Brilliant Colors at Wrightsville Beach This Weekend | 6th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival

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Join us for a fabulous display of arty and whimsical kites November 8 & 9 at Shell Island Resort on the beach.  (www.shellisland.com) Do not miss the 6th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival.  A brilliant show of color in the sky at beautiful Wrightsville Beach NC.  Event runs from 10:00 – 4:00 PM both days. If you see any real estate that you are interested, you can look it up on your phone at mobile.cbbaker.com.  Enjoy!

2013 BIZTECH | March 21 | Conference |Wilmington NC real estate

Mark the date to attend the 2013  Biz Tech conference featuring the regions most successful business and technology ventures on March 21, 2013 in the Wilmington Convention Center.  Key note speakers will be:

KEYNOTE LUNCH FEATURING NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR PAT MCCRORY  11:30 – 1:30 pm
 
Geothermal HVAC For Homes and Businesses – Room 104
Presenter: James Cornette Owner/CEO, Applied Resource Management, PC
 
10 Provocations on Business & the Environment – Room 105
Presenter: Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Office Depot Environmental Strategy 
 
9 Ways to Jumpstart Your Business – Room 106
Presenter: Reggie Shropshire, Owner, ActionCOACH
Should Your Business be in the Cloud? – Room 107
Presenters: Shaun Olsen & Tobin Geatz, CloudWyze
 
Marketing a Business By Design – Room 108
Presenter:  Jeff Morvil, Morvil Advertising +  Design Group
Delivering on the Promise of Greener Purchasing – Room 105
Presenter: Shela Fletcher, Senior Manager, Office Depot Environmental Strategy 
Team Building:  Hiring the Right People to Do the Right Things in Your Business – Room 106
Presenter: Reggie Shropshire, Owner, ActionCOACH
You Are A Publisher — So Start Acting Like One! – Room 108
Presenters: Melissa Pressley, Content Marketing Manager & Rob Kaiser, Publisher, Greater Wilmington Business Journal
 
and many more seminars throughout the day.  To see the full list and register, please visit www.wilmingtonbizexpo.com

“The BIZTECH EXPO featuring products and services from more than 100 companies. The trade show floor includes vendors in Business, Technology, Hospitality and Health & Wellness.”  For the entire schedule and vendors please visit the BiZtech Expo website here.  There will also be give away’s by the sponsor companies.  See here.

While you are visiting please search Wilmington NC real estate on www.cbbaker.com and enjoy information about our great town.  If you would like to search from your phone, just go to mobile.cbbaker.com

 

Check out the TGIF Scoop Wilmington NC

TGIF Scoop

presented by Kay Baker & Associates

Hello and Welcome to the TGIF Scoop.

The party is getting started…. The 64th annual Azalea Festival will be held April 6- 10, 2011 in Wilmington NC.  Darius Rucker has been announced as the the headliner for the concert on April 6 at Trask Coliseum to open up the festivities.  Rucker was previously with Hootie and the Blowfish, read rest of story here….


This is an awesome time to consider buying a second home at the beach. To Wilmington NC home buyers this may be one of the best  home buying opportunities due to historic low interest rates, foreclosure and short sales, and the large inventory to choose from. Don’t miss out on a once in a life time chance to get a really good deal.  Rates are still under 5%.

Call us, use our local knowledge and experience to help guide you. Visit www.cbbaker.com for up the minute MLS listings of homes in our tri-county area. And, we can send you a detailed list of all the short sales and foreclosures on the market. Just send a quick email to kaybaker@seacoastrealty.com. We will send the list right to your email box.

Get out this  weekend and all the activities that Wilmington has to offer.. And, remember, TGIF…..

Kay Bakers Blog

Wilmington NC Real Estate – cbbaker.com

MARKET SNAPSHOT

New TRENDS Market Snapshot complete with graphs, neighborhood sales, days on market etc…


Love Letters by A. R. Gurney

February  10-13
Cape Fear Playhouse

www.bigdawgproductions.org


Jake Shimabukuro Ukulele Ace

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11
UNCW Kenan Auditorium
www.UNCW.edu/presents

Listen Here…


“Velvet”
Homage to the Velvet Oil Painting
Opening reception is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.
www.OneWickedGallery.com


3 Valentines Sweetheart Cruises

Henrietta III

Sweetheart Saturday Dinner Cruise
6:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Limited Seating  Call 343-1611

The Wilmington, a state-of-the-art catamaran.

Cruises are from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12,
and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. They leave from 212 S. Water St.
WilmingtonWaterTours.com

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours

“Love Boat” cruises around the island
from Friday, Feb. 11, to Monday, Feb. 14.
Capt. Joe Abbate at 200-4002


Lobby Hero

February 2-27  Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3 PM

www.redbarnstudiotheatre.com


The Threepenny Opera

City Stage
February 10-13, 17-20 & 24-27
http://www.citystagenc.com


18th Annual UNCW Intercultural Week & Festival

Febrary 11 – February 12, 2011
11:00 AM – 3: 00PM
UNCW Burney Center

www.uncw.edu/iweek


Walls Fine Art Gallery Land and Sea Show

www.wallsgallery.com


SHARING OUR BOUNTY
“Using one person’s bounty to meet another person’s needs.”

Email sharingourbounty@gmail.com to receive weekly lists of (lightly-used) items needed by families facing hardship in our community.



Paul Hill’s Sculptures

Featuring “Southern Hospitality”

NEW! – Residents of Old Wilmington bought the sculpture and it was moved to the Corner of Market & Water St.  Dedication was this morning at 11:30 am.   Story here.


Wilmington NC  Night Spots

Friday, Feb. 11

Ron Etheridge & Jason Woolwine – Barbary Coast

Daniel Parish- Gabbys Sunpree

Jeramie Norris – Buffaloe Wildwings

Saturday, Feb. 12

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Big Daddy Love- Soapbox

Dueling Pianos – Hells Kitchen

Jerry Powell – Sweet & Savory


Sunday, Feb. 13

Micah Phelps Kennedy – The River Rat


Pulled Pork Sliders with Creamy Coleslaw

From:  Flat Belly Diet! for Men

12 ounces lean pork tenderloin, trimmed, cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 cups classic coleslaw mix
1/4 cup canola oil mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 (1/3-ounce) whole wheat potato rolls

Combine the pork, barbecue sauce, and 2 tablespoons vinegar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 60 to 65 minutes, until very tender. Remove from the heat and shred with two forks.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, sugar, and pepper in a bowl and toss well.
Fill the rolls with pork and serve with coleslaw.


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SEA SALT BAKERY

Longtime Wilmington Chef David Herring has opened a new bakery in Hampstead called “Sea Salt”  Wonderful muffins and baked goods and rumor has it he will add his famous ‘SOUPS’ !

(910) 270-1407
17011 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC 28443


ALL UNITS REDUCED UP TO $30, 000!

SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL 3 UNITS –
Call Chris Rice – On Site Agent
910-262-3353
details at www.thetownesatcarleton.comlimited time 


RED HOT DEALS OF THE WEEK HERE…


To find out what your home is really worth…..

visit www.housevalueswilmington.com

Find your dream home at a price

you can afford.

www.dreamhomesofwilmington.com

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Free list of homes with pictures delivered to your email.

www.cbbaker.com
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www.kaybaker.homesandland.com

I would like to personally thank you for your time and I hoped you’ve enjoyed hearing the Scoop.

Please feel free to pass this information along!

Best Regards,

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State of the Wilmington NC City Address 2011| Wilmington NC real estate

State of the City Address 2011.

Mayor Bill Saffo – State of the City Wilmington NC 2011

Mayor Bill Saffo gave the State of the City Address last night at the City Council Chambers in downtown Wilmington.  The highlights were the various projects that have been ongoing in 2010, from the Riverwalk project, Front Street Renovations, Wilmington Convention Center, Empie Park sports fields, Sewer Renovations and the Across City Trail.  Mayor Saffo talked in length about the budget and the cuts that have had to be made, to keep the the economic development and infrastructure improvements ongoing. He thanked al the city employees and volunteers that have had to do more with less.  For 2011 fiscal year the city is looking at cutting between 5 and 15 percent for each department, depending on the trickle down s$3.7 billion shortfall from the state.  The budget gap for 2011 – 2012 is expected to be $7.3 million dollars.  The City has had to re-evaluate and prioritize projects because of the recession and tighten it’s belt on certain projects.  Saffo said “like the homeowner that has had to put renovation projects on hold, the City has had to do the same. But even with all of these successes and:

1. a balanced budget
2. a double A+ bond rating
3. money in our savings account

Wilmington, like many other cities in our nation, is facing challenging times. The City of Wilmington, like other cities in the state, receives a significant amount of money from the state government.
We have asked our state delegation not to cut funding for the city to balance their shortfall.
This is the City of Wilmington’s strategic plan……….a road map if you will outlining the priorities for our city created by city council.”
To view the whole speech, click here.

Wilmington NC Real Estate | What is Happening in Wilmington NC this weekend

Kay Baker Wilmington NC Real Estate | Wilmington New Homes Search | Covering Wilmington, Brunswick County and Pender County | TGIF Scoop Jan 14, 2010.

 
to live by the ocean is…

TGIF Scoop

  presented by Kay Baker & Associates

Hello and Welcome to the TGIF Scoop.

Do you wonder what the sold prices are in your neighborhood?  Of course you do.  It is natural to want to know.  With the new Trends MLS reports we can give you sold prices, dates and graphs.  Easy, simple and no obligation.  We want potential Wilmington NC real estate sellers to be knowledgeable about the market. Read the rest of story here…


This is an awesome time to consider buying a second home at the beach. To Wilmington NC home buyers this may be one of the best  home buying opportunities due to historic low interest rates, foreclosure and short sales, and the large inventory to choose from. Don’t miss out on a once in a life time chance to get a really good deal.  Rates are still under 5%.

Call us, use our local knowledge and experience to help guide you. Visit www.cbbaker.com for up the minute MLS listings of homes in our tri-county area. And, we can send you a detailed list of all the short sales and foreclosures on the market. Just send a quick email to kaybaker@seacoastrealty.com. We will send the list right to your email box.

Get out this  weekend and all the activities that Wilmington has to offer.. And, remember, TGIF…..

Kay Bakers Blog

Wilmington NC Real Estate – cbbaker.com

 MARKET SNAPSHOT

New TRENDS Market Snapshot complete with graphs, neighborhood sales, days on market etc…


In a drop of water, there is an ocean.
In a grain of sand, a mountain.
In a tear, a thousand feelings.
In a smile, a thousand thanks.
In the silence, everything that a word can say.
Many mysteries, many paradoxes
Life starts to be lived by following the virtues.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ tao

 

 World renowned comedy hypnotist

Gary Conrad
January 14 & 15  8:00 pm
www.browncoattheatre.com


 

Frank Vignola’s Tribute to Django Reinhardt

Friday, January 14, 2011
8:00 PM 
Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC
www.thalianhall.org


Join in on the 2011 Martin Luther King Celebration

All Weekend – Visit Event Site Here


  

Cape Fear River Watch Invitational Striper Bass Tournament

Fri, January 14th 2011 – Sat, January 15th 2011

 www.cfrw.us/stripertourney.html


CITY STAGE THEATER
www.citystagenc.com
January  14th through 16th, 21st through 23rd and 29th through 30th


January 21 – Start the 1 month tour on the East Coast

www.greenpeace.org/usa/coalfreetour


 SHARING OUR BOUNTY
“Using one person’s bounty to meet another person’s needs.”

Email sharingourbounty@gmail.com to receive weekly lists of (lightly-used) items needed by families facing hardship in our community.


Wilmington Water Tours Website


  

 Paul Hill’s Sculptures

Featuring “Southern Hospitality”

 NEW! – Residents of Old Wilmington bought the sculpture and it was moved to the Corner of Market & Water St.  Dedication was this morning at 11:30 am.   Story here.


  

  

 

 New Elements Gallery
“Transitions”
www.newelementsgallery.com


 

  

   Wilmington NC  Night Spots

    Friday, Jan. 14

Ron Ethridge – Barbary Coast
 

 

  

Jeramy Morris – Firebelly

 Saturday, Jan. 15

Iamhuman – Yosaki

Masonboro Sound – Sweet & Savory

Drew Smith Band – Wild Wing Cafe

Sunday, Jan. 16

Technoetry – Juggling Gypsy

 


 

Barefoot Contessa – Mexican Chicken Soup

    * 4 split (2 whole) chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
    * Good olive oil
    * Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    * 2 cups chopped onions (2 onions)
    * 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
    * 2 cups chopped carrots (4 carrots)
    * 4 large cloves garlic, chopped
    * 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock, preferably homemade
    * 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in puree, crushed
    * 2 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
    * 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    * 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
    * 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, optional
    * 6 (6-inch) fresh white corn tortillas

For serving: sliced avocado, sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the chicken breasts skin side up on a sheet pan. Rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until done. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones, and shred the meat. Cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes with their puree, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon salt (depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock), 1 teaspoon pepper, and the cilantro, if using. Cut the tortillas in 1/2, then cut them crosswise into 1/2-inch strips and add to the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and season to taste. Serve the soup hot topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and broken tortilla chips.  Enjoy….

 


 

SEA SALT BAKERY

Longtime Wilmington Chef David Herring has opened a new bakery in Hampstead called “Sea Salt”  Wonderful muffins and baked goods and rumor has it he will add his famous ‘SOUPS’ !

(910) 270-1407
17011 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC 28443

  


   

 ALL UNITS REDUCED UP TO $30, 000!

 

Massive Grass – Soapbox

Check out the 2011 Wilmington NC travel and event guide | Wilmington NC Real Estate

Kay Baker Wilmington NC Real Estate | Wilmington New Homes Search | Covering Wilmington, Brunswick County and Pender County | Wilmington NC travel guide 2011Click here for guide.

wilmington.net

Get a head start and plan your year in Wilmington NC.  From festivals, weather, museums, events, nightlife, beaches, golf and maps, you can find it here.  Wilmington.net has put together a comprehensive travel guide to help you enjoy Wilmington NC.  Even a little history, which this area is rich in.  Visit Historic Downtown Wilmington NC and get a chance to view the Historic Architecture, walk along the Cape Fear riverwalk, go the the NC Battleship, shop in every eclictic shop you would ever desire, then visit one of the many downtown restaurants or pubs to get a little relaxation in.  See a property that you would like to know the price of just visit www.cbbaker.com or text 14059 to 44133 and search by street.  For all Wilmington NC real estate needs, visit 24/7.  Call us with any questions.  Happy Traveling….

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Shortsales

If you find that you are in need of help with your own home financial situation in Wilmington NC, or you would like to help someone out of their financial situation by purchasing a short sale,  rely on us to help.  Certified Distressed Property Expert can guide you through the selling and the buying process in a far more knowledgeable and timely process than doing it yourself.  Contact us NOW, by signing in below and we will contact you immediately to start the process of selling your home as a short sale or  looking for short sales to purchase.  A free list of current short sales of Wilmington NC real estate and foreclosures will be emailed to you.

Finally homeowners facing potential foreclosure may finally see light at the end of the proverbial tunnel!  The Treasury Department announced its new HAFA  (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative Program)   April 5th offering a $3000 relocation incentive (Up from $1500.00 in a revision 3/26/2010) for distressed sellers to help ease the strain of this difficult and overwhelming situation.

  We are the Wilmington NC real estate Certified Distressed Property Experts. We can provide buyers with a detailed list of distressed properties for sale and guide you through the entire process. Just complete the form below and we will deliver a list right to your email.  Visit www.cbbaker.com for real estate help.