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April 2016

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Artists Invited To Participate In 35th New World Festival Of The Arts Celebrating its 35th year, the New World Festival Of The Arts will be held August 17 and 18 from 10am-5pm on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. New World Festival Of The Arts offers 85 local and regional artists an opportunity to display and sell their creative work and compete for awards. Artists wishing to participate can find a prospectus for the juried show online at darearts.org. The application deadline is Friday, April 1. The free community event will feature world-class art from up and down the East Coast, including Outer Banks artists LeMair Handcrafts. LeMair Handcrafts is the work of Lisa LeMair and Christopher Proto and includes wearable art, jewelry, accessories and stoneware pottery. In 2015, Lisa won 3-D Best In Show for her jewelry. “As an artist who has traveled to shows from California to Connecticut, it is so refreshing to have this little gem of a show right in my backyard. The organizers are enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated to making this a good show for everyone involved. We have strong support from locals and visitors alike. And, of course, I especially appreciate the meaningful cash awards for best in show- many thanks to the sponsors who make that possible,” said Lisa LeMair. For more information, or if you would like to be an exhibitor at New World Festival Of The Arts, please contact the Dare County Arts Council at dareinfo@gmail.com or (252) 473-5558. The Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County. PHOTO: Dare County Arts Council Gallery Manager Louise Sanderlin, Artist Lisa LeMair, Dare County Arts Council Volunteer Erin Johnson, and Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin (left to right) at the 2015 New World Festival Of The Arts. Grandma Swain’s Ham Bone Soup For more information contact: Fay Davis Edwards (252) 473-5558 Grandma Swain never let anything go to waste. After cooking a ham there would always be a ham bone left over with some meat left on it. She would make this soup using the left over ham bone and the boys loved it! Ingredients: Left over Ham Bone Can of Tomatos Cup of Rice Optional: Can of corn Onions (diced) Hot Peppers (if you like it hot) Carrots Thyme and / or bay leaves (if you like) Directions: Put Ham bone into stock pot and cover with water or (chicken or beef stock). Add can of tomatos and rice. Also add optional ingredients. Bring to boil Turn heat down and simmer for 20 - 30 Min or until the meat starts to fall off the bone. That’s it! Serve and enjoy. The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 22 Albemarle Tradewinds April 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Fishing Piers and Tournaments by Jake Worthington April is here, so it is time to hit the water and fish. Many visitors to the Outer Banks will head to one of the seven piers to try their hand at fishing. The fishing pier is a great way for a family to fish while enjoying their vacation. If you are vacationing this year on the Outer Banks, take your kids or grandkids to the pier for a great day of fishing. Taking a kid fishing for the first time is a once in a lifetime experience that may lead to a lifelong love of the sport. If you are thinking about taking a kid fishing on a pier, consider these benefits. First, you will not need to purchase a fishing license because the pier already has a blanket fishing license. So when you pay your pier admission for the day you are covered by the pier’s license. Next, if you did not bring any fishing gear or tackle on your trip, you can rent a rod and reel equipped with a bottom rig and weight. You will also need to buy some bait. You will have several choices here. You can buy Fish Bites--an artificial bait, shrimp, squid or bloodworms. Pier tackle shops also stock small knives to cut your bait, hand towels, fishing pliers, buckets and artificial baits, such as Gotcha Plugs, if you want to try casting and retrieving. Before you leave the pier house to fish, make sure you get a copy of the fishing creel limits and size minimums for keeping fish. Also make sure you have sunscreen and hats for the kids because piers are open and offer little shade from the intense spring and summer sun. If you have a good day and start catching fish and you want to keep them, bring your cooler or buy one at the pier house to put your catch on ice. However if you are not going to clean and cook the fish, make sure to release them back into the ocean. If you happen to be on the Outer Banks during the week of June 15, 2016, make sure you bring the kids out to the 46th Fritz Boyden Youth Fishing Tournament. The tournament is open to kids ages 4 thru 16 and is free to enter. Registration begins at 700AM and every kid gets a free tshirt. The tournament runs from 800AM to 1200PM, and the awards banquet is held immediately afterwards at Kelly’s Restaurant parking lot where hot dogs, chips and drinks are provided. Awards will be given to winners in age groups for 4-9 years old and 10-16 years old. There are great prizes like fishing rod and reel combos and trophies for the winners. The participating piers are Avalon Fishing Pier, Nags Head Fishing Pier, Jennette’s Fishing Pier, and Outer Banks Fishing Pier. Check the Nags Head Youth Fishing Tournament Facebook Page for more information. Also check my Facebook page, Jake’s Outdoor Adventures, for tournament details, as well as pictures of my catches. Next Evolution Wrestling By Tracy Anderson A little over 2 years ago a group of friends sat down and decided they wanted to make a better wrestling product. They wanted to put on a wrestling show for today’s wrestling fans. Gone are the days where the wrestlers had to pretend to hate each other outside of the ring, to keep their wrestling personas intact. Today’s wrestling fan understands that it is entertainment, a sport still yes, but also entertainment. The men and women that step into the ring every week, every month, from town to town, are trained athletes. The falls that they take from the top rope, those are real. The chair shots that they take, that is real. People in the wrestling business take offense to the word fake, because as their bodies tells them every night when they are bruised and cut and bleeding, that there was nothing fake about what they just did. One of the great things about wrestling, especially independent wrestling, is that it brings the best of the entertainment world and sports world together in one format. For two hours you, as a fan, get to watch not only a great athletic exhibition, but also entertainment with storylines, over the top characters and exciting match ups. In independent wrestling you are up close and personal with the wrestlers. You not only get to observe but you get to interact with them, and that is what makes independent wrestling so wonderful. I encourage you, if you have never witnessed a live wrestling show, give it a try. Push your preconceived ideas aside and give us 2 hours to show you why there is no better way to spend a Saturday evening in Elizabeth city. Ladders matches, grudge matches and more. Saturday April 23rd at the National Guard Armory. Doors open at 6:30, Bell time is 7:30. All seats are $10. Mention this article and save $2 off the general admission price. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds April 2016 23