Today's News

  • Don’t lick that spoon! Practice cookie safety

    Holidays are the time for traditions. Special holiday foods are some of the biggest traditions of all. Unfortunately, these foods may include some risky products or cooking methods that might result in a food-borne illness.
    Salmonella food poisoning might happen after eating raw or undercooked eggs. Even eggs with clean, uncracked shells may occasionally contain the salmonella bacteria. Researchers say that, if present, most bacteria are usually in the yolk, but it also has been found in the white, but not as often.

  • What should we do this season? The command is clear

    Christmas Day is not so far away. Everyone is pulling at our heartstrings and our pocketbooks.
    Salvation Army buckets are omnipresent with expectantly smiling bell ringers at each spot. The needs are great everywhere. At the same time, department stores inundate us with ads for all sorts of goodies to buy, wrap and send. Spend, spend, spend is the cry. What should we do?

  • Calendar

    Because of the Christmas holiday, please check with individual groups to see if meetings will take place as regularly scheduled.

  • Check out a Scotch bonnet at museum

    In 1965, North Carolina named the Scotch bonnet (Phalium granulaturm) as its official state shell. It was also the first state to designate an official state shell. At least 13 other states subsequently designated state shells.
    A Scotch bonnet is a gastropod mollusk that can be found from North Carolina to Brazil in coastal water depths of 50-150 feet. This fragile shell has short spires, large body whorls and thickened outer lips.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 24
    Tuesday, Dec. 25
    Wednesday, Dec. 26
    Thursday, Dec. 27
    Barbecue pork on a bun, au gratin potatoes, seasoned carrots, sugar cookie, milk.
    Friday, Dec. 28
    Ziti with Italian meat sauce, broccoli, hot pears, wheat bread/margarine, milk.
    The seven sites and their hours are as follows:

  • Shrine Club welcomes new officers

    The 2013 officers of the South Brunswick Island Shrine Club were installed on Thursday, Dec. 6.
    Ron Jessie, 2012 club president, introduced officers for 2013, congratulating them on their election and wishing them the best for the coming year.
    New officers were installed by Steve Morris, potentate of the Sudan Shrine.
    The South Brunswick Island Shrine Club Officers for 2013 are Greg Smith, president; Edwin Douglas, first vice president; Gary Hamrick, second vice president; Bill McGee, secretary; and Mike Mattera, treasurer.  

  • Don’t forget about the great tradition of holiday drinks

    Entertaining for the holidays? Here is what you need to prepare some of the more popular traditional holiday cheer, plus a few more.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    The Charlie Stransky Memorial Scramble was played Dec. 1. In first at -7 was the team of Hollen Groff, Butch Viars, Jerry Lula and Chuck Hornfeck. Tied for second at -4 were the teams of Bill Tonking, Paul Salerno and Mike Prokop; and Al Bloom, George Edwards and Dave Harper.
    In a Stableford match Dec. 3, first at 132 was the team of Al Bloom, George Edwards, Jack Gruwell and Dennis Shea. In second at 118 was the team of Harvey Hundley, Paul Salerno, Mike Prokop and a player by draw.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Bah Humbug tourney

    On Dec. 12, the Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its annual Bah Humbug Tournament on Panther’s Run. The format was a four-player “shamble,” in which the best drive was chosen on each hole and then each player hit his second and subsequent shots from that point. Tee placements were in sand traps, woods, behind trees and on sides of hills. Four of the holes required putting with a shovel, a sledge hammer and various configurations of pipe. Two net scores per hole counted for the team score.  

  • BCC teams split openers in home tournament

    The game started half an hour late because of a bizarre event and ended with two more bizarre events as Brunswick Community College’s women’s basketball team lost a 45-43 heartbreaker Monday afternoon.
    Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk won the first-round game in the M&M Mini Storage Holiday Basketball Classic at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.
    Dundalk certainly didn’t look as if it would improve to an 11-4 record especially early in the game—and after the team arrived late.