Society Notes – May, 2015

Linda NewtonMAJOR DONATION: Linda Newton’s daughters, Anna and Lindsey, have donated all of her historical and genealogical files as well as a number of local history books to the Society. In total there are 8 boxes and though it will take us a while to sort and catalog it all, it is a significant addition to our library and archives.

Thanks to Phil Sapienza for pressure washing the handicapped ramp and front sidewalk at the History Center. It looks b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

The History Center recorded 81 visitors in April. We had 34 in attendance at the April meeting. The gift shop took $132.60 in April. The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club, UDC-Fort Fisher Chapter and FCA-CC.

Thanks to Lois Taylor, Darlene Bright, and Cheri McNeill for all their help with the April Newsletter.

The Sugar Loaf Civil War Preservation Group continues to work on the Lewis/Town of Carolina Beach segments of the line. A huge thanks to Rick Both, Andre’ Blouin, Leslie Bright, and Victor Alocci who show up every time a work day is called.

Please welcome new members Frank Wright of Wilmington and John and Nancy Bailey of Oak Island.

And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS! If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134. wilmingtonwatertours.net


Society Notes – April, 2015

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 78 visitors in March. We had 39 in attendance at the March meeting. The gift shop took $105.90 in March. The cookbook continues to sell at a steady pace.   The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC-Fort Fisher Chapter. We also had a troop of 19 Girl Scouts visit the History Center. Rebecca did her annual talk to 104 4th Graders at Carolina Beach School. The kids have submitted essays for our annual essay contest. The Winner will be announced at our May meeting.
  • Rebecca thanks Juanita Winner, Lois Taylor, Sylvia Snook, Ron Griffin and Demetria Sapienza for keeping the History Center open through her bout with the flu. Thanks also to Lois Taylor, Darlene Bright, and Cheri McNeill for all their help with the March Newsletter.
  • A huge thanks goes out to Chris Fonvielle who led 31 people on our annual Sugar Loaf Walk. What would we do without all his generous support of our programs! $245.00 was donated to the Sugar Loaf Earthworks development fund.
  • The Sugar Loaf Civil War Preservation Group continues to work on the Lewis/Town of Carolina Beach segments of the line. A huge thanks to Rick Both, Andre Blouin, Leslie Bright, and Victor Alocci who show up every time a work day is called.
  • Please welcome new members Frank Wright of Wilmington and John and Nancy Bailey of Oak Island.
  • And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS!  If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134. wilmingtonwatertours.net  When you call for reservations, mention that you were referred by the Federal Point History Center

 

Society Notes – March, 2015

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 50 visitors in February. We had 50 in attendance at the February meeting. The gift shop took $363.55 in February. The cookbook continues to sell at a steady pace.   The History Center was also used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC-Fort Fisher Chapter, and the Committee for the Carolina Beach Walk of Fame.
  • Please welcome new members John Carroll and Roger Saulnier from Ottawa Canada. We also have TWO new lifetime members, David Craft of Greensboro, and Victor Alocci of Wilmington.
  • And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS! If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134. wilmingtonwatertours.net

screen shotThe past 20 years of Society Newsletters are now available on our web site.

From the website main menu choose ‘FPHPS Resources’ and then choose ‘Archived Newsletters 1994-2014’.

Many of the historic and featured articles that have been extracted from archived Newsletters are now being posted daily on our website, one-per-day.

This is a GREAT resource that Andre’ has spent many hours scanning and formatting and it’s a great relief that all our hard work is now archived digitally.

 

Society Notes – February, 2015

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • DONATIONS! Thanks to “Got ‘em on Live” for their annual donation. Also a big thanks to David Mohr for the donation of a framed photo of Confederate Veterans in 1932.
  • The History Center recorded 52 visitors in December and 77 visitors in January. We had 47 in attendance at the December potluck and 40 in attendance at the January meeting. The gift shop took $102.85 in December and $180.85 in January. The cookbook continues to sell at a steady pace.   The History Center was also used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC-Fort Fisher Chapter, and the Committee for the Carolina Beach Walk of Fame.
  • No new members in the last two months but both Pat Bolander and Jackie and James Kraus have upgraded their memberships to Lifetime!
  • And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS! If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134. wilmingtonwatertours.net
  • Please NOTE! All our monthly Society Newsletters for the past 20 years are now available on our web site.Go to Federal-Point-History.org. From the main menu choose FPHPS Resources and then choose Archived Newsletters 1994-2014.
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This is a GREAT resource that Andre’ has spent hours and hours scanning and formatting and it’s a great relief that all our hard work is now archived digitally. 

Now, whenever you visit our website, you’ll be seeing selected stories of historical significance that have been published in Newsletter over the past 20 years.

We’ll be periodically posting these stories on our front page using the text of the original Newsletter article – with the addition of new web-links, images and reference to related resources.

 

 

Society Notes – December, 2014

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

 

  • DONATIONS! Thanks to Ron and Debbie Price for their donation of books for the library and a FPHPS tote bag.
  • The History Center recorded 50 visitors in November. We had 36 in attendance at the November meeting. The gift shop took $31.50. The cookbooks are selling at a steady pace. The History Center was also used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club, the UDC-Fort Fisher Chapter, and the Committee for the Carolina Beach Walk of Fame.
  • Thanks to volunteers Demetria Sapienza, Darlene Bright, Leslie Bright, and Lois Taylor for helping out at the History Center. A huge thanks also to Andre Blouin and Tony Phillips for all their work on the web site and on Facebook.
  • And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS! If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134.    wilmingtonwatertours.net

 

… and …  GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW!

We have had two wonderful prints of Carolina Beach scenes donated by Ronald Williams via. Norm Melton.

Tickets are $1.00 apiece, 12 for $10.00, or 25 for $20.00.

We’ll hold the drawing at the Christmas Party (December, 15 @ 6:30 pm) . You don’t have to be present to win.

 

Christmas is Coming!

Gift Shop #1

Children’s Games and Novelties

Christmas is coming!

Gift Shop #2

Books: Local and Historical

And our Gift Shop is Brimming

Gift Shop #3

T-Shirts – Sweatshirts

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean Plaza Sweats

Ocean Plaza Sweats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Flavor - Cookbook

Our Recently Published Cookbook with Local Flavors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Society Notes – November, 2014

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • DONATIONS! Thanks to Judy and Byron Moore for purchasing the rack to hold all the folding chairs at the History Center. It will make set-up and clean-up SO much easier! And thanks to Norm Melton for donating a seashell sculpture made by his mother Marie. It is a great example of the kind of beach souvenir that was popular on the boardwalk in its heyday.
     
  • WWT Cruise: Thanks to Beverly Tetterton and Doug Springer for their wonderful narration of the historic and natural history of the Wilmington waterfront, Eagles Island, and Navassa. I ALWAYS learn something new when I take one of Wilmington Water Tours excursions.
     
  • Thanks to everybody who helped at our refreshment stand at the “Friends of Fort Fisher” Concert on November 1. Darlene and Demetria spent a good deal of time figuring out what to sell and purchasing it all. The work crew that afternoon/evening included Demetria and Phil Sapienza, Andre Blouin and Nancy Gadzuk, and Tony Phillips and his friend Melanie. They loaded up coolers, and cases of drinks, drove it to Brunswick County, set it all up to sell, and then hauled the leftovers back to the History Center, unloaded it, and inventoried what didn’t sell.
     
  • The History Center recorded 84 visitors in October. We had 35 in attendance at the October meeting. The gift shop took $144.88. The cookbooks are selling at a steady pace. The History Center was also used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC-Fort Fisher Chapter, and the Committee for the Carolina Beach Walk of Fame. PLEASE NOTE: We have a couple of long sleeve T-shirts and some FPHPS sweatshirts on sale. T-Shirts – $5.00. Sweatshirts – $12.00. Great for yard work or other grungy projects.
     
  • Please welcome new members Robert and Liz Greenwald of Wilmington.
     
  • Thanks to Sylvia Snook, Juanita Winner, Pat Bolander and Ron Griffin for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was away.
     
  • Thanks to Andre’ Blouin for contributing time and energy into our growing website.   Tony Phillips is keeping things growing on our Facebook page. If you are on Facebook please take time to “like” us and share our posts.
     
  • And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS! If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134. wilmingtonwatertours.net
     

 

GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW!Raffle Print: Ocean Plaza

We have had two wonderful prints of Carolina Beach scenes donated by Ronald Williams via. Norm Melton.

Tickets are $1.00 apiece, 12 for $10.00, or 25 for $20.00.

We’ll hold the drawing at the Christmas Party. You don’t have to be present to win.

 

Society Notes – October, 2014

 Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Thanks to everybody who helped with our booth at Island Day on September 28. Leslie and Darlene Bright, Tony Phillips, Jean Stewart and Barry Nelder helped get our message out to the entire local community.
  • The History Center recorded 65 visitors in September. We had 40 in attendance at the September meeting. The gift shop took $136.85. The cookbooks are selling at a steady pace. The History Center was also used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC-Fort Fisher Chapter. PLEASE NOTE: We have a couple of long sleeve T-shirts and some FPHPS sweatshirts on sale. T-Shirts – $5.00. Sweatshirts – $12.00. Great for yard work or other grungy projects.
  • Please welcome new lifetime members Michael and Linda Smith of Kure Beach, and Sarah Efird of Carolina Beach. A heartfelt “Welcome back” to Jimmy Bartley,” one of our earliest Presidents.
  • Thanks to Demetria Sapienza, and Darlene Bright for helping get the Newsletter in the mail this month. Also thanks to Demetria Sapienza, Jeannie Gordon, Ron Griffin, Pat Bolander and Elaine Henson for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was away. [One more weekend in October and I’m staying put for the winter!]
  • Thanks AGAIN to Andre’ Blouin for all the time he’s put into the website. The website makes available all kinds of great information. Please take time to visit: federal-point-history.org.  Tony Phillips is keeping things growing on our Facebook page. If you are on Facebook please take time to “like” us and share our posts.
  • And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS! If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134. wilmingtonwatertours.net

 

 

GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW!Raffle Print: Ocean Plaza

 

We have had two wonderful prints of Carolina Beach scenes donated by Ronald Williams via. Norm Melton. Tickets are $1.00 apiece, 12 for $10.00, or 25 for $20.00. We’ll hold the drawing at the Christmas Party. You don’t have to be present to win.

 

 Raffle Print: Carolina Beach Boardwalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Society Notes – September, 2014

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • We’ve looked at next year’s budget and postage continues to take up a large chunk of change. If you have e-mail, please consider getting your Newsletter electronically. It’s much prettier, more timely, and in color that way. If you aren’t quite in the 21st century technologically we’ll still mail to you – But one of our members who wants to save paper copies has come up with a great idea. He gets his via e-mail and then picks up a paper copy when he comes to the meeting. (That way we save postage.) Remember: the most current Newsletter is always posted on our web site: Federal-Point-History.org     The last 16 months of Newsletters can always be always found at:  federal-point-history.org/category/current-newsletter/    Just click the ‘Newsletters’ tab in the right hand column.
  • The History Center recorded 62 visitors in August. We had 35 in attendance at the August meeting. The gift shop took in a healthy $269.22; NOT counting all the cookbooks sold. The History Center was also used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club. PLEASE NOTE: We have a couple of long sleeve T-shirts and some FPHPS sweatshirts on sale. T-Shirts – $5.00. Sweatshirts – $12.00. Great for yard work or other grungy projects.
  • Please welcome new lifetime member Lloyd Saunders of McKinney Texas, and new Business members Island Tackle and Hardware of Carolina Beach and Big Daddy’s of Kure Beach.
  • Thanks to Demetria Sapienza, and Lois Taylor for helping get the Newsletter in the mail this month. Also thanks to Sylvia, Juanita, Ron, and Lois for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was away.
  • Thanks AGAIN to Andre’ Blouin for all the time he’s put into the new website.  Tony Phillips is keeping things growing on our Facebook page.  By posting snippets from articles posted on our website, Tony’s directing thousands of Facebook viewers back to our Federal Point History Center website.  If you are on Facebook please take time to “like” us and share our posts.
  • And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS! If you do, we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134.  wilmingtonwatertours.net

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We have had two wonderful prints of Carolina Beach scenes donated by Ronald Williams via Norm Melton.

Raffle Tickets are $1.00 apiece, 12 for $10.00, or 25 for $20.00.

We’ll hold the drawing at the Christmas Party, December 15th. You don’t have to be present to win.

 

 

Officers and Directors – Federal Point Historical Preservation Society

Please Support Our Business Members   (link for Business Members, addresses, etc)

 


 

Cookbook poster

 

Christmas is coming!

Have you bought your cookbooks yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Society Notes – August, 2014

Cape Fear Camera Club Exhibit Pictures by Keith Kendall
Camera Club - Mt Vernon

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

♦  The History Center recorded 58 visitors in July. We had 35 at the July meeting. The gift shop took in a healthy $303.70; NOT counting all the cookbooks sold. The History Center was also used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club.

♦  PLEASE NOTE: We have a couple of long sleeve T-shirts and some FPHPS sweatshirts on sale. T-Shirts – $5.00. Sweatshirts – $12.00. Great for yard work or other grungy projects.

Camera Club - Coles Motel♦  Please welcome new members Mary Lackey of Wilmington, Sandi Hinton and Jan Dunlap of Greensboro and Ethan Crouch of Carolina Beach. Several people have found us through our Facebook presence.

♦  Thanks to Demetria Sapienza, and Lois Taylor for helping get the Newsletter in the mail this month.

♦  Thanks AGAIN to Andre’ Blouin for all the time he’s put into the new website. The website is up and it’s chock full of all kinds of great information.  Tony Phillips is keeping things growing on our Facebook page. If you are on Facebook please take time to “like” us and share our posts.

Camera Club - Pink House♦  And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS! If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134. www.wilmingtonwatertours.net

 

 

 


Please Support Our Business Members (w/ web links)

Atlantic Towers
Ned Barnes, Attorney
Britt’s Donut Shop
Carolina Marine Terminal Charles Henson Painting
Coastal K-9 Bakery, Inc.
First Bank
Frank’s Pizza
Got-Em-On-Live Bait Club
Hanover Iron Works
Historical Society of Topsail Island
Island Gazette

Kure Beach Fishing Pier
Bob McKoy- Network Real Estate
Olde Salty’s
Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
Pleasure Island Foundation for a Sustainable Community
Primrose Cottage
SlapDash Publishing
Tom Sayre Construction
Tucker Bros. Realty Company
Wilmington Water Tours
Winner Marine Construction
Winner RV Park