2021-07 Member Update

Hillsboro Street businesses that opened Sunday, July 4th took advantage of the visitors to the PBA Summer Fest event in Pittsboro on Salisbury and Hanks Streets. Music from the Dowdy Boys (a set of 9 songs!) and 8-Track Minds (30! songs) was wonderful and got a lot of the attendees up, out of their chairs, and dancing! For the kids, there was a water slide, dunking booth, corn hole, other games and balloon animals! There were a total of 26 vendor booths, including 10 food/drink/treats vendors. I spoke with a half dozen vendors at the end of the event and they were very pleased with the turn out and this opportunity to connect with the visitors and turn them into customers. The blueberry fruit pie was the pie contest winner! If you missed participating, you missed a great time and wonderful event.

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Summer Fest 2021 Program

Summer Fest

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Pittsboro’s Fifth SUMMER FEST Sunday, July 4, 2021, 5 – 9 pm Proudly brought to you by The Pittsboro Business Association   Activities: Waterslide, Dunking Booth, Corn Hole, hula hooping, balloon animals, a duck pond for prizes (for the very young), axe throwing, and more Musical Entertainment: The Dowdy Boys (5:30-6:30 pm), 8-Track Minds (7:00-9:00 pm) Pie Contest– Best All Around, Best Gluten-free, and Best Sugar-free Beard and Mustache Contest Beard-Most Creative, Biggest Beard, Saddest Beard Mustache-Most Creative, Creepiest To enter, email your name and contact information to downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com Winners will be announced at 6:45 pm. We’ll have food trucks and local vendors, too. Thanks to our sponsors: BRONZE Chatham Homes Realty Carolina Tiger Rescue J & W Automotive Hobbs Architects SILVER Bold Real Estate GOLD The Sycamore Steakhouse at Chatham Mills Chatham Park Investors Mosaic   downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com STAY TUNED AS WE ADD MORE DETAILS!!!! Pictures from Summer Fest 2021  

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Ric's leather logo

Ric’s Leather

Handcrafted items are one of a kind, made for YOU, personalized, and convey a special meaning to those receiving them. You’ll find a few stock items at Ric’s Leather, but largely I work on a custom basis. Even a stock design can and should be personalized! Let me make that special leather item for you, a friend or a loved one. Ric’s Leather Hours By appointment Email Email Ric’s Leather Phone 918-704-7900 A note from a post on the Pittsboro Business Association’s FB page that ran on June 14, 2020: A quick note to introduce myself. I’m Ric Harber, the “Ric” of Ric’s Leather & Engraving. My wife and I moved to Chatham County in January of this year. I’m retired from the federal government where I worked as an economist. When I retired, I turned my hobby into a business in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With the move here, I brought my leather-working tools and laser engraver with me. While I don’t have a storefront, I am working and would love to be of service. Laser engravers allow me to engrave or mark a wide variety of substrates which makes them fantastic for personalizing products or promotional materials. For example, any of the beverage cups that keep your drinks warm or cold for extended periods make an excellent canvas for a name or logo. Custom leatherwork means tell me what you want and I can probably make it for you. Belts, wallets, purses, koozies, coffee cup sleeves, plague masks, and even toilet seat toppers. So please check out my work at my website www.ricsleather.com or on Ric’s Leather & Engraving. I look forward to seeing folks at “First Sunday” once it is allowed to happen. Stay safe and stay happy.   Save

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Chatham County Historical Association

The Chatham County Historical Association is an all-volunteer organization devoted to collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Chatham County through exhibits, tours, publications, research,and educational and community outreach programs. Our volunteers operate the Chatham Historical Museum, located in the historic Chatham County Courthouse. The museum also includes archival collections accessible to researchers and a museum gift shop. Tours and programs are available for schools and community groups. We also promote the preservation of public and private structures that are of historical significance to the county. The Chatham County Historical Association, Inc. is a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3)organization.We receive no committed public funding, and rely on the support of our members and private donations, as well as the time and talent of our volunteers, for our operational support and projects. Visit the website to learn more about becoming a part of history! www.chathamhistory.org Location 9 Hillsboro St. (center of the traffic circle) Pittsboro, NC 27312 Phone 919-542-6222

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Gathered Home Decor, LLC

Gathered Home Decor is your local resource for unique and stylish decor. DIY classes are coming soon! Website Gathered Home Decor Online Sales Shop Gathered Home Decor Location 697 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone (919) 533-6357 Email Gathered Home Decor  

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Fish Window Cleaning

Jamie & Lisa Hitmar would like to welcome you to Fish Window Cleaning! We are your local window cleaning company for Pittsboro, Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex, and Chapel Hill, NC. Whether you’ve never had your windows professionally cleaned or you’re looking to replace your current window cleaner, you’ve come to the right place. We are your local professionals and we are ready to brighten your world at work and at home! Fish Window Cleaning offers: Window Cleaning/Window Washing Soft Washing Roof Washing Power Washing Skylight Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Chandelier Cleaning Ceiling Fan Cleaning Outdoor Light Fixture Cleaning Construction Clean-Up Contact us today for a free on-site estimate! (919) 535-3578 Fish Window Cleaning can clean your windows if you live in any of the following zip codes: Pittsboro, Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex, Chapel Hill, NC 27502, 27513, 27607, 27695, 27511, 27518, 27606, 27519, 27523, 27539, 27562, 27540, 27526, 27703, 27705, 27701, 27713, 27704, 27560, 27707, 27510, 27709, 27514, 27517, 27312, 27516 Email Jamie with any questions at jhitmar@fishwindowcleaning.com.  

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Tarheel Getaways LLC

We’re a new local travel agency providing personalized service under the Dream Vacations brand. Call us for the best in cruises and land tours and we’ll find one that is right for you! Kate & Scott Dunham Tarheel Getaways Hours Call for information and to make an appointment. Phone (984) 234-5099 Email email Tarheel Getaways

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Spa Rituals

Spa Rituals Day Spa

It is my goal to provide my clients with the very best products and services available in a healthy, uplifting environment. You will leave here feeling relaxed, refreshed and beautiful! –Lorie Barker Spa Rituals Day Spa Hours By appointment. You may book an appointment on the Book an Appointment link on the website, by messaging Lorie though the Facebook page, or by text at the number below.   Phone (919) 356-5875 Location 23 Highway 87 Pittsboro, NC, 27312

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Triangle Real Estate Journal

Triangle Real Estate Journal is a full service real estate brokerage located in Pittsboro NC. Our website displays all Pittsboro homes for sale and Pittsboro land for sale. The listings update every 15 minutes with the newest Pittsboro real estate for sale. Triangle Real Estate Journal www.trianglerealestatejournal.com/chatham-county/ Location Pittsboro, NC Hours By appointment Phone 919 724-7010 Email Email Ryan Ford at the Triangle Real Estate Journal

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Great Clips in Pittsboro

Great Clips

We have two Great Clips locations to serve you, one in Chatham Downs on 15-501 near Harris Teeter, and one in downtown Pittsboro at the Chatham Commons shopping center, near Food Lion. Great Clips at Chatham Downs, (919) 542-4845 Great Clips at Chatham Commons, (919) 969-6924 Office Hours Monday – Friday 10 AM – 6 PM Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM Great Clips at Chatham Commons on Facebook Great Clips at Chatham Downs on Facebook

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Chatham Magazine / Shannon Media

Welcome to CHATHAM magazine online! You will find a little piece of county life with every click! We are honored to share the work of so many committed and thoughtful people who many of us call our neighbor. Chatham Magazine is a high-quality, local lifestyle magazine that improves the lives of residents, visitors and people who work in Chatham County. The magazine covers interesting local people, places, and experiences. The magazine is distributed through direct mail, local businesses, waiting rooms, and in digital form on the website. www.chathammagazinenc.com Location 1770 Fordham Blvd Suite 105, Chapel Hill, NC Hours N/A Phone (919) 933-1551 Email ellenshannon@chathammagazinenc.com   Save

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Pittsboro Presbyterian Church

Pittsboro Presbyterian Church

Pittsboro Presbyterian Church is a service-oriented church that is open to God’s unfolding of the future. We are a small church that seeks to live out our beliefs through worship, Faith Formation, environmental stewardship, and service to our community. We believe that living our faith means serving each other and the community and welcoming everyone into our community of faith. Mission Statement: We are SEEKING to grow in our relationship with God and each other. We are SERVING God by serving our neighbors. We are SHARING through our gifts, prayers, and service.   Website: www.pittsboropres.org Address: 95 East Street PO Box 713 Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312 Phone: (919) 542-4702

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Faris Law Firm

The Faris Law Firm provides personal, proactive, and focused legal representation in the following areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Administration, Special Needs Planning, Veterans Benefits, and Criminal Record Expunctions. The Firm services Chatham, Orange, and surrounding counties, and it is located in an accessible office in Pittsboro with an adjacent parking lot. Please contact Attorney Stephanie Faris for a free initial consultation. chathamelderlaw.com Location 35 Thompson St. Suite 101 Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment Phone 919-533-7575 Email stephanie@chathamelderlaw.com   Google +

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Hewitt Pottery

Pittsboro’s W.M. Hewitt Pottery Studio is famous for its functional, wood-fired pottery that uses local North Carolina stoneware clays. Mark Hewitt was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England. He is the son and grandson of directors of Spode, the fine china manufacturers. As a student at Bristol University in the early 1970’s, Mark read Bernard Leach’s “A Potter’s Book” and decided to become a studio potter. This led to a three-year apprenticeship with Michael Cardew, and later another with Todd Piker in Connecticut, where Mark met his wife, Carol. In 1983 they moved to Pittsboro and set up their pottery. Mark built a very large wood kiln and began making the distinctive functional pots, specializing in large planters and jars, along with finely made smaller items. He uses local clays and blends  different North Carolinian folk traditions together into a contemporary style. His work has been featured in Smithsonian magazine and on the cover of American Craft magazine. Mark has written extensively in the ceramic press and has exhibited in London, New York and Tokyo, as well as throughout the US. He is well-represented in museum and private collections. www.hewittpottery.com Location 424 Johnny Burke Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours By appointment and during Kiln Openings Online shopping (and shipping!) now available, too. Check the “shop” link at the website above. Phone 919-542-2371 Email hewitts@hewittpottery.com

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180Contracting, LLC

180Contracting, LLC is a home repair contracting company owned by Mike and Kasandra Granger. Services include: Home inspection* Painting Plumbing Wood replacement Window and door problems Siding replacement Crawlspace related problems Insulation repairs Roof leaks And many other home repair issues. *Mike Granger is a licensed General Contractor and a licensed North Carolina Home Inspector. Find out how they can help you with your home repairs, call them. Location We come to you Hours Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.  – 5 p.m. Phone 919-522-7354 Email 180Contracting@gmail.com   Save

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Country Farm and Home Supply

Whether you’re a market grower, home gardener, professional landscaper, or weekend trail rider, Country Farm & Home Supply has what you need to make your next project a little easier, from feed and seed, to clothing, fencing and hard to find organic grower supplies. Experience shopping at a locally, family owned and operated, independent store in the heart of Pittsboro. www.chathamfarmsupply.com Location 203 S. Small St. Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed Sundays Phone 919-542-3353

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Chatham County Historical Museum

The Chatham County Historical Museum originally opened in the Chatham County Courthouse in 1990. When the Courthouse was damaged by fire in 2010, the museum, though largely undamaged, closed. The Chatham Historical Museum reopened in the newly renovated historic courthouse in 2012. Exhibits within the museum tell the story of Chatham County’s history from the time of Native Americans in this area until today. Personalities who contributed to the diversity and development of the county are highlighted. Volunteers welcome visitors and encourage the preservation and appreciation of our heritage. Fourth graders from all of the county schools have the opportunity to visit the museum and courthouse. The museum is located on the ground floor of the historic Chatham County Courthouse. Maps, colorful posters, historical books and Christmas decoration souvenirs are available for purchase. Chatham County Historical Museum Location 9 Hillsboro St. (center of the traffic circle) Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Wednesdays – Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Sundays noon – 4:30 p.m. Phone 919-542-6222

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Liquidambar Gallery & Gifts

Liquidambar Gallery & Gifts  – Looking for that perfect gift that is also truly special? Liquidambar features over 80 talented artists using a variety of mediums to create beautiful unique art. Both, Kitty and John are artists who work in multiple mediums. We carry all kinds of artwork including glass, iron, wood, pottery, jewelry, paintings, and so much more – there is something for everyone! We are also now selling selected art online in our new Liquidambar Gallery! Each month we have two Featured Artists with their work displayed in the front gallery. On the First Sunday of the month we have a reception to introduce the new artists, listen to live music, eat food, drink free wine, and enjoy the company of fellow art lovers. Everyone is welcome to join us! Special Note in November, 2020: As a small business owner during these times, we have had to make some changes to our business hours. We are OPEN: Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm These hours are for all customers. Please, wear a mask! (If you do not have a mask we will provide one for you.)  Curbside pick-up is available.  If you feel that you need special hours (due to health concerns) we will be happy to accommodate!  Please send an email to liquidambargallery@gmail.com 48 hours in advance, so that we can set something up. I have created a Liquidambar Linktree Account so you can find everything Liquidambar in one place. I keep adding new things. I even have a Youtube channel, lol. Of course, you have to come into the shop for all the great gifts! We will be CLOSED from November 22 until November 26. We will reopen on November 27th and then be OPEN every day until Christmas! THANK YOU so much for your […]

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Realty World Carolina Properties

At Realty World/Carolina Properties, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service. We are a locally owned and operated real estate firm centrally located downtown in Historic Pittsboro in the heart of beautiful Chatham County. Stop by next time you’re in town for Pittsboro First Sunday, or going out to eat or shop, and find out about the services we offer and how we might help you. We serve the Research Triangle Park, NC area, which includes Chatham County, Pittsboro, Fearrington, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex and more. www.rwcp.net Location 73 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone office: 919-545-9911 mobile: 919-548-3548 Email info@rwcp.net Save Save

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French Connections

French Connections offers an eclectic variety of French antique furniture and items for the home, African art and crafts, plus a large selection of French and African fabrics. You can’t miss this extraordinary store because its yard is filled with a menagerie of metal animal sculptures from goats to roosters, pigs and bears, sunflowers and more. Park along the street and prepare to leave North Carolina and step into the romance of France and Africa. If you’ve visited France or a country in Africa, you’ll find yourself filled with memories. If you haven’t, you’ll see why people fall in love with foreign travel. It’s exotic. Beautiful. Colorful. Full of spirit and ambiance. www.french-nc.com Location 178 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. First Sunday 12 – 5 p.m. Phone 919-545-9296  

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