Cape Chronicle Newsletter - April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 Posted by: Mike Barber
Abridged edition of the Cape Chronicle. To subscribe to the full e-newsletter, email e-mail us.

Photos of the Week
A small ribbon cutting event for the new Kite Point parking area will take place on Wednesday, May 1 at 10:00 am.
Boy Scouts preparing to travel on the ferry from Ocracoke Island to Hatteras Island.
April 24, 1957

Seashore Updates
  • Before heading to the beach, Seashore visitors should check the daily rip current forecast and rip current safety information. For text alerts on ocean conditions, text “Join OBXBeachConditions” to 30890.
  • Night driving restrictions at designated off-road vehicle (ORV) ramps begin Wednesday, May 1. While night driving restrictions are in place, all vehicles must be off oceanside beaches by 9:00 pm. Between May 1 and July 31, priority ramps open each morning to ORV traffic at 6:00 am and open at all other seasonally accessible ramps at 7:00 am.
  • For current beach access information, go to:
Upcoming Events
  • National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day Activities
    • Date: April 25 & 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Grounds
    • Description: To celebrate National Park Week at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, children can become Seashore Rangers by completing a free activity booklet, which is available at any visitor center. Junior Ranger education stations will be hosted by park rangers.
  • Yoga on the Beach
    • Date: April 28 at 10:00 am (<---NEW TIME)
    • Location: Coquina Beach
    • Description: In partnership with The Outer Banks Hospital and in celebration of National Park Week, Cape Hatteras National Seashore invites you to participate in a free, one-hour yoga class at Coquina Beach. Bring a yoga mat or towel, sunscreen, and water. The class will feature a mindful, dynamic vinyasa flow for all levels with emphasis on breath and fun. There is no need to sign up in advance, just arrive a few minutes early ready for some yoga!
  • Special Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move Interpretive Programs
    • Date: May 3, 10:30 am to 11:00 am (daily through October 14)
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavillion
    • Description: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move, park rangers will present daily interpretive lighthouse move programs beginning May 3 and continuing through October 14. Additional interpretive programming and a special anniversary event will be held between June 17 and July 9 (the same dates as the lighthouse move in 1999).
  • 1st Annual Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration
    • Date: November 2
    • Location: Fessenden Center, Buxton
    • Description: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, along with partner organizations, will celebrate the area’s strong surf fishing history at the 1st annual Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration. More details about this event will be posted on a special event web page and Facebook event page.

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Last updated: April 24, 2019

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