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Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016 Web Final

August 2016

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A wise man once said... Water by: Publius Continued from last month Other sources include rainwater, swimming pools and natural streams or rivers. To catch rain, a clean plastic tarp (approx. 8’ x 12’) with the corners elevated can provide potable, ready to use water which requires no further treatment. Due to the weight of the water, be certain the corners are securely fastened. The only exception to using rainwater would be any situation which could contaminate the air such as chemical, nuclear or biological activity. It is good practice to let it rain for about 20 minutes before beginning collection to allow the atmosphere to cleanse itself of pollen and dust. Rainwater collected from a roof gutter system is not ready for use and must be purified as it can contain bird and insect droppings as well as dirt, pollen and bacteria. The same can be said for pools, natural streams or rivers. All but the rainwater collected from a clean tarp requires purification before using. There are several methods to purify water, the simplest of which is a gravity fed filtration system such as a Big Berkey or Aqua Pure system. Both work well and a Google search will provide many vendors for each. Be sure to order additional filter elements sufficient to handle future needs. A review of the capacities of the filters with the manufacturer will provide a good guideline as to what you will need. These are simple to use and are operated by pouring the water to be purified into one container which sits directly above another to catch the processed water with a simple spigot providing access to your potable water. Made of stainless steel and requiring no power or pumping, they are a good choice and can last for years with enough filter elements. They also make smaller units utilizing hand operation for travel and camping. Using the clearest water available and pre filtering thru several layers of clean cloth will greatly extend the life of your filter elements. Be aware, this type filter does not remove viruses, dissolved chemicals or minerals. In discussing your individual needs with the manufacturer they will provide a list of exactly what is removed and the options available . Part 3 Next Month THE FREEZE KIDS MEALS INCLUDE SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM *DINE-IN ONLY FOR KIDS UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE.* ¼ LB. BURGERS MEDIUM FRIES MEDIUM DRINKS $9 *ALL SPECIALS GOOD THRU AUGUST 2016 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST* CALL IN ORDERS (252)482-2402 • 320 WEST QUEEN ST., EDENTON, NC 32 Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

By Mary Cherry 25th Year ! This year marks our 25th Season! It hardly seems possible. With a handful of “theater” people at the start, no money, but with lots of determination we set off on this adventure that is Encore. Consistent “Quality Community Theater”, has been our only goal We have three fabulous shows for you this season. All will tickle your funny bone. We encourage you to become a season subscriber and Dress Circle member. Our October selection “Running Mates” is a fast paced comedy that brings new meaning to the “family politics”. A Mayoral election, with a beloved incumbent in a small southern town goes haywire with social media revelations. Hysterically funny , it is not to be missed. In February our second production, “I’ll Never Be Hungry Again,” is an original musical. David is a grad student assigned to read Gone With The Wind for a Southern Lit class, but he puts it off until the night before the test. Then, under the influence of too much partying, David passes out in the middle of the story only to wake up and find himself at Terra Firma, the plantation home of Starlett. It’s only a wild, crazy-ass dream, right? Or is it? This slightly skewed take on one of America’s most famous romances… is fraught with musical zaniness. April brings us our third selection written by the master of comedy himself, Neil Simon, Plaza Suite. Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted. The next story is a wry tale of marriage in tatters as it follows by the exploits of a Hollywood producer. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down the aisle. Encore Theatre Company is an equal opportunity fun zone. Anyone in the community who has an interest in theater is welcome. No experience necessary! You would be surprised at the diversity. People you wouldn’t expect, ministers, lawyers, teachers, contractors, college students, nurses, military, moms who stay home, I could go on and on you name it we’ve got it or had it. We encourage you to step out of your box and try it you won’t believe how much fun you’ll have and its all for your community. Encore has always been an all volunteer community based organization. We have been very lucky to have the support of many Individuals, businesses, ECSU, COA and most of all Arts Of the Albemarle. At the time we started there was not much going on in the realm of “Live” theater except for driving up to Virginia. We took a leap of faith that our community who had supported live theater for generations would eventually support us. Look at live theater in the albemarle area now! There are so many choices in the albemarle area for live Entertainment; Encore Theatre Company, The Center Players, AOA, COA, Carolina Moon Theater. We hope you will continue us and all the rest. Space for Encore sponsored by: George and Co facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016 33