Tag: Wilmington NC

Brooklyn Arts Center announces the 4<sup>th</sup> Port City Ping Pong Throwdown

Brooklyn Arts Center announces the 4th Port City Ping Pong Throwdown

Event to feature two competitor groups, cash prizes, raffle, local food vendor, and cash bar Wilmington, NC, July 20 2014 – The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce “The 4th Port City Ping Pong Throwdown” at the Brooklyn Arts Center (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) on Friday, September 5, registration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with open tables, Throwdown at 6:15 p.m. The Wilmington Table Tennis Club presents the biggest and coolest Ping Pong event since the super successful 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Port City Ping Pong Throwdowns. All players are welcome: playing for fun, playing for keeps. There will be two competition categories — an A-group for anybody who wants to play with the […]

Cape Fear Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication Exhibit

Cape Fear Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication Exhibit

WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 – How have people communicated over distances over time? Cape Fear Museum’s collection includes thousands of artifacts related to both manual and digital methods of communication. View 32 objects that represent the changes in how in southeastern North Carolina have kept in touch. View a selection of these artifacts ranging from pens, typewriters and letters to telephones, radios and computers. See how communication technology has evolved over the last two centuries. Among the communication artifacts on display are: A manual typewriter used in the Wilmington district office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about 1885 A telegram to Leopold Bluethenthal about his son’s status as missing in action, 1918 A PC convertible IBM laptop […]

Cape Fear Museum Associates Unveils New Website

Cape Fear Museum Associates Unveils New Website

WILMINGTON, NC July 14, 2014 –  Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new website, www.cfmassociates.org. Take a glance at our Associates members and donors. Learn how the Associates support Cape Fear Museum. Explore the many ways to get involved with the Museum from volunteering and attending special events to giving and sponsorship opportunities. Now, you can renew or become a member online! Challenge your friends to join you. Shop online for Simmons Sea-Skiff boat plans. Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA, Inc.) is chartered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum through fundraising, programs, membership, and community awareness. The CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors has […]

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival   Wilmington, NC July 9, 2014 – On July 25-27, blues fans are in for a special treat when the Cape Fear Blues Society welcomes blues harmonica master and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Lee Oskar to Wilmington during the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. There’s no one in the music world quite like Lee Oskar. He is a founding member and former lead harmonica player for the 1970s funk/jazz band, WAR. His signature harp solos helped define the WAR sound (think “Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”). In 1976 he earned Billboard’s title of #1 Instrumental Artist of the Year. In 1983 he […]

Stormfest Coming to Cape Fear Museum

Stormfest Coming to Cape Fear Museum

WILMINGTON, NC June 9, 2014 – On Saturday, June 21, the fifth annual Stormfest will blow into Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. This community service event, sponsored by Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds and Duke Energy, is designed to heighten awareness, increase preparedness and encourage families to explore the science of weather.  It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Engage in fun, hands-on weather experiments with Cape Fear Museum educators throughout the Museum. Talk to meteorologists from Time Warner Cable News, WECT and WWAY—and deliver your own forecast in front of the green screen! National Weather Service will show off its five-foot-tall cyclone simulator. Get your weather radio […]

Airlie Gardens Welcomes Spring with Concert Series Line-up Announcement

Airlie Gardens Welcomes Spring with Concert Series Line-up Announcement

WILMINGTON, NC April 16, 2014 – Airlie Gardens has unveiled its slate of musical performers for the 2014 Summer Concert Series. True to tradition, a concert will take place every first and third Friday of the month from May until September. Along with returning favorites, though, this year’s program will offer several new local acts, including the series’ first ever country and first ever reggae bands. “Every year around this time, the entire Airlie staff starts getting so excited for the coming months – the warm months – particularly for these great concerts to take place,” Airlie Gardens’ Development Manager Janine Powell said. “We are even more excited this year because we know the new offerings will not only draw […]

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

WILMINGTON, NC April 15th, 2014 – Bruce Hemmingway was riding home on his motorcycle on April 12, 2013.  The driver of a van was Texting while driving and did not yield the right of way.  Despite the fact that Bruce was wearing his helmet, he suffered spinal cord injuries and is currently a quadriplegic with his life forever changed. Bikers for Bruce, A Fundraising Festival will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  100% of the proceeds will go to Bruce and Vicki Hemmingway to help with physical therapy and rehabilitation so that Bruce may walk again. The day will begin with registration at Logan’s Roadhouse located in Jacksonville, NC from 11-12 and at Fat Tony’s Pub in Wilmington, NC […]

Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association MAX! Award Winners Announced

Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association MAX! Award Winners Announced

WILMINGTON, NC March 21, 2014 – The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) announced the results of the Marketing Achievement Excellence (MAX!) awards last night. The event recognizes the best in media, marketing, and advertising tools of WCFHBA members and industry professionals. Winners were selected by a panel of professionals who specialize in disciplines that are related to new home construction and sales industries. To ensure an objective review of all entries, judges from North Carolina were located outside of the judging region. The awards banquet was held at Balcony on Dock in downtown Wilmington on Thursday, March 20. Rhonda Bellamy of the Wilmington Arts Council was the mistress of ceremonies announcing each winner and presenting the awards. The event […]

Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade in Wilmington

Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC Mar. 4, 2014 – Commemorating the life of the great apostle of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the most popular cultural events in the United States. Join us for the Annual Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade, on Saturday March 15th, 2014 in Downtown Wilmington. Festivities start at 11:00am with the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by the Friends of Hibernian’s. The parade begins at N. Front St. traveling south to Dock St., then circling back north on Water St. Spectators can view the parade all along the streets that the parade will be marching through. The announcements will be presented from the Festival area Main Stage on Princess & N. Water St, next […]

TreeFest 2014 Offers Tree Seedlings and Native Grasses

TreeFest 2014 Offers Tree Seedlings and Native Grasses

WILMINGTON, NC January 7, 2013 – TreeFest, an annual distribution of tree seedlings, will be held Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until trees run out, in the JC Penney end court inside Independence Mall. Increase tree canopy and biodiversity in your yard by visiting TreeFest.  Choose any combination of trees or grasses from our extensive list, many of which are native to our area. Limit of 5 trees and/or grasses per household. Tree species include Atlantic white cedar, bald cypress, black gum, black walnut, buttonbush, catalpa, cherrybark oak, crabapple, crape myrtle, eastern red cedar, elderberry, flowering dogwood, green ash, longleaf pine, mockernut hickory, overcup oak, paw paw, persimmon, river birch, silky […]