Wrightsville Beach, NC was just ranked 2nd in a list of “The 20 Most Magical Island Getaways in America” by Country Living! The article boasts about the numerous dolphins in the area, WB Surf Camp, Karen Beasley’s Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and the numerous, delicious restaurants. The number one rated island getaway went to Sanibel Island in Florida, others on the list included Mount Desert Island, Maine, Mackinac Island, Michigan, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, and the nearby Brunswick Islands.
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!
A beautifully appointed four bedroom, low country style home, located in one of Landfall’s most sought after neighborhoods, with close proximity to Landfall Lake and Nicklaus Clubhouse. The newly renovated kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, double ovens, gas cooktop and a large granite island.
There are gorgeous hardwood floors in all living areas and bedrooms. A large bonus room also has hardwood floors and a wet bar, making it perfect for entertaining. The outdoor area features a covered porch, an inviting pool and lavish landscaping, ideal for enjoying the lovely Wilmington weather.
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!
This builder’s personal custom home is private and eloquent. There are high quality finishes and appointments throughout, real hardwood flooring all thru the home,
including the living areas and bedrooms. There are two master bedrooms and baths, one on each floor along with two additional bedrooms upstairs.
The house includes a sunroom/office, three gas fireplaces, and three decorative fireplaces. A separate entrance for an in-law suite, which conveniently includes a kitchen, is above the two-car garage. There is also a privacy wall with an iron driveway gate.
The home has a beautiful back yard that backs up to a conservation area, and there is a view of the Nicklaus Golf Course off the deck. Located in the prestigous gated community, Landfall, in Wilmington N.C, this is a gorgeous neighborhood to live in. A transferable full membership to the Country Club of Landfall is available.
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!
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.
Landfall Realty will hold its Annual Real Estate Forum hosted by General Manager, Ken Kirkman, tomorrow at 5:00pm at the Country Club of Landfall. The forum will discuss real estate under President Trump and what to expect. Please come meet our newest broker, Kelli Lazzaro, and enjoy beer, wine, and cheese provided by Landfall Realty and Karen Davis of First Bank. All property owners and club members are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!
Landfall Realty General Manager, Ken Kirkman, speaking at last years annual real estate forum
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, 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!