Healthy Baking

Posted by - December 2, 2016

Written By: Evonne Varady It’s cookie time! Tradition of leaving cookies for Santa started back in the Great Depression. It wasn’t standard practice to leave cookies and milk out for Santa Claus until the 1930s. Historians posit that it was something parents encouraged children to do in order to teach them how to share and

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Holiday Home

Posted by - December 2, 2016

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy | Photographed By: Samantha Lowe Each year the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society (LCFHS) chooses a selection of historical sites to be featured in the Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour. For over 40 years, this traditional Holiday event has brought visitors and residents to the doorstep of many historical homes and buildings

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Home for Christmas

Posted by - November 30, 2016

One family’s forever home blends West Coast and East Coast architecture for a Cali-Carolina coastal fusion. Meet the Brodeurs as they deck their halls in preparation for their first Christmas in Middle Sound. Written By Marimar McNaughton | Photographed by Lisa McCall | Styled by Stephanie Martins Celebrating Christmas in their new home, the Brodeurs of Middle

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Vintage Fashion: Thrifting For Style

Posted by - November 11, 2016

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” —Gianni Versace Written by Sara Beck | Photographed by Arthur Green The thing people seem to find most troublesome about fashion is feeling pressure from

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Artist Spotlight: theArtWorks™

Posted by - November 11, 2016

French Fields by Mark Gansor     Bellamy Mansion by Mark Gansor       Garden Door by Mark Gansor     Blue Paradise by Elena Wright       Nashville by John Wilson       Is This My Future by John Wilson theArtworks™ is an art village fostering a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhancement of the

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Planning Your Cheat Meal

Posted by - November 11, 2016

Written By Evonne Varady Welcome November! This month I usually try to focus you on tea with all the temptations coming up, but not this year! I’m giving you full permission to cheat. Yes you heard that right—it’s called a cheat meal. Now don’t stop here, there are rules. Anyone who’s adhered to a healthy-eating

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Walking The Moonlit Path: Scorpio New Moon

Posted by - November 11, 2016

Written By Shara Eisen | Constellations and Image Designed By Freepik.com Happy Birthday Scorpio, and a happy  Scorpio new moon to all! This new moon became exact on the 30th of October, but will be powerfully operative until the next one in Sagittarius, which occurs on November 29th. Scorpio is famous, or perhaps infamous, for

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Ask Paula

Posted by - November 11, 2016

Written By Paula Lemme Dear Paula, My fiancé, Charles, and I recently met another couple living in our development. The four of us hit it off immediately. We’ve been hanging out every weekend this summer at the community pool, and then hanging out at one or the other’s house. It’s been so fun to have

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Small Town Courtesies

Posted by - November 9, 2016

Written By William McNeil To many Cape Fear residents, and Americans in general, the notion of manners seems old-fashioned and stuffy, but I think the majority of Cape Fear natives appreciate the civilized niceties of good manners. Having manners is a way of showing respect to others, and making them feel appreciated and comfortable. Manners

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