The Cookie Crumbles at New Cookie Bakery Crumbl in Southern Shores

It’s that wonderful scent of freshly baked cookies that that seems to reach out and beckon to the unwary. And even the wary. It doesn’t seem to matter. Crumbl, the new cookie bakery that opened just a couple of months ago in Southern Shores is doing a lot right. And one of the things they … Continue reading The Cookie Crumbles at New Cookie Bakery Crumbl in Southern Shores

Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

It’s such a simple idea it’s amazing that it works. After the holidays are done and all the trimmings come off the Christmas tree, create a new purpose for it. Place it at the base of a sand dune and let nature take its course. Here on the Outer Banks it’s become sort of an … Continue reading Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

Rodanthe Old Christmas – 250 Years of Tradition Keeps Colonial Customs Alive

They’re celebrating Old Christmas at the Village of Rodanthe today. It’s a tradition that goes back at least 250 years. Maybe even a bit longer, it’s hard to say. It all depends on when a group of isolated villagers in Colonial times along the Outer Banks were told that England had adopted the Gregorian Calendar—the … Continue reading Rodanthe Old Christmas – 250 Years of Tradition Keeps Colonial Customs Alive

Manteo New Year Celebration Perfectly Outer Banks

There is something so perfectly small town life about the Manteo New Year’s Eve Celebration that once it is experienced it almost always becomes an annual tradition. Maybe it’s the 8:00 countdown and ball drop for the kids; maybe it’s the street fair atmosphere with food trucks and local charities serving hotdogs, hamburgers, Reuben sandwiches … Continue reading Manteo New Year Celebration Perfectly Outer Banks

Manteo New Year in New World Place to Be on New Year’s Eve

There are a lot of ways to bring in the New Year. Some people sit at home contemplating the year gone by. Sometimes friends gather to spend a special evening with the people who mean the most to each other. Others head out to a favorite nightspot, especially if there is entertainment and sparkling wine … Continue reading Manteo New Year in New World Place to Be on New Year’s Eve

A Springlike December Day on the Outer Banks

We seem to be in an almost springlike weather pattern right now on the Outer Banks. Hard to imagine that Christmas just happened and the New Year is almost here. The high today topped out around 60. The winds were so light they were barely noticed and the sea had a beautiful sheen to it. … Continue reading A Springlike December Day on the Outer Banks

40 Years of Lighting the Outer Banks Sky – The Poulos Family Christmas Lights

In the darkest of nights, which is what the winer solstice is, the beauty of Christmas lights have a power beyond the decorations of the season. A lot of homes and businesses take the time to create Christmas scenes with their lights, but, there are two places on the Outer Banks that take that whole … Continue reading 40 Years of Lighting the Outer Banks Sky – The Poulos Family Christmas Lights

Colonel Halvorsen – the Candy Bomber – Honored at Wright Brothers Memorial on First Flight Anniversary

It’s nice when the good guys win, and with his induction into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on December 17, Colonel Gail Halvorsen proved that nice guys really can finish first. He’s 99 years old, still very engaged with the world, energetic, and seemingly optimistic.  Get him … Continue reading Colonel Halvorsen – the Candy Bomber – Honored at Wright Brothers Memorial on First Flight Anniversary

Candy Bomber Drops Candy for Hundreds of Outer Banks Children

As the C54 Spirit of America came in low over the trees at the Dare County Regional Airport, anticipation on the ground grew. Would this be the pass when the Candy Bomber dropped its load. The first pass, just a few parachutes with candy attached floated to the ground, as the flight crew assessed the … Continue reading Candy Bomber Drops Candy for Hundreds of Outer Banks Children

Christmas–and Santa–Come to the Outer Banks

Christmas has come to the Outer Banks. We know that because the tree lighting was held in Manteo last night and today Santa Claus hopped off a fire truck in Duck to the delight of a lot of kids…and adults too. In a lot of ways, the Manteo tree lighting and the Duck Christmas celebration … Continue reading Christmas–and Santa–Come to the Outer Banks