wbm MAY 2021
CHANGING OUR WORLD TOGETHER ONE FASCINATING STORY AT A TIME.
THE WAVE OF CHANGE
Taking on Plastic Trash
Studios that are Works of Art
Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
Preserving the beauty of flowers
CASTING FOR COBIA
Fishing for a legendary fighter
WALK THIS WAY
Places to exercise body and mind
ON THE COVER
Gaillardia, Mexican sage
and sneezeweed comprise
this pressed flower arrange-ment
created by Wrightsville
Beach resident Carly Gee.
In Gee’s skilled hands, the
blooms appear to still be
rustling in the breeze on a
warm sunny day.
— PHOTO BY ALLISON POTTER
20 Casting for Cobia By Madeline Flagler
Cobia fishing is extremely popular off the North Carolina coast,
and no wonder. The fabled bullet-shaped fish with a shark’s
profile provides a challenge for even the most skilled anglers.
25 Walk This Way By Christine R. Gonzalez
Whether you call it a stroll, ramble, or hike, walking is a great,
non-stress way to get some exercise, explore the area, and learn
a little history. There are a variety of local options to start or
continue a regular habit.
32 The Process of Pressing By Amanda Lisk
A Wrightsville Beach local creates one-of-a-kind pieces of
art from pressed flowers, turning a love of nature into a unique
36 Wrightsville Sounders By Marimar McNaughton
A new home in a timeless neighborhood on Wrightsville Sound
mixes traditional design elements with modern aesthetics.
54 Colorful Art for a Happy Home By Emory Rakestraw
Daisy Faith paints with a signature style that includes drips
of florals and vibrant colors that add a touch of spring to any
60 Palate Pleasing Prickly Pears By Peter Viele
The name might be synonymous with something disagreeable,
but with its exotic flavors and unique textures, the fruit of the
prickly pear cactus can be a sweet addition to a variety of dishes.
21 GIFT GUIDE 56 GALLERY WALK
15 UP FRONT
17 Art at the Harbor
By Amanda Lisk
An event taking place over
Mother’s Day weekend will
feature a plein air paint-out,
garden exhibition, plant
sale and benefit art show.
18 River Walk
By Emory Rakestraw
Cape Fear River Watch
expands its ecological
offerings by adding a walk-ing
tour that will teach par-ticipants
about the various
fish and wildlife species
found along the river and
factors impacting their
19 Support for Foster
Parents and Kids
By Christine R. Gonzalez
May is National Foster Care
month. Learn ways to help
children and families in the
Cape Fear region.
65 SOCIAL SEENS
66 TIDE CHART