Coffee and Community Conversation

Once a month, River Dunes home owners have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and some casual conversation with the development team about the community.  These informal gatherings are held at the Provision Company, and owners are welcome to drop for updates and discussion about topics pertaining to life in the community.  Some great ideas and suggestions have come from these sessions which are open to all property owners.

POA Weekend Highlights

This past weekend was the 10th Annual and one of the best POA Homecoming Weekends we’ve had at River Dunes!  Over 60 owners attended various events that included

  • A delicious and spectacular apple themed Welcome Dinner at home of John and Lynn Robinson on Friday night
  • A 5k Run/Walk/Bike on Saturday morning
  • The Annual POA meeting
  • An Al Fresco Lunch at the home of Bill and Dianne Jayne
  • Fishing with Rusty
  • Clay Shooting on the Riverside
  • A Tennis Clinic and Round Robin
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • A Trunk Show at the Provision Company
  • Wine and Cheese at the home of John Wild and Kathy Redmond
  • An Oyster Roast and Shrimp Boil on the Lawn
  • Dancing to the sounds of Saltwater Gold

Here are a few photos from the weekend.  We’re already looking forward to Homecoming Weekend 2017!!

All is Well at River Dunes!

The old sages say that the weather is most beautiful after a storm, and we couldn’t agree more!  We are happy to report that Matthew passed us by with absolutely no damage to the marina or the community.  Capt. Rich and crew did a great job of storm preparation, and our well-protected marina was completely full.  Full power, phones and internet were quickly restored, and the minor yard debris clean up is almost complete.

The photos that you see above and below were taken around Grace Harbor yesterday.  All is well, the sky is blue, and we are open for business – we’re even holding an outdoor wedding on the docks this weekend!

Grace Harbor wins Major Award

The popular boating website Marinas.com holds an annual Best Marinas Contest with results based on the actual votes of boaters who have stayed the marinas.  The editors of Marinas.com have announced the winners, and Grace Harbor at River Dunes was voted one of the Top Marinas in the Southeastern United States.  Winners were divided among the geographical regions of the US, Canada, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.  Many thanks to those of you who voted for River Dunes!

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Harborfest & Oriental Cup Regatta Kick Off Today

The sky is blue, the day is balmy, the tents for the Saturday evening Gala are up, sailboats are coming into the marina, and preparations are almost complete for the kick-off of Harborfest for Heartworks and The Oriental Cup Regatta tonight at River Dunes.  Today’s events include Regatta Registration from 5:00-7:00 at the Pavilion on Grace Harbor, followed by a Barbecue Dinner provided by Roland’s of Beaufort starting at 5:30.  Dancing to the sounds of Saltwater Gold until 10:00 will round out the evening.  Tickets will be available at the door for $25 per person.  Come on out and support the great work that Heartworks does for the families of Pamlico County!

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Never Forget

God Bless America.

 

 

 

The Cottages, Bunkies and Landings at Boathouse Row

This fall, two new home offerings will be added to the neighborhood of Boathouse Row in River Dunes.  In addition to the six existing cottage style floorplans (one of the cottages is pictured above), plans are well underway for a grouping of small bunkies, designed by Historical Concepts of Atlanta, GA, and twins, The Landings, located on Backcove Circle.  All of these products will feature the attention to detail and traditional architecture found in the existing custom homes and amenities in the community.

River Dunes is proud to announce that the editors of Southern Living magazine have recently hand-selected Boathouse Row as a Southern Living Inspired Community.

For more information about the new offerings in Boathouse Row, please call 800-975-9565 and speak to one of our real estate consultants.

Labor Day Weekend Activities

Friday, September 2

8:00 – 5:00   Grace Harbor Provision Company Open.

10:00 – 5:00   Pool Cabana Open with “Clean Out the Cooler” Beer Specials all day.  Lunch will be served from 11:00 to 3:00.  Choose from the Pool Menu; or the Harbor Club Lunch Menu on the second floor screened porch with appropriate cover up and shoes, or inside the Harbor Club with regular attire.

6:00 – 9:00   Dinner at the Harbor Club will feature a menu* with Chef Robert’s “Grown in North Carolina” offerings.

Saturday, September 3

8:00 – 5:00   Grace Harbor Provision Company Open.

10:00 – 5:00   Pool Cabana Open with “Clean Out the Cooler” Beer Specials all day.  Lunch will be served from 11:00 to 3:00.  Choose from the Pool Menu; or the Harbor Club Lunch Menu on the second floor screened porch with appropriate cover up and shoes, or inside the Harbor Club with regular attire.

10:00   The River Dunes Cup – Champagne, Cupcakes and Croquet on the Lawn.  Cut-throat Rules and Prizes for the winning team.  Beer, Champagne & Cupcakes on the porch.

6:00 – 9:00   Dinner at the Harbor Club will feature a menu with Chef Robert’s “Grown in North Carolina” offerings.

*Menu options will be sent in more detail in next week’s email update and printed out at the Harbor Club.

Sunday, September 4

8:00 – 5:00   Grace Harbor Provision Company Open.

10:00 – 5:00   Pool Cabana Open with “Clean Out the Cooler” Beer Specials from 12:00 noon until 5:00.  Lunch will be served from the Pool Menu from 11:00 to 3:00.  Lunch is also available on the second floor screened porch with appropriate cover up and shoes or inside the Harbor Club with regular attire.

6:00 – 8:00   Labor Day Picnic Dinner at the Harbor Club.  All your casual favorites including fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, lots of delicious salads and sides and banana pudding for dessert served buffet style in the dining room.  $20 per person++.

8:00   Join us for the Big Labor Day Movie.

Monday, September 5

8:00 – 5:00  Grace Harbor Provision Company Open.

10:00 – 5:00   Pool Cabana Open with “Clean Out the Cooler” Beer Specials all day.  Hot Dogs and all the trimmings served for lunch from 11:00 to 3:00.

Broadwaters Neighborhood Moving Right Along

The four custom homes under construction in the Broadwaters neighborhood of River Dunes are well underway.  We’re all anticipating a really great block party to celebrate all these beautiful new homes once they are complete!  The Wadsworth family is adding the main house to their completed cottage and carriage home.  The Tikkalas are constructing the main house that will be part of their family compound.  The Lassens have recently moved into their carriage home and will move forward with their main house soon.  The Patersons will be moving into the main house they are finishing, just adjacent to the carriage home they completed a few years ago.

Congratulations to all these homeowners – we can tell that Broadwaters is going to be a fun neighborhood with great families and friends!

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Ideal Living Expo in Washington DC

September 24 - 25, 2016

River Dunes will be participating in the Resort and Retirement Expo hosted by Ideal Living at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Boulevard in McLean, VA on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25.  Saturday hours are 10:00 to 5:00, and Sunday hours are 11:00 to 3:00.  This past year, River Dunes was chosen by the editors and readers of Ideal Living magazine as “Best of the Best” Boating Community.  Visit us at the Expo and find out why River Dunes is proud to be the best of the best among boating lifestyle communities in the Southeast!

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River Dunes Dragons Race for the Win!

This past weekend, the Oriental Dragon Boat Festival was held at Grace Harbor in River Dunes.  A team of River Dunes residents and friends joined in the fun, won the Team Spirit Award, and paddled well enough to win two of their three heats.  It was a great day on and off the water, with funds raised for several non-profit agencies, including over $1500 raised by the River Dunes crew for Heartworks, supporting the great work they do for the children and families of Pamlico County.

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Dragon Boat Races in Grace Harbor

The Oriental Dragon Boat Races will be held on Saturday, August 13th on Grace Harbor at River Dunes.  The races moved to River Dunes several years ago, as the marina offers a protected location for the rowers. 

Dragon Boat paddlers move in unison, combining strength with teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates in ancient China.  Dragon Boats are the world’s largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20, plus a drummer and a steersperson.  Teamwork is everything in Dragon Boat racing, and synchronicity is more important than strength.

In additon to the Dragon Boat racing, other activities will include great food, great music, kids’ activities, a parade of teams, and much much more.

Schedule of Activities

9:00 to 9:15 am     Parade of Teams

9:25 to 9:40 am     Welcome Remarks

9:45 to 9:50 am     Special Salute

9:50 am                  Festival Opens

9:55 to 10:00 am    Dotting the Eye of the Dragon

10:00 am                 Vendors and Kids Park opens

10:15 am                 First Races Begin

3:30 pm                  Kids Park Closes

4:00 to 4:30 pm     Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks

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