About the July Issue

A Coastal Summer

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This coastal summer, there’s plenty of ways to dip your toes in the water.

Lounging poolside or sweating through water sports, there’s water, water everywhere: ocean, Intracoastal, marshes, rivers – take your pick.

Meet three women who have built their lives around the water, and boating in particular. Michele Kurelich, Deborah Conrad and Kerry Dewberry are featured for making waves in the local marine and boating industry.

Read about Molly Nece’s unique approach to leadership coaching while kayak paddling.. And, check out the summer concert lineups at some of our waterside venues, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater and the new Riverfront Park Amphitheater.

Over on dry land, there’s still plenty to do this summer.

The women leading the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, which marks an anniversary milestone this year, talk about the restart to their performances post-COVID.

And, even if you can’t travel far this summer, your taste buds can take a culinary vacation at Solange “Niki” Thompson’s newest Asian-fusion restaurant Café Chinois.

Happy summer, and as columnist Mary Schmich – not Vonnegut – wrote, “But trust me on the sunscreen.”

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