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Tradewinds December 2016 CC Web Final

December 2016


ISLAND ISLAND BREEZE BREEZE Buffet open 11 to 3:30 Monday - Friday Over 34 items!!! Including but not limited to jerk. G R I L L 220 N. Poindexter St Elizabeth City, NC 252-338-0048 Chicken, meatloaf, fish, bake mac, collards BBQ Chicken Full fresh fruit and salad bar, Desserts All for Just $9.99 Grand Buffet Sundays, Over 30 Items, 12 to 6 Just $15.95! ook a a ol sa on acook Loft Gardens Intimate gatherings at the loft gardens Sleeps up to 10 Book your holidays events with loft gardens Call Doris at 252 339 6317 for rates. Habitat for Humanity by Jane Elfring Elizabeth City Habitat for Humanity is happy to announce selection of Flora Wilson and her family for a house they are currently rehabbing on Cardwell Street. To be selected, Ms. Wilson submitted her application plus proof of employment and a recent credit report. She was interviewed by a mortgage banker who assessed her ability to pay the mortgage payments on the house. She also had to agree to complete 500 hours of “sweat equity” on her home and the construction of other Habitat homes in the Elizabeth City area. Since Habitat for Humanity homeowners must also have a specifi c need to qualify for the house, family selection members visited her current home and determined that her current utility bills are high and strain the family’s resources. The house will require renovation and Ms. Wilson helped members of Towne South Church of Christ who recently spent the day cleaning and painting the house. Twenty-fi ve members of the church cleaned the house and began preparing the walls for painting, power washed the outside of the house, and trimmed the bushes. Coast Guard personnel also spent several hours at the house hanging doors and installing ceiling fans. The City of Elizabeth City had a contractor visit to ensure that the house is energy effi cient. After the painting is completed, new carpets and fl ooring will be installed. “We hope to complete the work by the holidays,” said Board President Fran Sutton. Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabs homes for qualifi ed homebuyers who might not otherwise be able to obtain a mortgage. Homeowners must pay for an interest free mortgage plus taxes and insurance. This month’s message is at the bottom of page 38 22 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2016

Say Merry Christmas With A Plateful Of Sugar Cookies By Rosie Hawthorne For years, Rosie conducted a “Rosiethon” every Christmas, where she’d create all sorts of Christmas goodies for friends, neighbors, and family. Please enjoy one of everyone’s favorites – Sugar Cookies. The hint of freshly grated nutmeg makes these extra special. Sugar Cookies For more recipes, tours of my garden, and the occasional travelogue, please visit with Rosie at For any culinary questions, e-me at Rosie 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup powdered sugar 2 beaten eggs 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 4 cups fl our plus 4 tablespoons, sifted before measuring 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cream of tartar Fresh nutmeg, grated Cream butter and both sugars. Beat eggs with salt and add to creamed mixture. Beat in oil and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate dough until very cold. Roll into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press balls down with bottom of glass dipped in a mixture of red and green decorative sugars and nutmeg. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Merry Christmas! Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 250 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? 24 3 2524455324 2523354 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2016 23