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
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.
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!
This home has the best new kitchen in Pembroke. An elegant home that features beautiful cherry floors and includes rooms of Travertine marble. The den/study is larger than in most of these condominium homes, and features more windows due to the end unit position. Choose between either first or second floor master bedrooms. This home is very sophisticated with its appliances and floorplan. Located in the front of Landfall this home is within walking distance to the Country Club of Landfall pool, tennis courts, and fitness center.
If you ever need to go to a hospital the Wilmington area is a great place to be. Wilmington area hospitals have recently been awarded excellent ratings for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), NHRMC Home Care, and Pender Memorial Hospital.
NHRMC was awarded an A rating this fall by the The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization that gives scores to hospitals so members of the community are informed about their hospital. This is the sixth year in a row NHRMC has received an A rating, which only about a third of the rated hospitals achieved this year. The rating system is based on hospitals ability to protect patients from errors, injuries, infections, and accidents.
Additionally, NHRMC was recognized for their Home Care division, which was ranked as one of the Top 100 of the 2016 Home Care Elite list of agencies in the country. This is the third year they made the list that is sponsored by Decision Health.
In Burgaw, Pender Memorial Hospital was recognized for the second year in a row for it’s overall excellence in quality by iVantage Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Wherever you spend your New Year’s Eve, we hope you have a safe and fun night!
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/.
One of the most iconic musical characters is coming to Thalian Hall! Annie Warbucks the sequel to Annie starts showing tomorrow until Sunday. Annie Warbucks starts off where Annie finished, with Child Welfare Services telling Daddy Warbucks that he must marry in sixty days in order for Annie to have a mother. This becomes a much harder task than first thought due a plot to con Daddy Warbucks for his money. Showtimes are 7:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 3:00pm Sunday. For more information on the musical visit Thalian Hall’s website http://www.thalianhall.org.