November 2009

There are 3 blog entries for November 2009.

If you are planning a trip to New Bern during the holiday season, you may want to attend one of the Tryon Palace Christmas Candlelight Tours on December 12 and 19 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Costumed guides will escort visitors through parts of the Palace and Kitchen, which will be decorated for the holidays and lit with candle globes and fire baskets reminiscent of times past.  There will be music and entertainment throughout the Palace and gardens with dancers, musicians, and other performances of acrobatics, juggling and sword swallowing.  Outside the palace gates the Fife and Drum Corps will march from George Street to the Palace, and a troop will perform a mix of African American Christmas songs and dances from the 18th and 19th centuries.  Finally a

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As our beautiful city prepares to celebrate its Three Hundredth Birthday (1710 - 2010), we invite you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season by visiting six charming homes in our historic district. Current owners will open their delightfully decorated homes to tour guests from Noon to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 12, 2009, so that all may enjoy some history and holiday cheer. Home-made cookies and hot cider will be served at the "Sugar Plum House" amidst festive carolers and musicians. Tour highlights include a second floor area which once served as a meeting hall for the Chattawka Tribe, original ceilings of beaded ceiling-board, well-detailed Colonial Revival architecture, two notable Georgian mantels, original Federal-style interior…
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I have been contemplating the first submission for our Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith blog.  Why do we love living in New Bern? The answer is around us every day. I believe New Bern is a unique community peppered with advantages over competing towns and cities. Full disclosure would dictate that I am a New Bern native and biased toward my hometown.  But I choose to live here.  Looking out the window in early November at a sunny 68 degree afternoon with a fantastic orange sunset over the river, one can appreciate how lucky we are.  Potential clients tell me weekly how much the Southern hospitality of our area takes them by surprise. It is only later in our conversation they hear of our diverse market with retirement, military, industry and tourism as a stable…
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