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Grand Trees of Chatham sponsors Winter Tree Hike on January 7Grand Trees of Chatham sponsors Winter Tree Hike on January 7
[Jan. 3, 2012] Residents can enjoy learning about the beautiful trees in the White Pines Natural Area in Chatham County on January 7, 2012, during a Winter Tree Hike sponsored by the Grand Trees of Chatham. The hike is slated from 1 to 3 pm.
 
Chatham County running recycling programs and hours on holiday scheduleChatham County running recycling programs and hours on holiday schedule
[Jan. 3, 2012] Chatham County recycling programs are wrapping up operating on a special holiday schedule as the New Year begins. The free Christmas tree recycling begins this week.
 
Siler City Christmas parade will be held on December 1
[Nov. 20, 2011] The Chatham Chamber of Commerce will present the Siler City Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 1 at 7 pm in downtown Siler City. This year's parade theme will be "The Christmas Story."
 
Dispose of pesticides safely at the Free Pesticide Collection DayDispose of pesticides safely at the Free Pesticide Collection Day
[Oct. 26, 2011] Do you have weed killer, roach spray, or rat poison you would like to get rid of? Do you realize there are very few safe and legal means for disposing of these pesticides? If you have any materials like these under the sink or in your storage space, then you'll be interested in the Chatham County Pesticide Collection Day on Thursday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southern States, 117 Dogwood Avenue in Siler City. By Al Cooke
 
Volunteers removed eight tons of trash and 350 tires during Jordan Lake cleanup effortVolunteers removed eight tons of trash and 350 tires during Jordan Lake cleanup effort
[Oct. 12, 2011] During the Big Sweep events at Jordan Lake last week, volunteers removed more than eight tons of trash and approximately 350 tires, according to Fran DiGiano, co-founder of Clean Jordan Lake (CJL), a nonprofit that organized the three cleanup events as part of North Carolina’s Big Sweep.
 
Galloway Ridge of Fearrington employees raise funds for Alzheimer's NCGalloway Ridge of Fearrington employees raise funds for Alzheimer's NC
[Oct. 7, 2011] In partnering with Alzheimer's North Carolina, Galloway Ridge at Fearrington sponsored the Alzheimer's disease Annual Walk scheduled for October 1 where our team was onsite showing our support by walking. As a sponsor Galloway Ridge hosted several departmental fundraisers championing the mission to make a difference in North Carolina communities. The employee driven fundraisers raised over $4,100 this year which exceeded our goal. By Pat Richardson
 
Chatham commissioners award bid to rebuild historic Courthouse
[Oct. 6, 2011] At its meeting on October 3, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously awarded a bid to rebuild the historic county courthouse that was severely damaged by fire on March 25, 2010. The commissioners awarded the bid of nearly $4.41 million to H. M. Kern Corporation in Greensboro.
 
Chatham County Fair is a fun-filled family eventChatham County Fair is a fun-filled family event
[Sep. 30, 2011] You and your family and friends are invited to the 61st annual Chatham County Agriculture & Industrial Fair, September 28 through October 1, 2011. Come and join the Chatham community at this family-friendly fair in Pittsboro, during 4 fun-filled days of events for everyone.
 
Plans for Chatham Historical Museum move forward
[Sep. 27, 2011] Planning is in progress for the new Chatham Historical Museum in the restored Chatham County courthouse in Pittsboro. In the entry corridor, an exhibit will highlight the history and evolution of the courthouse, and a large relief model or map will depict the entire county.
 
This week at Chatham County public librariesThis week at Chatham County public libraries
[Sep. 26, 2011] This week Chatham Community Library celebrates the importance of first amendment rights and celebrates our right to read what we want. Come see the banned book room and see books that have been challenged or banned in countries around the world, including the U.S. Some of the titles might surprise you; for example a book for kindergarten-aged children called “A Visit to Cuba” was removed from school library shelves in Miami, Florida after parents complained that it did not accurately portray the horrors of communism. By Jennifer B. Gillis
 
Clean Jordan Lake to host cleanup daysClean Jordan Lake to host cleanup days
[Sep. 26, 2011] Clean Jordan Lake (CJL) is planning a massive, three-day attack on trash along the shoreline during the last week of September as part of NC Big Sweep activities taking place across the state. The organizers still need volunteers for the general public cleanup day on Oct. 1.
 
This week at Chatham County public librariesThis week at Chatham County public libraries
[Sep. 20, 2011] September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Come in to your local public library and get your card today. Join us this week for one of these exciting library programs. By Jennifer B. Gillis
 
Upcoming book sale benefits Chatham Community LibraryUpcoming book sale benefits Chatham Community Library
[Sep. 20, 2011] The Fall 2011 Friends of the Chatham Community Library Book Sale will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23, from 9 am until 7 pm, and also on Saturday, September 24, from 9 am until 4 pm. The sale will be at the new Chatham Community Libraryon the campus of Central Carolina Community College, 197 NC Highway 87 North, in Pittsboro.
 
Chatham County 9-11 memorial plans announced at tribute ceremonyChatham County 9-11 memorial plans announced at tribute ceremony
[Sep. 20, 2011] An overflow crowd of about 350 attended Chatham County’s 10th Anniversary Tribute to 9-11 Victims & First Responders on Sept. 11, 2011 at Joy Baptist Church near Silk Hope. The event offered moving reflections by people directly involved in 9-11.
 
African American Memory and the Civil War presentation at CCCCAfrican American Memory and the Civil War presentation at CCCC
[Sep. 16, 2011] Diaries, memoirs, and stories about the Civil War describe success and tragedy, friendship and courage, abuse and good deeds. African American voices lend a unique perspective to the story of the Civil War years. Drawing from works by African Americans with North Carolina ties, Michelle Lanier will present a talk entitled "A War With Many Voices: African American Memory and the Civil War" on 25 September 2011

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