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Today's Features

  • The berries are back again! Available practically year-round at the supermarket, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries just taste better when bought from a local farmers market. Being from the North, we were able to also grow raspberries, which unfortunately is hard to do here in Brunswick County.

    Berries are rich in antioxidants, fiber, folate and potassium. They are also virtually fat-free and low in calories, except when smothered in whipped cream. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying a variety of them in a dessert.

  • By John Nelson

    I’m a botanist, of course, and I’ve always got my eyes open for good botanical art. One of my favorite plant paintings is by Albrecht Dürer, “Das grosse Rasenstück.”

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    “Misty water-colored memories.” 

    That’s how Barbra Streisand described bittersweet thoughts in her signature song, “The Way We Were.”

    I once heard in a seminar that all memories are sad. The thinking was that, even if it was a good memory, it invokes nostalgia because it’s not happening now.

  • The season is over, or so they say. No more marathon, channel switching, team-groaning Sundays, Mondays or whatever. I have never been able to grasp the purpose of the game, nor understand its rules. So, season’s end only means I get to see the programs I love.

  • Modern veterinary medicine is adept at recognizing and treating many forms of diseases that were once deadly. As a practicing veterinarian, I certainly value and appreciate these life-saving advances.

    What really excites me, however, is the idea that we can avoid many diseases and illnesses through simple lifestyle changes. My goal is to take preventive veterinary medicine beyond vaccines and dewormers and into the realm of nutrition, exercise, relaxation and complementary treatments.

  • 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.