There’s a bit of buzz about our hurricane season today. We finally have a storm that is expected to hit the mainland. How and when will it effect us?
Diners will sit at one long table in the restaurant and be served a family-style feast. The menu for the 7 p.m. meal includes gourds with dipping sauces, pennywort salad, fish cakes, lemongrass-chicken broth soup with mushrooms, okra and lemon basil, chicken-potato curry, rice, a traditional raw vegetable plate and Sanwin Makin a semolina cake with avocado ice cream.
For a reservation, call 919-732-6261. Info about the farm: transplantingtraditions.com.
Go HERE to read a column I wrote about the farm a couple years ago.
The farm is hosting a fundraiser at 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will include farm tours, traditional Karen folk music and dancing, Karen appetizers and hot cider, plus a presentation about Karen culture and Burma.
Tickets cost $15 online at http://ocpyc.wordpress.com/ or $20 at the door.
The farm, located at 2912-B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill, serves 25 families relocated to North Carolina from Burma. The funds raised will allow more families to use the community farm and replace grant money that is expiring.
UPDATE: Just got this email:
FUNDRAISER ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 28TH POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY
New Fundraiser date will be Sunday November 11th from 4 -7 at Vimala’s Curryblossom Café http://www.curryblossom.com/
The event will remain the same with traditional Karen Burmese food, dancing and music as well as a photo documentary show by Vanessa Patchett.
If you have already bought tickets and can’t attend the new fundraiser date let us know if you would like a refund.
Here's a look at today's local headlines:
CALLS LEAD TO ARREST: Search warrants show what led police to the arrest of a Durham man in the killing of Chapel Hill man last year. Mario Dante Ramsey is due in court tomorrow. Read Tammy Grubb's story.
PATH TO PEACE: In part two of our report on Sam Taylor, the former chaplain's assistant recently back from Iraq, Tammy talks to friends and mentors, not all of whom accept Taylor's identity as a transgender woman. Tell us what you think about these stories at email@example.com.
CULTURE KEEPERS: We reported recently on the Chapel Hill 2020 effort's outreach to the community's Burmese and Karen immigrants. Last week Katelyn Ferral sat in on a new school's classes trying to make sure that the price of freedom doesn't cost these people their native language.
Brett Webb-Mitchell's on the mat, Debbie Meyer previews an animal rights conference coming up this week on the UNC campus, and we have more on Dwight Bassett's decision to leave Chapel Hill to become economic development manager in Raleigh.
Plus letters on tomorrow night's Town Council cell phone vote, Frank Hyman on Amendment One and Ernie Dollar on a historic house and why Charterwood may be the best chance to save it.
Thanks for reading,