Author archives: Claire LaSure

  • EcoLife:

    Nov 30, 10 • 3056 Views • Eco-life, EXTRA! EXTRA!2 Comments

    It starts with some rocks. Then some water, fish and vegetable plants. They can go in barrels or tubs outside or in a greenhouse. An aquaponics garden is a growing system that may sound like an odd amalgam of natural ingredients, but they all add up to an...

  • EcoLife:

    Nov 23, 10 • 2358 Views • Eco-life, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    When it comes to architectural and landscape design, Lara Berkley, ASLA/LEED AP, and Scott Ogden, AIA/LEED AP, work literally from the ground up. Partners in B+O Design Studio, located at 205 Princess Street, Berkley and Ogden help homeowners turn green into...

  • EcoLife:

    Nov 16, 10 • 1616 Views • Eco-life, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    From the time my bare feet first hit the spur-filled Wilmington crabgrass, I’ve known the feel of a heavy garden rake in my hands. My pops would put on his white rubber boots and straw hat and merrily march out to his 60 x 90 foot plot of fertile ground...

  • A NIMBY Li’l Flick:

    Nov 9, 10 • 1157 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, COVER STORY, Film, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Windfall Directed by: Laura Israel Saturday, November 13th, 4:15 p.m. Thalian Hall Black Box Theater www.windfallmovie.com The title of Laura Israel’s film about a rural upstate New York town is a perfect pun for the storyline. “Windfall” certainly...

  • Onstage This Week:

    Nov 9, 10 • 1070 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, TheaterNo Comments

    At every corner of Wilmington’s creative district, there’s a play to be seen—something much more engaging and interactive than the boob tube’s unoriginal dreck. Some local playwrights are showcasing new works, Pulitzer Prize winners are practically at...

  • EcoLife:

    Nov 2, 10 • 1397 Views • Eco-life, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Soil to Soul 6005 Oleander Drive (910) 920-9890 www.soiltosoulonline.com What does it mean to support a community? Does our personal well-being have a place in our role as a good eco-citizen? The two ladies of Soil to Soul seem to think so and are doing...

  • EcoLife:

    Oct 27, 10 • 2139 Views • Eco-life, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Upon first walking into Sage Salon and Spa, located on 7110 Wrightsville Avenue, something is noticeably different—it doesn’t smell like a salon. There are no chemical fumes and no acrylic odors because the pollutants aren’t there. Sage is the first...

  • Eco-Life

    Oct 19, 10 • 1170 Views • Eco-life, EXTRA! EXTRA!1 Comment

    Charley Winterbauer has been in the business of saving birds for about four years. As president of the Cape Fear Audubon Society (CFAS) and committee chair of the conservation committee, Winterbauer is kept busy with the preservation of natural bird habitats....