Today's Features

  • How do we know if the food we are eating is organically grown or not? Typically, claims such as organic and natural on gardening products are, for the most part, not regulated. When a fertilizer package includes these words, it can simply mean that it contains carbon-based matter or some natural ingredients. It does not necessarily show that the product is free from toxic and persistent chemicals or that it is appropriate for an organic garden.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, June 11
    Chicken enchilada casserole, rice and beans, stewed tomatoes, fresh peaches, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, June 12
    Beef tips with mushrooms and noodles, carrots, pears, cake with icing, whole-wheat bread/dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, June 13
    Salisbury steak/gravy, stewed potatoes, vegetable blend, fruit cocktail, grape juice, whole-wheat bread, beverage.

  • The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport, hosted its second annual black-tie-optional gala at the St. James Community Center Saturday, April 28. Guests danced to the music of the Andrew Thielen Big Band of Myrtle Beach. In addition, Mr. P’s Bistro of Southport catered cocktails and an elegant spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres.

  • Even though it’s available year round, I really love that first ear of corn in late spring or early summer, when they are at their peak.
    Like tomatoes, corn is best when grown locally. Check out our local farm markets and farmers markets. Usually, the corn sold there has been picked that morning, unlike corn sold in the local super markets. Corn loses it freshness very quickly.

  • Thursday, June 7
    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.

  • Ceramic artists, painters, and sculptors from throughout the Carolinas are showcased in Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery’s highlight of the season, the Summer Regional Show. Regional artists have been invited to join gallery members and submit their latest work for judging, and the selected art comprises this juried exhibition that runs from June 18-July 14.

  • Staff Report

    SOUTHPORT—June 7 is the opening night of the AMUZU Theatre’s new musical production, “Sing It Out.” Following a concept of popular music as it reflects our attitudes and experiences of the past 50 years, “Sing It Out” segues smoothly from decade to decade, with short narrative bridges between eras setting the stage for each time period.

  • Summer programs offered for children
    Children in the community are invited to participate in five summer children’s programs at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 North in Little River, S.C.
    Pre-registration required. All registration forms and permission forms are available online at LRUMC.net or in the church education office. Full and half-scholarships are available. Call the education office for more information at (843) 249-2329. Limited openings are available.

  • Occasionally, to give myself a treat and a smile of delight, if not an outright guffaw, I click on YouTube.