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Today's Features

  •  Pvt. Courtney D. Sabatell of Calabash, 787th MP BN 1st Platoon U.S. Army, has graduated from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Nick Sabatell of Calabash.

  •  The Rev. Lee Roy and Faye Smith of Supply celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary March 25. They were married in High Point in 1950

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    It was a lovely gift, a gentle and delicate orchid plant offered by gentle, loving friends. I cherished the soft violet blooms and placed the plant in a sunny window so that it would be happy. Surely, I was happy with it and trusted my delight would be transmitted. I believed … and continue to believe … in connectedness that exceeds vision and includes all creation.

  • This Saturday, visitors can once again savor the flavors in the Seafood Capital of the World as the second Taste of Calabash cooks up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

    Anchored at Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road, this year’s event is even bigger and better than last year’s successful inaugural event, event founder and organizer Helen Kapalka promises.

  • Greenlands Farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia is having an Art Gala Fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, to benefit Helpers Of Our Farm (HOOF).

    Evening festivities include a meet-and-greet with a few HOOF animals, gourmet farm charcuterie, a silent art auction, live music and a cash bar.

    Wine and beer will be available for purchase, with 100 percent of wine sales benefitting HOOF.

    The cost is $30 per guest. Reservations are required. For tickets, go to greenlandsfarm.org.

  • Two events next week turn the page on two published North Carolina writers.

    Local author Anne Clinard Barnhill unveils her latest book, “The Beautician’s Notebook,” a Southern novel exploring life in a small town, at a Meet the Author event at 3 p.m. next Thursday, April 27, at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road.

    Copes of the book will be available for purchase and autographing. For more information, call the library at 575-0173.

  • Robin couldn’t believe what she was seeing. The rug in front of her door was a tangle of hair and blood, with couch cushions strewn across the floor. Hearing faint echoes of whimpering from the kitchen, she rushed to find her beloved Boston terrier frantically clawing at the side of her face, now a gory mess. Without thinking, Robin swept Suki into her arms and sped to her veterinarian, praying they could ease her baby’s misery.

  • Remember St. Patrick’s Day? Here is a plant, now in full bloom, which might stir your memory.

  • Lois Carroll, Branch manager of Rourk Library, is to be commended for her efforts in retrieving a variety of good movies for twice-monthly viewing. Whether the “theater” is packed or just a few arrive, the participants enjoy the films and each other’s company. Tears and laughter alike are shared, along with the tasty provisions to assuage hunger and thirst.

  • Passover began this last Tuesday. Throughout Passover week, only unleavened bread, or matzo, is eaten. Those adhering to strict their traditions will abstain from all leavened food and even some non-leavened food if it’s not prepared for the festival with special care.