Claude's Daily Emails

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 3/10

Good Morning Fellow Islanders!

It's 54 degrees on the front porch this morning, and faint glow of the
crescent moon is mingling with the fading stars amidst the imminent light
of dawn, struggling in vain to maintain it's nocturnal dominance againt the
overwhelming brilliance of the coming sun. A light southwesterly breeze is
stirring up the sounds of the nearby South Beach, while the early birds
dance and sing with reckless abandon. Today we'll see mostly sunny skies,
with light southwesterly breezes and temperatures climbing to the low 60's.
Clouds will move in later this afternoon, shrouding the evening stars and
keeping overnight temperatures in the mid 50's. We'll see mostly cloudy
skies tomorrow, with a chance of afternoon and evening showers, with
daytime temperatures hovering near 60. Showers will taper off on Monday
and the sun returns, with daytime highs in the 50's through most of next
week. Low tide will occur at 8 this morning, and high tide peaks at about
2:15 this afternoon. We'll "spring forward" with Daylight Savings time
tomorrow, so set your clocks ahead by an hour before you retire tonight.

For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is featuring a stort stack of our
decadent banana & chocolate chip pancakes, topped with whipped cream and
served with a side of fresh cut fruit for only $7.95. For lunch today,
we'll have a selection of gourmet pizza by the slice, including a delicious
barbecue pork pizza, or you can enjoy a traditional southern fried bologna
sandwich with muenster cheese & chips for just $8.95. Order any of our
regular menu items on-line at [1] and your order will
be ready when you arrive.

The Pope clan will be gathering in Dunn, NC today to celebrate the 110th
birthday of Olive Rochelle Jackson Pope - my grandmother! It's an
incredible milestone, and brings together a host of cousins, uncles, and
relations from around the country. She's a very special lady - born in
1908 in Jackson's Corner (near Spivey's Corner) in Sampson County and
witnessing first hand the incredible history of the 20th and early 21st
centuries, while raising a farm family, out-working and out-living everyone
in the process.

Our registration page is now posted for our upcoming Easter Side Porch
Oyster Roast, taking place on Friday, March 30 at the Forest Pavilion -
adjacent to the Market. Go
to [2] to reserve your seats.
The evening features live music by Mark Daffer, along with an incredible
spread of Chef Marc's fresh steamed oysters, steamed old bay shrimp, pulled
pork barbecue, roasted chicken, and a host of sides and other goodies.
Cost is only $32.95/adults or $16.95/children under 12. You can also add a
steamed Live Maine Lobster for just $24 more. Beer & wine will be
available by the glass, or just step into the Market and select your
favorite bottle or six-pack and bring it out to your table. Seats are
limited, so register early.

Immediately after our Oyster Roast on Friday, March 30, we'll host our
first Scotch & Cigar event by the firepits at the Forest Pavilion. We'll
be joined by Jason Marks - owner of Atomic Cigar Company, and he'll be
hand-rolling cigars for attendees to smoke on site or purchase for later
enjoyment. We'll have flights of Single-Malt Scotch available in 1/2, 1,
or 2oz pours. We'll also have a fine selection of craft Bourbons, and
we'll begin after the Oyster Roast winds down - sometime around 7:30 or
8pm. Registration is not necessary - just drop by and join the fun!

The Shoals Club is now open for the season. Both Aqua and Latiudes are
open Thursday thru Saturday nights, and the Sandbar Grille (and the pool)
open next Thursday, March 15, and will then be open Monday-Saturday thru
March. Both pools have new plaster & tile, and there are new lounge chairs
for the Member's Deck. Make your dinner reservations for Aqua by calling

Apple products Training returns to the BHI Club this coming Tuesday at 9am,
and this week's topics include iPhone and iPad basics - with a focus on iOS
11 and all of its many new features. Register at
[3] or call or text Larry Caringer at 203-209-1196.

The BHI Club is now on a waiting list for their Easter Brunch. Shoals Club
will have two seatings - 10:30am and 12:30pm, and those are also filling up
fast, so call Shoals Club at 910-454-4850 or join the waiting list at the
BHI Club by calling 910-457-7300.

The Annual Boy Scout Breakfast fundraiser will take place at the
Association Center, beginning at 9am this comng Wednesday, March 14, and
featuring Jon David as the keynote speaker. Jon is our local District
Attorney, and has been involved with scouting for many years. Please
confirm your attendance by sending a quick note to Larry Lammert at

The Conservancy's Lecture series at the BHI Club continues on Thursday,
March 15, with a presentation titled "Imaging the Battles of the Atlantic"
- discussing the documenting of WWII off the North Carolina Coast. The
program begins at 5:30pm, and the cost is only $14.95++, so call the BHI
Club at 910-457-7450 to make your reservation.

The Village Council will hold a Public Hearing on on Friday, March 16 on a
proposed $6 million Bond referendum for beach renourishment projects. The
meeting takes place at the BHA and begins at 2:30pm. All islanders are
encouraged to attend.

The next Friends of Music Concert takes place at the Village Chapel on
Friday, March 16, and features an incredibly talented teen prodigy named
Gabiel Crist. He'll be playing the piano beginning at 7:30pm.

The BHI Club will host a special St. Patrick's Day dinner & concert on
Saturday, March 17, from 6-9pm, featuring a concert by world renowned
fiddler Andrea Beaton. She's recorded 6 albums and performs worldwide.
Reservations are required, and adults are only $29++.

The Badwater Ultra-Marathon returns to the island next weekend, March
16-18, bringing hundreds of running enthusiasts from around the world to
take place in their "warm-up" marathon - a mere 51 miles - with embedded
shorter races, and the race route running through the island's Wynds, and
along the beaches. The island community is thrilled to host this
organization, and many of our islanders will be volunteering to help with
water stations, directions, and other assistance for runners. Many of the
participants will be staying on the island, so give them a hearty welcome
when you see them. For more information about the Badwater Marathon,
please visit [5]

The BHA's next Potluck Supper takes place on Monday, March 19 at 6pm in the
Generator Hall, so come out and meet your neighbors! Bring a dish to share
along with your favorite beverage. For more information, please contact FA
McLeod at [6]

As part of the Chapel’s 2018 mission project, Re-CYCLE BHI, a used bike
collection event will take place on Saturday March 31. Re-CYCLE volunteers
will gladly take your old bicycles, no matter how battered, and with the
help of the Bald Head Island Club, deliver them to a group in Fayetteville,
NC that restores, repairs and distributes bicycles to underprivileged
children in five NC counties. To learn about this fabulous group go to
[7] [8] -widow-legacy-of-bicycle-man-
lives-on-in-fayetteville/17183 850/. This is a great opportunity to get rid
of those rusty old bikes that you never use anymore! More details will
follow in the future, so stay tuned. Many thanks to Anne Rex and Gayle
Sanders for their efforts on this project. If you have any questions,
please email [9] or [10]

The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party takes place on Saturday,
March 31, and is sponsored by Bald Head Blues. It's a Blue Moon! It's
rare to have a Blue Moon (two full moons in the same month), but it's even
more rare to have two Blue Moons in the same year :). We'll gather at
Access 39 from 7-9pm, and we'll have the bonfire stoked, while Peter the
Piper plays his ancient melodies on the bagpipes. Chef Marc will be
bringing a huge pot of soup for everyone. BYOB and bring an appetizer to
share. The sun will set at 7:32pm, followed by the full moon rising at
precisely 7:52pm.

Save the Dates:

Thursday, April 5 - Pirate Invasion fundraiser from 7-10pm at the Forest
Pavilion, with live music, dancing, and great food & drink, with proceeds
benefiting the BVI Community Support Appeal. Please register
at [11]

Wednesday, April 11 - Vet Clinic held at Public Safety Center by Dr. Audra
Rickman of Four Paws Animal Hospital. Call 910-457-7387 for an

There will be many other activities going on during the Easter weekend, and
we'll provide a complete list as the date approaches.

The Market is currently accepting applications for full & part time
employees for the coming season, and we're looking for bright, energetic &
eager folks in all positions, and in all departments. If you know someone
looking for a challenging & rewarding job for the season, please forward
this link to them: [12] They must
be at least 16 years old, and they must have their own housing (on or off
island). The Market provides ferry tickets, daily parking, and a full meal
prepared by Chef Marc for each employee every day. We will also need many
of our seasonal veterans to help out during the Easter Holiday, so if
you've worked for us in the past and you're available to help out over
Easter, please let us know.

Enjoy this wonderful winter day on the island with your friends & family,
and we'll see you 'round the Market!


Melissa & Claude Pope

Maritime Market

Bald Head Island, NC


Open 8am - 6pm Monday thru Saturday

Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through March 18

Open 8am - 8pm March 23 - April 7

Open 8am - 2pm Easter Sunday


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6. Potluck Supper on the 19th
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12. Manage Your Subscription: