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Southport MAGAZINE

January 2018 Vol. 6 | Issue 4 SouthportMag.com

SOUTHPORT • OAK ISLAND • BOILING SPRING LAKES • BALD HEAD ISLAND • ST. JAMES

The Pet Issue

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Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., Realtors

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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GENERAL MANAGER

Leslie Reschly, BSN, RN, Lisa P. Stites

Alan Beasley alan@southportmag.com

Jeffrey Stites

EDITOR

PHOTOGRAPHER

Ami Brown editor@southportmag.com

ASSISTANT EDITOR Carla Edstrom 239 E. Bay, Southport MLS# 100063841 Own a part of Southport history while enjoying modern conveniences in the early 19th Century historic home. 3BR and 2 1/2 BA. Heart of pine flooring and six fireplaces. Offered at $949,500

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CONTRIBUTING DESIGNERS Chuck and Sue Cothran

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SALES ASSISTANT Brooke Beasley

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ADVERTISING Kris Beasley kris@southportmag.com

ON THE COVER

What a Lucky Pup Our Cover Model - Molly is a rescue. She is so cute, has such expresive eyes, we all fell in love with this photo and found it perfect for the cover. This is Molly’s story: “I found Molly at the Brunswick Sheriff Animal Adoption facility in Supply in June of 2016 and they estimated that she was about 3 years old at the time. She was found by the side of a highway covered in prickers and had lost about half of her body weight.

She’s really come a long way since then and is the most loving dog. She loves chasing my 2 rescue cats and has made friends with every person and animal she has met. If she isn’t getting enough attention she starts squeaking her toys as loudly as she can. I love her to death and consider myself extremely lucky to have found her. I’m retired and moved here 2 years ago so we spend a lot of time together.” Gay Rosenberg, Molly’s Owner

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pet photos PJ - Owner Kate Magill Walters, SPT

Cute Pets Take Over

The Pet Issue is just full of cuteness. BY AMI BROWN

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hanks to our readers we were overloaded with furry friends and adorable images. We had far too many to publish all of them. Our job, as you can see, was difficult, with the caliber of cuteness we were faced with. We chose as many as we could to put in the magazine. We hope you like these and smile as much as we did! Thank you Southport and the surrounding areas for sending in such amazing photos!

Laila - Owner Millie Mazzone- SPT

Winston - Chad & Crissy M, OKI Hurricaine Harison - Lin Wetzel, SPT SKYE - Owner Nina B, SPT

Ruby - Owner Martha Bish, OKI Kuechly - Owner Marci Taylor - Southport

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pet photos Millie - Sue & Jack S - Southport

Maple - Sue Cothran, Wilmington

Bentley - Wendy Lawson, SPT

Harley- Owner Millie Mazzone- SPT

Slick Willie- Rhonda- SPT Punkin - Rick & Dinah, Caswell Beach

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Raylan - Peggy Wilson, SPT

Pumpkin - Owner Christine, SPT Daisy & Dulce, Owner Margaret Dula, SPT Daisy - Rev. J. Lowe Davis, SPT

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Lucy - Owner Ronnie W, SPT

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pet photos Kendle & Sasha - Lynne & Ken G, SPT

Winston- Shelagh Ruane, Caswell Bch

Annie & Riley - Ken & Mary S, OKI

Harley- Gay Rosenberg, SPT Sebastien - Brook B - BSL Lucy - Pam Galpin, SPT

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CURRENTS New Pet? No Prob! Smooth transition advice from the pros STORY BY LISA STITES

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hether you got a new pet for the holidays, or you’re just thinking it may be a good time to bring a new furry friend into your home, a little bit of planning ahead of time can make for a smooth transition. If you’re planning to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization, or buy one from a reputable breeder, you should do a little research ahead of time to get an idea of what breed best suits your lifestyle. Do you love being outdoors, running or walking, or tossing a ball? There’s a dog for that. If you’d rather curl up on the couch and cuddle, there’s a dog for that too. Do you love to travel and take your dog with you? Maybe a small breed would work. Are you around lots of children? Find a breed that’s kid-friendly. Once you’ve decided what kind of dog is best for you, you’ll find many options for choosing your dog. Brunswick County Animal Shelter (http://aps. brunswicksheriff.com/) operates a shelter, and S.O.A.R.(http://soar-nc.org/) in Oak Island and Paw’s Place (http:// www.pawsplace.org/) in Winnabow are great places to start too. Veterinarian Dr. Audra Rickman has been taking care of pets in our area for almost 22 years and has owned her clinic, Four Paws Animal Hospital for 12 years. “I love rescued/adopted pets,” Dr. Rickman said. “I know there are reasons that owners seek out certain breeds, but breed standards are a guideline. Not all labs are warm and fuzzy (yes, most are), and not all dobermans want to bite you (hi from my Pit Bull). I personally have a mix of both. I have an adopted and a non-adopted.” There are also specific breed rescue groups, so wanting a specific breed doesn’t mean you can’t save a rescue, she noted. Dr. Rickman said she is also very wary of trends. When the movie “101 Dalmatians” came out, she said veterinarians were terrified that shelters would be flooded with Dalmatians

ACE: This Lab/Pit bull mix is right at home at the clinic, spending the day hanging out with friends and visitors while his human works.

Dr. Rickman and some of her best clinic helpers -- staff at the Animal Hospital often brings their furry friends to work

bought by well-meaning parents only to realize this was not the right breed for their family. She said she feels the same way about the “designer-mutts” somewhat. Just because you mix a poodle with a certain breed, like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, it doesn’t mean that the dog will be either hypoallergenic or have a decreased risk of the heart disease that is so prevalent in Cavaliers. “Giving it the cute “Cavi-poo” name does not mean it will be a healthier dog.,” she said. Whichever route you choose to bring a new dog into your home, it’s important for everyone to meet to make sure your personalities mesh. Dr. Rickman advises that unless you are picking out a pet for your children, giving a dog as a present is not a great idea. “Just like people have personalities, pets also have personalities,” Dr. Rickman said. “It’s important that a person

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bond with their pet and often times that starts in a meeting room at a shelter or in a room at a breeder’s home. Breed descriptions can give some guidance as to what pet might work well with your family, but remember every dog/cat has their own personality. Breed descriptions are a guide, but not set in stone.” Dr. Rickman also recommends researching potential health concerns associated with a specific breed if you’re determined to find a particular one. She used her own Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as an example, saying they have several specific and potentially costly health issues that an owner needs to consider before they decide they have to have one. Before you bring your new dog, cat, puppy or kitten home, getting the house ready will also help the transition. “Are they into everything? Do they try to eat paper? Do they try to eat plastic? Do they try to chew on wires? Usually confining the amount of space they are allowed to roam in is a good idea. Gradually introduce them to the house,” Dr. Rickman said. Regular exercise is important for your new dog, and there are plenty of places to make that happen and enjoy all the beauty of the area. Southport, Boiling Spring Lakes and Oak Island all have several parks that are just perfect for strolling. Remember to keep your dog

on a leash, and make sure you clean up after your dog. Oak Island also has two dog parks where your dog can run free — a smaller one at Hannon Templeton Park on East Oak Island Drive, and the Salty Dog Park at Bill Smith Park on Fish Factory Road, with separate areas for large or small dogs. Caswell Beach and Oak Island are dog-friendly beaches, with just a few simple rules. You’ll need to clean up after your dog, and keep your dog on a leash here too. Oak Island has dog waste bags at beach accesses, and there are some times when dogs may be off leash on the beach. From October 15 to March 15, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., dogs can be off a leash under a few conditions. Dogs can’t be left unattended, they must be under visual and voice control at all times and they shouldn’t visit with other beach-goers or dogs without permission. With proper care, exercise, and plenty of love, you and your new pet can have many years of happiness together. For Dr. Rickman, the best part of her role is helping animals stay healthy and stay with their families. “Protecting and fostering the bond between owners and their pets is an amazing job,” she said. “And, yes, puppies and kittens are fun.”

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CURRENTS Snakes are Pets Too Exotic pets are not for everyone. STORY & PHOTOS BY CARLA EDSTROM

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y first snake was just this little garter snake my dad got me at a pet store,” said Southport resident and long-time exotic pet owner Melanie Dess.

“The garter snake was my first snake but he’s not quite exotic, but I had cockatiels and parakeets since I was probably 12,” she said. She considers snakes some of the most interesting pets she has ever owned. “They don’t form attachments to you like dogs and cats do, but they seem to learn to recognize you if your the one who always brings them food.” She explained that they all have their own distinct personalities, much like owning a cat

or dog. And getting to know them and how they process information and act in their environment is fascinating. “Some are shy, some can be a bit grumpy until you take them out of their enclosures. They’re always curious and they love to hang out on you when holding them for your body heat,” she said. “They are pretty smart in their own right. I could watch them all day.” Dess know the personality of each of her snakes and they are an important part of her family. “People

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don’t think snakes are adorable, I swear some of them need parents as much as some dogs,” she said. Working at All About Dogs pet grooming, she is always around animals and most of her pets were rescued. In fact she decided to adopt one of her dogs when a rescue group brought in an adorable boxer mix to be groomed. “I have four dogs, two Chihuahuas named Ezekiel and Nefarian, a boxer mix named Lyla, and another boxer bully breed mix named Meat Hook. I also have two cats; a big chubby black one named Nightshade and a tiny calico named Sekhmet, two pet rats named Orpheus and Lyre and of course four snakes- Clever Girl, Bartholomew, Marshmallow, and Samael. I also breed mice and rats so I have over 100 mice, and currently only 12 rats that aren’t pets,” she explains. Desses current pet snakes include a 7 1/2 foot long Irian Jaya Carpet Python and three Ball Pythons of varying colors and personalities. The Carpet Python is an arboreal species of python, which means they love to climb and rest in perches. “I call her Clever Girl after the raptor in the original Jurassic Park who is too smart for her own good,” she said. “She’s my most vocal snake and can be really grumpy. But once out (of her enclosure) she’s as happy as can be.” Desses largest Ball Python, Bartholomew, is 5 feet long. “He’s a pastel morph so he’s yellow and light brown,” she said. “Like all Ball pythons, they like to hide all day. They’re nocturnal, and they love to have cozy hides and lots

of clutter in their cages.” She explained that although he is shy, Bartholomew likes to come out of of the enclosure to see people. Another Ball Python she named Marshmallow is a gorgeous ivory color. “He’s stark white with little grey specs on his head, and has 3 black scales on his side in the shape of a heart,” she said. Her fourth Ball Python named Samael is a darker pastel color. “He’s super curious,” she said. “You go near his enclosure and he’s out and about wondering if you brought him anything. He’s a bit cheeky and (also) likes to break the things I put in his enclosure.” Dess obtained three of her snakes from Bruce Felker at Fresh Start Farm and Rescue and they maintain a good relationship as she often donates mice to them. Fresh Start takes in exotic reptiles that are relinquished and those seized by law enforcement from owners. “ We are an outlet for unwanted reptiles, many people buy them at pet shops as juvenile cute reptiles and four years later when they outgrow their homes usually end up with us,’ Felker explained. According to Felker, the main problem with private ownership of reptiles is some people only see the thrill of owning a snake or lizard. They don’t always consider the long-term care. “The work it takes to feed and properly care for a reptile can be overwhelming and expensive,” he explains. “They just impulse buy and don’t do proper research and then panic or very quickly lose interest and end up with a sick reptile that can be very expensive to take to the vet.” Felker urges that if you want to adopt a reptile, do your research and make sure it is the right pet for you. “Reptiles require larger housing as they grow, they require hot and proper humidity to maintain a healthy life, there’s a lot to learn about proper care. You’ll also need a reliable food source and rodents and insects can be hard to find. And just don’t impulse buy and you need to know your local laws on keeping them as they vary from county to county,” he adds. If you are interested in adopting a retile from the rescue, they take the adoption process very seriously. “If you decide to adopt a reptile from Fresh Start be prepared to answer numerous questions

about the care, we will go out and see your setup and will return for a welfare check a few times,’ said Felker. For more information about the rescue, you can reach them at http://www.freshstartrescueinc.com/. Dess wholeheartedly agrees that it’s important do a lot of research before you decide to own a reptile, and know your limitations. Joining online breed specific groups helps, and it’s worth the trouble once you get everything figured out. “I’d have more snakes if I had the space for more snakes.” She suggests that once a new snake owner gets through the initial learning stage, having these pets is a very rewarding and easy experience.

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Dear Cat Owners!

An important message from your local vet BY ALYSSA TRAVIS, DVM, CVMA

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ear cat owners, You’re falling down on the job. OK, not all of you, but a lot of you. A recent study showed that 50% of adult cats are never brought to the vet unless they are sick or injured. This means that all kinds of thing are going unchecked and pet cats may be suffering needlessly. Yup. I said it. Suffering. I talk to pet owners all day. Many have both cats and dogs and bring their dogs in for all of their routine care: exams, vaccinations, preventatives. But some of these same people never bring in their cats. The top 2 reasons I hear are: 1) My cat is an indoor cat, so they don’t need anything; or 2) It’s too difficult to get my cat in the carrier and too stressful. I’d rather not put them through that. So let me address the first part first. Living indoors is not living in a bubble. Cats still age, and as such they change and sometimes hurt. Cats, although we think of them as predators, are also really prey – to any animal larger than they are as well as other cats. And the prey part of their being makes them hide illness and injury because if they don’t they might lose their territory or get beat up or get killed.

So what could be going on with your seemingly healthy indoor cat? Plenty! Every time that door opens, things could potentially come in: did you pet another cat? If so, you could bring home an illness. Did you walk in the dirt? If so, you might have brought in intestinal parasites. Were you wearing pants? If so, a flea or tick could have hitched a ride. Ever seen a mosquito in the house? Yup, they carry disease your cat could get. 50% of indoor only cats have some sort of parasite. What else? The big ones are dental disease (when’s the last time you looked at your cat’s teeth?), pain and arthritis, obesity, and early stages of diseases like kidney failure, thyroid disease and diabetes. And the percentages aren’t low! About 70% of cats over age 3-5 have dental disease – and it hurts! 50%

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CURRENTS of cats are overweight, which can lead to arthritis and diabetes. 25-50% of cats have pain, usually back pain. And all those awful diseases? If we catch them early they’re very manageable. If you wait until your cat has lost 5 pounds and isn’t eating…not as much so. As for getting them there… we can help! Your vet have lots of tips for getting your cat in the carrier, for keeping them calm on the ride, and can even offer sedatives (you’ve heard of “sedation dentistry?” this is the cat version!). Some vets even do house calls and our hospital is trying out a pick up service this January (we’ll come to your house and get your cat, then return him or her all fixed up!) . OK. Now you know. Your cat may be hiding parasites, a terrible toothache, back pain, or harboring the beginnings of a disease we can nip in the bud. AND there’s help to get them to the vet with minimal stress.

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LOOKING BACK Breed All About it! A history of popular dog breeds BY KASS FINCHER

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n the clothes we wear, the music we enjoy and the cars we drive, American popular culture tends to influence many aspects of our life choices. It shows who we are, or at least aspire to be.

Choosing the family dog is no different. Over time, the most popular breeds in our country have not been just a reflection of the economic times; they have often reflected what’s popular on the screen. Since the early 1900s, the American Kennel Club has maintained a list of the most popular breeds. Here are the top breeds from 1900 to today. 1900s: Collie This lovable breed held sway in the top 10 for seven decades. Their origins are murky, but were thought to have originated as herding dogs in Scotland and northern England. Of course TV’s Lassie in the 1960s only added to the breed’s high profile – the dog’s loyalty and many rescues of the accident-prone Timmy made every child want one.

1920s: German Shepherd Loyal, intelligent and hard-working, this breed jumped to prominence in part thanks to the stardom of canine actors. “Strongheart” was a 125-pound German dog trained as an attack police dog and used in the German military in WW1. After training to reduce some of his aggressive behaviors, he went on to make his first movie – “The Silent Call” – in 1921, and became a star. “Rin Tin Tin” was rescued from the battlefield by an American soldier, and went on to appear in 27 movies and achieve international fame.

1910s: Boston Terrier The first American-created breed to make the list, this dog was a cross between an English bulldog and a white English terrier. No lapdog, though small, the Boston Terrier is known for its intelligence and playful nature. They stayed in the top 10 for six decades.

1940s: Cocker Spaniel The smallest of the spaniels, this breed stayed in the top 10 for 16 years. Again, a well-known canine star prompted many people to want this dog. “My Own Brucie” was an AKC Westminster Best of Show winner in those years. Stubborn but beautiful, he was said to have been the most photographed dog in the world.

1960s-1970s: Poodle This elegant breed held the number one spot for two decades. A famous example was Marilyn Monroe’s “Maf”- a gift from Frank Sinatra. Originally from Germany, the breed was bred to hunt and retrieve ducks; the German word “pudel” means to splash in the water. 1980s: Cocker Spaniel Making a comeback in this decade, this breed continues to be a popular choice. 1990s: Labrador Retriever Now holding the top spot for the past 30 years, this breed was originally from Newfoundland. Notoriously spirited but a great family dog, the Labrador Retriever

1950s: Beagle The earliest origins of this breed appear to be the 1860s, when they were brought from England. Once again, popular culture influenced this breed’s rise to the top. Charlie Brown’s best friend Snoopy in the Peanuts comics made this breed an irresistible choice.

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needs lots of exercise, preferably swimming and chasing balls. Today some of these previously popular breeds still hold our favor. Here is the AKC top 10 list from 2016. 1. Labrador Retriever 2. German Shepherd 3. Golden Retriever 4. Bulldog 5. Beagle 6. French Bulldog 7. Poodle 8. Rottweiler 9. Yorkshire Terrier 10. Boxer Today, because of the amount of information out there, making a choice for one’s best friend can be almost overwhelming. On the internet, one can research the breed’s personality traits, needs and nature – both good and bad. Are they good with children? Do they need lots of outdoor space? How much exercise do they need? What are their potential health issues? Or there’s another option. You can go to your nearest shelter and pick out a rescue dog. He or she will undoubtedly be overcome with love for you. Not a hard choice for some of us.

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SAVOR Famous Subs & Pizza Italian/Greek/Southern Fried Goodness STORY BY KASS FINCHER

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n the clothes we wear, the music we enjoy and the cars we drive, American popular culture tends to influence many aspects of our life choices. It shows who we are, or at least aspire to be. One of our oldest family businesses in Southport successfully combines Italian subs and pizza, Greek gyros and Southern fried chicken for a tasty menu that keeps locals and tourists coming back for more. When Famous Subs and Pizza owners – brothers Bill and John Vogiatzis – came with their parents to the United States, they were just 16 and 19 years old. The

family was originally from the Macedonia region of Greece, a northern area that was once the home of Alexander the Great, whom many agree was one of the most influential people in cultural and military history. From this background of tradition, the brothers and their parents moved to Massachusetts initially, but within five years

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began looking for a restaurant business opportunity in our area. In the early 1980s, they started talking to partners of Wilbur Hardee about a restaurant here. The founder of Hardee’s restaurants was selling his other chain of “Little Mints” in North Carolina. The restaurants had been named

this to convey his vision – they would be small and would make him a mint – but apparently that had not worked out. So in the summer of 1983, the Vogiatzis bought their restaurant business in Southport and named it Famous Subs and Pizza. It opened just down the road and only two month after Hardee’s on Howe Street. Bill describes those early days. “We kept it as just pizza and subs in the beginning, then we started expanding it. We ran it at first as breakfast, lunch and dinner. But Hardee’s kind of took the breakfast crowd, so we changed it to just lunch and dinner.” He goes on to describe how much has changed in Southport in those 34 years. “When we took over, there was just one pizzeria – it was back behind us. The Roses department store was located there too. There was really nothing here – not even the street beside us or neighborhoods behind us. Southport is a small town now, but it was really small then.” Over time the brothers expanded the

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As busy as they are running the business, Bill and John want the community to know about their commitment to quality and a personal touch. “We are fully involved in our business, so everything we do is done with care” relates Bill. “We’re 100% involved and work hard to please our customers.”

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seating area and hired more people. Today the restaurant has seating for 94 and a staff of 17, with perhaps 8 full time employees. Still, the family’s involvement is key, though it’s limited to just the brothers. “We made a truce; no wives would be involved,” says Bill with a smile. “It keeps things simpler.” As the wives are busy with their own careers and children, Bill and John are fully involved on a daily basis in their business. The brothers take pride in their homemade food selections. The New England-style fresh dough pizzas – especially the house special and meat lovers pizza – are among the favorites. Other popular selections include the Italian sub and steak ‘n cheese subs. And of course Greek specialties like pitas and gyros are definitely tasty choices. Calzones, salads, sandwiches and Italian pastas round out the menu. The Famous Chicken offerings have a real following. And pecan pie and apple pie add the Southern touches we all love. Like most businesses in Southport, the restaurant slows down a bit in the winter. But their off-season is rather short – really just December through early February. The in-season starts early – at the end of February when the nuclear plant does their reactor refueling. “Every year they refuel one of the two reactors. They’ll bring a thousand or so people in, and once that gets started we get very busy. That’s the icing on the cake. Then when they leave, it’s Easter; the warmer months start and we see lots of people.”

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KITCHEN DIY Pet Treats

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As we ring in the New Year, many of us make resolutions that (fingers crossed) we hope to keep. Although our pets don’t participate in this annual rite, we should also keep their needs in mind as we set our goals for the year. Is Fido overweight? Does Fluffy have allergies? Despite your vet’s advice, your best friend doesn’t always have to forego treats to address his issues. There are commercially-made treats that you can find either online or in your local store, but it is possible to make simple homemade treats yourself that will keep your pet’s special needs in mind. Here are several options for treats you can make in your own kitchen. For overweight dogs, try these Beef Glazed Green Bean Dog Treats from DogKitchen.com. You can use a 1 ½ inch dog cookie cutter and you’ll yield 4 dozen treats! They will keep fresh in the refrigerator for 3 weeks; they’ll be good in the freezer for 6 months. Ingredients: • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, low or fat free • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour • 1/2 cup green beans, mashed • 1 cup beef broth, reduced sodium, plus 1/4 cup for glaze • 1/4 cup milk, low or fat free • 1 tbsp olive oil Additional Flour for Rolling Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350° F 2. Gently toss the cheddar cheese and the flour in a large bowl. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, mash the green beans. 4. Stir in the broth, milk, and olive oil to the green bean mixture. 5. Make a well in the center of the cheese flour. 6. Pour in the green bean mixture and mix thoroughly. 7. Knead the dough in the bowl until combined. 8. Fold out onto a floured surface and continue to knead using extra flour. 9. Knead until you have a firm dough. 10. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out preferred shapes. 11. Place the cut outs on a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 12. Pour 1/4 cup of beef broth into a small bowl. 13. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the broth onto the cut out cookies. 14. Bake for 30 minutes.

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For your allergy-prone mutt, try these 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Cookies from WildernessFamilyNaturals.com. They are gluten-free and easy to make. The expeller-pressed coconut oil imparts a nutty, toasted flavor. Yield is about 30 cookies. Ingredients: • 3 cups gluten-free flour • ½ cup peanut butter – no salt or sugar added • 2 tablespons expeller-pressed coconut oil, softened • 1 cup water Instructions: 1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.Mix the softened oil, peanut butter, and water in a mixing bowl. 3.Add the flour - blend 1 cup at a time and mix well. 4.Then knead into a firm dough. 5.Roll the dough to 1/4” thick on a lightly floured surface. 6.Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies. A bone-shaped cutter is adorable. 7.Place on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 8.Bake 15 to 20 minutes. 9.Cool completely before serving.

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And for the third of our population who are cat people, you can’t go wrong with these Catnip Bites, from Petful.com. Catnip leaves contain an oil that can put many cats on a “high,” like psychoactive drugs for humans. Just hope Fluffy doesn’t roll around and act weirder than usual while enjoying these treats. Ingredients: • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic catnip • 1/3 cup dry milk • 1/2 cup milk • 2 tablespoons melted butter • 1 tablespoon honey • 1 large egg

Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowls. 3. Add wet ingredients and mix to form dough. 4. Roll out, adding more flour if needed, and cut into squares or small shapes. 5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. 6. Cool completely. 7. Store in airtight container or freeze and thaw as needed.

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HEALTH Fatty Liver Labs?

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uestion: I had blood laboratory work done with my health physical and my doctor told me I had elevated liver tests and I needed further testing. The result was a diagnosis of fatty liver. What does this mean?

Answer: The liver is one of the larger organs of your body located on the right side of your abdomen up under the lower rib cage. Its main function is to detoxify the blood that runs through it but it provides many other functions as well. The liver produces factors that help with blood clotting, makes albumin and proteins, processes medicine and nutrients as well as waste prod-

ucts, aids in glucose production and stores fat, cholesterol and bile. Enzymes are used in cells of the body for chemical reactions. The presence of these enzymes in the bloodstream (detected on your blood test) indicates inflamed or injured liver cells. Typically, two different enzymes are measured; they are ALT or alanine transaminase and AST or aspartate

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transaminase. AST is found in many areas of the body so an elevation is not necessarily specific to the liver. AST may be elevated with a muscle injury, for example. ALT is mostly in the liver therefore elevation is a sign of liver injury. Put together, these two enzymes represent liver tests or liver enzyme blood tests. Ranges of abnormal vary by laboratory so it is best to check what “normal” levels are specific to your elevation. Most cases of elevated liver enzymes are mild or temporary. The most common causes include: 1. Over the Counter medication use such as Tylenol or NSAID meds 2. Certain prescription medications including anti-seizure medications, antibiotics, cholesterol lowering drugs and some heart medications. 3. Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C 4. Alcohol abuse 5. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Other less common causes include: alcoholic hepatitis, celiac disease, viral infections, hemochromatosis (abnormal iron storage), mononucleosis infection, and toxic hepatitis from exposure to a poison. Diagnosis of the cause may require the additional testing that your physician ordered. A physical exam is necessary to discuss risk factors, assess medication and alcohol use as well as determine if your liver is enlarged. Additional blood tests may be ordered to determine if you have Hepatitis B or C. Please see previous article in the November 2017 issue for information on Hepatitis C. In addition, a liver ultrasound or liver CT may be ordered

to determine if there are identifiable causes to the elevation. Finally, a liver biopsy may be done. Liver disease known as Fatty Liver or nonalcoholic fatty liver is a very frequent cause of mild to moderate elevation of liver enzymes. This occurs in individuals who drink little to no alcohol and develops as a result of too much fat stored in the liver cells. This fat storage results in liver inflammation and could progress to scarring or severe damage to your liver. Research indicates this is the most common form of liver disease in the USA impacting 80-100 million Americans. Risk factors for fatty liver include obesity, diabetes as well as metabolic syndrome which is linked to increased abdominal fat, elevated Blood pressure, elevated triglyceride levels and an ineffective response to insulin resulting in high blood sugar levels. Treatment of elevated liver function tests is based on the cause. For example, stopping a medication that is causing damage may result in a return to normal levels. Avoidance of medications such as Tylenol or Alcohol, which stress the work of the liver, may be advised. In addition, for fatty liver, your physician may recommend healthy diet and exercise with moderate weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol control. Expect frequent monitoring of your blood enzyme levels to detect improvement or changes. Editors Note: This month we will begin a new Health column where writer Leslie Reschly answers reader submitted questions. Please submit your health questions to editor@southportmag.com

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or this month’s Pet Issue, I figured I’d review some pet beers. Not beers you cuddle and love and call “George” mind you, but beers with a pet on the label or in the name. It seems there are very few, if any, beers named after cats or goldfish or ferrets or cockatiels or pot-bellied pigs (but how cool would a pot-bellied pig beer be?), so what we have is beers featuring man’s best friend, the dog. It stands to reason, I guess. Beer, like your dog, is always there for you, always loyal and true, and is happy to be by your side in good times and bad. Before I try to justify this any further, lets get to sampling some beer, shall we?

ELLIE’S BROWN ALE, AVERY BREWING CO. 5.5% ABV 28 IBU

The label says: Named after our beloved chocolate lab, this beautiful, deep russet brew is dominated by a chocolate

and brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, producing a very smooth, well-balanced and quaffable brown ale. My take: First off, how funny is it that Word flags “maltiness” as a misspelling

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CHEERS but not “quaffable”? But on to the beer! This is delicious. Ellie would be proud, I’m thinking. Without adding any actual chocolate to the mix, this ale has an unmistakable chocolate flavor that blends really well with the maltiness. The liquid is a deep, dark brown and it smells just as good as it tastes. Oh, and it gets extra points because the can is labeled “Lab Tested.” Get it?

OLD LEGHUMPER ROBUST PORTER, THIRSTY DOG BREWING COMPANY 5.8% ABV, 24 IBU

The label says: This robust porter is dark brown in color and full bodied with a malty sweet taste. Deep roasted, yet silky smooth! Two types of roasted malts, including roasted chocolate malt, give this beer its award-winning flavor. My take: This is similar to Ellie’s in its use of chocolate malts, and it carries the flavors off just as well. As a porter, Old Leghumper is more robust and a bit thicker than Ellie’s, but personally, I love that. The beer is as dark as the black lab on the label with just a hint of bitterness and lots of maltiness that stays with you long after the beer is gone. I love a beer with staying power!

WYNDRIDGE FARM BARN DOG CHOCOLATE VANILLA IMPERIAL PORTER 7% ABV 20 IBU

The label says: Come and get it old sport! From the windswept hills of Pennsylvania comes a farm-crafted chocolate imperial porter. Wyndridge Farms Barn Dog is a good-natured, hard-working porter for a refined palate. My take: The vanilla in this sweetens things up a bit, but maybe a bit too much. It’s not entirely unbalanced though and not at all a bad beer. For fans of chocolate porters, and I’m one of them, this is a good brew. The label explains that it uses Ghana cacoa nuts (so the chocolate in this is not just chocolatey tasting malt) and Madagascar vanilla beans. Want to know something about Madagascar vanilla beans? See, vanilla beans can be sourced from Tahiti, Mexico and Madagascar, but Madagascar produces the sweetest specimens. They are in high demand because of a resurgence in vanilla-flavored beverages and food. This is the best thing to happen to Madagascar since the island was home base to pirates preying on trade routes from Asia to Europe and the Americas, including one Captain

William Kidd. So there you go, beer and pirates in one article. You’re welcome.

THIRSTY DOG BREWING COMPANY SIBERIAN NIGHT IMPERIAL STOUT 9.7% ABV 58 IBU

The label says: Imperial Stouts are by far the “Grand Daddy” of all stouts. They are very, very dark and rich, with a deep-roasted, satisfying flavor. Siberian Night is made in this tradition. It is creamy and full-bodied with a complex character from generous amounts of roasted, toasted, and caramel malts. For those who demand flavor, this is the perfect libation. My take: It truly is full of flavor, but maybe too full for me. I love malty beers and am learning to appreciate hoppy beers, but malty and hoppy in one is a bit too much flavor (or too many flavors), I think. There’s too much going on for any one feature to be truly enjoyable. This beer doesn’t know if it’s chocolatey or bready or coffee or floral, because it’s all of these things in almost equal measure. I’m not saying it’s bad at all, as someone with a more sophisticated palette may find this beer one of the best ever. It’s just not the beer for me.

THIRSTY DOG BREWING COMPANY SCARLET O’HOPPY 6.3% ABV 60 IBU

The label says: This IPA invites you in with bright citrus notes that fall off into an earthy backdrop. My take: Scarlet O’Hoppy is a great representation of an American India Pale Ale. It’s very hop-forward. Actually, it’s the opposite of the above Imperial Stout as this brew is all about hops. And it keeps the flavor profile very simple as well. Hops can give beer a variety of flavors from citrus to pine to floral and this one sticks very much in the citrus realm. It works very well for what it is and I’m sure it will make anyone who finds a beer called “O’Hoppy” appealing very, very happy.

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ART BEAT Pet Portraits

Caroline Quinn brings your pet to life on canvas STORY BY CARLA EDSTROM PHOTOS BY CAROLINE QUINN

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have always loved animals and have continually had a pet or two or four in my family since I can remember. Being an animal lover and a closet cat whisperer, my family jokes that I must have a sign above my house that says Cats Welcome because I am always finding a cat that needs help. I have never gone to adopt a cat. They just show up.

Even as a child, stray cats would come to me. When I got married, it was no different, but when my husband really wanted to get a dog, off we went to see yellow lab puppies. Michael picked up the only girl pup and instantly fell in love. The breeder told us she was born on November14th, which is Michael’s birthday, so

of course we had to take her home. Two years later, I adopted Sally from the vet clinic I worked at. She was little red merle Australian Shepherd puppy with one blue eye someone found on the side of the road. So Lucy and Sally were our girls for almost 15 years when they both died within 3 months of each other. Being ut-

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terly devastated after Sally died suddenly, I was presented a painting of my two girls that my dear friend and artist Katrina Fairbanks painted for me. It was one of the most amazing things anyone ever gave me and it hangs in our home and the girls will forever watch over us. Life long North Carolina resident and two-dimensional artist Caroline Quinn

understands the love and companionship of owning pets first hand. She has always been an animal lover and pet owner, and that affection is obvious in her watercolor pet portraits. Whether it’s a beloved family dog or cat, or a horse grazing out in a pasture, she amazingly captures the details and personality of the animal in each portrait. “I love drawing and painting animals especially horses,” she said. Pet portraits are her favorite subjects and she started painting them by accident. “My sister requested a portrait of her dog, then her daughter wanted one, then her daughter’s friends, and then from there it took off,” she explained. According to Quinn, she has always had pets but mostly cats. “When we moved to St. James, we had a sheltie who we loved dearly. He was very old and died a year after we moved. And we still have a horse, Jupiter,” she said. “He is in a horse retirement home in Pittsboro, NC where he gets great care.” Quinn said that since he is their pet they would care for him for the rest of his life. Her love and knowledge of horses is deep rooted, as she is an equine and horseracing enthusiast, which is the subject of many of her paintings. She also has over 20 years of horse mom experience. “Our daughter started riding at 6

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ART BEAT “...But since I have been retired, the creative side of my brain has re-awakened, thank goodness!” and was a very serious hunter/jumper,” she said. “I miss the horse shows but I don’t miss getting up at 4 am!” Also a thoroughbred-racing fan, Quinn has visited many racetracks and thoroughbred farms first hand throughout Lexington, Kentucky. The paintings she does of horses are mostly from photographs she has taken, as well as her coastal landscape paintings. Quinn attended Davidson College for her undergraduate and UNC-Chapel Hill for her graduate degree. Her artistic talents immerged while she was attending Davidson College where she had studied studio art with Douglas Houchens. It was there that she was studied 19th century painting and Gothic architecture in France.

“I was very artistic. I loved drawing and painting,” said Quinn. But her focus shifted when her parents encouraged her to change her career path. So, she studied urban design at the School of City and Regional Planning at UNC, which eventually led to her career in Information Technology and Software Engineering. “My technical career edged out my creative side for 35 years. But since I have been retired, the creative side of my brain has re-awakened, thank goodness! I consider myself a true artist now so I guess you could say this is my second career.”

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Not only does she love painting pet portraits, Quinn also finds artistic inspiration in the beautiful coastal sunsets and the landscape we enjoy here in Brunswick County. “I don’t paint outside (yet) but I always have my iPhone,” she explained. That way she can take pictures and paint the scenes later. “I live on a large pond and some days I just sit and watch the beautiful birds (herons, egrets, ibises, ducks) all day. A resident of St. James, she is able to watch the beautiful wildlife daily and gather inspiration for her painting just sitting in her backyard. Quinn is thrilled to be back creating art since that was one of her goals for her retirement. I hope to see more of her beautiful work in the future. You can find her paintings at the Franklin Square Gallery in Southport and the Artisans Gallery in St. James at the marina. To commission a portrait from Quinn, you can contact her directly by email at horseshowma@gmail.com . Her website is http:// www.carolinequinnartist.com .

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DINING GUIDE Ring in the New Year with Sushi!

Check out the Dining Guide and bite into the best that our area has to offer M PROVISION COMPANY

130 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-457-0654 (Closed Until March) www.provisioncompany.com Offering a la carte seafood sandwiches, conch fritters, steamed shrimp and more.

SWAIN SEAFOOD SHACK

5119 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, Phone: (910) 448-5056 Good food for good people. Locally caught seafood, homemade soups and salad bar.

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ATLANTIC SEAFOOD AND STEAKS

5059 SouthportSupply Rd. SE, Southport 910-457-4477 www.atlanticsouthport.com Casual dining with variety from seafood, steak, chicken and pasta. Known for its Calabash style cuisine and low country classics.

M DEAD END SALOON & FISH FACTORY GRILLE

4907 Fish Factory Rd., Southport 910-454-4002 www.thedeadendsaloon.com Known for real Maryland crab cakes and Cream of Crab soup and offering fresh, local seafood specials along with great entrees, nachos, cheddar fries, and more. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway with slips for docking and a beautiful view, including sunsets. We belong to the NC Offering fine steaks, from filet mignon to flat iron, and fresh seafood, from lobster to crab cakes, with attentive service.

FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT

5710 57th Place W., Oak Island 910-278-6012 • www.bwpresort.com Offering items such as award-winning chowder and signature crab dip.

THE LIVE OAK ON HOWE

106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-457-1881 www.fishyfishycafe.com A sophisticated take on the dockside seafood café, Fishy Fishy serves up plates like Buffalo shrimp, Cajun grouper bites, and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.

614 N. Howe St.Southport, 910-620-4541 Full Service Catering and Event Venue. Pairing with The Confectionary for off-site and onsite specials occasions. They will work with you to tailor make your event, one to remember. Whether it is at your house or ours..

OLIVER’S ON THE CAPE FEAR

319 West Bay St., Southport 910-363-4382 (Closed until Spring) Featuring homemade sweet potato biscuits and fried seafood, as well as other delicacies such as pan seared grouper.

101 West Bay Street, Southport 910-477-9299 oliversonthecapefear.com Fine dining on the Cape Fear—where exquisite southern cuisine meets the salubrious dishes. We also offer great burgers, steaks, and other southern favorites.

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1407 E. Beach Dr., Oak Island 910-278-7770 www.islandwayres.com Offering fine steaks, from filet mignon to flat iron, and fresh seafood, from lobster to crab cakes, with attentive service.

309 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0801 www.mrpsbistro.com Fine lowcountry cuisine, from crabstuffed fish du jour to crab cakes and prime rib.

JONES SEAFOOD HOUSE

8004 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-933-4103 www.shaggerjacksoki.com With over 50 beer selections, Shagger Jacks offers an assortment of dishes from steamers to ribs and sweet curry chicken to tacos.

6404 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-5231 Family owned since 1964; offering seafood fried, broiled or grilled, plus charbroiled steaks.

MOJO’S ON THE HARBOR

16 Marina Way, Bald Head Island 910-457-7217 www.mojoontheharbor.com Featuring Southern classics :fried pickles, shellfish steam pots to global dishes like Italian meat antipasto and Mediterraneans shrimp and grits.

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6220 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-4944 Casual dining in a tropical setting, with Caribbean inspired seafood as well as steaks, chicken, pork and salads.

305 N. Howe St., Southport 208-520-2490 Doc Meridian is a local wine shop and winery located in Southport, NC launching in the fall of 2017. We will be serving and selling great wine in NC.

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8521 E. Oak Island Dr. Oak Island, 910-933-4384 Quaint and eclectic store offering a large selection of wines, beers, and spirits. Perfect for either relaxation or for on the go! Tastings on Fridays 5-8pm,

SILVER COAST WINERY

105 S. Howe St. Southport, 910-777-5151 Come in and relax with a fantastic variety of beers and wines for all people. Children friendly with various selections of soft drinks and refreshments. Tastings during opening hours.

THE WINE RACK

102 W. Brown St. Southport, 910-457-5147 Offering a selection of wine, cigars, coffees, and accessories, this quaint shop is perfect for a night out. Great service and over 600 wines to choose from.

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602 N. Howe St. Southport, 910-454-0633 Offers a wide variety of fine wines and craft beers. Enjoy a pleasant evening sipping wine and admiring local art. Thursday wine tastings support local charities 5-7pm.

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505 N. Howe St., Southport Offering All-American sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs

BEANA’S KITCHEN

106 SE 58th St., Oak Island 910-278-7209 Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beana’s serves breakfast and lunch.

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DINING GUIDE BOB’S DOGS

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8903 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-3456 • www.bobsdogsoki.com With custom hot dogs featuring an array of ingredients to homestyle sandwiches like chicken salad and burgers.

4655 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport 910-269-7008 Handmade burgers using 100% ground chuck, plus freshly cut French fries.

THE BOUNCING LOG CAFE

3196 George II Hwy., Southport, 910-845-7700 Kopp’s grill serves up a full breakfast (available for school kids before class starts, too), plus homemade lunches throughout the day.

3148 George II Hwy Boiling Spring Lakes 910-477-3188 • bouncinglogcafe.com Good ‘ol southern comfort food and Genuine Swiss cuisine come together. Hot Plates, Angus Burgers and Knopfli-n-Ham (dumplings with ham and smothered in artisan cheeses.) All buns are made fresh, in house. Salads and Kids meals.

CHASER’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

8520 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-1500 Enjoy BBQ sandwiches, wings, fish ‘n’ chips and more at this sports grill.

DUFFER’S PUB AND GRILL

928 Caswell Beach Rd.Oak Island 910-278-9299 www.oakislandgolf.com Located at the scenic Oak Island Golf Club, the grill serves up premier burgers and wraps, as well as entrees from prime rib to salmon.

ERIC’S GRILLE

1671 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-9024 Offers old fashioned, hand patted hamburgers, plus bbq, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and breakfast sandwiches and platters.

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LITTLE BIT’S GRILL

5902 E. Oak Island Dr. , Oak Island 910-278-6430 A classic burger joint, with onion rings and other sides. Plus, breakfast is served, including pancakes and bacon.

LAZY TURTLE BAR & GRILL

601 Ocean Drive, Oak Island, 910-278-7725 Oceanfront dining and entertainment venue that is easy on the wallet and hard to forget. Tiki bar, arcade with two pool tables and plenty of seating to host your work, friend or family fun!

LOCAL’S FAMILY DINER

832 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0444 www.localsfamilydiner.com With a warm and friendly atmosphere, Local’s Family Diner serves breakfast all day long and a seafood and entrée menu for lunch and dinner.

M LOCO JO’S

602 N. Howe St., Suite E, 910-457-9009 A burger joint with fish sandwiches, pulled pork and shrimp wraps. Offers select Vietnamese dishes, too, with over 60 beer selections.

M MOORE STREET MARKET

130 E. Moore St., Southport, 910-363-4203 Open for breakfast and lunch, specializing in organic and fairtrade coffee as well as gourmet sandwiches crafted with Boar’s Head deli meats.

OAK ISLAND DELI AND PUB

5422 E. Oak Island Dr., 910-278-4005 Offering hamburgers, sub sandwiches, salads, wraps, seafood and daily drink specials.

OAK ISLAND RESTAURANT

6302 E. Oak Island Dr. , 910-201-9925 Here, flounder is prepared the old f fashioned way. Enjoy breakfast, too.

OAK ISLAND SUBS AND SALADS

5705 E. Oak Island Dr. 910-278-9040 From BLT’s with avocado to Cajun and Reuben sandwiches, & other quality sandwiches.

“Stop by and visit me any day at The Grape & Ale. I love visitors and belly rubs. And don’t forget, we have Beer Tastings every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and Wine Tastings on Friday from 5-8 p.m.”

8521 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 11-6 on M, T, W and Sat; 11-7 Th; 11-8 Friday; closed Sunday.

MAGGIE WINNER

OLD BRIDGE DINER

132 Country Club Dr., Oak Island 910-250-1184 A casual diner featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner, from fluffy omelets to burgers and fried chicken sandwiches.

OLDE BRUNSWICK GENERAL STORE 1450 50 Lakes Dr., Southport 910-845-2707 Made-to-order breakfast and lunch grill.

RAVEN J’S SANDWICH SHOPPE

302 N. Howe St., Southport 910-477-6166 Fantastic sandwiches made quick and fresh. Come by and try our delicious spinach dip bites, take a break at our grilled cheese bar, and enjoy a variety of unique sandwiches!

M FLYING FISH CAFE

705 Ocean Dr., Oak Island (at the pier) 910-278-5504 www.theflyingfishcafeoki.com Nestled beside the Oak Island Pier, Flying Fish Cafe offers a panoramic view of the ocean and excellent West Coast cuisine.

BARBECUE

SIDE STREET CAFÉ

TERRY’S NC BARBQUE & RIBS

5827 E. Oak Island Drive, 910-933-4615 Offering hand pattied burgers, subs, shrimp, wings, hot dogs and more.

SOUTHPORT TEA HOUSE

611 Howe St., Southport 910-833-0227 www.southportteahouse.com Offering a full lunch menu with quiche, salads, sandwiches and afternoon tea anytime. Full beverage option including over 60 loose teas iced or hot and sold by the ounce. Gluten free options, too. Open Wed-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

TAYLOR CUISINE CAFÉ

731 N. Howe St., Southport 910-454-0088 Bald Head Marina at Deep Point www.taylorcuisinecatering.com Putting its Southern style where guests’ mouths are, this eatery offers “Taylor made” fried string beans, fried green tomatoes, country fried steak and more in two locations.

TROLLY STOP

111 S. Howe St., Southport 910-457-7017 www.trollystophotdogs.com A staple in NC, Trolly Stop is renowned across the nation for its one of a kind hot dogs.

M TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ

THE OFFICE COFFEE & WINE BAR

QUIZNO’S SUBS

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BAJA CALIFORNIA

M SOUTHPORT SMOKE HOUSE

5700 E. Oak Island Drive 910-278-3070 Serving breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m., Russell’s Place serves up lots of home cooking.

8039 River Rd. SE, Southport 910-454-4004 Shrimp in every style, plus sandwiches; try entrées such as scampi and filet mignon. 3280 George II HWY (BSL) Southport NC 910-351-8093 www.theofficecoffeeandwinebar.com We serve Roast Magazine’s 2016 Roaster of the year, Espresso, Coffee Drinks(Hot, Frozen, Iced) Smoothies, Variety of Red/White Wines & Craft Beer. Also Pastries, Trays, Breakfast and Lunch Wraps.

4381 Fish Factory Rd., Southport 910-457-9953 www.wildlifegrill.webs.com Serving a full range of items on our menu from breakfast to home cooked meals.

RUSSELL’S PLACE

1671 N. Howe St. #1A, Southport 910-363-4908 www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com Bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal. Our items are made to order with fresh, simple, superior ingredients.

OASIS BAR AND GRILL

WILDLIFE RESTAURANT & GRILL

5130 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 910-457-4636 www.quiznos.com Serving subs, salads, wraps, soups & pasta. Chicken, prime rib, black angus, deli subs. Meat and cheeses cut fresh daily. Open every day.

1102 N. Howe St., Southport 910-363-5035 www.southportsmokehouse.com Real wood smoked BBQ and brisket, great side items, and a great family environment.

4688 Long Beach Rd. SE, 910-477-9187 Serving up pork and beef brisket sandwiches and plates, and Memphis dry rub ribs, along with baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and mac ‘n’ cheese.

M BAR-B-QUE HOUSE

5002 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-201-1001 www.bestbbqonthebeach.com Hormel ribs are slow d in house and meats are offered with a variety of sauces, from Eastern NC vinegar to Lexington-style red.

CHINESE ASIAN TASTE

1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 3, 910-457-0988 asiantastesouthportnc.com Takeout traditional Chinese food, with staples such as lo mein, sesame chicken, and General Tso’s.

TASTE OF CHINA

4956 Long Beach Rd., Southport, 457-1838 Serving Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunanstyle Chinese food.

INTERNATIONAL M PORTS OF CALL

116 N. Howe St., Southport, 457-4544 www.portsofcallbistro.com Offering choices that are largely influenced by dishes from across the globe. Menu items and specials can whisk your palette from Casablanca to Barcelona, Santorini to Mumbai, and from Marseilles to Munich or Charleston. Finish with a fresh baked dessert in the romantic atmosphere.

ITALIAN M BELLA CUCINA

5177 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 910-454-4540 www.belladiningnc.com

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DINING GUIDE

Focusing on family Italian recipes, Bella Cucina serves up everything from fine and fresh local seafood to hand tossed, New York style pizzas. Aside from a decadent wine list, u Bella Cucina also offers specialty martinis.

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M JOSEPH’S ITALIAN BISTRO

5003 O’Quinn Blvd., Southport, 454-4440 www.josephsitalianbistro.com Armed with decades of experience and “secret” family recipes, Joseph’s Italian Bistro appeals with candlelit dining and fresh Italian continental cuisine.

IRISH SLÁINTE

1513 N. Howe St., Unit 10, Southport 910-457-6554 Offering traditional pub fare with Irish flair, like Guinness chicken wings and mussels cooked in a Smithwicks bouillon. Don’t forget the Reuben or corned beef and cabbage!

JAPANESE TENGU JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

4956 Long Beach Rd. SE, 457-9398 s Sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, hibachi, tempura g and udon noodles all available. d

MEXICAN

DELPHINA CANTINA

10 Marina Wynd, Bald Head Island 910-457-1222 delphinacantina.webs.com s Mexican cuisine with Spanish and Cuban flare, such as Churrasco Cubano and Pescado Especial—both with plantains.

KAI JOE’S

4722 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island Phone: (910) 622-1509 Traditional Mexican dishes and specialties.

- SAN FELIPE d 1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport Serving authentic dishes, such as fajitas, enchiladas and chalupas.

SAN FELIPE

- 4961 Long Beach Rd. SE 910-454-0950 Known for fresh salsa and margaritas; serves traditional Mexican dishes.

PIZZERIAS DRY STREET PUB AND PIZZA

- 101 E. Brown St., Southport . 457-5994 - www.drystreetpubandpizza.com i Known for handmade, original pizzas—includh ing Margherita, “very veggie,” and Greek. Also - offers salads, soups and gourmet sandwiches.

FAMOUS SUBS AND PIZZA

1541 N. Howe St., Southport • 457-5143 Recognized regionally for outstanding gyros, calzones and pizzas.

PIZZA SHACK

6212 E. Oak Island Dr., • 278-6781 Offering a variety of pies from classic favorites to Greek white and Hawaiian.

THE PEPPERONI GRILL

3156 George II Hwy, Boiling Spring Lakes 845-5151 • www.pepperonigrillnc.com Offering eat in, take out and delivery. As well, offering oven toasted subs and calzones.

PEPPERONI GRILL AT THE BEACH

4320 East Beach Drive • 250-1190 www.pepperonigrillnc.com Open 7 days a week year round. Offering eat in, take out as well as delivery.

PIZZA HUT

4960 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport (910) 457-9432 Family-friendly chain known for its made-toorder pizzas. Dine in, Take Out and Delivery.

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

4961 Old Long Beach Rd SE, Southport (910) 454-0757 Take-out/delivery chain offering classic & specialty pizzas, wings & breadsticks, plus desserts.

DOMINO’S (SOUTHPORT)

1671 N Howe St #1b, Southport (910) 457-0083

DOMINO’S (OAK ISLAND)

8610 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island (910) 278-9111 Delivery/carryout chain offering a wide range of pizza, plus chicken & other sides.

THAI FORGET ME NOT THAI HIBACHI RESTAURANT

1131 Atlantic Ave, Southport 910-363-5063 Open for lunch and dinner. Offering over 20 Thai specialties including Pad Thai and Green Curry. Also offers Hibachi steak, chicken and shrimp.

THAI BY THE SEA

8300 E. Oak Island Dr • 278-6420 Brightly decorated, Thai by the Sea offers traditional Thai including dumplings, with a large selections of dishes and spice levels.

THAI PEPPERS

115 E. Moore St., Southport 457-0095 • www.thaipeppersnc.us Serving decadent and creative Oriental food of the finest quality, prepared with care. A broad range of traditional Thai dishes and sushi are available.

BAKERIES/ COFFEE AHOY DOUGHNUTS

4922 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 278-6929 • www.ahoydoughnuts.com Fresh yeast raised, filled and cake donuts, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, monkey muffins, twists and more. Handmade daily, family owned.

BLUE SEA COFFEE SHOP

7916 E. Oak Island Drive 620-7073 www.facebook.com/Blue.Sea.Cafe.NC Homemade bagels, hot out of the oven each morning & Mom’s baked goods & sweets. Fresh daily vegetarian specials. 100% organic coffee, full espresso & tea bar, fruit smoothies & chai. WiFi & handmade gifts.

BURNEY’S BAKERY

808 N. Howe St., Southport 454-4222 Known for their light and flaky filled croissants with a sweet sugar glaze, plus more.

ICE CREAM M DAIRY QUEEN

5701 E. Oak Island Dr.,• 278-5371 Featuring the iconic Blizzards, waffle-bowl sundaes, and more frozen treats. *Call for other nearby locations.

FLAVA’S COFFEE AND ICE CREAM

310 W. Bay St., Southport • 457-5150 Flava’s allows guests the choice between many flavors, including death by chocolate, birthday cake, cookies and cream, and more.

FUZZY PEACH

5130 SouthportSupply Rd., #108, 363-4180 • www.thefuzzypeach.com A frozen yogurt bar where you can select your own flavors and toppings.

LIL & JOHN’S SWEETMEAT HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

THE CONFECTIONARY

6324 East Oak Island Drive. Family-owned and operated. Featuring 16 flavors of ultra-premium, homemade ice cream. We use only dairy from grass-fed North Carolina cows and never add artificial flavors or colors.i

FLYING PIG COFFEEHOUSE

201 N. Howe St., Southport, 457-7611 More than just ice cream, Spike’s offers great hot dogs as well.

4346 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport 457-9310 Featuring jelly donuts, apple fritters, cupcakes, muffins, peach cobbler, bagels and more. 6006 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 278-5929 www.flyingpig.us Home of the Flying Pig, Green Swamp and Pig Bun; specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, chai, beans, bagels, desserts and conversation. Open year round, wifi, indoor and outdoor seating.

JUMPIN’ JAVA OAK ISLAND

4022 Old Bridge Rd., Southport • 363-4841 We carry a large variety of gluten free/vegan baked goods, as well as homemade coffee cakes and muffins. Delicious and decadent specialty drinks: lattes, mochas, frapps, hot chocolate, Chai teas and more.

PORT CITY JAVA

113 N. Howe Street, Southport 454-0321 www.portcityjava.com We serve coffees, espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, milkshakes, fresh juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and wraps all day. Open year round. Complimentary WiFi. Comfortable inside and outside seating. Coffee catering available.

SPIKE’S DAIRY BAR

When It Gets Cold Out, Nothing Warms You Up Like Food From

Thai By The Sea

SIDE STREET BAKERY

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417-A N. Howe Street, Southport 363-4629 Locals suggest the cupcakes, lemon bars, key lime pie, and carrot cake.

STAARR CAKES BAKERY

200 Country Club Dr., Suite E, Oak Island 512-8881 www.staarrcakes.com Made from scratch cupcakes, biscuits, and pies using the finest ingredients available. Coffee supplied by an NC roaster.

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DINE IN • TAKE OUT

8300 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island NC • 910-276-6420 Locally Owned by Bob & Gia www.SouthportMag.com / JANUARY 2018 / Southport Magazine 45


CALENDAR

Local Events JAN 3

Brunswick Civil War Roundtable January 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm,

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Registration at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m.

JAN 9

BSL The Office Coffee and Wine Bar Free Wine and Beer Tasting

Jan 9, 6-8 pm Featuring wines from New Hope Winery Every wine sale goes to support a different charity. Check out their website for more information. https:// www.onehopewine.com/ Beer will be provided by Windham Distribution, and RA Jeffries The Office is located at 3280 George II Hwy Boiling Spring Lake https://theofficecoffeeandwinebar.com/

JAN 11

BSL Garden Club Meeting

Categories: Featured, Parks & Recreation Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location Community Center, 1 Leeds Road

JAN 12

Oak Island Boys Country Music Jan 12, 2018 6:00 p.m.

Oak Island Recreation Center, Oak Island ADDRESS: 3003 E Oak Island Drive, Oak Island PHONE: (910) 2785518 Enjoy a free concert by Oak Island’s very own band, Oak Island Boys Country Music, at the Oak Island Recreation Center. Free

JAN 13

NC Maritime Museum at Southport, Saturday Night Escapades

January 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Let out your inner child one Saturday night a month and join classes that were originally created for youngsters, but have been modified for adults! BYOB, relax, and laugh. Classes are from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Class fee is $25. Volunteers and members receive a discount. More Information: NC Maritime Museum at Southport

JAN 14

MLK Annual Memorial March January 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Convenes at the International Longshoremen Association Hall, 211 W 10th St., Southport

JAN 15

Bee Keeping Class

NC Cooperative Extension Office 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, No experience needed. Class is held January 15th- March 5th, 2018 on consecutive Monday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. $50.00 per person (cash or check only). For more information email us at brunswickcountybeekeepers@outlook.com

JAN 15

MLK Round Table Breakfast

January 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church

JAN 27

Friends of the Library Book Sale

January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monthly Book Sales Be sure to join us for our Monthly Book Sales. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon Location: Southport Realty – 727 N. Howe St (Next to Taylor’s) Southport

JAN 28

Yacht Basin Eatery 4th Annual Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil Jamboree Sunday January 28th, 1 pm start

TICKET PRICE INCLUDES: All You Can Eat Oysters, Shrimp, French Fries, Hushpuppies, Coleslaw & 1 Beer ticket. Additional Beverages Not Included! Live Music Lineup: Trifecta

Hot Flash

1:30-3:00

3:00-4:30

The Christine Martinez Band 4:30-6:00 The Blues Kings

6:00-7:30

The Groove Pirates

7:30-9:00

NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Ticket Price EXCLUDES: Tax, Shipping, & 15% Service Charge 35.00 per ticket. www.ybenc.com

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Ongoing Events KID’S STUFF

STORY TIME

Story Time for Children - Every Monday Harper Library - September through April, 10-11am Cost: Free Location: 109 W. Moore Street, Southport

WINE & DRINK

UNCORKED BY THE SEA Every Thursday & The First Saturday of each month, from 5pm-7pm Wine, Craft Beer, and Art 602-A N Howe St. Southport (910) 454-0633

GRAPE & ALE

Our wine selection is ever changing of course but we do manage to keep many of the classics on hand. Drop by! And see what we are tasting today. Our hours are: 11-7 M-Th and Sat 11-8 Friday 12-5 Sunday

THE WINE RACK Weekly Wine Tasting Join Us Every Friday from 5:30-8:00pm No experience is necessary to participate in our tasting events, and we encourage you to bring your friends. Tasting fee is $5 per person. Enjoy tasting and learning about 5 different wines and help yourself to appetizers. When you purchase any bottle of wine in the shop, your $5 goes back in your pocket!

SILVER COAST WINERY

Southport Tasting & Taproom 105 S. Howe St, Southport 910.777.5151 ​Wine and Craft Beer Tastings Daily ​​Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm Tuesday & Wednesday til 9pm Friday ‘til 8pm Sunday 1 - 6pm

SOUTHPORT SENIOR CENTER EVENTS!

Senior Splash is back! This year the schedule is October 4 thru December 27th each Wednesday @ 2pm. There is early registration starting @ 8am October 2nd here at the center There is a 20.00, non refundable, one time fee payable at time of registration. For all you not familiar with the program it is a water aerobics class designed for Seniors at the Dinah Gore Center at Brunswick Community College main campus There is a limit so come in early!! Jewelry Making class started Wednesday 9/20 @ 12:30pm in the Craft Room. The class will be held every Wednesday, This will be with Pat and Dennis on a weekly basis Small material cost may be required The Parkinsons Support Group will meet on the second Tuesday of every month @ 9:00am to 11:30am in the Stage Room. Cookbooks are available for sale 10.00 each at the Front Desk MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT is coming up soon! Oct 15 - Dec.7 SHIP is now setting up appointments to meet with individuals needing additional guidance in making this crucial decision please call 910-754-2300 ext 1056 Rene The Caregiver Support Group holds their monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday every month @ 10 to 11:30am

SIGN UP!

Arts, Crafts & Cultural Heritage Classes

Brunswick Community College Southport Center 701 N. Lord Street REGISTER ONSITE NOW for classes January – April 2018 in painting, pottery, silversmithing, lampworking, stained glass, glass mosaic, quilting, guitar, recording & production, French, Coastal Carolina heritage, etc. or contact Barbara McFall, Director mcfallb@brunswickcc.edu

COMMUNITY

LIFELONG LEARNERS

Harper Library, 109 West Moore Street Southport - Join us for a variety of topics, Every Wednesday 10am-11, and Thursdays 2pm-3:30pm.

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MARKETPLACE REAL ESTATE

510 W. West Street, Southport 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath – This absolutely fabulous cottage is located in Historic Southport near the Marina and walking distance to restaurants and shopping. It has been totally renovated and has recently had more updates, including a kitchen with new cabinetry, new granite, new appliances, and floors. All of the windows have plantation shutters. The lot is almost one half acre with a huge backyard that contains massive oaks and a storage shed. The front yard is well landscaped with hydrangeas and numerous perennials. You will enjoy visiting on the two screened porches, front and back. $449,900 • MLS #100075672 Call Verilyn McKee, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 470-0527,

610 Byrnes Way, Bolivia, NC Olde South Banks- 3 Bedroom, 4.5 BathThis fine custom built cypress board and bat home sits atop 2.91 beautiful secluded wooded acres off the Lockwood Folly River. Fishing/ kayak launch access is across the street. A few miles down the road are the Carolina National Golf Club in Winding River Plantation, Sunset Harbor’s public boat launch, the Virginia Williamson and Brunswick Charter Schools AND the new Lowes Foods and restaurants at Midway Commons. Open floor plan includes a chef’s kitchen, downstairs master suite and wide planked oak flooring. Detached two car garage with office/studio AND a separate boat house. Screened porch and decking for enjoying this tranquil setting. $469,900 • MLS #100049242 Call Brian Quinn, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 540-5043

102 W. Island Drive, Oak Island 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath – If you’re looking to live on the waterfront and enjoy being close to the beach, this is it! Enjoy stunning views of the Little Davis Canal right off your back deck. If you’re an avid boater, this canal front home is just minutes from the Intracoastal Waterway. This open floor plan has an abundance of windows that make this home bright

and cheery. The larger corner lot is the perfect place for gatherings, gardening or creating your own oasis. So what are you waiting for? Come and check out this home and be part of a neighborhood referred to as ‘’the island on the island’’ and start enjoying life on the coast! $339,000 • MLS #100083125 Call Sarah Smith, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 443-8000

614-E W. Brown Street, Southport Village at Southport – 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath – Tucked away behind the Southport Marina and within walking/bicycling distance to Southport’s restaurants and waterfront is this condo in the quiet development of Village at Southport. Listen to the sounds of nature from the private, spacious deck of this 1st-floor unit that offers an upgraded and unique floor plan featuring a large, open concept living space, 9’ ceilings, and hardwood floors throughout. On-site amenities include a personal storage shed large enough to hold your kayaks, bicycles and holiday decorations; assigned, covered parking; boat parking; and a community pool with picnic area. $219,500 MLS #100093127 Call Fred Fiss, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 269-6901

132 Park Avenue, Southport 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath – This brick home in Southport is close to downtown at an affordable price. One level living with a cozy living room with a fireplace. The huge backyard has a nice deck, chain link fence and storage shed. Clean and Move-in ready. $184,900 • MLS #100081761 Call Brian Deutsch, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 524-1981

715 Longleaf Drive, Southport Stroll, bike or golf cart to restaurants, shopping and waterfront activities. A great southern front porch greets you at this coastal Southport home. Great floorplan for entertaining. Mas-

ter bedroom with bath on first level. Open Living area with fireplace, hardwoods throughout first floor. Spacious Kitchen open to living and separate dining area. Detached two car garage with unfinished bonus room. MLS#100066045 Call Renee Yost at 910-269-1128 for preview today

160 Genoes Point RD SW, Supply WATERFRONT, Lockwood Folly Country Club, private dock, boat lift, BOAT will convey with acceptable offer. This custom home has full water views from the open living area and a beautiful view of the 16th green to the front of the home. Formal living area with fireplace and built ins, formal dining room with built ins, large chef kitchen with granite and plenty of cupboards opens to breakfast area and cozy TV-den area, also oversized media room will have TV/MEDIA SYSTEM, furniture to convey with acceptable offer. First floor master bedroom with ensuite bath and Carolina room. MLS#100062730 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

3375 Channelside Drive, Supply WATERFRONT with panoramic views from the open living and dining areas of the Lockwood Folly River. Large kitchen, huge master bedroom with ensuite bath, outside screen porch with built in hot tub and large deck. Bonus over the garage could be used for just about anything. Plenty of storage. Lockwood Folly Country Club is a fantastic community with amenities to include golf, tennis, boat launch pool with Intracoastal views and new and fitness center. Minutes to Holden Beach. Call for your preview today. MLS#10062724 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

701 N. Howe ST, Unit 8, Southport Mixed use condo in downtown Historic Southport. 3 bedrooms/2bath, This unit has a large living area, hardwoods, carpet, tile. Large kitchen with skylights, Corian counters and sepa-

rate laundry room with lots of room for storage. Painting/Carpet and Stair lift allowance from owner with acceptable offer. Step out your front door to shopping, close proximity to waterfront, restaurants. Call Renee Yost at 910-269-1128 for preview and details.

108 West Owens Street, Southport Office, Retail Opportunity in the mixed use development of Towngate Crossing located in the downtown business area of Historic Southport. Retrofitting now includes 3 rooms reception area, with Handicap accessible, bath and kitchen area. Parking lot to rear and on street available. Call Renee Yost at 910-2691128 for preview and details.

6702 Loggerhead Ct, Oak Island A second-row beauty! Beautiful, very private, energy-efficient second-row home. Cul-de-sac has six homes; No more homes can be built there. Listed at $599,500 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Hal Bolin (910)540-3900

504 Periwinkle Way, Oak Island Caswell Beach – the Arboretum – This wonderful & spacious home is a true find and a must see! Beautiful, private backyard, and a very short walk to the beach! Community indoor pool, hot tub, tennis court , also kayak launch & a clubhouse for residents enjoyment. Listed at $349,900 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Pat Proctor (910) 523-0087

115 SE 29th St, Oak Island 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths on a quiet street, close to everything, including beach & gym. MLS#100077143 • Listed at $199,900 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Hal Bolin (910)540-3900

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6704 Loggerhead Ct, Oak Island Turtle Creek – Oceanfront views without the exposure! Multiple decks and porches, vaulted ceilings, elegance and clean lines. Gas fireplace, cork floors, maple cabinets and granite in the spacious kitchen. 5 BR, 4 BA, Listed at $755,000 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Hal Bolin (910)540-3900

121 SE 29th Street, Oak Island 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1700 +/- square feet has fresh paint and new carpet and features one level living with open living/kitchen/dining area plus a large(20x20) bonus room with fireplace. Master bedroom features garden tub plus separate shower. For outdoor living the property has a tranquil shaded, fenced back yard with decks and patio plus there’s a screened porch in front. Storage Building out back is great for storing beach toys, etc. New Trane HVAC in 2015. $229,000 • MLS# 100076222 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

118 Stuart Avenue, Southpor, NC Spacious home sweet home in great Southport location features a huge living area with fireplace that opens to renovated kitchen. There is also an additional living area currently being used as a living room that would make a great office or flex space. The kitchen’s features include granite countertops, tile backsplash. newer cabinets with pullout metal baskets, stainless appliances and two pantries. Master bath has walk in tile shower. additional features include large sunroom, oversized laundry room with cabinets and utility sink, fenced back yard with patio, and a garage. $289,000 • MLS# 100090836 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

417 Cades Trail, Southport, NC This gorgeous home looks like it’s from the pages of a Southern Living magazine! Best deal in popular Cade’s Cove! The home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and is close to everything in Southport, Quality finishes and attention to detail can be found throughout. Begin your tour on the welcoming wrap around front porch with lead glass front door that leads into airy living room with natural gas fireplace. First floor master bedroom retreat w/ tiger wood flooring and tray ceiling. $399,500 • MLS# 100043371 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

711 E Leonard Street, Southport This spacious one level home in Southport is located on a nearly half acre pretty wooded lot just minutes to the waterfront. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, living area with wood burning fireplace, kitchen with breakfast area plus formal dining room. The sun porch is an additional 365 square feet. Extras include a Jacuzzi Hot Tub on a new deck, oversized pantry/laundry room, and a 11x9 storage shed. Recent improvements-new roof in 2016, HVAC 2009 with 10 year warranty. Your Southport Home Sweet Home! $219,000 • MLS# 100086108 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

4934 N Hampton Drive Se, Southport This adorable home features a large living room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, a master suite plus 2 guest rooms and 2 full baths. There is a tiled rocking chair front porch and a screened porch overlooking marsh and pond in back. Neighborhood has a community pool, a boat storage area and a crab dock and it’s a five minute drive to be sitting on the beach or to downtown Southport! $154,000 • MLS# 100075503 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

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2018 RANGE ROVER VELAR

TAKE CENTER STAGE WITH EVERY TURN

There are some things that you can’t help but be drawn towards, even if your instincts tell you otherwise. The New Range Rover Velar with its bold stance and slender full LED headlights may appear rather intimidating. But inside, it’s a welcoming sanctuary you can’t help but enter. A truly compelling design, inside and out, that can’t help but captivate you. And of course, it’s a Land Rover vehicle with unrivaled capability.

Concierge Service Vehicle Pickup and Delivery We Will: • Come to your work or home • Pick up your car • Leave you a service loaner • Bring your vehicle back when it’s done 48 Southport Magazine / JANUARY 2018 / www.SouthportMag.com

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Southport Magazine January 2018 - The Pet Issue  
Southport Magazine January 2018 - The Pet Issue  

Southport Magazine 2018 January Issue, All about Pets!

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