Up Front

Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013

up front Spring has arrived to this bit of coast. T with great expectation to the parts of India, which has made a differenceThen we have a look at one of thehomegrown efforts to save abandoned andneglected girls a world away in the poorest-he annual community exaltation to the azalea has comeand gone; all eyes now look Mother’s and Memorial day weekends in the lives of 400 or more girls. More than and the advent of summer. 100 Wilmingtonians have also traveled This issue features an excursion to the there to teach the girls, repair structures, greater Raleigh area, with a stay at the and even to teach the girls to surf. Written glorious Umstead Five Diamond hotel, by Homes of Hope founder Paul Wilkes coupled with an afternoon at the artist and illustrated with the photography of gallery in Creedmoor, North Carolina, Arrow Ross, this story will open your heart. no more than a short car ride north of Cary, where the hotel is set on a lake surrounded by the wooded 300-acre campus of SAS, the business analytical and intelligence software developer. Filled with art that I admire, spe- cifically North Carolina pottery, plus a memorable blown glass sculpture, The Umstead is in my eyes the perfect weekend retreat. Our editorial director Marimar McNaughton runs down the connection between The Umstead’s most famous sculptor and a glassblowing/ PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALLISON POTTER pottery gallery of artists at Cedar Creek. Having also been a fan of hand-blown glass jewelry for many years, the trip to visit this gallery with working potters in adjoining studios as well as glassblowers had long been on my radar screen. Owners, mother and daughter Pat and Pat Bradford with Pat and Lisa Oakley on a Lisa Oakley and all we met at Cedar chilly day in March. Creek were down to earth and could not have been more accommodating. Open your refrigerator and come explore During our time there we were treated with us the food phenomenon of eating to two thrilling glassblowing demonstra- whole food, plant-based meals, many of tions, the second by Lisa Oakley, which which are prepared and eaten raw. Vegan you will find here captured by the bril- eating, no animal products, is becoming liant photography of Allison Potter. more commonplace as doctors continue Another story I am very excited to to use the fuel we eat in prevention and bring you is that of Dr. Anne Allen, treatment of many degenerative diseases. sailor, and sports medicine specialist. I This is delicious food for thought — first heard about Allen in connection thought-provoking subjects, fabulous with Wrightsville Beach Fire Captain images, cover to cover. Sterling Powell’s annual trips to assist her It is time to honor the mothers in your during World Cup Olympic class sailing life and relish your days with family and in Miami. Her work with physically dis- friends. abled Olympic and Paralympic athletes which has taken her around the globe, is nothing short of mesmerizing. Editor/Publisher 8 WBM may 2013


Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013
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