Repairs done on Bloomfield Schoolhouse

The Bloomfield Schoolhouse is good to go. Chris Aquinaldo, a member of the Historic Review Board and a professional contractor, worked on renovating the historic structure to allow it to reopen to the public. “I’m not sure [whether] it took on water, but the foundation was failing, and the center rafters were starting to buckle in the middle,” he said. “They had put in some temporary jacks, but it wasn’t holding it well. So, basically for safety concerns, [they] closed it until we could get in there and rebuild the structure.” Before the work was started, former City Manager Alan Guard was in talks with the City Council about organizing a community volunteer effort to paint the Bloomfield Sc

Group works to save cemetery

There’s a push for better access to the historic St. John’s Cemetery near Pilot Point. Shaun Treat presented about Quakertown and the Ku Klux Klan’s involvement in Denton County, including Pilot Point, in past decades at Denton City Council Member Keely G. Briggs District 2 Conversation at 2 p.m. Sunday at North Branch Denton Library. The history lesson came from the former UNT communications professor and audience member Willie Hudspeth, the president of the Denton County NAACP, who spoke about St. John’s Cemetery close to Pilot Point, for which a Texas State Historical Marker was approved in January. “One of the things that he’s been very active in is helping recover the St. John’s Cemeter

Death, life and steampunk

Garage Door Theater presents Western with punky twist Pilot Point Community Opera House is setting up to present the old Western farce, “The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch” Feb. 21. A traditional farce is loaded with clichés, director Charlene Ledbetter said. The play, written in the 1970s, has some social political undertones. “Since it’s a farce, we’re just poking fun at the whole thing,” she said. “Since it’s a Western, and I wanted to have fun with it, and make it something new and fresh, we decided to steampunk the whole thing.” Steampunk is defined by Merriam-Webster as “science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology.” T

Residents remember Pilot Point together

Hometown met home movies Friday evening at the Opera House. Lifelong Pilot Point residents and newcomers filled just about every seat in the stage room in the Opera House to learn about the town’s history by watching something akin to Granny’s home movies as part of Remembering Pilot Point. About 10 or 12 years ago the late Clifton Irick and Jay Melugin made a video of pictures and some video of Pilot Point’s history, Clifton’s son Steve Irick said. “Over the last six months, we’ve had several people ask questions about the history of Pilot Point,” he said. “A few of us got together on Facebook and said, ‘Hey, let’s just invite everybody up, bring all of your pictures, your memories, bring y

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