My husband just confirmed that I am indeed a shopaholic! “Donna,” he says, “How many stores can you write about? You’ve already written one blog filled with places to shop for the holidays and now you’re writing a ‘Part II’ to that? A person who shops at this many stores needs to go to S.A. … Continue reading Topsail Island Holiday Shopping Guide 2017- Part II
Just in case you’re wondering about where to find the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone, don’t despair! You needn’t get in your car and drive out of town, fighting holiday traffic to “shop ’til you drop!” I have good news for you — everything you need is right here in the Topsail Island area. … Continue reading Topsail Island Holiday Shopping Guide 2017 – Part I
And just like that, with the snap of a finger, it was Christmas. The lingering ghosts from Halloween had been exorcised from our front porches. Not one friendly pumpkin was left to cheer up a doorstep. Bales of hay had been swept away along with the scarecrows and the beautiful, colorful mums had been thrown … Continue reading Christmas in Topsail – Feel the Warmth
Pardon my cheesiness, but isn’t it time to be thankful? Yes…it’s that time of the year when families come together with happy traditions and plenty of reasons to be grateful! A little bird told me that plenty of families are headed to Topsail Island for the Thanksgiving holiday. They will possibly be starting new … Continue reading Thanksgiving at Topsail – Holiday Heaven
“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by candlelight.” When almost every porch sports a pumpkin display, a pot of bright, colorful mums and maybe a little bale of hay, it can only mean one thing: it’s time for fall festivals, Halloween and trick-or-treating! I’ve tried to find all of the wonderful events … Continue reading Halloween Top Ten List for Topsail Island Area
by Donna Byrd That holiday vacation you’ve dreamed about for months is almost here! You took advantage of the “off season” rates Treasure Realty offers this time of year and booked yourself a fabulous house or condo on that idyllic island that boasts beautiful sunrises over the Atlantic and splendid sunsets on the Intracoastal … Continue reading Gallagher’s Sports Bar and Grill, Let Them Handle Your Thanksgiving Meal
by Donna Byrd Friday night I did something that I had been wanting to do for the last five years. I went to Mike’s Farm! Yes. Every fall since we moved to Sneads Ferry, our friends and family ask us, “Have you been to Mike’s Farm?” Of course, I wondered, “Who is … Continue reading Mike’s Farm – It’s Kind of a Must See Place Around Here
by Donna Byrd I was in Surf City yesterday and happened to go back onto the mainland by way of the swing bridge. As we crossed over, I looked over to my left side and saw Soundside Park, totally dressed up for it’s July Fourth Celebration. Red, white and blue bunting lined the railing of … Continue reading Surf City’s Soundside Park – Happy Fourth!
by Donna Byrd I love where I live: Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. I love that I get to brag to folks that I live in a sleepy little fishing village located on the New River and parts of the Intracoastal Waterway. I think that it’s really cool that the word, “Ferry” is in my … Continue reading Salute to Sneads Ferry – Memorial Day 2016
When the groundhog didn’t see his shadow on February 2 in that little town in Pennsylvania, it was broadcast throughout the rest of America that winter would pack its bags early and tiptoe out of here, going out, “as gently as a lamb.” Although I know there’s nothing scientific or logical about the groundhog predicting … Continue reading Groundhog Day Revenge – Topsail Fights Back!