As we keep moving forward,
we have much to be grateful for.
UMPING back in, there is much talk about
“getting back to normal,” but consider this: a
great deal of those who have been working
from home will not want to dress and go
back to the office setting. I don’t want to go back to
normal. I like groceries delivered to my door. I’ve
so enjoyed the quiet nights, and binge watching the
entire first season of The Chosen on YouTube for free.
What we’ve experienced can be mind-blowing.
Who would have dreamed we’d be required to wear
a mask in public, get fined or arrested for attending
church or opening a business?
For me, the lockdown was ripe with opportunities
to trust God for His provision.
Some advertisers did cut back, fearful over the
economy. Thankfully, more than one seized on the
opportunity to have access to all our stay-at-home
readers and stepped up. Our magazine’s routine didn’t
change that much, we did polybag the last issue for
an added layer of safety. During the shutdown we
launched a dazzling new website, with video. Please
go take a look; we are quite proud of it.
Moving forward, this will be a memorable June
for all of us when we’re able to gather to enjoy sun,
the beach, and ocean waves.
June good news includes our fabulous June issue.
Our modern home of distinction is a beauty we’ve
all wanted to see inside and it does not disappoint.
There’s a look back at Newell’s and an effort to honor Lester Newell, and for summertime eats: paella.
We’ve included Topsail’s new high-rise bridge, the alligators among us, and reader comments on “What I want to do
when the stay-at-home order has lifted.” Personally, I have been dreaming of floating in the water and the eggplant arugula
pizza from Ash Aziz’s Pizzeria Il Forno
at the Pointe.
Along with the thousands who loved
him, we mourn the loss of Causeway
Café’s Dave Monaghan.
As we go forward my hope is none
of us will ever be the same.
Enjoy each day to its fullest.
After months of hard work, we are proud
to officially announce our beautiful, newly
designed website. Stop by and enjoy
the June issue with us.
With my arm still broken, I find myself dreaming of being weightless
in water. Here’s a photo from July 2017 of me playing in the YWCA pool
on the day we were doing the in-water cover shoot with diver and
artist Alexandra Morse.
WBM FILE PHOTO
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