Today's Features

  •  Halloween dinners are not really about the food as much as they are about the atmosphere you create and the presentation of the dishes and the implication of what they might be. With this in mind, it’s time for me to indulge in my traditional “ghoulish” Halloween dinner/party festivities.

  • Living historians will demonstrate what life was like in 18th century Brunswick Town during Port Brunswick Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the historic site overlooking the lower Cape Fear River.

    Visitors will have opportunity to try their hand at the militia drill, visit with a colonial dentist, take a turn in the stocks and pillory, dip their own beeswax candles, stencil and quill-write, make their own tricorn hats and other assorted activities that were a way of life in the colonial settlement during the 1700s.

  • Spooky fun awaits those daring to cross over to the Old Sunset Beach Bridge during Halloween at the Old Bridge from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at 109 Shoreline Drive West in Sunset Beach. Come to the bridge with your favorite ghosts and goblins and enjoy the festivities including games and treats. If you have questions, or in case of inclement weather, go to the Old Bridge Facebook page or website, oldbridgepreservationsociety.org, or call 363-6585.

  • Just in time for Halloween, Brunswick Little Theatre is conjuring up Noel Coward’s sophisticated romantic comedy, “Blithe Spirit,” in six stage performances starting Oct. 23 and continuing through Nov. 1.

    A hilarious show launched in London's West End in 1941, “Blithe Spirit” tells the story of upper-crust novelist Charles Condomine, who commissions an at-home seance with clairvoyant Madame Arcati as entertainment and research for his next book.

  • Author J. Peter “Pete” Hoyer will be at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, to sign copies of his new book, “Characters on the Green: Everyday Golfers are the Real Characters of the Game.”

    The book is described as witty, sarcastic and humorously captivating, showcasing “real episodes with real golfers,” and deemed “real funny.”


    By Linda Arnold


    Yesterday is history. Tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

    If only we’d heed these wise words from cartoonist Bill Keane, we could experience such contentment in our lives! When you’re depressed, it’s because you’re living in the past. And when you’re anxious, it’s because you’re living in the future.

  •  Many people elect to eat salads as a way of controlling calories and getting more vegetables into their diet, but sometimes the added salad dressing can reduce the benefits of the salad.

  •  I know you do it. Most people occasionally give their pets “people foods.” Contrary to what you may have heard, feeding people foods to pets isn’t always a bad thing, especially if you’re giving healthy options. Here are five of my favorite super foods for dogs. You may be surprised at what you can safely –– and nutritiously –– feed your dog from the table.

  •  By John Nelson

    This week, two mystery plants –– a pair of plants that fit perfectly into the season at hand!

  •  By Sam Marshall


    As residential and commercial areas continue to grow, habitats that support native wildlife are shrinking. Residential and commercial development oftentimes displaces native species, and alters the environment such that it no longer supports native wildlife. However, one way you can enhance the natural features of your yard, community, and town would be to create environmentally friendly wildlife habitat.


    Focus on diversity