This Saturday it’s the Annual Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon! The internationally recognized competition attracts athletes from all over the world to compete across Wilmington. The race starts with a 2.4 mile (1.2 mile for the half) swim in Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 am. The swim is followed by a 112 mile (56 mile for the half) bike ride which starts at Wrightsville Beach and takes competitors through Wilmington and three surrounding counties towards White Lake, before ending in Historic Downtown Wilmington. From there the running portion begins with the athletes running 26.2 miles (13.1 miles for the half) around Downtown Wilmington and Greenfield Lake before finishing on the Cape Fear River right across from the USS North Carolina Battleship. This exciting race sponsored by PPD brings thousands of competitors to Wilmington every year. If you see the swimmers, bikers, and runners this Saturday be sure to cheer them on!
While Hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction along the East Coast, Wilmington and Landfall received very minimal damage. Landfall never lost power during the storm partially because Landfall’s utilities and power lines are underground, which is extremely beneficial since Landfall will often have power when other parts of Wilmington lose theirs.
The damage around Landfall mainly consisted of broken tree limbs and minor debris, and was cleaned up in the common areas by Landfall Maintenance. A couple roads were flooded for a day, but Landfall Security made sure any roads that were impassable where blocked off. Both the Nicklaus and Dye Golf Courses are already open to the delight of golfers.
Landfall and Wilmington were lucky to have escaped relatively unscathed from a storm that caused so much harm to the surrounding areas.
Next Monday, October 17th, the Landfall Foundation is sponsoring a golf benefit open to all Country Club of Landfall Members. The tournament will be played on 18 holes of the Nicklaus Course with a 1:00pm shotgun start. There are three flights for three different levels of play, and you can register as a single or in a group. There will be awards for every flight based on one best net ball per hole. Following the golf portion there is a cocktail hour and awards dinner. The cost is $150 per player or $40 for only the evening cocktail hour and dinner. For more information on the Landfall Foundation Golf and Awards visit their website http://landfallfoundation.org/golf.html. This is a great opportunity to have fun and raise money for a great organization.
1819 Verrazzano Drive listed for $979,900
This charming home is located in the desirable first phase of Landfall. This beautiful 4 bedroom 4.5 bathroom custom built home overlooks the 12th hole of the Country Club of Landfall Dye course.
Spanning over 4200 sq. ft., this magnificent home is filled with an abundance of natural light, looking over a large mature fenced yard with a tranquil saltwater pool/spa setting. The wrap around porch is amazing for enjoying coastal breezes, and the summer kitchen completes the outdoor living space. Many updates by the current owners include; refinished kitchen with a large center island, all new stainless steal appliances, marble counters and a bar. The open floorplan has a bright gathering room and eat in kitchen area. Hardwood floors throughout the first level including the large master tucked away from the other living spaces. You will also find an additional family room at the back of the house with pretty views of the pool and golf course, a home office and formal dining room.
On the second floor you will find 3 bedrooms, a large playroom that could be a 5th bedroom, a loft that offers great flex space and 2 spacious walk in attic spaces. Other recent updates include freshly painted exterior and trim, new hot water heater, new pool filter system, fresh paint inside, and new carpeting throughout the second floor.
October is a busy month for kids at the Country Club of Landfall with four after school activity classes, a movie night, and a Halloween Party! After school classes start with the Kids Kitchen on October 3rd which meets from 3:30-5:30 and this month is making skeleton cupcakes. The Lego Club is another popular class that meets every Wednesday this month at the Drop-in Kids Room at the Landfall Clubhouse. Due to the popularity of this class reservations are now required. Another after school class is the Craft Classes that are taking place on October 10th where kids will make screaming pretzels and the 17th they will be making vampire mouth cookies. A new after school class for the month of October is the Beast Busters University. Taking place at the Drop-in Kids Room at the Landfall Clubhouse this group meets every Thursday. Some beasts kids will be learning about are werewolves, zombies, vampires, ghost, and unicorns.
In addition to the classes there is a kids dinner and movie night on October 7th from 6:00 until 9:30. Later this month is the Family Halloween Party at the Landfall Ballroom on Sunday, October 23 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. This Halloween party encourages costumes and includes pumpkin painting, a DJ, hay ride, cookie decorating, dancing, and dinner.
You won’t want to miss out on these exciting Halloween activities this fall at the Country Club of Landfall!
On Wednesday the U.S. Secretary of Education named Wrightsville Beach Elementary School a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, recognizing it as one of the best in the nation. There were only 279 public and 50 private schools in the nation to receive the award, with 7 others being awarded in North Carolina.
The award’s criteria mainly focused on the students’ performance, and with the students of Wrightsville Beach Elementary scoring high on their end of the year tests they deservedly won the award. Principal Jackson Norvell credited the support of the WBS Foundation and the PTA for the success of the school. The Secretary of Education will honor recipients in Washington D.C. with a two day awards ceremony in November.
1526 Landalee Lane listed for $1,089,000
This home features extraordinary views with 170 feet of lake frontage. This beautiful low country style home has panoramic views of the Dye Lake and rolling hills of the #1 fairway and green and #2 island green. Newly renovated with a front to back gourmet kitchen with granite and travertine, custom cabinetry, island bar, stainless appliances, two sinks and two dishwashers. 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths (2 bedrooms are en suites on the 1st and 2nd floors) office with built in cabinets, large family room/music room with separate entrance and walk-in sauna. This home is perfect for entertaining guests or just relaxing and enjoying the stunning view.
Happening this weekend is the Secret Garden Tour starting at the Historic Latimer House in Downtown Wilmington. The annual tour features unique gardens in downtown Wilmington and surrounding areas. The secret garden name comes from the gardens since they are all hidden behind fences or houses and not normally viewed by the public. Tickets for the event cost $23.00 to $25.00 with proceeds benefitting the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society.
1619 Landfall Drive listed for $1,695,5000
This European style beautiful brick home features a tile roof, and sits atop the most luxurious wooded setting in Landfall. The actual size of this home is 3700 to 3800 due to its apartment retreat accessed from the breezeway to the garage. Elegant first floor master suite, formal living and dining room open to an expansive porch. The living areas feature cathedral ceilings and have ceiling beams typical of country French style. Dark stained exotic flooring, gleaming white kitchen with many special built in cabinet features. The sprawling back porch overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway with gorgeous views of Wrightsville Beach. This home is a Landfall Landmark; everyone who sees it remembers Landfall and this most incredible of waterfront homes. For more information on this house or any of Landfall Realty’s listings call our office at (910) 256-6111 or stop by our office located at 1740 Drysdale Drive.
Next Tuesday, it’s the 2016 Thalian Hall Taste of the Town hosted by Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts. This is an annual fundraiser that features food from restaurants all over Downtown Wilmington.
Participants meet at Thalian Hall at 6:00pm before making their way around town. After the participants sample the food at each restaurant they are asked to vote for their favorites. Last years winners were Cousins Italian Deli and The George on the Riveralk. This year 14 restaurants are involved, including Beer Barrio, Betsy’s Crepes, Caprice Bistro, Pilot House, The Little Dipper, Bella’s Bar Local, The George, and more. Tickets are $50 and benefit Thalian Hall.