Saturday, April 25. Begining from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Run with George – 3 Races
$15-$50/person. Run 10miles or 5K plus a special Kids’s Fun Run at the Tryon Palace. These family friendly races all begin in a majestic setting at the Palace gates and take runners along the wide Neuse River and past a beautiful collection of historic homes. The Kid’s Fun Run is just a quarter-mile long frolic around part of the Palace grounds and the nearby NC History Center. Let your fingers “race” to our special Run with George website.
New Bern homeowners once again will open their doors to the public for the 2015 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour.
The annual tour, which is organized by the New Bern Historical Society and Preservation Foundation, offers some of the most beautiful and interesting homes in the city’s historic district, with a behind-the-scenes look at homes and gardens that are important to the town’s past and present. The tour will be April 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Patrons can tour the living quarters of these homes, learning about the original architecture, renovations and furnishings. Many downtown houses of worship will be open for tours. This year there will be a special focus on the fountains of New Bern. The historic district has many public and hidden fountains. Among the gardens open to the public are the gardens at Tryon Palace, which should be in full bloom.
More than 100 residents attended the annual Carolina Colours Christmas party. The feast prepared by Chef Katherine was, as always, sumptuous. Many thanks to the social committee for the beautiful decorations and table settings, perfect mood enhancers. And special thanks to all the volunteers, led by Mike Wilson, that decorated the entire community, including all of our Pavilion. Another great Christmas at Carolina Colours!
Don’t forget that the Carolina Colours Invitational golf tournament will be hosted by the Carolina Colours Golf Club October 18 and 19. The format includes two man teams, with the first day a traditional scramble, and the second day a Texas scramble. The weather forecast is great, and October golf in North Carolina cannot be beat. Signup ends on Wednesday the 23rd, and spots still remain in what promises to grow into a major event on the regional golf calendar.
The annual Carolina Colours Golf Club championship played to beautiful weather this past weekend. After two days of competition, Maureen LaFrance was crowned ladies champion, while Dan Beasley took home the trophy for the men. Gale Biers was the men’s senior champion, in a playoff. Other winners included Sandy Berberich in the ladies second flight and Ken Kirkman in the men’s second flight.
Runners up included Denise Plourde in the ladies championship flight, Nancy Filipow in the ladies second flight, Danny Gaston in the men’s championship flight, Ed Czernik in the men’s senior flight, and Karl Berberich in the men’s second flight.
Prizes were awarded immediately after play Sunday, accompanied by another great feast from Chef Katherine!
Following a rainy week, the sun shone brightly for the 2014 Carolina Colours member guest golf event. As usual, the food and the camaraderie were outstanding, as was the golf course. The format consisted of 5 nine hole matches against the other 5 teams in your flight, full handicaps, with each of the five matches worth 10 points.
The overall champion was Charles Kassay, with his guest Roger James. Other winners were Pat Phillips and her guest, Alvina Diello, who were the overall women’s winners. Finishing second overall were Peter Farkas and his son Chris.
The players gave the course rave reviews, and all look forward to returning next year.
The Carolina Colours Golf Club regrets that health and family circumstances have led Jeremy and Susan Bruno to return to Ohio to be closer to their family. Jeremy will be missed; he has been a great asset to our club. All of us involved with the Carolina Colours Golf operation were thrilled to see this in Jeremy’s notice:
“We have enjoyed the four years that we have had with Carolina Colours. The management team is the best I have seen in the 60+ years that I have belonged to golf clubs. The attitude of the people and the progress that has been made on the course during difficult economic times is something you can be proud of.”
We at Carolina Colours take great pride in the quality of the work our team of home builders provides our home site owners. We provide a survey to each resident who builds a custom home a few months after move in, allowing them to evaluate on a confidential basis their building experience. We then use these surveys to insure that the builders that are a part of our team can be recommended with confidence.
We are pleased that of our last ten surveys, representing 5 of our custom builders, 9 stated that the quality of their custom home was outstanding, and 1 rated it good. Of the 80 total questions (relating to quality, communication, timeliness, cost effectiveness) only 3 questions were answered “average” while the other 77 were either “good” or, in the majority of instances, “outstanding.” Not a single owner reported any part of his or her experience as poor.
Many of our current home site owners are nearing their targeted construction time. Please call any of our sales agents at 1.877.356.2304 to discuss building options, or take a look at carolinacolours.com to learn more about our builder team.
The 2nd Annual Carolina Colours Pool Party took place on Sunday, June 22nd, with a great turnout of residents, children, grandchildren and guests. The kids competed in games while the adults took their turn at horseshoes, croquet and Bocce Ball. With beer, wine, a delicious BBQ dinner and a DJ playing everyone’s favorites, a good time was had by all!
Two state of the art Har-tru tennis courts are now open for play at Carolina Colours. With its automatic watering system, maintenance is easy and the surface is great for those of us whose legs and ankles have a few years on them. Located near our swimming pool at the Pavilion (clubhouse) complex, accessibility is great.