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Good Shepherd Golf Tournament

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The 14th annual Good Shepherd Center’s Golf Tournament was held on April 2-3 at the Country Club of Landfall, according to Jeff Mays, who serves as tournament co-chair along with Doug Thompson.

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This year’s event kicked off on Sunday night, April 2 with a cocktail party and dinner, featuring guest speaker Kym Hougham, Executive Director of the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point being held on May 1st -7th. A live auction was held following the speaker.  The field teed off Monday morning on Landfall’s Nicklaus Course, followed by a cocktail party.

Founded in 2003, the tournament has evolved into the Center’s largest fundraiser. Landfall Realty along with other area sponsors were proud to be a part of this year’s tournament, says Ken Kirkman, Landfall Realty General Manager

The Good Shepherd Center provides programs for the homeless and hungry of Wilmington and New Hanover County. Last year it served more than 88,000 meals, provided shelter to more than 900 people and helped 161 people move from the shelter into housing.  For more information, please go on-line at http://goodshepherdwilmington.org/2017/01/14th-annual-good-shepherd-center-golf-tournament

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Landfall Realty Welcomes Lazzaro

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We’re excited to announce that Kelli Lazzaro is the newest member of the Landfall Realty sales team.  While she may be new to Landfall Realty, she’s no stranger to the Landfall community.   In fact, she probably knows more about the Landfall lifestyle than most of the real estate professionals in the Wilmington area.  That’s because she served as Membership and Marketing Director of the Country Club of Landfall for the last 15 years, helping produce a dramatic increase in membership and overseeing its emergence as one of the premier private clubs in North Carolina and the entire Southeast.                 

“Kelli is a great addition to our team,” says Ken Kirkman, Landfall Realty General Manager. “She knows practically everybody in the community. But more importantly they know her. They trust her. And they know how dedicated she is to this community and how hard she’s worked on its behalf.”                 

Kelli is a Massachusetts native who came south to attend UNC-Wilmington. Until earning her real estate license, she spent her entire professional career in private club management.  “Real estate is the perfect move for me,” Kelli said. “I enjoy working with people and helping them fulfill their dreams. I’m so grateful to Landfall Realty for this opportunity.”

Kelli and her husband, Andy, have two daughters and two “crazy” dogs. They enjoy an active coastal lifestyle – boating, kayaking, and just relaxing on the beach.

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Low Country Boil at the Landfall Clubhouse

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This Friday, come enjoy a Low Country Boil at the Landfall Clubhouse. Held on the Back Lawn, this party will have copious amounts delicious seafood! There will be hors d’oeuvres, which include, mini lump crab cakes, caper remoulade deviled eggs, blackened chicken satay, and cornmeal fried oysters. The main event, the buffet, offers an appealing variety, comprising of, peel-n-eat shrimp, corn on the cob, shrimp boil, baked mac-n-cheese, Andouille sausage, hush puppies, steamed clams, and more. Cookies, brownies, banana pudding mason jars, and strawberry shortcake will be available for dessert. This adults only party has childcare available during dinner. The Low Country Boil is a fun party to enjoy the spring weather and mingle with neighbors and friends all while enjoying southern cuisine.

Party en Blanc

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This Saturday, you won’t want to miss one of the biggest parties of the year! It’s the Country Club of Landfall’s Party en Blanc! Make sure you’re wearing white or a light color at this adults only party. With the first day of spring happening two days after the party, this is a perfect way to kick off the new season. Held in the Dining Room, Grill, and Back Lawn, this event encourages guests to enjoy the gorgeous outdoor weather.

The night will be filled with dinner, drinks, and dancing. Jack, Jack 180, a local band, will be performing, ensuring there will be great music to dance to all night. Additionally, there is an extensive menu, including passed hors d’oeuvres and a grand charcuterie display. An impressive seafood display comprised of crab claws, shrimp cocktail chilled lobster tails, seared ahi tuna, and poke tuna is sure to be popular. Main dishes include, white ruffle risotto, carved herb roasted turkey breast, and carved beef tenderloin. White chocolate covered strawberries, coconut rum balls, and white chocolate mousse cups are a few of the decadent desserts that will be available.

Attendees must RSVP by March 15th, so make sure to call the Country Club of Landfall to make your reservation!

Let’s Groove Tonight! Earth, Wind & Fire in Wilmington

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Get ready to groove! Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the most successful bands of all time is coming to Wilmington! The legends will be performing Friday, March 17th, at the Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center.

Earth, Wind & Fire is America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all time and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During their career spanning almost five decades, the band has had more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and numerous singles reaching the Top Ten on the Billboard charts. “Let’s Groove”, “September”, “Sing a Song”, and “Shining Star”, are just a few hits concert goers will be hoping to hear.

The concert starts at 7:30pm on Friday. Tickets range from $55 to $165 and can be purchased at http://cfcc.edu/capefearstage/earth-wind-fire/.

The renowned Earth, Wind & Fire is sure to put on a spectacular performance that will have the whole crowd dancing!

The Great Oaks Club hosts Howie Franklin

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Wednesday, March 8th, the Great Oaks Club of Landfall is hosting Howie Franklin, a flight steward on Air Force One, to talk about his experience working for five presidents! Having worked for Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, Franklin has exciting stories to share. In addition to the Presidents, Howie Franklin often flew with Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Secretary of State during the Nixon and Ford administrations, on his Shuttle Diplomacy Missions. Howie Franklin has now written a book, “Yes Sir! Mr. President,” in which he talks about the more human and personable side of the presidents he has served for.

The Great Oaks Club in Landfall is a social and educational women’s group that meets monthly from September to May. The club is open to all Landfall residents, property owners, and Country Club of Landfall members. Activities vary from speakers, party planning, gardening, fashion shows, artists, luncheons, and day trips. Yearly dues can be paid at any meeting and are $25.00. The Great Oaks Club is a fun way to try new things and meet new people!

The Landfall Car Show

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Tomorrow, the Country Club of Landfall is hosting its first car show, which will include a vast collection of antique and exotic cars and motorcycles. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these rare and classic cars and to see them in person. Children’s entertainment will also be provided, with games and fun activities for them to participate in.

Additionally, there will be delicious food, with a chef grilling station that includes, hot dogs, burgers, swordfish sandwiches, BBQ chicken breasts, chili, and cookies. This is a perfect way to spend the day outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather!

 

Perfect Winter Weather

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Wilmington has been experiencing gorgeous, warm weather since the start of 2017. January and February have been exceptionally warm, with Spring-like temperatures of highs in the 60’s and 70’s. On January 17th, the temperature reached a pleasant 77 degrees, one of the ten days temperatures were above 70 degrees that month! This month Wilmington residents have already enjoyed five days above 70. This year so far there has only been one day when the temperature did not rise above the freezing mark.

This weather has been perfect for outdoor activities; luckily, Wilmington has so many to offer. There are numerous parks, many restaurants that offer outdoor seating, outdoor beer gardens, the beach, outdoor events that are always taking place, open air shopping malls, and there is always plenty to do when walking around Historic Downtown Wilmington. This warm weather has been a wonderful start to 2017!

UNCW Seahawks Basketball

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The UNCW Seahawks Men’s Basketball team has been on fire this season with 20 wins out of 23 games played so far!

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington basketball team has had a thrilling season with upsets, buzzer beater wins, and records being broken. Two weeks ago in the home game against Drexel, sophomore forward Devontae Cacok broke two rebounding records. Junior Chris Flemmings, another dominating player on the team, was the recipient of the team award, Outstanding Offensive Player, last year. This young team has a lot of talent, and under the direction of Head Coach Kevin Keatts the Seahawks are having one of their best seasons ever.

The Seahawks’ next game is tonight at home in Trask Coliseum against the Charleston Cougars, who also boast a winning record. The two rival teams will be determined to win as both are currently first and second place in the Colonial Athletic Association. Come out and support your local team in what is sure to be an exciting game!

Celebrity Chef Attends Fundraiser at the Country Club of Landfall

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Celebrity Chef, Giada De Laurentiis, was at the Country Club of Landfall last Friday for a Breakfast and Lunch Fundraiser. The Fundraiser benefitted the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, which is a Charter School that is designed to help girls from 6th grade thru 12th grade become first generation college students.

On Friday, over 600 attendees came out to support the cause and meet Giada De Laurentiis. Giada has ties to the area from her grandfather, director Dino De Laurentiis, who built the Screen Gem Studios in Wilmington in 1984.

For the hungry attendees, De Laurentiis’ lunch menu consisted of faro and kale salad, roasted chicken cacciatore, and polenta cake. In addition to the breakfast and lunch there was a silent auction. Overall the event raised an impressive $400,000 for the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington!