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What’s New in the New Year?

Gifts that Keep Giving: Sharing “Thoughtful” Holiday Gifts by

by Joanne Thompson

Kimberly Bandera

Out with the old in with the new…like it or not that's what usually happens during the first few months of a new year and 2011 is no exception.

Elizabeth Reeves of Jill Be Sweet Great news…an old friend is back on Oak Island…McNeill & Co. Wellknown for more than 25 years for stateof the-art furniture throughout Brunswick County Jo Johnson and sister Nancy Gilliam have relocated to the former Dorothy Essay Realty building and have utilized the extensive space to be a series of rooms very much like shops within a shop showcasing furniture, lamps, pictures, children's toys, household accents from tableware to giftware and even a room devoted to Christmas. Here you can literally find something for anyone and everyone! Stop in and see what's new. Chat and look around. McNeill's supports local artists. Judy Nichols, newly arrived form New Jersey, offers hand-painted pillows featuring nautical flags that spell out your initials or your boat's name and pouch portrait pillows personalized to order.

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I'll never forget the look my sister and I exchanged one Christmas morning upon opening the gifts our big-city aunt gave us preppy suburban pre-teens: silver sequin berets with matching belts! Thank goodness she wasn't there to hear the laughter that followed and continued every year after that in anticipation of her exotic presents. Unfortunately, these “thoughtful” and often expensive gifts ended up under the bed, at the back of the closet, and, eventually, in the trash. Now I know better. With gifts that miss the mark in the thoughtfulness category, I head for the Thrift Shops! Local thrift shops are always looking for donations of unwanted items, and the holidays often provide them with brand new, unopened boxes and bags of items someone thought someone else would like. Did you get an “As Seen On TV”gift? Don't even bother taking it out of the package; bring it straight to the nearest thrift shop. Did you once buy a ceramic frog and now face a shelf filled with them thanks to friends and family who want to add to your collection? Pack them all up and donate them to a thrift shop. Did you lose 10 pounds without anyone noticing? Have you out-

grown you flower-power phase? Do you just look awful in the color orange? Take that shirt to a thrift shop where it will be a perfect fit for someone else. Thrift shops also come in handy if you actually got the perfect gifts. A new espresso machine means you no longer need Mr. Coffee. A set of dishes means you can do away with the mismatched place settings in your cupboard. A new fishing pole, golf club, or watch means your old one is a perfect thrift shop donation. And where are you going to put all the gifts you want to keep? In your overstuffed closets? Time to make a New Year's resolution to clean out one closet a month and donate your excess items to a thrift shop. Many of the thrift shops in Brunswick County are run by nonprofit organizations which deal with issues of education, domestic abuse, homelessness, or other social problems. Your donations to these shops may be tax deductable. Additionally, your donations give others the opportunity to buy new or good quality used items for a reasonable price. Take a look around the shop after making your donation, but don't tell my aunt where you got that lovely tie-died scarf.

Brunswick County Thrift Shops

Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. CIS Thrift Shop @ Boiling Spring Lakes 3000 George II Hwy. 87 Boiling Springs Lake, NC 28461 (910)845-3555 CIS Thrift Shop @ Southport 1635 N. Howe St. Southport, NC, NC 28461 (910)457-7008 CIS Thrift Shop @ Sunset Beach 1780-8 Chandlers Ln. Sunset Beach, NC 28468 (910)579-2300 Habitat for Humanity Ocean Isle Beach ReStore 7011 E. Beach Dr Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 (910) 579-8346 Southport ReStore 4170 Long Beach Rd Southport, NC 28461 (910) 457-1772 Hope Harbor Home, Domestic Violence Shelter Hope Chest 1 2205 Holden Beach Road Holden Beach, NC (910) 842-6950 Hope Chest 2 112 Clairmont Plaza Leland, NC (910) 371-0058 Hope Chest 3 5602 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC (910) 278-7781 Hope Chest 4 3865 Business 17 Bolivia, NC (910) 253-5001 Providence Home of The Family Emergency Teen Shelter, Inc. Sheltered Treasures 10045 Beach Dr. S.W. Calabash, NC 28467 (910)575-73324924 Sheltered Treasures Main St. # 4 Shallotte, NC 28470 (910)755-5491 Sheltered Treasures 5030 Southport Supply Rd. S.E. Southport, NC 28461 (910)457-1078

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Dosher is First Area Hospital to Use Advanced hana TM Orthopedic Table for Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement More than a quarter million Americans each year undergo hip replacement surgery. With traditional surgery, the patient is usually told to limit mobility for six to eight weeks. Now, however, a new generation of surgeons is practicing 'minimally invasive' hip replacement surgery. Recovery is much quicker, and patient pain and discomfort are minimized. However, to perform minimally invasive hip surgery, it is necessary to manipulate the patient's body during the operation. Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is now being done

hanaTM table and direct anterior routinely at Dosher Memorial Hospital using Dosher's new approach hip replacement we hana TM Orthopedic Surgery operate between the muscle Table. When planes, which using the leads to signifh a n a T M icantly less Table, the muscle traupatient's feet ma,” explains are placed in orthopedic what look like surgeon Eric ski boots. A Lescault, DO, series of of Orthopedic levers, dials, Specialists. Dosher Hospital’s New hanaTM and lifts per“The patient Orthopedic Surgery Table mits the suris less likely to geon to move the unconscious develop a limp, and the need for patient's body in a variety of ways. taking dislocation precautions is no longer an issue.” “With Dosher Hospital's new

Fighting With Style Fashion Show February 24, 2011 at the Southport Community Center 6:30 - 9:30 Tickets $20 Advance $25 at the door Door prizes, raffle and refreshments! For more information call: 910-457-0402 Sponsored by Klassy Konsignment's Klassy Divas, Relay for Life Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Dosher is the first hospital in the Brunswick County or Wilmington area to employ the new hanaTM table for hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lescault and Dr. Thomas Kelso, also of Orthopedic Specialists, have been successfully performing this procedure for the last three years. “With the innovative technology of this new orthopedic surgery table, and the hospital having among the lowest post-surgical infection rates in southeastern North Carolina, Dosher Memorial Hospital is an ideal choice for total joint replacement,” said Dr. Lescault.

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Confederate Roses Much of the information in this 8 feet after the first year. article was provided by Donald After the plants are established Adams of Oak Island. The and growing well, scatter some genBrunswick County Master eral all purpose fertilizer around the G a r d e n e r s plant. The plant Volunteers are should bloom in beholden to Mr. October and Adams for providNovember. Frost ing us with informaand freezing temtion on how to peratures will deterpropagate, grow, mine the length of and enjoy the the blooming seaConfederate Rose. son. The coastal The time is Carolina area is well approaching when suited for growing it is time to take cuttings. I have the Confederate Rose. Raleigh and been asked by several people on Greensboro are on the outer limits when and how to take cuttings. Mr. of blooming before frost. Adams will provide us with that There are several varieties of the information. Confederate Rose. You can grow After frost and cold temperatures the type that blooms light pink and end the flowering season for the the second day turns to darker rose beautiful Confederate Rose pink and the third day the bloom (Hibiscus Mutabilis), the plant fades. It is a progressive bloomer should be cut back to approximate- and as some of the flowers fade, ly four inches above the ground. new buds will open. The The next season's growth will come Confederate Rose does not seem to from the roots. Mulch the plant be available from commercial growwith woodchips or pinestraw to pro- ers in this area. Surplus cuttings tect from freezing. The proper time from neighbors and friends are your in this area to take cuttings is before best source. In the past three years the first freeze. A freeze will kill the Mr. Adams' plants have produced branches and cuttings will not grow. more than 1,000 cuttings for lucky Frost doesn't cause damage. neighbors and friends. The cuttings should be 12-15 inches long. They may be placed in individual quart jars with water and set in a warm, sunny area. I have found that a sunny east window works well. The larger diameter cuttings make the best plants, and they should bloom the first year. In about eight weeks the cuttings should have good root and top growth. At that time they should be transferred to a pot with potting soil. Keep the plants in a protected area and watered. The plants are as fragile as tomato plants, so the latter part of April should be the proper time to plant in the yard. With proper watering and part to full sun, they will grow approximately 6-

2011 Dixie Boys Baseball & Dixie Belles & Debs Softball Registrations

Dixie Boys Baseball Registration Now accepting registrations for Dixie Baseball for any player ages 13 and 14 years old. A copy of Birth Certificate is Mandatory and The Master Gardeners Volunteers parent or guardian will have some available at our to register. Fee: $50. Contact 910spring plant sale. 253-2670 for more Send your gardening questions or com- details or to regisments to: Brunswick County Master ter. Gardener Column, P.O. Box 109, Dixie Belles and Debs Registration Bolivia, NC 28422, or call (910) 253Now accepting registrations for 2610. Enclose a self-addressed stamped Dixie Belles and Debs Softball. This envelope if requesting information or a program is for players ages 13-18 reply. years old. A copy of their Birth Certificate is mandatory and Watch the Confederate Roses in your area and select the type that appeals to you. Ask the owner of the plant if you may take cuttings, and most owners will be glad to supply you. This is a friendly plant owned by friendly folk.

ent/guardian to register. Fee: $50.00. Contact 910-253-2670 for more details or to register. Registration for boys started December 1 and will run through March 4, 2011 Registration for girls started December 1 and will run through February 25, 2011 Registration information is also available on-line at

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Awakening the Mind, Body, & Spirit for Healthy 2011 by Dr. Mark Stebnicki All wellness requires an understanding that our mind, body, and spirit are interconnected and integral to our health and healing. The principles, thoughts, philosophies, and strategies in what some would call mind-body medicine have been documented by researchers in the psychological and medical health sciences. Being truly dedicated to achieving optimal mental and physical well-being for 2011 requires an understanding that there are many different paths to get to where you want to go in life. Regardless of mental or physical capacity, we all possess an inner spirit guide, therapist, or healer that can help us cultivate our own personal resiliency and coping abilities. This requires an awakening and balance. It is a journey and not a goal or end-point. Many begin the journey of personal growth and wellness every year around January 1st with resolutions. But, most very soon experience feelings of frustration and hopelessness when they fall short of their goals. Why do we feel this need to change something in our life to be happy, satisfied, or back in balance once a year? Why do we often revert

to our old familiar negative patterns? The answer is perplexing. Perhaps, we do not have the resiliency and coping skills and need the help of a psychotherapist, spiritual/religious guide, support group, or other alternative healer. Whatever reason for not living-up to personal expectations for the New Year, maybe an awakening of how a healthy mind, body, and spirit thrives is needed. To begin your awakening for the New Year I invite you to go to the center of your mind, body, and spirit. Read the following words. Next, repeat the beginning phrases. Breathe in and meditate not only on the content and meaning of each statement; but visualize how you can experience this wisdom and put this into action. I am mindful and intentional with all that I do in my life: I will pay attention to my mind, body, and spirit at different levels of awareness in the present moment and in a non-judgmental and unconditional way. Attention to the here-and-now means that you

are taking responsibility for your moment-to-moment decisions. I have chances to change my Karma (destiny, fortune, or opportunities): I do not want to become a prisoner of my past or be buried alive in unhealthy thoughts, feelings, addictions, or other dysfunctional patterns. My Karma is not a fixed destiny; it is more of an accumulation of a c t i o n s , thoughts, and behaviors. I can change my Karma by choosing different thoughts, feelings, actions, perceptions, or attitudes in the present moment. I am not a perfect individual- that is okay because I am a human being and no earthly being is perfect in mind, body, and spirit. The range of human emotions, behaviors, and experiences we feel and communicate to ourselves and others throughout the day shape us. Healthy perceptions can change my future. I seek people, places, and things in life that fit best with me: I can attain balance and wellness of mind, body, and spirit by looking

Life, just like time itself, does not stand still.

GFWC Southport Woman's Club recently honored their past presidents by awarding them special recognition pins. Current members who have served as presidents are Bonnie Thomas (2009, 2010), Audrey Daigler (2002), Debbie Parker (2006), and Sue Gotwalt (2007, 2008). Missing from photo are Chris Dudley (2001) and Margaret Connaughton 1986, 1994, 1995).

for the wisdom, knowledge, and practical approaches that fit best with who I am as a person and my life. I invite healthy change into my life: I will be aware that I may be holding-in, holding-on, and holding-out unhealthy feelings, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, that are preventing me from moving forward to a healthy future. Reluctance or resistance to this healthy future sabotages my chances for optimal growth. I strive for love, compassion, gratitude, loyalty, and devotion: Cultivating more love and compassion towards myself and others leaves less room for unwanted thoughts, feelings, and lifestyle habits. Cultivating meaning and purpose in your mind, body, and spirit provides true freedom from stress, anxiety, and depression. Shifting towards higher levels of love, compassion, gratitude, loyalty, and devotion is a life-long journey. This cannot be accomplished by flipping a switch; rather, through practice. To find out more contact: Dr. Mark Stebnicki is a Psychotherapist and Reiki Master with Comprehensive Medical Associates in Southport.

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Senior Mardi Gras Masquerade Dinner and Dance When: Saturday, March 5th, 2011 Where: Brunswick Center at Southport (Smithville Crossing - 1513 N. Howe Street , Southport , NC Behind the Wingate Inn) Time: 6:30pm9:30pm Cost: $25.00 per person (includes dinner, entertainment, and dancing) Info: Join us for a party fit for the French Quarter. Throw a few doubloons in your pocket, beads around your neck, and a festive mask (if you want) on your face and we will do as they do on Bourbon

Street at the Brunswick Center at Southport! Enjoy a New Orleansstyle dinner and dance along with music from The Brunswick Concert Band. Must be 50 years or older to attend. For ticket information, please call 910253-2670 or 910454-0583. Limited Seating, so get your tickets early. Deadline to get tickets: February 25, 2011. Sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

Helping Brunswick County Stand Firm with Osteoporosis Seminars Anyone who knows someone who has broken a bone due to osteoporosis knows the pain and potential disability caused by this disease. Characterized by fragile bones, osteoporosis is a major public health problem. It is estimated that one in every two women will suffer from osteoporosis in their lifetime. Osteoporosis is not just a woman's disease; one in every four men will also have an osteoporosis-related fracture.

and at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 20 at the Hickmans Crossroads Library, 1040 Calabash Road in Calabash, NC.

working to help Brunswick County Stand Firm. Thanks to a grant from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation and the North Carolina Osteoporosis These seminars will look at the Foundation, the county's factors that put people at risk for Osteoporosis Program's goal is to osteoporosis, prevention methraise awareness about and preods including exercise and diet, vention of osteoporosis. exercise for bone health and supplements and drugs for osteoThose with osteoporosis are porosis prevention. Seminars will more susceptible to fractures of be taught by Diana Jones, RN the hip, spine and wrist. Falling from the Brunswick County is one of the leading causes of Health Department and Cheryle accidental injury and related The Brunswick County Jones Syracuse, NCSU deaths among older adults. Osteoporosis Program has two Cooperative Extension. Healthy Members of the County upcoming seminars scheduled. bone-building calcium rich Osteoporosis Team are available They are open to the public and snacks will be provided by the to speak to groups on osteoporofree of charge. Osteoporosis: Brunswick County Osteoporosis sis and fall prevention. For more What You Need to Know will be Program. information contact the taught at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Cooperative Extension at 910The newly organized Brunswick January 19 at the Rourk Library, 253-2610. County Osteoporosis Program is 5068 Main Street in Shallotte

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Gift of Giving Continues Beyond Christmas In efforts to join the 4-H "Hungry to Help" initiative, Brunswick County 4-H hosted a summer workshop on community service and collected goods that were donated to Brunswick Family Assistance. An additional contribution of 306 items was made in October during their National 4-H week celebration. Members of the Master Gardener Vo l u n t e e r Association stepped up to the plate with a giving spirit at the end of December to bring in over 200 more items. Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteers are always good supporters of 4-H and their events, and this proves to be true judging by the canned goods and food items they donated to Brunswick County 4-H's community service project, Hungry to Help. Throughout the year, the county 4-H youth development program has worked on the statewide

service project of collecting food items to donate to the local community. "To combat hunger the NC 4-H Youth Development program and the Food Banks of North Carolina, all of which are affiliates of Feeding AmericaTM our nation's largest hunger-relief organization, have teamed up to promote awareness of hunger in North Carolina and to make an impact in local communities through a new hunger awareness initiative entitled "Hungry to Help." To learn more about Brunswick County 4-H and how you can participate in activities like these, contact Blair Green, 4-H Extension Agent, at or Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant, at You can also call the Cooperative Extension office at 910-253-2610.

January National Mentoring Month The tenth annual National Mentoring Month is being celebrated during the month of January in communities throughout the nation. Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) is looking for mentors for at-risk Middle School students. Mentoring provides positive adult influence for children who may otherwise receive none. “They need someone to talk to and they come to realize there are adults in their lives who care” said Linda Rumsey, CIS Dropout Prevention Director. According to the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR), studies of oneon-one mentoring relationships have shown success in reducing delinquency,

substance use and academic failure. These same programs can promote improved self-esteem, social skills and knowledge of career opportunities. Ms. Rumsey went on to say "We are looking for members of the community who have 30 minutes a week to have lunch with a student. We provide training and guidance; you provide the ear, smile and sense of humor." Currently, there is a need for mentors at Cedar Grove Middle School, Shallotte Middle School and Leland Middle School. For more information contact Linda Rumsey at 253-5327 ext 1434 or email Visit for more information.

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Little Princess Ball When: Saturday, February 5, 2011 Where: Two Locations: Brunswick Center at Southport and Odell Williamson Auditorium Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Cost: $10:00/per person

"tiara" and wand. There will be two locations to choose from this year and tickets are location specific, so make sure you sign up early to reserve your spot at your most convenient location. Tickets are location specific and cannot be used interchangeably. For ticket information, please call 910253-2670 or 910-457-3494. Space is limited. Tickets go on sale January 17, 2011. This event is sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Communities In Schools.

Alan and Catherine Cheatham Union Elementary Info: Join us for a special afternoon filled with dancing; face painting, games, and much more. Open to all girls kindergarten through sixth grade and their adult male escort. Little princesses are encouraged to dress in a pretty dress, ball gown, or their favorite princess costume. Kid friendly refreshments provided and each girl will take home their very own

Raffle Basket Winner from a past Little Princess Ball

Schedule of Events

The Brunswick Center at Southport 1513 N. Howe Street Smithville Crossing

Craft Show -- February 19 Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance -- March 5 Fashion Show and Lunch -- April6 Hosted by The Southport Women's Club

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Dosher Celebrates Year-Round with Community Tree The Holiday Season is now behind us, but at Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, the year is filled with moments and causes to celebrate and commemorate. It is with this in mind that the hospital has established a year-round Community Tree.

everyone who enters our doors,” stated Kirk Singer, Dosher Hospital's Director of Community Relations. In addition to national holidays, the tree will be used to commemorate health related events such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Dosher's Community Tree will be decorated for a variety of holidays and events throughout the year and will remain in the main lobby of the hospital for employees, physicians, volunteers, patients and visitors alike to enjoy. “Our community celebrates holidays on a large scale with parades and other events from time to time. We wanted to take a creative approach to celebrating special occasions and keeping the holiday spirit up all year long with

Larger festivities such as parades, concerts and fireworks are fun to attend and are great for creating family memories, but Dosher believes its new Community Tree will also provide an avenue for celebration for area families and visitors. “The current decorations on our Community Tree are for Valentines Day,” said Singer. The nine-foot tall tree's décor provides a great backdrop for that marriage proposal or to take a photo of the kids for

a family Valentine card. Following Valentines Day, the next tree will be determined by input from hospital staff, physicians and volunteers, and suggestions from the comm u n i t y . Decorations will be provided by departments and services of the hospital. In addition, the D o s h e r Hospital will entertain celebration or commemoration proposals from area nonprofit organizations which are interested in hosting a sponsored tree. “Dosher Memorial Hospital has always been about community,” said Edgar Haywood, Dosher Hospital President and CEO. “We're displaying this tree for the enjoyment of our community, as well as our employees, vol-

unteers, hospital patients and visitors. We have already received many positive comments and compliments on the addition of the tree on an ongoing basis. Our hope is that it will bring good cheer and promote good health to all who enjoy it throughout the year.” Singer says D o s h e r Memorial Hospital's Community Tree will be available for visitor viewing anytime from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the Community Tree contact Lori Smith, Dosher Hospital Community Relations, at (910)454-4718, or email her at

Out & About in Brunswick County continued from page one Lynn Schoenfield, of Oak Island, makes customized table runners, napkins etc. as well as hand done quilts to commemorate events or to reflect memories. The Butcher of Brunswick's store on Highway 17 continues to be open with their regular hours, the Oak Island store has reverted to seasonal hours and will be opened from Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm. Both stores still carry the real deal when it comes to customized meats and specialty items made and cut to order. If you need meat done the way you want by a butcher who knows…try them out. Perhaps a baby fillet and flowers for your honey for Valentine's Day or have Dawn 910-287-6999 from the B of B cater your romantic dinner? You do not have to give up sweets if you are sensitive to gluten…visit the Crazy Cake Chicks on Oak Island for a full line of gluten-free, low sugar, dairy free, and vegan goodies that are sure to fill your sugar cravings. New T shirts are just in in time for Valentine's

Day too. WECT TV just featured the chicks on air recently. Jon Haag and Sons on Oak Island has emailed his customers to alert them to the freshest of flounder caught right here in North Carolina that is available for a limited time at a great price….so stock up your freezer. Hurry. Check the website and get on the email list for specials. Buy local and support our Brunswick Catch program! Loyalty programs are key to keeping customers, especially locals who frequent restaurants all year long. Oak Island's Island Way is offering a local loyalty menu every evening with choices from $10.99 through $12.99 and you get to enjoy a perfectly beautiful view of the beach and ocean along with your meal. What could be better than that to beat the winter blahs? Mr. P's Bistro in Southport has some wonderfully imaginative wine dinners planned for January and February as well as specialty cooking

classes conducted by Chef Steve and Chef Jim. Check out for weekly specials and sign up for "The Low Country Low Down". Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner or give a gift certificate! Taylor's Cuisine and Catering is offering comforting home cooked meals during this wintery time of year. Dinner choices can be found on Facebook as well as a coupon that offers great value as well. Avoid the winter blues and treat yourself to dinner and a glass of wine as well as a delicious desert. Jill Be Sweet is offering some of the sweetest (sounds redundant doesn't it?) desserts that are perfect for Valentine's velvet, from scratch coconut, etc. Owner Elizabeth Reeves can be found on Facebook. Email her at Give a Sweet to your Sweet! Order early so as not to be left out. Pepperoni Grill in Boiling Springs has a new loyalty awards points program starting whereby you can eat your way to some free food by being a

frequent customer. Stop by for a pizza or a great take out dinner. Get on the email list too to take advantage of specials Blue Crab Blue on Long Beach Road is open all year round offering "the perfect gift for the perfect someone priced right to fit your pocket." For a personal shopping experience and a chance to support local and North Carolina artists, stop by. The Grape & Ale is the cozy place to be on Friday nights when people drop by for the wine tasting. There is great wine to sample and buy by the glass and of course bottle; appetizers made by a rotating "chef" of the night with recipes to try at home; and a romantic fire pit outdoors around which many friends new and old gather. Recently in an on-line voting contest for viewers to determine the best place to buy a bottle of wine, Oak Island's The Grape & Ale won third place. year first?

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GFWC - Southport Woman’s Club Donates to New Hope Clinic

Bonnie Thomas, President of the GFWC-Southport Woman's Club recently presented a $1000 check to the New Hope Clinic to establish a Women's Cardiovascular Program. Receiving the donation on behalf of the Clinic are Sheila Roberts, Director, and Gretchen Bodinsky, R.N., President and Chairman of the Board of the Clinic.

Klassy Divas Fa shion Show February 24, 2011 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Southport Community Center Silent Auction -- Raffles -- 50/50 Door Prizes

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres

$20.00 per person in Advance $25.00 at the Door (Only 180 tickets available) Tickets Sold in Advance at Klassy Konsignment 5081 Southport Supply Road Southport , NC

Showers Family Reunions Brunches

For more information call Mary Stilwell at (910)845-2762 or Email

Proceeds go to The American Cancer Society Relay for Life

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Wintertime Hazards Winter time brings hazards in many forms and one silent killer is carbon monoxide. Everyone is exposed to carbon monoxide in one form or another, whether it is space heaters, oil and gas furnaces, kitchen ranges or vehicles. This is why it is important to have at least one properly working carbon monoxide detector in your home.


Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can be present in your home, making you and your family sick without you having any awareness of its presence. Carbon monoxide detectors sound an alarm when the gas is detected, warning you of a problem so you can leave the residence with minimal exposure. These detectors can be purchased at any local general merchandise store and are very inexpensive and can save your life or the lives of your loved ones. Some other tips regarding carbon monoxide to remember are not to leave your vehicle running in a closed garage; fumes can build up very quickly in a compact space. Do not use a charcoal grill

indoors or heat your home with a gas oven. Carbon monoxide can not be seen or detected by a smell, but if you are experiencing disorientation and sleepiness with no real reason, you might be suffering the effects of carbon monoxide leaking into your space. It is important that Ingram if you experience these symptoms that you believe could be related to carbon monoxide poisoning that you open windows and get out in the fresh air as quickly as possible. If your carbon monoxide detector sounds, you need to evacuate the premises and remove anyone else in the home immediately. Call 911 and the local fire department will isolate the source of the carbon monoxide with a gas meter and ventilate your home. If your home is more than one story, the safest alternative is to have a detector on every level. This small device may one day be a lifesaving piece of equipment.

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NC Aquarium Society Ranked Best in US Great news! Charity Navigator, the nation's premier evaluator of charities recently cited the NC Aquarium Society as the nation's top zoo and aquarium charity in their annual Holiday Giving Guide. The non-profit watch-group compiles financial data from over 5,500 charities across the U.S., and rates the efficiency and effectiveness of each organization. The results are posted on their website www.charitynaviga-

pleased to receive top billing in this year's survey. This marks the third year in a row the Aquarium Society has been awarded a coveted four-star rating from the group, the, prov i d i n g prospective donors with inside information on the charities they might choose to support. The NC Aquarium Society is

highest possible ranking. “Donors are demanding accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hardearned dollars,” wrote Ken Berger, Charity Navigator's president. “This ‘exceptional’ designation differentiates the NC Aquarium Society from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

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Isaac Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454-4170 701 N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Zeetlegoo’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457-5663 1635 N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport


Seaside with Coffee . . . . . . . . . .278-4436 8017 E. Oak Island Dr. . . . . . . . .Oak Island

Shining Sea Acupuncture LLC . Southport Kathy Rebeck, M.Ac., L.Ac. . . . . 599-3081

Animal Nana Candace Hobbs, Animal Nana 910-278-6300 Certified--NAPPS Member of Pet Sitters Int'l

Cars Southport Motorcars . . . . . . . . .454-7100 1408 Howe St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport


Antiques  Consignment  Gifts

The Omelette Man . . . . . . . .910-269-8880

Klassy Konsignment . . . . . . . . . . .457-0402 5081 Southport-Supply Rd. . . . . .Southport The Painted Mermaid . . . . . .454-4549 1208 Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Arts & Handcrafts Artistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457-0811 Olde Southport Village .1102 N. Howe St.

Computers Coastal Computers . . . . . . . . . . .457-0337 4130 Long Beach Rd. (In Seaway Printing)

Entertainment OD Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . .454-8288 Vocals * Karaoke * DJ . . . . .Southport/OI

Blue Crab Blue . . . . . . . . . . .910-454-8888 4310 Long Beach Rd. . . . . . .Oak Island


Picture Framing Picture Perfect Framing ....910-448-0976

Plumbing Mr. Rooter . . . . . .278-1865. . . .Oak Island

Printing Sun Belt Press . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Pope 910-230-2048 . .

Psychotherapist Dr. Mark Stebnicki . . . . . . . .454-4032 5130 Southport-Supply Rd. . .Southport

Restaurants & Catering Island Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7770 1407 East Beach Dr. . . . . . . . . . .Oak Island Mr. P’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457-0801 309 N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport


The McNeill Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .454-8188 4143 Long Beach Road . . . . . . .Oak Island

Garland E. Lowe, PA . . . . . . . . . 454.9007 Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, etc.

Hair Care

Pepperoni Pizza . . . . . . . . . .910-845-5151 3156-1 Hwy 87 . . . . . . .Boiling Spring Lakes

Automotive Service

Isaac Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454-4170 701 N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Taylor’s Cuisine Cafe & Catering 454-0088 731 N. Howe St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Capital Automotive Service . . . . .454-4257 4741 Long Beach Rd. . . . . . . . . .Southport

Pure Hair Studio . . . . . . . . . .910-363-4522 419 N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport


Bake Shops  Dessert Cafes

Hospitals & Health Care

Haag & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-1234 7901 E Oak Island Dr. . . . . . . . .Oak Island

Crazy Cake Chicks . . . . . . . . 910-933-4253 5119 E. Oak Island Dr.

Dosher Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . .457-3800 924 N Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Skin Care Essentials - Delane . . . . . . . . .910-471-4598 1226 N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Storage Sentry Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . 457-7181 4711 Southport-Supply Rd. . . . . .Southport

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Cats Different From Dogs In so many obvious ways, cats look, act, react, and respond differently than dogs. A cat doesn't greet their owners at the door happily wagging its tail. And although a dog's reflexes are quick, they are almost slow in comparison to a cat's reflexes. Plus dogs are doers, cats are observers. These are differences easily noted by simple observation. However the invisible world of metabolism and chemistry is what truly sets cats apart from domesticated dogs.

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dog is considered an omnivore (can digest and utilize both plant and animal food sources). Keep in mind that although dogs by definition are omnivores, they are by nature primarily meateaters. And plant material alone is not the best source of nutrition for the dog.

Both cats and dogs have teeth Both species are in the scientific that are order Carnivora ("meat-eaters"), designed by nature for eating a diet however there is a big difference: A largely comprised of animal tissue. cat will die unless it consumes ani- Compare the sharp teeth of dogs mal protein of some sort. Dogs, and cats with the flat-surfaced teeth however, are able to survive on of humans and herbivores (plantplant material alone; they do not eaters, such as cattle and horses) have to consume meat. Therefore, a and this should be obvious. Their cat is considered by scientists to be short intestinal tracts compared to a strict or obligate carnivore and the humans and especially to animals

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like sheep or horses also indicate that they are not designed to digest diets containing large amounts of fibrous plant materials. Far too many dogs have been undernourished by primarily grain-based dog foods. And grain-based cat foods are even worse - possibly deadly!

energy and tolerate prolonged fasts.

Cats actually need more protein in their diets in their foods than dogs. There are no vegetarian diets for cats! Commercial diets based on corn, wheat, and soy are not a good choice for meat-eating felines. And feeding a cat a homemade concoction of meat may be a disaster because essential nutrients such as taurine might not be present at the correct levels. There are quite a few Since cats do good quality meat-based dry kibble not mobilize diets available to cat owners and fat reserves for many companies have introduced energy very efficiently, a fat cat totally grain-free varieties as well. It should never be put on a starvation should be obvious that a high qualdiet. In fact, in starvation mode cats ity, meat-based diet is beneficial to a will break down non-fatty body tis- dog but it is imperative to a cat's sues such as muscle tissue for ener- wellness. gy. This can lead to a very dangerRae S. Keane, M.S., Owner, ous feline disorder called hepatic Zeetlegoo's Pet & People Store lipidosis. On the other hand, dogs are able to utilize fat reserves for

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Is Organic Really Better? Ever since my kids started eating table food, I've struggled with the dilemma with which so many modern moms struggle: whether or not to buy organic. Scary headlines about toxins in our food (not to mention the environment) are everywhere I turn, and each time I go grocery shopping -whether it's at my neighborhood farmer's market or the Wal-Mart across town -- organic offerings beckon. But is organic really better? And can I afford it on my already overstretched grocery budget? If you've asked yourself these same questions, here are five important insights I've learned about going organic: 1. Organic means no questionable chemicals. A lot of hard work goes into food that earns those "certified organic" stickers you see at the supermarket. To earn the "organic" label, farms must pass USDA inspections certifying that their produce is grown without the use of conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge fertilizers, bioengineering and other chemical interventions; and that their meat, poultry, eggs and dairy have not been given antibiotics or growth hormones. As for whether this makes organic foods better, the jury's still out. The USDA makes no claim that organic foods are safer or more nutritious than conventional edibles, they have not defined organic nor do they monitor organic marketed foods to assure the claims; however, organic proponents say; "Study after study has shown that organic foods have higher levels of vitamins, as well as trace minerals

that are literally absent in many conventional foods," says Ronnie Cummins, national director of the Organic Consumers Association, a nonprofit public interest organization that polices organic standards. 2. Organic foods are better for the environment. Because organic farmers don't use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, it means those chemicals aren't contaminating our air and water. What's more, organic farmers are required to use techniques like crop rotation and water conservation, which help protect our natural resources. 3. Organic foods may not be as "pretty," but they'll probably taste better. Many conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are cultivated to look beautiful and shiny at the supermarket. They're also grown to withstand the long journey from farms to warehouses, then warehouses to supermarkets all across the country. Organic produce, on the other hand, is "not grown for shelf life or transportability," says Cummins, but rather, for flavor. "Taste a conventional tomato and an organic tomato," he says, "and you'll never buy another conventional tomato again." 4. Organics cost a little more. The biggest disadvantage of organic foods is that they're often more expensive. To keep costs down, Cummins rec-

ommends seeking out local growers at farmers' markets or through community-supported agricultural programs; buying organic grains and other goods in bulk at your local natural foods store; and shopping in season (for example, strawberries are cheapest when they're bountiful in the spring, rather than when shipped from warm climates during the winter). Another growing trend is urban buying clubs, where groups of families get together to take advantage of wholesale prices on large quantities of organic goods. 5. Not all conventionally grown produce is suspect. If you're concerned about toxins but can't afford going all-organic (or if organic offerings in your area are limited), take heart. EWG (Environmental Working Group), a nonprofit organization whose goal is to protect consumers from health problems attributed to toxic chemicals, has developed a ranked list of 44 fruits and vegetables according to their pesticide levels. "Not everyone has access to organic foods on a daily basis," says EWG spokesperson Jovana Ruzicic. This list is intended to help consumers "make better choices when they're purchasing foods -- what they should buy organic and [what] they can go ahead and buy conventional," she

says. If you're having difficulty finding or affording organics, spend your time and money procuring organic varieties of the EWG's “Dirty Dozen” -- the 12 conventionally grown fruits and vegetables found to have the highest levels of pesticides: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, lettuce, imported grapes, pears, spinach and potatoes. Then, feel reassured purchasing conventional varieties of the EWG's “Cleanest 12”: onions, avocados, frozen sweet corn, pineapples, mangoes, frozen sweet peas, asparagus, kiwi, bananas, cabbage, broccoli and eggplant. Want the best of both worlds? If you are a baby boomer, you probably remember the family garden; we called them victory gardens. Each and every one of us has the ability, now as then, to raise our own organic food and at a price far less than the conventional produce we buy in the groceries; the best of both worlds. In addition, you can use this gardening experience to teach important nutrition and environmental lessons to your children and grandchildren. Interested but need help getting started, call me at the extension office 910-253-2610. -- Tom Woods; Brunswick County Extension Master Gardenersm Volunteer For more information about the plants listed above, send your gardening questions or comments to: Brunswick County Master Gardener Column, P.O. Box 109, Bolivia, NC 28422, or call (910) 253-2610.

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