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Volunteers are Key to Flying Pirate Half Marathon Success
Dare County High Schools Art Show Opens at RIFP
Troop 182 helps collect food for Pilmoor food Pantry
Peer Power Program Recognizes Heart Health Month
"like" Food Bank of Albemarle
Food Bank of the Albemarle will be in a national competition against our fellow food banks for a $45,000 grant generously provided by Walmart. This grant will enable us to provide hungry kids with meals over the weekend. Each food bank has submitted a project that will be voted on by the public on facebook. We know that we have a good chance at winning this money, but we will need your help in getting the word out about the competition. If you have a moment, would you encourage your facebook fans to "like" the Food Bank of the Albemarle facebook page . The competition starts April 1 and runs through April 30. At that time I will send out another email with the information on voting - we hope you will help us and encourage your fans to vote for the Food Bank of the Albemarle!
Volunteer Opportunities in Currituck and Dare Counties
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Half Marathon Volunteers NeededIn less than 2 weeks, volunteers from Wells Fargo Bank and the Outer Banks community will be waiting at the finish line of the Flying Pirate Half Marathon race with medals, water and blankets in hand. The Half Marathon is the grand finale to the Flying Pirate Weekend on April 12-14.
Runners from as far away as Great Britain and Washington State may cross the finish line, but it's the hundreds of repeat, local volunteers who continue to make the Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon and Flying Pirate Half Marathon races two of the East Coast's top race events. OBSE's races have been applauded for the volunteers' effort in creating a positive environment for our visitors. Outer Banks Sporting Events is the nonprofit group who organizes and handles the mechanics of hosting the Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon, the upcoming Flying Pirate Half Marathon, the Outer Banks Triathlon and, the new obstacle race, Storm the Beach.
About 250 more volunteers are needed for the April 12 - 14th weekend to help make the Flying Pirate Half-Marathon a world-class
event and a great success for the runners, their families, the spectators, and for the
Outer Banks. For additional
information on olunteering, visit the website, email or
call (252) 255-6273. Volunteering can be done as an individual or small group, or in the form of an organization. We have volunteer duties to fit all physical limitations and abilities.
Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team
Forming to better prepare our community, our neighbors, and ourselves for emergencies and disasters.
* Personal preparedness
* Light Search and Rescue
* Hands on Fire extinguisher training
* Basic triage and first aid
Free training classes will be offered on the island and online to accommodate your schedule and available time. This program is supported by all 7 Hatteras Island Fire/Rescue Chiefs and Dare County Emergency Management, and is endorsed by the Hatteras Island Community Task Force.
For more info: Carol @ 252-995-2051
Roanoke Island Festival Park
A Volunteer orientation will be held on
Wednesday, April 3, in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park from 10 a.m. to noon. The orientation will provide information to potential volunteers regarding volunteer opportunities for the 2013 season. A brief guided tour of the Park will be included of the various venues. Volunteer opportunities include costumed interpreters, greeters at special programs, Museum Store associates, Elizabeth II volunteer crew members, distribution and more. Roanoke Island Festival Park Executive Director, Kim Sawyer, says "Volunteer's are crucial to the Park. Last year volunteers gave 4600 hours to the Park. We look forward to showcasing the Park to potential volunteers."
Volunteer opportunities in the Education Department include: costumed interpreters - interpreting the English voyages as a 16th century character in period garb aboard the Elizabeth II, in the Settlement Site, and on the porch (acting as a park greeter) ; museum docent - interpreting in the American Indian Town and Roanoke Adventure Museum (blue shirt and khakis); school tour guide - assisting in the execution of school tours as a costumed interpreter or museum docent during the heavy spring and fall school tour season.
Volunteer aboard the Elizabeth II and participate as a member of the volunteer crew and learn how to sail a square rigger from tying knots to setting sail. Crew members can participate in monthly crew weekends and earn enough hours to participate in a training sail.Volunteer crew members Rich Boston and John Vang agreed that if you would like to step back in time and are interested in experiencing how a sailor worked and sailed a tiny wooden ship that would sail the ocean blue, then joining the crew of the Elizabeth II could be for you!
Museum store volunteers will assist staff members in serving customers at the Museum Store. Volunteers in the Program Department will be responsible for greeting guests at performances and handing out programs.
Come join us at Roanoke Island Festival
Park and help us foster and promote historic and
(252) 475-1500 Ext.
Dare Literacy Council
Volunteers are also needed to assist DLC before, during, and after the April 20th book sale. Even one hour of volunteer time would be appreciated. DLC needs volunteers to:
* Distribute publicity posters prior to the sale
* Transport books and other items from donation locations to a storage facility before the sale (larger vehicles preferred)
* Sort books into categories (e.g. children's books, cookbooks, biographies, audiobooks, etc.) prior to sale
* Set up and organize tables one day prior to sale
* Maintain tables and make sales on April 20th
* Break down tables, clean up, and transport items to a storage facility after the sale.
Further questions about the Book Sale can be directed to DLC at 252-216-7773.
Grant Applications and Funding
Respite /Relief Funds available for Caregiver's of people with Alzheimer's
and other dementias. The GEM Center is accepting applications for this voucher-based (reimbursement) program;
* These vouchers are available for family and informal caregivers through the lifespan.
o If the applicant family is either:
* on a waiting list for respite services,
* is not eligible for any other respite funding source but is unable to pay privately,
* Has exhausted all other sources of respite funding.
Call Gail Sonnesso @ 252-480-3354 if your family or a friend's family might benefit from relief from the caregiving role.
Funds are limited so please call ASAP.
GEM provides care and advocacy for all seniors with special needs and tangible
support for their care partners with our Sup+per Club, Caring Effectively Class's,
and Caring TEEN'S a program that connects at-risk TEENS with frail seniors and it benefits them both. Gail Sonnesso, MS, QDCP 252-480-3354 email@example.com
The Women's Association of Duck Woods is seeking qualified area applicants for its 2013 Memorial Scholarship Program Deadline for receiving applications is April 1, 2013, with final decision to be made in May 2013.
Moyock Woman's Club is offering a scholarship for a women over 30 that is working on her undergraduate degree or working toward a graduate degree. One of the main qualifications is that they be a resident of Currituck County and presently enrolled in either a 2 year or a 4 year college. Email Sheila Tyler or call 232-2762. The deadline is April 2nd and the scholarship will be awarded in May.
Say Thank You
Rose Acre Farms are helping in the fight against hunger by donating more than 25,000 jumbo eggs to the Food Bank of Albemarle. Rose Acre Farms is a third generation family farm that has been serving America for more than 70 years.
Families across the country continue to struggle to put food on the table. More than 48 million Americans live in food insecure homes, leading more and more to turn to food assistance organizations for help.
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In Northeast North Carolina, 19.9%, or 61,390 residents considered food insecure. For the sixth consecutive Easter season, the United Egg Producers have organized a nationwide effort to give food insecure families a helping hand. U.S. egg farmers are donating nearly nine million fresh eggs this year, bringing the total number of fresh eggs donated by egg farmers since 2008 to 69 million.
Research Report on Dare and Currituck County Health Outcomes
On March 20, 2013, the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their 4th annual MATCH (Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health) County Health Rankings Report. The Rankings are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.
Currituck and Dare Compared
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps help communities create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that we know affect health, such as education and income. Click on the website icon to the left to compare Currituck, Dare, and North Carolina in each factor.
The Rankings help counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live. The Rankings
look at a variety of measures that affect health such as the rate of people dying before age 75, high school graduation rates, unemployment, limited access to healthy foods, air and water quality, income, and rates of smoking, obesity and teen births. Now What? You can make a difference. Review the factors, choose one that you have a passion for. For example, mental health care access, graduation rate, teen pregnancies, children in poverty, and use this data to garner support among government agencies, healthcare providers, community organizations, business leaders, policymakers, and the public for local health improvement initiatives. Call your County Department of Health or Social Services to get involved.
World Down Syndrome Day is on 3/21
to symbolize a third copy of the 21st chromosome in people with Down syndrome. Celebrate the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome on March 21!
International Down Syndrome Coalition World Down Syndrome Day 2013
Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome.
There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.
People with Down syndrome have an increased risk for certain medical conditions such as congenital heart defects, respiratory and hearing problems, Alzheimer's disease, childhood leukemia, and thyroid conditions. Many of these conditions are now treatable, so most people with Down syndrome lead healthy lives.
A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm. Every person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees or not at all.
Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 in 1983 to 60 today.
People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.
All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses.
Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.
Putt Putt for Polio family event
The Putt Putt for Polio family event will be held on Saturday, April 20, at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf at 1600 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills (rain date Sunday, April 21) from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two individuals will compose a team which could include moms, dads, grandparents and children or anyone that wishes to support this world-wide cause championed by Rotary International. Manteo, North Banks, First Flight ,Kitty Hawk and Currituck Wild Goose Rotary Clubs, all part of Rotary District 7720, are organizing the event with the support of other Rotary clubs within District 7720.Participants are urged to dress like a pirate and talk like a pirate! So come join us on April 5th to brush up on your pirate skills!
Polio Plus information will be available at golf holes and Rotarians and volunteers, dressed as pirates, will be on hand to cheer the crowd on! The Currituck County High School Beta Club and Drama Club will be volunteering and providing entertainment throughout the day. Captain Darby, an Outer Banks Irish Pirate, will serve as a spokesperson for the event, along with Junior Pirate Samuel Smith, and he and his band of pirates will create mild mayhem! Magic Mike the Pirate Clown will be on hand and small trinkets will be given away to participants. Glenn Eure will provide small pirate drawings for the fishing tournament. Other activities include: a fishing tournament ($5) at the pond on the golf course (with prizes) and children's hand prints and tattoos Hot dogs, hamburgers and BBQ chicken dinners, cooked by the Manteo Rotary Club, will be for sale. Tickets are $5 for all players with all proceeds going to Polio Plus. For more information visit pirateputtputt.com and check us out on facebook at facebook.com/pages/Pirate-Putt-Putt-for-Polio/142256945942536.
Talk like a Pirate Party at Pamlico Jack's for Polio Plus
Participants can brush up on their pirate talking skills by attending a pre-event for the Putt Putt for Polio event at Pamlico Jack's Restaurant in Nags Head on Friday, April 5, from 5-7 p.m. Captain Darby- an Outer Banks Irish Pirate, will teach participants how to talk like a pirate, walk like a pirate and dance like a pirate to pirate music. Pirate-in- training, Samuel Smith, will be on hand to help with the children's pirate skills. In addition, Captain Darby will demonstrate how a pirate flag should be used and tell some pirate tales and lore. Don't miss his authentic and historic pirate weapons display- fun for the entire family! Tickets are $10 for those 13 and older, 12-6 years old- $ 5 and 5 and younger-free. The ticket price includes a chance to win a two night get-away at the Hilton Garden Inn is included in the price of the ticket. Food is also included in the ticket price and a cash bar will be available.or more information visit pirateputtputt.com and check us out on facebook at facebook.com/pages/Pirate-Putt-Putt-for-Polio/142256945942536.
Wanted Images of the building or launch of Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II celebrates her 30th birthday on November 22, 2013! Do you have photos of the building or launch of the Elizabeth II? RIFP will feature an exhibit celebrating the 30th anniversary Nov 1- Dec 31 and we are seeking some creative images. Contact us at (252) 475-1500 ext 244 or if you would like to share them.
Clean off those Bookshelves
support the nonprofit Dare Literacy Council
(DLC) by making donations Donors are asked to bring gently-used hardcover and paperback books, CDs, DVDS, or LPs (magazines will not be accepted) to the following donation sites: Ace Hardware Gateway Banks; the
Thomas Baum Senior Center and the Dare County Government Center in Manteo. Donation boxes are currently available
in these locations. If you have a large donation to make, call 252-216-7773 for pickup.
Are you a Bodie Island Lighthouse Keeper's direct descendant?
Courtesy of Outer Banks History Center
A gathering of direct descendants of Bodie Island Lighthouse Keepers will be held on the weekend of October 18-20, 2013. The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society
(OBLHS) and the National Park Service will cosponsor the event. The OBLHS has launch an official search for direct descendants of Bodie Island Lighthouse keepers so they can be invited to this event. If you think you are a direct descendant, you can go the Homecoming website to submit a form which will be reviewed by a certified genealogist. Or email or write OBLHS at P.O. Box 1005 Morehead City, NC 28557.Some well-known family names include:
Austin Hatsel Baum Midgett Gaskill Gallop Etheridge Simpson Daniels Tillett Twiford Pugh Meekins Ward Simpson Twiford
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