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Today's Features

  • By John Nelson

     

    “ — A small tree, with very desirable wood.”

     

  • The popularity of the eggplant, most notable in the Middle East in baba ghanoush, can be admired in dishes such as caponata, a Sicilian eggplant relish, and the ever-popular Italian ratatouille and Greek moussaka.

    I’m sure most of you have eaten eggplant Parmesan, smothered in a rich, marinara sauce, but there other uses for this deep purple tuber, varying in size from large globes to long, thin, zucchini-like shapes.

  • Now that fall has fallen, it’s time for the Shallotte Farmers Market Fall Market.

    This year’s festive seasonal market unfolds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St. in Shallotte.

    Featured are fall vegetables, artisans, jewelers and crafts. Live music will be provided by The Grass Needs Mowing.

    For more information contact Emilee Sinclair at Shallotte Town Hall at 754-4032 or esinclair@townofshallotte.org.

  • This Saturday night, enthusiasts of horse racing, blackjack, roulette, craps and poker don’t have travel far to indulge their pastime.

    They can do it right in Brunswick County — and for a good cause — from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Supply Senior Center at 101 Stone Chimney Road.

  • Now that it finally has a new facility, Paws Place Inc. nonprofit dog rescue is celebrating with its fourth annual Raise the Ruff and Beyond fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Coastline Conference Center at 501 Nutt St. on the Cape Fear Riverfront in Wilmington.

  • Meetings

    4 p.m. third Saturdays at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2586 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia

    Officers

    President/legal redress: Carl L. Parker

    Secretary/membership: Adell Bernard

    Assistant secretary: Julie Tillis

    Treasurer: Joseph Butler

    Education: Dr. Jerry Jackson

    Religious affairs: Stafford Stanley

    Freedom Fund Committee chairwoman: Anne Parker

    Contact

    P.O. Box 364, Supply NC 28462; pooker@atmc.net; 619-4974

  •  Meets: second Wednesday of each month, September to May

    Membership: Open to all communities in Carolina Shores

    President: Jane Boyle, (910) 575-6367, jboyle@atmc.net

    Vice President: Joanne Bendy

    Secretary: Jeanne Zalasko

    Treasurer: Kay Craig

    For almost four decades, the Carolina Shores Garden Club has been doing its part to cultivate beauty in the community.

    Founded in 1978 by Mary Quinlan, the club convenes monthly from September through May to cover a variety of topics having to do with gardening.

  • The town of Carolina Shores launches its first craft and car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the South Brunswick Islands Center at 9400 Ocean Highway W. in Carolina Shores.

    The car show will take place outside while local crafters display and sell their handmade creations inside the Brunswick Community College building, said event organizer Mary Timothy, a Carolina Shores town commissioner.

  • Chicken thighs (dark meat) are often maligned as being unhealthy. Chicken breasts, on the other hand, because they are composed of white meat, are thought of as a healthier option, but breasts and thighs actually don’t differ that much in nutrient content.

  • By John Nelson

     

    This is one of the many plants that make me glad I live in the South.