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Today's Features

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  • By Sam Marshall

     

    Arguably the biggest issue in any lawn, ornamental landscape or vegetable garden is pest problems. Whether it be from insects, disease or weeds, damage from pests may cause lawns and landscapes to look unattractive or vegetable gardens to be unproductive.

    When pests problems occur, a common question is, “What can I spray to make it go away?” with little regard as to why a problem occurred in the first place.

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    ‘The more you lie, the easier it gets — and the better you get at it.’)

     

    We’re taught from an early age, “Honesty is always the best policy.”

    You may recall the book “The Last Lecture,” by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch,” written after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The lecture was a message for his kids about what really matters in life.

  • Last week we looked at hair loss, bald spots, and red, inflamed skin in dogs and cats. This week we explore dry, flaky and oily skin, common lumps and bumps, and what discolored skin spots really say about your pet’s health.

     

    Dry and flaky vs. oily and greasy

  • “Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filet gumbo
 ‘cause tonight, I’m gonna meet ma cher amio …”

                                     — Hank Williams, 1952

     

  • Touchdowns … fight songs ... cheerleaders ... food. What’s a football game without a tailgate party? From burgers to hot dogs and baked beans to potato salad, no pre-game is complete until the hunger is tackled. Tailgating is as American as apple pie or political scandals.

    If you can’t make it to the big game, throw a bash at your home.

  • Let me begin with a disclaimer. I am not nor ever have been engulfed in poverty. I have never been embraced by homelessness. I have only slightly and lightly engaged with the unending brick walls of regulatory systems. So, I come as an outsider looking in. I come as one who has only observed the frustration of always asking, always begging, always being beholden to another. I have not experienced it on a regular basis.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre and Big Dawg Productions present encore performances of “The Hermit of Fort Fisher," David Anthony Wright's poignant yet humorous drama drawn from a real-life Brunswick County character.

    Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 and 3 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22 at Brunswick Little Theatre at 8068 River Road SE in Southport.

  • The “sleepy fishing village” of Little River, S.C., just across the border from Brunswick County raises the roof this weekend with its 13th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, expected to draw thousands for its two-day event.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 on the historic Little River Waterfront at 4460 Mineola Ave.

    The festival showcases fresh local seafood served by Little River’s waterfront restaurants, plus favorite festival foods from an array of vendors.

  • Two historic family-owned farms are celebrating the season with annual events for October.

    Music, rescued farm animals and children’s activities highlight Greenlands Farm’s Fall Farm Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia.

    Indigo Farms at 1542 Hickman Road showcases pick-your-own pumpkins, pig races and a hay maze from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, plus optional nighttime hay rides, during October.