Today's Features

  • It is time for planting spring-flowering bulbs. Following are some tips on more effectively utilizing bulbs:

    Color Blocking

  • We have discussed at length all 24 varieties of Encore Azalea that were developed by Mr. Buddy Lee and marketed by Flowerwood Nursery in Alabama. We all have our favorites but, whichever one you choose, this is one of the great plant marketing success stories of all time.

  • Master Chorale to perform

    The Carolina Master Chorale with Timothy Koch, music director, will jazz up its annual holiday concert in three performances along the Grand Strand.

    “Christmas with the Jazz Greats” will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Calabash Presbyterian Church in Calabash.

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

    Monday, Nov. 15

    Chicken parmesan/marinara sauce, Italian green beans, pineapple tidbits, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 16

    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, peas/carrots, fresh fruit-orange, biscuits/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 17

    Baked ziti, vegetable blend, sugar cookies, apple juice, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 18

  • Preparing a family-pleasing meal doesn’t have to take a great deal of time and energy. Slow cookers are convenient for making dinners for one, two or more people. Use them for creating appetizers, all-in-one-meals, soups, side dishes and even cobblers and pudding.

    Many of your favorite recipes can be successfully adapted to a slow cooker or crockpot if you follow a few simple rules. Try not to lift the lid of the slow cooker while cooking. Peeking will only increase the cooking time by 20-30 minutes!

    A Few Simple Rules

  • The town of Carolina Shores is sponsoring a photo contest. Share your photography talents with the rest of the community. Photos of parks, trails, community events and favorite places in the town are all welcome.

    Deadline is Nov. 19. Awards will be presented on Dec. 6 at the Carolina Shores town hall, 200 Persimmon Road in Carolina Shores, at the board of commissioners meeting. A $25 gift certificate to Food Lion will be awarded to four winners.


    Contest rules

  • Blues musician Rickey Godfrey is in the coastal Carolinas this week promoting his new CD, “Nasty Man.”

    The CD is described in a press release as “solidly blues-driven with jazz and funk influences that give it an edge and a sound that’s unique to the uber-talented musician.”

    Godfrey will be in the area promoting his new CD starting Thursday, Nov. 11, and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 14.

  • Beautification club to meet

    Holden Beach Beautification Club members and guests will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Holden Beach Chapel for their annual tasting luncheon.

    Each member should bring a favorite dish; the recipe for the dish should be sent to Lynda Brown. Hostesses for the event will be Dolly Mitchell, Jane Ivey, Peggy Allen, Lynda Brown and Jean Alford.

  • The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club (SWBNC) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 11, in the fellowship hall of Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 M.H. Rourk Drive in Shallotte.

    Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for new members to join and to sign up for scheduled activities.

  • Calabash Presby hosts bake sale

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Old Georgetown Road (N.C. 179) will host a craft fair and bake sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, including fall and Christmas handcrafted items. Lunch will also be available. Call 579-7356.

    Alternative Giving Market set