Old-house lovers are a distinct breed of kooks. We drool over a large front porch, worm-holed floors, and the wavy glass of vintage windows. Attracted by a bit of hand-carved woodwork, bedrooms without closets, and the unusual traffic pattern you get when a house has been expanded by adding bathrooms onto the rear,...Read more
The birds are singing and the air is warm. Dogwood, iris, and azaleas have popped into joyful bloom. I grab any excuse to be outside. And three terrific excuses are coming up. Clydefest Saturday April 17, 11 am – 4 pm, Bynum Ball Field Clyde Jones is a world-renowned folk artist who chain-saws unique “critters” from cedar logs. ...Read more
Recently, certain people have been traveling great distances to attend woodworking classes in Pittsboro with Roy Underhill. These are people who like working with wood using hand tools, especially old hand tools. Roy teaches traditional woodworking at “The Woodwright’s School,” located a couple of blocks from Rosemary House on Hillsboro Street. He is, without question,...Read more
Welcome to my blog! It's for visitors, tourists, newcomers, FOPs (Friends of Pittsboro), and guests at my B&B. To begin, a few highlights:Read more
- Pittsboro was established in 1787 as the seat of Chatham County Government.
- Its 1881 courthouse burned down last week but the Commissioners have already voted to rebuild.
- Hillsboro is the main north-south street, part of...