November 2023 Leland Magazine

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Jeffrey Stites

Jan Morgan-Swegle

Joe Jancsurak


Lisa P. Stites Jeffrey Stites

Lisa P. Stites



Liz Brinker

Jeffrey Stites




Chuck and Sue Cothran

Kris Beasley

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Giving Thanks

ovember is the month between the birthday month of both Leland and Southport Magazines and the anniversary of Lisa and I becoming the magazines owners and publishers. Very appropriately I think, I always feel especially grateful this time of year, but this particular November I’m more overwhelmed with gratitude than normal. We lost Rufus the Newshound earlier this year, but as I write this, I’m looking at our new Newshound Trainee, Copper. If you’re a dog person, especially a dog person with a home office, you’ll understand the hole that needed filling. We adopted Copper from the great folks at the Brunswick County Animal Services (where there are plenty more doggies in need of a home if you are looking), so of course we are incredibly thankful for the work these pubic servants do. They made the process easy and full of love. It’s nice going to check out a puppy and seeing him absolutely joyous and healthy.


lso, we are one month away from the launch of Shallotte and South Brunswick Islands Magazine, which makes me very grateful for a growing county and a healthy business environment. Much of the country, and the world, doesn’t have what we have here. So Happy Thanksgiving, and may you and yours be blessed with health and happiness. --Jeffrey



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Business Feature Golf Barn Coming Soon Promises To Be Golf Utopia For Everyone



hat once was Go Chicken Coop, a seasonal business off U.S. 17 in Winnabow, where families enjoyed a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides and more, will re-open by year-end as The Golf Barn, a year-round business for golf enthusiasts and novices alike.

The venue’s iconic 8-ft.-tall chicken, now dubbed Hennifer Lopez, remains, but the autumnal attractions have been replaced by Millie’s 18-hole mini golf course (named after the owner’s/president’s granddaughter/daughter); the Bradley Pitch & Putt 9-hole, par-3, LED-lit course for after-dark (and daytime) play using glow-in-the-dark balls and glowing pins; and a driving range that includes high-tech bays equipped with Toptracer technology for tracking the drive’s distance, height and ball speed, and for programmable games, including virtual 18-hole golf courses. Rounding out the Golf Barn’s features: the Tee Box, an outdoor beer garden, a graveled area with fire pits, games such as corn hole and giant Jenga, and food and beverage options that include soft drinks, local beers, wine, soft drinks and

ice cream from Chuck’s Homemade Ice Cream in Southport, including The Golf Barn’s signature flavor, Putter Pecan. For those preferring their refreshments indoors, there will be the Beer Barn. Plans also call for food trucks to be added later. Friends since fourth grade, Golf Director Bradley Phillips and President Edwin Burnett say they began discussing their ideas for a multifaceted golf attraction nearly seven years ago. Their professional backgrounds — Edwin is a real estate broker with Better Beach Rentals and Sales in Oak Island while Bradley has worked as a golf pro at a club on Long Island, NY and as a personal trainer — serve them well. Edwin brings to the table practical business skills while Bradley will be available for golf lessons using an indoor simulator inside The Beer Barn and as a personal trainer using a small on-premise gym. Both options are available to the public. /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 4

“We knew we wanted to develop a top-notch facility with lots of options,” Bradley said. “And we knew that we wanted to create a family-friendly environment as my dad did as owner of Go Chicken Coop and now as owner of The Golf Barn,” says Edwin, adding that his father Ed’s 40 years’ experience as a developer is a great asset as they prepare for the opening. “We really love our community,” Edwin continued, “and we really want this to

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f you are looking for artistic Christmas gifts this year, look no further than the Holiday Art Market. This one-day, free event will be held at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC), 1212 Magnolia Village Way. The Art Market, which started in 2017, brings craftspeople of all genres together to share their artistic talent with our community. Two of those craftspeople are Leonard and Eleanor Baptiste, owners of LEO (Leonard Eleanor Originals), and makers of California red cedar bluebird houses and other woodworking gifts. Leonard is the builder and Eleanor is the artist who applies whimsical decorations to make their items special. “Our introduction to the Holiday Art Market came courtesy of Carol Mickel, a

vendor who had joined in the festivities the year prior. Carol, the talented owner of Welcome Home Wreaths, is known for crafting beautiful wreaths for all occasions. She encouraged us to add our ‘pandemic hobby’ to the work of the growing body of artists in the area,” Leonard said.

heavy heart for the dwindling bluebird population that made us decide to make bluebird houses,” Leonard said. Growth and development are a good thing for many, but for birds, it can create major problems. There are the loss of trees and nesting areas and predators that lose natural food sources. Among them are

One of the things that Leonard does in his birdhouse design is use wood screws to make the house stay structurally strong for a longer period of time. He also puts an extra door on the front over the opening. This guards against the predators that are looking for bluebird eggs. And, as Leonard said, “While not all birds seek a house to build their nest, cedar is the best wood when making a birdhouse. It will last for years, has a pleasant smell, and will not rot. Just remember, stay away from treated lumber as it is toxic to birds.” The birdhouses also

It wasn’t just the pandemic that got Leonard and Eleanor involved in their craft. “It was also a passion for birdwatching and a


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feature drainage holes on the bottom of the structure to protect the young. Bluebirds have a large cultural significance in this area. They protect crops from insects, helping ensure a viable food source for people. In the past, farmers planted bluebird boxes around their fields to attract the bluebirds to feed on insects that can destroy crops. “Our creative ideas flow equally, but Leonard’s productivity shines as he works at a faster pace,” Eleanor said. “He plans, cuts and sands seven birdhouses each week. Through his assembly-style production, this averages out to one birdhouse each day. Leonard maximizes every inch of the cedar board. In his workshop, every scrap finds a purpose, giving rise to cedar rounds that you can tuck away with your sweaters to fend off moths.” Leonard continued, “In our retirement, Leonard Eleanor Originals, or simply LEO for short, has become our source of purpose and joy. Each birdhouse we create is a unique, handcrafted endeavor that brings us immense fulfillment.” Leonard and Eleanor are very excited to be at the Art Market again this year. “The staff at the Leland Cultural Arts Center is incredibly friendly and accommodating to the needs of all vendors. Customers benefit from a wide variety of items to choose from, and best of all, there’s no entry fee to shop,” Leonard said. If you want to view the beautiful craftsman ship and design from this very artistic team, visit Better yet, go to the Holiday Art Market on Dec. 2 at the Leland Cultural Arts Center and stop by their booth. They will be happy to see you and you will come away with beautiful Christmas gifts that will have customers very glad they shopped local! Doors open at 10 am, showcasing a variety of woodworking items, ceramics, wreaths, ornaments, seasonal decorations, and Christmas merriment! /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 7

Fourth Friday Fun


Art Markets Support Businesses & Charities STORY BY JEFFREY STITES PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED


e love craft markets. They offer the chance to find unique items, support local small business and enjoy the outdoors all at the same time. The Leland area is fortunate to have monthly market, now running all year long, that adds supporting charities and enjoying some entertainment to that mix. We spoke to Lauren Singerline, manager of the 4th Friday Act Market, about what sets he market apart and how she manages to create the experience each month. Can you tell us little about the market, what it is, how it’s different?

The 4th Friday Art Market Leland is an open air market held each 4th Friday of the month from 4 to 8 pm in the parking lot next to Shuckin’ Shack. Thirty local artisans and vendors join to raise funds for local nonprofits, and it’s hosted by Shuckin’ Shack Leland. Each market will highlight a different local charity in need of awareness and exposure. Part of each vendor’s booth fee will be donated to that market’s chosen charity, in addition to taking donations at the event. Customers will enjoy live music (many bring their own chairs), dancing, playing cornhole and other outdoor games on the front lawn. They can eat delicious local seafood at Shuckin’ Shack. And of course they can visit all our different vendors and maybe even meet the folks from the featured charity. The market is continually evolving — for the October 27 market, we had Wilmington Circus perform. Wilmington Circus features partner acrobats, a contortionist, fire eater and juggler, They’re truly Wilmington’s Cirque De Solei!

or has it been different from what you thought it would be as a vendor? Did you have experience running markets previously?

Correct. I took over from the previous market manager beginning with July’s market. Before the July market, vendors and customers were already asking what happens after September as there were only three remaining markets scheduled. After speaking with Sarah Lookingbill, owner of Shuckin’ Shack Leland, we decided to continue the 4th Friday Art Markets into the fall with a holiday market on December 8 (weather permitting) for 2023. This has been a unbelievable whirlwind

There are no MLM (multi-level marketing), livestock, or resale vendors at 4th Friday Art Market Leland, or 4FAM as we affectionately call it, which separates this market from some other local farmers markets, flea markets, festivals and craft shows. The market is 30 vendors maximum so this is an intimate open-air market while offering our customers a unique variety of vendors while having the same variety of vendors at larger markets/festivals.

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experience. I most definitely am stepping out of my comfort zone. I’m shy, but this market means more to me than you can dream, and is worth it. It continues to be an incredible experience. It’s absolutely a team effort and I appreciate all of the support of not only Shuckin’ Shack, vendors, other market managers, but also the local community and especially small businesses that allow flyers at their stores. While I have not had any experience in running markets before this, I have been a vendor for the past five years helping my Mom (Sue’s Jewels, fine and sterling silver jewelry small business, which now includes baby and houseware items) at markets, festivals and stores. So besides being a “pro” vendor-wise, I understood the social media aspect and advertising and promoting of events. I value and appreciate feedback, ideas, advice and help from my vendors as well as the local community to help each market be a success. This learning process has been priceless and I’m looking forward to continuing this as I learn something new every day.

How do you select vendors?

All the vendors are from the greater Wilmington area, with each creating handmade, handcrafted items. There are no MLM, no livestock, no resale or commercial vendors at these events. Vendors are asked to complete an application. While going through them, I’m looking for established vendors who are practiced in doing markets and have an online presence. Vendors that offer unique work while being able to support not only their dreams but their livelihood instead of buying something similar that is mass produced is a key component in selection. While the greater ILM vendor community is quite large, having worked with 4FAM vendors at other markets and them recommending a potential vendor to me is a bonus.

What is the most fun part of working a market? As the organizer and as a vendor?

Without a doubt the vendors, customers, live music and food. Many of us know of/ know each other and work as vendors together at other markets/festivals throughout the year. There’s not always time to catch up, so knowing a vendor will be at a market is exciting. Getting the opportunity to say hi and hug before an event begins is always the most magical feeling. We’re all so happy to see one another. Especially when you’ve purchased something from them, it’s been a game changer but you haven’t had the chance to let them know, and need another product. We always tell our customers where we’ll be, and more often than not, your regular customers will stop by not only to see you but to check out the

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vendors have accounts on both platforms as well, some have websites, are on Etsy, TikTok and YouTube. Social media is all about likes, clicks, followers; 4th Friday vendors have a wide variety from a few hundred to thousands and tens of thousands of followers. I sincerely appreciate each vendor and them spreading the word about upcoming events whether on social media or at events when talking to not only customers but potential vendors. Leland/Wilmington is a large artistic community with many markets occurring daily/weekly.

vendors and market as this is their scene.

What has been the biggest challenge?

I’ll take “social media” for $500 Mr. Trebek. Each Facebook group is different, some have event days, others don’t allow events to be shared at all, plus, if you share

or like posts too quickly your account will be restricted and then you’ll be finding yourself in Facebook “jail.” I find Instagram to be easier to navigate, although I find myself in Instagram jail too often for my liking. If people are on social media, they tend to be on either Facebook or Instagram while most

There is a market everyday Sunday through Thursday in the greater ILM area with the exception of Friday, and if you’re a vendor looking to add a Friday evening market to your schedule, 4th Friday Art Market Leland (15 minutes away from Wilmington) may be the market for you. Supporting us is free. Every like, interested, share is most appreciated by all and we, as small business owners, are grateful to our community for supporting us.

Can you tell us about November’s market and the ones coming up next?

First and foremost, supporting us (our

dreams/livelihood) is free, please like and follow the FB/IG pages, share the events especially for breaking news about the markets as there is always something new occurring, such as the 4th Friday Art Markets continuing into the fall then a month later becoming a year round market. Black Friday, November 24, 4pm-8pm, will feature a book signing by Natalie Banks, a local Wilmington best-selling author. I can confirm she will have copies of “The Water is Wide,” which will be my first signed Natalie Banks thriller novel and my new market book. If you’re unable to make Natalie Banks book signing in November, no worries as she’ll be back for 4FAM’s holiday market Friday, December 8, 4pm8pm. November patrons will also enjoy tarot readings, hand blended tea, jewelry, photography, body products, candles, CBD, clothing, pottery, wreaths, paintings, home decor, plants, wood, resin and glass art, health and wellness vendors, live music by Miles Atlas Band (they’re a spectacular live band, if you can’t make it out to Friday, November 24, 6pm-9pm, follow them on social media) yummy local seafood *cold crab dip*, dancing in this beautiful fall weather and so much more. Paws Place

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Dog Rescue is Novembers chosen charity. The vendors change each market so there’s no guarantee that the item a customer fell in love with or that vendor will be at the next market, so they may want to snag it right then and there, in addition to getting all of your Christmas shopping done by supporting local artisans. The last 4th Friday Art Market Leland of 2023 will be held on Friday, December 8, 4pm-8pm, and it’s a holiday market (weather permitting). December’s chosen charity is A Shelter Friend. I’m happy to officially announce that the 4th Friday Art Markets will be continuing in 2024 with a slight change for January and February markets. The 4th Friday Art Market Leland will be on the 4th Saturday of the month on January 27 and February 24 1pm-5pm. The 4th Friday Art Market Leland/4FAM will begin at our usual date of the 4th Friday of each month for March to November with a Holiday market in December, all from 4pm-8pm at 1175 Turlington Ave, Leland. Potential vendors can reach out to me via Facebook Sue’s Jewels our business page, 4th Friday Art Market Leland FB/IG pag-

I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Sarah and Mike Lookingbill of Shuckin’ Shack Leland on this most excellent journey, especially with 2023 being my debut as market manager. They have a fantastic restaurant, with local seafood and musical talent, and they employ many locals and support local art. Couldn’t ask for more. Dacia Zimmer with Things To Do In Wilmington has been instrumental with these markets and has been with me since the beginning. Her knowledge, especially concerning social media, has been helpful beyond measure. I appreciate her kindness, advice, patience, support and help more than words can express and she is one the loviest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Arts Council of Wilmington has been another giant supporter of 4th Friday Art Market Leland and I will forever be grateful to them, definitely a page to follow. The Villages at Brunswick Forest, The Leland Cultural Arts Center, local businesses, Miles Atlas Band, Port City Rockers, the local arts community, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Leland Fire Department (4FAM August 2023), local market managers of Janet of One Love Market and Chris of Pure Markets, Wilmington Circus, all of our charities (Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, Saving Dogs 4 Betty’s Sake, Bolduc’s Wildlife Rescue), everyone sharing the events, have all been unbelievably helpful and supportive, each proving their hearts overflow with such kindness this world is not worthy of. leland If you are interested in having Wilmington Circus perform please contact Emilee at


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The Power Of Touch Find True Relaxation at Massage 143 STORY BY JAN MORGAN-SWEGLE


merican author and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia, said in part, “Too often we underestimate the power of touch.” A simple touch can convey caring, understanding and concern, but when you turn that touch into manual therapy, it can take away pain, stress, and tension. Christie Chadwick and Karen Trama, both licensed massage and bodywork therapists who collaborate at Massage 143, at 143 Poole Road, Unit E, (above Cape Fear Seafood) in Leland can attest to that.

“Massage 143 is not a spa,” said both Chris- Technique®. In a Raindrop Technique® sestie and Karen at the same time. “It’s more sion, essential oils that have antiviral, antibactherapeutic. We look at the whole health terial and anti-inflammatory properties are picture.” Christie, who has 24 years of experi- applied to the bottoms of your feet and your ence, explained, “When you talk about pain, spine. Gentle massage strokes are used to the there is no 10-step procedure to eliminate it. back and neck once all oils are applied. ChrisEveryone reacts and recovers differently from tie uses thyme, basil, peppermint, oregano, pain and from bodywork. But first we must un- wintergreen, cypress and marjoram, among derstand that pain can be physical, emotional others. People who experience Raindrop or psychological, like the pain that is evident Technique® can look for reduced respiratory with anxiety, depression or stress. You might discomfort, inflammation, and pain. It’s also a come in for a session one day because you great relaxation tool. have neck pain. Another day, you might just Christie also offers the John Barnes Method need to get a relaxing massage because you of Myofascial Release (MFR). This is different went through a stressful situation.” from other types of massages in that it inIn order to determine what type of session volves sustained pressure instead of kneading works best for you, Christie talks with you or gliding across the skin with lotions or oils. about your needs and your wants, and a bit This type of bodywork releases tightness and about your history. Once you come in, your pain in your connective tissue. Think of it as a session begins with a quick chat about that method that targets problems in your tissues day, and since our needs change from day that lead to pain and imbalance in the body. to day you may end up changing therapeutic This is a long-term healing process. Christie strategies. and Karen are all about health and total body From the information you provide, Christie might decide to start with a Swedish Massage technique. This means she would use long strokes with light pressure on your body and then switch to “kneading or gliding” with light to firm pressure depending on pain and tissue tolerance. This type of massage is typically used to reduce tension and increase relaxation. You might also enjoy Raindrop /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 12

wellness, and what sets them apart from others is this method. At Massage 143, MFR is the specialty of Karen Trama. Karen has also been a licensed massage therapist for 17 years, but has exclusively been practicing MFR for 15 years. She is originally from New Zealand and came via Iowa and Chiropractic Assistant school at Palmer College to New York, where she received her massage license in 2006. In 2009, she investigated a whole-body treatment called Myofascial Release, developed by John F. Barnes, P.T., and never looked back. She has taken all of the John F. Barnes MFR classes, repeated many, and she has assisted at MFR seminars. Karen moved to Leland in 2020 after visiting this area and falling in love with the Wilmington downtown area and the proximity to the beach. Karen also begins her initial session with a comprehensive medical history followed by a 90-minute treatment session. “Our bodies are a result of a lifetime of insults, injury and postural anomalies that reflect our current holding patterns and restrictions, which leads to our aches and pains,” she said. When you work with Karen, she will ask you to stand naturally to observe your unique fascial strain patterns in front, back and side standing postures, and then the treatment work begins. “Trauma, whether major or minor, can create pressure of 2,000 pounds per square inch on tissues, organs, and pain sensitive structures,” Karen explained. “These strain patterns often don’t show up on X-rays or scans. This pressure translates to pain and dysfunction, all of which left untreated, leads to inflammation in your muscles and fascia. The word ‘myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means connective tissue.” Using Christie as a model, Karen demonstrated how Myofascial Release differs from a massage by applying sustained pressure using a crossed hands technique to the muscular

collagenous tissue of her back for five minutes. This is followed by further compression or elongation techniques. The applied pressure softens the connective tissue and consequently lengthens the muscle/soft-tissue. Time under pressure is the key. “Self-care is of equal importance,” Karen said. “Healing is a journey not just a treatment.” She offers classes in proper use of foam rollers, balls, and other equipment.

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Both Christie and Karen believe that manual therapy is beneficial to your body. Your body wants to move freely and fluidly, pain is generally more functional in nature than structural. Just the experience of walking into Massage 143 is relaxing. The lights are dim and soothing music that is so soft you are barely aware of it plays in the background. You can smell the aroma of oils, but it is not overpowering. Like the music, it is part of the essence of Massage 143, but not the main

character. There is a large, black screen that sits in one of the corners of the reception area. It is backlit with iced panels and black bamboo-like stalks imprinted on the front that almost suggests an Asian persuasion. There are calm and soothing messages hung in the treatment rooms and a beautiful blue and black rendition of a tree reaching for the sky to help you get in the relaxation mode. I think Christie and Karen are right. Massage 143 is not a spa — it’s an experience. Remember what Leo Buscaglia’s said. “Too often we underestimate the power of touch.” Take that to heart and take care of yourself. To work with Christie, give her a call at 910712-2712, while Karen can be reached at 914474-5370. You can learn more about them at their combined website, www.Massage143. com. From there, you can find more information on each of them, and classes and other types of services offered.



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Plan Your Holiday


It’s Not Too Early To Plan Christmas Fun STORY BY JEFFREY STITES


efore you know it, the Festive Holiday Season will be upon us! We wanted you to know what thew community has in store so you can plan ahead and take advantage of all the Christmas fun! Leland In Lights Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec 2

6-8 pm Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive Join the Town of Leland for the annual lighting of the Leland Tree. Mayor Brenda Bozeman will welcome guests to the Town Hall Plaza at 6 pm, followed by Santa flipping the switch to light the tree and illuminate Town Hall. And that’s not all! Starting at 6 pm, T’Geaux Boys and Tasty Tees food trucks will be serving food. Santa will be greeting visitors between 6:15 and 8 pm on the Town Hall Plaza. Bring your wish list and a camera to capture the moment! And on the other side of Town Hall, catch the Leland Express for train rides, also from 6:15 - 8 pm. Town Hall Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between Village Road and Old Fayetteville Road to allow event-goers to walk through the event. Free parking will be available at First

Baptist Church of Leland at 517 Village Rd NE, with a free shuttle to and from the event beginning at 5:30 pm. *Please no pets or alcohol. Holiday Art Market

Saturday, Dec 2 10 am - 3 pm Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way The Holiday Art Market features unique handmade gifts that are sure to please everyone on the shopping list. This is a FREE event to attend. Lane’s Ferry food truck will be on site during the event.

Cookies With Santa Wednesday, Dec 6 6:30 pm Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way

Join old St. Nick for this special holiday program. Snack on milk and cookies, have

fun with a holiday craft, and enjoy story time. Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian(s). All attending family members (including parent/guardian) must be registered. Please limit parent/guardian/ adult attendance to two per family group. Event fee is $3 for children 0-23 months, $5 for children 2-16 and $7 for those over 16. Register online or in person at the LCAC: /townofleland/activity/search/detail/4498?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_ cui=true

Wilmington Big Band Friday, Dec 8 7-9 pm Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way

Wilmington Big Band will be playing holiday classics and big band favorites all night long. Buy your tickets online or in person at the LCAC. Get your tickets for $15 apiece at https://www.eventbrite.

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Wednesday, Dec 13 9:30 am Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way

Santa will be stopping by for an annual holiday breakfast buffet. While enjoying breakfast, have fun with a holiday craft and enjoy story time. Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian(s). All attending family members (including parent/guardian) must be registered. Please limit parent/guardian/ adult attendance to two per family group. Event fee is $3 for children 0-23 months, $5 for children 2-16 and $7 for those over 16. Register online or in person at the LCAC: /townofleland/ac t iv ity /s earc h/de tail/4498?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_ cui=true

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Those who have specific needs can enjoy the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa, in a subdued and calmer environment. Space is limited; registration is required. FREE Register: https://www.cognitoforms. com/TownOfLeland/SensoryFriendlySantaVisits h t t p s : / / w w w. t o w n o f l e l a n d . c o m / parks-recreation-cultural-resources/programs-events/leland-lights-holiday-events

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The Union Navy was much larger and more powerful than the Confederate Navy blockading the Confederate coast, preventing the South from importing goods or exporting its products, and conducting raids on Southern ports and cities. The Confederate Navy was never able to break the Union blockade, but did achieve some notable successes, including the historic sinking of the USS Monitor in 1862.

any who attended the Oct. 3 Brunswick Civil War Round Table meeting were surprised to learn that award-winning author Hampton Newsome was the guest speaker. Shortly before the meeting date, the scheduled speaker Dwight Hughes, who had planned to speak on the Civil War Navy, had to cancel for personal In hindsight, the Civil War Navy was reasons. Fortunately, Newsome, who was scheduled to speak at the a major turning point in the history of Nov. 7 meeting, was available and graciously agreed to take center naval warfare; e.g., the introduction of steam power and ironclad ships leadstage in his place. As the saying goes, “the show must go on!” Newsome captivated his audience with a presentation based on his recently published book entitled, “Gettysburg’s Southern Front: Opportunity and Failure at Richmond.” He spoke about a little-known Federal offensive against Richmond during the Gettysburg Campaign. In fact, he commented that this segment of the campaign may rank as one of the Union’s most compelling lost opportunities which might have changed the course of the Civil War. Despite the guest speaker change, his presentation delighted the audience, and a good time was had by all! Looking ahead, the Tuesday, Nov. 7 meeting, we will now welcome back guest speaker Dwight Hughes, U.S. Naval Academy graduate, author, Civil War historian, and frequent speaker on Civil War naval history. His presentation is entitled “The Naval Civil War in Theaters Near and Far.” The meeting will be held at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach and everyone is welcome to attend. The visitor fee is $10, which can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. Registration begins at 6:15 pm and the program starts at 7 pm. Dwight

summarized his presentation about the Civil War Navy by saying, “The Civil War was principally a land conflict, but it was not only that; naval operations were more than just peripheral or supporting. Navy theaters of operation complete the picture, providing fascinating and enlightening perspectives on the conflict.”

ing to new naval tactics, shallow-draft vessels, torpedoes, submersibles, plus it significantly impacting the outcome of the war, ensuring the Union victory. For more information about the Tuesday, Nov. 7 meeting, contact president John Butler at Brunswickcwrt@gmail. com, or call him at (404) 229-9425. Or, visit the website at Brunswickcivilwar- to become a member, renew membership, and learn about member benefits. The group’s Facebook page also has additional information, news, and updates.

Almost nothing in the history and traditions of the United States Navy prepared it for the challenges of civil war in the early 1860s. The peacetime navy would not shift smoothly into crisis mode. At the onset of the war both sides faced the challenge with a lack of foresight or preparation. They could not possibly envision what eventually happened, or the immense effort required to actively contribute to the war effort.

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Art Beat

Finding Treasures

Artitsts Are Able To Carry On A Legacy STORY AND PHOTOS BY CARLA EDSTROM


s an artist, I can’t tell you how often I have been offered art supplies when people are clearing out of their homes. People go all-in on projects to create their craft and end up with a lot of stuff when their interests have changed. As a potter, it’s often their mother’s old, non-working kiln or hundreds of plaster doll molds people try to give me. A few months ago, I was asked if I wanted ceramic molds that a local person was giving away. Honestly, I am not really into painted tchotchkes or ceramic dolls made from molds. Since I make pottery from scratch using a pottery wheel, casting molds was not my thing. But that all changed when one of my good friends and pottery student, Ali Travis, called me and asked the question that would change my life as I know it:


“How do you feel about ceramic molds?” My first response to her was, “Ugh, I don’t want a bunch of ceramic molds. But are there any Christmas trees? Because they are cool.” Her answer was, “They said there were no Christmas trees.” Bummer. But then she said, “I think we should still check it out.” I remember seeing those ceramic trees in the 70’s as a child at Christmas time

with the lights in them. Almost everyone’s mother or grandmother had gone to ceramics class and made a Christmas

tree. It was a tradition in those days. And having a light-up ceramic tree has become very popular again. I had been secretly wishing I could find one of my

I have turned down many opportunities to acquire molds. And I had no room or interest in them at all. Period. But on this particular day this summer, for some reason, I let my guard down and decided that looking at molds would be loads of fun. Ali said 3 different people had called her to see if she wanted the molds or if she knew someone who did. We decided that we should at least look into it. So we did. The next thing I knew, Ali and I were in her truck and on our way to see these molds. We just really planned on looking for Christmas trees or anything else cool. What we saw was way more than we expected. We got to the decrepit home that had just been sold and was met by the man who bought the property and his workers clearing the backyard with a backhoe. He explained that the lady who lived there years before had a business pouring molds and selling the greenware and kiln fired bisque ware. Unfortunately, the molds were left out in her shed for years after she passed away. The building collapsed at some point, and all the molds were in huge piles strewn out in the dirt and full of bugs. Many were broken, separated, or had rain damage. And he just wanted someone to use /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 20

with mushrooms on them! And more Christmas trees.

them and not let them get taken to the dump. So he said he would leave them there for us to go through.

Everything was vintage from the 1960’s to the 80’s. I learned how to make the slip to cast them and have cast several, including one of the small trees. Some of my students have had fun helping me with the process; we are all learning together. We are also preserving a small part of history that was momentarily forgotten. It’s been a fun process learning how to cast the molds, and although I have not counted how many molds we saved, it’s a few hundred. And now my garage and lean-to are full of molds, and I’m still trying to figure out what we will do with all of them. Still, I am happy we spent time-saving the molds for a new generation of ceramic artists to play with.

There were piles of white plaster molds all over the ground. It was crazy how many were just strewn about. And honestly, it was sad to see someone’s livelihood just outside, exposed to the elements, rotting away in the dirt along with a part of history. Ali and I walked around picking up molds here and there, and we took several home that day. And guess what? We found three Christmas tree molds. So, for the next several weeks and months, I would go out to the pile wearing gloves and boots after work or on weekends with other students and friends and look through this mess of plaster molds in the coastal NC blazing summer heat. We found Buddah, turtles, frogs, fish, and other figurings. We found dogs, birds, cats, elephants, camels, giant chess pieces, mugs and bowls, and questionable figurings. And several items

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he Cape fear Chorale will present music from North, Central and South America in the group’s Nov. 18 concert. The performance, “Music of the Americas,” will include music from as long ago as the early 1600s and as recent as 2016. The free concert starts at 7:30 pm, and will be held at Kenan Auditorium, 515 Wagoner Drive in Wilmington, on the campus of UNC-Wilmington. Chorale Artistic Director Aaron Peisner described the program this way: “Cape Fear Chorale is embarking on a new concert venture, Music of the Americas. The aim of this project is to explore a vast and diverse body of choral repertoire that may be unfamiliar to our community in the Cape Fear region, thereby expanding our cultural

horizons and giving voice to underrepresented composers. At this performance, patrons will hear musical works by composers from Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and the United States, which span a time period from the Renaissance to the 21st century and encompass genres including popular and folk songs, formal classical compositions, bossa nova, calypso, spirituals and gospel. What all these works have in common is their expression and celebration of culture and humanity through the choral art. Our mission is

not just to perform these pieces, but to bring them to life in a way that resonates with our community, enriching it with a meaningful, educational, and inclusive musical experience.” Cape Fear Chorale is committed to building and enriching our community through exceptional choral artistry and by creating meaningful, educational, and inclusive musical experiences, according to the group’s website, https://

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Cape Fear Civil War Round Table Meeting STORY CONTRIBUTED


ilmington’s Cape Fear Civil War Round Table invites the public to attend a presentation by Col. Ed Lowe entitled “A Fine Opportunity Lost: Longstreet’s East Tennessee Campaign.” The presentation is scheduled for Thursday evening, Nov. 9, at centrally located St. John’s Episcopal Church in midtown Wilmington near Independence Mall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting begins the Army of the Potomac to a tragiat 7 pm. cally destructive and futile defeat at

Col. Lowe served 26 years active duty in the U.S. Army, with deployments to Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He attended North Georgia College and has graduate degrees from California State University, the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Command & General Staff College, and Webster’s University. He is an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland/Global Campus and Elizabethtown College, where he teaches history and government. Ed is also president of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Civil War Round Table. Ed will speak to our round table about Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s campaign in East Tennessee in 1863. His book, “A Fine Opportunity Lost: Longstreet’s East Tennessee Campaign, November 1863-April 1864,” was recently published by Savas Beatie as part of the “Emerging Civil War” series. This is a story of personalities and politics as much as it is a story of military operations. From the very beginning of the war, East Tennessee was largely pro-Union. Tennessee was the last state to vote for secession and in the decisive vote in June 1861, 105,000 Tennesseans voted for secession and 47,000 voted against. Those proportions were reversed in East Tennessee where 33,000 citizens voted against secession while only 14,000 voted for it. Unlike other slave states with split

loyalties — including Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland — the Confederacy controlled the state and, in effect, occupied the mountainous area of East Tennessee. Andrew Johnson was from East Tennessee and he remained in the U.S. Senate after his state’s secession. In 1862, when the Union Army had largely re-asserted U.S. control over most of the state, Johnson was named military governor. Yet, wedged in between the Confederate controlled states of Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia, the Confederacy held control in East Tennessee. Like other border states, however, a guerrilla war of sorts made life and security perilous for all sides. Moreover, men from Eastern Tennessee formed approximately 30 Union regiments and fought for the U.S. throughout the war. President Abraham Lincoln, motivated by the paramount requirement to maintain control over the border states and to relieve the suffering of Union supporters in Confederate territory, repeatedly urged his military commanders to reassert control over Eastern Tennessee. Into this complicated scenario came two highly significant Civil War personalities in late 1863. Union Major General Ambrose Burnside (whose opulent facial hair gave rise to the term “sideburns”) had been named commander of the Army of the Potomac in late 1862 as the political leadership of the country floundered to find a competent general to lead its most important army in Virginia. Burnside, unfortunately, led /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 26

Fredericksburg in December 1862. Relieved of command, he was sent west into Kentucky with his IX Corps, and orders to command the “Army of the Ohio” and, along with the XXIII Corps, gain control of Eastern Kentucky. He moved with cautious competence and soon controlled Knoxville and much of the disputed region. As larger armies maneuvered and fought to reduce the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and expel Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s army from southeastern Tennessee, Burnside consolidated control over Eastern Kentucky.

The Confederacy’s “most hated general” Braxton Bragg commanded the Army of Tennessee and after two hardfought battles in Kentucky and middle Tennessee, found his army maneuvered into the strategic pocket of southeastern Tennessee, the gateway to Atlanta and the deep south. Not only had Bragg failed to control Kentucky and Tennessee for the Confederacy, his subordinate generals had grown to detest the man and worked to undermine his authority. Bragg, however, had the support of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and it was decided to send General James Longstreet and his redoubtable First Corps from the Army of Northern Virginia to Bragg’s Army of Tennessee. The First Corps arrived just in time to play a key role in a smashing Confederate victory at Chickamauga, near

the city of Chattanooga. Bragg, however, failed to press his victory to neutralize the Union army in southeastern Tennessee. Dissension in the army continued to fester like an infected wound and Longstreet, too, joined the chorus of influential voices calling for Bragg’s removal. Davis “rushed” to Tennessee on the south’s inefficient railroad system and ultimately decided to remove Bragg and bring him to Richmond to serve as his military advisor. General Joseph E. Johnston, another Confederate general with a checkered record and a disputatious nature, was named commander of the Army of Tennessee and Longstreet and his troops were given the assignment of ousting Burnside from Eastern Kentucky. So, in November 1863, Longstreet and Burnside, these two imposing figures from the Eastern Theater, were poised to clash as independent commanders in the politically charged region of Eastern Tennessee. Col. Lowe has studied these two figures and their campaign in depth and will tell the story of their clash. The meeting will be held in Elebash Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Enter at the rear of the church, which is located at 1219 Forest Hills Drive. The church parking lot, close to the entrance to the meeting room, is easily accessed via Park Avenue off of Independence Boulevard. Doors open at 6:30 pm and there is ample time to browse our used books table, talk to members of the round table and discover new interests. For information about membership in the round table, go to our website at and click on “Join”. See you there!


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We’ve included events here that were scheduled at press time, but please remember that all events, dates and times are subject to change. For programs offered through the Town of Leland, visit townofleland/ to register online or register in person at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.


The Great Pumpkin Blowout

For just $10, you can blow up a pumpkin at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson. Take your own pumpkin, and use the same technology used to detonate Civil War era torpedoes. The event is 11 am to 4 pm at the site, 8884 St. Philip’s Road SE, Winnabow (off N.C. 133). This event is a particular favorite of this magazine publishers, by the way.


Artist Reception — LCAC

Artist Trey Moore’s work is on display; his work features composite of on-site sketches and photographs with works taking different views of the world around us. The reception is 6-8 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.


Contra Dance

This communal-style folk dance is easy to learn, and no partner or experience is necessary. Beginners lessons start at 7 pm, and flat, closed-toe shoes are recommended.Tickets are $15, and the dance is 7-10 pm at LCAC, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.


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Southport Wooden Boat Show

Learn about Southport and maritime history and see some beautiful wooden boats on land and in water with plenty of vendors on site to do a little early holiday shopping. The show runs from 10 am to 4 pm along the Yacht Basin.


Leland Green Sweep

Meet your neighbors and keep your town beautiful by cleaning up Sturgeon Creek Park! Registration is required, and the clean up is scheduled for 9 to 11 am.


Brunswick Civil War Round Table

Dwight Hughes, U.S. Naval Academy graduate, author, Civil War historian, and frequent speaker on Civil War naval history, will present “The Naval Civil War in Theaters Near and Far.” The meeting will be held at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach; the visitor fee is $10, which can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. Registration begins at 6:15 pm and the program starts at 7 pm. (Se story in this issue for more details).

NOV 9 (AND NOV 18)

Free Concert

The Brunswick Winds Concert Band presents “A Little Americana,” with an evening show at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College (150 College Road NW, Bolivia) at 7 pm and a matinee performance at 3 pm on Nov 18 at Hatch Auditorium at Fort Caswell, Caswell Beach Road).

NOV 11

Veterans Day — Belville Riverwalk Park

Join the Town of Belville in honoring For just $10, you can blow up a pumpour veterans at this annual ceremony in kin at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson. the park, 580 River Road SE. The event Take your own pumpkin, and use the starts at 9 am. same technology used to detonate Civil War era torpedoes. The event is 11 am to 4 pm at the site, 8884 St. Philip’s Road SE, Winnabow (off N.C. 133). This event is a particular favorite of the magazine /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 28

NOV 18

Hot Cocoa Bombs — LCAC

Learn the ins and outs of making these tasty winter treats. The class is $85, 9 to 11 am at the Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. (And cake pops are coming up Dec 9!).


Holiday Art Market — Leland

Shop local for unique and handmade items and artwork at this popular annual market. The market is 10 am to 3 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.


Leland In Lights Tree Lighting

Join the Town of Leland for the annual lighting of the Leland Tree. Mayor Brenda Bozeman will welcome guests to the Town Hall Plaza at 6 pm, followed by Santa flipping the switch to light the tree and illuminate Town Hall. T’Geaux Boys and Tasty Tees food trucks will be serving food. Santa will be greeting visitors between 6:15 and 8 pm on the Town Hall Plaza. And on the other side of Town Hall, catch the Leland Express for train rides, also from 6:15-8 pm. Town Hall Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between Village Road and Old Fayetteville Road to allow event-goers to walk through the event. Free parking will be available at First Baptist Church of Leland at 517 Village Road NE, with a free shuttle to and from the event beginning at 5:30 pm.


Holiday Lights By the River and Christmas Tree Lighting — Belville The Town of Belville kicks off the festive holiday season in Riverwalk Park with a Christmas Craft Fair from 11 am to 3 pm and the tree lighting from 5-9 pm, with music, dance performances and pictures with Santa Claus. The light display will shine through Dec 31.

DEC 2-3

Sea Notes Christmas Concert

The group performs “A Quartet for

Christmas,” with four conductors sharing the baton. The concerts are at 3 pm both days at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road, Bolivia. Admission is free, but tickets are required to ensure seating. (See story in this issue for ticket availability details.)


Cookies with Santa — Leland

Story time, holiday crafts, and cookies with Santa himself! There is a small fee and participants must pre-register. Cookie time is 6:30-8pm at LCAC, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.


Art Reception — Art League of Leland Members of Art League will take a look at the symbolism behind the color ultramarine blue, an historically precious pigment. The reception is 6-8 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. Members’ works will be on display in the gallery until Jan 4.


Wilmington Big Band — LCAC

The Wilmington Big Band comes across the river to perform in Leland, 7-9 pm at LCAC, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. Tickets are $15.


A Light in the Darkest Night — Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Stroll among the ruins of St. Philip’s church, decorated with holiday greenery and candlelight. There is no fee to attend, but the gift shop will b open for holiday shopping. The evening events are scheduled for 4-7 pm at the site, 8884 St. Philip’s RD SE, off N.C. 133 in Winnabow.

ONGOING EVENTS Riverwalk Marketplace

Thursdays 2-5 pm, Fridays 11 am 5 pm; Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm; and Sundays 10-4 pm; Produce and fresh

seafood, seasonings and all things related to seafood, with the beautiful backdrop of the Brunswick River.

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Check out for more information on classes and programs, including painting, pottery, jewelry-making, acting, dance and more.

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site 8884 St. Philip’s Rd. SE, Winnabow

There is plenty to do and see, with historic ruins, great information on the site’s history, and some of the most beautiful riverfront property in the County. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

NC Maritime Museums - Southport, 204 E. Moore Street Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. Sensory Saturdays (low light and quiet time in the museum) are the first Saturday of the month, 10 am to noon. Visit to register for special programs. .

Wilmington River Tours

212 S. Water St., Wilmington

Tour the beautiful Cape Fear River and learn more about the area’s history and ecology. Sunset cruises include acoustic music Thursdays through Sundays! Tours are offered daily, to the north along historic downtown Wilmington, the USS North Carolina Battleship and Eagles Island on the even hours, and to the south under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and past the shipyard on the odd hours; visit for schedules and to purchase tickets.

Art League of Leland (ALL) at the Leland Cultural Arts Center The group welcomes artists of all kinds and meets monthly (except in summer months) 4-6 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.


Visit for more information.

Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College

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150 College Road NW, Bolivia

Nov 3 — Who’s Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Dec 15 — John Denver - A Rocky Mountain Christmas Jan 6, 2024 — Hollywood Nights The Bob Seger Experience Jan 20 — Simply Queen Visit

Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College 701 N. Third Street in Wilmington

Nov 1 — Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” Nov 4 — John Brown Big Band with Nneena Frelon Nov 5 — Celtic Thunder Nov 9-11 and 16-18 — Cape Fear Community College’s Department of Fine Arts presents “John Proctor is the Villain” Nov 9 — Beijing Dance Theatre Nov 11 — The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents Project 1898 Nov 12 — Blues musician Buddy Guy Nov 17-18 — “Pretty Woman: The Musical” Nov 21 — Million Dollar Quartet Christmas Nov 29 — Mannheim Steamroller

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar Nov 18 — Friendsgiving 5miler/5k/1 mile — Gather friends and pick a charity for this 8:30 am run or walk; a portion of registration goes to your selected charity. Coats will also be collected for Brunswick Family Assistance. Hosted by Leland Lady Runners.

Brunswick Beer and Cider. 1313 S. Dickinson Drive

Nov 4 — Applearchy Ciderfest — enjoy samples of beer and cider from North and South Carolina, along with food and local vendor booths. Tickets are $30 and the event starts at noon.

BEER AND WINE Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar 1175 Turlington Ave, Suite 101, Leland Full menu featuring seafood — also hosting live music with seating inside and outside.

Local’s Tavern 1107 New Pointe Blvd., Leland

Live music, karaoke, great food, special events and a great neighborhood vibe. All the football games showing on Sundays.

Bridgewater Wines 1132 New Pointe Blvd., Leland

Food and wine, including free wine tastings. Enjoy Tuesday trivia, wine tastings on Thirsty Thursdays, Wine Down Fridays and Sipping Saturdays.

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Reservations are encouraged; call 910-383-0998. Check Facebook for drink and food deals and special events.

Brunswick Beer Xchange Co. 113 Village Road, Leland

Board games, live music and open mic nights, Bunko games on Mondays, open mic comedy night on Wednesdays, trivia and food trucks on Thursdays, and tastings. .

Brunswick Beer and Cidery 1313 S. Dickenson dr., Leland

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Leland Brewing Company 2115 Ale Ave, Leland

Enjoy a wide variety of beers brewed right on site. Check their Facebook page for upates and food truck visits

Scapegoat Taproom 2789 Compass Pointe South Wynd NE, Unit 4, Leland This taproom has more than 40 beers and ciders to choose from, and plenty of wines too, all with a great neighborhood vibe, live music, and food truck appearances. Enjoy college football Saturdays and pro football on Sundays.

Brodee Dogs Brew House 103 A Village Road, Leland

Dogs and burgers with delicious toppings, including a special house sauce, craft beers, and live music.

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Available at: THE PAINTED MERMAID Handcrafted Pottery

817 N Howe Street, Southport

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Magnolia Greens Golf Course 1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr., Leland 910-383-0998 Breakfast- Saturday & Sunday | Lunch – Tuesday – Sunday | Dinner – Wednesday – Saturday

BRIDGEWATER WINES 1132 New Pointe Blvd, Leland (910) 408-1900 Free Wine Tastings Thursdays and Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays 1-5pm and Sundays 12-3pm

Leland’s first brewery and cidery! Full menu also available


Waterford Leland, 910-399-6739 American seafood, signature dishes, hand cut fish, steaks and chicken, freshly made desserts all served in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

CHINGON TAQUERIA 1132 New Pointe Blvd, Leland (910) 3408-1221 Mexican Food & Drink

CHRISTOPHER’S STEAKHOUSE AND SEAFOOD 2013 New Regent Way Ste 200, Leland /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 30

(910) 782-8498 Steakes, Seafood, Salads, Sandwiches


1132 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-383-8383 Hand crafted espresso drinks, fresh lmade all day breakfast sandwiches and delicious donuts.

MR. BAGELMEISTER 1105 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-383-8383

d e Gondolfo’s Pizza 1735 Reed Rd NE, Leland

Retro-themed chain with 1950’s sodafountain look

ISLAND FRESH-MEX GRILL 2013 Olde Regent Way, Ste 110, Leland Serving frshly made burritos, quesadillas and more Mexican

JADE GARDEN 1735 Reed Rd, Leland 910-383-0880 Chinese


Peruvian Charcoal Rotisserie Chicken

112 K Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-9547

PIZZETTA’S PIZZERIA 1144 E. Cutlar Crossing, Leland 910-371-6001 Pizza, Italian, Bar

PORT CITY JAVA 511 Olde Waterford Way 1112 E Cutlar Crossing 910-383-1238, Leland Coffeehouse chain with house-roasted, organic, breakfast items, sandwiches.


Chicken Salad Chick

1120 E. Cutler Crossing, Leland Southern Style, Breakfast & Brunch

503 Old Waterford Way 104-A, Leland Chicken Salad and a whole lot more


(910) 408-1676



1174 Turlington Ave, Ste 101, Leland 910-408-1400 Irish Pub, Burgers, Beverage

1035 Grandiflora Dr, Leland 910-399-6808 Burgers, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries

Burgers, Shakes and more!

FALCONE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2013 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-3442 Authentic Italian Fare

FIREHOUSE SUBS 3572 Leland Town Center Dr., Leland (910) 408-1007

THE FOREST RESTAURANT Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest 1281 Cape Fear National Dr., Leland 910-383-3283

FUZZY PEACH 1109 New Pointe Blvd, Ste 4, Leland 910-371-1238 Frozen Yogurt

GAYLYN’S DINER 322 Village Rd, Leland (910) 371-3533 Breakfast and Lunch

LELAND SMOKEHOUSE 503 Olde Waterford Way Ste 100, Leland (910)228-5008 BBQ, Wings, Ribs

LOCAL’S TAVERN 1107 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910- 769-1289 American Bar/Pub, Music

MIYABI JR EXPRESS 1108 New Pointe Blvd #110, Leland (910) 769-2358


(910) 274-0358

WOK AND ROLL 2013 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-9025 Chinese

YUMMI YUMMI 112 Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-0077 Chinese

SHUCKIN’ SHACK OYSTER BAR - LELAND 1175 Turlington Ave Suite 101 Leland, North Carolina (910) 221-5522

1114 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-371-0021 Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Suite 110

111 Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-3600 Breakfast Restaurant

112 Village Rd. NE, Leland 910-371-2890


2024 Olde Regent Way, Leland





143 Poole Rd, Leland 910765-1144 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner serving sandwiches, wraps, flatbreads, quesadillas, bowls, and more

1114 New Point Blvd, #140, Leland 910-371-1188 Mexican Food and Drink

Hibachi, Sushi

497 Olde Waterford Way Ste 100, Leland (910) 769-9036 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

1389 Lanvale Rd, Leland (910) 769-5598 Take-out Mexican, Burgers, Hot Dogs



(910) 833-1997

Subs & Salads



2029 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-523-5300 Sub sandwiches

2028 Olde regent way, leland


SMITHFIELD’S CHICKEN ’N BAR-B-Q 2020 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-6900 Counter-serve chain offers fried chicken &Eastern NC BBQ vinegar-based sauce




1114 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-371-2707

1108 New Pointe Blvd #140, Leland (910) 408-1662

103 Village Rd NE & 1012 Grandiflora Dr 910-371-9933 910-383-

New Day Cafe’s Omlette and Hash Browns /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 31 /November /November 2023/ 2023/ Leland Magazine 32

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