Hot Music, Hot Night for Midsummer Meltdown

It was hot, it has humid and, yes, maybe there was a bit of a melt down but the Mid Summer Meltdown in Corolla was one heck of a show. The headliner was the People’s Blues of Richmond. This is probably the third time we’ve seen them thanks to Bearded Face Productions who keep bringing … Continue reading Hot Music, Hot Night for Midsummer Meltdown

Wright Brothers Monument Celebrates Apollo 11 Landing

With a few hundred viewers spread across the lawn next to the Wright Brothers Monument tonight, the National Park Service celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon with a rebroadcast of the Walter Cronkite commentary. It was an emotional evening. Perhaps not as emotional as that moment and day in … Continue reading Wright Brothers Monument Celebrates Apollo 11 Landing

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary of Walk on Moon Celebrated at Wright Brothers Monument

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, mankind first walked on the moon. Apollo 11, the space flight that delivered Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon, was a defining moment in history and a remarkable achievement. Coming just eight year after President Kennedy promised Americans we would walk on the moon … Continue reading Apollo 11 50th Anniversary of Walk on Moon Celebrated at Wright Brothers Monument

Water Water Everywhere Exhibit at Dare County Arts Council

Sometimes we luck into something special. That was certainly the feeling when we checked out the Water Water Everywhere exhibit at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo this evening. Curated by artist Carol Willett, the  show featured art from a wide variety of Outer Banks artists. All of the works were themed around water … Continue reading Water Water Everywhere Exhibit at Dare County Arts Council

Midsummer Meltdown in Corolla Features 2 Great Bands

Gov’t Mule at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Sunday was amazing, but if you missed that, have no fear—there is still plenty of great music coming to the Outer Banks. Next up—Midsummer Meltdown, Sunday, July 21 at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla. Admittedly Gov’t Mule is in a class by itself. Anything anybody has … Continue reading Midsummer Meltdown in Corolla Features 2 Great Bands

Government Mule Sunday At RIFP

There is so much to celebrate on the Outer Banks during the summer that it can almost seem overwhelming. Yesterday it was the 4th of July and what a great day it was. The weather held and the celebrations were magnificent. We started the day at the Town of Duck’s annual parade, which is one … Continue reading Government Mule Sunday At RIFP

Living Shoreline Takes Shape along Moor Shore Road

Living shorelines are becoming the new wave of shoreline protection. On the Outer Banks we’re seeing more and more of them being put into place. They are not as quick, easy or cheap to install as a bulkhead, but they have some significant advantages over hardened structures. Mostly, they don’t wear out. More than they … Continue reading Living Shoreline Takes Shape along Moor Shore Road

An Outer Banks Sanctuary Takes the Lead

The Pine Island Hunt Club is now the Donal C. O’Brien Audubon Center in Corolla. At one time it was one of the premier hunting lodges on the Currituck Sound, it’s holdings stretching from the Currituck Sound to the Atlantic Ocean. Before NC 12 connected the Currituck Banks with the rest of the world, to … Continue reading An Outer Banks Sanctuary Takes the Lead

Outer Banks 4th of July an All Day Affair

On the Outer Banks the 4th of July is pretty much an all day affair. There’s a parade; there’s a street fair—two of them, really. And of course fireworks. Spectacular fireworks. One of our favorite ways to start our Independence Day celebration and really get us in the mood for the rest of the day … Continue reading Outer Banks 4th of July an All Day Affair

The Lost Colony-Great Theater for the Whole Family

The Lost Colony is now into its 82nd year, making it by a considerable margin, the longest running outdoor drama in North America. There’s a good reason for that. The play has everything. Pageantry and wonderful costumes making it a feast for the eyes. But even more important, it’s a great story. The play, The … Continue reading The Lost Colony-Great Theater for the Whole Family