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Today's Features

  • They sit, husband and wife, intent on the songs and prayers of the worship service. I watch and see the grace of years spent together realized in his attentive gaze.
    He is wary and caring, knowing that his wife has entered a new place, a new space in life. She is also embraced by the arms of dementia.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 16
    Meatloaf, peas and carrots, au gratin potatoes, biscuit, milk.
    Tuesday, July 17
    Barbecue chicken, parsley rice, cabbage, pineapple, corn bread, milk.
    Wednesday, July 18
    Creamy stroganoff with noodles, greens with onions, corn and red peppers, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Thursday, July 19
    Baked potato with cheese and coney/chili sauce, broccoli, biscuit, milk.

  • A local chapter of Project Linus started when a group of women from Calabash and Little River, S.C., joined together for one common cause—to make comfort blankets for children in Horry County, S.C..
    Since its beginning in 2006, the Heather Lakes Division of Project Linus has made 1,910 blankets and is striving to reach 2,000 by the end of 2012.

  • Gas grills are still the most popular when it comes to barbecuing. Many of the newer units include an infrared searing zone, charcoal pans to convert to charcoal grilling and built-in smoker boxes with dedicated burners for those who want to try their hand at smoker cooking.
    In addition, you can also use stainless steel griddles to cook complete meals on your outdoor gas grill. The griddles can be used to make pancakes, eggs, barbecue or even Chinese stir-fry right on top of the grill.

  • Thursday, July 12
    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.

  • Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery honors its founding artists and those who have contributed to its growth throughout its history in its Lifetime Members Show opening July 16.
    During the last three decades, 31 artists have been awarded lifetime member status, with 16 still working and residing in the area. Their vivid scenes of Southport and Oak Island, their still life’s and pottery, represent the finest of local art and will be on exhibit through Aug. 25.

  • For many people, retirement is volunteerism. Days and evenings are parceled into allotted timetables for civic or religious organizations, hobby groups of all sorts. Time, talents, energy, and finances are universally shared. Workshops are attended to attain more information to be distributed among all the organizations that have staked their claim on us. We feel both stretched and fulfilled, but also and often somewhat frazzled. One can almost hear the sighed statement: “It is better to give than to receive.”

  • The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, July 14, in the second installment of the popular three-part summer program Second Saturdays.

  • Growing plants in containers is one of my favorite ways to garden and it can bring instant rewards. When the temperatures increase, plants seem to go into a growing frenzy. If they do not have access to water and nutrients, they become stressed and unhealthy looking. Watering is a bit of a balancing act. Trying to determine how much and how often can be quite a challenge.
    My strategy is to water containers thoroughly when the soil surface becomes dry to the touch. This can become tricky, depending on the soil used in the container.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener