Spring Fling and River-Rama
The Second Annual River Dunes Spring Fling Weekend and River-Rama came along just in time to welcome warm weather to coastal North Carolina. About 20 property owners, Harbor Club members and guests gathered to celebrate the kick-off of boating season. The weekend began with a Friday evening family style Shrimp-a-Roo on the Harbor Club Lawn.
On Saturday morning, the River-Rama began on Broad Creek with 5 boats rafting up for some fun on the water. "Miss Grace" joined the raft up and did a great job serving as the "food truck", providing drinks and lunch service.
A quick shower came up just after lunch, causing a quick return to the docks; but everyone quickly settled in poolside for the afternoon. Later that evening, a prime rib dinner, followed by dancing capped off the weekend's festivities. Hope to see everyone again next year for one of River Dunes favorite weekends!
Derby Day was a Smashing Success
Derby Day at the Harbor Club may have been rainy, but everyone had a good time watching the Run for the Roses and enjoying the mint juleps and Kentucky-themed hors d'oeuvres.
Dining Services Manage Kee and the Harbor Club staff got very creative with all the decorations.
Congratulations to Bill and Dianne Jayne who won Most Dapper and Best Hat!
River Dunes Burgee on the Move
You never know where a group from River Dunes might turn up! This past weekend, a group of slip owners travelled up the river from Grace Harbor to New Bern for a rendezvous. All reports are that they had a great time, enjoyed some wonderful meals, and are looking forward to lots more good times on the water this summer. River Dunes is in a great location for many wonderful day trips by boat, including New Bern, Beaufort, Ocracoke, Shackelford Banks, and Morehead City.
The marina at River Dunes has been busy, busy the past few weeks. In addition to the annual stream of transients heading back home from the Bahamas and Florida, there have been several new additions to our growing group of slip holders. We were also happy to welcome one of our owners who made the trip on his new Shannon power cruiser up from Florida to its new home in Grace Harbor.
This past weekend, Harbor Manager Rich Beliveau arranged for Vessel Safety Inspections by the local US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Although the day was overcast and chilly, over 15 boats participated in the free service.
Free Coast Guard Boat Safety Inspections
Saturday, April 20th, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering free vessel safety inspections at River Dunes' Grace Harbor. Anyone may participate; however, a time must be scheduled in advance. Please call River Dunes Harbor Manager, Rich Beliveau, at 252-249-4908 or 800-348-7618 or email email@example.com to reserve a time.
The Harbor Club will be open for lunch from 11:00 to 2:00 for those who have scheduled an inspection.
Welcome our New Construction Manager!
Please join us in welcoming Alex Anderson as our new construction manager at River Dunes. Alex grew up in Greensboro, NC, and has a degree from North Carolina State University (yes, he is a Wolfpack fan). He comes to River Dunes from Bald Head Island, where he worked for the developer for seven years as General Contractor and Project Manager. Alex will be continuing the development process at River Dunes and working on facility and amenity construction. His temporary office space is just across from the Landing, though he is usually found out and about in the community. Welcome aboard, Alex!
Welcome our New Harbor Manager!
River Dunes Harbor Club and Marina welcomes our new Director of Marina Operations, Rich Beliveau. Rich and his wife Carol have moved to Oriental from Islamorada, FL, where he managed Florida Sea Base. They are getting settled into their new home, and Rich has jumped into the Marina Operations with lots of energy and enthusiasm. "I am committed to maintaining the high level of service already in place, and to growing the marina along with adding new services and programs," Rich recently stated. Please stop by the Harbor Club and welcome Rich to River Dunes!
River Dunes to Host Cyclists Goin' Coastal
On Saturday, May 4, hundreds of cyclists will gather at the Lake House at River Dunes to begin 30, 50, 75 and 100 mile rides that will benefit the Coastal Land Trust. Registration includes a t-shirt, well-marked routes, well-stocked rest stops and more. It's going to be a great ride for a very worthy cause! If you're not a rider, volunteers are needed to man rest stops, help with registration and more.
Registration and Race Information
Easter Buffet at River Dunes
Spring is here and it's time to celebrate Easter Sunday with a fantastic buffet at River Dunes Harbor Club. Members and guests are invited to enjoy the buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Featured items will include cooked to order omelets and waffles, sausage, bacon, stone-ground grits, smoked salmon display, carved ham, salad bar, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cheese tortellini and more. There will also be special Easter desserts. Call the Harbor Club at 252-249-4908 or 800-348-7618 for reservations.
River Dunes Cottages Seen on Popular Blog
A very popular blog, House of Turquoise, recently posted a lengthy article and photos of the Guest Cottages and the Idea House at River Dunes, both designed by world-class architects, Historical Concepts of Atlanta, GA. Thanks for the post, and we agree that the Crews' Cottages are definitely "Southern eye candy"! Call us at 800-975-9565 to reserve a one, two or three bedroom cottage for your own special get-away this spring at River Dunes.
Read the entire blog posting from House of Turquoise.
River Dunes Looks Good in The Exumas
We love it when our owners send pictures as they enjoy their adventures far and wide! We have just received this shot, taken by the owner of Eileen H at Compass Cay in the Exumas. Thanks for the photo, enjoy your travels, and we'll see you soon at River Dunes, John and Kathy!
Mother Earth Beer Tasting was Great!
On March 2, Harbor Club members were treated to a tasting of beers from Mother Earth Brewing, located nearby in Kinston, NC. Everyone enjoyed a variety of the Mother Earth brews, including Endless River, Weeping Willow Wit, Dark Cloud, Second Wind and Sisters of the Moon. Travis Quinn, Sales Ninja at Mother Earth, gave notes on each beer and talked about food pairings. Following the tasting, Chef Robert prepared a special dinner with entrees that complimented the beers. It was a great evening at the Harbor Club. Thanks for the excellent beer experience, Travis!