Chapel Hill ready to celebrate completion of new trails
The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday just off Culbreth Road to celebrate connection of the new Fan Branch and Morgan Creek trails.
The new section includes about 1,000 feet of trail, two bridges, and a pedestrian underpass of Culbreth Road. The southern end of the network is located at the Dogwood Acres Drive parking lot in Southern Community Park, while the northern end is at a parking lot just east of Kingswood Apartments off of highway NC 54. A side trail provides access to the Merritt Pasture open space.
The $1.5 million project creates the longest paved trail in Orange County at 2.4 miles. Chapel Hill is attempting to complete more than 28 miles of greenways and trails that will allow pedestrians and bicyclists to access every part of town.
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The trail map can be seen at at tinyurl.com/oywsc2v..
Eaton earns spot on U.S. team for World Archery competition
Cedar Ridge science teacher Allison Eaton took another step recently in her quest to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic Archery team.
Competing in East Lake, Texas, Eaton made the U.S. team heading to the World Archery Field Championships. She took second place in the Women's Recurve bracket at the U.S. Team Trials for that event.
The World Archery Field Championships will be held Aug. 19-24 in Zagreb, Croatia.
East sending two volunteers to Camp Ultimate Peace
East Chapel Hill High School Ultimate coach Aaron Stern and East rising junior Tommy Williams have been selected to take part in Camp Ultimate Peace this summer.
The goal of CampUP – June 23-28 in Israel – is to build bridges of understanding and friendship through the fast-paced sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
This year, the camp will host 280 youth from 15 Jewish Israeli, Arab Israeli, and Palestinian communities in the Middle East.
Both Stern and Williams are raising funds to support their participation and the camp program, and ask for your support. Tax deductible donations can be made at http://www.ultimatepeace.org/bio/thomas-williams/and http://www.ultimatepeace.org/bio/aaron-stern/ .
More information about Ultimate Peace can be found at http://www.ultimatepeace.org/
Special Olympics needs volunteer swim coaches
Special Olympics of Orange County is looking for volunteer swim coaches who can commit to helping on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings to work one-to-one with intermediate swimmers of all ages. No certification is required.
Sessions will be held at both the Chapel Hill Community Center and at the Hargraves Rec Center, June 10 to July 31, leading up to a county-wide meet Aug. 3.
For more information, contact Colleen Lanigan, Special Olympics Orange County Coordinator, at 968-2810, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hargraves’s A.D. Clark Pool open for the summer
The A.D. Clark Pool will be closed from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday but otherwise is open for the summer season.
The outdoor swimming pool, located at the Hargraves Community Center on 216 N. Roberson St., is open from through Labor Day. The center offers locker rooms, showers and family changing area.
For the current schedule, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/poolschedules.