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Today's Features

  • By Sam Marshall

     

    Cooler days and nights are not too far off on the horizon. The trees and flowers will soon make their show and another gardening season will soon come to an end for which some of you are no doubt very grateful. But for those who just cannot let it go, gardening is still a possibility and especially if you like fresh herbs, there are lots of ways you add some color to bleak winter days and still eat fresh from the garden.

     

    Herbs for cooler weather

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    With all the talk about balance in our lives, it’s no wonder we can feel out of kilter at times.  

    Media headlines encourage us to examine our priorities. Jobs demand more of us. And then there’s the tug of family, not to mention community involvement.

    Let’s face it. A lot of you likely feel you could use more time. So, why do you keep spending more time on things that don’t yield results and less time on things that do?

  • President: Bob Gustavson, 575-2238 or bogus@atmc.net

    Meets: at Calabash Fire Station, 892 Persimmon Road (contact group for specific meeting dates)

    Open to all FDNY members, retired or active

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 15589, Surfside Beach, SC 29587-5589; web: fdnycra.org; Facebook.fdnycra

    When it comes to community, the Fire Department New York-Carolinas Retirees Association is all in.

  • The Carolina Soul Festival, presented by Community Movement Alliance, is a community-oriented health, wellness, music and art festival set in the heart of the South Brunswick Islands area. The second annual event will feature interactive vendors, a kid’s zone, a ninja warrior obstacle course for adults, yoga, tai chi classes and more.

    It will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Calabash at 9480 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) between Movement Works’ studio and the South Brunswick Island Center.

  • EDITOR'S NOTE: BECAUSE OF THE APPROACH OF HURRICANE IRMA, ORGANIZERS DECIDED SEPT. 6 TO POSTPONE THIS YEAR'S PURPLE FEET FESTIVAL AT SILVER COAST WINERY UNTIL SUNDAY, NOV. 5.

    Grape-stomping and a Lucy look-alike contest prevail once again at this year’s Purple Feet Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Silver Coast Winery.

    The 12th annual seasonal event at the winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown community will feature live music by The Imitations and master of ceremonies Tony Reese.

  • EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the approach of Hurricane Irma, all of the 9/11 events below have been cancelled.

    Next Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by terrorist-directed planes at three U.S. sites that have become sacred grounds.

    Brunswick County once again joins those who will never forget.

    Events launch with an 8 a.m. Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 Eighth Ave. N.  in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., with the New York Retired Firefighters Association.

  • By Linda Arnold
    Whenever I give a keynote address on the achievement of goals, I hold up a sign for the audience to fill in the blanks:

    I don’t have enough ______.

    I don’t have enough ________.

    The answers are always the same: Time and money.

  • One of my least favorite diagnoses to make in cats is type 2 diabetes. I have a deep dislike for feline diabetes because of two indisputable facts: 1) it’s largely preventable and unnecessary and 2) it’s a real challenge to treat for many owners. Fortunately, type 2 diabetes is also one of those diseases that benefit from early detection. I’d like to share my top five reasons you need to test your cat early and often for type 2 diabetes.

     

  • Birthday celebrations tend to revolve around food. Specifically this food is usually a cake or anything with a candle in it. We all know the routine … everyone sings and the birthday person makes a wish and blows out the flame. One story behind this tradition is the wishes made are carried by the smoke from the candles to the gods.

    Not to gross you out, but have you ever wondered about germs from the people blowing or (worse yet) spitting on the cake as they blow out the candles? It probably never stopped you from eating cake, but maybe you did think about it.

  • New gardeners tend to be a bit obsessive about their lawns and landscapes. Like the French (and the English who copied their style), evergreen shrubs must be controlled into boxes and balls. If we have one plant on this side of the walkway, symmetry demands a repeat on the other. Expansive lawns must be immaculate, perfectly-groomed and weed-free. That works pretty well if you’re Louis XIV or King George with an army of serfs to do your bidding.