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11 wbm FEBRUARY 2017 CHANGING OUR WORLD TOGETHER ONE FASCINATING STORY AT A TIME. 38 46 82 15 End of an Era The vacation home on Figure Eight Island was a piece of paradise for Jane Cunningham. She and her husband, Ray, were among the island’s origi-nal homeowners. It’s where they brought their children and friends for memorable vacations, and occasionally had run-ins with celebrities. But after 42 years, it was time to say goodbye. By Katie Dickens 20 Curating a Collection The men and women behind the exhibitions at local museums big and small use their knowledge, creativity and resources to provide an entertaining, interesting and educational experience for visitors. By Claudia Thompson 30 Countering Crime with Love Not even the possibility of violence keeps out-reach ministry Boots on the Ground from carrying out its mission of dispensing smiles, hugs and food at Wilmington’s public housing properties. Consistency and commitment are the hallmarks of the organization headed by Pastor James Jamison. By Simon Gonzalez 38 Independent Ascendant? The Cape Fear region has been home to a vibrant film industry for more than three decades, but major movie and television productions are staying away these days. Local independent filmmakers hope to fill the gap. With the right funding and breaks, they could become the future of film in Wilmington. By Phillip Bryant ON THE COVER 56 This aerial view shows why there were more than 100 sales of homes, lots and condo/hotel units at Wrightsville Beach in 2016. With its natural beauty and water everywhere, the town is a desirable place to live. — Photo by Adam Hawley, Unique Media & Design 46 Art and Architecture Wilmington artist Owen Wexler experiments with the role of setting and architectural structures in creating atmosphere and mood. Through technique and subject matter, he explores the potential of architecture as a vehicle for emotional content. By Kathryn Manis 56 Real Estate Roundup The region’s real estate market is continuing to strength-en, with Cape Fear Realtors reporting lower days on market, shrinking inventory and multiple offers again in 2016. WBM presents its annual real estate roundup, an in-depth look at local top-selling properties, market leaders and trends. By Pat Bradford 82 Share the Love with Pomegranates Pomegranates are perfect for Valentine’s Day. The fruit is heart-healthy and tasty, bursting with nutrients, antioxi-dants and flavor. Local chefs share their favorite ways of cooking with this wonder fruit. By Cindy Ramsey www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM FEATURES DEPARTMENTS 12 Letters 13 Up Front 15 Trending 28 In View 46 Art Treatise 88 Social Seens 90 Tide Chart ADVERTISING SECTIONS 37 Gift Guide 50 Gallery Walk 53 Real Estate Profiles Real estate Roundup 16 th Our annual Curating a ColleCtion the men and women behind museum exhibits Countering Crime with love outreach to wilmington’s public housing properties independent asCendant? the future of film in wilmington 30 15 20 56


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