It's Monday January 26, 2015 Dock Quote: “Hang on to...
- Wed Open Mic Night @ The Silos - Jan 28
- Beans & Rice for Water - Jan 28
- Village Gallery's Artists' Exhibit - Thru Feb
- Town Bd Agenda Mtg - Jan 29
- World Uke Day & UHOO - Jan 31
- Weather For Mariners Feb 7 & 8
Pickers Dog. Pet Of The Month
Low Tech Launch for a High Tech Voyager. The Story
Tradition Of Sailing In The New Year. The Story
Help Out A Fellow With Fire Breath. The Story
Boat Yard Grazing. The Story
A Grandson Remembers. The Story
Noise Drones On & On. Letters To The Editor
Help Out A Nearby Non-Profit. The Story
Sailboat Lost at Whittaker Pointe Marina . The Story
Friday Night Lights. The Story
1 Dragon, 2 Pigs, 3 Horses, 11 Pipers and a Host of Reindeer. The Story
Friday and Saturday events. The Story
Slim Boat To Guatemala. The Shipping News
Quietest Season Since 1997. The Story
Oriental Grocery History. Drawing The Town
Reax To Monday's Vote to Compromise. Letters To The Editor
Majority Votes To "Dialogue" Over Draining Wetlands. The Story
Exit the Puppy Mill. Pet Of The Month
Waters and Wetlands At Stake. Guest Columnist
We Have A New Sheriff. The Story
Oriental to The Times Via Nebraska. The Story
Where There's No Smoke, There's Ire. Letters To The Editor
A Taste Of the Old Theater's 7th Annual. The Story
Scenes From The Final Day Of Racing. The Story
An Appreciation. Letters To The Editor
The Adult Sunfish Worlds Start Today. The Story
Controversy Just Off Shore. Letters To The Editor
Liking Ike. Pet Of The Month
From One Boat To Another. The Story
Magic Cat. The Shipping News
PIctorial: A Changed Low Lying Landscape. The Story
Warning: Salt Water. Letters To The Editor
Thanks... Letters To The Editor
Scenes From First OFPMF - Date For Next One Set. The Story
An Unexpected Wall. Letters To The Editor
A Pictorial. The Story
Inspiration: Porches Then And Now. The Story
NCSU Sailpack Team Joins In. The Story
Silent Studio Hound. Pet Of The Month
Intent of Land Swap Raised. Letters To The Editor
The Minnesott Beach ferry may not have a catamaran, or even a cat boat, but it does have a cat who hangs out on the Minnesott Beach side. One morning last week it cooly sauntered to the loading ramp to scope out the scene before vehicles rolled on. A ferry worker says there’s a cat who hangs out at the Cherry Branch terminal on the other side of the Neuse as well.
Sunday January 25, 2015
No rain in today’s Oriental Weather Forecast, welcome news after the drenching we got yesterday and Friday. Highs in mid-50’s today and tomorrow, then a bit of a dip in temps and possibility of snow Tuesday.
Saturday January 24, 2015
Rain’s been coming at us as promised. The numbers: since it started Friday afternoon 1.78 inches have fallen at the weather station here in downtown Oriental. And still more’s in the forecast til early afternoon.
Flood watch in effect til noon. Down here in the low-lying part of town swaths of land near the Duck Pond are submerged once again. (It happens a lot, even without a formal flood warning from the forecasters,)
Next Wednesday, the Methodist church is serving up beans and rice Nicaraguan style as a fundraiser – Rob Sampson has been in Nicaragua working to upgrade water and sanitation in villages there. Having a dirt bike would enable him to do that work in a wider area. Donations for the beans and rice dinner go toward that. More details, here.
Friday January 23, 2015
Hard rain’s gonna fall. We’re in for a couple of inches falling, starting this afternoon but really coming down tonight. The Oriental Weather Forecast has a flood watch tonight in to tomorrow morning.
Hmm…more puddles and water on already saturated ground? O Joy. Makes one wish the precip would come down as snow…
In What’s Happening tonight, Harbor Sounds plays a benefit concert. On Sunday, OWC presents a student art show.
Thursday January 22, 2015
High in the mid 50’s today says the Oriental Weather Forecast.
Tomorrow night Harbor Sounds helps raise the roof — or raise money for the roof and other repairs — at the Anointed Remnant Church on Kershaw Road right at the 306 intersection. More details here…
Wednesday January 21, 2015
We’ll be at 65 degrees today, for a second day. Enjoy it now cos the mercury’s dropping tomorrow — to 51 for a high, which admittedly is not shabby. But not balmy like today. The Oriental Weather Forecast has details. Weekend’s looking a bit precipity….
At the Silos it’s Open Mic Nite tonight. Planning Board meets starting at 3p. (new time for the Planning Bd mtgs.) Link to the agenda is here.
Elsewhere in What’s Happening, for a teensy month, February has lots going on. Concerts. Boating seminars. Asian New Year Dragon Run. The listings keep pouring in. Check it out.
This weekend, though, may be one of those where we take a breath and just enjoy la dolce far niente – the joy of just doing nothing.
Tuesday January 20, 2015
Well, another day where you cannot complain about the weather. (Hope that doesn’t throw off your day.) High in the low 60s today — and again tomorrow, says the Oriental Weather Forecast Mid morn, it’s already at 54.
Monday January 19, 2015
Streaming sunlight this holiday Monday and a high close to 60 today. The Oriental Weather Forecast gives much the same thru Wednesday.
The Post Office is closed today, as is Town Hall as per the King holiday.
For the civic-minded, there are three town committees meeting this week. Water Board and Tourism Boards tomorrow, Planning Board on Wednesday. No agendas are on line from Town Hall for any of the meetings, so it’s unclear what’s to be discussed. You can attend though, it being the law and all….
If you want to get better at reading the skies, coming up on the weekend of February 7 & 8 you can learn a lot more about marine meteorology in either one or two days of courses geared to boaters. The classes are, Basic Weather for Mariners and Wind Forecasting for Racing and Cruising. They’re taught by two sailors and meteorologists. It’ll be here in Oriental.
Also coming up in February, the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s presenting it’s annual boating skills course.
Saturday January 17, 2015
A crisp, clear Saturday morning with the Oriental Weather Forecast calling for highs around 50. Might want to get out and breathe in that air today – tomorrow we’ll supposed to get rain.
Nautical Wheelers has a wine tasting this afternoon – Italian wines. Also in What’s Happening, Village Gallery has a new exhibit, made up of a work by each of the gallery’s resident artists. History Museum’s open too. Farmers market’s on Hodges this morning.
While you’re at it, take a minute to look ahead in What’s Happening in coming weeks and months… It’ll help you schedule your social calendar…
Friday January 16, 2015
Get on outside. Revel in it. The cold snap’s no more. Midday today we are in the mid-50’s. The Oriental Weather Forecast has more of the same tomorrow. Warmer still on Sunday, but you’ll be dodging raindrops then. The King holiday on Monday looks drier…
Lawrence of Arabia’s at the big show at the Old Theater for this month’s Friday Flick. $5.50 gets you in the door and gives you free popcorn. We think water will be for sale — which’ll come in handy between the desert scenes, the popcorn and Peter O’Toole’s baby blues. It’s all for the good cause of raising funds for the Old Theater’s ongoing ops.
Thursday January 15, 2015
We’re on a warming trend. The Oriental Weather Forecast puts our high around 47 today and into the 50’s thru Sunday. It’ll be good to be outside and take our time being out there.
This afternoon, Village Gallery features an opening reception for a special exhibition of its artists. That reception is from 2-5p. The show will be up thru the end of February.
If the thermometer isn’t moving upward fast enough for you, you might take to the desert sands via tomorrow night’s Friday Flick at the Old Theater. Lawrence of Arabia’s on the big screen. Yes, there will be an intermission.
Wednesday January 14, 2015
Yesterday. Was. Cold. Not so much by the numbers, but something about the air just cut a biting chill (it was one of those rare days day where it got colder throughout the daylight hours) . Today at least temps will rise – although just making it in to the low 40s. Saturday is a day to look forward to – sunshine and mid 50s.
Coming Friday night… the “epic of epics”. Lawrence Of Arabia comes to the Friday Flicks at The Old Theater. It’s long, but the film has off the charts positive ratings. 5 stars at Rotten Tomatoes. 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Bring your comfee seat cushion – the film is over 3 1/2 hours. It’s so long the Old Theater folks will not show a cartoon at the start. There will even be an intermission. Friday night…
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