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Like magic, bus connects Chatham to Chapel Hill
by Randy Voller
Buses are rolling down 15-501 to Pittsboro and back to the UNC campus on a daily basis. More...

Jordan Lake has good rules; enforcement remains to be seen
by Tim Keim
Finally, the Jordan Lake nutrient/pollutant rules have passed the legislature. More...

Protecting your money when dealing with telemarketers
by Jeff Davidson
Offers to buy direct as a result of telemarketing have been on the upswing... More...

How far would you pedal for a clean energy future?
From September 26-30th, Durham residents Pablo Torres and Gabrielle Trapenberg will ride their bikes... More...

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Sculptures on display at JimGin Farm

For the eighth year in a row, sculptors will display their creations in the Come Out and Play sculptor show at JimGin farm just outside Carrboro. Many of the works will be for sale.

Every Saturday through September, receptions will be held starting at 4 p.m. and running until dark. There is no admission, and all are welcome, including dogs if they are on leashes.

Sculptures of many media and form, created by 47 artists, will dot the landscape of this 17-acre horse farm at 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

This show began in 2002 as part of a group of shows put on by Hunter Levinsohn, Jackie Helvey, Anke Gassen, Hollie Taylor, and Debbie Meyer to honor the victims of 9/11. Attendees, who loved seeing sculpture in an outdoor setting, and artists, who often don’t have a place to display larger sculptures, asked for it to continue. Over 800 people attended last year’s show during its five-week run.

Pittsboro's First Sunday features belly dancing, baklava

First Sunday, September 6, noon- 4 p.m., offers a nice, leisurely wander through the unique shops and galleries of Historic Pittsboro. Wonderful dining at several local eateries, and the chance to browse the offerings of a great mix of artists and craftsfolk. This month we will have Belly Dancers and a Baklava Bake Off! (1- 3 p.m.) For an idea of the variety of artists who usually participate, visit or call 919.960.5892 for more information.

Judy Hogan to teach journal writing class

Judy Hogan will again be offering her course, "Journal Writing: Self-Healing Seed Bed," this fall, September 14-November 2, through CCCC Continuing Education at the Pittsboro Campus. Class meets for 8 weeks, 7-9 p.m., consecutive Mondays, and it will cost $105. Journal examples from May Sarton, Anais Nin, Virginia Woolf, Henry David Thoreau, Judy Hogan, other contemporary published journal writers will be provided by college.

Judy aims to enhance the students’ ease and sense of purpose in the journal while exploring its uses for healing and as a seedbed for creative writing. For more information, you may contact Judy Hogan 919.545.9932 or

Woof-A-Palooza to make return engagement at CCCC

Mark your calendars and register to walk and wag at the 8th Annual Woof-A-Palooza dog walk benefiting Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (C.A.R.E.). This furry fun raising event will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. Enjoy the activities, contests, refreshments and shopping. Adoptable dogs will be awaiting their forever homes at Woof-A-Palooza as well.

Walk applications, sponsorship forms and additional in-fur-mation about CARE are available online at Questions? E-mail or call 919.542.5757.

Grant money for artists, non-profits

ChathamArts is partnering with the Durham Arts Council and distributing grant applications for 2009-2010 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grants. The Emerging Artists Grant Program is designed to enable individual artists who have mastered the basic techniques of their art form to complete projects that will further their professional careers. Grant requests may not exceed $1,500. Criteria for making the awards include the overall excellence of the applicant’s work, accomplishment and commitment of the artist, the feasibility of the proposed project and the impact the project will have on the applicant’s career. The application deadline is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15. For more information, click on or call 919.542.0394.

The Galloway Ridge Charitable Fund, the charitable arm of Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, plans to award $50,000 in grants to Chatham County not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. Grant application forms may be requested online at For further information applicants may contact Brenda Leek at 919.542.2604. The deadline for submitting applications is September 14. Agencies selected to receive grants will be notified in October.

ChathamArts offers classes this fall

There's still room in ChathamArts' Fall classes with Shannon Bueker, Emma Skurnick, Anoo Brod, and Michelle Stebell.

Staff Spinning/Fire Dance with Michelle Stebelle, 4 weeks, once a week, Thursday evenings, September 3 - September 24, 7 - 9 p.m. $170

Beginning Crochet with Michelle Stebelle, Monday evenings, once a week, 7:30 - 9 p.m., September 7 - October 5 $160

Beginning Drawing with Emma Skurnick, Tuesday evenings, November 3 - December 8, 6 8 p.m. $120

Screenprinting with Vidabeth Benson, Last 2 weekends in September, (19 & 20, 26 & 27) Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., bring sack lunch. $120

Intro to American Contemporary Modern Art, Lecture Series with Park McArthur, Wednesdays, October 7 - November 11, 2 - 3:30 p.m. $120

Classes will be held at the Community Building, Briar Chapel Development. Highway 15-501 Chapel Hill. For details or to register, please contact 919.542.0394 or Visit

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