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New Construction: Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean & Historic Wash Woods LSS

Feb. 19, 2009

The Sand Dollar

 

Escape The Pavement, and make this the site of you new beach home. This 4 bedroom 2 bath home can offer views of the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Wash Woods Coast Guard Station. No flood insurance should be necessary. Enjoy the privacy of being away from the commercialization of the other beaches, and listen to the ocean from your deck while watching the horses wander on by.

North Swan Beach is an oceanfront community located in the heart of the 4-Wheel Drive beaches of the Outer Banks where the Corolla Wild Horses still roam. A truly secluded get-a-way with the Atlantic Ocean to the East, Currituck Sound to the West, Currituck National Wildlife Refuge to the South, and False Cape State Park to the North.

 

For more information go to http://1995OceanPearl.JPPeron.com.

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Currituck Heritage Park 2009 Events

Feb. 18, 2009

The Whalehead Club Events for 2009

Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla NC

 
 

Currituck Heritage Park Winter Educational Series

Presentation on Tiffany Glass by Gary Baker.  Location: The Whalehead Club

Tuesday, January 13 at 11:00am

Gary Baker, former Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, will present a program on Louis Comfort Tiffany.  Tiffany, unlike his jewelry-making family, became known throughout the world for his innovative and artistic glass-making. Tiffany’s contribution to the Art Nouveau movement will be highlighted through the beautiful examples of his glass-work in the Whalehead Club.  In addition, Mr Baker will help identify pieces of your personal glass & silver collections.  Feel free to bring along some of your favorite pieces for him to look at. Lunch will be served.  Call 252-453-9040 for reservations.

 

Currituck Heritage Park Winter Educational Series

Storytelling: Pass it on through Oral Histories. Location: Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Tuesday, February 10 at 11:00am

Come having read (http://www.currituckbeachlight.com/toilluminate.php) “To Illuminate the Dark Space”, oral histories of the Keepers of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Tour the Keepers’ house, and listen to Sylvia Payne, who through the generosity of the NC Humanities Council, will present a 45 minute program on preserving family oral histories. Lunch will be served. Call 252-453-8152 for reservations.

 

Corolla Island Epicurean Evening at Pine Island Hunt Club

Saturday, March 7 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

An intimate evening inside the private working hunt club at Pine Island.

 Experience the sporting heritage of Currituck County with a traditional five-course hunt club dinner reminiscent of the 1920s waterfowl hunting era.  Auction of rare and unique treasures as a fundraiser for the ongoing preservation of the Whalehead Club.   Call 252-453-9040 ext. 3 for more details.

 
Easter EGG-stravaganza

Friday, April 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the Easter Bunny & the Currituck Duck for the Easter Egg-stravaganza with an Egg Hunt (bring your own basket); Animal Petting Zoo; Balloon Art; Face Painting; Egg & Spoon Races; Bean Bag Toss; Jellybean Counting Contest; Rock Climbing Wall; Bake Sale, Snow Cones & Popcorn; and much more. Fabulous Prizes! Admission & Parking are free.

 
Fun Fly Festival
Sunday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Watch and learn how to fly all kinds of kites by Flying Smiles Kites. Children enjoy making paper kites to keep or bring your own to play with. Treat Mom and the whole family to a fun day in the park harnessing the power of Mother Nature and capturing the imagination! Look for us near the Sound. 

Admission & Parking are free.

 
 

8th Annual “Under the Oaks” Arts Festival

Wednesday & Thursday, June 24 & 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. / 5 p.m.

Enjoy this annual outdoor art show on the grounds of Currituck Heritage Park with over 100 quality artists showcasing a wide variety of media, musical entertainment, food concessions, and children's activities. Admission is free - $5 parking donation requested.          

 
Children’s Knight Magic Camps

Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 9 a.m.

Explore the history of magic and learn a few tricks to show off to your friends!  $15 per child aged 5 and over opens you to the mystery of illusion by world traveled magician, Clive Allen. Tantalize your imagination and become your own performer with tricks to take home. Meet at the Picnic Shelter.

 
Whalehead Club Wednesday Wine Festivals

July, August and September from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come and celebrate the interesting world of wines! All wine connoisseurs and novices are welcome!  Enjoy a Wednesday afternoon of wine tasting and entertainment under the tents on the north lawn of Currituck Heritage Park.  With your $20 admission adults can sample wines from North Carolina and the world; keep your souvenir glass; take a complimentary tour of the Whalehead Club; listen to popular local musical artists perform on the stage; sample food from local vendors.  Children and leashed pets are welcome.   Admission to taste the wines is $20 - parking free.

 

The 17th Annual Independence Day Festival of Fireworks

Saturday, July 4 starting in the afternoon

Food, fun, and entertainment for the entire family at Currituck Heritage Park. 

Fireworks will begin at dusk overlooking the Currituck Sound.  Bring blankets or beach chairs and enjoy the best fireworks display on the Outer Banks! Admission is free.

 
Summer Concert Series on the South Lawn

Every Thursday evening in July and August from 6:30 p.m. to sunset

Relax on the south lawn at Currituck Heritage Park and enjoy the musical talents of local musicians.  On the historic Whalehead Club front porch, a variety of music from past to present to please all ages will be performed.; including jazz, blues, folk, and classic rock.  Bring a beach chair or blanket and watch the sun set over the Currituck Sound while supporting the musical arts!  Snack concessions will be available.  Pets on leash welcome. Admission & parking are free.

 
6th Annual Haunted Corolla Village

Friday, October 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (rain date October 31st)

Come and join us for a ghoulishly good time in Currituck Heritage Park!  Jump on board the Haunted Hayride through Historic Corolla Village and listen to ghostly stories of yesteryear! Then, if you dare, walk the spooky park grounds and be prepared to be scared…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Currituck Heritage Park Winter Educational Series

Tuesday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Seminar details to follow. Light Lunch will be served.

 
 

Black Friday Porch Sale

Friday, November 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Do you have a holiday gift list of family and friends who are hard to buy for as they have everything?  The Black Friday Porch Sale is the one day you can achieve it all!  Select unique gifts for everyone with the message of preserving the heritage of the Outer Banks on sale for up to 50% off.  The Whalehead Club's Copper Collection is discounted only once a year - and this is it!  Enjoy music, apple cider and home-baked treats while you shop.  Plus you can be the first to see this holiday season's decorations in the Whalehead Club inspired by Mr. Knight's etchings from the 1920's.  Come away feeling festive not frazzled this Black Friday!

 
 

Currituck Heritage Park Winter Educational Series

Tuesday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m.

Seminar details to follow. Light Lunch will be served.

 
 

3rd Annual Park Illumination Celebration & Holiday Tour

Saturday, December 12 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

See the giant cedar tree in Currituck Heritage Park and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse simultaneously illuminated.  Gather on the north lawn to enjoy free hot chocolate and sing carols. Before and after the lighting ceremony, the Whalehead Club will open for holiday tours to show off the decorations inspired by the 1920s etchings of Edward Collings Knight, Jr. 

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How To tell What The Mortgage Rates Are Doing?

Feb. 18, 2009

This is a good article by Shane Cook with MetLife Home Loans to help explain how make sense of the fluctuating mortgage rates.


Dear Friends,       

 

        I have been getting a lot of calls lately with the question "how do we watch rates to tell what they are doing."  Because of this I thought it might be useful if I shared the trade rate watching secret with you.  Experienced lenders watch the yield on the 10 year bond daily to see where rates are going.  The site I use is http://money.cnn.com/markets/bondcenter/ or you can also use http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/index.html?Intro=intro.  If you look below you can see that right now the yield is down by .22% to 2.67 (see below.)  Anytime the yield goes down, that normally translates into lower rates.  And when it goes up that means rates are going up.  The yield drop this morning has taken the 30 year fixed down to 4.625% with 1 point or 4.875% with no points for a purchase transaction and a 30 day closing.  If the yield continues to drop and falls into the low 2% range we will see those record rates again that we saw last month.  This is tricky as normally most mortgage companies don't post the daily interest rates until 10am each morning, so that leaves an overnight window where rates can fluctuate dramatically and unexpectedly.  Normally economic headlines have the most dramatic impact on rates and the bond yield.  But for the most part this will tell you on a daily basis what rates are doing comparatively from one day to the next.  Hope this helps and have a good week and call me if I can help in any way.



Shane Cook 

Senior Mortgage Specialist

Office (800) 256-7887

Cell (252) 207-2665

Fax (866) 669-5871

www.obxlender.com

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The Best Priced Canal Front Home On The Currituck Outer Banks!

Feb. 16, 2009

The Best Priced New Construction Canal Front Home On The Outer Banks

By Over $140,000!!!!!!!



Make this canal front property the site of your new beach home and have the flexibility of coming by land or water with easy access to Knotts Island Bay. Enjoy the privacy of being away from the commercialization of the other beaches, and listen to the ocean from your back yard while watching the horses wander on by.

Carova Beach is an oceanfront community located in the heart of the 4-Wheel Drive beaches of the Outer Banks where the Corolla Wild Horses still roam. A truly secluded get-a-way with the Atlantic Ocean to the East, Knotts Island Bay to the West, Currituck National Wildlife Refuge to the South, and False Cape State Park to the North.

For more Information go to http://2171TealRoad.JPPeron.com

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Outer Banks Job Pstings

Feb. 14, 2009

I just added an extra link to my blog called "Outer banks Job Postings" clicking on it will take you to the jobs section of the Outer Banks CraigsList. I have been keeping my eyes open for new opportunities fo rmay wife and I thought that there might be other locals who would be interested in checking these out from time to time.


Good Luck.

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