Island Gazette Print Edition for June 25th, 2014
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Life Rolls On Builds Empowerment through Adaptive Surﬁng: See Page 4-B Vol. 37 No. 26 | Wednesday June 25, 2014 Published Weekly | Carolina Beach, NC www.islandgazette.net | 50 ¢ Homeowners Opposed To Boardwalk Extension Kure Beach Council Wants More Info On Rental Certification The Town of Carolina Beach is seeking a variance from state coastal development regulations to extend the existing wooden boardwalk from the downtown area north in front of several hotels and residential properties. Some residents are unhappy with the proposal that will bring the public right past their backdoors and ocean views. (Pictured above:) The existing boardwalk in the distance and existing private beach crossovers the extension will intersect. WILLARD KILLOUGH III | By Managing Editor The Kure Beach Town Council heard a presentation on a rental certificate program at their June 20th meeting. CAROLINA BEACH - A project to replace the wooden walkway along the oceanfront at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is scheduled to begin construction in September of this year. The Town still has to obtain permission from the Coastal Resources Commis- sion to extend the wooden walkway 875' feet to the north. Many residents living in that area are opposed to the extension. The Carolina Beach Town Council got an update on the planning and permitting for the project during their June 10th, meeting. In late February 2014, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) approved the majority of a variance requested by the Town of Carolina Beach to renovate their existing oceanfront wooden Boardwalk oringally built in 1989. The CRC voted to approve the renovation of the existing boardwalk to include doubling the width of the boardwalk lane from 8 Ft. to 16 Ft., renovating the landscaped coves, | By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor See Boardwalk, page 8-A KURE BEACH - Kure Beach Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Craig Galbraith spoke to the Town Council at their June 20th, meeting regarding managing the impacts of privately owned rental properties through a certification process. The council indicated they would like the Planning Commission to continue to look into the details of having a rental home certification requirement. Galbraith spoke to the Council about the a rental certification process at their April 15th, meeting where he explained the item was brought up in discussions regarding parking at rental homes. He explained, "We had a general discussion about what sort of things could be done to assist to try and manage the problem where you have a house that might be rented on a weekly basis. You end up with eight or ten cars parked out front. That migrated into a discussion of safety issues." Galbraith said he owns rental properties in several cities in different states including Indiana and in Kure Beach. He explained in an area of Indiana the City has a rental home See Rentals, page 2-A Majority Of Kure Beach Stormwater Council Adopts Resolution Supporting School Bond Referendum Committee Resigns | By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor KURE BEACH - The Kure Beach Town Council received resignations from all but one member of their Stormwater Committee at their June 20th, meeting. According to Council member Emilie Swearingen the reason was due in part to how Mayor Dean Lambeth had recently treated a fellow committee member. During the Council's June 20th, meeting Mayor Lambeth said, "We received several resignations from the Storm Water Committee" and he talked to Public Works Director Sunny Beeker and, "He thinks this committee has pretty much done its due and I propose we do away with it." Councilman Steve Pagley seconded Lambeth's motion. Councilman David Heglar said, "I talked to one of the members. What I just encourage all of the Council - although I talked to the Mayor on this one - we talked about at our organizational meeting in January as we always do that we are going to be professional with | By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor See Resign, page 8-A KURE BEACH - The Kure Beach Town Council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution supporting a $160 million dollar local school bond referendum at their June 20th, meeting. The bond would be used to construct additional New Ha- nover County School facilities, renovate existing facilities, improve safety and security and upgrade technology. The resolution states, "New Hanover County Schools provide the educational foundation our area youth require to succeed in higher education and the workforce" and, "A superior school system is necessary to attract businesses to New Hanover County, as well as retain them, thus helping keep the economy of New Hanover County strong." The resolution states, "The education gap between the United States and the rest of the world is growing and competition for highly educated workers is going to be one of the most pressing issues facing businesses." See Bond, page 2-A N.C. May Unemployment Rate Was 6.4 percent, Up 0.2 From April RALEIGH, N.C. : June 12th, 2014 - The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate of 6.2 percent. The national rate remained unchanged at 6.3 percent. North Carolina’s May 2014 unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than a year ago. The number of people employed increased 10,187 over the month to 4,397,574, and increased 81,992 over the year. The number of people unemployed increased 8,795 over the month to 300,917, and declined 90,299 over the year. Seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm industry State Fire Marshal Urges Residents to Leave Fireworks to the Pros RALEIGH, N.C. - Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin warns North Carolinians about the dangers of consumer fireworks as they celebrate the July 4th holiday. "Many people falsely believe that because sparklers and similar fireworks are legal and readily available that they are safe," said Goodwin. "Too often, it's small consumer fireworks that start fires or cause serious burn injuries. I encourage North Carolinians to leave all fireworks to the professionals." 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O. Box 183, Carolina Beach, N. C. 28428 (910) 458-8156 Town Meetings Schedule Kure Beach Planning and Zoning Board holds their regular monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at Town Hall at 7:00PM. Call for 458-8216 for more information. The Kure Beach Shoreline Access and Parking Committee meets every month on the first Tuesday at 5:00PM at Town Hall. Kure Beach Town Council meeting held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at Town Hall. Carolina Beach Police Advisory Committee meeting first Monday of each month at Town Hall at 7:00PM. Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, 7PM, held in the Council meeting room at Town Hall the second Thursday of each month. Carolina Beach Town Council regular meeting held in the Council meeting room at Town Hall the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM. Meetings are televised on Charter Cable Channel 3 on Tuesdays at 7PM and on New Hanover County Government Access Channel 5 on Fridays at 7AM and Sundays at 6PM. The Kure Beach Community Center Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am at the Community Center. Kure Beach, Beach Protection Committee meets every month on the first Tuesday at 3:30PM at Town Hall. Call Kure Beach at 4588216 or Carolina Beach at 458-2999. You may also visit Carolina Beach online at w w w. c a r o l i n a b e a c h . o r g You may visit the Town of Kure Beach online at www.townofkurebeach.org The Town of Carolina Beach is requesting a variance from coastal development regulations to extend the wooden boardwalk that parallels the downtown Boardwalk Business area north 875' feet in front of residential properties and several hotels. (See report on page 1-A). The Town claims the extension, "Creates a unique opportunity for the general public without other means of access to view and access the ocean and dune ecosystem from a variety of locations. With in increased demand for access to the beach and ocean front elderly and handicapped individuals, the northern extension will allow elderly and handicapped individuals convenient beach access as well as the ability to view the dune ecosystem. An undue hardship to the public would be created from strict application of the development rules, standards, or orders issued by the Commission. Specifically, handicapped individuals would be denied a convenient and safe means of accessing the beach and/or viewing the ocean and dune ecosystem. Furthermore, general public's access to the ocean and view the dune ecosystem would be impaired. A lack of safe access, as provided by the proposed Boardwalk could result in damage to the dune ecosystems by those creating their own means of access to the beach." The extension will not create a "unique opportunity" for the general public to access and view the ocean and "dune ecosystem" from a variety of locations. How can it be "unique" when the Town already provides numerous public beach access areas with parking and provides beach wheelchairs when requested? The existing boardwalk in the downtown area is ADA accessible and provides a vast area of opportunity to view the ocean. An "undue hardship to the public" would not be created if the state denied the Town's variance request. On the contrary, improving the existing wooden boardwalk would absolutely provide more than enough opportunity for viewing the ocean and "dune ecosystem." As for people creating their own means of access over the dunes without the extension, that's called breaking the law and people should be held accountable. The extension looks great on paper, but it's slicing through people's backyards while merely connecting to beach accesses at nearby hotels. If this variance is granted, then what's to stop the Town from claiming they need another extension to the south of the Boardwalk in the future? A variance would set precedent. Providing access means a walkway from a road or parking area crossing the dunes to the beach. There are several city blocks worth of existing wooden boardwalk where people can cross to the beach or sit and look out at the ocean. That boardwalk needs improvement and those enhancements will be greatly appreciated. The extension on the other hand will likely be entirely under utilized and serve no real purpose. People will not miss it if it isn't built. Purchasing additional parking areas and improving older beach accesses along our oceanfront would be a more fiscally responsible and neighborly thing to accomplish. Ye Olde Public Forum | Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to voice my opposition to the boardwalk extension. I am a property owner at the Cabana for over 13 years and I presently live here year round. As you are probably aware, the Town of Carolina Beach would like to make improvements to the existing boardwalk and extend it north. I support improving the existing boardwalk, but do not support the extension of the DEADLINE TO SUBMIT LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IS MONDAY MORNING ~ SEE RULES AT LEFT BOARDWALK EXTENSION TO NOWHERE boardwalk north. The proposed boardwalk design includes an expansion of width from 8 feet to 16 feet with increased lighting and seating. The proposed boardwalk extension will be placed in the dunes between the ocean and the Cabana and greatly impact the Cabana Homeowners’ security, privacy, views and property values. It will alter the landscape, views See Richard, page 6-A Oppose Carolina Beach Boardwalk Extension Carolina Beach Police.................................... 911 or Carolina Beach Fire Department ............................... Carolina Beach Crime Stoppers ............................... Town of Carolina Beach........................................... Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce....................... 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Kure Beach Community Center................................ 458-2540 911 Emerg. 458-1246 458-2999 458-8434 458-7586 911 Emerg. 458-8216 798-4200 343-3600 341-7800 256-2615 458-8206 458-8257 798-6380 362-7000 962-3000 458-5524 458-5518 798-7500 458-8944 Dear Editor, Updating the existing boardwalk at Carolina Beach in September may be needed, but we join our voice with many other property owners north of the existing Carolina Beach boardwalk to OPPOSE ANY EXTENSIONS sandwiched between our existing properties and the ocean. It seems like a bad idea in general to further of a deck in nearby Oak Island. He said, "Obviously the inspection process where some body from the city goes in and makes sure they have everything in place. Obviously when a house is originally built there are certain requirements but these sort of certificates require a once a year inspection by the building inspector to make sure they have fire extinguishers, that type of thing." Galbraith said many local governments have a limitation and don't try to stop people from renting properties but, "What they are concerned about is when you get 20 or 30 people in a single house." He said it's typical for four families to rent a four or five bedroom house and that some cities have limited the number of persons per bedroom and "posting of proper behavior" covering when the trash is picked up, noise ordinances and other rules. Galbraith said another concern is the collection of Room Occupancy Taxes. He said, "Almost every city does have some sort of room tax process. Generally if the property is under contract with a rental agency that will get paid with the process but there are a lot of properties that are not under contract that are seven years. 84 mobile units are already being relied on to house students. That's the equivalent of three elementary schools. The resolution states, "There are $390 million in facility needs at New Hanover County Schools, and students, programs and educational attainment will deface the natural beauty of the Carolina Beach dunes and wildlife habitat, especially with a wooden highway 16 feet wide, lighted all night which will likely lower property tax valuations individually rented out and they probably don't pay some sort of room tax." In New Hanover County short term vacation accommodations must charge a Room Occupancy Tax that is used to fund beach nourishment, tourism promotion and tourism related events that help to draw more people to the area. Galbraith provided numerous examples showing how certificate programs are operated in other areas of the country. He asked the Council if they wanted the Planning Commission to further investigate the issue. He said inspection fees typically range from $50 to $150 to cover the cost of the inspection. He said the number of shortterm rentals is not known, but in other communities they used surveying methods to arrive at a figure. Mayor Pro Tem Craig Bloszinsky said he sees the merit in researching the issue in more detail adding that, "I would like to keep Town staff involvement to a minimum. By that I mean, if we put the requirement out there for people to get a certificate I would almost like to see something that says to you as a homeowner getting a thousand a week on the beach front, that you provide to suffer unless improvements are made." The resolution strongly encourages citizens to demonstrate their support for providing resources for the school system by supporting the bond referendum. The bond will be on the balfor the city. There is already a paved road and sidewalk with multiple beach access points to See Stepp, page 6-A us a certification of occupancy. You provide to us a certification from somebody that your fire extinguishers work, and then you bring it in, you pay the $100 and you get a certificate that says great we are happy with you. As opposed to our single inspector" that already has duties having to add more to their daily workload. Bloszinsky said he wouldn't want the inspector rushing through the inspections and generating a liability for the Town if a deck collapses or some other incident occurs. Galbraith said enforcement would be complaint driven because no one would expect a Town official to go door to door on a regular basis. Another issue the Planning Commission is researching is situations where people finish off a portion of their home to create a separate living area complete with a kitchen, bath and separate access. Galbraith said that came up during discussions of governing short-term rentals and currently Town code isn't clear on the topic. He said it leads to questions of controlling zoning density. The Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7PM at Town Hall. lot for the November 2014 general election. The funds will be used to fund projects at specific schools as well as improvements at schools throughout the system. To learn more, visit http://www.nhcs.k12.nc.us/ bond/BondReferendum.htm Rentals From page 1-A certificate. He said, "This is a certificate where the building inspector goes in, they actually inspect for rental properties. They inspect it to make sure it satisfies safety requirements. You have to pay a fee for it. It's a $500 fee actually in West Lafayette, Indiana. It's pretty stiff. I've written a few checks." During the Council's June 20th meeting Galbraith said the Council directed him to study if there are existing ordinances in other localities and, "It turns out that this is a very common thing" and, "Probably every single beach community on the west coast has a short-term rental certificate process." He said there are fewer in North and South Carolina, but ordinances vary in their complexity and all serve to address similar issues. Galbraith said parking is a major concern where large groups of 20 or 30 people show up at a beach house rented for a week and there's no adequate parking which leads to negative impacts on neighboring properties as well as safety concerns. Galbraith cited a collapse Try to keep letters down to approximately one typed page. NO HAND WRITTEN LETTERS. We will not publish unsigned letters. Advertising not typically allowed unless it promotes or benefits a non-profit organization. A phone number is required for verification purposes only. Deadline is Friday by 5 p.m. or Monday morning. E-mail letters to firstname.lastname@example.org Letters published reflect only the opinions of the writer, not the Island Gazette. The rules are subject to change without notice. Published Every Wednesday By SEASIDE PRESS CO., INC. 1003 Bennet Lane - Suite F, P. O. 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Gazette, June 25th, 2014 3A 4A Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Gazette, June 25th, 2014 5A 6A Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Gazette, June 25th, 2014 7A Father Working Hard To Win Max Muscle Challenge Won By His Son Last Year | By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor 8A Gazette, June 25th, 2014 WILMINGTON - David Calhoun Jr. won the 2013 Max Muscle Maxform Life Challenge and lost over 100 pounds while dropping almost 30% of his body fat and adding lean muscle weight. The prize was $25,000.00. His father David Calhoun Sr. watched his son's hard work and transformation. His son ask him to take the challenge and live a healthier life. Since December 1st, 2013, Calhoun has dropped from 260 pounds with almost 24% body fat down to 192.6 pounds with a remarkable 6.45% body fat. We could give you the numerical stats on chest and waist measurements, but photos better illustrate his transformation. Both father and son are highly competitive and often exchange good faith comments about who has better definition in their legs or who has bigger arms. That's all part of the family rivalry. During Calhoun’s challenge he suffered an injury while on the job. You may recognize Calhoun as the big guy that worked in the meat department at the Food Lion in Carolina Beach, NC, who always greeted customers with a smile. One day working at another store he severely injured his hand while cutting meat on a ban saw. After a stay in the hospital Calhoun couldn't stand sitting around inactive. He found ways to workout without impacting his injured hand. He would find ways to attach bands to his arm mic testing or else he would fire me and get rid of the committee." The issue of seismic testing generated enormous public outcry earlier this year. Council previously voted 3 to 2 giving Mayor Dean Lambeth permission to send a letter to Washington supporting seismic testing for offshore oil and natural gas drilling. That resulted in unprecedented levels of public outcry opposing that position. A crowd of approximately 300 people rallied at Kure Beach Town Hall on January 27th, to voice their opposition to Mayor Dean Lambeth signing a letter in December 2013 supporting seismic airgun testing for off shore oil and natural gas exploration. According to Oceana.org, "Seismic airguns are used to find oil and gas deep underneath the ocean floor. Airguns ance was granted for the demolition of the existing Boardwalk and crossovers, widening of the existing Boardwalk, and installation of five new public beach accesses, the addition of a roof on a viewing platform, installation of showers at the Harper Avenue access, and installation of a splash pad/water park facility. The Town applied for a CAMA Minor Permit in May of this year to extend the Boardwalk 875' feet north from Harper Avenue to Pelican Lane. That permit was denied on June 2, 2014. The design proposed in that permit was identical to that approved for the new southern section of the Boardwalk by the CRC in February at 16' wide with three new 10' wide public accesses, three rebuilt existing private accesses, and five ninety-six square foot bump outs for benches and swings. A lattice trellis is proposed at the Pelican Lane access. The proposed area for the extension is located in the Town's Central Business District (CBD). There are a total of five property owners adjacent to the proposed extension. There are three hotels, a 76unit condo complex and a two story single-family residence. The Town filed their variance request for the extension with the CRC earlier this month claiming the project is an effort to "preserve substantial justice by improving the general public's access to the public trust area" along the beachfront. The Town claims the extension, "Creates a unique opportunity for the general public without other means of access to view and access the ocean and dune ecosystem from a variety of locations. With in increased demand for access to the beach and ocean from elderly and handicapped individuals, the northern extension will allow elderly and handicapped individuals convenient beach access as well as the ability to view the dune ecosystem. An undue hardship to the public would be created from strict application of the The before and after photos of David Calhoun Sr. to continue his workouts. He could be seen at the gym maneuvering his arms and hands with attention to the injury while keeping up the pace. are so loud that they disturb, injure or kill marine life, harm commercial fisheries, and disrupt coastal economies. These dynamite-like blasts—which are repeated every ten seconds, 24 hours a day, for days and weeks at a time—are 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine. Linquist opposes seismic testing. She said the committee's purpose is to meet the federal storm water requirements for public education and outreach. She said the committee is often focused on stormwater and environmental issues. For example, at their March meeting they heard a presentation on harvesting rain water and using rain barrels. The information was given to them by representatives of New Hanover County and the Fort Fisher Aquarium. development rules, standards, or orders issued by the Commission. Specifically, handicapped individuals would be denied a convenient and safe means of accessing the beach and/or viewing the ocean and dune ecosystem. Furthermore, general public's access to the ocean and view the dune ecosystem would be impaired. A lack of safe access, as provided by the proposed Boardwalk could result in damage to the dune ecosystems by those creating their own means of access to the beach." In the Town's request for a variance it states, "The proposed northern extension enhances public beach access from Harper Avenue north to Pelican Lane by providing two new wider access ramps and one reconstructed wider ramp at Pelican Lane. At present, there are no public access points location within the proposed 875' feet extension." The Town claims that in response to comments made by CRC commissioners in February, they have significantly redesigned aspects of the extension to "reduce potential impacts to adjacent residential property owners." The Town's variance request states, "The Town approached each property owner adjacent to the proposed northern extension and attempted to engage the property owner in discussion centered on minimizing potential impacts to the adjacent property and addressing concerns regarding the structure and potential impacts from flood driven debris." The Town lowered the extension by one foot from a previous average of 2 to 3 feet above the dunes to lessen impact on ocean views. They also reduced the width of the extension from 16' to 8' with the reduction on the landside to increase distance between the extension and the adjacent properties. Four seating "bump outs" were removed from in front of two residential properties to reduce noise impacts from pedestrians and prevent congregation of the public in front of residences. The Town Calhoun said with the help of Artie Quaranta at Max Muscle in Wilmington, he had guidance to eat properly and learn how to exercise specific areas of On Tuesday she said, "We had not discussed seismic testing until our May meeting after the Council did not sign a resolution opposing seismic testing and the whole conversation lasted a mere 15 minutes." Linquist said, "He grabbed [Council member] Emilie Swearingen after the May town council meeting and told her she better “shut me up” concerning my voicing about the seismic testing" or he would dissolve the committee. Linquist said that Lambeth later called her saying the committee should stop talking about seismic testing. She said, "He said it was out of our jurisdiction and he would shut down the committee." Linquist said that's when she decided to resign. She said it's a weight off of her shoulsays they will provide security gates where private beach access walkways intersect the extension. To reduce the risks of flood or wind driven debris damaging structures during hurricanes, the Town says the extension is designed to withstand 139 mph wind speed with pilings driven 16' into the sand. The Town says through state legislation in the 1960's the Town was granted title to the land where the extension will be constructed. The Town is moving forward and will open bids from contractors on July 23rd. The Council will be asked to vote to award a bid to a contractor at their August meeting. Construction could begin in September with completion in February 2015. While most of the focus earlier this year was on the opposition of one residential property owner, several owners have spoken out against the project. Donald Averette owns an oceanfront home within that area and expressed opposition based on concerns of increased foot traffic and noise in front of his property. His daughter - Renee Lewis - spoke to the CRC in May of this year expressing opposition to the extension citing concerns of noise, lighting, trespassing, impact on their ocean view, loss of privacy, safety and crime concerns. Additionally, the potential impact of a large wooden structure impacting their property during a future hurricane. Lewis commented to the CRC, "May I also say that the Town of Carolina Beach only met with us after your denial of the variance. Our father initially found out about this project by reading about it in the local newspaper" and, "The Town has stated that the Averette family is the only property owner opposing this project. On the day we met with the Town they told us that they had met with the Cabana and addressed their concerns and the Cabana was in agree- his body. Quaranta said anyone can live healthier and Calhoun is a remarkable example. He said people can work towards a healthier body at their own pace. He has clients that workout like Calhoun and others that have a lighter plan including walking everyday and following a healthy and properly managed diet. The challenge ends June 30th but that won't be the end of the ders and, "I can still do what I want. I've started working on eliminating the use of plastic bags that impact the environment." She said just because the committee is gone doesn't mean community efforts can't continue on. During the June 20th meeting Swearingen said, "They resigned themselves because of the way she was treated and the way she was talked to and they were all... absolutely appalled that anybody on this Council would talk to her the way they did." Swearingen said a requirement for receiving certain grant funds was to have an educational component for stormwater management and the committee was formed for that purpose. She said they circulate educational information and materials and have played a role ment with this project." Lewis said that was incorrect and the CRC should have received letters from owners within the Cabana De Mar condo complex. She explained, "I want to be clear that the proposed enhancements to the existing boardwalk would be a wonderful improvement to the downtown area. Our strong opposition is only with the proposed extension of the boardwalk in front of our home." Michael Murphy owns two units in the Cabana De Mar condo building. He explained last week his concerns are with increased vandalism, trespassing, loss of privacy and security. He stated, "This proposal will being loitering on the boardwalk benches, noise, increased foot traffic, litter and trash all in front of private development." Murphy said the extension would also impact ocean views directly for first floor unit owners. He also expressed concerns with insurance liability should a storm cause the wooden extension to break apart and impact the Cabana building. He explained, "Our insurance provider stated that per Cabana's Homeowners Association letter dated April 23, 2014, our property would not be covered from damage inflicted by water driven debris in the instance of a major storm or hurricane. As you can see, this raises serious questions about a 16' foot wide structure running the length of the property and the impact it could have on our property. Additionally, the Town of Carolina Beach will have no liability or obligation to cover any damages resulting from their structure." Mark Richard is a unit owner in the Cabana De Mar building. He explains this week in a letter to the editor (See page 2-A) that, "Many letters and phone calls have been directed to the CRC from the Cabana homeowners, Averette family and the Homeowners’ Association South in opposition to the extension of the boardwalk north. I felt it was necessary story. He calls the program the "Total Package" and he's living healthier, feeling better and that's the best long term return on investing in his own health. To learn more about both David's, check out a video of the transformation on youtube. com at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=tyznGf0d_ws To learn more about Max Muscle and Artie Quaranta, visit www.maxmuscleilm.com in the Town's successful recycling program. On Tuesday Lambeth said, "I called Mo and said seismic testing was off the table. They should stick to things in Kure Beach. Focus on Kure Beach issues." He said he told Mo if the committee didn't start focusing on its original mission he would look into dissolving it." He said the issue of seismic testing was not within their purview of topics to work on and the matter had already been discussed and voted upon by the Town Council. Only one member of the seven member committee remained prior to the June 20th meeting. The Council was presented with resignations at their June 20th meeting from Mo Linquist, Barry Nelder, John Gordon, Thomas Moffitt. to poll the Cabana homeowners to determine if they are for or against the boardwalk extension. The present tally indicates that 47 condominium owners are against and 5 are for the extension." Richard explained he shares similar concerns with other property owners concerning noise, obstructing ocean views, trespassing and security. He added, "Will the approval for the boardwalk extension set precedence for other coastal communities? Why can a boardwalk be built between properties and the ocean when no other permanent structure is allowed?" Mike Stepp opposes the boardwalk extension. He wrote in a letter to the editor this week (See page 2-A) that he shares concerns of property owners and explained, "It seems like a bad idea in general to further deface the natural beauty of the Carolina Beach dunes and wildlife habitat, especially with a wooden highway 16 feet wide, lighted all night which will likely lower property tax valuations for the city." He explained, "Why is an additional wooden road on the other side anything but a violation of the right of unobstructed views which define the oceanfront condo we originally purchased sixteen years ago?" The Coastal Resources Commission will consider the Town's variance request to construct the Boardwalk extension at their July 30th meeting. If you wish to send in comments to the Division of Coastal management regarding this issue, you can email them at Braxton.Davis@ncdenr. gov or by mail at Division of Coastal Management, Coastal Resources Commission, 400 Commerce Avenue, Morehead City, NC 28557 Resign From page 1-A everyone and we need to make sure that includes committee members when they do stuff we don't like. From my perspective for the council, if committee members bring stuff up in a committee that is outside the committee's bounds, we can't get totally upset and blow up on people. We can tell them what the committee should spend their time working on, but it should be done professionally." Pagley said he spoke to Beeker and he said he could handle the duties of the committee as far as educating the public on stormwater issues. Committee member Mo Linquist said the issue started when Lambeth said told her to "shut up and not mention seis- Boardwalk From page 1-A adding windsails for shading, benches, seating areas, swings, improvements to the sound stage gazebo including a new roof over the sound stage, and improved beach access points. The project cost is estimated at approximately $1,603,000 part of which will be funded through a $250,000 Water Resources grant from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources that requires a $250,000 match from the Town and a $603,000 CAMA grant from the State Division of Coastal Management. Last summer the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved a grant to the town of $500,000 towards the project. The project would replace the existing wooden boardwalk within a setback area governed by coastal development regulations. Part of the project extends the existing boardwalk along the beachfront 875' feet north to Pelican Lane and the Town must obtain a variance from the rules governing development in that area from the Coastal Resources Commission at their upcoming July 30th, meeting. The Town must prove that strict application of the rules creates a hardship for the project. Phase one of the project was approved under a CAMA Minor Development permit in September 2013. That phase includes replacement of crossover beach accesses, viewing platform improvements, and excavation of non-dune landscaped coves westward of the existing Boardwalk and redistribution of the sand from those areas to enhance dune low spots eastward of the existing Boardwalk. A portion of phase 2 of the project proposed under a CAMA Minor Development permit was approved by the CRC on the Town's petition for a variance. Specifically, a vari- Got A Beef? Send Us A Letter To The Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Gazette, June 25th, 2014 9A 10A Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Gazette, June 25th, 2014 1B CB Pier Hosts BluWater Bikini Bash and Benefit for CBPD K9 Unit Ft Fisher’s June 28th Program will be focusing on Power of Civil War Artillery Pleasure Island Parrot Heads 3rd Annual “Christmas In July” The Pleasure Island Parrot Heads is kicking off their third annual “Christmas In July” for the children in the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital, located at the New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington. The Parrot Heads will be bringing gifts to the boys and girls on July 26 who otherwise should be enjoying their summer on vacation. In addition to personal gifts for the children, the hospital always needs items in the playroom for all the children hospitalized to enjoy. Toys, games, coloring books, crayons, markers, arts & craft supplies, X-Box 360 games, plush toys, rattles and other items for newborns are always needed. You can help by putting your pocket change in the donation jar located on the counter in the following Pleasure Island locations: Big Apple Bakery, Domino’s Pizza, Island Hots, Ocean Beach Store, Subway, Zaak Grill, Squigley’s Ice Cream Gift Shop, WINGS Beach Stores (both locations), Frank’s Pizza, Primrose Cottage, Carolina Beach Convenience Store (Cape Fear Blvd), Kure Beach Diner, FROYOZ frozen yogurt shop, Blue Reef Beach Store, and American Legion Post 139. This past weekend High Tides Lounge and the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier hosted the Carolina Beach BluWater Bikini Bash and Benefit. This year’s event was themed Hollywood Glamour and featured 20 models in support of the Canines for CB NC K9 Unit and the Town of Carolina Beach. Benefit goers enjoyed a red carpet runway show, a beer garden, live music and an awesome raffle that featured a set of beautiful pearls from Perry’s See CBPD, page 20B (Pictured Above): Costumed interpreters will teach visitors of Fort Fisher about the 12-pound bronze Napoleon cannon at the June 28, 2014 program. (Photo courtesy of NCDCR) KURE BEACH—The awesome power of Civil War artillery will be highlighted on Saturday, June 28, 2014, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site presents “Hot Waves of Fire and Smoke and Deadly Showers of Cast Iron: Artillery at Fort Fisher.” This free program will be held from 10 am-4 pm and will See ARTILLERY, page 19B BABY-OF-THEWEEK - This week's baby of the week is 3-month-old Mason Joe Baker. Son of locals Mindy Hull and Chris Baker. Proud grandparents are Lawrence and Yvette Baker, Mark and Cindy Hull of Kure Beach, and Sherry Matthews. FT. Fisher #2325 UDC Represented in Richmond The Fort Fisher #2325 Chapter of The United Daughters of the Confederacy was represented in Richmond, Va at the annual "Massing of The Flags" which is held on or near Jefferson Davis' birthday at the United Daughters of the Confederacy Memorial Building. Each Southern State and States where there are UDC Chapters has their Flag escorted and presented to the See Richmond, page 17B Boardwalk Blast Weekly Events Last week kicked off the Season for Pleasure Island and the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative along with the Chamber and Town kept residents and tourist alike busy with a slew of great events to enjoy all Summer long! Tuesdays come out to the Boardwalk for Family Night! Enjoy games, prizes, surprise characters, raffles, bouncy house and so much more! Lynne and Wave Works Entertainment will be o hand most weeks heading up new games and dancing! July 1st, 22nd, August 5th and 26th No Sleeves Magic will be out to perform. Voted "Best Party Entertainer," 6 years in a row by the Wilmington Parent Magazine, No Sleeves Magic is dedicated to delivering professional and one-of-a-kind family entertainment. Wednesdays join your Family and Friends at the Gazebo Stage in Carolina Beach at the Historic See EVENTS, page 9B CB ARTS & ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE HOST, PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT, WITH TALENT AT THE BOARDWALK GAZEBO Friday, July 4th, 7:30 - 9:30 PM join us for a "Concert of Freedom" with Mark Pergerson and PJM. The Band PJM was formed in 2005 . Mark Pergerson formed the Band from a ministry that was birthed in 2001 , Praise Jesus Ministries . PJM has helped many Non Profits and other ministries reach out to the Homeless and People in Need. The ministries purpose was to reach out to the Helpless , Hopeless and the Hurting . PJM has played all around the East Coast in Wilmington NC, Carolina Beach NC, Morehead City NC , Buffalo NY, NYC , Boone NC , West Virginia , Kentucky, Raleigh and surrounding area . The Band has a Very Contemporary Gospel See CB ARTS, page 17B THIS WEEK ON PLEASURE ISLAND 6/23-6/29 Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan on joining us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on June 26th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring L Shape Lot.. So what can you expect at a live L Shape Lot performance? Expect to hear music ranging from solid originals to classic country, to traditional bluegrass, to unique blends of all genres. Expect to dance even See THIS WEEK, page 9B DON’T MISS THE CAROLINA BEACH FARMERS MARKET NOW IN FULL SWING As you plan activities for this weekend be sure to include spending some time wandering through the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Now in its fifth year, this “island-style” market is held every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and is located around the lake in Carolina Beach. Free parking is provided. On the summer holiday weekends, in addition to the regular farmer’s market vendors the lake livens up with an additional influx of artists and crafters of all types. See MARKET, page 9B 2B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Step Up For Soldiers Annual 4th Of July Party Step Up For Soldiers will conduct it's annual 4th of July party on Friday July 4th at the historic USO-Hanna building at the corner of 2nd and Orange streets in downtown Wilmington. The celebration of our nations birthday will begin at 4:00 PM and run until 8:00 PM giving everyone time to get a spot on the river to watch the fireworks at 9:00 PM. Free food and drinks along with patriotic performances throughout the evening. For more information on any of the Town of Kure Beach program offerings, please visit www.townofkurebeach.org or call Town Hall at (910)4588216. In addition, Ocean Front Park and the Community Center are available for rent. More information is available on the website or by calling Town Hall. P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014 • May 11 – Oct 4 - Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122) • May 20 – Aug - Tuesday Family Night at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • May 20 – Aug - Wednesday Night Bingo at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • June – August - Weekly Movies at the Lake Every Sunday (910458-8434) • 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 10 – Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-4588216) • July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434) • July 10-13 - East Coast Got Em‘ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-470-1374) • August 23 - Miss P.I. Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962) • September 12 & 13 - Carolina Beach In-Shore Challenge (910352-0603) • Sept 13 - 2nd Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282) • Sept 20 - 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival 910-599-2979 • October 11 & 12 - 21st Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434) • October 17-19 - 8th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-352-0603) • October 18 - 6th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266) • October 25 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434) • November 28 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507) • Nov 28 thru Dec 20 - 6th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666) • December 5 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507) • December 6 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211) • December 12, 13 & 14 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459) • December 13 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5506) • December 31 - Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown held in Kure Beach For Chamber information please visit our website at www.pleasureislandnc.org or E-Mail us at email@example.com American Sewing Guild's Fashionistas group meets July 7th The American Sewing Guild’s Fashionistas group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 7 at Coastal Sewing and Appliance, 894 South Kerr Ave., Wilmington. Members are encouraged to make a sportswear item to exercise in or to wear to the beach or for other occasions. Visitors are welcome. For more information, go to ASG Cape Fear. WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAY RETURNS JULY 9TH Watercolor Wednesday returns - this 4-week watercolor class runs from July 9th through July 30th and is open to all levels of aspiring painters. Classes are taught by Kure Beach's own award-winning, international artist Ken Withrow. Class is held at the Community Center from 12:30-2:30pm. The cost to participate is $30 per person per 4week session. Registration forms and supply lists can be found online or at Town Hall. Bring your completed registration form, supplies, and payment to the first class. For more information, contact Ken Withrow at (910) 458-7435. Cell Block 2” and “Port City Shakedown” to Perform at Boardwalk Saturday, July 26th On July 26, 2014 the Carolina Beach Boardwalk will feature the music of Wilmington area music acts “Cell Block 2” and “Port City Shakedown”, proudly represented by GrayScale Entertainment. Both projects are popular in the coastal Carolinas and feature a wide variety of crowd-pleasing material, ranging from classic rock and blues to Motown and modern pop. These three entities (GrayScale Entertainment/the two bands) have one feature in common: veteran guitarist and GrayScale co-owner Mark Lynch, who has played and taught guitar/bass professionally for over 35 years. He and his wife Debra (his partner in GrayScale) moved to Wilmington a little over 4 years ago, knowing virtually no one in the area, but have since been able to establish a number of succesful projects- and keep Lynch one of the area's busiest musicians. GrayScale Entertainment is a full-service music agency serving the Wilmington and surrounding areas such as Topsail Beach and Southport. Debra Lynch is the PR expert, and also handles a lot of the videography and social media promotion. They've kept a lot of area See Cell Block, page 16B Saturday Rec. at Joe Eakes Park Beginning on June 7th, we will have the open recreation activities from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Joe Eakes Park, located on the corner of K and 7th Avenues. Bocce ball, basket ball, tennis, and disc golf equipment will be available for check out. You need to sign out the equipment you want to use and return it when you are done. We will be using the wooden structure next to the tennis courts for check out. If you have any questions contact Bob at (910) 458-8216. New Additions to the Summer Class Schedule Starting July 7th, Kure Beach will be adding two new classes to its summer program offering; Gardening and Belly Dancing. Classes will be held at the Community Center (118 N. 3rd Avenue) on Monday mornings and run for 4-weeks each. Gardening is from 9-10 am, and Belly Dancing is from 11 am-12 pm. The cost to parSee SUMMER, page 17B Help Center Announces 9th Annual Chinese Auction July 26th On July 26, 2014 the Carolina Beach Boardwalk will feature the music of Wilmington area music acts “Cell Block 2” and “Port City Shakedown”, proudly represented by GrayScale Entertainment. Both projects are popular in the coastal Carolinas and feature a wide variety of crowd-pleasing See AUCTION, page 19B Sponsors Needed Disc Golf Course We are looking for 3 new business, homeowners, or avid disc golfers to sponsor one of our disc golf holes. The initial cost is $300, and then a $50 annual renewal fee. For more information contact Bob at (910) 458-8216. Kure Beach Tennis Lessons Tennis lessons are happening on Tuesday afternoons at Joe Eakes Park. The 13 and under class meets from 4:00-5:00 pm and the adult class takes place from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The cost is $40 per four-week session, but can be pro-rated if the session has already started. The next round of classes begins on June 24. For information contact Bob at (910) 458-8216. April 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sundays, June 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Mondays, June 30 at 11:15 a.m., Wednesdays, June 25 at 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, June 26 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Fridays, June 27 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, June 28 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Mondays, June 30 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, June 25 at 2 p.m. See Aquarium, page 9B Cameron Art Museum Expands Its Connections Program to Provide Services to People with Disabilities Wilmington, NC—Cameron Art Museum is expanding their Connections Program, which formerly served primarily individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia, to include people with disabilities who might benefit from additional accommodations at the museum. The Connections Program now invites people with disSee Disabilities, page 19B Tennis Ladder We have a singles ladies tennis ladder that is awaiting your participation. We currently have over 15 members and can always use more. The cost is just $5, with checks made payable to Town of Kure Beach. For more information contact Bob at (910) 458-8216. Announcing the 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival Sept. 19 & 20 Come celebrate sports, health, wellness and the arts with Carolina Beach! The Carolina Beach 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival features fun for the entire family. Friday evening the 19th the two day event kicks off with an opening ceremony and introduction of all competing teams. A free live concert by local favorites “Machine Gun” starts at 5:30PM – food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the main event area and staging and seating will be See Dragon Boat, page 16B Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival to be held on October 11th & 12th The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue – Welcome to Pleasure Island in the Fall. And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 11th & 12th. This years’ Festival brings something new and unique to the twenty-year history of this See SBJF, page 17B Kure Beach has commemorative opportunities on the boardwalk in the shape of a Bluefish. Each fish allows up to three lines of print. For $220, you can make a memory on the boardwalk for loved ones, celebrate an event or advertise your business. To get your Bluefish call Town Hall at 910-458-8216 or print your order form from the Town’s website at www.townofkurebeach.org Community Center: 118 N 3rd Ave • Tuesday/Thursday – Kure Beach Aikido: Children’s class is 6-7 pm, Adult’s class is 7-9 pm. To register call (919) 8183046 • Thursday (6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21) – Line Dancing with Ron Griffin: 10-11 am. Cost is $1, no preregistration required. Carolina Beach Weight Watchers Club Starting on Monday’s Getting ready for summer and trying to find that perfect bathing suit? Or, just simply trying to lose weight, well you have come to the right place. Welcoming to Carolina Beach is our very own Weight Watchers Club. Starting every Monday at 12:00 noon, the Weight Watchers Club will be holding meetings at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church. Weight Watchers new program helps you lose weight that some think could be impossible to lose, but with the help of the consultants and the leaders, they will guide you into a new body and a new you. Ocean Front Park: 105 Atlantic Ave • Sunday – Boogie in the Park: BLP (Pop, Dance, Classic & Progressive Rock), 5-8 pm. Bring your beach chair or blanket for a free concert in the park. • Monday – Turtle Talk, 7pm. Learn about local nesting sea turtles with the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project. • Tuesday – Kure Beach Market, 8 am-1 pm. Shop for locally grown produce and hand-crafted goods. • Wednesday – Story Time by the Sea, 10-11:30 am. Join the Princess and her fairytale friends for stories and games. UP COMING MEETINGS Monday August 18, 2014 Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. Mike Giles, from the North Carolina Coastal Federation will talk to us about the natural history of our most prescious resource. Monday September 15, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Norm Melton, will talk about his personal experiences while “Growing Up on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.” Monday October 20, 2014: See MEETING, page 9B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 3B News & Events Katie B Hines Senior Center will be starting their summer schedule. Check us out if you are here vacationing or just moving here. We are located at 308 Cape Fear Blvd. Carolina Beach Phone 910-458-6609. Our classes on Monday Senior exercise at 9:00AM Painting 11:00 to 2:00, Line Dancing 3:30PM Cards 6:30 PM. Tuesday is Bridge starting at 1:00PM. Wednesday At 9:00AM chair yoga. Thursday we have Senior exercise 9:00 AM, Quilting at 10:00AM and painting at 11:00 to 2:00. The first Saturday of each month we serve all you can eat Pancake Breakfast 7:30 to 11:00 AM , price is $6.00 Adults -Kids 8 and over $4.00 kids under 8 eats free. We also play cards every Saturday at 6:30 PM. Last Saturday is cards and bring a Covered Dish. Religion News Service releases iBook about Pope Francis KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449 KML Preschool to Hold Wednesday “Mother’s Morning Out” During Summer Last week Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschoolers held several end of year activities including performances and a graduation for those moving on to kindergarten in the Fall. The preschool will be opening an one day a week "Mother's Morning Out" type program here throughout the summer. Starting on the first Wednesday in June (June 4) through the last Wednesday in August (August 27) - all rising 2 year old through rising See Wednesday’s page 17B SENIOR NEWS Do You Have Insurance on Your Retirement Plan? Financial Planner Shares Tips for Protecting Your Savings You have insurance on your home, your car, your health. How about your retirement plan? “People have homeowners insurance to protect against fires and floods,” notes independent financial planner Stephen Ng, founder and president of Stephen Ng Financial Group, (stephenngfg.com). “They buy insurance to replace their car if it gets wrecked and they buy health insurance to protect themselves from medical costs. “But for many people, their biggest material asset is their retirement portfolio. When I look at a new client’s portfolio and ask, See SENIOR, page 17B Kure Memorial Lutheran News Beach Worship, Church Yard Sale, Faith on Tap and Much More. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31. BEACH WORSHIP: Our Beach Worship “season” began on Wednesday, May 28, and will continue each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. through September at the Kure Beach Faith Center at the “F” Avenue beach access in Kure Beach. Martin Luther said “God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” Join us for inspiration on God’s beautiful seashore. We have a new sound system and a lineup of guest musicians to lead us in music. All are welcome. We hope you will join us! SUNDAY SCHEDULE: 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Faith on Tap : Monday, June 16, 7:00 p.m. - Hang Ten Grill - This is a young(er) adult ministry opened to all. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, and join the discussion. Bring your friends and neighbors. Parking is free after 7:00 p.m. Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website: kurememorial.org Washington, D.C. — Visit the iBookstore today to download a free copy of Pope Francis: A Pope of Firsts from Religion News Service. This new ibook offers a collection of stories and graphics about Pope Francis. The book covers Pope Francis’s election and early days in office, to his impact as the first Latin American and first Jesuit to rise to the papacy. Download your free copy today by searching “Religion News” in the iBookstore. See RELIGON, page 17B Sunday Morning Worship at CB pier Rick Courtney and his wife, Lisa, are sharing love through worship, prayer and scripture with a Sunday morning worship service at High Tides on the North End Pier, Carolina Beach. While Courtney was in the navy, he did ministry work. After retiring from the navy, he and his wife stayed in Virginia for a while, but, decided to move back to the area. He then chose to share his ministry with others and he always felt Carolina Beach had this special charm about it. His mission is to share scriptures while singing His praises with an open invitation to all who want to share the same. The gathering starts at 10 a.m., for fellowship, coffee/water and donuts are provided. Breakfast can be ordered from the grill, if you would like something more. They offer positive music and food for thought from the bible, and with the music, songs and worship you have the best view. He also has a Facebook page, where he offers words of encouragement each day; to get your day started on a positive note or pick you up if you are down; something to get you through or to get you thinking. You can contact him through the page also. Follow him at www.facebook.com/sundaymorningworship. Courtney feels that life is hard enough, so church should refill that spirit and make you See SUNDAY, page 13B CAROLINA BEACH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 12089 N. Lake Park Blvd. • Carolina Beach, NC 28428 Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church Bible School Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church will host a Bible School June 16th, 17th and 18th from 5:15 to 8:00pm. Children ages four through 5th Grade completed are welcome to come. Children will come and explore Micah 6:8 through Bible stories, games, crafts, music and puppets. Light sandwich supper included for participants. Local Mission is part of our purpose so bring a "can in each hand" ( non-perishable food donation) and/or "change for hunger" (coins). Lots of learning will take place while we have fun and fellowship! Sign up now! Space may be limited. REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 1 register at the church office, 1209 Lake Park Blvd. 4B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Life Rolls On Builds Empowerment through Adaptive Surfing Sports Heat Advisory NHCS Announces Outdoor Athletics Heat Advisory Guidelines The New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) Athletics Department announces guidelines regarding summer athletics safety. These guidelines are effective beginning July 1, 2014 and run through the fourteen scheduled practice days AFTER the first official day of Fall sports; or when school practice hours begin --whichever occurs first. Safe practice times can vary slightly when SIGNIFICANT climate changes are noted (rain, major cloud coverage, relative humidity at least 10% lower than average at start time, temperature at least 10 degrees cooler than average at start time). The heat index spikes drastically around 9:30 a.m. and drops around 6:00 p.m. during the summer. Temperatures have exceeded full equipment safe zones by 7:30 a.m. on some days so coaches are advised to be aware. The safety guidelines are as follows: • Pads, helmets and all other protective equipment must be removed any time the heat index reaches 96º. • All practices must be moved indoors anytime the heat index reaches 105 º. • ALL forms of outdoor practice should be finished by 10:30 a.m. and not resume until 6:00 p.m. See HEAT, page 17B GOLFING NEWS USO OF NORTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES “FORE THE TROOPS” TOUR Golf tournament series to help make Every Moment Count This year, the USO of North Carolina is combining its individual fundraising golf tournaments into a season-long tour to support our troops and wounded warriors across the state. The four regional tournaments all lead to the grand finale in September: the Traditions of Honor Cup, featuring Medal of Honor recipients, veterans and current military members. The “Fore The Troops” Tour opens in New Bern, and travels to Wake Forest, Greensboro and Southern Pines. Each course has two winners that will advance to the Traditions of Honor Cup in Charlotte: the Highest Fundraiser and the Lowest Score. Golfers can also register directly to play in the Tradition of Honors Cup at www.usoncforethetroops.com. “The golfers in previous USO of NC tournaments across the state have been a great group of supporters. We hope to build on their interest in supporting the work of the USO of NC by engaging them beyond one event, although no one has to golf in more than one. Our hope is that they will have such a great time at these premier golf See GOLF, page 19B Last week Life Rolled on in Carolina Beach as people of all ages with spinal cord injuries built empowerment through adaptive surfing and demonstrated that anything is possible despite paralysis or those challenged by mobility. Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization that inspires others to see the boundless possibilities beyond paralysis. Established in 2002, LRO’s signature adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf See SURFING, page 16B RUNNING NEWS THE ONLY 3-BRIDGE 10K COURSE ON THE EAST COAST Photos By: Pleasure Island Photography You'll love the Tri Span 10K 'cause you get the 3-bridges with a 7:00 am start and a little heat to warm you up. For 32 years the Tri-span has defined racing and running in the Wilmington area. The Wilmington Family YMCA brings this race to the top of our area's running scene so we hope you'll be there to experience the race this year. The 5K option is a fun and rolling course through all the pretty areas of downtown. Visit www.wilmingtonfamilyymca.org and click on events for race information and to register. For questions, contact Dalia @ firstname.lastname@example.org All proceeds go to the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA FREE Program for cancer survivors!! SOCCER NEWS Hammerheads vs. Toronto Friendly Match Finishes 2-1 TFC takes victory over USL PRO affiliate Wilmington Last week Life Rolled on in Carolina Beach as people of all ages with spinal cord injuries built empowerment through adaptive surfing and demonstrated that anything is possible despite paralysis or those challenged by mobility. Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization that inspires others to see the boundless possibilities beyond paralysis. Established in 2002, LRO’s signature adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf See SOCCER 1, page 17B New Hanover County Track & Running Club FREE For Grades K-12 (Ages 5-12 Must have Parent with them) and Adults are also Welcome to Attend This Club is designed to keep kids and their parents inshape throughout the summer months and get them involved in the sport of running. The Club will start meeting every Monday and Wednesday’s at the Ashley High School Track from 6-7:30PM. The 1st Practice will be Monday, June 30th at 6:00PM; meet at the Ashley High School Track. Most practices will take an hour for grades K-8 and about 1-2 hours for grades 9-12. All participants must bring their own water; none will be provided other than the water in the fountains around the school. Parents must attend if there child is 12 or under. Parents may volunteer to help out or just walk around the track. Workouts are geared toward the age or skill level of the athlete. If you want to volunteer please contact Shawn McKee at (910)233-3234 or email email@example.com. I would like to encourage everyone to keep tabs on the Wilmington Road Runner’s and its-go-time.com website for upcoming races. Find us on Facebook for all the latest updates on Practice’s and Races. (If times or dates change we will be updating the Facebook Page and making announcements at practice). Please remember to keep good running shoes on your kids and make sure they are the proper shoes for their feet. (Varsity High School Kids meet from 68PM, K-8 and J.V. High School See RUNNING, page 13B Wilmington, Chicago Fire Reserves Draw 2-2 Heaney goal in stoppage time extends Hammerheads unbeaten streak Wilmington, NC Wilmington Hammerheads FC extends their unbeaten streak following Saturday's 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire Reserves at Legion Stadium. Wilmington put forth pressure on Chicago at the beginning of the match as forward Jordan Hamilton had the first shot of the night with a ground ball across the front of the goal. The Hammerheads followed with a few more attempts, but it See SOCCER 2, page 17B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 5B 2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association TEAM PHOTOâ€™S (MORE NEXT WEEK) (Pictured Above): Carve Surfaceworks. (Pictured Above): Clancy & Theys. (Pictured Above): U6B - Dr. Skip & Dr. Tyson. (Pictured Above): Bouncin Party Rentals. (Pictured Above): Byrnes Realty. (Pictured Above): Atlantic Towers. (Pictured Above): 4 Seasons Site & Demo. (Pictured Above): Bellhart Marine. 6B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters I recently saw a “Top Ten” list of reasons to go fishing. (Like anyone really needs a reason to go fishing!) That list won’t be reprinted here, since I didn’t really think their reasons were all that great anyway, but it did start me wondering what my reasons for going fishing might be. I’m serious now. No reasons like “To out-do my neighbor” or “To drink beer all day” or “To get away from the spouse”. I’m not talking David Letterman style top ten lists. Some of my personal reason would be as follows: (a) to spend time with nature. I’ve spent 30 years working in an office and I don’t do that anymore. I want to be outside. I’m sure I’m closer to God out there. (b) To get to know and appreciate my family and friends better, and to make them happy. I love to help others “be happy”. (c) To enjoy some rest and relaxation. When you’re in a boat (or on a pier, or creek bank) you tend to be less anxious about all those “busy-work” tasks that would otherwise occupy your mind and time. (I’m always curious about those boats with 2 or 3 engines. ‘Just doesn’t seem relaxing to me.) (d) To bring home good, fresh food. I’ve never eaten fish that I didn’t like. You probably have your own personal reason that may be very different, but still valid. Give it some thought and then Go Fishing! You’ll enjoy it even more knowing why you’re there. Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters (Pictured Above): Jeff Williamson customers showing off a pair of nice fish! (Pictured Above): Beautiful Trout caught aboard Get Busy Charters. Wildlife Commission Announces July 4th as Free Fishing Day On July 4, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — resident and nonresidents alike — can fish in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing privilege. Although no fishing license is required, all other fishing regulations, such as size and creel limits and lure restrictions, still apply. To give anglers a better chance of catching fish, the Commission stocks a variety of fish in waters across the state — including trout and channel catfish. The agency also provides access to fishing sites See JULY 4TH, page 19B (Pictured Above): July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina where anyone - resident or nonresident - can fish without having to buy a license. Photo by Keith Hendrickson WARNING: Recent Bear Interactions Prompt Reminders on Co-Existing with Bears Last week’s encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and Monday’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist peacefully with bears by following basic safety guidelines. First and foremost, never feed a black bear — intentionally or unintentionally. Bears are opportunistic feeders and will eat just about anything. Bears are particularly attracted to human garbage, pet food, and other human-associated foods, like bird seed. For this reason, if a bear is in the area, people should remove bird feeders and hummingbird feeders, even those advertised as “bear proof.” They also should: • Secure bags of trash inside cans stored in a garage, shed or other secure area; • Place trash outside as late as possible, on trash pick-up days — not the night before; • Remove leftover food as well as empty bowls, if feeding pets outdoors; and, • Clean all food and grease from barbeque grills after each use. Bears are attracted to food odors and may investigate. Black bears, by nature, are not aggressive animals, yet they can inspire fear, anxiety, and even fascination, in people who encounter them unexpectedly, such as the residents of the Five Points neighborhood in Raleigh who on Sunday night and Monday morning spotted what was likely a juvenile male bear looking for a place to call home. May, June and July are the times when bears start showing up in more populated areas where they’re not normally seen, according to Colleen Olfenbuttel, black bear biologist with the Commission. These young bears, called transient bears, are usually young males who have spent the first year and a half of their lives with the adult female bear and suddenly find themselves pushed away as the female begins breeding again. See BEARS, page 16B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 7B CAPE FEAR ACADEMY NEWS Cape Fear Academy Head chosen as President of Board for NC Association of Independent Schools Big Thank You to the CBES PTO Donald S. Berger, Head of School at Cape Fear Academy, was elected as President of the Board of Trustees at a meeting of the leaders of the NC Association of Independent Schools held at Wrightsville Beach on June 9. His two-year term begins July 1. The entire slate of the NCAIS Board: President: Don Berger – Cape Fear Academy, Wilmington.Vice President: Mark Hale – Greensboro Day School, Greensboro. Treasurer: Karl Sjolund, Salem Academy, Winston-Salem. Secretary: Doreen Kelly, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh Mr. Berger is completing his second year as Head of School at Cape Fear Academy. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve as the leader of the NCAIS Board. This organization plays a vital role in serving the interests of our state’s most respected and longest established independent schools. NCAIS benefits our independ- ent schools with outstanding professional learning opportunities, a collaborative network of colleagues and professional resources, and a voice in our state legislature. Having more than a decade of involvement with NCAIS, I am proud to accept this leadership role.” NCAIS is an association of more than 80 independent schools across the state, with over 3800 teachers serving approximately 38,000 students. It was incorporated in 1970 as a voluntary, nonprofit organization serving a wide variety of schools in size and structure (coed and single sex; non-sectarian and religious affiliations; day and boarding). All adhere to the highest standards in accreditation. Cape Fear Academy, founded in 1967, is a college preparatory, non-sectarian, day school with 585 students in preschool through grade 12. It is located at 3900 South College Road in Wilmington. (Pictured Above): Special thanks goes out to all of this year's PTO members who spent countless hours donating their time and expertise to Carolina Beach Elementary School. To join or learn how you can help out visit www.nhcs.net/cbes/ Students and Staff Say Good-Bye for the Summer Season As students and staff of Carolina Beach Elementary School are well into their Summer break we want to share pictures from the school’s Annual “Wave Off.” Each year CBES teachers and staff line the sidewalks of the school to wave off students who are riding the bus, getting picked up, biking, walking or even riding a big red fire truck! For fifth graders it was a bitter sweet last day as they will start their jourSee WAVE OFF, page 13B CBES Library Open to Students Wednesdays CAROLINA BEACH Carolina Beach Elementary School students are invited to check out books this summer from the school’s massive library. They will be open every Wednesday from now until August 13th from 9:00am until 3:00pm. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. 8B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Community Pilates Instructor Sophina White is teaching Community Pilates. This is a Pilates Class for all levels of experience. Pilates will increase your strength, flexibility and control of your body. The classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Cost is only $10.00 per participant. All participants must be a Recreation Center Member or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. Please go online and check our entire fitness schedule at www.carolinabeach.org or call 458-2977 for additional information. Mini Monets Creative Children’s Art Camp Looking for a creative outlet for your child this summer? Join Jennie Wenk for our Mini Monets Art Camps! Fine Artists Camp: This is a 2-hour camp designed for artists ages 3 – 8. This week long camp is perfect for artists who are looking to explore new mediums and nurture their creativity through guided and self-directed projects. Artists will learn drawing, conte, collage, modeling, charcoal, pastels, painting and sculpting. We have two sessions available: Session 1 = June 16th – 20th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm or Session 2 = July 14th – 18th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Comic Illustrator Camp: This is a week long 2-hour camp that introduces the foundations for character design, layout and story boards. These projects are designed to take you to the next level as an illustrator, preparing you for a career in illustration, comic books or graphic novels and sequential art. Artists will learn some of the following: conceptual art, character design, story boards, maquettes, layout and inking. This session is July 28th – August 1st from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost for each participant is only $125.00 per week. Cost for additional siblings is $110.00. For more information, please contact Jennie Wenk: (910) 399-1708, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.minimonetsart.com. Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Join Darlene Smithson for dance, fun and fitness with our Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Class! This class incorporates a warm-up, cardio dance routines, full-body strength training workout and a cool down. We offer a lowimpact or high-impact option— all participants are welcome to attend! We offer two different payment methods: pay only $6.00 per class or pay $40.00 for unlimited monthly classes. Classes are every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:15 am – 9:15 am. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977. Feel Good Flow Vinyasa Yoga Mandy Nicolau and Lisa Zingale are instructing an alllevel Yoga Class! During this practice, the asanas (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. You will not only enjoy the muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and stress reduction that all yoga has to offer but also get the added cardiovascular benefits from the continuous movements. Join Lisa every Tuesday and Mandy every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Cost is only $6.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional questions, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977. Belly Dancing Class starting 6/8 Instructor Christina Fatum is teaching our new Belly Dancing class! Our FREE “Open House” will be on Sunday, June 8th at 3:00 pm. We will offer Belly Dancing every Sunday beginning June 15th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Cost is $9.00 for every drop-in participant or purchase a 6class package for $50.00. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of class. Please contact the Recreation Center with any additional questions at (910) 458-2977. Introduction to QiGong Carolina Beach Aerobics The class is a total body workout that combines a 30minute aerobics segment, along with a weight and abdominal workout. Please bring your own 4-6 pound dumbbells if you have them. This class is a fun and energizing way to exercise for all ages. The class is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 am. Cost is $2.00 per participant. This is a great way to burn off those extra calories and stay in shape. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Center Staff at 458-2977. Join Ralph Miller as we explore the world of QiGong! As a foundation to tai chi, the gentle and rolling movements allow the breath to be smooth and light. This directs the qi to the tendons and bones, increasing the body’s vitality. Classes are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11th and 25th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977. Summer Day Camp 2014 The Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camp 2014 Program will feature a different structure than in years past. Rather than signing up for individual days, campers will enjoy one full week of camp with a variety of activities included. • All drop off and pickup will be at the Recreation Center • Camps run Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM until 4:00PM • Campers must register for the entire week • Each week will offer one special activity (Jungle Rapids, surfing, paddle boarding etc.) • Each week will include at least one beach day • Weekly rates for Carolina Beach residents are $125, nonresidents $150 • There will be no camp the week of June 30th-July 4th & July 14-18th Our detailed schedule of camp dates and activities will be released on April 21st and can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/CB RecCenter Signups begin for Carolina Beach residents on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:00AM and Friday, May 9th at 7:00AM for nonresidents. Please sign up early as space is limited. For more info please contact Samantha Robinson at email@example.com Introduction to Yoga Please join us for our Introduction to Yoga Class! Instructor Tamara Cairns will teach yoga basics as you take time for yourself, slowing down life’s pace and learning the fundamentals of this ancient healing art. This class focuses on yoga postures, breath work and all yoga essentials are introduced and explored in a calm and nurturing environment. Suitable for beginning and practiced students! Classes are every Friday from 9:30 am 10:45 am. Cost is $8.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977. Boardwalk Beach Pilates Enjoy exercise outdoors! Join Sophina White for Boardwalk Beach Pilates at the Carolina Beach Oceanfront Stage. Classes are every Saturday from 7:00 - 8:00 am. Cost is just $10.00 per participant with ages 12 and under free. Children are encouraged to attend. Bring your workout mat, towel and drink. Classes are only held as weather permits. For additional information, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977. Gentle Yoga Tamara Cairns is offering a NEW Gentle Yoga class! This class is comparable to a yoga stretching class. Enjoy our toned-down yoga class without big moves and long holds. Perfect for seniors and first-time beginners! Classes are every Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Cost is $7.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977. Zumba Gold© This class is great for Zumba© beginners and participants that like a slower pace. Kathy Senna is instructing classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am in our basketball courts. Kathy is a retired Health and Physical Education teacher with 36 years experience and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science. Zumba Gold© is a lower impact, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance fitnessparty that keeps you in the groove of life. Cost is only $6.00 per participant or you can purchase a 5-class package for only $25.00. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977. Power Flow Yoga Join Anastasia Worrell for our Power Flow Yoga Class! Focus will be on core, strength building postures with isometric holds and dynamic flows. This is an intermediate yoga class focusing on advanced yoga practices. Class will meet every Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Cost is only $8.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977. Barre Class starting in June! Join Christina Dees for our NEW Barre Class! This uniquely fun workout fuses ballet, dance, yoga and pilates into an enjoyable and high-energy experience. It’s open to all levels and no prior experience is required. Class is every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:30 am. Cost is $6.00 per participant or purchase a 5-class package for $25.00. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of class. Please contact the Recreation Center with any additional questions at (910) 458-2977. MARKET from page 1B Come early to enjoy a leisurely morning strolling through the market as you listen to live music provided by Bruce Butcher. The produce is just beginning to come in and will be EVENTS from page 1B Boardwalk (Cape Fear Blvd. & Canal Drive) at 6:30 pm to play CASH BINGO under the setting sun on beautiful Pleasure Island. Thursdays from 6:30 until 9:30 enjoy Fireworks by the Sea and Gazebo AQUARIUM from page 2B Fridays, June 27 at 2 p.m., Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m., Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • FINS AND FAMILY TOUR - Thursdays, June 19, 26 at 2 p.m., Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m., Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 2 p.m. - A short and sweet tour behind the scenes for the young and curious. This 30-minute exploration packs in gallons of hidden fun and learning specifically for families with children 3 to 7 years old. Staff shares fin-tastic animal facts and assists in creating a fishy craft to take home. Then follow the hidden passages to the top of the Aquarium’s largest habitat for views of sharks, rays, a green sea turtle and much more. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 3 and older. Fee: $16 for ages 13 and older, $14 for ages 3-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION MEETING from page 2B MembershipMeeting. 7:309:00 pm. Local historian and author, Elaine Henson, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the “Cape Fear Beaches.” Monday November 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. LeRae Umfleet, of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will return to us with her program on “Women in World War One.” Monday December 15, 2014: Holiday Potluck 6:309:00 pm. ALL PROGRAMS ARE here in full force by early June; there are a wonderful variety of tasty items from local bakers to enjoy with your fresh roasted coffee; everything you need for your pets; wines from several vintners; popped on the spot kettle korn; handmade soaps, Entertainment! This Thursday Mighty McFly will be playing their incendiary Energy Music, June 5th Machine Gun, June 12th Chris Bellamy Band, June 19th Eastbound, June 28th L Shape Lit, July 3rd Massive Grass and Southern Trouble, • CANOEING THE SALT MARSH - Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9 a.m. - A three-hour exploration of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe. Activities may include crabbing, seining or birding. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by two adults. Fee: $25 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • SALT MARSH AND CRABBING - Friday, June 27 at 8 a.m. - Join us for this hands-on program that introduces participants to the challenge of catching blue crabs. Lessons in crab biology and crabbing equipment prepare participants for an exciting expedition outdoors to catch (and release) crabs. All bait and equipment is provided. For ages 7 and older. Fee: $19 for ages 13 and older, $17 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 8 a.m. - This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). Ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR KIDS Aquarium summer camps provide fun and safe learning opportunities with knowledgeable and competent leadership. Camps run simultaneously for ages 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Ages 56, known as Aquanauts, become immersed in weekly topics through animal interaction, play, storytelling, crafts and hands on outdoor activities. Ages 7-9, FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach Town Hall.) Visit the History Center, open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4. For more information call: 910-458-0502. From the Friends of Fort Fisher Looking for Descendents! The Friends of Fort Fisher are gathering contact information for any decendents of soldiers involved in the building of Fort Fisher or any of the other forts in the Cape Fear area. They would deodorants and skin care items; and arts and crafts of many mediums await you. There is a lot to see and do so slip on your flip-flops, don’t forget the sunscreen and come spend some time with your friends and neighbors. July 10th Beachbilly Brothers, July 17th Dubtown Cosmonauts, July 24th Jack Jack 180, July 31st Mark Roberts Band, August 7th 40 East, August 14th Drew Smith Band and August 21st Lynne and the Wave. Live music and Marine Detectives, use their investigative skills during animal programs, outdoor excursions and interactive games to better understand nature. Ages 10-12, Ocean Explorers, participate with staff in experiences outdoors and behind the scenes at the Aquarium to discover each weekly topic. Ages 13-14, Coastal Crusaders, venture farther to explore different coastal environments and learn about animal collection. These campers also interact more directly with staff behind the scenes to assist with animal care. • WEIRD, WONDERFUL WILDLIFE - June 30 – July 3 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 10-12 (THIS WEEK IS FOUR DAYS ONLY), July 7 – 11 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 10-12 - Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are just plain weird, but in a good way of course! Campers will learn all about the strange and sometimes gross adaptations animals have to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the Aquarium will turn an animal encounter from an “eww” to an “aww” moment. Note: This camp is only 4 days long. Fee: $184 for four day camp week, June 30 – July 3. Fee: $230 for July 7 – 11. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED • ANIMAL KEEPERS July 14 – 18 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 10-12 or July 21 – 25 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 10-12 - How do we feed 2,000 animals? What does it take to keep a 235,000-gallon aquarium clean? Where do aquarium animals come from? Campers learn what it takes to be responsible for the daily care and maintenance of aquarium animals. By helping prepare food, clean exhibits and create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Fee: $230. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED ECO EXPLORERS - July also like to find decendents of men who fought in the battles for Fort Fisher, Fort Holmes, Fort Caswell, Fort Johnston, and Fort Anderson, as well as blockade runner captains, crew and pilots, basically anyone who was involved in the Wilmington Campaign. Visit their website at: www.friendsoffortfisher.com for links to projects and events including the 150th Battle reenactment and the descendents reunion in January 2015. Contact John Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For more information please visit the market’s facebook page (Carolina Beach Farmers Market), website (carolinabeachfarmersmarket.com) or email Janet Knott at carolina b e a c h f a r m e r s email@example.com. fireworks are help every Thursday with the exception of Friday August 29th for Labor Day weekend. For updated on any of these great events find the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative on Facebook or visit cbdowntowninitiative.com. 28 – August 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 10-12 - How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers will take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals that live there. This camp will also highlight the diversity of local environments. Fee: $230. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED • COASTAL CRUSADERS - July 28 – August 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 13-14 - How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an aquarium setting? By exploring natural habitats and participating in animal collection and care, campers will gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share. Activities that campers will enjoy this week include canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing and snorkeling. Fee: $280. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General inform a t i o n : www.ncaquariums.com/fortfisher Gazette, June 25th, 2014 9B 8:00 pm. THIS WEEK from page 1B if you aren’t good at it. Expect BLP has the perfect blend of knowledge of and respect for entertainment and musicianship multiple musical genres and a to get an audience moving and passion for weaving them keep them moving: a song list together. Expect to see four crowded with favorites from gentlemen with the utmost ded- contemporary dance music by ication to professionalism and Lady Gaga to classics from the showmanship having the time disco era and 20 years of classic of their lives and doing their & modern rock, the best musibest to make sure that their cians the coast has to offer all in audience does the same. a band fronted by a beautiful And don’t forget to stay for and talented singer who nails it our fantastic Fireworks show at every night. The band starts 9:00 pm (weather permitting). the fun and keeps it going til the Come join your family and last song! friends at the Carolina Beach And finally, the movie at the Boardwalk for a night of FREE Carolina Beach Lake will be the fun, music and fireworks. hilarious Monsters U from The following night, we will Disney Studios The showing be presenting our second of the will be at 8:45 pm at the FREE Summer Concert Series Carolina Beach Lake at the corat the Ft. Fisher Air Force ner of South Lake Park Recreation Area with the great Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue. blues artists – Polar Bear Blues Ever since college-bound Band..Delivering their own Mike Wazowski was a little brand of rhythm and blues, this monster, he has dreamed of four piece band remains a becoming a Scarer-and he regional favorite after almost 30 knows better than anyone that years. Tasteful, yet powerful, the best Scarers come from the band still approaches every Monsters University (MU). But gig with the same gusto they during his first semester at MU, did in the early years. The Mike's plans are derailed when band’s name is credited to he crosses paths with hotshot Stuart “Polar Bear” Shaw, gui- James P. Sullivan, "Sulley", a tarist, who has kept the band natural-born Scarer. The pair's together through the years. out-of-control competitive spirThree of the four original mem- it gets them both kicked out of bers are still on board, and you the University's elite Scare will recognize the groove that Program. To make matters only years of being together can worse, they realize they will bring. In Carolina Beach, don’t have to work together, along forget about Family Night with an odd bunch of misfit every Tuesday at the Carolina monsters, if they ever hope to Beach Boardwalk from 6:30- make things right. 8:30, followed by Cash BINGO All movies are weatherat the Gazebo Stage from 7:00- dependent, so be sure to call 9:00 on Wednesday evenings. ahead (910-458-8434), if the Let’s not forget, the very popu- weather seems threatening to lar Carolina Beach Farmer’s make sure the show will go on. Market held every Saturday These films are free and from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the open to the public. Popcorn, Carolina Beach Lake. candy, soft drinks, cotton candy At Kure Beach’s new and other popular concessions Oceanfront Park, they have a are available at reasonable becvy of activity starting with prices. This is a true summer Turtle Talks every Monday time treat for adults and kids from 7:00-8:00 pm, followed alike. Please contact the by Tuesday’s Open Air Market Pleasure Island Chamber of from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. On Commerce if you have quesWednesday, bring the young tions and don't forget to check ones to Story Time By The Sea out our exciting Pleasure Island from 10:00-11:30 am. Calendar of Events. To close out the week, this For more information please Sunday, June 29th, Boogie in call the Chamber at 910-458the Park present BLP at the 8434 or email at greg@pleaOcean Front Park from 5:00- sureislandnc.org. 10B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Gazette, June 25th, 2014 11B 12B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Gazette, June 25th, 2014 WAVE OFF from page 7B ney to middle school in the fall. 13B RUNNING from page 4B Kids meet from 6-7:30PM) Practice Dates & Races: • Monday, June 30th at 6:00PM Meet at Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, July 7th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, July 9th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, July 14th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, July 16th at SUNDAY from page 3B smile. So, stop in at High Tides on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to get a smile and spirit through the message received. He is also working on a worship- 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, July 21st at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, July 23rd at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, July 28th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, July 30th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, August 4th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, August 6th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley driven album. Yes, if his name sounds familiar, it is because he is a member of the band Beachbilly Brothers that plays at different venues in the area. High School Track • Saturday, August 9th at 8:00AM at the Ashley High School Track (END OF SEASON TIME TRIALS ON THE TRACK) HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICE BEGINS • Thursday, August 7th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, August 11th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Tuesday, August 12th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, August 13th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Thursday, August 14th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track (High School Practice will be Mon-Thur at 6PM at Ashley Track until school starts when we move to 4:00PM after school. We will be meeting from time to time at Veterans Park in the Soccer Fields also) 14B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Gazette, June 25th, 2014 15B 16B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 9AM. Saturday after the finals Dragon Boat from page 2B setup in the main stage area. in the afternoon (4-5PM) the (Parking lot behind the Sea winners will be announced and Witch Café). Saturday, the 10th trophies will be awarded for the is Race Day starting at 9am! top times at the main stage. Teams will be competing for PROCEEDS FROM THIS trophies with awards for: The EVENT BENEFIT: “STEP UP Finals Race Winner, 1st place FOR SOLDIERS” teams in each category, the This year’s event will beneslowest team, the most spirited fit: “Step Up For Soldiers” and team and the team with the best support “The Kramer House” costumes. You can join in on project. Step Up for Soldiers is the fun by forming a Team of proud of this project they refer friends, neighbors, relatives, to as a “Soldier Build.” Upon co-workers or customers and receiving a plot of land in the raising the donation for enter- Monkey Junction area of ing a team. Each team will Wilmington, NC, the thought need 21 members – 20 paddlers of building a transitional home and one drummer to keep the for veterans, along with their pace and must raise $1000 in families, who are attending donations to enter the event or local universities, emerged. By have a corporate sponsor make completing this house we, as a the donation. Individuals who community, are assisting want to participate but cannot Veterans in their new journey get a full team together can also of life. Insuring that our veterenter by raising $50 and regis- ans are able to remain with tering for the event. their families, we are doing Saturday also includes a fes- more than just building a tival of vendors around the house. We are building a Marina who will be displaying stronger family, and thus a their artwork, jewelry, sports stronger community. Help us related products and food items support our veterans by donatfor sale. The Festival starts at ing to this event. SURFING from page 4B Again, has grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of individuals throughout the world. On March 25, 1996, on the verge of becoming a professional surfer, Jesse Billauer was surfing at his local break at Zuma Beach in California when he was pushed headfirst into the shallow sandbar, fracturing his neck. Billauer sustained a C-6 complete spinal cord injury, which resulted in quadriplegia. He lost the ability to walk and had limited mobility of his arms and hands. Jesse left the hospital and immediately knew two things: he had to surf again and he had to help others be inspired to follow their passions. As founder of Life Rolls On Foundation, Jesse now serves as the organization's Executive Director and CEO. "LRO is an avenue to hope, independence, freedom, happiness, inspiration, and teamwork," he explains. "It is about bringing people together and changing lives one day, one program, and one person at a time. Each of LRO's amazing programs offers the opportunity for the physically disabled to open their minds, help them forget about their challenges and to be thankful for the opportunity to still be alive." For more information on upcoming events, or to learn how you can help visit Life Rolls On online at http://www.liferollson.org. BEARS from page 6B “While they may appear to be wandering aimlessly around, they are not necessarily lost,” Olfenbuttel said. “Most are simply exploring their new surroundings and will move on, particularly if they are left alone and there is no food around.” When the Wildlife Commission receives a report of a transient bear in an area, staff assesses the situation to determine if the bear poses a threat to public safety or property, or if the bear is significantly threatened. In almost all cases, the Wildlife Commission advises that the best approach is a hands-off approach, allowing the bear to leave on its own. “Trust me, the bear is more scared of you than you are of it,” Olfenbuttel said. “If you haven’t left food accessible to the bear, and if you leave the bear alone, Cell Block from page 2B musicians and venue owners happy for a few years now. Mark is an unusually quiet and reserved man for someone in the entertainment business, and does not go out of his way to draw attention- but it happens anyway, simply because he plays so skillfully and passionately. With almost 40 years of serious experience and study of the guitar, he gets noticed in spite of his “shoegaze” demeanor. Says Lynch, “I guess these days the guitar-and my wife- do most of the talking for me”. Beginning in the late 1970's, Lynch has played in scores of music projects around the Southeast. Probably none then you can view it from a safe distance and it likely will move away on its own.” While bears are making more frequent appearances in central North Carolina, the vast majority of bears live in the mountains and coastal regions of the state where human-bear interactions are common and people in these areas are learning to prevent bear conflicts by securing food and following other advice to coexist with bears. “If the bear is already eating from your bird feeder, garbage can or pet food bowl, let the bear finish eating, and after the bear leaves, clean the area,” Olfenbuttel said. “Then, bring all food and attractants into a secure location. For residents who have ongoing problems with bears, removing any and all foods from properties is critical to minimizing conflicts.” you ever heard of, but they all enjoyed great success in their allotted time and place. Western NC based bands “Phenix”, “Aviator”, “Stampede”, and others played A-list clubs and opened for national recording artists such as “Rare Earth”, “Night Ranger”, “Frank Marino/Mahogany Rush”, and Raleigh-based “Nantucket”. But perhaps his most significant contribution was as a guitar teacher- to now country super-star Eric Church. “We went to the same Baptist church, our dads were both deacons, and I ended up showing Eric his first guitar chords so he could play some Randy Additionally, residents can: • Sprinkle ammonia or other strong disinfectants on garbage cans to make the odor and taste of food undesirable; • Install electric fencing, which will protect bee hives, dumpsters, gardens, compost piles and other potential food sources; and, • Talk to neighbors to ensure everyone in the community is learning about co-existing with bears and working together to prevent conflicts between bears and humans. No matter where you are or where you live, if you encounter a bear, the most important thing to do is leave the bear alone. Don’t try to feed it or chase it off we can’t stress this enough,” Olfenbuttel said. “Crowds of people can unnerve a bear, perhaps causing it to act defensively. Travis songs. Obviously, he took it from there, and turned out to be a great songwriter, but it's cool to hear him on the radio and know that I showed him his first three chords! Since moving to Wilmington, Mark has played in duos with area musicians Mike O'Donnell, Brent Stimmel, Susan Savia, Dylan Linehan, Eduardo Somech, and most recently Matt Korzelius (his partner in Cell Block 2).. He's played solo guitar for weddings, art galleries and local restaurants including a 2year stint at Saltworks II and repeat shows at The George, The Pilot House, and The Harp. Full bands have included “Zion” and “Dangers of Stereo”. “Cell Block 2” features Lynch on guitar and bass with vocalist Korzelius for some impressive two-man versions of classic rock/blues/jazz. This duo, in turn, will be joined by Tim Meyer/drums, Daniel Pesavento/bass, Harley Blasingame/keys, and Tarsha Murphy/vocals to become the 6-piece party band “Port City Shakedown”. The show starts at 5 pm. RELIGION from page 6B This is the first e-book from Religion News Service. Upcoming e-books will include reporting guides and other topics of coverage. This book is published by the Religion News Service, an award-winning non-profit news corporaWEDNESDAYS from page 3B Kindergarteners are welcomed to join us here at the preschool for a minimal cost. The day will start at 9am and end at 1pm and consist of: crafts, songs, story time, playground, snack, special guests and lunchtime (lunch is provided by families). GREEN from page 18B demonstrate compliance with the requirements by purchasing RECs. In North Carolina, the minimum amount of renewable energy is 12.5 percent by 2021. There is also a voluntary renewable energy market for individuals, businesses and aquariums. In these markets, consumers voluntarily purCB ARTS from page 1B sound being that PJM is very diverse , Very soulful R & B sound . PJM does a mix of Christian and Crossover Mainstream songs as I can only Imagine, Heaven, I believe I can Fly , Etc. PJM consists of Mark Pergerson , (Lead Vocalist ), Kenneth Leonard( Vocalist) , Vance Watkins(Vocalist), Gary Gilley ( rhythm Guitar), Tim Faircloth(Lead Guitar), Steve Brown(Bass), Bruce Sanders(Drums), Lester McMinis(Percussion) Sunday, July 6th, 7:00 PM, St. Paul's Methodist Church, Contemporary Christian Concert, Simple Truth with Shawn Blackwelder. Saturday, August 2nd, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, 34 SOCCER 1, from page 4B Again, has grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of individuals throughout the world. On March 25, 1996, on the verge of becoming a professional surfer, Jesse Billauer was surfing at his local break at Zuma Beach in California when he was pushed headfirst into the shallow sandbar, fracturing his neck. Billauer sustained a C-6 complete spinal cord injury, which resulted in quadriplegia. He lost the ability to walk and had limited mobility of his arms and hands. Jesse left the hospital and immediately knew two things: he had to surf again and he had to help others be inspired to follow their passions. SOCCER 2, from page 4B was Chicago's Dilly Duka that put the first point on the board in the 27th minute. Hammerheads forward Sammy Ochoa was offered an opportunity on goal with a penalty kick after teammate Mickael Oliveira was taken down in the box, but was denied by a diving save by goalkeeper Kyle Reynish leaving the Hammerheads scoreless at the half. Forward Jordan Hamilton scored the Hammerheads first goal of the night and his fourth goal of the season in the 50th minute off a cross by Ochoa, matching Ochoa for team leader in goals. Soon after, the Hammerheads dropped again to a deficit of one as Chicago's Juan Luis Anangono put the ball into the back of the net in the 58th minute. tion with editorial offices in Washington, D.C. RNS creates and distributes across the globe exceptional and unique nonsectarian news, analysis and commentary about religion, values and ethics. For more information, visit ReligionNews.com. The cost will be $20/day for one child, $30 for 2 siblings, or $40 for 3 siblings. You must register your child by Monday at noon of that week to be able to drop off on Wednesday!! You can register by emailing the preschool or contacting Celeste Carpenter, 409-5572. chase renewable energy to match their electricity needs. Voluntary action provides a revenue stream for renewable energy projects and raises consumer awareness of the benefits of renewable energy. To learn more about this initiative visit the Aquarium or http://ncaff.supportgreenpower.com Steps will perform. 34 Steps has been performing together for ten years. They are a fivepiece local band who play mainstream rock, electric and acoustic jams from major artists – a broad spectrum from Heart, John Mellencamp, Beatles, Matchbox 20, Bad Company, Goo Goo Dolls, Grace Potter, Fleetwood Mac to the Eagles and beyond. They have played anything from backyard parties to weddings and local fundraisers. They love to play whenever people get together to celebrate and have a good time. Rock on! There is more to come this summer as we confirm other performers. Make sure you check your Island Gazette each week and mark your calendars. As founder of Life Rolls On Foundation, Jesse now serves as the organization's Executive Director and CEO. "LRO is an avenue to hope, independence, freedom, happiness, inspiration, and teamwork," he explains. "It is about bringing people together and changing lives one day, one program, and one person at a time. Each of LRO's amazing programs offers the opportunity for the physically disabled to open their minds, help them forget about their challenges and to be thankful for the opportunity to still be alive." For more information on upcoming events, or to learn how you can help visit Life Rolls On online at http://www.liferollson.org. It was Hammerheads midfielder Will Heaney that equalized the score in stoppage time with a hard shot into the back of the net and increasing Wilmington's unbeaten streak to eight consecutive matches during the current regular season. The Wilmington Hammerheads are scheduled to play their next match at Legion Stadium on Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET for the second match of their three-game series against the Richmond Kickers this regular season. The Hammerheads will host the Kickers again on Friday, August 1 for their final match of the series. For more information regarding Wilmington Hammerheads FC, please contact (910) 777-2111 or visit online at www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com. SUMMER from page 2B ticipate in either class is $45 for the entire 4-week session. Registration will take place on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 9 HEAT from page 4B • ALL equipment, padding, coverings including: helmets, shoulder pads, lower extremity pads, upper extremity pads, face coverings are to be removed by 10:00 a.m. and not allowed back on until 6:30 p.m. • Any outdoor games that are being held during this period in New Hanover County should end by 11:00 a.m. and not begin until 6:00 p.m. This includes all pre-game warmRICHMOND from page 1B assembly. Mrs. Patricia Gray W. Bolander, President of the Fort Fisher Chapter, escorted the New Jersey Flag in the absence of their Division President, Mrs. Charles de Barcza, who is in the hospital. The guest speaker was Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., Professor Emeritus and Historian of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and an Honorary Associate Member of the UDC. Dr Robertson also played the music and lyrics to a new Virginia State Song which will be presented to the State legislature in the Fall. On Sunday, the Daughters were guests of The District of Columbia Division at the 1000' Anniversary of the dedication of the Sir Moses Ezekiel SBJF from page 2B great Festival – DOUBLE HEADLINERS. That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year! First up is the legendary ROBERT CRAY BAND on Saturday night, October 11th. With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Closing out the Festival on Sunday, October 12th, will be the first-ever repeat headliner – the incomparable Delbert McClinton, with three Grammy awards to his credit. In support of the outstanding talent offered up by Robert Clay Band and Delbert McClinton, the Festival will also offer other national recording acts including: Opening for Robert Clay Band will be SHEMEKIA COPELAND – the NEW “Queen of the Blues” (City of Chicago honor) and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee AND Opening for DELBERT McCLINTON will be the everpopular DAMON FOWLER – With a hybrid blend of roots rock, blues and sacred steel, am-12 pm, and 4-6 pm at Town Hall (117 Settlers Lane). For more information, contact Bob at Town Hall (910) 458-8216 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ups. • Water breaks should be provided every 15 to 30 minutes, long enough for each athlete to drink 8-10 oz. and cool down (longer intervals between breaks = longer break time) • When a player looks/is dehydrated, sick, tired, overheated, nauseous/vomiting etc., REMOVE player from field IMMEDIATELY and notify proper medical staff. NO EXCEPTIONS. Monument at Jackson Circle in Arlington Cemetery. Mrs. Joan B. Trafton, President of the DC Division presided and introduced the great, great, great Nephew of Sir Moses Ezekiel, Mr. Alexander Pincus, Esq. who gave us some family remembrances of his famous uncle who was at VMI when the Corps fought at Mew Market. Mr. S. Waite Rawles, III, CEO of the Museum of The Confederacy, also a VMI Graduate, with his sister, Ms. Patricia Rawles, gave a joint presentation of "Moses Ezekel, his life, and as a sculptor". The ceremony ended with the placing of flowers on the graves, and then having lunch on the grounds of Arlington House with a tour of the recently completed restoration of the mansion. Damon has become one of the hottest young players on the Blues scene. In Addition to these four, there will be ten other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two-day festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. The Food selection, as always, will be outstanding as well. The amazing FREE Kidzone will be back with magicians, face painting, educational exhibits and inflatables and much more! You can also get a little shopping in at the many and varied vendors as well as having a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Tickets are just $50.00 in advance for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $60.00 for Saturday (Robert Clay Band plays Saturday night) and $25.00 for Sunday (Delbert McClinton is the Sunday closer). Kids 12 and under are free. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a Pleasure Island style weekend. See you there! For more information please call the Chamber at 910-4588434 or email at email@example.com. Gazette, June 25th, BUTTERFLY from page 18B enclosure, butterflies fly free and land on tropical plants and, occasionally, on visitors’ heads, arms and noses. Species inside the enclosure will vary but visitors may see vibrant blue morphos (Morpho peleides) native to Latin America, emerald swallowtails (Papilio palinurus) or red lacewings (Cethosia biblis), both found in Asia, among many others. Butterfly Bungalow is a temporary exhibit open through September 2014. Daily tickets for the exhibit are $3. Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 are free for SENIOR from page 3B ‘Where’s your insurance?’ they look at me like I’m crazy!” Insure your retirement fund by taking steps to safeguard at least a portion of it, Ng says. As you get closer to retiring, the amount you safeguard will be what you need to rely on for your retirement income. “Your retirement income should be derived from guaranteed sources, such as Social Security benefits and your pension plan,” says Ng, a licensed 3(21) fiduciary advisor, certified to advise companies about their 401(k) and other retirement plans. “It’s the amount you need to pay the bills and do the other things you hope to do in retirement, so your retirement income needs to be a guaranteed source of income. “Then you look for your ‘play checks.’ That’s the money you don’t absolutely have to have, so you can still try to grow it, and take risks with it, in the market.” Ng offers these tips for insuring your retirement plan: • Invest a portion of your portfolio in annuities. Annuities are long-term investment options through insurance companies that guarantee you payments over a certain rate of time, which could be the rest of your life or the life of your spouse or other survivor. Note: The guarantee is subject to the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. • If you leave your job, quickly roll your employersponsored 401(k) into an IRA. While 401(k)s are a great tool for saving, particularly if your employer is providing matching funds, if you were to die, the taxes your survivors would pay 2014 17B those wearing wings. General Aquarium admission is additional. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: ncaquariums.com/ fort-fisher on your 401(k) would be much higher than on an IRA. That’s because they would have to inherit the money in a lump sum – that could easily take 35 percent right off the top. The lumpsum rule does not apply to IRAs. While your spouse would have the option to inherit your 401(k) as an IRA, your children would not. So, take advantage of your employer-sponsored 401(k), but if you leave the company, convert to an IRA or ROTH IRA. You can also begin transferring your 401(k) funds to an IRA at age 59½. • Consider converting your IRA to a ROTH IRA. For protection from future income tax rate increases, you should consider slowly converting your tax-deferred IRA funds into a ROTH IRA. Yes, you’ll have to pay the taxes now on the money you transfer, but that will guarantee that withdrawals in your retirement are not taxed – even as the money grows. If you plan to leave at least part of your IRA to your children, they’ll benefit from a fund that continues to grow tax-free. 18B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Aquarium Spotlights Federal Point Aquarium Lights Way for Green Power Help the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher go clean and green. A new initiative lights the way for more wind power availability and offsets traditional energy use with the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits. The Aquarium works daily to help visitors make real and personal connections to marine environments. Part of connecting is understanding the collective impact of actions we all can take to have a healthy ocean. This summer the Aquarium offers guests an easy way to help the ocean and support clean, renewable energy. Visitors may purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset the carbon produced by fossil fuel use at home and by driving. Each purchased REC provides an environmental benefit and represents one megawatthour of electricity generated from wind power. The wind power is generated and delivered to the national power grid. Purchasing the RECs offers direct support for renewable energy projects. In addition, for every kilowatt hour(kWh) a visitor purchases, the Aquarium will receive a wind credit for an equal amount. The goal is to balance 100 percent of the electricity used at the Aquarium with an equal amount of wind energy, for a total of 3,037,000 kWh of electricity per year. Reaching the wind energy goal packs a big impact for ocean health and animal habitats, keeping 2,143 metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Reducing our carbon footprint can slow the impacts of climate change, including ocean acidification. Visitors to the Aquarium will learn about this initiative during education programs, such as daily dive shows, throughout the summer. Guests may choose to purchase the RECs by using their cell phones for as little as $5 for 333 kilowatt hours. A grant from The Ocean Project funds a partnership with the N.C. Aquariums, Jeannette’s Pier and Greenlight Energy. Greenlight Energy is a certified independent greenpower marketing company that purchases RECs for individuals and organizations, connecting producers with consumers. Nearly 30 U.S. states are required to produce a minimum amount of green energy. Electric utilities in these states See GREEN, page 17B (Pictured Above): “Look Out on the Dunes” by Michael Ticcino. Kure Beach, NC – A new art installation, “Federal Point,” at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher spotlights the artistic photography of the Cape Fear Camera Club. Club members documented images throughout Federal Point, in partnership with the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society and its Digital Image Project. Federal Point is the large peninsula between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, south of Wilmington, North Carolina. During the project, a wide range of photos were taken from landscapes to businesses, architecture to flora and fauna. The images featured in the exhibit depict a more artistic rather than documentary exploration of Federal Point. “Federal Point” will remain on display until Sept. 10, 2014. The Spadefish Gallery at the See Spotlights, page 19B NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher’s Summer Camp Registration Open Explore, play, laugh, learn—children enrolled in summer camp at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will do all this and more. Campers, ages 5 to 14, experience outdoor adventure, eco-education and make new friends. Trained marine educators lead the activities and introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere. Aquarium Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. Session details are below. Limited transportation to and from summer camp is offered, with pick-up points at a Monkey Junction and Ft. Fisher Ferry locations (This service requires an additional fee and registration). For more information and to register visit ncaquariums.com/fortfisher. Nature Patrol: Campers develop basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina's environments. Dates: June 16-20, June 23-27 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully See SUMMER, page 19B Wings Wednesday at Aquarium Kure Beach, N.C. — Flap, flutter or fly down to the new Butterfly Bungalow at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher and don’t forget your wings. Experience the wonder of hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies of various species. Every Wednesday in May visitors wearing their own set of wings gain free admission to the butterfly house. In addition, visitors can join in the Butterfly Brigade Parade at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. A marching celebration of pollinators winds from the Aquarium’s outdoor plaza to the Butterfly Bungalow. Butterfly Bungalow and garden begins at a pupa house where visitors view the chrysalis stage of the insects’ life cycle, when the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly occurs. Inside the Butterfly Bungalow, a greenhouse-like See Butterfly, page 17B (Pictured Above): A young visitor sports her own wings while visiting the new Butterfly Bungalow at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. SPOTLIGHTS from page 18B Aquarium showcases North Carolina artists throughout the year. Artwork that coincides with the Aquarium’s mission of inspiring appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s JULY 4TH from page 6B across the state, including public fishing areas and boating access areas. The interactive fishing and boating maps on the Commission’s website list more than 500 fishing and boating areas, many of which GOLF from page 4B facilities that they will want to participate in more - and get their friends involved,” USO of NC President John Falkenbury said. “In the end, it is about how we can come together to support our wounded warriors, our troops – active duty, National SUMMER from page 18B weird! Campers learn the strange adaptations animals make to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the aquarium turn an animal encounter from an "eww" to an "aww" moment. Dates: June 30-July 3, July 7-11 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Animal Keepers: How do we feed 2,000 animals? What does it take to keep a 235,000gallon aquarium clean? Where do aquarium animals come from? Campers learn about AUCTION from page 2B material, ranging from classic rock and blues to Motown and modern pop. These three entities (GrayScale Entertainment/the two bands) have one feature in common: veteran guitarist and GrayScale co-owner Mark Lynch, who has played and taught guitar/bass professionally for over 35 years. He and his wife Debra (his partner in GrayScale) moved to Wilmington a little over 4 years ago, knowing virtually no one in the area, but have since been able to establish a number of succesful projects- and keep Lynch one of the area's busiest musicians. GrayScale Entertainment is a full-service music agency serving the Wilmington and surrounding areas such as Topsail Beach and Southport. Debra Lynch is the PR expert, and also handles a lot of the videography and social media promotion. They've kept a lot of area musicians and venue aquatic environment is located on the second floor of the Marine Building. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The are free, that are open to the public. Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and started in 1994, North Carolina’s annual free fishing day always falls on July 4. On all other days of the year, a fishing license is not required Guard and Reserve -- and their families. The need for our critical programs and services is growing especially our vital resiliency and transition assistance initiatives. The Tour brings North Carolinians together to support our troops, help the USO of NC to continue the daily careand maintenance of aquarium animals. By helping prepare food, clean exhibits, and create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Dates: July 14-18, July 21-25 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Eco Explorers: How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems owners happy for a few years now. Mark is an unusually quiet and reserved man for someone in the entertainment business, and does not go out of his way to draw attention- but it happens anyway, simply because he plays so skillfully and passionately. With almost 40 years of serious experience and study of the guitar, he gets noticed in spite of his “shoegaze” demeanor. Says Lynch, “I guess these days the guitar-and my wife- do most of the talking for me”. Beginning in the late 1970's, Lynch has played in scores of music projects around the Southeast. Probably none you ever heard of, but they all enjoyed great success in their allotted time and place. Western NC based bands “Phenix”, “Aviator”, “Stampede”, and others played A-list clubs and opened for national recording artists such as “Rare Earth”, “Night Ranger”, “Frank site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 ages 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and for anglers 15 years and younger, but anyone age 16 and older must have a fishing license to fish in any public water in North Carolina, including coastal waters. To purchase a license: • Call the Commission at 1its over 70 years of care and comfort to them, and enjoy many of the great golf venues across the state.” Not a golfer? Not a problem. Through the USO of NC Patriot Club, you can set up a team page and spread the word, request support from family and friends and the animals living there. This camp also highlights the diversity of local environments. Dates: July 28-August 1, August 4-8 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Coastal Crusaders: How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an Aquarium setting? Campers gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share by exploring natural habitats. Campers enjoy this week of canoeing on the Cape Fear Marino/Mahogany Rush”, and Raleigh-based “Nantucket”. But perhaps his most significant contribution was as a guitar teacher- to now country super-star Eric Church. “We went to the same Baptist church, our dads were both deacons, and I ended up showing Eric his first guitar chords so he could play some Randy Travis songs. Obviously, he took it from there, and turned out to be a great songwriter, but it's cool to hear him on the radio and know that I showed him his first three chords! Since moving to Wilmington, Mark has played in duos with area musicians Mike O'Donnell, Brent Stimmel, Susan Savia, Dylan Linehan, Eduardo Somech, and most recently Matt Korzelius (his partner in Cell Block 2).. He's played solo guitar for weddings, art galleries and local restaurants including a 2year stint at Saltworks II and repeat shows at The George, younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: http://www.ncaquariums.com/f ort-fisher 888-248-6834. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 days a week; • Go to www.ncwildlife.org using a computer or mobile device; * Visit a local Wildlife Service Agent. and earn the chance to join us at the elite 10th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala this October. To register a team in the golf tour, go to www.usoncforethetroops.com. Sponsorships for the tour are available. Gazette, June 25th, DISABILITIES from page 2B abilities to schedule their visit to the museum, on Mondays between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Because the museum is closed to the general public on Mondays, the Connections Program can provide an environment that is especially calm and supportive for individuals who may be challenged by noise and crowds. Connections visitors also benefit from specially trained tour guides as a part of their museum experience. There is no charge for the Connections Program, but it is important to schedule the visit at least two weeks in advance by calling Georgia Mastroieni at 910-395-5999 ex. 1019 or ARTILLERY from page 1B feature periodic firings of the site’s 32-pound seacoast rifled and banded cannon. Costumed interpreters will also be teaching the field artillery drill using the site’s 12-pound bronze Napoleon full scale reproduction cannon. Author Richard Triebe will sign and discuss his new book "Point Lookout Prison and Hospital." Rounding out the day’s activities will be costumed tours of the site’s remaining earthworks, as well as the opportunity for up to 25 visitors to go “Above the Scenes,” a special paid tour offered only at noon. All Fort Fisher programming is made possible with the support of the Friends of Fort Fisher, the non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing this national treasure, and sustaining members: Troy and Lori Barbour, Mike McCarley, Tammy and Jack Moore, Brian and Deedra Nunnally, Jim and Catherine Taylor, Ernest Kniffen, Dr. Edward Halloran, and Patrick O. McCullough. 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 2014 19B emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org rg. When scheduling a Connections group or individual visit, please let us know additional accommodation needs. Please note that the museum staff are not able to offer 1:1 support and caregivers and companions will be expected to support individuals as needed. People with disabilities are welcome to visit the CAM anytime as members of the general public at the usual admission charges. The museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs and there are a limited number of both motorized and regular wheelchairs available for our visitors to borrow. two massive bombardments, the fort fell to a combined Union amphibious assault on January 15, 1865. With the capture of Fort Fisher, the South’s vital shipping port of Wilmington was closed and the days of the Confederacy were numbered. Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach, N.C. 28449. For more information on the site, 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, which annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources serves as a champion for North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com. River, surf fishing, visiting the sea turtle hospital, and snorkeling. Dates: June 23-27, July 7-11, July 28-August 1 Ages: 13-14 The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger. The Pilot House, and The Harp. Full bands have included “Zion” and “Dangers of Stereo”. “Cell Block 2” features Lynch on guitar and bass with vocalist Korzelius for some impressive two-man versions of classic rock/blues/jazz. This duo, in turn, will be joined by Tim Meyer/drums, Daniel Pesavento/bass, Harley Blasingame/keys, and Tarsha Murphy/vocals to become the 6-piece party band “Port City Shakedown”. The show starts at 5 pm. 20B Gazette, June 25th, 2014 If you would like to donate CBPD from page 1B Emporium and a awesome to the fund, checks can be made beach cruise from Shorebreak out to Carolina Beach Police Bikes! This yearâ€™s The 2014 K9 Unit and dropped off at First BluWater BIKINI BASH & Citizen's Bank in Carolina Benefit Runway Competition Beach or mailed to 612 North Female winner is the Lovely Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Miss Leslie. Beach, NC 28428. Gazette, June 25th, 2014 1C There’s “Sumthin” for Everyone at Sumthin Beachie (Pictured Above): Sumthin Beachie is located at 809 North Lake Park Boulevard, in Carolina Beach. For more information, call Sumthin Beachie at (910) 619-9044 or email them at email@example.com. You can also check out their website at www.sumthinbeachie.com. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer You’ll find a little bit of everything at this store, a little bit of everything with a nautical theme that is. Sumthin Beachie specializes in nautical themed items and the wide variety of inventory is really something to see. Every corner of the store is filled with all types of “beachie” treasures. Sumthin Beachie specializes in furniture and nautical décor for your home, office or beach rental. Nancy and Jim try to carry items that no one else has. They have all kinds of handcrafted, locally made items, like jewelry and Christmas ornaments. You will find works by local artists at their shop, like their extensive collection of pelicans. The pelicans are made by a local artist, who uses wood as his medium and a chainsaw to create his masterpieces. They also carry prints by Outer Banks artist, Mark Ray. Mark does beautiful prints of marine settings and life. They carry a large and diverse selection of driftwood art. Some pieces consist of just one or a few pieces of driftwood, while others are made up of hundreds of interconnected pieces of driftwood. All are unique in their own way. Sumthin Beachie carries a large selection of beach furniture. Some their more popular furniture items are their Adirondack chairs and children’s rocking chairs. Sumthin Beachie has fishing equipment, new and used, functional and for decoration. They have cast nets, rods and reels, authentic buoys and lobster traps from Florida and more. Also from Florida, you will find authentic marine sponges from Tarpon Springs. You can actually use these sponges for cleaning purposes or just for decoration. There is no shortage of starfish to choose from. With hundreds of different shapes, sizes and even colors, you’re bound to find the starfish you’ve been looking for to set off your own beach theme. Sumthin Beachie offers consignment sales for those looking to sell their nautical themed furniture and home décor. Whether you have just one item to sell or several, Sumthin Beachie can accommodate your sales needs. You can rent a space to display and eventually sell your merchandise. Stop by the shop to check out their huge inventory and to find out about currently running or upcoming sales. They are always running some kind of sale or special. Make sure to check out their 50% off section for great deals. Sumthin Beachie is owned and operated by Nancy Cappola. Opening its doors in 2009, Sumthin Beachie is celebrating its fifth successful year in business. Sumthin Beachie is located at 809 North Lake Park Boulevard, in Carolina Beach. For more information, call Sumthin Beachie at (910) 6199044 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out their website at www.sumthinbeachie.com. 2C Gazette, June 25th, 2014 UNIQUE BOUTIQUE “All Unique & One-Of-A-Kind” Huge New Inventory at Shore Break Bikes (Pictured Above): The Unique Boutique is located at 205 S. Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach. You can find out more about the Unique Boutique on their Facebook! You can reach the Unique Boutique with any questions or inquiries you may have by calling (910) 458-4360. The Unique Boutique offers their customers designer fashions at wholesale prices thanks to owner and operator Susan Ywaskevic’s tireless efforts, searching the premier fashion capitals in the United States for amazing deals that she can pass on to her customers. Susan looks forward to spending more time in the shop as life has given her more opportunity to do so. All packed into a quaint little cottage just north of the Carolina Beach Lake, the See UNIQUE, page 5C (Pictured Above): Shore Break Bikes is located at 915 N. Lake Park Blvd., Suites A and B, in Carolina Beach, in between True Value and Ace Hardware, and just a short turn onto Bennet LN. Shore Break Bikes is open year round, seven days a week. Hours of operation are: Mon Sat, from 9:30am to 5:00pm and 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday. For more info, call (910) 8801013, go to their website at www.shorebreakbikes.com or check them out on Facebook. Shore Break Bikes has over 100 new bikes in-stock for you to choose from. Come in and see their huge selection. They carry some of the best brands of bikes available and some of the most popular models. Some of the quality brands of bikes you will find at Shore Break include: SUN, Huntington Beach Bike Company, Schwinn Signature, Phat Cycles, 3G, See Shore Break, page 5C RICHARD WALLACE BUILDER ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF BIMINI TOWNES A Seaside Townhome Community in Carolina Beach Carolina Beach, NC (June 18, 2014) – Richard Wallace Builder is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Carolina Beach townhome community, Bimini Townes. Situated just over the Snow’s Cut Bridge in Carolina Beach and nestled along the maritime forest bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and Spencer Farlow Drive, Bimini Townes is a planned community of 14 newly constructed townhomes ranging from 1,987 square feet to 2,167 square feet. Home buyers will have the ability to See CBSCR, page 5C Join the 4th of July Bikini Contest at the Fat Pelican By: Jasmine K Mckee Staff Writer Everybody get ready for the Fat Pelicans Annual Bikini Contest that will be held on Friday, July 4th. The Fat Pelican is one of the most popular night spots on Pleasure Island. Their beer cave is stocked full with the best selection of beverages around and is an attraction all to itself. The Fat Pelican Bikini Contest has become a main attraction and is as famous as the bar itself. With cash prizes going to the first second and third place contestants the contest is sure to bring out the most beautiful girls around the island. The first place prize in the contest has been raised to $500 this year so there is even more incentive to get signed up. Second place contestants will received $300 and third will be $100. The contest takes place on Pelican Beach, which is another one of the Fat Pelicans claims to fame. Pelican Beach is the site for many great parties throughout the year and a favorite hang out spot for locals. Be sure to show up this Independence Day for the best party on the See BIKINI, page 5C INTRACOASTAL REALTY ANNOUNCES TOP AGENTS IN CAROLINA BEACH OFFICE Carolina Beach, NC -Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of May 2014 in the Carolina Beach office. Closed Volume: Alicia Devereaux won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $1.4M in closed sales. Other members of the Closed Volume Producers’ Club include April McDavid, Chris Hoskins, Andrew Kelly, and Joyce Barnwell. Listing Volume: April McDavid won Listing Volume Agent of the Month with $1.5M in new listings. Other members of the Listing Volume Producers’ Club include Wanda Berry, Chris Hoskins, Karen Berry, Wendy Fincher-Hughes, Nick Pittari, and Katey Boudrot. Under Contract Volume: Joyce Barnwell won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with $3M in contracts. Other members of the Under Contract Volume Producers’ Club include, April McDavid, Alicia Devereaux, Wendy FincherHughes, and Wanda Berry. Joining the Multi-Million Dollar Club with at least $3M in closed volume through May 2014 is April McDavid and Joyce Barnwell. Gazette, June 25th, 2014 3C Shelia’s Wig & Skin Care Salon “Personal, Private Consultations By Appointment” (Pictured Above): Sheila’s Wigs and Skin Care salon is located in Wilmington at 917 S-Kerr Ave. just across from Atlantic Appliance. They are open on Mondays-Fridays and on Saturdays by appointment. Please contact them to schedule an appointment for your own consultation today. If you would like to find out more about Sheila’s Wigs please give them a call at (910) 798-0704. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Shelia’s Wig and Skin Care Salon in Wilmington is one of the most trusted names in wigs and customized makeup services in the area. Owner and operator of Sheila’s Wigs, Sheila Steel, opened her first salon in 1973. She has been working with wigs for as long as she can remember, was formally trained in Charlotte and is known as one of the most knowledgeable and experienced custom wig fitters in the area. The custom wig fitting process is simple and private. It starts with making an appointment. From there they will meet with you for a private consultation where they will assess your needs and suggest See Shelia’s Wigs, page 4C 4C Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Building and Losing Tooth Enamel WHAT DOES WHAT Did you know that tooth enamel, the outer layer of your teeth, is the hardest substance in your body? That means it should last a lifetime regardless of how you care for it right? Wrong.. Although our tooth enamel was naturally made very durable, it too can and will wear away in time without consistent care. So what can you do to help ensure that your enamel lasts a lifetime? Check out these tooth enamel saving tips below! See BOZART, page 5C NC Hospice Association Works to Achieve First Ever Hospice Seat on the NC SHCC (State Health Coordinating Council) The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHC) is proud to announce that two of its members have been appointed to serve on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council by Governor Pat McCrory. The North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council is a public advisory body that directs the development of the State Medical Facilities Plan, developed annually to provide individuals, institutions, state and local government agencies and community leadership with policies and projections of need to guide local planning for healthcare facilities and services. AHHC President and CEO, Tim Rogers, has been monitoring SHCC Activities for the home health and hospice industry since 1992. He was appointed by the Governor in 2003 to the SHCC, on which he served for 6 years. Rogers, along with AHHC Government Relations Staff, met with the Governor's office numerous times to ensure the hospice industry See HOSPICE, page 6C CEO BLOG: AVOIDING PATIENT FALLS Where patient safety meets cost reduction Robotics-assisted surgery has become enormously popular, with physicians around the world performing 1.5 million procedures – from hysterectomies to heart valve repairs – in 2011. “But myths and misconceptions about robots in the operating room still abound,” says physician Dr. Keith Chisholm, MD, a Board Certified General Surgeon on staff at Florida Hospital North Pinellas, (www.fhnorthpinellas.com). “One is that the robot performs the surgery – ‘a robot operated on my hernia,’ ” says Dr. Chisholm. “Technically, it’s not a robot because it can’t perform surgery without someone controlling it – it’s actually computer-assisted surgery. The surgeon guides all of the moveSee FALLS, page 5C PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com ADDICTION COUNSELING - Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 800-431-1754 SHELIA’S WIGS from page 3C the options that are best suited to your individual situation. After the specific wig or replacement is selected they then custom cut the piece to fit perfectly. The customization process can take as little as one hour to complete. They offer synthetic and real human hair wigs from 4 major brands that are considered to be the best around which is why Sheila’s only works exclusively on the products they sell. They are able to customize the style and give you the exact color you desire for the best quality hair pieces that look and feel natural. From there you can wear your new hair out wherever you go, without the worry of anyone ever knowing the difference. You can even style the hair to your liking and feel comfortable and confident. There are a variety of reasons for which people may lose their hair and Sheila’s has helped them all. It’s no secret that due to genetics some people are just going to lose more hair than others as they age, some have conditions such as trichotillosis or alopecia, and others have hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments as they battle cancer. Sheila’s works with men, women and children to add fullness to their existing hair with replacements or can custom fit a wig if needed. No matter the reason for the loss of one’s natural hair, Shelia’s can help. For issues like bald spots and thinning hair replacements may be the best solution. Sheila’s can put on replacements that will help to fill out thinning hair and cover bald spots. Replacements can be permanently affixed or even temporary if you like the ability to remove them. All of their products are safe and the most real and natural looking you will ever see. Sheila’s Wigs and Skin Care salon is located in Wilmington at 917 S-Kerr Avenue just across from Atlantic Appliance. They are open on Mondays through Fridays and on Saturdays by appointment. Please contact them to schedule an appointment for your own consultation today. If you would like to find out more about Sheila’s Wigs please give them a call at (910) 798-0704. NHRMC Offering Smoking Cessation Classes WILMINGTON, NC According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the adverse health effects from smoking contribute to one out of every five deaths in America. If you are thinking about quitting smoking, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is offering a program that can help. Smokeless is a program created by the American Institute of Preventive Medicine to help people achieve permanent abstinence from smoking. The program includes seven classes over a four-week period beginning on Tuesday, July 8. All classes take place at 7 p.m. in the first floor classroom of the See SMOKING, page 5C Shore Break from page 2C Origin 8, and GT. You’ll find bikes for the whole family at Shore Break. Shore break Bikes is a full service bike shop. They service all makes and models of bikes and have an extensive selection of parts and accessories to choose from. If you want something a little different than everyone else or just want to make your bike a little better, Shore Break offers all types of customizations. At Shore Break Bikes, “Don’t just ride, ride in style.” Shore Break recently celebrated its one year anniversary, in March of 2014. Shore Break Bikes is locally owned and operated by Carolina Beach, Diane Hodapp. Diane is a member of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce. Shore Break Bikes is located at 915 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suites A and B, in Carolina Beach, in between True Value and Ace Hardware, and just a short turn onto Bennet Lane. Shore Break Bikes is open year round, seven days a week. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, from 9:30am to 5:00pm and 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday. For more information, call (910) 8801013, go to their website at www.shorebreakbikes.com or check them out on Facebook. BIKINI from page 2C island. There is no better way to celebrate our independence then to hang out with good friends, with cold drinks, and SMOKING from page 4C Rehabilitation NHRMC Hospital. Class size is limited to the first ten registered participants. The cost of the class is $60, which is payable at the CBSCR from page 2C choose from three open floor plans: The Hemingway, The Bahama and The Cay. Like its Caribbean name-sake, the Bimini Islands (one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite places to write in the 1930’s), Bimini Townes reflects a quaint community with access to all things by the sea including boating, fishing, biking, swimming, sun bathing and beachcombing. “Planned communities are rare in Carolina Beach, so I’m excited that we are able to provide quality constructed homes for people who prefer a coastal lifestyle,” said developer and builder Richard Wallace. “Our finest attributes in every Bimini Townes home are the things you may not necessarily see, but make all the difference in building a quality home adaptive to the area’s environment. We call it “The Invisible Difference” because it’s what makes our homes secure, energy efficient, and low maintenance. I welcome all home shoppers to come in and see the difference,” he added. Features of the Invisible Difference Home Build at Bimini Townes Richard Wallace Builder understands coastal construction noting the invisible differences that matter for this unique coastal environment. Richard Wallace Builder ensures each Bimini home is built to withstand the test that will come with salt air, moisture, wind driven rain, and high winds. From foundation and framing to roofing and siding, Richard Wallace Builder features include the finest mateFALLS from page 4C ments using finger-manipulated controls.” He and other robotics surgeons use the da Vinci Surgical System, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for minimally invasive surgeries in 2000. Nine years later, the da Vinci was being used in 80 percent of surgeries to remove cancerous prostates, according to its maker, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. “The benefits of robotics-assisted surgery are numerous”, says Dr. Chisholm, who performs several different procedures using da Vinci and became the first Pinellas-Pasco physician to use it for a single-incision cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal). “The robotic arms hold miniaturized surgical instruments, so we can get in through very small incisions,” he says. “That means there’s less chance of infection, less pain, much less scarring and a BOZART from page 4C 1. Limit Sugary and Acidic Foods and Drinks - I know that you hear this all the time, but the reason that you do is that it's VERY important! Sugar and acids are your tooth enamel’s worst enemy. Once sugar gets on your teeth it turns into acid which slowly but surely softens and eats away at your tooth enamel. The stickier the substance the more the sugar will stay on your teeth and erode your enamel. So stay watch the ladies strut their stuff for the chance to win the Fat Pelican Bikini Contest. The Fat Pelican is open at 11am Mondays though first class by cash or check only. Participants who have a current NHRMC Charity Care card can attend at no charge. To register or receive more information, call Iris Baker at Gazette, June 25th, 2014 5C Saturdays and at Noon on stop in grab a cold drink and Sundays. For more informa- hang out with some of the best tion on the Fat Pelican Annual people around. You can also July 4th Bikini Contest you find them on Facebook! can call (910)458-4061 or just 910.667.8297. Smokeless addresses cigarette smoking from a number of perspectives: sociological, psychological, behavioral and physiological. All are important factors in working through the process of change. Participants receive booklets, a relaxation CD, quitting aids, and access to toll-free counseling. UNIQUE from page 2C Unique Boutique is bursting at the seams with everything you need to look great for any occasion. Just in you will find the top styles in summer fashions, everything from two piece to full coverage suits and cover ups to match, women of all sizes will be comfortable pool side or oceanfront! At the Unique Boutique you will discover a bit of everything from complete ensembles to all of the perfect accessories to match. The Unique Boutique has you covered from head to toe! They specialize in bringing designer clothes straight to you from the runway for only a fraction of the cost you would expect. In addition to an unparalleled assortment of dresses, tops, pants and outfits the Unique Boutique has an impressive selection of purses and handbags, hats, swimwear, scarves jewelry and much more. They also carry an array of Avon products including lotions, moisturizers and even the popular Skin So Soft line. One of the best things about the Unique Boutique is that they are continuously bringing in new items for their patrons. You will always find something fresh each time you browse the shop. They regularly replenish their merchandise throughout the store including their amazing $10 room where you will find the most amazing deals. The Unique Boutique is located in Carolina Beach at 205 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. You can find out more about the Unique Boutique on their Facebook! You can reach the Unique Boutique with any questions or inquiries you may have by calling (910) 458-4360. rials to ensure sound construction while taking into account the effects of a coastal environment season after season. In addition, Bimini homes are built to allow for energy savings well into the future. Bimini Townes homes are high energy performance homes with ratings well above the North Carolina code standards. Included in every home are well-insulated walls and ceilings, Viwinco impact windows and doors, taped and sealed weather barrier house wrap, and many other energy savings features. This means homeowners will save money on their utility costs, especially when compared to older resale homes. Features of the Home Design at Bimini Townes - The homes start at $315,000 and offer one car or two car garage options depending upon the selected floor plan. Standard in every home are 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, ceramic tile in the bathrooms quicker recovery time. Because the arms have ‘wrists’ that can rotate more than 360 degrees, we have far more maneuverability than we do with laparoscopic surgery, and we can get into hard-to-reach areas.” “One of the robotic arms holds a magnified 3D high-definition camera, which gives us a much better view of the surgical site than we would have with just our own two eyes.” In a 2013 FDA survey, surgeons experienced with da Vinci said their patients have less bleeding, fewer complications, much quicker recovery times and less time in the hospital – 24 hours on average. Interestingly, those who used da Vinci to remove advanced cancer in the tonsils region of the throat said half of their patients were able to avoid chemotherapy. What are some other myths and misconceptions? • Myth: Robotics-assisted away from sugary foods and drinks as much as possible, especially soda which has high amounts of both sugar and acid. 2. Eat Foods that will help to Protect your Enamel - Did you know that calcium not only helps to build healthy bones, but also helps to counteract enamel eating acids in your mouth? So try to seek out a few more calcium rich foods in your diet such as milk, cheese and other dairy products in order to help keep those enam- and laundry room, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances with a range hood, en suite baths in every bedroom, double vanities and walk in tile shower in the master bath. Each home provides for a loft area that can be used as media room or office, full size laundry room, outdoor patio, and storage space. The community will include a pool along with quick access to marinas and activities along the water. Prospective home buyers can contact Shawndy Linquist, Jessica Keenan, or Heather McBee at Linquist Keenan Real Estate/Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage for more information at 910.538.4299 or email@example.com. The model is open Tuesday through Sunday. 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They are open 11 or shredded cole slaw, baked a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through beans, jalapeno peppers or Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. cubes, and many more top- Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. pings. Find them on Facebook Saturdays, but they will not at Diggity Dogs Carry Out close the door on anyone they Restaurant, there you can like will stay open to serve. They them, print out a coupon for a will expand hours during the free hotdog, get updates to spe- summer. For information, call cials they are offering. 910-399-8377. So, if you are Diggity Dogs Carry-Out hungry, they can help! PIZZA HUT from page 8C order by the friendly staff, just how you like. There are also great deals for catering; no order is to large or to small. The Carolina Beach Pizza Hut offers medium and large pizzas in your choice of crust: Thin ‘N Crispy®, Pan, HandTossed, or Stuffed. The specialty recipes are Pepperoni Lover’s, Veggie Lover’s, Meat Lover’s, Supreme, Chicken Supreme, and Super Supreme, or create your own from a large variety of fresh meats and vegetables. In January, Pizza Hut introduced a new recipe for the Hand-Tossed style of crust, which is anything but ordinary, anything but uniform. No two Hand-Tossed pizzas at Pizza Hut will ever be the same again. It is made with a lighter and airier crust with bubbles and brushed with buttery garlic flavor. With this new dough, Pizza Hut is taking Hand-Tossed Pizza to a whole new level! Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach also sells WingStreetTM products. Buffalo wings come either traditional or boneless, and you can choose from 8 difJOE’S OASIS from page 7C class folks in mind, who only have a short time to eat lunch and want speedy service. Items offered, were picked for their ease and quickness in preparation. Lunch specials are available daily, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. On Mondays and Wednesdays, Joe’s has 50 cent wings and 60 cent boneless wings. They come in a variety of all-new wing sauces and new flavors are always finding their way onto the menu. Joe’s offers half-price appetizers, daily, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, test your knowledge, in a game of trivia with Dutch Hawk. There are new deals available at the bar too. On Wednesdays 10 or more. Contact them at (910) 458-4050, or order online at www.pizzahut .com, or from your favorite mobile device. You can follow Pizza Hut on facebook and twitter, and information about specials, menu items, and nutrition can be found on the website and in store. Pizza Hut is located at Snow’s Cut Shopping center (1401 N Lake Park Blvd, suite 32), near Food Lion. ferent sauce varieties. All wings are 60 cents a piece on Wednesdays. Apple pies are a popular WingStreetTM desert, and waffle fries have recently become available. Make Tuesday your families Pasta Night? Their famous rotini pastas come in two recipes; Meaty Marinara, or Creamy Chicken Alfredo. Pasta can be purchase as a single pan, or the family size, and Thursdays, you can get 23 once Bud Light Draft beers, for only $2.00 each. On Tuesday, they offer half-price bottles of wine and buckets of select beers are available every day, for $10.00. You get five beers per bucket. “We are looking forward to football season and catering to the Steeler fans. We will be introducing a tailgate party tray for groups of 12 or more for Steeler Games only.” Joe’s Oasis is located at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, in the Masonboro Commons Shopping Center. For more information, call (910) 399-8585, check out their daily updated Facebook page, www.facebook.com/joesoasisnc, or visit their website at www.joesoasis.com. which is two pans, and both come with breadsticks. Pasta is on special every Tuesday at $6 for a single pan and $10 for the family size. Personal Pan Pizzas are a lunchtime favorite. In addition to breadsticks, Pizza Hut has cheese sticks, as well as cinnamon sticks and Hershey’s® chocolate dunker for desert. Pizza Hut does cater, so ask for special deals for groups of HOSPICE from page 4C would have its own seat through executive order. AHHC is proud to say that has been accomplished and we congratulate both Pete Brunnick (SHCC Hospice Seat, AHHC Board Member) and Kurt Jakusz (SHCC Home Health Seat). Pete Brunnick is President and CEO of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR) and has nearly 15 years of executive leadership in hospice. Mr. Brunnick is one of 25 members appointed to the council and he will be representing the interests of hospice providers throughout the state. Kurt Jakusz, RN, BSN is the President and Owner of Health & Home Services, and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field, both as a clinician and as a business owner. Mr. Jakusz will be representing the interests of home care & home health providers throughout the state. About the Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina was founded in 1972 and is the largest and oldest combined state association for home care, home health, and hospice in the United States. With a membership of 825 agencies, AHHC is the voice for home and hospice care. Its mission is to provide Resources, Education, Advocacy and Leadership to home care, home health, and hospice providers in 100 counties in North Carolina who serve 400,000 recipients and employee 100,000 NC residents. For more information, contact AHHC directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-848-3450. Gazette, June 25th, 2014 7C Hot Summer Deals Now Available at Joe’s Oasis Make Diggity Dogs Your Summer Tradition (Pictured Above): Joe’s Oasis is located at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, in the Masonboro Commons Shopping Center. For more information, call (910) 399-8585, check out their daily updated Facebook page, www.facebook.com/joesoasisnc, or visit their website at www.joesoasis.com. (Pictured Above): Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant is at 5202 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 4, Wilmington. They are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, but they will not close the door on anyone they will stay open to serve. They will expand hours during the summer. For information, call 910-3998377. So, if you are hungry, they can help! There are great new deals for the summer at Joe’s Oasis. Joe’s new lunch menu features seven items to choose from. Each entrée comes with a soft drink, taxes included, for a flat rate of just $7.00. This new lunch menu is designed with the working See JOE’S OASIS, page 6C Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant is ready to serve you a variety of hot dogs with over 30 toppings and condiments. Located in the Austin Commons Shopping Center on Carolina Beach Road, the restaurant offers several sizes of Hebrew National All Beef Kosher hot dogs and a 9-ounce Angus beef hot dog, along with vegetarian and turkey dogs upon request. There are also the regular condiments to slather on the dogs, but, they also have several toppings, such as, homemade chili, several kinds See DIGGITY, page 6C 8C Gazette, June 25th, 2014 Pizza Hut® - Make It Great™ CAROLINA BEACH Blake Shelton Inspired BBQ Pizza Recipes have arrived, just for summer. The new line of pizzas combines the bold flavors of our cheddar crust with sweet honey BBQ sauce. Blake said, “As a fan of BBQ and pizza, it has been a blast to partner with Pizza Hut to bring two of my favorite foods together.” Create your own from the variety of fresh meats and vegetables, or choose from one of the three recipes created by Blake himself; Smokehouse BBQ, Hawaiin BBQ, or Honey BBQ. These pizzas are distinctive yet appealing to a variety of tastes, especially those looking for adventurous flavors in their food. Pizza Hut also offers a delicious menu that includes WingStreetTM buffalo wings, pasta, breadsticks, deserts, Pepsi® products, and of course, delicious Pizza. Orders are typically ready for carryout in 15 minutes or can be delivered straight to your door in about 30 minutes. All menu items are made to See PIZZA HUT, page 6C (Pictured Above): Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach can be found at 1401 N Lake Park Blvd (Snow’s Cut shopping center). They offer both carryout and delivery, and orders can be placed by either calling (910) 458-4050, online at www.pizzahut.com, or from your favorite mobile device with the free ordering app. Information about specials, menu items, and nutrition can be found on the website and in store. You can also follow them on facebook and twitter for the latest on new menu items at Pizza Hut.