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Today's Features

  •  Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    I was sorting through my spice cupboard looking for some thyme. It got me thinking about that 1960s recording by Simon and Garfunkel. The real name of the song is “Scarborough Fair,” but most of us remember it for the melody line of “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.” (I bet you’re humming it right now!)

  •  A recent letter to the editor caught my eye. There seemed to be a plaintive cry hidden in the words of sorrow and loss. Someone had lost an envelope containing money that was her allowance, dollars to be spent carefully over the coming weeks. Perhaps the cash would be used frivolously. Maybe it would be offered in compassionate caring for another or as an unexpected gift — just because. The reason mattered not. The loss was palpable.

     

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    Years ago (if you can remember back that far) when you were a child, do you remember Grandma spending all day in the kitchen, cooking those scrumptious meals and desserts that only she could make the old-fashioned way?


  •  Ethan and Elisabeth Willard are the proud parents of a daughter, Ava Kate Willard, born at 6:16 p.m. Jan. 17 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparents are the late Charles “Chuck” Moore and Beverly Moore of Wilmington.

    Paternal grandparents are Philip and Heather Kinlaw of Supply and Chauncey and Missy Willard of Lake Wylie, S.C.

  •  Neal and Beth Coleman of Whiteville are the proud parents of a son, Stanley O’Neal Coleman, born at 11:14 p.m. Jan. 22 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington weighing 5 pounds, 4.8 ounces and measuring 17.5 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparents are Robin Price of Supply and the late Rufis H. Faulk.

    Paternal grandparents are Sandra Price of Crusoe and the late Richard Colenas Sr.

    Great-grandparents are Carl and Mackie Barefoot of Supply, Thomas Etheridge of Crusoe and the late Eula-Mae Etheridge.

  •  Jesse and Kristina Clemmons of Ocean Isle Beach are the proud parents of a daughter, Kinsley Chole Clemmons, born at 11:16 p.m. Jan. 20 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches in length.

    She joins a brother, Bentley, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Nanet Taylor of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Rose and Dale Clemmons Sr. of Supply.

    Great-grandfather is Harvey McDonald.

  • Blues singer Ray Bonneville will perform at the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the fellowship hall of Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild St. in Holden Beach.

  •  IF YOU GO

    What: “Winnie the Pooh KIDS”

    When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 3 p.m. Feb. 22

    Where: Brunswick Little Theatre, 8068 River Road, Southport

    Cost: $5; go to www.brunswicklittletheatre.com

    This coming weekend, Brunswick Little Theatre is inviting its loyal audience to the Hundred Acre Wood to join all their old A.A. Milne storybook friends — Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang.

  •  Fairy tales have always fascinated me. I loved reading them as a child. I “became” Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood. Rapunzel was more difficult, since my hair was neither yards long nor shining with platinum beauty. There were wicked stepsisters who plagued my life...individuals who blocked my path with boulders of alienation, lack of acceptance heaped with ridicule. It was easy to see how fairy tales would be an impelling force, a call to what is beyond our immediate vision.

     

  •  David and Marjorie Harper of Shallotte, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Feb. 25.