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Today's Features

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Back in 1683, many German-speaking people, including Mennonites from Switzerland and Holland and the Amish, an offshoot of the Mennonites, began migrating from Europe to Pennsylvania. They tilled the land and built big barns and homes.
    Since then, they have come to be known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.
    One of the more popular dishes was slippery pot pie, made with square noodle dough cooked with either beef or chicken and its broth, along with potatoes and onions. A crumb pie, called shoo-fly pie, and funeral pie, a combination of raisins and lemon, were also favored.

  • The most important decision you make for your pet
    Pet owners and veterinarians are always looking for that one tip, trick or advancement that will help pets live longer, healthier lives. Me, too. And I found it.
    The most important decision you make each day for your pet is what you feed it. Same goes for us. Of all the variables in life we can control, diet and nutrition have the greatest influence on health. Want your pet to live longer? Feed it well. You want to be functional well into your eighties? Start with how you’re fueling your body.

  • SOC (Save Our Community) hosted its fourth Youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 10 at St. James AMEZ Church in Southport.
    The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Deacon Norman Jones served as master of ceremony; Robin Bernard (Friendship Baptist Church) read the scripture from Matthew 19:14-19; and TyQuan Brown (First Baptist Church) prayed.

  • Bless your pet service is Oct. 1
    St. Paul’s Anglican Church is sponsoring the “Blessing of the Animals” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Calabash EMS, 9031 Beach Drive SW (across from Ace Hardware).

  • At best, life is a mystery to be celebrated. At worst, it is a problem to be solved. In either case, it is a topsy-turvy world of surprises. It is the experience of living with a God who is inscrutably transcendent. At the same time, this God holds out the ultimate promise of intimate presence. We read in Scripture: “I am the Savior of all peoples. Whatever their troubles, I will answer their cry, and I will always be their Lord.”

  • This has been a busy summer for Brunswick County 4-H.
    Twelve teens and one counselor-in-training served at the 4-H Summer Fun day camps. Teens led the campers in songs and icebreakers; taught them about felting, letterboxing, acting and tennis; helped prepare lunches; and even bandaged a boo-boo or two.

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center

  • Whether you are establishing a new lawn or renovating an existing one, deciding when to apply fertilizers and fungicides so they are most effective can be a tough call. No one type of grass is best suited for all situations. Your decision should be based on region, climate, intended use and desired appearance.

  • The dark green leaves on leeks are extremely tough, so when incorporating leeks into a recipe, they are usually removed. But in some cases, they do have their uses, as the leaves are excellent for flavoring stocks.
    When making soup at home, leeks can be used instead of a regular onion, or add them in addition for a little more flavor and texture. The Brie Soup with Leeks and Celery and Creamy Potato Leek Soup recipes below are just two examples.