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Summer deliciousness is afoot at Calabash Marketplace, 10050 Beach Drive in Calabash.
The biggest news is Alice’s Produce is the newest vendor there. Alice, who has had a successful produce stand in Ocean Isle Beach for years, just opened a second outlet at Calabash Marketplace.
Marketplace owner Jack Alexander says Alice always has a great selection of produce including corn, tomatoes, peaches, squash, melons and eggplant.
The marketplace nursery also has an array of delicious-sounding summer plants, including a limited selection of pineapple sage, shrimp plants and tomatoes in one-gallon containers.
The current featured plant is perennial (hardy) hibiscus — suitable for summer tea-making, perhaps?
The summer schedule at the marketplace is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
Adopt a pet, get a handmade bowl
Art, plus great pets available for adoption, has become one of the highlights in recent months at Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services at 429 Green Swamp Road.
In addition to installation of colorful, contributed art of animals both in and outside the building, pottery bowls handcrafted by students at Union Elementary School have been added.
Shelter director Tommy Tolley said the colorful bowls are given free with each pet adopted.
Stop by the shelter and find your new furever friend, accompanied by a handmade pet-food bowl to take home, during visitation hours at the shelter, which are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. The phone number is 754-8204.
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