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CORA requests that Chatham County fund $27,500 for SNACK programCORA requests that Chatham County fund $27,500 for SNACK program
[Jun. 7, 2012] Rebecca Borchard of Greensboro, NC, presented her comments to the Chatham County Board of Comissioners during a May 22 budget hearing in Siler City and provided them in their entirety for the record.
 
New cleanup effort targets dangerous litter at Glass Beach on Jordan LakeNew cleanup effort targets dangerous litter at Glass Beach on Jordan Lake
[Jun. 7, 2012] When Jordan Lake was filled in 1982, hundreds of bathers were attracted to a beautiful stretch of beach along the shoreline of Weaver Creek, accessible by foot path from Pea Ridge Rd. This became known as Glass Beach, not because of broken beer bottles but because the water surface was so smooth.
 
Funeral arrangements have been set for Chris Hasbrouck
[May 7, 2012] Christopher Hasbrouck, of Pittsboro, N.C., took part in the Mountain Man Memorial March event at the University of Tennessee in honor of fallen troops on April 20. He apparently became dehydrated and overcome by heat and was taken to UT Medical Center, where he passed away from complications on May 2.
 
Chatham Council on Aging available to speak and get your inputChatham Council on Aging available to speak and get your input
[Apr. 30, 2012] Would your organization or club benefit from more information on programs and services available for seniors in Chatham County or challenges facing our senior population? Would you like to weigh in on future services or programs for seniors? If so, the Chatham County Council on Aging is offering speakers on topics related to seniors, but also want to use that opportunity to get your feedback on future programs and services.
 
Chatham Empty Bowls event on May 4 supports CORA food pantryChatham Empty Bowls event on May 4 supports CORA food pantry
[Apr. 20, 2012] Beautiful local pottery and delicious soup are going hand-in-hand to raise funds for the CORA food pantry in Pittsboro. You can help feed the hungry in Chatham County by visiting the Chatham Empty Bowls event on Friday May 4, 5:30 pm to – 8 pm at the Chatham County Council on Aging Senior Center on Highway 87 North in Pittsboro (beside the new County Library).
Also: Chatham Outreach Alliance
 
Get ready for ClydeFEST 2012Get ready for ClydeFEST 2012
[Apr. 13, 2012] The 11th Annual Kids Carnival of Folk Art fun promises to be the "best FEST yet". Mark your calendars to help ChathamArts celebrate everyone's favorite local folk artist, Clyde Jones at the Bynum Ballfield on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. By Molly Matlock
 
Second annual NC Hops and Roots Festival set for May 26Second annual NC Hops and Roots Festival set for May 26
[Apr. 9, 2012] The second festival of this North Carolina-centric beer, farm fresh food, wine and music will take place on Saturday, May 26 at Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro. Gates open at 12pm. The Hops and Roots festival ties together the “farm to fork” and sustainable movements going on in the area by presenting them with our NC local craft beer, NC state wineries, and slow-food artisans with local and regional musicians.
 
Chatham and Lee county leaders convene with focus on futureChatham and Lee county leaders convene with focus on future
[Mar. 26, 2012] Nearly 50 leaders from Chatham and Lee counties gathered at Central Carolina Community College's Chatham County Campus Tuesday to hear about economic development and express their desire to work together for the future. Among those meeting were members of the Chatham and Lee counties’ boards of commissioners, Economic Development Corporation leaders, city mayors and other government officials, Central Carolina Community College, public school officials, business people and a representative from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ office. By Katherine McDonald
 
Spring Friends of the Chatham Community Library book sale on March 29-31Spring Friends of the Chatham Community Library book sale on March 29-31
[Mar. 21, 2012] The Spring 2012 Friends of the Chatham Community Library book sale will be held on Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, from 9 until 7, and Saturday, March 31, from 9 until 4. Once again the sale will be at the Chatham Community Library on the campus of Central Carolina Community College, 197 NC Highway 87 North, in Pittsboro.
 
Chatham County residents get walking to honor National Walk Day starting April 4Chatham County residents get walking to honor National Walk Day starting April 4
[Mar. 19, 2012] Chatham County residents should get their walking shoes ready for special activities planned in celebration of National Walk Day on April 4, 2012, including a one-day event and a four-week challenge walking program.
 
Chatham Council on Aging hosts chicken dinner fundraiser on March 30Chatham Council on Aging hosts chicken dinner fundraiser on March 30
[Mar. 12, 2012] The Chatham County Council on Aging invites residents to attend the Second Annual Chicken Tender Dinner Fundraiser on March 30, 2012 to support programs and services for Chatham County’s senior adults.
 
Calling all chocolate cake and cheesecake bakers to the Council on Aging's Annual Chocolate Cake Bake Off
[Jan. 23, 2012] Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate is always the theme for the Council on Aging's 24th Annual Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake Bake-Off and this year will be no different. This mouth-watering event has been challenging the top bakers in Chatham County for over two decades and is sure to please once again. With a panel of judges awarding prizes for the best tasting, most creative and most original cake and cheesecake, this is one event not to be missed. By Megan Coggins
 
Third Annual Shamrock Run for Hope seeks volunteersThird Annual Shamrock Run for Hope seeks volunteers
[Jan. 17, 2012] The Third Annual Shamrock Run for Hope, hosted by the Pittsboro Relay for Life is scheduled for March 17, 2012. This 5K & 10K run in Pittsboro is followed by a breakfast for participants (included in registration, all others for $5). By Marion Haywood
 
Chatham County charity rook tournament this weekend
[Jan. 12, 2012] Ebenezer United Methodist Church will host the First Annual Chatham County Charity Rook Tournament On Friday, January 13 and Saturday January 14.
 
Biogen Idec Foundation awards grant to Clean Jordan Lake
[Jan. 6, 2012] Clean Jordan Lake has been awarded a $4,150 grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation to launch its Adopt-A-Shoreline Program. The funds will be used to attract participation from various community organizations and to post attractive signs at adopted shoreline sections to recognize their effort.

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