Right now we are sitting tight while Hurricane Hermine blows through. Overall it has been pretty mild here on Ocracoke . . . wind and lightning last night with gusts up around 60 mph, then calm in the morning as the eye came through. It is now noon, and the blustery gal is showing her colors again as the backside passes through. Aside from rain, there had been relatively little flooding until this morning. With high tide at 9:30 AM, islanders living right on the water have reported water coming up quickly and roads near Silver Lake and the sound getting flooded. A DOT vehicle just passed by heading up Howard St, no doubt avoiding the flooding on Highway 12 around at the Fish House on Silver Lake.
Ocracoke Alive is hoping that Hermine will have blown through completely by tomorrow so that Capt. Rob can move the Skipjack Wilma Lee from her protective spot at the NPS Docks to over at her berth at the Community Square, all in preparation for the Annual Labor Day Sunday Gala Celebration. Tomorrow morning the organization will make the call on the event . . . if it is a go ahead, then we will be butterflying shrimp in the morning to get ready for Tom Pahl's special grilled seafood!
Molasses Creek tours to PA on Sept 23 & 24www.molassescreek.com/contact. We'll bring the fig preserves!
Molasses Creek's brand new video "You Go to Your Church & I'll go to Mine" is Live!Our friends Andrea Tani of Florence Italy, and Matt Mitchell of NC have been hard a work completing the new Molasses Creek video that we shot right after the Ocrafolk Festival in June. Now hot off the press you can see it above or by clicking this link. Thanks so much to them for all of their hard work. We had a great time!
The song is off our brand new album, People Get Ready, and should be going live on iTunes in about a week. Hard copies can be ordered through our website, and you can listen to samples of all the tracks at www.molassescreek.com/people-get-ready. Enjoy!
Deepwater Theater Shows Continue into the Fall on Ocracoke Island
Traveling to Ocracoke this month? Come by and catch a live show at Deepwater Theater. Here are a list for the upcoming September dates for Molasses Creek, the Ocrafolk Opry, and Blackbeard: An (Historical/Hysterical) Account.
Blackbeard: An (Historical/Hysterical) Account. Monday, Sept 5 & 12. 7:30 PM
Ocrafolk Opry Show. Wednesdays 8:00 PM, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28. 8:00 OM
Molasses Creek. Thursdays, 8:00 PM. Sept 8, 15, 29.
Also, while on the island, come help Ocracoke Alive test new programming aboard the Skipjack Wilma Lee on Saturdays. Here is the schedule.
Saturday, September 11 & 24 ~ Skipjack Wilma Lee "Anatomy of a Sailboat" Workshop. 9:30 AM. Community Square Dock. Free. RSVP email@example.com or 252-921-0260.
Saturday, September 17 & Oct 1 ~ Skipjack Wilma Lee "Buoy Bingo - Nautical Charts and Navigation" Workshop. 9:30 AM. Community Square Dock. Free. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-921-0260.
Gary Mitchell Gets the Movie Making Bug!Inspired by our recent Molasses Creek movie making activities, Gary has been working hard this last month, documenting band and Ocracoke activities so that you can find out a little more on our life on this small sandy spit. We have created a playlist entitled "Singing for your Supper." Here are some of the latest posts. Enjoy!
Ocracoke Hermine Storm Party with special guests!
That's all for now. See you folks on down the road!
Gary, Fiddler Dave, Kim & Gerald