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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.

Landfall Well Prepared for the Storm

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Hurricane Matthew recently visited the east coast. Fortunately, Landfall’s infrastructure is well suited to minimize damage, so the community had no significant storm related problems. In fact, thanks to underground utilities, power was not even lost. The Landfall Council of Associations has a well thought out storm preparation and clean-up plan. Lakes and ponds have their levels lowered before the rains hit, to contain heavy rainfall and reduce any possibility of flooding. Disposal areas within the community are available for storm debris removal and there is an active system of removal from streets and yards to this site.

Steve Hughes, the chief operating officer for the Council, stated that only about 150 trees were downed or damaged and that all streets were open within hours following the passing of the storm. Said Hughes, “I want to thank the entire Landfall Community for their outstanding cooperation and help during the post storm clean-up!”

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.

Holiday Headliners

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story-1-photo-1One of the many great things about living in Landfall is the proximity to the many restaurants and to the nightlife in downtown Wilmington.  One of the most popular downtown attractions is The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College.  This new, riverfront venue is already being recognized as the premier performance facility in Southeastern North Carolina.

Two of our favorite musicals are headlining the Wilson Center stage this holiday season – Annie on Sunday, November 20 followed by Elf on Wednesday and Thursday, December 14-15. Also coming to the Wilson Center are performances of Schubert and Mozart by the Wilmington Symphony on November 12; Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis on Thursday, November 29; and Wilmington’s own City Ballet production of A Carolina Nutcracker, a homegrown version of Tchaikovsky’s immortal classic, on Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4.story-1-photo-2

In addition, the NC Symphony will pay a visit to the venue, performing Holiday Pops on December 22.

Located on the riverfront campus of Cape Fear Community College, The Wilson Center features a 1500-seat main hall, a 600-seat outdoor conservatory, and a 108-seat studio/blackout theatre. Landfall Realty was a proud supporter of the Wilson Center Capital Campaign in 2014.

For a full schedule of Wilson Center performances, concerts and events, please visit www.cfcc.edu/capefearstage.

Cucalorus Film Festival

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The much anticipated 22nd Annual Cucalorus Film Event is taking place this week in Downtown Wilmington! The event started yesterday and lasts until Sunday.

The festival, which celebrates independent and international film, has been recognized as “One of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” for three years in a row by MovieMaker Magazine. Now one of the largest film festivals in the South, Cucalorus shows over 200 movies, thousands of attendees, and over 300 artists participating.

In addition to film the festival also includes dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, speakers, and workshops. Events are held in multiple venues in Wilmington including, Thalian Hall, CFCC Union Station, Bourgie Nights, Ironclad Brewery, Blind Elephant, Hell’s Kitchen, The Throne Theater, Expo 216, and Jengo’s Playhouse.

For a full list of events visit their website http://www.cucalorus.org/calendar.asp.

 

Results for the Landfall Tradition College Women’s Golf Tournament

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1.   University South Carolina & Wake Forest University

  1. Furman University
  2. Purdue University
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Alabama
  5. North Carolina State & Texas Tech University
  1.  University of Central Florida
  2. University of Iowa
  3. University of Virginia
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Clemson University
  6. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  7. Penn State University
  8. Michigan State University
  9. University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  10. Brown University

Wilmington Fur Ball

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Happening this Saturday night is the Wilmington Fur Ball, a black tie, red carpet fundraising event that raises money for no-kill shelters in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. Since its start in 2005 the Fur Ball has raised $167,375, which has been given to the Pender Humane Society, Adopt an Angel, SkyWatch Bird Rescue, Forever Friends Animal Rescue, and others. The fundraising gala will have spirits, hors d’oeuvres, a live and silent auction, and a live band, The Nigel Experience Band.

The event, which is located at Union Station at Cape Fear Community College lasts from 6:30pm until 10:30pm. Tickets are $95.00 and can be purchased at http://www.wilmingtonfurball.com/tickets-2/. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a night out while at the same time helping animals find loving homes!

Flavor of North Carolina Fall Harvest Festival

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The 3rd Annual Flavor of North Carolina Fall Harvest Festival is taking place this Saturday at the Blockade Runner Resort. This event, which benefits the Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington, is a huge fundraising event. This year’s theme is fall harvest at the beach. Taking place from 7:00pm until 10:00pm, the event includes a harvest feast, beer, wine, a signature drink, music, dancing, and games. Additionally, guests will be able to win prizes by playing trivia and corn hole.

The auction is a major event during the evening, with items donated by over 100 companies and organizations in North Carolina. Some of the auction contributors include The Dale Earnhardt Foundation, Hope From Helen, Island Passage, Carolina Hurricanes, 22 North Restaurant, NC Zoo, Silver Coast Winery, Raleigh Marriott City Center, and Port City Java. Tickets are $60 per person. Come out and enjoy this exciting fall event and help a great cause at the same time!

Post Hurricane Matthew Update

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While Hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction along the East Coast, Wilmington and Landfall received very minimal damage. Landfall never lost power during the storm partially because Landfall’s utilities and power lines are underground, which is extremely beneficial since Landfall will often have power when other parts of Wilmington lose theirs.

The damage around Landfall mainly consisted of broken tree limbs and minor debris, and was cleaned up in the common areas by Landfall Maintenance. A couple roads were flooded for a day, but Landfall Security made sure any roads that were impassable where blocked off. Both the Nicklaus and Dye Golf Courses are already open to the delight of golfers.

Landfall and Wilmington were lucky to have escaped relatively unscathed from a storm that caused so much harm to the surrounding areas.

The Cameron Art Museum

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The Cameron Art Museum, one of Wilmington’s premier art museums, always has exciting new exhibits for guests to view. One current exhibit that lasts until September 11th is “She Tells a Story”. This exhibit, which is done by all women artists, is a combination of visual art by 52 women and written art by 14 Wilmington-area writers who wrote about the visual pieces.

Another exhibit is “Patchwork North America” by Virginia Wright-Frierson. Wright-Frierson has created over 100 paintings that make it seem like the viewer is seeing the painting through at window.

“Unbound Narrative” is an exhibit that runs through January and is about artists, who use books to document, communicate, and understand the details of human existence. This format is becoming increasingly popular with artists. In addition to these exhibits there are programs and events happening all the time. For more on the museum and everything is has to offer visit their website http://cameronartmuseum.org/index.php?c=programs_events&s=current.