40eats.com offers ‘Progressive Dinner’ event in ILM

40Eats.com - A culinary collaborative between multiple friends in the Wilmington, NC hospitality arena who seek to source the best products for our dining community, ensuring Wilmington is on on the culinary map.

The Culinary Scene: 40 Eats launches food collective

40Eats.com  is a new culinary collaborative between multiple friends in the Wilmington, N.C. and Cape Fear hospitality area who officially want to put Wilmington on the culinary map of Southeastern NC’s finest dining. They seek to source the best products for our dining community, ensuring Wilmington is on on the culinary map.

The collection of restaurant professionals and purveyors that want to work closely with one another to enhance the Wilmington community into the regional/national focus of culinary arts includes:

Event: Progressive Seafood Dinner Sunday April 8th 6PM Revive The River

April 8 @ 6:00 pm
Watermark Marina, 4114 River Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412 United States 
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RX.Catch.Manna.Pinpoint.Portland Grille.Pine Valley Market.Little Pond. Surf House. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT CAPE FEAR RIVER WATCH To Purchase Tickets and additional Event Information please visit: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3366802  

Article from Encore magazine: “ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS: Dinner from 40 EATS benefits Cape Fear River Watch, focuses on composting

Podcasts from PortCityDaily.com

I enjoy listening to podcasts, particularly in the car.  Thus, I was happy to see that PortCityDaily.com is offering them. Here is an article about them – “Port City Daily ‘Newsroom Podcast’ – Dive deep into the latest stories”.

There may be another official method for finding them (and I will update this if I find it out) but you can use this link – https://soundcloud.com/user-655490347

PortCityDaily.com Podcasts
PortCityDaily.com Podcasts

Some Cape Fear Counties Among LEAST Healthiest in State

Photo by Stas Svechnikov on Unsplash
Photo by Stas Svechnikov on Unsplash

Fayetteville Observer posted an article, “Region counties among the state’s least healthy“. It said:

“Cumberland County ranks 75th out of 100 counties in North Carolina in overall health, according to a report released Wednesday. Four Cape Fear region counties are among the six least healthiest counties in the state, the rankings found.

County Health Rankings is a report…It compares counties within states and shows that where someone lives influences how well and how long they will live.”

Read the article to find out the four counties!

Azalea Belles – Represent Southern Charm or a “Troublesome tradition?”

Azaleas - Wilmington, N.C.
Azaleas – Wilmington, N.C. 

Seahawk.org posted an interesting article, “The Azalea Belles: Southern charm or troublesome tradition?” about the long traditions and some of the racial overtones that some but not all might notice.

“The Azalea Festival and the Cape Fear Garden Club have held a tradition since 1969 where young girls don Antebellum era attire and assume the roles of the Azalea Belles.

The Belles, who are meant to represent the festival season and flowers, act as hostesses for the Garden Tour and they “enhance the beauty of several activities,” according to the Cape Fear Garden Club’s website.”

Read the article for  a different perspective than you usually see.


Carolina Sportsman: “Wilmington’s Three Rivers”

The Cape Fear, Northeast Cape Fear and Brunswick Rivers around Wilmington, N.C. (Sources: The Univ. of Texas @ Austin's Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection
The Cape Fear, Northeast Cape Fear and Brunswick Rivers around Wilmington, N.C. (Sources: The Univ. of Texas @ Austin’s Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection”

Click the image above to enlarge it and see it in more detail.

NorthCarolinaSportsman.com says:

“The area around downtown Wilmington, N.C., is home to three rivers — the Cape Fear, Northeast Cape Fear and Brunswick — plus, the Black River flows into the Cape Fear River about 10 miles upriver.

Read more about them!

Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, N.C.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Cape Fear Botanical Garden

The Cape Fear Botanical Garden was founded in 1989. The mission of Cape Fear Botanical Garden is to transform people’s relationship with plants and the natural world.

“Cape Fear Botanical Garden offers self-guided and docent-led tours, workshops, special events, weddings, facility rentals, memberships and more!

Come and enjoy 80 acres of natural beauty nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek – just 2 miles from downtown Fayetteville, NC!
The Garden Gift Shop offers a unique selection of garden accents, nature-related toys, books, artwork, jewelry, hand-crafted gifts and more. Gift Shop Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Gift Shop is free for Garden visitors and the public.

The Garden offers engaging cultural events to inspire and excite, educational activities to energize, and peaceful spots to refresh. Visitors of all ages are welcome.

Flourishing with beautiful specialty gardens and blooming ornamental plants, Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s highlights include Camellia, Daylilly and Shade Gardens, Butterfly Stroll and Children’s Garden, and the Heritage Garden featuring 1886 agricultural structures and a homestead.

Host to any special occasion, our lovely and world class Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex is the perfect complement to our Garden and the venue for weddings, business and military functions, workshops and more.

Stroll along our scenic river trail with water views, take in a guided tour, relax on our patio overlooking the Cypress Pond, and take home the perfect gift from our destination Gift Shop.”

Located at 536 N Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Phone – (910) 486-0221

Click here for the Cape Fear Botanical Garden Website.

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