Monday, March 27, 2017

A New Season

When Village Craftsmen, re-opened for the 2017 season Crystal Canterbury was there with her notepad and camera, along with several dozen other islanders. Crystal works for the Ocracoke Current, the island's original on-line "newspaper."

On Friday the Current published Crystal's article, "It's a New Season on Howard Street." Here are just a few excerpts from that article:
  • Walking along Howard Street will take you back in time. Shaded by the Live Oaks, the sand and oyster shell one-way street – with a speed limit that reads “Drive Real, Real Slow” – is lined with historical homes, wild flowers, and family cemeteries.
  •  At the end of the street sits the Village Craftsmen, a Howard family staple since 1970, where unique art, handcrafts, and jewelry are displayed and available for purchase. 
  • Now being managed by Amy Howard, Philip’s daughter, the Village Craftsmen has some changes for 2017. While not startling or drastic, the changes to the interior have opened up the front room area, allowed easier access to the back rooms, and have been organized in such a way to give the shop a gallery feel.
  • The Village Craftsman is now open for the season! Stop in and say hello! Spring hours are currently 10am–5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 10am–2pm on Sunday. The shop is closed on Mondays. The times will change as the season progresses.
You can read Crystal's entire article here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Ocracoke Water Tank Caper. This is the link:


  1. I'm looking forward to perusing the items. :-)

  2. Congratulations on so many years of great success and best wishes for a great season in 2017.

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