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News Blog - February 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Warm up your swing and get ready for spring! The First Flight Society Golf Tournament will be held at the Sea Scape Golf Links in Kitty Hawk, NC on Thursday, May 24, 2007. The tournament will be a Better Ball (or Captain's Choice) of a foursome which will commence with a shotgun start at 10:00 am.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
ROANOKE ISLAND, NC- The Tenth Annual Priceless Pieces Past & Present Quilt Extravaganza will be held at Roanoke Island Festival Park March 1-27 in the Art Gallery. The annual event is organized by the local Teacup Quilters. In this special tenth anniversary show, residents of Dare County participate in a community-wide celebration of the art of quilting.
Monday, February 26, 2007
So, you have booked your vacation and found the perfect house here at Outer Beaches Realty; now it is time to learn the history of where you will be exploring. Hatteras Island is rich in history and learning all about it is a fun family activity; this article will set you on the right path. Over the next few days we will feature another area and the interesting history behind the location, so read on!
Saturday, February 24, 2007
The Lost Colony will be hosting auditions for the upcoming 2007 season Saturday, February 24th at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.Photographs and resumes are required for the audition. No preparation is needed for the children's audition at 9 am, however, children must be old enough to read. Dancers should report to The Lost Colony business office at 10:30 a.m. to participate in a dance movement audition. Production staff and actor/technician interviews will also take place at 9 a.m. Actors and singers will audition at 1:15 p.m. and should prepare one minute of memorized dialogue and singing.
Friday, February 23, 2007
(MANTEO, NC) WORLD'S LARGEST TRAVEL COMMUNITY NAMES OUTER BANKS #1 FAMILY BEACH. The Outer Banks of North Carolina ranks #1 in TripAdvisor® list of Top Ten Family-Friendly Beaches in the U.S. announced this week. According to the world's largest travel community with 5 million unbiased opinions and 20 million website visitors, you can “Put Your Money in the Banks.” The beaches of Nags Head and The Outer Banks offer families “plenty of beach to enjoy as the lovely Outer Banks islands are surrounded by 900 square miles of water."
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
National Park Service Threatened & Endangered Species Reports now are available to the public. The following reports have been released; 2006 Seabeach Amaranth Report, 2006 Piping Plover Report and 2006 Sea Turtle Report. So, are the controversial Piping Plovers flourishing here on Cape Hatteras?
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Texas Holdem' Poker Tournament for Charity - The Odd Fellows Lodge & the Outer Banks Brewing Station present the Fall Charity Poker Tournament with games starting at 7pm and 9:30pm every Thursday. One hundred percent of the $5 entry fee will go to scholarships for Dare County High School seniors.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Gearing up for your Outer Banks vacation? If you are bringing along a pet, particularly the family dog, here are some tips for a successful drive down the Island. A little preparation can make riding in the car with your dog an enjoyable experience. From packing their toys and food to tricks to get them to sleep on the ride.
Monday, February 19, 2007
The Land of Beginnings Festival steering committee is now accepting nominations for the first-ever Living Legend Award to be presented at a luncheon to be held on Monday, March 26, at the Pavilion at the Wright Brother National Memorial. The kick off event is one of many to be held from March 26 to 31 as part of the Land of Beginnings Festival, An Outer Banks Original.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Roanoke Island - A Civil War Living History Weekend, March 3(from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and March 4(from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The event will commemorate the 145th Anniversary of The Battle of Roanoke Island. The seventh annual festival will feature re-enactors of the Union and Confederate soldiers and civilians. Other acitivities will include tasting food of the period, displays of arts and crafts and music. Admission to the event is included in the Park's general admission price and is good for both days of the event which will be held rain or shine.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Take the chill off and warm up! February 25th is the 13th annual Chili Cook-off sponsored by Chilli Peppers restaurant. The cook-off takes place at Stripers Bar and Grille at Shallowbag Bay Club in Manteo from 1 to 5 pm and admisssion is $10 for adults and $5 for children 7 to 12 years old (Children 6 and under are free).
Friday, February 16, 2007
This weekend, February 17-19, 10 am to 4 pm daily, The Elizabethan Gardens will be hosting its first President's Day Plant Sale. An oil painting donated by artist John Silver will be raffled this year to kick off this weekend's President's Day Plant Sale and raise funds for expanding programs at The Elizabethan Gardens. The subject of the painting is a bouquet of camellias grown by Louis Midgette, who served as superintendent of The Elizabethan Gardens for 28 years.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
February 16 - 25, the Theatre of Dare presents their Winter Program "The Cemetery Club" a romantic comedy play. The play will run at 7:30 pm Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th, Friday the 23rd, Saturday the 24th; and at 2 pm on Sunday the 18th and 25th. All performances are at the Outer Banks Music Showcase at milepost 4.5 on U.S. 158 in Kitty Hawk. Advance tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for students, and are available at the Outer Banks Music Showcase, Gray's Department Store in Kitty Hawk, and Manteo Booksellers in Manteo.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Happy Valentine's Day! What is the real history behind our traditions? The traditions are still going strong from the 1st century when Pope Gelasius set aside the date. Today, more than 188 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged. Candy and cards are very popular as gifts, and roses are high on the list with $39 million spent on wholesale roses last year. There are many opinons as to who was the original Valentine, find out more the story ...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
As you plan for your trip to the Outer Banks don't forget to prepare your pets also. The Outer Banks is a great place to vacation with your dogs but, they need a little preparation and packing too. Consider this list of things to pack for your dog when making out your own packing list, and ensure a wonderful and memorable time on Hatteras Island's wonderful beaches.
Monday, February 12, 2007
The winter wind has slowed us down a little here on Hatteras Island; giving us time to learn about our rich history on the Outer Banks. Here on our Island and surrounding waterways we have an extensive history from the local Native Americans to our maritime history and beyond. Here are a collection of fun and quick history "Fast Facts" from the Roanoke Island Festival Park about a range of topics, from pirates to our lighthouses. Like, Native Americans used bear grease to protect their skin from insect bites.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Learn about the Legend of Two Path, and Algonquian Native American. By viewing the film The Legend of Two Path, you'll find out how the arrival of the English changed the life of the native Roanoke Island population, the Algonquians. The film is being shown at the Roanoke Island Festival Park February 19-28, 2007 in the Film Theatre. Learn more about the legend ...
Saturday, February 10, 2007
REAL RIDING GIRLS ARE READY TO ROCK IN 2007!! Book any REAL Riding Girls Camps between now and February 14th and save $100! Don't know your dates, purchase a REAL Riding Girls Camp Certificate and lock in the $100 savings while you pick your dates later. All REAL Riding Girls Camps are taught by women for women, and all ability levels are welcome! For Camp dates, to meet the coaches and inspiration to learn read on ...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Roanoke Island Aquarium has named a new director, Joe Malat. The North Carolina Aquarium Division Director David Griffin recently announced the appointment to the public and the staff. Mr. Malat has been a longtime a longtime aquarium exhibits curator and Outer Banks fisherman. He was involved in the development of the Roanoke Island facility's expansion in 2000; where the Aquarium doubled in size and added the popular 285,000-gallon centerpiece attraction, the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" tank.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
GOT CABIN FEVER? Catch Cabin Fever Reliever VII & feel the heat! Creative Arts Retreat February 8 - 11, 2007 Six Workshop Studios! Presented by Pocosin Arts Folk School in partnership with The Rocky Mount Arts Center - The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift! All meals, tuition for 18 hours of instruction, and additional enrichment activities are included in the $480 fee.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
February 14th is Valentine's Day and just in time, REAL unveils our REAL Riding Girls 2007 camp schedule and Valentine's Day Special! Book any REAL Riding Girls Camps between now and February 14th and save $100! Don't know your dates, purchase a REAL Riding Girls Camp Certificate and lock in the $100 savings while you pick your dates later. The all women's REAL Riding Girls Camps were a huge success last year, with every camp date sold out for the entire '06 season. Women's Fitness and Outside Magazine both rank REAL Riding Girls as the number #1 source for female to female professional kiteboarding instruction.
Monday, February 05, 2007
OBX®Marathon to Hold "Run Away on the Outer Banks" Art Competition, open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Artwork is to be submitted Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4-5, 2006 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Nags Head Elementary School, North Carolina. Two competition winners, who best interpret this year's theme, "Run Away on the Outer Banks," will receive $1,000 and their artwork will grace the2007 OBX® Marathon program cover.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Derek Keeling now appearing on “Grease – You're The One That I Want” - his 15 minutes of fame are ticking! When he sang in the chorus of the 2001 production of The Lost Colony his baritone voice was heard by tens of thousands. Now, Keeling is seen by several millions appearing as one of final contestants in the new American-Idol style NBC reality show “Grease: You're the One that I Want.” Viewers can vote for their choice by telephone or online. Watch the show and cast your vote when the show airs next on Sunday night 2/4 at 7/6 c on NBC.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
February 10, 2007 - The Lost Colony and The North Carolina Aquarium will host an evening of dinner, dancing, and fun for you and your sweetheart. Tickets are $50.00 per person in advance, $65.00 at the door; proceeds to benefit The Lost Colony and NC Aquarium. Food, drinks, romance and fun!
Saturday, February 03, 2007
2007 Gear Updates - REAL is receiving the latest and greatest 2007 kiteboarding gear every day! All 2007 kite and board lines are in stock and ready to be unleashed to you!! Deals on Liquid Force, Best Kites, Naish and Slingshot brand gear. Check it out and book your 2007 Cape Hatteras Kite Camps now!
Friday, February 02, 2007
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -Punxsutawney Phil doesn't see his shadow- Pennsylvania's famous groundhog predicts an early spring ahead. A new pair of hands pulled Punxsutawney Phil from his stump this year, so it was only fitting that the groundhog offered a new prediction. Find out the history of this tradition and who Phil's new friend is ...
Thursday, February 01, 2007
February 10, 2007: Sweetheart 8K Footrace and Children's Run. The Outer Banks Running Club is staging its inaugural Sweetheart 8K footrace and children's fun run at 9 a.m. at Festival Park in Manteo. For a race application, email Yevette Kirkpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out this season's other running events -
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