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Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla

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Its time for the 34th Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla! Taking place this Saturday at Wrightsville Beach the flotilla is a holiday tradition for many in the area. The parade of boats covered in Christmas lights is the perfect transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Tomorrow, events start with the Festival in the Park, which take place from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Held at the Wrightsville Beach Park the festival includes games, inflatable slides, bounce houses, a coloring contest, festival food, and an antique car show. Additionally, there are numerous vendor booths selling art, food, clothes, home décor, and more. This is perfect place to find unique Christmas gifts for your friends and family!

The boat parade starts at 6:00pm. The parade route goes around portion of Wrightsville Beach, with ideal locations to watch the parade at the Banks Channel Bridge, one of the South Harbor Island mini-parks, or the West Side of Waynick Boulevard. Judges will be located at the Blockade Runner, but anyone can text in their vote for their favorite boat. For more information on the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla visit their website http://ncholidayflotilla.org.

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

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Come see Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Enjoy the famous ballet this Wednesday, November 22, to help you get in the holiday spirit! The stunning performance includes almost 40 ballerinas and dancers. The Moscow ballet dancers are among the best in the world, winning top awards International Ballet Competitions around the world, and feature the award winning Principal Dancers.

This classic Christmas story is about a family’s Christmas Eve celebration, specifically, a young girl’s discovery of a magical world and romance. Set to music by composer Tchaikovsky the ballet was first debuted a week before Christmas in 1892. Additionally, the Moscow Ballet has multiple partnerships with corporations and non-for-profit organizations, raising millions of dollars for charities over the past twenty years.

The Moscow Ballet performs at 7:00pm at the Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNCW. For tickets visit their website http://www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

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Featured Listing

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809 Swift Wind listed for $1,199,000

Located in Wilmington’s prestigious neighborhood of Landfall, this southern classic inspired residence is perfectly situated on a quiet marsh front cul-de-sac. Quality and space abound, this custom home welcomes you with you a circular drive, a spacious front porch, and beautiful tabby oyster shell exterior. Boasting over 6,000 sq. ft. with fine appointments, this exquisite home has fabulous outdoor living areas including a huge terrace with a retractable awning and sprawling back yard with room for a pool.

The exquisite open and bright first level features a grand foyer, living room, wet bar, sunroom, formal dining room, family room, office, gracious laundry room with an additional refrigerator and dishwasher, gourmet kitchen with a Viking cooktop, Subzero refrigerator, double ovens, a huge walk in pantry and luxurious master suite. Upstairs you will find 3 spacious bedrooms, playroom or office and an additional laundry room. On the ground level you are greeted with a spectacular walk in wine cellar, bedroom with en suite, 3 car garage, elevator to main level and an abundance of walk in storage. This is a wonderful opportunity for buyers seeking an upscale showpiece surrounded by other lovely homes in a gorgeous gated community.

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Flavor of North Carolina: Fall Harvest Fest

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This Saturday is the 4th Annual Flavor of North Carolina: Fall Harvest Fest at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort at Wrightsville Beach. This event is sponsored by the Good Shepard Center, and proceeds from the evening will go towards providing a pathway of self-sufficiency for hungry and homeless people in the community. There will be a whole hog pig pickin’ with all the fixin’s, North Carolina craft beer, Spiked Harvest Cider, wine, and a signature drink. Additionally, there will be fun entertainment with music and dancing, North Carolina trivia, a corn hole tournament, and a bonfire. The most exciting portion of the night is the auction, which includes fabulous items to bid on.

To buy tickets for this great cause visit the website http://www.goodshepherdwilmington.org/2017/06/4th-annual-flavor-of-north-carolina/.

Featured Listing

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1816 Verrazzano Dr listed for $839,000

This classic stately Georgian house located on a peaceful street in sought after phase I of Landfall, captures the serenity of a stunning pond and golf views. Updates throughout this open floor plan home include, a beautiful kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops. This well-maintained dwelling boasts everything you would expect; an elegant light and airy foyer with custom staircase, library with gorgeous built-ins, first floor master suite, French doors, transoms, extensive moldings and beautiful cherry hardwood floors. Upstairs includes 4 spacious bedrooms, a large bonus/media room and a cozy den that would make a great workout room. This showpiece also offers a circular driveway and an extra large 3 car garage.

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The Landfall Tradition

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It’s time for the 16th Annual Collegiate Golf Tournament, The Landfall Tradition! Eighteen women’s college teams, hosted by the UNCW Seahawks, will be competing for first place. Attending will be four of the nation’s top 10 best teams in the county, which are Alabama, Florida, Duke, and Furman. Additionally, last years champion South Carolina will also be competing to defend their title. This is always a close competition with last year’s tournament ending in a tie breaker.

The tournament takes place this weekend October 27-29th at the Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall. For more information on this exciting event visit their website http://landfalltradition.com.

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Halloween at Landfall

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This Halloween the Country Club of Landfall has fun events for all ages!

For children there is a Halloween dinner movie party. This party takes place Friday, October 27th from 6:00pm-9:30pm. The movie that will be shown is Hotel Transylvania.

For children aged ten and up there is a Double Digits Halloween Party. This year’s theme is creepy carnival. This scary event will be held in the Heron Room at the Landfall Clubhouse on Friday, October 20, from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. There will be light snacks and lots of spooky Halloween fun!

Finally, for adults there is a Halloween party with live music! Dance the night away with the band, The Imitations. Additionally, there will be outdoor fire pits, perfect for socializing around. Costumes are encouraged so come to dressed to impress! The party takes place Friday, October 27th from 7:00pm-11:00pm at the Nicklaus Clubhouse.

Happy Halloween!

 

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Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

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The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra has a concert Mozart and Brahms, this Saturday. This exciting performance features international pianist, Dr. Barry Salwen. Barry has not only received his bachelor, master, and doctorate degree from Julliard, but has performed and given master classes all over the world, including Asia, Israel, Europe, and the US.

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 and Brahm’s Symphony No. 2 are two of the pieces that will be performed on Saturday. The concert starts at 7:30pm at the Wilson Center located at Cape Fear Community College. For more information visit their website, http://www.wilmingtonsymphony.org/next-concert.html.

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Featured Listing

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2025 Pelican Reach Place listed for $769,000

This is a gorgeous custom built home with large spacious rooms, including many updated features. With four bedrooms and five bathrooms this home has plenty of room! There are new appliances, new master bath plumbing fixtures, and hardwood floors throughout the house. There is carpet in the bonus room/bedroom 4 only. A sprawling fenced in back yard overlooks the Nicklaus Marsh Course’s 8th hole. Sidewalks in Landfall II make this area great for walking, and there is quick access to Arboretum gate for shopping, dining and recreation.

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The Investors Roundtable of Wilmington

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Wednesday October 5th, is the Investors Roundtable of Wilmington meeting. Michael Thompson will be the featured speaker at the meeting, and will be talking about TC2000, a charting tool for technical analysis. Michael is the Director of Education and Business Relations at Worden Brothers and has taught classes on the program for over 16 years. TC2000 is a program that scans stocks to determine which ones are consolidating, breaking out, or experiences major divergences. The portion of the program he focuses on teaching is about trading personalities and priorities. This meeting will take place at noon at the Country Club of Landfall.

The Investors Roundtable is an educational forum that discusses financial, economic, and business information to private investors. These meetings are held monthly, with lunch served at 12pm followed by the speaker’s presentation. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the stock market!

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