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Senior site menus
Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
Monday, Dec. 17
Cheesy broccoli noodle casserole with ground poultry, tossed salad/dressing, cornbread/margarine, brownie, milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Hot dog/bun, chili, coleslaw, apple juice, milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Roast turkey/gravy, dressing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bar, dinner roll/margarine, milk.
Thursday, Dec. 20
Meatballs/Italian sauce, rotini pasta, green beans, blueberry oatmeal square, wheat bread, milk.
Friday, Dec. 21
Macaroni and cheese/diced ham, green peas, peach cobbler, dinner roll, milk.
The seven sites and their hours are as follows:
Shallotte Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-
Leland Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-
Southport Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-
Oak Island Senior Site, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Calabash Senior Site, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-
Supply Senior Site, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-
All sites serve lunch at noon. Contributions are entirely voluntarily; however, no one is turned away for failure to contribute. Menus are subject to change.
Santa to visit Coastal Cinemas
Santa Claus will make a special visit to Coastal Cinemas in Shallotte on Friday, Dec. 14. He’ll be spreading holiday cheer and taking special requests from kids of all ages.
Santa asks everyone to bring a new, unopened toy for the Toys For Tots program. Coastal Cinemas will also be a drop-off point for books to be collected by the Brunswick Literacy Council and distributed throughout Brunswick County.
“Become one of Santa’s helpers and bring a toy or a book to give to those less fortunate,” says Santa, who will be at Coastal Cinemas from 6-7:30 p.m. Call the theatre at 754.3489. For movies and show times, call 754-7469.
Hospice program set for new year
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter will present “Living With Grief,” a growth and education group for adults coping with grief, from 10 a.m.-noon on Mondays, Jan. 8-Feb. 12, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, off the 900 block of Old Ocean Hwy. in Bolivia, and from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14, at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.
Sessions are designed to provide grief education and support that enable participants to work through grief. Discussions include the phases of grief, the grieving process and other areas of concern for participants. Often being with others who have been through a similar experience allows participants to talk about what they are experiencing. Grief groups help emphasize that participants are not grieving alone and others understand and can support them on their grief journey.
Groups are free and donations are appreciated. Registration is required by Jan. 4. Call Jean Roney, bereavement counselor, at 796-8056. Leave your name, phone number and indicate the specific program you wish to attend.
Rape Crisis center to host programs
Life After Trauma, a support group to help survivors of sexual abuse define trauma, make sense of post-trauma reactions (regaining safety, control, trust and personal value), and heal for the long term, meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 7-Feb. 18, at The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, 615 Shipyard Blvd. in Wilmington.
There is no cost for attendance. Register by Friday, Jan. 4, by contacting Lauren Slusher, LCSW-A, VSP, at (910) 392-7460. Space is limited.
Trash pickup closed on Christmas Day
Waste Industries of Brunswick County will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Tuesday,
Dec. 25. Residential trash and recycle normally picked up on that day will be collected earlier on Saturday, Dec. 22. Please your trash and recycle cart at the curb by 6 a.m.
Rourk Branch Library has new books
The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
“Open Heart” by Elie Wiesel. Eighty-two-year-old Wiesel, facing emergency heart surgery, reflects back on his life.
“Threat Vector” by Tom Clancy. Clancy once again proves his absolute command of military action and international intrigue.
“Nano” by Robin Cook. The master of the medical thriller is back with another brilliant blend of cutting-edge science, technology and suspense.
“The Thieves of Legend” by Richard Doetsch. A classic thriller, lightning paced and whip-smart.
“Private London” by James Patterson and Mark Pearson. Private goes on the hunt for London’s most feared killer since Jack the Ripper.
“Experiment In Murder” by Margaret Truman and Donald Bain. The riveting next installment in Truman’s Capital Crimes series.
“Cold City” by F. Paul Wilson. If you’ve never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin. This is the first of three new novels revealing the early years of one of the most popular characters in fiction.
Soil and water board to meet Dec. 17
The Brunswick Soil and Water Conservation District Board will have its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Jerome’s Restaurant in Shallotte.
Farm Credit to award college scholarships
The 2013 Cape Fear Farm Credit scholarship applications are now available. Up to $14,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to selected high school seniors residing in Cape Fear Farm Credit’s 12-county servicing territory. The scholarships are based on academic awards and honors, extracurricular activities, work experience and the student’s commitment to southeastern North Carolina agriculture and rural development.
The scholarship application deadline is March 4, 2013.
Students completing an application must currently reside in one of the 12 counties served by Cape Fear Farm Credit (Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland) and must meet specific GPA and SAT requirements noted on the application.
For more information or to download an application, visit www.capefearfarmcredit.com/loan-loan-scholarships.asp or call (910) 323-9188, ext. 3238.
Grandparent caregiver group to meet Dec. 13
According to the U. S. 2010 Census, 178,391 children in North Carolina lived with grandparents. Of this number, 90,093 children lived in homes where the grandparents were their caregivers.
These grandparent caregivers and the grandchildren they are raising are often isolated. They may also lack information about the range of support services, resources, programs, benefits, laws and policies available to help them successfully fulfill their caregiver role.
For several parents in the Leland area, the Communities in Schools Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren has been a great resource. The group has been meeting for 11 years at the Communities in Schools’ Family Resource Center in Leland.
Essie Vaughan, who has raised four grandsons (Danny, Travis, Vanceston and Titus) has been with the group since its inception and has been instrumental in recruiting new grandparents to the group and sharing the lessons she has learned and community resources with others.
Martha Anderson, who is raising her 15-year-old grandson, Eddie, says the group has helped her immensely. It has helped her to realize she is not the only person facing the challenges and blessings of raising a grandchild. She feels a closeness to the other grandparents. While she would never take advantage of the other grandparents in the group, she said she would feel comfortable calling on them for support or advice in a time of need.
Denise Pritchard, who adopted her grandson, Damion, eight years ago, said the group has helped her also realize there are others dealing with the same issues. The group has helped her learn to deal with everyday life situations and has helped her access resources she was not aware of prior to joining the group.
Fay Frink, who has raised her three teenage granddaughters since birth (Brittany, Tesa and Gabby), has been in the group for about nine years. She appreciates hearing the different opinions of the group on how to cope with issues faced by grandparents. She feels the group not only made a great difference to her, but also to her granddaughters. During the years, her granddaughters have bonded with the other children in the group and learned the value of serving others.
The group meets from 6-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Leland Family Resource Center, 1492 Village Road NE in Leland. Due to the holidays, the December meeting will be Dec. 13.
To learn more about the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, contact Margaret Roseman at 371-5411 or visit www.cisbrunswick.org.