Pleasure Island Events

Friday, June 22nd – FREE Summer Concert featuring SPARE CHANGE.
Food is allowed, however no pets or beverages are allowed. Beverages will be for sale. Concert is from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area at 119 Riverfront Road in Kure Beach.

Sunday, June 24th – Free movie at Carolina Beach Lake – Dolphin Tale

Tuesday, June 26th – every Tuesday night is Family Night with lots of activities for kids.

Wednesday, June 27th – Bingo every Wednesday night.

Thursday, June 28th – Fireworks at the boardwalk – featured band is 40 East; Country Cross-Over and R&B

Activities – There are many activities to enjoy on the island; biking, surfing, paddle boarding and riding bikes are just a few of the many things you can enjoy while visiting the island.

Real Estate – Pleasure Island had 14 new listings last week, 6 under contract, and 8 closed sales.

Weather –This weekend and next week will be sunny with highs in the low to mid 80’s and some isolated thunderstorms. It is a beautiful time of year to spend time at the beach. What better way to enjoy the sun and have fun than the beach!

For more information about Pleasure Island go to http://to www.pleasureislandnc.org


Mystery Agent June 25, 2012

Intracoastal Realty Mystery Agent

Each week at our sales meeting we have a “Mystery Agent.” This gives us a chance to learn more about one of our colleagues that we may not have known otherwise.

  • Started golfing at age 10.
  • Played varsity golf in HS, but got her letter in Volleyball (which she didn’t play).
  • Am a twin…has twins.
  • Had 4 college majors and went to four separate colleges.
  • Moved 25 times in her life.
  • Son’s first Christmas was on a submarine in New London, CT.
  • Twin daughters were born in Colorado.
  • Climbed the Great Wall and drank Beck’s beer in Bremen, Germany.
  • Has two degrees from UW-Madison.
  • Was a counseling professional for 21 years.

Can you guess who the Mystery Agent is?

Becky Lothe Intracoastal Realty

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Summer Fun- Area events

Today is the first day of Summer!  Time for some summer fun! If you are looking for ideas check out this list of events going on now until the end of July. Surely you will find something that sparks your interest!

Happy Summer!

6:20: Summer Solstice Sunset Cruise, Downtown Wilmington

6/23: 4th Annual Cape Fear Community Arts Expo, Downtown Wilmington

6/23: Co-ed Beach 32nd Annual SURF-SUN-SAND  Volleyball & Bocce Ball Tournaments, Oceanic Pier – Access 38 

6/23: Suncoast Cruisers Carz Under the Starz, Federal Point Shopping Cnter, Wilmignton

6/23: Olympic Day, Leland Municipal Complex Park

6/23: 2nd Annual Bluewater Bikini Beach Bash, Carolina Beach

6/27: Family Day at the Farmer’s Market, Poplar Grove Plantataion

6/27-6/30: Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament, Wrightsville Beach

6/30: Blaze at the Beach Lacrosse Tournament

6/30: Annual NC 4th of July Festival, Southport/Oak Island

7/2-7/4: NC 4th of July Festival, Southport

7/3: Independence day Fireworks, Pleasure Island

7/4: Battleship Blast Family Fireworks, Wilmington

7/7: Cape Fear 7’s Rugby Tournament, Wilmington

7/12-7/14: The Amazing Anastasini Circus, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

7/13: East Coast “Got-Em-On” Classic, Carolina Beach

7/13: reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest, Wrightsville Beach

7/14: Happy Tails Dog Expo, Poplar Grove Plantation

7/15: Pipeline to a Cure East Gala, Landfall

7/21:Walking Tour at Oakdale Cemetary

7/22: Race for History, Bellamy Mansion, Downtown Wilmington

7/27: Cape Fear Flounder Classic, Southport

Looking for more information on area events this summer? Check out these links for more events in:

Pleasure Island 

Wilmington Area

Oak Island & Southport


Mystery Agent June 19, 2012

Intracoastal Realty Mystery Agent

Each week at our sales meeting we have a “Mystery Agent.” This gives us a chance to learn more about one of our colleagues that we may not have known otherwise.

    • Born in Wilmington on Masonboro Sound, rode my ponies over what is now Windward Oaks.
    • Heard my first opera in Rome.
    • Met my husband at an all-male Rotary luncheon.
    • Became a flight attendant so I could get to voice lessons. My teacher was Sandra Bullock’s dad.
    • Met the Duke of Norfolk while touring his home, Arundel Castle.
    • In 1991, we attended the opening of the Sainsbury Wing of the Nat’l Gallery in London at the invitation of the Queen, where we met the architect I. M. Pei.
    • 1 month later, attended the Pritzger Prize ceremony in Mexico City. Winner was architect of the Sainsbury Wing. He had been husband’s professor.
    • Sang with Piedmont Opera, Opera Carolina and Des Moines Metro Opera.
    • After flying for 12 years and singing auditions in NYC and Europe, decided it was time to stay home!
    • Started with Intracoastal Realty 4 months later.

Can you guess who the Mystery Agent is?

Lynne Boney Intracoastal Realty

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Pleasure Island Events – Week of 6/16

Saturday, June 16th – Farmer’s Market & Art Show at Carolina Beach Lake
Sunday June 17th – FREE Movie at Carolina Beach Lake – Zookeeper
Tuesday, June 19th – Boardwalk Blast FAMILY NIGHT
Wednesday, June 20th -Boardwalk Blast CASH BINGO
Thursday, June 21st – Weekly Fireworks on the Beach and the MAKO Band at the Boardwalk Gazebo

Friday, June 22nd – FREE Summer Concert featuring SPARE CHANGE.
Food is allowed, however no pets or beverages are allowed. Beverages will be for sale. Concert is from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area at 119 Riverfront Road in Kure Beach.

Activities – There are many activities to enjoy on the island; biking, surfing, paddle boarding and riding bikes are just a few of the many things you can enjoy while visiting the island.

Real Estate – Pleasure Island had 22 new listings last week, 7 under contract, and 12 closed sales.

Weather –This weekend and next week will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 80’s. It is a beautiful time of year to spend time at the beach. What better way to enjoy the sun and have fun than the beach!

For more information about Pleasure Island go to http://www.pleasureislandnc.org


Front Door Color – A Window Into Your Life

Believe it or not, your front door says a lot about you! Often it’s the first thing that is noticed and it sets the tone for your home’s overall appearance. The front door is an important feature so what color you paint it tells visitors what they can expect when entering your home.

Here’s what color psychologists say your front door color says about you:

Blue: Rest Stop – Behind the blue door is an owner who thinks first of the home as a refuge: calm, serene, and relaxing, the perfect retreat from an often harsh and demanding world.
Green: Peace Conservatory. Green connotes health, safety, tranquility, and harmony, all highly desirable attributes for the home environment.
Black: Power Center. A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power, and authority, indicating to all who enter or even passersby that the home is a serious place inhabited by a person of substance.
White: White is a classic color for doors, especially on a cottage style home. Throughout history, white has come to represent purity, serenity, and virtue.
Red: A color with punch, red is vibrant, full of life, energy and excitement. Here’s an exciting place to live. In Scotland, homeowners paint their front door red to signify they have paid off their mortgage.
Purple: Purple is a pretty popular color for front doors. It’s symbolizes energy and is thought to invite many opportunities into your home. Purple is universally known as the most spiritual and versatile color in the spectrum.
Yellow: This color fosters mental sharpness and creates a sense of happiness and well-being. In Western cultures, yellow has contradicting meanings. On one hand, it denotes joy, happiness, imagination and hope. On the other hand, it symbolizes cowardice, jealousy and dishonesty. Depending on where you live, use yellow as a door color with caution.
Brown: Painted or stained brown says “natural” and “organic” and feels warm, stable and reliable. However, darker shades can be foreboding, signaling a desire for privacy or isolation.

Colors get people in a certain frame of mind according to Paint Quality Institute’s Debbie Zimmer. The ideal situation is to use colors in harmony with the surroundings. It’s best to chose a color that contrasts with the rest of the house but draws the eye in and still works with the surrounding colors. What do you think, does the color of your front door express your individuality or the feel of the household?


Mystery Agent June 12, 2012

Intracoastal Realty Mystery Agent

Each week at our sales meeting we have a “Mystery Agent.” This gives us a chance to learn more about one of our colleagues that we may not have known otherwise.

  • Raised on a farm in eastern NC.
  • When I was 8 yrs old, I trained a mule to pull a farm implement, without me along. Worked about an hour until mom rang the dinner bell, mule then proceeded to the barn, across the neighbor’s yards, and across the highway……needless to say what my father did.
  • When I was 12, met Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Patti Page and Groucho Marx at Radio City Music Hall.
  • Have my degree in the medical sciences and practiced in a hospital lab for 9 years.
  • Was accepted to medical school at UVA but my wife got pregnant and we chose not to attend.
  • Have assisted a Pathologist in numerous autopsies.
  • Fortunate enough to have traveled to about 5 continents as well as about 30 countries.
  • Built approximately 1,200 medical facility beds in NC. With about 1,800 employees.
  • Has been married to lovely wife Sue for 47 years.
  • Has been with Intracoastal for 6 years.

Can you guess who this agent is?

Phil Rawls Intracoastal Realty

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