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       Hello, Welcome to the Scoop.

 We sincerely hope that you enjoyed family and friends during Thanksgiving and  hope that you reach out to other’s that do not have what you do. Treasure each other and each day.

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled ….this light.

Albert Schweitzer


Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Albert Schweitzer

The 30th Anniversary of our Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach is Saturday November 30th.  $20,000 purse for top prize.  Check out schedule here….

Let The Christmas Trees Be LIT!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Wrightsville Beach Town Park
November 29, 2013
5:00 PM

Mr and Mrs Claus 5:45 pm

Collecting gifts Port Human Services
Hats, scarves, gloves, jackets diapers, baby formula and toys


Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting

November 29, 2013
5:30 PM Music Tree Lit 6:25 PM

Downtown Wilmington — Riverfront Park
The photo above is our Worlds Largest Christmas tree, but it will not have tree lighting ceremony. See Story here.

Island of Lights Festival: Lighting at the Lake

November 29, 2013
7:00 PM

Visit from Santa

Carolina Beach Lake Park


Holiday Tree Lighting

November 29, 2013
6:30 PM

Music and visit from Santa

Mayfaire Town Center

Benefit Habitat Turkey Trot
November 28, 7:30 AM Registration  8:30 AM run/walk
5 K and 1 mile
Wrightsville Beach Town Park

$15 -$35


Turkey Trot 4 Mile Trail Run

November 30   9:00 AM

Carolina Beach State Park


Light & Train Spectacular

Fri 29- Sat, November 30th
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Wilmington Railroad Museum


Black Friday Public Auction – Auction Orange

November 29
Inspection – 3:00 PM Auction 6:00 PM
Includes items from estate of Frank Capra Jr.

 Dinner Theater: A Christmas Carol

November 29 – November 30
7:00 PM Doors open at 6:00 PM


 Christmas by the Sea
November 29 – November 30
6:30  – 8:30 PM
Storytelling, movies, Santa, ornament making

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Festival of Trees: Party in the Pines

November 22  – Dec 8
Cameron Art Museum


 A Waltz With Flowers
November 29 – 30
8:00 PM

Dec. 1   3:00 PM
Cape Fear Playhouse

 Enchanted Airlie

November 29 – 30, 2013
LEGO display too

Airlie Gardens


Resident’s Free day on Sunday

Airlie and Cape Fear Museum


NC Holiday Flotilla Festival in the Park

November 30
10:00 – 4:00 PM

Wrightsville Beach Town Park

See schedule here.

 Wilmington Christmas Art & Craft Show
Sat, November 30th 2013 – Sun, December 1st 2013
7:00am – 5:00pm
Wilmington Convention Center

No Boundaries International Art Colony Exhibition

November 17 – December 1, 2013
Acme Art Studios


Riverfront Farmers’ Market
Saturdays   8:00 – 1:00 PM

check out the online magazine.  Click photo


 Wrightsville Beach Loop – 2.45 miles

Gary Shell Cross-City Trail Autumn Hall trail finished!

Awesome – You need to Check it out


 Halyburton Park

1.3 mile handicap accessible walking/bike  trail


Run around the Smith Creek Park Lake

1.5 miles

or go kayaking and fishing

Gordon Rd. to Harris Rd. . Park on left.
Visit Dowtown Wilmington



TGIF Wine Tasting

November 29  6:00  – 8:00 PM

Taste The Olive

Feel the need to help?

If there is a non-profit you like, we would be happy to put it in the scoop.

Step Up For Soldiers


 The Food Bank needs your donations during the holidays

The Miracle Network


Wilmington Gives Back

Donate your time



      Wilmington NC  Night Spots

 Friday November 29

Jacob Stockton – Sweet and Savory Cafe

Liz Ulman- Goat and Compass

The Other Guys – Holiday Inn Resort

Saturday November 30

Phil Bevilacqua – Costello’s Piano Bar

  Stoney Creek, – Duck and Dive

Mark Lych – The Harp

Sunday November 31

Jazz Jam with Benny Hill – Rusty Nail

Got Turkey?

Turkey Jambalaya

Cajun Turkey Jambalaya

  • 4 ounces bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups leftover turkey, cut into cubes
  • 3 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups raw rice
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Cook the bacon over medium heat in a large heavy ovenproof pot or Dutch oven until the bacon fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp. Remove and crumble the bacon and set it aside.

Add the onion, celey, bell pepper, garlic and turkey and sauté in the bacon drippings for 20 minutes, stirring often.

Add the stock, 1/2 cup of the parsley, salt, pepper, majoram, cayenne, and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Add the rice and stir to combine with the vegetables; cover and bake for 45 minutes.

Dish up and sprinkle with green onions, the additional 1/2 cup parsley, and the reserved bacon.

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Awesome Food and People

Keith and Angela Rhodes 

Get out and dance!  Great fun lessons by Verna

Ballroom – Latin – Swing – Waltz – Cha Cha

Rumba – Salsa – Tango – Shag/Swing


Need Automobile Work?

Trust Labriola’s Automotive

UTI Trained, Foreign, Domestic, A/C Testing & Repair

Diagnostics, Electronic Troubleshooting, Engine De-Carbon Service, Major or Minor Repair.

Owner: Brent Labriola  910-297-2590

6506 Market St. Wilmington NC 28405

Great Family Skate Center


910-508-6100 or

Call Blaine Daniel for quotes and possible discounts

Ever wish you had a PERSONAL ASSISTANT
— someone you could call on to accomplish
the day-to-day tasks and time consuming errands
that leave time for little else?

Well, now you have help..

Call Mary Cook Task Manager

801-455- 1721


Longtime Wilmington Chef David Herring has opened a new bakery in Hampstead called “Sea Salt”  Wonderful muffins and baked goods and  ‘SOUPS’ !

(910) 270-1407
17011 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC 28443

Stress Free Dog Grooming

Do you own a Historic House? In need of renovation?

Call David Thomas – Historic Specialist


Brave battle fought Kimberly.  We will miss you.

 Have a great weekend!