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UNCW Seahawks Basketball

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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!

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Celebrity Chef Attends Fundraiser at the Country Club of Landfall

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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!

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Kelli Lazzaro: Landfall Realty’s Newest Agent

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Landfall Realty is thrilled to announce Kelli Lazzaro has joined our sales team!

After 15 years as Membership Director at the Country Club of Landfall, Kelli is making the smooth transition into real estate. Landfall residents know Kelli for being energetic, hard-working and results-driven, which are the same traits that will create success in her new sales role at Landfall Realty.

Welcome Kelli!

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Robert Burns Supper

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This Saturday it’s the Annual Robert Burns Supper at the Country Club of Landfall. The event is held in honor of Robert Burns, a renowned Scottish bard, famous for his songs and poems, including “Auld Lang Syne”.

Guests are sure to have a great time at this exciting and unique party sponsored by the Scottish Society of Wilmington. There will be Scottish-inspired and Gaelic music, dancing, door prizes, toasts, bagpipes, a silent auction, and plenty of drinks. The dinner menu also incorporates the Scottish theme with a choice of roast land, seared salmon, or beef sirloin, which are served with Scotch broth soup and warm apple bread pudding.

The birthday celebration for Robert Burns begins at 6:00pm. The dress code for the event is Scottish attire, black tie, or business suit. This event, the largest fundraiser of the year for the Scottish Society of Wilmington, is sure to be a fun night!

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9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic

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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

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Father-Daughter Snow Ball

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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.

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Drysdale Sports Center Renovations

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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!

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Featured Listing

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1720 Fontenay Place listed for $455,000

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.

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Wilmington Area Hospitals Awarded Top Ratings

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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.

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The Sister Act at Thalian Hall

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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.

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