This is a fun issue involving the great outdoors,
food, art, living from a van, and some tips
on home schooling for all the parents taking on this new task.
ITH the state still in
Phase Two of virus
more people are taking
to the great outdoors — including me,
swimming in the sound daily for aquatic
therapy now. This issue brings RV travel
and outdoor equipment sales into focus.
Funny, a lot of people have the same great
idea, thus finding good gear and camp-sites
is a new challenge.
If you’re getting restless and need a
new pastime, check out our story on
birding basics. It is simple to get started
in bird watching, fun to do alone or
with a friend, and you can start imme-diately.
And you will be in great com-pany
from the past. Naturalist Edna
Appleberry put Wilmington on the
birding world map. Read about her pio-neering
efforts in this issue.
Enjoy reading about the evolution of
some unusual delicacies, such as chit-terlings
and pigs feet, then shop local to
support our grocers and restaurateurs. Along the lines of using what you have, former TV reporter Casey Roman took the loss of
her job in 2018 as a springboard to new adventures. You can find out about her van-life and blog in these pages.
Like the art of Jeri Greenberg, featured within, our goal is to bring you snippets of life in our beautiful coastal region. Not
every day is like a refreshing painting, but, like the artist, keep looking for loveliness in all places — even in colorful coffee cups.
Lastly, it saddens me to know that the 9/11 observance of reading the names of those who died with the fall of the Twin
Towers in New York will
not take place this year. At
least not in the same man-ner
as the last several years,
due to the need for social
distancing. Those ordi-nary
people, those heroic
first responders and good
Samaritans of all kinds, will
not be forgotten.
Pat Bradford gets an up-close look at bumblebees at the New Hanover County
Arboretum for our August 2018 issue.
Did you know that our online archives
go all the way back to the 2007 issue?
If you’re looking for one of our older articles,
archives page to run a search.
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