Pollinator Garden Installation

Lynda Acker, Claudia Watson                The installation of the Village Heritage Foundation’s Native Pollinator Garden at the Village Arboretum in Pinehurst was completed on May 15. The garden showcases a variety of native plants and grasses that attract pollinators. … Read More

New Garden Magic: Native Pollinator Garden Opens at Arboretum

by Claudia Watson Special to The Pilot June 3, 2019… It was the wayward flight of a determined monarch butterfly that has offered enchantment to the recent installation of the Native Pollinator Garden at the Village Arboretum in Pinehurst. Just days before the garden’s installation, … Read More

Village Arboretum adds Native Pollinator Garden

By Claudia Watson… It’s been nearly 20 years since Beth Stevens first walked the land with her mother. It was littered with trash, auto scrap and broken china. Stevens waves her hand and turns to look up the hill. “This was the village landfill,” she … Read More

Village Heritage Foundation Historic Plaque Awards – 2017

The Pinehurst Village Heritage Foundation presented Historic Plaques to six properties during a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Pinehurst Fair Barn. The properties and their owners are Thistle House, Jim and Jane Lewis; Vista Cottage, Robert and Julie Neff; The Old Rectory, Mark and … Read More

Foundation Honors Six Village Properties for Historic Character

The illustrious histories behind the five Pinehurst homes — and one cabin — to receive the Village Heritage Foundation’s inaugural Historic Plaque awards on Thursday read like threads extricated from the story of the village itself. Predating Pinehurst’s establishment, the front cabin of the Sandhills … Read More

Program to Honor Village’s Heritage

The Village Heritage Foundation is launching a new program to recognize the restoration and preservation of historic homes and other properties in Pinehurst. “We want to promote historic properties by getting the community involved,” said MJ Pizzella, chairwoman of the foundation’s Historic Plague Program. “We … Read More

The Fair Barn Wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 WeddingWire has named The Fair Barn as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for event venues nationwide. This award is given to the top five percent of wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories, from wedding … Read More

Arboretum Flowering Garden Nears Completion

Apricot Blossoms

Original Article Posted by The Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/news/features/arboretum-s-flowering-garden-nears-completion/article_8f275f56-6c0a-11e4-be1c-9b6162bc8a12.html BY MARY ELLE HUNTER Special to The Pilot An exciting finish to the decade-long ­creation of Pinehurst’s Arboretum is in the immediate future. Following the conception of the Magnolia Garden at the corner of McCaskill Road and Magnolia … Read More

Pinehurst to Honor Joyce Franke with Arboretum Memorial

Original Article posted by The Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/news/pinehurst-to-honor-joyce-franke-with-arboretum-memorial/article_64acd702-3a8b-11e4-854a-001a4bcf6878.html David Sinclair/Managing Editor Joyce Franke spent hundreds of hours walking around the Village Arboretum, particularly the meadow, always with an eye toward making it an even better place. “It was just uncanny that any time I was there, … Read More