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March 2017

The Hispanic Liaison responds to community needs

During these challenging times for immigrant communities, The Hispanic Liaison is actively addressing the needs that local immigrants and leaders identified as their priorities -- information, education, direct services and advocacy.

The Siler City-based non-profit re-opened last summer with Ilana Dubester, the founding executive director, returning to lead the organization. She had served as director from 1995 until 2008. Read more...
El Vínculo Hispano responde a las necesidades de la comunidad

Durante estos momentos difíciles para la comunidad inmigrante, El Vínculo Hispano está activamente respondiendo a las necesidades prioritarias identificadas por la comunidad hispana y líderes de agencias – información, educación, atención al público y defensa de derechos.

La organización con sede en Siler City reabrió el verano del año pasado bajo el liderazgo de su fundadora, Ilana Dubester, quien fue la directora desde el 1995 hasta el 2008. Lee mas...

Communities In Schools of Chatham County Fundraiser

On Sunday, April 23, Communities In Schools of Chatham County will host our first annual Celebration of Educators fundraising event in downtown Siler City at the new Peppercorn Restaurant. This fundraising event will build sustaining support for youth in need throughout Chatham County and honor each of the 2017 Chatham County Teachers of the Year.

Festivities will begin in Siler City on the Downtown Rotary Stage at the NC Arts Incubator at 4 p.m.. Dinner will be served across the street from the stage at the beautiful Peppercorn Restaurant at 6 p.m..

Between 4 and 6 p.m., the event will feature live student performances on the Downtown Rotary Stage with student art displayed in the NC Arts Incubator and Courtyard Coffee & Soda Cafe. Music and Art will be presented from students representing the 17 schools of the Chatham County School District. The Mural Society of Siler City will give walking Tours of the unique Downtown Siler City Murals.


Can an authoritarian government rule the United States?
by Julian Sereno

The world that we live in is changing, seemingly exponentially. Every year has been hotter than the one before, and historic droughts occur around the world. The one in Africa is fueling migrations, instability, wars and famine. Boko Haram and Al Shahab thrive; migrants flee war and poverty and head north for Europe. Thousands drown yearly attempting cross the Mediterranean.


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Grand Opening Slated for Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center

Chatham County invites residents to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chatham County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the free event.

The CCACC houses the offices of Chatham County Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation, and the Forest Service.

The event facilities provide year-round meeting and workshop space for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, natural resources, family and consumer science, and youth programs. However, the CCACC is available for rental by other organizations and individuals for all types of events, including conventions, trade shows, weddings, workshops and banquets. It is the largest flexible meeting space in the county.

The Grand Opening celebration will offer something for everyone. The event will kick off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 a.m. Visitors can attend educational sessions in one of the meeting rooms or cooking demonstrations in Cooperative Extension’s new teaching kitchen. Guided tours will offer a glimpse of the new office space, exhibit hall, and meeting rooms. The beautiful winning photos from the county’s Agricultural Photography Contest will be on display, showcasing our rich agricultural past, current and future.

More than 70 exhibitors will highlight local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and much more. Visitors will get an up-close look at the Forest Service’s firefighting helicopter and meet Smokey the Bear. Several food trucks will offer excellent options for lunch while live music entertains the crowd. For more details, including the educational program schedule and a complete list of exhibitors, go to The CCACC is one mile west of the traffic circle at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.

Knitting night for beginners

An Abundance NC Skill Share with Julie Moore Wednesday, March 15, 7 - 9:30 p.m. Located at the Plant – 220 Lorax Ln. #5, Pittsboro, NC

Whether you've never picked up a knitting needle before or you’ve learned to knit in the past and are ready to revive your skills – join Julie Moore of Fiberactive Organics and Earth to Earth Burial as she lays down the foundations of this fantastic fiber craft!

At this first session Julie will cover choosing materials, casting on, knit, purl, and choosing a first project. We’ll provide all the materials you need to get started. Julie is also a wealth of information on where to obtain your materials locally and sustainably! All skill levels are welcome. Bring your wisdom and willingness to learn – we’ll bring the herbal tea.

Starting on Wednesday, March 22nd we invite knitters, crocheters, and spinners of all skill levels for an evening of conversation and hand craft. We’ll discuss how often people would like to meet, times, snacks and all the other basics of organizing an ongoing handcraft fellowship. Beginners can bring their new materials to start their first projects and get help from fellow knitters – this is how we bond and support each other and pass along our craft to the next generation.

Pecha Kucha call for presenters
Tuesday March 28, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Pittsboro Roadhouse, downtown PBO

Pecha Kucha is a storytelling event that brings community together to present and discuss new ideas, and challenge people to think differently about the environment, culture and each other.

Presenters each have 20 slides and 20 seconds per automatically timed slide to discuss. The pace is fun & exciting.

Have something you feel 6 minutes and 40 seconds worth of passion about? Email with questions or to submit your request to present.


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