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Today's Features

  • It’s time for the 12th Annual Brunswick Islands Home & Garden Show this weekend.

    The event will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16, at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center, 211 Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach.

    Highlights include an array of vendors, a children’s learning area and live demonstrations.

    Vendors include plants, flowers, painters, home repair, builders, home accessories and outdoor products.

    Admission is $5. Children younger than 8 are admitted free.

  • GRISSETTOWN — For lifelong lovebirds Bill and Joan Hoyle, every day is Valentine’s Day.

    That’s saying a lot for the Brunswick County couple, who have been married for nearly 60 years and have known each other since childhood.

    “We met when I was 7 and he was 10,” Joan Hoyle said as the couple, wearing matching red shirts in celebration of the upcoming 2014 edition of Valentine’s Day, relaxed at their home.

  • Take to the high seas and explore the “Navy Way” during the 149th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site.

    Visitors can experience the life of sailors on land during the American Civil War. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

    Some sailors were attached to the torpedo service and others to posts not shipboard, but on shore. Demonstrations will include weapons, equipment and torpedo firings.

  • By Sam Marshall
    Horticulture Agent
    Cones from female hop vines offer a wide variety of wonderful smells and flavors prized by brewers.
    With increased popularity of home brewing and a demand for locally grown ingredients, interest in backyard hop production is growing. Primarily used as bittering and aroma agents in beer, hop plants are hardy perennial plants that can be successfully grown in the home garden. Whether you are a home brewer trying out your green thumb or just want to try something different this year, consider planting hops!

  • By Sam Marshall
    Horticulture Agent
    Not your average tomato, heirloom varieties come in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors.
    Spring is right around the corner and now is the time to start planning your vegetable garden. An icon for any garden, nothing stands out more than the tomato. A growing number of home gardeners are seeking out heirloom varieties. Because they offer a diversity of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors, heirloom tomatoes add an interesting perk to the garden, as well as the dinner table.

  • My mom has been visiting us this past month. One of the times I enjoy the most is having breakfast with her. We’ve had a variety of different “breakfast foods” from eggs, to cereals, to waffles, fruit and yogurt. One of our favorites is a big pot of oatmeal and other whole-grains with nuts and dried cranberries.

  • Sometimes it seems as if the scriptures paint a picture of impossibilities. They appear to be impossibly unreachable, impossibly untouchable, impossibly impractical. To think about a time and place where opposites live together harmoniously and communally appears to be a waste of time and energy. I can hear Hubby Dear’s usual retort, given when I present him with ideas that suggest unorthodox combinations of people or ideas. “It’ll never happen!” says he. “You’re wasting your time!”

  • Sometimes it seems as if the scriptures paint a picture of impossibilities. They appear to be impossibly unreachable, impossibly untouchable, impossibly impractical. To think about a time and place where opposites live together harmoniously and communally appears to be a waste of time and energy. I can hear Hubby Dear’s usual retort, given when I present him with ideas that suggest unorthodox combinations of people or ideas. “It’ll never happen!” says he. “You’re wasting your time!”

  • Stir-frying is one of the best techniques to produce dishes with vivid colors, vibrant flavors, and varied textures. It combines vegetables and protein in a single dish, it’s relatively healthy, and it requires no accompaniment other than rice or noodles.
    In addition, it’s a great way to use up produce that has been in the fridge for a couple days and that hunk of steak or pork that you cooked a few days ago that you haven’t gotten around to eating yet.

  • “Driving Miss Daisy” first debuted on Broadway in April 1987, followed two years later by the movie starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd.

    A quarter-century later, the award-winning production about the unfolding friendship between a wealthy Jewish widow and her chauffeur during the changing decades of the 20th century in the Deep South is still an audience favorite and classic.