Emails have streamlined our world, no doubt, but sometimes they also can pose a problem. Recently, a number of residents have received emails asking for an immediate response which ultimately would take the form of “support” for the alleged sender. The “support” is (no surprise!) money, usually in the form of gift cards, which the recipient is told to purchase and forward to the sender’s address which, tellingly, is NOT the address of the supposed sender. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM! Residents should NOT respond with monetary support to anyone making an email request without confirming legitimacy by additional means. Unless you can be sure any request genuinely comes from whom it claims to be from, delete the questionable email. And, certainly, DO NOT send this unknown person any money.
Approximately 150 people attended the open meeting. After an introduction by Carl Angel, Warren Ort gave a presentation on traffic concerns in the village and on the 15/501 highway, Rose Krasnow discussed the background and present status of the sewage treatment issue, and Tony Daniels discussed the current situation with the FHA budget. The presentation by Rose Krasnow explained what we know now, what is still uncertain, and what might happen in the next year or so. Her comments were summarized in a fact sheet that is reproduced here. Many questions and comments were expressed by members of the audience, and there was consensus that a careful follow-up was required. A more detailed account of the meeting will be published in a few days.
[Read more: Sewer Issues Fact Sheet
Please Donate Treasures! We’ll Help You Downsize!
A Message from Fearrington Cares
Consider donating treasures you no longer need or use to the Fearrington Cares spring auction. Support a good cause and delight in the knowledge that someone else will treasure your treasures! Jewelry, paintings, pottery, collectibles, outdoor art, small furnishings, etc. are all items to consider donating; items must be in good condition. Call Nancy Wilson (919-542-3959) or Carol Kurtz (919-542-3582) to discuss and arrange pick-up. Collection will continue through March 1. The auction itself will be in April and details will be announced later. This FUNdraiser is part of our Capital Campaign to help furnish an enlarged and improved Fearrington Cares Center.
Remember when “Life in 2020” seemed like a science fiction title? Are some of you forward thinkers now worried about Y3K? Perhaps there are more immediate concerns to worry about.
One worry we do have now is traffic, both inside Fearrington Village and along the developing 15-501 corridor. The FHA does not control most of the roads within the village, not to mention roads outside the village, so we have no direct way to affect what happens. Traffic in the village and along that corridor is just going to get heavier. Nevertheless, the FHA is working with the Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and other agencies to make things as safe as possible. We have a voice to persuade those organizations to listen to us, to address our concerns, and give answers to our questions—although the answers may not always be what we want or in the time...
Living with Loss
Thursday, February 27, 1:00-2:30 pm at the Fearrington Cares Center
A Service of Fearrington Cares
A new Support Group, open to people who are dealing with the loss of a spouse, parent, child or friend will meet twice a month. Led by Fearrington residents John and Judyth Branson (John a minister and Judyth a psychotherapist), this will be a confidential group where it feels safe to talk about the feelings of loss. Call Judyth (203-451-0383) or Karen (919-542-6877) if you have questions.
Protecting the Public While Strengthening the Profession
Thursday, February 27, 1:30 pm at The Gathering Place
A Fearrington Cares Education Program
Fearrington Cares is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Kirby of the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB). Dr. Kirby will address how the Board protects the public. He will discuss matters relevant to the patient/provider relationship and how to locate and vet a doctor or physician assistant as well as understanding when and how to file a complaint with the Board. You will have the chance to ask questions and receive clarification on issues such as the recent changes in prescribing pain medicines. Dr. Kirby is board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Emergency Medicine. He is currently Associate Medical Director of the Board. NCMB exists to protect the people of North Carolina. They believe that an informed public will be aware of and more effectively able to utilize the resources...
If you are like me, you find the FHA budget to be an intimidating document, full of large numbers, the meaning of which is rather obscure. So I asked the treasurer, Tony Daniels, for an explanation, which I found very helpful. You can find the budgets on the FHA website. Select FHA, then click on Budgets, and choose the most recent. What you see is a planning document, an exercise in crystal ball gazing. At the beginning of the year, the treasurer, with input from the board, estimates our expected income and projects how much money must be spent. Estimated income for 2020 is $300,292, over 90 percent of which will come from dues and other assessments. This sets a limit on what we can spend during the year.
To understand where the money goes, we need to distinguish operating expenses from reserves. Operating expenses, projected to be $228,403 in...
One month of 2020 has passed. Have you kept that resolution you made that you were going to volunteer this year? Your FHA needs volunteers to fill numerous volunteer positions. Here is a sample of just a few:
- The Gathering Place Hospitality Office: One morning weekly 9:30 to 12:00. Help residents with various needs, such as copying and faxing documents, answering questions, etc. If you are interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Print Team: Two consecutive days, two or three times a year. Use the FHA printer to print large batches of the monthly newsletter. Training is provided. If you are interested, email email@example.com.