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

Society Notes – July, 2014

Darlene Bright,  History Center Director

 

  • DONATIONS!
    Thanks go out to Thomas Gray and Paul Zickell for the framed painting of Captain Harper’s steamship Wilmington. Thanks, also, to Byron Moore for a water safety patch and to Tommy Gore for the gift of 2 photographs of lifeguards from the 1960’s and a photo of the 1960 Little League All Stars. He has also donated a
    Pony League uniform from 1961. Thank you so much!

 

  • The History Center recorded 93 visitors in May. We had 35 at the June potluck. The gift shop took in a healthy $355.08; it sure helps to have a bunch of new stuff! The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live, the UDC and the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project board for their meetings. Rebecca also spoke to a graduate education class from UNCW suggesting ways to include our local history in their science classrooms.

 

  • Please welcome new members James Caldwell, Jr. of Kure Beach and The Primrose Cottage a new business supporter.

 

  • Thanks to Demetria Sapienza, Jeannie Gordon, Ron Griffin, Sylvia Snook, and Pat Bolander for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was off.  Thanks, also, to Demetria and Lois for getting 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.

 

  • 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

Society Notes – June, 2014

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 67 visitors in May. We had 36 at the May meeting. The gift shop took in a healthy $452.14.  Last month, the History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live, the UDC and the Sugar Loaf Preservation Group.
  • Please welcome new members Carol Valois from Kure Beach and Fredrick Fisher from Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to Ron Griffin, Juanita Winner, Sylvia Snook, Darlene Bright, and Lois Taylor for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was off. A HUGE thanks to Jeannie Gordon for cleaning the History Center. It hadn’t been cleaned in a few months and she had a big job.
  • Thanks AGAIN to Andre’ Blouin for all the time he’s put into our new website. The website is chock full of all kinds of great information.
  • Website Helpful Hint: Try out the ‘Search’ box located on the top-right of all our pages – it’s similar to Google in that it’s powerful in finding any name or word within the Federal Point website. Look up any word you think you might have previously read on the site – the results will entertain.
  • 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.  For tour descriptions and schedules: www.wilmingtonwatertours.net

 


Featured Business Member

  – by Tony Phillips

Olde Saltys Exterior

Olde Salty’s on the Boardwalk

Olde Salty’s is located at 3 Boardwalk Ocean Front, Carolina Beach, NC. It’s a restaurant and bar owned by Brenda Armes. Brenda has owned Olde Salty’s since April 15th, 1994. She also owned The Landmark restaurant at one time, but says she closed it “because she was competing with herself.”

Brenda and Olde Salty’s has survived over 5 hurricanes including Fran in 1996 which took off the front of her restaurant. That’s when Brenda opened the rear of her restaurant up as a smaller place named ‘A Little On the Side’. She did this so that her employees would still have jobs while the 2 months of construction restored the front.

Tony Phillips

Brenda Armes

Olde Salty’s is open year round and has much to offer visitors and locals. Regardless of the season, fresh food is served every day. Team Trivia is played each Wednesday night during the off season. Bowling competition is held in the back on Tuesdays and Shag dancing on Sundays. Brenda celebrates all festive holidays especially St. Patrick’s Day when she famously leads her own parade with shillelagh in hand around the boardwalk.

Old Salty's Interior

Old Salty’s

When asked how she came up with the name for Olde Salty’s,  Brenda smiled and winked telling us that it was pulled from a hat in 1992 by then town Councilman Rick Burrows. I would love to have that slip of paper today.

Bring the family and friends to Olde Salty’s any day of the week for great food and fun but remember, unattended children will be fed to the sharks and no screamin’ kids are tolerated.

Olde Salty's Shuffleboard

Olde Salty’s Shuffleboard

As Brenda says, “The Boardwalk is the best place in the world!”

 

Society Notes – May, 2014

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 39 visitors in April. We had 35 at the April meeting. The gift shop took in a healthy $292.60. The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live, the UDC and the Sugar Loaf Preservation Group.
  • Welcome to new member Sherry Howell of Wilmington. Thanks also to our History Center Volunteer Carl Filipiak who has almost finished cataloging the subject files,. He’s gone north (to Ohio) for the summer but may be back in the fall to see the project through to its completion. Also, 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.  Look around: federal-point-history.org.
  • 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

 


 

Featured Business Member

Atlantic Towers

Atlantic Towers

Atlantic Towers

Atlantic Towers is an eleven-story high rise condominium complex located oceanfront in beautiful Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Atlantic Towers offers unique and attractive one and two bedroom suites.

All suites are fully furnished, including a full kitchen. Each living/dining room area opens onto a private balcony with an extraordinary view of Carolina Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

We also offer an oceanfront outdoor pool, indoor heated pool, gazebo with a sundeck and grilling area, video game room, and laundry facility for our guests’ convenience.

Wireless internet is available in each room. Atlantic Towers is the premier resort on Carolina Beach.

Atlantic Towers
1615 S Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8313

 

Society Notes – April, 2014

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • Our thoughts and prayers go to the family of Lois Walton, a life-time and founding member of the Society. Lois passed away on March 28 and she will be sorely missed by the entire Federal Point community.
  • Sadly, we have also learned of the passing of Linda Newton on April 8. Linda was a faithful member of the Society and she and husband, Bob, were instrumental in getting the Newton Cemetery and Home Site on the National Register of Historic Place. Our thoughts and prayers go to the whole Newton family.
  • The History Center recorded 85 visitors in March. We had 55 at the March meeting and had 37 take the Sugar Loaf Walk. The gift shop took in a record breaking $465.42. The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live, the UDC and the Sugar Loaf Preservation Group.
  • Welcome to new life-time member, Jason Boykin of Carolina Beach and new business member Pleasure Island Foundation for a Sustainable Community.
  • Thanks also to our History Center Volunteer Carl Filipiak who is working on the cataloging of the subject files. Also, thanks 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. Look around: federal-point-history.org
  • As always thanks to Demetria Sapienza for all her work on the Society’s treasury and for cataloging the DVD programs for the collection. Heartfelt thanks go to both Demetria and Ron Griffin for covering a Saturday Rebecca needed to be off.
  •  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 Support our Business Members

Society Notes – March, 2014

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 44 visitors in February. The gift shop took in $12.00. The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live, and the Sugar Loaf Preservation Group
  • Welcome to new life-time member, Brenda Armes of Olde Salty’s on the Boardwalk at Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to our History Center Volunteer Carl Filipiak who is working on the cataloging of the subject files. Also, thanks to Andre’ Blouin for all the time he’s put into the new website. The website – federal-point-history.org – is up and it’s chock full of all kinds of great information.
  • Newsletter: Thanks to Cheri McNeill for her always thorough proofing of the newsletter and Lois Taylor for her help getting the Newsletter in the mail.
  • Thanks to Tony Phillips for working on our subject files project. He is searching the internet for all kinds of information about the local area and has already contributed a number of great articles.