CFGC News & Media

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The Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. In the News

January 25, 2017 – Click here to read “‘Three Maker’s Craft’, published in Cape Fear Living. This article features the dressmakers who make the antebellum dresses for the Belles.”

Star News On Line – November 3, 2016 – Click here to view the Star News article “The Cape Fear Garden Club distributes funds from its annual Azalea Garden Tour to support local projects.”

Press Release…October 25, 2016
2016 Azalea Garden Tour Grant Awards

Star News On Line – October 15, 2016 – Click here to read about the children’s book by Melinda Stewart, a Cape Fear Garden Club member. The proceeds will aid Audubon North Carolina and the Sea Biscuit shelter. “Plucky the Lucky Pelican”

Star News On Line – June 24, 2016 – Click here to read “The Civic Improvements Committee of the Cape Fear Garden Club has announced three winners for this summer’s “Beauty Spot Outstanding Landscape Award.”

Salt Magazine, April 2016 – Click here to read the wonderful article in Salt Magazine feathering the gardens on the 2016 Azalea Garden Tour! “Cape Fear Garden Club’s 2016 Azalea Garden Tour”

Star News On Line – Sunday, February 21, 2016 – Click here to view Star News photos by Matt Born “Azalea Belle Dress Selection”

Star News Story – published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – Click here to read “Lessons in Growing, a Star News story featuring a school garden that received a grant from the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc ”

Star News Cover Story – Sunday, February 11, 2016 – Click here to read “Creating a fragrant oasis, a Star News cover story featuring the garden of Cape Fear Garden Club member, Karen Root.”

Star News On Line – Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – Click here to read “Cape Fear Garden Club awards $75,430 in grants with proceeds from the 2015 Garden Tour.”

Star News On Line – Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Click here to read “Garden Club Encourages Wild Spaces”

Star News On Line – Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – Click here to read The Cape Fear Garden Club Civic Improvements Committee replanted the courtyard at the Harrelson Center in preparation for the Harrelson Center’s 10th Anniversary Open House on Sept. 25th.”

Star News On Line – Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – Click here to read The Civic Improvements Committee of the Cape Fear Garden Club has announced the winners for the 2015 summer/fall “Beauty Spot Outstanding Landscape Award.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Click here to read CFGC Letter to Wilmington City Council, New Hanover County Commissioners, NC-DOT and North Carolina State Legislators.

Star News – Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – “Article addressing a bill to be put forth by Susi Hamilton in the next few weeks that will direct the state to consider existing trees before they make modifications or plans for new roads.

Coastal Review Online – Monday, April 13, 2015 – “The Greening of Wilmington” a feature story by Skip Maloney

Star News On Line – Friday, April 10, 2015 – “Crowds come out for Azalea Garden Tour kickoff.

WILM Channel 10 – Sunday, January 25, 2015 @  8:30 AM – Cape Fear Garden Club’s Beautification Awards program will be featured.

Lumina News –  November 4, 2014 – “Cape Fear Garden Club announces 2014 Azalea Garden Tour grant recipients by Susan Miller

Star News –  October 21, 2014 – “Cape Fear Garden Club adds greenery along Cross-City Trail

WWAY News Channel 3 –  April 10, 2014 – “Former Azalea Queen Sydney Penny now part of Azalea Festival in different way

Star News –  April 4, 2014 – “2014 Azalea Belles” – Photo Gallery… Over one hundred 2014 Azalea Belles came out to the Belle Tea party at the home of Cyndi McNeill off Magnolia Drive Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Star News –  April 4, 2014 – “Garden tour spotlights area’s green thumbs for Azalea Festival” – Star News interviews Azalea Garden Tour Chairwoman Rebecca Philpott.

Star News –  April 4, 2014 – “2014 Azalea Garden Tour include topiaries, espaliers and a variety of ‘garden rooms’” – This article highlights the 2014 Azalea Garden Tour!

Star News –  April 3, 2014 – “Celebration spotlights small business successes on Castle Street” – This article’s photo highlights Plant an Azalea Week as part of the celebration.

Star News – February 28, 2014 – “Couple transform small yard into cozy hideaway” – Features Jay and Jackie Loney whose garden will be on the 2014 Azalea Garden Tour.

Star News – February 28, 2014 – “Get your garden tour-ready” – Features Sarah Anderson, owner of Joyscapes Garden Design, is working with two garden owners for this year’s tour.

Star News – February 24, 2014 – “Photos – Azalea Belle Dress Fittings” – 2014 Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles try on their dresses, a great slideshow by Star News photographer Matt Born.

Star News – Friday November 1, 2013 – “Woman Creates Her Own Botanical Paradise” –  This article features CFGC member Karen Root.

Wrightsville Beach Magazine – April 2013- Garden Tour Homes featured in article “Romancing the Azalea

Star News – Saturday April 6, 2013 –  “Azalea Garden Tour Offers Wow Moments

Press Releases

26-Mar-2013
Enhancement Project Completed for City’s MLK/I40 Gateway

16-Feb-2013
Alma Fennell – Azalea belle dress fittings

15-Feb-2013
Kay Godwin – Azalea belle dress fittings

13-Feb-2013
Azalea Garden Tour Sneek Peek

13-Feb-2013
Debbie Scheu – Azalea belle dress fittings

06-Nov-2012
Cape Fear Garden Club donates ‘bloom again’ azaleas for 2013 tour

07-Jul-2012
Here now – Efforts pay off in state butterfly
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120707/articles/120709788

15-Apr-2012
Announcing the 4th Annual Plant an Azalea Week, April 15-21, 2012

13-Feb-2012
Oakdale Cemetery Becomes a Certified Wildlife Habitat

28-Jan-2012
“Admire the Blooms” during the 59th Annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour ©

08-Jan-2012
Laney High School Bluebird Trail Dedication

25-Nov-2011
Azalea Garden Tour – Major Contributor to Economic Impact

03-Nov-2011
Beauty Spot Outstanding Landscape Award

19-Oct-2011
Encore Azaleas Arrive

10-Oct-2011
Working Together to Conserve and Beautify

12-Mar-2011
Celebrating Arbor Day on March 18, 2011

20-Jan-2011
3rd Annual “Plant An Azalea Week” March 26 – April 1, 2011
Plant An Azalea Promotional Discount Flyer
Plant An Azalea Week Contest
Plant An Azalea Workshop

13-Jan-2011
2nd Bluebird Trail at New Hanover County Arboretum

Media Questions and Interview Requests

Please contact:
Barbara Downing, Publicity
publicity@capefeargardenclub.org

Azalea Garden Tour Media Questions and Interview Requests

Please contact:
Tara Burrell, Publicity
gardentourpublicity@capefeargardenclub.org

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