Topsail Steamer: Serving Bay Buckets of Goodness

  Topsail Steamer is a creative, innovative seafood business on Topsail Island. If you’ve passed through their doors, I’m sure you were impressed with the simply designed but amazing business idea.  Believe me, once you visit them, you’ll go back again, and again and again! I found out about Topsail Steamer one day when I … Continue reading Topsail Steamer: Serving Bay Buckets of Goodness

Coral Cottage Boutiques: Topsail Island’s Artisans on Display

When Becky Borneman opened Coral Cottage Boutiques in March, 2014, she had several things in mind.  First, she wanted to house a collection of local artisans showcasing their jewelry, home decor, artwork, and clothing, all under one roof.  Secondly, because it can be expensive for new, start-up businesses to open their shops in a location … Continue reading Coral Cottage Boutiques: Topsail Island’s Artisans on Display

JM’s Place Seafood and Grocery- Fresh Surf City Seafood

For all of you folks out there who want the freshest seafood available but don’t want to get it the old-fashioned way, (“You get a line, I’ll get a pole,”) there’s a great place in Surf City that prides itself in offering the freshest of the fresh fish in town. “We take it when it comes … Continue reading JM’s Place Seafood and Grocery- Fresh Surf City Seafood

Miss Carla’s Oldies and Goodies Furniture and More: Vintage and Antique Paradise

  Passing through Hampstead on the way to Topsail Island, I’m sure it’s caught your attention – the old, white church building with the adjoining cemetery that sits right up next to Highway 17. If you gave it more than a passing glance, you may have wondered why it had chairs, tables, benches, and knickknacks … Continue reading Miss Carla’s Oldies and Goodies Furniture and More: Vintage and Antique Paradise

Napoli Cafe: Best New Restaurant and Coffee Shop In Sneads Ferry

Sneads Ferry has a new darling that everyone is talking about!  It opened almost three months ago and if you haven’t tried it, well… You need to get out more often!  We’re talking about the new Napoli Cafe, located in the Food Lion Shopping Plaza. Open daily, they’re serving up possibly the best cup of Italian … Continue reading Napoli Cafe: Best New Restaurant and Coffee Shop In Sneads Ferry

The Turtle Factory: Topsail Island’s Fun Store

What does a military wife do with her time while she waits for her husband to retire? Why, she opens a gift store, extraordinaire, and calls it “The Turtle Factory!” Of course, it didn’t begin that way. Ann Krieger started out on a small scale, selling crafts that she and her husband, retired Gunnery Sgt. … Continue reading The Turtle Factory: Topsail Island’s Fun Store

Topsail Island Welcomes the New Year, 2018

We couldn’t wait to get home to Topsail Island. Being with our six kids and their spouses, two darling granddaughters and a few granddogs for the holidays had been a wonderful Christmassy dream. We loved, laughed, played hard and ate enough food to feed a platoon of hungry soldiers. Yet, after a while, Bill and … Continue reading Topsail Island Welcomes the New Year, 2018