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Juneteenth P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y CC K ALLAM
The Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro played host to a Juneteenth Observance of Human Rights celebration in June. Chatham Community Library and
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oh, the places you’ll go A rainy day drove ceremonies inside, but Chatham high schools sent off their 2019 graduates in early June. Chatham Central High School’s 97 grads got diplomas at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford; Jordan-Matthews’ 194 celebrated in their gymnasium; and Northwood’s 312 filled most of the floor at UNC’s Carmichael Arena. Woods Charter’s 45 graduates tossed their caps inside the school. For the first time, Chatham public high schools
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did not name three valedictorians. Instead they honored 10 students with exceptionally high GPAs as summa cum laude graduates. CM
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Music Festivals at Shakori Hills T HE B I G WH AT ? , AUG. 8–10 H O PPI N’ JOH N O LD-TIME AND BLUEGRASS
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what we’ve heard around Chatham Spin Your Wheel Ebony Grissett-Delgado,
the founder of Chatham Dance Connection in Pittsboro, won big in a May 8 appearance on “Wheel of Fortune.” Ebony’s spins landed on a $1,000 Beef Bucks card and on a Mystery Wedge, which she opted to take a chance on. Smart move – the card was worth $10,000. Then she decided she’d like to solve the puzzle: “Landing on Boardwalk and Park Place.” Throwing Shade Shade shelters at the Haw River‘s Highway 15-501 access area were given a makeover thanks to Andrea Ward, owner of Picasso Parties in Pittsboro, and Friends of Lower Haw River State Natural Area. Andrea
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and a pollinator garden near the shelter as part of an Eagle Scout project. In Our Schools Northwood High School senior Riley Shaner represented North Carolina
at the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution’s Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest in Costa Mesa, California. Riley took second place, earning a $4,000 scholarship. Northwood senior Samantha Ennis won the state championship in shot put at the 2019 2A-3A Track and Field State Championships in May. She threw the shot 42 feet, nearly 3 feet farther than her nearest competitor. Samantha also won a silver medal in the discus and was named “Field Event Athlete of the Year.” Many seniors from Chatham high schools earned prominent academic awards or scholarships. Northwood’s Clayton Hinson and Jordan-Matthews’ Kerwin Rodriguez received the full-cost Goodnight Scholarship to N.C. State. Jordan-Matthews’ Yuritzi Ocampo was named a Covenant Scholar at UNC and Northwood’s Anisha McFadden a UNCGMcNair Scholar, both of which cover full financial need.
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(right) received UNC’s MoreheadCain scholarship. Both are full-cost awards that draw applicants from throughout the country. Anna says she will attend UNC this fall while Meera plans to delay her enrollment for a year to focus on community service. Woods Charter’s Maggie Johnston won an appointment to the
United States Coast Guard Academy, and classmate Emily Tracy was awarded a National Merit Scholarship. Several Chatham Central High School students won local scholarships. Amara Brewer received scholarships from the South Chatham Ruritans, Tri-County Ruritans, Siler City Rotary and Bears I Dare U, as well as grants and merit awards from Wingate University, totaling $108,000. Angel Mashburn led the class with offers totaling $564,599 in scholarships and grants from several schools. Gabrielle Radka of Chatham Charter School received the
TOP GRADE FOR LOCAL PRINCIPAL When Bobby Dixon, principal of the Chatham School of Science and Engineering, was named Principal of the Year by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA), he wasn’t sure he believed it. “I thought it was a scam,” Bobby says. “How in the world did I get nominated?” Teachers in the NCASA nominated principals from more than 17 school districts and 30 high schools in the association. The board of directors whittled the nominations, and a selection committee named Bobby the winner. The organization sponsors several academic competitions, including Science Olympiad and Quiz Bowl. The school has no sports teams, but Bobby says that at least 30% of the student body join teams for NCASA events. Bobby, who started in the Chatham County Schools system in 2006, has been the principal of the School of Science and Engineering since it was founded three years ago. The school will graduate its first senior class in 2020. – Elizabeth Holmes
2019 Mary Helen Moody High School Scholarship Award, a scholarship for students planning an art degree. Awards & Recognitions Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots appointed Pittsboro resident Virginia Johnson, 14, to the program’s 2019 National Youth Leadership Council in May. Virginia and other council members will receive leadership training and will represent the Jane Goodall Institute as youth mentors for the next year. Before her appointment, Virginia attended environmental
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as a team leader in Chatham for Pam Herndon State Farm, she was approved to open Connolly Walker State Farm in 2020. In May, Chatham County Partnership for Children
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an auction and dinner to fund initiatives supporting quality education, literacy and childcare in the area. The event raised nearly $34,000, with proceeds going to early childhood education services. M&M Alpaca Farm sponsored the event, and Sheriff Mike Roberson was honorary chair. Triangle Business Journal ranked Jordan Lake State Recreation Area as the second most visited North Carolina state park. Covering 4,588 acres, the park was visited 1,324,644 times in 2018. Save the Date Shakori Hills is hosting the Shakori 40 Running Festival in November for
Communities in Schools (CIS) will celebrate 30 years of serving
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Retirement Chatham County Fire Marshal Thomas Bender retired in May after 26 years of service. Thomas served as president of the North Carolina Fire Marshal’s Association for two years and is known for visiting Chatham County Schools as the fire prevention mascot “Sparky the Fire Dog.”
In Other News Chatham Habitat for Humanity hosted National Women Build Week in May
to devote a day to help assist with Habitat projects across the county. Bold Construction helped sponsor the work days in Siler City. Colin Bedford,
executive chef at The Fearrington House Restaurant, joined
chefs across the nation for the annual Chefs Cycle in May. The 300-mile bike ride raises money for No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to raise awareness of food insecurity. 44 Hillsboro Street, Suite D Pittsboro, NC 27312 919.726.3003 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hc1935.com An independent agency representing
In May, firefighter Johnny Clark celebrated more than 50 years of service with the Goldston Rural Fire Department. In June, the Town of Siler City selected Mike Wagner to be its police chief. Before Siler City, Mike was a lieutenant with the Albemarle County Police Department in Charlottesville, Virginia. He also served in the Army and the National Guard. CM
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harvest season Healthy ideas for the fall from our farmers markets
ummer may be fading, but healthy and fresh food options are bountiful at our local farmers markets. We talked to the managers of the county’s four markets, who told us what to expect over the next few months and offered some of their favorite recipes and foods. CHATHAM MILLS FARMERS MARKET With more than 20 vendors, the Chatham Mills Farmers Market runs on Saturday mornings from April to January, managed by Cheryl McNeill. “In the late summer you can always rely on peppers, eggplants and okra. Toward fall, the crop will be sweet potatoes. In September, you get the first fall produce, like radishes, salad mix and baby greens. Red Roots Farm
specializes in peppers – hot peppers and grilling peppers, which are usually sweet.” PHOTO COURTESY CHATHAM MILLS FARMERS MARKET
ROASTED BELL PEPPERS WITH EGGPLANT
2 medium bell peppers, halved lengthwise, cored and seeded 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup vegetable oil Two 8-oz. Japanese eggplants, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces ¼ tsp. kosher salt One 26-oz. jar tomato-basil sauce 20 pitted medium black olives, chopped 20 pitted medium green olives, chopped 2 Tbsp. capers, rinsed and drained ½ tsp. kosher salt ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. plain breadcrumbs 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Peppers: Arrange the peppers cut side up in a small, oiled baking dish or on a sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until the peppers are tender, but still hold their shape. Filling: Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch skillet. Add eggplant in batches, stirring frequently, until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels; season with salt. Combine eggplant, tomato-basil sauce, olives, capers, salt and pepper in skillet. Simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. Topping: In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Spoon the filling into the peppers, and sprinkle on the topping. Drizzle with oil, and then broil for 2 to 3 minutes until the crust turns golden.
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FEARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET Fearrington has more than three dozen vendors and is open Tuesdays from April to November. Manager Eddie Kallam has managed the market for a decade. His daughter CC is the assistant manager. As fall arrives, Eddie looks for ripe tomatoes for his favorite simple sandwich and late-summer fruits.
EASY DUCK CONFIT
1 cup kosher salt 1 clove garlic, crushed* 4 sprigs fresh thyme* 4 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 cup brown sugar 2 bay leaves 1 to 2 gallons cold water 1 Lilly Den Farm fresh duck* Salt to taste *available at Pittsboro Farmers Market in the fall
EDDIE’S SIMPLE TOMATO SANDWICH: Choose your favorite
sliced bread, with your favorite mayo slathered on both pieces of bread, and pick your favorite tomato (for me, Cherokee Purple) – slice, and place in between with freshly ground black pepper – bon appetit! (Find tomatoes from Eco Farm, Perry-winkle Farm, Cane Creek Farm, Cool Springs Farms, Gary Thomas Farms or Good Rhythm Farm.) FRESH FRUIT BOWL: Strawberries from Sweet Flowers and Fruits, Harrington Farm, Cane Creek Farm or Gary Thomas
Farms; peaches from Kalawi Farm; and blueberries from Olde Carthage Farm PITTSBORO FARMERS MARKET Mackenzie Withington has managed Pittsboro Farmers Market for close to a decade. She and her husband, Tucker, run Lilly Den Farm in Goldston, selling both produce and meat – including duck and goose – at the market. The market has about 20 vendors and runs on Thursdays year-round from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Fall is the perfect time for all your leafy greens, salads, edible pumpkins, the non-summer squash – like butternut squash – [and] also late fruits like apples,” Mackenzie says. “[Lilly Den] does turkeys in the fall, September and October, straight through the New Year until we run out. We also do duck and goose in the fall. They all hatch [mid-summer], and we raise them until they’re big enough to process. We usually run out come Christmas.”
Brine: boil ½ gallon of water; add kosher salt and brown sugar with rest of water, plus garlic, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves. Refrigerate and soak duck for 1224 hours. Remove duck, pat dry and let sit 15 minutes. Poke holes in skin to allow fat to pool while cooking. Add generous table salt. Place the duck legs skin side up in a greased, high-sided baking dish. Do not overlap. Heat at 285 degrees for 1½ to 2 hours. Duck should be submerged in its own fat with browning skin. Increase heat to 375 for 15 more minutes or until crispy. Remove and let sit 15 minutes. Strain duck fat with cheesecloth (can be reused for 6 months if refrigerated).
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We asked five local bartenders to make us drinks that embodied Chatham flavor. Their creations ranged from spicy to fruity, from fluorescent to transparent. There’s the muddled local strawberries in a cidery tonic drink at The Mod. At Fearrington, we found a classic gin creation, reimagined with a local sorghum base. And Postal Fish Company’s most popular drink over the summer is a vodka creation named – like all of their house specials – after a North Carolina-based fishing boat that just may have caught your dinner. The bartenders brought their own look, their own flavor and their own kick.
The Good Jus-Jus by Watson Fitts at The Fearrington House Restaurant No’Lasses, Fair Game Beverage Company Oleo saccharum from grapefruit zest and pineapple sage grown in the Fearrington herb gardens Verjus Amaro Nonino Quintessentia Black lemon bitters Pineapple sage leaves and brandied cherry for garnish Recently, Watson Fitts’ Thursday regulars – three women who come in most weeks to The Fearrington House Restaurant to catch up and chat over a cocktail – challenged him to create a drink that appealed to all their tastes. “They [all have] diverse tastes, so I had to zero in on which characteristics they’d all enjoy,” he says. A Pittsboro native, Watson has been the head barman at Fearrington for three years. After some quizzing and fine tuning, he created the Jus-Jus. Reminiscent of a Sidecar, Watson says, the drink is a “bright, subtly sweet sipping cocktail that’s not too hot.” On the menu at Fearrington, he lists it with gin, but poured a special version here with No’Lasses, a sorghum liquor from Fair Game Beverage.
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The Looking Glass by Francisco Guzman at Flair Restaurant and Wine Bar St-Germain Vodka Midori Cucumber from farmers market Mint, grown by owner Elaine Lopes at Governors Village When sisters Elaine and Elli Lopes opened Flair just steps away from Tarantini, their Italian restaurant that’s become a longstanding favorite of local residents, they wanted to give Governors Village an upscale experience of interesting food and creative – even exotic – drinks. The Looking Glass fits that bill, combining classic ingredients to achieve an electric-shock look and local flavor with homegrown mint.
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F/V Sea Breeze by Bill Hartley at Postal Fish Company 1¾ oz. Social House Vodka 1 oz. Crude Bitters Cucumber Shrub A splash of lemon juice 3 house-pickled jalapenos Club soda As the general manager and co-owner of Postal Fish Co., Bill names all his drinks after fishing boats that catch the restaurant’s main courses. He considered showcasing the F/V Fowl Hooked, a rum concoction, but the Sea Breeze seemed just right to feature for its local ingredients (the vodka is distilled in Kinston and branded in Raleigh; the bitters are crafted in Raleigh) and spicy, late-summer pepper taste.
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Chatham Tonic at The Modern Life Deli and Drinks Muddled strawberries and cucumbers from Moncure's Sunset View Farms Splash of agave Highway 64 Cider from Chatham Cider Works Tonic water Ice Strawberry and cucumber slices for garnish Owner Dylan Perry has big plans for The Mod, with an expansion due this fall that will more than double the Pittsboro eatery's size, and will include space for live music. His tonic creation uses local fruit and cider from Pittsboro's Chatham Cider Works, one of three Chatham brewers The Mod keeps on tap. ď‚„
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Bloody Mary at Al’s Burger Shack North Carolina bacon Bedlam Vodka from Graybeard Distillery Tomato juice Lemon and lime Olives After opening as Al’s Pub Shack, Al Bowers found that customers coming into his new restaurant in Governors Village were asking for items that they loved from his original Al’s Burger Shack locations. So, he switched the menu back to his classics and changed the name to the well-known Al’s Burger Shack in July. You might say that if hearty food and famous fries ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and the same is true for this old standby – and an Al favorite – the Bloody Mary. Some drinks don’t need improving – but local bacon and vodka from Durham sure do add a nice touch! CM
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irtually every ingredient in this meal was grown, brewed, distilled, concocted, harvested, invented, prepared and produced within the 17 acres of the Chatham Beverage District in Pittsboro. The drink – a twist on a traditional Old Fashioned, perfect for late summer and fall afternoons – is a combination of apple brandy and other local flavors from
Fair Game Beverage Co. The grain and veggie bowl is from Copeland Springs Farm & Kitchen, a new farm and on-site
eatery inside the District that takes the phrase “farm to table” up a notch. Nearly all of the grains and vegetables on Copeland’s menu are grown on the 1½ acres adjacent to the eatery by founder/farmer Kristin Bulpitt (here, only the rice, walnuts and cheese aren’t local).
FAIR GAME OLD-FASHIONED 1½ oz. Fair Game Apple Brandy ½ oz. honey syrup (1:1 King Cobra Apiary honey, water) 6 dashes Crude Bitters “Sycophant” orange and fig bitters 1 Tipsy Gypsy Cherry from The Country Bakeress Fair Game Beverage Co. features a tasting room for all its creations. Though the Pittsboro distiller broke into the craft beverage scene with its spicy Flying Pepper vodka (no surprise from the purveyors of PepperFest), its smooth Apple Brandy is now a top seller. For this recipe, Fair Game keeps it local with all ingredients available on-site, including honey from Chapel Hill, bitters from Raleigh and sweet cocktail cherries from Pittsboro’s The Country Bakeress.
VEGETABLE AND GRAIN BOWL* by Kristin Bulpitt at Copeland Springs Farm & Kitchen Kale, chard, carrot tops, sauteed broccoli and greens Shredded Mokum carrots, a warm-climate variety that holds sweetness exceptionally well in high heat Chioggia beets, also known as candy stripe beets, roasted Basmati rice Green and purple beans Caramelized summer squash and onions Feta cheese from Ithaca Acres Creamery in Raeford, NC Walnuts Yogurt-based lemon-basil sauce *Copeland Springs produce indicated in bold Kristin Bulpitt farmed on a ½ acre at her home in Pittsboro before jumping at the chance to open a restaurant at the Chatham Beverage District. She opened Copeland Springs Farm & Kitchen this summer with the intention to serve meals featuring primarily ingredients grown on-site, plus a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and grab-and-go options. She starts with a base of grains and leafy greens, and then tops it off with a wide array of Copeland offerings, which change every season. CM
Scott Johnson, 7, Lauren Bowling, 9, and Aiden O’Neil, 8, mix it up at Central Carolina Community College’s Kids Cooking Camp.
junior master chefs A local cooking camp teaches kids the skills they need to be culinary stars BY MATT W HITE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BETH MAN N
nder the watchful eye of Regina Minter, the lead culinary instructor at Central Carolina Community College, kids from 5 to 10 years old spent a week learning the basics of baking and cooking. The young chefs learned to grill, saute, fry, slice, dice, chop, season, marinate and – most important – sample and share. We popped into the kitchen to see what they had cooking.
what I learned at cooking camp PARKER MANESS, 9 food to cook?
Quesadillas. You can put [in] taco meat or chicken. We got dough and put it on the stove in a pan. You put the cheese on half and the taco meat and chicken meat on the sides, and when it was golden we lifted and patted it down so it was all together until it was all golden brown. Everything was all together [when you flipped it] because the cheese was like glue. What have you made at home?
The very last day we made homemade Pop-Tarts. I made it for my parents for dinner. We made one that was chocolate, and one that was apple cinnamon. I had leftover frosting, so I dyed it orange and put it on the Pop-Tarts with white sprinkles for summer.
EMERSON GASKILL, 9 What do you like to cook?
I like to bake cakes. I like pasta dishes, like manicotti. My favorite to make at camp was the homemade guacamole. What was the biggest lesson at camp?
How to make caramel sauce. We had to make sure the sugar had melted and [the sauce] was the right consistency.
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What was your favorite
Chef Regina Minter handles the frying duties for funnel cakes.
SCOTT JOHNSON, 7 What was the best part of the camp?
Making omelets. I made mine with cheese. You put [the ingredients] in a bowl with the eggs, and then you mix it with a whisk [and make the motion] like you’re drawing. Your all-time favorite food?
I would say spaghetti. We made the meatballs here – I’d never done that before. What would you like to make at home?
Chicken pot pie. It has all the ingredients you like, [and] then you fold the dough over the top. I make mine sweet.
KAEDEN EDWARDS, 10 Did you try any new foods?
Funnel cake. You mix up eggs, oil and flour into, like, a batter. Then you fry it. I’d never done that before. Then you put powdered sugar on it. What skills did you learn?
Dicing. Since I’m left-handed, I had to hold [the food] in my right hand so I don’t cut off my fingers. What is your favorite food? Parker Maness, 9, and Ruby Parks, 8, know you have to break a few eggs to make something yummy.
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RUBY PARKS, 8 What did you like best?
The ice cream with chocolate syrup. We made the syrup. Anything you didn’t like?
The pancakes. They were supposed to be thick, but they turned into – what do you call them? – crepes.
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What was your favorite recipe from camp?
I would say my favorite was when we made quesadillas. My second favorite was rice with [homemade] chips on the side. The most important part is, when you put the cheese on and flip it, not to burn yourself on the stove. CM
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wine and cheese, anyone? Max Kast passed the wine world's hardest test. Alexander, his brother, is a cheese expert. They're both at home in Chatham. BY MATT WH ITE
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o earn the rank of Master Sommelier,Â Max Kast has spent the past decade taking deep inhales and small sips of exotic red, white and bubbly vintages. Yet after sampling thousands of aromas from vineyards around the globe, a whiff of a great wine still sends his mind back to childhood trips to Petoskey, Michigan, where his parents were partners in American Spoon, a specialty jam and jelly producer. ď‚„
RIGHT Max and Krystal Kast on the porch of their Briar Chapel home.
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ABOVE The Kasts â€“ Max and Krystal, center, flanked by Alexander and CherylAnne â€“ enjoy a wine selected by Max and cheese provided by Alexander. LEFT Max chose a 2015 Spy Valley Riesling from New Zealand to pair with an assortment of Chapel Hill Creamery cheeses, including an Asiago-like Calvander; the creamy Hickory Grove; the citrusy, semi-soft Dairyland Farmers Cheese and the Camembert-style Carolina Moon. Cheryl-Anne designed the floral centerpieces on the table.
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“We would go up there and walk through the kitchen, and they have these big copper pots of raspberry jam or huckleberry or blueberry jam,” Max says. “When I smell a wine, when I think of a grape variety – say, like a Shiraz from Australia – right away I see a copper pot of blueberries. Or a Grenache from Southern Rhône (a region in France) – I see that copper pot of raspberry jam.” Max’s childhood indoctrination into flavors and food brought him to Fearrington Village, where he was the beverage director for nine years, helping to strengthen The Fearrington House Restaurant’s reputation as one of the best in the world, routinely recognized by wine and food awards. Today Max and his wife, Krystal, live in Briar Chapel with their daughter, Saskia, 15. Krystal grew up on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana – home to Assiniboine and Sioux tribes – where her father was a college professor. She and Max met as students at the University of Montana in Missoula, where Max first entered the food world working at off-beat local restaurants while Krystal studied photography. Today, Krystal owns Krystal Kast Photography, specializing in portraits, weddings and events. Their careers are reflected in thier Briar Chapel home. Max is converting a room into a wine cellar,
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while Krystal has converted another to a photo studio. Max was not the only Kast child inspired by the family’s copper kettles. Alexander Kast, Max’s brother, lives in Pittsboro and is a nationally ranked cheesemaker. Alexander is the director of Chapel Hill Creamery and was previously the director of perishables at Southern Season for three years. His wife, Cheryl-Anne Kast, is an event planner and floral designer with her own company, Kast Events & Co. The
Krystal and Max Kast moved to Chatham in 2005 and to Briar Chapel in 2017.
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After college, Max took a job at Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch, a remote luxury mountain resort in the Relais & Châteaux network, an international resort association, which also includes Fearrington. At just 25 years old, Max took over the resort’s wine program, eventually serving as both wine and food director, catering to visitors from all over the world who were accustomed to five-star service. The job came with a house on the property, allowing Krystal to stay at home with Saskia while Max worked. At a 2005 Relais
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Saskia helped Max study for the master sommelier test. After he poured 20 glasses of red wine, she would rearrange them in random order for him to identify by smell.
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The ODDCO Couple Cristina Virsida and Tim Lee knew that ODDCO, the
offbeat art gallery and music venue they were planning to launch, was going to be something special when Cristina’s daughter, Diana Seck, first saw the building for it and told them it looked like it was straight out of an apocalypse. “When we walked up to this thing, she goes, ‘That’s the house from Fallout 4,’” Cristina says. Fallout 4 is a video game in which players roam post-apocalyptic neighborhoods of prefabricated mid-century homes – homes that the then 13-year-old Diana instantly recognized as identical to ODDCO’s. “She showed me pictures, and it was like, ‘Yep. That was it,’” Cristina says. ODDCO is built in a Lustron home, one of about 2,500 prefabricated houses made in the 1940s. A Lustron home was a complete house – walls, windows, even sinks and cabinets – that would arrive ready for quick assembly in fast-growing suburbs. The company folded in 1950, but Lustron’s distinctive prefab vibe lives on in a wide range of pop art, including in the visuals of the popular Fallout series.
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Celebrating Siler City’s acclaimed guitarmaker Terry McInturff with live music by Radar’s Clowns of Sedation, Blood Red River and Dexter Romweber. Featuring Haitian art by Kay Blada
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“A lot of 20-something animators from Epic Games (the Cary-based video game and software development company that created Fortnite) have come in and geeked out,” Cristina says. “They just stand there with their mouths open or start tapping on the walls, touching a thing in real life that they saw in video games.” Cristina and Tim purchased the Lustron from Steve Carr
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of Carr Amplifiers and moved it the few blocks from its original location where it had sat for decades to 684 West St. The couple and two partners spent weeks The bar at ODDCO is handbuilt, scrubbing the surrounded by “creepy cute” art. 1,000-squarefoot house and installing a handmade bar. The floor is salvaged from a 1970s-era roller rink. “It ties in with the art that we have,” Tim says. “Creepy cute,” Cristina calls their genre. “Southern swank, we’ve heard that one. Folk noir.” The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, with live music most Fridays and Saturdays. The single-room gallery features art ranging from comic book work to latex figures from the film “The Dark Crystal” to bold, Voodoo-inspired graphic posters. In all, ODDCO has the work of 42 artists on its wall, including Chatham comic book artist Tommy Lee Edwards, whose credits include “Batman,” “Mad Max” and “The Umbrella Academy.” Most work hangs on magnets, the only way to secure items to the steel walls. – Matt White 98
Recycling, a nonprofit dedicated to plastic cleanup in Haiti. NC Arts Incubator, 223 N. Chatham Ave., and Downtown Siler City, ncartsincubator.com
Come Out and Play Sculpture Show Opening reception Aug. 24-25, then Saturdays through Sept. 21
More than 75 artists showcase their art on land, in trees and even in a pond on this 17-acre farm. 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro, comeoutandplay.info
13th Annual Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention Sept. 12-14
A weekend packed with live bluegrass music, square dancing, camping, hayrides and food at Shakori Hills. Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, shakorihills.org
Storytelling at the Bynum Front Porch Starts Sept. 14. Bynum Front Porch moves its
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The Chatham Experience Sept. 29, 5 p.m.
Moving this year to the Chatham Beverage District, the Chatham Arts Council’s annual fundraising dinner for its Artists-in-Schools program (see box on page 103) promises a unique combination of hometown Chatham talent from across generations. The Chatham Rabbits will join The Bluegrass Experience and more, plus special
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Art Class This fall will be the fourth year of the Chatham Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools program, which, for the first time last year, held programs at all 13 of Chatham’s traditional public schools. The program hopes to expand into three charter schools this fall. Events included performances by local artists like Pittsboro’s Diali Cissokho, a Senegalese Kora musician, at Bennett School, Virginia Cross Elementary and Perry Harrison Elementary, and flamenco dancer Carlota Santana at Moncure School and North Chatham Elementary. The council has also sponsored theater residencies with EbzB Productions’ Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen at Pittsboro Elementary and Bonlee School. At Pittsboro Elementary, third-graders developed an original production on local history and economics by interviewing local business owners. At Bonlee, the residency focused on technology, with fifth graders also developing a dramatic performance. – Matt White
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“In the black communities where I grew up, even as a child, I noticed food at the corner store you would not find in other neighbourhoods,” Stephanie writes on Sweeties’ website. “There were big jars of pickles and pig’s feet and white bread and brands of cookies and chips you would never see anywhere else. There was no produce and very little fresh food, but every kind of alcohol and cigarettes. Low quality, cheap food that was nevertheless expensive. There is a direct correlation between what we eat and how we think and feel. We can look at socio-economic status and race and see what food is available in what communities. Food is a weapon of oppression. But it can also be a tool for liberation. Quality food matters to me.” You raised a large family in the 1990s. How did that spark your interest in vegan cooking? When I was in my first marriage, I had five children. I was looking for ways to feed my family in a more affordable
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As you worked, you started cooking on the side? When I first started, I used to bake muffins and sell them on consignment at office buildings. I would build relationships with the secretaries, and they would let me go into the break rooms. So I was cooking on the side, and word kind of got around. I’ve always cooked on the side just for friends and doing little private parties. At some point you found yourself working more and more in the world of community organizing and social justice. How did that come about? I left the hotel industry in 2006 and was the founding organizer for Justice United in Community Effort in Orange County. It is a nonpartisan, multiracial, multiinstitutional, multi-faith organization. And then from that, I became one of the founding organizers for Organizing Against Racism in Orange County. We host two-day racial equity institute trainings [on] understanding how racism was created and maintained historically and legislatively. It gives a more structural analysis on racism in the United States. There are a lot of businesses, nonprofits and governmental institutions that are sending their folks. And this is where this comes back to catering. [These trainings are] intense and all day. So people need breakfast, lunch and two snacks. We used to volunteer [to bring] the food, and it became too much because we’re talking about 40 to 70 people sometimes. We started hiring caterers, and one of the caterers, at the last minute, couldn’t do the job, and everybody started panicking. So I volunteered to do it. And after I did it, they were like, ‘Why didn’t you tell us you know how to do this?’ Community organizing is not a lot of money. As I started doing catering, and the people from organizations would ask me to do catering, the next thing I know, I am making more money catering than I am organizing. So I formed a company: Sweeties. I kind of welded the values of organizing into the business. We have food equity as a mission, and we try to employ the hard-to-employ. We can’t pay a full living wage, which is like $17/hour, but we pay above average wages. We just try to practice and live values of abundance and transparency and justice.
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ori and Brian Vandell began looking
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Sophie and Regan Willauer (both 11) take a dip in the family pool at their home in The Preserve. Parents Mike and Jenn Willauer and grandparents Walt and Susan Willauer stay cool in the shade. August/September 2019
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ABOVE Bradley, 4, Emmanda, 6, and Lila Vandell, 9, enjoy the fruits of their labor on a hot summer day – freshly squeezed lemonade! BELOW Golf is a family activity for the Vandells, who play regularly on The Preserve's Davis Love III signature course.
and good schools,” she says. “And we wanted to be on a golf course. Golf is big in our family.” They found The Preserve at Jordan Lake, a quiet community of about 400 homes built around a golf course designed by Davis Love III. More than a decade – and three kids – later, Lori says The Preserve remains a perfect choice. Their oldest daughter, Lila, 9, has worked her way up to the 100-yard tees in the Triangle Golf Academy, which is based at The Preserve. “They hold golf clinics once a week, then a nine-hole match,” Lori says. “They start playing at 25 yards [from the hole].” When kids can score 36 118
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or less on nine holes, they move back in distance, to 50 yards and beyond. “When I go with her, driving the cart and caddying for her, it’s a fun, family event,” Lori says. Before moving to The Preserve, the Vandells lived in Raleigh while dating and knew little about Chatham. But after getting engaged at The Fearrington House Restaurant (Brian conspired with the staff on a fake “retirement party” to lead Lori through the grounds for a surprise proposal), they kept the area in mind, and today feel at home. Lila and sister Emmanda, 6, (a mix of the Bradley Vandell's putter was a gift on his first birthday. It belonged to both his dad and grandfather.
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The Preserve at Jordan Lake The Preserve at Jordan Lake is a little more than two miles north of Highway 64 off Big Woods Road. Opened in 2000, the neighborhood has 515 homesites, with 435 completed custom homes. Amenities include a clubhouse with extensive programmed activities, a swimming pool and tennis courts. The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club features an 18-hole course designed by Davis Love III that winds throughout the neighborhood.
style of houses
Generally large estate-style custom homes with attached garages. Typical homes range between 4,500 square feet and 8,500 square feet.
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schools North Chatham Elementary School, Margaret B. Pollard Middle School and Northwood High School. property tax rate & neighborhood dues
For 2019, the property tax rate for homes in The Preserve is $0.78 per $100 of assessed value. Of that total, $0.67 goes to Chatham County, $0.11 to the North Chatham Fire District. Homeowner association dues are $1,000/year. Membership at the Golf Club is separate.
Lot sizes generally range from a half to a full acre.
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Home prices range from the mid$500,000s to the mid-$900,000s. Among houses recently listed: a 4,255-square-foot, four-bedroom home on The Preserve Trail for $550,000; a 4,750-square-foot, five-bedroom home on Coneflower Court for $725,000; and a 8,523-square-foot, six-bedroom home on Mountain Heather for $949,000.
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while Bradley, 4, is in pre-K. Brian and Lori both work in the pharmaceutical field with jobs that require lots of local travel, which is made easy by The Preserve’s regional location. Along with quick drives to Durham or Raleigh, client trips to Fayetteville or Greensboro are easy highway drives. “We’ve been through a couple different phases in life here,” Lori says. “We were newly married with no kids, then having children and now getting into school. It’s a great, diverse community with people of all ages. We’ve got friends who are in their 70s and others who have kids in the same season of life we are in.” Tony Golden has both lived and worked at The Preserve longer than almost anyone. A resident since the community's earliest days, Tony took over the neighborhood’s on-site real estate brokerage from the original developer, Bluegreen 124
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is tucked into steep hills next to Jordan Lake, with a 10- to 15-minute drive to shopping districts in Pittsboro or on Highway 15-501. But after arriving, Susan had a transportation epiphany: distances aside, her unhurried trips on Chatham’s backroads were a big improvement over the traffic-clogged streets of Fuquay-Varina. Now, Susan says, getting to the nearest grocery store – either Pittsboro’s Food Lion or a Harris Teeter near Briar Chapel – takes no more time than a shopping trip in southern Wake County. “We would spend as much time getting around Fuquay as we do here because of the horrible traffic,” Susan says. Though leaving local friends was hard, Susan says, the close-knit neighborhood and well-organized community events have made for an easy transition. Like the Vandells, Susan says she and Walt have met new friends quickly through regularly scheduled events and by staying up on the neighborhood’s newsletter, which is always full of upcoming activities. Susan plays mahjong with a group of a dozen or so women and joined Gals on the Go, a women’s group that plans local outings, including a recent trip to a lavender farm. Walt plays pool two or three times a week with a group of new friends (they rotate among homes with a table). “We’ve got a couple things on radar we want to try,” she says. “There’s a couple’s wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres. Want to try that out.” CM
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@adventuresof mollyandpickles 1,195 followers As the owner of three rescue dogs – Molly, Pickles and Jupiter – and a volunteer at Farm Friends Rescue, Mandy German has long supported animal shelters/rescues. Near the end of 2017, she heard about a nonprofit called Pearls for Pups Co. that sells handmade earrings to benefit animal rescues, and she just had to get a pair. She loved them so much, she had Pearls for Pups design a set of crystal earrings for her wedding. The group named the design after Mandy’s coonhound/foxhound mix, Molly, and now sells them on its website. “All of the other crystal (earrings) were named after dogs,” Mandy says. “They all had Instagram accounts, so we kind of felt a little bit of peer pressure to also create an account.” Created in March 2018, the pups’ Instagram account is now at almost 1,200 followers, many of which are dog accounts. “We didn’t go out to become anything with the account,” Mandy says. “It’s for fun and to make connections.”
Pickles, Jupiter and Molly. It was a pair of custom earrings that led to the creation of @adventuresofmollyandpickles.
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@suki_the_white 1,446 followers Run by Jessica Trull, this account is all about showing off Suki, a small, white schnauzer pug (who might also be wheaten terrier), and her funniest moments and interactions with Jessica’s daughter, Kristen, 13, and son, Frank, 7. On the account, followers can find appearances from her two other dogs, Bella, a Jack Russell terrier, and Bailey, a pointer mix adopted from the Chatham County Animal Shelter. Jessica started the account because of her love of photography, which blossomed from watching her photographer father, Donald Trull. “[The dogs] are a huge part of our lives,” Jessica says. “We include them in most things that we do, regardless if it’s a ride to the store or a family vacation. I don’t consider Suki a dog influencer as of yet, but maybe one day.” Suki, who is 6 years old, is always by Jessica's side, whether that's on the back of a motorcycle or at home on the front lawn. 130
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Rafa the wolfhound was just 75 pounds when Emma and Nathan rescued him. He’s back to a healthy 100 now and can mostly be seen napping on his personal ’gram.
@rafa_the_wolfhound 122 followers Rafa, a smiling wolfhound with
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as a neglected dog weighing barely 75 pounds, with hardly any hair. Despite his appearance, Emma and Nathan say, he was just the pup they were looking for. When you looked past Rafa’s skin-and-bones appearance and his lack of hair, Nathan says, there was a really special dog. Now with a modest 100-something followers, but at a healthy 100 pounds, Rafa has regained his long gray-and-white coat. “I started [the Instagram account] a few weeks after we got him, kind of as a joke, but so as to not fill up either one of our personal Facebook and Instagram feeds with pictures of our dog,” Nathan says. “When we got there, we ended up connecting with canine influencers, so to speak.” CM
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iler City native Coltrane Milholen went out with
friends in Raleigh in December 2016, including hometown friend Ashley Foy. When the group stopped at a bar, Ashley invited a group of men to join them, including Matthew Henderson. Coltrane and Matthew hit it off.
Two years later, Matthew proposed with a ring that had belonged to Coltrane’s grandmother, Harriet Crawford, recast to a new design. He popped the question Dec. 1. “It was not a huge, planned event,” Coltrane says. “He just got down on one knee in the kitchen one night when he felt like the time was right.” Afterward, the couple joined friends, including two of Coltrane’s from Siler City – Courtney Lemons, a future bridesmaid in their wedding and
Ashley, the outgoing friend who connected the couple that first night and also a bridesmaid. Coltrane’s parents, Hal and Julia-Brent Milholen, reside in Siler City where they helped break ground for Chatham Charter School. Matthew grew up in Charlotte and graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in Recreation and Parks Management. Coltrane and Matthew plan to exchange vows in a ceremony Dec. 28 in Asheville. CM
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never thought they’d marry at the iconic Chatham property that bears John’s family name. John’s father, Jesse Fearrington, grew up on the property when it was a dairy farm. Though the family sold the land in the ’70s, their name lives on in Fearrington Village. Jesse and Barbara, John’s mother, still live in the neighborhood. And last year, when a hurricane swept away John and Anna’s dream of a beach ceremony, the family’s old Chatham home was there to welcome them back. The couple met at a N.C. State football game in 2015 and dated for nearly two and a half years. In the spring of 2018, they went to Bald Head Island for a weekend. Sitting in the sand, watching the sun set, John asked Anna if she thought this setting might be a good spot to get married. She said it probably would, and John asked, “Well, do you want to? Will you marry me?,” as he pulled out a ring. She said yes, and they quickly began planning a beach ceremony. Just a month before the date, Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, shattering many coastal communities. In need of a new venue, the couple called Gilda McDaniel, the wedding and special events director for Fearrington. “It is not impossible to plan a really nice wedding in a short amount of time,” Gilda says. “And with that particular couple, I really felt to my core that this is where they should be. This is the old family home [for John]; I thought this was perfectly appropriate and an honor to have them here.” After what Anna calls “a wild month of chaos,” the couple married on October 27 at Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, and then celebrated with family and friends at the
Fearrington Barn. The pair used their
original vendors from Bald Head to support that hard-hit community, but the close family connection gave the event an unforgettable feel. “Our wedding day ended up being the best day of our lives, and we were so lucky to celebrate our marriage in this old family home,” Anna says. CM August/September 2019
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anay White grew up in Pittsboro, graduating from Northwood High School in 2005, where she was female
athlete of the year, before heading to St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh. Cai Stuart moved from Miami, Florida, to attend the college as well. “It was a small campus,” Janay says, “so we’d often wave but never held a conversation.” Their paths “finally crossed during homecoming in 2014,” she says. The couple’s first date in October was a comedy show featuring Charlie Murphy. “Neither of us wanted the night to end,” Janay says. “We stood in the freezing cold talking for hours, until we had to part ways.” In 2015, the couple “became official, and three years later, he sealed it with a ring.” Cai initially planned to propose at the Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C., but his timetable was thrown off when Janay told Cai he would be meeting her father after the festival. Soon after meeting, Cai asked her father for his blessing. Cai popped the question that very night. In Pittsboro, Janay was eager to show Cai two places: “Mitchell Chapel Church Road is where I grew up and where my mother is buried,” she says. And, of course, she took him to Northwood. “I had to show him my picture on the wall to brag to him a little bit,” she says. 136
The wedding in Morrisville on June 7 included local friends and family, including Shaniqua Brown, Janay’s sister; Sierra Baldwin and Fatima Desper, the maid and matron of honor, respectively; and Derrick Austin, the best man. Pittsboro native and friend Kamille Dean served as wedding coordinator. “My favorite moment of the big day was when the doors opened to the ceremony room and seeing Cai standing at the end of the aisle smiling,” Janay says. Janay is an intake specialist at UNC Hospitals, and Cai is a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. The couple lives in Durham. CM
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