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January 2015

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Edenton, NC – As Historic Edenton ushers in the New Year and highlights all the activities that await each and every one, try to think of History and Health coming together in a well-rounded experience. Historically Fit: Yoga in the 1767 Courthouse will take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month. At this special monthly Yoga Class, you can improve your flexibility and strength in a beautiful historic and unique setting! The class is designed for all levels - even beginners - and is led by several local Edenton yoga instructors. Traveling and don’t have your yoga mat? Not a problem. There will be extra mats available on a first come, first serve basis. After you are refreshed and relaxed, improve your mind as well, and take a guided tour of the building and learn its rich history! For those that are unable to attend on the 2nd Saturdays, the Shepard-Pruden Library hosts Yoga Classes every Wednesday morning at 9 am. According to the American Osteopathic Association, yoga practicing participants will receive the following benefits: increased flexibility; increased muscle strength and tone; improved respiration, energy and vitality; the maintenance of a balanced metabolism; weight reduction; cardio and circulatory health; improved athletic performance and protection from injury. All the physical and mental attributes everyone would like to achieve in 2015. All of the Yoga Classes are free (donations accepted) and open to the public, pre-registration is not necessary. As we combine what is good for the Body and Soul, we add enrichment for the Mind with the Harry S. Rosenblatt Speakers’ Series on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Shepard-Pruden Library at 5:30 pm for refreshments and 6 pm for the speaker. January 12th’s speakers will be Samuel Tynch and Flint Harding from Avoca Inc. Subject: “Sage Production”. In February, Bob Howsare, Director of Acquisitions and Development for Saga Construction and Development will speak on “The Rehabilitation of the Hotel Hinton”. In celebration of Black History Month, during February, Historic Edenton State Historic Site will feature Harriet Jacobs Walking Tours on Tuesday – Saturdays at 3pm. Hear the amazing tale of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in Edenton, who escaped to become a well-known abolitionist and author. As documented in her 1861 autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this walking tour shares her story and takes you through downtown Edenton to see many of the sites mentioned in her book. Tours depart from the Historic Edenton Visitor Center at 108 North Broad Street. Self-guided Tour Maps are also available. Daily tours of the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse are available from 10 am – 4 pm; the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center is open 10 am – 4 pm and Guided Walking and Trolley Tours take place Tuesdays – Saturdays. For more information about these events and the many others that will be featured during 2015, contact us at 800-775- 0111 or go to our website VisitEdenton.com. We look forward to your joining us for what promises to be a perfect way to usher in the New Year. If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds , you also have access to our social media. Help for your sick computer ! River City Computers and Electronics Elizabeth City, NC 252-562-0987 “Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? First Time Customers! James Jones Remodling and Repair Discount any written quote by 25% after we evaluate the job. Jobs completed from top to bottom. Albemarle Tradewinds Customers only! 16 Albemarle Tradewinds January 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Kindertransport Journey: Memory into History By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle The Museum of the Albemarle invites you to tour one of their newest exhibits, The Kindertransport Journey: Memory into History. On loan from the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, the exhibit focuses on the rescue of almost 10,000 children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland before the beginning of World War II. This panel exhibit of photos, personal testimony, and historical background shares some of their stories. The exhibit states that “In 1938, immediately after the November 9, 1938 Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”) pogrom in the German Reich, the Jews of Britain initiated the unique rescue operation now known as ‘Kindertransport’. Within days they obtained the permission of the government and, in the nine months leading up to World War II, with aid from Quaker and other non-Jewish refugee organizations, brought nearly ten thousand unaccompanied children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland to safety in Britain. Most of the children, but not all, were Jews. Most of the parents who had sent them to safety perished in the Holocaust. Most of the children settled in Britain; others re-emigrated to Israel, the Americas, and elsewhere, scattering over the world. The exhibit has traveled widely in the United States and around the world since 2001.” In conjunction with the loaned exhibit, the Museum of the Albemarle also has on display artifacts in relation to the beginning of World War II. A M1936 German Officer’s uniform, a Czechoslovakian VZ.24 7.92-MM infantry rifle, a Walther PPK 7.65-MM semiautomatic pistol and a Luftwaffe flying sit and helmet are among the artifacts on view. Visit the Museum of the Albemarle soon to learn more about World War II and the Holocaust. The Currituck Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Mitchells Complete Upholstery, Inc. 4483 Caratoke Highway, Barco NC 252- 453-3777. Mitchell’s has been in business for over 50 years in Great Bridge, VA and has recently opened a 2nd location here in Currituck. Mitchell’s is truly a family run business. Their showroom in Barco is fully stocked with fabric choices for all of your upholstery needs. 252-219-2087 facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds January 2015 17