Claude's Daily Emails

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 3/14

Good Morning Fellow Islanders!

It's 40 degrees on the front porch this morning, with clear starry skies,
light breezes and a quiet surf. With the changeover to Daylight Saving
Time, the mornings are again shrouded in a peaceful and quiet darkness -
the early birds remaining in their nocturnal slumber, while the evening
light grows toward the summer solstice, providing a welcome illumination
for seizing outdoor activities. As the dawn breaks, look for a crisp &
sunny day, with moderate northwesterly breezes and a high struggling to
reach 50. We'll cool to the mid 30's overnight, and warm to the low 60's
tomorrow, with mostly sunny skies and a blustery southwesterly breeze.
Ditto for Friday, with slightly milder winds. For the weekend, look for
partly to mostly sunny skies, with highs in the mid to upper 50's, with the
60's returning on Monday. High tide is upon us now. Low tide will occur
around 12:15 this afternoon, and high tide returns at about 6:45 this

For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a toasted bagel layered
with delicious smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers & onions for just $7.95.
For lunch today, Marc is featuring a savory pork lo mein over jasmine rice
with stir-fried veggies for only $9.95. Order any of our regular menu
items on-line at [1] and your order will be ready when
you arrive.

The Annual Boy Scout Breakfast fundraiser takes place this morning at 9am
at the Association Center, 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 [2]

The Market is putting together some terrific Easter baskets for kids (under
12), along with teens, and even baskets for grown-ups! Order yours by
visiting [3] Please fill out
one form for each recipient of a basket. Order deadline is Monday, March 26
at Noon, and baskets will be ready for pick-up at the Market on Saturday,
March 31 from Noon-8pm. Or, for a small fee, baskets may be delivered by
Captain Charlie the Easter Turtle on Easter morning between 9-11am. If you
have any questions regarding the contents, or age-appropriateness of the
items inside, or you need any customized support at all, please contact
Holly Fauble via email at [4]

Seats are going fast for our upcoming Easter Side Porch Oyster Roast, and a
sell-out is imminent, so register today
at [5] to reserve your seats.
The fun takes place on Friday, March 30 at the Forest Pavilion - adjacent
to the Market, and 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 Conservancy's Lecture series at the BHI Club continues this Thursday,
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 this Friday, 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 night, and features an incredibly talented teen prodigy named Gabiel
Crist. He'll be playing the piano beginning at 7:30pm.

The Badwater Ultra-Marathon returns to the island this 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 [6]

The BHI Club will host a special St. Patrick's Day dinner & concert this
coming 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 next 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 [7]

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
[8] & 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!

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.

As part of the Chapel’s 2018 mission project, Re-CYCLE BHI, the Chapel will
be collecting used bikes at the old Harbour tent site (now a Village park)
on Saturday, March 31 from 8am until Noon. The Village has also opened a
drop-off site at the Public Works department, and used bikes can now be
left in Container No. 14 - next to the light green contractor's building
behind the contractor parking lot on Edward Teach. Tax receipts and
coupons for 10% off a new bike from Island Hardware are available. If you
can't get to the island by then, please email [9]Darryl Early or [10]Steve
McCory to arrange for a pick-up. All used bikes will be donated to a
fabulous organization in Fayetteville that repairs and distributes bikes to
underprivileged kids. To learn about this fabulous group go to
[11] [12] -widow-legacy-of-bicycle-man-
lives-on-in-fayetteville/17183 850/. Many thanks to Anne Rex and Gayle
Sanders for their efforts on this project. If you have any questions,
please email [13] or [14]

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: [16] 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


2. Scout Breakfast at the BHA
4. Baskets from Maritime Market
7. Potluck Supper on the 19th
8. Mass Potluck
9. bikes for pick-up/donation
10. bikes for pick-up/donation
11. http:// -widow-legacy-of-bicycle-man- lives-on-in-fayetteville/17183 850/
13. project
14. project
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