Local woman featured on 'This Old House' TV show airing this Saturday

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:36

This old house was home to the flag bearer for the Bedford, Mass., militia in the Battle of Concord Bedford, Mass. — The historic clapboard home in Bedford, Mass., owned by Rebecca and Joe Titlow, will be the subject of the fall 2011 season of the Emmy winning PBS TV show “This Old House.” Warwick residents may be interested in tuning in to the first of the 16 part series this Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Rebecca Titlow, formerly Rebecca Eaton, is a graduate of Warwick Valley High School and the daughter of longtime Warwick residents Dave and Robyn Eaton. Dave Eaton serves as president of the Warwick School Board. His wife, Robyn, is a retired teacher who worked for the Warwick Valley School District. This Old House is a home improvement magazine and television series, which follows remodeling projects of houses over a number of weeks. It airs on the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Earlier this year the producers offered to make the early 1700s Colonial home, owned by the Titlows since 2007, their next project. 'Period-feel’ of the home Last May a team of experts began renovating their historic house, known as the Nathaniel Page Homestead, by constructing two modest additions, appropriate to the style and “period-feel” of the home. At the same time they made necessary updates and repairs to add functionality and improve its structure and safety. “This was the chance of a lifetime for those kids,” said Robyn Eaton. “And the people at This Old House have been great.” During the project Rebecca Titlow referred to her father, Dave Eaton, as Chief Gawker. In her blog, which can be viewed on the This Old House Web site, she wrote, “I don’t think there’s anyone who is having more fun with this renovation than he is.” Home to Colonial flag bearer Experts date the Titlow’s historic Nathaniel Page Homestead back to 1720, although the Page family had established a farm there as early as the 1680s. Former resident and namesake Nathaniel Page was the flag bearer for the Bedford militia during the Revolutionary Battle of Concord in 1775. “This home has a long history and some great stories to tell,” said This Old House host Kevin O’Connor. “It’s the second oldest project we’ve ever worked on. You never know what you’ll find when you dig into a house that’s almost 300 years old, but that’s part of the fun.” Essential information A historic home in Massachusets owned from former Warwick native Rebecca Eaton Titlow and her husband will be featured this Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. on the PBS program, “This Old House.” The Bedford House will also be featured in the September and October issues of This Old House magazine. And A promotional clip of the show can be viewed at: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv