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Today's Features

  • I don’t want March to get away from us without mentioning National Nutrition Month. This nutrition and education campaign is celebrated annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I have worked closely with members of this academy for many years and admire and respect them and the work they do.

  • New landscape projects may be on the top of your list as spring fever progresses through the population. It will continue unabated until June’s mid-90’s temperatures have us scurrying for the beach or the a/c. Projects range from the simple “spruce up” to elaborate redesigns.

    If you like the basics of your garden, just freshen the bed edges and add new mulch. Crisp edges where the lawn meets the beds and along sidewalks and driveways really make a difference. 

  • Sunset Beach Community Church, which meets at the Sea Trail POA Building, 200 Station Trail in Sunset Beach, has coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m.

    Maundy Thursday communion service is at 6 p.m. March 29.

    A light Easter celebration breakfast and fellowship is at 9 a.m. followed by worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1.

    Call 575-0553 or go to sunsetbeachchurch.org.

  • The Museum of Coastal Carolina will be open for Brunswick County spring break week (March 26-30) daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 is Family Day, a day of fun and games, with free museum admission for Brunswick County residents with valid IDs. Family Day museum admission for non-residents is $3 per person.

  • First Uniform Inc. will be at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center on Monday, March 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 27, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    First Uniform Inc., which specializes in scrubs and shoes, accepts cash and all major credit cards.

    Uniform selections include Barco One, Cherokee, Core Stretch, Cherokee Heart and Soul, Cherokee Infinity, Healing Hands, Koi and WonderWork by Wink. Shoes will include Alegria, Dansko, Sanita, Klogs USA, New Balance, Asics, Saucony and Fila, as well as a selection of Sockwell compression socks.

  • For the fourth year in a row, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will partner with several local Brunswick County organizations to host a free community baby shower Saturday, April 28, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte.

    Vendors will give out clothing, diapers, toys, toiletries and more. There will also be information on breastfeeding, childbirth classes and car seat safety checks.

  • The Sea Notes Choral Society is tuning up for spring with “Unforgettable,” this year’s seasonal concert theme to be presented in two matinee performances at 3 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    This year’s concerts will be directed by Dianne Hoffman with accompanist Jane Boberg.

    No tickets are required.

  • BunnyDayz in Shallotte on Saturday

    BunnyDayz is happening again on Saturday, March 24, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

    There will be prize eggs, sweets and treats and fun for all ages. Plus, the Miss Brunswick County and Miss Brunswick County Christmas Queens will be on hand to help dye an Easter egg. Don’t forget to meet the Easter Bunny!

    This event is free to the public.

    Calabash hunts for Easter eggs Saturday

    The great Calabash Easter egg hunt is on for another season.

  • Paws-Ability will host Pasta for Paws at Twin Lakes Restaurant in Sunset Beach on Monday, March 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

    Buffet offering will include pasta with three sauces (vodka, meat sauce, Alfredo), lasagna, bread, salad, dessert and a drink.

    Tickets are available at paws-ability.org.

  • By John Nelson

    Here is a woodland herb that can be found in shaded forests, often along damp, mossy creek banks in rocky woods. It likes places in the mountain and piedmont counties, but it also occurs, here and there, in the coastal plain. It is very widespread in North America, and was first named from plants seen in Canada. Its distribution includes all of the eastern states, south to northern Florida, and west to the Great Plains.