Friday, January 28, 2011

Events & Food

Don't forget...Basso in Concert, 7:30 PM, tonight, at the Deepwater Theater. See Wednesday's post for more details.

On Sunday you can relax and let others prepare your breakfast and mid-day dinner. Here are the details:

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Jason's Restaurant
Sunday, January 30, 2011
8 am until sold out!
TO GO Only!! No seating inside. First come - First served!
Pancakes, butter, syrup, sausage, and juice or coffee
Come and support Ocracoke Child Care and enjoy an excellent breakfast!!

Sunday, January 30, 12:15 p.m.
Roast Beef Dinner
Roast Beef, Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Rolls, Dessert
Methodist Church Rec Hall
Ocracoke United Methodist Women
Donations appreciated

Enjoy delicious home cooked food...and support our community organizations.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Ahhhh....the hardy folks of Ocracoke do know how to put on a good time with great food and entertainment.

    Glad the weather will be more suitable for these activities this weekend!

    I guess everyone eats their fill, then everyone takes a long walk, right?

  2. Julie S.9:59 AM

    Street Questions - I know that many streets are named after old Ocracoke families such as Howard, ONeal, Gaskins, etc. but what is the story with "Cutten Sage" vs. "Cutting Sage?" Am I correct in remembering that years ago Lighthouse Road was called something else? And what criteria is utilized to determine if a road, such as Howard, remains sand and/or gravel while others are paved? Thanks in advance for what I know will be interesting and helpful answers!

  3. A "cuttten sage" (actually "cutting sedge") is a species of marsh grass. Why the street names committee decided to name two intersecting roads with such similar names I've never understood. Lighthouse Road was traditionally called Point Road (after Springer's Point [originally just the Point, and later Williams Point, then Howard's Point...and now Springer's Point]).

    Howard Street is a privately maintained road. It is unlikely that the state would ever take over maintenance of Howard Street. It is now an icon of Ocracoke before WWII.

    You can read more about Ocracoke Street names in my Ocracoke Newsletter:

  4. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Philip, I didn't pose the interesting question about the road names and history, but great info. As always, I learn more about Ocracoke from this blog nearly every time I view it!

  5. Anonymous2:43 PM

    I agree 100% Anonymous #2. It's why most of us keep coming back. I'm so thankful Philip is well enough to share his knowledge of Ocracoke with us. Looking forward to many more of his fascinating stories. Stay well Philip!

  6. Julie S.10:30 AM

    Thanks for the answers - always appreciate the time you give to "strangers."