Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What To Do In Southern Pines, NC???

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The 2016-2017 Fall/Winter Parks and Recreation Brochure is out!  Southern Pines is offering something for everyone!

Check out the attached brochure to find what interests you most.

For children there are after school events, Jr. flea markets, parades, science events, holiday events and more.

For active adults you can find running events, day trips, craft fairs, holiday events, pickleball, corn hole, basketball league... it will be a tough decision to make

Do you like sports?  Why not try tennis lessons, join a basketball league, or golf.  Looking for something a bit quieter?  Maybe Bridge, chess, Mahjong, or a game day?

How about a day trip?  A few choices for children are the Museum of Life & Science in Durham, Sky Zone in Raleigh and Greensboro Science Center.  Adults might prefer the State Fair, or the North Carolina Transportation to name a couple.

The Town of Southern Pines brings you a vast array of things to do.

Just many of things that make us love living here!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

First Health 2016 Swim Lessons for Children

First Health Swimming Lessons for Children has offerings for ages 3-12 that meet twice each week for 3 weeks.  Each class is 40 minutes and by limiting the class to just 6-10 children your children are sure to get the attention they need. Registration is held the week prior to the class start date. And classes are offered at 3:40, 4:20, 5:05, 5:50, 6:35 and 7:15.  Be sure to check the schedule since different levels of swim are offered at different times to cover the needs of all participants.

Visit the Health & Fitness Website to register.  First Health members have the first opportunity to register followed by the public. 

Classes are available through December.   Cost: $50 members/$65 community.

View their schedule by level of ability here.

First Health also offers life guard training.  But schedule quickly time is running out.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Does the Pinehurst, North Carolina area have a good hospital?  As a Realtor that is a question we hear often.

If your move needs a strong hospital, Moore Regional Hospital is the one for you.  Located at 155 Memorial Drive in Pinehurst near the circle that connects Hwy 211 and Hwy 15/501, this hospital is convenient to all area towns.

Here are a few of the rankings:
Our rankings show just how satisfied we are with our hospital here in Moore County!

To learn more visit their website First Health of the Carolinas.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Favorite Burger in Pinehurst / Southern Pines Area

If you ask this question on Facebook or any forum you will only get a few options from area residents.

My favorite is the Barcelona Burger at The Bakehouse in Aberdeen.  The Bakehouse is an incredible bakery.  Amazing pastries, breads, cookies, and the best spot to order that special occasion cake.  In addition to the bakery are 12 tables that fill up very quickly for lunch.  Small menu at the Bakehouse but everything is done well!

As I said my favorite is the Barcelona Burger.  This burger has spinach, onions and cheese and is placed on one of their house made rolls and topped with their secret garlic sauce.  Served with chips and a side salad.  Oh my!  Top it off with one of the desserts in the bakery case and you will always leave with a smile!

They are open for both breakfast and lunch and located at 120 North Poplar Street in Aberdeen, North Carolina.  Enjoy your meal by watching the bakers through a glass window preparing beautiful desserts.  Be sure to get there early since being featured in Our State Magazine the line starts quickly.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Upcoming Vote for 1/4 Cent Sales Tax

We all know that a penny doesn't go very far today.  But if we act as a group 1/4 of a penny can do wonders.

Moore County Board of Commisioners is requesting a 1/4 cent sales tax increase on the March 15, 2016 ballot.

What does a 1/4 cent increase look like to the purchaser?  For every $100 purchase it equals 25 cents.  $300 purchase equals 75 cents and $500 adds an additional $1.25 to your purchase price.

What does a 1/4 cent increase look like to Moore County?  This would add an additional $2.2 Million annually!  Moore County plans to use this increase to help fund new schools and needed renovations in existing schools.  Moore County Schools has 10 projected plans identified by priority.

While we never like our bills to increase this simple tax will not be applied to gas or groceries.  As stated above, the 1/4 increase will raise an additional $2,200,000 while a penny increase to property taxes in Moore County would only raise $1,183,307.

This increase has already been adopted by 10 nearby counties.  But the choice in Moore County is yours on March 15th!  Vote either [  ] For  or  [  ] Against!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Christmas in July

The Christmas Countdown has begun.  At the time of this posting it is just 160 days.  While it may be 90 degrees and summer here in the Sandhills it is the perfect time to get a start on your shopping and help local children!

Caring Hearts of Kids of Moore is having their Christmas in July sale at the National Guard Armory, 500 West Morganton Road in Southern Pines.  The event will be Saturday, July 25th between the hours of 10 and 4.

Admission is free.  Come and visit the 30+ local crafters and help a great cause!  Food and music will also round out the day.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Classic Films

Towering Pines Real EstateYou may have noticed from previous blogs that I do enjoy The Sunrise Theater.  There is another group of classic films being featured on Thursday evenings during the summer.  While some have already passed the remaining films are:

  • July 16th         Sleepless in Seattle
  • July 23rd         From Russia with Love
  • July 30th         The African Queen
  • August 6th      Singing in the Rain
  • August 13th    Field of Dreams
  • August 20th    Nine to Five
  • August 27th    Dirty Dancing

All shows begin at 7:30.  Arrive a bit early to be sure to get your glass of wine, beer or soda along with your favorite movie snack!

You can find The Sunrise Theater at 250 NW Broad Street in the Historic District of Southern Pines.

The Sunrise Theater is just one more thing we love about living here.  Let Towering Pines Real Estate find you the perfect home to enjoy these fun events every day!