Smoke Alarm Installation Rally - Carolina Beach

Did you know? Seven times a day someone dies in a home fire in the United States. A staggering 60% of all fire fatalities occurred in a home that did not have a working smoke alarm!

You can save a life on Saturday, February 28, 2015 by joining American Red Cross volunteers, the Carolina Beach Fire Department and your neighbors as we go door-to-door to install 100-150 smoke alarms in select neighborhoods in Carolina Beach.

In teams of 4, volunteers will disperse into targeted neighborhoods to install smoke alarms, educate residents on fire safety, and document installations for grant reporting purposes.

For more information, please contact James Jarvis at james.jarvis3@redcross.org or at 910-762-2683.

Please join us!

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Carolina Beach Fire Department
9 South Dow Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(Corner of Cape Fear & Dow)


Spotlight on Business: Pleasure Island Day of Hope

Pleasure Island Day of Hope, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 whose mission is to bring cancer awareness to the Community while raising funds that will help our family, friends and neighbors who are going through their cancer journey.

In 2015 we will be having our “Toes in the Sand” Beach walk on September 26th. This will be our 3rd Annual event and is a stroll on the beach with all proceeds used to support our Community residents with any cancers, who need financial assistance. In addition, we help NHRMC Pink Ribbon Project provide mammography screening and diagnostic testing for breast cancer.

We are also in the planning stages for a Survivor/Caregiver group which we are looking to begin the 2nd quarter of 2015. This group will focus on wellness issues and invite speakers who will provide information on the survivors’ cancer journey and the role of the caregiver during that time. Also, complimentary treatments will be highlighted which will be beneficial to both the survivor and caregiver (ie: acupuncture, massage, exercise, etc.).

In 2014 we introduced our “Day of Hope Necklace” as a fundraiser and they are available throughout the year. Necklaces are available by contacting us via our website or visiting Touché Ladies Fashions in Carolina Beach.

Our website is currently open to accept donations and to register for our “Toes in the Sand” beach walk. Visit us at: www.dayofhopepi.org. We are also on Facebook at: Pleasure Island Day of Hope.


Special Olympics Annual Polar Plunge

Special Olympics NHC provides year round sports training, competition, social events and Camp Shriver summer camp for people eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities.We invite you to join us in the Annual Polar Plunge 5k. Participants are encouraged to dress up for their 5K, which winds through Kure Beach and ends in the sand! 

Polar Plunge

Saturday, February 21
11:00 AM – Packet Pick Up and Registration Open
11:00 AM – Chinese Auction Tent Opens
12:30 PM – Costume Contest
1:15 PM – Packet Pick Up & Registration for 5K & 1K Ends
1:30 PM –  5K and 1K Starts
2:00 PM – Chinese Auction Closes
3:05 PM – Plunge

3:20 PM – Awards Begin (This time is approximate & may vary)

Participants may park around Kure Beach
About the Cause
In New Hanover County, over 600 athletes participate in Special Olympics. Our program receives no government funding and relies solely on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of over 300 volunteers to provide these services at no cost to the athletes or their families. Run for a cause on a perfectly measured 5K course open to all ages and skill levels. 

5k runners and 1 mile fun walkers are not required to plunge but are encouraged to heat up with the run/walk and cool down with the polar plunge. Find your inner super hero! Teams or individuals can dress in costume to add to the fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Pleasure Island Event Calender

More Polar Plunge Information


Learn to Sail!

 Introductory Boating Course from The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron

Step 1: America's Boating Course
The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron, "America's Boating Club," will present its comprehensive introductory boating course beginning on Saturday, 21 February 2015 at the Cape Fear Community College.

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved and USCG recognized course is presented on a single Saturday (8:00 AM –4:30 PM). This class satisfies the NC safe boating education requirement for anyone less than 26 years of age.

Step 1: Local Knowledge
The fundamentals are a must for safe boating. However, you can take your training a step further with the “Local Knowledge” course– covering the challenges and complexities of boating on the Cape Fear Waterways (River, Ocean and AICW).

This overview of what you need to know about our coastal environment is held on the second Saturday 28 February (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM).

Step 3: On-The-Water
Where better to learn about boating than on the water?
This 2½ hour training cruise to ties your classroom studies with actual boating experience. You will go out on the ICW and Cape Fear River and work with navigation, rules of the water, communications afloat and other classroom topics.


The "America's Boating Course" segment is required. The total cost is $70 per person or 2 family members can share a textbook at the discounted price of $45 each. The “Local Knowledge” and “On-the-Water” segments are optional but highly recommended, at no additional cost.
Visit the Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron website at www.capefearboatingcourse.org to learn more and enroll. Email the class registrar at weteachboating@gmail.com with any questions.


Battle of Fort Fisher 150th Anniversary

The Gibraltar of The South

Take a step back in time as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher. Enjoy period music, 1865 battle reenactments and much more during this very special weekend of history and celebration. 

WHEN: January 17-18, 2015, from 10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.

WHERE: Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Kure Beach, NC


Update from the Pleasure Island Fire Relief Fund

 They Did It!

On Tuesday, January 6th the Pleasure Island Fire Relief Fund exceeded their goal of raising $100,000.00.

Businesses and residents from all over the community have reached out in support with generous donations and volunteer work. Because of YOU, a significant difference has been made in the lives of many people and the community in general.

The community of Carolina Beach and those affected by the condo fires are grateful for your continued support. Many of the fire victims lost all of their possessions and now, with your help, they can begin rebuilding their lives.

Free Day at the NC Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with free general admission fees on Monday, January 19, 2015.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of two holidays each year the N.C. Aquariums offer visitors free admission. The other day is Veterans Day in November. Grab the family and experience a day of aquatic adventures!

Visit http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher for hours of operation and other information.

NC Aquarium at For Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC, 28449


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