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Tradewinds March 2015 Web Final

March 2015


DIXIELAND MUSIC IS ALIVE ON THE OUTER BANKS About nine years ago a group of local musicians formed “Just Playn’ Dixieland”. The idea was to provide the Outer Banks with a form of music that was missing from the area, Dixieland and Traditional American Jazz. Just Playn’ Dixieland is a 10 piece, “For Fun” group. It is truly a community based activity open to anybody who has a desire to keep the heritage of traditional American jazz music alive. The group is multi-generational and ranges in age from 17 to 89. Just Playn’ Dixieland readily offers their services free of charge to local Charitable, Community and Civic events. The band has appeared at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, Manteo “First Friday” celebrations and at other venues including Jennette’s Pier, the Aquarium, Hilton Garden Inn, Baum Center, Dare County Center, Spring Arbor and various area churches. Playing in the traditional style of early jazz greats, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory and Joe “King” Oliver the group maintains the tradition of a true American musical art form. Their play list is based on written arrangements, some as old as the “teens” and 20’s. The music is written in “Big Band” fashion which needs all parts to sound right. The band is not an improvising or free style Jazz band. Currently, openings exist for all horns and some rhythm. Especially needed are a 1st Trumpet, Clarinet, Tenor Banjo, Rhythm Guitar and Bass (Upright). Anticipated openings will be Keyboard and the need for an occasional, single performance, drummer. There are no auditions. The only qualification is the ability to read music (except drums) and a desire to play New Orleans style Jazz. High School students are welcome. Dust off those instruments that are in the closet and join this fun group. Weekly rehearsals are held in Kitty Hawk. For more information, please call Paul Lesiewicz, Manager at 256-2108. Former Roanoker C. L. Ray Jr has released his latest book, The Knowledge Book ( How to be, do, have and give). The book delves into specific areas of human relation skills such as the family, leadership, wealth, gratitude poverty, respect for others, goal setting, and violence, and abuse. This book teaches the reader how to master people skills which are so very important in our daily communications. Begining at home and flowing into the work place where it so critical to the employee’s rising to the next level. Implementing this information at home practically guarantees the reader better family relations, sending a well discipline child to school so that the teacher can focus on teaching and not rearing children. The information in this book also teaches the reader how to greatly curtail and or stamp out child abuse and domestic violence in our home, school and society. Finally the reader isguided through easily understood answers to today’s complicatedlife lessons. It stresses the importance and need for strong morals woefully absent in today’s homes and society. 252-219-2087 Order your ad online.... anytime. A successful author who has owned and operated his own businessn for over 30 years. Ray has extensive experience helping people overcome challenges in their own lives. Ray is a graduate of Virginia State University and presently resides in north eastern North Carolina and may be reached a 757 773 8743 6 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2015

Warren Green is head of a prostate support group and can be reached at HEALTH & NUTRITION STRATEGIES FOR CANCER SURVIVORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE FOOD LABELING Prostate Support Group 5:30 - 6:30 Sentara Albemarle Medical Center Education Room Spouses, family members, and friends are encouraged to attend March 19 2015 May 21 2015 July 23 2015 An important element of my USDA food safety career was food labeling. I’m probably partial, but I’ve always believed that food labeling was the most important part of our food chain. So, I thought this would be a good opportunity to give a refresher on labeling features in general and meat and poultry labeling in particular. Meat and poultry labeling is my expertise so we’ll go there first. Meat and poultry labeling requires certain features including: The product name, ingredient statement (I’ll get back to this), handling statement (keep refrigerated, keep frozen, refrigerate after opening), the net weight statement,the signature line (name and address of the manufacturer, packer or distributor), and Safe handling instructions. Here’s how the labeling procedure works. USDA meat and poultry labeling is unique in that federal regulations require prior approval by the USDA/ Food Labeling Division before meat and poultry products can be sold in the U.S. or exported. The Food Labeling Division determines compliance with the aforementioned requirements,including the ingredient statement and the formulation of the product. The ingredient statement is a listing of each ingredient in descending order of predominance. Labeling that says “trace”, or “ may contain” should be avoided even if it identifies an ingredient that appears harmless. That type labeling most likely denotes, poor sanitation on multitasked equipment. Egregious labeling such as, Non-Dairy Creamer, with a disclaimer “may contain milk”, is deceptive, misleading , and legal. The disclaimer absolves the manufacturer from liability. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. George S. Patton All processed foods demand your diligence. Remember, let quality food be your medicine. All of our clients get their own QR code for free when purchasing an ad. Albemarle Tradewinds March 2015 7