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Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 04/25


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 65 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a cool breeze coming off the water and a loud surf joining the birds in nature's morning songfest. The skies are clear - for now - revealing the morning stars, but those will quickly be washed away by the dawn, or hidden by the cloud cover - predicted again to overwhelm the island this morning. The radar signature looks eerily like a hurricane, with a huge eye, and a perimeter of squalls that could circle back on us from the west, but the whole mass is slowly drifting to the north, and it appears that our chance of continued rain is diminished significantly as the day wears on. Skies should clear for good overnight, leaving us with a beautiful spring week ahead, and through the coming weekend, with sunny skies, and temperatures in the mid 70's through Monday. High tide will peak at about 7:15 this morning. Low tide will occur around 1:30 this afternoon, and high tide returns at about 7:45 this evening. For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is featuring our delicious pecan Belgian waffles, topped with whipped cream, and served with a side of our crispy applewood smoked bacon for only $5.95. For lunch today, Marc is preparing a hearty toasted Italian sub, with melted provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a balsamic vinaigrette, along with a side of our house made chips for just $9.95. Tuesday's hot bar theme is "Italian"! You can also order all of our regular menu items at [1]w[2]ww.maritimetogo.com, and those items will be ready by the time you arrive. Your humble writer and his lovely bride will be skedaddling to the North Carolina mountains next Monday for a few days before the summer season fully kicks in, and we're pleased to announce that Bonny McLain will be our guest-writer for the daily & weekly emails next week :) Bonny last took a turn at guest-writing the email back in 2012 and did a fabulous job. She'll be on the island as well, so you can trust her "on location" observations and insights. Dr. Audra Rickman from Four Paws Animal Hospital will be visiting the island and seeing patients at the Fire Station tomorrow from 8:30am - 1pm. Please call 910-457-7387 to make an appointment. The next installment of the Conservancy's Lecture Series takes place tomorrow night at the BHI Club. The Lecture is titled "Nocturnal Visitors", and is presented by Emily Hardin and explores BHI's history of Sea Turtles. The evening begins with a cash bar at 5:30pm, followed by the lecture at 6pm, and dinner at 7pm. The cost of the prix fixe dinner (Chicken Marsala, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans & strawberry shortcake) is only $14.95 plust tax/gratuity. Dinner is optional, and guests may choose to attend only the lecture. Either way, you must RSVP by the end of day tomorrow by calling the club at 910-457-7300. The 10th Anniversary of BHI's Wounded Warrior Family weekend will take place this weekend! The island community will host five Purple Heart recipients and their families & caregivers, with activities throughout the weekend. The event is hosted in partnership with the Halo for Freedom Warrior Foundation (a 501-C-3 non-profit organization), and 100% of donations go toward the cost of hosting this event and supporting the families. The main event for islanders is the Community Event at the BHI Club from 3-6pm on Friday. The afternoon includes parachute jumps (weather permitting), a bounce house for kids, and Dana Bowman jumping in with a giant American Flag at 4pm. Music is provided by the Red, White & Bluegrass Band, and a community buffet is available for all who attend. The event also features some very special guest speakers. Donations are needed to help fund this special weekend, so please make checks payable to Halo for Freedom Foundation, and please write "BHI Weekend" in the Memo field. Then, please mail or drop your check to the Bald Head Association, PO Box 3030, Bald Head Island, NC 28461. Chad Paul, CEO of Bald Head Island Limited, will be in Raleigh next Tuesday, May 2 to make a detailed presentation regarding the new Ferry Transportation Authority contemplated by NC Senate Bill 391. If you're a property owner (or you'd like to be an owner one day :) and have been unable to attend similar presentations on the island, this is a great opportunity to get caught up on this issue. In short, the bill - if passed and signed by the Governor - would create the Bald Head Island Ferry Transportation Authority - which would then issue bonds to acquire the assets of Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. including the Deep Point terminal, the docks on both sides, ferries, trams, barge and parking facilities, and the new Authority would also operate the ferry system. The presentation will take place at 6pm in the Brooks Pierce & Co. conference rooms A-C, located downtown on the 17th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower, 150 Fayetteville Street. If you'd like to attend, please contact Joyce Fulton via email at jfulton@bhisland.com. Don't forget to follow us on our various social media platforms. Josie Moll is posting more events, store specials and pictures, so [3]follow us on Facebook, [4]Twitter and [5]Instagram . In addition, young Claude is very active on Social media, and posts many items related to [6]Bald Head Blues and island living - both on [7]Instagram and [8]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 www.maritimemarketbhi.com www.maritimetogo.com www.baldheadblues.com www.sweetbaycatering.com 910-457-7450 Open 8am - 7pm daily Open 8am - 8pm Friday & Saturday through the remainder of April References 1. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ 2. http://www.maritimetogo.com/ 3. https://www.facebook.com/MaritimeMarket 4. https://twitter.com/MaritimeMarket 5. https://www.instagram.com/maritimemarketbhi/ 6. http://www.baldheadblues.com/ 7. http://www.instagram.com/baldheadblues 8. http://www.facebook.com/baldheadblues