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October 2015

Frisco Native American

Frisco Native American Museum VOLUNTEERS ADD VARIETY TO MUSEUM PROGRAMS In the midst of beautiful art, ancient artifacts, and educational exhibits and displays filled with rare and unusual relics, staff at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center consider one of their greatest treasures to be the volunteers who assist with everything from landscaping to program services. “It is impossible for us to overstate how important volunteers are to the museum, “said executive director Carl Bornfriend. “They are involved in almost everything we do. They help us clean our stretch of the highway as part of the museum’s participation in NC’s Adopt a Highway program; they provide special classes, seek donations, and work tirelessly with us on exhibits and displays.” Some museum volunteers have helped for twenty years or more while others provide assistance for special events. Mitch Mayhew, a long-term volunteer and talented flutist, has helped at fifteen Powwows sponsored by the museum. While his beautiful hand crafted flutes can be found in the museum gift shop, his latest project is one that will result in the creation of a native village on the museum nature trail. “When I think of Mitch, I am reminded of the old adage, ‘Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer,” said Carl Bornfriend. Mayhew is leading a team of volunteers who recently began carving a canoe from a ten foot Cyprus log and are now drafting plans for a full scale long house. The project involves twenty or more volunteers but their numbers are expected to grow since the project will eventually include annual Village Days open to the public. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and is located on Hatteras island in Frisco. For more information, visit the web site at www.nativeamericanmuseum.org or call 252-995-4440. Contact: Win Dale Tel: 252.482.3400 Email: win.dale@edenton.nc.gov Tickets for the 2015 Historic Edenton Ghost Walk on October 16th and 17th are now on sale at the Edenton Chowan Chamber of Commerce office. This is the third year the Chamber is holding the event which benefits local high school organizations. Proceeds will be donated to the John A. Holmes High School ACES Swim Team and Boys Tennis Team to assist in funding lane and meet fees and uniforms for the respective teams. Event organizers moved this year’s event to the Edenton Cotton Mill Village and are looking forward to delighting new and returning guests with new stories! The event headquarters will be at the Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History located at 420 Elliott Street where ticket holders will be able to tour the museum before and after the walk. The museum is normally only open Saturday and Sundays from 10 am – 2 pm so this will be an excellent opportunity for many who have not been to the museum to do so. For those in the area, the Ghost Walk Committee is looking to add to the collection of ghost stories from Chowan County and Edenton. If you have any that you would like to submit or are interesting in volunteering, please contact the Chamber at 252.482.3400 or by email win.dale@edenton.nc.gov. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased Monday through Friday at the Chamber office at 101 West Water Street or by phone (252.482.3400). Payment can be made by cash, check, and credit cards. Tours will leave every half hour starting at 6 pm with the final tour leaving at 8 pm. You must select your tour time when purchasing tickets. Albemarle Tradewinds has never required contracts from it’s clients. 24 Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Rose Buddies Golf Cart on Display BY: Leonard lanier, assistant curator, museum of the albemarle This October, the Museum of the Albemarle will roll out one of its hidden treasures: the Rose Buddies Golf Cart. In the early 1980s, in an effort to revitalize Elizabeth City’s industrial waterfront, the town created Mariners’ Wharf. The recreational dock offered free slips for two days to attract boaters on the Intercostal Waterway to stop and spend time and money in Elizabeth City. Late one Sunday afternoon in 1983, Frederick Lumsden “Fred” Fearing and Joseph “Joe” Kramer, decided on a whim to take wine, cheese, and cut roses from Kramer’s garden to the 17 boats docked at the new wharf. The impromptu gathering generated such a positive response that Fearing and Kramer decided to welcome every incoming boater with the same gesture. Nicknamed the Rose Buddies, the two became national celebrities, especially after NBC meteorologist Willard Scott gave Fearing a brand-new Club Car golf cart on a live episode of The Today Show in 1985. Natives of the Elizabeth City, both Fearing and Kramer came from long established Albemarle families with Northeastern roots. Fearing’s great-grandfather, Isaiah Fearing, a transplanted Rhode Islander, played a key role in creating the local shipbuilding industry. Kramer’s grandfather was a Pennsylvania carpetbagger who developed the local timber industry. Over time, other Elizabeth City residents joined Fearing and Kramer as the town’s unofficial welcoming committee. When Kramer died in 1987, friends relocated Kramer’s rose bushes to Mariners’ Wharf. Upon Fearing’s death in 2007, the remaining Rose Buddies retired his golf cart to the Museum of the Albemarle. This fall, revisit the Rose Buddies tradition in the Harbor of Hospitality. We have the golf cart and the roses; just bring along the wine and the cheese. Mention this Ad and get a free Hot Dog when you purchase a Hot Dog. Parts - Sales - Service 810 Sawyer st Behind Salvation Army Elizabeth City 252-338-0817 Since 1927 By : Ron Ben-Dov Not Your Time Dedicated to Dean Bruce I remember the sounds The screeching tires The breaking glass I saw a tunnel Long and fog enveloped Spiraling into the distance I traversed the tunnel Not walking, but as though floating Then I came to the end I exited the tunnel and into the light Wow, I exclaimed As I stared in wide eyed wonder The sounds of the rushing crystal river Reflecting light of the river And on to the lush green meadows I gazed in starstruck awe And there he was My dad, who’d gone on long before I ran up and hugged him tight Holding him tight, I was home He held me in his loving arms And broke my heart. Its not your time, He said. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015 25