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Today's Features

  • Thursday, Oct. 6
    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.

  • The community of Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach announced on Sept. 9 the creation of a $25,000 endowed scholarship in nursing with the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Foundation.

  • Camera Club discusses flash
    The education committee will present a program on the use of flash lighting at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club.
    All aspects of flash photography will be discussed, and topics will include the types of flash, power output and how to control it, main and fill flash, on-camera and off-camera flash, all about flash accessories, as well as how-to suggestions for specific flash situations.

  • Tests of the public notification sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 12, starting at 10 a.m.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment.
    Throughout the month, Curves of Calabash women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

  • Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital has earned accreditation following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) that included a quality assessment review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment.
    Throughout the month, Curves of Calabash women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment.
    Throughout the month, Curves of Calabash women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 10
    Salisbury steak/gravy, stewed potatoes, carrots, fruit cocktail, grape juice, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Oct. 11
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, fresh cooked cabbage, fresh orange, hamburger roll/whole-wheat bum, margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, Oct. 12
    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, apple sauce, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, Oct. 13

  •  BY EILEEN HENDERSON

    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON

    Marlissa Dillon is a 21-year cancer survivor. She is not defined by this but inspired by the strength and courage she sees in other survivors and those just learning about their illness and those going through treatments.

    Marlissa is a mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is also a performer, business owner and entrepreneur. Many years ago, Marlissa opened a day spa called Marlissa and Company in Calabash.