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  • By John Nelson

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    With this past Sunday, another Father’s Day is in the books.

    Since this holiday is in the immediate rear-view mirror, it’s a perfect time to evaluate its impact not only from the standpoint of last Sunday, but for the entire year.

     

    A family affair

    If you happen to fall into the idyllic “Norman Rockwell” definition of a healthy family, this was likely a pleasant day for you. Continue to celebrate those special connections.

  • Over the past few years, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the benefits for bone broths for pets. I’ve got to be honest, I’m skeptical about some of the health claims the bone broth brotherhood claim, and there’s little scientific evidence to back its widespread usage. That said, I’m not against trying bone broths for your pets, as long as you’re informed and use the safest meat or poultry.

  • Our society seems to be seriously polarized these days. People on both sides have strongly-held opinions that aren’t easily swayed by facts or logic. But, even those with a casual knowledge of history know it has always been that way. We don’t have duels with pistols anymore; we just trash those we disagree with on social media. 

    You didn’t come here to get philosophical comments about the ills of our society, but there are parallels in the gardening world. A recent experience helping a friend with a centipede lawn bears this out.

  • Sunset Vision sets sights on its second annual art show and sale this week at Triple D’s Hemi Haven private classic car showroom at 7011 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This year’s show, “Uniquely Brunswick,” launches 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, followed by a fundraising reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, and concluding-day display 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

  • 2017-18 officers

    Jeri Robinson, president

    Ann Hollingsworth, vice president

    Donna Jenny, secretary

    Lois Galligan, treasurer

    Verda Darrell, chaplain

    Information

    Apply online at Dosher.org/Volunteers. Scroll down to the link under “how to begin” to print volunteer application and background check forms to fill out and mail to: Volunteer Office, Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461.

  • Award-winning Steve Owens & Summertime hits the stage of the next Sunset Beach Summer Concert from 7 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday, June 27, in the Village at Sunset Beach.

    The Roanoke Rapids-based band walked away with the “Favorite New Artist of the Year” award at the 2012 Carolina Beach Music Awards in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The multi-musician beach group was also nominated for 2014 Cammy Awards.

    Lead vocalist and band namesake Steve Owens was nominated for Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year.

  • By John Nelson

    I’m a botanist, of course, and I’ve always got my eyes open for good botanical art. One of my favorite plant paintings is by Albrecht Dürer, “Das grosse Rasenstück.”

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    “Misty water-colored memories.” 

    That’s how Barbra Streisand described bittersweet thoughts in her signature song, “The Way We Were.”

    I once heard in a seminar that all memories are sad. The thinking was that, even if it was a good memory, it invokes nostalgia because it’s not happening now.

  • Modern veterinary medicine is adept at recognizing and treating many forms of diseases that were once deadly. As a practicing veterinarian, I certainly value and appreciate these life-saving advances.

    What really excites me, however, is the idea that we can avoid many diseases and illnesses through simple lifestyle changes. My goal is to take preventive veterinary medicine beyond vaccines and dewormers and into the realm of nutrition, exercise, relaxation and complementary treatments.

  • Every vote matters, according to the folks with Rockin’ Democracy in Brunswick County, who are shaking things up with a block party scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in Sunset Beach Town Park at 102 N. Sunset Blvd.

    Highlights include bands, political speakers and candidates and essays as well as food and vendors.

  • North Brunswick Parkinson’s Support Group meets 1 to 3 p.m. second Mondays at the Fitness Center at Compass Pointe, 8178 E. Wynd Road in Leland (no meetings in July and August)

    Contact John Ferry at (908) 406-1410 or john.ferry17@gmail.com

    Beat Parkinson’s Disease Today exercise program meets 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through summer at The Brunswick Center at Leland, 121 Town Hall Drive

    Email Laurel Gerhat at lcgerhat@gmail.com

  • Back by popular demand, the Cruisin’ Calabash Car Show drives into town from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 940 Carter Drive.

    Event organizer Wendy Wowk, owner of Jewelry By Wendy and president of the Calabash Merchants Association, anticipates at least 100 classic vehicles of all makes, years and models at the event that’s co-sponsored with the Tri-Beach Cruisers and town of Calabash.

  • Blending funk, soul, blues and Carolina beach music, The Holiday Band provides a festive audio backdrop year-round.

    The band is slated to funk it up at the next Calabash Summer Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in Calabash Community Park.

    The band’s been playing since 1991 when it launched in Burlington, playing 175-plus dates annually.

  • Information

    Sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive, Bolivia

    Contact

    Call 721-1493 or go to NovantHealth.org/Volunteer

    When it comes to volunteers, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center can’t do without them.

    Hospital honchos recently honored its current team of 222 volunteers and volunteer chaplains, ranging in age from 16 to 87, at a luncheon April 19 at the River Room at Lockwood Folly.

  • Brunswick Little Theater presents “Hot Mikado,” based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, “The Mikado,” with eight performances starting Thursday, June 14.

    “Hot Mikado,” a high-energy musical comedy adapted by Richard Bell and Rob Bowen, is set in a Japanese garden and costumed in a combination of traditional and contemporary Japanese design. 

  • The third week of September 1978 marked the start of an era, the launch of The Fantastic Shakers, now renowned and touted as the “South’s Finest Show Band.”

    Since the beginning, the Lincolnton-based band, which graces Holden Beach’s summer concert series stage starting at 6:30 p.m. next Sunday, June 10, has performed more than 6,000 engagements from New York to Florida.

  • By John Nelson

    When the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion finally got to the witch’s castle to rescue Dorothy, they probably had to crawl through this stuff — perfect for a witch’s garden.

  • “Yes, all of the blinds: living room, dining room, bedroom — all of them.”

    I looked disbelievingly at the mellow Maltipoo at my feet.

    “It looked like a tornado hit our house. I’m so worried Maxine will hurt herself or have a heart attack. Can dogs have a heart attack?”

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    When my husband John was 26, a book came across his radar that provided a defining life moment. That book was “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

    While the title suggests the book is about money, it’s more about a way of life. The author, Napoleon Hill, presents guiding principles for prosperity and abundance in all areas of life. John shared those principles with me, and we both incorporated them into our respective careers and personal lives.