Earth Day: 9 Shades of Green at Briar Chapel

Chapel Hill, NC  – As the Triangle’s largest green community, Briar Chapel has a very special connection to Earth Day. So it’s no surprise they have a full day celebration planned for this Saturday, April 21, 2012.

I call it 9 Shades of Green. Read more

Holiday Happenings this Weekend

Pittsboro, NC – There has been so much going on these last few weeks, I feel like my head is spinning. The holiday spirit is everywhere in Pittsboro and there is so much to do. Here are a few things you may need to write down so you don’t miss them. They are coming up this weekend! Read more

Pittsboro & Siler City Christmas Parades

Pittsboro, NC – Oh how I love a holiday parade! The music, the floats, Santa and all the excitement I see in the eyes of the children, makes for a wonderful day. I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to see two parades so closed to home. Read more

Amazing Fall Fun Around Chatham County & Beyond

Photo by Jomudo.

Pittsboro, NC – Once Fall arrives, I look forward to warm apple cider, colorful leaves, hay rides, jack-o-lanterns and street fairs. Now is a great time to visit some of the local farms to get a pumpkin and try your luck in the corn maze.

Pittsboro Street Fair

I like to start my Fall activities with the Pittsboro Street Fair. Its close to home and full of local artists, craftsmen, ready-to-eat and take-home food, and live musical entertainment with tons of free children’s activities from 10 am – 5 pm.

Come out to the Pittsboro Street Fair in Pittsboro, Saturday October 22nd on Hanks Street.

The Haw River Sunset Paddle

Take in the spectacular fall colors during a sunset paddle behind the Bynum Dam with Haw River Canoe & Kayak. The flatwater of the dam is especially well-suited for young and novice paddlers, with smooth paddling and plenty to see. You may get to see a great blue heron, belted kingfishers, Canada geese, red-tail hawks and eagles while paddling.

The paddle begins at 5p.m. this Saturday, October 22nd. The trip fee is $25.00 per person. If you bring a canoe or kayak, the trip fee is $20 per person.

To register, please call Haw River Canoe and Kayak at 336-260-6465. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.

Some Story Telling & Short Truths

If siting back in a chair and listing to some good stories is what you’d rather do this Saturday night, come on out to Bynum General Store‘s front porch between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Listen to stories spun by storytellers J.A. Bolton and Randy Rayfield.

Farm Fun, Amazing Mazes, And Halloween Festivals

Here is a great list of places to take the family and enjoy all the Fall activities.

Wishing you a spook-tacular October!


61st Annual Chatham County Fair This Weekend

Photo from Chatham County Fair.

Chatham County, NC – This weekend, the weather finally feels like Fall. Come out and enjoy the cooler temperatures at the 61st Annual Chatham County Fair. Read more

4th Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival at Briar Chapel

Photos courtesy of the Abundance Foundation and Briar Chapel.

Pittsboro, NC – Saturday, October 2nd promises to be an epic date in Pittsboro, with Briar Chapel’s OktoberBEST backyard Olympics followed by the 4th Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival to benefit the Abundance Foundation. Read more

Hops & Roots Fest: Local Food, Beer and Music

Pittsboro, NC – The first annual Hops & Roots Festival this Saturday, September 3rd showcases some of the wonderful edibles and talents that exist in Pittsboro and surrounding Chatham County.

The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center will host the Festival this Saturday bringing together local brews, sustainable farms, local restaurants and great music from regional bands. Read more

Twilight Tours At Carolina Tiger Rescue

Photo by MacKensie Cornelius via Flickr Creative Commons license.

Pittsboro, NC – Did you know that Pittsboro is not only home to many artists, family farms, fabulous restaurants and shops, but it also home to many tigers, lions and other wild big cats?

Carolina Tiger Rescue, located in Pittsboro along the west side of the Haw River just above Jordan Lake, houses over 25 large exotic cats that have been rescued from private owners. Read more

Monthly Sunday Dinners at the Inn at Celebrity Dairy

Siler City, NC – What do you call a goat dairy in the middle of Chatham County that serves Sunday dinner with falafel, spelt and chilled melon soup? Celebrity Dairy of course! Read more

Sharpe Store Music Festival

Photos from

Pittsboro, NC – If you want a good old time in the country, look no further than the 12th Annual Summer Celebration at Sharpe’s Store in Bear Creek on Saturday August 20. Read more