When I mentioned the "newly renovated Berkley Manor" in Saturday's post I received several questions about this project. The renovation surprised islanders as much as readers of this blog. Because I missed the open house on Friday I couldn't reliably answer many of the questions people had.
On Monday the Ocracoke Current, our new on-line island "newspaper" reported that "between 20 - 38 men worked 7 days a week for 5 weeks to renovate the Berkley." Even though we had noticed the workmen, most of us had no idea of the extent and quality of the repairs.
The Current has the full story with photos showing the exterior and several of the rooms. You can read Jenny's well-written article here: http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/31742.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Project Nutmeg, and how Ocracoke almost became a site for testing nuclear weapons. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042112.htm.