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Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 01/19


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