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What to Do Wednesday in New Bern

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Wednesday–time to do something new and different.

New Bern has so many activities to offer, especially outdoors. In 1996 a group of outdoor enthusiasts got together to discuss their love of the outdoors and that summer the New Bern Outdoor Adventure Club was formed.

Since then their 85+ membership has taken on kayaking, canoeing, rafting, cycling, hiking, camping, fishing, geocaching, walking, birding, disc golfing, and socializing.

Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesdays of each month at the West New Bern Parks and Recreation Center at 7:00pm in the front meeting room. Membership is only $10 per household per year. Previous experience in these activities is not required.

For more information call 252-639-2912, or follow them on Facebook.

Follow my blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and learn more about New Bern and the surrounding area Friday’s on the way.

2010 New Bern MUMFest – October 9-10, 2010

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Christina Ward - Keller Williams of New Bern, NCIn it’s 30th year, the 2010 New Bern and greater Craven County MUMFest stands poised to be even bigger and brighter this year, with even more festival activities, family fun, and great entertainment to dazzle even veteran attendees of this amazing festival.

Have you attended past MUMFest activities?  What do you think makes this great Craven County festival so appealing to nearly 30,000 visitors year after year?

Did you know that the MUMFest has a Facebook page? If not, jump on Facebook to learn everything about this years festival and don’t forget to thank the New Bern sponsor businesses that make the MUMFest possible. (more…)

Hatteras Yachts consolidates operations in Craven County!

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Christina Ward - Keller Williams of New Bern, NCOn July 20, 2010, Hatteras Yachts released an official press release outlining their decision to consolidate operations of their Hatteras Yachts and CABO Yacht brands at their New Bern ( Craven County ) NC facilities. Noted in the announcement, this move will produce more than 350+ NEW jobs to Craven County.

Personally, I would like to thank James R. Meyer, who is the President of Hatteras Yachts, for this decision as it is a huge boost to New Bern’s economy. Additionally, I think all New Bern and greater Craven County residents and government officials should applaud Hatteras Yachts by showing them that they have our deepest gratitude and support. (more…)

2010 New Bern, NC MS Bike Tour

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Christina Ward - Keller Williams of New Bern, NCReady to help a great cause?  I am!  Mark your calendars for September 12-13, 2010 and prepare to help thousands from across Eastern NC raise money to help end Multiple Sclerosis.

Nationally, for all cyclists seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS, Bike MS is the premier cycling series in the nation. With more than 100 extraordinary rides, the Bike MS experience is the ride of your life. Find your ride today!

For those of us closer to home, the 2010 New Bern MS bike tour is sure to be an amazing event for friends and family to get together and enjoy New Bern on a bike while helping end MS.


New Bern and Craven County celebrates 300 years !!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Christina Ward - Keller Williams of New Bern, NCThis is going to be exciting! New Bern, NC and greater Craven County is set to celebrate it’s 300 year anniversary with a year long party filled with great festivals, jubilees, and parades.

At Keller Williams Real Estate we are proud of the many accomplishments New Bern and Craven County has achieved in the past 300 hundred years and we personally invite you to come out and experience this amazing celebration with us!

So when your ready, head on over to the Official New Bern 300 site and begin planning your day, month, or year long celebration.


New Bern Downtown Bridge Delays Opening

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I know here in the South we do things slower but really can we please finish our Downtown bridge sometime this year?

If you have not noticed, even though it is quite obvious, our Alfred Cunningham drawbridge has been closed for quite a long time, years in fact. It was projected to be completed and open Nov. 1st but now will be delayed until mid-January 2010.

I am not sure what the issue is but it sure would be nice to have two ways into New Bern again. I am sure the Downtown New Bern Businesses are ready for it to be open. Many store owners have said that having the bridge closed has hurt their businesses.

Here is the story from the Sun Journal.

This past weekend we had the Bridge Run which is an annual event to raise money for 8 local charities.

It was nice to have the old bridge there so that we could run the 5k from Bridgeton into Downtown New Bern. Since the bridge has been closed, we have had to run just in the Downtown area.

Here is a map of the course:

I will keep you posted on the actual opening date!

New Bern Foot Ball and Mum Fest

Monday, October 12th, 2009

What do New Bern High School Foot Ball and the Mum Festival have in common, they both happened this past weekend.

The weekend started out on Friday night with New Bern High School playing New Hanover High School. It was a great defensive game and with out New Bern’s defense it would have been disastrous. After the game, several people made comments about the offense and that they did not know what was happening with New Bern’s offense. After what seemed to be forever, the game ended with New Hanover beating the Bears 15 to 8.

The weekend continued on Saturday with the MumFest. This is New Bern main festival for the year. They close all of the streets off downtown near Union Point Park. It was 87 degrees on Saturday when I went followed by rain. There were cars, food, games, music, and lot and lots of crafts.

Sunday signaled the end of the weekend and the festival. In the morning a new tradition began with a fun run that had runners all over the streets of Downtown New Bern. More food, crowds and rides then sadly at 5pm the festival was over.

Here is a picture I took at the corner of Broad and Front Street.

Mum Festival Downtown New Bern NC Oct. 10 & 11th

A New Bern Blog That has it All

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Come see why people like to read and learn about New Bern here.

Do you want to know where to stay when you visit New Bern?

Are you interested in our culture and history?

Where would you like to eat when you visit New Bern?

How is the Real Estate Market in New Bern Nc?

Can I afford to live there?

What type of jobs are there if I were to live in New Bern?

These questions and more can be answered in the New Bern Bear Blog.

Epiphany Girls Soccer Team

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

The Epiphany School 

The Epiphany girls soccer team are in their final days of the 2009 Soccer Season. They have had a great season and will move into a true conference next year as are all of the sports programs.

Friday May 9th, tomorrow in other words will be the girls last home game. On Monday and Tuesday, they will play in a Tournament in Jacksonville that will be a good challenge for them.

Click here to see the official Falcons Sport site 

Game time is 5pm

Location: YMCA New Bern   

Stay Tune for the results!    

Happy Earth Day, Now Go Green!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

As I get older, I wonder what will become of our mother earth if we the keepers do not do something to preserve it. Not only do we need to do this now but make sure future generations do the same.  Below are some of the things that you can do to make this happen.

So come on New Bern NC, Go Green with me!  

Earth Day’s A Great Day

1. Replace your old light bulbs with CFL’s

2. Plant your own garden and use old garbage as fertilizer(Compost).

3. Use a washable water bottle and stop buying bottled water.

4. Don’t  leave your lights on if you are not home or not using them.


5. Raise the thermometer in the Summer and Lower your thermometer in the Winter.

6. Reuse water.

7. Take shorter showers and don’t leave the water running.

8.  Buy an energy efficient appliance and eventually replace all of them. 

9. Use the cloth sacks that many stores now sell instead of plastic or paper bags.

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