Bulldozing on the BeachThe Town spent $12,000 recently to repair 6 foot drops at accesses to the beach in the north Fort Fisher area. Recent strong wind and rain caused serious erosion on the beaches. (see above)
Beach nourishmentThe Town is petitioning the County Board of Commissioners for funding from the Room Occupancy Tax funds set aside for nourishment to allow sand on the beach this fall.
The Town’s next nourishment is scheduled for 2016, but due to the receipt of early federal funding and the condition of the beaches, the Town would like to see sand on the beach earlier. An additional $469,500 is needed from the ROT account to allow the project to proceed in 2014.
Ocean Front Park Pavilion EventsBeginning May 18th, the Sunday ‘Boogie in the Park’ concert series begins with two performances in May and weekly concerts starting in June.
This year the time has been changed from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
A new every other Friday series ‘Friday Variety’ begins May 30th and runs through September 19th. The series is on alternating Fridays from the Pleasure Island Chamber Free Summer Concerts sponsored by the Town and held at the FF Air Force Recreation Center. Times and entertainment varies from concerts to comedians to magicians.
The Monday night Sea Turtle talks, Tuesday Open Air Market and Wednesday morning Story Time By The Sea returns this year, also beginning in June..
May Line Up- Boogie in the Park
Sunday, May 18th at 5 pm – The Mako Band
Sunday, May 25th at 5 pm – Jah Creation
May Line Up – Friday Variety
Friday, May 30th at 7 pm – The Wilmington Big Band
Dean Lambeth, Mayor of Kure Beach