Local on Main: PBO’s Farm & Art Dinner

by Main Street Pittsboro

Spring has sprung and all of Pittsboro is bright green with a lot of yellow pollen mixed in. These bright hues bring to mind two things: the promise of farmers’ fields found just outside of downtown abundant with fresh growth, and the renewed sense of creativity for local artists of all genres. In Pittsboro, small [...]

2019-05-11T16:51:29-04:00April 15th, 2019|

Around Pittsboro: Get Pampered at The Salon

by Jamie Nunnelly

Basic self-care can be as simple as getting your hair cut and being pampered for a couple of hours. Pittsboro is lucky to have several salons and barbershops catering to local clientele. One hair salon located right near the center of the downtown area is called appropriately The Salon. A.J. Solomon and Leigh Belperain started [...]

2019-04-04T17:44:06-04:00March 3rd, 2019|

Around Pittsboro: Unique Tastes of Downtown

by Jamie Nunnelly

Downtown Pittsboro has a plethora of wonderful finds for any foodie. With several dozen organic family farms just down the road, Pittsboro chefs were dabbling in the farm to table movement before it became a trend. Seafood lovers relish the new Postal Fish Company for many of its fresh-from-the-coast fish specials. The smoked fish spread [...]

2018-12-27T22:41:22-04:00December 27th, 2018|

Historic Pittsboro: Revolutionary War Loyalist David Fanning

by Francis DiNardo

From 1775 through 1782, during the American War of Independence, David Fanning, a Loyalist (a British sympathizer) militia leader was a major adversary to the Patriots (the colonial Rebels) during the southern campaigns of the American Revolutionary War which were fought primarily by local militias rather than regular armies. Fanning terrorized Patriot militias and citizens [...]

2018-11-16T00:43:19-04:00October 30th, 2018|

Around Pittsboro: Fall Fun at the Street Fair

by Main Street Pittsboro

The crunching leaves underfoot is local code for: "It's time for the annual Pittsboro Street Fair!" This year it's happening Saturday, October 27th from 10am-4pm. The streets west of Hillsboro Street and north of Business 64 will be filled with local creative talent in the form of culinary, visual, and performing artists. Visit the Main [...]

2018-10-26T19:13:55-04:00October 18th, 2018|

Around Pittsboro: Page Vernon Park

by Barbara Hengstenberg

Who Was Page Vernon, and Why is There a Park Named After Her? I never met Page Vernon, but from all I’ve heard she was the epitome of compassion. A child welfare advocate, mentor, guardian ad litem, lawyer and judge, Page was highly respected in Chatham County as someone who always stepped up to the [...]

2018-09-26T21:50:11-04:00September 26th, 2018|

Shop Pittsboro: Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts

by Jamie Nunnelly

Kitty Mecham loves art. When asked what her favorite medium to work in is, she laughed. “I have a short attention span, so I work in all mediums, like silverwork, painting, glass,” she said. “It makes Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts the perfect outlet for creative energy.” Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts, the art gallery and gift [...]

2018-07-25T20:45:58-04:00July 20th, 2018|

Shop Pittsboro: New Karma For Old Threads

by Francis DiNardo

Andrea Batsche Does your closet contain clothes that no longer fit but you can't bear to discard them because they're associated with happy memories? Are you hanging onto clothing items that once belonged to a love one who is no longer here? A visit to New Karma for Old Threads should be in [...]

2018-06-18T19:28:44-04:00June 18th, 2018|

Around Town: Third Annual Summer Fest!

by Samantha Birchard

Summer Fest is almost here! The Third Annual Summer Fest, hosted by the Pittsboro Business Association, will be held on the First Sunday of July. This year, the First Sunday is July 1 and what a fantastic way to start the month! The day will kick off with First Sunday activities from 12 Noon-4 pm featuring [...]

2018-06-01T17:12:41-04:00May 30th, 2018|

Shop Pittsboro: The Magic of Pittsboro Toys

by Francis DiNardo

Most people don’t know this but I was once a kid. It's true! Although I’m now a man, that kid still lives in my head and he peeks out each time I enter the magical world of Pittsboro Toys in downtown Pittsboro. I recently met with the shop owner, and my friend Samantha Birchard, to discuss [...]

2018-05-14T20:02:44-04:00May 14th, 2018|