Updated January 2, 2022

We are lucky to start a new year of food truck fare with an old favorite as Doherty’s Irish Pub brings their “Paddy Wagon” back to the Gathering Place on Wednesday (Jan. 5th) from 5 - 7:30 pm. They will be serving fish & chips, buffalo chicken & chips, bangers & chips along with grilled Ruebens and Rachels, pastrami on rye, a special “fish & chipwich” and Bailey’s Irish cream mousse for dessert!

 Check out the complete menu and pre-order now through our neighborhood hotspot page. at You are also welcome to simply show up and (cont'd....)

Posted November 16

On Monday evening, November 15, the Board of Commissioners discussed the application from the developers of Fearrington Preserve (Congruus LLC) to add 184 acres of land that they own to the 2017 Land Use Map that outlined the area suitable for development under the Compact Community Ordinance (CCO).

I testified during the public input part of the meeting against the request, as did several others from FV and Briar Chapel. Following a presentation by the applicant, George Lucier, Planning Board member, explained why that body had voted (8 – 3) to deny the request.

After a somewhat (cont'd....)

Posted November 22

Those of you who are familiar with the Creekwood nature trails have probably seen the beautiful carved signs that say “Castner - Creekwood Trail”.

Some perhaps wondered, who is Castner? But many remember Henry Castner very fondly. More than anyone else, he was responsible for the development of the natural walking trails along Creekwood.

Henry passed away November 19. You can read an obituary of Henry written by Forrest Greenslade that gives a detailed account of his work with the trails.

Posted November 22, 2021

At the annual meeting of the FHA on November 21, 2021, Fearrington Village residents elected a new FHA President and three new FHA Board members. Rose Krasnow, previously serving as Vice President, was elected President, succeeding Carl Angel who will be stepping down from the Board.

Updated November 22

Road repairs have started in Fearrington village. The first stage of the job is to fill in potholes and patch the surface, then in about a month a new layer of asphalt will be applied. Final results will be a new road and new painted center line. The (cont'd....)

Testimony of Rose Krasnow – August 16, 2021 (Congruus)

My name is Rose Krasnow and I reside at 594 Woodbury in Fearrington Village. Professionally, I am an urban planner who served three terms as the Mayor of Rockville, Maryland. Now I am Vice President of the Fearrington Homes Association and (cont'd....)

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 (cont'd....)

Updated October 30

From time to time a streetlight in Fearrington Village may stop working. As the sun begins to set earlier, and the days grow shorter, this can be a growing hazard for pedestrians, cyclists, and even automobiles. Duke Energy will usually not repair a light unless they have (cont'd....)

Edited October 25, 2021

Chatham and Orange Counties have experienced an ever-increasing number of Covid infections, and CDC guidelines have changed to reflect the dramatic increase in infections nation-wide. As a result, the FHA Board voted to adopt the following policy:

An abundance of caution leads us to ask that (cont'd....)

"Fearrington Preserve" Has a Wastewater Problem

Posted August 19

On August 16th, the Chatham County Commissioners held a public hearing on an application by Congruus LLC to expand the boundaries of the Compact Community Ordinance (CCO) to include 186 acres of land that they had assembled and hoped to densely (cont'd....)

Updated June 4, 2021

Note:  In the last paragraph but one, the phrase "First Choice asks people not to include caps and lids" is correct.  However, the later statement, "Ensure that your cans, bottles, jugs, jars, and tubs are empty and relatively clean, and then put the caps and lids (cont'd....)

Posted April 6, 2021

The recent Community Assessment Survey suggested that large numbers of residents consider Fearrington Village a highly desirable place to live, and many are willing to help in keeping it so. Some features stood out as especially important in enhancing the quality of our lives. In the (cont'd....)

Posted June 26

On June 16, members of the FHA Board and the Long Range Planning Committee met with representatives of the NC Department of Transportation (NCDoT), Justin Bullock, Jennifer Britt, and Blaine Rivers. The purpose of the meeting was to address several questions that have arisen concerning roads and pathways (cont'd....)

Updated February 12, 2021

Residents have been notified that the dues statement from HRW for 2021 contains two errors.  The name of our association should be "Fearrington Homeowners Association".  The address for remitting your payment contains an incorrect zip code; it is missing one digit.  The correct zip code is (cont'd....)

Posted September 22
From Chatham County Sheriff’s Office


Attention residents! Today, our Office was made aware of a rash of scam calls affecting Chatham County residents. These so-called “government impostor” scams are not new, and tend to resurface across NC from year to year. For instance, in April (cont'd....)