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Hello and Welcome to the TGIF Scoop.
Time to talk mortgage rates again..... Everyone wants to get the lowest mortgage interest rate when shopping for a Wilmington NC home. The rates have been at high 3’s and low 4’s the last couple of months. Read the rest of story here....
This is an awesome time to consider buying a second home at the beach. Wilmngton NC home buyers this may be one of the best home buying opportunities due to historic low interest rates, foreclosure and short sales, and the large inventory to choose from. Don't miss out on a once in a life time chance to get a really good deal.
Call us, use our local knowledge and experience to help guide you. Visit www.cbbaker.com for up the minute MLS listings of homes in our tri-county area. And, we can send you a detailed list of all the short sales and foreclosures on the market. Just send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send the list right to your email box.
Get out this weekend and all the activities that Wilmington has to offer.. And, remember, TGIF.....
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27th Annual NC Holiday Flotilla
And the Winner Is.....
"Christmas Snow Globes and Once In a Blue Moon"
Captains- Paula Sturdy & Van Marr of Wrightsville Beach
Boat Name - Reel Hot
Our own Angel - Robin
'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
Friday, December 3 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 4 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 pm
McLeod Building, CFCC Downtown Campus
The Raleigh Ringers
Renowned 17-member based handbell choir performs
Saturday, December 4
Riverfront Farmers Market
Saturdays through December 18 from 8:00am - 1:00pm
“The Santaland Diaries”
9 p.m. Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12
Mulligan's Home for Holidays Dinner Theatre
December 2, 9 & 16
Front Street Brewery
December 9-19, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm and Sundays
The Wilmington Fur Ball Committee
Fifth Annual Red Carpet Gala Event
6:30 - 10:30 PM
Hilton Wilmington Riverside
All proceeds benefit:
Pender County Humane Society
Lego Trains Rule....
November 26, 2010 to November 27, 2010
Yeah! Locally Filmed One Tree Hill gets picked up for another full eighth season..
SCREEN GEMS STUDIOS
Tour the movie studio, and see where films
and TV shows like "One Tree Hill" and "Dawson's Creek"
are/were filmed. Sat-Sun at noon and 2pm. (910) 343-3433
Holiday Train Expo Cape Fear Model Railroad Society
November 26 - December 21
Behind Steinmart at Hanover Center
Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour
Presented by the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear
Saturday, December 4 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm
and Sunday, December 5 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Historic Poplar Grove Plantation's
Christmas Open House
with special guest Mr. Ivey Hayes
Sunday, December 5 - 12 - 5PM
HOLLYWOOD LOCATION WALK
Tour one of America’s largest living film sets
Historic downtown Wilmington!
Tours will depart Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. afternoons at 2pm.
Reservations are required
Paul Hill's Sculptures
Featuring "Southern Hospitality"
Downtown Post Office
Third and Chestnut St
153 Water St.
New Elements Gallery
Wilmington NC Night Spots
Friday, Dec. 3
Ron Ethridge - Barbary Coast
James Jarvis - The Harp
Funcky Cabbage - Duck and Dive
Saturday, Dec. 4
iamhuman - Yosaki
Fred Flinn and the Stones - Duck and Dive
Brent Loveday - Reggies
Sunday, Dec. 5
L-Shaped Lot - Reel Cafe
8 ounces salt pork or bacon,
cut in small strips
2 medium onions, in small dice
3 stalks celery, in small dice
10 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 medium bell peppers, in small dice
1/4 cup flour
1 quart clear chicken stock,
clear seafood stock, or oyster liquor
3 bay leaves
1-1/2 pounds potatoes, half of them cooked
and put through a ricer, milled, or mashed,
half uncooked but cut in small dice
1 cup heavy cream
3 pints shucked oysters in their liquor
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter (optional)
Place a soup pot on high heat for 1 minute. Add the salt pork and cook to render for about 5 minutes, or until fat is clear and colorless, stirring occasionally. Add the onions, celery, garlic, and peppers, and cook for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and onions are clear. Stir occasionally.
Add the flour, stirring constantly so that nothing sticks to the bottom during cooking. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the flour is well distributed and the mixture thickens. Add the stock and bay leaves and simmer uncovered over medium heat for 25 minutes. Add mashed potatoes, stir, and simmer for about 3 minutes. Add diced potatoes, simmer, and stir occasionally, cooking for about 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Stir in the cream, bring to a boil, cook for 2 minutes, and add the oysters. Cook until the edges of the oysters curl, then season with salt and pepper. Spoon into serving bowls, add a dash of hot sauce and a sprinkling of green onions to each serving, and serve with a bit of the butter, if desired, floating on top.
Makes 4 quarts, enough for 16 appetizer or 8 entree servings
New Orleans Commander Kitchen
SEA SALT BAKERY
Longtime Wilmington Chef David Herring has opened a new bakery in Hampstead called "Sea Salt" Wonderful muffins and baked goods and rumor has it he will add his famous 'SOUPS' !
17011 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC 28443
ALL UNITS REDUCED UP TO $30, 000!
SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL 3 UNITS -
Call Chris Rice - On Site Agent