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Coastal Conservation Away from Home: Tips and Tricks for your next Vacation!
By October 29, 2014 Read More →

Coastal Conservation Away from Home: Tips and Tricks for your next Vacation!

  Recycling away from home can be tricky, but is just as, if not more so, important than recycling at home. Recycling is key to making sure that materials do not end up in our ocean or in a landfill where they will stay forever, especially when it comes to marketable materials like metal and non-biodegradable materials like plastics! First thing is first, reduce or better yet eliminate the single use plastics like coffee cup lids, straws, and plastic water bottles (among’st other things). Travel with a reusable metal bottle or use the same plastic bottle over and over while on your vacation. Bring a bamboo or metal straw if you must or ask for no straw.  I always feel […]

A Pirate’s Exile: Life in Washington…
By October 23, 2014 Read More →

A Pirate’s Exile: Life in Washington…

Arvada, CO, October 22, 2014-  I got off of the Greyhound in Portland, Oregon.  My cousin, Bev, had come with her son, Zack, to pick me up and head the rest of the way to her place in Buckley, Washington.  I’m pretty fond of the Greyhound but this had been a nightmare trip to begin with.  They had oversold the bus in San Diego, which resulted in a delayed departure and in missing the departing bus from LA.  Me and several other passengers were held in a sort of limbo where they had to figure out how to reroute us and get us seats.  Three people in particular stand out.  The two people in front of me, a guy and a […]

A Pirate’s Exile:  Comic-con and the San Diego Zoo
By September 27, 2014 Read More →

A Pirate’s Exile: Comic-con and the San Diego Zoo

Eatonville, WA, September, 27, 2014-Those of you who have been following what I do and where I go have seen me do a few different things but in the big picture, there are two ways I visit somewhere.  Either it’s a week or two and similar to a tourist vacation (like Boston or DC) or it’s a couple of months while I look for work and money (like Colorado or Washington state).  San Diego was a flat out vacation.  I didn’t bother to look for work or money.  I budgeted out a decent amount and just enjoyed myself.  My hosts, Steve and Kaelyn, are friends from NC who relocated a few years ago.  We all worked and played together back […]

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 27, 2014 – Bring your little ones to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs, puppets and animal encounters. Toddler Time begins Oct. 1 and runs on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. The weekly activities in Clearwater Classroom focus on a different animal each week. October’s celebrities include box turtles, fish, octopuses and salamanders. Toddler Time runs weekly through March 25, except no program Nov. 26 and Dec. 24. A Halloween event for ages 5 and under takes its place the morning of Oct. 29. Toddler Time is free with admission and registration is not required.     ###   The North Carolina Aquarium at […]

Calling all Chili Chefs for the 7th Annual Chili Cookoff for the Old Theater

Calling all Chili Chefs for the 7th Annual Chili Cookoff for the Old Theater

ORIENTAL, NC Sept. 23, 2014 – If you like to cook, we challenge you to a friendly competition with other individuals and businesses at the 7th Annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser for the Old Theater. DATE: October 18, 2014 (Chefs/Teams should sign up by October 5th.) WHERE: Oriental Marina & Inn CHECK-IN & SET-UP TIME: Begins at 10:00 a.m. EVENT TIME: 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. There is no registration fee. Chefs supply 5 gallons of chili (minimum), a soup ladle and a method to keep their chili warm (there are limited electrical outlets). The Old Theater supplies a numbered table, 2 chairs, tasting cups & spoons, paper towels, a trash receptacle and ballot cards. Trophies will be awarded for Judge’s Choice, People’s […]

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Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

CAROLINA BEACH, NC Sept. 15, 2014 – This year’s Artist for the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is Wilmington artist Harriet M. Forbis with her New Orleans Jazz-inspired tuba performer with a glow in his rainbow-cloaked eyes. Harriett states that on a 2010 venture to the Delta City of New Orleans, she came across a unique and sizable performer at Café Du Monde that inspired this wonderfully kaleidescoped rainbow piece entitled “Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans”. Harriet is a former resident of Winston-Salem, NC and relocated to southeast North Carolina three years ago. Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

HATTERAS, NC August 19, 2014:   Salty Dawgs: History and the Hatteras Island Ecology Part 1 September 2, 2 p.m. Meet and experience a presentation by Dave Kelmer, a resident expert on historic Hatteras ecology and changes made to the environment by European settlers. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Maritime Movies, First Thursdays: Titanic at 100, Mystery Solved September 4, 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Feature films on underwater exploration and archaeology and maritime history and culture. Rated: G/PG. Film Room. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.   The Civil War on Hatteras Island September 3, 10, […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Football return to practice fields Monday

South Carolina Gamecocks Football return to practice fields Monday

South Carolina Football Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC August 18, 2014 – After taking Sunday off, the South Carolina Gamecock football team returned to the Bluff Road practice fields Monday afternoon. For the first time during the preseason camp, the Gamecocks fielded a scout team, as they began game plan preparations for Texas A&M, their season-opening opponent on Thursday, August 28. GET TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC Football) Junior offensive guard Mike Matulis, who was injured in Saturday’s scrimmage, has been diagnosed with a left knee sprain. He will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. “We don’t need anybody else hurt, that’s for sure,” said head coach Steve Spurrier. “Hopefully Mike may have a chance to get back by […]

A Pirate’s Exile: Lost in the City of Angels
By August 19, 2014 Read More →

A Pirate’s Exile: Lost in the City of Angels

Eatonville, WA, August 18th, 2014-Los Angeles is not for the faint of heart.  It is a dichotomy of how stunningly beautiful and depressingly ugly life can be.  As I pulled into the LA Greyhound terminal, I had a dollar to my name.  I traded it for quarters and called my Uncle Mickey.  Uncle Mickey is my Grandma’s brother and also one of the most local Angelenos around.  He has been in the same apartment in San Pedro since the late ’70s.  He and his neighbor, Jessica, came to pick me up.  It was late and I hadn’t eaten much in the last three days.  I hadn’t slept well in nearly three days and the combination of hunger and exhaustion made […]

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 18, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring a mix of contemporary music performed by LYNNE AND THE WAVE And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach in conjunction with the Pleasure Island Chamber […]

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