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Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015 Web Final

August 2015

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My Favorite Firearm By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges What is the right handgun for you? Like buying a pair of shoes the gun must fit your hand. Too heavy, too large, too small, or heavy caliber you will not use it. A decision must be made for what purpose the firearm is intended. Selecting can be daunting since there are hundreds of models to choose from. Ask questions. A good dealer will be more than willing to provide assistance in making a selection and I promise you this—You will enjoy the shooting experience. You will meet new friends, new challenges. Have fun (safely). Personally, I use a Beretta 9mm and I have multiple uses for it. Training to maintain operator skill, personal protection, conversation opener. The big plus is ammo is affordable and will get the job done. I was asked sometime ago what is my favorite firearm is. There have been many, however, my choice is the Colt .357magnum Python with a 4 inch barrel, the M-1 Garrand 30cal., and the Thompson sub-machine gun. The Thompson was awesome. Downside is if you have an extra 30k and time to get federal permits, thousands of .45 cal. ACP ammo go for it. Montana is remote enough to cut loose. Ammo is now in mind. Evaluate need and read about velocity, ballistics, and trajectory then boil the information down to determine your need for a given purpose. Then take two aspirin. The dealer will help you with ammo selection. Here is the messy part; you gotta clean that gun. Wheel guns will keep on shooting and, well, semi-autos are not forgiving when clogged with residue. Slides travel on rails, ejectors may not eject, dirty mags will not feed well and so on. Clean guns work and dirty ain’t going to cut it. BE ALERT, BE SAFE, BE ALIVE Music on the Green at Mariners’ Wharf Park Announces 2015 Lineup Eight weeks of great music on the beautiful downtown Elizabeth City waterfront!! Music on the Green at Mariners Wharf Park began six years ago as a way to promote the growing local music scene while encouraging locals and visitors to enjoy the beautiful waterfront of Downtown Elizabeth City and its independent businesses. Each year, the festival gets bigger and better. This year will be no exception! Beginning July 28th and continuing for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings through September 15th, local and regional bands will perform at Mariners’ Wharf Park (Water Street, across from Cypress Creek Grille) from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. Music lovers can bring a lawn chair or a blanket, sit back and enjoy the concerts, as well as the beautiful waterfront backdrop. Each week the spotlight will be on a different artist; a different genre of music. We have some new and exciting performers this year including CC & The Ryders, The Violent Years, Mainstream Rebellion, and Black & White Radio. The series will open with the ever-popular local musician and restaurateur, Bobby Plough. Other returning artists include Jazz with Connected, The Daniel Jordan Band, and The Full Deck Band. Food and drinks will be available to purchase on site provided by the American Legion Post 84. It’s a family friendly series. Concertgoers are encouraged to visit the many downtown restaurants, bars, pubs and businesses prior to and after the concerts. It is only because of the overwhelming generosity of sponsors that this event will happen. We encourage everyone to visit their businesses and help support them for supporting this wonderful event. Visit or check out Music on the Green at Mariners’ Wharf Park on Facebook for additional information and updates. Contact Deborah Malenfant (252-267-6920) or Maureen Donnelly (252-338-2177) for press inquiries. 12 Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015

New World Festival of the Arts, presented by PNC Bank Thanks By : Ron Ben-Dov When you’re down And things are tired When you’re up And things are good Give thanks Give praise Worship, night and day For God, He has your back Jesus Christ By His blood You are save. Annual Waterfront Art Show Returns for 34th Year on August 12 and 13 Celebrating its 34th year, The New World Festival of the Arts will be held on Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. The show is free and open to the public. It will be open on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. A shuttle bus located at the south parking lot of College of The Albemarle’s Roanoke Island Campus on Highway 64 will be available to provide transportation to the Manteo Waterfront area. The free parking and free shuttle service is being provided by Dare County. The festival is presented by PNC Bank and hosted by Dare County Arts Council. Ace Hardware, Village Realty and SAGA Development & Construction sponsor exhibitor awards. The two-day festival is open to artists throughout the country. The juried show will exhibit original works from 75 artists from throughout the east coast. Over a dozen artists are new to the show this year and are extremely excited to be a part of such a unique and established Festival. Exhibitors include watercolors, oil & acrylic, drawings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery. The Festival provides artists an opportunity to display and sell their creative work and compete for awards. The New World Festival of the Arts is a family oriented outdoor show for spectators of all ages. The Festival provides awareness of the current trends in the visual arts while acquainting visitors with the historic town of Manteo. This once a year show coupled with so many other artistic and cultural events makes Roanoke Island a very special place in the hearts of its residents and the many visitors who come and visit the island every year.New images of works by the exhibiting artists at the New World Festival of the Arts are posted each day to the New World Festival of the Arts Facebook page.The festival originated as an event sponsored by the Town of Manteo and funded by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. It was originally co-chaired by the late Claire Grieves and Edward Greene. Greene assumed full leadership until passing it on to the Dare County Arts Council last year. For more information, contact Dare County Arts Council at, or 252 473 5558. Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015 13