The Kitchen Door is Open

Posted by - September 9, 2016

By Anne Rose Neighborly visits on a lazy afternoon are friendliest when the invitation is to come on ‘round to the kitchen door. Steve and Suda Tuggle are gracious and enthusiastic downtowners, having opened their home for garden and home tours benefiting a multitude of Wilmington organizations. The purchased the Maria McKoy House in 2002.

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Movie Palaces Past

Posted by - September 9, 2016

By Doug Dodson The year was 1906. Teddy Roosevelt was President and Wilmington was the largest city in North Carolina, with Charlotte hot on its heels. A form of entertainment which had been presented mostly at carnivals and traveling shows up to that time was going to find a home at 205 North Front Street.

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Fashion Diversion

Posted by - September 9, 2016

Styled and written by Catrina Tomsich and Ariana Fronti   It seems like a lot of people are afraid to be themselves in fashion for fear of being a misfit. Don’t be afraid to be a blank canvas and tell a story with your outfits. Instead of trying to mimic someone else, use inspiration from

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Chasing Butterflies

Posted by - September 9, 2016

By Paige Brown   In the early morning light of autumn, lissome blades of grass hang heavy with dewdrops. As the sun’s rays crest the top of the tree line, droplets of water appear as crystal, the light refracting into a million tiny rainbows. Butterflies, asleep in the grass, begin to wake to the warmth

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Allen In Wonderland

Posted by - September 9, 2016

By Michael Raab The beginning of Blossom Ferry Road in Castle Hayne is smooth and maintained. In the middle, it becomes broken pavement and eventually an uneven dirt road that leads you on a rambling route through the woods to Walkerworld. Not exactly down the rabbit hole, but Walkerworld bears more than a passing resemblance

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fashion for summer

Fashion Feature: August

Posted by - August 8, 2016

Clothing provided by: Island Passage Hair/MUA/Stylist: Victor Cortes Photographer: Ariana Fronti Contributing Photographer: Victor Cortes Model: Anna Cortes Written by: Catrina Tomsich + Ariana Fronti Fashion at many of the coastal-style boutiques in the Cape Fear area can be a passage into a tropical island oasis. You instantly feel transported into a realm of dresses

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Sea Turtle Rescue: Making a Way to the Ocean

Posted by - August 4, 2016

By Heather Gordy | Friday night late April of 2013, a female sea turtle washed ashore along the coast of Wrightsville Beach, becoming trapped once the tide receded. Hopeless and weak, she remained there through the night waiting for rescue or whatever came next. Sand blew in the wind slowly building over her face and

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vintage swimwear

Vintage Swimwear: a well-suited retrospective

Posted by - August 2, 2016

By Anne Rose | Give them beaches, and they will come, with a parade of swim attire that reveals a decade-by-decade slice of life. Covered up, cut-out, lowered down or raised up – even emblazoned with seaside bathhouse rental insignia – the vintage swimwear in this captivating local collection illustrates both the story of Wilmington’s

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