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March 2016

The Outer Banks Forum

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and the Dare County Arts Council are co-presenting the third annual competition to select the Forum’s next Playbill cover. The winner will be featured on the 2016 Forum playbill cover. Artists are invited to submit original photos and paintings to be featured in an exhibit at Trio in Kitty Hawk, April 14-May 31. “The playbill competition with the Outer Banks Forum has proven to be a wonderful partnership for the Arts Council,” said Chris Sawin, executive director of the Dare Arts Council. “The opportunity to connect the Forum’s performances with the visual arts has opened DCAC and its members to an important arts audience on the Outer Banks.” “We are excited about continuing this joint venture with DCAC,” said Eddie Cooke, president of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts. “This art competition and exhibit always reflects the many facets of the performing arts as artists are invited to submit works of art in two dimensional visual arts media. And we are delighted to feature the winner on the cover of our playbill.” The art competition criteria include: Theme: “Spotlight on Performing Arts” Artwork should reflect a representation on any facet of the performing arts. Examples could include musicians, singers, musical instruments and scores. Eligibility: The competition is open to all artists who are members of either the Forum, Dare County Arts Council, or are residents of Dare County, and are 18 years of age or older. Entry Fee: Entry fees are $20 for DCAC/Forum members or $25 for nonmembers for up to three (3) original entries in a two dimensional format (portrait orientation requested). Exhibit: The show opens to the public on April 14 and remains on exhibit at Trio in Kitty Hawk through May 31. The exhibit and Artists’ reception is free and open to the public on the evening of April 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A People’s Choice Award will be selected by ballot during the opening reception. In addition, the winning entry and People’s Choice will be on exhibit at the Forum’s final performance of the Virginia Symphony on May 26 at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills. A full prospectus is available for download at, you may pick one up at the Dare Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo, or call DCAC to have one mailed at (252) 473-5558. The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is a non-profit organization that brings an annual series of seven outstanding diverse concerts to the area and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. All of the performances are partially underwritten by community businesses. Dare County Arts Council is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity. For more information contact: Fay Davis Edwards (252) 473-5558 Grandma Swain’s Rice Pudding The boys were just like most boys, had a sweet tooth and loved desserts. Grandma Swain would cook this one up on a day that was not too hot because of the heat from the oven. Great depression era recipe. Grease a glass 9” x 13” glass baking dish with solid shortening. Preheat oven to 300F. Ingredients: ½ cup long grain white rice ½ cup sugar 1 can evaporated milk, diluted to make one qt [must use evaporated milk] 1 cup raisins 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt Cinnamon to taste Directions: The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 Place all ingredients except cinnamon in pan. Generously sprinkle top with cinnamon . At least once during the baking, stir cinnamon crust into the rice and sprinkle top again with cinnamon. Let bake until rice is tender, or approximately 1 ½ hours. Let cool and serve either warm or cold. 22 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016

Be Safe by Jake Worthington With spring quickly approaching we have all serviced our reels, replaced fishing line, and stocked up on our tackle. We are all ready to get out of the house and hit the water after a long winter. Before you head out, don’t forget to check all of your safety equipment. According to US Coast Guard statistics in 2014, some boaters didn’t fare well. There were 610 deaths, 4064 accidents, and 2,678 injuries. The sea is an unforgiving lady to those who are not truly prepared, so let’s look at some simple things you can do increase your odds of survival should you run into problems this year. The first thing we need to do is to check all of our life jackets. Are they in good condition? Are the straps still holding up and the buckles still buckling? Are they, as a whole, in good condition and free of rips or tears? If you are in doubt throw them out and buy new ones. This is one time where you don’t want to be a cheapskate and try to save a few dollars. In addition, when you are checking the life jackets, also check your throw cushions and throw rings for their condition and make replacements if necessary. Also check the line on your throw ring. The next thing we need to check is the fire extinguisher and make sure it is still fully charged and has not expired. Saltwater can wreak havoc on a fire extinguisher when exposed to the elements. Don’t just have one-- have some spares. They are inexpensive and you can buy several of them and be better prepared in case of a fire. The next thing we will check are the flares. Make sure they are still dry and the dates are still good. Check the Coast Guard regulations and make sure you are carrying the proper type and amount for the type of fishing you will be doing. Having your safety equipment easily accessible is also a great idea. We have always had a bright orange Pelican case we use to store all of our safety equipment in. These Pelican cases are waterproof and also float. In our case, you will find fire extinguishers, flares, air horn, whistle, signal mirror, Cyalume light sticks, and strobe lights with extra batteries. We also keep our boat registration information and permits in the top of the case. The next thing we take is our ditch bag. It has a GPS, Compass, Cyalume sticks, a fully charged handheld Marine radio, and a Personal Locator Beacon that has been registered with the Coast Guard. After you have checked all of your equipment, it would also be a great idea to have your boat and equipment checked by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. This is a free service they provide, and they can help ensure you have all the right equipment. Before you hit the water, also leave a float plan with a member of your family. Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016 23