1/28/10

Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher Boat Ramps Getting Ready for Spring 2010

The Star-News reports today that boat ramps in Fort Fisher and Carolina Beach State Park are currently being overhauled and should be ready for use this spring (2010). 

The public boat ramp at Fort Fisher will have two new ramps with added parking and docks.  Crews are also working to stabilize the shoreline there.  They are hopeful to have one ramp open to the public by March 1st.

The marina at Carolina Beach State Park is set to reopen early this spring after a $2.5 million overhaul including a 42-slip marina, public boat ramp and store. (UPDATE: The Star-News corrected this information to reflect an opening date in August, 2010.)

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is also working to dredge the approaches to two of the ramps at the Carolina Beach public boating facility east of U.S. 421 to make them usable by larger boats.

Pleasure Island boaters have a lot to look forward to this spring and summer!

You can read the full Star-News article here: Area boat ramp projects in full swing

1/27/10

New Members of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce - December 2009


Catching up on our blog announcements of the new members of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce. Now announcing December, 2009....

The following businesses realized the importance of economic growth for Pleasure Island, and have pledged their support by investing in your Chamber of Commerce. Please support your community by calling on these businesses when you are in need of products or services!
 
Brian McArtan
DJ Professionals & Video / The Audio Visual People - Event production providing dj/mc, video productions, effect lighting, audio visual installation and rentals.
18 S. Water Street
Wilmington 28401
910-762-8851
info@djwilmington.com
www.DJWilmington.com
www.TheAudioVisualPeople.com

Duke & Tracee Hagestrom
Krazy Kones - Soft serve ice cream with a flavor twist, bulk candies, popcorn, salt water taffy and much more
On the Boardwalk next to the Gazebo
Carolina Beach 28428
910-458-5823
fudgeboat@bellsouth.net
www.KrazyKones.com

Pat Bell
Pizza Shuttle - Pizza and sub carryout and delivery
1206-D N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach 28428
910-458-9889
pizzashuttle@hotmail.com

Patrice Dionne
PR Dionne Inc - Face-On Golf Putter, kitchen tool and more
1401 N. Lake Park Blvd. (mail only)
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
214.662.0358
pdionne@gmail.com
www.GP-Putter.com
www.RollNPour.com

Doug Springer
Contact: Mary DeLollo
Wilmington Water Tours - Water Tours
Conlon Pier
Cape Fear Riverwalk
Wilmington 28401
910-602-3862
doug@ncfexploration.com
www.WilmingtonWaterTours.com

1/26/10

Spotlight on Business - Highsmith Law Firm


With over 13 years experience in serving clients throughout North Carolina, Mose L. Highsmith, founder of Highsmith Law Firm, P.A. has earned the reputation of being a compassionate, reliable and effective attorney.

While issues such as divorce, child custody, child support and distribution of marital property make up the majority of cases for Highsmith Law Firm, P.A., Mose and his staff are also experienced in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, general civil litigation, real estate, and simple wills.

Mose Highsmith grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. He attended high school at Pender Academy in Rocky Point, and was a Criminal Justice major at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. Mose is a former Wilmington Police Officer, and Emergency Preparedness Specialist at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant.

Graduating from the Campbell University School of Law in 1996, Mose Highsmith moved to
western North Carolina where he served as an Assistant District Attorney, Sheriff’s staff attorney, Cherokee tribal attorney, and private practice trial attorney.

Mose has extensive knowledge in representing victims of domestic violence and while serving as Assistant District Attorney in Waynesville, North Carolina, is credited with prosecuting the first marital rape case in North Carolina to result in a conviction.

Mose returned to his home town of Wilmington in 2006 and established Highsmith Law Firm, P.A. The office is located at 709 Princess Street, Wilmington North Carolina.

Mose Highsmith, with the assistance of three paralegals, Rose Davis, Devona Wagner and Josie  Highsmith, serve clients in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.

Please call Mose and his staff at 910-509-9995 for help with your legal issues, or visit them online at www.HighsmithLawFirm.com.

Submitted to the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Newsletter by Mose Highsmith.

1/25/10

Kure Beach Hotels - Perfect Summer Destination!


Kure Beach, NC Oceanfront Hotels, Motels, Inns, and Vacation Rentals


Kure Beach is Carolina Beach's beautiful, relaxed, and friendly neighbor to the south.  The town was established in 1870 with Hans Anderson's arrival from Denmark and there are now approximately 2,500 year-round residents.  Many guests come back year after year to be welcomed with old fashioned Southern hospitality.

Kure Beach is mainly a residential community, dotted with many fine oceanfront and ocean view motels, condos, and cottages to suit all tastes and budgets, including many lavish beach homes.

If you're looking for quiet, breath-taking Blue Ocean and wide open beaches just a short drive from all the conveniences, then Kure Beach is the ideal vacation place for you. 

Pleasure Island Chamber Member Hotels, Motels, and Vacation Rentals in Kure Beach

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our member businesses specializing in Kure Beach Accommodations.  Please support them with your patronage.  (See also: Carolina Beach Accommodations.)

* - (denotes Oceanfront Hotels)

Blue Marlin Apartments
318 Ft. Fisher Blvd., Kure Beach NC 28449
910-458-5752
www.Blue-Marlin.com

Darlings by the Sea*
329 Atlantic Ave., Kure Beach NC 28449
800-383-8111
www.DarlingsByTheSea.com

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area
118 Riverfront Road, Kure Beach NC 28449
910-458-6549
www.FtFisherMilRec.com

Hidden Treasure Inn
113 S. 4th Ave., Kure Beach NC 28449
910-458-3216
www.HiddenTreasureInn.com

Kure Keys Motel
310 Fort Fisher Blvd. N., Kure Beach NC 28449
910-458-5277
www.KureKeysMotel.com

Palm Air Vacation Rentals
133 N Ft Fisher Blvd., Kure Beach NC 28449
866-458-5269
www.PalmAirCottages.com

Seven Seas Inn*
130 Ft. Fisher Blvd. N., Kure Beach NC 28449
866-773-2746
www.SevenSeasInn.com

1/21/10

Carolina Beach Hotels - Make Your Summer Vacation Plans Now!


Carolina Beach Oceanfront Hotels, Motels, Inns, Condos, and Suites

Every vacation pleasure you could hope for is waiting for you at Carolina Beach.  Located at the north end of Pleasure Island, NC this town of about 6,000 friendly residents has a quaint vintage feel sure to transport you back to your childhood days at the beach.  And yet, every modern convenience is available and you'll always feel welcomed!

Among the pleasures and conveniences you can enjoy in Carolina Beach are top rated hotels, motels, inns, condos, and suites for your vacation stay.  From luxury oceanfront hotels and rentals, to motels in the heart of town, Carolina Beach offers accommodations to suit any kind of vacation - from a weekend at the beach to a month-long retreat and more.

Pleasure Island Chamber Member Hotels, Motels, and Suites in Carolina Beach

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our member businesses specializing in Carolina Beach Accommodations.  Please support them with your patronage.  (See also: Kure Beach Accommodations.)

* - (denotes Oceanfront Hotels)

Atlantic Towers*
1615S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
800-232-2440
www.Atlantic-Towers.com

Beach House Inn & Suites*
412 Carolina Beach Ave. North, Carolina Beach NC 28428
866-458-5558
www.BeachHouseInnAndSuites.com

Beachside Inn
616 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
910-458-5598
www.BeachsideInn.net

Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast
715 Carolina Beach Ave. N., Carolina Beach NC 28428
877-BEACON-6
www.BeaconHouseInnB-B.com

Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach*
100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach NC 28428
910-458-2030
www.CourtyardCarolinaBeach.com

Dolphin Lane Motel*
318 Carolina Beach Ave. N., Carolina Beach NC 28428
800-725-4647
www.DolphinLane.com

Drifter's Reef Motel

701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
910-458-5414
www.DriftersReef.com

Dry Dock Family Motel
300 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
888-518-8835

Golden Sands Motel*
1211 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
888-458-8334
www.GoldenSandsCarolinaBeach.com

Mermaid Manor
*
308 Carolina Beach Ave. N., Carolina Beach NC 28428
910-231-2418
www.MermaidManorOnCarolinaBeach.com

Microtel Inn & Suites

907 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
866-888-9919
www.MicrotelInn.com

North Pier Ocean Villas*
1800 Canal Drive, Carolina Beach NC 28428
800-476-1589
www.NorthPierVillas.com

Russo's Motel
213 Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
910-458-5281

Savannah Inn, The
*
316 Carolina Beach Ave. N., Carolina Beach NC 28428
800-334-8533
www.TheSavannahInn.com

Sea & Sun Motel

501 Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
910-458-7918

Sea Ranch Motel*
1123 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach NC 28428
800-849-8977
www.VisitSeaRanch.com

1/20/10

Spotlight on Business - Setterfield Design


Dennis Setterfield is a person who has more or less touched the lives of nearly everyone around town. Although you may not know it, Setterfield is one of the most popular designers of restaurants and pubs in the area and is also a stage and film set designer. Jack Mackerels, Tangerine Caribbean Grille, the upstairs addition to Island Tackle, The Lazy Parrot, Front Street Brewery, the Rhinocerous Club and both Fat Tony’s are a few of his local projects. Setterfield Design began business in 1973 when Dennis, the owner, and only employee, had a vision to share the wealth of his experience and expertise in the food and beverage business. Setterfield was the youngest country club manager east of the Rockies at the tender age of 23, and had over 200 employees.

Nationally recognized for his unique design work, Setterfield is a former board member of Restaurant Design Magazine and has had many of his projects ranked among the top 100 grossing bars and restaurants in the United States.

Dennis’s company is one of the leading builders of quality front and back bars, unique wall d├ęcor, and one-of-a-kind specialty items and props.

Evolving from a one man operation into a leader in restaurant and bar design, with a staff of talented individuals, highly skilled craftsmen, artists, welders, and cabinet makers, combine their efforts on each project to make certain that Setterfield Designs rigorous quality and standards are met and clients expectations are exceeded.

Setterfield’s resume includes a long sting as the set designer for the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida, and the designer of the Church Street Station complex in Orlando, Florida.

Setterfield Design can be reached at 910-799-4084, 910-619-8048, or online at www.SetterfieldDesign.com.

Submitted to the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Newsletter by Dennis Setterfield.

Snow’s Cut Media is Alive and Well

On January 8th of this year, Snow’s Cut Media announced the discontinuation of the monthly publication, Snow’s Cut Monthly. However, Snow’s Cut Media also produces the Pleasure Island Vacation Guide, now in its 4th year, and the Vacation Coupons Book, in its 7th year.

The Company is still moving forward with great zeal on these publications and both will be on news stands by early May.

For a preview of the online tour guide for these great publications, please visit http://www.pleasureislandvacationguide.com/ or http://www.vacationcouponsbook.com/ .

Questions may also be directed to Snow’s Cut Media’s office at (910) 458-0120.

1/19/10

New Members of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce - October 2009


Catching up on our blog announcements of the new members of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce. Now announcing October, 2009....

The following businesses realized the importance of economic growth for Pleasure Island, and have pledged their support by investing in your Chamber of Commerce. Please support your community by calling on these businesses when you are in need of products or services!

 Scott Cable
A&R / Music Production - Artist representation and music production. International artist contracting and representation
711 Cape Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
910-431-9227
scottcable@aol.com

Cathy & Donald Boltz
Fish Bites Seafood Restaurant & Fresh Market - Full-service seafood restaurant with fresh seafood market.. Full ABC permits featuring “Bottoms-up” Bar
6132 Carolina Beach Rd. #11
at Masonboro Landing
Wilmington, NC 28412
910-398-8520
fishbitesseafood@yahoo.com
www.FishBitesSeafood.com

Brenda Armes
Olde Salty On the Boardwalk - Restaurant
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-458-8090

Tonya Friend
Pointe South Realty - Real Estate
108 Market St.
Wilmington 28401
910.338.5161
tf@pointesouthnc.com
www.PointeSouthNC.com

1/18/10

Special Olympics 6th Annual Polar Plunge

Come take a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean to support the Special Olympics of New Hanover County.

Join them for an afternoon of live music, art, food, a silent auction, classic car show and much, much more.

In order to plunge, you must raise a minimum of $50.00 (or $30 for students with proper ID).

Details
When: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Where: Carolina Beach Boardwalk next to the Courtyard Marriott
Time: 11:00 am and the plunge starting at 3:00 pm

To request a brochure or for more information please send an email to polarplunge@plungenhc.com or call (910) 341-5876.

1/15/10

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher - Free Admission for MLK Day


The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is offering FREE Admission in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18, 2010.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of two holidays each year that the aquariums reserve for the public to visit without an admission charge. The other “free day” is Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

The Fort Fisher Aquarium hours are 9 -5 daily.

Visit the Aquarium at Fort Fisher to see alligators, snakes, saltwater and freshwater fish, jellyfish, octopus, sharks, rays, eels, and so much more!

For more information, please visit www.NCAquariums.com/fort-fisher or call (910) 458-8257.

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