Yesterday when I was closing the shop I met Linda Rippe delivering the first "Ocracoke Observer" of the year. For those of you who don't know, the Observer is our local monthly newspaper. It's always a sure sign of spring, sort of like seeing the first robin. Frank says my analogies are a little off but what does he know? The April Observer has an article on the new sidewalks, the new book by Pat Garber celebrating the heritage of Ocracoke's wild ponies, a well deserved salute to the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department and a story about the old Doxsee clam factory. We have good news. Dr. Moore, who left Ocracoke in 2004 will be back with us again starting mid-April. He's a wonderful fellow and we're so glad to have him back . There's an article on the Highway 12 replacement of our six bridges next winter. We're all very concerned about that situation. There's a great letter to the editor by Merle Smith Davis asking for kinder and gentler dialog no matter what our point of view. Amen to that! And, there is so much more packed into this edition including a really neat surprise. Pick one up next time you're on the island or better yet subscribe so you can keep up with " all the news that's fit to print on Ocracoke".
(Posted by Jude)
Here's the link to read all about the whistle: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news031807.htm