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The Cameron Art Museum

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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

Wilmington Ranks in Top 20 Green Cities in the Country

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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 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

Landfall Foundation 17th Annual Art Show

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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.

Murder is a Fine Art the Play

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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.

Landfall Foundation Art Show

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landfall-fndtn-logo-1024x791-2The 17th annual Landfall Foundation Art Show, sponsored by Landfall Realty, is scheduled August 25-27 at the Dye Clubhouse, featuring works by 100 artists from the Wilmington area and across North Carolina.

The show is free and open to the public daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. “This year’s show offers an impressive array of mediums, styles, colors, and sizes,” said Landfall resident Martha Edgerton, 2016 Art Show chair. “There is literally something for every artistic taste.

Works on display will include oil, watercolors, acrylics, photography and sculpture in clay, metal, wood and mixed media. The works will be available for purchase, with a percent of art sales donated by the artists to the Landfall Foundation, according to Edgerton.

Distinguished oil painter Dan Beck is serving as judge of this year’s event. Beck – who recently moved to Wilmington – has won numerous awards for his work, most recently at the 2016 National Competition of Oil Painters of America in Dallas, TX.

His winning selections will be unveiled at the August 24th Preview Party, an invitation-only event for the artists, Art Show sponsors and Landfall Foundation sponsors.

The Landfall Foundation Art Show is one of four major charitable fund-raising events held each year in the community. The others are the Landfall Foundation Gala, the Legends of Tennis and the Quintiles Marathon.

“Last year, the Foundation raised more than $360,000 and made donations to 78 local charities and scholarships,” Edgerton said. For more information, please visit their website.

A Hand Full of ACES

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LF AcesIf your kids or grandkids are interested in tennis, Landfall is the place to be.

Under the direction of Country Club of Landfall head tennis pro Jonathan Ingram, the Landfall ACE program has become one of the premier junior tennis programs in the Southeast.

In fact, during the last 12 years, Landfall has dominated junior team tennis, capturing a total of 54 state championships, eight sectional championships and one national championship.

What’s more, 12 Landfall juniors have played college tennis and one, Ashleigh Antal, claimed the NCAA women’s national championship playing at Vanderbilt.

Ingram was instrumental in starting the junior program when he joined the Landfall staff in 2000. His first team – called the Landfall ACES – won the state championship. After those players moved on to college, Ingram changed the name to Landfall ACE in honor of the first team he coached.

“The Landfall ACE program is open only to Landfall members. About 100 juniors are involved year-round, with the number swelling to around 140 in the summer, when grandkids come to visit,” Ingram said.

“All these accomplishments are amazing from a private country club,” Ingram said. “this is truly something special achieved by the juniors at The Country Club of Landfall.”

Fresh and Natural, Straight from the Farm

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Farmers-Market-1You might not have realized it, but each time you stop at a produce stand on the side of a country road to buy fresh tomatoes and corn, you’re actually supporting a growing social movement called “Farm-to-Table” and it is not just for foodies anymore. It has matured in recent years to meet the demand for fresh and natural food products, free of harmful pesticides and genetic modification.

Here in Southeastern North Carolina, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by farm country, with a multitude of sources for these types of food products, all within easy reach of Landfall.

Perhaps the best way to access these fresh foods is by using the local farmers’ markets that abound in our area. Among them are the Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market (open on Mondays from May to September); Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market (Saturdays from late May to October); Ogden Farmers’ Market (Wednesdays from mid-April to

November 16); Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market (Wednesdays from mid-April to late September); and Riverfront Farmers’ Market (Saturdays from April 18 to November 19).

Staff photo by Emmy Errante Customers fill their bags with produce from Edens Farms at the Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market Monday, Aug. 25.

Staff photo by Emmy Errante. Customers fill their bags with produce from Edens Farms at the Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market Monday, Aug. 25.

There are also numerous local commercial fishers who sell their local catches including shrimp, flounder, grouper and many others, freshly caught the night before.

O’Connell Joins Landfall Realty Team

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Please join us in welcoming Matthew O’Connell as the newest Broker with Landfall Realty.

Matthew may be new to Landfall Realty, but he is no stranger to the Landfall community. He spent several years here as the on-site agent for one of our custom builders, where he produced an enviable record of success.

A native of Vernon, NJ, he enlisted in the US Marines after high school and was stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

After his service, he moved to Wilmington to begin a career in real estate. He was a sales executive with a gated golf community in Brunswick County, followed by a term with a Wilmington-based real estate firm, where he was one of their top producers. He also earned Top Gun honors with a national real estate firm.

“I accepted the position with Landfall Realty because I love the community and the lifestyle it offers its residents,” he said. “I have extensive knowledge of the community and the greater Wilmington area, and look forward to sharing that knowledge with prospective Landfall owners.”

“I’m fully committed to achieving complete satisfaction for my clients,” he said. “I truly believe Landfall is the best place to achieve that objective.”

Matthew and his wife Shay have three children – Keira, 11; Reilly, 10; and Reese, 6. They enjoy boating and exploring the outdoors.

Wahine Classic Surf Contest

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This weekend at Wrightsville Beach it’s the Wahine Classic, an all female surf competition. The contest includes amateurs and professionals competing in surfing events and a Stand Up Paddleboard division. With 100 competitors from ages 5 to 65, this is sure to be an exciting event. The contest starts Saturday at 8:00am and lasts until 4:00pm and on Sunday from 8:00am until 3:00pm. The surfing will take place at public beach accesses 37 and 38. Come enjoy a gorgeous August weekend and watch as these talented women amaze you with their skill on the waves!

Featured Listing

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1605 South Moorings Listed for $899,900

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A home has a gorgeous view! A 4,000 square foot Logan custom designed home with open floor plan and large screened porch. Great first floor includes 3 bedrooms, a grand master suite, and extra den/study. Upstairs is a large bedroom and bath and a bonus/media room. Hardwood floor in living areas, carpet in bedrooms. 40 year shingle with metal roof accents. The back of this home has a spectacular lake view and of the Nicklaus Golf Course!

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