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argaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” Bridgeton’s RiverFest is proof that Mead knew of what she spoke. Starting with a minimal budget of $250 and a tiny, determined group of people, this fine art festival put little Bridgeton on the map last year. The story of the festival is as amazing as the audacity of the people that created the event. Tom Wynn, Bridgeton Harbor Marina’s harbor master, started it all. He approached the Bridgeton Improvement Committee (BIC) hoping to convince them that a sailing regatta, coupled with an art show, would draw people to the tiny town. They decided he was probably right and came on board. The only problem was … how do they stage an art festival in just three months? Wynn began assembling a team. He approached marina resident Alan Welch, a retired Duke University marketing and 

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graphics specialist and recruited art show veteran Pene diMaio to help recruit artists for the show. Between Welch’s marketing genius and diMaio’s festival savvy, things started happening. Welch and diMaio provided the spark and driving force that turned what had been planned as a small event into something to be reckoned with. Welch’s guiding byline became, “We are too ignorant to know what can’t be done.” diMaio’s, on the other hand was, “What do you mean we can’t pay for it? The money

will be there – even if it has to float down from the universe.” And, indeed, it did. Volunteers and donations started coming in as key BIC members took on responsibilities like food vending, logistics and music coordination. People worked, they laughed, and along the way, they made the event happen. These motivated people did it ALL simply because they believed that a festival would bring life back to a little town that had lost its purpose ... besides, it was fun! Along with the BIC, other community organizations and businesses stepped up and offered support. Pepsi was a major sponsor, as was the West Haven Group of Orlando, Fla., the owners of the Bridgeton Harbor Marina. The tourist development branch of the Craven County Visitor’s Center helped with information and dissemination. Numerous businesses and private individuals donated time, financial support and inkind gifts. Even the logo for the festival, which was designed by Terran Bayer of WestWay Studios in San Diego, Calif., was donated! “The way private individuals rose to the challenge is one of the most exciting aspects of this project,” said Alan Welch. “We have discovered that if you ask people to help, it is far and away most likely to happen. They realize that we are building something from nothing while building great community spirit as well.” The community saw the results of all its hard work. The 2011 inaugural Bridgeton RiverFest consisted of 50 artists from as far north as New York and as far south as Charleston, SC. There were regional musicians performing both days, an antique auto display of 25 vintage cars, marine vendors and food booths. For the under 12 set there were pirates, a treasure hunt, pirate costume contest and face painting. Police estimated that up to 6,000 visitors

came to the festival while the Sun Journal’s People’s Choice survey put RiverFest in the top three events of the region. And now they’re at it again. This year’s event, slated for June 23-24, promises to be even bigger and better. Welch and diMaio, with a whole year to prepare rather than the 3 months they had last year, have put together an exciting line up, from a full slate of food vendors to a schedule full of musicians. A good portion of the hoped for 75 fine artists and crafters have already applied, and a good number of other vendors have already signed up but they’re still accepting applications. “There will be something for everyone this year,” said Welch. “Along with the fine art, local authors and music, (there will) be river tours, river ferries to New Bern, KidsArtapalooza, a BlueBerry BakeOff with generous prizes and maybe even trolleys and carriages.” The group hopes to draw visitors to the area from as far away as the Triangle, Greenville, Wilmington and beyond. “RiverFest WILL be a destination event,” said diMaio. More information on how to help, apply and what’s happening can be found on New Bern Magazine


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pieces ranging in style from Americana to reggae-sounding vocals, from Celtic influenced jigs and reels to the music of Brazil and Argentina. The ensemble’s instrumentation sets it apart from other acoustic acts. The band features Rob Sharer on guitar, flute, fiddle and vocals; David DiGiuseppe on accordion and Irish cittern; and Jim Roberts on percussion. Craicdown recently released its debut CD entitled “Roads,” which is available on iTunes, and CDbaby. The recording features a variety of songs and instrumentals, original compositions and traditional pieces. Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased at Trent River Coffee Company.

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Chapel Hill’s Craicdown will perform at 8pm on Saturday, June 16, at the Trent River Coffee Company, bringing their old brand of acoustic roots music to the stage for one performance only. Drawing from traditional sources as well as penning much of their own material, Craicdown’s repertoire includes both vocals and instrumental

Coni Minneci’s recent series “A to Z Women Artists,” compelling in both its artistry and concept, takes center stage at New Bern ArtWorks & Company. A reception to welcome the artist and work is planned from 5-7pm on Friday, June 8. The premise of the series is deceptively simple – 26 women artists, 26 oil paintings – each containing a pear. The intimate scale of each

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piece references the roots of still life genre paintings and the shape of a pear is frequently associated with a specific female body type. This is where the simplicity ends as Minneci mines the research she has compiled and constructs highly imaginative solutions for each painting that are richly laden with metaphor and meaning and occasional hints of humor and irony. Minneci’s project provides viewers with an opportunity to discover several relatively obscure artists and serves as a reminder of women artists such as Judy Chicago, Susan Rothengerg, Cindy Sherman and others who played critical roles in shaping the art history of the Western worlds. New Bern ArtWorks & Company is located at 323 Pollock St. and is open from 10am-6pm, Monday through Friday, and 10am-5pm each Saturday. To learn more, call 252-634-9002 or visit

Theatre Workshop for Youth Registration is underway for the Youth Theatre Workshop offered through the New Bern Civic Theatre, June 11-23. Geared toward youth ages 9-15, the workshop focuses on auditions, stage performance, music, movement and choreography, make up, costumes and set design. The cost to attend is $225 per child, or $195 each for two or more children in the same family. To learn more, visit

Creativity Flows at Bear Hands Bear Hands Art Factory has fun evening events for adults and summer camps for children. In addition to regular classes, the site is now offering Canvas Connections, fun evenings of wine and painting for adults. Guests will be guided through an art experience by one of the talented and friendly teachers. Arrive with limited to no experience and go home with a painting or a piece of pottery, as well as a few fun memories. Upcoming paintings include irises, cupcake and a boat at rest. “You simply bring some wine or other refreshments and some snacks if you like. We provide all the art materials,” said Shelley Mathiot, a spokesman for the gallery. “You and your friends will have a great time painting, laughing and ex-

ploring art.” In addition, summer camp registration for you the youngsters is ongoing and Saturday Kids Club introduces a new project each week to youth age 7 and up. To learn more about upcoming classes, visit or call 252-514-2787.

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In a place where boats outnumber its residents nearly three to one, the town of Oriental is a sailor’s refuge tucked away along the Neuse River, which oddly enough, earned its named from a Union Steamship that sank 33 miles north of Hatteras, near Bodie Island. The wife of Oriental’s founder and first postmaster, Lou Midyette, is said to have seen the transom of the vessel displayed years later at a home in Manteo and found it to be the ideal name for their little waterside hamlet. Boats are not just a part of Oriental’s history, they define it. Labeled the sailing capital of North Carolina, it’s common to find residents and visitors kayaking, fishing and sailing year round. Nearly 5-6,000 sailors come in to port each year from the Intracoastal Waterway, many for the collection of regattas held throughout the year. The town boasts a plethora of activities, a wealth of award-winning artisans, an active music scene, a theater group and a thriving community spirit. The year-round ferry, which carries 30 cars, docks at Minnesott Beach, just 10 miles from Oriental, making it accessible to points east and west.

Nestled along Hwy 70 between Morehead City and New Bern, Havelock is best know as the home of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, now the largest air station in the world. From its landmark Harrier plane propped up halfway through town to the thundering sounds of passing jets, there is no mistaking the presence and effect the air station has on Havelock’s visitors and residents. A small community started in the mid-1800s, Havelock grew, in part, because of the union between Atlantic and North Carolina railroads. A depot was built at the crossing and named after British Gen. Henry Havelock. The 1940s and World War II brought with them MCAS Cherry Point and Havelock’s population exploded, from about 100 to approximately 22,500 people. Havelock enjoys visitors year round, with annual events like its NC Chili Festival and the Cherry Point Air Show, held each year in June, and natural attractions such as the Croatan National Forest and Neuse River. To learn more about Havelock, visit 10

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Exploring Tucked away on the banks of the Neuse River, the city of New Bern offers the comforts of a modern riverside city with a historic tradition that dates back to Colonial times. In 1710, Swiss baron Christopher de Graffenried founded New Bern as the second-oldest town in North Carolina, naming the city after Bern, the Swiss capital. The bear proudly displayed throughout the city comes from the Swiss city’s name, taken from the German word “bären” or “bears.” While providing shopping and dining experiences on par with other major cities, New Bern maintains the spirit and feel of a small town. Visitors can explore 150 historic landmarks, many of which date back to the 18th

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ailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute band, 1964 – The Tribute makes its return to New Bern at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 30, at the Grover C. Fields Performing Arts Center. The band took the town by storm last summer, performing for a sold out crowd as more than 100 ticketseekers lined up in hopes of vacant seats. If there was anyone who wasn’t taken aback by the intense response to the band, it was Frank Salvatore of the New Bern Civitan Club who spearheaded the fundraising concert. After seeing a televised interview with the band on the eve of its 11th performance at Carnegie Hall, he was dedicated to bringing them to this small riverfront community. “We’ve really never seen anything like it. So many people missed the show simply because there weren’t enough tickets. There were a lot of disappointed people,” Salvatore said recently. It was all the encouragement he needed to see if the band would consider a second visit, he added. General admission tickets are $37 and can be purchased at the New Bern Convention Center and Fuller’s Music in New Bern, Guitars, Etc. in Havelock, and Harris Teeter locations in New Bern and Morehead City. Reserved seating is $42 per person and can be purchased by calling 252-636-0845. Salvatore urges guests to grab their tickets early. Since the early 1980s, 1964 – The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history 14

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that will last forever. More than 20 years of research and performances have made the band a master of their craft. Tagged the “best Beatles tribute on earth” by Rolling Stone Magazine, 1964 creates an early 1960s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter with an accuracy that many say is unmatched. As Mark Benson (John Lennon) likes to mention on stage, he thought the Beatles gig would last for a few lunch time shows, but never imagined that he’d still be in the role more than 20 years later. Nor did he envision sold out shows at Carnegie Hall (2,800 seats) or the Red Rock Amphitheater (10,000 seats). Joined on stage by Graham Alexander (Paul McCartney), Tom Work (George Harrison) and Bobby Potter (Ringo Starr), Benson and crew have performed close to 3,000 concerts and have been mentioned on Entertainment Tonight, The Nashville Network and USA Network. The band “shows the audience what it was like to attend a Beatles concert in the early 1960s and generates the same feel-

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The New Bern Parks and Recreation Dept. is offering five, 2-week Learn to Swim lessons for children ages 3-12 at the New Bern Aquatic Center, 1155 Laura Lane. The first session begins on Saturday, June 9. Each session consists of eight lessons. The cost is $40 for city residents and $70 for non-city residents. Registration forms and additional information are available at the Aquatic Center and the West New Bern and Stanly White recreation centers. Online information can be found at or call 252-639-2900.

Beer Fest Returns

New Bern will play host to its third annual beer festival from 1-6pm on Saturday, June 23, at the Riverfront Convention Center. The Brew Bern Beer Fest is sponsored by the Beer Army to help promote the NC

Brewers Guild and craft beers statewide. Proceeds also benefit the Museum of the Marine in Jacksonville. The event features more than 50 craft and regional microbrews with more than 150 total offerings. Taste your way through the convention center with a VIP ticket, $40 before June 19, and $50 after. Guests can also opt for a general admission ticket, which allows access from 2:30-6pm, for $25 or $35 after June 19. Tickets include a tasting glass, festival program, pen and unlimited sampling. To learn more about the event, or to purchase tickets, visit

MumFest Nets Award

October’s favorite event, MumFest, has been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for the month of October. STS chooses the top events in the Southeast for each month of the year and publishes the list of winners quarterly, sending the release to more than 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations and AAA. The Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp. produces MumFest, a city-sponsored event, with the support of area businesses and organizations. Festival proceeds help fund downtown revitalization projects. The annual festival attracts more than 80,000 visitors to New Bern’s historic downtown. The 2012 event is slated for Oct. 13-14. To learn more, visit

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Neuseworthy 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: New Bern Farmer’s Market. 8am-2pm. Whether they make it, bake it, grow it or sew it – you’ll find it all at the Farmer’s Market. Local artists and farmers combine their efforts to offer a full range of items from fresh spring produce to homemade breads, pastries, cakes, cookies, olive oils, wines, sauces and a variety of arts and crafts. Details: 252-637-4172 Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours. 4pm. The Earl of Craven Questers and the New Bern Historical Society offer tours of the historic cemetery while providing a glimpse into the lives of its characters. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Historical Society or the cemetery gate. Details: 252-635-1374. 2, 16: Tryon Palace Theater: Authentic Southern Charm – Francisco de Miranda in the Carolinas. 1pm. Venezuelan Don Francisco de Miranda – champion of Spanish-American freedom, international traveler, adventurer and Casanova – visited the Carolinas in 1783 while on the run from the Spanish government. Join Tryon Palace for a look at what he thought of the land and her people and what they thought of him. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for students. Free with regular admission. Details: www. Sat. 2: Bear City Opry. 7pm. Enjoy the Bear City Opry Country & Gospel Music Show at the Masonic

Theatre in downtown New Bern for a night of good country and gospel music played the way it used to be played at the Grand Ole Opry. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Children under 12 are $2. Details: 252-670-7082 or

NC Symphony Summer Concert. 7:30pm. Pack a picnic and join family and friends for this always-popular concert on the South Lawn of Tryon Palace. Bring chairs, blankets and other comfort items. No pets or alcoholic beverages. Free. Details: www.tryonpalace. org. Neuse River Day Dragon Boat Festival. New Bern hosts dragon boat racing from Union Point Park. Enjoy river cruises, food vendors, children’s activities and education exhibits thanks to the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation. Details: Coffee, Donuts & a Movie. 9:30am. The Academy Award winning Danish film “Babette’s Feast” will be featured at the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. Free. Details: 252-638-7800. Thur. 7: Artist of the Month Reception. 7pm. The library’s artist of the month will be introduced during this free reception. Details: 252-638-7800. 8-16: Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. One of the oldest (it turns 54 this year) and largest sportfishing tournaments in the country, Big Rock is a term wellknown in the fishing arena. Named after an off-shore fishing site, the annual event involves gala parties and daily public weigh-ins at the Morehead City waterfront, but it’s all done for a good cause. This NC Governor’s Cup Series tourna(cont. on page 24) New Bern Magazine


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ment offers prizes for marlin releases and weigh-ins for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Total prize money tops $1 million annually. While the winners often walk away with a handsome purse, so do many area charities. Details: or 252-247-3575. 9, 23: Canvas Connections. 7-9pm. No experience is needed at Bear Hands Gallery, where instructors are ready to walk you through the process of creating a masterful painting. Guests may bring beverages and snacks, including beer and wine. All materials are pro-


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vided. The cost is $35 per person. Details: Sat. 9: Croatan Kid’s Fishing Day. 8am-Noon. Together the Croatan National Forest and NC Wildlife Resources Commission will host this free fishing day for kids at Cedar Swamp Pond, just south of Newport off Hibbs Road. Kids 15 and under are free. One adult must be present for every two kids participating. Bring tackle, bate and poles. Limited amounts of tackle and cane poles will be available. A free lunch will be provided. Details: 252-638-5628.

Second Saturdays – Our Musical Past. 9am-5pm. Enjoy the music of North Carolina’s past at Tryon Palace on this first of three Second Saturday programs held throughout the state by the NC Dept. of Cultural Resources. The day’s events will include special tours, local artist displays and musical performances. Gardens are open to the public at no charge and discounted admission will be offered for galleries and historic buildings. Details: (cont. on page 26)

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12, 14: Beginning Internet Computer Class. 10:15am. Advanced registration is required for the program at the New Bern Public Library. Details: 252-6387800. Tue. 12: Irish Music Session. 7pm. An informal session of traditional Irish music is planned for the Trent River Coffee Co. The sessions include a variety of instruments, including the accordion, fiddle, guitar and flute. Donations are accepted at the door. Details: 252-514-2030. Wed. 13: Tryon’s Tales for Tots – Staying Cool. 1011am. You’re never too young for history! Preschoolers and parents will learn about how early colo26

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nists dealt with North Carolina summers by visiting the royal Governor’s Palace. Tots will decorate colonial fans to help keep them cool all summer long. Cost is $6 per child, ages 3-5. Details: Bingo. 1pm. Play Bingo with Sue and win prizes at the New Bern Public Library. Details: 252-6387800. Fri. 15: Bern Beach Blast. 5:30-10:30pm Meet at Union Point Park in downtown New Bern for an evening of music featuring Honey and The Embers. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, however, coolers and backpacks are not allowed. Cost is $10 per person, children 12 and under are free.

Sat. 16: Craicdown Performs. 8pm. This Chapel Hill based trio brings its brand of acoustic roots music to the Trent River Coffee Co. Lunch ‘N Learn. Noon. Learn how to turn a loss, whether employment, divorce, or even death, into a hope through understanding, patience, support and love with Dr. Christa Metzger at the New Bern Public Library. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and dessert are served. Details: 252-638-7800. 18-22: History Summer Day Camp – Colonial Days. 9am-12:30pm. Step back into the past and experience life before iPods and the Internet. Campers will explore how colonists lived

in Colonial North Carolina. They’ll participate in numerous hands-on activities that will give them a taste of colonial life, including cooking demonstrations, dress-up, games and natural history activities at Tryon Palace. Advance registration is necessary. Cost is $90 per person, grades 3-5. Details: www.tryonpalace. org or 252-639-3524. 22-23: 52nd Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour. 10am-5pm. The popular annual undertaking features private homes, bed and breakfasts, churches and other public buildings. A choral concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church kicks off the festivities on Friday evening. All buildings on the Beaufort Historic Site and

the Old Burying Ground are also open for visitors. Bus tours on the group’s vintage double-decker bus are available at an additional fee. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. Details: 252-728-5225 or www. 22-24: BHA Antiques Show and Sale. Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, this annual event is part of the Beaufort Historical Association’s Old Homes and Gardens Tour. The show features more than 40 vendors from up and down the east coast with a variety of antique wares. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 on the day of the event and are good for all three days. Details: 252-

728-5225 or 23-24: Bridgeton RiverFest Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. Join the town of Bridgeton for a street fair and juried art show with an array of vendors, music, food and more. Details: Sat. 23: Brew Bern Beer Fest. 1-6pm. Join the Beer Army at the Riverfront Convention Center for a day dedicated to small local breweries throughout the state. Details: beeararmy. com. Sun. 24: Asian Games. 2pm. The Asian Games Club of New Bern meets at the Trent River Coffee (cont. on page 28)

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House. The featured game is Shogi (Japanese chess). Instruction will be provided. Details: 252-514-2030 or 252-636-1256.

Mon 25: A Novel Idea Book Club. 1pm. “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana DeRosnay will be the topic of discussion for this free program at the New Bern Public Library. Details: 252-638-7800. Sat. 30: The War America Forgot. 9am-4pm. Special activities are planned throughout the day at the NC History Center at Tryon Palace as the site explores the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Programs include character based tours of the Stanly House, interactive carts and children’s crafts. Details: www.tryonpalace. org.


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Clay Connections. 7-9pm. Take the first steps to becoming a potter with the crew at Bear Hands Art Factory. Guests may bring snacks and beverages, including beer and wine. Cost is $35 per person. All materials are provided. Details: 1964 The Tribute Performs. 7:30pm. The New Bern Civitan Club brings

this popular Beatles tribute band back to the stage at the Grover C. Fields Performing Arts Center on the heels of last year’s sold out show. General admission is $37 and preferred seating is $42. Call 252-636-0845 or visit Fuller’s Music in New Bern and Guitars, Etc. in Havelock to purchase. Summer Scramble. 1pm. The Emerald Golf Club invites men and women to create a team of four and vie for awards in this golf tournament that supports I Love That Lady, an organization that recognizes women who affect positive change in the community. The cost to enter is $200 per team. Deadline for entry is June 20. Field is limited to the first 18 teams. Details:

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MARKET Antiques and Collectibles JL Kirkman’s Antique Mall, 1198 Hwy 17 N, Bridgeton, a unique mall filled with treasures past & present; antique furniture, home décor, ephemera, antique books, costume jewelry, records, pottery, art & much more! Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, 252-634-2745 or (H-11).

place for creativity. Art supplies, adult classes/workshops, home school and after school programs, summer camps, pottery studio memberships available. Book a painting or pottery party for your family, company or group, 252-514-ARTS (2787), (S-18). Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery, 317 Pollock St., features wonderful handcrafted gifts by over 250 North American artists.

Details: 252-634-9002 or (R-18). Weaver’s Webb & Gallery, 602 Pollock St., constantly enriches their collection of fine yarns for knitting and crocheting as well as supplies, patterns and books for knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, and weaving. Yearround classes. Make your projects unique with ideas, yarn, patterns and help in putting it all together. We ship. Hours: 10am5pm, Mon.-Sat., 252-514-2681, (R-17).

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Arts, Galleries & Crafts The Accidental Artist, 219-A Craven St., in historic downtown New Bern is a paint-yourown-pottery studio. Relax & have fun in this creative setting. No experience necessary & all ages are welcome! Bring your own refreshments. Groups, parties or individuals. Open studio time daily. We gladly arrange shipping, 252-634-3411 or (R-19). Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing, 219 Middle St., is your 30

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Artists include Janet & Michael Francouer, Hank Goodman, Peter James, Mary Page Whitley & many others. Blown glass, NC pottery, handcrafted jewelry, paintings and prints. Bridal registry. Open 7 days a week, 252633-4369, carolinacreations. com (R-19). New Bern ArtWorks & Company, located in Studio 323 – home of working artisans – 323 Pollock St. A fine arts gallery representing regional and nationally recognized artists featuring a wide range of styles and mediums. Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm.

RiverTowne Repertory Players, 514 Hancock St., Masonic Theater. Call 252-634-RTRP(7877) for information on upcoming shows. Tickets on sale at Bank of the Arts or visit (P-20). Tryon Palace, where guided tours, live reenactments and conversations with costumed interpreters from centuries past bring history to life in vivid detail at the Governor’s Palace, Gardens and Historic Homes. And, at the new high-tech NC History Center, interactive games and hands-on exhibits delight visitors young and old. 252-639-3500, (R-15).

Food, Wine & Gourmet Cow Café, 319 Middle St., is New Bern’s only Four Hoof restaurant, featuring a full lunch & supper menu along with delicious treats including ice cream, GourMoo popcorn & more.

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MARKET (cont. from page 30) Check out the Cow Café’s Dairy MooSeum, a treat for all ages, 252-672-9269 (R-18). Neuse River Winery, 169 Morris Creek Lane, Oriental. Small batch artisanal winery specializes in American/French hybrid grapes that grow well in the Eastern North Carolina climate. The tasting room open Thur.Sat. 11am-6pm or by appointment, 252-249-1503. Port City Java, 323 Middle St., New Bern’s premier coffeehouse & cafe serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, an array of desserts, fresh juice smoothies, shakes, assorted teas & wonderful iced & hot coffee & espresso beverages; open 7am, 252-6337900 (R-18).

Stillwater Harbour/Tab Premium Built Homes is an exclusive and secluded area that offers affordable waterfront living just minutes from downtown New Bern. Homes start in the $300s, with a total of 36 home sites and 100 deepwater boat slips in a protected harbor. For more information, call 252-638-8310 (G-7). Trent River Realty, Inc., 48 Shoreline Drive & 333 Middle St., can handle all your real estate needs. Whether you’re buying or selling, Trent River Realty is dedicated to making your real estate experience a great one. Call 252-672-8412, 252-6331442 or visit trentriverrealty. com (Q-18).

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Village Realty, 802 Broad St., Oriental, located on the Intracoastal Waterway. Whether buying, selling or looking for a perfect vacation property, Village Realty is ready to share the beauty of this historic waterside village. Call 252-249-0509 or email Wayfarers Cove, 1107 Bennett, Arapahoe, on the Neuse River, this hurricane-protected, full-

Century 21 Sail/Loft, 1000 Broad St., Oriental, is the waterfront realty specialist with more than 30 years experience in Oriental and Pamlico County. The team is standing by to help you choose a home in one of the most relaxing places in Eastern North Carolina. For information, call 252-249-1787 or 800327-4189. 32

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service, 150-slip marina offers a permanent home to boats of all designs and sizes. With the 60ton travel lift we assist with everything from routine repairs to complete overhauls. Stop by our Ship’s Store for service, supplies and scuttlebutt, 252-249-0200. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 119 Middle St., for all your home mortgage and consulting needs. Call 252-636-8208 or 252-2294754 or visit newbernmortgage. com for our free home ownership guides (R-18).

Specialty Shops, Gifts, Clothing Bear Essentials, 309 Middle St., is a natural and organic bath, body, baby and gift shop. Now featuring the full line of Dr. Hauschka’s skin care products. Call 252-637-6663 or email (Q-18). Bern Bear Gifts, 301 Pollock St, New Bern’s original souvenir & gift source for European imports & city/state souvenirs. Emphasis on Bern, Switzerland, our “Mother City.” All flags, Tshirts, chocolates, nice selection of English teapots, musical notions, German nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks & steins. Visitor information too, phone/fax 252637-2300 (R-19). The Boathouse, 220 Middle St., offering unique gifts, collectables, quality bags, New Bern T-shirts & more, plus the best hat selection in town featuring Tilley, Scala, Greek Fisherman hats, Sunday Afternoon, & more. Open 7 days a week, stop by this fun-to-browse & buy shop, 252-633-5501 (Q-18). Charisma Boutique, 223 Middle St., New Bern and 127 Main St., Washington, features hand-

painted décor and a wide selection of classy, sassy and affordable clothing and accessories. Call 252-634-3482 or visit them online at www.shopcharisma. com (S-18). Four C’s, 252 Middle St., offers unique gifts, T-shirts & toys, plus active clothing from Columbia, Woolrich & Atlantis. Also sandals, shoes & boots by Teva, Naot, Dansko & Colombia. Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-3pm. Great gifts for all ages, free gift wrapping, 252636-3285 (R-18). Mitchell Hardware, 215 Craven St., a New Bern tradition for 100 years offers a complete line of hardware, gifts, cast iron & enamelware, crockery, pottery, cookbooks & more! It’s great browsing in a yesteryear setting

with everything you need … today. Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-5:30pm, Sat. 6:30am-5pm, 252-6384261, mitchellhardwareonline. com (R-19). NautiPaws Pet Boutique & Dog Bakery, 208 Middle St., in historic downtown New Bern, is pawsitively a shop just purrfect for pets. Specializing in gourmet dog treats & unique gift items, holistic & all natural pet food for pets & their owners. All fourlegged friends are welcome to a treat. 252-637-0247 (R-18). Street Sounds, 3200-B Martin Luther King Blvd., features Rockford Fosgate, Kenwood, Pioneer, JVC, Memphis Car Audio and more for all your car audio needs. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm. 252-672-8895 (F-6).

Tangles & Knots, 1910-G, South Glenburnie Road, New Bern, offers color, cuts, perms, texturizing, nails, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Paul Mitchell Focus Salon and supplier of Paul Mitchell Pet Care. Open Mon. and Sat. by appointment, Tues.-Fri., 8am-8pm, 252-6365933 (G-1). Tryon Palace Museum Store, 529 S. Front St., located in the NC History Center, offers a wide assortment of specialty products, including books, food, plants, pottery and fine crafts, jewelry, toys and more. 252-639-3532 (R-15). Twice as Nice, 224 Craven St., is an upscale consignment boutique featuring high quality women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, home décor, and furniture items at reasonable prices. Open Mon.Fri. 10-6pm, Sat. 10-5pm and Sun. 12-4pm (March thru Dec.), 252-633-4432 (R-19).

Transportation & Business Services Bridget Ipock – Farm Bureau Insurance, 2305 Hwy 70 E, New Bern. Located in the James City area, Bridget is prepared to discuss all your insurance needs, from life to property to auto. Call her today at 252-6373437 or email bridget.ipock@ Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, 200 Terminal Drive in New Bern is close, convenient & connected. Now offering more airlines for more convenience: US Airways Express & announcing new Delta Connection Service provided by Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Visit NewBernAirport. com for more info. New Bern Magazine


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