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Today's Features

  •  Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Natalia Deaton of Southport and Chad Dillahay of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Valeria Causey of Southport. The prospective groom is the son of Mitch and Kelli Dillahay of Supply and Donna Luzader of Southport. An Aug. 30 wedding is planned at Sunset Harbour. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

  •  Air Force Airman Adriana C. Mottola, daughter of Wayne Metters of Supply and niece of Pamela Williams of Leland, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Mottola completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • By George Wong-Chong

    Special to the Beacon

     

    In May, my wife Mari-Lou and I were virtually going out the door on our trip to Russia when we got an email message from United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) requesting volunteers with skills and experience in gardening, composting and water filtration for a mission to Honduras with a group from Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN).

  •  If you go

    What: Jeffcoat Pottery Anniversary Exhibition

    When: reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 31; exhibition Aug. 1 through Sept. 6

    Where: Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive, Calabash

    Pottery demonstrations noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 and Aug. 27. Weekly drawings for free pottery and gallery gift certificates.

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will feature a collection of pottery by Joe and Tonda Jeffcoat titled “Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years.”

  • Homemade Jam is a local band from southern Brunswick County, offering a variety of blues, country and Southern rock.

    The group performs at Calabash’s Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Calabash Community Park.

    The band plays a variety of music from Merle Haggard to Molly Hachett.

  •  Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    I’m not sure you can ever have too many tomatoes, but sometimes you may have more than you can use while they still have good quality. Perhaps there are just a few left on the plants and you don’t have the enough or the time and energy to can them. How about quick-freezing?

  •  There is a right way and a wrong way to peel shrimp. Boiled or uncooked, if you’re going to eat shrimp, you need to know the best way to peel them.

  •  Louis and Barbara Berinoto and Bill and Louise Gerber celebrate their 40th wedding anniversaries at Brunswick Plantation by renewing their vows before family and friends Saturday, July 19. They have been friends since their high school days in New Jersey where they resided until relocating here seven years ago.

  •  By John Nelson

    Which plants display the showiest, most flamboyant flowers? Some will insist they are the various orchid species. The orchid family truly is a giant group, easily the largest plant family in the world, in terms of number of different species. Orchids as a family cover the earth — almost. They are indeed known from all but the coldest parts of the planet. Many are epiphytic, or growing on the branches of trees, but quite a large number, too, are terrestrial, at home on the ground. Some are even weeds.

  •  Good people, holy people of all ages and in all faiths, usually spend considerable time in prayer. They do their devotionals, or finger their beads, or say rosaries or center themselves in meditation. They attend worship services, listen to sermons, share hospitality or fellowship. They read inspirational books and pamphlets, participate in Bible studies or religiously oriented meetings and workshops. They also encourage others to follow suit, to join them in a search for God.