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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 www.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to follow us on our various social media platforms. Josie
Moll is posting more events, store specials and pictures, so follow us
on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram . In addition, young Claude is
very active on Social media, and posts many items related to Bald Head
Blues and island living - both on Instagram and Facebook.
Enjoy this wonderful day on the island with your friends & family, and
we'll see you 'round the Market!
Melissa & Claude Pope
Bald Head Island, NC
Open 8am - 7pm daily
Open 8am - 8pm Friday & Saturday
through the remainder of April