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Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 06/26

Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 74 degrees on the front porch this morning, with dead calm winds and a quiet island still in slumber. The breaking dawn is revealing patches of blue, with hues of pink, purple, and orange reflecting from the scattered clouds. The seas and the surf are quiet, and the critters are singing in multi-part harmonies. We have a beautiful week ahead! Our stifling humidity of late has already abated, and will continue to drop, bottoming out on Wednesday before inching back up toward the coming weekend. Meanwhile, skies will be mostly sunny, with winds from the north and temperatures peaking at about 80. A slight chance of a shower remains on the official forecast, but vaporizes by Wednesday. High tide will peak around 10:15 this morning, and low tide will occur around 4:15 this afternoon. For Breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a hearty house made barbecue hash, topped with two eggs over medium and drizzled with hollandaise. It's a mountain of food for just $9.95. For lunch today, Marc is presenting our famous shrimp & grits - made with local caught shrimp, and served with bacon chips for only $9.95. Also, look for braised country collards and chicken gumbo on the line, as it's "home cookin" day :) You can also order all of our regular menu items at [1]w[2], and those items will be ready by the time you arrive. Delphina and Riverside Adventures will host their weekly Sunset Celebration tonight beginning at 5:30 in front of Riverside Adventures with DJ Fray, face painting, a hula hoop contest, and more. The party then moves over to West Beach (Access 5) and continues 'till sunset with a bonfire and free s'mores for the kids. The event is generously sponsored by Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales. Monday's are "half price appetizer night" at the Shoals Club for full members, and the fun takes place on the veranda at Latitudes overlooking the Cape, with live music and the best views on the island. The Village of BHI's Public Safety Department is hosting their first Public Safety Day tomorrow from 10am - 3pm at the new Village Park at the Marina. It's a family event, and the Public Safety folks, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Brunswick Sheriff's dept. will be showing off much of their equipment including fire trucks, ATV's, patrol boats, jet skis, and even a helicopter. Kids will be allowed to climb aboard and discover this fascinating equipment, so come out and meet your Public Safety Staff. Drop by Turtle Central from 4-6pm tomorrow night for Turtle Tuesdays, and enjoy extended shopping hours, special sale events, wine tastings, and live music :) The Conservancy's weekly "Turtle Trot" takes place on Wednesday. These fun runs begin at Turtle Central at 9:30am, with registration beginning at 8:30am, and all proceeds benefit turtle protection efforts. Bald Head Island Limited’s CEO, Chad Paul, will hold an information session in Greensboro, NC on the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 391, and the opportunity to create a Ferry Transportation Authority. The Greensboro information session will be held on Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 PM in the Brooks, Pierce Conference Room, located at 2000 Renaissance Plaza, 230 N. Elm Street, with many thanks to Mark Prak for the use of his Greensboro offices. If you'd like to attend, Please contact Joyce Fulton at [3] and let her know (there are special access instructions to the building). You'll find parking in the deck behind the Renaissance Plaza (accessible off Elm Street). Alternate parking is available in the Bellemeade Parking Deck, located directly across North Elm Street from the Renaissance Plaza. The full schedule of [4]events for the week of July 4th is now posted and there's a lot happening. Printed brochures will also be available for pick-up at various island locations, including the Market. It's time to pick up your Conservancy Picnic tickets! This year's picnic takes place on Sunday, July 2 at the Cape Fear Common from 4-8pm, with all your favorite activities including music, beer, a live and silent auction, and a great spread of picnic fare. Tickets are on sale daily in front of the Market - along with raffle tickets to win a new golf cart. You can also purchase tickets at Turtle Central. It's also time to register your cart for the annual July 4th Golf Cart parade! Register your cart on-line at [5] This year's themes are Patriotic, Tacky Tourist, and Anything BHI. Line-up begins at 9am at the new Village Harbour Park (the old tent site), and the parade begins at 10am on the 4th. Save the Date - the island's first ever "shred" event will now take place on Thursday, July 13! If you have boxes of old records that have been taking up valuable space in your closets, crofters, or garages, then there's no better time to have them safely destroyed, and you don't have to haul them off the island to do it :) The Market and the Village have conspired to put together a shredding event, with the proceeds benefiting the BHI Conservancy. The cost of shredding a standard cardboard file box full of old files is only $10/box, and the shred truck can shred the entire contents - including the staples, paper clips, binder clips, file folders, and the box itself. So - you have just a couple of weeks to dig through your archives and pull out the obsolete records. Set them aside, and then load up your cart and bring them up to the new Village Park at the Harbor on July 13 between 9am & noon. You'll see the shred truck parked in the circle. Make your checks payable to the BHI Conservancy for a minimum of $10/box (but feel free to add a little more for a donation :). Any individual, business, or non-profit is welcome to bring their old records, and the cost is the same for all - $10/box. The 2017 Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island is open for public tours. The home is Located at 204 Whale Head Way in Cape Fear Station, and is designed to provide creative decorating ideas and inspiration for visitors. The Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island will be prominently featured in the August issue of Southern Living Magazine. The home will be open for tours Wednesday-Sunday through Labor Day, and on weekends in September and October. A portion of all house tour ticket sales benefit the Old Baldy Foundation. Tickets can be purchased online at [6] Don't forget to follow us on our various social media platforms. Josie Moll is posting more events, store specials and pictures, so [7]follow us on Facebook, [8]Twitter and [9]Instagram . In addition, young Claude is very active on Social media with over 7,000 followers on [10]Instagram, and posts many items related to [11]Bald Head Blues[12] and island living on Instagram and [13]Facebook. Enjoy this wonderful day 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 910-457-7450 Open Daily 8am - 10pm until Labor Day References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.