This owner spotlight is on Arlington Place residents, Tom & Elaine Hills…and their chocolate lab Ginger of course.  The Hills moved to AP from Milford, Connecticut a couple of years ago, and bought the Edisto River Cottage which was our flagship model home.  Since then, they have immersed themselves in community life both in AP and in Oriental.  Tom & Elaine are docents at the Oriental History museum where Tom has recently been elected the treasurer, and members of the Pamlico Musical Society who bring in surprisingly talented musical acts of all types to perform at the Old Theatre in Oriental.  Elaine is technically retired but still works as a Physical Therapist at the Oriental Health Club when they need her.  She is in a local poetry club and the local bird watching club, and recently acted in a play at the Old Theater in Oriental.  Tom is in a woodworking club and also works with a volunteer group called “Caring Carpenters” who build ramps for the handicapped and worked at a Habitat for Humanity project house.  Oh and he’s also of course on the Arlington Place HOA Board….Tom’s claim to fame I’m sure 🙂

And what we discovered after hanging out with Tom a bit, is that he’s quite the master craftsman.  When he moved in, he added a woodshop and has been very busy with projects, each one more impressive than the next.  Such a hidden talent that’s too good not to share…..



Yes, he actually made that granfather clock!  Elaine has many talents as well of course, some of her finest being her green thumb for gardening and baking.  And if you’re her neighbor, you may just be the lucky recipient of her cranberry bread or Christmas cookies!