April 6-10, 2011 The 64th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival is a celebration of Wilmington's exceptional gardens, rich history and culture. Entertainment will include a grand downtown parade, a lively street fair lined with delicious foods and interesting vendors, scores of musical and theatrical performances by local and national talent, celebrity guests, the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus and, naturally, a wonderland of blooming azaleas. The Azalea Festival garden tour happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Historic Wilmington Foundation Home tour is on Saturday and Sunday. To kick off the festival on Wednesday, April 6, Darius Rucker will be performing at the UNCW Trask Coliseum. Your hosts Margi & Doug will keep you up to date on the schedule of events once you check in.
The Coastal Carolina Air Show
The 19th Annual Coastal Carolina Air Show is coming to Wilmington April 16th and 17th. Held at the Wilmington International Airport, the show will draw over 12,000 visitors in two days...won't you come and be a part of it?
You deserve a getaway and we want to help pay for the gas--up to a $30 rebate. Bring a gas receipt dated the day of your arrival during a two or more night stay and we will credit your total at check-in for up to $30 for your gas. This should be enough to get you here so you can relax and enjoy all Wilmington has to offer--good food, good shopping and a stroll along the River Walk to take it all in. We'll let you know what's going on and share with you our favorite places to dine. This offer cannot be combined with any other special, discount or gift certificate and is not redeemable for cash.
Gift Certificates for any occasion
C.W. Worth House offers customized Gift Certificates that are tailored to your specific request, such as adding flowers or a carriage ride, for any room and are available in any dollar amount. You may purchase one over the phone with a credit card. A certificate will be mailed to the recipient or to the giver. The recipient then calls to reserve their stay at their convenience.
A Special Gift for Our Returning Guests
Our gift for our returning guests. If you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday, when you return to C.W. Worth House you will receive 10% off your stay (sorry, cannot be combined with any other discounts or specials), and we will add in a complimentary surprise. We would like to thank all of our past guests for the referrals of
friends and family. The highest compliment we can receive is a
referral from you!! Thank You.
Come spend a lazy weekend with Simon...You'll be glad you did!
Local Business Reviews and Welcomes
New York Pasta House
This fabulous Italian restaurant opened in the middle of the winter during a down economy and are still going strong!
New York Pasta House offers Amazing food. Fresh, flavorful, and anything but ordinary. Order the Tiramisu for dessert, worth every delicious calorie. We have eaten here on a few occasions and have always enjoyed ourselves and left with a full belly! As they say: It's Italian Done Right. Be sure to tell Bekim (the owner) that we sent you!
Michael and Howard moved Candles Etc... from down along the river near Elijah's to 25 Market Street and are now home to the Old Wilmington Candle Company, makers of 100% Soy candles (only available through Candles Etc...) Please pay them a visit and tell them that we sent you. Oh, they're not just candles, they carry a large variety of candle accessories and unique gifts from North Carolina too. Their store is lovely and welcoming.
Wilmington Water Tours
We told you before and we're telling you again...Go ride the Wilmington!
The Wilmington Fast Cat is the first and finest state-of-the-art catamaran to serve greater Wilmington, North Carolina. A wake canceling design and stable platform make her comfortable, and as friendly to the environment as she is to her customers. Fully handicap accessible with a flexible layout for variations of passenger seating. They offer scheduled cruises ranging from a morning “Blackwater Adventure” to a beautiful, relaxing sunset cruise. Choose from a variety of excursions including full moon cruises, historic tours, eco-tours of the upper and lower Cape Fear River, and Sunday Brunch Adventures. She has a full bar and all ABC permits too!
Doug and I have enjoyed many trips with Captain Doug Springer and he knows all about the Cape Fear River as well as the wildlife that abounds! Private charters are also available.
Recipe of the Month
Blueberry Coffeecake with Streusel
¼ C. vegetable oil
1 large egg
½ C. whole milk
1 t. vanilla
1 ½ C. flour
¾ C. sugar
2 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
1 ½ C. blueberries
2/3 C. packed brown sugar
2 T. flour
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 C. chopped pecans
2 T. melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch baking dish.
To Make Streusel Topping:
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT melted butter for STREUSEL topping. Set aside.
To Make Cake:
In large bowl whisk oil, sugar, egg, vanilla and milk until well combined.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the above mixture and stir with wooden spoon just until combined. Don’t over mix. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the blueberries—don’t over mix. Transfer cake batter to prepared baking dish.
Add melted butter to topping mixture and stir to combine. Sprinkle on top of cake batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes. The cake will puff up and brown around the edges. Check with toothpick for doneness.
I have a couple of quick suggestions this month. Recycle your CFLs. Hopefully we are all buying more of these energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs. CFLs do contain mercury and we don't want them to end up in a landfill. Free, safe disposal is now available at many retailers including The Home Depot and IKEA. I save mine in a small box and when I have several I take them to Home Depot. Keep an eye out for LEDs which are coming down in price and last a lot longer.
Also, now that it is Spring (Yeah!), reverse your ceiling fans. Make sure you know which way the breeze is blowing. In the Spring and Summer the fan should spin counterclockwise (or down) for cooling and reversed in the Winter.
In closing, please feel free to call or write to us with your questions or comments. We hope to see you soon at the C. W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast! Please remember to follow us on our C.W. Worth house Blog and
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