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Blog about Wilmington NC real estate

By Kay Baker Associates | Broker in Wilmington, NC

Gorgeous October Weekend | Get Busy | Check out the TGIF Scoop


Hello and Welcome to the TGIF Scoop

Twenty Five Reasons To Love Wilmington NC.  We will be glad to give you more reasons on request.....

1. Beautiful Beaches and Waterways

Wilmington NC is situated on the southeast coast of NC and is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by the Cape Fear River. The beauty and charm of Wilmington and the surrounding beaches equal or surpass any on the east coast.  Read Rest of Story Here....



See our available homes here....

 Pink Ribbon Rock for The Cure

October 19     7:00 pm

Reel Cafe

The Schoolboys, a group of UNCW professors performing classic rock

$5 Donation at the Door


Beach2Battleship Triathlon is Saturday 7:oo am - Midnight

Please watch out for the bikers and runners.  Cheer them on in this 70 or 140 mile endeavor.



Legacy Farms Haunted Halloween

October 20   8:00 PM

Ticket Booth opens at 7:30
Legacy Farms
Wallace NC

Haunted House: Evil in the Port City

NHHS Lyceum Haunted House
All proceeds benefit The Lyceum Academy of New Hanover High School
Friday and Saturday: 7 to Midnight
Sunday: 7 to 10 pm
2150 Burnett Blvd.

Fundraiser-  11th Annual Lighthouse Beer Festival

October 20  1:00 PM
Lighthouse Beer Festival Grounds - 3400 Randall Parkway



 Part of the proceeds benefits The Carousel Center for Abused Children.


USS NC Battleship

October 18, 20, 26, 27

7:00 - 10:00 PM


The Lion in Winter 

Cape Fear Playhouse 19 - 21   8:00 PM

Sunday 21 is   3:00 PM
Big Dawg Productions


Fright Night Dinner Theater

October 19  6:30 PM

Reservations requested


Halloween Festival

Poplar Grove Plantation : October 12 to October 14

Haunted and non-haunted hay rides, haunted barn, little kids funhouse and more...



7th Annual Back Door Kitchen Tour

October 20, 2012
10:00 AM

Free trolley service between the homes is provided by Wilmington Trolley Company. HOURS: 10am to 5pm. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE 

Helps Fund Downtown Projects

Live Standup: Adam Cayton-Holland

October 19 -20    8:00 PM
 Nutt Street Bar & Comedy Room

Fundraiser: Wilmington Arthritis Walk

October 20   9:00 AM
Hugh MacRae Park


 Gary Shell Cross-City Trail

Awesome - You need to Check it out


Run around the Smith Creek Park Lake

1.5 miles

or go kayaking and fishing

Gordon Rd. to Harris Rd. . Park on left.

 Fundraiser: Trick or Treat Tennis Tournament
October 19- 20
Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park
details - www.empiepark.com
Friday: 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am

Fundraiser - 11th Annual Oktoberfest of Wilmington

October 19-20
BreakTime Billiards Sports Bar & Gril Parking Lot
Benefits Pretty in Pink
Friday: 5pm
Saturday: 10am

  Baker Wayne & Associates Blog

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 New TRENDS Market Snapshot complete with graphs, neighborhood sales, days on market etc...Click here to find out about your neighborhood. 

Don't miss out on a once in a life time chance to get a really good deal.  Rates are still under 4%. Search Foreclosures Here....


To live by the water is devine...

Waterfront Homes from $100,000 - $200,000 - Find Here

Waterfront Townhomes and Condo's from $100,000 - $200,000 - Find Here

Waterfront Homes from $200,000 - $400,000 - Find Here

Waterfront Townhomes and Condo's from $200.000 -  $400,000 - Find Here

Waterfront Homes from $400,000 - Find Here

 Waterfront Townhomes and Condo's from $400,000 - Find Here

 Waterview Homes, Townhomes and Condo's - Find Here

Waterfront and Waterview Foreclosures - Find Here


Waterfront and Waterview Shortsales - Find Here


To Search Different Criteria and Want's - Find Here




Looking for things to do? 

Visit Dowtown Wilmington




TGIF Wine Tasting

Ovtober 19  6:00  - 8:00 PM
Taste The Olive
The Forum Shops


Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge

October 19- 21
Friday at midnight to Sunday at noon
Headquarters - Carolina Beach -- Federal Point Shopping Center
details - www.fishermanspost.com

Fighting For Kimberly - More than $12,000 raised since this was posted.  From the bottom of all of our hearts THANK YOU!

Visit Kimberly's Family on Video

Kimberly Batchelor of Hampstead is 12 years old and was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer.  She has her own facebook page -


She is a bright, funny and wonderful girl. There are fundraisers to help with the costs of visits to UNC Chapel Hill.  Please think about attending, or if you would like to donate here is her donation page.



Feel the need to help?

Buy School Supplies and Drop Them Off at Any of the Schools. The need is great for the teachers and the students.

Step Up For Soldiers



 The Food Bank needs your donations


The Miracle Network


Wilmington Gives Back

Donate your time



Everything Fresh and Local

 The Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove

Wed. 8 - 1

 Downtown Farmers Market

Saturdays  8-1


     Wilmington NC  Night Spots

 Friday October 19


Fred Flynn & Friends  -Hell's Kitchen

Velvet Jane - Goat and Compass

The Fustics - Duck and Dive


Saturday October 20

Seneca Guns - Wild Wing Cafe

No Dollar Shoes - Pub at Sweet and Savory

Donna Merritt - Circa

Sunday October 21

Travis Shallow - Calico Room


Real estate on the go...


     The best thing a friend can do is to refer us.  We would be honored.

Baker Wayne and Associates

Thank you for helping us obtain the 

"Top Selling Team for July"

& The Best of The Best In August and September.

.Have a favorite recipe? Send to us and we will put in the Scoop!

Black Bean Cakes

Chipotle Sour Cream:

  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon adobo
  • Squeeze lime juice

Black Beans:

  • 2 cups dried black beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves

Sauteed Vegetables:

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Black Bean Patties:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon adobo
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup julienned red onion
  • Handful fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • Squeeze lime juice

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

For the sour cream: Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.

For the black beans: Combine the black beans with the onion and garlic cloves. Cover with water and bring to a boil, and then simmer, covered. The beans are ready when they are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain and set aside to cool down. Drain.

For the vegetables: Saute all ingredients in a medium saute pan in the oil over medium-high and set aside to cool down.

For the patties: Take about 3/4 cup black beans after they have cooled and put into food processor and pulse until the beans break apart but don't form a big ball of mush.

Add the beans to the sauteed vegetables and mix in the flour, cumin, salt and pepper, and adobo and form into 6 to 8 patties.

Add enough oil to coat a medium saute pan and place over medium-high heat. Add 2 to 3 patties and cook for about 1 minute, and then turn and sear the other sides for 1 more minute. The patties should have a golden brown crust. Place into the oven for about 4 minutes.

While the patties are in the oven, add enough oil to coat a medium saute pan and place over medium-high heat. Add the red onion and cook for 1 minute. Add the spinach, season with salt and pepper, and wilt. Add the diced tomatoes and toss to warm through.

Set the spinach in the center of a plate and place 2 to 3 bean cakes on top. Squeeze a little lime juice on top and top off with chipotle sour cream




  The Townes at Carleton

 FROM 159,000 -

Call Chris Rice - On Site Agent


 details at www.thetownesatcarleton.com

 Only  1 New Unit Left & 3 Resales


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TGIF Scoop, Please just let us know!

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  Tired of your Computer Not Working Right?

then fix it....

For all your Party Needs....

 4013 Oleander Dr. 910-791-0024


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  brent@capefearauto.com

6506 Market St. Wilmington NC 28405



910-508-6100 or podsenc@gmail.com

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




 Have a great weekend!

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