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Today's Features

  • Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails will host a Make & Take from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at 30 Shamrock Drive SW in Sunset Beach.

    Participants can make their own products using essential oils: Lavender Milk Bath, Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm and Body Spray. Cost is $25 and includes all supplies, plus there will be some oily sweet treats and a giveaway.

    Sign up now at nextgenerationcanvasandcocktails.com, call Megan at (843) 333-5244 or email Stiltners324@gmail.com.

  • Collective Goods, previously known as Books Are Fun, will be at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center on Thursday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    They specialize in children’s storybooks, cookbooks, general interest books, New York Times best sellers, stationary, scrapbooking, early learning projects, educational products and top-selling tech items. Enter through the main entrance of the hospital. Collective Goods accepts cash and all major credit cards.

  • The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) is seeking volunteers to work with adult students one-on-one who desire to improve their skills in reading, writing, math, GED preparation or basic computer skills.

    On Wednesday, June 21, there will be an Orientation Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. and an Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Workshop from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is a $20 fee for tutor materials. All volunteers must attend an orientation workshop. All workshops are at the BCLC office at 282 Ocean Highway E. (U.S. 17) in Supply.

  • By John Nelson

    There are two mysteries this week. First off, if you don’t know what these funny-looking things are in the photo, I’ll have to tell you straightaway they are hearts of palm and they do indeed come from a palm tree. The second mystery will be the actual name of the plant involved here.

  • By Sam Marshall

     

    What started as a casual endeavor to find an exquisite and uncommon plant has recently morphed into somewhat of an obsession for me.

    And for good reason.

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    The need for human connection.

    Aside from our opposable thumbs, it’s one of the main things that sets us apart as a species.

    Numerous studies have concluded that isolation and loneliness are at the root of many of our negative conditions: depression, lethargy, suicidal tendencies, etc.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kacey Lynette Galloway of Varnamtown and Kevin Matthew Gore of Shallotte Point. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary Ross and Cindy Galloway of Varnamtown. The prospective groom is the son of Matthew Gore and Henry and Kimberly Gales of Shallotte Point. Both bride and groom attend Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C. A June 9, 2018, wedding is planned at Poplar Grove Plantation, located on a peanut plantation by the Topsail Sound in Scotts Hill near Wilmington.

  • May blossoms with rich red fields exhaling the unmistakably sweet fragrance of one of my favorite fruits, strawberries. Bursting with flavor and packed with powerful nutrients, I was recently asked by a reader if dogs can eat strawberries? The short answer is a resounding “Yes!” with the longer answer being, “Yes, but …”

  • Here’s a quick food safety question: Which of these foods needs to be refrigerated for safety?

    ·      Cut watermelon

    ·      Washed, cut leafy greens

    ·      Sliced tomatoes

    ·      Fresh cut cantaloupe cubes

    ·      Fruit salad

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