Friday, May 27, 2011


I suppose it had to happen! Village Craftsmen is now on Facebook. Simply click on the link on the right to go directly to our new page. As an inaugural gesture we are offering a 10% discount on the latest OcraFolk Sampler CD, from now until June 6.

Look for more promotions and breaking island news in the days ahead.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous6:17 AM

    It's the end of society as we know it.

  2. and to think the first year we stayed at Ocracoke we didn't have a phone in our room at Pony Island Motel and this was way before cell phones. There was a pay phone after stepping off the porch.

  3. Anonymous7:09 AM

    It is a sad day, I am sorry you did this.

  4. I have many misgivings about Facebook...too many to go into in a blog comment. However, putting Village Craftsmen on Facebook was a business decision. We wanted a way to conveniently offer special promotions now and then, and to draw new readers to this blog and to the Village Craftsmen web site.

    I remember my father commenting that his father refused to install screens in his house. Today we can't imagine not having screens. Maybe we'll feel the same way about so many of today's new technologies. On the other hand, if this experiment doesn't work well we'll abandon it.

  5. bill kostar8:08 AM

    We all need to keep things in perspective, and Philip is certainly right about making good business decisions. Ocracoke and Village Craftsmen are actually REAL. FaceBook is NOT.
    If it had been available, Blackbeard himself would have been online. Imagine how much more coverage he would have gotten with images of the burining fuses in his beard electronically sent to "all the ships at sea" of the British Navy!
    Happy Memorial Day to all!

  6. Bill, you are so right about Ocracoke, Village Craftsmen, and Facebook. This is especially true of friends (real friends are few and precious...and you can look them in the eye, share a meal together, or sit on the pizer and chat about the day; Facebook "fiends" are something much different -- may we never confuse the two!).

  7. There are friends and there are FRIENDS. Because I don't get to see my FRIENDS often, I do like to keep in touch, and FB helps make that happen. Through it I stay a more active part of the lives of my nieces and nephews (I haven't friended my son--TMI), and the college students and young adults from my church.

  8. Anonymous9:10 AM

    It's just another sign of the coming apocalypse. Mark your calendar.

  9. God's Weaver is right I use fb to keep in touch with my scattered family and get to see pics instantly. "talk to my sister in Fl everyday.

  10. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Philip, your FB Fiends would probably like to know-did you leave out the R in friend on purpose or was that a Freudian slip?

  11. It was a slip of the keyboard! Sorry about that. There was no hidden meaning. Remember...sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

  12. debbie s.1:11 PM

    well, im happy about it, but then, im a facebook junkie anyways. :P and for the record, all of my friends on there are actually people i know LOL

    In my previous position I managed all of the companys social networking accounts and I can tell you, if done correctly, it can bring lots of visitors and lots of revenue!

  13. Anonymous7:01 PM

    End of society...a sad day...sign of apocalypse?? Looks like you just picked up a few of Harold Camping's former followers!


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