Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Summer Film Series Continues

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Free Movies at the Lake Series continues this week.

This Sunday, June 28th, the film series will feature Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull starring Harrison Ford, Shia LeBeouf, Cate Blanchett, and Karen Allen.

The newest Indiana Jones adventure begins in the southwest in 1957 – the height of the Cold War. Indy and his sidekick, Mac, have barely escaped a close scrape with nefarious Soviet agents on a remote airfield. Join Indy as he finds a way to evade the ruthless Soviets, follow an impenetrable trail of mystery, grapple with enemies and friends of questionable motives and, above all, stop the powerful Crystal Skull from falling into the deadliest of hands.

The movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Feel free to bring your blankets and snacks. The concession stand will be offering popcorn, candy, soft drinks and more.



Jazz Under The Stars - Carolina Beach Boardwalk

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk Makeover Organization invites you to enjoy Jazz Under The Stars this weekend.

  • What: 2nd show in the Jazz Under The Stars Series
  • When: Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Where: Beach Stage, Carolina Beach Boardwalk
  • Info: Ryan Saranich and Pocket Language will perform
Patrons are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs and blankets. For more information, please visit the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Makeover website.


4th Annual Pro/Am Silvagni Benefit Surf Contest - August 1st + 2nd

The 4th Annual Pro/Am Silvagni Benefit Surf Contest is coming August 1st and 2nd, 2009.

Now is your chance to enter to win a custom made surfboard by Perfection Surfboards. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 7 for $5.00. All proceeds benefit the Lyme Disease Foundation and Andrew Silvagni.

Tickets are available at Beach Dogs located at 304 N. Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. The Drawing will be held at the end of the Surf Contest on August 2, 2009.

Watch for more details: www.SurfSchoolNC.com.


Summer Camp Program at Fort Fisher Aquarium

Looking for a great summer camp on Pleasure Island?

The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher will be holding a Coastal Crusaders Summer Camp for young adults.

  • What: Coastal Crusaders Summer Camp
  • When: June 29th through July 3rd
  • Where: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  • Info: for young adults, ages 13-14
Throughout the week, teen campers hit the beach, go crabbing in the salt marsh, tour behind the scenes of the Aquarium, canoe at Holly Shelter, conduct underwater archaeology at Fort Fisher Historical Site, visit the Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Beach and try out surfing.

Space is also available for Aquarium summer camps for kids ages 5-12 with various dates and themes.

Please call 910-458-7468 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher/programs/summer-camp for more information about summer camp dates, themes, and fees.


Film and Fireworks Series on Pleasure Island Continues This Week

Just a reminder to everyone that our Film and Fireworks Series continues this week with the Fireworks by the Sea on Thursday night at 9:00 p.m.

Also that evening, starting at 6:30 at the Boardwalk Gazebo, come out and listen to Painted Man playing Funk and Rhythm and Blues.

On Sunday, June 21st, bring your family and your blankets and come out to the Carolina Beach Lake Park for our Free Movies at the Lake.

This week we will be showing The Tale of Despereaux, a tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess. This film stars the vocal talents of Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman and Kevin Klein. The movies start at 8:45 p.m.

See you there!

Rip Current Awareness on Pleasure Island and the NC Coast

In light of the recent tragedies on Pleasure Island due to Rip Currents, Bob Lewis from The Last Resort is starting the Pleasure Island Rip Tide Awareness Campaign to educate the public on Rip Currents.

Bob is challenging the local businesses to pitch in and help get enough Rip Tide Awareness Posters printed so that each business, real estate company, property rental company and individual owners of condo/beach house rentals can display and educate the public on a daily basis. Bob has volunteered to organize, collect donations for printing expenses and will also go around to the local businesses and distribute the information.

While our lifeguards, fire and safety rescue personnel and the police department are doing a wonderful job, we need to do our part to help educate the public immediately.

If you would like to donate your time or money to this incredibly valuable campaign, please contact Bob at 599-2879 or visit him at The Last Resort at 600 N. Lake Park Boulevard.

We need your help to avoid any further loss of life on our Island.


Customer Appreciation Week at Chick-fil-A Monkey Junction

The week of June 15th is Customer Appreciation Week at Chick-fil-A of Monkey Junction.

Each night this week, Chick-fil-A is offering it’s customers something exciting for Customer Appreciation Week.

Even more exciting is that on Thursday night at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Chick-fil-A will be hosing the Extreme Tailgating Event from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. They will have FREE Chick-fil-A Sandwiches (while supplies last) and FREE kid’s games and photos with the Chick-fil-A Kid Cow. If you can’t make it out to the Boardwalk, there are other events taking place in the store each day.

For more information contact Chick-fil-A at 910-794-9008 or visit their website at www.cfamonkeyjunction.com.

Movies at the Lake - Small Schedule Change

We've recently made a change to our blog post about Fireworks and Movies at the Lake. The movies we thought we could show in 3D are no longer available to us so there will be no 3D at the lake this year :( But we still have awesome movies for the whole family so be sure to come out to enjoy them - for FREE!

Also, Kung Fu Panda will be shown on Sunday, August 2nd (replacing Monsters Vs. Aliens which won't be out on time for the screening).

Thank you!


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

Welcome Aboard New Members, May 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!

Amanda or Daniel Cerqueira
Amanda Cerqueira, DDS - Carolina Beach Dental Care
1328 N. Lake Park Blvd. Ste 107
Carolina Beach 28428

Josie Highsmith
Highsmith Law Firm, P.A. - Wilmington NC Family Law
709 Princess St. .
Wilmington 28401

Christopher Gates
I Am Salon and Day Spa - Full service Aveda Concept Salon providing hair care services, facials, massage, manicure, pedicures, steam shower , fan infrared sauna
5315-C South College Rd.
Wilmington 28412

Claire Lochner
Mike & Claire’s Home Care, LLC - Cleaning & maintenance, painting & repairs for residential and rental properties as well as elderly services
Wilmington 28412
910.274.2324 or 910.547.5550

Dennis Setterfield
Setterfield Design - Design and space planner of theme restaurants, retail shops and film sets
324 Okeechobee Rd.
Wilmington 28412

Danielle Cousler
Thyme Savor Catering - Full service catering service for Beau Rivage and Eastern North Carolina
649 Rivage Promenade
Wilmington 28412

Megan Criss
Wilmington SEO - Search engine optimization (SEO) and internet marketing services
Wilmington 28401
“You have a website, we’ll help people find it!”


Free Summer Concert Schedule, Kure Beach NC

Check out our 2009 Free Summer Concert Series taking place at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach, NC:

***Friday, June 12 | 6-8 pm | Radio Flyer (Classic Rock and Top 40)

Friday, June 26 | 6-8 pm | Road House Blues Band (Blues)

Friday, July 10 | 6-8 pm | Spare Change (Beach Music and More)

Friday, July 24 | 6-8 pm | Barry Brown (Country)

Friday, August 14 | 6-8 pm | Mako Band (Top 40, Classic Rock, Blues)

Friday, August 28 | 6-8 pm | El Jaye Johnson (Jazz)

***Friday, June 12, Chick-Fil-A will be hosting a tailgate party!! Free Chick-Fil-A sandwiches while they last.

Also, available for purchase will be delicious Italian Ice from The Island Ice Factory and tasty hot dogs from Beach Dogs.

Don't forget your blankets, chairs and a cooler for food (beverages available for sale). No pets allowed per property rules.

See you there!


Fireworks and Movies at Carolina Beach, NC

When the weather turns warm, that means it's time for the Pleasure Island Fireworks and Free Movies at the Lake Series!

The Fireworks take place Thursdays at 9 pm. Movies begin at dark. The schedule for the Gazebo Entertainment and Movies is as follows:

Thursday June 11 | 6:30-9:30 | The Bearded
Thursday June 18 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Painted Main
Thursday June 25 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Ten Toes Up
Friday July 3 | Fireworks, no band scheduled
Thursday July 9 | 6:30-9:30pm | Julie Gribble
Thursday July 16 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Sol Driven Train
Thursday July 23 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Painted Man
Thursday July 30 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Tom Rhodes & The Rhodes
Thursday August 6 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Gypsy Fire
Thursday August 13 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Ten Toes Up
Thursday August 20 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Bibis Ellison & The Spare Change
Thursday August 27 | 6:30-9:30 pm | Hoot Owl Trail
Friday September 4 | Fireworks, no band scheduled


Sunday June 14 | Hotel for Dogs (G)
Sunday June 21 | The Tale of Despereaux (G)
Sunday June 28 | Indiana Jones, Crystal Skull (PG-13)
Sunday July 5 | Madagascar II (PG)
Sunday July 12 | Pink Panther II (PG)
Sunday July 19 | Space Chimps (G)
Sunday July 26 | Ironman (PG-13)
Sunday August 2 | Kung Fu Panda (PG)
Sunday August 9 | Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG)
Sunday August 16 | The Goonies (PG)
Sunday August 23 | Bedtime Stories (PG)
Sunday August 30 | Wall-E (G)
Sunday September 6 | Night at the Museum II (not yet rated)

Spotlight on Business - Reynolds/Architecture Corporation

Reynolds/Architecture Corporation (R/A) was formed in Winston-Salem in the early ‘90’s to serve the growing Design/Build market that was emerging at that time. Joining forces with Landmark Builders, we provided Design/Build service primarily for the Medical, Corporate, Retail and Religious community within Central North Carolina. In 2004, after fourteen exhaustive years with over $40,000,000.00/year in work, R/A decided to have a change of scenes, down-sized and relocated to our wonderful community of Pleasure Island. Since that time, we have found success in the ever-changing landscape of North Lake Park Boulevard as well as continuing work in other parts of the state. R/A is responsible for the new Brew-Thru, the Island Tackle & Hardware renovation/addition, Tangerines Caribbean Grille, Victory Beach Vacations and the offices of Robert Caulder, Attorney. In addition, R/A has consulted on various projects for the Black Horn Bar & Kitchen, Tortuga’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Megerle’s Magic Amusement Park, The Dive, Shuck ‘n Shack, Magnolia Trace Townhomes (Gold Medal
winner in 2008 Parade of Homes), Victory Village Shopping Emporium and Mein Stein German Specialty Restaurant.

Prior to forming Reynolds/Architecture Corporation, Greg Reynolds, (a Greensboro native) graduated from UNC-Charlotte (BA-Architecture) and the University of Florida (Masters of Architecture), and then worked for several large firms in the Florida market producing the 27-story Peabody-Orlando as well as the Yacht Club and Beach Club Hotels at Disney World. In addition, Greg worked on many Corporate Headquarters, Department Of Defense projects and various municipal projects throughout the Southeast.

Since choosing Pleasure Island as their new home, Greg, his wife Teresa (a local artist) and 14 year old daughter Marissa have thrown themselves into Island life with open arms. Marissa is a 9th grader at Ashley, Teresa is known for her mosaics of virtually anything (i.e.
mannequins, lamps, wine racks, glass heads, etc.) which can be viewed on ebay, craigslist, and etsy under fluffbyteresa@yahoo.com, and Greg has volunteered his time and expertise to the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce as a Director, the Planning and Zoning board as a Commissioner and recently was named Volunteer of the Year by the Chamber. And let’s not forget Justin, their 27 year old son, living and working in the Burlington area in the IT field.

For all your Architecture and Design needs, you do not need to leave Pleasure Island anymore. Just give Greg or Teresa a call at (910)458-0082 or drop them a line at greg@rarch.com and we will be glad to consult with you on anything big or small.

As printed in the May issue of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Newsletter


Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project Free Weekly Talks

Sea Turtle Talk

Learn about threatened and endangered sea turtle nesting and hatching on our Pleasure Island beaches from May thru October and find out how you can help protect these magnificent creatures.

  • What: Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project Free Talks
  • When: Wednesdays at 7 PM (June 10 - August 12)
  • Where: Carolina Beach State Park Visitor Center
  • Info: FREE
For more information, please visit the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project online or call 538-2918.

Michael's Seafood Wins Great Chowder Cook-Off!

A huge Congratulations to Michael's Seafood for their win at the 28th Annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off held in Newport, R.I.!

Michael's Seafood Restaurant of Carolina Beach, NC won the Best Chowder Seafood category among hundreds of competitors and with thousands of people in attendance.

You can read more about the Newport event here: Michael's Seafood to Compete at Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off.

We all knew their chowder was the best - the judges and fans at the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook Off voted them #1 - but now they are proving it to the rest of the country!

Do yourself a favor and stop by Michael's Seafood Restaurant at 1206 N. Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach for lunch today to try some of their famous chowder. Or you can place a catering order for your next party or event. In any case, you need to try this chowder!

Congratulations again to Michael and Shelly McGownan!


Are you Ready for the Beach Music Festival?

Do you have your tickets for the Beach Music Festival that takes place tomorrow, Saturday, June 6th in Carolina Beach??

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

You can purchase advanced tickets at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce office in at the Town Hall in Carolina Beach: 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., 910-458-8434, OR through ETix.

This is a beach event you won't want to miss! We've got great live beach music all day starting at 11 am and going straight into the evening. These are some of the hottest beach music bands around including:
  • Jim Quick and Coastline Band
  • Sammy O'Banion with Mardi Gras
  • Holiday Band
  • Craig Woolard Band
  • Mark Roberts & Breeze
PLUS - Put on your dancing shoes for the 4th Annual Shag Contest tonight - Friday, June 5th - to be held at Shanty's Beach and Music Club in Carolina Beach: 103 N. Lake Park Blvd., 910-599-3366.

Tickets for the Shag Contest are $5 in advance or $8 at the door and can be purchased at Shanty's. They'll have cash prizes and a whole lot of fun!

Can't wait to see you there!


Pleasure Island, N.C. Chosen As Summer Travel Destination by The New York Times

Pleasure Island, N.C. was included in The New York Times Sunday edition Travel section as a prime summer destination for a weekend getaway.

In the article titled "One Summer, 14 Weekends," writer Dave Caldwell determined that there are 14 weekends this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day and he laid out a plan to travel to an ideal summer getaway during each weekend.

Pleasure Island, N.C. was his chosen destination for the weekend of June 20-21. In the article, Caldwell writes:
"...you can tackle the area by hiking in Carolina Beach State Park (910-458-8206), home to the carnivorous Venus’ flytraps. Or you can rent a surfboard or body board at SandBarz Surf and Skate Shop on the Boardwalk in Carolina Beach."
In addition to our Pleasure Island Chamber members:
Caldwell also mentions Chamber members:

While we know and understand the beauty and value of Pleasure Island, it is exciting to be promoted by The New York Times as an ideal summer destination. If you haven't been here before, give us a weekend and try us out! What's Your Pleasure?

Now - if only Mr. Caldwell had picked Pleasure Island, N.C. as a destination for the weekend of June 6th, he could have enjoyed our famous Beach Music Festival. Maybe next year!

But it's not too late for you - Buy your tickets today!


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