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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

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 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.


The Landfall Realty Marathon Crew



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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 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 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