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Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/19


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 40 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn skies are crystal clear, with a light westerly breeze kicking up a moderate South Beach surf, and a billion stars illuminating the nearby dunes. We have a sunny winter day ahead, with mild westerly breezes and a high in the low 50's. We'll drop to about 40 overnight, and warm to the mid 50's tomorrow under sunny skies and mild southwesterly winds. Ditto for Sunday, with temperatures inching into the low 60's on Monday, along with a slight chance of showers on Monday afternoon, and a better chance Monday evening. High tide will peak at about 8:45 this morning, and low tide will occur around 3 this afternoon. For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing our delicious pecan & almond Belgian waffles, with maple butter and a side of our spicy country sausage for just $7.95. For lunch today, it's Fishy Friday, with a plethora of your favorite fried seafood selections on the hot bar. Order any of our regular menu items at [1]www.maritimetogo.com and your order will be ready when you arrive. The Village announced a "boil water' advisory yesterday - due to a pressure loss caused by a contractor working near the Conservancy. Water pressure was quickly restored, but because a possible backflow could introduce bacteria into the system, residents are advised to boil their water before consuming or using for cooking. Test results should come back soon, and the Village will then announce the "all clear". For more information, please visit [2]www.villagebhi.org. "Meeting Weekend" is approaching, and many of our island's HOA's and non-profit entities will conduct their annual meetings, and we encourage all property owners to engage and get involved! The Bald Head Association's annual meeting will take place at 9am on Saturday, January 27th at the Association Center. The BHI Conservancy's annual meeting begins at 1pm in the classroom building on the Conservancy Campus. The Villas Association will meet at 2pm at the BHA. The Village Chapel's annual meeting takes place Sunday, January 28 immediately after the service. The Smith Island Social takes place on Saturday night, January 27th at the BHI Club during "meeting weekend". The reservation deadline has passed, but call the Club at 910-457-7300 to see if any seats remain. The cost is $50/person, and the event is open to all property owners and their guests. The Old Baldy Quilters have produced a spectacular work of art for this year's quilt raffle. Tickets will be on sale at the BHA's annual meeting, and also at the Smith Island Social that evening, or you can order tickets by calling 910-457-7481. Tickets are only $10 each, or 11 tickets for $100. The Island Retreat & Spa has some terrific winter packages. From January 26 - February 28, you can indulge in their "Winter Wellness Package", which includes a 1-hour private Yoga session, a 30 minute Detox Massage, a 30 minute Express facial, and a 30 minute Far Infrared Sauna Session - all for just $199. Their "Spiritual Healing Package" includes a 30 minute Yoga & guided Meditation, a 30 minute Reiki & accupressure massage, and a 30 minute Far Inrared sauna session for only $149. Book on-line at [3]www.islandretreatspa.com or call Katie at 910-454-4333. The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party will take place on Wednesday, January 31. It's a Blue Moon, and this month's event is generously sponsored by Always Ready Cart Care. We'll gather at Access 39 from 4:30-6:30pm, and we'll have the bonfire blazing to scare away any winter chill. Chef Marc will bring a huge pot of soup, and Peter (the piper) will be playing his ancient Celtic tunes on the bagpipes. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The sun will set at 5:41pm, and the full golden moon will rise from the depths of the Atlantic at precisely 6:05pm. The BHI Club's January "Fire Pit" night was cancelled due to snow & Ice, but will return on Friday, February 2 at 5pm - preceeded by a First Friday Golf Clinic at 4 on the putting green and the range, with cocktails :). Beginning at 5, enjoy fellowship, live music and appetizers by the firepit, and if you're staying for dinner, please make a reservation by calling 910-457-7300. Your humble writer and his lovely bride will be heading south on Monday, and the daily & weekly emails will go dark until about February 1. It's our winter sojourn, and we may (or may not) report "on location" :) Enjoy this special quiet time on the island with your friends & family, and we'll see you 'round the Market! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island, NC www.maritimemarketbhi.com www.maritimetogo.com www.baldheadblues.com www.sweetbaycatering.com 910-457-7450 Open 8am - 6pm Monday thru Saturday Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through February References 1. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ 2. http://www.villagebhi.org/ 3. http://www.islandretreatspa.com/ Manage Your Subscription: http://app.icontact.com/icp/mmail-mprofile.pl?r=38832784&l=10726&s=ETAA&m=370791&c=813566

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/18


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's a chilly 25 degrees on the front porch this morning, with clear starry skies and a bitter breeze rustling the nearby palms. As the dawn breaks, look for a brilliant winter sun to bear down on the island, burning through the chilly breeze to warm us to the low 40's by the afternoon. We'll drop to the low 30's overnight, and warm to the low 50's tomorrow. We'll see the mid 50's on Saturday & Sunday, and flirt with the 60's on Monday, with no chance of rain until Monday. High tide will peak at about 8:15 this morning, and low tide will occur around 2:30 this afternoon. For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a hearty breakfast quesadilla, with chili, cheese & salsa, along with a side of fresh cut fruit for just $7.95. For lunch today, Marc is featuring our famous taco salad with all the trimmings, your you can savor a Tijuana beef stew over steamed white rice - either for only $9.95. Order any of our regular menu items at [1]www.maritimetogo.com and your order will be ready when you arrive. "Meeting Weekend" is approaching, and many of our island's HOA's and non-profit entities will conduct their annual meetings, and we encourage all property owners to engage and get involved! The Bald Head Association's annual meeting will take place at 9am on Saturday, January 27th at the Association Center. The BHI Conservancy's annual meeting begins at 1pm in the classroom building on the Conservancy Campus. The Villas Association will meet at 2pm at the BHA. The Village Chapel's annual meeting takes place Sunday, January 28 immediately after the service. The Smith Island Social takes place on Saturday night, January 27th at the BHI Club during "meeting weekend". The reservation deadline has passed, but call the Club at 910-457-7300 to see if any seats remain. The cost is $50/person, and the event is open to all property owners and their guests. The Old Baldy Quilters have produced a spectacular work of art for this year's quilt raffle. Tickets will be on sale at the BHA's annual meeting, and also at the Smith Island Social that evening, or you can order tickets by calling 910-457-7481. Tickets are only $10 each, or 11 tickets for $100. The Island Retreat & Spa has some terrific winter packages. From January 26 - February 28, you can indulge in their "Winter Wellness Package", which includes a 1-hour private Yoga session, a 30 minute Detox Massage, a 30 minute Express facial, and a 30 minute Far Infrared Sauna Session - all for just $199. Their "Spiritual Healing Package" includes a 30 minute Yoga & guided Meditation, a 30 minute Reiki & accupressure massage, and a 30 minute Far Inrared sauna session for only $149. Book on-line at [2]www.islandretreatspa.com or call Katie at 910-454-4333. The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party will take place on Wednesday, January 31. It's a Blue Moon, and this month's event is generously sponsored by Always Ready Cart Care. We'll gather at Access 39 from 4:30-6:30pm, and we'll have the bonfire blazing to scare away any winter chill. Chef Marc will bring a huge pot of soup, and Peter (the piper) will be playing his ancient Celtic tunes on the bagpipes. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The sun will set at 5:41pm, and the full golden moon will rise from the depths of the Atlantic at precisely 6:05pm. The BHI Club's January "Fire Pit" night was cancelled due to snow & Ice, but will return on Friday, February 2 at 5pm - preceeded by a First Friday Golf Clinic at 4 on the putting green and the range, with cocktails :). Beginning at 5, enjoy fellowship, live music and appetizers by the firepit, and if you're staying for dinner, please make a reservation by calling 910-457-7300. Your humble writer and his lovely bride will be heading south next Monday, and the daily & weekly emails will go dark until about February 1. It's our winter sojourn, and we may (or may not) report "on location" :) Enjoy this special quiet time on the island with your friends & family, and we'll see you 'round the Market! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island, NC www.maritimemarketbhi.com www.maritimetogo.com www.baldheadblues.com www.sweetbaycatering.com 910-457-7450 Open 8am - 6pm Monday thru Saturday Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through February References 1. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ 2. http://www.islandretreatspa.com/ Manage Your Subscription: http://app.icontact.com/icp/mmail-mprofile.pl?r=38832784&l=10726&s=ETAA&m=370718&c=813566

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/17


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 36 degrees on the front porch this morning, with clear starry skies, light breezes, and a roaring South Beach surf echoing through the dunes. As the dawn breaks, look for mostly sunny skies, with light northerly breezes and a high pushing toward 50. Clouds will increase this afternoon, and temperatures will begin falling around 4pm, and those cooler temperatures will collide with moisture coming in from the southwest - bringing a chance of rain in the early evening, and flurries or snow showers late tonight. No accumulation is expected, and by dawn tomorrow, we'll see starry skies once again, with a low around 28, and warming to about 40 tomorrow afternoon. We'll reach the 50's on Friday and Saturday, and may break 60 on Sunday and Monday, all with sunny skies and no rain in the forecast. High tide will peak at about 7:45 this morning, and low tide will occur around 1:45 this afternoon. For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a hearty breakfast casserole, with scrambled eggs, country sausage and cheddar cheese for only $7.95. For lunch today, Marc is featuring an authentic chicken teriyaki with fried rice for $9.95, or try an assortment of dim sum with egg rolls and pot stickers for just $8.95. We'll also feature a hot dog special today - two for just $5.95 with a side of our house made russet potato chips. Order any of our regular menu items at [1]www.maritimetogo.com and your order will be ready when you arrive. The new year is bringing excitement and anticipation of a terrific season ahead. We're already seeing the planning of some major events on the island, in addition to the buzz of contractor activity and the turnover in home sales. At the Market, our Catering calendar is already filling up. Kevin, Fred and the team are in the throes of winter maintenance projects, and Chef's Marc & Radar are working up new menu items and family meal offerings for the coming season. Easter comes early this year (April 1), and the rental agencies are reporting brisk reservation activity already. It's going to be a terrific year :) Both Joel Dahmen and Martin Piller will be teeing it up this week at the PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge in LaQuinta, California. The event is spread over three courses (Nicklaus, Stadium, and LaQuinta Country Club) with amateur partners and a Saturday cut. Follow the action on the Golf Channel this weekend. You can't miss our guys - they're both wearing performance polos from Bald Head Blues :). Young Claude will be in Orlando all next week exhibiting our Bald Head Blues line-up at the PGA Merchandise Show. If you're in the area, drop by and say hi! Alternatively, please contact your local golf pro (they are likely to attend the show) and ask them to drop by. We have some exciting new styles for the coming season, and Claude will be posting updates to his instagram page throughout the show. You can follow him at [2]www.instagram.com/baldheadblues The Island Retreat & Spa has some terrific winter packages. From January 26 - February 28, you can indulge in their "Winter Wellness Package", which includes a 1-hour private Yoga session, a 30 minute Detox Massage, a 30 minute Express facial, and a 30 minute Far Infrared Sauna Session - all for just $199. Their "Spiritual Healing Package" includes a 30 minute Yoga & guided Meditation, a 30 minute Reiki & accupressure massage, and a 30 minute Far Inrared sauna session for only $149. Book on-line at [3]www.islandretreatspa.com or call Katie at 910-454-4333. "Meeting Weekend" is approaching, and many of our island's HOA's and non-profit entities will conduct their annual meetings, and we encourage all property owners to engage and get involved! The Bald Head Association's annual meeting will take place at 9am on Saturday, January 27th at the Association Center. The BHI Conservancy's annual meeting begins at 1pm in the classroom building on the Conservancy Campus. The Villas Association will meet at 2pm at the BHA. The Village Chapel's annual meeting takes place Sunday, January 28 immediately after the service. The Smith Island Social takes place on Saturday night, January 27th at the BHI Club during "meeting weekend". The reservation deadline has passed, but call the Club at 910-457-7300 to see if any seats remain. The cost is $50/person, and the event is open to all property owners and their guests. The Old Baldy Quilters have produced a spectacular work of art for this year's quilt raffle. Tickets will be on sale at the BHA's annual meeting, and also at the Smith Island Social that evening, or you can order tickets by calling 910-457-7481. Tickets are only $10 each, or 11 tickets for $100. The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party will take place on Wednesday, January 31. It's a Blue Moon, and this month's event is generously sponsored by Always Ready Cart Care. We'll gather at Access 39 from 4:30-6:30pm, and we'll have the bonfire blazing to scare away any winter chill. Chef Marc will bring a huge pot of soup, and Peter (the piper) will be playing his ancient Celtic tunes on the bagpipes. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The sun will set at 5:41pm, and the full golden moon will rise from the depths of the Atlantic at precisely 6:05pm. The BHI Club's January "Fire Pit" night was cancelled due to snow & Ice, but will return on Friday, February 2 at 5pm - preceeded by a First Friday Golf Clinic at 4 on the putting green and the range, with cocktails :). Beginning at 5, enjoy fellowship, live music and appetizers by the firepit, and if you're staying for dinner, please make a reservation by calling 910-457-7300. Your humble writer and his lovely bride will be hitting the road next Monday, and the daily & weekly emails will go dark until about February 1. It's our winter sojourn, and we may (or may not) report "on location" :) Enjoy this special quiet time on the island with your friends & family, and we'll see you 'round the Market! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island, NC www.maritimemarketbhi.com www.maritimetogo.com www.baldheadblues.com www.sweetbaycatering.com 910-457-7450 Open 8am - 6pm Monday thru Saturday Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through February References 1. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ 2. http://www.instagram.com/baldheadblues 3. http://www.islandretreatspa.com/ Manage Your Subscription: http://app.icontact.com/icp/mmail-mprofile.pl?r=38832784&l=10726&s=ETAA&m=370673&c=813566

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/16


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 32 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the air is still, calm, and chilly, with clear skies illuminated by a billion stars, and a quiet South Beach surf. Today we'll see sunny skies warming the island to the upper 40's by the afternon, with light northerly breezes. We'll cool to the upper 30's overnight, and warm to the upper 40's again tomorrow, with increasing clouds and a slight chance of an afternoon shower, and an even slighter chance of snow flurries after dark, as temperatures drop to the upper 20's. On Thursday, look for skies to clear and temperatures to begin a slow warming trend through the coming weekend - topping out in the 60's by Sunday. High tide will peak just after 7 this morning, and low tide will occur around 1:15 this afternoon. For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing our delectable chocolate chip pancakes, topped with whipped cream and served with a side of our applewood smoked bacon for only $7.95. For lunch today, Marc is featuring our hearty spaghetti & meatballs with garlic bread for just $8.95, or enjoy a delicious elk lasagna with basil & ricotta, and served also with garlic bread for $8.95. Order any of our regular menu items at [1]www.maritimetogo.com and your order will be ready when you arrive. The Island Retreat & Spa has some terrific winter packages. From January 26 - February 28, you can indulge in their "Winter Wellness Package", which includes a 1-hour private Yoga session, a 30 minute Detox Massage, a 30 minute Express facial, and a 30 minute Far Infrared Sauna Session - all for just $199. Their "Spiritual Healing Package" includes a 30 minute Yoga & guided Meditation, a 30 minute Reiki & accupressure massage, and a 30 minute Far Inrared sauna session for only $149. Book on-line at [2]www.islandretreatspa.com or call Katie at 910-454-4333. "Meeting Weekend" is approaching, and many of our island's HOA's and non-profit entities will conduct their annual meetings, and we encourage all property owners to engage and get involved! The Bald Head Association's annual meeting will take place at 9am on Saturday, January 27th at the Association Center. The BHI Conservancy's annual meeting begins at 1pm in the classroom building on the Conservancy Campus. The Villas Association will meet at 2pm at the BHA. The Village Chapel's annual meeting takes place Sunday, January 28 immediately after the service. The Smith Island Social takes place on Saturday night, January 27th at the BHI Club during "meeting weekend". The reservation deadline has passed, but call the Club at 910-457-7300 to see if any seats remain. The cost is $50/person, and the event is open to all property owners and their guests. The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party will take place on Wednesday, January 31. It's a Blue Moon, and this month's event is generously sponsored by Always Ready Cart Care. We'll gather at Access 39 from 4:30-6:30pm, and we'll have the bonfire blazing to scare away any winter chill. Chef Marc will bring a huge pot of soup, and Peter (the piper) will be playing his ancient Celtic tunes on the bagpipes. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The sun will set at 5:41pm, and the full golden moon will rise from the depths of the Atlantic at precisely 6:05pm. The BHI Club's January "Fire Pit" night was cancelled due to snow & Ice, but will return on Friday, February 2 at 5pm - preceeded by a First Friday Golf Clinic at 4 on the putting green and the range, with cocktails :). Beginning at 5, enjoy fellowship, live music and appetizers by the firepit, and if you're staying for dinner, please make a reservation by calling 910-457-7300. Your humble writer and his lovely bride will be hitting the road next Monday, and the daily & weekly emails will go dark until about February 1. We may (or may not) report "on location". Enjoy this special quiet time on the island with your friends & family, and we'll see you 'round the Market! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island, NC www.maritimemarketbhi.com www.maritimetogo.com www.baldheadblues.com www.sweetbaycatering.com 910-457-7450 Open 8am - 6pm Monday thru Saturday Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through February References 1. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ 2. http://www.islandretreatspa.com/ Manage Your Subscription: http://app.icontact.com/icp/mmail-mprofile.pl?r=38832784&l=10726&s=ETAA&m=370606&c=813566

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/15


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 28 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn skies are overcast, with a slight glow on the western horizon kicked up by the lights of Holden & Ocean Isle beaches. As the dawn breaks, the skies will gradually clear, giving way to a sunny & cool winter day, with moderate northerly breezes and highs pushing to the low 40's. We'll drop to about 30 tonight, and wam to the upper 40's tomorrow, with lighter breezes and abundant sunshine. Ditto for Wednesday, with a slight chance of showers or snow flurries late afternoon & through the evening. We're back in the 20's on Thursday morning, then gradually warming through the weekend, with daytime highs in the 40's on Friday, 50's on Saturday, and hoping to break 60 on Sunday, with no rain in the weekend forecast. High tide is upon us now. Low tide will occur around 12:30 this afternoon, and high tide returns at about 6:30 this evening. For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a delicious Smoked Salmon bagel, layered with cream cheese, capers & onions for just $7.95. For lunch today, Marc is featuring our home cookin' blue plate special with fried chicken, mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables for only $9.95. Order any of our regular menu items at [1]www.maritimetogo.com and your order will be ready when you arrive. The BHA will host their January Potluck dinner tonight, beginning at 5:30. This month's Potluck also features a cooking demonstration by Stephen Naysnerski as he demonstrates "cooking under pressure" at 5:30pm. Bring your favorite dish and beverages. For more information, please contact FA McLeod at faatbeach@aol.com. "Meeting Weekend" is approaching, and many of our island's HOA's and non-profit entities will conduct their annual meetings, and we encourage all property owners to engage and get involved! The Bald Head Association's annual meeting will take place at 9am on Saturday, January 27th at the Association Center. The BHI Conservancy's annual meeting begins at 1pm in the classroom building on the Conservancy Campus. The Villas Association will meet at 2pm at the BHA. The Village Chapel's annual meeting takes place Sunday, January 28 immediately after the service. The Smith Island Social takes place on Saturday night, January 27th at the BHI Club during "meeting weekend". The reservation deadline has passed, but call the Club at 910-457-7300 to see if any seats remain. The cost is $50/person, and the event is open to all property owners and their guests. The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party will take place on Wednesday, January 31. It's a Blue Moon, and this month's event is generously sponsored by Always Ready Cart Care. We'll gather at Access 39 from 4:30-6:30pm, and we'll have the bonfire blazing to scare away any winter chill. Chef Marc will bring a huge pot of soup, and Peter (the piper) will be playing his ancient Celtic tunes on the bagpipes. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The sun will set at 5:41pm, and the full golden moon will rise from the depths of the Atlantic at precisely 6:05pm. The BHI Club's January "Fire Pit" night was cancelled due to snow & Ice, but will return on Friday, February 2 at 5pm - preceeded by a First Friday Golf Clinic at 4 on the putting green and the range, with cocktails :). Beginning at 5, enjoy fellowship, live music and appetizers by the firepit, and if you're staying for dinner, please make a reservation by calling 910-457-7300. Enjoy this special quiet time on the island with your friends & family, and we'll see you 'round the Market! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island, NC www.maritimemarketbhi.com www.maritimetogo.com www.baldheadblues.com www.sweetbaycatering.com 910-457-7450 Open 8am - 6pm Monday thru Saturday Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through February References 1. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ Manage Your Subscription: http://app.icontact.com/icp/mmail-mprofile.pl?r=38832784&l=10726&s=ETAA&m=370565&c=813566

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/14


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 33 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn air is crisp & dry, with a billion stars joined by a rising crescent moon in illuminating the dunes below. Winter temperatures return for the coming week, but without the devilish ice & snow :). Today we'll see sunny skies with a brisk north wind and temperatures climbing to around 40 by the afternoon. We'll cool to the mid 20's overnight, and warm to the low 40's tomorrow, under sunny skies and slightly milder breezes. We'll see highs the upper 40's for the remainder of the week, with lows dipping into the 20's again on Thursday. There's a slight chance of rain (or flurries) on Wednesday, but otherwise we have a dry week ahead. Low tide will occur around 11:45 this morning, and high tide will peak just before 6 this evening. For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing our Sunday brunch, featuring a delicious bacon & cheddar quiche with a side of fresh cut fruit for just $7.95, and Mimosas after 10am. Order any of our regular menu items at [1]www.maritimetogo.com and your order will be ready when you arrive. The Market will close at 2pm this afternoon, so be sure to arrive early to gather your dinner goodies. We have a few Black Angus Ribeyes remaining at only $7.99/lb, so it's a great time to squirrel a few away in your freezer. Kevin has also scored a deal on the 2015 Joel Gott "815 Cabernet Sauvignon" - a delicious 100% Cabernet, and a perfect pairing with the Black Angus Ribeyes, and it's only $16.99/btl. The BHA will host their January Potluck dinner tomorrow night from 5:30 - 8pm. This month's Potluck also features a cooking demonstration by Stephen Naysnerski as he demonstrates "cooking under pressure" at 5:30pm. Bring your favorite dish and beverages. For more information, please contact FA McLeod at faatbeach@aol.com. At the Sony Open in Hawaii, Joel Dahmen struggled a bit yesterday and carded a 74. ("struggle" is relative - the same score for me would be a career best :) The final round takes place today, and you can catch the action on the Golf Channel beginning at 4 this afternoon. You can't miss him - he's the one wearing our performance polos from Bald Head Blues :) "Meeting Weekend" is approaching, and many of our island's HOA's and non-profit entities will conduct their annual meetings, and we encourage all property owners to engage and get involved! The Bald Head Association's annual meeting will take place at 9am on Saturday, January 27th at the Association Center. The BHI Conservancy's annual meeting begins at 1pm in the classroom building on the Conservancy Campus. The Villas Association will meet at 2pm at the BHA. The Village Chapel's annual meeting takes place Sunday, January 28 immediately after the service. The Smith Island Social takes place on Saturday night, January 27th at the BHI Club during "meeting weekend". Reservation deadline is TODAY!! The cost is $50/person, so call the Club at 910-457-7300 to reserve seats. The event is open to all property owners and their guests. The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party will take place on Wednesday, January 31. It's a Blue Moon, and this month's event is generously sponsored by Always Ready Cart Care. We'll gather at Access 39 from 4:30-6:30pm, and we'll have the bonfire blazing to scare away any winter chill. Chef Marc will bring a huge pot of soup, and Peter (the piper) will be playing his ancient Celtic tunes on the bagpipes. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The sun will set at 5:41pm, and the full golden moon will rise from the depths of the Atlantic at precisely 6:05pm. The BHI Club's January "Fire Pit" night was cancelled due to snow & Ice, but will return on Friday, February 2 at 5pm - preceeded by a First Friday Golf Clinic at 4 on the putting green and the range, with cocktails :). Beginning at 5, enjoy fellowship, live music and appetizers by the firepit, and if you're staying for dinner, please make a reservation by calling 910-457-7300. Enjoy this special quiet time on the island with your friends & family, and we'll see you 'round the Market! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island, NC www.maritimemarketbhi.com www.maritimetogo.com www.baldheadblues.com www.sweetbaycatering.com 910-457-7450 Open 8am - 6pm Monday thru Saturday Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through February References 1. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ Manage Your Subscription: http://app.icontact.com/icp/mmail-mprofile.pl?r=38832784&l=10726&s=ETAA&m=370551&c=813566

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/13


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 51 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the crescent moon is rising in the east amidst clear starry skies, with blustery winds and a roaring South Beach surf. As the dawn breaks, look for mostly sunny skies, with daytime highs fluctuating around the 50 degree line, with a brisk west wind becoming a bitter north wind tonight, and pushing temperatures down to the low 30's by dawn tomorrow. We'll eek up to the high 30's tomorrow afternoon, and drop to the low 20's on Monday, with clear skies and a persistent and chilly north wind. Ditto for Tuesday, with a slight chance of snow or rain on Wednesday. Low tide will occur around 11 this morning, and high tide will peak at about 5 this afternoon. For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is featuring our loaded breakfast pizza, with scrambled eggs, diced sausage, & cheddar cheese, with a side of fresh fruit for just $7.95. Pizza day continues through lunch, with a selection of Gourmet pizzas by the slice. Order any of our regular menu items at [1]www.maritimetogo.com and your order will be ready when you arrive. Kevin informs me that we have a surplus of Black Angus Ribeyes, and that he's dropped the price to $7.99/lb. Ouch :). Kevin has also scored a deal on the 2015 Joel Gott "815 Cabernet Sauvignon" - a delicious 100% Cabernet, and a perfect pairing with the Black Angus Ribeyes, and it's only $16.99/btl. The BHA will host their January Potluck dinner on Monday, January 15 from 5:30 - 8pm. This month's Potluck also features a cooking demonstration by Stephen Naysnerski as he demonstrates "cooking under pressure" at 5:30pm. Bring your favorite dish and beverages. For more information, please contact FA McLeod at faatbeach@aol.com. At the Sony Open in Hawaii, Joel Dahmen made the cut on the number at -2 and will play this weekend (and earn a paycheck :). Martin Piller played well, but missed the cut - as did many tour veterans. Look for Joel this weekend on the Golf Channel. You can't miss him - he's the one wearing our performance polo from Bald Head Blues :) "Meeting Weekend" is approaching, and many of our island's HOA's and non-profit entities will conduct their annual meetings, and we encourage all property owners to engage and get involved! The Bald Head Association's annual meeting will take place at 9am on Saturday, January 27th at the Association Center. The BHI Conservancy's annual meeting begins at 1pm in the classroom building on the Conservancy Campus. The Villas Association will meet at 2pm at the BHA. The Village Chapel's annual meeting takes place Sunday, January 28 immediately after the service. The Smith Island Social takes place on Saturday night, January 27th at the BHI Club during "meeting weekend". Reservation deadline is TODAY!! The cost is $50/person, so call the Club at 910-457-7300 to reserve seats. The event is open to all property owners and their guests. Enjoy this special quiet time on the island with your friends & family, and we'll see you 'round the Market! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island, NC www.maritimemarketbhi.com www.maritimetogo.com www.baldheadblues.com www.sweetbaycatering.com 910-457-7450 Open 8am - 6pm Monday thru Saturday Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through February References 1. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ Manage Your Subscription: http://app.icontact.com/icp/mmail-mprofile.pl?r=38832784&l=10726&s=ETAA&m=370541&c=813566