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

25 August

Chills, Chili and a Chilled One

2022-09-07T09:47:07-04:00August 25th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

September brings a ton of fun to New Bern! If you are looking for a family outing, a spicy dish or a cold brew (or perhaps all three), look no further. Here are three upcoming special outings to enjoy.Get the Chills Cotton candy is a must at the Craven County Fall Fest! Is there anything better than a bag of cotton candy, followed by a corn dog? Just be sure to enjoy after the rides! These "delicacies" and more may be enjoyed at the Fall Fest at the Craven County Jaycees Fairgrounds, September 14 to 18. The fair is sure to

20 July

Take a Hike

2022-07-20T14:53:21-04:00July 20th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

I recently had a free Saturday morning, and I thought a fantastic way to be productive over the weekend was a nice, long hike in 90-degree weather. Joking of course about the heat, I wanted to take in some fresh air and some new scenery. Less than 20 miles down the road from New Bern, we have an amazing place to take a hike and more. Learn Something New Croatan (pronounced crow-ah-ten) National Forest spans nearly 160,000 acres. Located in Havelock, the forest is the only coastal one along the Eastern Seaboard. I learned the name comes from the Indian

23 June

Fun Times for Family Time

2022-06-23T15:26:01-04:00June 23rd, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

New Bern has so much to see and do for all ages. Whether you want to take in some salt air, learn more about history or increase the laughter ratio, it is a done deal close by! Here are three recommendations of activities over the course of the weekend of July 15-17 for the entire family to enjoy. Family Time #1 - Friday Fort Macon State Park is a short drive from New Bern. This time together requires a car ride for 36 miles; perhaps you play “I spy” on the way! The journey takes you to Fort

22 July

A Day on, in and by the Water

2021-07-26T15:54:42-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

This has been a hot summer all over the country, so I thought I would spotlight three activities to enjoy in August to get your day on, in or by the water. Day on the Water – Cliffs of the Neuse State Park If you are looking for wide, open spaces, then this park about an hour down the road fits to a tee. In the early 1940s, Lionel Weil donated the land as he thought the natural beauty should be preserved. The Cliffs of the Neuse offers seven different walking trails, along with picnicking areas and Visitor Center with

27 April

That’s Entertainment!

2021-04-27T15:45:33-04:00April 27th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

I love how every month in New Bern, there are so many entertainment options. May is no exception! Check out these three finds: In Plein Sight The marina is a "stroke of genius" as a wonderful setting to paint. With New Bern’s spectacular setting of Tryon Palace, the riverfront and historic downtown (just to name a few), the city provides a perfect backdrop for a painter’s inspiration. Plein Air New Bern is an event to leave the four walls of a studio behind and experience painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries, but

27 August

Three Restaurants, One Great Meal After Another

2020-08-27T14:38:04-04:00August 27th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our back-to-normal continues to evolve. Not sure if you feel like COVID-19 stands for the number of pounds gained over these last several months, but it is spot-on for me. I want to thank the amazing New Bern restaurants that have helped add those pounds. While there are too many to list in one post, here are three of my favorites: La Casetta I have raved about this magnifico Italian eatery before, and I am going to do it again. La Casetta is the place to be for authentic Italian food. My recommendation is to

29 July
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Apartment Complex Confirmed for West New Bern Site

2020-07-29T18:11:28-04:00July 29th, 2020|Media|

Despite setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, developers are moving forward with plans for West New Bern, Weyerhaeuser’s planned mixed-use community near N.C. 43 and U.S. 70. According to Todd Powell, Weyerhaeuser’s president of Real Estate Development, ground has been broken for a planned 224 unit apartment complex, with construction expected to begin in early January. The apartments, which will be built by Comet Development out of Greensboro, will be located on the north side of the development’s entrance on N.C. 43. Powell said a new Department of Motor Vehicles building going up across the street from the West New

20 June

Everything Really Does Come Together Here – Part Three

2020-06-20T17:01:52-04:00June 20th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

In the last two blog posts, I have spotlighted how New Bern has adapted during coronavirus. From the Craven County schools to our favorite restaurants to helping out charitable organizations, New Bern residents truly come together. Here are three “normal for now” activities to enjoy: The Grass is Green Tryon Palace's gardens are a must-see anytime you visit New Bern. Every season brings a different collection of blooms. While the Governor’s Palace remains closed, the Tryon Palace Gardens are open and seem even more majestic than before. I had previously heard the gardens were the plan of a

23 April

Everything Really Does Come Together Here

2020-04-23T14:04:15-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

While I typically write about all the really cool things to do in New Bern and surrounding places, it seems appropriate this month with the Coronavirus pandemic to write about the really cool residents of our town. The people of this fine small city always seem to meet, actually exceed, the challenge. Our Schools During this remote learning phase, it's not always going to be smiling faces. Everyone deserves a little slack these days! While our parents had to learn “new math,” we have all had to adapt to a new way of learning. Teachers, administrators, staff, parents and

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