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Today's Features

  •  Louis and Barbara Berinoto and Bill and Louise Gerber celebrate their 40th wedding anniversaries at Brunswick Plantation by renewing their vows before family and friends Saturday, July 19. They have been friends since their high school days in New Jersey where they resided until relocating here seven years ago.

  •  By John Nelson

    Which plants display the showiest, most flamboyant flowers? Some will insist they are the various orchid species. The orchid family truly is a giant group, easily the largest plant family in the world, in terms of number of different species. Orchids as a family cover the earth — almost. They are indeed known from all but the coldest parts of the planet. Many are epiphytic, or growing on the branches of trees, but quite a large number, too, are terrestrial, at home on the ground. Some are even weeds.

  •  Good people, holy people of all ages and in all faiths, usually spend considerable time in prayer. They do their devotionals, or finger their beads, or say rosaries or center themselves in meditation. They attend worship services, listen to sermons, share hospitality or fellowship. They read inspirational books and pamphlets, participate in Bible studies or religiously oriented meetings and workshops. They also encourage others to follow suit, to join them in a search for God.

  •  Navy Lt. Pamela Cole and Air Force Capt. Matthew C. Foss were married May 31 on the beach of Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    The groom is the son of Michael and Gloria Foss of Bolivia. He is a 2000 graduate of West Brunswick High School and earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in business/finance from McPherson College in Kansas. He is serving in Okinawa, Japan, as the chief linguistic officer of the Pacific Rim.

  •  Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

     

    It’s Blueberry Month. No, I don’t make this stuff up. There actually was a proclamation from the United States Department of Agriculture back in 1999 that made July National Blueberry Month.

  •  By John Nelson

     

    By the time the rising sun had gilded the tops of the towering hills, the mountains and vales rang with the harmonious shouts of the pious and cheerful tenants of the groves and meads.— William Bartram, Travels

     

  •  Remember when picnics used to be the norm? Well, maybe if you’re too young to remember, many picnics used to be communal. Barn raisings and other types of rural work were frequently followed by dances and outdoor meals. Many small towns in the Midwest had a small public park, usually in the center of town, where they frequently hosted dances, bands, socials and picnics.

  •  Tayvion Gause is celebrating his first birthday Wednesday, July 23. Love from Mommy, MiMi, Papa, Aunt Selena, Aunt Nekevia and Uncle Malik.

  •  Katie McKee

    Brunswick County 4-H Agent

    By the middle of the summer, we all start to run out of fresh ideas for activities to help kids get that one hour a day of enrichment to prevent summer slide. The good news is your kids can learn from the things you are already doing. You can turn any activity into a learning moment if you take the time to process what happened. 4-H programs use an experiential learning process to turn hands-on activities into minds-on lessons and families can apply a similar model to their normal activities, as well.