Monthly Archives: September 2008

Board of Education candidates’ forum at Perry Harrison

September 29, 2008
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There will be a Board of Education candidates' forum at Perry Harrison School on Tuesday, October 7 from 7:00-8:30 PM hosted by the PHS PTSA. This forum will be held in a round table format. Each candidate will sit at a table surrounded by citizens from the community. They will have a chance to respond

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Galin was a member of the Chatham County Strategic Planning Development Committee

September 29, 2008
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I was appointed to the Chatham County Strategic Planning Development Committee that I served on until 1998 Strategic Planning Development Committee: Commissioner Pollard moved to appoint the following individuals to the Strategic Planning Development Committee: Howard Stier, East Chatham (Apex) - Chair; Joyce Cotten, Pittsboro; Karl Ernst, Siler City; Gene Galin, Pittsboro; Ray Greenlaw, Pittsboro; Joy Johnson-Turpin,

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Galin is a Chatham County 2005 Outstanding Volunteer Award Honoree

September 29, 2008
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In 2005, I was presented with the Chatham County Outstanding Volunteer Award. This program is coordinated by the United Way of Chatham County in collaboration with the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. <!– /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:”"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;} @page Section1

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Briar Chapel Grand Opening Today!

September 27, 2008
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Today is the day! Briar Chapel is celebrating its Grand Opening today from 11am-3pm, and you're invited.

In addition to the many activities that have been planned, TORC will be on hand to conduct guided tours of the new walking/biking trails. Cycling Spoken Here will also be on hand for support, and will even have some demo bikes that you can take out for a spin. Hope to see you there!

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Cool spot

September 25, 2008
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Cool spot

Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 00:51:05 -0400 From: Mark Stinson Subject: cool spot Cool spot Well after last weeks post I had 22 emails offering help. I replied to them one by one and accepted what was offered or passed things up I couldn’t use. I waited on things to arrive that didn’t  and out of that

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Would liberals welcome pro-Bush lyrics?

September 25, 2008
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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 22:20:57 -0400 From: “Dan Marley” Subject: Entertainment at Bynum I was very entertained by the responses to the conservative gentleman who felt awkward (and maybe out of place) at hearing anti-Bush/War lyrics at the Bynum Store entertainment.  Seems that everyone responding was very cordial and understanding and welcoming to him and his views.

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Dirt work recommendation

September 25, 2008
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Dirt work recommendation

Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:29:57 -0700 (PDT) From: Suzette Boisselle Subject: Dirt work  (recommendation) I just thought I’d pass on the recommendation of a guy who came out to do a small dirt work project for us with his big Bobcat. He was very professional and courteous and did a great job at a VERY reasonable price. His

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Grand Opening of Briar Chapel

September 22, 2008
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I hope you'll join me in celebrating the grand opening of Briar Chapel this Saturday, Sept 27th, from 11am-3pm. We've waited a long time for this event, so you know that Newland Communities is going to make it extra special. You don't want to miss it!

In addition to taking a tour of the beautiful model homes, there will be plenty of wonderful activities for the whole family. For directions, click here. Once you get there, please register at the information center and let them know that Peter Winkler sent you.

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Pictures of the Chatham Central at Northwood Football Game – 9/19/08

September 21, 2008
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Pictures of the Chatham Central at Northwood Football Game – 9/19/08

I have added about 30 pictures from the Chatham Central at Northwood football game at http://chathamphotos.com/gallery/v/80919nwcc/

Chatham Central at Northwood football game

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Hope for Newspapers’ Financial Recovery in Subscriber-based Online Communities?

September 19, 2008
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The Wall Street Journal has launched a new social network and online community for its one million paid subscribers. "If if it’s successful, it could provide lessons for other news organizations trying to build deeper connections with their readers," observes The New York Times. I hope it works, because that would also offer hope for a paid subscription model to online publications. It's great to read this quote from Alan Murray, deputy editor of the WSJ:"The Wall Street Journal under its new management (News Corp) is investing in both print and online, so I would say we are very...

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Virtual Tour of “Briar Club”

September 18, 2008
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, Briar Chapel's clubhouse, the Briar Club, has been completed. Take a virtual tour of this LEED-Certified facility, which includes a number of gathering rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, classrooms, and more.

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A quality system of education is part of Chatham’s strategic plan

September 18, 2008
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As an original appointee to Chatham County’s Strategic Plan Development Committee (SPDC), I was active in developing the approved plan. Below is the education system component as outlined in the Chatham County Strategic Plan outcomes and goals. GOAL 1. Effective teachers and a well-balanced curriculum imparting skills and knowledge which contribute to children and adults becoming

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Please adhere to the Chatham County Sign Ordinance

September 18, 2008
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To all volunteers - Please adhere to the Chatham County sign ordinance when putting up campaign signs. Below is a copy of an email Zoning Enforcement Officer Tony Wilson sent out during the primaries. You assistance is greatly appreciated. - Gene Galin Chatham County has a sign ordinance that has been in place since the 1980s. It

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Donate money to local schools by using your store savings card

September 17, 2008
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If you would like to help support your favorite school, all you need to do is link your savings card or credit card to your school and the store will do the rest. You have to link your Harris Teeter VIC card and Food Lion MVP card every year in order to get donations

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Participation in high school activities is a valuable part of the overall high school experience

September 17, 2008
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Students who spend no time in extracurricular activities are 49% more likely to use drugs and 37% more likely to become teen parents than those who spend one to four hours per week in extracurricular activities (United States Department of Education. No Child Left Behind: The facts about 21st Century Learning. Washington, DC: 2002.) In their

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Vanguard Concept Home Announced

September 17, 2008
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Vanguard Homes announced today that it is currently building a "state-of-the-art" concept home in Briar Chapel, which will "...bridge the gap between ENERGY STAR and extreme green technologies."

According to the press release, the concept home will feature a number of sustainable features, including Water Sense™-qualified dual flush toilets and low-flow faucets, a whole house water filtration system, solar hot water heater, computer-monitored irrigation system, cisterns, an ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package, solar tubes, LEED-certified ceramic tile, and more.

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The case for High School athletics and activities

September 16, 2008
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The case for High School athletics and activities

From interscholastic sports to music, drama and debate, activities enrich a student’s high school experience. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its membership believe that interscholastic sports and fine arts activities promote citizenship and sportsmanship. They instill a sense of pride in community, teach lifelong lessons of teamwork and self-discipline and facilitate the

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Woods versus East Wake volleyball pictures – 9/12/08

September 16, 2008
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Woods versus East Wake volleyball pictures – 9/12/08

I have added about 20 pictures from the Woods versus East Wake volleyball game at http://chathamphotos.com/gallery/v/80912woodsvolleyball/

Woods versus East Wake volleyball game

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Eva & Dan

September 15, 2008
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Eva & Dan

September 14, 2008 Eva & Dan I had the pleasure of photographing Eva and Dan this past Saturday at Fearrington Village here in Pittsboro, NC with Steve Exum. The scenery at Fearrington is lovely which complemented this couple’s disposition. I have been photographing weddings all summer, but I’ve only put a few up here. I’ll have to post a conglomeration of my favorite photos as a recap later on this blog so you can all see what has been keeping me so busy!

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A Broadband Future: Your Community, Your Voice

September 15, 2008
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A Broadband Future: Your Community, Your Voice

Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:29:47 -0400 From: Sam Groce Subject: High Speed and Broadband Public Hearings A Broadband Future: Your Community, Your Voice Do you have ideas about how to increase Internet access and usage throughout North Carolina? We're listening... In follow-up to the recently released Baller Herbst report, the e-NC Authority is planning a series of eight community summits

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