Chatham Magazine Summer 2017

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Features 22 Plan Bee John Strickland is on a mission to protect the secret life of bees 41 Why We’re Here 15 neighbors share what they love about Chatham County 49 The Globalists The Making of French Connections 58 Ready or Not, Chatham is in Motion Matt White explores our changing community 68 …

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Chatham Magazine Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Features 24 | Fall Fun for Everyone Huckleberry Trail Farm offers disability friendly attractions 28 | Putting Down Roots in Chatham Park Q&A with The Root Cellar’s Sera Cuni and Susan White 36 | Fall Fashion We shopped local boutiques for pieces to make your wardrobe pop 44 | Kids, Unplugged We asked, …

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Fall Fun for Everyone

Fall Fun for Everyone Siler City’s Huckleberry Trail Farm offers disability friendly attractions  By Michele Kisthardt  |  Photography by Hillary Graves Photography When Bob Reichel and his wife, Debby, opened Huckleberry Trail Farm – which was named after Bob’s son, Robert’s (now 21) favorite bedtime story – six years ago off Route 64 in Siler …

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Old School

Old School The Hamms have taught the students of Chatham County for more than 80 years  By Matt White  |  Photography by Briana Brough Every September, David and Ellen Hamm and their four daughters approach the changing season with a slightly out-of-place holiday greeting. “The first day of school is our ‘Happy New Year’,” says …

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Headlights in the Moonlight

Headlights in the Moonlight (published in Chatham Magazine in Fall 2017)   A challenging trail near Briar Chapel beckons brave riders   By Matt White  |  Photography by Briana Brough   In 30 minutes,darkness will have fallen over the pine straw-trimmed lawns and neat sidewalks of the Briar Chapel, but as Tamara Sanders sits in …

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Plan Bee

Plan Bee With the pollinators’ numbers in decline, more than 200 of our neighbors are on a mission to protect the secret life of bees.  By Chantal Allam  |  Photography by Nina Merklina John Strickland became a beekeeper as a simple favor for his neighbor. “[My neighbor] had a hive of bees and was getting up in age,” he …

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Home Grown

Home Grown Recollections As Told To Michele Kisthardt Dr. Karen Barbee is glad to be back The daughter of the county’s first African-American county commissioner talks about growing up here, leaving and now returning to the place she loves to live, work and raise a family. “My family’s roots in Chatham County go back hundreds …

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The Globalists

The Globalists The making of Wendy and Jacques Dufour’s eclectic home goods store, French Connections.  By Jo Maeder “I finally decided which rooster to buy,” says Sheryl Forbis from Carrboro, holding a large, colorful one made of metal. Another piece of outdoor whimsy from the hundreds on display outside French Connections in Pittsboro has found …

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