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Today's Features

  • Listed below are some of the public gardens you may visit in North Carolina that have butterfly gardens or habitats:
    •North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro
    •Magic Wings, Museum of Life and Science, Durham
    •Roper Mountain Science Center’s Butterfly Garden, Greenville
    I hope you enjoy your butterfly garden. A good website for more information is: http://butterflywebsite.com/. Below is a list of the Top 10 butterflies and host plants:

  • Our lawns and gardens have been struggling through some dry times lately, so lots of folks have been firing up those irrigation systems or dragging hoses to make up the difference.
    Newly planted trees, shrubs and lawns and vegetable gardens need the most help. Well-established trees and shrubs will be just fine even if they do drop a few leaves. Just remember to water thoroughly and deeply each time and wait for slight signs of stress to time your next watering.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 24
    Chili ’n beans, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 25
    Pork chop, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 26
    Turkey Swiss steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian green beans/onions, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, blend juice/beverage.
    Thursday, May 27

  • A few days ago, we decided to have some hot dogs on the grill for dinner, along with some baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw.
    Being from northeast Ohio, my favorite topping is Stadium Mustard, which had its origin at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    NON-FICTION
    “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body” by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Shows you how to boost your brain to improve your weight, skin, heart, energy and focus.
    FICTION
    “Holly Blues” by Susan Wittig Albert. Ex-lawyer and current herbalist China Bayles is known as a leader among female sleuths. In this novel, an unwelcome holiday guest creates a thorny situation for China and her husband.

  • The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Authority awarded the town of Leland a $500,000 grant to develop the town’s first major park on nearly 150 acres on the south side of U.S. 17 behind the Westgate commercial and residential area.
    The project was selected as the state’s number one overall priority project for PARTF funds and received the maximum allocation allowed through the program.

  • “Cycles: The Songs of a Lifetime” a musical revue celebrating the various stages of life and love, will premier at 8 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Franklin Square Park in Southport. The show is set for May 21-23 and May 28-30.

    “Cycles” will be the seventh free musical revue Brunswick Little Theatre has performed in the park “as a gift to the community,” according to director Jonathan Richmond.

  • The Calabash Elks Lodge will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12.

    One pint of blood can help four people, and there is a need for blood of all types.

    The blood drive is open to all members of the community. To make an appointment, call Frank Blue at 575-8188.

  • Emmanuel Outreach Church will have a youth gospel revival from 10 a.m.-3:30 Saturday May 15 at the church, 2360 Russtown Road, in the Grissettown-Longwood community.

    The event will include  praise and worship bands including the Beach Assembly of God praise band and From Death to Destiny. Two pastors will speak, Teontae Hicks and Zackary Canady.

    Lunch will be provided, and participants will also watch a video of a concert by Christian singer Carman.

  • Up-and-coming country artist Logan Murrell will perform in concert at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, May 18, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    The teen performed most recently at numerous events at the Azalea Festival in Wilmington.