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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!

Robert Burns Supper

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This Saturday it’s the Annual Robert Burns Supper at the Country Club of Landfall. The event is held in honor of Robert Burns, a renowned Scottish bard, famous for his songs and poems, including “Auld Lang Syne”.

Guests are sure to have a great time at this exciting and unique party sponsored by the Scottish Society of Wilmington. There will be Scottish-inspired and Gaelic music, dancing, door prizes, toasts, bagpipes, a silent auction, and plenty of drinks. The dinner menu also incorporates the Scottish theme with a choice of roast land, seared salmon, or beef sirloin, which are served with Scotch broth soup and warm apple bread pudding.

The birthday celebration for Robert Burns begins at 6:00pm. The dress code for the event is Scottish attire, black tie, or business suit. This event, the largest fundraiser of the year for the Scottish Society of Wilmington, is sure to be a fun night!

9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic

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Its time for the 9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic! This popular stand up paddle boarding competition takes place at Wrightsville Beach this Saturday. Starting at 10:00am, the race featuring two different courses, and multiple divisions begins. There is the 3.5 mile Short Course and the 7 mile Long Course. The race starts at the Blockade Runner and paddle around Harbor Island, with Long Course competitors paddling around the island twice.

There are over $6,000 of cash prizes, which will be awarded to the winners from multiple divisions. Additional proceeds from the event go to Nourish NC, an organization that helps feed 668 children every weekend who would otherwise go hungry.

Come out Saturday morning and enjoy the excitement of hundreds of stand up paddle boarders competing for the cash purse!

The Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach where competitors will compete

Father-Daughter Snow Ball

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This Saturday night is the Annual Father-Daughter Snow Ball at the Country Club of Landfall! Fathers and daughters get to enjoy a night out with dinner
 and lots of dancing. Everyone is dressed to impress in their formal attire, and will have a chance to take plenty of pictures with the Photo Booth at the event. The event lasts from 6:00pm until 9:00pm and dinner will be served at 7:00pm. For the fathers there is a beef tenderloin meal, and for the daughters, a chicken tender meal. To sign up for this exciting event call (910) 256-8411.

Drysdale Sports Center Renovations

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The Country Club of Landfall recently started some exciting renovations! The Drysdale Sports Center, which encompasses the work out center, tennis courts, pool, and café, is undergoing major changes. When finished the work out center will have a movement/yoga room, spinning classroom, golf plaza, tennis pro shop, youth ace tennis center, gym with pressweights, aerobics rooms, and include the grill and seating area. The pool area is being redone and will have new infrastructure.

Demolition began in September and is now finished. This means construction will move quickly and the new structures will start going up soon. The pool, pool equipment building, pool bathhouse, and kid’s pool is scheduled to open before the completion of the fitness center.

More great news is that the project is currently on schedule. Check back monthly for updates on the renovations!

The Sister Act at Thalian Hall

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The Sister Act, a musical comedy show, will be showing at Thalian Hall from January 5th until January 22nd. The show is based on the popular 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. The show is about a woman who is put into the witness protection program and hides as a nun in a convent until she is finally discovered. The show features the original music by Tony and eight time Oscar winner Alan Menken. The Sister Act Musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, making this a show you won’t want to miss. For show times and tickets visit Thalian Hall’s website http://www.thalianhall.org.

2nd Annual Wrightsville Polar Plunge

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Start 2017 off with a splash! Join in the 2nd Annual Wrightsville Plunge at Crystal Pier this

Sunday! In addition to the New Year’s dip in the ocean, there will be music, refreshments, competitions and more.

Not only is this an exciting way to start off the New Year, but also proceeds from the event go towards Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, an organization that supports at risk youth and encourages them to stay in school. Admission is between $10.00 and $25.00. Happy 2017!

New Year’s Eve at Landfall

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Come ring in the New Year at the Country Club of Landfall! There are two New Year’s Eve parties this year, one for families and one for adults only.

The Family New Year’s Eve Party takes place from 11:00am until 2:00pm in the Landfall Clubhouse Ballroom. There will be a DJ and a breakfast for dinner themed buffet.

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The adult party has two parts. First, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm is the dinner portion. The dinner has a delicious prix fixe dinner which includes, smoked chestnut bisque, ginger seared ahi tuna, king crab-crusted filet mignon, deconstructed lobster pot pie, pan-seared grouper, chocolate silk pie and more. Then from 9:00pm until 1:00am is the party and dance portion of the event. There will be a DJ, a midnight champagne toast, and live coverage of the ball drop in Times Square New York.

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Wherever you spend your New Year’s Eve, we hope you have a safe and fun night!

Happy New Year!

 

Holiday Trolley Tour

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Looking for a fun way to see Christmas lights all over scenic Downtown Wilmington? The Wilmington Trolley Company has the perfect tour for you! They offer a Holiday Lights Trolley Tour in December.

Tonight and tomorrow night at the last night of the tours, which start at 6:00pm and 7:30pm. The trolleys are heated and include music and narration making it an ideal setting to view holiday lights. The trolley goes all though historic Downtown Wilmington, where guests will enjoy the lights from commercial and residential areas. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. For more information visit Wilmington Trolley Company’s website http://wilmingtontrolley.com/tours/.