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Today's Features

  • The Navy Seabee Veterans of America have established a new Seabee Island in Brunswick County: Island X 5 Cape Fear.
    If you are an active Navy Seabee or have ever served with a Seabee Battalion and would like to join this new Island, the next meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the VFW Hall on Village Road in Leland, about two miles west of U.S. 17 on the left.
    For more information, contact William Sraver Jr. at bsraver@atmc.net or Dennis Ruocco at gulfport67@gmail.com.
     

  • America’s Boating Course is a day-and-a-half class that meets the North and South Carolina certification requirements and teaches basic boat handling, how to be prepared and prevent problems and how to deal with the unexpected when it arises.

  • The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St., is part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. This state agency has the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Fall events include:

  • Ingram Planetarium presents laser music shows in its spectacular high-definition Sky Theater. These popular and entertaining shows feature colorful laser images displayed on the theater’s dome ceiling and are accompanied by loud music in a surround-sound environment. If you have never been to a laser music show, this is your opportunity to try one out. If you have been to one, then you will want to come back for an encore performance.

  • CALABASH—It’s a corner nook, just waiting for browsers to come and discover delights that await within.

    One of them is All About the Carolinas, a shop tucked away inside the Low Country Stores complex where browsers can find an array of items made in the Carolinas.

    Shop owner Sally Pennington says she’s trying to feature items made exclusively in North or South Carolina.

    “I thought it would be a real challenge to find things, but no,” says Pennington, tending to gift baskets behind the counter of her boutique.

  • Church plans fundraiser
    New Life Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Hwy. E. in Winnabow, will have a barbecue chicken/pork chop fundraiser from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
    Barbecue chicken and pork chops plates will include green beans or baked beans, potato salad, roll and dessert.
    Spaghetti dinner set for Sept. 24
    Calabash Presbyterian Church will have its fifth annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the fellowship hall.

  • Life is an exercise in learning if it is anything at all. Certainly, Hubby Dear and I have had ample opportunity to experience it, especially during the past two years or more. Food arrived when we least expected and most needed it. Company came to visit and lift our spirits. Cards galore, including birthday greetings and well wishes both comic and otherwise, were lovingly read and placed within sight and smiling review.

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff NC Cooperative Extension Brunswick County Center
    This is National Food Safety Education Month. It’s been held every September for the past 17 years and focuses on the importance of food safety education for the restaurant and food service industry.

  • This weekend, I spent most of my time re-planting and moving plants that I had planted last fall. I am easily bored with my garden and find it refreshing to change its look now and then.
    My creeping sedum was desperate for a haircut and my roses were waiting to be deadheaded. Some of my plants, like my lantana, struggled to survive the heat of the summer, but are now in full bloom.

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    As the weather grows cooler, most landscape plants begin to go dormant. Fall is an excellent time to install new plant material.
    Many home gardeners like to install plants in the spring when their leaves are unfurling and many go into bloom. Spring planting is acceptable, but fall planting is preferable. The summer months are not good for planting due to the intense heat and prolonged dry spells.