Barbara Foushee is a slam-dunk choice for the Carrboro Board of Alderpeople. I worked with Barbara for two years on the OWASA board of directors and that experience gives me complete confidence in her ability to be a responsible, caring leader for Carrboro.
Barbara is a listener. You can count on her hearing everything that is said, even when she disagrees. From her listening, she makes decisions based on humanistic criteria. She’s always thinking about what is best for the people who will be impacted. Not to say she doesn’t consider other criteria, such as finances or the environment, but for Barbara it’s always people first.
Barbara is also a leader. On the OWASA board, she worked with our lawyer to reshape the way officers were selected to ensure that power is distributed equally. I believe the OWASA board will be more effective in the future when, thanks to Barbara, all members of the board have the opportunity to participate in the behind the scenes work of the board chair. Barbara also led the board through the process of adopting a diversity plan and setting that plan in motion. From all reports, the OWASA staff are grateful for her leadership on such a sensitive issue.
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Barbara has my respect and my full support. Carrboro will be a better place for having Barbara on the Board of Alderpeople.
Pottery tour weekend
There is a county wide community event happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 that everyone will enjoy.
North Carolina is known for its pottery, and Durham County is no exception. The Durham County Pottery Tour is in its fourth year, and this year promises to be our best. There will be 21 professional potters studios and two teaching facilities open to the public.
See how potters make their wares, ask questions about the process, look at kilns and equipment and marvel at the huge variety of work spaces from front porches to basements to dedicated buildings. The potters will also be selling their beautiful handmade pieces including tableware, sculpture, decorative items, jewelry, and gardens pieces.
Go to our website – Durhamcountypotterytour.com – look at work of each potter to select your favorites, download the map, grab friends and your family and just have a wonderful weekend exploring the world of pottery.
If your’e gonna drain the swamp you gotta pull the Corker and flush the Flakes.
Family Day at The Cedars
On Sunday, Oct. 1, The Cedars of Chapel Hill held its first “Family Day,” a southern BBQ on the great lawn. All members of The Cedars and all staff were invited.
There was music from the band The Bluegrass Experience, games, crafts, and more.
There are 420 members at The Cedars and over 500 employees. A majority of these attended “Family Day.”
Sara Flynn-Loy, executive director of The Cedars, said that one of the staff told her that it was the “best event ever.” Several residents remarked that they “loved interacting with the employees.”
Interesting that the event grew out of evaluation surveys, one from staff saying that the best part of their jobs was being with the members, and vice versa, that’s what the members said about the staff.
The Cedars of Chapel Hill is a “Life Plan Community” for individuals of age 60 or over, providing first-class services including health care, with its own wellness center.
Peter H. Page
The NCAA should remove “collegiate” from its organization name and substitute “National Entertainment Athletic Association.” It is irrelevant to educational institutions.
Paul T. Caldwell
Think of taxpayers
The NCAA’s lack of sanctions for UNC makes clear what has been known for years: Major college sports programs like football and basketball function mainly as minor league training camps for the pros. Regardless of the NCAA’s non-sanctions, UNC-Chapel Hill’s bogus classes were created to ensure player eligibility. Nothing else explains why half of the enrollees were football or basketball players.
We should stop pretending they are student-athletes when they really are Class AA or AAA or semi-pros. Then we should ask ourselves why N.C. taxpayers should subsidize an education that these athletes never receive.
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