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21 December

A Year in Place

2022-12-21T15:30:46-05:00December 21st, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

The country, North Carolina and New Bern returned to in-person activities this year, and we were all for it! Here are four wonderful places in time we celebrated this year. Comet West New Bern includes 224 apartment homes. The Place for Activity West New Bern was the site for amazing progress throughout the year, including Comet West New Bern. The apartment home neighborhood welcomed lots of new residents. The resort-style pool was the scene for hours of fun and relaxation. We saw more than one friendly competition on the pickleball courts between neighbors! Space and Place During 2022,

26 November

It’s Beary Merry in New Bern

2022-11-28T17:47:43-05:00November 26th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Which shop will garner top honors in 2022 for Best Live Window Display? The holiday season is upon us! The Community Christmas Tree is lit, and Beary Merry Christmas is underway in Downtown New Bern. We are celebrating 10 magical years of this month-long hometown event. Here are three activities to bring you comfort and joy in December. Beary Merry Rides During the holidays, our town takes on a whole new look with decorations and lights throughout. We think the best way to experience this splendor is a horse-drawn wagon or carriage ride. While the wagon allows for

25 October

Amazing Grace for Veterans

2022-10-25T14:43:16-04:00October 25th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

November is always a spectacular time to experience the splendor of New Bern, and it offers a special time to recognize some of our most important residents... veterans. In recognition of the upcoming Veterans Day weekend, you have plenty of ways to show your appreciation of those who served our country. There are a variety of ways to show appreciation during Veterans Day Weekend and all year long. An Amazing Endeavor You can join the efforts to raise awareness of the alarming suicide rate of veterans, an average of 22 per day. The Third Annual March for the

20 September

Mum It Up!

2022-09-20T15:17:03-04:00September 20th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

The mums say it best! Fall has arrived, and that can mean only one thing. Well actually several things, as New Bern is chock full of activities lined up for October. Three of my absolutely favorite events celebrate the beautiful blooms seen throughout our hometown, mums! MumFest, MumFest Concert and MumFeast are set, so now it is just a matter of how to fit in all the fun. The Best Fest Mark those calendars for the weekend of October 8 and 9, when the city is in full bloom! The entire downtown is transformed into a massive floral

20 May

You’re One of My Favorites

2022-06-09T09:40:16-04:00May 20th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

June is in my top five for favorite months of the year, especially in New Bern! Here are some ways to enjoy the upcoming weekends in our town. Don’t Miss the Boat The Great Trent River Raft Race is a full day of fun on, in and under the water! One of New Bern’s favorite events happens to be on the water, with participants often under the water! On Saturday, June 18, it is time to head down to Union Point Park for a full day of fun at The Great Trent River Raft Race. Five unique races, beginning

19 April

May the Fun Be with You

2022-05-05T14:01:33-04:00April 19th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

May is a beautiful time to be in New Bern, and we are fortunate to have a wide variety of activities and events to enjoy. Here are three unique ways to get out and about this month! Plein Fun New Bern's iconic City Hall would be a fantastic subject to paint. I am just “plein” excited about the return of Plein Air New Bern, an event that leaves the four walls of a studio behind to experience painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries, but was truly made into an art form by

16 March

Relive the Past

2022-04-07T13:40:16-04:00March 16th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

New Bern is rich with history, having been founded in 1710 and serving as the state’s first capital. In April, we have the opportunity to relive some of New Bern’s past while appreciating what those before us experienced. Here are three upcoming events to enjoy, no matter what your age. Relive the Past #1 – Tour Historical Homes You are in for a treat on April 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 2022 Heritage Homes Tour gains you access into historical homes in the downtown area, ranging from 19th century to renovated residences. Each home represents the

23 December

A Love Letter to New Bern, Part Three

2021-12-29T13:17:34-05:00December 23rd, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Over the past two months, I have listed eight examples of why I adore New Bern. For this month, I list the final four of my Top-12 List. New Bern's City Hall serves as the iconic landmark of downtown. #9 – City Hall New Bern’s charm is perfectly personified by the city’s meeting place. I may be biased, but I think New Bern’s City Hall is a superb example of how other cities' buildings should be created and constructed. From the amazing architecture (purportedly Romanesque Revival) to the four-faced clock tower, City Hall is the number-one landmark in

23 November

A Love Letter to New Bern, Part Two

2021-11-23T21:28:39-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

In last month’s post, I listed four of the reasons why I simply adore New Bern. The lovefest continues, with four more reasons why this town is so special. Love #5 – The Holidays Like many other things in New Bern, the holidays take on a whole new meaning when you enjoy them here. From the tree lighting to the Christmas parade, from the carriage rides to Santa’s Village, you would have to be a Scrooge to not get into the holiday spirit. The entire month is full of activities, all under the aptly named Beary Merry Christmas. If you

27 October

A Love Letter to New Bern

2021-10-27T15:48:05-04:00October 27th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

To those of you who have read my posts over the last few years, it is obvious I really, really like New Bern. I just completed the longest trip there (a total of eight days), and I can now go on the record that I am having a downright love affair with this wonderful town. The reasons are too many to include in one post, so get ready to read all about my top 12 in this and two future posts. New Bern's historic downtown is the epitome of Main Street, U.S.A. Love #1 – The Downtown You

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