Beach Photography by John Gregory

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Featured Business Member
July, 2016

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

July is “Beach Portrait” month on Federal Point. No better way to celebrate it than to shout out to our Business Member of the month, John Gregory Photography! For over thirty years, John Gregory has been photographing the southeastern United States. Many of his photographs were published nationally.

Locally, John Gregory made the 1970 portrait of Big Daddy, which is still being used as their sign in Kure Beach. His photos regularly appear in the Island Gazette, local newspaper. John is also an astronomer. His door has often been open to the public for special celestial events.

You may have seen John under the Fort Fisher live oaks or on the sand near the Coquina rock coaxing families to smile just once more. Having seen John Gregory work with families first hand, I can say that no one does it better. With John’s patience and world of experience, no family could be in better hands.

Think it is about time to get a professional set of photographs of your family done reasonably and locally? Take a John G 2look at his website. The “Portrait Tips” will get you started. It lets you know what times work best, how long it takes, and what to do to prepare.

Smart phone photos are great and convenient, but when you decide to frame a photo that you will remember for the rest of your life, let John Gregory take it. You will never regret it.

Thank you John Gregory Photography again for supporting the Federal Point History Center as one of our Business Members. We hope our members will return the favor very soon!

John Gregory Photography
333 Atlantic Avenue
Kure Beach,  NC  28449

gregfoto@aol.com
910-458-5590

Office hours:  11 AM to 6 PM  Seven days a week, other times by appointment

Atlantic Towers

Atlantic Towers AFeatured Business Member
June, 2016

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

Atlantic Towers, located conveniently right between Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, has been a Business Member of the Federal Point History Center for years. We are very proud of their contribution to the History Center as well as to our community.

If you are looking for family friendly lodging for a day, a week, monthly, or a weekend, give them a call. They have so many pluses on their marquee. For example, ocean front condominiums, private balconies, indoor heated pool and outdoor pool with gazebo & sundeck. Free Wi-Fi, club room, laundry room, and game room. Full kitchens and linens. Free parking is available as well.

With eleven stories, you can seemingly see forever and once you stay at Atlantic Towers, you will settle for nothing less.

The next time you need lodging for a Pleasure Island vacation, call them and book your room with one of our best supporters and mention that you appreciate their long time support of the Federal Point History Center and after registering, why not visit the History Center?

Contact Atlantic Towers:

1615 S. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

910-458-8313
1-800-BEACH40

atlantic-towers.com

Big Daddy’s

Featured Business Member
May, 2016

“They’re Open for the Season”Big Daddy Caddy

by Tony Lem Phillips

We are very proud to salute Big Daddy’s of Kure Beach as this months Business Member. Not only does Big Daddy’s support the History Center, they also purchased an entire case of our Local Flavor Cookbooks.

Since 1970 Big Daddy’s has been a Southern tradition for people who enjoy great food, fun times and friends! Big Daddy’s offers only the best in seafood, steak, and traditional favorites cooked to order. You will find inside dining as well as roadside.

Big Daddy's #1Right across from Kure Beach Pier, they are conveniently located next to Dow Road which can whisk you right back to Carolina Beach or Wilmington. Shop their gift store while there and don’t forget that they have a fully licensed bar.

Please visit them soon and thank them for being loyal supporters of The Federal Point History Center. Pick up a Local Flavor Cookbook while you are there.

Address:
206 K Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449
Phone:(910) 458-8622
Hours: 12–8:30PM

http://www.bigdaddys-nc.com/

Skip Henson Painting

Featured Business Member
March, 2016

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

Skip Henson - FP Front DoorWe are so proud and lucky to have Charles “Skip” Henson as a Business Member! He is charming and friendly beyond belief as it is but, for the past two months, Skip has tackled the job of refreshing our History Center.

 He has pressure washed it and applied sealants to it. I actually thought it had all been re-stained the first time I saw it after he pressure washed it. Skip is a thorough, professional house and business painter. What he has done for us reallySkip on roof cropped gives us all renewed pride in our Society and our History Center.

Skip, on behalf of every single member of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society and the community of Carolina Beach where our History Center is located…THANK YOU!!!!

Skip Henson adThe next time you need  painting, staining, mold removal, or pressure washing, please contact Skip Henson and let him know you appreciate what he has done for us and that you too support our History Center.

Charles “Skip” Henson – Painting Contractor since 1979

910-251-0228

skiphensonpaint@aol.com

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Coastal K-9 Bakery

Featured Business Member
January, 2016

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

Coastal K-9 Bakery LogoHow could we speak of history without thinking now and then of the beloved pets which accompanied all the historic events and persons throughout? Even though the pets of those we revere and read about may not be mentioned, we know they must have existed. In fact, there is a very good story of one famous pooch who accompanied every single successful running of the Civil War blockade off Cape Fear with his master and then sailed off with him after the war.

Flash forward to today and we find that our pets are still loved and are treated as family. See one Ms. Jackie Oakes. She owns Coastal K-9 Bakery. That’s a bakery dedicated to baking needs for dogs, including beautiful cakes for all occasions, treats, and foods. She bakes them with eye appeal as well as mouthwatering aromas and they are even gluten-free.

gluten freeStop in and look around and you will see things that you never thought possible for your pet. You won’t leave empty handed and when you visit, please tell them that you much appreciate their support as a Business Member of the Federal Point History Center. They provide a very much needed and fun service for us all and we are very proud to include them on our Business Members Banner.

Here’s how to find them. They are located on Carolina Beach Road just south of Strickland’s Supply (Air Force Jet parked there) in Potter’s Square.

 

5941-D Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
910.794.4014
TF: 866.794.4014  FAX  910.794.4921

http://coastalk9bakery.com
jackie@coastalk9bakery.com

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed  Saturday and Sunday

Historical Society of Topsail Island

Featured Business MemberTopsail logo
December, 2015

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

We are giving a very proud shout-out this month to the Historical Society of Topsail Island, a sister historic society located on Topsail Island. The opening of their museum goes back to April of 1997. Their location has an even grander story to tell. Their museum used to house a TOP-SECRET missile program through the U.S. Navy.

Their museum, known as the Assembly Building, had been the research and testing site for Operation Bumblebee, the top secret missile program operated by the Navy on Topsail Island from 1946-1948. In July of 1992, through the efforts of the Topsail Beach Economic Development Council and other citizens, the Assembly Building was designated a Historical Site on the National Register of Historic Places.

Assembly BuldingThe Historical Society of Topsail Island has so much to offer that we just do not have room here to list it all. It is a full service organization offering festival activities, educational programs, building rental opportunities, and there are even boat slips offered to rent.

They have over 380 members and membership rates are very reasonable. An amazing amount of interest and fun is offered through this much-storied Society. Please look at their website, and the next time you find yourself on Topsail Island, drop in and let them know that you are members of Federal Point Historic Preservation Society and that we really appreciate their support.

 

Historical Society of Topsail Island, 720 Channel Boulevard, Topsail Beach, NC 28445,

http://topsailhistoricalsociety.org/

Island Tackle and Hardware

Featured Business Member
November, 2015

By Tony (Lem) PhillipsIsland Tackel sign

Island Tackle and Hardware is a Business Member of the Federal Point History Center. We are very proud to include them on our Members Banner each month. If you have not stopped in to their conveniently located store, then please stop in and look around.

Take a look at their webpage first if you need some motivation.  Island Tackle’s website has page after colorful page of information and photos of very successful fishing adventures.

Not only is this store a tackle shop, it is a True Value Hardware store. They have almost anything you could possible need from nuts and bolts to complete fishing outfits. They have a propane fill up station and they have a certified fishing weight scale. You can buy passes to Freeman Park as well.

They are located two blocks south of the History Center and it is a very nice building indeed. Stop by and tell them that you too support the History Center and that you would like to support THEM as well.

Island Tackel StorefrontLocation:
801 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage: Kathy Marcinowski and Lisa Heglar

Featured Business Member – October, 2015SeaCoast

The Federal Point History Center wants to give a huge shout out to Lisa Heglar and Kathy Marcinowski! These two women are both long-term residents of Federal Point. In addition, they are serious History Center Supporters!

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Kathy Marcinowski

Since May 30 of this year, these two local business persons have both become Business Members of the History Center as well as purchasing an entire case of our own Local Flavor Cookbook! That is NOT a small contribution!

As Broker/Realtors for Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage located in Carolina Beach, they are on the job every single day of the week showing homes and expounding on the many gifts that Federal Point has to offer new homeowners. They share with prospective buyers the history of Federal Point and never hesitate to let them in on its best-kept secret, which is of course, the History Center.

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Lisa R. Heglar

I forgot to mention that these two women also hand over to all new homeowners that they close with, a brand new copy of our Local Flavor cookbook. These are two super Business Members! No one gives back to the History Center like these two have and are!

Take note of exactly where their office is located and be sure to pass on to everyone you know who mentions buying or selling real estate here, that you know of two Local Realty Agents who are dedicated to giving their all to the community and giving back every day!!

We welcome Lisa and Kathy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to the Banner of Federal Point History Center Business Members!

Go Team Heglar-Marcinowski !

 

 

 

Lisa R. Heglar                                                Kathy Marcinowski

Broker, Intl Previews Specialist, ePro              Realtor, SPS, SLS, CNE

Office Ph: (910) 458-4401                              Office Ph: (910) 458-4401

Cell Ph:    (910) 200-8975                              Cell Ph:     (910) 409-1457

FAX #       (910) 458-8700                              FAX #       (910) 458-8700

 

Coldwell Banker SeaCoast Advantage
1001 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428