Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Parades: St. Patrick’s Day!
Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Parades: St. Patrick’s Day! As children we learned that on St. Patrick’s Day we wear green to avoid getting pinched. There were also tales of leprechauns, and pots of gold at the ends of rainbows. As we got older, we carried on the age old tradition of wearing green, but might have…Read More
NC Holiday Events Sure to Keep the Spirit Alive
NC Holiday Events Sure to Keep the Spirit Alive Complete the Holiday Season With Retire NC While every town and city pays homage to the holidays, some place more emphasis than others. If you’ve ever been to the historic Biltmore Mansion in December, for instance, watched the Holiday Flotilla near Wilmington, or visited Santa on…Read More
Labor Day: In Honor of You
Celebrating you as a worker, whether you’ve worked in the past and have retired, or work presently. You are the reason for Labor Day, a contributing member of society.Read More
The Fourth of July Festival in Southport, North Carolina
Set against the backdrop of the Cape Fear River, the festival runs the entire week before July 4th as well, with concerts, art shows, and a reading from the Declaration of Independence.Read More
Memorial Day is right around the corner!
Memorial Day is right around the corner while many celebrate it with family & friends, we think it’s important to remember the true meaning of the holiday.Read More
Earth Day – Today and Everyday
Earth Day: The Simple Gifts of Nature No matter the weather, Earth Day is a day to be outside, enjoy the fresh air, walk through the woods or an open field, to feel the warmth of the sun, or to play in the rain. On April 22nd, you have no excuse not to go smell…Read More
Easter Egg Hunts and Embracing Peeps
Easter Egg Hunts and Embracing Peeps Easter Fun with the Grandkids Easter is fast approaching. As you’re planning for your time with the kids and grandkids, you may be wondering what you can do to make the Easter holiday extra special for the children in your life. We’ve got a few Easter activities in mind…Read More
Are You Ready for Hammock Day?
Imagine lying in a hammock enjoying beautiful views surrounding a glistening lake. 7/22 is your day then! Hammocks tend to be synonymous with summer, so it’s no wonder that there’s a day dedicated to hammocks right as the season hits its peak.Read More
Father’s Day By Hunter Houtzer More than worn-out polos and corny jokes, it seems fathers love to travel. My own certainly does. If he’s not watching the History Channel or cleaning out the garage (does any dad ever truly finish cleaning out a garage?), he’s planning our next big vacation. Not necessarily my personal dream…Read More
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10th, and until recently, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to get my mother. Maybe there are some sons and daughters who don’t have this issue. Maybe they’re the kind of person who plans months in advance, orders a gift with enough time for standard shipping, and somehow manages to find the perfect card (not too sappy, not too comical). I’m not one of those people.Read More