Today's Features

  • Air Force Airman Matthew J. Gatti, son of Michael Gatti of New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Lourdes Gatti of Calabash, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
    Gatti completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon M. Molnar, son of Cristie L. Ledford of Winnabow and Peter Molnar of Irvine, Calif., recently completed the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit course with Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
    Molnar received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security. Upon completion of the course, he was designated a nuclear power operator.
    Molnar, a 2009 graduate of North Brunswick High School in Leland, joined the Navy in September 2009.

  • Jacob E. Charlet, son of Cynthia D. Charlet of Wilmington and James D. Charlet of Leland, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.
    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • When I first heard the term “living wreath,” I didn’t quite understand what that meant until I had an opportunity to see one. Of all the container gardens one can choose from, the succulent wreaths are among the most beautiful. It may take a little work to create one of these, but when you finish, you will have a living work of art.

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension,
    Brunswick County Center

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 31
    Herb-baked chicken fillet/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, fruit cocktail, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Nov. 1
    Chili, carrots, saltines, apple cobbler, fresh apple, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Nov. 2
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, spinach, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, Nov. 3

  • Audition for ‘Barefoot in the Park’
    Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct auditions for Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” at Playhouse 211 (N.C. 211 across from BEMC) from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, and from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. This is a small cast play with five characters and the following parts are all open for audition:
    Corie Bratter, early 20s and newly married to Paul, is young, vivacious, a free spirit, loves life, and wants the whole world to come along with her.

  • Annie came into the Brunswick County Animal Shelter as an older stray dog. She sat there waiting for her owners to come look for her, but they never came.
    Annie was riddled with health issues, such as worms, ear infections and a urinary tract infection. The majority of animals adopted from shelters are puppies and/or young adults, so Annie’s chances of finding a new home were less likely.

  • Halloween dinners are not really about the food as much as they are about the atmosphere you create and the presentation of the dishes and the implication of what they might be. With this in mind, it’s time for me to indulge in my traditional “ghoulish” Halloween dinner/party festivities.
    Enhance the lighting with votive candles placed in carved-out pumpkins; garnish Halloween martinis with three candy corns speared through a toothpick, instead of the traditional olives; or freeze gummy worms and other wiggly creatures into ice cubes for other drinks.