Month: July 2019

LGBTQ space backed by Peter Thiels firm eyes former Farina space in

first_img 0% “Yass will turn us into a real fucking community,” a testimonial on the company’s site boasts.While space has shrunk, a vibrant LGBT community certainly exists in San Francisco.“I want to know who they’re talking about because we have a community, alive and thriving,” said Ani Rivera, executive director of Galería de la Raza, a gallery and events space that frequently hosts events and exhibits work by and about queer communities. She called on the community to focus instead on supporting existing organizations. “Now more than ever, as we’re seeing these spaces, we have to protect what we do have.”The fact that the club comes with a membership fee also didn’t go over well.“When we have the lives of trans women and the trans community still at the margins, that they need support … how is this accessible to the most marginalized folks?” Rivera asked. “It’s really difficult to be supportive and not think that they’re adding to more of displacement and gentrification happening in our community when they’re really not working in the community to make a space.”Rivera reacted to the placement of the space almost directly across from the Women’s Building, a decades-old nonprofit feminist organization rooted in lesbian activism, with particular chagrin.“That’s the piece that makes me almost cringe, is how tone-deaf they are to the community, coming in, and the historical legacy,” she said.An email to Yass for comment was not immediately returned. What, you ask, is happening to the old Farina space? A Peter Thiel-funded private club for gays called Yass— Jonathan Kauffman (@jonkauffman) December 7, 2017 Tags: LGBT • real estate Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img “Tran said he was not ready to announce Yass’s exact location in the Mission” – it’s clear from the rendering it’s at 18th and Dearborn, across the street from the Women’s Building, former site of Farina, which closed after a history of wage theft.— Larry-bob (@larrybobsf) December 7, 2017 A meetup space for queer people “accessible to every ‘letter’ plus more” apparently plans to move into the space where Italian restaurant Farina was evicted after its liquor license was seized by the state last summer.Yass, a kind of social club and co-working space for LGBTQ people, is planning to open in the Mission sometime in the spring. Though its founders have been mum on a specific location, a rendering published in the Guardian on Thursday shows that the intended space is 3560 18th St. at Dearborn, a fact quickly picked up by various San Francisco observers on Twitter.Yass has attracted attention because it is funded by a company co-founded by Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley magnate and billionaire who also backed President Donald Trump.The proposal has therefore been met with some skepticism and concerns about exacerbating gentrification. A rapidly changing neighborhood has already seen several LGBT spaces shuttered, including near the apparent new location of Yass. The city’s last lesbian bar, the Lexington Club, closed in 2015, and the former lesbian bar Amelia’s, now the Elbo Room, is expected to relocate as the building is developed.last_img read more

The strange and terrible saga of the Missions Sunset Idea House The

first_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter “This is your Japanese pool here … underneath these pieces,” Swann continues. “Here’s your spa room, your wet bar, your half-bath, a full bathtub and there’s the elevator that takes you to all levels.” There is also, Swann casually notes, a 50-foot-high turbine in the backyard. It’s very rare, you know, for a house with a spa on the first floor to have a turbine in the backyard. And that’s why, a dozen years ago, buses would disgorge dozens of curious onlookers here at the corner of 25th and Alabama. Gawkers would pay $20 ($15 for seniors) to take a tour through the Mission’s “Sunset Idea House,” one of Sunset magazine’s “showcase homes.”  For nearly a century, this was no showcase but, rather, a typical Mission District structure, with two units on the second floor and ground floor commercial. Longtime neighbors recall a tile shop and, later, an appliance store on the first level prior to the spa and wet bar. In 1998, builder Robin Wilson and her then-partner, police officer Kelly Paul, bought the place and, several years later, erected a home the likes of which this city hadn’t seen before. Or, really, since. This fortress-like manse was, in the words of the Chronicle, “green to the gills.” Reclaimed everything. LEED-certified everything. Wind-, rain-, and sun-harnessing everything in a 4,800-square-foot two-unit structure with lots of open space and stark (but expensive) minimalism of the sort typifying modern opulence — and a 360-degree panorama of the city from the top floor to boot.“You’ve got some really great bones here,” says Swann in the present day. “It’s a great opportunity for someone to take something and make it their own.” This is also a verifiable fact, but it’s a jarring one. Great bones? This home is only a dozen years old and was a tourist attraction and source of considerable fanfare. And yet … it’s a wreck. When an unknown saboteur allegedly punched holes in the roofline just prior to torrential rains, the result was massive water damage seeping down through all levels of the 4,800-square-foot home. Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.This place looks like Keith Moon cloned himself a dozen times over and spent several weeks debauching here. Large portions of the walls and ceilings have been ripped out and are stripped down to the wiring. The Japanese spa is empty and covered over with slats as if the inhabitants hurriedly fled following a reactor mishap. The pond in the backyard is choked with duckweed and the turbine isn’t turning. Things looked a lot better earlier this year. But, just prior to the torrential rainstorms of early 2019, someone allegedly ascended the walls here and punched holes in the roof line, leading to a deluge that soaked the house down to those great bones. For good measure, this unknown saboteur (or saboteurs) also tossed bagfuls of rocks down the plumbing lines. The resulting water remediation work at the Sunset Idea House required dozens of workmen to strip down those walls and ceilings, and line the interior of the vast house with plastic sheeting held together with zippers. It all resembled a scene out of Breaking Bad, Swann recalled. This apparent sabotage — which resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars of maintenance work and led to a $500,000 drop in the asking price down to $3.495 million — is just the latest twist in the strange and terrible saga of the Mission’s Sunset Idea House. In a dozen short years, it transmuted from a lofty green ideal to that worst of all combinations for San Francisco — vacant luxury housing. Vacant. But not uninhabited. On June 9, this notably photogenic intruder was removed from the property. Security footage from June 21 shows a remarkably similar looking man in the backyard. Neighbors have claimed a man matching this description has been in, on, or around the property at various times.On the afternoon of June 9, one of Swann’s colleagues was attempting to open the hulking front door of the property when, as recounted in a subsequent police report, “it abruptly closed and he heard the interior deadbolt lock.” Police were summoned. While the front door had been barricaded, most seven-bed seven-bath homes have a side door, and this one was no exception. The cops discovered a shoeless 31-year-old man with shoulder-length hair and a goatee on the third-story balcony, “sitting calmly in a chair.” This was unexpected. Former owner Wilson was foreclosed upon and evicted from the property in April 2018. Those chairs — and the house writ large — should’ve been unoccupied. The real estate agent didn’t want to make a big deal of it. He didn’t sign the citizen’s arrest form. The intruder did not have any outstanding warrants (though the police report notes he did have mugshots on file). He was not arrested but merely detained, which is why the police have not disclosed his identity. As for his appearance, however, “he looked like homeless Johnny Depp,” said Swann. Then she thought better of this redundant statement. “Johnny Depp is pretty much looking homeless these days.” Depp’s whereabouts are unknown. But his doppelgänger appears fixated on the house on the corner of 25th and Alabama. Upstairs, its glass door has been knocked off the rails. A neighbor earlier this month called Swann and told her a man had scaled the building and then ambled out the front door. Did he resemble Captain Jack Sparrow? “Yes,” says Swann. “Yes, he did.” Security footage from June 21, meanwhile, reveals a man with shoulder-length hair and a goatee calmly reading a newspaper in the backyard before bedding on the patio. Neighbors say the cops are here now every week or two. When asked why, they matter-of-factly reply, “squatters.” During our walkthrough, what may have been a makeshift bed crafted of towels was visible in one of the home’s many bedrooms. Inexplicably, a copy of the book The Time of Mute Swans was sitting on a countertop on the home’s top floor. Swann hadn’t seen that before. But if this was a cryptic message for her, she didn’t seem fazed. “Johnny’s on the prowl,” she said, “so now we have a really great security system and burglar alarm system.” This, she says, won’t be a problem for the next owner. Swann envisions “tech gentlemen who live together and work on ideas and thoughts and processes together” or, perhaps, a well-off multigenerational family. Neither of these scenarios would probably be judged as ideal by the home’s neighbors. But, at this point, the they appear to be ready for it. They just want a little sanity. Is that too much to ask? It has been, so far. From the exterior, this dream house is still quite dreamy. Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.Irony is hard to define. But, here goes. The Sunset Idea House was pitched as a green dream and the energy-efficient home of the future. Not only was there the ubiquitous turbine, there were also solar panels and efficient materials. And yet, in February 2009, the neighbors called the Department of Building Inspection and complained that the Sunset Idea House was siphoning off their electricity. “Electricity is being tapped by the neighbor for a long period of time,” reads the DBI report. Well, that’s one way to be efficient. To paraphrase the old Jackie Mason joke, if you can’t get it wholesale, steal it. On top of all this, the wiring used for the siphoning was described as substandard: “Wiring is in the weather with no protection and of non-weather-rated construction.” Complaints from the Department of Building Inspection were plentiful here. Among many observations tucked away in these voluminous reports, this house was built five feet wider than permitted. And these Building Inspection complaints have continued, even after Wilson lost the home in 2018 and ownership was assumed by a Southern California-based LLC called Stoneridge. As for Wilson, court records turned up five bankruptcy cases between 2008 and 2017 alone. Clearly there were money issues here, which led to the use of this home as a short-term rental bonanza and event/party space — in contravention of San Francisco law. “It was an odd situation,” says one neighbor. “It was so obviously Airbnb’d. There were always different people out on the patio. Young people. A lot of people coming in and out.” Neighbor Frances Taylor sums up these revelers as “Arrogant white people holding drinks and hogging the sidewalk.” The city, meanwhile, citing “continuing and flagrant” violations of short-term rental laws, fined Wilson nearly $60,000. Disgruntled Yelp reviewers, some of whom juxtaposed the high asking price of the unit and amenities such as a coffee pot held together with duct tape — on the inside of the pot — complained to the city and attempted to get their money back. You’re not going to believe this, but they were unsuccessful. And the city has not yet collected either. And good luck to anyone who thinks that’ll happen. Your humble narrator was unable to reach Wilson, who did not return our phone messages. And now we’re on to the next phase at 25th and Alabama, whatever that is. Taylor, for one, welcomes it. A dozen years ago, she pointed out the hypocrisy of buses idling on the block to accommodate environmental tourism. Nothing in the ensuing years has softened her opinion of the place. Nobody knows quite what’s coming next. But, whatever it is, Taylor is likely to be less than thrilled. “How many families could be living in that space?” she asked. “And, instead,” she says, her voice dripping with disdain, “it’s a showpiece.” Photo by Abraham Rodriguez. Bankruptcies, a short-term rental bonanza, charges of tapping power from neighbors — and, now, a Johnny Depp look-alike squatter — are the legacy of this vacant local landmark. So far.  Photo by Abraham Rodriguez. A sauna room in the bottom floor of the main house. 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Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.“It’s very rare,” real estate agent Rachel Swann tells us, “that you come into a house where the first floor is a spa level.” You know what? That’s true. That’s a verifiable fact. And yet, here we are with an honest-to-goodness spa at our feet and photographer Abe Rodriguez about ready to stumble into it while he runs around snapping pictures of this amazing place. center_img Email Addresslast_img read more

HAVING waited three weeks for their first match of

first_imgHAVING waited three weeks for their first match of the new season the Reserves definitely blew the cobwebs away with a great 20-10 victory against a Rovers outfit at the unfamiliar, and very windy, confines of West Hull ARLFC writes Graham Henthorne.The victory was based on a solid defensive display which foiled everything that the home side could throw at it.With the wind in their favour in the opening stanza the Saints continually put themselves under pressure with silly handling errors in their own half. Five or six times a stray pass or knock on forcing a silly pass down the left side gifted possession to the home side in good field position. It is a testament to the scrambling defence on show from the Saints that Rovers only managed to pierce the Saints defensive line once in the first half, and that way out of the left touchline.Having conceded the opening score the Saints finally managed to get into Rovers territory at quarter time on the back of a penalty. First Nathan Ashe probed down the right before the ball was spread left eventually ending up with Carl Forster who dummied a kick out wide before plunging over himself at the side of the posts. Dom Speakman converted to give the Saints the lead.Despite having a gale at their backs the Saints never managed to get good enough field position to use the wind continually being forced onto the back foot by poor handling.On the half hour another penalty saw the Saints again in Rovers half of the pitch only for Speakman to be denied at the line on the last when there was an overlap out wide if only he’d looked up.Coach Talbot reminded the team at half time that despite a 55% completion rate they were still ahead, although the wind would be a difficult obstacle to overcome.The home side should have gone ahead immediately on the restart as a high bomb had Jaydon Sandford in a spin only for the Rovers winger to knock on with the line at his mercy.Sandford mad amends with a weaving run deep into Rovers ground only to see the ball go to ground two tackles later. And when Corey Lee broke free around the Rovers winger only to kick ahead to their full back, there was a sense that this might not be Saint’s day, especially when Rovers took the lead minutes laterHowever, the Saints drew on their reserves of strength and fitness and took the fight to the home side in the final quarter.A cross kick on the last from Ashe found Corey Lee in acres of space having replaced the injured Sandford on the wing and he scampered in for the try, improving it enough for Jordan Case to be able to just convert against the howling gale.Yet more desperate defence kept Rovers out and a relieving penalty saw the Saints in the opposition half. Speakman darted out of dummy half and quick hands to the left corner from Scott Hale and Josh Jones saw Lee in for his second.Case couldn’t convert leaving the Saints hanging onto a six point lead but the home side, having thrown everything at the Saints in vain, were a spent force. Carl Forster was held up over the line but from the resultant play the ball Danny Yates shot through the line to seal the win.As Coach Talbot said, last year the Reserves may have buckled in the second half but this side showed great character to come back and win.Forster, Ant Walker, Hale and Joe Greenwood took the team forward in a hard fought win for the Reserves against an experienced Rovers outfit.Match SummaryHull KR:T: Scott, Taylor (C.)G: BeharrellSt Helens:T: Lee 2, Forster, YatesG: Speakman, CaseHT: 4-6Teams:Hull KR: Luke Hardcastle; David Scott, Chris Heil, Curtis Pullen, James Beaumont; Kristian Bell, Matthew Beharrell; Loyd Ofori, Keil Carlile, Jason Nethrton, George Griffin, Aaron Ollett, Tyler Hepi.Subs: Joe Gay, Callum Tayloy, Sam Jowsey, Sonny Esslemont.St. Helens: Corey Lee; Greg Wilde, Adam Swift, Josh Jones, Jayden Sandford; Nathan Ashe, Danny Yates; Jordan Hand, Dominic Speakman, Karl Forster, Scott Hale, Joe Greenwood, Danny Jones.Subs: Marcus Baines, Anthony Walker, Jordan Case, Joe Bate.last_img read more

SAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays Sto

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Stobart Super League Round 26 game with London Broncos at Langtree Park.Michael Shenton and Chris Flannery miss out but Jon Wilkin, Josh Jones and Ade Gardner are recalled.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 17. Gary Wheeler, 19. Andy Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 26. Josh Jones.Tony Rea will choose his London side from:1. Luke Dorn, 3. Jamie O’Callaghan, 4. David Howell, 5. Michael Robertson, 7. Craig Gower, 8. Antonio Kaufusi, 9. Chad Randall, 10. Mark Bryant, 13. Tony Clubb, 14. Julien Rinaldi, 18. Olsi Krasniqi, 19. Daniel Sarginson, 21. Kieran Dixon, 22. Ben Bolger, 23. Omari Caro, 28. Michael Channing, 30. Scott Wheeldon, 31. Will Lovell, 32. Mike McMeeken.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Richard Silverwood.Tickets are on sale for the game too and details are here.Stat Pack:2012 Meeting:London Broncos 24, St Helens 34 (SLR1, 4/2/12)Super League Summary:St Helens won 34 (includes win in 2003 play-offs)London Broncos won 52 drawsUps and Downs:St Helens highest score: 62-16 (H, 2003) (Widest margin: 54-0, A, 2008)London Broncos highest score: 40-6 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)last_img read more

GET yourself down to the John Smiths Stadium in H

first_imgGET yourself down to the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield to celebrate the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup.For just £10, fans can enjoy listening to a galaxy of rugby league stars who will discuss their World Cup memories, the 2013 tournament and the future of international rugby league.There will also be film from past tournaments and exhibitions of memorabilia from many of the leading clubs.Speakers and panellists include David Oxley CBE, Neil Fox MBE, Dave Woods, Angela Powers, Garry Schofield OBE, Robbie Hunter-Paul, Bev Risman OBE, John Kear, Gary Hetherington, Johnny Whiteley and Tony Collins.Event organiser David Thorpe said: “Our aim has been to make this event affordable for the fans. Tickets, which include morning and afternoon refreshments and a buffet lunch, cost just £10. I doubt there will never be another event like this. It really is a unique opportunity to listen to and meet so many of the game’s leading names in one place.“They are all giving generously of their time to so that fans can enjoy a day to remember.”Doors open to the exhibitions in the main stand at The John Smith’s Stadium at 9.30am and the first panel begins in the Revell Ward Suite at 11.30am and will run through the day, with breaks for lunch and refreshments, until about 4.45pm.There is plenty of free parking at the stadium.Tickets can be purchased online at, by ringing (01484) 484134 or by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

Saints went ahead early in the first half and it w

first_imgSaints went ahead early in the first half and it was nip and tuck until we scored in the last 30 seconds of the game to win 40-36.Gareth Foster, Head Coach of the Saints LDRL, mentioned: “I’m incredibly proud of the boys tonight. They got stuck in, worked together and really made their club proud. Both teams were absolutely fantastic.”Assistant Coach Gareth Friar added: “It was brilliant seeing all the smiling faces at the end of the game by both teams. It shows that everyone loved playing the sport win or lose. I’m so proud of our team and what we have achieved in a small amount of time.”Saints:2. Chris Foster, 3. Josh Bold, 5. Jordon Derbyshire, 6. Faye Gaskin, 7. Jamie Cross, 8. Connor Harrison, 9. Michael Thompson (C), 10. Mathew Hanley, 11. Luke Evans, 12. Jamie Leatherbarrow, 13. Gareth Friar, 14. Tom Blanthorne, 15. Adam McGrath.last_img read more

Matty Smith and Matty Costello have been recalled

first_imgMatty Smith and Matty Costello have been recalled to the side with both Dom Peyroux and Ryan Morgan ruled out through injury.Justin Holbrook will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 23. Ben Barba, 30. Matty Costello.Steve McNamara will choose his Dragons side from:1. David Mead, 4. Brayden Wiliame, 5. Fouad Yaha, 6. Samisoni Langi, 8. Rémi Casty, 10. Sam Moa, 11. Louis Anderson, 12. Benjamin Garcia, 14. Julian Bousquet, 15. Mikael Simon, 17. Jason Baitieri, 19. Michael McIlorum, 20. Lewis Tierney, 21. Benjamin Jullien, 22. Lucas Albert, 31. Tony Gigot, 32. Mickael Goudemand, 33. Josh Drinkwater, 34. Kenny Edwards.The game kicks off at 12:30pm and the referee is Robert Hicks.The game is now sold out.last_img read more

Hope Abounds Build sand castles to benefit those fighting cancer

first_img You can show off your castle building skills this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Surf City Welcome Center.The money raised will go to help local women, teens and children currently undergoing cancer treatment.Participants will have up to 3 hours to build their own sand castle with tools they bring to the beach.Related Article: Families compete in sandcastle build-off at Ocean Isle BeachClick here to get involved. Sand Castles (Photo: CBS News) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Attention sand castle lovers! There is an event happening this weekend to benefit people who are battling cancer.Hope Abounds is holding an event to crown the “Castles for Cancer Champion”.- Advertisement – last_img

WC Lanier dies remembered for impact on community

first_imgW.C. Lanier (Photo: Facebook) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man behind several festivals and expos in our area has died.W.C. Lanier died Tuesday night. He brought the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo to Wilmington for several years. He was also the event coordinator for the North Carolina Rice Festival in Belville, and the organizer of the Cape Fear BBQ Festival.- Advertisement – In previous interviews, Lanier said he liked bringing the community together and enjoyed showing off everything our area has to offer.His funeral is set for Friday at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. Visitation is at 2 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m.last_img

Downtown Wilmington community overflows with support for storm victims

first_img Cape Fear Spice Merchants- 20 Market Street      Donating $1.00 from each sale of coffee and tea to go from Oct 1-31, 2018. We will also donate $1.00 from the sale of our House made Hurricane Black Tea and our newly created Sunny Days Citrus Spice Rub October 1-31. Owners Gary and Sue Coleman will personally match a portion of the money raised from the sale of all of the above.Bloke- 216 Princess Street    Donate 2% of our total sales for the whole month of October.October 19th from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM will be donating 8% of all sales from that day to celebrate their 8th Anniversary.Pure Life Wellness Center- 346 Nutt Street     Immune Boosting Tea (20 Oz)-  Donate $1 for each one soldSmoothie:  Immune Boosting, Mold Spore Reducing (20oz)- Donating $1 for each one soldWellness Shot (4 oz)- Donating $1 for each one soldYogurt & Parfait (6oz)- $2 for each one soldRelated Article: Deputies fired after driving van into floodwaters, killing two Camillions- 112 Market Street, Unit AGLASS NAIL FILE MEDIUM – #OVERFLO  ($4 of each one sold will go toward OverFlo Hurricane relief organizations)Manifest Design- 200 N. Front StreetExtra !0% off the lowest price in the VaultIsland Passage- 4 Market StreetGiving 20% off an item for a $5 donation to NC Nourishedet by Island Passage- 302 N. Front StreetGiving 20% off an item for a $5 donation to NC NourishArt in Bloom- 210 Princess StreetAn Art raffle will continue through October 26th.  All proceeds will benefit Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard (an emergency food pantry). Tickets are $1.00 each and may be purchased during Tues – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm and until 7:30 pm on Fourth Friday Gallery Night in the gallery. Drawing of the winning ticket will be on Fourth Friday, Oct 26, at 7:30 pm.  You do not have to be present to win.  The person who wins the raffle will receive his or her choice of any one work of art in the gallery.  Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization that has been helping hungry people in our community for over 32 years. Little Light Photography by Kate   Sunday, October 21st–  Family portrait fundraiser. Here’s the link to the event: $50 from every regular portrait session booked downtown.   317-702-5236Theatre Now- 19 S. 10th Street  For the Month- “OverFLO” themed cocktail with $5 of every drink sold going toward the “OverFLO” fundOctober 27, TheatreNOW will host a kids “Super Saturday Fun Time” event free of charge but with suggested $5 donation to go to NourishNC specifically (or OverFLO generally). This will be a Halloween themed kids live theatrical show with a mystery ala “Scooby Doo” with the Dock the Dog and the Dock Street Kids solving mysteries.Sheffield Art Gallery- 802-A N. 4th Street25% of sales Oct 26 Fourth Friday or any sale by appointment in OctThe Golden Gallery- 311 N. Front Street       Several art raffles with proceeds going to the OverFlo CampaignRiver to Sea Gallery- 224 S. Water Street         Tuesday, 10/23 and Friday 10/26 at 6:00 PM-  Hosting a Cape Fear Paint & Wine class taught by exhibiting gallery artist Rebecca Duffy Bush. This discounted class will be just $30 per person with $10/ticket going towards the OverFlo campaign. Class will be held 6:00-8:00. Includes two glasses of wine or beer, a gorgeous view and a finished painting for you to take home. Space is limited and reservations are required. Message or call 910.763.3380 to reserve your seat today.Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts- 307 N. Front StreetSupporting the post-Florence effort to help our community with the “Overflo Fundraising Raffle” of handcrafted artwork!Visit us on 4th Friday, October 26 (and all weekend)Purchase tickets from us ($5 each or $20 for 5)View our handcrafted artwork donated by our members – ALL valued individually or grouped at $50+Drop a ticket in each bag for the artwork you’d like to win. Drop one each in several bags or put all in one bag for more chances to win a specific item.Winners will be drawn and notified on Sunday, October 28 at 3PM The Downtown community is rallying to help local people hurt by Hurricane Florence. (Photo: WDI) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Businesses throughout downtown Wilmington are doing what they can to help storm victims. Many are offering specials deals for you while also giving back to those in need.Here’s a list of the places that are offering specials deals:Front Street Brewery- 21 N. Front StreetBeginning Oct 1- Donating $1 from every Oktoberfest Beer we pour to the #GetOverFlo effort. We have 2 batches of this beer, so this should last us well into November.Donating $1 from every $9.99 Pulled Chicken NachoMondays and Tuesdays, Boneless Chicken Wing Special – 6 for $3Regular daily drink specials of $2.99 Well Drinks on Mondays and $1.99 Mugs of Beer on Tuesdays.Pour Taproom- 201 N. Front StreetFor the Month- “Serve others by serving your yourself” penny for every ounce poured to be donatedOct 8-14- 1/2 of Proceeds from Taproom Nachos will go to CharityOct 12th Weekend: Ballast Point 40 tap takeoverBenny’s Big Time Pizzeria – 206 Greenfield StFor the month- we will have a special pizza that 50% of all sales go to hurricane reliefOct 22- Beer dinner with New Anthem Brewing. 100% of the proceeds go directly to donations. Tickets will be 60 dollars with a cap of 65 tickets available.  Tickets will go on sale on October 1st. Use this link: N Bake- 114 Princess Street$2 to Over Flo for each 1/2 Donuts we sellBoombalatti’s – 1005 N. 4th StreetSpecial designed sticker logo with Over Flo to sell and donate 100% of sales to the campaign. Only 100 will be available. To purchase, visit Basics- 319 N. Front StreetCocktails for Carolina: Profits from the cocktail menu featuring NC distilleries are donatedSavorez- 402 Chestnut StreetDonating $2 from every sale of Arroz Con Pollo, which is made using local chicken legs from Kyle Stenerson at Humble Roots Farm in Porters NeckDonating $2 from the sale of each of our rum punch special, the “Flo-RidaIronclad- 115 N. 2nd StreetFundraising event on Fri, Oct 12th from 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM. $1 of every “Hurricane Relief Session IPA” will go toward Tidewater Brewing to help with their rebuild efforts (We are continuing this fundraising effort for the entire batch of beer not just 12 Oct) $1 of every “Double Bach” and “White Lager” sold during the event will go toward the Good Shepard Center. Modern Legend (Their location was damaged) is going to set up items for sale within Ironclad during this event”Pilot House – 2 Ann StreetEntree- $27 ($5 donation to OverFlo with each purchased)Stuffed trout with lemon brown butter with wild rice pilaf and broccoliniDrink SpecialsCape Fear Passion- $8 ($2 donation to Overflo with each purchased)- passion fruit vodka, light rum, triple sec, lemon juice and bittersAcai of the Storm- $7 ($2 donation to Overflo with each purchased)- Absolut Berri Acai vodka, simple syrup, lemon juiceWake you like a Hurricane- $8 ($2 donation to Overflo with each purchased)- Espresso vodka, coconut rum, amaretto”Elijah’s- 2 Ann StreetApp specialsCalamari $11 ($2 donation to Overflo with each purchased)- Tubes and tenticals, lightly fried, horseradish creme and marinaraBuffalo Shrimp $13 ($2 donation to Overflo with each purchased)- Deep fried buffalo shrimp, buffalo sauce, celery, ranch and blue cheeseEntree special $27 ($5 donation to OverFlo with each purchased)Salmon Florence-tine- Grilled Salmon, portobello risotto, roasted tomato and asparagus chutney. creamed spinach pesto, toasted almonds and fried leeksDrink SpecialsThe Blue Tarp $7 ($2 donation to Overflo with each purchased)- Blueberry vodka, blue curacao, pineapple and spriteThe Aftermath $8 ($2 donation to Overflo with each purchased)- Gudiva chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, baileys, amaretto”Hell’s Kitchen- 118 Princess StreetTaco Tuesdays- Every Tuesday during October $1 will be donated for each taco sold.Little Dipper- 138 S. Front StreetFeaturing a drink this month called, #Overflo Apple Mule! Little Dipper will donate $1 for every one sold, originally $8.Anne Bonny’s- 108 S. Water Street$1 donated for every NC Style Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries$.50 donated for every Wrightsville Beach Brewing Specialty Raspberry Lime Lauter purchasedYosake- 33 S. Front Street$1 dollar for every firecracker shrimpDram & Morsel- 33 S. Front Street$2 dollars for every weekly specialHusk- 33 S. Front Street$1 dollar for any food item purchased$1 dollar for every yard attributed to Cam Newton for the rest of this month!Beer Barrio- 34 N. Front StreetDonate $1 of our bacon brownie dessert!Manna- 123 Princess StreetOct 9- Oct 27- Collaboration with Kellogg Selections and Winemaker Eric Railsback. Presquile Pinot Noir will be a wine by the glass option with #3 donated from every glass ordered.Oct 16- Oct 20- “High Pressure System”- our riff on a Manhattan with Eujan Craig and a “twist”. $2 will be donated for every drink ordered during this period.Flytrap Brewing- 319 Walnut StreetOct 15 from 3:00 PM- 10:00 PM- $1 for ever beer purchased will be donated to the OverFlo Campaign.K38- 5410 Oleander Dr (Wilmington) and 8211 Market St (Porters Neck)Original K38 Baja Fish Tacos- $1 for every Baja Fish Taco sold during the month of October- Advertisement – last_img read more