Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

Roasted Marshmallows and Beautiful Lights Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens is one of those Christmas traditions that is a reminder of how special the holiday season can be. Any time of the year is a great time to visit the Gardens, a 10 acre site immediately adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke … Continue reading Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Fun, Food and Wonderful Art Christmas must be getting closer—the 33rd annual Starvin’ Artists Christmas Party is happening tomorrow, Saturday. The gathering is at Cozy Kitchens in Kitty Hawk on Kitty Hawk road from 4-9 p.m. For anyone in the vicinity—come by and check it out. In the past the Starvin’ Artists Party has been … Continue reading Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

This is certainly a great weekend to celebrate the holidays. Christmas is coming—we know that because there were tree lighting ceremonies in Manteo and the Duck—and tonight, Sunday is the first evening of Chanukah. For most of the folks that live here and our visitors, the tree lightings really seem to mark the true beginnings … Continue reading Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

Annual Event Welcomes Santa and the Holiday Season Tomorrow night, Friday, is the night…the night that jolly old elf, Santa Claus comes to town in Manteo. In what may be one of the most amazing small town Christmas celebrations anywhere, the town of Manteo lights the giant fir tree on the waterfront and welcomes Santa … Continue reading Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

Iconic All Along the Watchtower Leads to Celebration Fifty years ago on November 22, 1968 Bob Dylan released “All Along the Watchtower,” one of his most celebrated songs. To mark that event the Dare County Arts Council featured the work of artist Janet Stapelman. Stapelman’s took each line of the song and created a cotton thread … Continue reading All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

The Big Curri-Shuck…the Perfect Way to End Thanksgiving Weekend

The Big Curri-Shuck is the perfect post Thanksgiving celebration. Thanksgiving is all about food, family and just enjoying the day without worrying about eating too much or really anything. The Big Curric-Shuck is pretty much the same thing with some live music thrown in. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg on … Continue reading The Big Curri-Shuck…the Perfect Way to End Thanksgiving Weekend

Runners Take Advantage of Great Condition at OBX Marathon

A Beautiful Day Greets Marathon and Half Marathon Runners Combine near perfect conditions with very good runners and the result is some excellent times for the Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon held today–Sunday. The winning time for the Marathon was really fast—2:26:36. That’s an average of 5:35 per mile. To put that … Continue reading Runners Take Advantage of Great Condition at OBX Marathon

This Weekend Features the Outer Banks Marathon Events

It’s Veteran’s Day Weekend, which means on the Outer Banks it’s also Outer Banks Marathon Weekend. What is now Marathon Weekend began as just the Marathon in 2006 with two goals in mind—get people to the Outer Banks in the off season and help fund the Dare Education Foundation, a local nonprofit that supports the … Continue reading This Weekend Features the Outer Banks Marathon Events

An Outer Banks Halloween-Kids, Costumes and Fun

Magic Happens at an Outer Banks Halloween For kids Halloween is magic…and maybe for adults as well. On the Outer Banks that is certainly the case. There was a full slate of activities and parades leading up to the big All Hallow’s Eve celebration and even on Halloween there’s a bit of fun and fright. … Continue reading An Outer Banks Halloween-Kids, Costumes and Fun

BrewTag 2018-Beer, Wind and Flight on the Outer Banks

A Possible Nor’Easter Can’t Keep Beer from Flying Somehow, flying into the teeth of a brisk northeast wind, the BrewTag competitors proved conclusively that beer can almost fly. The weather was iffy on Saturday, but that didn’t keep the aeronautical engineers who created the Flying Chicken and other wonders of the imagination of flight from … Continue reading BrewTag 2018-Beer, Wind and Flight on the Outer Banks