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NCAA Division I Golf Championship Coming to Landfall, NC

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Wilmington, NC and the surrounding area (perhaps  even the entire eastern seaboard and further) are anxiously anticipating the start of the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships to be held at the Country Club of Landfall May 18 through 21.  The Country Club of Landfall is a focal point of the Landfall community and one of the premier clubs in North Carolina.  The exceptional female golfers can look forward to playing the beautiful but demanding Pete Dye Course.  The Dye course, Landfall’s original golf course, was completed in 1987 and was completely refurbished a few years ago.  Characteristic of Mr. Dye’s signature styling, the course consists of rolling hills and undulating fairways, framing picturesque shots into challenging greens guarded by white sand bunkers and fresh water ponds. 

Billboard on I-40 in Watha, NC

Billboard on I-40 in Watha, NC

As the billboards in town and on the interstates proclaim, the event is being hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and will surely draw a huge crowd from around the country.  You can purchase tickets for this event by calling 910.962.3233 or logging on to the NCAA website at http://www.ncaa.com/champ/index.html.  If you’re planning a trip to the Wilmington area anytime in the near future, you might want to consider coming down for this exciting event and joining the cheering crowds at Landfall!

Welcome! It’s the 63rd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival

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Azalea in Bloom

Azalea in Bloom

The North Carolina Azalea Festival runs from April 7th through April 11, 2010 and celebrates Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture with five days of entertainment that includes a plethora of activities and events for all ages and interests.   These include the Cole Brothers Circus, a Goo Goo Dolls Concert with Collective Souls, as well as a Montgomery Gentry Concert, ( both concerts taking place at the UNCW Trask Coliseum), the ever popular NC Azalea Street Festival that runs for 3 days downtown (and let’s not forget the parade), and of course the famous Azalea Garden Tour now in its 57th year!  There is also a juried art show and sale and the Historic Home Tour, along with dozens of other happenings that will surely keep you busy all weekend long.  From flowers to fashion, crafters to clowns, and the queen and her court, be a part of the pageantry and all that is Southern by participating in one or more of these activities occurring at various locations throughout the city during the upcoming weekend.  Please log on to www.ncazaleafestival.org or call 910.794.4650 to find out all the details and costs associated with the many different programs  that aren’t mentioned here.    This is North Carolina’s biggest festival of the year and Wilmington, NC pulls all the stops out to ensure that everyone has a great time!

Wilmington, NC Full of Egg-citement This Upcoming Weekend!

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As  always,  things will be “hop”ening in and around the Landfall area this upcoming Easter weekend.  What follows is  just a few of the highlights local residents and visitors will be enjoying (and perfect Coastal Carolina weather should enhance the happy hunting for the kids).

Mayfaire Easter

Easter at Mayfaire

Now through Saturday Visit with the Easter Bunny at the Mayfaire Bunny Hut.  Every visitor will receive a very special Easter Egg! Visits are free. Professional photos by Grins 2 Go Professional Photography are available for purchase. You can also take a ride on the Easter Train with your family or perhaps your own honey bunny for just $3 per person. Every day features a different route throughout the Town Center. The Easter Train pick-up/drop-off location is beside Swoozies & Justice on Innovation Dr.  Call 910.256.5131 for more information or log onto www.mayfairetown.com.

Thursday, 04/01/2010 at 1:00 PM Spring Eggventure at Halyburton Park. Lots of programs but space is limited and pre-registration is required. $5 per participant.  Egg Hunts will take place at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm for children age 3-5, 6-7 and 8-10.    For more information, call 910.341.0075. 

Friday, 04/02/2010 at 9:30 AM.  Battleship Easter Egg Hunt is a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt in Battleship Park. Children will find fun, eggs, candy, games, and the Easter Bunny! This wonderful holiday activity is only $5 per child. Pre-registration is required. Please call 910-251-5797 to register or for more information.

Friday, 04/02/2010 at 10:00 AM – Sunday, 04/04/2010 at 10:00 PM.  Easter “Bunny” Drawn Tours.  Experience the picturesque beauty of Spring in historic Wilmington by “BUNNY” drawn carriage or trolley! $12 adults, $5 children under 12. Call 910.251.8889 or email horsedrawntours@hotmail.com for more information.

Inaugural Marathon Huge Success and Loads of Fun!!

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What a blast we had at last Sunday’s marathon manning a water station for runners passing through our neighborhood.  Landfall Realty was the Presenting Sponsor for the inaugural Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon serving as a qualifying event for next year’s Boston Marathon.   Our sales agents and staff began the day at 6:00 preparing our stop for marathon participants who would soon enter the gates of Landfall and be heading our way in desperate need of hydration.  We worked nonstop mixing energy drinks, filling cups, keeping the road clean, and cheering over 1,800 runners, Landfall guests, we’d like to think.  We were impressed with the endurance of those leading the pack and the determination of those pulling up the rear.  After 4.5 hours we left inspired to keep running the race of real estate in these tough times.  Congratulations and thank you to all of you.  We look forward to seeing you next year.

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The Landfall Realty Marathon Crew

 

SPRING ARRIVES IN WILMINGTON, NC!!!

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Master Gardner Plant Sale

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Those of us in the Landfall, NC area know this because the Master Gardener Plant Sale is running  March 25 through the 29th.   The sale takes place at the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension on Oleander Drive (right around the corner from Landfall) and there’s a lot of excitement over the 56 new varieties of annuals and perennials being offered this year.  They have substantially increased the quantities of this group giving you a better chance to shop before supplies run. Also, the gorgeous hanging baskets that were such a favorite last year will be available in much larger quantity than last year.  You’ll definitely want to pick up one of these!  An amazing array of herbs and a great selection of shrubs, including our ever popular azaleas, round out this year’s offerings.  And, of course, the sale would not be complete without the carpenters under the tent with their hand made garden crafts; always a creative addition.

Last year over 250 volunteers participated in the plant sale which is the premier fund raiser for the New Hanover County Master Gardener Association.  All proceeds support Cooperative Extension and Arboretum grounds and programs.   As spring is welcomed, it’s a fun event and a great time to be around the Arboretum.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Sign up sheets for volunteering are up!  For more information, contact Jon Wooten at 395-2332 or CC Hensley at 798-7665.  

Please call 910.798.7670 for more information on the sale, the new hours for this year’s event and much more.  Also, CLICK HERE FOR 2010 PLANT LIST, then make your wish list and get to the sale!!  Let us know how you make out.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and a Whole Lot More in Wilmington, NC

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Sun Coast Cruisers

Sun Coast Cruisers

Back to the Beach 2010 Car Show

– Sun Coast Cruisers present their annual Car Show Preview and Cruise (FREE to the general public). Saturday, March 13 we will display plenty of vehicles at Fort Fisher Recreation Area. Registration is from 8am until noon, but the show opens to the public at 9am. This is a rain or shine event. There will be plenty of parking for trailers. For more information call 910.231.6877 or 910.452.3211.

 

6th Annual Lo Tide Run

6th Annual Lo Tide Run

6th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patricks Lo-Tide Run

– The proceeds will be given to one or more cancer patients and their family. Registration will begin at 7am at Cabana Suites, located at 222 Carolina Avenue North. The 10K Run and the 5K Run, Walk, or Shuffle will start at the Pavilion, and end on the beach in front of the Boardwalk. This is a Flat PR course with USTAF Certification. Please see www.lotiderun.org for more information.

leprachan11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Groups and organizations are invited to show their community pride, imagination and Irish spirit. There will be a luncheon at the Hilton following the parade, $25 per person. Irish DJ and dancers will entertain and there will be a raffle for 2 trips for 4 to Ireland, tickets are $100 each with only 150 available. For details, please contact Steve McEnaney at steveandconniemc@aol.com or 910.686.5498. Presented by Friends of the Hibernians

 Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival – follows the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and is free and open to all. Live music, Irish dancers, cultural vendors, and food & beer sales. This is a “Rain or Shine” event. For more information on the Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival contact Chris Andrews at 216.374.8884 or citybuddha@hotmail.com.

“Come on Down” to Wilmington, NC for the Wine & Beer Walk

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On Saturday February 27th, 2010, the Wilmington Wine & Beer Walk again gives Landfall, NC residents and their neighbors a chance to sample some fabulous wines and beers (and walk off the calories while doing it)!  This is one you don’t want to miss out on as the participating restaurants and bars are some of the area’s finest venues!

Bottega Gallery

Bottega Art & Wine

The event runs from 1:00 – 6:00pm and tickets are $15.00 each, or 2 for $25.00, and may be purchased online at Etix.com or you can stop by Bottega Art & Wine Bar – 208 N. Front St Phone: (910)763-3737 or Wilmington Wine Shop – 29 S. Front St. Phone: (910)251-6335, the two shops where the walk begins.

Wilmington Wine Shop

Wilmington Wine Shop

The walk starts off at either of the two above mentioned venues, where you present (or purchase) your ticket  and receive your “official” Wilmington Wine & Beer Walk ID along with a map of the participating establishments. As you walk through downtown and stop in at the various locations you will receive two superb samples (per venue) of a specially selected wine or beer.

You must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid ID readily available for your host to verify your eligibility for participation.

For a list of participating establishments you can log on to http://www.coolwilmington.com/ or for more information contact Chris Andrews at 216-374-8884 or email citybuddha@hotmail.com Hosted by CoolWilmington.com.  If there’s a better way to learn your way around the downtown Wilmington, NC area, we haven’t found it yet!

It’s Spring at the 17th Annual Wilmington, NC Garden Show

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2010 Wilmington Garden Show

2010 Wilmington Garden Show

The 17th annual Wilmington Garden Show will be held on February 13th and  14th, 2010 at the Schwartz Center of Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington.

The garden show gets bigger and better all the time.  This year you’ll find many favorites from previous years along with new sellers and they’re all offering the latest in gardening products, services and know how. This is one event that can save you time AND money when you peruse all the wares, purchase what you’ll need, and get all the information necessary to succeed with your plans all without traveling to more than one place!  There will be lectures on everything from hummingbirds to roses and camellias to lawns and irrigation. 

Garden Show hours are Saturday, February 13th from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, February 14th from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Admission is $7.00 and children under 12 are free.  For a coupon worth $2 off your admission please go to http://www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/COOP/Documents/Coupon%202.pdf.

For greater lecture details and times as well as any other information you need, please call 798-7670.  When you have all the info you need,  get on over to the show and start planning your own garden oasis!

Special Events in Wilmington, NC This Weekend

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In and around the Landfall, NC area there’s always interesting and entertaining events for everyone and this weekend is no exception.

HO Model Train EngineWhether you’re 5 or 95, or somewhere in between, the personal satisfaction of building and operating a realistic miniature railway layout can be rewarding and fun for a lifetime.  If you’re a model railroad enthusiast, the 13th Annual Cape Fear Model Railroad Show & Sale is taking place at the American Legion Post 10, 702 Pine Grove Road on Saturday (1/30) from 10AM to 5PM and on Sunday (1/31) from 10AM to 4PM.  This show features model railroad dealers as well as various scale modular layouts along with free clinics, door prizes and raffles.  This is a great way to upgrade your own setup or to introduce someone young (or not) to the wonderful world of model railroading.  Tickets are $5 adult and $3 children (5 and under free).  For more information call 910.270.2696 or 910.371.9595.

 docutimeOn Saturday, January 30 from 10AM through5:15PM WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio, UNCW Fiilm Studies Dept., and the International Documentary Association (IDA)  present the 8th annual DocuTime.  DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the Wilmington, NC big screen and this year is no exception.  You can enjoy a full day of award winning, enlightening documentaries from around the world.  General Admission is $6, Students & seniors are $5 and an all-day pass is $20.  Tickets can be had at Sharky’s Box Office (in UNCW’s Fisher Student Center) or on-line at etix.com and are also available the day of the festival.  Seating IS limited so best to grab your tickets as soon as you can.  Call 910.256.0253 or 910.343.1640 or log onto www.whqr.org for more information and get ready to lose yourself in the reality of the world around us!

Landfall Realty Presents Boston Qualifier Marathon

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The inaugural Quintiles Marathon at Wrightsville Beach presented by LANDFALL REALTY will take place on Sunday, March 21st. The race will begin at Wrightsville Beach  and lead runners down the scenic coastal route to nearby Landfall.  After 2 laps and over 12 miles through the exquisite community of Landfall, the Full 26.2 mile Marathon will will finish at The Village at Mayfaire where the Half Marathon runners will be waiting.  This race will bring in many competitive runners from all over who want to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon AND less competitve runners who want to simply experience all of the Cape Fear’s major attractions including Landfall.  Registration for Full and Half Marathon participation is available only on line at www.wrightvillebeachmarathon.com, and entry fees will be increasing after January 31st.  Landfall Realty is proud to sponser this exciting event and hope you will consider joining us as an athlete or spectator.