Interested in Briar Chapel?

April 5, 2008
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Since launching this blog, I've had many wonderful folks get in touch with me to express interest in Briar Chapel. This has allowed me to educate them about green building, and pass along valuable feedback about what buyers are looking for to the developer.

So, if you haven't already discussed your housing needs with me, I encourage you to do so right away. Why spend your valuable time trying to gather information on your own, when I can fill you in on the details and answer any questions you may have during a short phone call?

I...

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Chatham County Schools 2008-2009 Calendar

April 2, 2008
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Chatham County Schools 2008-2009 CalendarJULY July 4 Holiday/Fourth of July AUGUST August 25 First Day of School SEPTEMBER Sept 1 Holiday/Labor Day Sept 24 Staff Dev. Early Release OCTOBER Oct. 13 Required Workday-Parent Conf. NOVEMBER Nov 10 Staff Dev. Early Release Nov 11 Holiday/Veteran’s Day Nov 27 & 28 Holiday/Thanksgiving Day DECEMBER Dec 19 Student Early Release Dec 22 - Jan 1 Winter Break Dec 24-26 Holiday Dec 22-23, 29-31 Required Vacation/AL Days JANUARY Jan

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Bennett Holds Career Day

April 2, 2008
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Bennett Holds Career Day

Bennett School eighth graders helped fellow students learn about various careers during an annual career day held on Thursday, March 20. For approximately one month, the twenty-four eighth graders worked with computer teacher Charlotte White as they researched aspects of careers and colleges. The students created PowerPoint presentations and used the iBook laptops to share presentations

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Poet Works with Silk Hope Students

April 2, 2008
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Phillip Shabazz, a poet and author, worked with seventh and eighth grade language arts students at Silk Hope School during the week of March 17. This is the third year he has worked with Silk Hope students on writing skills and connecting the language arts and social studies areas of the North Carolina Standard Course

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NHSAEF Scholarship Benefit Concert & Auction

April 2, 2008
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NHSAEF Scholarship Benefit Concert & Auction

On April 12, 2008, the NHS Arts Education Foundation is presenting a Benefit Concert & Auction at Northwood to fund scholarship awards and to raise additional funds to invest for future years. We plan to award five $1000 scholarships each year—one each to recognize superior achievements in Choral Music, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, and Visual

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Opening Day Celebration of the Pittsboro Farmers? Market

April 2, 2008
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Come join the fun at the Opening Day Celebration of the Pittsboro Farmers' Market, Thursday, April 3rd, 3:30-6:30pm.  Live music provided by Piedmont Biofuels String Band.  There will also be a seed planting activity for the kids thanks to a generous donation by Lowe’s of Pittsboro!  The market is located at the Chatham County Fairgrounds. For

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Northwood High School Teacher Wish List

April 1, 2008
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Northwood High School Teacher Wish List

Just passing along this request - As we clean out our homes for spring cleaning or corporate offices are often refurbished during this time of the year, hopefully we can help our Northwood teachers and faculty.  As we complete our income tax filing for this year also think about making a cash donation or purchasing some

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Briar Chapel Launches New Website

March 31, 2008
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Briar Chapel Launches New Website

Newland Communities has just launched its new website for Briar Chapel, which ties very nicely into the "Path to Nature" advertising campaign they launched a few months ago. Along with the utility and landscaping work along 15-501, this is yet another sign that things are progressing towards the opening of their information center during the Green Home Tour in May. Stay tuned to this blog for more details.

Now is the time to let me know if you are interested...

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Sen. Kay Hagan on CCCC campus in Pittsboro, NC

March 28, 2008
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Sen. Kay Hagan on CCCC campus in Pittsboro, NC

State Senator Kay Hagan, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate spoke on Wednesday evening in the multipurpose room of the Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. She is running against Republican incumbent senator Elizabeth Dole. County Commissioners Mike Cross and George Lucier along with Chatham County Democratic Party chairman Karl Kachergis were at the event.

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Blog Author Peter Winkler Becomes Certified EcoBroker®

March 27, 2008
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Blog Author Peter Winkler Becomes Certified EcoBroker®

It's official... I have earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation. This means that I have successfully completed a formal training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. In other words, I am certified to address and encourage the benefits of energy efficiency and green features in homes, such as the ones that will be built in Briar Chapel.

From windows to moisture control to energy savings, I now have more resources at my disposal to help my buyers...

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Third Annual Green Home Tour

March 22, 2008
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Mark your calendars! The 3rd Annual Green Home Tour will be held on May 3, 2008 (10 am to 6 pm) and May 4, 2008 (Noon to 6 pm). Including several Briar Chapel entries, there are currently 42 homes on this year's tour. Stay tuned for more details.

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Northwood School Board Candidates Forum

March 19, 2008
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Northwood School Board Candidates Forum

On Tuesday, March 18th, immediately following the Curriculum Fair (6:00-7:30 pm) at Northwood High School, there was a 2008 Chatham County School Board Candidates Forum in the multimedia room. All five candidates from Districts 1 (Norman Clark’s seat) and 2 (Holly Duncan’s seat) attended the event. The hostess of the event was NW PTSA president Beverly Sizemore. We were

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