This Saturday it’s the annual Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center! Beginning at 6:40am the half marathon and full marathon races start at Wrightsville Beach and end at UNCW. The route takes the race through Landfall, with participants entering the Eastwood Gate around 7:00 and exiting through the Military Cutoff Gate. Landfall residents who wish to cheer on the runners will receive a complimentary breakfast package from Dunkin Donuts as a gift from the Landfall Foundation who appreciates your support. Seeing people cheering and holding signs are always a great motivation for the participants.
The Landfall Foundation is the main beneficiary of the funds from the race. Run by resident volunteers, the Landfall Foundation helps the underprivileged in the Wilmington area by providing food, shelter, health, arts, education, leadership programs, and scholarships to those in need.
This Saturday, you won’t want to miss one of the biggest parties of the year! It’s the Country Club of Landfall’s Party en Blanc! Make sure you’re wearing white or a light color at this adults only party. With the first day of spring happening two days after the party, this is a perfect way to kick off the new season. Held in the Dining Room, Grill, and Back Lawn, this event encourages guests to enjoy the gorgeous outdoor weather.
The night will be filled with dinner, drinks, and dancing. Jack, Jack 180, a local band, will be performing, ensuring there will be great music to dance to all night. Additionally, there is an extensive menu, including passed hors d’oeuvres and a grand charcuterie display. An impressive seafood display comprised of crab claws, shrimp cocktail chilled lobster tails, seared ahi tuna, and poke tuna is sure to be popular. Main dishes include, white ruffle risotto, carved herb roasted turkey breast, and carved beef tenderloin. White chocolate covered strawberries, coconut rum balls, and white chocolate mousse cups are a few of the decadent desserts that will be available.
Attendees must RSVP by March 15th, so make sure to call the Country Club of Landfall to make your reservation!
Get ready to groove! Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the most successful bands of all time is coming to Wilmington! The legends will be performing Friday, March 17th, at the Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center.
Earth, Wind & Fire is America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all time and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During their career spanning almost five decades, the band has had more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and numerous singles reaching the Top Ten on the Billboard charts. “Let’s Groove”, “September”, “Sing a Song”, and “Shining Star”, are just a few hits concert goers will be hoping to hear.
This stately, executive home is located in the elegant subdivision of Highland Ridge within Landfall. This home features 5 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths. Additional rooms can be used for an exercise room, home office, or a guest/in-law suite. There is plenty of room to add a pool on this over 1 acre lot with a fenced yard. There is a three-car garage and tons of walk-in storage. This home sits on a secluded cul-de-sac perfect for a growing family or lots of visiting grandchildren. Owner is offering a $20,000 credit towards a kitchen upgrade to make it a buyers dream home.
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!