Spring has Sprung!

2010-3-AzaleaSpring has Sprung!!

Spring is a busy time of year for us in the greater Wilmington area. There are loads of events that make it hard to do it all! But that’s what’s so great about this area- it’s so diverse that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

One of the biggest area happenings, Azalea Festival, is fast approaching and offers numerous events to partake in- Garden Tour, parade (with Azalea Queen Lindsey Shaw from ABC television show “10 Things I Hate about You”), the street festival, a Cake Challenge (new this year), music concerts (Goo Goo Dolls), a horse show and much more. The Historic home tour is a highlight on our list and a great way see the architectural heritage of the Lower Cape Fear region.

Here is a sampling of events to help plan your spring. If you don’t live in the area then come see us!!  Plan your visit around one of the areas many festivals and annual events. And remember to visit Intracoastal’s Open House calendar to see some great properties our agents will be hosting this spring.

Area Events- April-June 2010

4/2-4/3: Southport Spring Festival 10-4. Call 910-279-14616 for more info

4/7- 4/11: 63rd Annual NC Azalea Festival. Wilmington

4/9-4/11:  57th Annual Azalea Garden Tour from 10-6 daily. Tickets $20. Wilmington

4/10-4/11:  Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour. Wilmington

4/17:  14th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-off

4/17: Earth Day 2010, Hugh MacRae Park. Wilmington

4/17:   Oak Island Lighthouse 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Fun Run.

4/19:  Columbia on the Scuppernong: Historic Houses and the Stories They Tell

4/24:  28th Annual Antique Automobile Show. Wilmington

4/24:  Kure Beach 4th Annual Street Festival. Kure Beach

4/30-5/1:  Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament at Landfall

5/14-5/15: 18th Annual Greek Festival. Wilmington

5/14:  Harbor Island Garden Club Home Tour. Wrightsville Beach

5/15:  Taste of Wilmington Food and Wine Festival. Wilmington

6/4:  Fisherman’s Post Spring Inshore Challenge. Wrightsville Beach

6/6:  25th Annual Beach Music Festival. Pleasure Island

To see more happenings in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and Pleasure Island, click here and for more events in the Oak Island/Southport area, click here. If you have an event you want so share we’d love to hear it!


Area Events: Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Events

Check out the area events for Carolina & Kure Beach for the month of March!

Customer Appreciation Day at Island Tackle – Island Tackle & Hardware is having a “Customer Appreciation Day” on Saturday, March 27th. They will have in-store specials on hardware, fishing tackle and clothing. There will be tent sales on clearance items and drawings for prizes. This is their way of thanking everyone for their support throughout the year. www.islandtacklehardware.com

Special Offer from Southern Charm – New gift items, Switchflops, tops, jewelry and spring clothing have arrived! Southern Charm Boutique is offering 20% off one non-sale in-stock item of their choice until March 31st. Not good with any other offers. To receive your discount, please mention “Chamber Discount” at the time of check-out. www.southerncharmnc.com

Linda’s Fashions Offers Pre-Easter Sale – Today through Sunday, Linda’s Fashions is having a Pre-Easter Sale. All sale merchandise will be half price. All new spring merchandise will be 25% off. They do have ladies dresses and more will be in next week, just in time for Easter. Please join themfor this event and save. Remember to shop local first. www.lindasfashionscbnc.com

Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market Opportunity – The Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market will be distributing flyers to their visitors offering 10% off with this flyer to local businesses wishing to participate. This is a great way to draw traffic to your business or promote your service. If you would like to have your name on the listing of participating businesses please call Janet Knott at 431-8122 or email at janetshere@earthlink.net with your business name, address and phone number. They look forward to seeing you at the market!

Town of Carolina Beach Recreation Department to Host Easter Egg Hunt – On Saturday, April 3rd from 11 a.m. – noon, children ages 12 and under are invited to Mike Chappell Park to participate in the Recreation Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Other activities will include games, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Call (910) 458-2977 for more information.

Microchip Clinic for your Pets is coming – On April 3rd from noon until 2:00 p.m., the Animal Medical Clinic and Saving Animals During Disasters will host a Microchip Clinic. While collars can be removed and identification tags lost, microchip implants give your pet the best chance of being reunited with your family. For $30 your pet will have the chip implanted and will be permanently registered with The Home Again pet recovery service. Cash or check will be accepted and you mustbring proof of current rabies vaccination. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call Jeannie Mintz at (910) 520-6810.

Island of Lights Spring Fashion Show and Silent Auction – Join the Island of Lights on April 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Beau Rivage Golf and Resort for their Annual Spring Fashion Show and Silent Auction. Come view fashions from Linda’s Fashions, Unique Boutique, Island Colors and Southern Charm Boutique. Guest speaker will be Elaine Henson on “Bathing Beauties in Vintage Postcards”. Tickets are $22 which includes a delicious lunch, the fashion show, silent auction and raffle. Tickets are on sale at Linda’s Fashions, Unique Boutique, Island Colors, The CheckeredChurch, Le Soleil, Southern Charm Boutique and Blue Water Realty. For more information, contact Linda Cheshire at (910) 617-5945. www.islandoflights.org

Donations being Accepted for Trinity Children Foundation Events – The Foundation is currently accepting donations for raffles at three of their upcoming events including the Poker Run (June 19th), Charity Ride (June 24-26) and the Golf Invitational (September 21st). If you are interested in making a donation, they can be dropped off at the Foundation office located upstairs from Big Daddy’s Restaurant located at 206 K Avenue or please contact Doris Eakes at (910) 520-5238 or Lori Harris at (910) 409-0202.  Those who donate will be listed as such in all event promotions.  www.trinitychildren.com

Real Estate and Weather – There were 33 new listings on Pleasure Island last week, 11 under contract, and 3 closed sales.  This past week has been great weather; tomorrow will be a bit cooler with a 60 degree high.  The rest of the week is in the 60’s and 70’s and mostly sunny.  It is great weather to be at the beach.  Britt’s doughnuts opens up at 4:00pm today, March 26th for the season.


Area Events: Carolina / Kure Beach for March

Check out area events for Carolina & Kure Beach for the month of March:

Huge Kids Consignment Sale – On Saturday, March 20th from 8-12, the Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool will hold a kids consignment sale. Come shop for gently used items including children’s clothing, toys, books, nursery items/furniture and baby gear. This sale is cash only and will be held at 117 North Third Street in Kure Beach.

Bingo Bash at Carolina Beach – On Saturday, March 20th, the Katie B. Hines Senior Center will host a Bingo Bash. There are 17 cash games. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the games start at 11:00. Seating is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. The Katie B. Hines Senior Center is located at 308 Cape Fear Boulevard in Carolina Beach.

Sea Eagle Sailing Squadron to Hold Yard Sale – This Nautical Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Federal Point Shopping Center. Funds raised will benefit the Sea Eagle Sailing Squadron’s Adaptive Sailing Program for Wounded & Disabled Veterans & Families. www.seaeaglesailing.org

Eye Care Associates to Host Exclusive Pro Design Frame Show – On Friday, March 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., an official Pro Design representative will be on hand with the entire Pro Design frame line. They will assist you in finding a frame specifically to meet your style and design needs. One lucky winner will receive a free pair of Pro Design frames. Light refreshments will also be served. Eye Care Associates is located in Monkey Junction at 5611 Carolina Beach Road, next to the Sawmill Restaurant. www.ecanc.com.

Disabled American Veterans chapter 11 to host Veteran’s Town Hall Meeting – On Tuesday, March 30th from 1-5 p.m., the DAV, Chapter 11, will host a Veteran’s Town Hall Meeting. Come learn how you can help ensure that all eligible veterans have access to quality health care in a timely manner. Guest Speakers will include Senator Burr and Senator Hagan’s military assistant, Congressmen Mike McIntyre and Walter Jones, Governor Perdue’s military advisor Mike Alexander, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and Councilman Jonathan Barfield. All Veterans are encouraged to attend. For additional information, please contact Ron Holtberg at (910) 313-2190 ext. 17 or email at CommRon@aol.com. www.davmembersportal.prg/nc

Tangerine Caribbean Grill Offers Specials – Monday through Thursday starting at 5:00, enjoy 2 entrees, 1 appetizer or 1 dessert for $20. Lunch is being offered from 11 am – 5 pm (featuring $5 specials) with dinner from 5-10 pm and a late night menu from 10pm – 1 am. Happy Hour is from 5-7 p.m. with half off appetizers everyday. A new summer ’10 menu is also available. Tangerine will be closed on Mondays until April 1st. www.tangerinegrille.com

Town of Carolina Beach Recreation Department to Host Easter Egg Hunt – On Saturday, April 3rd from 11 a.m. – noon, children ages 12 and under are invited to Mike Chappell Park to participate in the Recreation Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Other activities will include games, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Call (910) 458-2977 for more information.

Microchip Clinic for your Pets is coming – On April 3rd from noon until 2:00 p.m., the Animal Medical Clinic and Saving Animals during Disasters will host a Microchip Clinic. While collars can be removed and identification tags lost, microchip implants give your pet the best chance of being reunited with your family. For $30 your pet will have the chip implanted and will be permanently registered with The Home Again pet recovery service. Cash or check will be accepted and you must bring proof of current rabies vaccination. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call Jeannie Mintz at (910) 520-6810.

Donations being accepted for Trinity Children Foundation Events – This Foundation serves to enhance the lives of children as they address the need for food, clothing, shelter and health care. The Foundation is currently accepting donations for raffles at three of their upcoming events including the Poker Run (June 19th), Charity Ride (June 24-26) and the Golf Invitational (September 21st). If you are interested in making a donation, they can be dropped off at the Foundation office located upstairs from  Big Daddy’s Restaurant located at 206 K Avenue or please contact Doris Eakes at (910) 520- 5238 or Lori Harris at (910) 409-0202. Those who donate will be listed as such in all event promotions. www.trinitychildren.com

Real Estate and Weather – There were 28 new listings on Pleasure Island last week, 10 under contract and 6 closed sales.  Real Estate activity is picking up. The temperature is feeling great and the weekend is going to be beautiful in the lower 70’s and sunny. Next week is mostly sunny in the 60’s.