Please join us on a hike next Saturday, March 20, at 10 am at Hollow Rock Nature Preserve on Erwin Rd.
Our quest – the hollow rocks on New Hope Creek that were visited by John Lawson in 1701 and described in his book in 1709. The book describes his journey through what is now North and South Carolina but few locations can be identified with as much certainty as this unusual rock formation in our own neighborhood. The route of our hike is relatively flat (one hill) and is dry right now but no guarantees. Please join amateur historians Steve Herman and Walter Fowler for a very worthwhile Saturday morning jaunt. There is more on the NHIA schedule that you will hear about soon.
We ask that all participants wear masks and practice social distancing during this event.
Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 7 p.m. Raptors. Speaker: Jon Parks, Professor Emeritus from Cornell University and former director of the Cornell Raptor Program.
The program will include live birds.
Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the NHIA Building. Membership meeting that all members should attend.
Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7:15 p.m.The Rankest Rebel Town. Speaker: Ernest Dollar, Director, City Museum of Raleigh and M. T. Pope Museum.
Union soldiers fought their way into Chapel Hill in April 1865 under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick (given the unflattering name of Kil-Calvary by his own soldiers). The soldiers remained during negotiations with skirmishes in Orange County (and what is now Durham County). Learn about what life was like for soldiers and civilians at the end of the war in Orange County. Talk is suitable for all those in middle school and up in age.
Light refreshments will be served.
New Hope Improvement Assoc.
4012 Whitifeld Road, Chapel Hill, NC
The President and the Board of the NHIA invite you, your family and friends to a talk by Scott Washington on Wednesday. May 22nd at 7 p.m at the NHIA building.
The title is: From Regulators to Revolution: How Orange County, North Carolina, Changed American History.
Free and open to all.
Please bring a dessert that can be shared.
Mr. Scott Washington was Assistant Director of the Orange County Historical Museum in Hillsborough. He is an American historian, scholar. writer, and a lively speaker. Scott is the weekly co-host of “History Matters” on the Aaron Keck Show, broadcast on WCHL FM radio in Chapel Hill and heard throughout the Triangle area and on the Internet.
Johnson Mill Guided Hike begins at 10:00 am in the parking lot at 6001 Turkey Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, and will cover about one mile, with an optional trillium hunt/hike at the end.
Parking is limited so we encourage you to carpool. Carpoolers will depart from the New Hope Improvement Association at 9:45 am. (What a convenient time to also bring a PORCH donation!)
This event is FREE and open to the public.
From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Drop off your donations for PORCH of Chapel Hill at the New Hope Improvement Association, 4014 Whitfield Rd, Chapel Hill (adjacent to the fire station).
- Low-sugar cereals
- Cans of tuna and chicken
- Cans of fruits and vegetables of all kinds
- Healthy snacks such as applesauce, raisins, peanuts, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, peanuts, etc.
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Bags of rice and beans of all kinds
- Plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly
- Mac & cheese
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2018 Turkey Run a success!
NEW HOPE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
Orange County Sheriffs’ Community Engagement
Come hear deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s department give a short presentation and attend a question and answer session
Tuesday August 21 at 7 pm
4014 Whitfield Road
Free and open to all – Bring your neighbor!
Refreshments will be served
Thanks to everyone who came out to our 2018 Ice Cream Social!
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You are invited to the annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 22, from 2-4 pm. There will be music, the ol’ timey Porch Climbers; fun, including bouncy house; open house with the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department; and of course, ice cream with all the toppings.
Come and join the fun and visit with your neighbors!