Feb 2024 SAF, Calendar

Feb 2024 SAF, Calendar

FEARRINGTON HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

February, 2024 Volume 43  Number 2

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Scene Around Fearrington:

Third Annual Solstice Lantern Walk Is Great Success

By Beth Gold, Gordon Pitz, and Jackie Walters

Jointly sponsored by Fearrington Village, the FHA and Fearrington Cares, the third annual Winter Solstice Lantern Walk on Thursday, December 21, 2023, drew 190 participants and spectators. Gathering at the Roost, Beth Gold led a welcome program, which included Pamela Stewart singing December Lark, a song by Robert Kreutz based on Oliver Herford’s poem.

When it was dark enough for the lanterns to be seen and appreciated, walkers set off, circled the Village Center and then headed to Jenny’s Park. Lanterns along the path lit the way, and some passers-by joined in. After passing over the bridge and circling the concrete sheep, walkers returned to the Roost for hot cider and doughnuts provided by the FHA.

In November, Fearrington Cares sponsored two lantern-making workshops facilitated by Beth Gold. Over forty Villagers participated, many of whom were inspired to invite friends and neighbors to their homes to make lanterns of diverse materials and creative patterns. As one organizer, Beth Gold, noted, “It was a wonderful night bringing more light back into our days with the marking of the Solstice.” Other organizers included Mariana Fiorentino, Ruth Ann Burk (FHA), and Beth Coulombe (Fearrington Cares).

Click on a photo below to see an enlargement

Photo by Minnie Gallman.
 

Photo by Terry Ames.

Photo by Annette Griffith.

Photo by Minnie Gallman.

Photo by Gordon Pitz.

Photo by Minnie Gallman.

Photo by Terry Ames.

Photo by Minnie Gallman.

Photo by Gordon Pitz.

Photo by Gordon Pitz.

Scene Around Fearrington in April

We have a topic already scheduled for the March issue. For April, we want to try something a little different. It will be devoted to photographs that lighten the mood, that lead to viewer to chuckle, gasp, laugh, or simply feel good. If you are looking for an idea, you might think about what it is that makes you smile and feel happy. Or look for the little absurdities in life that prevent you from taking things too seriously. Or use those photos that seem to be crying out for a caption. It is sometimes surprising how animals, people, trees, or plants, manage to elicit humor.

There are no rules, other than that photos should be the original work of the photographer. Feel free to use anything you think would amuse others. If you enjoy playing with Photoshop or other photo editors, let your imagination run free. Feel free to provide captions.

Please send your contributions to the photography editor, c/o editors@fearringtonfha.org. Use “April Scene around Fearrington” as the subject of the email.

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February 2024 Calendar

 

All activities will be held at The Gathering Place unless otherwise noted.

View Calendar by Month

View Calendar as a List

These links will bring you to the online Combined Village Calendar, which is updated periodically from multiple sources.  The Table below contains the calendar compiled by the editors from announcements that are submitted for publication.

Day/Date/
Time
OrganizationEventContact
Thursday
February 1
7 pm
Fearrington CaresFilm NiteFilmNite@ fearringtoncares.org
Wednesday
February 7
5-7:30 pm
Food TruckBulkogi Korean BBQDeborah Repplier
drepplier@gmail.com
Thursday
February 8
1:30-3 pm
Fearrington Great DecisionsU.S. Supreme Court UpdateLizWelfel
welfeler@yahoo.com
Saturday
February 10
1-4 pm
Fearrington DragonsMah JonggPolly Williams
pw82550@gmail.com
919-478-4260
Tuesday
February 13
11 am
Women of FearringtonSmall-Group Gathering
Brunch Ice Breaker
Carol Wade
wade-a@sbcglobal.net
Tuesday
February 13
3-5 pm
Fearrington Genealogy GroupMonthly MeetingBarbara Ashby
gjwl@aol.com
401-952-4426
Wednesday
February 14
11 am
Fearrington Green SceneMeetingJason Welsch
914-806-4852
Wednesday
February 14
11:30 am
Fearrington Cares Center
Registration required
Fearrington Garden Club & Fearrington CaresThe Paper GardenDebbie Liebtag
dliebtag50@gmail.com
Wednesday
February 14
5-7:30 pm
Food TruckThe Blue WindowDeborah Repplier
drepplier@gmail.com
Thursday
February 15
1 pm
Fearrington Dog ClubMonthly Meeting—
Speaker, Dr. Hannah Salomons, Duke Canine Cognition Center
“Survival of the Friendliest: What Dogs and Wolves Can Teach Us About Human Nature”
Ann Melchior
amelchior@verizon.net
Saturday
February 17
1 pm
Historical Museum Pittsboro
Chatham Historical AssociationChatham Historical Museum
Volunteer Orientation
Karen Vaca
karenallenvaca @gmail.com
Sunday
February 18
2 pm
Fearrington Yacht ClubReorganizational MeetingMaggie Tunstall
maggietunstall @gmail.com
Warren Ort
warrensailo@aol.com
Tuesday
February 20
2 pm
Fearrington Garden ClubMeeting—CompostingDebbie Liebtag
dliebtag50@gmail.com
Tuesday
February 20
7 pm
Fearrington HavurahFearrington Havurah presents—
Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present
Joe Labenson
jltaxtips@aol.com
516 647-7807
Wednesday
February 21
10:15-11:15 am
McIntyre’s Books
AM Book ClubMonthly book discussion—
The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
Catherine Clare
catfearr@gmail.com
Carole Yardley
peacefulathome @bellsouth.net
Wednesday
February 21
5-7:30 pm
Food TruckFlavor JunctionDeborah Repplier
drepplier@gmail.com
Saturday
February 24
3 pm
Women of FearringtonSpecial SATURDAY General Meeting 
Monday
February 26
10 am
Piano+MusicCarolyn Schwartz
919-542-8532
Monday
February 26
12:30 pm
Fearrington Cares Center
Fearrington CaresDialogue with Sera Cuni: Chef, Restaurateur, &
So Much More!
Fearrington Cares
info@ fearringtoncares.org
919-542-6877
Tuesday
February 27
7 pm
Fearrington Democratic ClubMeeting—
Charles R. Coble
Former dean, School of Education, East Carolina University;
Vice President, UNC University-School Program
“Public Money and Public Education”
Vickie Shea
victoria.shea32 @yahoo.com
Wednesday
February 28
5-7:30 pm
Food TruckCousins Maine LobsterDeborah Repplier
drepplier@gmail.com
Wednesday
February 28
7 pm
Fearrington Republican ClubMeetingErnie Clarke
esclarke38@gmail.com
314-650-3480
Meeting Multiple Days in February
Tuesday
February 6, 13, 20, & 27 & March 5 & 12
3-5 pm
Fearrington Cares Center
Registration required
Fearrington CaresSpiritual Autobiography Groupinfo@ fearringtoncares.org
919-542-6877
Wednesday
Feb. 7, 14, 21, & 28
1 pm
Fearrington Duplicate BridgeDuplicate BridgeDianne Hale
haledianne@gmail.com
Wednesday
February 14, 21, & 28 10 am to noon
The School of AthensThe Epic of GilgameshBlaine Paxton Hall
bph7952@gmail.com
Upcoming Events in March
Sunday
March 3
3 pm
Concert SeriesAurora MusicalisLaura Johnson
mcdowell@brevard.edu
Thursday
March 27
1:30 pm
Sancar Turkish Community Center
Optional lunch at Kipos at noon
Women of FearringtonMarch Road TripLynn Holbein
lynnholbein@gmail.com

FHA Board Members

Our Fearrington Home­owners Association (FHA) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the health, safety, and welfare of residents. In addition to fostering resident participation, the FHA is res­ponsible for maintenance of common property and covenant enforcement. For additional details, including job des­criptions, visit the FHA tab on our webpage, fearringtonfha.org.

Officers
PresidentSteve Stewart
Vice PresidentAmy Ghiloni
SecretaryJudy Graham
TreasurerSteve Gambino
Directors
CommunicationsTony Carroll
Community AffairsRuth Ann Burk
CovenantsEric Frank
Grounds and LandscapingPatrick McGahan
Health, Safety and SecuritySteve Stewart
Infrastructure and FacilitiesPatrick McGahan

The Belted Gazette

The Belted Gazette is produced by the Fearrington Home­owners Association (FHA), by and for the residents of Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC.

Newsletter Staff:
Copy EditorDiane Frazier
Features Editor & Copy EditorJackie Walters
FHA AdvisorTony Carroll
Graphic DesignerLeslie Palmer
Photo EditorGordon Pitz
Production EditorJan Kowal
ProofreaderJenny Walker
Web Page
Alison TozerSteve Anderson
Printing and Distribution
Carol KurtzBarbara Amago

Submissions

The Belted Gazette contains community news, reports from the FHA Board members, items of interest to residents, and announce­ments of club and neighbor­hood activities.

Content deadlines are the 15th of the previous month. All persons submitting content will receive a confirmation email.

Email submissions to: editors @fearringtonfha.org.

Do you have content for an upcoming newsletter? Please read the Publishing Guidelines at https://fearringtonfha.org/newsletter-guidelines-for-d-hb/.

The Belted Gazette is published electron­ically 11 times a year (July/August is a combined issue). A link to the current issue is emailed to all residents who have an email address in the FHA Directory. A PDF copy of the current issue and back issues can be found on the FHA website (fearringtonfha.org).