The True Tale of the Ted Treasure and the Pirates of Reynolds Channel

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A large crowd gathered as pirates stormed from land and the shores at Ted’s Fishing Station in Point Lookout on Friday August 30, 2013.

“I heard gunshots so I had to come see what was going on” said one brave (?) local.

The local children were conscripted and pressed into crew when their parents were plied with rum and other assorted spirits, ales and pizzas.

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Their mission: find the lost, buried Ted Treasure of the fabled Pirates of Reynolds Channel.

With quite the search, o’er land and sea, the provenance of a map led the group of merry mites, ahem mates, to the far shores at edges of the kingdom of Ted.

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Discovery was but half the game. Once found, the entire crew had to work together to bring the treasure to the surface. With a heave – ho the chest of plenty was raised from the depths.

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The lock was prised and the booty sprung forth to be shared by one and all, as laid down in the pirate’s code, so as nary a tear be shed.
(I didnt say none!)

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And the celebration continued well into the evening.

That, lads and lasses, brethren and sister-en, sea farer and landlubber alike, is The True Tale of the Ted Treasure and the Pirates of Reynolds Channel.

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Secure Your Storm Buddies Now

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If theres an evacuation, and the Loop Parkway looks like this, you want to know where you’re going to!

Before the summer is over, a reminder-

Now is the season, when your friends and relatives come down to enjoy your hospitality and the beach.

This is the time to get commitments from the ones who live out of the storm surge zone to host YOU in the event of a hurricane evacuation.

It’s only fair!

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Don’t be shy. They’ve been enjoying your hospitality this summer.

I’m pretty sure next time, quite a few more of us will be evacuating. The limited shelter space may not be enough and most don’t allow pets.

You want to be at least north of Sunrise Highway, if not Southern State Parkway if you can.

Have a plan.

Although I hope it never happens again, it’s only smart to be ready for the worst.

And who better to ride out the next storm with, than fellow beach-lovers?

What’s your plan?

Thanks To Fire Commissioner Andrew Richter who proposed doing this during his Hurricane Preparedness presentation earlier this summer.

Maliblue’s 2013 Seaside Sand-Sculpting Competition Winners

Frank Russo and Joe Slaboda continue the final touches on their First Place creation, after it won.

Frank Russo and Joe Slaboda continue the final touches on their First Place creation, after it won.

On Saturday August 31, 2013, Maliblue Oyster Bar, At Hempstead Town’s Malibu Beach, held their first annual Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition.
Prizes were sponsored by Maliblue and announced by Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray.

Frank Russo and Joe Slaboda were announced the 1st place winners. They received a $500 check for their spired castle and continued sculpting their masterpiece anyway.

Is an artists work truly ever done?

Other prizes included gift cards to Maliblue in pretty good denominations!

Second prize went to Dylan Riley for the castle and fish design.

Dylan Riley's Sand Castle/sculpture won 2nd place in the 13 and over category

Dylan Riley’s Sand Castle/sculpture won 2nd place in the 13 and over category

3rd place Mike and Mary Deery for their sea turtles design.

Mike and Mary Deery with their trophy for their sea turtles sculture.

Mike and Mary Deery and their trophy for their sea turtles sculture.

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In the 12 and under category, top prize went to William and Christian Vallone.

William and Christian Vallone and their Sand Castle which took First Place in the 12 and under category.

William and Christian Vallone and their Sand Castle which took First Place in the 12 and under category.

Genevieve Riley marched up and beamed with pride to receive her prize for her sand octopus.

Audrey and Genevieve Riley share the winners spotlight together.

Audrey and Genevieve Riley share the winners spotlight together.

The Sculptures and castles will be on display at the beachfront At Town Of Hempstead’s Malibu Beach for the remainder of the Labor Day weekend

 

Christian and William Vallone and Family talk with the media

Christian and William Vallone and Family talk with the media on their winning sand creation

Supervisor Kate Murray closed saying “We’ll see you back here next year for the second annual contest!”

First Place Award at Maliblue's first annual Seaside Sand-Sculp​ting Spectacula​r Competitio​n.

First Place Award at Maliblue’s first annual Seaside Sand-Sculp​ting Spectacula​r Competitio​n.

Great show from all the contestants!

I can see the competition brewing for next year, already!