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Today's Features

  • By SUSAN BROWN
    EXTENSION HORTICULTURAL AGENT

    Winter is slowly on its way. It is becoming harder to find interesting color in the garden. Have you noticed the pockets of color along the roadside? 

    Being a Raleigh native and new to the area, I was unsure of what to expect in the fall. It is always a tradition for me to visit Asheville and see the palate of color the leaves create. The rich, reds, bright, yellows and brilliant, oranges are always so vibrant and well worth the trip. 

  • Even though the fall has been fairly mild this year, the list of chores in the garden is much shorter—no grass to mow, fewer weeds to fight. There’s always football, basketball, hockey, eating too much and all of those parties and family get-togethers during the holiday season to fill the time, but there’s nothing more therapeutic than getting some dirt under those fingernails. 

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 29

    Roast beef au jus, brown rice, carrots, fruit cocktail, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 30

    Chicken/dumplings, pickled beets, peaches, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Dec. 1

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Dec. 2

    Chopped steak/gravy, rice, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

  • Whether you call them appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, canapés or whatever, they are the scrumptious little morsels served before the start of a full-course meal. 

    Appetizers can also function as the main course for a meal. Many times my wife and I have gone out to restaurants and just ordered three or four hors d’oeuvres instead of the usual entrée. This can also work at any of your cocktail or holiday parties.

  • Civil War group to meet Dec. 7

    The Brunswick Civil War Round Table will meet Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport post office. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium Planetarium educator

    Get ready for strange things in the sky—a Full Beaver Moon; horns that never run empty and an ancient chariot racer holding a goat, plus two kids. 

    Yep, all this weird stuff in the sky and all we see is a random scattering of stars across the heavens. 

    Using a sky map as a treasure map you can reveal all the hidden stories of old and even see a ram with a fly buzzing around his tail. 

  • Lisa Milligan, manger of the Leland Public Library, addressed the fall meeting of the Friends of the Leland Library (FOLL) on Nov. 4, presenting the current status of the library construction project and plans for the library during a planned closure period and the re-opening of the library in 2011.

    Attended by about 30 members and guests of the FOLL, the meetings allowed Milligan to also mention she is appreciative of the support and concern patrons of the library have shown, once it was known there would be a temporary closure.

  • Giving market set for Nov. 21

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Georgetown Road in Calabash will host its annual Alternative Giving Market from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.

    Buy a gift of a farm animal such as a yak or a goat or a flock of chickens to provide a renewable food supply, or help a child by giving them the chance they need in a third-world country.

  • In a world of turmoil and chaos, we want simple solutions. We want an ordered, peaceful life. This is especially true for those of us who have reached the pinnacle of middle age and are heading downhill, perhaps too quickly. Having already lived through and with crises, we are eager for stability. Opportunities for change are irksome to say the least and odious at our worst.

  • Nearly 500 students from Bolivia Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Town Creek Elementary, Belville Elementary and Supply Elementary attended the 2010 4-H Life on the Farm program at Funston Farm in Winnabow on Sept. 21, 22, 24 and Oct. 6, 7 where a day in the classroom outdoors-style was accompanied by a hayride and tour of the farm owned by Wilbur and Mary Earp.

    The tour educated students on crops and animals grown on the farm, which included swine, beef cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat and hay.