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Today's Features

  • My age gives me a different perspective, hopefully a vantage point in considering attendance and participation in worship at churches other than my own Roman Catholic liturgy.
    In my youth, before the exploding Spirit of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council opened windows of grace, I was carefully and woefully taught that all denominations beyond my own were to be respected, but no participation in them or with them would be allowed or acceptable.

  • Wooden boats of all makes and sizes will be on display at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport during the third annual Southport Wooden Boat Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Admission is free.
    Visitors can meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners and vote for their favorite entrant for the People’s Choice Award. The nauti-kids events return and all little sailors can build their own boats and test their sea-worthiness. Face painting, tattoos, knot-tying skills return and, new this year, the Turtle Man, will keep them busy.

  • Plankton are the primary food source for almost all fish larvae, as well as a critical source of food for large aquatic animals such as fish and whales. Plankton plays a crucial role in maintaining the ocean’s complicated ecosystem.
    Plankton consists of any organisms that live in the water and are incapable of swimming against the current. Plankton range in size from microscopic organisms to larger organisms, such as jellyfish. Plankton are not limited to salt water; they are also found in fresh water ponds and lakes.

  • Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will host Anything Goes, a multi-artist show presented by Art Matters, a studio art group that meets to paint and critique their work on Thursday afternoons at the gallery.
    The show opens Oct. 5 and runs through Nov. 3. A public reception is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • My definition of a casserole is a combination of foods that are cooked together slowly in an oven in the dish/pot that will be used for serving. As a cooking method, it was derived from the ancient practice of slowly stewing meat in earthenware containers.

  • Airman Daryll Chandler and Janine Dela Cruz were married July 8 near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The bride is the daughter of Apolinario and Susana Dela Cruz from the Philippines. The groom is the son of Juan and Robin Castaneda of Shallotte. The couple celebrated their union on Sunday, Sept 30, at Calvary Baptist Church in Shallotte.
     

  • Thursday, Sept. 27
    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.

  • Editor’s note: This is the next installment in a year-long series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon, which turns 50 years old this year. Twice each month, we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

    1998
    •Shrimpers along the North Carolina coast flocked to Bolivia to protest a new ban on nighttime shrimp trawling between the Cape Fear River and the state line. The ban was requested by Brunswick County fisherman to “give the ocean bottom a rest” and replenish populations.

  • Shrimp lovers can celebrate the season at the Shrimp-A-Roo fall dinner this Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnamtown.

    Dinners will be served from 3-7 p.m. at the church at 190 Varnamtown Road.

    Plates are being served for $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Fried shrimp, potato salad, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and iced tea are on the dinner menu.

    Members of the church will be preparing the food, including hot, fried shrimp.

  • PetSense in Shallotte is having a Pet Adoption Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30.

    Highlights include assorted animals that will be available for adoption as well as vendors who donate to rescue groups.

    Brunswick County Animal Protective Services will be bringing dogs to the event.

    Another highlight is animal owners can bring photos of their pets—or have their pets’ photo made on-site—to be converted into life-size decals.