Claude's Daily Emails

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 3/12

Good Morning Fellow Islanders!

It's 48 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn dunes are
dark & damp, with a light rain descending through calm winds upon a quiet &
peaceful island. As the dawn breaks, look for spotty showers throughout
the day, with the bulk of precipitation showing up later this afternoon and
into the evening before clearing out by dawn tomorrow. Temperatures will
inch to the low 50's, and plunge into the upper 30's overnight. We'll
awake to clear skies tomorrow, with abundant sunshine and daytime highs in
the 50's through Thursday, and reaching the 60's by Friday and through the
coming weekend. Low tide will occur around 10:45 this morning, and high
tide peaks at about 5 this afternoon.

For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is creating a "green eggs & ham'wich"
- scrambled eggs with pesto, country ham & ricotta on a buttery croissant
for just $7.95. For lunch today, enjoy an old school sloppy Joe sandwich
with cole slaw & fries for only $8.95, or dig into a spicy cajun shrimp
over yellow rice Okra for just $10.95. Order any of our regular menu
items on-line at [1] and your order will be ready when
you arrive.

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
[2] or call or text Larry Caringer at 203-209-1196.

The Badwater Ultra-Marathon returns to the island this coming weekend,
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 [3]

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 coming 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 this 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 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 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 [5]

A Catholic Mass will take place at the Village Chapel at Noon on Tuesday,
March 20, followed by a potluck lunch with the celebrant - Friar Vic, the
new pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Southport. All are invited, and if
you're attending the potluck, please send a quick note to FA McLeod at
[6] & let her know how many are in your party.

The Ray Webb Memorial Community Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday,
March 27, from 10am - 2pm at the BHA. Donors need an appointment, so
please contact Chris Webb at 910-231-8065 or drop her an email at Appointments fill up fast, so call today!

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 [7] 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!

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
[8] [9] -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 [10] or [11]

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.

Prudy Weaver will be signing her new book at All About Art on Saturday,
March 31 from 1-5pm, and will be showing some of her new works. Drop by
for hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine and meet Prudy.

The next Island-wide Litter Sweep takes place on Saturday, March 31 from
11am - 1pm. Meet at the Fire Station to pick up bags, gloves, and
grabbers, and then pick a Wynd or section of the island to clean. Prizes
are awarded for the most unusual litter found.

The Pirate Invation Fundraiser for the BVI recovery efforts will take place
on Thursday, April 5 at the Forest Pavilion - adjacent to the Market.
You'll enjoy a Live band, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, rum & spirits
tastings, craft brew & wine. Meet some of the pirates who will be attending
this year’s Pirate’s weekend. These pirates are contributing their time to
this event to help raise funds for the BVI island recovery effort in the
spirit of “pirates helping pirates.”

All attendees are encouraged to make a suggested donation of $25 to $100
per person to Virgin Unite in support of their hurricane recovery and
rebuilding work. To learn more or RSVP, please visit


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: [13] 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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