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:


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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.

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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!”