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New Study show living by the coast is good for your health

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New study finds living near the seas boost mental health. If your looking for the final check on your list to move to Wilmington NC…just read this article and contact Landfall Realty to help you find that dream home you’ve been waiting for. Weather your looking to downsize, relocate or an investment property in the private gated Landfall Neighborhood were here to help you every step of the way. For more information contact us at 910-256-6111 or stop by the sales office 1720 Drysdale Drive just before the Drysdale gate.

Food Truck Rodeo

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A Food Truck Rodeo is taking place tonight at Landfall! Consisting of numerous food trucks and a concert the Food Truck Rodeo is sure to be a fun event. From 5-8pm the food trucks will be in the Country Club of Landfall parking lot, which is perfect for enjoying the gorgeous fall weather. There will be a large assortment of food thanks to the numerous food trucks that are taking part in the rodeo. Food trucks that are coming tonight include Wilmywoodie Pizza, Joe Loves Lobster, T’Geaux Boys, Bubba & Finns Dole Treats, A&Ms Red Food Truck, 2 Bros Coastal Cuisines, and more!

Additionally, there will be a concert featuring Bibis Ellison. The concert will take place from 7-10pm at the Landfall Clubhouse tent.

June Events Happening at the Country Club of Landfall

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June 15th: Family Friday Nigh at the Pool – Superhero Theme

From 5:00 – 8:00pm there will be a superhero party at the pool to celebrate all the amazing dads! There will be a dinner buffet and guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero.

 

June 20th: Wine Club

Taking place at the Landfall Ballroom at 6:30pm will be a Hess Park Wine Dinner. The Wine Club is a great way to meet your neighbors and try new exciting wines!

June 21st: Member Social

Join your fellow friends and members at the Grill Room for a member social. Starting at 6:00pm there will be complimentary hor d’oeurves and drinks by signature.

 

June 29th: Lobster Night

Enjoy fresh lobster and delicious cooking at the Landfall Dining Room and Grill Room.

June 23rd– 24th: Men’s Club Championship & Net Club Championship

Taking place on Nicklaus and Dye Golf Courses this golf tournament is fun event! Showcasing the best talent Landfall has to offer this tournament is thrilling to be a part of.

 

 

Airlie Gardens’ Summer Concert Series

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The third concert of the Airlie Gardens’ Summer Concert Series is taking place tomorrow night! The concert series is an outdoor event open to the public held at the beautiful Airlie Gardens. Airlie Gardens is 67 acres of gorgeous flowers, scenic walking paths, a freshwater lake, and formal gardens along the Intracoastal Waterway.

The band performing is Jack Jack 180, a pop, rock, alternative group. There are a total of nine performances throughout the summer, which are on the first and third Friday of every month from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Additional bands that will be playing are The Wilmington Big Band, Signal Fire, The Midatlantic Band, and Jim Quick & Coastline. The concert series has something for everyone with music genres ranging from patriotic and big band to beach music and reggae.

For more information on the Airlie Gardens’ Concert Series visit their website http://airliegardens.org/events-news/purchase-tickets/concert-tickets/,

Wilmington: The Best City in North Carolina

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Have you ever thought “Wow, Wilmington is the best city in North Carolina?”. Well, you were right! A recent study found that Wilmington is the favorite city in North Carolina.

Public Policy Polling, a national polling company, conducted the study with 953 North Carolinians to determine their preferences on various topics, including barbecue, basketball, doughnuts, and the state song. Last time the study was conducted five years ago, Wilmington and Raleigh tied for first place with a 67% favorability rating. This year however Wilmington won with 69%, followed by Raleigh with 62%, then Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Cary, Greenville, Durham, Fayetteville, and Carrboro coming in last.

Wilmington received such a high favorability rating because there is so much to offer. There is the beach, river, Intracoastal Waterway, shopping centers, a rich history, amazing restaurants, and friendly people. Wilmington is an exciting, welcoming town and great place to live.

 

High Seas Dreaming

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Since its founding in 2011, YachtVenture has grown into one of the most successful fund-raising events on The Children’s Museum of Wilmington calendar.

This year’s event proved to be the best yet, attracting a record fleet of 15 yachts, a record crowd of more than 400 people, and a record fund-raising total of more than $60,000, according to Kathleen King of The Children’s Museum.

What is YachtVenture? In essence, it’s a way for us landlubbers to get a small taste of adventure on the high seas. Each year for the last six, local yacht owners have opened up their boats to the public for the benefit of The Children’s Museum.

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This year’s event was held on Saturday, October 15th at MarineMax in Wrightsville Beach. In addition to the Yacht Crawl, it featured music by Professor DJ Dub, food by Sawmill Catering, a silent auction for a variety of great prizes, and a raffle drawing for a sailing cruise to Barcelona.

The Landfall Foundation is a proud sponsor of The Children’s Museum of Wilmington, which was founded in 1997 to stimulate the imagination and a love of learning and provide an opportunity to explore and better understand art, science and culture.

For more information, please visit www.playWilmington.org or www.YachtVenture.org.

A Good Bi-Valve to Summer

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Could there be a better way to say good-bye to summer than an old-fashioned oyster roast in your own backyard?

Just ask the more than 200 Country Club of Landfall members who filled the back lawn of the clubhouse on a splendid October Sunday afternoon to celebrate the start of fall and get their fill of fresh local oysters and plenty of adult beverages.

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The oysters were roasted on a fire in a big hole dug by our Greens Superintendent Jeff Mack and shucked by an expert team from the Country Club of Landfall staff. Beautiful weather, a brilliant sunset and live music from the band Stray Local added to the day’s enjoyment.

The feast was the brainstorm of private events coordinator Megan Foltz and Stephanie Granger of the Country Club of Landfall staff, who consistently find new and imaginative ways to bring together members of all ages for memorable experiences.  Our members enjoyed the feast so much that we ran out of oysters and had to place an emergency order to our friends at Seaview Crab Company to bring us a few more bushels!

“We all had so much fun we’re definitely planning to put this event on our calendar next year,” Megan said.

Wrightsville Beach Elementary Earns National Award

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On Wednesday the U.S. Secretary of Education named Wrightsville Beach Elementary School a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, recognizing it as one of the best in the nation. There were only 279 public and 50 private schools in the nation to receive the award, with 7 others being awarded in North Carolina.

The award’s criteria mainly focused on the students’ performance, and with the students of Wrightsville Beach Elementary scoring high on their end of the year tests they deservedly won the award. Principal Jackson Norvell credited the support of the WBS Foundation and the PTA for the success of the school. The Secretary of Education will honor recipients in Washington D.C. with a two day awards ceremony in November.