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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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2nd Annual Wrightsville Polar Plunge

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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!

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New Year’s Eve at Landfall

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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.

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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.

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Wherever you spend your New Year’s Eve, we hope you have a safe and fun night!

Happy New Year!

 

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Holiday Trolley Tour

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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/.

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Annie Warbucks at Thalian Hall

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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.

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Holiday Events at The Country Club of Landfall

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The Country Club of Landfall has something for everyone. Whether you are interested in golf, tennis, the pool, music, food, dances, parties, or classes, The Country Club of Landfall has it for you. Now, in the Holiday Season, there are a lot of events in the next week that you won’t want to miss.

First, happening this Tuesday is the Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Class. This fun class helps you design the perfect gingerbread house, which will look great on display in your own home. It takes place in the Heron Room and Ladies 19th Hole and lasts from 3:30pm until 5:30pm.screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-11-57-21-am

Then, on Wednesday there are two events! The Great Oaks Club of Landfall is meeting at 11:30 at the Landfall Clubhouse for their annual Christmas luncheon. Later that day is the Silver Oak Wine Dinner in the Landfall Ballroom at 6:30. This dinner is a great chance to try new wine and savor a dinner that is perfectly paired with it.

On Thursday, it’s the Holiday Social, which is a fantastic time to catch up with friends and meet new ones while enjoying drinks and hors d’ouerves. The social starts at 6:00pm at the Landfall Clubhouse.

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Then, on Sunday, it’s one of Landfall’s newest traditions, the extremely popular Christmas Carol Sing. This event now in its second year, is a 30-minute musical program where everyone is encouraged to join in the Christmas Carols. There will be musical accompaniment and song sheets passed out to everyone. The caroling takes place at the Kenan Chapel at 5:00pm, and after everyone is invited back to the Country Club of Landfall for refreshments.

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Jingle Bell 5K Run at Wrightsville Beach

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Santas, snowmen, reindeer running around the Wrightsville Beach Loop? That’s exactly what is happening Saturday morning at 9:00am.

The 7th Annual Jingle Bell 5K Run and Walk is a fundraising event with proceeds benefitting the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. The Wrightsville Beach Museum educates visitors about the island’s island history and explains what makes the island so unique. Ranked as a “top 20 Best Surf Town” and one of the “Last Best American Beach Towns” by National Geographic, Wrightsville Beach has a lot to offer.

The Jingle Bell Race Fundraiser is one way the Museum is able to have free admission to all guests. The race, which is a 5K run or walk, encourages participants to dress up in holiday costumes, including Santas and snowmen. This Saturday join in the fun and sign up for the race or come cheer on the participants!

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