Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Job Interview in Texas
A man seeking to join an East Texas Sheriff's Department is being interviewed. The Deputy doing the interview says: "Your qualifications all look good, but there is an attitude suitability test that you must take before you can be accepted."Then, sliding a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, he says:
"Take this pistol and go out and shoot
six illegal aliens,
six meth dealers,
six Muslim extremists,
and a rabbit. " "Why the rabbit?" "Great attitude," says the Sergeant. "When can you start?"
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
This fall The Arboretum located at 6206 Oleander Drive in Wilmington will be the site for two days of Art in The Arboretum. Price: $5.00 free for children 14 and under
Phone: (910) 798-7660
Age Suitability: All Ages
Saturday, October 10, 2009 - Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10th 10:00AM-4:00PM and Sunday, October 11th 10:00AM-4:00PM
The Arboretum located at 6206 Oleander Drive in Wilmington will be the site for two days of Art in The Arboretum. The event will feature many well-known local artists works displayed and for purchase, not only works on canvas but other potters, wood artists, all sorts of sculptures and basket weavers. It will be one of the largest gatherings of outdoor art in the area. The Ability Garden will also have a plant sale with small, reasonably priced fall plants. Live music will be provided by local area musicians. What better time to stroll the Arboretum's beautiful grounds and spend time by the dragon sculpture and water features or discover the japanese tea house and garden. It's two days of fun for the entire family. Children can explore the children's garden and cottage and there's even picnic tables and shade.
Delight in the warm beauty of Autumn in Southeastern North Carolina and get ideas for plants and shrubs you can plant at home--it's all at the Art in the Arboretum, Saturday, October 10th from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, October 11th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Admission is $5.00 and free for children 14 and under.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Outside a secondhand shop:WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Festivals, Festivals and more festivals are what's going on in Wilmington NC and its surrounding area....
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
A Lot is happening this weekend in Wilmington and its area beaches.
Tonite is Fourth Friday Gallery Night downtown where a group of art galleries open their doors for tours, with refreshments to encourage art lovers and tourists to take in some culture. Galleries encourage people to attend and use this as an opportunity to expose new artists to the community.
Free Summer Concert Series At Fort Fisher Military Recoreation Area, Kure Beach tonight from 6- 8 pm. Bands to include classic blues and jazz band - Port City All Stars. Bring something to sit on - no pets or beverages...
The Chickenhead blues band will play blues at 6pm behind Ulta and World Market. They will be small rides for kids. Bring something to sit on , picnic baskets and coolers ok.
Tomorrow at Hanover Center on Oleander is the Capeside Markets Art and Crafts Fair. - the last Saturday of each month. It is 9 am to 4 pm. Check it out at www.Capesidemarkets.com
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Coastal Living magazine has chosen a home in Southport to be its 2009 Idea House. Public tours of the home will begin Sept. 3 and run through Nov. 29. The house is in Seawatch at Sunset Harbor, a 3,000-acre waterfront community 30 miles south of Wilmington. Tour hours are noon- 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Group appointments are available.
Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.
The original Cape-style house is built on a bluff overlooking the tidal waters of Mercer Mill Creek and nature preserve.
Coastal Living Idea Houses celebrate the best in coastal home innovation, decor, and construction and are built in coastal communities selected by the magazine for environmental consciousness and sensitivity to shoreline preservation.
The home will be featured in the November 2009 issue of Coastal Living magazine.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
They are pricey and ones in pristine condition are hard to find.
It will take $ 3-4 million to buy a good one...
Oceanfront properties require a lot of maintenance from the grates on the heat pump to the door handles which even if they are the finest nickel do weather - even in a year. The salt air is rough on an oceanfront property. Consider that you must paint a property much more frequently or within a shorter time span - 3-4 years instead of 7-8 years. Nail pops can show up quicker and if the builder did not use galvanized nails on the outside of the building they can crack the paint through and rust. The railings need painting more frequently; not to mention the wind damage possibility from storms...The wind and hail and flood insurance rates are going through the roof because of the massive insurance dollar outlay from the New Orleans hurricane.
These may not be optimistic views but they are realistic. The properties available on our local beaches are some of the finest beach properties on the coast but they all come at a price. The informed buyer must be aware of what is involved in purchase of their American dream...
Sunday, August 23, 2009
This is one of the typical property types available for purchase on the beach...
Friday, August 14, 2009
Impressive Waterford lakefront home with 4 BR, 3 ½ BA
home in 3900 sq ft. This Culdesac custom home with open
floor plan has eatin kitchen with granite, island with Dacor
gas cooktop, custom cabinets, GE Advantium Speedcook
oven, double drawer dishwasher, and walk in pantry. 1st
floor Master has plantation shutters, travertine tile, huge
shower with body sprays and double onyx sinks.
Hardwoods throughout downstairs. Double sided gas
fireplace with bar and wine cooler, builtin cabs, heavy
molding, elegant custom lighting, muted colors, surround
sound throughout the house, 50 inch HDTV plasma flat
screen TV. Huge frog with office area. Screened porch.
Oversized garage. Outdoor firepit, gas grill, oven, and
shower all with lake view. Neighborhood pool, tennis and
gated street. Kayak in your own backyard.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Linda however is still there. A former South Korean transplant she has most of her family in NYC which she generously supports and employs a large group of Hispanic people in her dry cleaners. She attracts business by offering very low prices for mens shirts - $.99/shirts and offers low prices to policemen for their uniforms among other specials.
She is physically challenged with very bad rheumatoid arthritis but this never stops her from showing up for work, being kind to her customers and employees and providing excellent customer service. She also employs about 20 people - some of whom may have found it very hard to find jobs. She really does care about her employees and sends them to doctors which she pays and helps them if they are in trouble and need money.
I have been her realtor also in the past as I sold a commercial food business that she had and she just wanted to move on from that venture.
She is never afraid to try something new and her courageous attitude is just amazing. She always is looking out to better her business. She opens branches all over the city to try certain areas - to see if they will succeed. When they do she keeps them - if they don't see closes them. She really is a great example of the great American entrepreneurial spirit - that I can do anything. Nothing will prevent my friend Linda from succeeding... She has made her own way...
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
East Coast Wahine Championships this weekend at Wrightsville Beach, NC Aug 8-9. Surf competitions for women in longboard, shortboard, bodyboard and novice divisions as well as an 18 and an under advanced shortboard division and an open shortboard division for all ages. Oceanic Pier at Wrightsville Beach - go to http://www.eastcoastwahines.com/ for more information.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Yes here they are in all their glory - nudists doing their thing to promote their idea of a fun weekend in our greater Wilmington area. Are you in this picture? Then you know how much fun it was or how much fun I missed. In an effort to promote our area and show all its " good traits" and happenings I wanted to include this. The warm weather allows us all to have fun and "take it off" for a good cause.....
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Police say that the gang usually is comprised of four members, one adult and three younger ones.While the three younger ones, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert their 'mark' (or intended target) with a show of friendliness , the fourth -- the eldest -- sneaks in from behind the person's back to expertly rifle through his or her pocket or purse for any valuables. Be on the alert!! Scroll down to see a photo from a recent attack that was captured on film..
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Home has vaulted ceilings, many windows, open floor plan, handsome stone fireplace, 3 br and 2 full baths, master on 1st floor with walkin closet, eatin kitchen, living room with lots of glass and huge deck off living space. New paint, new carpet. 2 bedrooms upstairs with bath and office. Large tree lined lot. Watch horses at horse farm across the street from the breakfast nook. City services. Gated entryway. Gorgeous setting.