July Members in the New

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July 02, 2012

SOUTHERN PINES, NC - The Members in the News is a service provided by the Moore County Chamber of Commerce where members can share upcoming events, news or projects.  If you have a submission please email it to lparsons@moorecountychamber.com 

American Cancer Society
COME WINE WITH US!  Join us for a relaxing wine tasting reception hosted by  SANDHILLS WINERY
(Located at 1057 Seven Lakes Dr. in West End) On September 18th 5pm-7pm Benefiting Relay For Life  of Moore County.  Light appetizers donated by  Fresh Market.  Tickets sold at the door $15.00/pp

American Cancer Society
September 22, 2012 from 2pm – 5pm Cannon Park, Pinehurst Co-sponsored by Pinehurst Parks and Recreation
Register at  www.relayforlife.org/barkmoorenc The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event through the beautiful greenways of Pinehurst Village for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer!  So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, dog contests, food, games And pet photos ($10)
 Questions: Call Amy 910-603-5577 or email: Moorelabs@email.com

CRC Heal
th Group
To Whom It May Concern:
I’m writing on behalf of Carolina Treatment Center, located in Pinehurst. Carolina Treatment Center is an outpatient substance abuse treatment center specializing in opioid addiction. Our objective is to provide the community a continuum of evidence-based treatment that delivers the highest quality of care helping improve the lives of people suffering from addiction.
September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a national observance educating Americans on the facts concerning addiction and mental health disorders. This observance recognizes the strides made in treatment and educates the public that addiction is a treatable public health problem that affects us all. This year, Recovery Month emphasizes while the road to recovery may be difficult, the benefits of preventing and overcoming behavioral health conditions are significant and valuable to individuals, families, and communities.
Carolina Treatment Center will be hosting a Recovery Open House on September 14th 2012 to promote community awareness of addiction. This event will give the community the opportunity to see the resources available to those who are entering into an individualized treatment program.  We will be recognizing members of the Moore County prevention, treatment, and recovery community.  This will provide an additional opportunity for those who work on the front lines in substance abuse and mental health treatment programs to network and honor the effort that is put into treating people who suffer from the disease of addiction.
In order for this to be a successful event we need the support of the community. We are asking for donations toward expenses of the event. Any size donation would be greatly appreciated. To show our appreciation for your generous donation, your company’s name will appear on all correspondence in reference to this event, including banners, posters and invitations.  In addition, we would love to discuss the option of allowing your business to advertise with a table at our event.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to Project ALERT, a substance abuse prevention program, in Moore County.
We appreciate your consideration in this request. Please do not hesitate to call if you have questions or need more information on this event. 
Amy Morris, LPN/CSAC
Clinic Director
Carolina Treatment Center
20 Page Drive, Suite 8
Pinehurst, NC  28374
Office:  910-235-9090
Cell:  910-986-6439
Project ALERT is an evidence based drug prevention education program for 7th & 8th graders that is proven to help reduce the onset and continued use of drugs. Through a series of comprehensive yet flexible lessons, Project ALERT motivates students against drug use, cultivates new non-use attitudes and beliefs, and provides teens with the skills and strategies they’ll use to resist drugs.
The pressure to use drugs and alcohol is constant in a teenager’s life.  Many teens think drugs are normal and okay to use.  Project ALERT helps teens confront this mindset as they learn to recognize both the internal and external pressures to use drugs.  Project ALERT also shows teens the negative consequences of drug use and helps them recognize the advantages of non-use.  The program builds positive expectations about life without drugs, providing motivation for lasting change.
Project ALERT is a practical program that is all about results.  Teens learn and practice a repertoire of ways to say “no” in challenging, real-life situations involving drugs.  The program also enlists parents as partners in prevention.  Students and parents can complete homework assignments together, encouraging a productive dialogue that reinforces classroom learning.
Project ALERT is the recipient of near-perfect scores on the US government’s own review process, the NREPP (National Registry of Evidence based Programs and Practices). These scores and results confirm that Project ALERT is grounded in solid science and easy to effectively implement in the classroom. But most importantly, they show that the ability to help students make the right decisions about drugs isn’t just possible, it’s proven.
Since its introduction in 2011, Drug Free Moore County has been able to provide Project ALERT teacher training to13 different youth and afterschool organizations in Moore County, reaching well over 500 students. The training provided teachers with everything they would need to implement the curriculum in their specific setting.  As we look ahead, Drug Free Moore County would like to expand the reach of Project ALERT to even more young people in our county, however, this might only be possible via support from outside funding. 

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels has launched its new web site at www.mealsonwheelsofthesandhills.com

The Magnolia Inn


Chef Dave Bonasso Joins  Magnolia Inn
The Magnolia Inn is pleased to announce our new Chef, Dave Bonasso.  Dave is originally from West Virginia and has been in the Pinehurst area since the US Open in 1999.  Dave has worked in the restaurant industry for over 25 years and graduated from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in 1991.  He spent many years with the Pinehurst Resort working at the Holly Inn, The Carolina, and the Country Club.  He went from there to Pine Crest Inn and most recently, for the last 3.5 years has been the Executive Sous Chef at Country Club of North Carolina (CCNC).
Dave completes the "Triple Crown" - working at the three Village hotels (Pinehurst Resort, Pine Crest Inn, The Magnolia Inn) - by joining us at The Mag earlier this month.  Please stop by soon to taste some of the new culinary creations of Chef Dave!

Exciting Menu Changes Coming Soon....
Some delicious menu changes and culinary specials are coming soon to The Magnolia Inn.
We are now baking our own breads and growing many of our own herbs and vegetables including parsley, basil, thyme, tomatoes, peppers, and more....
New items coming to the menu or as specials include:
  • Grilled authentic Italian style flatbreads
  • Seasonal Salads
  • Fruits of the Sea - scallops, clams, lobster, calamari, and shrimp in a light read sauce over cappellini pasta
  • New hand ground angus beef burger selections
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Airline chicken served marsala style
  • More fish specials
We are so excited about the new additions which should be available by Wednesday, July 18.  Make your dinner reservations soon! 

Town of Southern Pines
Southern Pines has been named an All-America City.
The town was one of 32 finalists competing for the prestigious award sponsored by the National Civic League. The 14 winners were announced this afternoon in Denver, Colo.   The town was nominated for its Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Community Network, a collective strategy designed to engage the community in the learning process. Called Southern Pines Grows Great Readers, the campaign dovetails with the schools’ slogan “Growing to Greatness.”  The National Civic League, which ­sponsors the annual award competition, usually asks entrants to provide three community improvement projects. For this year, the National Civic League joined with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to emphasize education.  More than 100 cities submitted their plans to solve reading problems, and that was whittled to 32.  Southern Pines Library Director Lynn Thompson, her husband, Bob Howell, Caroline Eddy, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club, PineStraw’s Cos Barnes are in Denver for the conference and went up to accept the award.  "Of course we're delighted that the National Civic League has recognized the plan developed by our team in designating Southern Pines an All-America City," Thompson said after the ceremony ended. "But the importance of our proposal in support of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading goes far beyond this one award.  "The real winners will be all the children in our schools who will benefit from the combined efforts of all the partners who developed our plan and will be implementing it in the months and years to come."  The campaign strategy calls for attacking on three fronts: school readiness, attendance and summer learning loss. This program is designed to ensure students arrive to kindergarten ready to learn, attend school regularly and keep learning through summer months.  Addressing the reading problems in schools has been a long process. After collecting data, the Growing Great Readers committee realized that Southern Pines is above the national average for third grade reading but falls behind in subsequent grades.   Not reading on level by third grade drastically decreases the likelihood the student will graduate, according to education research.  The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines Public Library and Boys and Girls Club are expanding their summer reading programs to increase literacy. The library sponsors different summer books clubs and family nights to encourage reading while not in school.  The campaign has branded itself with Ready Freddy the frog. Ready Freddy creates a unified front of the supporters of the program. As an example, the Southern Pines K9 unit dogs wear a Ready Freddy patch when they visit schools.

Town of Southern Pines
The Southern Pines Police Department is pleased to announce the Employee of the Quarter Award for the 2nd Quarter of 2012.  This award recognizes police department employees who have provided exemplary service to the community or performed in a manner worthy of recognition.  It is the result of a peer nomination and action by the supervisory and command staff of the Southern Pines Police Department.  Telecommunicator Diane Mattingly is the recipient of the award for the 2nd Quarter of 2012.  TelecommunicatorMattingly was selected due to the effort she put forth to lead the department’s Special Olympics committee.  In his letter announcing the award, Chief Letteney stated:  You took the initiative to lead the Southern Pines Police Department’s effort to support the many activities to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.  In doing so, you forged effective partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, local media and the business community to host, sponsor or participate in events.  From the Tip-A-Cop, to the Cop-On-Top, the Torch Run and local ceremonies at Pinecrest High School and other events, several thousand dollars were raised to support this worthy cause and public interaction, awareness and support of Special Olympics was raised.  Law enforcement has been a long-time supporter of Special Olympics.  Your success in leading this endeavor on behalf of the Southern Pines Police Department has also had a positive effect on our community outreach, community oriented policing and community interaction.  On behalf of our grateful Special Olympians, the department and community, thank you for your hard work in making these events successful!
The Southern Pines Police Department is proud to recognize Telecommunicator Diane Mattingly with this award.  She represents the professionalism and dedication to the community which is indicative of all members of the Southern Pines Police Department.
Triangle J Council of Governments
The Triangle Green Business Challenge, presented by the Triangle J Council of Governments, helps area businesses improve the efficiency and sustainability of their day-to-day operations: reducing waste, increasing energy efficiency, making greener purchasing decisions and providing environmentally friendly commuter choices. The result? Savings for You and a Healthier Environment for Everyone!  Registration for the challenge is free online at www.trianglegreenbusiness.com, and the challenge is open to businesses, local governments and public agencies of any size in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange and Wake Counties.  Register by Aug. 1 and start by completing an online scorecard to determine your organization’s baseline green score. After that, improve your score – and reap the cost-saving benefits – as you follow Green Business Challenge tips and resources and attend free, monthly lunch and learn workshops.  Submit your final scorecard by Nov. 16 and keep your fingers crossed as you await the Dec. 7 awards event. In each business category (retail, hospitality, labs/light manufacturing/industry, and professional/office-based), the Triangle J Council of Governments will name two winners. The Achievement Awards go to the organizations with the most total points, and the Momentum Awards go to organizations with the greatest point gains from baseline to final. 
Winners receive free registration (or re-certification) to Green Plus, a national sustainability education, networking and certification program. If your organization is already Certified Green Plus or a Green Plus Mover, you’re fierce competition in the Green Business Challenge and could earn free re-certification. And if you haven’t taken the Green Plus step yet, ease in with the Green Business Challenge and own the planet leg of Green Plus’ people, planet, performance triple bottom line diagnostic.  For more information and to register for the Triangle Green Business Challenge, visit www.trianglegreenbusiness.com or call Brennan Bouma at (919) 558-2710.


Linda Parsons, Vice President
(910) 692-3926