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Calling all Artists…Old Baldy Creativity Challenge Underway

Posted on January 30, 2013 under Uncategorized

Calling all Artists…Old Baldy Creativity Challenge Underway

The Old Baldy Foundation, keepers of Old Baldy Lighthouse and the history of Bald Head Island, have announced their first Old Baldy Creativity Challenge. All artists are invited to submit work in one of two categories – Youth and Artisan. Youth has two divisions: ages 5-10 and 11-17. Artwork can be two or three dimensional. All entries will be judged and put on exhibit throughout the Pirates Are Coming Festival, August 2-4, 2013, and then will be auctioned during the silent auction. Deadline for applications and all work is July 6, 2013. Details and entry forms are posted on the Old Baldy Foundation website.

Please Bring Your Membership Card When You Frequent the Shoals Club

Posted on December 14, 2012 under Uncategorized

A friendly reminder to Shoals Club members–please remember to bring your membership card with you when you are at the Shoals Club. This is especially helpful to the staff when charging to the Shoals Club member account and should help us ensure accurate billing to all accounts. If you need a replacement card, please contact the Membership Sales Office at 910-457-7334 or Thank you!

28th Annual Maritime Classic Road Race Saturday, Nov. 10

Posted on November 09, 2012 under Uncategorized

28th Annual Maritime Classic Road Race Saturday, Nov. 10

The 28th Annual Maritime Classic Road Race kicks off Saturday, November 10 at the Harbourside Pavilion on Bald Head Island, and features a one-mile Fun Run, 5k and 10k race. The Fun Run starts at Noon, and the 5k and 10k races begin at 12:30pm.

It's not too late to sign up. Race day registration is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday and is $35 for race entry and t-shirt. Click here for more information.

Shoals Club Reopens for the Season on March 23

Posted on March 09, 2012 under Uncategorized

Shoals Club Reopens for the Season on March 23

By Jens Fisker, Shoals Club General Manager

At the Shoals Club we’re busy preparing for the 2012 season, which officially kicks off on Friday, March 23 when we reopen our doors to members.

We are most pleased to announce two exciting changes to our Culinary and Beverage operations. Joining the Shoals Club staff as our new Executive Chef is Robbie Nicolaisen, a native of Cary, NC, who was selected from an applicant pool of more than 50 outstanding candidates. A graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute in Charleston, SC, Chef Nicolaisen has 17 years of industry experience in the Carolinas, including his most recent position as Executive Chef at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. We can’t wait for Robbie to showcase his talent for local and regional cuisine for you in our Dining Room.

Along with a new chef, we’re delighted to announce that F.E. “Woody” Walls was recently promoted by Bald Head Island Limited, LLC to Resort Operations Director. In his newly expanded role, Woody will provide direct support to the Shoals Club’s Culinary and Beverage operations. A native of Florida, Woody grew up in Brunswick County, NC, and graduated from UNC-Wilmington. Woody brings 25 years of industry experience in 4-star/4-diamond properties along the Atlantic coast and at French Lick Springs Resort and Casino in Indiana. In all, Woody has spent 9 seasons with Bald Head Island Limited, LLC successfully managing and directing a variety of food and beverage operations. At the Shoals Club we’re very excited about the skills and leadership that Robbie and Woody will bring and the new programs that will be introduced to further enhance the member and guest experience.

Additionally, we’re proud to welcome back Morgan Avery in his second season as Sous Chef at the Shoals Club. Prior to joining the Shoals Club culinary team, Morgan served for three seasons as Sous Chef at the River Pilot Café. A native of High Point, NC, Morgan brings 15 years of industry experience from a variety of fine establishments in the Wilmington area.

When the Shoals Club reopens, we’ll be unveiling a new A La Carte/Lounge Menu developed by our culinary team. We also ask you to mark your calendar for our first Members Dinner on Friday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The four-course dinner, which is open to full members and their guests only, promises to be a delightful introduction to our new chef’s talents.

Along with making changes to our culinary team, over the last two months we’ve worked hard to spruce up the Shoals Club in a variety of ways, from deep cleaning to taking care of minor maintenance issues. We’ve added two new outdoor showers on the main pool deck, which have built-in “sand mats” to help keep the Shoals Club pools cleaner. Additionally, a handsome wooden pergola (shown above) was constructed over the Sandbar Grille deck area to provide shade and make dining by the pool that much more enjoyable.

We look forward to seeing you at the Shoals Club soon!

BHI Conservancy Kicks Off Spring Lecture Series With Rainwater Harvesting Presentation

Posted on February 13, 2012 under Uncategorized

BHI Conservancy Kicks Off Spring Lecture Series With Rainwater Harvesting Presentation

The Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Spring Lecture Series kicks off this Saturday, February 18 at the Fleming Environmental Center. The presentation, given by Rick Harris of Cape Fear Rainwater Harvesting, is entitled “Rainwater, the forgotten resource.”

The event, which is free and open to all, kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese social, with the lecture immediately following from 4-5 p.m.

For more information about the lecture or the BHI Conservancy, an independent, non-profit 501c-3 organization dedicated to barrier island conservation, preservation and education, please call 910-457-0089 or visit

No Boundaries Artworks Featured at Acme Art Now through February 16

Posted on February 10, 2012 under Uncategorized

No Boundaries Artworks Featured at Acme Art Now through February 16

Every other year artists gather on Bald Head Island at Captain Charlie’s Station for two weeks of camaraderie, collaboration and inspiration during the No Boundaries Art Colony. The Wilmington Star News just posted a nice write-up about the art created at the recent colony on Bald Head Island. Check out the article and check out the art, which showcases the 17 colonists’ hard work in a prolific and interconnected exhibition at Acme Art, 711 N. 5th Ave. in Wilmington, N.C. through February 16, 2012.