KURE BEACH TOWN NEWS – May 3, 2012

 

· Go to the Town’s website www.townofkurebeach.org for meetings, info & news

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· Visit our Business Corner at the bottom of this email for great deals from KB businesses

· For more events: Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/calendar.asp

 

 

“COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR” IS CANCELED THIS SATURDAY

 

KB COMMUNITY CENTER GARDEN LECTURE MAY 5 @ 9:30 am

On Saturday, May 5 from 9:30-10:30 am, the KB Community Center Committee will host the third installment of the educational lectures by the NC Cooperative Extension. Speakers from the extension’s Master Gardener’s program will address a variety of plant-related topics to help average homeowners manage their landscapes. The upcoming presentation is titled “Gardening with Native Plants in the Cape Fear Region.” It describes the benefits of using native plant varieties in gardening and the basics of creating a native habitat in your own yard that many species of birds and butterflies will be drawn to. Also included, will be information on native species of trees, shrubs, vines and perennials for the gardener’s consideration.

 

BEACH PROTECTION COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO PLANT SEA OATS – MAY 5 @ 1:00 pm

The Beach Protection Committee is looking for extra volunteers to help the committee plant Sea Oats on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1:00pm. Everyone will meet at 1800 Sand Dollar Court (across the street from the Ocean Dunes Recreation Center), and then we’ll begin planting the oats on the new dunes located at the south end of Kure Beach near Ocean Dunes. There are 5,000 sea oats that need to be planted and fertilized, so the more volunteers we can get the faster it will go. Please bring a shovel or small scoop and dress appropriately for work and comfort. Thank you for helping us to protect our beach.

 

HURRICANE INFORMATION SESSIONS ON MAY 16TH AND MAY 19TH

The Town will hold Hurricane Information sessions at Kure Beach Town Hall as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 16 from 6-7 pm
  • Saturday, May 19 from 10-11 am

David Heglar, the Town's Emergency Response Coordinator, will lead the sessions. We encourage you to come and learn how to prepare your personal emergency plan.

 

INTERESTING RECYCLING FACTS ABOUT WATER FROM THE KB STORMWATER & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

A toilet made in 1992 or earlier uses up to 60 percent more water per flush than a newer, high efficiency toilet.

 

NEW TENNIS SESSION BEGINS MAY 7 & 8

The next session of tennis lessons, sponsored by KB Parks & Rec, begins May 7 & 8. Go to http://www.pleasureislandtennis.info/ to register. Please remember tennis classes are on a first registered, first served basis. For questions, contact Billie at 910-200-4101 or send an email to billiefitz@earthlink.net.

 

YOGA CLASSES BEGIN MAY 9

Parks & Recreation has announced that Vinyasa Yoga Flow classes will be held at the Kure Beach Community Center. The 10-week session will take place from May 9 through July 25. The class instructor Jennifer Fenton, RYT, is Yoga Alliance Certified. The session costs $65 per person, and classes will be held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 pm. No class will be held on May 16 or July 4. To pre-register, contact Jennifer at 910-471-4868, email yogarootsnc@yahoo.com. Also, fill out a Parks & Recreation registration form and bring it along with your payment of $65 to the first class. Checks should be made payable to Town of Kure Beach. You will also need to bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle to each class.

 

TRINITY CHILDREN 7TH ANNUAL CHARITY RIDE – REGISTER BY MAY 15

Doris Eakes, President of the Trinity Children Foundation, wishes to thank its riders, supporters and to thank the Town of Kure Beach for hosting the 7th Annual Charity Ride. Funds derived from this event support NC abused children. The event will begin on June 20 with a dinner for the riders at Big Daddy’s Restaurant in Kure Beach. The Ride will leave Kure Beach at 7:00 AM, on June 21 and end in Maggie Valley on June 23, at which time the winner of the 2012 Harley Motorcycle Raffle will be announced. For more information, contact the foundation at 458-3832 or by mail at PO Box 149, Kure Beach, NC 28449. Riders, please register before May 15, Applications available for download at www.trinitychildren.com.

 

OCEAN FRONT PARK CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN

Construction on the Ocean Front Park is in full swing. The first priority is to get the beach crossover and boardwalk area completed and open for use. Please remember there is parking available on K Avenue, west of Fort Fisher Boulevard, and on E, F, G, H, I, J and N Avenues. We appreciate your patience during this time. Focus on how nice it will be to have a green space, walking path, benches and swings with that great ocean view.

 

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

Attached, is a press release from the Town of Kure Beach regarding the proposed FY12-13 budget. PRESS RELEASE

 

TENNIS EVENTS ON JUNE 2nd & 3rd

KIDS TENNIS CARNIVAL On June 2nd from 10:30am- 12:30pm Parks & Recreation Tennis will have a FREE tennis carnival for kids aged 6-10 years old; perfect for the beginning tennis player! It will be held during the Kure Beach Summer SportsFest at the Joe Eakes Park tennis courts, located at 7th & K Avenues in Kure Beach. To register, go to www.PleasureIslandTennis.info. If you need more information, contact Billie Fitzsimons at 910.200.4101, or email her at billiefitz@eathlink.net

 

MEN'S 8.0 COMBO TOURNAMENT On June 2nd & 3rd, beginning at 12:30 pm, Set-Up Events will hold a men’s 8.0 combo tournament during the Kure Beach Summer SportsFest. The event will be held at the Joe Eakes Park tennis courts. Registration is $25/player. Please sign up as an individual and note your partner’s name. Both partners MUST register. Register at www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2205 Online registration closes on May 30th at 12:30 pm. USTA membership is NOT required. Matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets with 10-pt tie breaker in lieu of 3rd set. 1st round losers feed into consolidation draw. Draw will be posted by 5pm on May 31st. All ITF rules and regulations apply. If you need more information, contact Billie Fitzsimons at 910.200.4101, or email her at billiefitz@eathlink.net.

 

LOOKING FOR TOWN REPRESENTATIVES FOR WMPO COMMITTEE

The Town of Kure Beach is seeking a volunteer to represent the Town on the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Citizens Advisory Committee. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 TO BE CONSIDERED. This committee was re-appointed to help the Technical Coordinating and Transportation Advisory Committees ensure the implementation of the Cape Fear Commutes 2035 plan and WMPO Strategic Business Plan. Must be a Kure Beach resident and be able to attend meetings at Wilmington City Hall on a quarterly basis at 4:00 pm, as announced on the WMPO website. Applications are available at Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm. Additional information on the WMPO can be found at http://www.wmpo.org/index.html. Questions may be directed to the Town Clerk at 458-8216.

 

KURE BEACH COMMITTEE VACANCIES

The Town of Kure Beach is always looking for residents who would like to serve on Town committees. For a list of committees and member vacancies, access the Town’s website and view the list at the bottom of the calendar list on the homepage.