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.

 

Society Notes – Sept, 2017

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

Thanks to Steven Arthur and James Kohler for providing refreshments at the July meeting.

Thanks to the Newton Cemetery Clean-up Crew that included Leslie Bright, Jakob Price, Jay Winner and Mike Coleman.

The History Center recorded 74 visitors in July. We had 35 in attendance at the August 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 Walk of Fame committee.

Welcome to new members Bonnie Seashore of Carolina Beach, Kitty Hollerith of Wilmington, Alexa Blair of Round Rock, Texas and Kenneth Badoian of Wilmington.

Also thanks to Jerry Kennedy who  renewed as a  LIFETIME member!

 

Society Notes – August, 2017

2017 Elected Officers and Board of Directors
(Election was held at the July meeting)

President: Elaine Henson
Vice President: Juanita Winner
Secretary: Nancy Gadzuk
Treasurer: Jim Kohler

2017 Elected Board of Directors:
Jim Dugan
John Moseley
Jay Winner
Brenda Coffey

Officers & Full Board of Directors


The Society owes a big thanks to Gil Burnett (right) for leading a group of us on a tour of the Boardwalk, pointing out where many of the iconic businesses of yesteryear were located. Now I finally know where his snowball stand was.  We hope to do weekly tours next summer, and this was great training for those who will be doing them, in 2018.


Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

Thanks to Cheri McNeill, Darlene Bright, Leslie Bright, Jim Kohler, Jean Stewart, and Paul Slebodnik for working at our table on the Boardwalk on Tuesday evenings. Tuesday didn’t turn out to be a great night and we hope to try a different evening next year.

Thanks to Helen James, Eileen Shober and Linda Ogden for providing refreshments at the July meeting.

The History Center recorded 97 visitors in July. We had 42 in attendance at the July meeting.

The History Center was used for a meeting held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club.

Welcome to new business members Michael and Amy Purvis of Kure Beach and Jeff and Leslie Cohen of Wilmington.

 

Society Notes – July, 2017

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 68 visitors in June. We had 25 in attendance at the June Potluck.
  •  The History Center was used for a meeting held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club.
  • Welcome to new business members Benson and Terry Hall of Richmond, Virginia. Also, Byron and Ramona Hovey of Carolina Beach.