Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director 

Thanks to Steve Arthur for doing our Boardwalk tour for a group of local Island Women!

 

  • The History Center recorded 80 visitors in November. There were 36 people in attendance at the November meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club, Step Up for Soldiers, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).
  • And don’t forget!! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours, please tell them you are a member of the FPHPS!  If you do, we get a portion of your ticket price.  Call us at 910-458-0502 or them at 910-338-3134.  wilmingtonwatertours.net
  • Welcome to new member, Roger Brix from Wilmington.
  • Thanks to John Gregory for taking great pictures of the walking tour for the Island Women.
  • Thanks to our volunteers in November; James Kohler, Andre Blouin, Steve Arthur, Darlene Bright and Leslie Bright. Refreshments were provided by Steve Arthur and Cheri McNeill. Nancy Gadzuk has graciously agreed to take minutes at the meetings until we find a Secretary.
  • Rebecca, Cheri and Darlene greatly appreciate Andre Blouin’s help getting the November newsletter laid up and posted on our web site!!!
  • Thanks so much to Juanita Winner’s grandson, Skylar Slaughter, who volunteered for us this month. He helped decorate the History Center for Christmas. Also, he washed the windows and help neaten everything up.

 

Congratulations to Judge Jay Hockenbury on his retirement from the bench after almost 24 years of distinguished service.

Society Notes – November, 2108

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 62 visitors in October. There were 37 people in attendance at the October meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).
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  • Please keep Rebecca Taylor in your thoughts and prayers. She fell right after our September meeting and broke her leg.  She is recovering nicely at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  She will be staying in the hospital, but in the rehab part of the hospital.
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  • And don’t forget!! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours, please tell them you are a member of the FPHPS!  If you do, we get a portion of your ticket price.  Call us at 910-458-0502 or them at 910-338-3134.  wilmingtonwatertours.net
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  • A great big thanks goes out to Steve Arthur and Pam and Eddie Capel for providing refreshments at the October meeting.
  • The Friends of Fort Fisher are sponsoring Fort Fisher’s Christmas Open House on December 1, 2018, from 10:00 AM till 4 PM. Cookies will be provided by the UDC.
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  • Welcome to new members, Paul D. Buehler and Elaine G. Farias, Polly Burtelow and Victoria J. F. Palmer, all of Carolina Beach.
  • By special request, Steve Arthur will be doing a Historic Boardwalk Tour for the Island Women on November 27 at 10:00 AM.
  • Thanks to our volunteers in October, James Kohler, Steve Arthur, Darlene Bright and Leslie Bright.
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  • Christmas season is upon us! When making out your Christmas list, think of all the really good books, especially our Cookbook, and other nice gifts in the History Center Gift Shop to give to friends and family members.

Society Notes – October, 2018

 

Walk the “Sugar Loaf Line-of-Defense” with Chris Fonvielle

Saturday November 10, 2018 – 2 pm to 4 pm

Donation $10.00

To register call 910-458-0502

The Walk includes the entrenchments in the proposed “Ryder Lewis Park”.

 

 


Society Notes – Sept. 2018

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

Center recorded 23 visitors in September. We were closed for 6 days due to Hurricane Florence. Our September meeting was within that time and was canceled. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club.

Thanks to the people who helped get the History Center ready before the storm: Rebecca and Cheri, Darlene and Leslie, Steve Arthur and Jim Dugan. Cheri, Leslie and Darlene put everything back out after the storm. Rebecca put the computers back together.

 

Society Notes – September, 2018

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Welcome to new members Martha Smith of Wilmington, Elizabeth Hood of Carolina Beach and John McMains of Durham, NC.
  • Center recorded 55 visitors in August. We had 49 at the August meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club.
  • Thanks to Louise Colvert and Cheri McNeill for providing refreshments at the August meeting. Also, thanks to Jim Kohler for helping with the newsletter.

Society Notes – August, 2018

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

We  did it!

2018 Boardwalk Tour

WOW! Our first season is over and there’s no question our Historic Boardwalk tour was a great success.

WE HAD 144 PEOPLE ATTEND 7 TOURS (one got rained out) and collected $520 in donations!

We want to extend a HUGE thanks to Elaine Henson for doing the research and writing the script and finding all the “what used to be here” photos! She bought the tote bags that the tour leaders used, as well.  Thanks, also, to Rebecca and Cheri who put together the tour tote scripts and pictures.

Special thanks go to Erin Whitman from Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation for designing the rack card that got the word out to the tourists.  A huge thanks to Jasmine McKee and the Island Gazette for including an article about the tour in every paper throughout the summer. We asked people where they heard about the tour and the most people told us they found out about it in the Island Gazette.

The Star-News sent reporter Eva Ellenberg and photogrpaher Matt Born to cover the tour. You can see their article and pictures at http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20180627/carolina-beach-boardwalk-tours-explore-its-early-glory-days  And finally, thanks to Randy Aldridge from WWAY who did a great interview with Elaine.

We couldn’t have done it all without our volunteer tour guides! Elaine Henson, Leslie Bright, Darlene Bright, Jim Dugan, Doris Bame, Byron Moore, Judy Moore and Steve Arthur.

No question, we’ll do it again next year from mid June to mid August!


                                                                   

  • Welcome to new members Jan Davidson of Wilmington and Al and Donna DePompeis of Carolina Beach
  • The History Center recorded 103 visitors in July. We had 45 at the July Meeting. The History Center was used for meetings held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC Board.
  • Darlene and Eddie Capel have spent a good deal of time preparing the budget for 2018-2019 which was approved at the August 6 board meeting.

 

By Request here is Brenda Coffey’s recipe for:

TANGY GLAZED GREEN BEANS       

 3 cans cut green beans, drained                   2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar                              1/4 teaspoon salt

6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled                  1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons minced onions or dehydrated onions

Mix the vinegar, onions, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a pot and bring to a boil. Add drained canned green beans. Heat thoroughly, stirring to mix, and let stand 2-3 hours. Heat before serving and add crumbled bacon.


Officers
President – Elaine Henson
Vice-President –Juanita Winner
Secretary –
Treasurer – Eddie Capel
Directors
Cheri McNeill
Jimmy Bartley
John Moseley
Steve Arthur
Jay Winner
Leslie Bright
Brenda Coffey
Jim Dugan
Barry Nelder

Society Notes – July, 2018

Elections for 2018-2019 Officers and Board
–  We Vote at the July Meeting

President:           Elaine Henson
Vice President: Juanita Winner
Secretary:
Treasurer:          Eddie Capel

Board for 2018-2020:
Steve Arthur, Jimmy Bartley, Barry Nelder, Cheri McNeill, Leslie Bright


Society Notes – July, 2018

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Welcome to new members Kathy Gwinn of Carolina Beach and Melinda and Glenn Miller of Carolina Beach.
  • The History Center recorded 96 visitors in June. We had 25 at the June Potluck.
  • The History Center was used for meetings held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club
  • Darlene is in the process of training our new treasurer, Eddie Capel and preparing a  budget   for 2018-2019.

Society Notes

Located adjacent to Carolina Beach Municipal Complex

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

♦  The History Center recorded 68 visitors in May. We had 30 in attendance at the May Meeting.

♦  The History Center was used for meetings held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy

♦  Thanks to this month’s volunteers. Barbara Smith and Jim Kohler brought refreshments for the May meeting.

♦  Darlene is in the process of training our new treasurer, Eddie Capel!

 

Society Notes – May, 2018

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

 

Free to a Good Home

Early issues of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society Newsletters

New to the Society? 

Interested in reading about our early history?

We’ve uncovered a stash of old Newsletters and are giving them away free.

Stop by the History Center any time we’re open and check out what’s left.

… or read early digital issues of Federal Point History here.

 

   

DON’T FORGET! Our June meeting (June 18, 6:30 pm) is our annual potluck picnic.

A perfect time to invite a friend who might be interested in joining our friendly and welcoming group!


Our Gift Shop’s Current Bestseller!

Images of America: Kure Beach
By Brenda Fry Coffey

Arcadia Books, April 2018

 

 

 

 

 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We will be conducting weekly “Historic Boardwalk” tours on Tuesday mornings this summer. If you are up to about a 40 minute walk, we’ll provide the script and pictures you can show to people about how it looked in “yesteryear.” If you can help for one or two Tuesday mornings this summer, please call Darlene Bright at 910-228-3424


  • The History Center recorded 101 visitors in April! We had 30 in attendance at the April Meeting.
  • Thanks to Cheri McNeill, Darlene Bright, and Rebecca Taylor for the refreshments for Brenda Coffey’s book signing event. We had a great turnout and the book is selling well.
  • The History Center was used for meetings held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project and the Ryder Lewis Civil War Park Committee.
  • Thanks to this month’s volunteers. Mary Anne Targonski and Peg Fisher who brought refreshments for the April meeting.  Darlene is in the process of training our new treasurer, Ed Capel!

Society Notes, April, 2018

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

Crazy Beach
By Lynn Welborn

Amazon Digital, 2018
$15.99 (Now available at the Fed. Pt. History Center gift shop)

Visit Crazy Beach for a wild ride jammed with hilarious adolescent mischief, teenage lust, and an unforgettable band of misfits calling the little island home.

An instantly entertaining trek embedding into your heart forever the soundtrack of boyhood adventure, the girls of summer, and a journey to Woodstock through the eyes of an 11-year old stowaway.

Action on the island reveals the secrets of The Wave Theatre, shenanigans on the boardwalk, an idyllic oceanfront beach cottage, and a grand old pier serving as the story’s heartbeat.

The boardwalk explodes with the exploits of Lenny’s crew, including scamming tourists, running from the cops, and the joy of discovering The Seven Wonders of Boyhood. On the more reflective side, like “The Last Picture Show” or “Prince of Tides” it’s a look at how love, absence, and loss shape us.

[Read more about Crazy Beach in Ben Steelman’s review of the book and plans for a sequel in the StarNews.]

 


Congratulations to the 2018 Walk of Fame inductees

Robert “Bob” Doetsch

Gerald “Jerry” P. Bigley, Sr.

Robert & Clara Lamb

Michael McGowan

 


Fran Doetsch passed away on Friday March 31. Our deepest sympathies go out to Gary, Kendal and the extended Doetsch family.

The History Center recorded 68 visitors in March, up from 47 in February. The tourist season is definitely started for this year. We had 35 in attendance at the March Meeting.

The History Center was used for meetings held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the the Walk Of Fame Committee.

Thanks to this month’s volunteers. Cheri McNeill and Nancy Gadzuk brought refreshments for the March meeting. Jim Kohler helped with the Newsletter mailing and Leslie Bright helped us shop for, transport, and mount the new TV. Darlene is in the process of training our new treasurer, Ed Capel!

 

Society Notes – March, 2018

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

Help! Help! Help!

One of the things we want to celebrate this summer as part of our “Boardwalk: Then and Now” Exhibit is the role Bingo played over the years.

Does anyone have any old bingo cards, tokens, prizes? Please dig them out and  lend them to us for the Summer exhibit.

 


  • Jean Kure passed away on Sunday March 4. Our deepest sympathies go out to Punky and the extended Kure family.
  • The History Center recorded 47 visitors in February. We had 37 in attendance at the February Meeting.
  • The History Center was used for meetings held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Walk Of Fame Committee and Step Up for Soldiers.
  • Thanks to this month’s volunteers. Cheri did refreshments for the meeting and Jim Dugan and Steve Arthur set up the History Center chairs this month. Jim Kohler helped Darlene and Cheri get the Newsletter ready for mailing. Darlene continues to spend a good deal of time keeping our accounting and banking up to date.  PS: We still need a treasurer!