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Today's Features

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    Flash bulletin: Did you know your ability to love someone else is proportional to your ability to love yourself?

    And I don’t mean in a conceited narcissistic type of way. At your core level it’s essential you have — or develop — a healthy sense of self-respect.

  • Come catch Greenlands Farm’s first class of 2017 and enjoy learning the craft of making a great cupcake from Heather, the farm’s master baker who has been craft baking since 1972.

    The Craft of Baking & Wine unfolds from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the family farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia.

  • Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians, aka Harpeth Rising, playing original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.

    Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize.

  • International guitar duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians.

    Next Thursday night, Feb. 23, the talented twosome known as Loren and Mark are sharing their diverse repertoire of original and arranged music on the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Get set for their stunning brand of guitar instrumentals and vocal duets, which have brought them wide appeal and strong audience connection.

  •  Itchy dogs pose one of the most frustrating clinical challenges for veterinarians and worrisome conditions for pet parents. Seasonal allergies, or atopic dermatitis, affect an estimated 10 percent of all dogs. While the exact cause is unknown, genetics are thought to play a major role in determining if your dog suffers from recurrent itching and scratching. A novel, non-pharmaceutical pruritus treatment has been approved in the U.S., promising to relieve itching in millions of dogs.

  •  By Linda Arnold

    In these times of uncertainty, you may find yourself doubting a lot of things.

    Let’s face it. In many cases, foundations have been rocked. If you find you’re more unsure lately, I’d say that’s a normal reaction. If that sense of wavering continues for too long, however, you may want to take stock.

  •  By John Nelson

    Quick, all you vexillologists: What do Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mexico, Norfolk Island and Turks and Caisos Island all have in common? This is too easy. They all nations whose flags prominently feature a plant. This week, we are focusing on the flag of Lebanon, which prominently features a tree, and more specifically, a cedar; and even more specifically, a “true” cedar.

  •  Dogs may remember more than we thought, at least according to a recent Hungarian study. Comparative psychologist Claudia Fugazza used an umbrella and a corps of canines to determine if dogs could “see it, do it, remember it.” Fugazza’s research concluded dogs may remember our actions up an hour later, having significant implications on how we train and understand dogs.

     

  •    Meets: 6 p.m. fourth Mondays of the month at Planet Fun, 349 Whiteville Road, Shallotte

    Go to gfwcsbi.org or email drtammy@atmc.net

    Self-improvement through citizenship and community service are the main objectives of the South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club.

    Organized in 1988 and chartered in 1989, membership of the Shallotte-based club has grown from 16 charter members to more than 50 in 2017.