small is possible: reconstructing local music

June 16, 2008
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small is possible: reconstructing local music

June 15, 2008 small is possible: reconstructing local music Filed under: carbon neutral, books, music industry, culture, +1/-1, Miraverse — MichaelTiemann @ 8:22 am I just read Lyle Estill’s manifesto small is possible, an account of how he and others in Pittsboro, North Carolina (population 2,500) discovered how to feed, fuel, heal, and govern itself as a community. First off, the writing is simply first-rate. Lyle writes with humor, but also with a very keen eye to the forces and effects that operate on multiple levels. But unlike Alexis de Tocqueville or Michael Pollan or Malcolm Gladwell, he is...

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Video: Robert Logan is sworn in by Judge Carl Fox

June 15, 2008
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I grabbed a quick video clip of Robert Logan being sworn in as the new Chatham Schools Superintendent by Superior Court Judge Carl Fox at the last school board meeting.

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More Fun Photos of Fearrington Village on Flickr

June 15, 2008
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http://jimbuie.blogs.com/journal/2008/03/more-fun-photos.html Many different photographers share their perspectives of Fearrington Village on Flickr.

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The Down & Dirty of DIY

June 15, 2008
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The Down & Dirty of DIY

The Down & Dirty of DIY The week before Alex left for work in Wilmington he started a remodel project on our house. By he really I mean they. He and four guys worked A LOT on remodeling our bedroom and bathroom. Basically what happened was they turned what was Ella’s room into a master, reversed two closets, built a walk-in closet, completely gutted our bathroom, reconfigured the bathroom, framed it out, put up new drywall and put most of it back together. The result will be wonderful and I am very happy. We are living in that ugly...

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Random Stop?

June 15, 2008
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http://www.jonlowder.com/2008/06/random-stop.html Just drove home from a birthday party near Pittsboro, NC. As we were driving north on NC-87 we encountered a road block being manned by sheriff’s deputies and state troopers about 14 miles south of I-40. They were checking everyone’s IDs and either letting them through or pulling them to the shoulder. I thought maybe it was a DUI checkpoint or an effort to nab people whose inspection stickers were expired, but then I noticed that all the cars being pulled over had Hispanic passengers. They also barely looked at my ID before wishing me a nice day...

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Where do I live?

June 15, 2008
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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:43:33 -0400 From: maggie zwilling Subject: Where do I live? Mark: Sometimes I wonder if anyone knows where they live in the small town rural areas. Not sure who made up the townships around here but having lived here for 19 years I still get confused. My address is Bear Creek, my telephone number

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Andy’s Burgers, Shakes & Fries

June 15, 2008
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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 07:26:50 EDT From: Shellgardens Subject: Andy’s Burgers, Shakes & Fries “Andy’s is the busiest, coolest place in Siler City. Check us out. We cater, too.” This is a quote from TJ, owner of Andy’s in Siler City. My husband & I enjoyed freshly-squeezed lemonade — perfect,

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Amenities and development

June 15, 2008
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Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 19:03:46 -0400 From: Karen Crowell Subject: Amenities and development Companies who are looking to hire people generally want employees who are likely to stay on the job long enough for the company to benefit from what it cost to train them and give them experience. People who have close ties to a community and

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Gratitude

June 15, 2008
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Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:01:53 -0400 From: Dan Cahoon Subject: Gratitude I just did this with a friend and recommend it to all. My friend and I told each other what we were thankful for. It got pretty philosophical at times (maybe it was the heat), but was a worthwhile excercise and helped put into perspective many

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Elitist?

June 15, 2008
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Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 06:54:31 -0400 From: Brenda Denzler Subject: Elitist? I don’t always agree with everything Hipvegan/Aurora says, but sometimes she makes some good points, too. As for your calling her “elitist,” Steve, I don’t see it. I mean, she’s arguing that people ought to consider what it must be like to be a

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Five Teachers Complete Master of Education

June 15, 2008
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Five Teachers Complete Master of Education

Five Chatham County teachers graduated from the Master of Education for Experienced Teachers in the Literacy Program, May 11. This graduation is the culmination of two years of study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through a partnership between the university and Chatham County Schools that began in 2001. This literacy program prepares

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Northwood Summer Drama Camp

June 15, 2008
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The Northwood Theatre Arts department will hold its annual summer drama camp at Northwood High School July 21-25. Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The camp fee will be $125 per child (multiple child discount offered) and will include theatre work, show royalties, camp t-shirt, daily snacks, and a tremendous amount of fun.

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