The Lang residence on lot 100 is almost completely framed up. We are so excited with all of progress and to be building another home in Arlington Place. And it goes without saying that I am having way too much fun picking out all of the fixtures and finishes! It’s pretty cool to see what you design on paper becoming a reality….there’s something new to see every day. We can’t wait to move in this spring!
We’re excited to welcome Billy & Suzanne Flockhart to the neighborhood! Billy & Suzanne are the newest owners of the first of eight Outfitter’s Cottages at Arlington Place. The Flockhart’s live full time in New Bern and own the Piggly Wiggly Supermarket in Grantsboro at the intersection of 55 and 306, an great place to stock up on just about everything. They sure know how to make their ‘cents make sense’ they’ll be using the cottage as their private escape when they’re in town and renting it out when they’re not ….the best of both worlds! They’ve already decked it out….literally.…they just added a beautiful back deck to the cottage to extend their living space even further into the great outdoors! We have really enjoyed getting to know them over the last couple of months and are thrilled to have them just down the street!
Yes, I’m blogging a blog! Arlington Place was highlighted in Ideal Living’s blog on Inner Banks Living….do some of the pictures look familiar?
Posted by: Rachael Carscaddon November 14, 2013
On the other side of the Outer Banks is a body of water known as the Pamlico Sound. It’s the largest lagoon on the East Coast of the US, fed by the Neuse and Pamlico rivers. The sound mirrors the unspoiled beauty found on the Outer Banks beaches, but on the “sound side”, things are a little different. For those who love windsports and life near the water in general, the Pamlico Sound and the quaint towns surrounding it is the perfect place to come and stay a while.
This is a part of North Carolina where boating season never ends. In fact, the nearby town of Oriental, NC, is known as the sailing capital of the world, and homeport to the East Coast’s finest sailing. The town’s modern marinas are beautifully contrasted with the surrounding Victorian houses. For the competitive spirit, regattas are usually a monthly occurrence, with the premier sailing event being the Oriental Cup Regatta. The event is a weekend-long affair featuring the race, awards, and other festivities.
Minnesott Beach is another town near the sound, and one that is rich with Native American history. It is the site of an old Indian settlement, one that is thought to be one of the largest trading centers in the South Atlantic states. Even the town’s name is said to have derived from an old Indian word meaning “land of sky-tinted waters”, a perfect fit for a town located on the Neuse river. Minnesott Beach is also home to Arlington Place, a gated, waterfront community with an abundance of great amenities—particularly golfing and sailing. Crystal Coast beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway are close by, and the area is full of nature trails, lakes and creeks that are perfect for exploring the outdoors.
Also located on the Neuse River is the historic town of New Bern. It’s a town visitors flock to for all kinds of adventure, whether it’s historical, cultural or on the water. Being North Carolina’s first capitol and the birthplace of Pepsi, it’s no stranger to attention. If you’re looking for a good place to eat after a long day of being out on the water, New Bern has plenty of options. If you’re not quite ready to part with the water, enjoy a meal at the waterfront restaurant Persimmons. The Chelsea is another good option for a bite to eat.
All together there are endless opportunities for adventure in the area. The sound and its towns are a destination where water reigns supreme. From kayaking, canoeing, boating and sailing—there’s no better place to come to fulfill your watersports craving. For miles, the sound is at a depth of 3 feet, and it rarely goes deeper than 15 feet, and it has a good variety of fish for those looking to relax with rod and reel. The Pamlico Sound is the place you come when you’re looking for something a little different from the beach scene, but still allows for a peaceful life by the water. It’s also an area that can offer a lot more outside of watersports, too. Between festivals and history museums, horseback riding and hiking, this little slice of paradise has it all.
See more at: http://www.ideal-living.com/inner-banks-living/#sthash.TWDmMrms.dpuf
A few of us got together last night to welcome home to our favorite Navy man and soon to be neighbor, Chris Loboda! Chris has been deployed in Bahrain since May and is home for just a few short weeks. He picked the right weeks though and gets to celebrate a trifecta, his wife Renee’s birthday (who he calls Queenie…just love that), their anniversary and Thanksgiving…and he gets to see 3 out of his 4 boys! Renee has been building their dream home in Arlington Place while Chris has been overseas and he got to walk through it to see firsthand the dream becoming reality. Pictures just don’t do a home like that justice! We are happy to spend time with you on leave and will be even happier when you’re here for good this summer!
Blair has found his fair share ‘treasures’ on the Arlington Place riverfront over the last few years, but today’s find trumps all others! The river was crystal clear today and he looked in a place that he’s looked a hundred times before and saw a huge Megalodon shark’s tooth right there on the riverbank. He even took a picture of it in the water to document the find (below). The tooth is so big that barely fits in the palm of your hand….so just imagine how big the shark was!
The history of the Megalodon shark is pretty interesting and definitely a bit scary. Millions of years ago when ocean waters covered the area, Megalodon sharks were the most powerful predator, ruled the ocean, and grew to lengths up to almost 60 feet long! Needless to say, we’re all very thankful that these mega-sharks are extinct and are long gone from the Neuse River!
The competition was stiff at the 6th Annual Oriental Chili Cookoff that benefited the Old Theater. This was the first year Arlington Place entered a team and though we did not take top honors, we did win the award for “Best Smokey Flavor”. Much like our neighborhood, the chili recipe was a unique mix of all of our favorite flavors from chili’s past….we added smoked turkey, local sausage and dark beer to our chili and topped it off with sharp cheddar, sour cream and Fritos for a little crunch! We look forward to refining the recipe and giving everyone a run for their money in 2014!
Pictures: TOP LEFT Cathy, Elaine, Renee and Nan, the Arlington Place team. BELOW LEFT Darrell Wiard and Nancy Crain, winners of the 2012 Chili Cookoff and this year’s esteemed judges, who used their friend Mr. Cuervo as a pallet cleanser BELOW RIGHT the jam packed event tent at the waterfront lawn of the Oriental Marina & Inn.
Exciting news….neighboring Camp Seagull has been awarded the bid for the 2014 Sunfish World Championship! This is a BIG DEAL in the sailing world….and for our little town of Minnesott Beach of course. Camp Seagull hosted a very successful OPTI SouthEast Youth Championship sailing event in the fall of 2012 and Arlington Place hosted the After Party for racers, guests and spectators. Arlington Place is excited to once again work with the camps and host the After Party for the participants of the Sunfish Worlds next fall! If it wasn’t already, our area is now officially on the map for world class sailing. Stay tuned for more details and event dates!
We have a lot of things in our water….luckily all very delicious! Jumbo crabs and monster trout have graced our dinner table this week….in fact we’re steaming and grilling right now! Blair, Scott, Bill and Corey have all had the fishing Gods smiling down on them this week and we’ve been eating good in the neighborhood Our pots (literally) runneth over……you guys keep catching and we’ll keep cooking!
Haven’t been to Arlington Place lately (or ever) and are curious about what’s here and what’s coming? Check out these pictures from our neighborhood showing what’s already been constructed, what is currently under construction, and what will be under construction soon! Does this look like somewhere you could call home? Come for a visit and see for yourself!
We’re heating up! The “Arlington FIRST-Placers” team has their eye on the prize this Saturday at the 6th Annual Oriental Chili Cook-Off. It’s been a collaborative effort and an evolving recipe that has a little bit of this and a little bit of that from all of our favorite chili recipes. Come out and see us at the Oriental Marina and Inn on Saturday for some delicious fall fun, details below:
TO BENEFIT THE OLD THEATER
MANY INDIVIDUALS & BUSINESSES COMPETING FOR DRAGON CHILI CHAMP!
WHERE: Oriental Marina & Inn Courtyard
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013 ~ 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $8.00 ~ Tickets Sold at the Event
MUSIC DJ ! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHILI ! RAIN OR SHINE !