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Plenty of Dining Options for Brunswick Forest Residents in The Villages at Brunswick Forest

by Brandy August 23,2016

The Villages at Brunswick Forest, the community’s 160-acre commercial town center with shopping and medical services in addition to first-rate dining options, now has even more restaurants for Brunswick Forest residents to choose from!


Pizzetta’s Pizzeria in The Villages at Brunswick Forest offers a full menu of not only specialty pizza options, but also delicious Italian favorites like pasta fagioli soup, Stromboli, calzones, pasta and more. Enjoy full bar service and outdoor dining at this popular Brunswick Forest community hangout.


Bessie Burger

Bessie Burger serves up hand-pattied certified Angus beef burgers along with delicious hand-cut fries, onion rings and fresh-baked buns. Try out the restaurant’s signature burger, the “Bessie Burger” which consists of a beef patty with mustard, chili, coleslaw, American cheese and onions.


Flights Wine Bar

Flights Wine Bar at The Villages is the place to go for a wide variety of wine and craft beers along with a unique menu of tapas items or entrees. Flights’ friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to guide you with selecting the perfect glass of wine or craft beer to pair with your meal.


The Joyce

Be sure to check out The Joyce Irish Pub, also conveniently located right within the community in The Villages. The Joyce serves up hearty Irish and classic American pub fare along with an extensive selection of craft beers and full bar. Check out their Facebook page for menu updates and information on live music at the restaurant.




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Introducing…Nicole Stone

by Brandy August 21,2016


Brunswick Forest is proud to welcome Nicole Stone as the new activities director for Brunswick Forest. In this role, Nicole will organize and plan activities for our residents within the neighborhood and throughout the local community. In addition, she will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fitness and Wellness Center. Nicole has a background in event-planning, sales and marketing and brings an enthusiastic and positive attitude to her new position at the center.

Nicole was born in upstate New York and grew up in Salem, Virginia. She has lived in Wilmington for the past 12 years and loves the coastal lifestyle this area offers. When she is not hanging out at the beach, Nicole enjoys running and is training for her third marathon.

Event-Planning and Sales Experience

Prior to coming to work for Brunswick Forest, Nicole was the director of sales and marketing for the Magnolia Greens golf course. Here, in addition to marketing and promoting the course, she planned golf tournaments, weddings, baby showers and other events. Before that, Nicole was a sales executive for CBS 10 WILM where she wrote commercials and sold advertisements.

Open-Door Policy

Nicole is extremely excited about her new position at Brunswick Forest and wants all of the residents to know that she has an open-door policy when it comes to ideas for new activities or suggestions on how to improve existing activities. “I’m honored and delighted to be part of the wonderful team here at Brunswick Forest,” says Nicole, “I’ve met many friendly faces at the Fitness and Wellness Center so far, and I look forward to getting to know more residents in the coming weeks and months.”

Welcome to the team, Nicole!




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Sea Turtle Hatching Season

by Brandy August 19,2016


Summer on the North Carolina coast is an active time of year with plenty of visiting tourists and local residents out and about enjoying the many waterways, beaches and other natural amenities the area has to offer. August in particular is an active month in coastal North Carolina for hatchings of sea turtle nests. All along the beaches near Brunswick Forest in the coming weeks, volunteers will be helping assist with hatchings in designated nesting locations.

CCBY, Damien du Toit

Nesting and Hatching Season

Sea Turtles nest on local area beaches from May until August. Each female turtle can come ashore to nest three to five times a season and deposits around 150 eggs per nest. During nesting season, it is very important that local residents keep beaches dark at night. Sea turtles like to nest after dark and lights from homes and businesses can disorient the nesting mothers as well as the new hatchlings. These new nests are marked and protected by local organizations and volunteers until the sea turtle eggs are ready to hatch.

CCBY, Per-Olof Forsberg

Local Volunteers

Sea turtle hatchings are a big event on the North Carolina coast and volunteers are needed during hatching season to assist the hatchings with their journey to the water. As a resident of Brunswick Forest, you can become involved in efforts to protect sea turtles and assist during hatching season! Visit to find a list of coordinators who can help you become involved with assisting in hatching season.

Nearby Sea Turtle Hospital

The Wilmington area is one of the few places on the entire east coast where sea turtles are active and every effort is made by local groups and places like the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach to protect these beautiful creatures. In addition to conservation efforts, the hospital helps to rescue and rehabilitate sea turtles who are sick or injured.



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