Friday, May 22, 2009

School Arts Program

The school gymnasium was packed last night for a talent show produced by the Ocracoke School Arts program. I arrived late because of a previously scheduled meeting, so I missed the break dancing and several other acts. I understand they were impressive. But I did hear the Last Rebels of Rock, beautiful solos by Jasmine, and Casandra, several numbers by Caswell, Caswell, Castro, and Benninck (I didn't even know Evan could play the harmonica!), and others.

In addition to the music, other art students had their original prints displayed, and for sale, on tables at the end of the gymnasium. What creativity!

It was a fun evening.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of paved roads on Ocracoke. It may not sound very exciting, but there have been dramatic changes on the island because of the construction of paved roads a half century ago. You can read the newsletter, and see some rare photos here.

To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:16 AM

    If citizens of the USA stop and think how the Department of Defense has indirectly helped small towns achieve some embryonic state of economic stimulus then maybe just maybe they would embrace domestic Homeland Security. Navy paved the first roads on your island. Were it not for Parris Island would Buford S.C. not have a Jaguar dealership?

    Vail Colorado was the location of a mountain skiing military training camp purchased and developed by former military personnel that recognized the potential economically of the beautiful location -- need I say more