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Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Sponsored Activities

On-going activities:
 
  Yoga 
Mondays & Wednesdays at 11:45am

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 :45am

Classes held the first Wednesday of the month from 2-5pm.
(NEXT CLASS IS AUGUST 1ST.) 

CLICK HERE for a current listing of activities sponsored by SER.
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June 15, 2018
BHI Dosher Clinic Opens for Summer Hours

The BHI Dosher Clinic opened on Monday at the new Public Safety Building at 273 Edward Teach Extension. The clinic will be open for illnesses and minor injuries Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm through August 31st, excluding July 4th.

In the event of an emergency, dial 911 and inform the dispatcher that you are on Bald Head Island when describing your emergency.

Watch for more information about the Public Safety Building's official opening in an upcoming Village's Voice email from Village Manager Chris McCall.
Is Your Address Bollard Visible?

Bald Head Association and the Village of BHI would like to remind you of the importance of ensuring that your home's address bollard is visible from the road. This time of year, vegetation grows up and covers the numbers, which are often already faded by the sun. Remember that tram drivers, visitors and even Public Safety Officers may not readily know your house number. Seconds count not only in the case of a medical or fire emergency but also when getting to the ferry on time. Trim vegetation away from the bollard and make sure the numbers are bright white and easily seen.
Update from Village of BHI

Village Manager Chris McCall recently sent out an update of many issues the Village is managing that are of importance to BHI property owners, including a proposed increase from $50 to $500 for underaged driving.

CLICK HERE to read the update.
BHA NEWS/EVENTS
Board Statement on
Wildlife Overlook Fencing

From BHA's Board of Directors:

For some time, several BHI entities have collaborated on efforts to discourage people from feeding alligators anywhere on the Island - especially at the Wildlife Overlook observation deck on Stede Bonnet Wynd - without success.
 
A recent site visit by NC WRC (Wildlife Resources Commission) showed alligators approaching the observation deck, a learned behavior from humans feeding them. T he Bald Head Association board of directors recognized the severity of the situation and examined several options to lessen the risk to people and to the animals. Options included adding/revising signage, installing a camera security system, providing human monitors, installing fencing and even removal of the alligators. At the recommendation of NC WRC and BHI Public Safety, the board ultimately unanimously voted to install protective fencing, which was installed on June 6, 2018.
 
It is the belief of Bald Head Association that, while not ideal, this action is necessary at this time to lessen the risk of a dangerous human/wildlife interaction at that location.
June Island Report

In case you missed it, here are links to the June Island Report.

CLICK HERE for the online version.

CLICK HERE for the pdf version.
Welcome Back!

Heading to Bald Head Island soon? Welcome back! Bald Head Association is excited to have you back on BHI. BHA has a great, new way to learn about Bald Head Island with our NEW BHA Mobile App. CLICK HERE for instructions on downloading it on your mobile phone.
No Littering Campaign Begins

This spring, Bald Head Association is partnering with the Village of BHI to encourage property owners, guests, visitors, contractors and employees to help keep the Island beautiful by not littering. Watch for a new poster around the Island soon. Homeowners who rent their homes should feel free to include the poster in their rental packets.

CLICK HERE to view the poster.
Zumba Returns to BHA!

Zumba returns to BHA this summer with certified instructor Pam Donohue teaching class on Tuesdays from 9 - 10am at the Association Center. Cost is $12 for 10 classes and $15 for drop in.

CLICK HERE for more details about appropriate clothing and registration.

Sponsored by BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee.
Book Club Now Meets at BHA

Looking to join a book club? You're in luck! BHA now sponsors the Island's Book Club and will host its monthly meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Association Center from 10am - 11:30am.  The next meeting will be on Monday, July 9th at 10am. Everyone is welcome to join.

Contact Betsi Stephen at betsistephen@gmail.com for additional information. 

Sponsored by BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee.
Apple Training

Apple expert Larry Carringer will be providing Apple training at BHA through the summer at BHA. He will cover all Apple devices and most Apple software. Topics will vary. Participants are welcome to bring in questions on any device or software. Cost: $30 per person. Reserve your space! Call or text Larry Caringer at 203-209-1196.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Sponsored by BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee.
COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS
2018 Sea Turtle Nest Count
as of 6/16/18

Number of Nests Laid: 12
Number of False Crawls: 31
Number of Nests Hatched: 0

2017 Turtle Season
Total nests laid - 40; Total false crawls - 34

2016 Sea Turtle Nest Count
Total nests laid - 102 ; Total false crawls - 105
 
Source: Bald Head Island Conservancy
Village Chapel Sponsors Summer Reading Program

The Village Chapel is partnering with Southport Presbyterian Church, Southport Elementary and many others to provide books for struggling students to read over the summer. 

CLICK HERE to read more information about how a small donation can make a big difference. Checks may be dropped off at the Chapel any time throughout the year.

Email Scott Starks at  scottstarx@gmail.com with questions.
Re-CYCLE BHI Accepting Donations of Dollars and Time

In connection with Re-CYCLE BHI, Chapel volunteers are accepting cash donations every Sunday afternoon in front of the Market. The money will be used to purchase helmets, coats and other necessities for the underprivileged children who receive refurbished bicycles through the Bicycle Man project. Your $10 donation will buy a helmet and gloves. Please look for the volunteers from 4pm until 6:30pm. Also, volunteers are needed to man the table. If you can spare a couple of hours one afternoon, please contact Anne Rex (anne.e.rex@hotmail.com) or Gayle Sanders (gaylesanders@mail.com). Re-CYCLE BHI is the Chapel's 2018 mission project, collecting used bikes and providing other support for the Bicycle Man Project, which distributes the refurbished bikes to children throughout five NC counties, including Brunswick County.
Sunset Celebrations Kick Off

Riverside Adventures has kicked off its summer Sunset Celebration series. This street and beach party will be held each Monday between now and August 20th from 5:30pm - 9pm  at the courtyard between Delphina's, Riverside Adventures and Cary Cart Company near the marina.  Come and join in the live music, games and fun events for children and adults. Free and open to the public.
Hurricane Preparedness Session
Wednesday, June 20th at 10am
BHA's Association Center

Come to the annual hurricane preparedness information session on Wednesday, June 20th at 10am to learn how to prepare for the hurricane season. Learn critical tips and tools from Village Public Safety Director Carl Pearson on how to protect yourself and your home. You'll also learn the Village's protocols for re-entering the Island after a significant storm.

Contact Public Safety with questions at 910-457-5252.
BHI Ferry Transportation Authority Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 20th at 9:15am
Southport Community Center
223 E. Bay Street

The BHI Ferry Transportation Authority will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, June 20th beginning at 9:15am at the Southport Community Center. BHI property owners are encouraged to attend.
Public Safety Day
Wednesday, June 27; 10am - 2pm
Marina Park

The Bald Head Island Public Safety Department will hold the 2nd Public Safety Day on Wednesday, June 27th from 10am - 2pm at Marina Park in the Harbour. The Public Safety Department will provide access to their response vehicles and staff will be on hand to meet the public. Learn about and check out BHI's quick response vehicles, ambulances, fire engines and water rescue crafts. Representatives from the NC Marine Fisheries and Wildlife Departments, and Brunswick County Sheriff's Department will be on hand to provide hand outs and information. Everyone is welcome and the event is free to the public.
SAVE THE DATE
July 4th Golf Cart Parade
July 4th at 10am
CLICK HERE for more information.

BHI Conservancy Picnic
July 4th; 4-7pm
Partnering with the BHI Club
CLICK HERE for more information.

BHA Island-wide Litter Sweep
July 11th; 11am - 1pm
CLICK HERE for more information.

Sculpture Contest Postponed until Easter 2019.

Upcoming Events on Bald Head 

 

You can see all of the upcoming events in chronological order on the "Events" portion of our website.  Visit the website at www.baldheadassociation.com and click on "Events" at the top of the page, or just access the Community Calendar through the link below:  

    


FYI  
BEFORE YOU PAINT OR START THAT NEW HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, TREE TRIMMING OR OTHER LANDSCAPING...

Click on the below links to view submission deadlines, meeting dates and other information. Remember there will be no meetings in December for either BHA or the Stage II Association.
      



Also, if you're looking for information about how to get ARC and the Village of BHI required approvals for tree work on your property, give us a call at 910-457-4676 ext 22 . BHA is happy to serve and cooperate with its members to maintain and preserve the beauty of Bald Head Island for all to enjoy.
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