Monthly Archives: September 2015


PLEASE NOTE…this weekend’s PHall PHestival has been postponed to October 17th due to hurricane Joaquin!!! The DIVAS race and apple butter will take place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th.

PHlocking will still be held at 7 at Emerald club given there’s no significant weather threats.

TIE DYE HURRICANE “PARTY WITH A PURPOSE” this Saturday the 3rd at 11:30 at Jack and Renee Synan’s house. Cost $15 for “Go Fish” long sleeve tees and dying supplies.

Thanks for your flexibility. Everyone stay safe this weekend!

Christmas Parade float committee/planning

The EI Christmas Parade is right around the corner and we have a lot of planning to do.

Last year's float with some of the "crew".
Last year’s float with some of the “crew”.

The parade is always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.   Since Erin and Kelley are busy launching their new art studio and traveling all over to craft fairs, they won’t be able to be our project directors this year (still hoping they will be our consultants…..). Jeannine Patane has stepped up and will be large and in charge but we need a lot of help.   There will be a planning session in October (date to be determined) and we will have a sign up sheet available at the PHlocking. Once a core group decides this year’s theme (suggestions welcome and we will have an ideas sheet at the PHlocking this week) we will set up a work schedule. No qualifications necessary as we are a bit like organized chaos.   We usually build it at Stone’s End (Ken and Sue Stone’s backyard) for about 6 weeks of a few weekend afternoons .   You don’t have to be there every date, we get people who come and go who love to have fun, eat and drink, do a bit of painting and cutting of card board. If you haven’t joined us before, please consider it. A great way to get to know your fellow Parrot Heads (and we always seem to win cause it always turns out awesome) If you think you can help “lead” the group on some part of the float building, please email me at .   We have a history of being one of the best floats and when we win (not if) we donate the prize money to a charity.

October 2015 Phlocking

October 2nd, 7 PM First Friday PHlocking at the Emerald Club – This will be the start of a great weekend! We will be working on some fun apple peeling activities to get ready for making apple butter the next day. We won’t be peeling all the apples at the PHlocking like last year, but we will have a few contests that are “apple related”. Instead, we will have a group of volunteers who will be peeling at the Synan household from 4:30 to PHlocking time. If you can help with the prep work of apple peeling for the apple butter project starting at 4:30, please contact Renee at or call or message her at 919-697-3799.


Sauce Boss – Bill Wharton in concert


The Seaside Arts Council of Swansboro presents:

Our indoor season – Performing Arts Series – starts October 15, 2015! We have an exciting season and hope to see you there. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Show is at the Community Room at Swansboro Town Hall, 601 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro NC

Tickets for Sauce Boss are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  They are now available online and at these locations:
– Swansboro Area Chamber of Commerce, 203 W Church St., Swansboro NC
– Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main Street Extension, Swansboro NC
– Emerald Isle Wine Market, 9102 Coast Guard Rd., Emerald Isle, NC
Tickets may also be available at the door.

Coast is Clear Under the Pier Party reminder


Just a quick reminder so that you don’t miss this tomorrow’s fun….Sunday September 20th – Noon – The Coast is Clear Under the Pier Beach Party. Coordinators: Michael Moyer, Mendy Barrows. Our annual Beach party to celebrate return of the beaches to the locals held to the left of the Pier near the Cedar St. lot with food (hot dogs, chips, condiments provided, other food & beverages brought by PHolks), games, raffles, beach fun. Mendy and Michael have decided that this year’s proceeds will be split between the Humane Society Animal Shelter and Island Cat Allies.

Bring: chairs, shade, suntan lotion, a little something to share that goes with the yummy hot dogs, your beverage of choice and of course money for raffle tickets and donations for food. We don’t charge for any of the food, but rely on your donations! Hope to see you all there! Sue


12011133_1061156617242514_3438202470889039262_nEIPHC hosted a mini golf tournament this past Sunday at Emerald Forest Putt Putt and an awards ceremony following at Carolina Wine Mixer. With over $600 raised and 44 participants, it was huge success with fun had by all. The fundraiser benefited the campaign for the Zing Zumm children’s museum of Jacksonville. 12003176_1061156450575864_8088476717355839403_nA brief article/ photo will be featured in the Neighbors section of the Jacksonville paper this coming Sunday. Thank you all for your continuous generosity and support for our community!


Cycle for the Coast Supports NC Coastal Federation Efforts

Riders Leave in Waves on September 26, 8AM at Fort Macon State Park
North Carolina has some spectacular views, especially along our beautiful coastline. Sign up to ride on September 26 for the Cycling For The Coast annual event which takes place on the beautiful Island of Bogue Banks. Ride a 20K, 40K or 80K to help raise funds for the Coastal Federation’s salt marsh and oyster habitat education programs. Sign Up Online at