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Today's Features

  • This popular classic salad, including all the tableside showmanship by waiters when preparing it tableside, became a sensation in America back in the 1920s. It is widely accepted that Caesar Cardini, a restaurant owner and chef in Tijuana, Mexico, whipped up a salad from scratch with leftover ingredients for a gathering of hungry Hollywood notables.

    To many, including me, this is the king of salads. It was probably the first main coursesalad, and topped with chicken or fish, is truly a main course.

  • A yoga event this Saturday, Jan. 31, at Sea Trail is taking place to help a rescued puppy in need of surgery and his mounting medical bills.

    Donations from Workout for Wexler, taking place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sea Trail Conference Center in Sunset Beach, will go to help 4-month-old Wexler, a Yorkshire terrier puppy who was recently rescued from a breeder.

    “They were going to put him to sleep because he was having trouble with his hips and legs,” said Cheri McLain of Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE).

  • CAROLINA SHORES — Signs of revived building activity are dotting the landscape in Carolina Shores.

    At a Jan. 21 town planning board workshop, Carolina Shores Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said it has been a busy inspection season. The town is also looking to hire an additional building inspector, he said.

  • Poetry writers and would-be writers unite.

    Starting Feb. 1, “Poetry Opens Doors” officially launches, and you’re invited to start writing and submitting poetic entries.

    The writing initiative is being spearheaded by local author Joan Leotta, along with Hickmans Crossroads Library branch manager Christi Iffergan and Kat Moore of Poetry Revisited.

  •  IF YOU GO

    What: Celebrating the Dream 50-Year Commemorative Concert

    When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    How much: $50 general admission; $65 reserved; $75 reserved with reception (plus tax and handling fees)

    Info: Countywide CDC, 383-1724 or Juanita Harper at (910) 619-6295; or go to www.celebratingthedream.org or www.bccowa.com (box office (910) 755-7416)

  • Interested in counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)?

    Local bird enthusiast and guest presenter Kurt Hugelmeyer will show how to make your bird-counting count at a program scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The GBBC, sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, has taken place in the United States and Canada since 1998. 2013 was the first year for the GBBC to go global.

  • IF YOU GO

    What: Sixth annual SOUPer Bowl Saturday

    When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31

    Where: Shallotte Presbyterian Church

    Cost: $15

    Soup only tickets: $8

    Additional soup helpings: $3

    It’s an annual tradition every Super Bowl season.

    Members of the General Federation of Women’s Club-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club get into formation for their annual SOUPer Bowl Saturday fundraiser to benefit several local charitable food efforts to feed the hungry.

  • Get ready to roll in Vegas, N.C.

    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s 10th annual Las Vegas Night is set for around round of fun Saturday night, Jan. 24, with food and Vegas-style games.

    The annual fundraiser is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Realtors Building at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

    The catered event will feature a cash bar, dinner, assorted hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cake.

  •  Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

    It’s cold and chilly outside. Winter is in full swing, or as I like to think about it, we’re sliding quickly toward spring. But in the meantime, what could sound better than a warming bowl of soup? Plus, many people made health resolutions earlier this month: soup is the perfect resolution food.

  •  Hospitals have limited access for visitors. Both print and televised media announce the increasing presence of a dire enemy. Bags of cough drops and boxes of tissues leave grocery and pharmacy shelves. Henny Penny’s false alarm has come true. Menacing flu with its myriad aches and pains, weakness and fever has struck.