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

Park Adds New Dimension to Village

Family Friday Movie Night

Original Article posted by The Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opendaily/park-adds-new-dimension-to-village/article_1870f0ea-f7cd-11e3-8d47-0017a43b2370.html By Norma Stilwell Photography Courtesy of Village of Pinehurst In the Village of Pinehurst, nearly nine miles of well-ordered greenway trails loop through and intersect the quiet charm of this old-style New England community. But perhaps one of … Read More

Final Piece of Arboretum in Village Ready to Open

Pavilion Patio

Original Article posted by The Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/news/final-piece-of-arboretum-in-village-ready-to-open/article_1c453ac6-bd8d-11e2-b8b8-0019bb30f31a.html Tom Embrey, staff writer A decade ago, the 35 acres next to Village Hall was an overgrown jungle with large mounds of dirt and an old dilapidated building. “It was really ugly,” said Pinehurst Heritage Foundation member Joyce … Read More

Joyce Franke Had a Passion for Pinehurst

Joyce Franke

Original Article Published by The Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/news/joyce-franke-had-a-passion-for-pinehurst/article_1798d082-aecd-11e3-99be-0017a43b2370.html Tom Embrey, staff writer   ‘She Had Vision…To See It Through’ During her 35 years in Pinehurst it wasn’t uncommon to see Joyce Franke walking through the Village of Pinehurst taking in its beauty, noting each and every … Read More

Out and About at the Timmel Arboretum Pavilion Dedication Reception

Village Heritage Foundation

Original Article posted by The Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/out-about-timmel-arboretum-pavilion-dedication-reception-may/collection_111d52be-dcf0-11e2-a82e-001a4bcf6878.html#2 Photos by Al & Annette Daniels Members of the Pinehurst Village Heritage Foundation were elated to pass on the keys of the new Timmel Arboretum to Pinehurst Village council members, at this kick-off dedication and reception on Thursday, … Read More

Three Birdies -And One Bogey

Pavilion Patio

Original Article posted by The Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/three-birdies–and-one-bogey/article_cfc8a297-9f0d-5596-bfc6-1ea3ec25ff56.html Birdie: By Pinehurst resident Joyce Franke, who spoke out a decade ago to set in motion a movement that culminated Thursday with the private unveiling of the Timmel Pavilion. This is the final large step in the creation … Read More