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County Accepting Registration for Holiday Event

Media Contact

Deborah J. Taylor, Extension Agent

Family and Consumer Sciences

Cooperative Extension – Orange County Center

Phone: 919.245.2055

deborah_taylor@ncsu.edu

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ORANGE COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ACCEPTING

REGISTRATION FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 30, 2013)—Orange County Cooperative Extension will once again host its annual holiday program entitled, “The Spirit of Elegant Holidays 2013: Home and Hearth Throughout the Year.”  

Pre-registration is required for the reduced fee.  The early registration fee is $5.00, if paid by Thursday, October 10.  Afterwards, the fee will be $8.00.

With assistance from a committee of volunteers, the program will take place twice on Thursday, October 24, at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsborough United Methodist Church, located at 130 W. Tryon Street.  This year’s program will emphasize food, crafts and decorating ideas for all seasons of the year.

Participants will have the opportunity to draw for door prizes; sample convenient and healthier foods; view a variety of creative craft, gift, and decorating ideas for all skill levels; gain ideas for low-cost stocking stuffers; receive a copy of the program booklet or CD with instructions for the recipes, crafts, gifts, and décor.

             

Make checks payable to Orange County CES, and mail to:

NC Cooperative Extension

c/o Karin Cousineau

P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC  27278. 

Online register is available at http://go.ncsu.edu/spiritofelegantholidays13

Registration can also be done by phone at 919.245.2053, or in person at 306 Revere Road in Hillsborough. Space is limited, so early registeration is recommended for this special event. 

For more information, please call Deborah Taylor at 919.245.2055.

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County Commissioner Elected to NCACC Board

Media Contact

Carla Banks

Director of Public Affairs

Phone: 919.245.2302

cbanks@orangecountync.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER ELECTED TO NCACC BOARD

 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 29, 2013)—Orange County Commissioner Renee Price is elected to a two-year term on the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ (NCACC) Board of Directors.

The election took place during the NCACC’s 106th Annual Conference from August 22 -25, in Guilford County. Commissioner Price will serve as the District 9 director, representing Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Orange, and Wake counties.

"I am very pleased and honored to hold this position. I look forward to working with county commissioners from across North Carolina in sustaining the work of the NCACC, and in shaping policies that will advance the quality of living for the people in our communities," said Commissioner Renee Price.

Commissioner Price was first elected to the Orange County Board of Commissioners in November 2012. She serves on the NCACC Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

The Board of Directors and its Executive Committee make policy decisions to guide the NCACC and its staff through the year. The board consists of the five officers (Past President, President, President Elect, First Vice President, and Second Vice President); 18 district directors, elected members of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors, five at-large commissioners, up to five past presidents, the executive director and several ex-officio members who chair NCACC committees or hold other appointments from the president.

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being considered by the General Assembly and state and federal agencies. The Board of Directors meets several times throughout the year to develop statewide policy goals in such areas as taxation, agriculture, environment, criminal justice, human resources, and public education.

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County Offices Close - Labor Day

Media Contact

Carla Banks, Director of Public Affairs

Phone: 919.245.2302      

Mobile: 919.475.6650

cbanks@orangecountync.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ORANGE COUNTY TO CLOSE OFFICES IN OBSERVANCE OF

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 23, 2013)—Orange County will close its administrative offices on Monday, September 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The County offices will re-open and all employees will return on Tuesday, September 3, and resume regular operating hours from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Please be advised of the operating hours for the following Orange County departments or services.

Orange County Public Libraries

The Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough, the Cybrary and the Carrboro McDougle Branch will be closed on Monday, September 2, and will re-open on Tuesday, September 3.

Operating hours will not change for the weekend prior to labor Day (Main Library: Saturday   9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Carrboro McDougle: Saturday 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Cybrary: Saturday 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.).

Animal Services

The Animal Services facility will be closed, but any 9-1-1 calls for emergency animal control services will be answered on a 24-hour schedule on September 2.

Parks

The Central Recreation Center Gym and the Efland Cheeks Community Center will be closed. The Little River Regional Park will operate during regular hours of 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on September 2. 

Senior Centers

The Seymour Center and the Central Orange Senior Center will be closed on September 2.

Orange Public Transportation will only operate the Dialysis Routes on September 2.

 

Recycling, Landfill, and Solid Waste Convenience Centers

Curbside recycling will be collected as normally scheduled on Labor Day. If your recycling day falls on Monday, September 2 be sure to have your bins at the curb by 7:00 a.m. or put them out the night before. 

The Orange County Solid Waste Administrative Office, Solid Waste Convenience Centers, and the Orange County Construction and Demolition Landfill will be closed on September 2. Associated services, such as the hazardous household waste collection and mulch sales will also be suspended.

The Orange County Solid Waste Management Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, September 2. Regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, September 3.

For more information, please contact the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department 919.968.2788 or send an e-mail to recycling@orangecountync.gov

Orange County reminds all residents and visitors to be safe during the extended holiday weekend.

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Aging in Community Series

Media Contact

Mary Fraser, Aging Transitions Administrator

Orange County Department on Aging

Phone: 919.245.4276

mfraser@orangecountync.gov

Paul Klever, Executive Director

Charles House

Phone: 919.967.7570

paul@charleshouse.org   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ORANGE COUNTY TO HOST “AGING IN COMMUNITY” SERIES

 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 22, 2013)—The Orange County Department on Aging is inviting Orange County residents to explore alternative housing options for seniors as part of its Master Aging Plan.

The department is hosting a three-part lecture and discussion series in the Fall entitled, “Aging in Community: Planning for Our Future.” The monthly series, hosted by the Orange County Department on Aging, Charles House and Second Journey, will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Seymour Center.

The kick-off event on September 17, features acclaimed author, architect, and visionary Sarah Susanka, who will speak about her own journey from architect to advocate for the integration of home, community and self, and will offer some tools for making all three a better fit, by making room for what really matters. Susanka’s Not So Big message has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding—not just about how we inhabit our homes, but also about how we inhabit our planet and even our day-to-day lives.

The more engaged and present people are in the process of making a community, the more alive, regenerative and sustainable that community will be.  The development of a collective vision for a type of community that’s beautiful, inspiring, and vital is the first step toward the realization of this new way of living.

Part two is on Tuesday, October 15, with Marianne Kilkenny, founder of the Women for Living in Community Network. She challenges audiences around the country to create supportive models for living and aging in community. Kilkenny’s presentation will focus on shared housing, as popularized by the TV series The Golden Girls. Kilkenny, who lives in a collaborative house in Asheville, NC will be discussing the benefits of the shared home model. Linda Williams, a co-founder of their home, will be joining her in the presentation and the follow-up discussion.

The series concludes on Tuesday, November 19, with Dene Peterson, founder and developer of ElderSpirit Community in Abingdon, Virginia. This is one of the first elder co-housing projects in the United States and home to 44 mixed-income units of housing. Ms. Peterson, a former Glenmary nun, has won national recognition for her work. In 2006 she was named a Purpose Prize Fellow by Civic Ventures and in 2011 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Cohousing Association of the U.S.

This series is free and open to the public. Because space is limited, especially for the kickoff event, early arrival is recommended; overflow seating will be available.

The Seymour Center is located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

To register, please visit www.charleshouse.org and click on the link entitled, “Aging in Community” or visit www.SecondJourney.org/FallSeries.htm  or call the Department on Aging Helpline at 919.968.2070.

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Open House: Eno Economic Development District

Media Contact

Abigaile Pittman, AICP, Planner

Planning and Inspections Department

Phone: 919.245.2567

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY TO HOST OPEN HOUSE ON

ENO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT ACCESS MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 21, 2013)—The Orange County Planning and Inspections Department is inviting residents to attend an Open House on access management planning activities in the vicinity of U.S. Highway 70 and Old Highway 10 (near Durham County).

Orange County will host the Open House on Wednesday, September 4, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Shared Visions Retreat Center (historic Murphey School), 3717 Murphey School Road in Durham. The purpose of the Open House is to inform the public about the draft Access Management Plan and next steps.

As an implementation measure of the Eno Economic Development District (EDD) Area Small Area Plan, an access management plan has been developed for the Eno EDD.  An access management plan is intended to provide better transportation systems and capacities as development moves forward in an area.  Formally adopted transportation access plans are necessary to obtain federal and state funding for projects and to require developer action and contribution in providing transportation infrastructure consistent with a master plan.

Since this will be an Open House meeting, residents can arrive at their leisure to receive information, discuss the project with staff and learn about the upcoming County public hearing scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Department of Social Services at 113 Mayo Street in Hillsborough.

For more information, please call Abigaile Pittman, Transportation and Land Use Planner at 919.245.2567 or visit http://orangecountync.gov/planning/SpecialProjects.asp

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Sportsplex Names Head Swim Coach

Media Contact

Mary Katherine McKee

Membership Director

Phone: 919.644.0339      

www.trianglesportsplex.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY SPORTSPLEX NAMES FORMER UNC SWIM STAR AS

HEAD SWIMMING COACH

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 19, 2013)—The Orange County SportsPlex is pleased to announce former UNC-Chapel Hill swimming standout,  Vinny Pryor is returning to the community to head up the swim team program at the Orange County Sportsplex.

The public is invited to meet Pryor, during an Open House at the Sportsplex. The event is part of the Active Family Day festivities taking place on Saturday, August 24.

Despite having a heart defect, Pryor successfully swam for four years at the University of North Carolina, where he graduated with a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication.  While at UNC, he held school records in the 100 yard Breaststroke and the 200 and 400 yard Medley relays, and competed in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. 

“We are honored and excited to have Vinny join the ranks of the Sportsplex coaching team,” said John Stock, executive director of the Sportsplex. “He brings the experience of the sport and connection to the community that will create great synergy with our youngsters who strive to follow in his footsteps.”

Pryor joins the Sportsplex from the Marlins of Raleigh (MOR) Swim Team, where for the past two years he served as a Senior and Age Group coach.  While with MOR, he coached swimmers to multiple NCS 14 & Under Championship titles and was part of the coaching staff at the 2013 Short Course NCS Senior Championships where MOR earned the team title.

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Pastured Poultry Workshop

Media Contact

Lauren Langley

Cooperative Extension

Phone: 919.245.2058

lauren_langley@ncsu.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TO HOST PASTURED POULTRY WORKSHOP

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 16, 2013)—The Orange County NC Cooperative Extension will be presenting a workshop for small poultry flock owners on Monday, September 23, 2013. 

The workshop will take place at Swathmoor-Cates Family Farm located at 4870 Mebane Rogers Road in Mebane.  This workshop is open to residents in Alamance and Orange Counties, as well as any of the surrounding counties. 

The workshop will address topics, such as housing, pest management, parasite control and forages.  Presenters will include Lauren Langley, area livestock extension agent for Alamance and Orange Counties, as well as Dan Campeau, area specialized poultry agent.

Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required by September 16, 2013.  The workshop fee is $5.00/person, but children age 12 and younger will be admitted free.  Space is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis, please carpool if possible. Refreshments will be served after the workshop. 

For more information or to register, please call Lauren Langley at 919.245.2058 or send an e-mail to lauren_langley@ncsu.edu 

For more information about upcoming events, please visit http://orange.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Orange County Public Library Fundraiser

Media Contact

Lucinda Munger, Director

Orange County Public Library

Phone: 919.245.2525

lmunger@orangecountync.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (OCPL) PROMOTES FUNDRAISER

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 15, 2013)—The Friends of the Orange County Public Library (FOCPL) is coordinating a fundraiser to benefit the Orange County Public Library.

FOCPL is offering personalized brick pavers from August 15 - November 1, 2013, that will be installed in early 2014 at the entrance of the OCPL Main Library in Hillsborough.

                                          

Individuals, businesses, churches, and community organizations are encouraged to show their support of the library by ordering a paver. Pavers can commemorate birthdays, graduations or anniversaries, memorialize a loved one or family pet, feature a favorite quote, etc.

“OCPL is very appreciative of the support provided by the Friends of the Library,” said Library Director Lucinda Munger.  “The organization has enhanced our collections and services over the years through their book sales and volunteer efforts.”

FOCPL held two successful pavers sales in 2009 and 2010.  These fundraisers allowed the group to purchase items, such as a self-checkout machine, Kindle

e-readers, an LCD projector, furniture, and shelving for the Main Library.

“We are so pleased to offer pavers once again,” said FOCPL President Janet Flowers. “Even though the last sale was three years ago, people have continued to inquire about purchasing pavers.  We’re glad to bring them back by popular demand!”

Pavers may be ordered online at www.orangecountync.gov/library/pavers.asp Brochures and order forms are also available at the OCPL Main Library located at 137 W. Margaret Lane.

For more information about the Friends of the Orange County Public Library, please visit www.orangecountync.gov/library/friends.asp

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Open House: Joint Land Use Planning

Media Contact

Tom Altieri, Comprehensive Planning Supervisor

Planning and Inspections Department

Phone: 919.245.2579

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ORANGE COUNTY AND TOWN OF HILLSBOROUGH

TO HOST OPEN HOUSE ON JOINT LAND USE PLANNING

 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 13, 2013)—The Orange County Planning and Inspections Department in partnership with the Town of Hillsborough Planning Department is inviting residents to attend an Open House Public Information meeting on joint land use planning activities.

Orange County and the Town of Hillsborough will host the Open House on Tuesday, August 27, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 101 E. Orange Street (access from East Corbin Street). The purpose of the Open House is to help inform the public of the joint land use planning process and next steps.

The Town of Hillsborough adopted a Future Land Use Plan in March 2013 for its planning jurisdiction and some additional areas of Orange County’s planning jurisdiction.  These additional areas of County jurisdiction, which are being jointly planned, are located within the Town’s Urban Service Boundary for its public water and/or sewer services and generally located around the Town’s fringe. 

Since this will be an Open House meeting, residents can arrive at their leisure to receive information, discuss the project with staff and learn about the upcoming County public hearing scheduled for September 9, 2013.

For more information, please call Tom Altieri, comprehensive panning supervisor at 919.245.2579 or visit http://www.co.orange.nc.us/planning/OrangeCountyTownofHillsboroughJointPlanning.asp

 

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BOCC

Media Contact

Donna Baker

Clerk to the Board of Orange County Commissioners

Phone: 919.245.2130

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  

            BOCC Advisory Boards Volunteer Opportunities

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 12, 2013)—One major way citizens can make a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various County advisory boards and commissions.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners is recruiting citizen volunteers for the following advisory boards:

Affordable Housing Advisory Board                  5 vacancies

Adult Care Home Committee                             4 vacancies

Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee  4 vacancies

Agricultural Preservation Board                        3 vacancies

Human Relations Commission                           3 vacancies, 2 for Carrboro resident &                                                                                       1 for Chapel Hill resident

Orange County Housing Authority                     2 vacancies

Advisory Board on Aging                                  1 vacancy                 

Carrboro Board of Adjustment                          1 vacancy for  ETJ resident

Chapel Hill Board of Adjustment                       1 vacancy for ETJ or JPA resident

Chapel Hill Library Board of Trustees                 1 vacancy for Orange County

Mebane Board of Adjustment                           1 vacancy for Orange ETA

Orange County Parks & Recreation                   1 vacancy for Little River Township

                                                                     

Please visit the Orange County Web Site at www.orangecountync.gov/boards  to review a complete list of advisory boards and vacancies.  Some vacancies have specific requirements such as residence location.  You may complete an application online or download an application. 

For more information, please contact the office of the Clerk to the Board:

Jeanette Jones at 919.245.2125, (jjones@orangecountync.gov)  or

Donna Baker at 919.245.2130,  (dbaker@orangecountync.gov)

With more than 30 different boards and commissions, volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the quality of life in Orange County. Orange County strives for diversity on volunteer advisory boards.  Minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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BOCC

Media Contact

Donna Baker

Clerk to the Board of Orange County Commissioners

Phone: 919.245.2130

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  

ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Monday August 19, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.

and

Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 12, 2013)—The Orange County Board of Commissioners will hold two special meetings (closed sessions) on Monday, August 19, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.

Both meetings will be held at the Link Government Services Center, 200 South Cameron Street, in Hillsborough, North Carolina for the purpose of going into closed session “to consider the qualifications, competence, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee,” NCGS § 143-318.11(a)(6). 

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Annual NACo Conference

Media Contact

Carla Banks, Director of Public Affairs

Phone: 919.245.2302      

Mobile: 919.475.6650

cbanks@orangecountync.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELP TO SET
NATIONAL POLICIES AFFECTING AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 8, 2013)—Orange County Commissioner Renee Price recently joined 2,300 fellow county officials from across the country during the NACo Annual Conference: County Solutions and Idea Marketplace in Tarrant County/Fort Worth, Texas.

The theme of this year’s annual conference was Why Counties Matter. The purpose of the conference is to establish national policies affecting counties and work collaboratively to find and share innovative solutions to challenges facing American communities.   

NACo makes it possible for local government needs to be heard in Washington, DC,” said Commissioner Renee Price. “One of the focal points of this year’s conference was the impact of Information Technology (IT) in local government operations. It is truly amazing how Orange County has launched into the digital age. Vendors and speakers presented many innovative ways of managing data, streamlining government processes and increasing citizen participation.”

NACo’s Annual Conference is the most important gathering of county officials of the year.  Decisions made during the conference allow counties to speak with a strong, clear and unified voice to the Administration, Congress and the American people. 

“Counties across the nation are concerned about preserving our agrarian heritage and rural communities,” Price added. “We’re addressing similar issues in Orange County as are people in Nebraska—keeping farmers in farming, raising a new generation of farmers, and encouraging rural economic development through value-added production and agriculture related businesses.” 

Additionally, delegates elected and installed the 2013-14 association officers to lead NACo and heard from prominent national speakers.

To learn more about the NACo annual conference, please contact Commissioner Renee Price at 919.619.1139 or visit www.naco.org

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COMISARIOS DEL CONDADO DE ORANGE AYUDAN A CREAR POLÍTICA NACIONAL AFECTANDO COMUNIDADES ESTADOUNIDENSES

 

CONDADO DE ORANGE, CAROLINA DEL NORTE (8 de agosto 2013)—Comisaria del Condado de Orange Renee Price se juntó recientemente con funcionarios de condados de todo el país para la Conferencia Anual de la Asociación Nacional de Condados (“NACo” por sus siglas en inglés) en el Condado de Tarrant/Forth Worth, Texas.

El teme este año era Porque Importan los Condados. El objetivo de la conferencia es establecer políticas nacionales afectando a los condados y colaborar para encontrar y compartir soluciones innovadoras para resolver problemas presentes en las comunidades estadounidenses.

“NACo hace posible que las necesidades del gobierno local sean escuchadas en Washington, DC,” dijo Comisaria Renee Price. “Uno de los enfoques este año en la conferencia era el impacto de la informática en las operaciones del gobierno. Es realmente increíble como el Condado de Orange se ha lanzado a la época digital. Compañías y oradores en la conferencia presentaron muchas formas innovadoras de administrar información, simplificando los procesos gubernamentales y aumentando la participación de los residentes.”  

La Conferencia Anual de NACo es la reunión más importante del año de funcionarios gubernamentales de los condados. Las decisiones tomadas en la conferencia permiten que los condados hablen de forma unida y clara a la administración del presidente, las cámaras del Congreso, y el pueblo estadounidense.

“Condados por todo el país están preocupados con el tema de nuestra herencia agrícola y nuestras comunidades rurales,” añadió Price. “Pensamos en cosas parecidas en el Condado de Orange a la gente de Nebraska—como apoyar a los granjeros, encontrando una nueva generación de granjeros, y fomentando el desarrollo económico rural por aumentar el valor de la producción y por las compañías relacionadas con la agricultura.” 

Además, delegados eligieron funcionarios de la asociación para liderar NACo de 2013-14 y escucharon oradores importantes del país.

Para aprender más sobre la Conferencia Anual de NACo, favor de contactar a  Comisaria Renee Price al 919.619.1139 o visitar a la página de web www.naco.org

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Animal Services Partners with Kidzu

Media Contact

Robert A. Marotto, Director

Orange County Animal Services

Phone: 919.968.2287

bmarotto@orangecountync.gov

Pam Wall, Executive Director

Kidzu Children’s Museum

919.942.1608

wall@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ORANGE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES PARTNERS WITH KIDZU CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Orange County, NC (August 1, 2013)— Orange County Animal Services and Kidzu Children’s Museum will be partnering during the month of August to offer fun art projects to kids who love animals or want to learn more about them.  Each Saturday in August, Kidzu will offer visitors the opportunity to create animal-themed art as a part of regular admission to the museum.  The art will be featured weekly on the Animal Services Facebook page and displayed at Kidzu.  Beginning in September, it will be on display at the Animal Services Center.

Kidzu is a museum geared toward children ranging from infants to 8-years-old that inspires learning through play.  They offer numerous programs and exhibits that allow kids to creatively explore a variety of subjects in a hands-on way.  Partnering with Animal Services and adding an animal-themed project allows children to learn about pets and animal issues in a fun and proactive way.

Kidzu is located at 123 W Franklin Street (Suite B) in the back of the University Square shopping center.  Programs run from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and pet-themed art will be incorporated into each Saturday program during the month (August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31).  For directions, admission prices and contact information, please visit www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

The Animal Services Center is located at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill.  For more information, please visit www.orangecountync.gov/animalservices or access photos of Kidzu art on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OCASpets

 

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SERVICIOS DE ANIMALES DEL CONDADO DE ORANGE Y EL MUSEO INFANTIL KIDZU SE JUNTAN PARA UN EVENTO DE APRENDIZAJE DIVERTIDO

Condado de Orange, Carolina del Norte (1 de agosto 2013)—Los Servicios de Animales del Condado de Orange y el Museo Infantil Kidzu colaboran este mes de agosto para ofrecer proyectos de arte divertidos para los niños que aman a los animales o quieren aprender más sobre ellos. Cada sábado en agosto, Kidzu ofrece a los visitantes una oportunidad de crear arte con un tema de animales como parte de la entrada normal al museo. El arte se subirá a la página de Facebook de los Servicios de Animales y también se verá en el Museo. Empezando en septiembre, el arte se podrá ver en el Centro de los Servicios de Animales.

Kidzu es un museo para niños desde los bebes hasta los ocho años de edad que inspira el aprendizaje a través de jugar. El Museo ofrece varios programas y exposiciones que permiten a los niños explorar de forma creativa una variedad de temas de forma táctil. Colaborando con los Servicios de Animales y añadiendo un proyecto con tema de animales permite que los niños aprendan sobre las mascotas de una forma divertida y proactiva.

Kidzu se ubica en el 123 W Franklin Street (Suite B) detrás del centro comercial University Square. Los programas son de las 10:00 de la mañana – 5:00 de la tarde y arte con tema de animales será incorporado al programa de cada sábado durante el mes (agosto 3, 10, 17, 24, y 31).  Para direcciones, precios de entrada e información de contacto, favor de visitar a la página www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

El Centro de los Servicios de Animales se ubica en el 1601 Eubanks Road en Chapel Hill. Para más información, favor de visitar a la página de web  www.orangecountync.gov/animalservices o para acceder fotos el arte de Kidzu en la página de Facebook www.facebook.com/OCASpets

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Library to Host Author Karen Ward

Media Contact

Jessica Arnold

Adult & Teen Programming Coordinator

Orange County Public Library

Phone: 919.245.2537

jarnold@orangecountync.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (OCPL) TO HOST

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KAREN LORD

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 1, 2013)—The OCPL Main Library in Hillsborough invites the public to meet fantasy/science fiction author Karen Lord.

Lord, who has written the award-winning and highly regarded novels Redemption in Indigo and The Best of All Possible Worlds, will be on hand on Sunday, August 4, at 3 :00 p.m.

 

For Redemption in Indigo, she won the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.  Past winners of the Mythopoeic Awards include J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkein, Orson Scott Card and Neil Gaiman. That novel also earned Barbados-based Lord a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2011.

“We are extremely honored to host Karen Lord,” said OCPL Library Director Lucinda Munger. “She is a well-respected novelist who brings a distinct perspective to her work. And she is traveling all the way from Barbados to visit our community!”

Literary critics have praised Lord for her strong storytelling and ability to blend genres in unique and satisfying ways.  Redemption in Indigo married fantasy with folk tales, while The Best of All Possible Worlds united science fiction and romance in an epic story.

Lord, who holds a science degree from the University of Toronto and a PhD in the sociology of religion from the University of Wales, is also participating in the Bull Spec Author Fest at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. 

The OCPL Main Library is located at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bit.ly/aug4lord or www.orangecountync.gov/library

 

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BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DEL CONDADO DE ORANGE INVITA AL PÚBLICO AL EVENTO CON AUTORA KAREN LORD

CONDADO DE ORANGE, CAROLINA DEL NORTE (1 de agosto 2013)—La Biblioteca Principal en Hillsborough invita al público a conocer la autora de fantasía y ciencia ficción Karen Lord.

Lord, quien ha ganado premios por sus libros Redemption in Indigo y The Best of All Possible Worlds, estará presente el domingo, 4 de agosto a las 3:00 de la tarde.

 

Para Redemption in Indigo, ella ganó el Premio Mythopoeic de Fantasía para Literatura de Adultos en 2011. Otros ganadores del Premio Mythopoeic incluyen a J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkein, Orson Scott Card y Neil Gaiman. Ese mismo libro también ganó una nominación para el Premio de Fantasía Mundial en 2011 para autora Lord, quien vive en Barbados.

“Nos sentimos honrados que llega Karen Lord,” dijo la directora de la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Orange, Lucinda Munger. “Ella es una escritora bien respetada que trae una perspectiva distinta a su trabajo. ᵢY está viajando desde Barbados para visitar a nuestra comunidad!”

Críticos literarios han comentado que Lord tiene un talento para contar historias y mezclar géneros de formas únicas que satisfacen. Redemption in Indigo junto la fantasía con cuentos folclóricos mientras The Best of All Possible Worlds unió ciencia ficción y romance en una historia épica.

Lord, quien tiene un título de ciencia de la Universidad de Toronto y un doctorado de sociología de la religión de la Universidad de Gales, también participa en el “Bull Spec Author Fest” a las 7:00 de la tarde el sábado, 3 de agosto, en la Librería Quail Ridge Books en Raleigh. 

La Biblioteca Principal se ubica en el 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough.

Para más información sobre este evento, favor de visitar a la página de web www.bit.ly/aug4lord o www.orangecountync.gov/library

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BOCC

Media Contact

Donna Baker

Clerk to the Board of Orange County Commissioners

Phone: 919.245.2130

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ORANGE COUNTY BOCC SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 1, 2013)— Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, the Orange County Board of Commissioners provides notice of the following meetings.  A majority of the Orange County Commissioners may attend these events making the events subject to open meetings laws.

Orange County, in partnership with Triangle Transit, will host public outreach meetings to discuss options for new, expanded and existing bus services outlined in the Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plan. Bus routes to be brought for public input will include rural service routes, regional service routes, and the Hillsborough Circulator.

 

Date/Time                                      Meeting Locations

August 5, 2013                        Fairview Community Policing Center, Fairview Park,

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             501 Rainey Avenue, Hillsborough

August 8, 2013                        Northern Human Services Center

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             5800, NC Hwy. 86 North, Hillsborough

August 13, 2013                       Efland-Cheeks Community Center

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.             117 Richmond Road, Mebane

                                              (next to Efland Cheeks School)

August 14, 2013                       Mebane Arts and Community Center

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             633 Corregidor St., Mebane

A majority of the Orange County Board of Commissioners may attend these events.

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