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DREAMING OF BECOMING A PILOT? If you are a student between the ages of 12 and 18 living in the Cape Fear region, you can participate in a digital video contest. The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation has partnered with Jeppesen to offer two private pilot online training courses to selected winners. To enter: Submit a video stating why you want to be a pilot, why you should be awarded this training opportunity, and how you plan to further your future in aviation. Digital videos must be submitted by email no later than Dec. 5 at midnight. More details online.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS: New Hanover County is looking for feedback from citizens to help shape the county’s plans and policies for the future. A citizen survey is online now through Dec. 12. A paper version of the survey is also being mailed to 4,000 randomly-selected New Hanover County households.
FOODIE EVENT RESCHEDULED: The 5th Annual Taste of Wrightsville Beach has been rescheduled from Oct. 8, 2o016, due to Hurricane Matthew. The event, now slated for Jan. 21, 2017, at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, celebrates the island's diverse food with more than 30 culinary, beer and wine tasting booths. Call (910) 620-0281 or use email for further details.
MUSIC OF LOVE: Linda Lavin returns to perform with the Wilmington Symphony in a Symphony Pops Valentine concert on Feb. 11 at the Wilson Center. The acclaimed singer and actress (and former Port City resident) will be accompanied by pianist Billy Stritch, bassist Tom Hubbard, jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein, and drummer (and husband) Steve Bakunas. Tickets can be purchased online.
LOCAL DOCUMENTARY NOW AVAILABLE: A film honoring the 75th anniversary of the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is now available to the public. Produced by filmmaker Rob Hill, it captures the building’s history including how it served the military during WWII, what it meant to them and the community at large, and how the building continues to serve the community today. The film was first shown during the world premiere of Mrs. World War II Wilmington, an original musical written by Tony Stimac in honor of the building’s 75th anniversary, on Veterans Day. A short version (under five minutes) can be viewed online.