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Public Information Meeting on Inclusionary Zoning

Date: 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 12:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Blvd, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 noon. Presented by the Chapel Hill Jaycees, the parade this year promises to be a celebration of our community spirit.

We encourage all entries to have a holiday theme and awards will be given for Best of Parade, Most Original, Best Holiday Theme, Most Creative, Best Scout Troop. Our winners put a lot of thought and creativity in their entries and that is what makes this holiday parade so special!

Location: 

Franklin Street/Main Street

Community workshop on bike/walk way between Carolina North and Main Campus

Please Join Us for a Community Workshop to share ideas for a bike/walk way between Carolina North and Main Campus

When: December 1, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where:  Suite 133G University Square

This workshop will be an opportunity to share ideas, suggestions and information to explore the location for a greenway and bike path connection between the Carolina North campus and the Main UNC Campus.  We are seeking a pathway that is not located within the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. roadway and that avoids steep grades where feasible.  It may include existing or planned greenways for a portion of the route.

There will be a brief introduction by Town and University staff about existing conditions between the two campuses.  Staff will also share some examples of the kind of opportunities we’re seeking for new routes through the neighborhoods or using portions of the existing and planned greenway system.

The majority of the workshop will be spent in an open session, focused on gathering input from the participants, including students, residents, technical experts, advisory boards and community groups about approaches to connectivity.

We’re looking for your ideas, suggestions, opinions and information, so please come prepared to tell us what you think!

If you have a question for the Town, call The Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department at:
(919) 968-2728.  If you have a question for the University, contact Jill Coleman at Nancy.Coleman@facilities.unc.edu

You may also send comments to Carolinanorth@townofchapelhill.org or check the website for more information: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=900

Date: 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 12:30pm

Location: 

Suite 133G, University Square

21st Annual RSVVP Day - Dine out to support IFC

"RSVVP" stands for "Restaurants Sharing 10 Percent" (The Vs are Roman numeral 5s, so V+V=10). Participating restaurants will contribute 10% of their total proceeds on that day to benefit the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.

In 2008, 105 Orange County restaurants participated, raising $21,034.72 to help IFC Food Programs. During the past 20 years, Orange County restaurants have contributed $329,448, and over half a million dollars have been raised Triangle-wide.

Click here for a list of participating restaurants: http://ifcweb.org/rsvvp2009.html

Date: 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:00am

2009 Town Treasures recognition

From Chapel Hill Magazine's blog:

For the second consecutive year, the Chapel Hill Historical Society will bestow the title of “Town Treasure” upon 12 individuals and couples who have made their mark on our town’s history.

Among this year’s class are a UNC basketball legend, a dairy farmer, two gardeners, two former mayors, the first president of the National Association of Black Journalists and a former UNC chancellor. Many of them will attend a public reception at the Chapel Hill Museum on Oct. 15 at 5:30pm, where they will be recognized by Mayor Kevin Foy. An exhibit featuring text from interviews with the honorees and photos of them taken by award-winning photographer Catharine Carter will be on display at the museum through the fall and will then move to its permanent location at the Seymour Senior Center.

 

Date: 

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 1:30pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Museum, at the intersection of East Franklin and North Boundary Streets in Chapel Hill

OCDP Carrboro Mayor and Aldermen Candidate Forum

October 22, 2009 – Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Lake Hogan Farms Club House, 101 Commons Way.
A forum featuring Carrboro Mayor and Aldermen Candidates co-hosted by the Hogan Farms and Town Hall precincts.

Date: 

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 3:00pm

Location: 

Lake Hogan Farms Club House, 101 Commons Way, Carrboro

OCDP breakfast with Hillsborough Mayor and Council Candidates

September 26, 2009, Saturday,
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Occoneeche Steak House, 378 S Churton St., Hillsborough, NC
A forum featuring Hillsborough Mayor and Council Candidates at the Orange County Democratic Breakfast.

Date: 

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:00am

Location: 

Occoneeche Steak House, 378 S Churton St., Hillsborough

NAACP School Board Candidate Forum

Thanks to MaryAnne for the tip.

Date: 

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 3:00pm

Location: 

St. Paul AME Church, Merritt Mill Road, Chapel Hill

Mayoral Debate

Got this from a candidate's calendar, not sure whose debate it is. Maybe DTH?

Date: 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 3:00pm

Location: 

UNC

Citizens for Responsible Government candidate Meet and Greet

Received via OP contact form:

On Sept 20 4-6 pm at the Franklin Hotel Roberts Bar,

Citizens For Responsible Government is hosting a CH candidate Meet and Greet. Guests will have the opportunity to talk informally with candidates.

Date: 

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 12:00pm

Location: 

The Franklin Hotel

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