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May 2018

Joint Art Show & Sale to Benefit UNC Hospice

The work of three Chapel Hill-area artists will be on display and for sale at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro from May 25 to June 30, with a portion of sales benefiting UNC Hospice. The exhibit, titled "Layered Lives," will feature over 100 pieces by Ron Liberti, Harry Lane Wurster and the late Roger Kellison. An opening reception with music from Shark Quest will be held in conjunction with The 2nd Friday ArtWalk, June 8, from 6-9 p.m.

Subtitled "Paint, Photo Collage, Paste & Prints: Conversational Mixed Media," the show represents eight decades of work from three prolific, largely self-taught artists. The idea for the joint show came about quite organically, said Wurster.


Chatham Arts Council launches I He(art) Art for Kids
Raising Funds to Build a Stronger Community through the Arts
By April Starling

There are 15,000 children in Chatham County – providing an incredible opportunity for 15,000 souls to be nurtured, creative minds to be sparked, and budding artists to be encouraged. As the school year comes to a close, the Chatham Arts Council is launching a local campaign, I He(art) Art for Kids, in an effort to raise money to help nurture creative thinkers and educate kids through the arts in Chatham County.

The goal of the campaign is to support arts in education for every child in Chatham County. But the Chatham Arts Council is focused on community participation, rather than a financial target. "We realize that $15,000 won't cover the programming we have planned next year," explained Cheryl Chamblee, Executive Director of the Chatham Arts Council.


Screaming for Vintage recalls Beggars and Choosers
by Brittany Perloff

With its old-style, disheveled brick walls and its white paneled ceilings, Screaming for Vintage (SFV) transports its patrons to a different time. Visitors might start to reminisce about their grandma’s old house, times of peace, and rock and roll t-shirts. Old time records, vintage wooden furniture, flower-power clothing, and knick-knacks from the past fill the store.

Every afternoon, from Wednesday to Sunday, the store's owner, Chad Piraino, can be seen behind the counter rocking his beanie and band tee. With his laidback, cool, 70's vibe, Chad is the embodiment of his store.

Before residing in Pittsboro, Chad was born in Chicago and raised in Raleigh. "We moved to Pittsboro on a whim after feeling like Raleigh wasn’t home anymore, and immediately fell in love with the town," he recalled.

Before owning SFV, Chad worked as a guitar tech for touring hard rock bands. The vinyls in his store are just a taste of the music he enjoys with genres ranging from punk to hard rock to soul. His music knowledge even helped him name his store.

"It's kind of funny, but we used the influence of a song by [heavy metal band] Judas Priest to name our store, Screaming for Vengeance, which became Screaming for Vintage," he explained.

While he toured with bands, his wife, Mary, worked at a local vintage shop in downtown Pittsboro, Beggars and Choosers, a 40-year-old establishment. The owner Pam Smith helped them realize their desire to open a shop of their own.


Environmental Awareness Pontoon Boat Tour for Jordan Lake One Water Association

On Wednesday morning, April 18, members of the Jordan Lake One Water Association (JLOWA) were aboard an Environmental Awareness Pontoon Boat Tour organized by the Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) in partnership with Clean Jordan Lake.

The tour left from the Seaforth Boat Ramps at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Cary Water Systems Manager Alex Jones explained the operation of the new Cary-North Chatham County water intake structure.


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Chatham Community Library to host Tokyo Rosenthal for musical performance and author reading

Chatham Community Library will host a musical performance and author reading by Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal on Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m., in the Holmes Meeting Room. Rosenthal will be discussing and reading from his second book, Our Last Seder, in addition to playing a selection of original hits for audience members.

Tokyo grew up in Valley Stream, NY in the 1960s. He's held a wide variety of successful careers including cable TV executive (most notably with Financial News Network and Score), TV sports commentator for 20 years, and live event/boxing promoter. He is currently a highly-regarded singer/songwriter/recording artist as well as a thriving author of noteworthy memoirs. Tokyo resides in Chapel Hill with his wife of 34 years, Carrie Klein.

This event is free and open to the public. Funding for this event is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.

Oasis Fresh Market to celebrate Grand Opening

The public is invited to join the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and others on June 2 as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the first Fresh Market in Western Chatham County. A 10 a.m. Ribbon Cutting will take place at the Oasis Fresh Market, located at 117 S. Chatham Avenue in Siler City. The Kerala Express food truck will be at this event. There will be live music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to shop and enjoy free samplings of cheeses and meats.

A little about the Oasis Open Air Market:

The Oasis Open Air Market started humbly but with a grand plan: to create the finest out door open-air market this world has ever experienced and with the thought of bringing back the farmers market, linking great food and family fun. The owners felt they could integrate entrepreneurs with the farmers to produce a venue like no other, one that would complement the charm of Siler City and the downtown NC Arts Incubator.

Second Division Reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 97th annual reunion in Jacksonville, Florida from September 19 - 23, 2018, contact Mike Davino at, visit a href="" target="_blank"> or call 919.498.1910.

Northwood High School Reunion

The Northwood High School 1971-1999 Reunion Committee invites all NHS faculty and alumni to the second reunion of classes. This event is held periodically to bring old friends together to become reacquainted and reminisce on the fun care free days of high school.

"The Second Time Around" is the theme of this year's consolidated reunion, which will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6 p.m. -1a.m. at the Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan St., Durham, NC 27701. Featuring Food * 2 Cash Bar areas * On-Site Hotel * DJ * Class Photos * Individual Photos.

Special Recognition of Graduation Milestone Classes:

Class of 1993 (25 years), Class of 1988 (30 years), Class of 1983 (35 years), Class of 1978 (40 years and Class of 1973 (45 years)

Registration Fees:

$65 after receipt of the first 120 attendees register through May 28, 2018. Registration can be paid via Pay Pal or by Check or Money Order (made payable to NHS Reunion). Mail checks to: NHS Reunion Committee c/o Wanda Rone, PO Box 118, Pittsboro, NC 27312. *ALL MONEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE

**Please include the year of graduation and your email address on the Memo line of your check/money order or in Pay Pal Comments and include the names of ALL people (self-included) for whom you are registering**

Hotel Accommodations

Marriott City Center attached to The Convention Center
201 Foster Street| Durham| North Carolina | 27701 | 919.768.6025

NHS courtesy group rate of $139 Book your group rate for Northwood High Class Reunion One or two night stay options available. First Come/First Served—RESERVE EARLY!

21c Museum Hotel Durham 1 block away from The Convention Center
111 North Corcoran Street |Durham| North Carolina| 27701 |919.956.6700

The Durham Hotel | Restaurant + Roof 1 block away from The Convention Center
315 East Chapel Hill Street |Durham |North Carolina| 27701| 919.768.8830
Email Questions to: or your Class Representative.


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