06/29/12

Picture of the Week


Who doesn’t love a warm, sunny day at the beach with salt air blowing through your hair, sand between your toes, and the Atlantic Ocean to wash your worries away?
Thanks Marla J. Cechman for sharing this fun photo of your granddaughters to our Facebook page!


06/27/12

4TH OF JULY Celebrations & Events

How many people can say that they’ve spent their 4th of July on an island? Here, at Surf or Sound Realty, we are thrilled to bring you a day full of events and activities! After spending your day basking in the sun, stroll around the village of your choosing to celebrate the 4th, island style!

Be sure to make your way to the Avon Pier starting at 9-9:30pm for an amazing fireworks display!
Here’s the rundown…

Avon’s 4th of July Fireworks at the Beach
~Food, fun, and festivities for all ages, from 3-8pm on the Hatteras Realty grounds. Inflatables, a rock climbing wall, hot dogs, bbq, ice cream, and more! Followed by fireworks @ the Avon Pier!
Avon Pier fireworks, starting at 9-9:30pm.

~Limited parking will be available at the Pier and at Koru Village, however walking or riding a bike is suggested. Porta-Potties will be located between the Post Office and Hatteras Realty.
Pickle Mamas, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon, 6-10pm.
~Live music and excellent NC BBQ with all the fixings will be served. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children.
Freedom Fest, Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Hwy, 12, Buxton.
~The fun begins at 5pm with an outdoor pig pickin’, followed by a concert by Sidewalk Prophets at 7pm. In keeping with the theme of freedom, food (while supplies last), fun, and music will be free! There will door prizes awarded, as well as face painting and balloon animals for children from 5-6:30.
3rd Annual “4th in the Village” celebration, Hatteras, 3-11pm.
~Sponsored by the Hatteras Village Civic Association and the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, this festive event will include food, music, art, and games! There will also be a band from 7-11pm.
9th Annual Independence Day celebration, Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 2pm.
~Community members and visitors will join together to sing patriotic songs and hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence. A watermelon feast will follow. Sponsored by the villages’ civic association.

OBX Killer Dunes 2 Mile Run/Walk, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head.
~The largest state park in NC and the largest moving sand dunes on the East Coast! There will also be a 1/4 mile fun run. For more info, check out the event website.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July! See you @ the Avon Pier!


06/25/12

OBX Events June 30-July 8

As if spending your days on the beach aren’t enough, the OBX has many exciting events in store to keep you entertained!

June 30, July 7 Fish Fry, Hatteras Village and Avon Village, 5-7pm.
~Does fried local fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and potato salad sound like the perfect Hatteras Island dinner? We think so! Head to the Hatteras Fire Station at 57689 Hwy 12 or the Avon Fire Station at 40159 Harbor Rd. for a delicious meal, hosted by the Ladies Auxilary.

July 2-6 YOGA on the beach, Beach Klub, Avon, 8-9:30am.
~Bring a yoga mat and get your day started off on the right track!

July 2-6 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Summer Programs, Rodanthe, 2pm.

~Monday-Friday at 2pm, join The Chicamacomico Historical Association for an afternoon of entertainment ranging from talks with local historians to dramatic demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard. Visit the Station’s website for program details.
June 2-6 Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Summer Programs, Hatteras.
~Monday-Friday, programs are offered by Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic for further exploration and discovery if our maritime heritage. For complete information and details, visit the Museum on the web.
July 2-7 The Lost Colony, Waterside Theatre, Manteo, 8:30pm.
~Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paul Green recounts the historical events leading to the disappearance of the first English colonists who settled on Roanoke Island over 400 years ago. This is a production you don’t want to miss. Visit The Lost Colony for more info and tickets.
July 2 The Wilders/July 5 Mojo Collins, REAL Watersports, Waves, 6-10pm.
~Enjoy free LIVE music with a spectacular view in a family/group friendly atmosphere.
July 3 & 5 Balloonacy Children’s Show, COA Auditorium, Manteo, 2pm.
~For over 40 years, the cast of The Lost Colony has produced a show just for kids. Let your imagination run wild! Balloonacy is a funny, sweet, and uplifting performance. Tickets are $5-10.
July 3-6 Studio 12, Avon.
~Feeling creative? Studio 12 offers lots of fun classes, including mosaic stepping stones, glass fusion picture frames, suncatchers, and jewelry. Be sure to visit their website for class details.
Indian Town Gallery, Frisco.
~Offering fantastic weekly classes. Check out their Facebook page for details.
July 3 Kitty Hawk Kites Kid’s Day, Avon 10am-12pm, Hatteras, 3-5pm/July 4, Waves 4-6pm.
~A fun-filled free opportunity to climb a rock wall, shoot water guns, have your face painted, and try out the latest toys and games!

July 3, 4, 6 Music on the Deck, Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, 7-11pm.

July 3 Night with John Parr, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon, 7-10pm.
~Tickets are $10 in advance. For more info, contact Koru Village.

July 3 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Tour, Buxton.
~There will be two tours, 8:30 and 9:30pm. Each tour is limitied to 30 people. You will be using handheld flashlights to climb the 257-stair staircase while park rangers provide stories of the arduous duties of the lighthouse keeper. Call 252-473-2111 for details.

July 4 Bluegrass Jam at Banjo Island/Red Drum Pottery, Frisco, 7pm.
~Enjoy local musicians at the “Wednesday Happening” OR bring your instrument and join them!

July 4 Waterhigh, Down Under Restaurant and Lounge, Waves, 8-11pm.
~Enjoy an evening of live, local music!
July 4 BINGO, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Light Plant Rd, Buxton, 6pm.

4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES
OBX Killer Dunes 2 Mile Run/Walk, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head.
~The largest state park in NC and the largest moving sand dunes on the East Coast! There will also be a 1/4 mile fun run. For more info, check out the event website.
Pickle Mamas, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon, 6-10pm.
~Live music and excellent NC BBQ with all the fixings will be served. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children.
Avon’s 4th of July Fireworks at the Beach
~Food, fun, and festivities for all ages, from 3-8pm on the Hatteras Realty grounds. Inflatables, a rock climbing wall, hot dogs, bbq, ice cream, and more! Followed by fireworks @ the Avon Pier.
Avon Pier Fireworks, Starting at 9-9:30pm.
Freedom Fest, Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Hwy, 12, Buxton.
~The fun begins at 5pm with an outdoor pig pickin’, followed by a concert by Sidewalk Prophets at 7pm. In keeping with the theme of freedom, food (while supplies last), fun, and music will be free! There will door prizes awarded, as well as face painting and balloon animals for children from 5-6:30.
3rd Annual “4th in the Village” celebration, Hatteras, 3-11pm.
~Sponsored by the Hatteras Village Civic Association and the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, this event will include food, music, art, and games. There will also be a band from 7-11pm.
9th Annual Independence Day celebration, Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 2pm.
~Community members and visitors will join together to sing patriotic songs and hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence. A watermelon feast will follow. Sponsored by the villages’ civic association.

July 5 YOGA, Hatteras Village Community Center, 5:15-6:30pm.
~All levels. Donations accepted. For more info, contact Wendi Palmer 252-305-0090.

July 6,7 Independence Day Art Show, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 10am-5pm.
~Enjoy a fun day at the art show, located outside in the fresh open air at Indian Town Gallery. Meet local artists and browse everything from paintings, prints, recycled art, carvings, metal works, pottery and photography to sea glass jewelry, handmade jewelry, handpainted furniture and so much more! For more information, call (252) 995-5181 or visit indiantowngallery.com

July 6 Molasses Creek, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon, 7-10pm.

July 6 LIVE MUSIC every Friday night, Buxton.
~Mad Crabber
~Pop’s Raw Bar and Restaurant
~Capt’n Rolo’s
~Sandbar & Grille

July 7 Summer Festival, Fessenden Center, Buxton, 2-9pm.
~The Hands of Love Organization has organized an afternoon of fun, which will include live music, food, carnival games, crafts, a silent auction, and much more! Rain date set for July 8.

Enjoy EVERYTHING the OBX has to offer! Mark your calendars!


06/20/12

Beach Access Legislation Passes in the House of Representatives

With the first day of summer upon us, we were ecstatic to hear that the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4094, a bill to restore reasonable access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area.

The bill, introduced by our Congressman, Walter Jones, was approved yesterday, June 19th, and passed in a 232 to 188 vote. H.R. 4094 was included in a package of bills grouped together under H.R. 2578, known as the Conservation and Economic Growth Act. The bill proposes the reinstatement of the Interim Management Plan that was in place prior to the restrictive consent decree and ORV Rule implemented by the National Park Service.

We can’t get too excited yet because before this can occur, the companion bill in the Senate needs to pass and then President Obama needs to sign it.

The 2008 consent decree imposed rigid and severe beach access restrictions that have hurt the local economy and limited the Superintendent from utilizing an active managment approach that would better help wildlife at the seashore.

Chairman Warren Judge, who testified before a Congressional subcommittee urging the passage of H.R. 4094, stated, “It will provide reasonable recreational access in a way that utilizes science based resource management for shorebirds and turtles.” Judge added, “H.R. 4094 represents a true win-win situation for both people and wildlife.”

A companion bill has been sponsored in the U.S. Senate by Senator Richard Burr and Senator Kay Hagan. Senate bill 2372 will be the subject of a Congressional hearing next week.

We are very grateful to our Congressman, Walter Jones, and all of you who have exerted time and energy to this cause. Thank you!


06/18/12

OBX Events June 23-July 1

There is so much to do here on the OBX! If you’re wondering how you’ll spend your time once you come off the beach, check out the list of events we’ve compiled for your enjoyment!
Mark your calendars! There are some events you will not want to miss!

June 23 & 29 Watercolor class with Vicky Lowe, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 10:30am.

June 23 & 30 Fish Fry, Hatteras Village and Avon Village, 5-7pm.
~Does fried local fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and potato salad sound like the perfect Hatteras Island dinner? We think so! Head to the Hatteras Fire Station at 57689 Hwy 12 or the Avon Fire Station at 40159 Harbor Rd. for a delicious meal, hosted by the Ladies Auxilary.

June 25 Inaugural Sunset Spectacular 5k and Luau, Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head.
~Run the sands of the out and back 5k course and finish with a post race luau. Specifically designed trophies for top 3 males and females. Unique finisher medal to all participants. For more info contact, outerbanksruncations@gmail or click here to register.

June 25-29 YOGA on the beach, Beach Klub, Avon, 8-9:30am.
~Bring a yoga mat and get your day started off on the right track!

June 25-29 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Summer Programs, Rodanthe, 2pm.

~Monday-Friday at 2pm, join The Chicamacomico Historical Association for an afternoon of entertainment ranging from talks with local historians to dramatic demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard. Visit the Station’s website for program details.
June 25-29 Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Summer Programs, Hatteras.
~Monday-Friday, programs are offered by Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic for further exploration and discovery if our maritime heritage. For complete information and details, visit the Museum on the web.
June 25-29 The Lost Colony, Waterside Theatre, Manteo, 8:30pm.
~Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paul Green recounts the historical events leading to the disappearance of the first English colonists who settled on Roanoke Island over 400 years ago. This is a production you don’t want to miss. Visit The Lost Colony for more info and tickets.
June 25 The Wilders/June 28 Jack Jr., REAL Watersports, Waves, 6-10pm.
~Enjoy free LIVE music with a spectacular view in a family/group friendly atmosphere.
June 26-29 Studio 12, Avon.
~Feeling creative? Studio 12 offers lots of fun classes, including mosaic stepping stones, glass fusion picture frames, suncatchers, and jewelry. Be sure to visit their website for class details.
June 26 Kitty Hawk Kites Kid’s Day, Avon 10am-12pm, Hatteras, 3-5pm/June 27, Waves 4-6pm.
~A fun-filled free opportunity to climb a rock wall, shoot water guns, have your face painted, and try out the latest toys and games!
June 26-28 East Carolina presents Seven in One Blow Children’s Show, Festival Park, Manteo, 10:30am.
~Indoor theatre. This show is based on a contemporary fantasy based on the old Grimm brothers’ fairy tale. Tickets are $5 for all children 6 and over and can be purchased in advance at the Vistiors Center or the day of the event.
June 26 Hurley “Rip My Shred Stick” Surf Contest, Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head.
~Free surf contest for children ages 16 and under. Attendees will have a chance to meet and surf with professional surfers. Check out Hurley’s website for more info.
June 26, 27, 29 Music on the Deck, Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, 7-11pm.

June 26 Avon Jamboree featuring Ocracoke Jazz Society 6-10pm/June 27 Teen Night with DJ 8-10pm, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon.
~For more info, contact Koru Village.
June 27-30 Outer Banks Sand Sculptor Festival, Kitty Hawk.
~Watch a professional sand sculpture company create an amazing sand creation. Sand clinics will also be held, as well as a sandcastle competition. There will be lots of fun events and entertainment throughout the festival at Kitty Hawk Kites. Benefit event for the prevention of skin cancer with all proceeds going to the Outer Banks Hospital. Check out the schedule of events.
June 27 Creating jewelry with found objects with Chris Cantwell, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 5pm.
June 27 Bluegrass Jam at Banjo Island/Red Drum Pottery, Frisco, 7pm.
~Enjoy local musicians at the “Wednesday Happening” OR bring your instrument and join them!

June 27 Highwater, Down Under Restaurant and Lounge, Waves, 8-11pm.
~Enjoy an evening of live, local music!
June 27 BINGO, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Light Plant Rd, Buxton, 6pm.

June 28 Avon Art Show, next to Hatteras Realty office, Avon.
~Enjoy of day of browsing and shopping local artists’ wares and take home a plate of fried locally caught fish, starting at 5pm.
June 28 & 29 Small Fry Fishing Tournament, Manteo.
~Two categories for children ages 3-8 and 9-15. Entry fee is nominal and includes a t-shirt and lunch. Trophies will be presented in each category for the largest fish caught. For more info call 800-367-4728.
June 28 Paint a silk scarf with April Trueblood, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 3pm.

June 28 YOGA, Hatteras Village Community Center, 5:15-6:30pm.
~All levels. Donations accepted. For more info, contact Wendi Palmer 252-305-0090.

June 28 Hurrah Players perform Anchors Away, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon, 7-10pm.
June 29 LIVE MUSIC every Friday night, Buxton.
~Pop’s Raw Bar and Restaurant
~Capt’n Rolo’s
~Sandbar & Grille

Hope to see you out and about on the OBX! Enjoy your week!


06/13/12

Graveyard of the Atlantic Summer Programs

AHOY MATEY! The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is offering a plethora of weekly summer programs and activities for all ages! It would be a pity to miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore and discover more about our maritime heritage.
Here’s a list of programs that you may be interested in attending…
Monday-Saturday 1st Mates Program
-For ages 8-12. Children will receive a certificate of rank and 1st mate’s wristband by doing a Museum search and attending two programs, or doing a Museum search, attending one program, and completing one written activity.
Monday and Fridays
Maritime Movies @ 11am and 2pm

-These shows include information about the U-85, Chicamacomico, the Alligator, the Battle of the Atlantic and more!
Tuesdays @ 2
-A speaker’s series on the people and events that shape our island’s history.
Wednesdays
Island Treasures @ 11am

-Talks and demonstrations related to or island’s heritage.
Civil War Mini Talks @ 3pm
Thursdays
Children’s Nautical Crafts @ 10:30-12pm

Canvasback Decoys @ 12-4pm
-Visit with a local decoy maker, Sam Green, as he demonstrates the art of creating various decoys.
2nd Saturday
-Come down to the Museum on the 2nd Saturday of the month and see what it’s all about!
Well shiver me timbers! I think the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is the place to be this summer!
The Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10am until 4pm.


06/11/12

OBX Events June 16-24th

What is there to do on the OBX besides spending time on the water with sand between your toes? Although the Atlantic Ocean and our beaches are the main attraction, the OBX has a calendar full of events for all ages to enjoy!
Check them out!

June 16 & 23 Fish Fry, Hatteras Village and Avon Village, 5-7pm.
~Does fried local fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and potato salad sound like the perfect Hatteras Island dinner? We think so! Head to the Hatteras Fire Station at 57689 Hwy 12 or the Avon Fire Station at 40159 Harbor Rd. for a delicious meal, hosted by the Ladies Auxilary.

June 18-22 YOGA on the beach, Beach Klub, Avon, 8-9:30am.
~Bring a yoga mat and get your day started off on the right track!
June 18-22 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Summer Programs, Rodanthe, 2pm.
~Monday-Friday at 2pm, join The Chicamacomico Historical Association for an afternoon of entertainment ranging from talks with local historians to dramatic demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard. Visit the Station’s website for program details.
June 18-23 Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Summer Programs, Hatteras.
~Monday-Friday, programs are offered by Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic for further exploration and discovery if our maritime heritage. For complete information and details, visit the Museum on the web.
June 18 The Wilders/June 21 Mojo Collins, REAL Watersports, Waves, 6-10pm.
~Enjoy free LIVE music with a spectacular view in a family/group friendly atmosphere.
June 19 Kitty Hawk Kites Kid’s Day, Avon 10am-12pm, Hatteras, 3-5pm/June 20, Waves 4-6pm.
~A fun-filled free opportunity to climb a rock wall, shoot water guns, have your face painted, and try out the latest toys and games!
June 19, 20, 22 Music on the Deck, Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, 7-11pm.

June 19 Avon Jamboree featuring the house band 6-10pm/June 20 Teen Night with DJ 8-10pm, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon.
~For more info, contact Koru Village.
June 20 Bluegrass Jam at Banjo Island/Red Drum Pottery, Frisco, 7pm.
~Enjoy local musicians at the “Wednesday Happening” OR bring your instrument and join them!

June 20 Highwater, Down Under Restaurant and Lounge, Waves, 8-11pm.
~Enjoy an evening of live, local music!
June 20 BINGO, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Light Plant Rd, Buxton, 6pm.
June 21 Wire wrap seaglass class with Betty Kungle, Indian Town Gallery, mp 65, Frisco, 10am.
June 21 YOGA, Hatteras Village Community Center, 5:15-6:30pm.
~All levels. Donations accepted. For more info, contact Wendi Palmer 252-305-0090.

June 21 Jamie & Mark, Cafe Pamlico, Buxton, 7-10pm.
~Enjoy good food, good music, and an unforgettable sunset!
June 22 Oil painting class with Lena Ennis, Indian Town Gallery, mp 65, Frisco.
June 22 The Blind Prophets, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon, 7-10pm.
June 22 LIVE MUSIC every Friday night, Buxton.
~Pop’s Raw Bar and Restaurant
~Capt’n Rolo’s
~Sandbar & Grille

We hope you’ll make plans to attend a few of these events during your stay on Hatteras Island! We look forward to seeing you! Enjoy your week!


06/8/12

Picture of the Week


The dog days of summer…not quite yet! The weather has been beautiful here on Hatteras Island!
It certainly looks like Bodie is fully prepared to enjoy a day at the beach!
Cindy Mirra, thank you for sharing this photo of your awesome pup on our Facebook page!