A lavish 60th birthday party for Ronnie Howard (founder & original owner of Howard's Pub) was planned for yesterday evening. Understandably, the party, which was to be co-hosted by Buffy Warner, was canceled because of Buffy's sudden and untimely death.
Everyone agreed, however, that Buffy would have wanted the party to go on. So the festivities have been rescheduled for tonight. Undoubtedly it will be a much more somber affair than originally planned.
In other news, the National Park Service has again, this afternoon, opened the base of the Ocracoke lighthouse for visitors. Many thanks to Gail for making this historic structure more accessible.