Navigating this Website

 

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This website has been created by the Fearrington Homeowners Association (FHA) for the benefit of residents of Fearrington Village.  Here’s a brief summary of what is available, and where to find it. 

You can access some information without logging in.  However, many important details can only be found if you log in as a registered user.  Most email addresses are provided only to logged in users.

Logging In

To find all the information that is available, click Log In / Register at the top right of any page.  If you are registered, enter your user name or your email, and your password. 

If you need to register first, click on the “Register” button. If you need help you can check the Website FAQ, or see more information about getting listed in the Directory and registering for the website.  If you still have problems, please contact admin@fearringtonfha.org.  Describe the problem you experienced, and include your name and phone number.

Once logged in, you will see a “person” icon at the top right. Hover over that and you see a menu that allows you to edit your personal information.

If you have trouble using the website once you have logged in, check our suggestions for improved viewing, which may be helpful.

Finding What You Need

If you are searching for something and don’t know where to look, the upper panel contains a number of links that may be helpful.  If you are new to the site, and especially if you are new to Fearrington Village, For New Users may help you get started.   It lists most of the web pages that contain useful information.

If you are looking for information about a specific topic, the Index and Help option will be very useful.  There is an alphabetical index that includes most topics that are available.  Whom to Contact has a list of email addresses and phone numbers for sources that residents often need to contact.

Search Website provides an open ended search function that allows you to type in words or phrases to look for.  Be careful in your choice of words.  Sometimes you will be presented with an overwhelming list of pages the contain a reference to your phrase.  You may find that using a more detailed phrase is more helpful that a broader term.  Use quotation marks if searching for an exact phrase. Tips about how to refine your search can be found in this article from the April 2023 Belted Gazette. Sections of this website such as the Directory, Belted Gazette Newsletter and Clubs and Other Organizations have additional finding tools of their own.

News and Events

On the home page, below the photograph, is a summary of recent news, and a listing of upcoming events in the village.  The What’s New list will keep you up-to-date on what has happened.  The Upcoming Events list is a summary of scheduled events that may interest you.  The Calendars, discussed below, provide a more comprehensive overview of upcoming events.

Scroll down to see more of these content in these listings.

Main Menu

The list in the left-hand panel provides links to most of what you will need.  For some links it is clear what they connect to, but one or two need explaining.  There’s a lot of material here; don’t try to absorb it all at once.  Feel free to explore; you cannot damage anything! 

Fearrington Village Life

This item takes you to a sub-menu of posts about the village itself.  Fearrington 101 answers questions you may have about the organization of the village, which can be very confusing.  Other links offer a brief history, maps of the village, and a summary of the FHA covenants.  There is information about emergency services, and links to external websites you may find helpful.

Fearrington Homeowners Association

Here you can find a sub-menu of information about the FHA.  You can find copies of the covenants for each area, and a list of forms you may need.

The sub-menu item Board of Directors includes minutes of board meetings, information about budgets, and various board reports.  Governance documents refers to a collection of documents relating to the board and its activities. 

The Management Company handles dues and other financial matters.  If you live in an area that has a service group, you also should look at the service group information provided for your area.

Directory

The Directory sub-menu allows you to find email addresses and phone numbers for neighbors, as well as other useful contact information.  “My Neighborhood” is a handy way to find information about everyone in your block or area.  You can enter or edit your own directory information.  You can also find contact information for Service Groups and for clubs and other groups.  There is an up-to-date version of the printed Directory and Handbook that is distributed annually.  You must be logged in to use most of these functions.

Calendars

There are three calendars of events where you can find out about upcoming events.  Events taking place at the Gathering Place and events at Fearrington Cares have their own calendar.  The Combined Village Calendar includes all of these, as well as other village events that are taking place elsewhere.  You must be logged in to use these functions.

Belted Gazette Newsletter

The Belted Gazette is a monthly newsletter that contains important village news and interesting features.  It is provided in two forms, as a PDF file or as a web page.  There are also links to an index of feature articles, and an archive of back issues.

Service Groups

This page explains what service groups are, and provides links to each Service Group.  You must be logged in to use these functions.

Clubs and Other Organizations

Each group has its own information that is available through this page.  You must be logged in to use these functions.  There is also a link to a form that can be used by new clubs seeking recognition

Be a Volunteer!

Find out about volunteering, and the volunteers who are the mainstay of the FHA.  Read about what volunteers have accomplished for the village, and see where help is needed.  

Community Bulletin Board

The Bulletin Board is a location where residents can post and read comment provided by other residents.  Posts concerning state or national issues are generally not appropriate.  You need to be logged in to access the Bulletin Board.

Fearrington Cares

Fearrington Cares is an independent 501(c)3 organization that exists to help residents live healthy and meaningful lives.