Spotlight on Business: Island Time Drop-n-Play

The Carolina Beach Kids’ Oasis
Ask about Birthday Parties and Camp Specials

Located across from Town Hall, Island Time offers hourly childcare for children ages 1 – 12. With 2,000 sq ft. equipped with trains, cars, books, dolls, toddler toys, superheroes, two dramatic play areas: one with a stage (and lots of costumes), and one with a kitchen set, basketball, air hockey, video games and more, there‘s something for kids of all ages.

Island Time is opened Monday-Thursday from 8am-8pm, Friday from 10am-10pm, and Saturday from 12pm – 10pm. Kids can play up to 4 hours on any given day and no reservations are neces-sary. Rates start at $7/hr for 1 child with discounts for additional siblings. (Chamber members receive $1 off per hour!) Saturday mornings and Sundays are reserved for private parties.

Come check us out and you‘ll see why Island Time is the Carolina Beach kids‘ oasis!

Submitted by Dana Jackson

Island Time Drop-n-Play
1140 N. Lake Park Blvd Suite D
Carolina Beach, NC 28428


Spotlight On Business: Artful Living Group

Artful Living Group, located at 112 Cape Fear Blvd, is a new kind of shopping experience. Since opening on Valentines Day this year the shop has grown to represent over 90 artists, art classes have started, and the gallery opened with First Thursday Artist Receptions.

Each first Thursday of the month a reception is held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the gallery with the featured artist of the month. The public is wel-come to come enjoy wine and refreshments while visiting with the artist and enjoying their work.

Art classes for a variety of fun projects are held every month such as feng shui and aroma therapy, pine needle weaving, and art therapy with mandalas.

Art Buzz – "get your art buzz on" is our latest addition. This innovative BYOB and Paint series is held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with a different project for each week. Participants bring their own bottle of wine or beverage and paint a fun function project, such as wine glasses and silk scarves. Private parties are available which are wonderful for family projects, date night, team building or just a gathering of friends.
Artists are often onsite either working on their projects or holding events for the public to interact with their creative processes.

Artful Living Group‘s mission is to bring unique, quality, affordable fun functional art to the public and the public to great artists. Come support our local artists.

Submitted by Chris Higgins.


Volunteers Needed For Thursday Night Fireworks

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good people to volunteer to help with the Thursday night fireworks displays. The events that are put on by the Chamber of Commerce are not possible without the dedication and hard work of our Volunteers.  If you are interested in helping out with the Thursday Night Fireworks, please give Greg a call at (910) 458-8434.  Give us a couple hours and your community will thank you.  If you have never volunteered before, give us a call and help make your community the 'piece of paradise' that we have grown accustomed to... You will be glad you did!

Movie Alert - 7/24 Re-scheduled to "How To Train Your Dragon."

MOVIE ALERT: This Sunday, July 24th, the movie at the Lake will be the re-scheduled "How To Train Your Dragon" in place of "The Green Hornet". Please pass the word and enjoy the show.


July 2011 Free Movies on Pleasure Island

Enjoy one of the most beloved Pleasure Island traditions - watching a movie under the starts at the Carolina Beach Lake! Here's the Free Movies at The Lake line up for the remainder of July:

**UPDATE: On 7/24 "How To Train Your Dragon" will be shown in place of "The Green Hornet."**

Shrek Forever After
July 17th

The Green Hornet
July 24th

Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
July 31
Find more fun things to do in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher in the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Local Events.


Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp

Don't let the kids get bored this summer - give them an experience they won't soon forget at the Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp. 

There is a Discovery Day Camp for kids ages 6-10 and an Adventure Day Camp for kids ages 10-13. Activities include horse back riding, kayaking, trips to the beach, surfing, and more! Space is limited.

More Information: 

Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation
Carley J. Neil
(910) 458-2977


Spotlight On Business: Shoppes at Squigley’s Ice Cream & Treats, Inc.

The oldest, 17 years, and most successful, dedicated real ice cream parlor on Pleasure Island is Squigley‘s Ice Cream & Treats. They are able to create and serve over 4,000 different flavors of real ice cream in minutes at their customers‘ request. In addition, they hand make their own waffle cones daily with a secret formula giving it a unique taste. No ice cream parlor would be complete without candy and other things for kids of all ages. Lastly, indoor and outdoor seating is available within view of the Chamber‘s weekly fireworks, hit movies and Saturday‘s Farmer‘s Markets.

Upstairs from the ice cream parlor is Squigley‘s Gift Gallery, accessible from the front deck. One-of-a-kind items are sourced from crafters, artists, jewelry makers & 24 different countries with emphasis on the USA in addition to off-shore democracies and friendly allies. Value is important so price is reduced by: buying from crafters, self-transportation saving shipping charges, and sourcing special prices, from long time suppliers. Things expensive elsewhere but not here, are under-priced in order to stay #1.

Behind the ice cream parlor is Squigley‘s Shade and Handbag Shack stocking over 1000 sunglasses for men, women and children plus 350 handbags, wallets and purses. Designer-cost-inspired items are available on everything including polarized sunglasses, readers, accessories, flip-flops, glasses holders and handbag organizers. The Shoppes at Squigley‘s are all open at noon six days a week and at 1 PM on Sundays. They close when people stop coming in, usually at 10 PM or when they faint from exhaustion.

Submitted by Joe Coen.


Free Concert Friday 7/14

Don't miss the great Bluegrass sounds of South of K at the Free Summer Concert Series. Originally scheduled for Friday, July 8th, the show was postponed to the 14th due to inclement weather.

Kick off your weekend with this fun concert at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach. There is fun for the whole family - relax with a picnic, sit back and enjoy the music, or get up and dance! As the sun sets over the Cape Fear River there's no better place to be!


Spotlight On Business: Beach Blooms

Beach Blooms proudly serves Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wilmington. We are family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.

Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. Come see us at 100 N Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach, call us at (910) 707-0633, or at www.carolinabeachbloomsflorist.com or on Facebook.


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