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Today's Features

  • Christmas cantata set for Dec. 16
    The combined Chancel and Morning Glory choirs of Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash Street in Southport, invite all to their Christmas cantata at the 8 a.m. or 11 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary on Sunday, Dec. 16. Directed by Diane Kulp, the choirs will present Joseph Martin’s “Journey of Promises” with dramatic readings.

  • I was invited to speak at the Hunger and Homeless Banquet sponsored by the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, a group united in an effort to address, and hopefully resolve, the problem of hunger and homelessness in Brunswick County. My reaction was immediate and identified my surprise.
    “What do I know about homelessness?” The challenge I accepted was to talk about my ignorance and the accompanying call of Scripture that confronted me. So, I began to pray, ponder and write. This is an excerpt from what God gave me.

  • On Nov. 10, Providence Home, the Brunswick County Family Emergency Teen Shelter, hosted a dinner/dance fundraiser at Silver Coast Winery. The dinner was catered by The Purple Onion in Shallotte and music for the dancing was provided by Hooked on Dancin’ with Wanda and Jim York.
    The event featured Silver Coast fine wines, as well as a Chinese auction and a silent auction. Drs. Daniel and Anna Blizzard and their practice, Ocean Isle Family Medicine, sponsored the event.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 17
    Cheesy broccoli noodle casserole with ground poultry, tossed salad/dressing, cornbread/margarine, brownie, milk.
    Tuesday, Dec. 18
    Hot dog/bun, chili, coleslaw, apple juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Dec. 19
    Roast turkey/gravy, dressing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bar, dinner roll/margarine, milk.
    Thursday, Dec. 20

  • On Nov. 28, volunteers and staff of the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium gathered together to honor Louise Ingram with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of service.
    Ingram was instrumental in founding the museum and planetarium with her late husband, Stuart, and is still actively involved with both facilities.
    Executive director Terry Bryant expressed her appreciation and presented Ingram with the award.

  • How did it get to be December already? I’m just getting over Thanksgiving.
    Did you know December is both National Eggnog and Fruitcake Month?
    If you’ve been to the local Walmart or Belk, you’ll know that the holiday season is in full swing and that means it’s time for baking cookies. So many recipes, so little time…

  • Thursday, Dec. 13
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • To the editor:
    I’d like to share something with all of you
    I won’t take too much of your time.
    About a celebration I went to
    And I left there feelin’ so fine.
    I had no engraved invitation,
    Just an invite from a friend.
    I wasn’t charged any admission,
    Just hugged, and asked, “Come on in.”
    Turns out it’s a birthday party
    Filled with good cheer and emotion.
    So we clapped and sang “Happy Birthday”
    Then vowed to the host our devotion.

  • Holiday skating is yours for the taking at Christmas on Ice, a seasonal show featured at the Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The third annual, two-hour show by the producers of Spirit of the Dance features championship ice skaters, top-notch high-kicking skaters this side of New York, and favorite Christmas songs performed by the best of Broadway and London’s West End.

  • Brunswick Concert Band is teaming with Brunswick Little Theatre Singers to present “Holiday Melodies” this yuletide season.

    Two performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Hatch Auditorium at Baptist Assembly in Caswell Beach and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Selections performed range from traditional carols to old favorites with a new twist.

    The concerts are directed by Debbie Skillman (singers) and Tom Smicklas (band).