>Swiss Bear is gearing up for MUMFEST 2012…See their NEW blog to find out more!


SeaFair photo provided by Swiss Bear

Congratulations, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation for creating your NEW blog!

“We are gearing up for MUMFEST to include the new venue of SeaFair, the 228 foot yacht with three floors of art from local, area and national artist. It will be docked at the Hilton marina, arriving in New Bern on the 10th of October. We invited the Arts Council to partner with us for a Thursday night reception which will be a fundraiser for both of our organizations. We are also expanding the Boat Show, which will now be called Outdoor Life, to bring in businesses that deal with outdoor recreation…biking, kayaking, stand-up boards, fishing etc. We believe it will attract a lot of interest and are encouraging local businesses to participate as vendors, have demos and displays. Every year we add something new to keep the festival fresh and still have old favorites. With the addition of SeaFair and Outdoor Life we should attract record crowds.” – Susan Moffat-Thomas

Swiss Bear is a non-profit created in 1979 to stimulate and coordinate the revitalization of downtown New Bern, NC, and redevelopment of its waterfront.

Stay tuned to their blog to learn more about their revitalization efforts and details about the upcoming MUMFEST.

Visit Swiss Bear’s website for more information!

Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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