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Today's Features

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    Sunday marked my ninth Mother’s Day without my mother.

    It’s always a time of reflection. Sometimes it seems longer than nine years, and sometimes it doesn’t seem that long.

    For many of you, this may be your first, and those “firsts” are tough — whether it’s Mother’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary or that first holiday. These are powerful triggers that start building before the event and endure after it’s over. 

  • Reese Graves, daughter of Matthew and Danielle Graves, requested to collect wish list items for her birthday for the Duke Cancer Center’s Caring House. The Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium assisted in the collection in honor of Michael Sapp, auditorium director. The OWA patrons and her birthday party attendees provided a vanload of toilet paper, paper towels and plastic cups for the Caring House. Reese is a rising kindergartner at Southeastern Christian Academy and is a member of Sharon United Methodist Church.

  • I was going merrily along my way, preparing to facilitate a weekly Bible study, when I received an email from a minister pal who received it from a Preacher’s Study Guide, which contained quotes from preacher Mary Hinkle Shore, who paraphrased professor and biblical scholar Sandra Schneiders. With that circuitous route to be traveled, I knew what I read would either be very good or not so good. It was the former.

  • As a veterinarian, I’ve dedicated my life to serving animals. Most of you know me as a strong advocate for animal welfare, particularly my fight against puppy mills (sadly, it’s a battle we’re still fighting).

  • The research is in. Beans are in!

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s My Plate Food Guide classifies beans as both a high-protein food such as lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs and nuts, and in the vegetable group.

  • Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. Mothers certainly deserve a day of recognition. After all, none of us would be here without a mother. And, if you’re like me, you put yours through more than a few trials and tribulations.

    Even so, many of us had more of a Joan Crawford rather than June Cleaver experience. If you’re still blaming your mom for your problems 25 years hence, save yourself a few hours on the shrink’s couch and let it go. She was doing the best she could with what she had to work with.

  • Paws-Ability founder and president Janie Withers, right, presents checks to Trish Kelly of Cat Tails, Rescue Animals Community Effort (R.A.C.E.) and Adopt An Angel at Paws-Ability’s recent monthly meeting.

  • The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on the opioid crisis in Brunswick County in April. Kathryn Lawler, Hypnosis By Professionals, organized and moderated the event for the chamber.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre’s 2018 class of Musical Theatre Apprentices presents their annual revue, “That’s Entertainment IV,” with matinee performances at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, and Sunday, May 20 at the BLT Theatre at 8068 River Road in Southport.

  • It’s free summer concert and movies time again in Brunswick County.

    Chocolate Chip & Company dance band of Myrtle Beach, S.C., is slated for a show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Leland Municipal Park at 102 Town Hall Drive in Leland.

    Poor Piggy’s BBQ Food Truck will be on hand with food available for sale.

    Another upcoming concert is Carolina Line Bluegrass Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Franklin Square Park in Southport.

    On May 19, the movie “Coco” will be shown at sunset in Leland Town Park.