Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lots of Little Stuff

As usual in the off-season, there is no major island news to report. But I have been kept busy with lots of little stuff this week:
  • I've been researching the Artists' Colony that operated for several months in the summers of 1939 & 1940. Look for a newsletter article sometime this winter (it is an intriguing story),
  • I'm also documenting several of the island's largest live oak trees. That will be the subject of another newsletter sometime soon,
  • My new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, should be out by mid-November. Look for more information in the coming weeks,
  • The community is getting ready for our annual Halloween Carnival tomorrow night (I'll be in the spook house acting creepy), and
  • We're only three days away from the beginning of our second annual Ocrafolk School. There are twenty-nine students enrolled. More information to follow.
Our latest Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church. You can read the newsletter by clicking here.


  1. That's soooo cool that Ocracoke has a Halloween carnival!! What else does Ocracoke do to celebrate Halloween, and what else happens at the carnival?? :)

  2. There is the carnival with games of skill and chance, a parade of children in costumes, hot dog sale, and the spook house (the older students are converting the school/public library tonight). At 8 pm they'll start bingo. Of course, children go trick or treating next Friday, and the older kids go "egging." These days they mostly throw eggs at each other, which is way better than targeting signs and cars.