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Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 03/17
Good Morning Fellow Islanders!
It's 55 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a warm western wind
stirring up the South Beach surf and wisping over the dunes. The early
birds remain slumbered amidst a dark & starry morning sky, and the island
is quiet and very peaceful. We have a beautiful day ahead, with sunny
skies warming the island to the mid 60's. Our westerly breezes will lay
down by the afternoon, making for ideal conditions on the golf course :).
We'll cool to the low 50's overnight, and warm to the mid 60's again
tomorrow, with partly sunny skies and blustery southwesterly breezes in the
afternoon, with just a slight chance of an evening shower after dark. On
Sunday, winds will shift to the north, bringing cooler temperatures topping
out in the upper 50's, with partly sunny skies. High tide will peak at
about 7:45 this morning, and low tide will occur around 1:45 this
For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a delicious breakfast
quesadilla, layered with scrambled eggs, diced sausage, cheddar cheese &
salsa for only $7.95. For lunch today, it's Fisherman's Friday, with a
bounty of seafood selections on the hot bar. Order any of our regular menu
items on-line at www.maritimetogo.com and your order will be ready when
The Village Council will hold a Public Hearing this afternoon on a proposed
$6 million Bond referendum for beach renourishment projects. The meeting
takes place at the BHA and begins at 2:30pm. All islanders are encouraged
The next Friends of Music Concert takes place at the Village Chapel
tonight, and features an incredibly talented teen prodigy named Gabiel
Crist. He'll be playing the piano beginning at 7:30pm.
The Badwater Ultra-Marathon returns to the island this weekend, bringing
hundreds of running enthusiasts from around the world to take place in
their "warm-up" marathon - a mere 51 miles - with embedded shorter races,
and the race route running through the island's Wynds, and along the
beaches. The island community is thrilled to host this organization, and
many of our islanders will be volunteering to help with water stations,
directions, and other assistance for runners. Many of the participants
will be staying on the island, so give them a hearty welcome when you see
them. For more information about the Badwater Marathon, please
The BHI Club will host a special St. Patrick's Day dinner & concert
tomorrow night, from 6-9pm, featuring a concert by world renowned fiddler
Andrea Beaton. She's recorded 6 albums and performs worldwide.
Reservations are required, and adults are only $29++.
The BHA's next Potluck Supper takes place this Monday, March 19 at 6pm in
the Generator Hall, so come out and meet your neighbors! Bring a dish to
share along with your favorite beverage. For more information, please
contact FA McLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Catholic Mass will take place at the Village Chapel at Noon next Tuesday,
March 20, followed by a potluck lunch with the celebrant - Friar Vic, the
new pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Southport. All are invited, and if
you're attending the potluck, please send a quick note to FA McLeod
at email@example.com & let her know how many are in your party.
The Market is putting together some terrific Easter baskets for kids (under
12), along with teens, and even baskets for grown-ups! Order yours by
visiting www.maritimemarketbhi.com/easter-basket.aspx. Please fill out
one form for each recipient of a basket. Order deadline is Monday, March 26
at Noon, and baskets will be ready for pick-up at the Market on Saturday,
March 31 from Noon-8pm. Or, for a small fee, baskets may be delivered by
Captain Charlie the Easter Turtle on Easter morning between 9-11am. If you
have any questions regarding the contents, or age-appropriateness of the
items inside, or you need any customized support at all, please contact
Holly Fauble via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seats are going fast for our upcoming Easter Side Porch Oyster Roast, and a
sell-out is imminent, so register today
at www.maritimemarketbhi.com/oyster-roast.aspx to reserve your seats.
The fun takes place on Friday, March 30 at the Forest Pavilion - adjacent
to the Market, and the evening features live music by Mark Daffer, along
with an incredible spread of Chef Marc's fresh steamed oysters, steamed old
bay shrimp, pulled pork barbecue, roasted chicken, and a host of sides and
other goodies. Cost is only $32.95/adults or $16.95/children under 12.
You can also add a steamed Live Maine Lobster for just $24 more. Beer &
wine will be available by the glass, or just step into the Market and
select your favorite bottle or six-pack and bring it out to your table.
Seats are limited, so register early.
Immediately after our Oyster Roast on Friday, March 30, we'll host our
first Scotch & Cigar event by the firepits at the Forest Pavilion. We'll
be joined by Jason Marks - owner of Atomic Cigar Company, and he'll be
hand-rolling cigars for attendees to smoke on site or purchase for later
enjoyment. We'll have flights of Single-Malt Scotch available in 1/2, 1,
or 2oz pours. We'll also have a fine selection of craft Bourbons, and
we'll begin after the Oyster Roast winds down - sometime around 7:30 or
8pm. Registration is not necessary - just drop by and join the fun!
The Ray Webb Memorial Community Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday,
March 27, from 10am - 2pm at the BHA. Donors need an appointment, so
please contact Chris Webb at 910-231-8065 or drop her an email at
email@example.com. Appointments fill up fast, so call today!
The BHI Club is now on a waiting list for their Easter Brunch. Shoals Club
will have two seatings - 10:30am and 12:30pm, and those are also filling up
fast, so call Shoals Club at 910-454-4850 or join the waiting list at the
BHI Club by calling 910-457-7300.
As part of the Chapel’s 2018 mission project, Re-CYCLE BHI, the Chapel will
be collecting used bikes at the old Harbour tent site (now a Village park)
on Saturday, March 31 from 8am until Noon. The Village has also opened a
drop-off site at the Public Works department, and used bikes can now be
left in Container No. 14 - next to the light green contractor's building
behind the contractor parking lot on Edward Teach. Tax receipts and
coupons for 10% off a new bike from Island Hardware are available. If you
can't get to the island by then, please email Darryl Early or Steve
McCory to arrange for a pick-up. All used bikes will be donated to a
fabulous organization in Fayetteville that repairs and distributes bikes to
underprivileged kids. To learn about this fabulous group go to
 http://www.wral.com/thanks-to -widow-legacy-of-bicycle-man-
lives-on-in-fayetteville/17183 850/. Many thanks to Anne Rex and Gayle
Sanders for their efforts on this project. If you have any questions,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Party takes place on Saturday,
March 31, and is sponsored by Bald Head Blues. It's a Blue Moon! It's
rare to have a Blue Moon (two full moons in the same month), but it's even
more rare to have two Blue Moons in the same year :). We'll gather at
Access 39 from 7-9pm, and we'll have the bonfire stoked, while Peter the
Piper plays his ancient melodies on the bagpipes. Chef Marc will be
bringing a huge pot of soup for everyone. BYOB and bring an appetizer to
share. The sun will set at 7:32pm, followed by the full moon rising at
Prudy Weaver will be signing her new book at All About Art on Saturday,
March 31 from 1-5pm, and will be showing some of her new works. Drop by
for hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine and meet Prudy.
The next Island-wide Litter Sweep takes place on Saturday, March 31 from
11am - 1pm. Meet at the Fire Station to pick up bags, gloves, and
grabbers, and then pick a Wynd or section of the island to clean. Prizes
are awarded for the most unusual litter found.
The Pirate Invation Fundraiser for the BVI recovery efforts will take place
on Thursday, April 5 at the Forest Pavilion - adjacent to the Market.
You'll enjoy a Live band, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, rum & spirits
tastings, craft brew & wine. Meet some of the pirates who will be attending
this year’s Pirate’s weekend. These pirates are contributing their time to
this event to help raise funds for the BVI island recovery effort in the
spirit of “pirates helping pirates.”
All attendees are encouraged to make a suggested donation of $25 to $100
per person to Virgin Unite in support of their hurricane recovery and
rebuilding work. To learn more or RSVP, please visit
The Market is currently accepting applications for full & part time
employees for the coming season, and we're looking for bright, energetic &
eager folks in all positions, and in all departments. If you know someone
looking for a challenging & rewarding job for the season, please forward
this link to them: www.maritimemarketbhi.com/jobs.aspx. They must
be at least 16 years old, and they must have their own housing (on or off
island). The Market provides ferry tickets, daily parking, and a full meal
prepared by Chef Marc for each employee every day. We will also need many
of our seasonal veterans to help out during the Easter Holiday, so if
you've worked for us in the past and you're available to help out over
Easter, please let us know.
Enjoy this wonderful winter 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 - 6pm Monday thru Saturday
Open 8am - 2pm Sunday - through March 18
Open 8am - 8pm March 23 - April 7
Open 8am - 2pm Easter Sunday
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