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!

Society Notes – Feb, 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 has played over the years.

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

Thank you

 

 

 


Don’t Miss the 2018

‘Walk of Fame’  Ceremony

Saturday March 24, 2018, 1:00 pm
At the Carolina Beach Lake

 


 

A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the Ft. Fisher Reenactment Fund Raiser

At the Fort: Darlene and Leslie Bright, Cheri McNeill, Paul Slebodnik, Ray and Helen James, Byron Moore, Steve Arthur, Linda Kuharcik, Ken Badoian, Jay Winner and Jim Dugan

Cookie Bakers: Sylvia Snook, Judy Moore, Doris Bame, Brenda Coffey, Steve Arthur, Cheri McNeill, Helen James, Juanita Winner, Elaine Henson, Jane Dugan and Rebecca Taylor

SPECIAL THANKS: to Leslie Bright, Gerald Bright, and Robert Bright for donations of hotdogs and buns.  

The History Center recorded 42 visitors in January. We had 49 in attendance at the January 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 Wounded Warriors – Step Up for Soldiers

Welcome to new members Jim and Clare Kalina of Wilmington.

 

Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

 

The Society would like to say a huge thank you to John Golden who led us all in singing Christmas carols at the December Potluck again this year.  He has done this for many years, and always been a great supporter of the Society.

Thanks, John! 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The History Center recorded 74 visitors in October. We had 50 in attendance at the Christmas Potluck.
  • The History Center was used for meetings held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy
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  • We need cookie bakers for the January 13th Fort Fisher Reenactment! Please call Rebecca or Cheri at 458-0502 if you can help.

 

Located adjacent to Carolina Beach Municipal Complex

Society Notes – December, 2016

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

Located adjacent to Carolina Beach Municipal Complex

  • Our thoughts and prayers go to the McKee family upon the passing of Beattie McKee. Our thoughts and prayers, also, go to Punky and Jean Kure upon the passing of their daughter, Linda Danner.
  • Thanks to Juanita Winner and Helen James for providing refreshments at the November meeting.
  • The History Center recorded 70 visitors in October. We had 39 in attendance at the November 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.
  • Welcome to new members Elizabeth Abdo of Laguna Hills, California; Gerry Mullen of Hobe Sound, Florida; Karen Sullivan of Carolina Beach; Louise Colvert of Carolina Beach, and Wesley Moore of Kure Beach.

 

Society Notes – November, 2017

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

Located adjacent to Carolina Beach Municipal Complex

  • Thanks to Leslie Bright, Jay Winner and Rick Both for putting up railings at the front steps of the History Center
  • Thanks to Juanita Winner and Linda Ogden for providing refreshments at the October meeting.
  • The History Center recorded 46 visitors in October. We had 29 in attendance at the October 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
  • Welcome to new members Jannette Klass and Linda Kuharcik both of Carolina Beach.

 

Society Notes – October, 2017

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Thanks to Cheri McNeill and Rebecca Taylor for providing refreshments at the October meeting.
  • Thanks to the people who worked the Island Day booth. Leslie Bright, Darlene Bright, Cheri McNeill, Judy Moore and Byron Moore.
  • The History Center recorded 69 visitors in October. We had 46 in attendance at the October 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.
  • Welcome to new members Barbara Smith of Carolina Beach and Charles and Tammy Moye of Wilmington.