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Today's Features

  • Somewhere I recall stumbling across a strange sentence, “Mothers are upper rooms.” The comment stopped me in my tracks. What on earth could that mean? The only upper room images I could conjure were pictures of frightened disciples gathered behind locked doors. I had heard many sermons based on the topic of fear versus faith. But, never had motherhood been connected with that imagery.

  • Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 7288 in Calabash will present a Kids Patriotic Festival from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on May 22 at VFW Post 7288, 900 Carter Drive in Calabash.
    Events will include learning stations on the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance and the American flag. Children will also have the opportunity to craft projects (hand-held fans and M&M candy pill bottles) that will be delivered to veterans residing in the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

  • Each year, the Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents awards to high school seniors who meet the criteria to receive its prestigious Good Citizen Award.
    DAR Good Citizen Chair Pat Gooding presented awards to three outstanding students from West, North and South Brunswick high schools at the March 14 DAR meeting at BEMC in Supply.

  • By Shirley Waggoner-Eisenman
    Master Gardener
    Continuing with the discussion of butterflies, the size of the butterfly’s wingspan can range from one-inch to more than 4 inches. Some are small and their color matches the foliage and makes them hard to spot.

  • Southern magnolias have already begun their summer show and the early-blooming crape myrtles like Natchez won’t be far behind. Included are a few of the things I learned after observing these plants over the years.
    Little Gem continues to be the most popular southern magnolia in the trade. There are some perfectly good reasons for that. It fits better into most gardens since it only reaches about 30 feet or so. Little Gem also blooms heavily at an early age. That’s something many of the southern magnolias don’t do.

  • Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for artists for its summer regional show, a juried exhibition June 21-July 17.
    Fee is $30 for two pieces of art. Entry forms are due by June 4 and work must be submitted for judging between         10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18.
    Two nationally known artists, both now working in North Carolina, will jury the show. The 2D judge is Vae Hamilton, known for her collages. The 3D judge is Dina Wilde-Ramsing, whose pottery is in collections throughout the state.

  • Paws Place Animal Rescue in Boiling Spring Lakes is having a fundraising yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 12.
    Donated items can be dropped off at the shelter at 3701 E. Boiling Spring Road from 9 a.m.-noon daily—no clothes, exercise equipment or computers.
    Tax receipts will be given for donations. For information, call (910) 845-7297.
     

  • In the United States, nearly 740,000 people experience a stroke each year.  Join Richard Crane, M.D., of Brunswick Community Hospital, at a free seminar on Thursday, May 20, to learn more about how to prevent and recognize a stroke.
    The seminar, which is part of Brunswick Community Hospital’s Focus on Health lecture series, will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Brunswick Electric Community Room, 795 Ocean Highway, Shallotte. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Cinco de Mayo is probably one of the most-recognized celebrations in the United States. It’s comparable to the Chinese celebration of Chinese New Year and St. Patrick’s Day for us Irish folks.

  • Five visible planets are viewable at different times from early evening to early morning this month. In the early evening, three of the five naked eye planets are ready for your viewing pleasure. Two more naked eye planets appear in the wee hours of the morning.
    Naked eye, if you are unfamiliar with the term, means you do not need any magnifying aids to see the planet. Here is the where and when of the visibility of the planets in the month of May.