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Today's Features

  • “Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Service” is a new book published by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the N.C. State Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation.
    This 340-page book reports, records and remembers the 100-year history of Family and Consumer Sciences in North Carolina. It contains many photos and tells the story of how ordinary women helped move their communities forward and continue to serve in each county.

  • By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardner
    You’ve been warned about poisonous plants, but there are also many plants that are not only beautiful, but also edible. There is great fun to be had by combining flowers and food.
    My granddaughters find great joy in picking pansies to toss atop a salad, but, of course, there are some common sense rules to use when considering blooms for food.

  • If you’ve ever picked a peck of peppers, you may be wondering if they can be frozen for later. The National Center for Home Food Preservation recommends most vegetables that are frozen be blanched first.

  • Artist Melanie Walter will conduct a Pine Needle Basketry workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash. During the four-hour session, students will learn how to create pine needle basket focusing on how to start, coil and shape the basket.
    Walter will also discuss how to find long-leaf pine needles, prepare them for use and how to seal the finished basket. One small project will be completed during the class.

  • On the heels of a highly successful art workshop with Sterling Edwards, Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash has announced a showing of Edwards’ newest abstract pieces at the gallery. It includes two on paper under glass and several large acrylic paintings on canvas.
    The abstracts by Edwards will be available at the gallery through Sept. 30.

  • “To buy a car or fix a car?”
    That is the dilemma faced by many otherwise educated, bright and competent women.
    Harry can teach you how to do both.
    If you are thinking about, need to, want to or just want an evening of fun then, ladies, you have got to meet him.

  • Come worship at New Ebenezer Faith Ministries
    Bishop Ronnie McCray, pastor, and New Ebenezer Faith Ministries, 1705 Southport-Supply Road in Bolivia, has morning worship services at 11:15 a.m. on the first, second, third and fourth Sundays of every month.
    Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Intercessory prayer is at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Bible study/youth night live every Friday night at 7 p.m.
    Dine with the church from 6-9 p.m. every second and fourth Friday (feeding the community).
     

  • Envy and jealousy plague the lives of good people. Yes, good people! Goodhearted individuals try hard to dispel those feelings but they persist in tormenting us, no matter how virtuous we are.
    It could be we are troubled by an inability to believe in our own lovableness. Perhaps we suffer from poor self-images.
    Whatever the reason, we frequently look around, see the luck and fortune others seem to enjoy and feel a twinge of envy. We crave what they have and long to change places with them.

  • Flotilla meeting set for July 24
    The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s July flotilla meeting has been rescheduled. This month only, the meeting will be at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday, July 24, at the Coast Guard Station on Oak Island, Caswell Beach.
    Two more safe boating courses (ABS) are being offered this year: Saturday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 15. Call Fred Robertie at (910) 754-3629 for details.

  • Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 in Calabash members Janice Butterworth, Nancey Earney, Joan Elmeier, Barbara Hertline, Marlene Lidgard and Fran Redfield attended the North Carolina VFW Department Convention in Raleigh June 14-17.
    The members attended council and business meetings and program awards sessions, served as pages for the department guard and floor members, voted on department resolutions and participated in the nomination and elections of new department officers for 2012-2013.