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CORA’s Chatham Empty Bowls set for April 30

March 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:51:16 -0400
From: “Beth Budd”
Subject: CORA’s Chatham Empty Bowls set for April 30
CORA invites the public to the 8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Sunday, April 30, 5:00 to 7:30 at Hanks Chapel Fellowship Hall in Pittsboro. The local pottery is the highlight of the event. The ticket for “The Works” includes a locally handcrafted bowl of the buyer’s choice to treasure and use at home. Your participation helps CORA Food Pantry feed hungry residents from all over Chatham County.
CORA Empty Bowls features:
*         Beautiful local pottery
*         Light hors d’oeuvres
*         Delicious soups from local restaurants
*         Fresh baked breads
*         Homemade desserts
*         Selection of beverages
*         Live entertainment by the Bolin Creek String band
*          Live Auction
*          Pick your Prize Raffle
Tickets for the Pick Your Prize raffle are $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.  Each item will have a separate ticket collection jar. Guests will be able put each ticket purchased in the jar for the item(s) they would like to win. A winning ticket will be drawn from the jar for each item.
Come see the pottery and other raffle items displayed at the Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro from April 8th – 29th. Prizes include $250 Gift certificate from Fearrington Village, local pottery and other works of art, gift baskets and gift certificates from local shops and restaurants. Raffle winners do not need to be present to win.
There will also be a Live Auction for very special pieces of pottery.
Event and Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.Eventbrite.com/  or at CORA Food Pantry 10am until 2pm MondayFriday.
Event Tickets:
“The Works” (Handcrafted bowl, unlimited soup, hors d’oeuvres, beverage and dessert)
$33 in Advance
Wednesday, March 15 at 8 am ending on Saturday, April 15 at midnight
$38
Monday, April 16 at 7:00 am until Thursday, April 27 at 8:30 pm and at the Door
Food and beverage only: $18 per person
Kids under 12: $5 (food only)
On line at www.Eventbrite.com –  Wednesday, March 15 at 8 am until Thursday, April 27 at 8:30 pm
CORA Food Pantry 10am – 2pm, M-F and at the Door

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The fun is in the building tension as tickets are drawn and sweating to hope YOU are NOT drawn

March 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:06:10 -0400
From: “John R Dykers”
Subject: Re: Siler City Rotary Spring party and Raffle
The fun is in the building tension as tickets are drawn off the board and sweating to hope YOU are NOT drawn, except every so often one of the tickets drawn gets an ever increasing cash prize. Actually the first ticket gets $100, 20th ticket $150, and every 20th ticket thereafter goes up $25 more.till the $300 ticket wins $525. There gets to be lots of “horse trading” with those last few tickets!
All y’all come!
—– Original Message —–
From: “Mark S. Fink”
To: <johndykersmd>
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:03 PM
Subject: Raffle
> Dear John,
>
> Shouldn’t the first ticket drawn get the grand prize. That is the one that
> is hardest to win as it has the most tickets in the draw.
>
> Best wishes,
> Mark Fink

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Chatham Planning department reps to discuss land use plan on March 21

March 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:46:37 -0400
From: Mldy746
Subject: Southeast Chatham Citizens Advisory Council
Chatham County  Wide Land Use Plan
Chatham County  Planning department representatives, Angela Birchett and  Dylan Paul, will be on  hand to present maps and answer questions about this  proposed plan.
This is your  chance to be informed about what the Chatham County Planning Department and the  Chatham County Planning Board are proposing for your neighborhood and your county.
This is your  chance to speak up and be heard.
Join us at 7:00  P.M.
Tuesday, March 21
Moncure Fire  Department located at 2389 Old US 1 in Moncure.

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Game Night at Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro on March 17

March 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:10:01 -0400
From: Craig Kolman
Subject: Game Night at Chatham Marketplace
It’s 3rd Friday again- March 17!  We’ll have games for young & old to choose from.  Play in a group or one-on-one.  It’s fun and it’s free!
KIDS!! JOIN US AT 5:30 FOR A SPECIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY TREASURE HUNT!
Then, the games begin at 6pm.  480 Hillsboro St. (919) 542-2643.

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Invitation to join the Ladies Nine-hole Golf League at The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge

March 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:08:53 -0400
From: Susan Morton
Subject: Invitation to join the Ladies NIne-Hole Golf League at The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge
I am very excited to announce that *Our 2017 season will begin on Thursday, APRIL 6, at 9:00 am!  *
Please attend our *KICK-OFF SOCIAL* on *Thursday, March 30, at 3:00 pm*, at the home of Sue Bachmann – *926 Golfers View Drive* in Chapel Ridge.  If you sign up that day, we will need your *GHIN NUMBER* (if you do not have one, you can arrange to do that at our pro shop), and *$20.00 as your registration fee.  If you just want to learn more about our league, and are not sure if you will be joining, please attend the social anyway.*
After our first round on *Thursday, April 6,* we will be having a *LUNCH AND LEARN* at the *Backyard Bistro*, with a talk by our Assistant Teaching Pro, *Paul Contento*, covering the ever- popular topic of *Pace of Play. *(Something we must always be mindful of while playing golf) *Attendance is optional (but recommended), and lunch is at your own expense.*
It would be great to know if you will be attending the March 30 social, so please send a quick email or text to me with your response.
Susan Morton

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Chatham County man creates BBQ based in mustard

March 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:24:19 -0500
From: Gene Galin
Subject: Chatham County man creates BBQ based in mustard

View video with story at
http://myfox8.com/2017/01/23/chatham-county-man-creates-bbq-based-in-mustard/

In the rural part of Chatham County, just across the Randolph county line, you’ll find a different place in the world of barbecue.

Here, Tommy Estridge, owner of Chirpy’s BBQ, uses ham as his primary meat and an extra unique sauce to add a different flavor to the mix.

Most places in North Carolina use vinegar or ketchup, but Chirpy’s uses mustard.

Not only is it their barbecue unique, it’s tasty!

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Feeding cats and UTI

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:04:26 -0400
From: Dave Cohen
Subject: Re: Feeding Cats, UTIs

First, I second what Joseph Barr wrote in chatlist – UTI can be dangerous, especially in males.
I was lucky enough years ago to figure this out and get my male kitty to vet to remove blockage.

Second, if you are a cat owner, take a look at: http://catinfo.org/
This site discusses all the benefits of feeding cats wet food, and downside of dry food.
The main points to take out of this are that wet food – any brand – is much better than any dry food, and that dry food is NOT a dental cleaning aid. It breaks up easily and doesn’t do anything for teeth. My cats were switched to almost completely wet food a few years ago, and my old female – now 16 – really did perk up and become more playful.

Finally…my old female cat, 16yo as I said – has had 3 UTIs in last 4 years, I believe, including one we are treating now. They are expensive. Wet food did not stop them, but it may have made them fewer in number…?

  • Dave

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Register for the Chatham County Senior Games and SilverArts

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:45:10 -0400
From: “Lindsay Hickling”
Subject: Chatham County Senior Games and SilverArts

Chatham County Senior Games and SilverArts

When: April 19 to May 5, 2017

Registration deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017

You can find an application and flyer on our website: http://chathamcouncilonaging.org/activities/senior-games/
or pick up an application at the following locations: Eastern and Western Chatham Senior Centers, Chatham County Parks and Rec, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington and Carolina Meadows.

The Senior Games wellness and prevention program seeks to keep the body, mind, and spirit fit while also fostering enjoyment with friends, family, spectators, and volunteers. Seniors age 50 years and better are eligible to participate.

Sporting events will include: archery, basketball shoot, bocce, bowling, cornhole, croquet, cycling, football throw, one-mile fun walk, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, softball throw, swimming, tennis, track and field events.

Silver arts cover four categories:

Heritage Arts: basket weaving, crocheting, jewelry, knitting, needlework, pottery, quilting, stained glass, tole/decorative painting, weaving, woodcarving, woodturning and woodworking.

Literary Arts: essays, life experiences, poems and short stories

Performing Arts:  comedy/drama, dance, line dance, instrumental and vocal

Visual Arts: acrylics, drawing, mixed media, oils, pastels, photography, sculpture, and watercolor.

Those interested in serving as event volunteers or sponsors or who need to register as a participant should contact Lindsay Hickling, 919-542-4512, ext. 228 or 

Lindsay S Hickling
Chatham County Senior Games, Local Coordinator
365 NC Hwy 87 N/PO Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Joy of Movement Presents: a 1950’s Sock Hop Fundraising Dance Event on April 8

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:12:03 -0400
From: Lindsey Gionfriddo <>
Subject: The Joy of Movement Presents: a 1950’s Sock Hop Fundraising Dance Event

The Joy of Movement Presents: a 1950’s Sock Hop Fundraising Dance Event – Couples and Singles welcome!

Ticket Includes:
2 hours of non-stop dancing
Cash Bar from Oakleaf
Light refreshments
A prize for the best 1950’s style costume
Blast from the past games

All ticket sales benefit the Joy of Movement to help keep their doors open for another year. The Joy of Movement is a Nonprofit Dance and Exercise Studio that has become a staple in the community offering Nia, Yoga, Ballroom, Meditation, and Kindermusik classes. Just to name a few. Please help support this great establishment by dancing the night away at our 1950’s Sock Hop Fundraising Dance Event on April 8th.

Where- The Joy of Movement Studio
(Located at the Chatham Mills Plaza in Downtown Pittsboro)

When – Saturday, April 8th

Time – 7:15pm – 7:30pm (Complimentary Dance Lesson) / 7:30pm – 9:30pm (Sock Hop Dance Event)

Cost – $20 per Person (Ages 21 and Up)
(any generous support above the ticket price would be greatly appreciated)

Call 386-795-6608 <(386)%20795-6608> or email  to reserve your ticket to the Sock Hop today!

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Grand Opening Slated for Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center on March 25

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:02:35 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Grand Opening Slated for Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center

Contact:  Sam Groce, 919-542-8202

Grand Opening Slated for Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center

Chatham County invites residents to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on Saturday, March 25, from 10 am to 2 pm. The Chatham County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the free event.

The CCACC houses the offices of Chatham County Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation, and the Forest Service.

The event facilities provide year-round meeting and workshop space for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, natural resources, family and consumer science, and youth programs. However, the CCACC is available for rental by other organizations and individuals for all types of events, including conventions, trade shows, weddings, workshops and banquets. It is the largest flexible meeting space in the county.

The Grand Opening celebration will offer something for everyone.  The event will kick off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 am. Visitors can attend educational sessions in one of the meeting rooms or cooking demonstrations in Cooperative Extension’s new teaching kitchen. Guided tours will offer a glimpse of the new office space, exhibit hall, and meeting rooms.

The beautiful winning photos from the county’s Agricultural Photography Contest will be on display, showcasing our rich agricultural past, current and future.

More than 70 exhibitors will highlight local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and much more. Visitors will get an up-close look at the Forest Service’s firefighting helicopter and meet Smokey the Bear.

Several food trucks will offer excellent options for lunch while live music entertains the crowd.

For more details, including the educational program schedule and a complete list of exhibitors, go to http://go.ncsu.edu/ccacc-opening

The CCACC is one mile west of the traffic circle at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.

In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.

Debra Henzey
Chatham County Director of Community Relations
919-542-8258
Cell 919-548-4662

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