Being Bruce -: Events Around Town (Wilmington and Leland)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Events Around Town (Wilmington and Leland)

Yesterday afternoon, rather than eat at home before the VP candidate debate, Marge and I attended 3 local events. We missed a REALTOR event at Parkside at Mayfaire, but did attend a ribbon-cutting in downtown Wilmington, and two REALTOR-only events in Leland, one at Waterford and the other at Brunswick Forest. Along the way we stopped at a new gallery in Leland.

Sharon Bryant was the hostess at the ribbon-cutting at Commercial Interior Resources at 228 N. Front St in Wilmington. This well-attended event (actually two ribbon cuttings, 3PM for the North Brunwick Chamber of Commerce and 4PM for Brunswick Chamber - not sure if/when Wilmington Chamber has one) had plenty of food and liquid refreshments - my personal fav was the fresh salsa.

Landon Morrison was one of the hosts at Waterford of the Carolinas yesterday afternoon. Just a few of the garden homes are left near the front entrance to Waterford, convenient to the fast rising retail commercial section that's right on 17. Catering at this event was by Joe Caldropoli's Coastal Catering & Events - the shrimp was outstanding! The 3 bedroom, 2 bath garden homes start at about $260K and include 2 car garages and fenced back yards - nice.

After leaving Waterford we went to Brunswick Forest for a tropics themed party by the outdoor pool at the community's new Wellness Center. Lots of excellent food, a martini bar for martini fans, and live music. The weather was beautiful, the Wellness Center is, of course, top shelf, and eventually quite a good-sized group gathered. We sat at a table with a bunch of Leland Office Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty agents. The Brunswick Forest Wellness Center has indoor and outdoor pools, weight and resistance rooms, a huge aerobics room, six lighted tennis courts, and a whole lot more.

Attention artists and fine local craftspeople! Mary Anne Sauer, aka The Frame Lady, is starting an exciting new venture in Leland at Cross Creek Commons (directly across 17 from the entrance to Magnolia Greens). Mary Anne's frame business, Accent on Framing is in the building at 1107 New Pointe Blvd. and now an additional 1,500 square feet previously used by Montage Gallery is available for Mary Anne's new venture, The Raspberry Cat Art & Gifts. Mary Anne's concept is to provide shared open gallery space for up to 20 select artists and craftspeople to display and sell their work. There are several enticing aspects of her venture, such as no commission on sales, personal web site pages, full point of sales services, and a buncha other cool stuff. Getting to the point here - if you're an artist or crafts person looking for a reasonably priced display/sales location or an additional location to one you already have, in the new center of the fastest developing commercial region in the state, call Mary Anne today at 910-383-1343.