We are all in this together
This article ends on a sorry note. We don’t hear about Scrooge’s redemption. We don’t see Scrooge act out in change of heart. The reformed Scrooge works for the Common Good. I hope you and I don’t end on a sorry note. That Scrooge R Us means a change of heart and the realization that we are all in this together. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone.
Enjoy Celebrating Christmas Annual Fundraiser for “Room In the Inn” our local church-based homeless shelter Friday, December 15th, 5:00—8:00 p.m.
Do you enjoy gardening and talking with others about it? Do you have a passion for making a difference in your community? Well then, consider becoming part of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers! The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers is an outreach group of the N.C. Cooperative Extension and NC State University. These volunteers serve their community by sharing research-based information on horticulture related issues and community beautification projects.
On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 114th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered flight. The event takes place at the tent area south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center parking area and park entrance fees will be waived for the day.
The county profiles aggregate state, regional and county-level data on more than 50 topics, including demographic information, measures of access to care and community well-being.
Father Klaus raised more than $1300 at Belk Days to help feed area youth that participate in the non-profit.
Federal funding for CHIP expired on September 30. Like many states, North Carolina has its own state funding, but – like most states – that funding will run out at the end of the year or early next year.
Were you unable to attend the Coyote Conflict Management Workshop in Southern Shores last week? No worries! You can view the NC Wildlife Resources Commission presentation online here.
The Annual Report of the Department of Health & Human Services Strategic Plan 2016-2017 is available online.
The CommonGood calendar is a tool for the public to promote community events. Events should be open to the public, community-oriented, educational and sponsored by a group that is a not-for-profit.
Our Warren Cameron Judge III Fund for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation is an endowment fund that is professionally managed by the Outer Banks Community Foundation, which holds over 175 endowments for donors, businesses, and nonprofits like ours
First Descents is a recognized leader in outdoor experiential programming. Through outdoor adventures, skills development, and local adventure communities
A national organization, Seaturtle.ORg, tracks information about sea turtle nests by state. Information includes:
Unique Females: The number of individual females identified from the genetic samples.
Nests – total number of nests and includes undetected nests. This does not include possible nests
From an award-winning restaurant to a wine and beer shop, from an electrical contractor to a high tech digital marketing firm and from an animal hospital to a stay at home niche pottery business, since 1981, SCORE Outer Banks – Chapter 497 has helped fulfill entrepreneurs’ dreams.
“D”-rated hospital: Sentara Albemarle in Elizabeth City, which was cited for having an unacceptable rate of bedsores, patient falls and handwashing.
The students will report on their research efforts to understand estuarine shoreline protection strategies and decision-making with a particular focus on living shorelines. Living shorelines encompass a range of techniques for utilizing “soft” or “green” elements, such as natural materials like vegetation alongside harder structures like oyster reefs or rock sills, to stabilize shorelines and reduce erosion without the use of structures like bulkheads or seawalls.
92.8% frequently eat dinner with other members of the household
85.9% frequently talk with neighbors
Coffee-coated canned tuna cakes with maple syrup demi-glace? Instant potato casserole studded with peanut butter Pop-Tarts? If the average person tried to make culinary magic from the Beach Food Pantry’s list of most-donated items, chances are the results might not be so tasty. But what about when you ask the Outer Banks best chefs to make culinary magic?
If your organization provides services to children and adolescents, then you are serving LGBTQ youth. Whether your staff are sufficiently competent to deliver culturally appropriate care is a question all leaders and managers need to ask themselves.
Like illuminated gems setting the night ablaze with lights, The Elizabethan Gardens’ WinterLights truly adds sparkle to the crown jewel of Outer Banks attractions in Manteo. The year-round garden has once again bedecked their lush greenscape with millions of lights that blazon winter nights from November to January.
We have more than 50 Chapters and eight Hispanic Support Groups around the state. These groups are led by generous parents or family member volunteers who join together with other concerned individuals to create a welcoming and inclusive community of support for individuals with autism and their families. ASNC Chapters support, promote, and extend the mission, vision and values of the Autism Society of North Carolina. They are the “front porch” for our statewide organization in the community.
During the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, Dare County was served by a small privately owned airport at Skyco on Roanoke Island. On March 1st, 1940, the Dare County Board of Commissioners appointed a committee to acquire property and begin planning for the construction of a publicly owned airport.
Similar to our families, our nation also needs the power of tradition to encourage our cohesion in these difficult days. In other words, we need to be reminded from time to time about our common history and our common good.
Dr. Gittman’s presentation, entitled “Are We Engineering Away Our Natural Defenses Along North Carolina’s Coast?”, will highlight a variety of erosion control strategies, both natural and engineered, and the benefits each bring to coastal systems.