In this issue of Downtowner Magazine, we show our readers how to make holiday shopping easy in downtown. We also include our annual Nine for the Needy charity highlights and Brian's profile at the delicious Academy Street Bistro in Cary. We look at the bright future for Shops at Seaboard Station as we interview William Peace College president Debra Townsley and Trademark Properties CEO Billie Redmond. Read about two brother's travels from Cuba to Raleigh and breathing new life into the hearts of musicians with the Triangle Area Community Orchestra. Pick up some tips for holiday-friendly wines in Uncorked and read about local gallery shows in our @Art column.