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collinsmaintenancejanitorial@ gmail.com Grandma Swain’s fried fish Antique claw foot tub, cast iron. Tub is in good condition, needs a little touch up. $200 252-489-8667 You move it - Very heavy When the boys came back from a days fishing they always wanted to eat their fresh fish. Grandma Swain always knew how to fix them up just right, and there was never any left over! 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (mix in some corn-meal if you got it) 2 tsps baking powder 1 tsp salt Pepper to taste Join our online yard sale. Post your items to sell. Over 7500 Members! http://facebook.com/groups/ AlbemarleTradingPost/ In a small mixing bowl, place the beaten eggs. Add the milk to the eggs and blend well. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the milk and egg mixture. Heat lard to approximately 350-360 degrees. Dip fresh fish fillets into the batter, then gently drop into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown and fillets rise to the top of the oil. To keep your oil from cooling down too much, only add a couple of pieces of fish at a time. After removing fish from the oil, drain on metal rack with some paper under it for a couple of minutes so they stay crisp. Some of the best recipies are the most simple ones! 18 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Buy Local! by Jake Worthington With the holidays right around the corner, we will all be buying gifts. This season make it a point to shop small businesses in your own areas and support the local economy. I always support the local tackle shops and other marine businesses in my area. Those businesses can provide you with unique and useful gifts for the fishermen you know. Think about this when you go out and shop online or a big box store. Where does that money go? The profits go back to their corporate offices and to their shareholders out of town and probably out of state. When you buy from a local tackle shop or marine supplier, the money stays right here in our neighborhood. These businesses are the ones who support your local schools, local charities and local civic groups. When you buy from a local retailer, you will be dealing with the owner who is the President, Treasurer and Board of Directors for the whole business. He or she has their whole financial future in their business. It is not only their business, but it is their job that generates money to pay their employees, their mortgage, their children’s future college expenses, and their retirement. They are in the store more than 40 hours a week, and they know their customers and their products. It is nothing unusual to stop in TW’s and see the owner, Terry Stewart, waiting on customers. Look closely at his inventory and you will find that he has exclusive MirroLure colors that you can get only at his stores. Down the road at Whalebone Tackle, you will see Billy McCaskill right behind the counter to greet you and tell you what is being caught. Billy even carries specialized offshore supplies like SeaWitch Hair and even black rubber bands for rigging baits. You can even get a world famous Whalebone Willie Tshirt before you leave. You can head down toward Hatteras Island and stop in at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center to grab one of their many different Tshirt designs and watch the catches of the day arrive. Once you are in Hatteras you stop by Frisco Rod and Gun, and pickup fishing or shooting supplies. These local businesses not only rely on tourism season spending but also holiday season spending to help them be successful. When you buy local, look at some other benefits you also receive. At our local tackle shops most of the people behind the counter are fishermen themselves so they know what is biting and what is being used to catch these fish. They can rig you up with what you need to make your day on the water a success. I can bet you won’t get that from a big box store that probably doesn’t even stock the proper tackle. Try going to one of the big box stores and you will not get the level of service you will with the local small business. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Fishing! by: Cathy Wilson Assistant to the Director Organizers are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather this year as preparations continue for the Perquimans County Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 2 p.m. in Hertford. Welcoming six marching bands, nine decorated floats, and more than a half dozen marching/walking units, this year’s parade includes more than 80 entries and helps spread holiday cheer with its theme “A CandyLand Christmas.” Represented in this year’s parade will be four out of five U.S. Military branches in addition to two American Legion posts. The U.S. Navy will be represented by a replica battleship and commander of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The U.S. Coast Guard will be represented by Coast Guard Small Boat Station Elizabeth City. The Coast Guard Riders, a group of active and retired Coast Guard members riding motorcycles, are scheduled to also appear. The American Legion posts will be riding in this year’s parade so the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol will serve as this year’s parade color guard. In addition, a 1942 WW II Ford GPW and quarter ton trailer like the ones used by the U.S. Army will bring back memories as it travels the parade. Businesses, organizations, churches, horses, ball teams, fire departments, vintage vehicles, county EMS, Perquimans Rescue, even Harvey Point will be represented in the parade that starts at Perquimans County High School where parade line-up is between Noon-2 p.m. and step-off time is promptly at 2 p.m. Grand Marshal this year is Dr. Dwayne Stallings, superintendent of Perquimans County Schools. Dr. Stallings will retire in December following an accomplished career in education and service to Perquimans County students. Santa will make his official arrival in Perquimans County at the end of the parade. Santa will meet with the little ones for photos in Inteliport immediately following the parade. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 19