Ambassador Leonard Meeker on the Cuban Missile Crisis

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This lecture took place on Oct. 23, 2012 at the Ocracoke library.   The Cuban Missile Crisis was  a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the...

Gardening for health and wellness

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June 2014 By T.L. Grace Did you know that spending time in gar­dens can lift your mood and help you sleep bet­ter at night? Research by Dr....

Trekking in Nepal

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May 2014 By Ruth Fordon   It started with orchids.. In 2008, islanders Kathleen O’Neal and Carol Ritchie’s passion for orchids and desire to view some in their...

Pockets of culture on Ocracoke

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 April 2014By Connie Leinbach Along with the highly visible rock, folk and bluegrass band concerts, Ocracoke has hidden pockets of culture.In March, about 20...

Ruth Fordon

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Ruth Fordon has been editor of the Observer since 2010.  Her career on Ocracoke........

Captain Puddle Ducks’ Steamer Pots: It’s a Family Affair

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Holiday issue 2013 By Gael Hawkins  I’ve been having one of those “why didn’t I think of this?” moments. Fresh, locally harvested seafood and fixings delivered...

Health and Wellness: Chocolate, a health food?

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October 2013 By TL Grace West Those of us who adore chocolate are pleased with more and more re­search showing health benefits of eating chocolate: especially...

Henry’s Kitchen: Steel cut oats for breakfast

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September 2013 by Henry  Schliff Back-to-school breakfast During the last week in August the pace of life here on Oc­racoke slows down dramat­ically. Early August’s last chance...

Pat Garber

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Pat Garber’s goal as a young girl was to grow up with lots of stories to tell, and she has done just that. A...

Henry’s Kitchen: Fresh Tuna

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August 2013 By Henry Schliff For many years tuna has been second only to shrimp as America’s favorite seafood but most people bought it in a...