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Today's Features


  • As the temperature rises, my appetite goes down. Heavy food tends to take a back seat during these warm days and lighter meals seem more appealing.

    The Cobb salad is one of the earliest main dish salads to appear on restaurant menus and continues to be a very popular salad. Its origin is credited to Bob Cobb, owner of The Brown Derby, a once-famous eatery in Hollywood in the early ‘30s and ‘40s.

  • This coming Saturday, June 10, the Seafood Capital once again teems with creativity as the fourth annual Plein Aire-Wet Paint Day launches in The Calabash Cottages complex at 10152 Beach Drive SW in Calabash.

    Hosted by Jewelry by Wendy, painting starts between 9 and 10 a.m. and ends between 1 and 2 p.m., followed by a Meet the Artist Wet Paint Sale art show from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

    The event includes an all-day craft show on The Calabash Cottages grounds as well as a “Peoples Vote” for Best in Show.

  • North Tower, which plays the next Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, has been one of the South’s great party bands for more than 35 years, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk with sizzling brass, super vocals and a wide-ranging repertoire.

    North Tower launched in 1975 as an a cappella vocal quartet at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the group’s name derived from a section of Old East dormitory where some of the members lived.

  • The mission of the Sunset Beach Turtle Watch Program (SSBTWP) is to record nesting sites, move nests that may be threatened by animals or water, record turtle hatches, and assist hatchlings as they attempt to reach the ocean. The turtle watch program is staffed by volunteers who walk the beach every morning, sit at nests when hatchlings are ready to emerge, and conduct informational and educational programs.

  • Professional medical volunteers of Samara’s Village will offer a series of classes beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, designed to prepare pregnant teen moms for their baby’s arrival.

    The six-class program will be conducted at the Education and Counseling Center of Samara’s Village, 1450 Fifty Lakes Drive, Unit F, in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Pelican Bookstore’s 2017 author tour takes place at Silver Coast Winery.

    Meet author Lisa Wingate from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 and author Mary Alice Monroe from 5 to 7 p.m. June 23. Admission is $7.50 per person. Call Pelican Bookstore at 579-8770 for more information.

    There will be line dancing in the barrel room from 2:30 to 5 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28.

    Painting Without Borders is every Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. in the Barrel Room. For more information, call Ellen Pagliaro at 755-6070.

  • If you’re new to food preservation or would like to get a refresher on your skills, the NC Cooperative Extension in Brunswick County is offering a series of classes on basic food preservation this month.

  • By John Nelson

    Man at the veterinarian’s office: “Doctor, my dog doesn’t have a nose!”

    Vet: “Goodness! How does he smell?”

    Man: “Terrible!”

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     By Linda Arnold

     

    Ahhhhhh … that vacation feeling. Toes in the sand and tropical sunsets definitely recharge the batteries!

    One of my favorite things about this past vacation was a group of festive folks called “The Joy Squad.” They made regular rounds to our resort pools, handing out popsicles, offering to clean our sunglasses and creating chances to win fun prizes.

  • I recently read and re-read Fredrik Backman’s novel, “A Man Called Ove.” I’d already viewed the movie version, so this would be time No. 3 with Ove and his strangely surprising life. Though I had returned the book to the library and had conversed with others about it multiple times, I could not let it go. It would not let me go.