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Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 07/20
Good Morning Fellow Islanders!
It's 78 degrees 'on the front porch this morning, and the skies are grey,
dark and foreboding as a mass of showers and storms head our way. The NWS
has issued flash flood watches for much of the coastal counties, so for
those on the road heading to or from the island, take caution when driving
through the low-lying areas - especially along NC 133. We could see some
short pops later this morning, but the bulk of the showers will likely
arrive later this afternoon and through the evening, with temperatures
holding in the upper 70's through the day, along with a steady easterly
breeze. We'll get a break tomorrow as the showers taper off before dawn,
leaving most of Saturday with partly sunny skies and just a slight chance
of a shower - good enough to get outside and hit the beach, the pool, or
the links. Another round of squalls will then move over the island
Saturday night, with the chance of showers and thunderstorms lingering
through Sunday. For the rainy periods, grab your summer read or tune into
the British Open or the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky, or just throw
open the windows and take a long summer nap :). Low tide will occur around
8:15 this morning, and high tide will peek at about 3 this afternoon.
For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing our famous Texas-sized
French Toast, with a side of our crispy applewood smoked bacon for only
$8.95. For lunch today, Marc is featuring a spectacular "surf & turf" -
your Fisherman's Friday Calabash favorites, along with prime rib au jus,
mashed potatoes & veggies. Order any item from our regular menu on-line
at www.maritimetogo.com, and your order will be ready when you arrive.
While the golf world is riveted to the British Open this weekend, we'll be
following the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky, where after yesterday's
first round, Joel Dahmen is just one off the lead and tied for 2nd -
carding 7 birdies and no bogeys. Martin Piller is on his heels just a
stroke back at 6 under, and and tied for 5th. Second round action gets
underway soon, with live TV coverage on the Golf Channel from 5-8pm this
evening. Just look for the two best-dressed guys on TV - both are wearing
our performance polos from Bald Head Blues :)
The Village Chapel will host at Catholic Mass this coming 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Click here to register on-line.
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.
National Lighthouse Day is August 7, and to celebrate, Old Baldy has a full
calendar of events taking place all weekend. Go to www.oldbaldy.org and
check out the happenings over this iconic island weekend, and make your
plans today, as many events will sell out.
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.
Through the season, many events take place weekly, including the following:
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.
"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.
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.
Old Baldy's night-time climbs to the top of the light. Reservations are
required, so call 910-457-7481 or go to www.oldbaldy.org 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!
Melissa & Claude Pope
Bald Head Island
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