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Today's Features

  • Do you like your neighbors and friends and want to keep them happy? If so, when you invite them over for a cookout, make sure the food is safe. Bacteria can multiply quickly in warm, summer temperatures and can turn outdoor entertaining into a neighborhood nightmare. 

    Food safety is just as important when grilling outdoors as it is in the kitchen. Food that is not handled properly can make you sick. To keep guests safe from food-borne illness, follow these tips.

    Clean

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  •  Until June 11, the top of Old Baldy Lighthouse will be closed while new windows are installed. The Smith Island Museum of History will remain open and visitors to the lighthouse will be able to climb as far as the fourth landing, where they will still have a view of Bald Head Island golf course, the mouth of the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, June 14

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, June 15

    Chicken parmesan/marinara sauce, pasta, vegetable blend, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, June 16

    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, June 17

  •  Summer barbecues mean ribs, steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs and plenty of baked beans and a variety of salads.

    My favorite summer salad is potato salad and everyone has their own special way of making it. Some like using white potatoes, while others like using red or Yukon Gold or even sweet potatoes. Whatever kind of potatoes you use, most contain a combination of onions, celery, peppers and hard-boiled eggs. Where the biggest difference comes in, though, is the seasoning.

     

    The secret ingredient

  •  The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “The Truth About Psychics” by Sylvia Browne. Explains how you can spot a fraud and shows how to tap into your own spiritualism and develop legitimate psychic skills.

  •  There are plenty of hot sunny days ahead as we head into summer. During spring of this year, we had a few days that gave us a taste of the hot days to come. With the summer approaching, here are a few Sun facts to think about next time you are in the sun getting a suntan and avoiding the dreaded over sun exposure, sunburn. Here’s to the power of the Sun.

  • Jesus is the Way Ministry will give away food and clothes for the needy from 10 a.m-5 p.m. this Saturday at 1050 Calabash Road, Hickmans Crossroads.

  • The Brunswick County Community Foundation is offering grants from the Brunswick County Unrestricted Endowment Fund for 2010.

    The foundation is now seeking grant proposals in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit, and youth development.

  • The Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic will be open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. The clinic is free, and no appointments are necessary.

    The clinic is in the social hall at Supply Baptist Church near the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211. It is open to low-income individuals who need medical help and do not have Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance.

    Volunteer doctors, nurses and others staff the clinic.

    For more information, call 755-7522 and leave a message and contact phone number. Your call will be answered as soon as possible.