Nov 15, 2019

Take It Away, Thanksgiving Day

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 15, 2019

Everyone has a favorite dish they look forward to at Thanksgiving, and for many there’s more than one. Because of that, the average Thanksgiving feast can easily have a dozen or more items on the menu … and not everyone looks forward to that much time in the kitchen. Fortunately, there are plenty of local options.   SpoonFed Kitchen & Bake Shop spo ...

Nov 13, 2019

South ‘n France Says Au Revoir

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 13, 2019

The owners of South ‘n France Bon Bons, a fixture on the Wilmington dessert scene for over a decade, announced last week that they're closing their doors for good. Known for what Charlene Dupray and Pascal Siegler (pictured below) refer to as "imperfectly round and perfectly delicious' bon-bons, all hand-rolled and dipped, the couple has weathered man ...

Nov 13, 2019

Mr. Bagel Meister Opens Leland Location

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 13, 2019

Mr. Bagel Meister has opened a company-owned store in Leland, operated by founder Phil Santomassi. It is the Cape Fear region's third Mr. Bagel Meister location, along with stores in Wilmington at The Pointe at Barclay and in Carolina Beach. Santomassi said he has been interested in moving into the Leland market for some time, and the opportunity presented itself in ...

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Hardy revised

Charles Hardy
UNCW College of Health and Human Services

The Future Of Health Care: Administration

Posted Nov 1, 2019
The Census Bureau projects by 2030, the United States will have more 65-and-older residents than children. As this baby boomer population continues to age, but remain active in their later years, there is an increased demand for healthcare services.

This means greater needs for physicians and other healthcare professionals, medical procedures and facilities – and for managers entire article
Nov 13, 2019

Lyssa Cakes To Host Grand Opening Celebration

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 13, 2019

Lyssa Cakes, a bakeshop that opened at 980 Inspiration Drive at Mayfaire Town Center in September, will host a grand opening celebration Friday through Sunday. The festivities kick off Friday evening with cupcake decorating from 7 to 8 p.m. Each participant will have the opportunity to decorate four cupcakes for $15. Attendees can choose to follow along with instruction ...

Nov 13, 2019

Love Desserts Hosts Fall Dessert Market

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 13, 2019

Wilmington’s Fall Dessert Market will be held noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Waterline Brewing Company. The event is hosted by Love Desserts, the brainchild of owner Katyann Mundy, who created the concept to help small businesses, including bakeries, dessert shops and restaurants, promote their brands within the community. Based in Charlotte, Mundy hosts markets ...

Nov 7, 2019

Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence Coming To Wilmington

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 7, 2019

Celebrity chef Tyler Florence will visit the Port City in January to share his signature culinary style and support the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, according to an announcement Thursday.  Three events are scheduled around the visit: an exclusive dinner for no more than 24 guests in a private home Jan. 23, and breakfast and lunch events at the ...

Nov 6, 2019

Chingon Taqueria Opens In Leland

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 6, 2019

Leland’s Chingon Taqueria aims to bring the flavors of Mexico City to the area.  Alex Zaragoza opened the fast-casual Mexican restaurant, at 1132 New Pointe Blvd. in Leland, with his sister Estrella Zaragoza late last month. The siblings said their plan is to bring Chingon Taqueria to Wilmington in the future, but for now they found a niche to fill ...

Nov 6, 2019

CRUST Kitchen & Cocktails Under New Ownership

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 6, 2019

CRUST Kitchen & Cocktails has been sold to the owners of Rebellion NC, according to CRUST’s founders, Emily Luther, Stacey McPherson and Brian Di Giorgi. Rebellion is owned by PROOFhospitality, a Washington D.C.-based bar and restaurant company. The company opened its first Rebellion restaurant in D.C.’s north Dupont neighborhood in 2014, and now has two ...

Nov 6, 2019

Taste Of Wrightsville Beach coming Soon

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 6, 2019

The 7th Annual Taste of Wrightsville Beach will be held Nov. 16, celebrating the island’s diverse fare with more than 35 local tasting booths. A panel of judges will rate the dishes with prizes for Best in Show, Best Savory and Best Sweet dishes, while guests cast their votes for the People’s Choice, Best Beer and Best Wine awards. This year’s organ ...

Nov 6, 2019

Crawling To The Best Bloody Mary In Town

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 6, 2019

What makes for a better Sunday Funday than a bloody mary-themed bar crawl through downtown Wilmington? Party Wilmington will host the competition-style event on Nov. 17 starting at 2 p.m. The cost is just $5 to participate, which organizers said goes toward promotional materials and voting cards. Participants will have to pay for their drinks at each stop, where ...

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Sport Attracts Players To Leland

When you want to socialize and engage in a multi-generational activity, Leland has a place to go: the House of Pickleball....

Take It Away, Thanksgiving Day

Not everyone looks forward to spending half the holiday in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. Fortunately, there are plenty of local options....

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Some businesses are struggling to find qualified workers in a tight labor market, and the Cape Fear region is feeling the effects....

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