Painting Party with Amy Redford

A 7th grade social studies teacher, published author and artist, Amy Redford is an interesting person. Although she is a very good teacher and her books are very readable, it’s Amy as the artist that most people on the Outer Banks are getting to know her. That’s because Amy hosts art parties. There are two kinds—the Adult Painting … Continue reading Painting Party with Amy Redford

Historic Home Weekend on OBX

Back in the 1930s, 40s and 50s when the historic homes of the Outer Banks were being built, it’s doubtful that anyone thought they would ever be historic. Rustic, a place to getaway, built usually from whatever materials were on hand, somehow they’ve weathered everything the ocean and climate have thrown their way and now … Continue reading Historic Home Weekend on OBX

The Tale Behind the Tall Pine Bridge Replacement

After 55 years or so they’re finally replacing the bridges over the Southern Shores canals. Not a bad lifespan for a used bridge. Residents and regular visitors to the Outer Banks know that the Tall Pine Bridge that spans the Snow Goose Canal is being replaced. The latest bulletin from the town of Southern Shores … Continue reading The Tale Behind the Tall Pine Bridge Replacement

Wright Memorial Setting for Citizenship Ceremony

Thirty-nine new citizens were welcomed to the Outer Banks yesterday at a swearing in ceremony at the Wright Brothers Memorial. It was an amazing event—emotional, awe-inspiring and perhaps a little bit intimidating with the realization of what these newest Americans coming from 23 countries have gone through to follow their dream. There were remarks from … Continue reading Wright Memorial Setting for Citizenship Ceremony

Check Out The Wright Brothers Monument This Summer!

  Mystery solved! This summer for the first time in over 25 years the National Park Service is going to open the Wright Brothers Monument to visitors. Towering over the Wright Brothers Memorial Park and everything else surrounding it the monument perches on top of a 90’ sand dune that has been stabilized. Including ht … Continue reading Check Out The Wright Brothers Monument This Summer!

Jockey’s Ridge-Kite Flyers Dream & More

The sun has come back to the Outer Banks; we’re getting some nice breezes from the south, which is what is expected as the weather turns to spring and summer. We had a couple of rugged days in there, but spring is always like that as the atmosphere makes up its mind about what the … Continue reading Jockey’s Ridge-Kite Flyers Dream & More

National Park Service Turns 100

2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and with the huge presence the NPS has on the Outer Banks there are some a few things coming up that might be worth checking out. There are three national parks on the Outer Banks—Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Wright Brothers Memorial and Fort Raleigh … Continue reading National Park Service Turns 100

First Friday Heralds OBX Springtime

Springtime has come to the Outer Banks. Ok . . . it doesn’t feel much like springtime today, but yesterday, was First Friday in Manteo, the first First Friday of the season and the weather cooperated. A little bit overcast but temperatures stayed in the mild range with light winds. First Friday is really as … Continue reading First Friday Heralds OBX Springtime