Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oceanfront Upscale Condo - $ 950,000.

"A Cut Above" at Kure Beach. Oceanfront 5 BR, 4 BA, multi unit, granite, hardwoods, custom cabinets in kitchen and greatroom, coffered ceiling, professional Thermador gas stove, surround sound - including on the decks, Pushbutton Microwave drawer, cast iron tub, custom tile wBahama shutters, soothing colors, Sundeck & walkway to beach. Luxury Kure Beach style!Bahama shutters soothing colors, fireplace, elevator. Plenty of parking. Price reduced. Buy now and be swimming in March when the warm weather is here!!! $ 950,000.


Watch the surfers from your ocean view deck. Luxury 4 bedroom condo with every amenity - marble countertops and floors, wood floors, pearlescent backsplash and fireplace surround, elevator, 2 oceanview decks, garage, lots of parking, 1 row back from ocean, gorgeous oceanviews, see the ocean while at your kitchen sink, tastefully designed. Must see!! Buy now to enjoy in time for summer. Price - $ 1549,000. Call me today for your private showing!!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

David Cook 2008 Idol Winner to Headline Azalea Fest Concert

David Cook the very popular rocker winner of 2008 American Idol competition is scheduled to headline a concert to be performed as part of this years Azalea Festival. The Festival scheduled to take place in April 1-5 to welcome the spring blooming of the Azaleas in the Port City is one of the state's most popular attractions. Over 100000 people come to town to participate in the events which include a parade, a garden tour, a house tour, concerts, a Queen and her court, garden parties and many other events.

It is a welcome herald to spring. Come and see for yourself!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

39 th Annual Antique Show Benefiting Sorosis - this Weekend in Wilmington NC

The 39th annual Sorosis benefit Antique Show is planned for this weekend.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday bargain hunters of all kinds can expect to find unique and hard to find items at the Coastline Convention Center. Over 30 dealers are expected to participate. Some of the dealers are from Wilmington's Antique district downtown on Castle Street most notably Michael Moore Antiques, Adams on Castle Antiques and more. A group of antiquers from out of town regularly participate. There will be country, victorian and eastlake.
A good thing to do on a cold winter weekend. See ya there....

Monday, January 26, 2009

Chocolate, Candy, Fudge, Truffles - YUMMY!!!- Wilmington Chocolate Fest.

Come to theWilmington NC Chocolate Festival at the New Hanover County Senior Center on February 7 and 8. Bring the whole family to sample and purchase tasty treats like Chocolate Bon Bons, Chocolate Crepes, Fudge, Truffles, Cakes, Cookies, Muffins, Pies, Fondue, Popcorn, Smoothies, Ice Cream and much more!! Enjoy spotlight demonstrations by featured exhibitors. Learn how to prepare great tasting treats from area food professionals and see the latest ideas in food and entertaining. Shop the booths for innovative Valentine gift items. Tickets are $5 in Advance and $8 at the door. Proceeds support the Independent Life Services programs provided by the New Hanover County Dept. of Aging. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 798-6400. The admission fee allows you to visit the exhibitors and sample their sweets. Proceeds benefit the county's Independent Life Services program. Come and have a SWEET TREAT!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wanna GO FISHING!?! Carolina Beach, NC is Ready!!

Get ready, get set fish!!!!! This is one of the ways to get out on the water at CB!! The Winner Queen above will take you out on the ocean for day of fishing. the above Royal Winner Princess II is more of a sightseeing dinner boat. Great things to do however to get out on the water and do some sightseeing. Both of these boats are located in the Boat basin of Carolina Beach off Winner Drive. Schedules are posted near the boats so you can see when they go out!!!


The cast of the TV show "GHOST STORIES" is giving tours on the Battleship USS North Carolina docked at Wilmington, NC this weekend. There has been talk for years that this ship is haunted and has had ghostly visitors. The caretaker is always hearing doors shut by themselves and people walking around the ship when he is alone there. They must think there is something or someone on that ship or they wouldn't be here. The former warship is a very popular attraction in Wilmington. My husband had visitors from Japan to his company and that is all they wanted to see. We are lucky to have the old warrior in our backyard.

Friday, January 23, 2009

9 Horticultural Events Planned for Southeastern US

2009 is off to a great start with many plant friendly events planned for this spring. If you love to plant plants now is your time in the sun. Explore all kinds of events to whet your appetite for garden delights. Here is just a capsule of the events:
Wilmington Garden Show - Jan 31 and Feb 1 - Cape Fear Community College.
The 59th Annual Tidewater Camellia Club Show - Feb 28, Arab Shrine Club, 4510 S. College Road, Wilmington, free admission.
P Allen Smith at Charlestons International Antiques Show - March 20 at the Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patiots Point Road in Mt Pleasant, SC.
Master Gardener Plant Sale mRch 26 - 31 at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington.
Popular Grove Plantation's 2009 Herb and Garden Fair March 28- 29, 10200 US 17, Wilmingoton.
56 Annual Azalea Garden Tour - April 2,3 and 5 - Something Old, Something New, all over Wilmington - part of the Azalea Festival activities.
Biltmores Annual Festival of Flowers - April 4 - May 19 - at the gorgeous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
Secret Garden Tour - Sept 18 and 19 - benefits the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society - various sites all over Wilmington.
Art at the Arboretum - Oct 9 - 11 at the New Hanover County Arboretum on Oleander Drive in Wilmington.
As you can see - there is a lot to do and see in our neck of the woods. If you would like any more information on any of the events planned in Wilmington, NC - I would be happy to help you. Just drop me a line.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lets Go Surfing NOW...

Any day is a good day to surf at Kure Beach!!!

Surfing Sunday (Jan 11,2009


Sunny Saturdays on Wrightsville Beach - January 10,2009
Weather was great people were skating, jogging and walking.
Explore Wrightsville Beach - gorgeous beaches, beautiful houses,
lots for sale - let me show you!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Update on AIR FORCE ONE MUSEUM in Wilmington NC

The Air Force One Museum got one step closer to reality for Wilmington this past week with approval by the Wilmington City Council. It was a unanimous vote to approve the $ 30 million project to be possibly built in Wilmington on the corner of Kerr Ave and Randall Parkway. It is a private project that will be funded by fundraising efforts of a group of volunteers headed by Howie Franklin, a local resident. He also is on the board of the search committee. Mr. Franklin previously served 5 presidents as their coordinator for all flights and details for each activity planned for Air Force One. Due to his experience Mr. Franklin was selected for this committee. Other locations, besides Wilmington are also being considered. It has not been discussed here if the other locations have a better shot at this museum than Wilmington. Air Force One regularly practices landings and take-offs at Wilmington Airport. It is anticipated that the museum will be a huge tourist attraction and destination location . The building it is anticipated is to be in the shape of a mini White House. This has some area architects thinking that it is somewhat tacky to build this museum in the shape of the White House when this is a perfect chance for innovation. I hope the committe will look at other building styles instead of a take-off on the white house and give the local architectural talent a chance to show their stuff. Design something that this authentically American museum can show off. A very innovative exciting design will draw people also to see the building. Build something that will make people want to come to the museum to see not only what is in it but what is on the outside too.


We are very lucky in central south Wilmington, NC to have some new neighbors - Wilmington Police Dept. The crimefighters will be move to an area where they can protect and serve southern Wilmington and New Hanover County. In this area the closest police station was either downtown or at Carolina Beach at least 20 minutes away. As this area has grown along with the southern Monkey Junction area it is good to have police coverage in the neighborhood. The new dept which was previously a commercial building is not yet open- construction is still going on. We expect a formal opening soon and are glad to have Wilmington Police Dept as our new neighbors.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

$ 30 million Topsoil High School Set to open Jan 5, 2008

The long awaited brand new Topsoil High School is finally completed. The school will be open for business on Monday Jan 5, 2009. It is exciting that the new $ 30 million school is ready to go. It is totally updated with technology ready classrooms and labs and is ready for the 1200 students it needs to accommodate. This award winning school sytem is excited to be moving in new directions. The building previously used for the high school is now going to be used as the middle school. This area has really grown and really needs the space to accommodate all the new students in the area. The new school will be a great enhancement for teachers and students alike.