Mark Your Calendar for the 17th Annual Chowder Cook-Off

It's right around the corner...so close you can almost taste the delicious seafood chowder...the 17th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off will be held on April 13th, 2013.

If you're an area restaurant and would like to showcase your "soon to be famous" chowder to a crowd of a approximately 3000 please contact Gail or Greg at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at 910-458-8434. 

Do you have a favorite local restaurant you think could bring home the big prize for their amazing chowder? Encourage them to enter this beloved Pleasure Island competition. And of course mark your calendar and plan to join us at the Carolina Beach Lake on April 13th. We'll see you there!

Follow the latest on the Chowder Cook-Off on Facebook: Facebook.com/PleasureIslandChowderCookOff


2013 Calendar of Events on Pleasure Island

It's going to be another fun filled year on beautiful Pleasure Island! From the Lo Tide Run, to the Chowder Cook Off, to the Weekly Fireworks, to the Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest - mark your calendar now so you don't miss your favorite events!

January 25 & 26    2nd Annual Step-Up For Soldiers Backyard BBQ (910-547-0087)
February 23           Special Olympics Polar Plunge (910-341-5876)
March 16               9th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo-Tide Run (910-368-9523)
March 22-23         Suncoast Cruiser “Back to the Beach” Car Show (910-707-0060)
March 23              17th Annual Budweiser Wing Fling (www.wilmingtonwingfling.com)
April 6                   Island Of Lights Fashion Show (910-617-5945)
April 13                 17th Annual Chowder Cook Off (458-8534)
April 27                 6th Annual Kure Beach Street Festival (910-458-8216)
April 27                 Miss Pleasure Island Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962)
May (TBA)            ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship
May (TBA)            15th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament (910-264-8397)
May 18-19             20th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic (910-392-0306)
May 11 – Sept. 28 Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122)
June – August        Weekly Movies at the Lake Every Sunday (910-458-8434)
June – August        Weekly Fireworks on the Beach Every Thursday (910-458-8434)
June – August        Free Summer Concerts 2nd & 4th Fridays (910-458-8434)
June – August        Weekly Boardwalk Music Every Thursday (910-458-8434)
June 1                   28th Annual Beach Music Festival (910-458-8434)
June 22                 Suncoast Cruisers “Sand & Surf Car Show” (910-707-0060)
July 3                    Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434)
July 12-14             East Coast Got Em ‘On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-458-0240)
September 13 & 14  6th Annual North Carolina Flatfish Championship (910-452-6378)
October 12 & 13  20th Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434)
October 18-20      7th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-452-6378)
October 19           5th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266)
October 26           Annual CB Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434)
November 29        Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507)
Nov 29 thru Dec 21  5th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666)
December 6           Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507)
December 7           Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-5507)
December 13, 14 & 15  Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459)
December 14         Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5507)
December 31         Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown held in Carolina Beach

Stay up to date on the latest island happenings at www.PleasureIslandNC.org!


Step Up For Soldiers BBQ Cookoff - January 25th & 26th

Head over to the Carolina Beach Lake this weekend to try some delicious bar-b-que! Admission is free and you can purchase tickets to sample the BBQ and weigh in on who you think the ultimate winner should be. This fun event benefits a wonderful cause - Step up for Soldiers.

Learn more: http://www.stepupforsoldiers.org/bbqcookoff


Spotlight on Business - Redfern Designs

Redfern Designs owner, Kristen Redmond, recently moved to Carolina Beach after living in San Francisco for 20 years. After almost 10 years of doing business in the aggressive San Francisco Real Estate market Kristen is looking forward to bringing her knowledge to the Carolina Beach area. “I believe that readying a $200,000 condo for sale is as important as a $2,000,000 house. Profit is profit”

The primary focus of Redfern Designs is to work with property owners to maximize their revenue potential. Whether you are selling your property or simply want to refurbish an existing rental unit; Kristen and her team will work with the owner to determine the best return on investment.

Project Management or Consulting Services include anything from remodeling a bathroom, de-cluttering a room or a simple color consultation. The goal is to empower the owner as much as possible to make good financial decisions, and assist with managing the necessary service providers.

Web appeal is the new curb appeal. Redfern Designs works with their clients to ensure that a property is a standout in the crowd. If you are competing with dozens of similar properties then every online photo counts. Potential buyers/renters have to be able to “see” themselves living there, and that won’t happen with cluttered rooms and dark photos.

Redfern Designs works with the Real Estate Agent, Rental Agent or Seller to make sure everything sparkles for that first Open House.

“My clients appreciate your insight, skill and care, and most of all how you treated each of their homes as though they were your very own.” Brendon Kearney - Vanguard Properties, SF

A self admitted architecture nerd, Kristen is always happy to share her knowledge with clients. For most of us our home is our biggest financial asset, and the more you know the more you grow.

Call Kristen Redmond today for a complimentary consultation.
cell: 415 - 990 - 8441
email: redferndesigns@att.net



148 th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher - January 19, 2012

From the Friends of Fort Fisher:

Multiple cannon blasts will mark the commemoration of the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher on January 19, 2012, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site hosts “Sheppard's Battery: Confederates Defending the Left Flank,” a living history program that focuses on the Confederate defenders at Sheppard’s Battery and at the fort’s “Bloody Gate.”

Civil War re-enactors will set up displays of camp life and talk with visitors about the life of the Confederate infantry and artillery troops during the January 1865 campaign. Throughout the day, infantry and artillery units will conduct drills and firing demonstrations, including the site’s rifled and banded 32 pound cannon atop Sheppard’s Battery. The program is free and will be held from 10 am to 4 pm.

Scheduled speakers include local historian Ernie Kniffen, who will discuss new findings on his extensive research of Confederate sailors and Marines. Later in the day, author Richard Triebe will sign books and discuss NC troops who were captured at Fort Fisher and sent to a prison camp in Elmira, NY. Also on site will be author, educator, and member of the Wilmington Railroad Museum board of trustees, James Burke, who will sign and promote his book, “The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad in the Civil War.”

At 12:30, the NC Underwater Archaeology Unit will dedicate a new highway marker for the blockade runner Modern Greece.

All Fort Fisher programming is made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher and its sustaining members, Mike McCarley, Brian Nunnally, Ernie Kniffen, Tammy and Jack Moore, and Jim and Catherine Taylor.

Fort Fisher, the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy, once protected the port of Wilmington and the vital blockade running trade on the Cape Fear River. After two massive bombardments the fort fell to a Union infantry assault on January 15, 1865. With the capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington’s port – “the Lifeline of the Confederacy” – was closed to foreign trade.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach, N.C. 28449.  For more information, call (910) 458-5538 or visit the web site www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/. Fort Fisher State Historic Site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.


Spotlight on Business - P3 Picture Perfect Planning

Picture Perfect Planning specializes in making every event memorable and fun while paying close attention to every detail! Whether it's a parent planning the perfect birthday party, a bride daydreaming of a picture perfect wedding, a Christmas party to thank your employees or clients for a fantastic year P3 is here to assist you. I sit down with all my clients and go through questions to aid me in learning more about you, your event, your relationship, how you fell in love, and much more! This helps me to ensure that I know exactly what you want for your special day/event.

Imagine your wedding Picture Perfect and meticulously planned so that all you have to do is sit back, enjoy and say "I Do". This is the comfort you will experience when hiring P3 to plan your event. I, as well as my team, are commended on our customer service, but more importantly the friendships we walk away from each event with. P3 creates customized face painting for parties, fundraisers, and events all the same! We are hired every year by the Chamber of Commerce for the Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival, Chowder Cookoff, and have helped with fundraising events such as Love is Bald, St. Baldrick's, Pretty in Pink and much more.

Photography is my NEW added feature as of October 2012!!! I have a unique eye for photography and believe in giving my clients raw pictures in the moment. Thus bring P3 back full circle....Planning, Painting, & Photography!! Call today (910) 688-3433 to schedule your FREE consultation and find out pricing. ♥


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