Preserving the Past and Embracing the Future...It goes without saying that our community, like many rural areas in the south, has experienced a past with happiness and sadness, good and bad and joy and sorrow.  How do we preserve the past in a way that we as a human race, can study, gain through wisdom and cultural change, accept innovations, yet still experience a sense of connection to our past that we can learn from and appreciate? 

 

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies.” Bobby Jones 

Although an amateur golfer, Bobby Jones helped design the Augusta National Golf Club and co-founded the Masters Tournament.  His famous quote addresses the parallels of golf and life. Whether you are a golfer or not, you may find several character traits that are required for a life of success are also evident and fine-tuned as one pursues the game of golf.    

Chances are if you go to Danville from Yanceyville often, you have seen the perfectly placed nursery business right before the state line. The Wests, Michelle and Henry run The Wooden Ladder Farm & Garden located there. Michelle will enthusiastically share her love for her work if you have a few minutes to spare when you stop in.

The Caswell Farmers’ Market will cut the ribbon on its 8th season Thursday, April 22 at 4:00pm!  Sixteen returning and five new vendors have already committed to sell this year with more certain to join. Most of the vendors are your neighbors here in Caswell Co., and all grow or make their product within 75 miles of the market.

Do you ever think that what you are doing in your life doesn’t really matter?  Or wonder if one person’s work can really make a difference? We often think of someone like the character of George Bailey in the Christmas movie classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to be reminded of the impact just one person has on a community.

 Pizza is all about the cheese for me so I always ask for extra.  But I was calling Aunt Millie’s Pizza Subs and Suds and if you are not familiar with them…well let’s just say, they ‘own it’ when it comes to cheese on your pizza.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History.  The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques and North Carolina is the next destination on their list.

You may have noticed that there is a different name circulating around town...Compassion Health Care.  It is actually the new umbrella name for Caswell’s own, Caswell Family Medical Center.

If you do not have young children, you may not be aware of the Caswell County Partnership for Children, but if you do, it is likely you interact with the group from time to time.  As their mission states: CCPFC unites the community to provide families with resources and services to enable all children to reach their fullest potential. 

Meet Pennie Allen (far left) and Stephanie Morrow (second from right). These two sisters grew up here in Caswell County.  They are experienced hairdressers and chose Caswell County to be the home of their new business located in the formerly Today’s Hair salon by the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.  ‘We chose Caswell County because it is our home and we feel it is important to give back to our community’, says co-owner Pennie Allen.

Here in Caswell County, there is a vibrant art community that is becoming larger and stronger. If you visit the Caswell County Council for the Arts or especially if you stop into the Milton Studio Art Gallery, you will see right away that ART is indeed a business that can make us all smile.

 

On a beautiful Saturday morning in September, the Chamber and gallery owner, Shirley Cadmus sat down to discuss a few exciting recognitions that this particular Caswell Artist is being recognized for in October.  

The Caswell County Chamber of Commerce reaches beyond our County borders in order to service businesses that are our neighbors in surrounding counties and provide them opportunities to become engaged in the Caswell community. Security Alliance in Danville, VA is one of those companies.

Mike and Tammy Miller have always wanted to be their own boss. Their new smoothie shop is located on Highway 86 between two other Chamber members, the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant and Sista’s Touch Salon.  They were officially welcomed to the community on Saturday, August 15 at their Ribbon Cutting ceremony at their Grand Opening.

There are roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, and about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants. But combined, the two chains don't come close to the number of museums in the U.S., which stands at a whopping 35,000.

 

A few years ago, there was a report conducted by an independent government agency, the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences sharing these statistics.