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Blog Launch

April 7, 2009
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Blog Launch

The Champagne bottle has crashed against the hull of my kayak. The Pittsboro Parks Blog is now officially launched. This will be the best place to keep up with events and general information about the Pittsboro NC Park System.

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State Fair 2008

October 23, 2008
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State Fair 2008

State Fair 2008 What is your favorite time of year? Mine is State Fair Time. I think it should be a state holiday! I look forward to seeing all the agricultural exhbits that celebrate our history of crafts, farming, and small industry. I’ve included a few images from my visit on Monday. You have a few days left so get out to the fair if you can. NC Honey producers always have an impressive display of their products and informative displays about apiculture. NC produces a lot of apples and Pittsboro, NC is home to the remarkable efforts of...

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Fresh pasta in Pittsboro

October 23, 2008
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Fresh pasta in Pittsboro If you happen to be in the vicinity of Pittsboro, NC, around dinner time, I highly suggest a stop for take out pizza and pasta, especially the pasta, at the Neighborhood School Pizzeria on Thompson Street. A friend of mine had raved about this place for ages. I don’t live anywhere near Pittsboro but when I was driving through at 6pm on a Friday afternoon, I figured I would give the place a try. I couldn’t make up my mind on what to order so I asked the owner / chef what she recommended. She...

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Saturday I Went Out Voting….

October 21, 2008
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Saturday I Went Out Voting….

Saturday I Went Out Voting…. I’ve never before voted early. I’ve never before even known it was possible, except for expatriates, etc. This past weekend, I put on somewhat-better-than-the-usual-Saturday-gardening clothes and my Obama button and went (as promised here last week) to my county seat (pop. 2,226) of Pittsboro, NC, and eagerly cast my vote. (They wouldn’t let me take a picture of my ballot, no doubt fearing I would duplicate it and stuff the ballot box.) I’ve never been more excited about voting and that’s saying something because one of my own brothers has held statewide office elective...

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Pam Cash-Roper of Pittsboro, NC, a Republican, Spoke at the Democratic Convention and Explained Why She’s Voting for Obama

September 5, 2008
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In prime time, five "regular" Americans spoke at the Democratic Convention. By far the best of the five, in my humble opinion, was Pamela Cash-Roper, a retired nurse from Chatham County, Pittsboro, NC. (And I'm not just saying that because I'm a resident of Chatham County.)The N&O did a nice story. Below, courtesy of the Chatham Journal, she talks about the response in Chatham County to her high national profile: More Republicans for Obama.

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Woods versus Camelot soccer pictures – 8/29/08

September 3, 2008
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Woods versus Camelot soccer pictures – 8/29/08

I have added over 100 pictures from the Woods vs Camelot soccer game at http://chathamphotos.com/gallery/v/80829woods/

Woods Charter School soccer

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New Woods Charter School Opens

August 25, 2008
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New Woods Charter School Opens

Yesterday, Woods Charter School celebrated the grand opening of its new 65,000 sqft facility near Briar Chapel. In addition to computer, biology and chemistry labs, the new school includes a gymnasium, a stage for a variety of events, and a soccer field. The new school is already near capacity at more than 485 students, due in part to the fact that the school's SAT scores rank sixth highest for a public school in North Carolina. Newland Communities (the developers of Briar Chapel) donated the 19 acres for the school.

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North Carolina bound

July 7, 2008
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North Carolina bound

North Carolina bound July 6, 2008 We are planning a trip to North Carolina next week. We are staying in Asheville with Wendy’s family for the first half of the week, and Durham-Chapel Hill for the second half. Through word of mouth we heard about a Goat Dairy in Pittsboro, NC call Celebrity Dairy that is also a bed-and-breakfast. We plan on staying there 1 night, then volunteering with Wendy’s old employer, the Chatham County Habitat for Humanity. Other things we want to do are visit the Durham Farmers market and our friends Stuart and Alice from Bluebird Meadows (website,...

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Yesterday was tricky

July 7, 2008
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Saturday, June 28, 2008 Yesterday was tricky Trying to figure out what to do when people or places were not dictating my next move. I did get my wash done, went for a short walk, dropped off a birthday card for my niece and was happy to do my Friday routine of NewsHour, Washington Week, NOW and Bill Moyer’s Journal. It helps me set my information needs for the week ahead. My challenge for the week ahead is not to over think the week ahead – getting back into the work mode without making work my life focus. Going...

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