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When an Innkeeper is also a Red Cross Disaster Worker 13 Jan 2013, 8:35 am
|American Red Cross Headquarters, Washington, DC|
Many of you have asked "What does Doug do when he goes on a disaster with the American Red Cross? Doug has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross for over 20 years and has been all over the country helping people affected by natural and man made disasters. "My motivation is to give back to the community and to be part of the Red Cross movement that helps so many people all across the country and the world" says Doug. He loves what he does...not only in other locations, but right here at home as well. Doug has been a Disaster Action Team captain locally for 16 years. A Disaster Action Team will respond to local disasters such as a house fire in the middle of the night...when-ever they get 'the call' ensuring that a displaced family is provided with the basic needs such as food, clothing, or shelter. On a disaster outside of the Wilmington area he is part of a much larger response where there may be hundreds or even thousands of Red cross workers from all over the country. Doug has responded to the 9/11 disaster both at the Pentagon and New York City, flooding in Oklahoma, tornadoes in Georgia and Iowa, hurricane Katrina and Rita in Louisiana, hurricane Georges in Puerto Rico, hurricanes Bertha, Fran, Bonnie, Dennis, Floyd, Irene in Wilmington, Irene in New England, Isaac in Louisiana, summer storms/power outage in West Virginia as well as Sandy in West Virginia and New York and will travel to New Jersey for Sandy in February. As a Government Operations Manager, Doug oversees several Government Liaisons who staff city, county and state Emergency Operations Centers as well as Federal facilities like a FEMA Joint Field Office during an event. These liaisons interact with governmental agencies and act as conduits of information providing significant information to and from our government partners. The American Red Cross is NOT a government agency and does NOT receive any direct funding from the government for any of their programs.. The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of the American public to provide time, talent and monetary donations to fulfill its mission.
|Margi & Simon in the Parlor|
This time of year brings wonderful strawberries to South Eastern North Carolina and to our breakfast table here at C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast...
1 t. baking soda
½ t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1 T. vanilla extract
1 ½ C. sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
1 C. canola oil
3 C. fresh sliced strawberries or 2 10 oz. packages, thawed
Mix all dry ingredients together with a whisk (except sugar) in a large bowl.
Gently fold in strawberries.
New Years Eve Wilmington, NC 27 Dec 2011, 11:11 am
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. The pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan
Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions. ~Joey Adams
Our favorite City Stage production is The Full Monty, this year being performed on the Main Stage at Thalian Hall at 8 p.m. Decmeber 31st. This New Year's Eve Gala includes show, drinks and food. Tickets are $75 per person.
Or you can bring in the New Year on a cruise. The Henrietta Riverboat will be celebrating with entertainment, dancing, hors d'oeuvers, party favors and champagne. Tickets are $85 per person. www.cfrboats.com
If you want to spend some time at the beach, Carolina Beach will be dropping the giant lighted beach ball at midnight followed by a spectacular fireworks display. This free event features a DJ and dancing with refreshments and party favors. The party begins at 9 p.m. on the Boardwalk. www.islandoflights.org/newyears.html
How's about a concert for the evening. Keller Williams, from Fredericksburg, VA, will be in concert at the new venue Brooklyn Arts Center. Williams music combines elements of bluegrass, folk, alternative rock, reggae, jazz, funk and other assorted genres. For this New Year's Eve show expect some of his 'one-man jam-band' act plus appearances with Keller & the Keels and Kdublicious. www.brooklynartsnc.com $50.
For a delightful dinner try "Midnight in Paris" at Le Catalan French Cafe and Wine Bar on the Riverwalk. A three course meal and a glass of Bubble for $49.90 per person begins at 5:30. Reservations 910-815-0200.
"Give thanks for what you are now and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow." ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros
HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone from your friends at C. W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast.
Wilmington NC Bed and Breakfast receives prestigous award 28 May 2011, 11:46 amC.W. Worth house Bed and Breakfast has received the 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members. A rating of 5 is something that all businesses on TripAdvisor strive for and we work very hard to maintain an environment that continually exceeds our guests expectations. Thank you to all our guests that have left "rave revues". We look forward to seeing you again.
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C.W. Worth House Recipe of the Week--Lemon Artichoke Strata 13 May 2011, 12:22 pm
This casserole was a big hit this morning with our bed and breakfast guests. A Strata is a bread casserole, like bread pudding but lighter, which is usually savory and includes cheese and veggies.
Lemon Artichoke Strata
Can be made ahead of time.
2 cups milk
¾ t. dry mustard
½ t. salt
1 t. ground thyme (can use any herbs you like)
Zest of one lemon
1 can artichoke hearts in water, drained, squeezed and chopped
2 cups cheese—pepper jack, Swiss, cheddar, or any combination, divided
1 loaf French bread (or 16 - ½ inch slices hearty bread, cubed)
Whisk the eggs; add milk, dry mustard and salt. Set aside.
In another large bowl place bread cubes and pour egg mixture over and gently mix to blend and let soak, mixing occasionally. Do this for 5 or 10 minutes until mixture has absorbed the egg/milk custard.
Layer one half of the bread mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish which has been sprayed with PAM. Then layer the chopped artichokes, lemon zest and thyme over that. Add one cup of the cheese over the artichokes and lemon zest. Then finish with another layer of the rest of the soaked bread cubes. Top with the second cup of cheese. Cover with tin foil which has been sprayed with PAM so it won’t stick to the cheese on top.
Bake covered at 325 degrees for 50 minutes, turning half way through. It will be puffed up. Remove the tin foil and let brown for 5 minutes. The guests at our bed and breakfast love this recipe...
Wilmington, NC Restaurants 5 Feb 2011, 10:01 amWilmington, NC Restaurants:
C.W. Worth House Historic Wilmington, NC Guide to Restaurants and Dining. These are our favorite places to dine in Wilmington. What are your favorite places? Post them in the comments below with a short review and we'll add them to the map with a link to their website and phone number.
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New Years 2011 C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast Wilmington North Carolina 28 Dec 2010, 9:39 am
You had a choice when you came to stay and we thank you for choosing C. W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast.
Well, instead of posting a new "recipe of the week", we will bring back a favorite and most requested recipe from the "archives". Banana Pecan Upside-Down Pancake...with a slight change, instead of putting the pecans on with the bananas, wait till you pour the batter then top with the pecans. Enjoy and have a Healthy, Happy and prosperous New Year!
Doug & Margi and Simon
North Carolinas Wilmington Convention Center Prepares for Grand Opening 14 Dec 2010, 12:54 pm
Grand Opening Weekend January 13th-15th.
Conveniently located on the riverfront in Historic Downtown Wilmington NC, and just a short drive to the charming beaches of the Cape Fear Coast, the Wilmington Convention Center is the perfect getaway to get down to business.
Whether you’re a small business, a big association, a large corporation, or somewhere in between, North Carolina’s Wilmington Convention Center caters to your every business need. From the wireless exhibit hall to the stately southern charm of the ballroom to the Cape Fear River porch views, their services revolve around your meeting needs. Let them turn your next event into the success you’ve always dreamed. This is also a perfect venue for weddings, banquets and reunions whether intimate or grand. For complete information about catering and menus follow this link http://businessmadecasual.com/catering.
Wilmington’s commitment to a sustainable environment can be seen throughout the new Center. What has evolved from the drawing table is an eco-friendly building, pending LEED Certification that adds function and aesthetics to blend into Historic Downtown Wilmington such as water saving devices, aggressive recycling program and a green cleaning and maintenance program.
Within close proximity are located twelve distinctive Wilmington, NC bed and breakfasts which offer a unique alternative to hotel lodging with personalized services and amenities.
With respect to the cliché, “Getting there is half the fun,” we believe that being here is most of the fun. So set course for the Wilmington Convention Center and get ready for the most successful convention your group has ever had. Bon Voyage.
To book your group’s next Public Show, Banquet, Wedding, or Meeting or to request a free Convention Planner Kit, please contact: Susan Eaton General Manager
910.251.5101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To book your group’s next Convention, or to request a free Convention Planner Kit, please contact: John Sneed Convention Sales Manager
Phone: 800.650.9064 ext.125 or email@example.com
USS Gravely comes to Wilmington North Carolina for Commissioning Ceremony 3 Nov 2010, 2:04 pm
Wilmington North Carolina has been chosen as the site of yet another Navy ship commissioning. The USS Gravely, a guided missile destroyer will be commissioned at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington on November 20th. The USS Gravely is scheduled to arrive in Wilmington on November 12th and will be involved in activities throughout the city all week.
This will be the second ship commissioning ceremony in Wilmington, North Carolina since 2008. “Wilmington will be on center stage not only for our region but for our state and nation. As was the case two years ago when the USS North Carolina submarine was commissioned here, our area will once again be seen as a great supporter of our nation’s military.” Congressmen Mike McIntyre said in a press release.
Mayor Bill Saffo told a group gathered at a Wednesday morning press conference that Wilmington will be “honored” to host its second commissioning. “This will also be a tremendous tourist boost for our community,” he said.
“This is a huge honor. It speaks well for New Hanover County that we have the facilities to do it,” said Commissioning Chairwoman Louise McColl. The festivities surrounding the commissioning should produce a boon to the local economy, with more than 7,000 guests expected to attend the ceremony, McColl said. There have been many events prior to November to build excitement and awareness.
It's not too late to reserve your spot to tour the USS Gravely. Visit this website and click on Public Tours in the left column, there you will register for and print your tickets.
Fireworks are scheduled for Friday night at 9:00 p.m. on the downtown riverfront
The ship is named after Admiral Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., the first African-American admiral in the navy’s history. Alma Gravely is expected to attend the ceremony in honor of her late husband. Adm. Gravely’s service dates back to World War II, with action in Korea and Vietnam as well. He received numerous military decorations throughout his long career including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal.
The USS Gravely will be home to 380 officers and enlisted men, according to a press release. The SSN 777 North Carolina submarine is home to about 96 staff.
Our Wilmington North Carolina Bed and Breakfast is a close 6 minute drive to the North Carolina State Ports where the tours and Commissioning Ceremony will be taking place and a short stroll to the downtown riverfront. We have rooms available during the week-long festivities.
Riverfest in Wilmington NC celebrates the Cape Fear River 14 Sep 2010, 12:11 pm
Wilmington Riverfest 2010
Saturday and Sunday, October 1-3, 2010
Riverfest in Wilmington NC celebrates the Cape Fear River
The Wilmington Riverfest is a cultural street festival celebrating the beautiful Cape Fear River. This free family- oriented festival began in 1979 and is still going strong. On Saturday and Sunday the street fair winds its way along the Cape Fear River with continuous live entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts and food concessions. In addition, the Back Door Kitchen Tour will take place. For ticket information see the Residents of Old Wilmington website. Downtown on Market Street will be the Sun Coast Cruisers Classic Car show and the Cape Fear Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America Car show. As the sun sets the Invasion of the Pirates boat flotilla takes place on Saturday followed by fire works at 9:05 p.m.
A Riverfest Endowment Fund benefits the Cape Fear River environment through the Cape Fear Community College Marine Sciences Division in the form of scholarships.
We look forward to hosting your stay at our wilmington nc bed and breakfast, just a short stroll to the riverfront, as we all celebrate the Cape Fear River!