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Today's Features

  • Greenlands Farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia is having an Art Gala Fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, to benefit Helpers Of Our Farm (HOOF).

    Evening festivities include a meet-and-greet with a few HOOF animals, gourmet farm charcuterie, a silent art auction, live music and a cash bar.

    Wine and beer will be available for purchase, with 100 percent of wine sales benefitting HOOF.

    The cost is $30 per guest. Reservations are required. For tickets, go to greenlandsfarm.org.

  • Two events next week turn the page on two published North Carolina writers.

    Local author Anne Clinard Barnhill unveils her latest book, “The Beautician’s Notebook,” a Southern novel exploring life in a small town, at a Meet the Author event at 3 p.m. next Thursday, April 27, at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road.

    Copes of the book will be available for purchase and autographing. For more information, call the library at 575-0173.

  • Robin couldn’t believe what she was seeing. The rug in front of her door was a tangle of hair and blood, with couch cushions strewn across the floor. Hearing faint echoes of whimpering from the kitchen, she rushed to find her beloved Boston terrier frantically clawing at the side of her face, now a gory mess. Without thinking, Robin swept Suki into her arms and sped to her veterinarian, praying they could ease her baby’s misery.

  • Remember St. Patrick’s Day? Here is a plant, now in full bloom, which might stir your memory.

  • Lois Carroll, Branch manager of Rourk Library, is to be commended for her efforts in retrieving a variety of good movies for twice-monthly viewing. Whether the “theater” is packed or just a few arrive, the participants enjoy the films and each other’s company. Tears and laughter alike are shared, along with the tasty provisions to assuage hunger and thirst.

  • Passover began this last Tuesday. Throughout Passover week, only unleavened bread, or matzo, is eaten. Those adhering to strict their traditions will abstain from all leavened food and even some non-leavened food if it’s not prepared for the festival with special care.

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    “Every decision you make — whether you’re conscious of it or not — relates to whether you think it will bring you pain or pleasure.”

     

    Have you heard of the pain/pleasure principle?

    Research shows it lies at the core of everything you do. The decisions you make — and the actions you take — are all based on this principle, whether you’re consciously aware of it or not.

  • By Sam Marshall

     

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    Five girls were crowned March 25 at the Miss Brunswick County pageant. From left are Sarah Shaw, Teen Miss Brunswick County; Brooke Kesky, Greater Miss Brunswick County and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Most Photogenic and the Bennie J. Ward Act of Kindness Award; Skylar Gateman, Miss Brunswick County; Morgan Strahley, Junior Miss Brunswick County and winner of the Congeniality Award; and Natalie Space, Little Miss Brunswick County.

  • Welcome spring with more than 150 crafters and 11 local food vendors at the annual Southport Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in Franklin Square Park at 130 E. West St. in downtown Southport.

    Highlights at this Easter weekend festival, a tradition for more than 25 years, include live entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, a trackless train, visits to Franklin Square Gallery and a 5K run/walk at the Southport waterfront at 8 a.m. Saturday.