Fun Places to Go In and Around Wilmington on Your Dogs’ Day Off

by seacoast_ashley 24. March 2015 03:47


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Empie Park

This is my favorite pooch place in Wilmington. The dog park is large and located right near the front of Empie. Two acres are divided up by chain fencing to separate the dogs by size. There is one area specifically for dogs under 20 pounds. The park is well-maintained. Empie is a great park for humans too! It boasts one of the best playgrounds, tennis courts, walking trails, and picnic areas. As Wilmington’s first off-leash park Empie has proven to be a huge success. There are always furry friends enjoying the dog park.

This is the link with the list of rules for Empie Dog Park (and I believe all New Hanover Dog parks):

http://bit.ly/1tKcHzL


Ogden Dog Park

Another dog park that satisfies both human and dog friends is Ogden Dog Park. Ogden Park is on the newer side. The only complaint that regulars have is the sand in the dog area. Some dogs have gotten sand spurs in their paws, and we know that cleaning sand out of dog fur is a never ending process.  But, as a human living at the coast, I have come to know two things quite well...sand and sand spurs! Ogden park offers a great walking trail, good playground for the kids, and covered picnic areas. Ogden Park is currently raising money for a new skate park! As the Ogden area grows I expect that this park will gain popularity pretty fast.


Hugh Macrae Dog Park

Hugh Macrae Dog Park is set up much the same as Ogden and Empie. There are both small and large dog areas. Because Hugh Macrae is so large and popular with Wilmington residents, this dog park tends to be a bit busier than the others. If you are looking to meet a human dog-loving friend, this might be the park for you. With the larger crowds here, it is important to watch your dog a little more closely. This park does have more grass than Ogden Dog Park, so there is a slightly lower risk of sand spurs.


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Oak Island

The beach at Oak Island is not a dog park, but is a great place for you and your dog to run! Oak Island allows for leashed pets on the beach year round. They do require a leash from March 15 - October 15 (peak tourist season). A day trip to Oak Island is easily accomplished as there is ample free parking on the island, most beach accesses are equipped with waste baggies and waste receptacles, and it is only 30 minutes away from downtown Wilmington. I often find it easier to shoot down to Oak Island than to battle parking at Wrightsville. Bonus, I get to take my dog!


Abbey Nature Preserve at Poplar Grove

If you are looking to exercise yourself as well as your pooch, the Abbey Trails might be the thing to do. The trails are dog-friendly and are often used by pet owners. The trail is 2.4 miles long with a beautiful pond located at its end. You will want to bring your pets water, etc. with you. This trail is easy to hike but will most likely take over an hour. At my last visit there were no rules posted. Many people have dogs off-leash, so be aware that you may have overly excited company! You may want to check the Poplar Grove calendar (its located http://www.poplargrove.org/). Some events are extremely popular and people often take to the trail while visiting Poplar Grove.



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Wall Street Journal & REAL Trends Name Team Gale to List of Top Real Estate Teams

by seacoast_ashley 26. June 2012 06:14

The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. have named Team Gale with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends Thousand, their list of the top 1,000 real estate professionals and teams in the United States.

Team Gale was ranked No. 222 in the list of Top 250 Teams by Transaction Sides with 193 closed transactions.

Team Gale is comprised of Jack Gale, Tom Gale, Allen LaCoe, Jody Roney, Kathy Werle, and Jeff Broadbridge of Wilmington, N.C.; Dana Little of Hampstead, N.C.; and Cheryl Kuntz-Lowery and Rene Hunter of Southport, N.C.

“I know this acknowledgment is the direct result of the commitment of Team Gale's agents and staff to provide the highest level of service to our clients and community,” said team captain Jack Gale. “We truly function as a team, which allows us to respond quickly to our clients needs, and we strive to live by our motto,’Team Gale keeps you on course in real estate.”

Best of the Best Honorees for First Quarter 2012

by seacoast_ashley 24. May 2012 05:18

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is proud to announce the following “Best of the Best” award winners. These sales associates and teams excelled during the 1st quarter 2012 as the top producers for the leading real estate company in Southeastern North Carolina. We congratulate them for being “the Best of the Best” at Sea Coast Advantage!

Wilmington Office
Baker, Wayne & Associates
Greg Barber
Angela Batchelor
Travis Best
Rushell Bongiorno
Jennifer Bullock
Melanie Cameron Team
David Cummings Team
Jennifer Farmer
Bev Femia Team
Beth Fortunato Team
Jack Gale Team
Stephanie Gasparovic Team
Brett Knowles Team
Sandy Monroe
Sherri Pickard
Shane Register Team
Bill Saffo & Renee Saffo Team
Eliza Santos
Kelly Sloop
Andrew Smith
Jennie Stevens
Cynthia Strickland
Sherwood Strickland
Wade Wilson
Chris Baynes Team
Sandy Borowiec
Barbara Pugh Team
Russ May
Kelly Girolami
Lisa Hadgraft
Jim Cain

Carolina Beach Office
Shawndy Linquist & Jessica Keenan Team
Tammy Ebersole
Rick Rogge

Leland Office
Edward Wood
Karen Schwartz
Eden Gilliam
Dee Lewis
Sean Skutnik
Jeff Domin

Southport Office
Marsha Ferrell
Ginger Harper
Nolan Formalarie
Ken Keegan
Susan Scott
Hank Troscianiec Team
Emily Willetts Team
Sharon Zak
Dennis Krueger & Penny Krueger Team
Vic Rosado & Associates

Oak Island Office
Neva Cardwell
Lynda Haraway
Gladys Smith

Hampstead Office
Brad Bertolet
Christina Block
Cecilia Litvak
Helen Marotto
Nora Ruehle

South Brunswick Office
Frances Warner
Monroe Enzor & Amanda Enzor Team
Anna Marie Kozel Team
David Enzor

Jacksonville Offices
Deana Bowen Team
Anna Garcia
Christi Hill
Jenna Morton
Amanda Parmer
Christina Pitz
Lori Smith Team
Carolyn Hall 

Teams Named to Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle

by seacoast_ashley 20. April 2012 05:10

Sales associate teams with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage have been recognized as International President’s Circle Teams. This prestigious membership was awarded to the TOP 21 percent of all sales associate / representative teams worldwide.

International President’s Circle Team members from Wilmington, N.C. include Beth Fortunato, Jim Fortunato, Brenda Bokano, Tammy Barnes, and Ed Barry of the Fortunato Team; Melanie Cameron, Susan Harkins, and Gina Martin of the Cameron Team; and Bailey Hall, Heather Smith, and Chris Royal of the Bailey & Company team.

International President’s Circle Team members from Jacksonville, N.C. include Lori Smith, Robyn Harkins, and Laura Snyder of the Lori Smith Hometown team and Deana Bowen and Sheri McDermott of the Bowen team.

International President’s Circle Team members from Southport, N.C. include Hank Troscianiec, Conrad Naef, and Tina Powers of the Hank & Associates team.

Realtors Named to Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle

by seacoast_ashley 20. April 2012 05:07

Sales associates with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, have been honored as members of the company’s International President’s Circle. This prestigious membership was awarded to the top 4 percent of all sales associates / representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

International Diamond Society members include Anna Garcia, Carla Buckhold, and Scott Bowser of Jacksonville, N.C.; Cynthia Strickland, Jennie Steele, and Travis Best of Wilmington, N.C.; Lynda Haraway of Oak Island, N.C.; and Nolan Formalarie of Southport, N.C.

“These sales associate’s dedication to hard work and customer service led to great success in 2011,” says Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “They represent everything membership in the International President’s Circle is about. I’m grateful to work with and learn from great leaders like them.”

“Home prices have begun to stabilize, interest rates remain low and affordability has improved with many markets at historically strong levels,” says Gillespie. “While the last several years have clearly been a challenge, homeownership is still in our DNA as part of the American Dream.”

Realtors Named to Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society

by seacoast_ashley 20. April 2012 05:05

Sales associates with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, have been honored as members of the company’s International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the top 12 percent of all sales associates / representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

International Sterling Society members include Bev Femia, Eliza Santos, Madonna McMahon, and Rushell Bongiorno of Wilmington, N.C.; Tammy Ebersole of Carolina Beach, N.C.; Carolyn Hall and Lillian Wendricks of Jacksonville, N.C.; Ginger Harper, Ken Keegan, and Sharon Zak of Southport, N.C.; and Karen Schwartz and Sean Skutnik of Leland, N.C.

“Home prices have begun to stabilize, interest rates remain low and affordability has improved with many markets at historically strong levels,” says Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “While the last several years have clearly been a challenge, homeownership is still in our DNA as part of the American Dream.”

Teams Named to Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society

by seacoast_ashley 20. April 2012 05:04

Sales associate teams with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage have been recognized as International Sterling Society Teams. This prestigious membership was awarded to the TOP 30 percent of all sales associate / representative teams nationally.

The Enzor team of Shallotte, N.C. is comprised of Monroe Enzor and Amanda Enzor. The Krueger team of Southport, N.C. is comprised of Dennis Krueger, Penny Krueger, and Sarah Kirby. The Rosado & Associates team of Southport, N.C. is comprised of Vic Rosado, Kelly Stone, and Rich Hagan. The Jessica Riffle Edwards team of Wilmington, N.C. is comprised of Jessica Riffle Edwards and Carolyn Byrnes. The Justin Ash team of Wilmington, N.C. is comprised of Justin Ash and Alan Murphy. The Michelle Gurrera team of Wilmington, N.C. is comprised of Michelle Gurrera, Marisa Pierce, and Carol Pendergrass. The Pugh team of Wilmington, N.C. is comprised of Kirk Pugh, Barbara Pugh, and Julie Chappell.

“These sales associate teams have been presented with the International Sterling Society Team award in recognition of their contributions to both the Coldwell Banker brand and the real estate industry,” says Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “They are trusted guides to their clients, ensuring they have the tools and expertise to make smart decisions as they realize their dream of homeownership.”

“While this is still a challenging time for the real estate industry, millions of people continue to buy and sell homes based on their lifestyles and needs,” says Gillespie. “Interest rates remain low, and affordability is at historically strong levels, making this one of the smartest times to buy a home for those who have good credit, a secure job and financial viability.”

Team Gale Named Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier Team

by seacoast_ashley 20. April 2012 05:03

Team Gale of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has been recognized as International President’s Premier Team. This prestigious membership was awarded to the TOP 3 percent of all sales associate / representative teams in North America.

Team Gale also ranked as the No. 10 team in the Southern region for Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income and Total Units in the Coldwell Banker® System for 2011.

Team Gale is comprised of Jack Gale, Allen LaCoe, Alice Farrell, Kathy Werle, Tom Gale, and Jeff Broadbridge of Wilmington, N.C.; Dana Little of Hampstead, N.C.; and Cheryl Kuntz-Lowery and Rene Hunter of Southport, N.C.

“Team Gale’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the overall real estate industry and their community personify the success embodied by the International President’s Premier Team,” says Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “It’s this type of attention to detail and dedication that have defined the Coldwell Banker brand for over 100 years, and with Team Gale, will continue for years to come.”

“While this is still a challenging time for the real estate industry, millions of people continue to buy and sell homes based on their lifestyles and needs,” says Gillespie. “Interest rates remain low, and affordability is at historically strong levels, making this one of the smartest times to buy a home for those who have good credit, a secure job and financial viability.”

Teams Named to Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society

by seacoast_ashley 20. April 2012 05:02

Sales associate teams with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage have been recognized as International Diamond Society Teams. This prestigious membership was awarded to the TOP 21 percent of all sales associate / representative teams nationally.

International Diamond Society Team members from Jacksonville, N.C. include Cynthia LaCorte and Amber Raynor of the 40 Sails Team and sales associate Kara Ross.

International Diamond Society Team members from Sneads Ferry, N.C. include sales associates Chuck Lukoski and Larry Collins.

International Diamond Society Team members from Wilmington, N.C. include Kay Baker, Billy Baker, Debi Byrd, Robin Jones, and Chris Rice of the Kay Baker team; Chris Baynes, Angela Baynes, Tony Slater, and Tara English of the Chris Baynes team; Brett Knowles, Robin Knotts, and Judy Wax of the Brett Knowles team; Shane Register and Christy Register of the Shane Register team; and Bill Saffo and Renee Saffo of the Saffo team.

International Diamond Society Team members from Carolina Beach, N.C. include Shawndy Linquist and Jessica Keenan.

International Diamond Society Team members from Southport, N.C. include Emily Willetts, Joanne Wesson, Greg Kirby, Pam Rainey, Rob Dooley, Pat Wisdo, and Jerry Wisdo of the Willetts Properties team.

International Diamond Society Team members from Shallotte, N.C. include Anna Marie Kozel and Al Kozel of the Kozel team and sales associate Lin Kelly.

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