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Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 in Pittsboro is participating in the Teacher of the Year Program

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 19:15
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:38:59 -0500 From: Gregory Flood Subject: VFW Teacher of the Year Program The Veterans of Foreign Wars annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively. This year Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 […]

BBQ Auction for Siler City Scouting – Unit 924 on February 4th, 4pm – 7 pm

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:40
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:58:26 -0500 From: Shirille Subject: BBQ Auction In an effort to support Chatham County Youth, we post the following: BBQ – Auction for Silere City Scouting – Unit 924 Saturday, February 4th at First United Methodist Church, 1101 W. Raleigh St., Siler City Bar-B-Que 4:00pm – 7:00pm Drive thru – […]

Faith in humanity is restored

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:34
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:40:10 -0500 From: Pete Jaeger Subject: Faith in Humanity My faith in humanity is restored.  During the icy road conditions a driver lost control of his car – plowed into my mail box (not he first time, dammit!) – and after my initial – blankety, blank rage – I calmed […]

Reach out to Chatham County’s new Congressman Mark Walker

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:07
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:41:48 -0500 From: George Greger-Holt Subject: Our new Congressman Congressman Walker has posted satellite office hours in Pittsboro: Chatham County Third Wednesday of Each Month | 11:00AM-1:00PM Chatham County Historic Courthouse | 9 Hillsboro Street | Pittsboro, NC 27312 From his Walker Weekly Report January 8, 2017: “Hear Us Again […]

WECAHN is a great organization, so if you can help, please do

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 15:03
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:22:09 -0500 From: “John R Dykers” Subject: WECAHN volunteer This is a great organization, so if you can help, please do. John Dykers Stacy DucK <*protected email* Wellness and Education Community Action Health Network (WECAHN) in Siler City is looking for a volunteer 10 – 15 hours per week to […]

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, February 11 at 1 PM at Greek Kouzina

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 21:18
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:38:46 -0500 From: Al Manning Subject: Writers’ Morning Out Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, February 11, 1:00 PM at Greek Kouzina, 964 East Street.  All writers, any genre are invited. Come early for lunch and then join us for a casual hour of talk with other writers, readings […]

Woods Summer Wonders Camps for Kids: registration opening soon

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 20:17
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:48:33 -0500 From: Tanja Cole Subject: Woods Summer Wonders Camps for Kids: registration opening soon Summer camps are in the works! Below are the proposed camps that I’m offering through Woods Charter School’s Summer Wonders Program. The last few years I’ve offered 3 half-day camps. This year, I’m offering 6 […]

Mt View AME Zion Church Women’s Ministry Valentine’s Banquet on February 11

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:14
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:18:06 +0000 From: Yolanda Bryant Subject: Join_Mt_View_Church_for_Annual_Valentine=92s_Banquet The Mt View AME Zion Church Women’s Ministry is sponsoring its annual Valentine’s Banquet on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Scheduled for 5:00 to 9:00 pm at The Sprott Youth Center, 80 Sprott Center Drive, Moncure, NC. Couples are admitted for $20.00 and Singles […]

One day singing workshop at Shakori Hills Farmhouse on March 11

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:13
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:25:37 -0500 From: jmvbeck Subject: One day workshop sponsored by Shakori Hills as a Community Service!!!  Saturday March 11 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM at Shakori Hills Farmhouse. If you like to sing and want to be with others who like to sing, then this is the Workshop for you.  No need […]

Life after Verizon in Chatham County, NC

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:09
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:13:53 -0500 From: “Don Wollum” Subject: Life after Verizon Hi Bruce, Certainly nice to get free of Verizon phone as we were paying off a IPhone too. That was 40.00 a month. After that was taken off Verizon enrolled us in the new plan for service for 2 cell phones […]

From Pickle-Low to Pickleball

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:00
Dorthea Lange, as part of her famous 1939 photographic series in Pittsboro, captured this sign advertising a "Pickle-Low Party" in downtown Pittsboro.  This was well before our current ordinance outlawing such scofflaw utility pole postings. More information about this photo can be found here, though the jury is still out regarding what exactly a pickle-low party is.  If you happen to know, please leave a comment.


History repeats itself  in 2017 with a different type of Pickle Party, namely a growing group of pickleball enthusiasts meeting twice a week at the McClenahan Park tennis & pickleball courts. I say pickleball courts because when we resurfaced the tennis courts last year, we repainted all three courts to specifically accommodate this rapidly growing sport.

Photos courtesy of Janis Warren of JCWarren PhotosThis local group is inviting others to join their outings, which are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. Here's text from a recent Chatham Chatlist post by one of their members:

"Pickleball is going strong on the 3 tennis courts across from Pittsboro Elementary School. 15-20 regulars, ranging from beginners to advanced, play together in the spirit of friendly competition.

We have loaner paddles and qualified coaches to help you get started. You will be playing regular games on day one.


Our scheduled times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am till ? If it's at least 40 degrees and dry at 9:00 am, there will be players there. Less than 40 degrees- proceed at your own risk."

Additionally, the Chatham Council on Aging periodically offers pickleball classes for seniors.

Here's a quick video explaining some of the basic rules of the game:



On February 11th there’s going to be a Bynum Front Porch Storytelling show

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:07
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:50:09 -0500 From: Bynum FrontPorch Subject: Save the date! BFP Storytelling — Feb 11 — Bynum General Store February 11th there’s going to be a Bynum Front Porch Storytelling show! Chatham County storyteller, Louise Omoto Kessel, David Kalbacker (emcee and a short story), Surabhi Shah, Teli Shabu and more! There […]

Music This Week at Pittsboro Roadhouse

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:22
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 03:10:07 -0500 From: *protected email* Subject: This Week at Pittsboro Roadhouse Thu Feb 2 6:30pm Dinner Dylan Branson, Acoustic Fri Feb 3 8pm Stage Bad Moon Rising Sat Feb 4 8pm Stage Graymatter, Folk / Acoustic Rock / Americana https://www.reverbnation.com/graymatternc Mon Feb 6 7pm Stage NC Revelers Orchestra, Big Band / […]

Another popcorn ceiling solution

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:07
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:13:53 -0500 From: Peggy Wilson Subject: Popcorn Ceilings I’m sure you have already decided on your course of action, but something that may be useful in the future just popped into my head… While preparing my parents’ house for sale, I had a contractor tell me that he would charge […]

Popcorn Ceiling Removal WARNING

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 01:07
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:01:35 -0500 From: Regina Barcello Subject: Popcorn Ceiling Removal WARNING Before you remove your popcorn ceiling, please be aware that the dust may contain asbestos!! ‘Sadly, some of the products used to create popcorn ceilings during their heyday contained asbestos, which is a known cancer causing agent if inhaled.  Popcorn […]

Cultivating a memory . . .

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 23:53
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:10:37 -0500 From: “N.A. Booko” Subject: Cultivating a memory . . . When I was a child of maybe 11, living in a mill village, all the houses had space for a vegetable garden. Some were small, but our’s was quite large.  One spring, I decided to plant my own […]

Come out for free Chicken Clinic on March 11 at Pittsboro Feed Store

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:44
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:23:44 -0500 From: Christine Miller Subject: Pittsboro Feed–Chicken Clinic Join Us For Our Chick Clinic Saturday March 11th @ 9am @ Pittsboro Feed Discussions will include: Baby Chick Care Troubleshooting Chicken Issues Housing Your Chicks Sign Up Today  @ 919-542-2454 Don’t forget to check out our chicken availability list at https://www.pittsborofeed.com/poultry Christine […]

There is a telephone scam going on in Chatham county

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 21:42
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:10:48 -0500 From: “N.A. Booko” Subject: Phone Scam in Chatham There is a telephone scam going on in Chatham county.  Your phone rings,  a seemingly desperate voice says  “Can You Hear Me?”- You certainly are  going to say ‘yes’.  It happened to me last November, but after I said  yes, […]

Sign up for Free Classes on Growing Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 20:26
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:36:41 +0000 From: Charlotte Glen Subject: Free Classes: Growing Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Registration is now open for the Extension Gardener Spring Series on growing edibles! Offered by NC Cooperative Extension’s Chatham County Center, the series includes three free classes, each of which will be offered twice, first on Tuesday […]

This Week at Chatham County Libraries

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 20:16
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:09:03 +0000 From: Susan Clayton Subject: This Week at Chatham County Libraries Tuesday, January 31 9-10am                    Computer Lab Closed to the public for a college class. 10am                       Preschool Story Time […]