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The 2014 North Carolina Azalea Festival  

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March 26, 2014

A Brief History of the Festival The North Carolina Azalea Festival is an annual Wilmington celebration of floral gardens and local art. The Azalea Festival was first held in April of 1948 to honor the beauty of local gardens, including Airlie Gardens. In 1953 the first sidewalk show was included to the Azalea festival.   Over time the event, held every April, has grown to a much anticipated five-day event which includes multiple venues, sponsors, and an estimated draw of over 200,000 visitors in recent years.   In addition to being a driver of tourism and economic activity, the Azalea...

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Spring 2014 Around Wilmington  

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February 21, 2014

Hobby Greenhouse Tour   March 1st the Hobby Greenhouse Club welcomes local plant enthusiasts to its annual self-guided tour of local greenhouses.  This free event spans New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, featuring greenhouses from members and non-members, as well as commercial and institutional greenhouses.   The first stop on the tour is the New Hanover County Arboretum at 6206 Oleander Drive. For tour directions and descriptions visit the Hobby Greenhouse Club website. The tour features a wide range of greenhouses and flora. Some locations will be selling plants,...

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Chocolate, Wine, Beer, Jazz, a Polar Plunge and a View from Space  

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January 8, 2014

Chocolate, Wine and Beer in the Cape Fear (Area) The approach of Valentine's Day brings with it thoughts of romance, flowers, and delicious chocolate. The Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival is ready to delight and tease Cape Fear area taste buds with wares and offerings from chocolatiers, vintners and specialty food purveyors. The three-day event lasts from January 31st to February 2nd at The Coastline Convention Center in Downtown Wilmington. Events include a Grand Tasting on opening night, beginning at 7pm and featuring live music, entertainment, hors d'ouevres and a fine art exhibit....

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Christmas and the 2014 New Year  

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December 15, 2013

Holiday Shopping December is already half over, and if you haven’t finished all of your Christmas shopping that doesn’t mean you are irresponsible. No one is judging you. But seriously hurry up. (Editor’s note: If you are shopping for me I want bitcoins this year). If you are looking to support merchants, craft makers and artisan local to the Wilmington area, here’s a quick list of ideas to get your idea juices flowing. (Editor’s note to self: change “idea juices” to something less disgusting sounding). Visit The Cotton Exchange at 321 N. Front Street in Downtown Wilmington....

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Revamped Restaurant Directory  

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November 19, 2013

Our Wilmington Area Restaurant Directory, New and Improved Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on the workings of our new and improved restaurant list, which is online here, replacing the old static, bare-bones list. As before, this is intended to be a comprehensive list of all eateries around Wilmington. It is a moderated list, and we will gladly take feedback about establishments that are missing, restaurants that have closed and need to be removed, corrections, or reports of bugs or friendly suggestions to make the directory more useful. Send any feedback regarding the list through...

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