word! All are welcome!!

Sunday, June 25, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
314 Great Ridge Parkway

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“Ask the Vet” at Pittsboro Pet Supply on July 6

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:18:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: “kara pittsboropetsupply.com
Subject: “Ask the Vet” at Pittsboro Pet Supply

Want to know more about flea & tick control, food allergies, and other common ailments that your pet may face? Join Dr. Laurie Weiser & Dr. Cindy Baucom of Pittsboro Animal Hospital at “Ask the Vet”! They are willing to answer any questions that you may have about your pets. This is a great way to meet some of our local veterinarians and get a professional opinion!  The event will be held on Thursday, July 6th from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Pittsboro Pet Supply.  Drop in or stay the entire time to get all of your pet related questions answered!

Kara Holland

Pittsboro Pet Supply
919-542-5577
27 Commerce Ct
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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50 years ago there were almost NO deer in Chatham County and quail were plentiful

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:58:08 -0400
From: “John Dykers M.D.”
Subject: Deer behavior

Dear Maryphyllis and fellow Chatlisters,

Good to know about blinking headlights and deer behavior. Your paragraph  is certainly true and beautiful:

“This past year the herds in our area have been much smaller and many of  the individuals in the herds have also been smaller.  Yet we humans are  multiplying exponentially throughout the state, country and planet. We’re not allowing enough forested space to prevail for our wild animals  to flourish.  As Native American tribes say, all life-forms are our  relatives, i.e., other humans, animals, plants, stone.  All are here for a purpose, and part of that purpose is to help the planet recycle itself and continue to support life.  ALL life.  Supporting all life on this planet ensures that it will continue to flourish many generations beyond our personal lives.”

However, while we humans may be able to coax this wild animal into our yards with feed and tame them to some degree, please don’t ever confuse this with “gentle” any more than my cattle are ‘gentle’. Mature deer are bigger and stronger than you and can and will maim or kill you in a flash if they feel frightened or cornered. Their head, horns and feet can be deadly, especially a buck in rut or a doe with fawn.

I have posted this history on Chatlist before, but 50 years ago there were almost NO deer in Chatham County and quail were plentiful. We cattlemen ran off the quail by converting there fallow weed fields with lots of seed and cover into beautiful fescue pasture which the deer love but are toxic to the quail. The forested space is cover for both but the feed source for deer is forage and the birds need seed and insects.

I don’t know: do quail eat ticks???  Deer surely carry them and have brought us several new species that carry multiple new viral and rickettsial diseases that are dangerous and deadly. Maybe Dr. Marcia-Gibbons can tell us or Layton Long or other knowledgeable folks at the Health Dept.

John Dykers

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Another thing to keep in mind with satellite internet services

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:30:20 -0400
From: Mike Fox
Subject: Another thing to keep in mind with satellite internet services

None of the satellite internet services, as far as I know, are compatible with Virtual Private Network, or VPN.   If you are employed and work remotely, you are most likely required to use VPN to connect to your employer’s network, so you can’t telecommute or work from home on satellite internet.

The reason why it’s not supported is explained pretty well in this excerpt from the HughesNet website (here: https://www.hughesnet.com/frequently-asked-questions):

“We do not recommend using a VPN with your HughesNet service. Your home is approximately 22,000 miles away from the HughesNet satellite in space. In order to minimize the delay that comes from having data travel back and forth over such a vast distance, your modem uses advanced acceleration techniques. When you use a VPN connection that encrypts data, it interferes with your modem’s ability to compensate for the delay. Depending on the type of VPN used, you may see overall speed reduced by 50–70%. You can restore your connection to full speed by simply disabling your VPN client when your session is over. Note: HughesNet Technical Support does not provide help with configuring or troubleshooting problems associated with VPN clients”

Also note that even though this comes from HughesNet’s website, it’s not unique to them.  All the satellite internet companies use similar compression to make the service work over the long distances.

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Computer re-use recommendation

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:33:38 -0400
From: “Debbie Grimes”
Subject: Computer re-use

In response to Laura’s request, the guy you’re asking about is Lee Pollard of Computer Therapy.  For years he’s been my go-to guy for all things computer.  He’s amazing at what he does AND he gives back to the community by doing just what you asked about-restoring and donating gently used computers.

I have no idea if he needs more, but you can reach out to him directly through his website or at 919-932-4357.

Debbie Grimes, L.Ac.
Acupuncture HealthWorks

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Lee Pollard of Computer Therapy refurbishes and cleans used computers

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:30:38 -0400
From: Dianne Birch
Subject: computer reuse

Lee Pollard of Computer Therapy refurbishes and cleans used computers to donate to those without computers.  Information about his work and contact information is on ChathamConnecting.org <http://chathamconnecting.org/>  Over 115 agencies list their programs and volunteer needs on this website.

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2016 Health of Chatham Report Released

June 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 20:23:56 +0000
From: Shannon Godbout
Subject: 2016 Health of Chatham Report Released

Chatham County, NC:  The 2016 Health of Chatham Report is now available online and at the Chatham County Public Health Department in both English and Spanish.

The annual report provides updates on progress and status of the health priorities identified in the 2014 Community Health Assessment: obesity, access to mental health services, and access to healthcare.  Many efforts around these priority areas are led by the Chatham Health Alliance, which has played an active role in improving health in Chatham since its inception in March 2015.

Additional topics in the report include the Chatham County tobacco-free grounds policy, a new partnership between the Health Department and Piedmont Health Services, and mosquito and tick-borne illness prevention efforts.

To view the report, visit www.chathamnc.org/reports

For more information about the Chatham Health Alliance, visit www.ChathamHealthAllianceNC.org

Best regards,

Shannon Kincaide Godbout, MSc
Social Research Associate
Health Promotion and Policy Division
Chatham County Public Health Department

(919) 545-8441

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Dances of Universal Peace on June 7 in Pittsboro

June 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 16:19:35 -0400
From: libbyann capaldi
Subject: Dances of Universal Peace..Wednesday, June 7th 2017 from 7:00 till  8:30 p.m. Eastern Chatham Senior Center, 367 Hwy 87 North, Pittsboro , NC

Just as the spring awakens the energies of the Earth, we, as spiritual energy beings emerge from our winter hibernation to rejoice in the return of the sun and warmth to the land. Come celebrate this season and experience the change and awakening.

The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, and joyous multi-cultural circle dances that rejuvenate the spirit and awaken the heart. The dances use sacred phrases, chants, movements, and music from the world’s wisdom traditions.

Join us for a time of peace, reflection, and joy.  No previous experience is required; no partner is needed.  It’s EASY!  Complete instructions are given by experienced leaders and wonderful musicians provide live music.

Come be inspired by the beauty and grace of the dances and the company of dancing friends.

Wednesday, June 7th from 7:00 till 8:30 p.m.  Eastern Chatham Senior Center, 367 Hwy 87 North, Pittsboro, NC

Much LOVE and Blessings ALL-Ways
…. L

One Spirit
LibbyAnn Capaldi
919 542-7307
919 548-4474     Cell #

“Let the Beauty we LOVE
be what we do”
-Rumi-

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Randolph Telecom holding Silk Hope Meeting on June 5 about high-speed internet

June 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 15:33:00 -0400
From: Carol Phillips
Subject: Randolph Telecom-Silk Hope Meeting

There is a real chance that we can get high-speed internet  (up to 100 mbsp) to Silk Hope–Especially the in western area.   To ensure all residences understand what is being offered and the costs involved, Randolph Telecommunications has agreed to hold a second meeting for those with additional questions, those who were unable to attend the first one, and everyone else.

Monday, June 5th 7Pm at the Silk Hope Community Center. I urge everyone in Silk Hope who have questions to come to the meeting.

I urge everyone who is frustrated with currently available internet options to act now. I doubt this opportunity will reappear again for some time.

If you cannot make the meeting, and have questions, I have found Randolph customer service courteous and helpful AND I was not placed on hold for long periods of time!

If you cannot make the meeting, and are interested in pursuing high-speed internet access, you can get the application from Randolph’s website: Go to RTTI.Net

Click on ‘Forms’ on the top right corner of the screen

Click on Residential Application

Randolph wants to have applications in by Friday, June 9th so they can determine interest.

Let’s get high-speed internet to western Silk Hope!

Carol Phillips
Silk Hope

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“Ask the Vet” at Pittsboro Pet Supply on June 1, 5-6 pm

June 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 08:55:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: “kara pittsboropetsupply.com
Subject: “Ask the Vet” at Pittsboro Pet Supply

Want to know more about flea & tick control, food allergies, and other common ailments that your pet may face? Join Dr. Laurie Weiser & Dr. Cindy Baucom of Pittsboro Animal Hospital at our first “Ask the Vet”! They are willing to answer any questions that you may have about your pets. This is a great way to meet some of our local veterinarians and get a professional opinion!  The event will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Pittsboro Pet Supply.  Drop in or stay the entire time to get all of your pet related questions answered!

Kara Holland

Pittsboro Pet Supply
919-542-5577
27 Commerce Ct
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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