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Landfall Celebrates Fall in Wilmington, NC

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Mums the word for Landfall Realty Agents

Mums the word for Landfall Realty

Orange was the color of the day, starting with the hand painted pumpkins by local Landfall artists.  The sky, however, was Carolina Blue on Saturday, October 9, which was a day of fun for kids of all ages. Landfall’s annual Fall Festival was another tremendous success raising money for the Kenan Chapel and the Landfall Foundation.  Landfall Realty was happy to volunteer at this community wide event, meeting and greeting new found friends as well as familiar property owners. The activities included a plant sale by the Council of Association, games for the children, face painting, and pumpkin painting, along with pony rides and the “Root Beer Float” in its own “boot.”

Landfall’s bluebird friends displayed their bluebird houses, and talked about their bluebird attraction program.  There were plenty of arts and crafts items for sale as well as a Landfall Bake Sale that was a huge hit, especially the specialties by our own entrepreneur Kate Costella, owner of Aunt Cake’s Cookies, yum!

Lumina Station in Wilmington, NC is “ARTRAGEOUS”

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ArtrageousLandfall, NC residents and the entire New Hanover County area already know about the many delights available at Lumina Station (right across the street from Landfall’s Eastwood Gate), but on June 19 Lumina will host its first annual “Artrageous Summer Festival & Artwalk.”  The festival includes an art show and sales, art demonstrations, Lumina sidewalk shopping, sales and much, much more all to support the Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington and it’s FREE and open to the public on Saturday June 19th from 10AM to 6PM. 

And for those of you looking for something different to do on a Friday evening, you can participate in the kickoff event by attending the Artrageous Preview Party (admission by ticket only) featuring selected pieces from local area artists as well as one selected for auction. The Preview Party is hosted by Fountain Side Fine Art Gallery and your ticket price includes food along with 4 tickets for wine tasting.  For all the details and information on a fabulous giveaway you can enter to win a Lumina Station Shopping spree and Bald Head Island Weekend Retreat go to http://www.luminastation.com/pages/artrageous_festival_artwalk.html and then head on over to  Lumina Station at 1900 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC. What better way to spend the weekend than perusing marvelous boutiques and art galleries, and enjoying great food all while supporting an excellent Wilmington Community organization.

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.

8th Annual Wilmington Octoberfest Is This Weekend, October 16 and 17

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Just down the road a piece from Landfall, NC at Racine Commons you’ll find a bit of Bavaria in Wilmington, NC this Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th.  The first keg of Octoberfest 2009 arrives amongst all the fanfare of parades and processionals and after the horse drawn wagon delivers the German brew, Mayor Bill Saffo will tap that first keg and the fest will officially be underway.  Those attending the opening ceremonies will enjoy Friday night’s festivities for free!

The 8th Annual Octoberfest is bigger and better with additional events and an expanded KidsZone including the Home Depot tent, always a big hit for kids who want to make a wooden project.  They’ll bring all the tools and supplies — and even some of those fancy orange aprons to use.  They’ll also be free pumpkin painting, Fire Department Obstacle Course, Firetruck visit, tricks by the wizard, and much, much more.

Lest parents need prompting to attend, there will be plenty of great food, beer, and music to keep the adult folks entertained!   All of this for a minimal charge for adults, and kids under 10 are free.

The Wilmington Ocktoberfest benefits the Child Advocacy and Parenting Place (CAPP) Center, which works to prevent child abuse and neglect by focusing on parenting skills.  This is not only a great fun way to spend part of your weekend, but a very worthwhile one.  Please visit the Octoberfest website at www.wilmingtonocktoberfest.com for more details and make sure you bring your Oom Pah with you!

Come On Down to Wilmington, NC Riverfest 2009

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As most Landfall, NC property owners already know,  this event is held annually to benefit the Cape Fear River environment and this year it kicks off with the Meka II Pirate ship (sponsored by WHET) exchanging fire with the Southport Cannon Group at 5PM on Friday, October 2nd.   Riverfest continues  October 3 and 4 with  activities, shows, competitions, a street fair and much, much more happening throughout the weekend.  Beginning at 10AM  on Saturday  you can take your little ones to the Kid Zone (a freebie at The Cotton Exchange), then over to the Adventure Zone (ride Fees), cruise through the Classic Car display (free), or visit the Exhibits and Displays (free).  You will have ample opportunity to peruse Arts & Crafts from around the country while keeping hunger at bay with the many food vendors.  Anxious for more?  You can wander along all evening stopping at the Rail Jam (free), enjoying the Street Dance (free), and watching the fireworks.   

Riverfest Art  2009 by Magon Dew

Riverfest Art 2009 by Magon Dew

If you’ve got the energy on Sunday you can head on back downtown and catch all the events, shows, vendors, and competitions you didn’t have time for on Saturday!   And don’t forget to pick up your Riverfest T-Shirt featuring this year’s art work winner by Magon Dew. Please call 910.452.6862 or log onto their website at www.wilmingtonriverfest.com for all the details, times and events of  this fabulous Wilmington, NC event.  You’ll find us on Water Street (where the food is)!

Day of 100 Paintings in Wilmington, NC

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Day_of_100_PosterOn August 15, 2009 Landfall property owners will have the opportunity to join other area residents supporting First in Families of Southeastern NC in a one-of-a-kind event featuring artists painting at differenet locations throughout downtown Wilmington, NC.  These artistic pieces will then be auctioned off at Chandler’s Wharf beginning at 7:00PM

This local chapter of FIFNC offers support to individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties.  Partnering with local businesses, citizens, and agencies they provide recreational items, home furnishings, childcare or respite, or repair to vehicles.  Support can also be vocational, social or educational, any way this non-profit agency can help these citizens achieve their goals and realize their dreams.

Tickets for the auction are $10 per person and refreshments will be provided during the preview starting at 6:00PM at Chandler’s Wharf  Warehouse Shops, on the historic Wilmington waterfront.  Please call 910.763.4545 or 910.350.2737 for more information and come on downtown to watch our talented local artists at work and be inspired to join the bidding on these exceptional creations!  If you absolutely have to miss this chance to own original artwork, you can contact Johnny Johnson, Project Director, at 350.2737 to find out how you can help.  You can also log onto http://www.firstinfamiliesofnc.org to find out all about the services that First in Families North Carolina provides to those in need across our state and in Wilmington, NC.

Returning to “The Good Old Days” in Wilmington, NC

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Whether you’re a Landfall NC property owner, or just visiting Wilmington, NC, whether you’ve got kids, grandkids, or just have a bit of the kid in you, Carolina Beach is a great little getaway for some old fashioned fun and new fangled music. 

Boarwalk MakeoverThe Boardwalk Makeover (a not-for-profit organization), staffed entirely by volunteers, has been working diligently for the past two years to bring back the look and feel of days gone by on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk and they’ve been having huge successes.  In addition to the amusements and arcade games being back there is something for everyone going on every Tuesday through Sunday  until the middle of September.  There’s Music at the Gazebo every Thursday evening and the entertainment changes weekly.  There are also fireworks after dark on Thursdays as well as Sunday Movies by the Lake (both sponsored by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce) and that’s just a few of the many free events on the schedule.

Boardwalk BlastA new addition this year is the Boardwalk Blast, a Battle of the Bands that has its final round of competition on August 8th from 1-5PM.  Talented area musicians have been competing over the course of three prior events to whittle down the field to just two bands who will duel throughout the afternoon to see who claims the grand prize.  What a great way for Landfall families, friends, and neighbors to spend a Saturday afternoon!

For more information on the Battle and all the other entertaining and economical Carolina Beach Boardwalk attractions please go to www.boardwalkmakeover.org or call the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at (910) 458-8434 and start making new memories the whole family can enjoy!

Audubon NC Ecotours in Wilmington

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Just outside the gates of Landfall NC, in any direction you care to travel, you can find something interesting, fun, and educational to do.  Case in point?  Every Friday at 9:00 AM Audubon NC offers field trips to Mason’s Inlet.  These birding tours take you on a hike where you’ll discover the sights and sounds of our unique coastal birds.

Least Terns, Black Skimmers, American Oystercathers and Wilson’s Plovers nest here due to the Mason Inlet Waterbird Management Plan that was developed between New Hanover County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to assure the protection of the critical nesting site.  The result of that plan was the creation of this 300-acre bird sanctuary which you can tour with Audubon bioligists to see all kinds of North Carolina waterbirds.

Skimmers at Masons Inlet
Skimmers at Mason’s Inlet Photo from Audubon NC

Registration is not necessary for these weekly tours, simply meet at the Mason Inlet Information kiosk located off the cul de sac near the Shell Island Resort.  About .1 mile south is a public parking lot (there is a fee required to park).  Bring binoculars if you have them, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable shoes for walking on the sandy beach and water.  For more information call 910.686.7527 or email awood@audubon.org.   What a wonderful way to jump start a Wilmington NC weekend!

Live At Halyburton Park! Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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You can get a really good look at live birds of prey on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Halyburton Park, Wilmington NC.   At 6:30 PM see a Peregrine Falcon and an Eastern Screech Owl, along with other birds of prey from the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter. Get a closer look at live birds of prey and learn about their habitats, eating habits and lots more about these remarkable birds, some of which may be seen in and around Landfall NC.
The cost is $5 per participant and there will be two shows, 6:30pm & 7:30pm.

Pre-registration is required for these programs so please call 910.341.0075 to register or for more information and directions to the park.

Halyburton Park is located at 4099 S. 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412.   In addition to being a refuge for all of us in New Hanover County where we can go and enjoy the sounds of nature, the staff and visiting speakers offer environmental education programs that are very hands on learning experiences. Visit  www.halyburtonpark.com  to learn more about the Park and its programs and event hours.