Some of our readers may know that the Community Store has been closed for a few months. For several years Susan & James did a wonderful job keeping the store open and preserving many of the best aspects of this traditional country store. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, they will no longer be leasing the property. The entire Community Square is in the process of being transferred to the Ocracoke Foundation, a local non-profit organization. Their plan is to revive the Community Store, provide public access to Silver Lake, encourage business opportunities for islanders, and make the Square a hub of activity for residents and visitors.
With that in mind, an open-air market is scheduled in the parking lot this coming Saturday, May 12, from 8 am to 11 am. (In the event of rain, the market will be held inside the Community Store.)
Local gardeners, fishermen, craftspeople, cooks, and artists have been invited to display and sell their wares.
If you are on the island, come on out to the Community Square and peruse the many items being offered for sale by creative residents of our community. We hope to see you there!
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.