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Today's Features

  • CALABASH — She’s an old ambulance sporting a new shade of pink to spread a year-round message.

    At a ceremony last Thursday, Sept. 25, Calabash Volunteer EMS ambulance No. 2971, the oldest in the department fleet, was unveiled as the newly transformed “Vision of Calabash.”

    The station on Beach Drive was decked out in pink for the emergency vehicle unveiling, from balloons and festoons to refreshments. The men on hand were decked out, too, exemplifying real men who wear EMS pink T-shirts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

  •  The day was hot and humid. Summer had taken hold with a vengeance calling for relaxation and re-creation. It also evoked a need to spend time with neighbors we dearly love. Dinner together would be nice, I thought. H.D. was assigned the delight of inviting them. Between preparations, in fact even during it, I was entranced by Sue Monk Kidd’s newest novel, “The Invention of Wings.” I knew I’d be talking to our friends about it, especially since they and we are avid readers.

  •  The Shallotte Pirates Class of 1962 will have its 52nd reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Jerome’s Restaurant in Shallotte. For more information, call 880-3973.

  •  Dorothy Brennan of Shallotte and Anthony Mascolo of Oxford, N.Y., were married Sept. 19 in a private ceremony at the Wedding Chapel in the Glades in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Bill Anderson officiated at the wedding.

    The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Hoffmann and the late Albert A. Hoffmann of Ocean Isle Beach. The groom is the son of Emma Mascolo of Norwich, N.Y., and the late Amando Mascolo.

  •  Air Force Airman Alexandria L. Hewett, daughter of Christine L. Hewett of Shallotte and Gary F. Hewett of Supply, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Hewett completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, basic warfare principles and skills.

  •  Can you name a dish that is also the name of the container in which it is cooked? Casserole! When you combine a variety of foods, whether they are all vegetables or in combination with meats, and heat them in a broth or stock, you have actually created a casserole.

    Casseroles vary from the typical cream sauce-based creations to quiches, to savory pies, to Shepherd’s pie and even breakfast and dessert casseroles.

  •  Sam Marshall

    Horticulture Agent

     

  •  By John Nelson

    These are quiet, majestic giants in the swamp, sharing their space with towering cypress and the mournful hoot owls. Their trunks are flared out at the base (much like cypress), and of course you’ve probably seen their peculiar, crooked roots arising from the wet ground, together with knobby, upright knees of the cypress.

  • I always enjoy looking at the headlines on those popular magazines at the grocery store checkout. It seems that people are always looking for that one food or food group that is the “magic bullet” that will solve all their nutrition and health problems. I think most folks know there isn’t really such a food, but there are some foods that can help eliminate or postpone an illness and you really don’t have to look further than most refrigerators or pantries.