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Today's Features

  • Service schedule set for December
    Calabash Presbyterian Church has announced the following updated Christmas service schedule:
    Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. Christmas cantata; Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. communion, candlelight service; Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service; and Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.

  • I received an email from a friend in New Jersey that contained a link to YouTube. I am rather circumspect regarding these kinds of things, but the sender usually has interesting sites for me to explore. So, I tuned in, and tuned into the message sung against a variety of backgrounds that gave historical reference to the need for people to speak out against injustice.
    As I listened to the words of the song, I felt the depth of feeling that accompanied it.

  • By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    County Cooperative Extension

  • By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE STAFF
    NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY CENTER
    The holiday season can put people at risk for foodborne illnesses. Refrigerators and dining rooms are full, parties and celebrations are plentiful and some of the foods we only prepare once a year, challenging even the most experienced cook.
    Test your food safety knowledge by answering the following true or false questions.

  • The Brunswick County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will offer the popular Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program beginning Jan. 10, 2012. The program is designed to teach home gardeners the basics of horticulture for coastal North Carolina.
    Classes will meet from 9 a.m.-noon each Tuesday from Jan. 10 through May 1, 2012, at the Brunswick County Extension Center in the Government Complex in Bolivia.

  • It’s that time of year again to celebrate and consume a great deal of food. Time to hang those lights, decorate those Christmas trees and shop till we drop. Work in the garden has started to wind down. Some days of winter can be dreary and cold.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 19
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, sugar cookies, orange juice, Italian bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Herb baked chicken filet/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, fruit cocktail, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Dec. 21
    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, applesauce, Jell-O, whole-wheat dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, Dec. 22

  • Whether you call them appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, canapés or whatever, simple presentations such as cheese and crackers can turn into an exquisite complex preparation requiring as much work as your main course.
    Although primarily served as an appetizer, hors d’oeuvres can also function as the primary food, such as at cocktail and holiday parties.

  • Arts by the Shore names winners
    The 17th annual Arts by the Shore took place at the Oak Island Recreation Center from Nov. 17-20.
    A reception and awards ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, was hosted by Dot Moore, president of the Art Guild; Joyce Grazetti, chairman of the show committee; and Billie Jayroe, representative of Oak Island Parks & Recreation. Special guest host was Daisy Cameron, founder of the show.

  • One of the most difficult tasks a human being can assume is the job of learning how to wait patiently and optimistically. The cartoon figure of a father-to-be pacing nervously up and down a hospital hall while awaiting the arrival of his firstborn always brings a knowing smile. It seems the anxiety and expectation can never be exaggerated.
    We wait for babies to smile, talk, crawl and walk. We watch and wait as they grow into toddlers, preschoolers, and onward through their adolescence into a companionable adulthood. In the process, our lives entwine and sometimes entangle.