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

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens-A Must Do Part of Christmas on the Outer Banks

There is so much happening during the Holiday Season on the Outer Banks that it’s hard to make a simple recommendation. So we’ll hand out multiple recommendations over the next few weeks. Our first recommendation, and it is a must do, is Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens. At any time of the year, the … Continue reading Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens-A Must Do Part of Christmas on the Outer Banks

November Version of Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown a Great Time

You know the winds are brisk when the kiteboaders are skimming over the waters of Roanoke Sound all day. And Sunday they were getting some great rides. It didn’t seem to faze the 1000 or so who showed up for the first every Outer Banks Fall Food Truck Showdown.  Sure, it was a bit chilly. And … Continue reading November Version of Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown a Great Time

Great White Sharks Migrate Past the Outer Banks

We’ve seen a couple of headline in the past two weeks about how Great White Sharks are swarming to the waters off the Outer Banks. It’s based on the tagged sharks that OCEARCH has been tracking. OCEARCH is an oceanographic research organization that tags a number of species, including whales and tiger sharks, but the … Continue reading Great White Sharks Migrate Past the Outer Banks

Fierce Nor’Easter Exits the Outer Banks; Hatteras Island Takes the Brunt

The last two days on the Outer Banks have been interesting. Sustained winds somewhere around 40 mph with gusts getting up to 55 or so, that makes for an interesting time. What is finally moving out to sea is a classic nor’easter. The surf was running at 15’ or so, the winds were howling, probably … Continue reading Fierce Nor’Easter Exits the Outer Banks; Hatteras Island Takes the Brunt

Works on Paper at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery Will Challenge Artists

Here’s something different to do on the Outer Banks this week. Or if not this week, there’s the rest of the month to check it out. The 2019 Invitational Exhibition Works on Paper at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in nags Head, offers a little seen glimpse into the creative process of artists.  Sponsored by … Continue reading Works on Paper at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery Will Challenge Artists

CrabDaddy-Steamed Crab, a Perfect Day & Family Time

Here’s the basic concept behind CrabDaddy, the annual celebration of crab and other things at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg— Eat a lot of crab. Drink some wine from Sanctuary Vineyards, or beer from the taps of the local brewery that are on hand. Bring the family—any event at the Cotton Gin is very kid … Continue reading CrabDaddy-Steamed Crab, a Perfect Day & Family Time

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

Fresh Strawberries Ready to Be Picked

Everything is right in the world of the Outer Banks. The weather has been springtime perfect and Mr and Mrs. Malco have opened their strawberry patch for picking once again.  It’s hard to remember from year to year just how good those berries are, but this year’s crop, by acclimation seems to be really, really … Continue reading Fresh Strawberries Ready to Be Picked

Whales, Sharks Swim Past Outer Banks

It’s migration time out in the Atlantic Ocean off the Outer Banks. We had some whales—probably humpback—feeding within 100 yards of the Kitty Hawk shoreline on Monday. Over the weekend, three tagged great white sharks pinged a few miles off the coast. it’s a typical pattern of life in the sea. There’s a tendency to … Continue reading Whales, Sharks Swim Past Outer Banks