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BRIAR CHAPEL BLOG

A View from the Porch

Briar Chapel Launches Veranda

10/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

featured by The North Carolina 100 

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Briar Chapel Resident Spotlight- Pam Schaecher

10/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel Resident Spotlight- Pam Schaecher

Amaya: Clothes that Care

Check out Briar Chapel Resident Pam Schaecher's story and how she turned her life long passion of textiles into Amaya, a flourishing fashion line, that provides opportunities for others.

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Find Your Best Fit

10/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Choosing a retirement community? Read more on how to Find Your Best Fit!

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A Peek into The Past: One Resident's Journey into Briar Chapel's History

10/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

A Peek into the Past: One Resident’s Journey into Briar Chapel’s History

 For one Briar Chapel resident, October marks a special occasion to dress up and get into character… but not for Halloween!

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Newland Communities Scored Triangle-Wide Awards in Parade of Homes

10/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Benefits of Home Ownership

6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s no place like home, and the benefits of home ownership can go well beyond a place to live.

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Looking for Design Inspiration? Try these apps.

6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

If you're wondering about how a new shade of paint will look in the kitchen, or the best way to arrange your new, fabulous furniture, we have the app—actually, apps!—for that.

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7 Reasons Why Buying a New Home Makes Sense

4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

1) Personalize Your Home
Structural choices: additional bedrooms, home offices, dens, extended patios, casitas, and more. Design choices: cabinets, counter tops, appliances, flooring, luxurious bathrooms and more.

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5 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but it’s also work. Here are 5 tips from HGTV.com to make your transition a happy one.

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What to Keep, What to Toss, and What to Sell

6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

There's a pair of shoes flurried with dust bunnies in the back of your closet, a spotless set of clubs you bought to impress your boss on the back nine in the garage, and a stack of last year's Fast Company issues on your coffee table. 

 

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How You Know When It's Time to Move

6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

If home just isn’t where the heart is anymore, it may be time to move on. Here are seven reasons to get packing.

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The Bright Side of Moving

3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sure, between the packing and the long goodbyes, moving has its share of challenges --

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Checklist for Prepping Your Home for Sale

5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Of course you want your home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Here’s a rundown of friendly reminders on prepping your house into a welcoming and marketable home.

 

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N.C. Builder Offers Millennials a Fast, Fresh Approach to Design

11/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

A North Carolina builder is catering to young buyers with a design process developed just for them.

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4 Pet-friendly Home Tips

5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

We would all do anything for our furry kids, but they can provide challenges from time to time — especially when enjoying your new home. Here are a few low-key ways to achieve harmony with your pets!

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Ten Steps to Select the Right Home Builder

6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Selecting the right builder for your needs is easy with these 10 steps.

 

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Open Floor Plans: The Way We Live Today

5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

The kitchen has open sight lines to the family room, breakfast nook and patio. The master bedroom offers privacy in a quiet corner of the home.

 

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Modernize Your Home Design

6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

As time passes trends change and new lifestyle styles come into vogue – it’s easy to become overwhelmed with how quickly the world moves around us. 

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Briar Chapel Gives Back

4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel by Newland Communities Takes Giving Back Seriously

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Earth Day 5k & Festival

3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join us for our favorite day of the year!

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Giving Back: Northwood High

11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel Gives Back to Northwood High

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Know Your Neighbor - Nick & Tony

9/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

A highlight on two incredible Briar Chapel residents, Nick & Tony

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2015 Pepper Festival

9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Know Your Neighbor: Gina Boyle

7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Meet Gina Boyle, a mix media mosaic artist living in Briar Chapel

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Know Your Neighbor - David Walker

7/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Get to know Briar Chapel resident & children's book illustrator David Walker

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Help Drees Design a Home

6/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Drees wants to let YOU help design their next home. Here's how!

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Teaming up with CORA!

6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

In this blog, we take a look at one of the largest social issues in Chatham County— hunger.

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A Few of my Favorite Things...

5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cali Buhrman, our Customer Relations Representative, is going undercover and exploring all the great places to visit right outside of Briar Chapel.

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Calling All Music Lovers...

5/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Find out more about Music In The Meadow, a summer concert series brought to you by Briar Chapel.

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A Few of my Favorite Things...

3/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cali Buhrman, our Customer Relations Representative, is going undercover and discovering all the great places to visit right outside of Briar Chapel.

 

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Join us for our Greenest Open House!

3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

With spring right around the corner, there's no better time to spruce up your outdoor living space than our Greenest Open House, slated for March 21st, 2015!

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Our Residents Give Back

1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Jenn Bowman and Jaime Detzi, two Briar Chapel residents, talk about how our community is teaming up with local organizations to inspire change.

 

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Livin' La Vida Lennar!

12/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

I had a chance to sit down and chat with Joe Norwood, the Lennar representative for Briar Chapel. Read on to hear what he had to say, from green building to the homebuying process.

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Tips for First Time Homebuyers

11/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Thinking about investing in your first home? Follow the link for important tips and advice we have collected from seasoned homeowners.

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Calling All Photography Enthusiasts!

10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Read on to learn more about Briar Chapel's Photography Club.

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Favorite Fall Decorations

10/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Just in time for the season, I've compiled a list of my favorite fall trends in home decor.

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Resident Testimonial

10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

We love hearing about why our residents chose Briar Chapel. In this testimonial, Jonathan Greene discusses his interests, neighbors, and other great things that make Briar Chapel home.

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Introducing Lennar to Briar Chapel

9/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Without further ado, we are pleased to welcome Lennar Homes to the Briar Chapel Builder Team!

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Out with the Old, In with the New

9/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

Newly built properties can offer less hassles, greater effeciency, and more personalization.

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Before Briar Chapel

8/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Chatham County's rich history comes alive in the newest addition to our trails.

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Growing with the Green Thumb Club

7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel's Green Thumb Club does a fantastic job at keeping our community gardens looking great, season after season.

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Resident for a Day!

7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

For July and August, we are introducing our "Resident for a Day" program, where visitors will get to experience Briar Chapel like never before!

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Just Keep Swimming!

6/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

This summer, we introduced our first swim team, the Briar Chapel Barracudas!

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3 Reasons to Consider Buying in a Master Planned Community

6/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Discover the benefits of living in a planned community, and why you should be considering Briar Chapel in your home search!

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Life is Better with Beazer Homes

6/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

I had the opportunity to sit down with Ty Turner, a Beazer Home representative, and find out what makes Beazer a Top 10 homebuilder.

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The Future of Learning

6/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel's donation introduces The Walking Classroom's presence into Chatham County for the first time.

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Briar Chapel VIP

5/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

 Be the first to know about upcoming events by signing up for our VIP List!

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Sweet Summertime at Briar Chapel

5/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Find out how our resident's stay cool on these hot summer days at the Briar Club!

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Life Made Easy with DREES Homes

5/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

An inside look of the ins-and-outs of a DREES Home at Briar Chapel

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Builder Spirit at Earth Day

4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Our builders rock! They helped make our 6th Annual Earth Day 5k the best to-date!

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Earth Day Brings Us Together

4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel is more than just a neighborhood, it's a community.

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Outdoor Living-themed Open House

3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Come on out to Briar Chapel for a weekend of outdoor-themed fun and move-in ready homes!

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5 Top Ways Green Homes Save Money

2/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Five Top Ways Green Homes Save Money (and Keep Us in Harmony with Nature)

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Technology-Themed Open House

2/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

We're hosting a technology-fueld open house and you're invited!

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Faux Home

1/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Faux Home to provide decorating consultations with attendees during January Open House weekend.

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Open House: Home Decor-Themed

1/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Join us for an open house with a home decor flair

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Dog Days of Summer

7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel takes advantage of its on-site dog park to host a Dog Days of Summer event benefiting local pet charity Paws4ever. With dogie ice cream, a pet training seminar, costume contest and trail trot being offered, a good time will be had by all.

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Food Truck Frolics

5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

An ode to food trucks, this culinary craze is making quite the splash. Lucky for us, the Triangle has developed quite the food truck scene over the years and people are starting to take notice. Found at practically every large public gathering, these mobile restaurants sure know how to cook!

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One Gigantic Open House!

4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

Open houses are fun, especially when there's a lot to see. Lucky for you, we're hosting Chapel Hill's Largest and Greenest Open House! Come to Briar Chapel and view 40+ move-in ready homes of all size and price ranges.

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Green Home Tour

4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

With seven entries in this years Green Home Tour, the builders at Briar Chapel really stepped it up. This means more of the green-built homes you love but less driving around. Come out and see us!

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Earty Day, Fun-Day!

4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM

Every day is Earth Day at Briar Chapel, but we just couldn't resisit throwing an actual celebration. Kicking off the day is a 5k beneffitting our friends at The Abundance Foundation, followed by a festival. With food trucks, games, live music and even a beer tasting, there's really no better way to spend your Saturday.

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Briar Chapel 5k: What It Means to Us

3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

Local non-profit The Abundance Foundation shares the importance of their annual 5k

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LoMo Market at Briar Chapel

3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel now hosts a weekly farmers market

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Staying Calm Amid Chaos

2/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

Holistic Health Coach and Briar Chapel Resident Emily Geizer discusses ways to manage stress

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Health-a-Palooza

2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Come get your fittness and wellness on at Briar Chapel!

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Q&A: Brittany, Briar Chapel's Activities Director

2/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Brittany, Briar Chapel's activities director, gives us a peek into her role here

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ZUMBA® Makes Fitness Fun!

1/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

ZUMBA® Fitness classes at Briar Chapel make exercise so much more fun!

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Southern Season, a Foodie's Heaven

1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Southern Season, a local

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Boulder Park, Coming Soon!

1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel's Boulder Park has something for everyone

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Add Some "Green" To Your Resolutions!

1/2/2013 12:00:00 AM

A new year = a new chance to make a difference. Resolve to live a "greener" lifestyle in 2013!

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Winter Wonderland

12/10/2012 12:00:00 AM

Our Winter Wonderland event is sure to put everyone in the Holiday spirit!

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Supporting local = A win-win

11/26/2012 12:00:00 AM

Supporting locally owned businesses is fantastic for a myriad of reasons

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6BC Endurance Race & Festival

11/14/2012 12:00:00 AM

Triangle Off-Road Cyclists to host 6 hour mountain bike endurance race at Briar Chapel

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Dovecote - A Unique Boutique

10/31/2012 12:00:00 AM

Located just down the road from Briar Chapel, Dovecote is a fantastic boutique!

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Why We Chose Briar Chapel - The Malishchak's

10/30/2012 12:00:00 AM

Empty nesters Monica and Jack chose Briar Chapel as their home and haven't looked back!

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McIntyre's Books - So Much More Than a Bookstore

10/22/2012 12:00:00 AM

McIntryre's Books wows

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Jami & Kristen Explore: Pittsboro Road House & General Store

10/16/2012 12:00:00 AM

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Pepper Festival '12 Will Be Best Yet!

9/29/2012 12:00:00 AM

This year's Pepper Festival boasts more vendors than ever before

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Saussy Burbank's '12 Parade of Homes enteries at Briar Chapel

9/25/2012 12:00:00 AM

Saussy Burbank enters 2 Briar Chapel homes in this years Parade of Homes!

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Kick-off to the Parade of Homes!

9/25/2012 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel is hosting a Kick-Off to the Parade of Homes event THIS SATURDAY (9/29)! See you there!

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Exploring Jordan Lake State Park

9/19/2012 12:00:00 AM

Jordan Lake, located just down the road from Briar Chapel, has lots to enjoy

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David Weekley: Briar Chapel Parade of Homes entry

9/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

David Weekley hopes to win again in this years Parade of Homes

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24 Miles of Fun

9/6/2012 12:00:00 AM

With 900 acres of open green space, Briar Chapel is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Margaret B. Pollard Middle School gets LEED Certification

8/27/2012 12:00:00 AM

One of Briar Chapel's on-site schools receives its Gold LEED certification!

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Back to School Advice for Parents

8/13/2012 12:00:00 AM

Ensuring that your child has a successful back to school transition starts *now.*

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J&K Explore - Sage Cafe in Chapel Hill, NC

7/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

Jami & Kathy try out local vegetarian restaurant Sage Cafe

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Save Water, Save the Planet

7/3/2012 12:00:00 AM

Simple water conservation techniques

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Jami & Kathy Explore - Panzanella in Carrboro, NC

6/30/2012 12:00:00 AM

Jami & Kathy try out Panzanella in Carrboro, NC

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July 4th in the Triangle

6/30/2012 12:00:00 AM

July 4th events in the Triangle

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The Adventures of Jami & Kathy

6/26/2012 12:00:00 AM

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Why Buy Briar Chapel?

6/6/2012 12:00:00 AM

Find out why so many people choose to call Briar Chapel home and why you should too!

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Home Front Builders, Inc. President John Dunning

5/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

Individuality is just one characteristic of this custom builder

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Home Front Builders, Inc. Offered Personal Touches and Crafstmanship

5/14/2012 12:00:00 AM

Newest Residents Tell About Their Amazing Experience

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Home Front Builders, Inc. is Dedicated to Working as a Team

5/6/2012 12:00:00 AM

And President John Dunning is truly an artist

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Why Buy Here?

5/4/2012 12:00:00 AM

When moving, the decision of where to purchase a home can be a bit daunting. Lucky for you, the Triangle – Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC – has it all.

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May 2012 Builder of the Month - Home Front Builders

4/30/2012 12:00:00 AM

Over 20 years of experience in home-building.

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Briar Chapel's Best Buddy Revealed

4/29/2012 12:00:00 AM

If you followed or played along with the Briar Chapel Best Buddy contest then you know we recently awarded our winner with an Awesome Buddy Scooter from Combustion Cycles in Durham! To say she was surprised, would have been an understatement

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Earth Day at Briar Chapel - A Fabulous Day it Was!

4/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

Earth Day in Briar Chapel is always a fabulous day, but we were especially excited this year as our event grew larger than year’s past. Your commitment to supporting the community in which you live was a truly amazing gesture – we enjoyed spending our day with you!

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Why Buy Now?

4/24/2012 12:00:00 AM

With interest rates so low and home prices at amazingly affordable levels, we think it’s a great time to buy.

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MorningStar Homes Proud to be a Custom Builder at Briar Chapel

4/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

Spending a great deal of time with each client helps this builder understand the client's needs.

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Composting Made Easy

4/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

Earth Day is just around a corner, and some of you may be wondering, “What can I do to give back to Mother Nature?”

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Scoot on over to Earth Day

4/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

If you’re tired of paying high gas prices or are just looking for a way to live a little greener, then we have what you need – a Buddy Scooter!

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Briar Chapel in Just One Word

4/19/2012 12:00:00 AM

From the community garden to hiking trails to our commitment to green living, there is a lot to love about Briar Chapel! But, could you describe our community in just one word?

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MorningStar Homes Was Perfect for These Homeowners

4/15/2012 12:00:00 AM

And they've already recommended this builder to others.

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A Way to Celebrate Earth Day: Community Gardens

4/14/2012 12:00:00 AM

Like so many others across the country, the residents at Briar Chapel are reaping the benefits of a community garden, and just in time: it's almost Earth Day!

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Fullsteam Brewery, Plow-to-Pint

4/14/2012 12:00:00 AM

As the owner of Fullsteam, a Southern-inspired brewery in Durham, I struggle a bit with whether what we do is "sustainable." Since our launch in August of 2010, Head Brewer Chris Davis and I have embarked on a journey to explore what it means to be a Southern brewery,

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Harvesting Community In Briar Chapel

4/11/2012 12:00:00 AM

At Briar Chapel community is part of everything we do; from the homes we build and the neighborhoods we develop to the relationships we build with area businesses and non-profit organizations.

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Greater Affordability In Your Triangle New Home Purchase?

4/11/2012 12:00:00 AM

The Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in February, did see a slight pull-back in March on gas price concerns, but anecdotal evidence shows us that consumers and home builders are again returning to contracts and closings here in the Triangle New Home purchase market.

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Welcoming Earth Day at Briar Chapel

4/10/2012 12:00:00 AM

Earth Day is almost here and we are especially excited at Briar Chapel!  If you’ve joined us in the past – you know you’re in for a treat! Come early and stay late this year as we celebrate all things local.

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MorningStar Homes Offers Interior Design to Each Client

4/9/2012 12:00:00 AM

And they understand how important this can be.

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Briar Chapel Best Buddy Contest - The Final Stretch

4/9/2012 12:00:00 AM

Don't stop now, you're almost there!

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Engage With The Environment on A Buddy Scooter!

4/5/2012 12:00:00 AM

Fun, retro, shiny, and CUTE – These are just a few of the words that came to mind upon seeing a “Buddy” Scooter in person for the first time during my visit to Combustion Cycles.

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April 2012 Builder of the Month - MorningStar Homes

4/3/2012 12:00:00 AM

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Best Buddy Participants Are Closing in on the Final Stretch

4/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

And if you're just now signing up to play to win, you still have time to catch up!

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Linda Watson, Cook for Good

3/29/2012 12:00:00 AM

With a seasonal spotlight on asparagus: it's a sure sign of spring!

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Attention All Briar Chapel Best Buddies - Points Catch Up Alert!!

3/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

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David Weekley Homes Making Plans for a Great Future

3/26/2012 12:00:00 AM

Even more choices for their home buyers in 2012.

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Briar Chapel's Best Buddy Contest: It's Not Over Yet!

3/25/2012 12:00:00 AM

Haven't signed up to play?  Don't fret, there's a special points challenge this week to help you catch up.

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It's All About The Story

3/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

Whether it is a book, an advertisement, a TV commercial, a persuasive email, a feature length film or a short film, if you want to communicate effectively, you have to be able to tell a story. I

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Great Customer Service With David Weekley Homes

3/19/2012 12:00:00 AM

David Weekley team as open, caring, and focused AFTER the contract was signed as they were before

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Briar Chapel's Best Buddy - Could That Be You?

3/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

If yes, you could just win a Buddy Scooter of your own!

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Something to Spark Your Pinterest

3/15/2012 12:00:00 AM

There's a New Phenomenon in Town

 

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With David Weekley Homes, Employees Are Not Just Employees

3/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

Jim Talbott, Lead Builder with David Weekley Homes, feels like a member of the family.

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Competition is Building for Briar Chapel's Best Buddy

3/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

As a candidate, what's next on the list of tasks?  Read on to find out!

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The Chatham County Schools Chef Challenge

3/8/2012 12:00:00 AM

Chatham Chef Challenge Brings Healthier School Lunches to Students

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It's the First Day of the Briar Chapel Best Buddy Contest ...

3/5/2012 12:00:00 AM

... and your first mission, should you choose to accept it ...

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March 2012 Builder of the Month - David Weekley Homes

3/5/2012 12:00:00 AM

Each home is unique to each homebuyer.

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Are You Briar Chapel's Best Buddy?

3/1/2012 12:00:00 AM

Being Briar Chapel's Best Buddy Could Have Great Rewards!

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Briar Chapel's 4th Annual 5K Is Coming Up Soon

2/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

The 2012 Briar Chapel 5K and Kids' Dash is Just Weeks Away ... Register Now and Join in the Fun!

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Enid Handler on The Art of Living

2/22/2012 12:00:00 AM

The Art of Living at Briar Chapel features local artists, international wines and beautiful new homes.

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Fearrington House Sommelier and The Art of Living

2/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

Maximilian Kast selects wines from around the world with a little something for everyone.

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Al McNeill: Excited About the Coming Year

2/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

Al McNeill gives us an inside look at trends he has noticed and what he's looking forward to in the new year.

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Briar Chapel's Newest Team Member, Jami

2/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

Get to know the newest member of the Briar Chapel family.

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Residents Immediatetly Found Saussy Burbank to be the Right Choice

2/13/2012 12:00:00 AM

Briar Chapel residents Joe and Betty quickly realized there is no quitting time for Saussy Burbank's representatives.

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Opportunities Not All Companies Can Provide

2/7/2012 12:00:00 AM

Saussy Burbank's Area Construction Manager Dermot O’Brien tells about his experience - it's all in the details.

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Interest Rates Continue All-time Low Trend

2/6/2012 12:00:00 AM

Inman News ranks the Triangle as the Number One Real Estate Market to watch in 2012.

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Saussy Burbank - February 2012 Builder of the Month

2/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

Craftsmanship and style lead to award-winning homes.

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Homes by Dickerson - Looking Forward to a Great Year

1/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

 

Homes by Dickerson President Linwood Strickland is looking forward to their best year at Briar Chapel yet.

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Homes by Dickerson's Homeowners Tell Us What Helped Make Their Decision

1/16/2012 12:00:00 AM

Some of Briar Chapel's newest homeowners give insight on what helped them select Homes by Dickerson as their builder of choice.

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Each Homes by Dickerson Team Member Goes Above and Beyond

1/10/2012 12:00:00 AM

In addition to being a wonderful employer, Homes by Dickerson also makes the homebuying experience seamless for their customers.  Vice President of Construction Brant Chesson tells us how.

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2011 - A Year in Review at Briar Chapel

1/7/2012 12:00:00 AM

At Briar Chapel we would like to take a moment to summarize the many successes and “wins” that we enjoyed as a community in 2011 along with all the great, new shiny things we have to look forward to in 2012.

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Homes by Dickerson - January 2012 Builder of the Month

1/3/2012 12:00:00 AM

Want to know more about what Homes by Dickerson says sets them apart?  You've come to the right place.

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TORC Plans New Trail Section at Briar Chapel

12/7/2011 12:00:00 AM

The Triangle Off-road cyclists is the wonderful group of mountain biking pros that we work closely with at Briar Chapel from trail buliding, organized trail rides and events onsite to their own host of meet-up events planned around the Triangle. This is the "go to" organization for trails!

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Mortgage Rates @ Attractive Lows: What Does this Mean for You?

11/14/2011 12:00:00 AM

First it was Greece –and now Italy. The markets have their sights set on Europe these days – and US Treasury Yields have been dropping again due to the uncertainty surrounding the European Debt Crisis. Mortgage Rates, which tend to follow the direction of Yield movement, continue to hover within a very attractive range.

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The 6BC Endurance Race Has Arrived

11/10/2011 12:00:00 AM

So, let's say you've got six hours to kill on a crisp, fall, Saturday.

What could you do for six hours?

 

 

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Preparing your Pet for Fall and Winter in North Carolina

10/19/2011 12:00:00 AM

Even though the Weather has been beautiful - cool weather is on its way. That is why we thought we would take a few mintues to remind you of aseveral important things to remember when caring for your pets during the fall and winter months.

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Briar Chapel Resident's Tell Their Personal Stories

10/18/2011 12:00:00 AM

There's barely a need to leave your own back yard, let alone this beautiful, green-built community.  Here, with a little insight from a few of Briar Chapel’s own, you will find many reasons why you may just discover Briar Chapel to be your perfect place.

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Briar Chapel Builders Win Gold & Silver in Parade!

10/6/2011 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to the 2011 Parade of Homes, an appetizer just wasn't quite enough. We should first start by congratulating our Parade Winners:  Homes by Dickerson for Gold and David Weekley Homes for Silver.

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Mortgage Rates @ 60 Year Lows: The Silver Lining for Housing

10/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

Global Concerns, Domestic Uncertainty, Housing Headwinds and Increasing Jobless Claims. These and other economic subjects seem to be dominating the headlines. The silver lining for housing is that Mortgage Rates are at 60 Year Lows - but can low rates really be a silver bullet?

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Briar Chapel Welcomes the Parade of Homes

9/30/2011 12:00:00 AM

The 2011 Parade of Homes kicks off this weekend and the five entries at green-built Briar Chapel are as amazing as ever.

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Is Your Pepper Jelly The Best?

9/27/2011 12:00:00 AM

Do you think your pepper jelly will tempt the taste buds of our local judges? Why not try it and see? Much like a pie baking contest at your annual fair - pepper jelly simply makes sense, as this is the season for harvesting peppers as well as supporting a local non-profit organization

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Preparing your pet for Fall and Winter in North Carolina

9/23/2011 12:00:00 AM

Don't be fooled by the cooler weather! It is still necessary to administer your pet's monthly prevention for heartworm disease throughout the winter.

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OktoberBEST at Briar Chapel – Backyard Athlete

9/21/2011 12:00:00 AM

Here we are only a week away! And we want to highlight another way for you to show of your skills in our Best Backyard Athlete competition. (If you aren't familiar with the OktoberBEST event, please see our earlier blog about our fall celebration.)

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OktoberBEST at Briar Chapel – Greatest Armchair Athlete

9/19/2011 12:00:00 AM

Preparations continue for our OktoberBEST event - we thought we would check in and share with you more details of one of the competitions, The Greatest Arm Chair Athlete.

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Canine Athletics with Dogwood Veterinary Hospital!

9/16/2011 12:00:00 AM

We at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort are so excited to participate in this year's OktoberBEST at Briar Chapel! This time of year always brings fond memories of family gatherings. If you're like us, your pets play just as big a role in these gatherings as anyone else.

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Putting on a Pepper Festival!

9/14/2011 12:00:00 AM

So, what does it take to throw a 4th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival? Well, only about 1000 details...

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Briar Chapel OktoberBEST

9/9/2011 12:00:00 AM

The summer has been long and hot and we crave those cool breezes of September/October. So to honor the advent of fall and in order to offer a "sneak preview" of our newest neighborhood, we decided to host OktoberBEST at Briar Chapel.

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Welcoming the Newest Additions to the Briar Chapel Team

8/31/2011 12:00:00 AM

For a real estate agent, joining a new community can be an exciting adventure.  Stop by Briar Chapel to help us welcome the newest additions to the team.

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Economy, Debt Ceiling & Interest Rates, Oh My...

8/12/2011 12:00:00 AM

August is usually a relatively calm month for trading and economic data as most of Washington is out on vacation, and the markets tend to stay within a narrow trading range.  But certainly not this year!!

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Unique Homesites & Plans - Homes by Dickerson

7/21/2011 12:00:00 AM

Homes By Dickerson has just broken ground on several home sites along the Dark Forest Drive cul-de-sac. Because of the unique nature of the street configuration, there are some real differences in possible home citing here.

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What have you been up to this summer?

7/19/2011 12:00:00 AM

If you are like most people, it's been very busy so far and we're just heading into the thick of the July heat…At Briar Chapel, we're no different - we've been full of events every day of the week keeping our resident's busy, busy, busy!

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Triangle Real Estate - Jobs Picture Healthier than National Counterpart

7/12/2011 12:00:00 AM

I wanted to start off the month talking about jobs here in the Triangle.  While the National story is certainly nothing to write home about, the Triangle jobs picture is much healthier than its National counterpart. 

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Home Sweet Home!

7/6/2011 12:00:00 AM

Wow, I can't believe it's been six months since we began our homebuilding journey. Closing day finally arrived and went off without a hitch; we were in and out in 30 minutes!

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Green Blog Focus: Water Quality

6/16/2011 12:00:00 AM

To bring you up to speed. At the start to this green blog series, we identified the key areas of development where we felt we could make the most immediate impact and have committed to expanding more on each to give readers greater insight into what makes Briar Chapel "GREEN".

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Landscaping Your New Home

6/13/2011 12:00:00 AM

Move-in week is finally HERE, and the family is so excited! In the final stages of building our new home we learned about another great benefit of building with David Weekley Homes - all buyers receive a personal meeting with the landscape company.

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Triangle Real Estate Market - Just the Facts

6/7/2011 12:00:00 AM

Hello and welcome to the View from the Porch Housing and Mortgage Blog - I'm Jeremy Salemson, Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Investors Mortgage Group, Inc. We're a boutique Mortgage Bank helping homeowners achieve their dreams throughout the Triangle and North Carolina.

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Celebrate National Trail Day June 4th!

6/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

For those of you following the progress of the fabulous trails here at Briar Chapel, you may already be aware of the non-profit organization we are working with to develop and build the 24 miles of hiking and biking adventure that will be found on site.

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Blower Door Test for "Dummies"

5/25/2011 12:00:00 AM

At Briar Chapel, everyone home must pass a final inspection in order to receive its Energy Star Certification. Why is this certification important? Because there are discounts provided by Progress Energy/Duke Energy and PSNC for homes that are Energy Star certified.

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"Portals of Perception"

5/11/2011 12:00:00 AM

How fortunate we are to have been introduced to artist, Ellen Giamportone. Admired and befriended by one of our resident's, Ellen is an absolute delight and full of fantastic "layers" of experience, that as you engage in conversation with her are revealed gradually and mysteriously.

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The Briar Chapel 'Green' Blog

5/6/2011 12:00:00 AM

Today, we will talk about natural resource assessment and wildlife habitat protection. It sounds simple enough, but indeed this is a very complex and important component (aren't they all?).

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The Briar Chapel 'Green' Blog

4/22/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Wasted Food: A Challenge

4/18/2011 12:00:00 AM

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The Green Thumb Club Welcomes Spring!

4/14/2011 12:00:00 AM

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The "Hunt for Green" is on

4/13/2011 12:00:00 AM

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3rd Annual Briar Chapel 5k Race is Almost Here!

4/12/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Tastings...Day 1 - Chatham County Schools Chef Challenge

4/11/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Chef Challenge Training Day!

4/11/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Design Center Tips

4/8/2011 12:00:00 AM

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2011 Earth Day Extravaganza & 5K Run

4/7/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Food Waste: Why do I care?

4/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

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An Earth Day Welcome!

4/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Chatham County Chef Challenge - The Interviews...

3/30/2011 12:00:00 AM

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DIY Designer!

3/25/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Dog park etiquette

3/16/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Decisions, Decisions...

3/11/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Buying A New Home - Are We There Yet?

3/4/2011 12:00:00 AM

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The Challenge Continues - Chatham County Schools Chef Challenge

2/28/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Buying A New Home - Narrowing the Search

2/25/2011 12:00:00 AM

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An Insider Look at Building a New Home - Volume II

2/18/2011 12:00:00 AM

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An Insider Look at Building a New Home - To Buy?

2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM

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"Everything You Wanted to Know About a Green Home but Were Afraid to Ask"

2/4/2011 12:00:00 AM

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The Chatham County Chef Challenge

1/20/2011 12:00:00 AM

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In The Spirit of Giving

1/17/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Counting our Many Blessings

1/6/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Enthusiastic, Giving, Active, Fun!

12/17/2010 12:00:00 AM

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There’s something in the air…

12/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Getting Back to Nature

11/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Fall, Festivals And Fun…

10/20/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Cooler Days are upon us...

10/13/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Inspired Design At the 2010 Parade of Homes!

10/7/2010 12:00:00 AM

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The Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival

9/27/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Art of Living Featured Artist; Grace Cathey

9/22/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Art of Living Featured Artist; Elaine O'Neil

9/15/2010 12:00:00 AM

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What do you want your community to be?

9/9/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Blogging with the Frog - The 2nd Installment

8/25/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Fun Summer Activities to Keep Cool

8/5/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Blogging with the Frog – The Briar Chapel Guide to Green Living

7/26/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Solar Thermal vs. Solar PV: What’s the Difference??

7/20/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Getting to Know The Artist: Volume II

7/14/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Getting to Know The Artist: Volume I

7/9/2010 12:00:00 AM

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MI Homes Responds to Customer Needs

7/7/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Diversity, the Hallmark of ChathamArts Residency Programs

7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Why New? Why Now?

6/25/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Right Under Your Nose!

6/16/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Landscaping Your Home: What to Think About During Summer Months

6/11/2010 12:00:00 AM

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The Opportunity of Summer

6/9/2010 12:00:00 AM

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With Summer Pool Season Comes Pool Safety

6/2/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Committed to Excellence

5/28/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Greenhomeguide.com Puts You in Touch with Local Experts

5/25/2010 12:00:00 AM

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New Builders Expand Breadth of Home Offerings at Briar Chapel

5/19/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Things to do around Chatham County and The General Store Café

5/13/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Summer is almost here, so let’s go riding!

5/6/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Sustainability in Education; Recognizing The Talents of our Future

4/28/2010 12:00:00 AM

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The Importance of Environmental Stewardship: An Educator's Perspective

4/23/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Healthy Feet Keep You in the Race!

4/16/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Briar Chapel 5K: What it means to us

4/14/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Celebrity Chef Perspective: Arthur Gordon, The Irregardless Cafe

4/12/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Celebrity Chef Perspective: Andrew Kuty, The General Store Cafe

4/7/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Earth Action Day - Celebrate Sustainable Living

4/5/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Celebrity Chef Perspective: Jeremy Clayman, Busy Bee Cafe

3/31/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Celebrity Chef Perspective: Jimmy Reale, Carolina Inn

3/24/2010 12:00:00 AM

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An Earth Day Welcome!

3/24/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Congratulations, Southern Energy Management: 2010 Energy Star® Partner of the Year

3/17/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Getting foods from closer to home: Why it’s so good for you (and everyone)

3/12/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Happy New You!

3/10/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Art & Community; A Perfect Relationship!

3/3/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Let’s Not Forget the Arts!

3/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

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New Homebuyers: Loan Process 101

2/24/2010 12:00:00 AM

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