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Today's Features

  • A fun show expo to benefit rescued horses will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Honalee Stables, 367 Danford Road in Bolivia.

    Highlights include English, western and trail classes as well as games and “payback barrels.”

    Horses from the United States Equine Rescue League, Southeast Coast Region, will also be available for viewing and on-site adoptions.

    General admission is $1.

    All classes are $6 each and $50 for unlimited gaming.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre’s Stagestruck Players are giving away 20 children’s (12 and younger) tickets to the opening night performance of “Dear Edwina, Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28.

    The show will be at the Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St, Suite 1 (behind Wingate Inn).

    “Dear Edwina Jr.” will run for two weekends with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 29 and April 4 and 5 and two Sunday matinees March 30 and April 6 at 3 p.m.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County presents The Kennedys performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the Holden Beach Chapel fellowship hall.

    Tickets are $22 in advance or $24 at the door and can be purchased through PayPal on the website www.listenupbrunswickcounty.com or at Kd Morris Art Gallery and Wine Shop, at 344 Holden Beach Road in Holden Beach (hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday).

  • Fried fish is already a buzzword in the seafood capital.

    During Lent, it takes on renewed meaning at Calabash VFW Post 7288.

    On Friday, March 7, the Post will once again fire up its annual Friday-night Lenten fish fries.

    Dinners consisting of fried and breaded fresh haddock with all the trimmings will be served 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays through Good Friday, April 18.

    Dinners this year are $10 per plate. An extra cup of clam chowder is $1.

    Former post commander Jack Goin jokes the secret for cooking Lenten fish is all in the wrist.

  • Get ready to run for the flytraps.

    The second annual Half Hell Haul gets under way at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center Nature Trail.

    Benefits from the race will be used to protect Venus flytraps.

    Racing through the region’s piney woods is “a fun way to highlight flytraps,” race organizer Angie Carl said.

    Carnivorous Venus flytraps only grow in the wild in southeast North Carolina and in a sliver of northeast South Carolina, Carl said.

  •  The characteristic blue-green veining of bleu cheese (blue cheese), made from cow, sheep or goat’s milk, is easily identifiable.

    Like a cold, iced martini, people either love it or hate it!

  •  How often I have heard someone tell me to lighten up, cool my jets, chill out, or words to that effect! It seems that deep thinking is far less popular an activity than deep sea diving. Do religion, if you want, but don’t be a fanatic about it. Comments or commentaries, reactions or responses to religion’s status quo repel those who would follow a God whose demands are modest ... whose commands are not unsettling. Any tendency to profound pondering is annoying, if not anathema!

  •  By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    It’s my favorite tree. Has to be!

    Everything about it is interesting, and all its parts are attractive. I first learned about this tree when I was a tiny undergraduate student in my first botany class. Our field trip was to the wild and mysterious Congaree Swamp, where this tree is common along the bluffs that border the floodplain. There we learned that it is sometimes called “initial tree,” a reference to the practice of carving one’s initials into the bark, which is very smooth.

  •  March is a green month. It’s time when the trees start to bud and everything starts looking bright and green. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up next week and thoughts go to green food.

    March is also National Nutrition Month. This year try to combine the best parts of these two celebrations and look for some green foods that can brighten, fortify and add some nutrition to your March menus.

  • Holden Beach VFW Post 8866 will have a St. Paddy’s Day dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 17 at the post, located 1.5 miles past the light on Sabbath Home Road.

    Plates include corned beef and cabbage and fixings, including drink and dessert. The cost is $8 per plate. All are invited.