Local Shopping available this Saturday at The Pleasure Island Fresh Market and the Handmade Pop-Up Market

Did you know that there are only 17 more days until Christmas!  I know, it seems impossible, but it’s true!  That means you need to get out this weekend and get some shopping done!

And we know of two great places where you can find a wide variety of Christmas gifts, including all natural skin care products that were all made locally.  So you can get the perfect things for those on your list and support your community at the same time.  What could be better?

There are two opportunities this weekend for you to purchase from local folks, and Glynne’s Soaps will be at both locations.

The first is the Pleasure Island Fresh Market.  Located at the Carolina Beach Marina, this market showcases local vendors that carry jewelry  pastries, all natural soaps and more.

The other event is the Handmade Wilmington Pop Up Market.  This market will be located in the parking lot of the Hanover Shopping Center on the corner of Oleander and Independence.  It’s another great place to find holiday gifts.

We hope to see you at one (or both) of these locations tomorrow!  We will be happy to help you find something for everyone on your list.

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This Weekend – Learn Some History and Have Some Good Clean Fun

Glynne’s Soaps has been invited to participate in the next Second Saturday event at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach.  The event is titled “Spies, Signals and Secrets: Civil War Communication and Fort Fisher”, and promises to be a great time for all ages.

Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina’s port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. When Ft. Fisher fell after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865, its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy. – NC Historic Sites

The fort is a great place to explore some of Wilmington’s rich history and this weekend will be the perfect time to do that.  There will be hands on activities such as learning how to create a cipher disk and how to use the  signal flag alphabet.  There will also be guided tours and vendors with a variety of fun and interesting items.  And best of all – it’s free!

We would love to see you Saturday at Fort Fisher.  Make plans to come an enjoy the day.  Festivities begin at 10 and go until 4.

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Welcome to Historic Downtown Wilmington

Gayle and I went to lunch with her cousin and his wife a few weeks ago.  They are vacationing on the coast and came to Wilmington for the day to tour around.  As we were eating, they were describing their time downtown and talking about how wonderful it is.  My first reaction was, “Really?  It’s just downtown.”, but then the more I thought about it, it really is true.  Downtown Wilmington is a great place – full of historic building, beautiful old homes, and the riverwalk is very scenic.  And I realized just how lucky we are to live here.

I mention all that because Glynne’s Soaps will be spending more time down by the river as we have just been approved to be downtown vendors.  This means we can set up a table in Riverfront Park sell our products.  We are super excited about this, especially now, that it’s peak tourist season.

We will be there this evening, across from the courthouse in Riverfront Park starting at 5pm and will be set up until it gets dark.  Come on down, enjoy the beauty of downtown and stop to see us! We will be downtown a lot of evenings this summer, just check our twitter or facebook for days and times.

If you don’t make it downtown tonight, we will be at the Carolina Beach Farmers Market tomorrow 8am- 5pm.

PS – If you have not yet voted to help us qualify for the $250,000 grant, please take a moment to do so.  We only need 38 more votes to get there!  Here are detailed instructions on how to do that.

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Herb and Garden Fair at Poplar Grove Plantation

Gayle and I are very excited to have the opportunity this year to be vendors at the Herb and Garden Fair! It is this weekend, March 24th and 25th at Poplar Grove Plantation.  This is a huge occasion, with 90 vendors selling everything from brownies to plants.  And there should be lots of plants.  This event is the perfect place to get everything you need for your spring and summer garden.  The vendors are local and knowledgeable about what they have, so you can also get great advice on creating the perfect garden space for you.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, and read the recent issue, you know why this Herb and Garden Fair  holds a special place in our hearts.  If you didn’t get to read it, check it out here.

Look for the Glynne’s Soaps  booth! We will be there both days.  Stop by and say hello.  

The event is open Saturday from 9:00 – 4:00 and again on Sunday from 10:00-4:00.

And if you aren’t’ a subscriber to our newsletter yet, you can sign up here and not miss an issue.

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St. Patrick’s Day Lo Tide Run in Carolina Beach

There are many traditions surrounding St Patrick’s Day.  You better wear something green or you might just get pinched.  And, how many of you will drink green beer?  Or eat green something?

Another St Patrick’s Day tradition, although it doesn’t always fall exactly on March 17th, is the Lo Tide Run in Carolina Beach.  This will be the 8th year for this event, which is a run (either 5K or 10K) that starts on the beach and ends at the boardwalk.  The proceeds of the event go directly to residents of New Hanover County that are suffering from cancer and don’t have insurance.  Last year, over $40,000 was given to families in need – in the area.

This year, the event will be bigger than in year’s past, not only will there be a run, but the party will last all day, with live music, food, and arts and crafts vendors.  Glynne’s Soaps, Inc is proud to say that we will be one of the vendors supporting this great event.

The event will be held at the Carolina Beach boardwalk/gazebo area and is free to attend up until 1pm.  After that, there will be a small fee to attend the “after party” which will last until 8pm.  Your donation allows you to enjoy the live Irish bands, discounted beer and food and a huge supervised play area for the kids.

The weather will be beautiful and the beach will be the perfect place to spend your St Patrick’s Day.  We can’t wait to see you.

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