Island Life Blog Posts
Posted on March 14, 2013
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Even though the calendar says March, Bald Head Island is ready for spring! Easter on the island bringsislanders out to enjoy the start of a season full of activities.
For those coming to the island during Easter week, nature lovers will find an abundance of outdoor activities such as fun sails, kayak tours, standup paddleboard excursions, island-wide hikes and nature tours. Socialites will enjoy Howl at the Moon sunset / moonrise party, turtle trot, art show and sale and real estate parade of homes.
Easter weekend is packed with dining options at the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club or relax harborside at Will o’ the Wisp with a beverage on the marina deck. Easter egg hunts, sunrise service and member sport events and socials are also happening.
If you are visiting the island during the Easter holiday, download your Easter Events brochure here. If you haven’t booked your stay yet, check out Bald Head Island Limited Property Managment's accommodations options here.
Posted on May 08, 2012
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The recent Cinco de Mayo Howl at the Moon party brought out more than 350 Bald Head Island property owners, vacationers and business owners to East Beach. Everyone brought a little something to the event–appetizers to share, cold beverages, straw sombreros or just great fellowship.
Once the moon came up and the sun set, marshmallows were ceremoniously roasted before everyone headed home for the night.
Mark your calendar for the next Howl at the Moon event on June 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Beach Access 39.
Posted on May 04, 2012
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Just in time for the summer season, the shopping selection on Bald Head Island is now bigger and better. With new shops like Be Our Guest opening, and favorites like Room Service and the Silver Peddler relocating and expanding, now is a great time for an island shopping spree.
Be Our Guest, opened by Maritime Market owners Claude and Melissa Pope, is located at 8 Maritime Way next to the market (in the Silver Peddler’s former location). This cozy shop carries home and gift items, including a good selection of glass and barware, funny and elegant cocktail napkins, candles, cheese sets, and salt and pepper shakers. Two favorite items at Be Our Guest include the backpack picnic set, a great solution for an impromptu island picnic (just fill it up with goodies from the market next door) and Chart metalworks necklaces, which feature BHI nautical maps in a cool glass enclosure. These are made especially for Be Our Guest. Just down the way, Room Service, located at 4 Maritime Way, carries a mix of new and vintage finds for your home as well as work from local artists and artisans, like the lamps, chandeliers and candelabras from a Raleigh-based artist. Their large selection includes everything from drawer pulls, tableware and pillows to beds, sofas and hutches. They also offer design services. New for spring at Room Service are Scout bags, durable polypropylene bags that are chic, fun, summery and best of all, easy to keep clean – just wipe or spray off. Room Service also now carriers work from many artists whose work formerly hung in The Woods Gallery, adding to the homey feel of the shop. The Silver Peddler’s new, larger location in the former Woods Gallery space at 12A Maritime Way allows for an expanded inventory. They still carry a large array of silver jewelry, from rings to necklaces to charms, which make a great memento of your BHI vacation. They also carry striking Larimar jewelry. Larimar is a mineral found only in the Dominican Republic, with colors range from white to light blue, dark blue or blue-green. Rings, necklaces and pendants are available. The shop also carries a variety of pillows, bags and home goods, especially in the kitchen/tableware arena. A lot of care went into refitting the former Woods Gallery – a wall was built as was a display-only fireplace, turning the space into an elegant shop. Next time you’re on the island, be sure to stop by these new island shops.
Posted on April 30, 2012
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This coming weekend, for the fifth year in a row, Bald Head Island will play host to five soldiers and their families as part of theWounded Warrior Project.
This community-based event is truly cooperative, with island residents, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, the village and the developer working together to welcome the families, plan the events and donate funds, accommodations, meals and a variety of recreational opportunities.
A potluck dinner will be held at the Harborside Pavilion on Friday night to welcome the families. A raffle is being held for a beautiful handmade “Stars and Stripes” afghan to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a program the builds homes around the world on military or VA medical centers so that family members may stay close to injured service men and women. The raffle is $10 per ticket and tickets are available through the Bald Head Association or at the Bald Head Island Club.
The Wounded Warrior Project was founded on the principle that veterans are our nation’s greatest citizens and seeks to assist men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured in conflict. Visit their website for more information.
The Bald Head Association is still accepting donations. For more information on making a donation, visit the Bald Head Association’s website or call them at 910-457-4676 x 21.
Posted on April 27, 2012
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On Friday, April 27th, the Bald Head Association (BHA) celebrates its 30th anniversary. Exactly 30 years ago to the day, the former property owners’ association was dissolved and the Bald Head Association was born, defining its role in the community at the time as the one-stop shop for managing the Island’s services.
After the Village of Bald Head Island was created to assume responsibility for those services, the Association’s role transitioned into one of communication, advocacy, architectural control, Covenant and common area protection and representation of the non-resident property owners.
At the 30th anniversary celebration, held at BHA’s Association Center, three past presidents of the Association – Dr. Thad Wester, Dr. Bob Timmons and Dick Johnston – reflected on their respective challenges and accomplishments while leading the organization.
Kit Adcock, long-time property owner and BHA Board member, announced the dedication of the Association Center’s largest meeting room as Generator Society Hall, named for the eighteen families whose pioneer spirit and undeniable hard work laid the foundation for the Island’s current social, cultural and political fabric. She also announced the naming of two meeting rooms within the Association Center in honor of two families from the Society who had a particular impact on the organization – Dr. Thad & Lee Wester and Bill & Billie Jeane Berne.
In his closing remarks, Board President Joe Hawkins asked those present for the celebration to think about their personal commitment to the Island’s destiny and to discover how they can play a meaningful part in moving Bald Head forward while maintaining that special something that makes our Island paradise so unique.
Happy Birthday, BHA!
Posted on April 05, 2012
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By Karen Ellison, Village of Bald Head Island Director of Communications
Bald Head Island, NC – April 5, 2012 – A special meeting of the Village of Bald Head Island Council was held today at 10:00 a.m. to officially accept and open the new Trans-Marsh Timber Bridge.
Built by Bald Head Island Limited, LLC (BHI Limited), the bridge was signed over to the Village of Bald Head Island who will provide long term maintenance and up-keep of the bridge. The new bridge connects Keelson Row to the intersection between North and West Bald Head Wynds and is designed to improve the flow of traffic from the harbor area out to the rest of the Island. The bridge concept was developed as early as 1994, but for various reasons construction was put off until now. The bridge was designed and constructed by York Bridge Concepts out of Florida.
“Now that the bridge is complete,” said Jim Henry, Planning and Construction Director with BHI Limited, during the ceremony, “it will become part of the fabric of the Island.” After the brief meeting, Mayor Andy Sayre and BHI Limited CEO Chad Paul cut the ribbon to officially open the bridge.
The bridge is 520 feet long and has a capacity of 5 tons. Only golf carts, trams, bicycles and pedestrians are allowed on the bridge.