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LUMINA DAZE at Wrightsville Beach on August 30th

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Landfall, NC residents are just a short ride from Wrightsville Beach’s spectacular “Lumina Daze” event to benefit Wrightsville Beach Museum.  The August 30th fundraiser is being held at The Blockade Runner Hotel and runs from 5-10PM.

Lumina Public Pavilion circa 1905 from Wrightsville Beach Museum

The evening features shag music by Buddy Skipper and the Jetty Jumpers and you can step back in time with the big band sounds of the Wilmington Big Band.  The Harmony Belles and Chordsmen will be making a return appearance as well.

A DVD of Wrightsville Beach history through Bill Creasy’s photograph and postcard collections will be shown during the course of the evening and there will be a screen presentation of  Bathing Beauties .

Fun and games for all ages is planned (think limbo contest and bean bag toss, as well as face painting and a cakewalk).  Writer Virginia Kuhn will be autographing copies of Wrightsville Beach Museum’s new book Tide and Time, a history of the beach that features photgraphs from local collections. 

There will be food and beverages enough to keep everyone happily satisfied and you can count on having an extraordinarily good time at this very entertaining and worthwhile event just a short ride over the bridge from Wilmington NC.

For more information and/or to purchase tickets please call 910.256.2569 or log onto the museum website at

Great Home, Great Location, Great Price

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Enjoy incredible scenic views from this low maintenance Landfall brick home that overlooks the 5th fairway of  the Nicklaus Pines  golf course and its beautiful pond.  An open floor plan flows nicely for social settings and family living.  Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this home provides much privacy in a developed area.  Just like new!DCP_0870

For more information on this home or other Landfall properties available, please visit our website at

Landfall Homesite Interest on the Rise

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P1030455As sales traffic improves, the brokers at Landfall Realty have noticed a bit of a shift in what prospects are  interested in viewing.   Until recently, there had been minimal movement during the past year in Landfall’s homesite inventory, but it appears interest in homesites is increasing.  While only 10 Landfall homesites have closed year-to-date ,  in recent weeks three more homesites have gone under contract, and two of Landfall Realty’s agents are  negotiating what may well be additional homesite sales.  Landfall homesite prices currently range from $156,800 to $2,498,000 with attributes ranging from quaint, interior, wooded sites to lush, expansive golf frontage to massive waterfront properties…something for everyone!   We at Landfall Realty believe this renewed interest in homesites is based in part on the fact that there has been some reduction in the price of such sites, which, combined with decreased prices charged by home builders, has made building price competitive with the purchase of an existing home.  Please visit our website for more details.

Trio of Exhibits Offers Something for Everyone at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC

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The Cameron Art Museum (CAM) in Wilmington, NC  provides an opportunity for Landfall property owners to view quality exhibits, and also presents  educational opportunities, public programs, and unique events.  Current exhibits include Winning  IDEAs:  Selected  Product Designs  2008 on view through October 25, 2009.  This exhibition features a collection of International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) winners.  The IDEA Awards are presented annually by IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America), with selections made by an international jury of professional designers and academics.  Kaleidoscope:  Changing  Views  of  the  Permanent  Collection on view through May 9, 2010 features selected paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photgraphs, furniture, decorative arts and other objects drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.  The third current exhibit  is GWATHMEY  SIEGEL:  Inspiration  and  Transformation on view through January 10, 2010.  Inspiration and Transformation is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of American architectural firm Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects (NYC)  who are the designers of the CAM.

The Cameron Art Museum has a cafe serving great food and a gift shop  with marvelously distinctive items.  Located at the corner of 17th Street and Independence Boulevard it’s easy to get to and there’s plenty of  free parking.  You can find out more by visiting the museum’s website at for  the details on the exhibits and all the other activities available.  The CAM combines fun, food, and inspiration for a great way to spend an afternoon when you want something other than the fabulous Wilmington, NC beaches!

What you might be missing at Woodbridge.

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DCP_3129With quiet, tree-shaded streets, sidewalks, low-country homes with large porches and rear alley entrances, the 40-lot neighborhood of Woodbridge has become a favorite Landfall address.  Two homes within Woodbridge have already sold this year so take advantage of the opportunity to join this quaint community in Landfall, NC.  1933 Senova Trace features 3 bedrooms, 2. 5 baths, a gracious Kitchen and a first-floor Master Suite.  Please click on the above photo for more information on this new Landfall Realty home listing or visit our website at for information on all Landfall properties currently available.

It’s Time for a Tackle Box Tune-up in Wilmington, NC

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As an avid angler living in Landfall, NC who fishes in all conditions, I sometimes do have to cancel a fishing trip due to the weather.  The fish will bite in the heat, but they’re in the water and I’m not!

rodandreelWhat do you do when you just can’t go fishing and that’s where your mind set is?  This is a great time to look over ALL your equipment and make sure everything is in tip top shape.  If you’re serious about your fishing  you should be equally serious about how you maintain your tackle.  Following are just a few of the things I do when I can’t make it out for one reason or another:

  • Look over rods, make sure the guides are  in tack and straight. 
  • Clean the cork handles. 
  • Check the reels, make sure they are  thoroughly cleaned and lubricated (this is SO important)
  • Check the line, is it  frayed at all?  Cut off the first 5-6 feet if you do not intend to replace the entire spool. 
  • Look at the tackle and replace dull hooks. 

Please remember to take a kid fishing, bring along plenty of water or sports drinks to stay hydrated, and practice catch and realease.

Jim Coley/Broker

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 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.

Highland Homesite a Must See

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Beautiful, deep homesite with water and golf views becomes available for buildingGreen view your dream home in Landfall, NC, Wilmington’s premier planned community.  Located in the estate section of this spectacular community, this lot overlooks Pembroke Jones Lake and the 7th fairway of  the Jack Nicklaus Marsh golf course.  Convenient to the Landfall clubhouse and upscale dining and shopping venues in this corner of Wilmington, the three quarter acre home site is exceptional. For more information on this property or others available for purchase in Landfall, visit our website at

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 or call the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at (910) 458-8434 and start making new memories the whole family can enjoy!