General Store and Provision Company Underway in Harbor Village

The construction of the newest addition to River Dunes Harbor Village is underway!The General Store and Provision Company is being framed this week, and mild winter weather has provided an opportunity for things to move along at a good pace.The General Store will be the first of several commercial structures that will provide services for residents, boaters and guests in the community.ARK Development of North Carolina is the contractor for the project, and architectural design services are provided by Historical Concepts of Atlanta, GA.

Breaking Ground on the Harbor Village General Store

It’s an exciting time at River Dunes as the construction of the General Store and Provision Company is now underway.The 1800 square foot facility, located just across Harborside Road from the Harbor Club, will add retail space to the current Harbor Village.Future structures planned for the Harbor Village include a post office and workout facility, a café/bakery that will offer casual indoor and outdoor dining, and a performing arts ampitheater.

2014 Property Owners Annual Homecoming Weekend

Mother Nature graced us with a beautiful sunny weekend for the festivities of the River Dunes Property Owners Association Homecoming Weekend and Annual Meeting.Owners enjoyed the warm weather on the deck of the Ura’s waterfront home at a Welcome Picnic that kicked off the weekend’s activities.

Saturday morning started bright and early with a tennis round robin, followed by a light breakfast on the Harbor Club Sun Porch.At 10:00, the Annual POA meeting was called to order and featured introductions, a recap of 2013 highlights and discussion of on-going and up-coming POA projects.Immediately following the meeting, lunch was served al fresco at the Duttry home in the Oyster Point neighborhood.

One of the highlights of the weekend was a presentation by Chief Al Spruill and SW Pamlico VFD members at the newly constructed Fire Sub-Station on Orchard Creek Road, just across from the entrance to River Dunes.SixRiver Dunes residents have already volunteered to serve with the VFD, a great start to our own Firefighter of the Month calendar!

Saturday afternoon activities included clay shooting on the riverside, an art show, rides on our restored 1948 Core Sounder “Miss Grace”, and, a surprise activity – tours of the property by helicopter.

One of our owners took this amazing shot of the Harbor Club from the air! Thanks for sharing it.

Another highlight of the weekend was a Wine and Cheese, held at the Wild home and sponsored by The Red Rickshaw and Watermark Custom Homes of NC.

On Sunday morning, the weekend wrapped up with breakfast at the Harbor Club, a simple non-denominational Chapel service, and mimosas at the Huffines home, sponsored by Cindy Huffines Interior Design – complete with River Dunes frosted sugar cookies!

A good time was had by all this weekend; and it’s hard to imagine how we’ll top it next year.But we promise to be back next fall with more great food, good times, and fond memories made with new and old friends.

River Dunes donates to Pamlico Historical Association & Museum

The Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce’s June Business After Hours was co-hosted by River Dunes and Beasley Broadcasting Group at the Harbor Club at River Dunes.Chamber members enjoyed a social hour, followed by an informational presentation on Digital Marketing services provided by Beasley and the awarding of “2014 Best Marina Community” to River Dunes by RealEsateScorecard.com, a website that ranks communities in the Southeast and Caribbean based on owner and visitor input and commentary.

A highlight of the evening was a silent auction and raffle benefitting the Pamlico County Historical Association.The event raised over $1000 for the Historical Association and the Pamlico County History Museum, located in Grantsboro.Present at the check presentation were (l to r): Joyce Schwimm, Executive Director of the Pamlico Chamber of Commerce; Pat Prescott, Director the Historical Association; Ed Mitchell, River Dunes; and Brent Stowe, Past President of the Historical Association.

Fire Sub-Station Work Nearing Completion

The pace of work on the new sub-station for SE Pamlico VFD, located on Orchard Creek Road, has stepped up over the past few weeks.It won’t be long now before the bays will be ready for equipment.The new sub-station will provide all the residents of the community of Pamlico and surrounding areas with emergency fire and rescue services.More photos will follow as the structure draws closer to completion.

Two Boat Shows this Weekend for River Dunes!

Not one, but two big boat shows are going on this weekend, and River Dunes will be at both of them!Stop by and visit our display in Tent A at the Bay Bridge Show in Kent Island, MD on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.For tickets and show hours, visit Bay Bridge Boat Show Information.

We’re also happy to be a sponsor of the Oriental In-Water Boat Show, held at Oriental Harbor.We’ll have a booth there as well with information about the marina and real estate.Visit the Oriental Boat Show website, for information and show hours.

2014 Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off at River Dunes

The 2014 Leukemia Cup Regatta at River Dunes kicked off with a reception at the Harbor Club featuring honored guests, the Delany family with their 18 month old daughter, a leukemia survivor.

Cindy Campbell, Chairman of the Regatta at River Dunes, and Emily Blust and of the NC Leukemia and Lyphoma Society were on hand to talk about the research and patient services funded by the Regatta.

Over 75 guests enjoyed refreshments as they learned how to register their boats for this year’s Regatta, to be held June 6-8.

River Dunes President Ed Mitchell welcomed guests and announced this year’s fund-raising goal of $140,000.

The highlight of the evening was honored guest speaker, Gary Jobson, five-time America’s Cup sailor and commentator for ESPN, himself a blood cancer survivor.Gary showed a video and gave a fascinating recount of this year’s America’s Cup race.

To register a boat or get sponsorship information, please visit The Leukemia Cup website.

Fire Station going up!

The new substation for Southeast Pamlico Volunteer Fire Department, located on Orchard Creek Road just across from River Dunes main entrance, is making headway.With the weather cooperating, walls are going up, and the building is beginning to take shape.The substation with serve the residents of the town of Pamlico and nearby communities.More construction photos will follow as the station takes shape.

River Dunes Owners Head Home on their New Boat

The Fitzpatricks, River Dunes owners, took possession of their new boat in Palm Beach, FL recently.They are spending a few days getting her outfitted before heading north to her home port, Grace Harbor at River Dunes.As they put it, “Mosey On will slip her lines and turn north on the 11th with stops pretty much anywhere that captures our interest…all at a stately 7 knots or so.”

Safe travels, and we’ll be waiting for you with the champagne!

More New Neighbors in Oyster Point

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Duttry family moved into their new custom home in the Oyster Point neighborhood of River Dunes.As is our tradition, we welcomed them to the community with a pair of new cruising bikes.We’re so happy to watch this neighborhood grow, and we’re looking forward to lots of great times with all our residents!

2013 Property Owners Weekend was a Blast!

This year’s annual Owners Homecoming Weekend turned out to be one of the best ever!The weather was beautiful, food was delicious and plentiful, and everyone had a great time.The events started with a Welcome Picnic at the home of Bill and Dianne Jayne.

On Saturday morning, over 60 owners gathered for the Annual Meeting in the Harbor Club, followed by lunch at the home of Gene and Cindy Campbell.

After lunch, owners disbursed for afternoon activities that included trout fishing, clay shooting, a walk with the Developer, kayaking, and an open house at the recently completed Duttry home.

On Saturday evening, Watermark Custom Homes of NC and The Red Rickshaw hosted a wine and cheese at the home of John Wild and Kathy Redmond.Immediately after the wine and cheese, owners gathered on the Harbor Club lawn and under the tent for an Oyster Roast with dancing to the sounds of The Tone Peddlers.

The weekend wrapped up with breakfast on Sunday morning, followed by a Chapel service.We’re already looking forward to the next time we get together with our owners at River Dunes!

River Dunes will be at the Annapolis Boat Shows!

Stop by our Booth D-7 at the Annapolis Powerboat Show and Sailboat Show for information about the marina, real estate and guest cottages, along with a special dockage offer, available only to Boat Show attendees.

Powerboat Show – October 3 – 6

Sailboat Show – October 10 – 14

More information and photos from the Shows will follow…