Greetings from Weymouth Center!
The Weymouth Center property manager, Alex Klalo, has good news for the new year! A lot of work was completed in 2020 and work continues into 2021 in the effort to preserve the Boyd House and its outbuildings.

Here's a note from Alex:
Carriage House Renovation- This completed project included the installation of a new ADA accessible bathroom and a prep kitchen. Additional renovation of the other half of the building, the open room space with the 2 large carriage doors will be looked at in the near future. If anyone would like to take a look inside the carriage house, please contact me at 910-724 3389. 
Buildings- A grant from the RJ Reynolds Foundation was recently procured for further renovations on the main Boyd house. This grant money went towards the following:
  • Phase 3 of the historic windows/door renovation for the front of the house began last week. Work will be completed by this month's end. The grant covered the costs of the project.
  • The front shutters and associated hardware for phase 3 were ordered and will be delivered this week. The shutters will be stored in the carriage house until installation which will be handled in-house and will commence soon. The grant covered the costs of the project.
Also, I am...
  • currently looking into the cost of adding custom screens to one window in each of the Writers-In-Residence bedrooms.
  • waiting for an estimate on the repair/replacement of the gutters on the shed which is located at the back of the Boyd House. The gutters are built in, shallow, and made of copper just like the main house. The rear has several large holes in it. Portions of the bottom soffits are rotted. A temporary rubberized waterproof patch has been installed over the holes.
  • meeting with a painter this week to look at the job and the cost of painting the writer’s porch/roof once repairs are completed. Also discussing an estimate which was summited in May 2020 to paint the exterior front of the house, including walls, windows, and all the trim.  
  • searching for someone qualified to work on the white railing on the 2nd floor balcony which needs work. In order to save it we need not just a painter but someone who can remove it, work on it in a shop environment, and re-install it.
Don’t forget the grounds!
  • In early December Mac’s Tree Service removed 3 dead pines, 3 dead sycamores, and trimmed the dead branches from several other sycamores. The pines were located between the parking lot and the front of the main house, the sycamores were in the vicinity of the barn.
  • The brick paver walkway located on the side of the Carriage House is being removed in order to gain more planting space for a cottage style garden. A temporary mulch path will be used in its place. This work is being done by volunteers. We are putting forward a request to several local area garden clubs to cover the cost of the plants. In the past they’ve been very generous and enthusiastic in providing plant material for the Weymouth grounds!
  • The plant sale is on again for this year! It will begin on April 10. It will be run as it was last year using Covid protocols. More information will follow.
The Covid-19 response continues.
  • The house is being sanitized repeatedly and diligently.
  • All unused plumbing fixtures such as showers, tubs, sinks, and toilets are being flushed out 3 times per week.
  • HVAC  filters are being replaced monthly.
  • Any of Weymouth’s chairs, tables etc. are being sanitized after each use.
Plenty of very important ongoing projects that need funding are in the pipeline for 2021. I’m optimistic it’s going to be an exceptional year!
Alex Klalo
Property Manager, Weymouth Center
Save the date! Warm-Up for St. Patrick's Day
Come to Weymouth on Sunday, March 14 for a delicious boxed supper prepared by the Broad Street Bakery & Cafe in Southern Pines. They will prepare a full meal with corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, Irish soda bread and dessert. Advance purchase required. Call the office or online here:
Pick-up your boxed dinner and take away or bring a chair or blanket to Weymouth for a picnic on the grounds.
Nominations to the Board of Directors

Nominations are being accepted to fill spots on the Friends of Weymouth Board of Directors. Do you know someone who has a love for Weymouth, a desire to help and some time to spare? You are invited to email your nomination to Denise Baker ( by February 12, 2021.

Your email must include the following information in order for your nominee to be considered:

  • Name of nominee plus a brief bio or reasons you think this person would be a good addition to the Board. 
  • Nominee contact information.
  • Your name and contact information.


Last week's this newsletter stated that the Annual Meeting was scheduled for Thursday, March 25. This is the FoW Board of Director's Annual Meeting. The Membership Annual Meeting is in April - more info on that soon!

Thank you for your continued support!
Friends of Weymouth, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization.

The camellias are coming! What else?

Friday,  February 12
FoW Board Nominations due
Sunday,  March 14
Warm-Up to St. Patty's Day dinner
Saturday,  April 10
Annual Plant Sale
Sunday, May 9
Dinner En Blanc
Are you planning a special event? Weymouth Center IS booking based on state attendance mandates. Give us a call to discuss rental possibilities at one-of-a-kind Weymouth!
Thank you for your continued support.
Does your membership need renewal?
Please visit for a link to renew or to donate. 
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