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Film Showing of “Democracy for Sale” at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro on April 20, 6:30 pm

Chatham County Blogs - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:39
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 12:29:40 -0400 From: Erika Lindemann Subject: Film Showing of “Democracy for Sale,” April 20, 6:30 pm, Chatham Community Library The Chatham County Democratic Party invites you to a screening of “Democracy for Sale,” from the series America Divided, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 20, in the Holmes Room of […]

Come out to Chatham Mills in Pittsboro on April 10th for Art Speaks!

Chatham County Blogs - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:36
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 13:18:07 +0000 (UTC) From: Jina Blasko Subject: ART SPEAKS April 10th 630-9 Featured Artist Onicas Gaddis Come out to Chatham Mills on April 10th for Art Speaks!  See artwork by Chatham Marketplace’s Onicas Gaddis & Sasha Konkel as well as local artists Miki Adams,  Robert Wade and more!!! Music by: […]

Come out to Chatham Mills in Pittsboro on April 10th for Art Speaks!

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:36
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 13:18:07 +0000 (UTC) From: Jina Blasko Subject: ART SPEAKS April 10th 630-9 Featured Artist Onicas Gaddis Come out to Chatham Mills on April 10th for Art Speaks!  See artwork by Chatham Marketplace’s Onicas Gaddis & Sasha Konkel as well as local artists Miki Adams,  Robert Wade and more!!! Music by: […]

TONIGHT! B.I.N.G.O. Fun-raiser at Woods Charter School on April 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Chatham County Blogs - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:52
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 18:27:39 -0400 From: Gwynneth Harrington Subject: Fwd: B.I.N.G.O. Fun-raiser at Woods Charter School – B.I.N.G.O. Fundraiser *Woods Charter School *Friday, April 7th 6:30 – 8:30pm *Great Room Woods Charter School PTSA invites you to Please join us for some fun & support our local school, K – 12. Directions from […]

TONIGHT! B.I.N.G.O. Fun-raiser at Woods Charter School on April 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:52
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 18:27:39 -0400 From: Gwynneth Harrington Subject: Fwd: B.I.N.G.O. Fun-raiser at Woods Charter School – B.I.N.G.O. Fundraiser *Woods Charter School *Friday, April 7th 6:30 – 8:30pm *Great Room Woods Charter School PTSA invites you to Please join us for some fun & support our local school, K – 12. Directions from […]

St Bart’s Good Friday evening Taize service in Pittsboro on April 14 at 7 pm

Chatham County Blogs - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:36
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 10:51:54 -0400 From: Sue Mannshardt Subject: St Bart’s Good Friday evening Taize service TAIZÉ FROM THE CROSS:  Reflecting on the Seven Last Words of Christ A Good Friday/Sabbath Evening Service of Taizé Prayer Good Friday, April 14, 7 PM, St. Bart’s Sanctuary (204 W Salisbury Street, Pittsobor) Imagine for a […]

St Bart’s Good Friday evening Taize service in Pittsboro on April 14 at 7 pm

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:36
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 10:51:54 -0400 From: Sue Mannshardt Subject: St Bart’s Good Friday evening Taize service TAIZÉ FROM THE CROSS:  Reflecting on the Seven Last Words of Christ A Good Friday/Sabbath Evening Service of Taizé Prayer Good Friday, April 14, 7 PM, St. Bart’s Sanctuary (204 W Salisbury Street, Pittsobor) Imagine for a […]

This Week at Pittsboro Roadhouse

Chatham County Blogs - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:23
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:51:10 -0400 From: *protected email* Subject: This Week at Pittsboro Roadhouse Thu Apr 6 6:30pm Dinner John Stevens, Acoustic Fri Apr 7 8pm Stage Vinyl Exam Rock / Classic 70s / Soft Rock https://www.reverbnation.com/vinylexam Sat Apr 8 8pm Stage Instruments of Justice R&B/Soul / Rock and Roll / Blues https://www.reverbnation.com/instrumentsofjustice Sun […]

This Week at Pittsboro Roadhouse

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:23
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:51:10 -0400 From: *protected email* Subject: This Week at Pittsboro Roadhouse Thu Apr 6 6:30pm Dinner John Stevens, Acoustic Fri Apr 7 8pm Stage Vinyl Exam Rock / Classic 70s / Soft Rock https://www.reverbnation.com/vinylexam Sat Apr 8 8pm Stage Instruments of Justice R&B/Soul / Rock and Roll / Blues https://www.reverbnation.com/instrumentsofjustice Sun […]

Day of the Books festival at Bray Park on April 29 - Chatham Journal Weekly

Siler City News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:34

Chatham Journal Weekly

Day of the Books festival at Bray Park on April 29
Chatham Journal Weekly
Siler City, NC – Chatham County Partnership for Children invites the community to the Day of the Books, a family celebration of literacy, multiculturalism and the arts. Also known as El Día de los Libros, this bilingual festival is built on the ...

Chatham Residents Cautioned about Flyers Urging Water Testing

Chatham County Blogs - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:18
ate: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 18:53:12 +0000 From: Debra Henzey Subject: Chatham Residents Cautioned about Flyers Urging Water Testing NEWS ALERT April 4, 2017 Contact:  Debra Henzey, 919-542-8258 Chatham Residents Cautioned about Flyers Urging Water Testing CHATHAM COUNTY, NC –  Chatham County has received several reports of residents across the county confused or upset by flyers […]

Chatham Residents Cautioned about Flyers Urging Water Testing

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:18
ate: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 18:53:12 +0000 From: Debra Henzey Subject: Chatham Residents Cautioned about Flyers Urging Water Testing NEWS ALERT April 4, 2017 Contact:  Debra Henzey, 919-542-8258 Chatham Residents Cautioned about Flyers Urging Water Testing CHATHAM COUNTY, NC –  Chatham County has received several reports of residents across the county confused or upset by flyers […]

Climate change (aka Global Warming) claims are unsupportable on the evidence

Chatham County Blogs - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 03:47
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:27 -0500 From: chathammatters Subject: Climate Change (Chatham County Commission) response to Gina Robertson Gina, Thank you for your reply, I appreciate your thoughtful response. However you make a number of claims which are unsupportable on the evidence. You say that “The overwhelming consensus of those people (who study climate […]

Climate change (aka Global Warming) claims are unsupportable on the evidence

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 03:47
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:27 -0500 From: chathammatters Subject: Climate Change (Chatham County Commission) response to Gina Robertson Gina, Thank you for your reply, I appreciate your thoughtful response. However you make a number of claims which are unsupportable on the evidence. You say that “The overwhelming consensus of those people (who study climate […]

Man faces stalking, extortion charges in Centre County - Centre Daily Times

Pittsboro News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 22:24

Centre Daily Times

Man faces stalking, extortion charges in Centre County
Centre Daily Times
The woman reported that in November or December 2016, she received a friend request on Snapchat from Shane Stark, 24, of Pittsboro, N.C.. The woman said the two had attended high school together and were friends on Facebook, police said, and began ...

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Police Say Man Stalked, Harassed Woman Over Nude Photos - State College News

Pittsboro News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 22:13

Police Say Man Stalked, Harassed Woman Over Nude Photos
State College News
A North Carolina man is facing charges after police say he threatened to publicly share nude photos of a Penn State student if she did not keep sending him more. Shane M. Stark, 24, of Pittsboro, N.C., is charged with stalking, a first degree ...

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April Fools? – Pittsboro Cat Parks

Chatham County Blogs - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 21:48
Survey results are in - Pittsboro residents rank Cat Parks as their number one parks and recreational priority. Cat Parks easily outranked other priorities by large margins. Survey respondents claim that for too long cats have been overshadowed by dogs. Items such as a robust greenway network, a thousand acre nature preserve, a downtown park capable of hosting downtown events such as farmers markets, food truck rodeos, and picnicking just couldn't compete.  Even playgrounds for kids, sports complexes, neighborhood open spaces, and aquatics centers got far fewer votes than the latest trend in leisure, cat parks.Seriously though, if you receive a survey in the mail asking about your parks and recreation priorities, please take a few minutes to fill it out.  And if you are a Pittsboro area resident and want to participate in online surveys for the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan, please do so at PittsboroParks.org. Or you could let others decide. .  . .  

Breakfast Forum Examines Economic Impact of Place, Parks, and Quality of Life

Chatham County Blogs - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:47
PITTSBORO  – The Town of Pittsboro Parks Department and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a forum, The Power of Place, Parks and Quality of Life: An Economic Development Perspective, on Tuesday, April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will take place at the new Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.Experts in their respective fields will share their perspectives on how investments in Parks and Recreation and Economic Development go hand in hand. Panelists include: 
  • Kyle Touchstone – President, Chatham Economic Development Corporation
  • Jody Leidolf – Manager, Planning and Sustainability, Newland Communities
  • Sig Hutchinson – Chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners, and open space advocate
Paul Horne, Parks Planner for the Town of Pittsboro, will moderate the panel discussion.The event is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Contact info@chathamedc.org to make an individual or group reservation. Light breakfast snacks and beverages will be provided.

Light breakfast snacks & coffee will be served so please RSVP.The Town of Pittsboro is currently seeking public participation and input for the development of a long-range Parks System Master Plan. To learn more about the project, visit pittsboroparks.org.For more information about the forum, contact Kyle Touchstone, president of the Chatham Economic Development Corporation, at 919-542-8274 or Paul Horne at 919-542-4621.

The EDC is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote job creation and private capital investment in Chatham County.

The mission of Pittsboro Parks is to enrich the lives of Pittsboro’s residents through the creation of great public spaces, provision of recreational programming and the hosting of special events.  In doing so, we foster sustainable economic development, support the arts, encourage healthy lifestyles, and enable deeper connections to nature.  Link to RSVP for complimentary tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-pittsboro-parks-forum-the-power-of-place-parks-and-quality-of-life-tickets-32478566266

What is a Parks & Recreation System Master Plan?

Chatham County Blogs - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 18:35
Great question; one of the best answers that I've come across is below:

"A parks and open-space plan outlines a systematic approach to providing parks and recreation services to a community. Parks and open-space resources within a community include environmental, recreational, scenic, cultural, historic, and urban design elements.

Jan Gehl (1987), the Danish urbanist and architect, states,
'The proper hierarchy of planning is life, space and buildings, not buildings, space, life.' Therefore communities need to plan for open spaces that provide a multitude of public functions before development occurs.  These functions are numerous and may include:
  • Protection of natural resources and biodiversity;
  • Creation of places for recreation;
  • Support for economic development opportunities;
  • Development of neighborhood gathering spaces;
  • Promotion of public health benefits;
  • Creation of civic and cultural infrastructure; and 
  • Shaping patterns of development through open spaces."
Source: American Planning Association. (2006). Parks and open-space plans. In planning and urban design standards (p. 38). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 


Play fort at Rock Ridge ParkI find the above text to be a pretty elegant synopsis of what parks planning is all about.

As the Town develops our Parks & Recreation System Master Plan, look forward to articles here providing insights into the planning process as well as articles highlighting some of the conceptual underpinnings of why we're engaged in this process.  So stay tuned. . . .

3rd annual Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge will be held on April 22

Chatham County Blogs - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:31
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 21:00:54 +0000 From: Erin Suwattana Subject: Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge Partnership for Children hosts 3rd annual ultramarathon event The third annual Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge will be held on April 22, 2017, with a new venue and a faster course. This year, the course will be […]
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