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Today's Features

  •  IF YOU GO

    What: South Brunswick Islands Craft Fair

    When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20

    Where: South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 U.S. 17 W., Carolina Shores

    How much: Free

    Brunswick Community College, its South Brunswick Islands Center and 65 vendors are getting crafty for the first South Brunswick Islands Craft Fair scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the SBIC at 9400 U.S. 17 W. in Carolina Shores.

    Admission is free.

  •  Army Pvt. Ronald M. Szafarski, son of Patricia A. Szafarski of Shallotte and Ronald C. Szafarski of Amherst, N.Y., has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

     

  •  Wasted food. You know what I’m talking about: that shriveled-up peach in the back of the crisper drawer. Perhaps it’s something green in a restaurant take-out box. Or a can of split pea soup that no one in your family will eat. This is food that will be thrown away. Estimates show the average American family of four wastes between $1,300 and $2,300 in food each year. That’s a lot of money that could be used for something else.

  •  I remember meeting a math teacher at Brunswick Community College who, years ago, initiated a Fight Your Dragon process. Apparently, she had heard — too often — the cry of students who feared math and had convinced themselves it was far too difficult a challenge. They opted to take the road more traveled, the path of avoidance and denial.

     

  •  By John Nelson 

     

    Of course, we all know Forrest Gump’s beautiful city of Savannah. Ga., with its midnight gardens, as well as the river that flows between Georgia and South Carolina, but a savanna is different.

  •  Consisting of diced chicken in a creamy sauce, and often with sherry, mushrooms and other vegetables, chicken à la king can be served over rice, noodles, toasted bread or biscuits.

     

  • “Modern country” would be the category EastBound Band would land under if you were to look them up.

    But audiences, given a chance to see the band’s live show, would walk away finding it difficult to label them as just country.

    They’ll have that chance again when EastBound performs in Leland’s second Summer Concert of the Season, starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in Leland Municipal Park behind Leland Town Hall.

  • The South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club is hosting a fish fry Saturday, June 13, at Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department. 

    Shriners will begin serving the food and cold beverages at 11 a.m. at the fire department at 4126 Pigott Road.  Individuals can choose between a fish or shrimp plate that comes with slaw, hushpuppies and a drink. A plate costs $10.

    The fish fry is held in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Shriners Flounder Tournament, which is held Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13. 

  •  I was surprised and saddened to hear someone died earlier this year from a rare foodborne illness –– botulism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are only about 145 cases of botulism in the United States each year and in 15 percent of these cases, the culprit is home-canned foods. While these numbers are low, it can happen.