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Tradewinds December 2016 CC Web Final

December 2016

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Persimmon ocaion 201 N.Water Street Eliabeth Cit, NC thebeadspot.com The Bead Spot Full service Bead Store Debbie immerman Owner tinondtedeel 252-207-9088 Wed. - Sat 10A - reat Selection of glass beads pendants charms and findings and our prices are amazing... ou will be glad you found us uestions or comments please -mail debsincearthlink.net Classes at the Bead Spot Classes at The Bead Spot are by appointment during shop hours, Wednesdays thru Saturday 10am to 4pm. All classes are $20 per person plus materials. Participants can choose to learn the basics of jewelry making. Students will learn how to string and fi nish a necklace with a clasp and make a pair of earrings. There is an unassuming tree in our midst that bears what is considered a heaven-inspired treat. The foliage is plain and the bark is somewhat unremarkable. But the fruit, oh the fruit, well visually it is undistinguished too. However the taste of the fruit is well worth investigating but only after a cooling of the season. The Persimmon tree (Diospyrus virginiana) is native to much of the eastern and southern United States. It once was enjoyed as a prominent food species by Native Americans and early settlers. The American persimmon fruit, not to be confused with the larger Asian varieties, is bitter and astringent until a hard frost has a chance to inactivate the tannins in the fruit to release its sweetness. Captain John Smith around 1607 was quoted as saying about the persimmon, “… if it is not ripe, it will drive a man’s mouth awrie with much torment, but when it is ripe, it is as delicious as the Apricock”. The persimmon is high in fructose but for a 3.5 ounce serving it has only 70 calories. The fruit is high in fi ber, low in cholesterol, and is loaded with Vitamins A, B-complex and C. Nutritional research reveals that persimmons are also high in antioxidants beta-carotene and lycopene. Native Americans used the fruit fresh during the season and dried to help augment their winter diet. The English name persimmon is thought to have come from the cor- By Coy Domecq ruption of the Algonquin words for dried fruit….putchamin, pasiminan, and pessamin. The early settlers learned to use the fruit in its natural state and to incorporate the persimmon in puddings, muffi ns, puddings and preserves. The persimmon was also used to make a fermented beverage approximating beer. If you can source a good persimmon supply during this holiday season, I heartily recommend you give them a try. As an additional recommendation, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the Latin genus name Diospyrus translates into English as - Food of the Gods. Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 250 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? A Modulars Doublewides Singlewides Land/Home Packages Turn Key Packages 252-338-4703 Office 252-338-9140 Fax belinda@carolinahousingofnc.com carolinahousingofnc.com 1522 North Road St. Elizabeth City, NC Additional classes include: Introduction to Kumihimo – the Japanese art of braiding cord. Kumihimo II – Learn to add beads to your Kumihimo braid. Beadweaving Classes: Peyote, Herringbone, Brick Stitch, Dutch Spiral, etc – The bead weaving sessions demonstrate various techniques working with needle, thread and seed beads. Mention Albemarle Tradewinds in store and receive 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE! Quit Smoking Start Vaping Today! dd Grors od o nc. 330 North Higha 34 Camden, NC 27921 12 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Gun Tips By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges I hope all had a great Thanksgiving and gave some thought to its beginning some three hundred years ago. People new in a new land and history accounts they had tough times then. Fast forward to now and we surely face tough times. It is what it is. Innovate, adapt and overcome best you can. Christmas is almost here. Now, we do have those who will prey on us while shopping for family and friends. What might we do? Mix joy and caution so that no family will experience pain and sorrow. I will also thank those of you who read this publication and my humble contribution. Are you contemplating a fi rearm purchase as well as some warm gloves? There is simplicity between gloves and a handgun-they have to fi t the hand or will not likely be used. Same thing applies to carry-if it is too heavy, large and uncomfortable it will likely be a stay at home item. Carry what will protect you and take it with you when you leave your dwelling. Need a concealed carry permit? Your county sheriff’s office is where to start the paper work and then fi nd an instructor who will give good training, answer questions, put your learning experience above all else. Oh, yes, with the holidays there will be some toasts with spirits. Take note and save the grief. No drinking when handling fi rearms, it’s smart and it is the law. Evil doers are out Christmas shopping so I strongly suggest securing your perimeter and locking up your shooting irons. I sincerely hope that the new year will be calmer and that those who serve and protect will not experience the loss they have in the recent past and the pain and suffering of broken families. Lynn Bulman Realtor / Broker lynnbulman@howardhanna.com Office: (252) 338-7653 Cell: (252) 339-6517 WILLIAM E.WOOD Fax: (757) 217-3997 529 S. Hughes Blvd. Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Train, Observe, Be Alert, Be Alive! Comments? E-Mail br549@modernmedianow.com WANTED 10 DECKS, PATIOS, OR SCREEN PORCHES To convert to sunrooms for year-round use! CALL TODAY 338-8443 OUR NEXT 10 SUNROOMS WILL BE AT A SPECIAL SAVINGS! *This spectacular savings will be available for a limited time and can not be combined with any other offers. www.swimmeandson.com 252-338-8443 Showroom located at 184 Lovers Lane, Elizabeth City iles oos hildrens orner ifts eelr Music s -hirts astor oes and hirts eaturing great ocal rtists What a Wonderful ie rivate Beach 5 Acres of Nature. 1211 Toxy Road Elizabeth City The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 Footprints - Christian Resources now has Media Burn Bar! MEDIA BurnBar allows Footprints to burn on demand, songs, albums, playlists, performance tracks, audio books, software and games in store for their customers, usually in 5 minutes or less. Footprints can now offer a huge music selection. Discovery of what you want is easy and the quality is superb. Footrint Christian Resources & Unique Gifts ome and see ho e are groing Mon ues ri 9M - M hurs 9am - 7M ed 9M - M at 9M - 3M r ll os o oed rists rds oes et ree rd iles o ll ition oos o footprintchristianresourcescom 20 oindeter t liaeth it 27909 hone 22-2-90 facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds December 2016 13