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Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 07/16

Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 77 degrees 'on the front porch this morning, and the air is heavy, still, and fragrant with the scents of the sea, as a layer of gray clouds blanket the pre-dawn sky, with the remnants of a quick spit of rain adding a glaze of humidity. The radar is showing a multitude of small cells materializing - and then vaporizing as they slowly migrate north from the sea. We'll likely miss most of these today, but their denisity will increase toward dusk, and we then settle into several days of periodic showers or thunderstorms. We'll warm to the mid 80's today, with mostly calm winds and partly sunny skies through the early afternoon, and increasing clouds tonight. For the remainder of the week, expect scattered showers or thunderstorms, with daytime highs in the mid 80's and overnight lows near 80. High tide will peak at about 11:15 this morning, and low tide will occur around 5:15 this afternoon. For breakfast this morning, Chef Radar is featuring his famous "crunch wrap" - a flour tortilla loaded with scrambled eggs, cheese and sausage, then folded and grilled to a crispy crunch for only $8.95. For lunch today, Radar is presenting grilled chicken Kebobs with a tabouleh salsa for only $10.95. Order any item from our regular menu on-line at [1], and your order will be ready when you arrive. Congratulations to John Day - winner of the BHI Club Championship men's division, along wth Missy Anderson, winner of the ladie's division. Kudos also to the pro shop and the culinary staff at the Club for presenting a fabulous tournament! Kudos also to our brand ambassador Joel Dahmen as carded his best finish on the PGA Tour (so far :) with a tie for 2nd place at the John Deere Classic. Joel Dahmen and Martin Piller did not qualify for the British Open, but they'll both be in the field this week at the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship, and we'll be rooting for them to break through. Just look for the best dressed guys on TV, as Joel and Martin will both be wearing our performance polos from Bald Head Blues :) The next Apple Training Session takes place this morning at the BHA from 9-10:30am, and the session will focus on iPhone and iPad Photography and movie editing. You’ll get a chance to learn about a fantastic tool you already have called “iMovie.” Plus, get some great tips on photo editing - and some help finding the best Apps to add to your iPhone to make editing your photos even more amazing. Larry will cover these, and any other questions you may have about your apple devices. Register at [2] , or call or text Larry at 203-209-1196. Walk-ins are welcome, and the cost is only $30. The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party takes place on Friday, July 27, and is generously sponsored by the Shoals Club. We'll gather as usual at Access 39 from 7-9pm, and we'll have the bonfire blazing and our bagpiper playing the ancient Celtic melodies. Chef Marc will be bringing a huge pot of his famous soup. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. The sun sets at 8:16pm, followed immediately by the full golden moon rising majestically from the depths of the Atlantic at 8:18pm. Please cart-pool, and remember to park completely off the street so our Public Safety vehicles can get through. The Village Chapel will host at Catholic Mass next Sunday, July 22nd at 5PM in the Village Chapel, and all are welcome to attend. Following the mass, a Potluck Supper will take place in the BHA's Generator Society Hall beginning around 6:15pm with Father Vic-Pastor of Sacred Heart in Southport. If you're planning to attend the Potluck Supper, please RSVP to FA McLeod at so she can arrange for paper products, chairs & tables. Just bring your own beverages and a dish to share. Old Baldy is kicking off a series of intimate tours of the Smith Island Museum of History on the 4th Wednesday of the month, with the first event taking place on Wednesday, July 25th, and featuring an exploration of artifacts recovered from the 1986 excavation of the lighthouse grounds. [3]Click here to register on-line. Shoals Club is already making preparations for their annual Labor Day bash - taking place on Saturday, September 1. It's the biggest party of the year, and attendance is limited to full members and up to FOUR guests, and it's not too early to get your reservations in - so call the Shoals Club now at 910-454-4850 and get on the list. National Lighthouse Day is August 7, and to celebrate, Old Baldy has a full calendar of events taking place all weekend. Go to [4] and check out the happenings over this iconic island weekend, and make your plans today, as many events will sell out. Through the season, many events take place weekly, including the following: Monday - Apple Training sessions take place at the Bald Head Association most Mondays from 9 - 10:30am. Sunset Celebration at Riverside Adventures & Delphina, sponsored by Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales. Shoals Club's Half-price Appetizer night for full members at Latitudes. Tuesday - "Turtle Tuesday" at Turtle Central from 4-6pm - enjoy a wine tasting, shopping specials, corn hole and much more, and support the Conservancy's on-going efforts to protect our sea turtles. "Taco Tuesdsay" at the Shoals Club's Sandbar Grille 6-8pm. Wednesday - The Conservancy hosts their Turtle Trots each Wednesday. Registration begins at 8:30am and the race begins at 9:30am. All proceeds benefit turtle protection efforts. Free Corkage night at the BHI Club, where full members pay no corkage fees for bottles brought from home. Thursday - Old Baldy's night-time climbs to the top of the light. Reservations are required, so call 910-457-7481 or go to to reserve your spot. Climbs begin at 7:30pm in July, and at 7pm in August. Enjoy this wonderful summer 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 910-457-7450 References 1. 2. 3. 4. Manage Your Subscription: