Posted May 12, 2021

Maintaining Beechmast Pond is one of the larger expense items in the FHA budget, and the cost is increasing every year. A decision needs to be made soon concerning changes to the pond that could significantly reduce maintenance costs. Open Meetings were held in February, and again in April 27, to discuss plans for the future of Beechmast Pond. 

An analysis by Kris Bass Engineering (KBE) was described.  KBE outlined three options that might be used for modifying the pond.  During the April meeting there was an analysis of how the costs of any option might (cont'd....)

Updated May 11, 3:15 p.m.

The Creeekwood mail kiosk is now accessible to vehicles and on foot. Approaching or leaving the Cryan Crossing footbridge across the creek is tricky, but manageable.  However, please be cautious.  There are broken branches hanging overhead that may fall.

Questions and Answers

Below is a list of questions and comments submitted prior to and during the meeting.  Questions that were received before the meeting are numbered Pre #1 through Pre #32.  Questions submitted during the meeting using the Q&A function are numbered in the order they were entered during the meeting.  In tnis listing they have been re-ordered sometimes to combine questions addressing essentially the same topic.  In some cases, where a participant registered a comment, no response is provided.

Item Question Asked By Answer
  Questions Submitted Prior to the Meeting
Pre #1 1 - Did you check the (cont'd....)

Updated April 28, 2021

An Open Meeting was held Tuesday April 27, 2021. The meeting was devoted primarily to a discussion of plans for the future of Beechmast Pond. A recording of the proceedings is now available for viewing. The passcode is #Khd2@6G

Maintaining Beechmast pond is one of the (cont'd....)

Join us for a joyful celebratory buffet luncheon plus tour at nearby Lavender Oaks Farm Tuesday, May 25, 11:30-1:30, for $30 per person, due May 16. Guests are welcome. We are delighted that the Garden Club will join us! All CDC guidelines will be observed. Plus there’s a 10% discount (cont'd....)

Fearrington Cares Phase 1 Re-Opening

A Message from Fearrington Cares

We are delighted to begin re-opening many of the services offered by Fearrington Cares; details of our re-opening are found on our website: The safety of our volunteers and of the villagers they serve remains a top priority and (cont'd....)

The Marines Only Wanted a Few Good Men…

(A Message from Fearrington Cares)

But Fearrington Cares is happy to take more than a few good men and women volunteers for our Handyperson service. We are running out of capable hands to do the simple things that some of our neighbors (cont'd....)

Posted April 7, 2021

The Gathering Place will be open for rental by FHA clubs and other FHA organizations, beginning Monday May 3, 2021. 

Any group wanting to rent The Gathering Place must contact Clairbeth Lehn ( or 919-542-3003) to book a date and time.  The renter must sign the (cont'd....)

Join Support Groups via Zoom

Caregiver's Support Group:
Wednesdays, May 5 & 19, 12:30–2:00 pm

Living with Chronic Conditions:
Thursday, May 6; Tuesday, May 18, 1:00 pm
(Note one-time change of day)

Parkinson's Support Group:
Wednesday, May 12, from 3:30-4:30 pm (Note that this group will also be meeting in (cont'd....)

OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke is a year-round educational community that in normal times would take place on the Duke campus, as well as on other sites including Galloway Ridge. Courses cover history, literature, natural or social sciences, art, music, drama and current events. For the spring season, all (cont'd....)

“If Bridge is just a game, then the Grand Canyon is just a hole in Arizona.”

Wednesday, May 5, we will begin Duplicate Bridge here in Fearrington every Wednesday at 1 pm at The Gathering Place for the next four months (May, June, July, and August).

We are a diverse (cont'd....)

Join Movement Classes via Zoom
All classes 11:30 am

Mondays: Chair Yoga (No class May 31)

Wednesdays: Otago Fall-Prevention Exercises

Thursdays: Line Dancing

Fridays: Rhythm Without the Blues (Last class May 14)

Health Services Offered at the Fearrington Cares Center

Nurse Consultation:
Appointment required, call 919-542-6877

Zoom Movement Classes, Support Groups, & Education Programs Links Are on Our Website:

Zoom Movement Classes, Support Groups, and Education Programs links are on our website, Click the blue Zoom button on our home page and scroll to the correct program/class/support group. If you would like to practice (cont'd....)

Support Groups Meeting in Person

Alcoholics Anonymous:
Mondays 10 am, Fearrington Cares Center (No meeting May 31)

Parkinson's Support Group:
Everyone interested is invited to join the Parkinson's Support Group on Wednesday, May 12, from 3:30-4:30 pm. We will meet at The Roost (weather permitting) in the Fearrington Village Center (cont'd....)