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News From The Village Updated Almost Daily
- Wed Open Mic Night @ The Silos - Dec 17
- Alice Levinson - Village Gallery - thru Dec
- Christmas Dinner Theater Dec 19
- Special Christmas Concert w/Mitchell, Henderson - Dec 20
- Paradise Cove Marina - Silver Creek - Dec 20
- Wine Tasting Nautical Wheelers - Dec 20
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. The Story
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
A Family's Thanks. Letters To The Editor
The Grass Is Greener. Letters To The Editor
Fishing Ships & Intent Of Land Swap . The Story
Buying Now For The Future. Letters To The Editor
Precautions For Fishermen. Letters To The Editor
Dream of the Fuel Efficient Cruiser. The Shipping News
13 Teams At River Dunes. The Story
Fundraiser Brings 24 Ukes To School. Letters To The Editor
Wednesday December 17, 2014
2:55p You may have heard fire sirens early this morning. There was a fire… on a sailboat at Whittaker Pointe Marina (off White Farm Rd near Dolphin Point). The sailboat Lz Sea Dogs burned to the waterline and sank.
Up in to the upper 50’s today. Not quite as warm as yesterday, but none too shabby for mid-December, either. Details are in the Oriental Weather Forecast.
Tuesday December 16, 2014
If you missed Saturday’s Spirit of Christmas parade — or if you’d just like to see all the reindeer, pigs, and dogs and cool old vehicles again — take a break from what you’re doing and have a look at the many pages of photos from Spirit 2014.
Monday December 15, 2014
It’s your Christmas gift a week and a half early: another beautiful clear day. The Oriental Weather Forecast has temps in the mid 50s today and on in to the 60s tomorrow, though tomorrow’s got a good chance of rain.
This year’s Spirit of Christmas had a fine tone to it, like a mellowed jingle bell. From the lighted boats – big and small — on Friday night, the Pamlico High chorus leading the carols and keeping folks in key, to the parade midday on Saturday and what turned out to be two nights of luminaria (because there were extras left over.) Kudos to the folks who pulled it all together. We have photos and will endeavour to get them on line as we can…
There’s still more ahead this week. There’s a holiday concert Saturday night with not only Christmas songs, but those from Ravel and Warlock. It’s presented by Abigail Mitchell and Oliver Henderson, (soprano and tenor) at the Old Theater, as a benefit for the Theater. One night Carnegie Hall, another night, the Old Theater. Thanks to Oriental resident Don Henderson for bringing his son and daughter-in-law to town. More details on the concert and tickets, here.
Sunday December 14, 2014
The judges have spoken. Here are The Spirit Of Christmas Judges Awards:
- Christmas Musical Award: PCHS Band
- Reindeer Games Award: First Citizens Bank
- Most Gracious Award: 11 Piping Pipers / TownDock.net
- Glamorous Puppies Award: Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital
- Christmas Package Award: Grant Garman
- Rigsby Rocks Superstar Award: Rufus Edwards et al
- Most Prepared For The Holiday Award: Cubs & Scouts Pack/Troop 683
- Best Santa Look-alike Award: Croaker Festival
- Most Athletic Award: Minnesott Country Club
- Holly & Ivy Award: Oriental Tree Board
- Best Dressed Golf Cart Award: Picketts Last Charge
- Best Treats Award: Pamlico Community College
- Larry Walker Memorial Award: Roe Family (with Leesed Grandchildren)
- Whoville Award: Daniela Norman
- Holiday Princess Award: Pilgrims Chapel
- Nautical But Nice Award: Bruno Family
Saturday December 13, 2014
6:42a Wandering about town around 6a this morning, many of the luminaria were still lit. About 30% still burned, still lining town streets with light.
We must be livin’ right. Perfect weather ahead today… and for several days to come. Clear, highs near 60.
Last night saw two flotillas. A baker’s dozen of lighted & decorated kayaks were in the harbor (including one standing paddleboarder). Look farther out in the harbor, and the sailboat flotilla could be clearly seen slowly passing by. More photos from the whole scene coming, but meanwhile here are a few:
The parade is today at 1p – and there’s a zillion more things going on before & after. The complete schedule is here….
Friday December 12, 2014
It’s a little busy around Otown today… Spirit Of Christmas action everywhere. The printed Spirit Schedules are out & around town, but they are missing a few things. So, by the magic of the internet – here is the online Spirit Of Christmas 2014 Schedule.
Is there a Spirit Of Christmas event we’ve missed on the schedule? Email it in to email@example.com.
Perfect December weather. OK, it is kinda cold. It’s December, Bunky. Sunny and 50 today, and up to a steamy 55 Saturday. Enjoy.
Tonight @ the Old Theater – Friday Flicks. Joyeux Noel, 7:30p. Tickets just $5.50, popcorn included. Here’s the trailer:
Thursday December 11, 2014
3:02p The Spirit Of Christmas Schedule will be available in paper form around town tomorrow. You can also download the 2014 Spirit Of Christmas Schedule – click here.
10:52a We have received multiple emails this morning about a wandering dog. It’s the guy at right. Friendly. Looks like some Husky in him. Was by The Bean this morning, but the reports are from all over town. Is this your dog or do you know the owner? *** Owner Found ***
7:19a Almosttt freezing overnight, the low 33 at 6:06a. Today’s high might hit 50, low tonight likely below freezing.
There was a massive turnout for luminaria bag folding Tuesday at The Silos. Folks pitched in and got it done (available pizza and beer didn’t hurt either). Today its luminaria assembly at the Fire Station on Straight Rd… get your elf skills over there around 4:30p.
Saturday @ 1p is the big parade on Broad St. Friday night has the Christmas flotilla. Joe Valinoti is the flotilla organizer – he has enough boats registered to make the flotilla happen – but if you want to join the flotilla we think Joe would still let you.
Please contact Joe Valinoti via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for flotilla instructions including slip assignments.
Wednesday December 10, 2014
If you see Charlie Garrett today wish him a happy birthday (seven oh). Charlie says that Sunfish sailing (& racing) helps keep him young.
The rains are over, we’re into crisp clear December weather. Highs near 50 and lows around freezing through the weekend. Clear skies ahead for the Spirit Of Christmas.
We’ve had kayak voyagers travel through Oriental before. In 2008 a Wilmington couple came through on a kayak named TurtleTwo – northbound on the ICW.
This past weekend Oriental had a southbound kayak visitor. It’s a 2,500 voyage raising money for a children’s school in Guatemala.
Tuesday December 9, 2014northwest, and then later from the west. They’ll stay west for a few days. That will likely have the opposite effect – pulling water out of our creeks and seeing water levels lower than usual.
Monday December 8, 2014
Are you straitlaced, or rebellious?
Coming to the Old Theater in March 2015 is the play “Love Letters”. There are just two characters – a rebellious woman and a straitlaced man who have corresponded for half a century. Perhaps you might be one of them. Auditions are this week, starting tonight.
Time for some Christmas Spirit. This Friday & Saturday is Spirit Of Christmas in Oriental. This year the luminaria will light up the village Friday night.
Thousands of bags with candles in ‘em just don’t happen their on their own Bunky. Elves actually have to make ‘em.
That’s where you come in. Marsha Paplham is the Chief Luminarian – Marsha says it’s time for you to stand up and come to the aid of your village:
- Luminaria bag folding Tuesday Dec 9 starting 4:30p at The Silos.
- Thursday is Luminaria assembly – it starts at 4:30p at The Fire Station.
- Friday is Luminaria deployment to the streets of Oriental – meet 3:30p at The Fire Station.
Call Marsha if you have any questions at the Luminaria Hotline: 252-249-0334.
Saturday December 6, 2014
Not the sunniest of Saturdays. Chance o’precip 90% today in the Oriental Weather Forecast. Call it 100% – it’s raining.
But look ahead to next Friday’s clearer skies when the Spirit of Christmas kicks off. One event that made a splash last year was the lighted small boat parade. By small, we mean, kayaks, canoes, rowing dinghies. A half dozen paddlers made their motorless way in to the harbor, with their craft lighted in outlines. It was a beautiful sight.
They’re doing it again this year and the hope is for more paddlers to take part Friday night and be part of a bigger tableau (larger boats will be lit up on the harbor, and we’re told, luminaries will light the street that night and there’ll be a small Christmas Market.)
Larry Summers has more on the night’s events and how to be part of the lighted kayak and canoe contingent….
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