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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 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 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
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 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
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!
Melissa & Claude Pope
Bald Head Island, NC
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