Shakin’ in Shakori Hills

Live music is back and better than ever at GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills, a moment you have all been waiting patiently for. The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center rescheduled the Spring Shakori GrassRoots Festival to October 7-10, 2021. Don’t stop reading there! To keep the spirit of community music alive, GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills will take place April 17 – June 12. Listen to your favorite bands, with all safety precautions taken care of for you!

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Best of Chatham: Poythress Construction Company

Our Best of Chatham series continues as we shine a spotlight on Poythress Construction Company, Inc. A premier custom home builder, based in Cary, PCC is making your dream home, that one you have always fantasized about, a reality. For buyers in Chatham County, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Wake Forest, their expert builders are piecing together the puzzle of your perfect home. Make it customized, make it more you! A customized lifestyle is a few clicks away…

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Best of Chatham: Hardware General

For those of us who call Chatham County home, we know that our home is the best of many things. At the top of that list is support for area businesses, both new and old. Fresh to the Pittsboro scene is Hardware General, a TrueValue Local Home Improvement store. With its grand opening taking place in January 2021, customers can now shop in-store at their storefront, located at 386 East Street in Pittsboro. Your next home improvement project just got a lot less stressful. 

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March on the Farm

Working goat and dairy farm by day, bed and breakfast by night! Celebrity Dairy in Siler City is home to 300 acres of all the farm-themed entertainment you could ever need. In rural Chatham County, escape to a Southern oasis, equipped with all the feels of home. From March 5 to March 28, the barn doors are open to you and your accompanying guests. Each weekend in March, Open Barn events are back for private tours for groups of up to 15 people. There’s no better therapy than spending the afternoon with 100 dairy goats! See for yourself.

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Homey, Happy Valentine’s Day

If you are still looking for a way to make this Valentine’s Day special, in a safe way, look no further. Celebrating those you love does not have to mean emptying your wallet on fine dining or dozens of roses. Share your love and resources with local businesses this Valentine’s Day, you still have time to make plans! Transform your home into a celebration of thankfulness and love, make a new tradition and enjoy time with the ones you love.

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Spread the Love

The month of February is all about showing love to those you care about. While the way in which you do so may be different than in previous years, the impact is just as resounding. Connect with your loved ones, even those you may have not met yet, and continue to spread goodness and light through this coming year. Whether it’s encouraging a high school senior or supporting our furry friends at the Carolina Tiger Rescue, we could all use a little extra love!

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Rockin’ at Home

2021 starts up by serving you tunes straight to your door. Bynum Front Porch is a staple for the Chatham County community and continues their mission of connecting neighbors through celebration and song. If you’ve spent a Friday evening at Bynum Front Porch’s summer Music Series, you’ve been privy to the sounds of gospel, folk, blues, rockabilly and bluegrass. The sounds are carrying farther, all the way to your home, this year. Their Winter Live Music Series shows will also be streaming on Facebook Saturday nights from January to August at 6:30 p.m. Can’t make the virtual or live show? All of their shows will be linked directly on their website!

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Paying it Forward

2020 was by no means a stress-free year for many of us. With the arrival of the New Year, as calendars reset, take the opportunity to reset your intentions as well. The art of crafting and upholding resolutions at the beginning of a new year can be complex. For 2021, make your resolution one that gives back to your community. There are still ways to volunteer safely, ensuring your well-being and the well-being of those you will be helping along the way. We have compiled a list of a few local organizations still seeking volunteer assistance. That said, please feel free to share other unlisted opportunities you may be privy to!

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And a Happy New Year

The presents have been wrapped, some even opened. Stockings have been hung with care, awaiting a visit from a resident of the North Pole. There is an excitement in the air, leading up to a new year, full of new expectations and opportunities. Known as a time for renewal, the New Year is upon us, meaning a total reset is on the horizon. End the holidays and welcome the New Year by keeping the festivities going!

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The Bradford by Day, Fearrington by Night

For many of you, travel plans for the holiday season have been adapted, altered or altogether cancelled. Traditions that were once annual staples have been put on hold until the next year. Take the opportunity to explore your own neighborhood, right here in Chatham County. Of the many local favorites hosting holiday open houses, The Bradford in New Hill is one of them! A luxurious event and wedding venue, the team at The Bradford welcome you to learn more about their story. Give the gift of exploration to your loved ones and book a private, socially distanced tour today. 

Once you’ve booked your seasonal tour, reserve a Christmas dinner, courtesy of The Fearrington House Restaurant. Look at that, your December calendar is starting to fill up already! 

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