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Chatham Literacy seeks tutors for adult learners[Jun. 4, 2014]
The Chatham County Literacy Council (Chatham Literacy), a Pittsboro-based non-profit, is seeking volunteer tutors for its adult literacy programs, which help adults improve their reading, writing, math or English-language skills through one-on-one and small-group instruction. According to the Census Bureau's most recent American Community Survey, 6.4% of Chatham County adults speak English less than "very well," greater than the state's 4.9%. In the Siler City area, the figure is more than 30%.
911 artifact to be raised at Chatham memorial site on May 10[May 9, 2014]
The Chatham County 9/11 First Responders Memorial Foundation Corporation invites residents to watch the installation of the donated 9/11 artifact from the World Trade Center tragedy at the memorial site in Pittsboro on Saturday, May 10. The work will begin at 9 am and will continue until finished.
A study of the Pitts, American allies in Parliament[May 2, 2014]
I was inspired to research the Pitt family contribution to early American history. I was impressed with several things. Pitt the Elder was a Whig and found that conservative link to Americans against unfair taxation, the Stamp Act, and quartering troops. Pitt the Younger was a fiscal conservative and yanked England from a pit of debt, saved the pound, and was against slavery. Both friends of America. Impressive for Brits at that time.
Chatham Community Library offers job search & resume workshops[Apr. 28, 2014]
Chatham Community Library, in collaboration with the Career Center at Central Carolina Community College, will offer classes on Online Job Searching and Resume Writing in May. The sessions will be led by Chris Moses, coordinator of the Career Center, and will take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro.
Dedication ceremony at the Western Chatham Senior Center on May 1[Apr. 8, 2014]
The public is invited to attend a 10 a.m. Dedication Ceremony at the Western Chatham Senior Center on Thursday, May 01, 2014. The Senior Center is located at 112 Village Lake Road in Siler City. Refreshments will be available after the ceremony.
Chatham County Senior Games registration deadline nears[Apr. 7, 2014]
North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. has announced that Chatham County Senior Games has been sanctioned as an official qualifying site for State Finals for 2014. Chatham County Senior Games, coordinated through the Chatham County Council on Aging, will be held in various locations throughout the county April 29 thru May 9, 2014. Event sites include Pittsboro Senior Center, Pittsboro Public Courts, Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, Northwood High School, Siler City Country Club, Carolina Preserve, and Duke Center for Living at Fearrington.
Advance tickets for Chatham Empty Bowls available now on CORA web site[Apr. 7, 2014]
CORA invites the public to the 5th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Sunday, April 27 at the historic Chatham Mills Conference Center on 15/501 north of the County Courthouse. The event features beautiful local pottery, a light supper of delicious soup and bread from local restaurants and bakeries, live entertainment, light hors d'oeuvres, a variety of desserts and a cash wine and draft beer bar. Your participation helps CORA Food Pantry feed hungry residents from all over Chatham County.
Four Chatham martial artists awarded junior black belts[Apr. 5, 2014]
Four martial artists, including two brothers, were awarded junior black belts in March when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly promotion exam. Belts and certificates were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, or Seventh Dan, who owns the school and has been teaching martial arts in Siler City for more than three decades.
Volunteers needed for Clean Jordan Lake’s March 15 cleanup[Feb. 28, 2014]
On Saturday, March 15, Clean Jordan Lake volunteers will participate for the fifth year in the Haw River Assembly’s annual Clean-Up-A-Thon. Fran DiGiano, president of Clean Jordan Lake, said “while other groups remove trash along the Haw River from Greensboro to Bynum, our volunteers are assigned to stretches of the Haw River Arm of the lake.”
2014 Exploring Nature in Chatham Series[Feb. 23, 2014]
Now in its fifth year, Exploring Nature in Chatham series is offered by Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) with Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) to promote conservation of Chatham's natural resources and the college's Ecotourism program. Trips are open to the general public. See registration information for each trip since there may be a charge or maximum group size. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Please register by calling 919-545-8044 Monday through Friday at Central Carolina Community College's Continuing Education department.
Chatham County public libraries to hold public comment sessions[Jan. 12, 2014]
All three branches of Chatham County Public Libraries will hold public comment sessions on Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14. All county residents are invited to attend a session at the library they use most often. The sessions are part of a project to plan programs and services for the next few years, and will be moderated by Phil Barton, an independent library consultant.
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