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Today's Features

  • Chelsea Boyd and Aaron Farmer, together with their parents, Patrick and Teresa Boyd and Tracy and Robin Farmer, announce their engagement. Chelsea is a graduate of West Brunswick High School and is a student at Brunswick Community College. Aaron is a graduate of West Christian Academy and has joined the U.S. Army. He departs for basic training in November. A spring 2010 wedding and celebration is planned.

  • Jackie C. Thomas and Nan Norris Thomas of Calabash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 26.

  • We’ve often heard the adage, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” to be quickly followed by a disturbing caution, “Familiarity breeds contempt.”

    When I hear those words, I find myself wondering if I am supposed to choose between the two. Or, am I somehow to incorporate them, integrate them into my understanding of humanity? And, there is no Alfie to offer a total, definitive response.

  • Celebrate 100 years of Boy Scouts by dancing and singing to live bluegrass music this weekend at Brunswick Community College.

    Popular bluegrass acts The Hewlett’s Creek Boys, The Boys From Carolina and The Neighbors are scheduled to perform at The Boy Scout Bluegrass Jamboree 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

    The Hewlett’s Creek Boys are a popular local band that has played at number of local bluegrass festivals and celebrations.

  • SUNSET BEACH—It’s a community block party, a chance for residents and visitors alike to converge for an autumn hoorah as the sun dips in the west.

    But the third annual Sunset at Sunset celebration starts much earlier than that—at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 3, when vendors and exhibitors start setting up near Ingram Planetarium.

    At 11 a.m., the music begins with performances by West Brunswick High School’s Musically Inclined and Show Choir.

  • Tandoori chicken is an Indian dish marinated in yogurt, lemon juice and a mixture of some or all of the following spices: ginger, garlic, cumin, chili powder, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper, paprika and garam masala (if you can find it).

    The marinated chicken is baked at a high heat using either wood or charcoal in an Indian Tandoor oven, a cylindrical oven made of clay. These ovens are typically used in India for baking many types of bread and also for roasting meat.

  • The Long Bay Garden Club has donated an outdoor tower clock to the town of Shallotte, dedicating it officially in a ceremony last week in Rourk Gardens.

    The clock, from the Verdin clock company, is one of a number of projects the club has done to promote beautification and inspire civic pride in the South Brunswick Islands community since its inception in 1977.

    “We wanted to do something the whole community could enjoy,” club secretary Birdie Frink said recently about the clock donation.

  • Shrimp lovers should love this weekend’s Shrimp-A-Roo Fall Fest set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, at Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnamtown.

    The two-day event kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday with food, crafts, music, a huge yard sale, auction, bake sale and more.

    Edible delights will include shrimp-boil plates as well as fried fish and shrimp plates. Plate prices, which includes beverage and dessert, are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger.

  • In school, everyone learns about the seasons and why Earth has seasons. The school lessons talk in detail about winter and summer; however, lesson plans seem to skim over autumn and spring.

    Autumn is my favorite time of year. What is yours?

  • The gorgeous displays of spring-flowering bulbs are already showing up in garden shops and nurseries.

    Go ahead and purchase your bulbs while the selection is still good but it’s too early to plant. Store them in the crisper of your refrigerator or in a cool, dark and dry place until you’re ready to plant.