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collinsmaintenancejanitorial@ gmail.com The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 Grandma Swain’s Mustard & Turnip Greens What you will need: 1/2 lb. turnip greens 1/2 lb. mustard greens 1 thick slice fatback 2 to 3 slices bacon 2 to 3 tbsp. bacon grease, reserved from cooking the bacon Salt and Pepper Cast-iron or other heavy, deep skillet Grandma Swain always had a bottle of this pepper sauce ready for greens Ingredients: 1 glass bottle with cap or cork (Mason jar, Coke bottle, etc) 1 handful of hot peppers Vinegar of your choosing Instructions: In a pot bring enough vinegar to fill your bottle to a simmer, being careful not to boil. While vinegar is heating, set aside enough peppers to fill the bottle. You can remove the stems if you want. Using a knife, make a small slit in each of the peppers. This slit allows the vinegar to soak in the peppers quicker. Stuff all of the peppers into the empty glass bottle. Fill the bottle with the heated vinegar Fry bacon slices in your skillet until they are crisp, then set them aside to cool, reserving the bacon grease in the skillet. Trim the stems and chop the greens; rinse them three times in cold water to make sure that they are completely clean. Boil greens in 4 qt. of water with a slice of fatback until they are just tender. Remove the greens from the water and drain. Do not rinse them. Reheat bacon grease in the skillet. Because of vinegars nature you don’t have to refrigerate. Place greens carefully into hot fat. They should sizzle. Stir until they are completely Garlic and black peppercorns are optional. coated. Crumble cooked bacon slices and fold them gently into the greens. When the vinegar gets low top it off with more. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pepper sauce will last indefinitely. Don’t forget the corn bread! 18 Albemarle Tradewinds February 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Join a Club. by Jake Worthington Facebook has given fishermen a source to share information and post pictures of their catch. I have made numerous friends that I have met on Facebook; then later fished with them. The internet is nice but there is no substitute for meeting people in person and exchanging your love for fishing. To do this, you can join a fishing or anglers club in your local area. I am a member of several clubs or foundations that support the love of fishing. A club allows you to meet other people that share your love for fishing, and you can learn new techniques or methods of fishing. These clubs usually meet several times a year, and they have great speakers who will discuss new and improved methods of fishing. These clubs often have club sponsored tournaments and annual fishing contests. These tournaments give you an opportunity to meet and fish with people in the club that you may never have gotten a chance to without being in the club. Some clubs also have social events during the year like banquets, cookouts and oyster roasts that allow you to meet even more members. These clubs also have a civic aspect in which they help promote fishing in the community. Every year in June, the Nags Head Surf Fishing Club and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association sponsor the Fritz Boyden Youth Fishing Tournament. This tournament is held for kids on all four Outer Banks Piers, and it is free. After the tournament, free hot dogs and drinks are served before the awards ceremony. This past year, the Outer Banks Anglers Club also began to sponsor this tournament. It is a very positive community event that encourages kids to fish and helps cultivate the next generation of fishermen. Another benefit of joining a club is to keep up with new rules and regulations that affect the fishing community. Whether you fish from the surf, pier, or boat these clubs are allowing members to pool their resources and lobby for rule changes that may affect them in the future. Some clubs have become very politically active for their members in trying to influence legislative rulemaking and regulations. Now more than ever, it is very important that fisherman work together to ensure the future of our sport. Fisherman are facing so many regulatory hurdles with new rules and regulations that are just being passed without sound science or reasoning. Our fishing community needs these clubs to form a strong opposition that will make sure our voices are heard in Raleigh and Washington, DC. One person can make a difference, but when you pool your resources together you can make a bigger difference. The biggest decision you have to make is what kind of fishing club you want to join and what is their mission. Visit a meeting and see what they have to offer. In the Outer Banks, there are several groups that meet monthly. Many of these meetings will be posted in the local newspapers and on social media sites. Join a club and have fun! Dare County Arts Council Presents the 38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Nags Head, NC – Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present the 38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, presented by Southern Insurance Agency. Established in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, this is the longest running visual art exhibition in the county and includes a wide variety of local fine art, ranging from conceptual to realistic. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6-8pm at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, located at 210 E. Driftwood Street in Nags Head, NC. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live music by Chape Whitman. Many of the participating artists will also be in attendance. Dare County Arts Council wishes to thank the sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor Southern Insurance Agency, Outer Banks Ace Hardware, The Beach Book, The Blue Point, Cameron House Inn, SAGA Construction & Development, and Village Realty. Special sponsorship is provided by Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, who host this annual show at their gallery. Over $2,000 in cash awards will be offered, including Best in Show, Excellence, and Honorable Mention. A People’s Choice award winner will be selected by public ballot during the opening reception. All other cash award winners will be selected by the judge based solely on merit. Three of the award-winning works from the show will be featured on 2016 publications by The Beach Book. This year will be the 20th consecutive year that The Beach Book will feature local art on the covers of its publications. The 2016 judge is artist Scott Eagle, who serves as the Assistant Director of the School of Art and Design, Graduate Studies Director, and Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. His artworks have been exhibited and reproduced internationally. Scott was selected by Creative Quarterly Magazine as one of their top 100 creatives for 2013. He works in a wide variety of medias including digital and is especially interested in the idea of the creative act as thinking through making. The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is open to artists who are Dare County residents or members of Dare County Arts Council. The show is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm, from February 2 – 27, 2016. For more information, please call (252) 473-5558 or visit www.darearts.org. Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds February 2016 19