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Khrushchev and the Empire State Building
by Jeff Davidson

When I was 9 years old, my mother and I took a two-hour trip from our home in Bloomfield, Connecticut, to New York City to see sights, including from the top of the Empire State Building. On our journey, however, starting about 20 miles outside of New York, we noticed state troopers along the road, posted every 100 yards or so. As we continued to motor down the highway, the frequency and number of the troopers increased. More...

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Chatham Marketplace lively in October
October is going be a big month for Chatham Marketplace. On October 20 we will be hosting our popular series, Tasting & Tapas, from 7 to 9 p.m. We will be featuring Spanish wines from a local wine supplier and all the delectable food that accompanies it. The cost is $20 per person if you sign up early. After October 18, the cost is $25 per person.

We are excited to celebrate Founderís Day on October 23. We will have live music, free food from our deli, lots of free samples, and plenty of activities for adults and kids. Donít miss this day long event as we celebrate our amazing local co-op. Check the website for a full schedule of events for the day.

The Sunday Brunch Music Series will be in full swing during October with local musicians playing from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come enjoy the beautiful weather on our porch.

4 H delegation attends annual Electric Congress
A delegation from Chatham County attended the annual 4-H Electric Congress July 12-14 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Two hundred forty 4 Híers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from 63 counties attended the three day event. Since 1947, Progress Energy, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use. The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-Híers. The 4-H program is conducted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 240,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,000 adult and youth volunteers.

Pepper Festival hot way to start October
The 3rd Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival takes place Sunday, October 3, 4-7 p.m. at the Abundance Foundation in Pittsboro. Celebrate local food, sustainable agriculture, Piedmont Biofarms 40+ pepper tasting, 12 local Chef's Pepper dishes like: (see Pepper Provocations) Triangle Brewery's pepper beer. Dance to Holy Ghost Tent Revival and have some fun. Tickets cost $25.

Chatham Habitat resale stores expand hours
The Chatham Habitat for Humanity Home Stores are expanding their hours of operation starting October 1. While Saturday shopping hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will remain the same for both stores, each store is increasing its hours on weekdays by one hour.

Home Store will open one hour earlier at 9 a.m Monday through Friday, and will close at 6 p.m. Home Store Too will open at its regular time of 9 am Monday through Friday, and close one hour later, at 6 p.m.

The Home Stores exist to financially support the Chatham Habitat for Humanity mission to create self-help opportunities for families to own affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities.

You can learn more about Home Store and Home Store Too and view a sample of current merchandise by visiting the organizationís website at or by calling 919.542.0788.

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