Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
|Vibrant street scene|
|Dolphin free, organic, free range corn dogs and funnel cakes|
|A visit from the Tooth Fairy|
Monday, October 18, 2010
- Swimming Lessons for every student at Pittsboro Elementary School - a series of eight 30 minute classes
- Youth Basketball play for every student of Pittsboro Elementary School and for every student at Horton Middle School - 5 months of play - practices and games
- Girls Lacrosse Development League play 1 month for 100 girls
- Youth Soccer CSL U6 Division play 2 months for 100 kids
- Tennis Lessons by John Delafield for 100 kids
- T-Ball for 2 months of play for 50 kids
- Art Classes for 100 Students via One Stroke Art
- Summer Camp 1 week for 10 kids at the YMCA's Camp Wannago
- Clydefest Admission for every kid at Pittsboro Elementary School
Here's a link to an article detailing how: "After-school programs alter lives of at-risk youth: park and recreation-sponsored programming is effective in reducing crime and educating children."
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Kudos to everyone associated with the creation of the beautiful new Chatham County Library. It will be doubtless be a source of community pride for many years to come. Kudos to the vision of the Chatham County Commissioners and Staff, Friends of the Library and Cherry Huffman Architects as well as the countless other contributors I’m invariably leaving out. It’s great to see public investment in quality architecture and design.
This building will last a very long time and continue to reflect the attitudes and values of the community, potentially for generations. An airplane hanger type building would have been a lot cheaper in the short run, but a beautiful and well thought out LEED Gold building such as this will prove to be a much better long term investment--in the obvious way, such as lower life-cycle costs such as heating and cooling, useful lifespan, etc. But more importantly, a beautiful building has inherent value, inspiring its inhabitants and visitors to be better and more sociable people.
Elderly citizens will visit from the Council of Aging building nearby, children will gather for story time, professionals will run in on their lunch hours to drop off books, retirees may linger to read periodicals, CCCC students will come in for research or to go online. This will truly be a community gathering place we can all be very proud of and enjoy.