Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Saturday's Market at the Community Square was an all-around success. Even with limited ferry service because of shoaling at Hatteras Inlet, the market was well attended by residents and visitors alike.

Islanders brought weavings, children's clothing, paintings, drawings, baked goods, fig trees, and other garden plants to sell.

Ed Norvell made this photo of me offering pen & ink/watercolor sketches.

Philip & his Drawings

The market was great fun, and a wonderful way to keep the Community Square vibrant while new tenants are being sought for the Community Store. Many thanks to Merle Davis for coordinating the event.

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:


  1. Sounds like fun. May become an annual event? Hope a tenant is soon found for the store.

  2. We hope the Market will be more frequent than annually. I believe all the participants were pleased with their sales and they and their customers had a great time.

  3. debbie s.11:56 AM

    i love little markets like this! maybe i'll luck out and ya'll will have one the second week of june while we're there :) speaking of, i booked our places on the ghost walk yesterday! WHOOO! or.. BOO! ;) Have a great day philip!

  4. bill kostar7:28 AM

    Your wonderful drawing of the lighthouse along with one of Lawrence Howard's goose carvings remind me of the island every day. And the salt water taffy and fig preserves that just arrived by UPS help too.
    Looking forward to another week on the island this summer.