Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / by Jen Reed
What's Up | fun and festivities
Sept 3 6pm Protect Our Coast! Public Forum | Surfrider Foundation and Don't Drill NC coalition partners discuss coastal drilling issues, at NHC Public Library, Main Branch, tickets on Eventbrite.
Sept 6-8 Wilmington Boat Show | Wilmington Convention Center and Port City Marina and Pier 33, largest show of its kind between Annapolis and Tampa - come see why Wilmington is North Carolina's top coastal destination.
Sept 7 10am Back to School: Safety Seminar | hosted by Dynamic Martial Arts, 5546 Carolina Beach Road, donations go to providing school supplies for children in need.
Sept 9 7pm Cinematique Presents "Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am" | Wilmington Film Series, purchase tickets at the Thalian Hall box office, more info here.
Sept 9 6pm Yoga on the Battleship Fall 2019 | vinyasa-based yoga with Noelle Whittington on the beautiful deck of the USS North Carolina.
Sept 12 6:30pm Jazz at the Mansion | hosted by the Bellamy Mansion and the C ...
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 / by Jen Reed
Wilmington and the beaches are decidedly dog-friendly, with great walking trails, outdoor dining at restaurants that welcome four-legged friends, and a slew of dog parks and pup-oriented recreational activities.
In a community that embraces both your family and your pets, there are plenty of options when deciding what do for the day or evening - options that include your dog, too!
Starting in September 2019, there is a new law in North Carolina that will allow dogs (and cats) inside breweries, as long as the brewery doesn't prepare food on the premises.
Here are some of our favorite spots to grab a beer and chill with our four-legged buddies:
Front Street Brewery
Waterman's Brewing Company
Goat & Compass
Good Hops Brewing
Edward Teach Brewing
Burnt Mill Tavern
Generally, the rule for finding a restaurant that doesn't mind if you bring your d ...
Monday, July 29, 2019 / by Jen Reed
Well into the dog days of summer, the real estate market is hot, just like the weather is outside.
Kirk Pugh jumps right into some numbers to see what that means to the real estate buyer or seller. If you are a seller today, whether you are getting a job transfer, moving to get closer to family, or needing to upsize for a growing family or downsize, the market is very much in your favor right now. "Absorbtion rate" is something that we talk about internally on the KBT Realty team. At what pace are homes that are put on the market in various price categories selling, and what is a reasonable expectation a seller can have for how long it may take to get their house sold?
If we look at the market by price point, Kirk suggests, up to about $350,000, in New Hanover county, assuming a house is in a decent location and in decent condition without too much deferred maintenance, there is a three month supply of inventory. On the spectrum of buyers-market, sellers-market, a h ...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 / by Jen Reed
What's Up | fun and festivities
August 2 4-7pm Young Scientist Academy End of Summer Party | YSA at 20 N 4th Street, Wilmington. Fun, music, food, and games for the entire family. View youth science research projects and art exhibits. Suggested donation $10.
August 3 2pm 4th Annual Downtown Wilmington Margarita Bar Crawl | General admission of $5 gets you on the crawl, drink specials, giveaways and more. Starts at Growler's Tavern, 21 N Front Street.
August 8 7pm Evening Climb at Old Baldy Lighthouse | Climb Old Baldy on Bald Head Island for a 360-degree view of Southport, Oak Island and the surrounding waterways at night. Buy tickets online or onsite.
August 10 multiple times Thalian Hall's 3rd Annual Thunder Roll Event | Free! Experience America's only operating Thunder Roll - a 19th century sound effect machine. Tony Rivenbark performs the Storm Speech from Shakespeare's King Lear as the Thunder Rolls. Reservations not required. Info at www.thalianhall.org.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 / by Jen Reed
One of the most anticipated arrivals of summer are the Cape Fear area's bountiful farmers' markets. With a richly varied offering of locally grown vegetables and fruits - not to mention unique farm-fresh food products like preserves, hot sauces, sausages, and pickles - farmers converge on markets every day of the week in different locations throughout growing season. Some markets wrap up in mid- to late August, and the larger markets run through late November, so be sure to double check dates.
Local shoppers look for North Carolina-grown produce like cantaloupe, peaches, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, squash, and cabbage. Of course, there is a wide selection of other fruit and vegetables depending upon the time of the growing season. Watch for fresh berries during the short window of late May to mid-June, and a wide variety of pie and decorative pumpkins in early Fall. Farmers' market followers know where to find everything from microgreens to kombucha and North Carolina wines ...