Society Notes – November, 2019

By Darlene Bright,  History Center Director

Several people requested the recipe for the dessert that Cheri made for the September meeting:

Berry Nut Crunch

INGREDIENTS

1 large can crushed pineapple and juice
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
3 cups fruit (fresh, frozen or any type)
1 box yellow cake mix (plain not flavored)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup pecans or walnuts

DIRECTIONS

Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan; spread un-drained pineapple over bottom of the pan. Add the layer of berries and the 3/4 cup sugar. Sprinkle the box of cake mix over the fruit mix, then drizzle the melted butter all over the dry cake mix. Top with pecans. For the glaze, sprinkle the 1/4 cup sugar on top. Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 50 minutes or until the cake is done. After it has baked 25 minutes, cut through the cake to the bottom of the pan to allow the juice to run through and then bake the remaining 25 minutes. Yields: 12-15 servings.

by Yvonne Thompson (FPHPS Cookbook)


We need your Pictures!

Hurricanes Diana, Bertha, Fran, Dennis, Floyd and even Florence!

We’ve been organizing and cataloging all the photos in our collection. We’ve got lots and lots of pictures from the days right after Hurricane Hazel and the damage caused by what’s called the Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944, but we have almost no pictures from our “modern” storms.

If you have pictures please consider LOANING them to us to scan and add to our digital archives.  We’ll give them back, and give you a digital copy as well.

So dig out those scrapbooks or boxes of photos stashed in the closet and help us document an important historic aspect of life on our coast.


  • The History Center recorded 79 visitors in October. There were 35 people at the October meeting.
  • The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and the UDC.
  • Welcome to new member Eric Howell of Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to Steve Arthur and Juanita Winner for providing refreshments for the October meeting.

Society Notes – October, 2019

We need your Pictures!

Hurricanes Diana, Bertha, Fran, Dennis, Floyd and even Florence!

We’ve been organizing and cataloging all the photos in our collection. We’ve got lots and lots of pictures from the days right after Hurricane Hazel and the damage caused by what’s called the Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944, but we have almost no pictures from our “modern” storms.

If you have pictures please consider LOANING them to us to scan and add to our digital archives.  We’ll give them back, and give you a digital copy as well.  So dig out those scrapbooks or boxes of photos stashed in the closet and help us document an important historic aspect of life on our coast.


Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director 

  • The History Center recorded 75 visitors in September. There were 41 people at the September meeting.
  • The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, the UDC, the Walk of Fame Committee, and the Ryder Lewis Park Committee.
  • Please note: Last month we welcomed Susan and John Gibbs, (not Swan Gibbs). Sorry about that! This month we welcome Dorothy and Philip Hendrick of Carolina Beach, Eric T. Howell of Carolina Beach and new Business Captain Charlie’s Adventures, owned by Charlie Schoonmaker.
  • Thanks to Steve Arthur for helping with the September Newsletter.
  • Thanks to Cheri McNeill for providing refreshments for the September meeting.

Plaque Program

Our Plaque program is back on track and we’re receiving almost one application a month! We want to especially thank Ned Barnes and his staff for volunteering to do the title searches on the properties.  This makes the approval of an application much easier on the property owner and on our review committee. Ned is a longtime business member and supporter of the Society.  If you see Ned, be sure to give him a big thank you for all his support and we highly recommend him for any legal needs you may have.  He’s right on the island at Pleasure Island Plaza, 1009 Lake Park Boulevard, North or call at 910-458-4466.  Thanks again, Ned!

 

Society Notes – Sept, 2019

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

We need your Pictures!

Hurricanes Diana, Bertha, Fran, Dennis, Floyd and even Florence!

We’ve been organizing and cataloging all the photos in our collection. We’ve got lots and lots of pictures from the days right after Hurricane Hazel and the damage caused by what’s called the Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944, but we have almost no pictures from our “modern” storms.

If you have pictures please consider LOANING them to us to scan and add to our digital archives.  We’ll give them back, and give you a digitial copy as well.  So dig out those scrapbooks or boxes of photos stashed in the closet and help us document an important historic aspect of life on our coast.


  • The History Center recorded 78 visitors in August. There were 52 people at the August meeting.
  • The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and the UDC.
  • Welcome to new members Swan and John Gibbs of Rocky Mount and Katherine Schultz of Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to Steve Arthur for helping with the August Newsletter.Thanks to Anne Hood and Doris Bame providing refreshments for the August meeting.
  • Thanks to everybody who helped with the Boardwalk walking tour: Elaine Henson, Darlene Bright, Leslie Bright, Jim Kohler, Steve Arthur, Doris Bame, Jim Dugan, Fred Fisher.
  • Thanks to Jay Winner for pressure washing the handicapped ramp and the front of the building.

Plaque Program

Our Plaque program is back on track and we’re receiving almost one application a month!

We want to especially thank Ned Barnes and his staff for volunteering to do the title searches on the properties.  This makes the approval of an application much easier on the property owner and on our review committee.

Ned is a longtime business member and supporter of the Society.  If you see Ned, be sure to give him a big thank you for all his support and we highly recommend him for any legal needs you may have.  He’s right on the island at Pleasure Island Plaza, 1009 Lake Park Boulevard, North or call at 910-458-4466.  Thanks again, Ned!

 

Society Notes August, 2019

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

 

We’re doing it again this Summer!

Guided Tour

Historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk

10 am every Tuesday!

June 18, 2019 – September 3, 2019

 50 minutes walking tour

 

 

ELECTIONS!

Elected at the July Meeting  for the 2019-2020 Year.

President — Elaine Henson

Vice President — Lauren Gibbs

Secretary — vacant,

Treasurer-Eddie Capel.

Board Members for 2019-2021 – John Moseley, Byron Moore, Brenda Coffey, Jay Winner.

  

  • The History Center recorded 93 visitors in June. There were 71 people at the July meeting!
  • The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club.
  • Welcome to new members James and Dianne Braswell of Carolina Beach, Jeffrey and Kathleen Bockert of Kinston, and new business member Bullard Realty of Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to Jim Kohler for helping with the July Newsletter.
  • Thanks to Juanita Winner and Barbara Smith for providing refreshments for the July Meeting.

Plaque Program

Our Plaque program is back on track and we’re receiving almost one application a month! We want to especially thank Ned Barnes and his staff for volunteering to do the title searches on the properties.  This makes the approval of an application much easier on the property owner and on our review committee.

Ned is a longtime business member and supporter of the Society.  If you see Ned, be sure to give him a big thank you for all his support and we highly recommend him for any legal needs you may have.  He’s right on the island at Pleasure Island Plaza, 1009 Lake Park Boulevard, North or call at 910-458-4466.  Thanks again, Ned!

 

Society Notes – July 2019

by Darlene Bright

We’re doing it again this Summer!

Guided Tour

Historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk

10 am every Tuesday!

June 18, 2019 – September 3, 2019

 50 minutes walking tour


 

ELECTIONS!

At the July Meeting we will vote on the slate of Officers and Directors for the 2019-2020 Year.

Nominated: President — Elaine Henson, Vice President — Lauren Gibbs, Secretary — unfilled, Treasurer-Eddie Capel.

Board Members for 2019-2021 – John Moseley, Byron Moore, Brenda Coffey, Jay Winner.


  • The History Center recorded 79 visitors in June. There were 35 people at the June potluck.
  • The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club.
  • Welcome to new members Albert and Susan Barbee of Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to Ted and Mary Ann Targonski for taking the recyclable cans and bottles after each meeting.
  • Thanks to Jim Kohler for helping with the June Newsletter.
  • Thank you to Brandon Debnam for helping with the first Boardwalk Tour.
  • WE STILL NEED PEOPLE TO LEAD (and help lead) THE BOARDWALK TOURS. Call Cheri if you can take a Tuesday or two.

Society Notes – June, 2019

Fort Fisher to hold Confederate Navy and Marine Corp Program

KURE BEACH—With a unique nod to Father’s Day weekend, history will come alive June 15-16, 2019, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site hosts a Confederate Navy and Marine Corp living history program 10 am – 4 pm Saturday and 12 noon – 4 pm Sunday.

The event will feature costumed interpreters, small arms demonstrations, special tours, and periodic firings of the site’s 12-pound bronze Napoleon cannon.

As a special bonus, the program will also include the ‘Toy Soldier Workshop,’ a Junior Reserves family activity, in which kids and parents get to paint toy soldiers while learning about military uniforms, colors, and equipment. Participating artists even get to take their work home.

All Fort Fisher programming is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of Fort Fisher and its sustaining members, the Town of Carolina Beach, and the Town of Kure Beach.


Boardwalk - CBWe’re doing it again this Summer!

Guided Tour Historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk

10 am every Tuesday!

June 18, 2019 – September 3, 2019

 50 minutes walking tour

532 Postcard - Boardwalk

 

Meet on the Boardwalk at the southeast corner of the new Hampton Inn, near the Visitor’s Bureau Kiosk.

Park at: the Municipal Parking lot across from the Town Marina, as close as you can get to the Hampton Inn. Donation requested: $10.00 per person.


Society Notes

             By Darlene Bright, History Center Director 

  • The History Center recorded 56 visitors in March. There were 50 people in attendance at the May meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).
  • Welcome to new members Dale and Sue Walters of Carolina Beach.
  • Thanks to Elaine Henson and Chris Say (see recipe on previous page) for the May refreshments.
  • Thanks to Linda Kuharcik for beginning the painting of the sign and door.
  • Thanks to John Gregory for taking pictures of the re-plaquing of the Kure Cottage.
  • WE STILL NEED PEOPLE TO LEAD (and help lead) THE BOARDWALK TOURS. Call Cheri if you can take a Tuesday.

Society Notes – May 2019

By Darlene Bright & Cheri McNeill

We’re doing it again this Summer!

Guided Tour

Historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk

10 am every Tuesday!

June 18, 2019 – September 3, 2019
50 minute walking tour 
Meet on the Boardwalk at the southeast corner of the new Hampton Inn, near the Chamber of Commerce Kiosk. Park at: the Municipal Parking lot across from the Town Marina, as close as you can get to the Hampton Inn. Donation requested: $10.00 per person.

Featured Business Member: Britt’s Donuts

You know tourist season is upon us when Britt’s Donuts opens for business!! They only make one kind of doughnut – glazed. It is by far the best glazed doughnut you will ever put in your mouth.  Hot is the only way to eat them.

Britt’s Donuts owned for years by Bobby and Maxine Nivens, have provided  the WORLD’S best donuts on the Carolina Beach boardwalk for over 75 years. But don’t ask for the recipe, it’s a secret.

Britt’s generally opens the weekend before Easter and is open Friday-Saturday-Sunday until Memorial Day. For the summer they are open from 8:30 AM until they run out, sometime in the evening, After Labor Day it’s back to just weekend hours. Don’t leave the island until you’ve had 1 or 20!


Carolina Beach Walk of Fame

On Saturday April 27, 2019, the Carolina Beach Walk of Fame Committee honored two new members to its rolls.  Charles E. “Bill” Nash Jr. was honored for his long time work with Boy Scout Troops 221 & 222.  Laurie Marshburn Taylor was honored for  years of work  with the Federal Point Help Center.  The committee will be accepting nominations for next year’s honorees until September 1, 2019. Applications may be picked up at the Federal Point History Center.


Can’t get enough Chris Fonvielle

Dr. Chris Fonvielle

Dr. Chris Fonvielle

June 2. Join Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Professor Emeritus with the Dept. of History at UNC Wilmington, and Wilmington Water Tours for a river cruise and discussion about Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear during the Civil War. Dr. Fonvielle, author of books and articles on Wilmington and North Carolina during the war, will talk about Wilmington’s transformation from a backwater seaport to the Las Vegas of the South, blockade running at Tar Heel port town, and Union military operations to capture the Confederacy’s most important seaport and city in 1864-1865.

Space on board the boat is limited so make reservations at https://wilmingtonwatertours.net or call (910) 338-3134. REMEMBER,     Wilmington Water Tours gives us a percent of your ticket price if you tell them you’re a member of Federal Point Historic Preservation Society.


Welcome and Thanks

  • The History Center recorded 82 visitors in March. There were 40 people in attendance at the April meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Walk of Fame Committee.
  • Welcome to new member, Tom Wetzel of Carolina Beach
  • Thanks to Jim Kohler for helping with the Newsletter.
  • Thanks to Linda Ogden and Jim Kohler for providing refreshments for the April meeting.

Society Notes

Upcoming Programs:

Monday,  May 20, 2019:  7:30-9:00.

Program:  Chris Fonvielle returns to talk about the Battles of Sugar Loaf, which took place on January 19 and February 11, 1865. The Union’s repeated defeat forced them to move troops across the river and approach Wilmington from the west.

 


Society Notes

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 85 visitors in March. There were 30 people in attendance at the March meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Walk of Fame Committee.
  • Welcome to member, Christine Carrington of Wilmington and Lauren Gibbs of Wilmington.
  • Thanks to Darlene Bright for helping with the Newsletter.
  • Thank you goes to Jay Winner for fixing the “trip and fall” at the end of the handicapped ramp.
  • Thanks to Darlene and her daughter, Cindy, who did a bang up job of DEEP cleaning the History Center.
  • Thanks to Leslie Bright for painting the roadside sign and making new letters for the missing ones and painting them black.
  • Thanks to Leslie and Darlene Bright and Jay Winner and Rodney Jones for cleaning the exhibits and giving them their spring spruce-up.

Thanks to all who helped with the Anniversary Celebration!

Darlene Bright, Linda Ogden, Cheri McNeill, Steve Arthur for the refreshments. A huge thank you goes out to Ray and Pam Bramhall for donating the cost of the Anniversary Cake.  Thanks, too, to the Board members for donations toward the decorations; Jim Dugan, Leslie Bright, Jimmy Bartley, Barry Nelder, John Moseley, Steve Arthur, Juanita Winner.

Society Notes – March, 2019

By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

Lois Taylor

Editor’s Privilege: Longtime member, Lois Taylor, passed away on Monday February 18 at the Brunswick Care Center of Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Lois joined FPHPS in 2000 soon after she moved to Kure Beach. She served as Secretary of the Society for many years and she is the reason Rebecca works here now.

Lois’s father was a U.S. History and Civics teacher in the Youngstown, OH schools for almost 40 years and she was a keen observer of politics at the state and national level. When traveling, every time they passed a historical marker she demanded they screech to a halt, pull over, and read it.  Her love of history led her to attend every historical lecture, program, and event that took place in our area and she was a charter member of the Chris Fonvielle Fan Club!

Lois spent 25 years as office manager for her husband’s CPA firm and worked as a freight pilot for International Harvester in the 1980s and 1990s. She was very active in the Ohio Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international club of women pilots. After she retired to Kure Beach, her interests included turtle tracking at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, and playing bridge.

At various times she belonged to five book clubs. She also traveled with numerous Road Scholar groups, and managed to visit every continent except Antarctica.  Her greatest joy was indulging her 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters, and 1 great granddaughter.

The History Center recorded 53 visitors in February. There were 50 people in attendance at the February meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Step Up For Soldiers.

Welcome to member, Brian and Whitney Tribble of Wilmington and Jeanette Koshar of Carolina Beach.

Thanks to Jim Kohler for helping with the Newsletter, Steve Arthur for removing our “swimming pool,” and general moral support. Thanks to Cheri McNeill and Steve Arthur for the February refreshments.


Upcoming Programs:

Monday, April 15, 2019: 7:30-9:00 pm.
Program: Richard Jones, who is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to grow Venus Flytraps, will talk about the history and biology of our most famous native plant.

Monday, May 20, 2019: 7:30-9:00.
Program: Chris Fonvielle returns to talk about the Battles of Sugar Loaf, which took place on January 19 and February 11, 1865. The Union’s repeated defeat forced them to move troops across the river and approach Wilmington from the west.


 

Society Notes

    By Darlene Bright, History Center Director

 

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lynn Benson, who passed away recently. Lynn was a founding member of our Society, which formed in March, 1994.  Lynn served as an Officer and Board member through 2006.  She had a keen interest in local history and genealogy. She was a very active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Lynn will be missed by all.

 

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sandy Jackson and family. Claude Jackson, Sandy’s father, passed away recently. Sandy is a long-time member who now lives in Florissant, Missouri.

 

  • The History Center recorded 74 visitors in January. There were 56 people in attendance at the January meeting. The History Center was used by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Step Up For Soldiers.

 

  • Welcome to new members, Sandy Gladden, of Carolina Beach and Lynn and Steffany Wellborn of Wilmington.