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.
It’s been 40 years since the North Carolina Aquarium in Fort Fisher opened in 1976. The aquarium has been a staple in the area for school children, tourists, and sea life lovers to learn about and see many animals they would not have a chance to see in the wild. Some of the animals that call the aquarium home include, turtles, seahorses, snakes, bald eagles, sharks, poison dart frogs, eels, jellyfish, alligators, and a plethora of fish from all over the world.
To celebrate the anniversary the aquarium is hosting a party this Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. In addition to the normal activities there will be games, demonstrations, a cake cutting, and a gallery of pictures of the aquarium has changed over the last 4 decades. The photo gallery also emphasizes the employees’ commitment to protecting and caring for the environment and animals. For more on the Fort Fish Aquarium visit their website http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.
This Saturday at Wrightsville Beach is the Pier-2-Pier Open Water Swim Race Fundraiser. Starting at 9:00 am swimmers will race 2 miles between Johnny Mercers and Crystal Piers. Participants in the race are 11 years old and up and are divided into age groups. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cape Fear Aquatic Club, which is a competitive year round swim team for children. Come spend your Saturday morning on the beach watching these competitors swim for a great cause.
This weekend ILM Airport hosts the Wilmington Boat Show. With locations at the Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, Pier 33, and the Battleship North Carolina,
The Battleship North Carolina
the event takes place all over downtown. The show includes deep-water boating displays,
sailing seminars, a tour of the boat building school at Cape Fear Community College, and a demo dock. In addition to the boat activities there are music, food, marine industry exhibits, fishing seminars and activities for kids. Parking is free at the Battleship NC with complimentary water taxis ferrying people across the Cape Fear River to the Port City Marina. On Friday the boat show is from noon until 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. As a 9/11 tribute on Sunday all military and first responders can come to the show for free with their families. For more on the Wilmington Boat Show and events visit their website http://www.wilmingtonboatshow.com/vendors/.
School has started again and summer is winding down, so this Labor Day enjoy the holiday at the Country Club of Landfall. The festivities start at 9:00am with a Shotgun at the Nicklaus Golf Course and with normal tee times at the Dye Course. From 9:00am until 11:00am is the Tennis and Pickleball Mixer happening at the Sports Center. After golf, tennis, and pickleball head to the pool to cool down and enjoy the warm sun. Starting at 11:00am lasting until 2:00pm is a pool party, buffet, a DJ, and games with Ms. Judy for the kids. The buffet menu is a mix of classic summer dishes including swordfish, Carolina pulled pork, BBQ chicken breast, hamburgers, hotdogs, and baked penne. Enjoy the holiday off from work and school and have a Happy Labor Day!
The Cameron Art Museum, one of Wilmington’s premier art museums, always has exciting new exhibits for guests to view. One current exhibit that lasts until September 11th is “She Tells a Story”. This exhibit, which is done by all women artists, is a combination of visual art by 52 women and written art by 14 Wilmington-area writers who wrote about the visual pieces.
Another exhibit is “Patchwork North America” by Virginia Wright-Frierson. Wright-Frierson has created over 100 paintings that make it seem like the viewer is seeing the painting through at window.
“Unbound Narrative” is an exhibit that runs through January and is about artists, who use books to document, communicate, and understand the details of human existence. This format is becoming increasingly popular with artists. In addition to these exhibits there are programs and events happening all the time. For more on the museum and everything is has to offer visit their website http://cameronartmuseum.org/index.php?c=programs_events&s=current.
Wilmington has just been rated as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country! Coming in 13th, the cities were ranked by the financial advising website valuepenguin.com. There were 200 metropolitan areas included in the study. The ‘greenest’ city was Santa Cruz, CA, followed by Gainsville, FL, Santa Rosa, CA, Charlottesville, VA, and Champaign, IL. Wilmington and Chapel Hill were the only North Carolina cities to make the top 20. The cities were ranked based on 15 metrics like energy consumption, bicycle friendliness, LEED certified buildings, available park space, water quality, farmers markets, and renewable energy production. For more on the report and their findings visit their website http://www.valuepenguin.com/2016/most-environmentally-friendly-cities.
The Landfall Foundation presents the 17th Annual Art Show, starting this Wednesday and lasting through Saturday. Over 100 artists from all over North Carolina are showing their work in the collection. Art mediums include oil, watercolors, photography, acrylic, clay, metal, and wood.
On Wednesday night at the preview party, which is held for Landfall Foundation Gala sponsors art show sponsors, and the artists, painter Dan Beck will judge the art and present awards. Dan Beck lives in Wilmington and is an internationally recognized oil painter, winning many awards.
When you purchase a work of art at this show 30% of the proceeds go to the Landfall Foundation, which supports local nonprofit groups. The hours are 10:00am until 7:00pm and a cash bar will be offered every night from 5:00 to 7:00. This event at the Dye Clubhouse is free and open to the public.
Tonight being performed at the Country Club of Landfall is the play Murder is a Fine Art. The murder mystery dinner is sponsored by the Choir of St. Paul’s, with proceeds benefitting the choir’s residency to England in 2017. Landfall Realty’s own Becky Spivey will be performing in the thrilling play. Other actors include local radio and television personalities. The price is $80.00 per person, which includes hor d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, beer, and wine. The menu includes flat iron steak, fried chicken, BBQ pulled pork, and selections from a Mediterranean table of plenty. Don’t miss your chance to attend this entertaining show while enjoying delicious food and wine, and helping a great cause.