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Today's Features

  • Grissettown-Longwood Fire & Rescue is getting stoked about its seventh annual Christmas Train Show.

    The holiday event is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. next Friday, Dec. 7, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, at the fire station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904).

    Admission is free.

    The show is a fundraiser for the combination department consisting of volunteer and paid firefighters.

  • By Charlotte Glen
    Pender County Horticulture Agent
    Many garden centers offer rosemary plants pruned in the shape of Christmas trees. Following the holidays, these hardy shrubs can be planted in the landscape and enjoyed for years to come.
    In addition to pre-cut Fraser firs, many garden centers offer living trees grown in containers for sale as Christmas trees. If you are tempted to buy one of these to use both for holiday decoration and as a permanent addition to your landscape, keep the following tips in mind to ensure your tree has long and healthy life.

  • I bet there are cranberries in your house right now. Cranberries are a must for most families at Thanksgiving.
    What’s your favorite way to serve them? For some, it has got to be the jellied cranberry sauce…complete with those little ridges straight from the can. Other families look forward to a sauce made with fresh whole cranberries and oranges, or maybe you prefer a special jelled cranberry mold.

  • When late November looms and the air grows chill, even in the sunny South, I become more meditative. I am drawn to thankfulness.
    Hubby Dear quickly reminded me that Meister Eckhart, a German theologian trained in Paris, wrote: “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” So this year I thought I’d invite folks to join me in contemplation of gratitude.

  • Hospital seeks new volunteers
    For those interested in giving back to the community, Brunswick Novant Medical Center is now recruiting new volunteers to fill numerous volunteer roles throughout the hospital.
    Applications must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 30, to attend the next volunteer informational meeting from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

  • The Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium had their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Oct. 30. These facilities could not operate without the active support of their outstanding volunteers, officials said.
    Volunteer coordinator Judy Sobota thanked all of the volunteers for their service and noted it is always difficult to select a few volunteers for special mention when all the volunteers are so deserving and appreciated.

  • Even though I’m not really a turkey lover, I do manage to get my fill of the traditional trimmings, such as mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes and more.
    I must admit the taste of deep-fried turkey has caused me to consider eating more than my usual quotient of the bird, rather than mainline the ham, which is usually part of the Thanksgiving spread.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Corey Elizabeth Tanner of Raleigh, and Peter Alan Winn of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby Denning Tanner and Jane Carlson Tanner of Raleigh. The prospective groom is the son of J. Douglas Winn of Calabash and the late Diane Lee Winn. An April 27, 2013, wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. in Fuquay-Varina.
     

  • Thursday, Nov. 22
    Thanksgiving Day.

  • Those who are ready for Thanksgiving dinner but don’t want to cook it have several options.

    Several places are offering Thanksgiving meals this week.

    The Boundary House Restaurant, 1045 River Road in Calabash, will offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $23.95 adults and $15.95 ages 12 and younger for turkey, ham or prime rib; turkey gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, salad, a non-alcoholic beverage and choice of pecan or pumpkin pie.