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Today's Features

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 10
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 11
    Chicken/dumplings, lima beans, peaches, biscuit/margarine, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 12
    Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, hamburger bun, beverage.
    Thursday, May 13
    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, May 14

  • Strawberries typically peak during May in the South and in June and July in the North. Local farmers markets in our area now have strawberries ripe for the pickin’.
    If you like to pick your own, be sure to take a couple plastic buckets with you to load up on the local favorites. My wife recently went with some friends to indulge in their annual strawberry pickin’ event.

  • Lucille Lewis has been volunteering every Monday for nearly 10 years at Sheltered Treasures Thrift Store in Calabash.

    The Little River, S.C., resident sorts clothes, making sure each item looks fresh, tags them and places them on a rack in the spacious shop. She purges the racks of clothes that have been around too long and helps customers find what they’re looking for.

  •  Gospel artists conclude international tour Saturday at Odell Williamson Auditorium

     

    Following their successful pairing on the 30-city “Come Alive” Tour last fall, platinum-selling and Dove award-winning artists Mark Schultz and Point of Grace hit the road together again this spring for an additional 25 cities.

  • Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash is featuring works by 16 artists in "Marshlands: From Back Roads to Coast."

    The group show opened April 26 and runs through May 29. Participating artists include Ruth Cox, oil; Nancy Hughes Miller, oil, Freeman Beard, watercolor; Linda Simmons, stained glass; Jim Comer, carved wood; Celia McGuire, oil; Ramona Batsford Bendin, oil; Scott Summerfield, hand blown glass; Nancy Guiry, pastel; Jenny McKinnon Wright, oil; and Sam McLaughlin, pastel.

  • Featured artists at Franklin Square Gallery
     
    Artists with a wide range of styles find their home base at Franklin Square Gallery in downtown Southport. A community gallery with over 100 members, several times a year it showcases some of its most talented artists.
    This spring’s two featured artists illustrate that diversity.
    Painter Linda Drye just recently uncovered her artistic ability and is actively experimenting with every medium she touches.

  • The Museum of Coastal Carolina will collaborate with Brunswick County tourism partners, Brunswick Town and Orton Plantation Gardens, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, as part of the museum’s lecture series and field trip.
    Brunswick Town docent Jim McKee will talk about the role that Brunswick Town played during colonial times. The museum at Brunswick Town has a large collection of artifacts that represent the lifestyle of its inhabitants.

  • Helen Gabriel has spent the last eight years helping bring literacy to Brunswick County residents. A lifelong educator, Gabriel said she “just sort of fell into it.”
    Growing up, Gabriel’s parents, both educators, placed a high value on education and instilled a strong work ethic in her and her three sisters.
    Now as an adult, Gabriel has followed the same path as her parents and three sisters. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and began her career in education.

  • Almost any article on plants ends with “and make sure you use a good potting mix.” Great advice, but what does it mean?
    The main functions of a potting mix are: 1) to hold moisture and nutrients around your plants roots, acting as a reservoir for these critical elements of life in your container garden, 2) to provide enough air for growing roots to be able to breath and not rot once you plant your container and 3) to support your plant, providing anchorage for the roots.

  • One question that natives and transplants both ask is: “What’s something I can plant in the garden that’s beautiful and easy?”
    Beautiful and easy is pretty tough to come by in most aspects of your life, but I do have some suggestions for the garden. Two vines are blooming right now that fit our criteria: Tangerine Beauty crossvine and Amethyst Falls wisteria.