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Today's Features

  • When most think of a mimosa, it’s a good excuse to drink a bit of sparkling wine early in the day with some of Florida’s favorite breakfast beverage. Those of us with the permanent dirt (soil) under our fingernails think of a summer-flowering plant with the botanical name of Albizzia julibrissin that definitely doesn’t roll off the tongue. While the Latin may be a bit cumbersome, the pink flowers on this fast- and easy-to-grow small tree catch the attention of even casual gardeners.

  • A couple weeks ago I wrote about using beans as a source of plant protein in your diet. Protein is an essential nutrient the body uses to build and repair tissue. Protein also helps build bone, muscle and blood. Meat, fish are poultry are good sources of protein. But, if you’re a vegetarian, getting enough protein from sources other than animal products is important to consider when planning meals.

  • When most think of a mimosa, it’s a good excuse to drink a bit of sparkling wine early in the day with some of Florida’s favorite breakfast beverage. Those of us with the permanent dirt (soil) under our fingernails think of a summer-flowering plant with the botanical name of Albizzia julibrissin that definitely doesn’t roll off the tongue. While the Latin may be a bit cumbersome, the pink flowers on this fast- and easy-to-grow small tree catch the attention of even casual gardeners.

  • Every vote matters, according to the folks with Rockin’ Democracy in Brunswick County, who are shaking things up with a block party scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in Sunset Beach Town Park at 102 N. Sunset Blvd.

    Highlights include bands, political speakers and candidates and essays as well as food and vendors.

  • Back by popular demand, the Cruisin’ Calabash Car Show drives into town from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 940 Carter Drive.

    Event organizer Wendy Wowk, owner of Jewelry By Wendy and president of the Calabash Merchants Association, anticipates at least 100 classic vehicles of all makes, years and models at the event that’s co-sponsored with the Tri-Beach Cruisers and town of Calabash.

  • The third week of September 1978 marked the start of an era, the launch of The Fantastic Shakers, now renowned and touted as the “South’s Finest Show Band.”

    Since the beginning, the Lincolnton-based band, which graces Holden Beach’s summer concert series stage starting at 6:30 p.m. next Sunday, June 10, has performed more than 6,000 engagements from New York to Florida.

  • Arts In Motion, a summer camp for children ages 4-12 (K-5) sponsored by the North Brunswick High School Band, will take place June 18-22 at NBHS at 114 Scorpion Drive in Leland. Cost is $50 per child. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

    Students are paired with grade level peers and energetic camp counselors. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

    To register, text ARTSK52018 to 81010 or contact camp director Christopher Cook at 371-2261, ext. 1147 or ccook@bcswan.net.

  • Frank Sinatra crooned “I gotta be me” and Sammy Davis Jr. joined him in proclaiming the need to be who they were meant to be. I often wondered if they were both searching for an identity beyond fame and fortune. I thought about the fans who screamed their adulation as well as those who sought a place in the spotlight in which both men found prominence. 

  • By John Nelson

    When the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion finally got to the witch’s castle to rescue Dorothy, they probably had to crawl through this stuff — perfect for a witch’s garden.

  • Most cuts of beef come from either the front quarter or the hindquarter. The better cuts come from the hindquarter, which are more expensive than the front quarter. They include T-bone, sirloin, sirloin tips and filet mignon. The best cut from the front quarter is the rib steak (and roast) section.