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Lumina Festival of the Arts

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The Lumina Festival of the Arts is happening now until the end of July at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The festival celebrates the arts in the Coastal South, featuring dance, film, visual art, poetry, and opera.

One of the most anticipated events is the opera Carmen. The opera, which is sung in French, is full of love, lust, and murder. Another highlight of the event is Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing”, a comedy about a feuding couple that begins to reconcile their relationship. The concert portion of the festival includes a jazz workshop, Mozart concert, piano trio, and a guitar quartet.

For a full list of the performances during the Lumina Festival of the Arts visit their website http://uncw.edu/arts/lumina/index.html.

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Featured Listing

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2004 Seawind Lane listed for $1,495,000

This is a stylish European classic home with a prestigious setting and a panoramic view overlooking the Dye Course to the lake beyond. This all brick home was stylishly renovated in 2007 to include a new kitchen with gourmet touches including a Five Star commercial range, 48” Sub-Zero refrigerator and double dishwashers. A new master bath was built in 2017 that features a large shower, double vanities, and space for a free-standing tub. The master suite also includes a charming fireplace and double closets. Formal and informal entertaining is provided by the oversized living and dining rooms, gracious breakfast room, and morning room, which opens to the kitchen. Included for outdoor living is a convertible sun porch that can be used year-round. Upstairs there is a special apartment with full kitchen and laundry, accessed by a back staircase.

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1146 Arboretum Drive listed for $549,000

This is a one of a kind Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Custom Craftsman styled home. This unique property features a central great room with a two story vaulted ceiling. The open floor plan connects the formal living and dining areas, and home office, all flowing from the central space of the great room. The kitchen has a modern, clean look, with hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. With four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms this home has plenty of space.

A classic contemporary design that is timeless and will never go out of style! This home is almost ”beach” like with its bead board wainscoting and maple hardwood floors. There are wrap around porches for breeze catching relaxation.

July 4th Celebrations at Landfall

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The Country Club of Landfall is hosting their Annual July 3rd Independence Day celebrations!

Dinner starts at 6:00pm and the menu is perfect for the holiday! The buffet includes roasted chicken, barbecued salmon, pulled pork, corn on the cob, potato salad, corn bread, and roasted potatoes. Additionally, there is a kid’s buffet that offers chicken tenders and mac n cheese.

From 7:00 until 9:00 there will be music, drinks, and kids games at the Nicklaus Clubhouse. The firework show starts at dusk so be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket!

Happy Fourth of July!

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July 4th Celebrations in Historic Downtown Wilmington

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We’re only one week away from July 4th! Come celebrate the holiday in Downtown Wilmington. There are festivities from 6:00pm until 9:30pm. The fun begins with live music. A local favorite, Port City Shakedown will be performing along the Cape Fear River. Grab dinner at one of the numerous food vendors that will be located on Water St and Riverfront Park. The highlight of the night is the spectacular fireworks show! The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River at 9:05pm. The best view for the fireworks show will be along Front Street. For more information on the event visit their website http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/events-permits/4th-of-july.

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Landfall is the Best of the Best for Intracoastal Views!

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Landfall was just named as best of the best for Intracoastal Waterway views by ideal-LIVING Magazine!

The article reads:

Wilmington, NC — A jewel of North Carolina’s majestic coastline, set on 2,200 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway and minutes from Wrightsville Beach and historic downtown Wilmington, Landfall is truly an exceptional place to call home. With 2.5 miles of property on the Intracoastal and another 2 miles overlooking neighboring creeks and marsh, Landfall is coastal living at its finest. At the heart of the gated community is the Country Club of Landfall, a member-owned equity club offering 45 outstanding holes of golf – 27 by Jack Nicklaus, and 18 by Pete Dye as well as 14 tennis courts with a variety of surfaces, two clubhouses with varied dining options, fitness center and Olympic-sized pool.

Best Intracoastal Waterway Views

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Thalian Hall

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This summer enjoy a show at one of the oldest Theaters in the United States. Thalian Hall, which has been open since 1858, is a major asset to the local economy. Built when Wilmington was the largest city in North Carolina the theater has seen a lot of changes. During the Civil War it was constantly used as a place of amusement, later notable actors such as Buffalo Bill Cody and Sir Henry Lauder performed there. Even though there have been repairs due to a small fire and renovations the theater has remained the mostly unchanged in an attempt to preserve the historical integrity of the building.

Over the next few months there will be a multitude of shows at Thalian Hall. Currently playing is the popular musical Jesus Christ Superstar followed by the classic Bye Bye Birdie next week. Additional shows include Norman, Camelot, How to Eat Like a Child, Paris Can Wait, and South Pacific.

This summer make some time to enjoy a show and experience the rich history of Thalian Hall!

For more information on the upcoming shows visit their website http://www.thalianhall.org/events.

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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/,

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Featured Listing

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1513 Black Chestnut Drive listed for $799,950

This custom brick home is situated along the 7th fairway of the Jack Nicklaus Course in the Landfall community. The light filled floor plan is both elegant and comfortable with three bedrooms and five bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinets, a gas cooktop, and center island all open to a relaxing family room with built-ins and a fireplace. The great room features a tray ceiling, wet bar, fireplace, and opens to a covered tile terrace, perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining. The lower patio offers additional seating areas. Private and peaceful, the master suite with high ceilings, dual closets and vanities, provides ample space to unwind. Two additional bedrooms, each with private baths, are on the first floor. The large bonus room has a must see theatre and hobby room.

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Riverfront Farmers’ Market

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The Riverfront Farmers’ Market is now open in Downtown Wilmington. Open on Saturdays from 8:00am until 11:00am, the Farmers Market is a great place to start your weekend. An array of fresh food is available, some of which are fruit and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods, jams, wine, meats, seafood, honey, eggs, and cheeses. Located along Water and Princess Streets the market is right in the heart of the Historic Wilmington. There are gorgeous old houses, cobblestone streets, and tours to explain the history of Wilmington. Additionally, there is the scenic Cape Fear River with boardwalk running along side it, making for a stunning walk. Next Saturday visit the Riverfront Farmers’ Market and see all that Downtown Wilmington has to offer!

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