New Bern Now Podsquad’s Year in Review 2017

New Bern Now's Podsquad

George Oliver, Wendy Card, Susan Moffat-Thomas, Randy Foster, and Rich Sheridan

When I was gathering all the information from the 2017 Podcasts, I didn’t realize the broad spectrum and variety of hundreds of topics we covered to include individuals, local businesses, and non-profits.

Reflecting back, we had interesting guests and terrific memories that we’d like to share with you. Below is a summary of each show along with a link to the episode and show notes in case you wanted to hear any.

January 9th

Lee Purcell, Chair for the New Bern Antique Show and Sale stopped by to tell us about the event 14:20

Phone interview with Traci Klein, Chief Operating Officer, True Justice International to learn more about their Freedom Run 6:15

Phone interview with Pat Dake, Chair for the Polar Plunge for Craven County Special Olympics and discussion about the Polar Plunge 30:50

Mentioned in this episode: Adult Enrichment Program, All About Craven, Live cam of Eagles Nest in Florida, NC Candid Critters Project, Bridal Expo, Shopping Trip to Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, Flipp App for latest sales, Tryon Palace Gardens Lecture, Weekend Events for January 13th: Artwalk, Artcrawl, Moors and McCumber in concert, and Next to Normal, BBQ n Blue Jeans and New Bern Fireman’s Museum, Vessels with Lids on the Wheel with Leon Nichols, Cover photo shoot and Ledger Magazine – 1st Quarter edition, People moving to New Bern, Praxis Film Festival, Daytrippin West from Goldsboro to Kinston – The Chef and Farmer, Boiler Room, The Mother Earth Brewery, The Wood Ducks Minor League Baseball, and the Neuse Sports Shop, Remembering Mark Beard, Pet Emergency Education Class, Dr Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Weekend and Daytrippin.

January 23rd

Mentioned in this episode: Outdoor Life, NC Candid Critters Project, Facebook Live tool to promote your business/non-profit, Masterful Dog Training, Grief Share Gathering, Sharing information on New Bern Now, New Bern Sun Journal and The County Compass, Adult Enrichment Program, Small Business Center at Craven Community College, Shrimp Trawlers and Commercial Fishermen Petition, ArtCrawl and ARTwalk, New Bern Antiques Show and Sale, The Carolina Coastal Railroaders, Sudan Shriners Winter Ceremonial Parade, WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews, and Comfort Foods, New Bern Farmers Market, Explorations: The International Film Series “Testament of Youth”, Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball, The Legacy Motown Review Valentine’s Dinner and Dance, Food Drive to benefit the Salvation Army presented by the Tryon Civitan Club in conjunction with the UPS Store, Dog Training and Free Housebreaking Seminar, Daytrippin’ and upcoming events.

February 6th

Phone interview with Jonathan Burger with the Craven Arts Council and Gallery 16:41

Phone interview with Jennifer Baer, Director of the Lifetime Learning Center at Craven Community College 26:36

Mentioned in this episode: Winter in New Bern and Puxatuaney Phil prediction, City of New Bern Round-up Program for Utility Bills, Spivey’s Corner NC, Southern Gentlemen’s Barbershop Chorus Singing Valentines, Artcrawl and Artwalk, New Bern Farmers Market, Valentine’s Dinner and Dance with The Legacy Motown Revue at The Flame, New Bern Heart Ball, New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch and Learn, End Polio Now Concert presented by the New Bern Rotary Club, Tax Tips and Information, United Way of Coastal Carolina teams up with H&R Block to help people file State and Federal Taxes, Beware of Scammers, $1.3 Million Grant for the City of New Bern, Adult Enrichment Program, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

March 6th

Phone interview with Rhonda Baker, Outreach Specialist with the Educational Opportunities Center at Craven Community College 00:34

Mentioned in this episode: TRIO Program, New Bern Sun Journal 52 Faces, Announcements and events for the April – June Ledger Magazine, Lunch and Learn: Horses to Horsepower with New Bern Fire Chief Bobby Boyd presented by the New Bern Historical Society, The Battles for New Berne hosted by Rains Brothers Camp 1370, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 presented by the North Carolina Symphony, Artwalk and Artcrawl, Where are the Monarchs? presented by the River Bend Community Organic Garden and Education Center, Sham-Rockin’ 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, St Patrick’s Day Celebration, Dick Richards Band, Bi-Annual Book Sale and the New Bern-Craven County Library, Neuse River Bridge Run, Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk presented by The Neuse-Pamlico Sound Women’s Coalition, Inc, Taste of Coastal Carolina, Adult Enrichment Program, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

March 20th

Millissa True with the New Bern Grand Marina stopped by to talk about The America’s Great Loopers Cruisers Association Event 1:05

Cheryl J. Brooks, Chair of the Richard Dobbs Spaight Grave Site Preservation Committee, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution joined us to talk about their renovation project 4:49

Chris Moore stopped by to talk about the Eastern Carolina Economic Club (ECEC) 12:35

Phone interview with January Brown, President of the New Bern Get Your Pink on Committee 25:08

Phone interview with Cheryl Reed, Publicity Chair for April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month presented by the Community Coalition for Craven County Children 28:09

Phone interview with Phyllis Hoffman, Publicity Chair for the Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour 44:59

Mentioned in this episode: Coastal Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP), The Strung Together Band is made up of George and the Oliver Family, Fine Art at Baxters presents The Creative Healers Benefit, 2nd Annual Downtown Dare Fundraiser for The Open Door Scholarship at The Epiphany School of Global Students…it’s a New Bern version of “The Amazing Race”, Fuller’s Music, New Bern Community Drum Circle, April Artcrawl, Art on the Neuse Call for Artists, Sally Sutton’s Painting Party, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Down East Folk Arts Festival, Once on this Island Jr. at the New Bern Civic Theatre, The Great Glow Run benefiting Easter Seals, Craven Works, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

April 3rd

The late Bonnie Foley stopped by to talk about Jolie Salon 16:48

Phone interview with Brian Cardoza, Founder of Survivor Knights and Chasing Immortality Event 20:33

Mentioned in this episode: Tryon Palace Spring Heritage Plant Sale, Trent Woods Garden Club’s Annual Herb Sale at the New Bern Farmers Market, Craven County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners partner with CCC Adult Enrichment Program to teach classes, Local Farmers, Cape Lookout Sail and Power Squadron Boating Classes, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Stand Up Paddleboarding, Hiking Classes, Turkey Hunting Season and Hiking in the Croatan National Forest, Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month, Uncorked Wine Tasting at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern, Festival of Fun presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation, VFW Post 2514 Kids Easter Party, Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour presented by the New Bern Preservation Foundation and the New Bern Historical Society, Garden Lovers Weekend at Tryon Palace, Hoedown Throwdown with Sutter’s Gold Streak Band, 3 Day Weekend, and Cuzins, 9th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival, New Bern Business Expo 2017, ArtWalk and ARTcrawl, Art at The Airport, Explorations: The International Film Series “The Rocket”, Tryon Palace’s Easter Egg Hunt, Community Fabric Awards presented by Craven Community College Foundation, Masterful dog training with Dona Baker, The benefits of using Essential Oils for people and pets, Leash walking and dog obedience classes and information, Daytrippin’, Coastal Women’s Forum Annual Dinner and  Trade Share, and Earth Day.

April 18th

Barbara Bornemann, Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator with Continuum Home Health and Hospice joined us to talk about their services 1:06

Phone interview with Neil Oliver of Jekyll and Hyde presented by Rivertowne Players 34:33

Mentioned in this episode: New Bern Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, Coastal Women’s Forum, There’s always something to do in the greater New Bern area, Networking for Professional Women in New Bern, Small Business Center at Craven Community College and the Adult Enrichment Program, Technology Upgrades for City 3 TV, New Bern KOA and all of their amenities, Shopping and retail amenities improving in New Bern, Thank our Electric Department Worker and join in the fun for Lineman’s Rodeo, The Reactive Voice presents speaking workshops, dog or cat adoptions, Team New Bern Now finally finished the Downtown Dare… special thanks to George Oliver, Oliver and Cheek, Epiphany School of Global Studies, sponsors, and all of the volunteers, New Bern Now’s New Mascot Finn, Municipal Service District in Downtown New Bern improvements, Electrical Wires underground beautify Downtown New Bern, Facade of the New Bern Civic Theatre, City 3 TV Public Information and Government Channel, Police Memorial Ceremony in conjunction with Dedication of Alexander Thalman Field and the New Scoreboard at Lawson Creek Park, The Safety Bear and Police Car installation at the New Bern Police Department painted by Lisa Bisbee-Lentz and artist volunteers, upcoming events, Daytrippin’, and Adult Enrichment Program.

May 1st

Wendy Osserman stopped by to tell us about the Warrior Women Production 1:22

Lovay Singleton, Veterans Organic Garden joined us to talk about Pig Pickin’, and Veteran’s Standdown Event 6:44

Jeremy LeRay of New Bern Web Design stopped by to tell us about the Edward Teach Youth Sailing Association (ETYSA) Summer Camps 47:32

Mentioned in this episode: New Bern Now’s Mascot Finn and Pet Adoption, Dog Day Play, Boarding, Grooming, and Training, Craven Animal Hospital’s new location, Emergency Pet Hospital in Havelock, Critter Control, Trutech Wildlife Removal Services, Vanceboro Strawberry Festival, Market Jam at the New Bern Farmers Market, Sunday Baseball at Kafer Park, A Brief History Of Artists in Eastern North Carolina Book, Fallen Officer Memorial And Unveiling Of Safety Bear, New Bern Drum Circle, Pollock Street Pub And Oyster Bar, Mama Callie’s Louisiana Seafood Restaurant, Jekyll And Hyde, Catch Me If You Can, Craven County Clean Sweep, New Concession Stand, Bath House, and improvements at Lawson Creek Park, Triple Play Oasis Restaurant at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, Driving Out Domestic Violence Golf Tournament, The Complete Book Of Fussing And Nagging, Coastal Women’s Shelter, Craven County Special Olympics Spring Games Track and Field Event, City of New Bern Street Closures, The Palace Pours – The Beers and The Bees, Daytripppin’, Artcrawl and Artwalk, Uncorked Wine Tasting, Beethoven And Brahms, Mike Williams, Executive Director, Craven County Habitat for Humanity, 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk for Hunger and Kickoff Food Drive, Adult Enrichment Program, and upcoming events.

May 22nd

Dobert Owsley, Former President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 886 and Chairman of the Craven County Veterans Council joined us to talk about Memorial Day Weekend and other current veterans subjects. 3:18

Phone interview with Pat Drake about the Tryon Civitan Club’s Food Drive 20:31

New Bern’s Downtown Dare, Strung Together Band, North Carolina History Center Clock and Baxter’s Clock Restoration, National Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall on Display, Craven County Veterans Affairs Podcast, Daughters of the American Revolution Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter, 2017 Crystal Coast Discovery Map, Colonial Market Days: A Tryon Palace Renaissance Fair, National Cancer Survivor’s Day, Lawson Creek Park, The importance of walking your dog, Buried Time Capsules, Neil Diamond Tribute Show, North Carolina Symphony performance on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn, Kayaking on the Trent River, Merchant’s Grocery, Daytrippin’, Concert Series Events in Eastern NC Towns, Hammock’s Beach State Park, Shark Tracker website, and upcoming events.

June 12th

Phone interview with Tova Hairston, Executive Director of the Coastal Women’s Shelter about the 19th Annual Run for Shelter 14:18

Mentioned in this episode: Blueberry Season and the Bridgeton Blueberry Festival, The City Hall Report and Fourth of July Celebration details with Colleen Roberts, PIE Spring Luncheon, Bern Summer Blast, 2017 BluesFest, New Bern Drum Circle, Table Manners presented by the RiverTowne Players, Looking for Blue or Gray: Researching your Civil War Ancestors, The Story of Fort Dixie: Treasures in your backyard, Flag Day and Flag Retirement Ceremony, Swiss Bear, Pollock Street Pub and Oyster Bar, A Brief History of Eastern NC Artists Book, Bernaroo Festival, Unique Paintings of the Crystal Coast, The X-Team, Mac KilIwean Turf Farm, Craven Animal Hospital’s relocation and Grand Opening, Adult Enrichment Program, Honey Bee Day, Seahawk Inn and Villas, Hungry Town Tours, Ledger Magazine 3rd Quarter, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

June 26th

Leigh Ann Cook and Andy Shorter joined us for a discussion about the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport: authorized $3 Million to resurface runway; Close, Convenient and Connected; Art at the Airport, The Oasis Sports Bar and Restaurant, General Aviation Terminal, USO, Delta and American Airlines, Airport Authority, impending pilot shortage, and various other topics. 00:59

Mentioned in this episode: Upcoming events, Daytrippin’ and special visit from Joanna and Patrick Kloster from Green Bay, WI to get their view of New Bern and things they are considering before moving here in 2018.

July 10th

Bill and Jeanette Furney stopped by to talk about Bill’s book “Black Heart’s White Bones” 4:34

Bob Burns, Funeral Director at Pollock Best Funeral Home stopped by to talk about the importance of planning for the inevitable 15:14

Mentioned in this episode: Pollock Street Oyster Bar and Grill, , Historian Ed Bearss Reflects on the Civil War, ArtWalk and Artcrawl, Bernaroo Music and Arts Festival, Acoustic Looping Artist Jeff Miller and Strung Together in Concert, Rockin on the Rivers with Nantucket, Molly Hatchet and Bryan Mayer, Live at the City Laundry, Jilliana Raymond Book Signing, Summer Family Movie Night, To Kill a Mockingbird at the New Bern Civic Theatre, The Sound of Music presented by RiverTowne Players, USCG Auxiliary Basic Boating Class, Thea’s Ideas presents Christmas in July, New Bern Housewives in the City Girls Night Out and Networking Social, Lunch and Learn: A History of Dogs as Pets, Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair, Uncommon Chairs Exhibit, East Coast Pepsi Connection – Pepsi Collectors and coming to New Bern to celebrate their 10th anniversary, and Daytrippin’.

July 24th

Phone interview with Michelle Lynn, owner of Guestbook Event Services 11:33

Phone interview with Kathy Morrison about the New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk Auditions. 21:02

Mentioned in this episode: Music in New Bern, Duck and fish feeding stations, Rucker John’s Restaurant, Caribsea Restaurant, Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant, Kimchi, Elks Building improvement, Oliver and Cheek, Sound of Music, Tryon Civitan’s “No Child Wet Behind” Diaper Drive, Religious Community Services, Body Scanners installed by TSA at the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, New Bern Aquatic Center and George Street Sprayground, Musician Simon Spalding, Trent River Coffee Company, Storytellers with Patrick Bliss at The City Laundry, New Bern Farmers Market, Author Joey Jones, New Bern Writers, Women vs. Wild: A Tale of Two Sisters, Front Porch Music with Strung Together Band, Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival in Oriental, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

Podcast Sponsor: The Law Offices of Oliver and Cheek, PLLC, 405 Middle St., 252-633-1930.

August 7th

Visit from Elizabeth Dixon with On Q Financial and Lisa Thomas with Thomas Engineering 00:52

Sandra Phelps, Executive Director of the United Way of Coastal Carolina joined us to talk about their 60th Anniversary Celebration and ground breaking of Downtown Park at Roundtree and Queen Street. They’re also hosting Business Before Hours with the Chamber 4:43

Visit from Tova Hairston, Executive Director of the Coastal Women’s Shelter 46:39

Phone interview with Pat Drake about the Tryon Civitan Club’s “No Child Wet Behind Diaper Drive” 25:49

Mentioned in this episode: Publix Supermarkets, Non Profit Awareness Month, Craven County Veterans Council and VFW Post 2514 Host Social Media Workshop, Bob’s Little Leg Recovery Go Fund Me, The Community of Excellence presents Legacy Motown Revue, ArtWalk and Artcrawl, Young Professionals Group River Jam presented by the New Bern Chamber, Summer Family Movie Night: Secret Life of Pets, Tryon Palace, Piggin’ and Grinnin’, USCG Auxiliary Navigating Local Waters Class, Craven County Partners in Education’s Stuff The Bus Event, City 3 TV – City of New Bern’s Public Access Television Station, Roof Repairs and Restoration at City Hall, National Night Out After Report, Workforce Development Training Center, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

Podcast Sponsor: Sound Fitness, 610 Airport Rd., 252-639-2582.

August 21st

Phone interview with Greg Smith about The Community of Excellence 9:37

Phone interview with Steven Aster about Cravens Got Talent 22:38

Phone interview with Ken Dimpsey about Wreaths Across America at New Bern’s National Cemetery 28:34s

Mentioned in this episode: Total Solar Eclipse, Back to School, The VOLT Center Groundbreaking, Construction and Renovations at City Hall, Arson Daily and Bear Foot Monty Bands, Benefit Concert for paws4people Foundation, ‘Piggin & Grinnin’: Celebrating BBQ & Bluegrass, Stanly-Spaight Duel, Yorktown Revolutionary War Museum, New Bern Housewives in the City, United Way of Coastal Carolina’s 60th Anniversary kick off Workplace Campaign, New Bern Arts and Wellness Center, Colonial Stand Up Paddleboard Race, Adult Enrichment Program, Small Batch Graphics + Goods, The Newcomers Club of New Bern, New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

Podcast Sponsor: The Four C’s, 250 Middle St., 252-636-3285.

September 5th

Beth Cooper, Executive Director, MERCI Clinic and Attorney Charles Cushman joined us to talk about the MERCI on Middle Fundraising Event 8:56

Phone interview with Jon Burger, Marketing Director for the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts 4:53

Phone interview with Havelock Chief of Police David Magnusson about Zumbathon Fundraiser for the Coastal Women’s Shelter 22:00

Mentioned in this episode: 4th Annual Craven County Veterans Stand-Down, Blue Star Marker Dedication for Veterans, Trent Woods Garden Club, ArtWalk and Artcrawl, Nautical Wheelers of New Bern, New Bern Civic Theatre, Coastal Women’s Forum, River Mills Professional Storage Center, Hurricane Season, New Bern Now Ledger Magazine, Promise Place, Bike MS New Bern, Pollock Street Pub and Oyster Bar, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

Podcast Sponsor: New Bern Historical Society, 511 Broad St., 252-638-8558.

Special Podcast Show with The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County

September 18th

Mentioned in this episode: MumFest 2017 and Festival Season in Eastern NC, Ghostwalk “Heroes and Hooligans”, New Bern Civic Theatre, Barn Bash and Danny and Wendy Batten for Promise Place, Adult Enrichment Classes, “Living Your Life Intentionally”, Volunteering in the Greater New Bern area, The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County, Toastmasters Club of New Bern, Small Business Center at Craven Community College, Instagram Contest for the Discovery Map Crystal Coast, New Bern Farmers Market, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

Podcast Sponsor: Camille and Joe Klotz, Innkeepers of the Hanna House Bed and Breakfast, 218 Pollock St., 252-635-3209.

October 10th

Alan Welch stopped by to tell us about Wings Over Bridgeton 7:48

Phone interview with Pat Drake about the Tryon Civitan Club’s Peanut Butter Drive for Religious Community Services 23:08

Phone interview with Kathy Morrison about the 26th Annual Ghostwalk 35:14

Mentioned in this episode: MumFest 2017, Artwalk and Artcrawl, Adult Enrichment Program, Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center, New Bern Historical Society, A Brief Book of Artists in Eastern North Carolina Book Party, Salute to Women of the Military: Past and Present, Professional Women’s Conference “Stop the Insanity” featuring Denise Ryan, Trent River Coffee Company, Down East Folk Arts Society Concerts, The City Laundry, RiverTowne Players, Caffeinated Soul Boggie, The Isaac Taylor Garden, 9th Annual Journey of Hope Breast Cancer Ride, New Bern Civic Theatre, Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimers, Researching Deed Records for Pollock Street Pub, Southern Boundaries Landsurveying, New Bern’s History and Spooky Things, Stories of President Lincoln Walking the Halls of the 1sst Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, Ghost Story with Susan Moffat-Thomas, Craven Arts Council and Gallery, Find out how New Bern has changed since the 1980s, Municipal Services District Tax has helped pay for Downtown’s Cityscape, Daytrippin’ and upcoming events.

October 23rd

Chris Wagner of The Sanctuary Gallery joined us and announced the grand opening of his new art gallery! 3:12

Randy Foster stopped by to talk about his new endeavors and the New Bern Post. 19:13

Mentioned in the episode: Tryon Civitan Club’s Peanut Butter Drive for RCS, Ghostwalk 2017, All Hallow’s Eve, Parade of Preschoolers, Sudan Burnouts, New Bern High School – Distributive Education Clubs of America, Trick or Treat, Daytrippin’ and upcoming events.

November 6th

Bobby Hurff, Case Worker and Shelter Coordinator for Religious Community Services and Band Member of Peace Soldier Band joined us to talk about the upcoming Rockin’ for Relief Benefit Concert for Homeless Veterans and the expansion of services at RCS. 6:13

 

Mentioned in this episode: Strung Together Band, MERCI on Middle, Law Office of Oliver & Cheek retirements and The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County, A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina Book by Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Ben Watford, and Jon Derby, Tryon Palace, BrÜtopia, New Bern Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Shop Class LLC “DIY Community Workshop, ArtWalk and ArtCrawl, Down East Folk Arts Society, New Bern Civic Theatre, Fairfield Harbour, Elks Lodge #764, Eastern Carolina Council’s Area Agency on Aging, Hour Special Place, Craven County Veterans Council, James City Block Party, New Bern Historical Society, Craven Arts Counil at the Bank of the Arts, Twin Rivers YMCA, Beary Merry Christmas, New Bern Housewives in the City, Daytrippn’ and upcoming events.

November 20th

We announced that James and Debra Corbett took over ownership of Turkey Quarter Campground and RV Park. We discussed the importance of having different campgrounds as economic choices for visitors, people house-hunting, or just taking a break and escaping to the great outdoors. Since Turkey Quarter Campground and the New Bern KOA both have cabins, they’re also great options for people coming to New Bern seeking long term medical treatment. 8:17

Greg Smith, Mitchell Hardware joined us to talk about the Holiday festivities in Downtown New Bern. 18:58

Mentioned in the episode: Adult Enrichment Program at Craven Community College, Coastal Community Action, Beary Merry Christmas, City Laundry, Twin Rivers YMCA, New Bern Civitan Club, New Bern Bed and Breakfasts, New Bern Parks and Recreation, RiverTowne Players, Great Fire of 1922 and the New Bern Fireman’s Museum, Professional Speaker Peggy Walker Barnes, Craven Community Chorus, Down East Dance, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, New Bern Farmers Market, 52 Faces of Community, Toyota of New Bern, New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, Daytrippin’, and upcoming events.

December 4th

Podsquad Member, Colleen Roberts (Public Information Officer), told us about the latest projects and happenings with the City of New Bern. We also talked about all the Christmas festivities among many other topics.

Mentioned in the episode: Adult Enrichment Program at Craven Community College, Coastal Community Action, Beary Merry Christmas, City Laundry, Twin Rivers YMCA, New Bern Civitan Club, New Bern Bed and Breakfasts, New Bern Parks and Recreation, RiverTowne Players, Great Fire of 1922 and the New Bern Fireman’s Museum, Professional Speaker Peggy Walker Barnes, Craven Community Chorus, Down East Dance, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, New Bern Farmers Market, 52 Faces of Community, Daytrippn’ and upcoming events.

December 18th

We were joined by special guests, Heater Noto of Brink Strategy and Ted Peterson, Wit Clothier.

Heather and Podsquad Member, Jane Maulucci (The Reactive Voice) announced their upcoming workshop on how to Perfect Your Pitch for Non-profits (2:42)

Ted Peterson told about his family’s new one of kind clothing business, Wit Clothier (19:22)

Mentioned in the episode: The Entreprenuer Center of Craven County, Small Business Center and Adult Enrichment Program at Craven Community College, New Bern Historical Society, T ryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center, Simon Spalding, Craven Eukes, The Zen Pirates, City Laundry, Daytrippin, and upcoming events.

Special thanks to our Podsquad members: Rich Sheridan, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Laura Johnson, Colleen Roberts, Jane Maulucci, and George Oliver and our special guests: Peggy Walker Barnes, Jan Francoeur, Dona Baker, JoAnna and Patrick Kloster.

Thanks also goes out to everyone who stopped by to share their efforts and those who joined us for phone interviews.

And of course, our listeners as we would be just talking to ourselves without you!

We really appreciate Mike Afflerbach, owner of New Bern’s News Talk Radio Station 107.5FM and 1450AM for letting us share segments from the podcast on the radio.

Last but not least, special thanks to Lisa Bisbee-Lentz and Mike Lentz for letting us record in the Isaac Taylor House!

Please let us know if you have any comments, suggestions, or would like to set up an interview and spread the word about a special event or other interesting topic. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Wendy Card

 

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