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9 TELLING STORIES THAT MATTER FROM THE CAPE FEAR REGION FOR 16 YEARS. 34 13 48 13 Stone Craft Doug McGraw appreciates the history and tradition of stone work and loves to do things the old-fashioned way. He enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity to construct two bridges at Wilmington Municipal Golf Course by using a centuries-old dry-stone technique. By McCall Reeder 15 Hands-On Art A current exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum is dedicated to the proposition that not all art is intend-ed just for eyes. This one is also meant for hands, feet, and ears. Audience participation is required. By Simon Gonzalez 18 A Colonial Christmas Tryon Palace, the original governor’s mansion and seat of colonial and early state government of North Carolina in New Bern, is transformed for the Christmas season. Visitors experience a histori-cally wbm DECEMBER 2015 15 18 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM accurate recreation of holidays past. By Amanda Dagnino 34 Palette to Palate We combine our Savor and Art Treatise features this month to present art as food and food as art. Paintings from the Cameron Art Museum’s permanent collection provide inspiration for dishes that are a feast for the eyes prepared by CAM café chef Jessica Cabo. By Meghan Barnes 48 The King of Instruments The art of playing the pipe organ is kept alive and well by talented musicians who display the full range and majesty of the venerable instrument at Wilmington churches. By Simon Gonzalez 58 Home for the Holidays After falling in love with their completely renovated Wrightsville Beach vacation home, the Harrises will celebrate Christmas there. Share the family’s holiday joy with a page-by-page tour of their bedecked beach getaway. By Danielle Boisse DEPARTMENTS ON THE COVER 58 Magazine production sched-ules can create a challenge for photographers. Some stories are conceived and shot at least a year in advance, like our feature on Tryon Palace. On our cover, the Harris family graciously agreed to decorate their Asheville Street home for Christmas — and their youngest daughter was willing to pose with a present — even before Halloween or Thanksgiving. — Photo by Allison Potter 11 Up Front 77 Social Seens 82 Tide Chart ADVERTISING SECTIONS 17 Gallery Walk 42 Gift Guide FEATURES sweet 16 This month we celebrate the 16th anniversary of our inaugural issue. We are thankful for our many readers and advertisers who allow us the privilege of continuing to Tell Stories that Matter.


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