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Today's Features

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Intensive food gardening is almost certain to strip nutrients from the soil, nutrients you will need to put back in order to grow vegetables year after year.
    I admit I am no expert in soil science or in the practice of permaculture, which seeks to create near-closed loop systems for food production with minimal outside input; that is, without bringing in large amounts of fertilizer from the world outside your yard. But I read a lot.

  • By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    North Carolina Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • It is time to get out into the garden and get things cleaned up and ready for annual planting. I love this time of year when the plants are all coming out of dormancy and life is present everywhere. I always fill up my birdbath to encourage wildlife into my yard.
    Most of us plant gardens for some reason, whether it is to increase the property value, prevent erosion, to grow food or to bring wildlife into the yard.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 2
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 3
    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, applesauce, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 4
    Pork roast/gravy, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, fresh orange, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.

  • The South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club recently hosted five guests from Buenos Aries, Argentina, in an international group study exchange. The team included fellow Rotarian Horacio Palmero, a mechanical engineer, who is leading the team while they are in eastern North Carolina on their month-long exchange visit. The other four members of the team were pediatricians Paula Canda and Magdalena Gilbert, child psychologist Sebastian Cukier and occupational therapist Veronica Esposito.

  • Omelets aren’t as difficult as they look. I’ve been making them for a long time and have enjoyed them for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.
    Fillings and toppings range from meats, vegetables and seafood to cheese and even leftovers.
    Since omelets take no more than a couple minutes to cook, the key is to work quickly while the egg mixture is setting.

  • Mrs. Laura E. Thompson and Mr. Edward Houston Carter Jr. of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Mary Grace Carter, born at 9:57 p.m. Feb. 10 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 20 and one-half inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Thompson Jr. of Rockingham.
    Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Violet Carter of Wilmington and the late Edward Houston Carter.
     

  • Thursday, March 29
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • The entire county is invited to join a worldwide public environmental action event called Earth Hour.

    At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, millions of people around the globe are encouraged to switch off their lights for one hour. Participants are asked to make a commitment to go beyond the hour with actions that benefit the planet in the year ahead.

    Linda Rudick, member of Keep Brunswick County Beautiful, has coordinated efforts for Earth Hour in Brunswick County.

  • Psalm of the Cross begins April 19
    Anointed Vessels Ministry, 3272 Liberty St. in Ash, will present Psalm of the Cross, an all-new spring outdoor presentation, at 7:30 p.m. nightly April 19-23. Admission is free. Call 287-4267 for information and reservations. Visit anointedvesselsministry.org.