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Kids from FAST summer camp in Wilmington, NC visiting a fire station.

Greater Wilmington NC Summer Camps for Kids

By | Kids, Living Here | No Comments
Personal note: Thanks for visiting to learn more about summer camps in Wilmington NC! We have a great list for you.  We are so lucky to have found an incredible summer camp and after-school program called Fitness After School Training (FAST).  Mike and Jennifer Young run this camp and focus on sports, fitness, and all around fun things to do.  We love it, and more importantly our sons love it Looking for some exciting summer...
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Wilmington NC Riverwalk at Dusk

Downtown Sundown Concert Series in Wilmington NC

By | Events, Nightlife | 2 Comments

(Updated for 2015) It’s outdoor concert season in Wilmington once again!  We’re excited for all the outdoor free live music happening around town in 2015.  Many of the concert series kicked off in May and we wanted to update you on the Downtown Sundown schedule. Downtown Sundown takes place Fridays at Riverfront Park on Water Street in downtown Wilmington.  The music starts at 6pm.  I believe there is usually an opening act to start the…

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Events Center at Halyburton Park

Halyburton Park

By | Exercise, Get Outdoors, Kids, Parks | 2 Comments
To contact Halyburton Park, please call (910) 341-0075. Halyburton Park is managed by the City of Wilmington, NC and is located on S. 17th St. beyond Cameron Art Museum and just before you get to S. College Road. Halyburton has a smooth paved 1.3 mile loop trail through the pine forest with off-road hiking trails through the middle of the loop. Halyburton is a favorite destination for families because of the two playgrounds, swingset, picnic...
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Azaleas in bloom around Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington, North Carolina

Greenfield Lake Park

By | Attractions, Events, Exercise, Get Outdoors, Parks | 2 Comments
To contact Greenfield Lake Park, please call (910) 341-7855. One of Wilmington NC's Coolest City Parks Greenfield Lake Park is a beautiful city park located just a couple miles from Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The park features a flat four mile walking and biking path which weaves its way around the lake back to the main parking area. Greenfield Lake is a popular fishing spot for locals who frequently congregate at the spillway at the...
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Kids in line to get school lunch

Brunswick County School Lunch Menu

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Want to check out the Brunswick County School Lunch Menu and see what your child’s school is serving up for lunch? All meals served at Brunswick County schools meet both state and federal requirements regarding child nutrition in schools. These regulations have been put into place to encourage students to eat healthy. They also ensure that students are offered a variety of foods from different food groups that meet specified criteria for calories, saturated fat,…

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Dogs playing on the beach. Leash law information for areas around Wilmington.

Leash Laws and Pet Rules – Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach

By | Get Outdoors, Living Here | 9 Comments

As dog owners in Wilmington, we’re always looking for fun things we can do with the whole family, including Teddy, on the weekends.  We take him on nice, long leash walks but he also loves to run and play off his leash.  Since we can’t bring the kids to the dog parks in Wilmington (not to mention our golden retriever isn’t very friendly at the dog parks), we have to find places where Teddy is…

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Azaleas and Live Oaks

Airlie Gardens – Wilmington NC Park Profiles

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To contact Airlie Gardens, please call (910) 798-7700. Airlie Gardens is a property of New Hanover County and is maintained as a historic public garden. The gardens are the last undeveloped land open to the public along Bradley Creek in Wilmington. There is an admission fee that visitors and residents must pay to enter the park. However, entrance to the park is free on the first Sunday of each month for New Hanover County residents. This is...
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Desserts on table outside.

Where to Eat Dessert in Wilmington, North Carolina

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OK – I’m going to have to follow this post with a list of Wilmington gyms and fitness centers BUT there are so many great spots in Wilmington to satisfy your sweet tooth, from donuts at the beach to elaborately decorated designer cakes. Of course the cupcake and frozen yogurt bar crazes have also hit Wilmington. So, on to the sweetness… A local favorite, Apple Annie’s Bakeshop has been in Wilmington since 1984. The family who…

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Girl attending private school.

Private Schools in Wilmington

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Are you looking for a private school in Wilmington, NC? Parents living in the Wilmington area are fortunate to have lots of excellent school options, both public and private. Many parents may be interested in a private school because students are usually in smaller classes with a higher teacher to student ratio private school environment. Students may also benefit from a private education because of a specific concentration that the school may provide, such as…

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Pier at sunset in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

Myrtle Beach Day Trips

By | Road Trip Ideas, Travel Ideas | No Comments

Wilmigton residents don’t have to drive hundreds of miles out of the way or plan long vacations to see something new and exciting. If you’re looking for a change of scenery that won’t guzzle your gas, consider taking a day trip to some these fantastic nearby destinations. Calabash The quaint coastal town of Calabash is known from shore to shore as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” and with over 30 seafood restaurants and the…

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