Island Farm to host Homeschool Day on Wednesday, April 17

By on April 15, 2024

Mini sword making in the blacksmith shop. (Photos courtesy of OBC. )

Spring is the right time to be at Island Farm! Join in for the Farm’s annual Homeschool Day, where families and students will have the opportunity to learn history together through a variety of hands-on activities that draw off of mid-19th century life on the Outer Banks.

Homeschool Day will take place on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Island Farm. Students will receive a $2 discount on the Farm’s entrance fee for the day. Admission to the site for all other visitors is $10, and those aged 0-3 years old may enter for free.

This year’s theme, “Many Hands Make Light Work” will focus on everyday work required on a circa 1847 farm on Roanoke Island. Special activities will include candlemaking, hearth cooking, wagon rides, gardening, live blacksmithing (including the opportunity to make take-home mini swords), and more. Visitors will also learn and participate in the entire process of harvesting, drying, preparing and making yaupon tea, a popular drink on antebellum Roanoke Island made from America’s only native and naturally caffeinated plant. Samples will be available for visitors during the event.

A living history site, Island Farm is a tangible glimpse into coastal history, and the realities of life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800’s. For the 2024 season, Island Farm will be open until early December, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., where programming and activities will vary throughout the season. During April and May, the Farm will be open Tuesday – Saturday. The site is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo on Roanoke Island. To learn more, visit www.obcinc.org or call 252-473-6500

 

 


BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUEST:

Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


 



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