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e were so excited to get out to the WestPort community and speak with some of the residents there. After a year and a half of keeping our distance, we’re ready to rub elbows with our readers and make that personal connection in telling some of their stories.
t first, our initial communication was met with uncertainty, and there was seemingly a healthy distrust of media in general. We totally understand that, but once we got past that, we had a great conversation in the WestPort Clubhouse, and hopefully we didn’t delay the card players waiting for the space too long.
e love meeting new people, and we’re naturally curious about them, where they come from, why they’re here and what makes them unique. We’d have to be, to be in this business. And we love telling their stories. That’s what good community journalism is about after all -- getting out of the way and letting people tell their stories.
eland and Belville are still growing, so we plan to take this show on the road and help showcase other communities as well. We bought this magazine about four months before the pandemic started, and now that we can gather again, we will take full advantage of that. We’ll see you around in the neighboorhood!
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Leland Community Makes Neighbors Friends STORY BY LISA P STITES
Editor’s note: In the last year, we’ve been covering how the north end of Brunswick County is growing, and how municipal and county services, and the businesses, are growing along with the population. We decided to take a closer look into some of the communities, and the people of WestPort were kind enough to sit down with us one night and tell us about their neighborhood and why they love it so much.
t seems like there is always something happening at Founders Park in the Town of Leland. People walking, children laughing on the playground, movies on the lawn, and disc golf players in and amongst the trees.
A large part of the the growth in Brunswick County is all the new developments popping up. Whether you call these areas subdivisions or developments, or some other name, the residents of WestPort call it community, and they call it home. WestPort is part of the Town of Leland, nestled in next to Mallory Creek on N.C. 133. Like many people in Brunswick County, residents in WestPort come from many places. Some are retired, and some are raising young families. So what makes people choose WestPort? The community boasts 436 housing units now, and residents say they like that it’s in a quieter section of Leland, close to Wilmington, that
landscaping is included in the affordable HOA dues, and that they love the overall look of the community with its brick houses and large lots. WestPort also boasts kind of a landmark in that part of the county— it’s the one with the stately Mariner, sometimes called The Captain, at the entrance. Teri Meeks is President of the Home Owners Association (HOA) in WestPort, and like many of the people drawn to the community, she appreciates the look of the community, and the feeling she gets as she pulls in off N.C. 133 and drives past the Mariner. “For me, your home is supposed to be your sanctuary,” she said. “Life out there is rough and stormy. He rep-
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resents the port and home, where it is safe.” WestPort has a monthly newsletter, full of pictures and details about upcoming social gatherings, as well as the more everyday information about using the community center or pool. Rob Riedinger moved to WestPort at the suggestion of his sister and brother-in-law, who already lived there. Riedinger puts together the newsletter, and he is regularly volun-told to serve on committees and lend his
voice to man the mic at social gatherings, but it seems he wouldn’t have it any other way. He said he’s also taken “a zillion” pictures of the Mariner. Details about how the Mariner, sculpted by Kirsten Kokkin, came to be at the entrance are a bit sparse. Some say the Mariner is looking east, out from WestPort. Others say that when the trees across the road were shorter, maybe you could see to the water. But however he came to drop anchor at the entrance, residents have em-
CURRENTS braced him as part of life at WestPort. “He gets decorated,” Meeks said. “He likes the holidays.” She explained that for Memorial Day, the Mariner donned flags and flag sunglasses. Meeks and Riedinger are just two of the many volunteers that head up one of the active committees. The HOA has volunteers who oversee financial operations (including a reserve fund) for upkeep and maintenance of the common areas, and who serve on committees for the pool, clubhouse, grounds, and events. Recently retired HOA President John Cunningham spent seven years on the Board, and said that though getting involved has its challenges, it was a great way to preserve quality of life in the community. And in Westport, there is no shortage of opportunities for people to get out and meet their neighbors or participate in activities. During the pandemic, when events were halted, Events Committee co-chairman Betty Hagopian said that some neighbors put their chairs out in yards at a healthy distance just so they could still get together; they also regularly hosted food trucks. Scheduled events include a newcomers potluck, Hulu lessons followed by a luau, water aerobics, a ladies night out, picnics and bocce ball in the park, cards and bingo. Hagopian said the community also does a Christmas fundraiser for area elementary school students and one for veterans in November.
“This community is so generous,” she said. Communications Committee chairman Jan McGowan (Riedinger’s sister) has lived in Westport since 2006. She also chairs the Clubhouse Committee, and said she loves knowing that the community’s gath-
ering place is something they can all be proud of. For all their various reasons for moving to WestPort — from San Diego, Long Island, Raleigh, New York City and Orchard Park, NY — they share a common feeling about their neighbors. “The people here are amazing,” Hagopian said. “We have made so many
real friends who we socialize with all the time.” Meeks said that at the pool, everyone knows each other’s names. Her son and his family have also moved into the neighborhood, but that even before they did, people knew the names of her grandchildren. “The people. They walk, they ride bikes,” she said. “We have a house that I named the puppy club. The guy doesn’t even have a dog. They all stop and he has dog treats in his garage and they all sit around and talk. It is the coolest thing.” That’s WestPort.
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as it been a while since you’ve been stopping into your favorite businesses? Or are you new to the area and not sure what your favorite businesses are just yet? The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo on July 24 will be a great chance to see what you’ve been missing and find out all about what’s new in the community.
Dana Fisher, Executive Director of the Chamber, said she is so glad to be holding in-person events again. “It feels great to slowly be getting back to normal,” she said. “I am a people person, so having to cancel events did not make me feel good. We started planning the event in January 2020. Everything was put on hold in March 2020. We truly thought that we would be allowed to hold it later in 2020. Well, that did not work out.” But this year’s comeback event is sure to help the business community get back on track. The Expo will be July 24, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. Fisher said the staff there has been excellent to work with in planning for the Expo. “The North Brunswick Business Expo will be fantastic in 2021. Everyone is ready to showcase their business,” she said. The Expo will feature more than 35 vendors, and attendees will also have the chance to partake in free services some of the local businesses offer. “They will be able to safely dispose of expired and unused medicine at the free RX Drop off, sponsored by Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center,” Fisher said. There will also be a free shred event from 10 am to 1 pm (or until the truck fills up), sponsored by South State Bank. Local residents can shred up to four boxes of sensitive documents. Attendees can also buy some lunch and snacks from food trucks and Kona Ice. Fisher also said that some new businesses were scheduled to attend last year’s cancelled event, and are planning to be there this year instead. She also said she’s heard a lot of positive feedback from the businesses and vendors participating. “They are excited it is finally taking place and getting back to business,” she said. And with new housing and apartment communities still popping up in the Leland and Belville area, it’s also a great opportunity for newcomers to see what’s available. “With so many people moving to the area it is hard for the new residents to know about all the businesses in the area,” Fisher said. “The Business Expo allows for the small business owner to introduce, market and advertise their products and services to them.”
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Paying It Forward Leland Volleyball Coach Shares Her Passion With The Next Generation STORY AND PHOTOS BY AMANDA HUTCHESON
n a recent afternoon, groups of kids gathered at a pair of sand volleyball courts off of Village Road in Leland, practicing hitting volleyballs under the guidance of Gina Kirstein and her husband, Erik.
“Volleyball is a passion of mine,” Gina said. “It’s about spreading the love, growing the game and allowing players to play and train. Volleyball provided my college education, it’s where I met my husband, and I’m trying to pay that forward.” Gina started playing volleyball in high school, before going on to play in college and then professionally. She was still playing professionally when she and Erik moved to the Wilmington area, in the early 1990s. She started coaching for a big volleyball club in Wilmington, as well as volunteering as an assistant volleyball coach for UNCW. But over time, the frequent weekend travel with the club started to wear on her, and she started to see many teens and children who wanted to
play volleyball but didn’t make competitive teams. “In 2018, there were some girls I had coached in indoor volleyball in high school who wanted to play beach volleyball,” Gina said. “They tried out for a local club but got cut. I took on all four, and all four are now playing beach volleyball in college.” That was the beginning of Wilmington Beach Academy. Originally, Gina operated out of Wilmington restaurant and volleyball facility Dig and Dive. “I was filling a gap,” Gina said. “It morphed into more people training, and then it started to grow.” While the arrangement was beneficial in many ways, Gina said, working out of a facility that hosted local volleyball league games and events meant her schedule had to work around those events. As Wilmington Beach Academy grew, she needed a facility of her own. And then, at the beginning of 2020, Dig and Dive announced it was closing. “I was coaching at UNCW, a volunteer assistant coach, and then COVID-19 hit,” she said. “We were in Florida and then that was it, it was the end of our season. I was shut down with Wilmington Beach Academy. There were a lot of unknowns with COVID-19. It was weird; and then I was like, ‘I need to focus on my facility and give it my full attention.’” A former car lot with a small building off of Village Road offered the opportu-
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nity she needed. Gina and Erik did much of the work themselves to convert the car lot into a volleyball facility, with the building offering indoor space and offices. They brought in enough sand for two courts, added nets and fencing and created a paved patio next to the courts for spectators and parents. “It’s been a process,” Gina said. “I’m not a business person; I sold insurance, so being an entrepreneur has been a lot of reading and educating myself. It’s been a challenge, but it’s been great.” At Wilmington Beach Academy’s Leland facility, Gina works with kids of all ages. Her volley tots classes are for children 6 – 10 years old, and her volley kids classes are for pre-teens and teens 11-14. She also works with middle and high school students.
“There are some players who are a little more serious and want more than what I’m offering; I can point them in a direction, to a great club in town,” she said. “I’m more working with the rec-level kids, who are maybe newer to the sport. I hope to encounter some kids who have a lot of potential, and they can join the more committed groups that act more like a travel club.” Beach volleyball clubs operate differently than indoor volleyball clubs, Gina added. In many cases they operate less like a team, with players sometimes choosing not to go to the same tournaments as their club or playing with players from other clubs. “The way I’m doing it allows players to pick and choose what best fits their schedules,” Gina said of her volleyball lessons. “It’s a little different than a club
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for sure; there are pluses and minuses.” “I don’t care how old you are or how talented you are. The things I value in my athletes are a positive attitude, an open mindset, and you have to be coachable and take instruction, you have to work hard. I don’t care if you’re skilled at all. If they give me those things, in time they can really develop to be a great little volleyball player. Some become phenomenal players. “I don’t care if you’re a recreational
player or trying to be a pro player. I want to create a fun and safe environment where you’re having a good time. That’s my goal, that and teaching life lessons through sports.” In addition to the beach volleyball training for kids, Gina also offers private lessons for adults and juniors, can rent the courts for pick-up games. The entire facility can also be rented for birthday parties, baby showers, and similar events. While there is no volleyball league play yet, Gina hopes to add it in the future.
“It’s evolving,” she said. “Before, I was just coaching. Now we’re expanding our menu with clinics for adults. I’m going to do clinics for adults about once a month, depending on the time of year and the draw.” Gina is also hosting summer camps at the Leland facility this summer. A camp for middle school students recently concluded, and a camp for high-school students begins July 20. The camp will go over the rules and fundamentals of beach volleyball, and is open to high school stu-
dents of all skill levels. Pre-registration closes on July 5; for more information, visit https://www.wilmingtonbeachacademy.com/summer-camps-2021. “Volleyball is my passion, it is my job, it is my love, and it just makes me so happy to be out there and teaching kids,” Gina said. “When they have their ‘aha’ moments or hit their goals, it’s just pure joy to watch them be so proud of themselves. It just warms my heart.”
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You can take in the ocean view from the covered front porch of this home and yet there’s no flood insurance required. The roomy 3 bedrooms and wide open living room make for a great year-round home or destination second residence. There’s a ground level entry with open space for game area or additional gathering space with full bath. Great income potential as a vacation rental. It sold furnished & included all appliances including new washer, dryer and stove installed. If this is the kind of opportunity you’ve been looking for, call Paul Colantuno at 240-459-2755.
An historic home with double front porches, original pine floors in the main living areas, mahogany trim and beadboard ceilings and Southport bows. Contemporary updates include a chef’s kitchen with gas range and bar. Baths have also been re-done. Three bedrooms, one on main floor with ensuite bath. New brick patio with gas firepit, flower beds and a garden gate leading to the iconic views featured in the movie Safe Haven. This property went under contract in only 16 days! The listing agent Kay Jolliff and her team are known for listing some of the most remarkable properties in our market area. Call them when you’re ready at 910-523-0624
This well designed, second row, beach house with 3 BR, 2 BA upstairs and 850+ unfinished square feet on the lower level area closed in mid-March. The main level has an updated kitchen with new cabinets and solid surface countertops as well as updated appliances. The lower level is perfect for a pool table, ping pong table or a dart board. A great screened porch and a deck gives you plenty of room to entertain outside. This one sold as-is. Call Mike Boswell at 910-777-3728 whether you want to list or to buy.
This two story, three bedroom, two bath home sits on a half acre lot in Smithville Woods, one of the most desired neighborhoods in the Southport area. Close to everything and yet just outside the city limits. Downtown restaurants, the waterfront, shopping, and parks are all in easy reach, and yet this neighborhood is still rather secluded. There’s no through traffic since the waters of Dutchman Creek border the western edge of the community. This home sold in as-is condition and went under constract after just 20 days on the market! Call John Dosher at 910-448-0536 to find those less obvious opportunities.
A special place where you can wind down and enjoy being near the ocean. Situated on the 14th fairway, with strong water views and nestled in classic maritime forest. This single level home has a renovated kitchen to include new appliances, updated bathrooms and beautiful brick fireplace. All bedrooms have golf course views. The sunroom adds yet another space to enjoy stunning views. The half acre lot is graced with beautiful flowering trees. Brooke Rudd Gaglie lists and sells some of the most remarkable properties on the island. Call her at 910-5121361 for a competitive market evaluation of yours.
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Cannon In The Night Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson State Historic Site Plans Summer Firing Events
he Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson State Historic Site is one of the prettiest and most interesting spots in the entire Cape Fear region. While it’s beautiful and interesting during its regular daytime hours, at night, a visit takes on a special, kind of spooky vibe that is hard to describe until you’ve been there. Luckily you’ll get your chance each month this summer, and you’ll get to see and hear the site’s largest cannon fired. And who doesn’t love a good cannon firing, right? The site will host the firing the reproduction 32-pounder Seacoast Gun located within Fort Anderson on the evenings of July 23, and August 27. Tickets may be purchased in advance or onsite the evening of. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under. Gates open at 7:30 pm and the cannon firing will commence around
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Loving The Challenge Southport Artist Explores Many Media STORY BY CARLA EDSTROM
s an artist, I hear people say all the time that they are not creative. But this just isn’t true. Every one of us has some sort of creative talent. Creative people fix cars and others solve world problems. But some people are true artists and see beauty and art in everyday little things and are not afraid to take a chance. I just love to sit and listen to those people talk about their work because they have such a passion and excitement inside them that it makes me excited, too. People like Karen George Mortimore, St. James resident, photographer, and artist. “You name the medium, I’m going to try it out,” said Mortimore. “Thanks to my Dad, he introduced all types of art and crafts to his children, because he wanted us to learn to make creative things ourselves. I have dabbled in oil painting, watercolor, leather, sculpture, pencil, pottery, photo restorations and photo transfers. Loving the challenge!” Living almost her entire life in the West Islip and Bay Shore areas of Long Island, NY, Mortimore grew to love the south-facing beaches and watching the sunset over the ocean. “When my husband Rick, and I decided to move south, I used Google Earth and found Oak Island, noticing it was a south facing beach just like Fire Island, the barrier beach off Long Island. In late 2014 we found the perfect house and settled in St. James. Soon after, we adopted an amazing four-month-old Golden Retriever, Rin-
go,” she said. “Southport and Oak Island remind me of home in the late 60’s and 70’s, of the quaint little fishing towns along the bay and ocean.” Mortimore has always been a creative soul who had the drive to try new things and learn new skills. “In the late 70s I was lucky to land a job at a small advertising agency in Bay Shore. The art director, Hank (a former Mad Man), taught me everything about commercial art, from literally sweeping the floor to designing logos, shoot-
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ing for a weekly paper, layout and typography before there was visuals on computers,” she said. “I can’t thank him enough for his time, guidance and knowledge! Now with computers and programs like Photoshop, typesetting especially, layout and design are much easier to produce. As for schooling, the library was my friend, where I learned about art, artists and photography. Frequently visiting museums and galleries was another way of studying art. Then in 2005, I started a few classes at a local community college, especially enjoying Art History and History of Photography.” There is a real thrill in receiving an award for artwork especially since it is so subjective. Everyone could love your work but it boils down to what the judge is looking for. And it’s a real
positive boost to just get accepted into a juried show because the judge picks the work that goes into the show. Not everyone who enters gets in. “In 1977, I borrowed my brother’s 35mm camera (had no idea how it really worked), and went to the beach to shoot a sunset in late October. Remember, Fire Island is like Oak Island, with the sun setting on the water. As luck would have it, the after glow and the tide were perfect! That year, a juried show in town accepted the photo and I won 1st place for ‘Eventide’. Now I was hooked entering juried shows-hundreds of them, and I kept getting accepted,” she said. “In April, I won an award from the Wilmington Arts Spring Art Show and Sale for a black and white photograph of
art beat tions because when and if you win, it is a total surprise!”
the ‘Oak Island Lighthouse.’ The juror, a local painter and printer, was Ben Billingsley. When entering these juried shows, you should have no expecta-
Mortimore sees beauty in the world around her. “Nature is a huge influence on my work. It has so much to offer: the light, the subject and the composition. You can do landscapes, animals, bugs, birds and flowers while incorporating the use of your lenses,” said Mortimore. “Most times, the images I take are spur of the moment. In other words, you get only one shot, so it better be good! The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson photographed the same way. He once said, ‘For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.’ He was a master of street and candid photography and lived a long life of creating with a camera or a canvas and is still one of my important muses.” “Since childhood I dreamed of be-
ing an artist/photographer as well as an astronaut, but space travel at that time was not available to women, so here I am still with my feet on the ground,” she said. With the pandemic of last year, everything slowed down for artists. However, Mortimore has recently sold her work in the Southport Cheese Shop and Crystal Web on Oak Island. She also recently re-joined the Artisans on Howe where her work is for sale and is a member of the Wilmington Art Association. To reach her, email karenblanche@ me.com, or call (631) 3571722.
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Free Classes At Brunswick Community College Help With Study & Writing Skills CONTRIBUTED BY GERALD DECKER, TEEN SCENE INC
he Writing Academy was one of the first items in the mission statement when I first started Teen Scene in Alabama in 2004. Due to health issues, it was never implemented. After a successful first year with The Teen Scene and Cape Fear Voices here in Leland, I thought this might be a good time to start it up again. The Writing Academy is a perfect add-on to The Teen Scene concept. If we are going to promote writing and business skills, we should teach those skills as well. We want to develop programs that complement the efforts of professional educators to achieve a higher standard of writing. Many times over the years I
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newfound skills to work by writing for The Teen Scene. Experience has shown that immediate positive feedback from newly learned skills is the best reinforcer for those new skills. Effective written communication is the secret to success for many who constantly strive to improve their grades, college opportunities and career choices. Writing is not always short stories or poetry. But it is always about learning the difference between speaking a thought and writing a thought. So, it is the basics of writing, and
the basics of study skills, that our program is designed to address. We don’t know how to make you a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, but maybe we can help you improve a grade level or two. If your goal in life is to be a “Professional” in your chosen field of endeavor, effective writing is a must. Practice doesn’t always make one perfect, but it can make you better. Just ask athletes. The Writing Academy and The Teen Scene will allow students who want to improve their writing abilities and study skills to have all the practice they want. It is taking the time to practice that be-
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comes the issue. So, a short class to learn how to practice and a monthly teen publication working together can give that student a practice field, just like athletes. Brunswick Community College and the Brunswick Arts Council have enthusiastically joined in as partners in this program. BCC has provided us with classrooms to conduct the classes, and BAC agreed to cover the first class funding cost. Others in the community have always donated money to help ensure that all students wanting to attend these classes can do so for free. We have only just begun to advertise this program, so there is plenty of space for additional students. We are working hard to get the word out to parents and educators and hope to welcome many more students soon. Any middle or high school stu-
dent in public, private, faith-based or home school is eligible to participate. Janet Meuwissen, a writer for Cape Fear Voices, is a retired Principal and English teacher. We are very thankful that she has offered to teach the writing classes. I have taught Study Skills in the past and am excited to have the opportunity to work with students in this area. The need for additional teachers will be based on the parent/student responses we get as we move forward. We publish Cape Fear Voices and The Teen Scene monthly. If you missed it at one of our distribution points, you can see all editions on our website: cfvts.org. You can follow us on Facebook at https://www. facebook.com/CapeFearVoices and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/capefearvoicesandthe-
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Healthy Living Extends Beyond A Workout BY BRIAN TULLY, MS
he workout is all about training the body to move better and get stronger, and to burn calories. All of those are great reasons for beginning an exercise program. However, many of us fall short of reaching our goals, because we neglect to consider the other 23 hours of the day. This is assuming your workout is 60 minutes every day. Not working out every day for 60 minutes? Most of us aren’t. Let’s discuss some of the most important elements to incorporate beyond your workout to help you achieve the level of health and wellness you are looking for. SLEEP
A large part of your daily 24-hour period should be spent sleeping. But many people tend to forgo this important element of getting an adequate amount of sleep. If sleep is cut short, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and release of hormones regulating growth and appetite. This can leave you feeling sore, low on energy and concentration, with increased hunger, and a slower metabolism. Do you think these are good characteristics of someone on track to reach health and fitness goals?
This is where some of the useless calories in your diet are lurking. A single shot of alcohol is approximately 100 calories of zero nutritional value (and that doesn’t count the liquids being mixed in). As the drinks add up over the course of a week, so do the excess calories. Excess calories will never lead to weight loss; you have to burn more than you consume to lose weight. Additionally, alcohol will disrupt brain function, making your sleep cycle less productive, leaving you with the side effects mentioned above when you don’t get enough sleep. Not to mention that hangover feeling the next day that prevents you from eating right and getting a good workout in. You don’t have to be a party poop-
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GENERAL ACTIVITY So, let’s say you are sleeping eight hours a day and working out one hour a day. This is extreme for most, but that still leaves you with 15 hours. How are you spending those hours? Are you sitting at your desk, in your car, on the couch? One hour of activity is going to be a slow path to your goals. Am I saying you need to be working out five hours a day? Absolutely not, but you are going to want to incorporate daily activity in wherever possible. Some examples that can really add up could include going for a walk, going to the driving range or playing a round of golf, playing tag with your kids or grandkids, walking or swimming laps at the pool, yard work, cleaning the house, etc. All movement will help to burn more calories, help the muscles recover from your workouts, and keep them supple and ready to move. HYDRATION
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er, but think before you drink. Could you limit the quantity or frequency to help bring you closer to your goals?
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Being properly hydrated (drinking enough water) provides benefits such as helping maintain healthy body weight, improving workout performance and recovery, flushing toxins from the body, relieving joint pain, helping deliver nutrients to the body,
and boosting energy level and mental clarity. Not being properly hydrated will provide the opposite effects, which would obviously not support your workout efforts. FUEL How much, what type and when are all important elements of your nutrition. How Much: Are you consistently taking in more than you need? If so, you are creating an excess of calories. And excess calories will most likely be stored as fat. Are you taking in too few calories? If you are way under fueled, meaning you aren’t taking in enough to support your exercise and your body’s day to day processes, your body will go in to a conservation mode and slow metabolism down to conserve energy. As you can imagine, a slow metabolism will not help you reach your goals. When: Are you getting a good amount of nutrients throughout the day or are you eating most of calories before bed? This could again impact sleep. If your body has to work on digestion all night, it will have little time to work on the other important functions required to occur during your sleep cycle. If you are not giving your body a steady supply of nutrients throughout the day, you will find bad cravings getting stronger and harder to resist. Those
cravings are usually for sugary and fatty foods; these are the foods that will provide energy quickly and densely. But these are also usually the foods that will derail you from your goals. Eating healthy balanced foods before you are feeling like you are starving will help stave off those hard to beat unhealthy cravings. Balanced Sources: Each of the macronutrients plays a role in fueling and maintaining your body. The macronutrients (or macros) are fat, carbohydrate, and protein. We need adequate fat to support metabolism, cell signaling, immunity, hormone production, and the absorption of many nutrients. In addition to all of these important roles, having enough fat will also help keep you feeling full between meals. The amino acids in protein are responsible for maintaining our body’s structure (muscle building), our hormones, our enzymes, and our immune chemicals. Just like healthy fats protein
helps keep us satisfied between meals. And finally, carbohydrates provide energy. These are your body’s first stop for refueling energy stored in muscles and providing glucose to the brain to maintain peak function. As with everything in life, balance is key, these macronutrients all play a role that requires you to make sure you don’t get too much or too little of any one of them. Getting a good workout based on what your body needs and what your specific goals are is an important component in your quest to improving your health and wellness. But I urge you to consider and incorporate the other elements mentioned here to help you feel your best and reach your goals.
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hat do Astronaut Pudding, Mini-Martian Muffins, and our 4-H EFNEP teen youth volunteers have in common? They’re out of this world and coming to summer camp programming near you! These teens just completed their training and are ready to assist 4-H EFNEP Educator, Angie Lawrence, during summer day camps teaching these principles to campers. This summer they’ll be assisting with programming through Parks and Recreation at Town Creek Elementary, For Kids Only in Shallotte, and Parks and Recreation in Southport. One youth volunteer especially loved seeing the reactions of people who tasted the food she had just created. She described her experience saying, “I like the way sharing food makes people happy, I might like to be a chef.” Another was initially excited to work with youth and have leadership opportunities but was
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The NC 4th of July Festival Returns Live events are back for 2021 with new venues and some expanded offerings
he 4th of July Festival is back! It required a lot of work and a lot of cooperation to pull this year’s event together given the uncertainty about state and local COVID regulations and the sewer construction currently going on in downtown Southport, but the 4th of July Committee has pulled together a terrific celebration. There are some significant changes, since some events, such as the parade and firefighters competition, simply could not be accommodated, and other events, such as the car show, craft market, and fireworks are moving to Oak Island this year. Other events in Southport, like the reading of the Declaration of Independence and the flotilla, have been expanded. We’ve broken down the different parts of the festival for you in separate articles this year, but with all these changes, we thought a complete schedule would be a help to festival-goers, so here you are, from Beach Day to 4th of July Fireworks, everything happening at this year’s festival.
THURSDAY, JULY 1 BEACH DAY
10:30 am - 2 pm Public viewing of classic cars and trucks
Middleton Park Pavilion Area, SE 46th St, Oak Island
3 pm Awards
8 am Horseshoe Tournament
10 am Registration for Games 11 am - 4 pm Inflatable Rides 4-8 pm Food Truck Rodeo 6-9 pm Concert by Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot 6-6:45 pm Registration for Shag Contest 7 pm Shag Contest during the band’s break
Beachfront at the Cabana, SE 46th & Beach Drive, Oak Island 11 am Bocce Ball Tournament 11 am Cornhole Tournament 11 am Beach Volleyball Tournament 4 pm Sandcastle Competition
Oak Island Pier, 801 Ocean Dr.
6-9 pm Concert by The McGuire Band 9 pm (dusk) Fireworks (visible for miles up and down the beach.
Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore St., Southport 9:30 am - 2:30 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive
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10:30 am - 2 pm Concert by The Back Porch Rockers 10:30 am - 2 pm Food available (fried shrimp and fish, burgers, dogs, bbq)
Middleton Park Pavilion Area, SE 46th St., Oak Island 10 am - 5 pm Arts & Crafts Market 12-1 pm Music by Radio Rehab 1-4 pm Music by The Christine Martinez Band
SOUTHPORT EVENTS Patriotic & History Events 10 am Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Moore Street Market, 130 E. Moore St 10 am Smithville Burial Ground Tour, 401 E. Moore St 10 am - 2 pm Sign the Declaration of Independence, Cattail Cottage, 122 N. Howe St. 12 pm Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Southport Market, 104 S. Howe St. 2 pm Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage, 108 S. Davis St. 2 pm Smithville Burial Ground Tour, 401 E. Moore St 4 pm Flag Retirement Ceremony, Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor’s Center, 203 E. Bay St.
Musical Entertainment American Fish Company, 150 Yacht Basin Drive 12-2 pm Parlay
2-4 pm Nowcat
community 3-5 pm UPWA Live Pro Wrestling
Oak Island Pier, 801 Ocean Dr
9 pm-ish Fireworks (visible for miles up and down the beach)
SOUTHPORT EVENTS Patriotic & History Events
12 pm Flag Raising Ceremony, Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor’s Center, 203 E. Bay St. 12:15 pm Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor’s Center, 203 E. Bay St. 1 pm Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Southport Market, 104 S. Howe St. 2 pm Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Moore Street Market, 130 E. Moore St 2 pm Smithville Burial Ground Tour, 401 E. Moore St
Southport Tap & Cellar, 827 N. Howe St. 1-3 pm Little Big House Band 3-5 pm The Reflections Band
Children’s Activities Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor’s Center, 203 E. Bay St.
2-4 pm Red, white & Blue Freedom Flotilla, leaves from the Old Yacht Basin, proceeds up to The Landing then back down to St. James Marina and back. Prime viewing from Southport, Oak Island and St. James
Musical Entertainment Moore Street Market, 130 E. Moore St 12-4 pm John Rogers and Friends
The Tiki Tavern, 104 E. 8th St.
10 am - 3 pm Crafts and Games 10 am The Lotus Collective Band 11 am Turning the Wheel 12 pm Benjamin T Higgins 1 pm The Lotus Collective Band 2 pm Southport Shanty Crew
NC Maritime Museum, 204 E. Moore St. 10 am - 4 pm Museum open 10 am - 4 pm Coloring, Scavenger Hunt, Sensory Backpacks Available 11 am - 3 pm Pirate Walks 12 pm Duck Races (arrive 10 minutes before to participate) 2 pm Duck Races (arrive 10 minutes before to participate)
SUNDAY. JULY 4 OAK ISLAND EVENTS Middleton Park Pavilion Area, SE 46th St., Oak Island 10 am - 5 pm Arts & Crafts Market
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by the program. RSVP by July 20 or request additional information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve included events here that were scheduled at press time, but please remember that all events, dates and times are subject to change. For programs offered through the Town of Leland, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/townofleland/ to register online or call 910-395-9891.
LCAC Instructor Showcase
Instructors at the Leland Cultural Arts Center take this opportunity to show off their works. Stop by and see what these fabulous teachers can create! The exhibit is open during regular business hours at the Center,1212 Magnolia Village Way, and runs through August 28.
Join historians Musette Steck and Bob Surridge as they conduct a fascinating tour of Southport and North Carolina’s history preserved in the Old Smithville Burying Grounds. The Smithville Burial Grounds are located at 401 E. Moore Street (corner of E. Moore Street and E. Nash Street) in Southport. July 3 at 10 am and 2 pm, and 2 pm on July 4. No registration required.
Exhibit opening — Leland Cultural Art History Lecture — Franklin Square Art Gallery Arts Center A gallery exhibit featuring painter Susan Tolliver opens at the Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. The exhibit will be open thought the29th, and may be viewed during normal operating hours.
VFW hosts Blood Drive
The Leland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12196 is holding a blood drive for the Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross at the Brunswick Center of Leland, 121 Town Hall Drive in Leland. The blood drive is from 1-5:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcross.org.
BSL Neighbors Market
Shop for produce and plants, wellness items, arts and crafts, and more at this open-air market in Boiling Spring Lakes, next to the Office Coffee and Wine Bar. The market runs from 9 am to 2 pm.
History professor Hank Steffens lectures on Manet and Degas, painters of modern life. The lecture is 2:30-4 pm at the Gallery, 130 E.West Street in Southport. The cost is $10, and admission to the Gallery is free.
Sea Turtles 911 — Oak Island Beach Preservation Society Inc. The Society has teamed up with folks at the Fort Fisher Aquarium to bring a series of nature programs to Oak Island, and July’s session is all about sea turtles. This free program is at 2 pm at the Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Drive.
Movie in the Park — Leland
Enjoy a viewing of The Sandlot at Founders Park, next to Town Hall (at 113 Town Hall Drive). Take chairs, or your favorite blanket, and your favorite friends and family for this movie under the stars. Concessions will not be available for this event. Plan on taking a picnic to munch on, but no alcohol and no pets
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Summer Thunder — A Nighttime Cannon Firing Have a blast this summer at one of the nighttime cannon firings at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 12 and younger. Gates open at 7:30 pm at the site, 8884 St. Philips Road SE, Winnabow. There will be one other chance to catch this event this summer, on August 27.
Korean War Veterans Breakfast
The Leland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12196 is hosting a breakfast to honor Korean War Veterans. The breakfast will be at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. All those who served in “The Forgotten War” are to be specially recognized and honored at that time. July 27 marks the signing of the Armistice ending hostilities in 1953. The Armistice was to ensure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved, according to a release from the VFW. This event is open to any Korean War Veteran and a guest, and it will feature speakers and the opportunity to meet other veterans from the area. A coffee social will start at 8 am, followed
Fridays and Saturdays 11 am - 6 pm.; Sundays 11 am - 4 pm, Fresh seafood, seasonings and all things related to seafood, and lots of fresh produce, all with the beautiful backdrop of the Brunswick River.
Town of Leland — Parks & Recreation Check out http://bit.ly/lelandevents for more information on classes and online programs, including: painting, pottery, jewelry-making, acting, dance and more.
Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site 8884 St. Philip’s Rd. SE, Winnabow The grounds are open, and distancing protocols are in place inside. There is plenty to do and see outside, with historic ruins, great information on the site’s history, and some of the most beautiful riverfront property in the County. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
Leland Library - 487 Village Road
The Library is open Monday through Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Curbside delivery is still available - reserve your book and pick it up outside the library. Call 910-371-9442. Visit https://www.brunswickcountync. gov/library/ for more information about the Brunswick County Library system and a list of other reading resources.
NC Maritime Museums - Southport Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Tuesdays
through Saturdays. Masks are required, as is social distancing. Online and hybrid programs are also available; check https://ncmaritimemuseumsouthport. com for details.
Brunswick Wellness Coalition
Walk with a Doc on the second Saturday and Health Hacks (nutrition and physical activity tricks) is the second Monday; both events are virtual via Facebook for now.
Art League of Leland (ALL) at the Leland Cultural Arts Center The group welcomes artists of all kinds and meets monthly (except in summer months) 4-6 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.
LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College 150 College Road NE, Bolivia
Sept 9 — The Kingston Trio - The iconic folk bands performs all the fan favorites, 7pm Nov 6 — Shakey Graves
Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College 701 N. Third Street in Wilmington
July 9-11— Legends Live On! — 7:30 pm July 9-10 and 3 pm July 11. LEGACY brings classic hist from The Beatles, Bruno Mars, The Four Seasons and more. Presented by the Opera House Theatre Company.
popular TV game show comes to the Port City. Oct 15 —MasterChef Live! Oct 22 — Village People Oct 23 — Boz Scaggs, 7:30 pm. The musician performs songs from five decades of his music career, including his most recent album, “Out of the Blues.” Oct 27 — Million Dollar Quartet, 7:30 pm - The Tony Award-winning musical inspired by a recording session of icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Nov 7 — Melissa Etheridge performs hits including “I’m the Only One,”and “Come to My Window,” 7:30 pm Nov 20 — ZZ Top Nov 29 — Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 7:30 pm Jan 7, 2022 — Trace Adkins, 7:30 pm. The Grammy-nominated Country musician performs.
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The Joyce 1174 Turlington Ave.
Check Facebook for specials and details on music and trivia nights.
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1941 Amphitheater Drive, Wilmington July 9-10 — Watchhouse
July 25 — Old Crow Medicine Show
Sept 7 — The Price is Right — The
Sept 28 — The Revivalists
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July 31 — Magnolia: Arthur Greene Recital — Pianist Arthur Greene performs classical pieces from Chopin, Beethoven and others.
Aug 21— The Village People, 7:30 pm. The group performs classics such as “Y.M.C.A’ and “Macho Man.”
Sept 24 — Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Music Bingo on Wednesdays, starting at 7 pm. Specials are posted on Facebook.
March 30, 2022 — Cirque Eloize, 7:30 pm. This cirque show centers around the happenings and characters of an art deco hotel.
July 22 — Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew Remain in Light
August 7 — The Four Seasons: Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Sept 22 — Band of Horses
Local’s Tavern 1107 New Pointe Blvd., Leland
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2022— Cats — The hit Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber.
July 23 — Petrushka: Lomazov/ Rackers piano duo
August 1 — Encores! An entertaining program opens the Vivace International Violing & Cello Festival.
Sept 3 Brent Cobb and Nikki Lane: Soap Box Derby Tour
Aug 6 — Trevor Hall Aug 5 — Umphrey’s McGee Aug 7 — Eric Gales Aug 8 — Get the Led Out: A Celebration of “The Mighty Zep” Aug 13 — Moon Taxi Aug 17-18 — The String Cheese Incident
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BLOSSOMS RESTAURANT Magnolia Greens Golf Course 1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr., Leland 910-383-0998 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week
BRIDGEWATER WINES 1132 New Pointe Blvd, Leland (910) 408-1900 www.bridgewaterwines.com Free Wine Tastings Thursdays and Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays 1-5pm and Sundays 12-3pm
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CAPE FEAR SEAFOOD CO Waterford Leland, 910-399-6739 American seafood, signature dishes, hand cut fish, steaks and chicken, freshly made desserts all served in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
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CHINGON TAQUERIA 1132 New Pointe Blvd, Leland (910) 3408-1221 Mexican Food & Drink
CHRISTOPHER’S STEAKHOUSE AND SEAFOOD 2013 New Regent Way Ste 200, Leland (910) 782-8498 Steakes, Seafood, Salads, Sandwiches
DUNKIN DONUTS 1132 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-383-8383 Hand crafted espresso drinks, fresh made all day breakfast sandwiches and delicious donuts.
MR. BAGELMEISTER 1105 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-383-8383
ETERNAL SUNSHINE CAFE 117-G Village Rd NE, Leland Phone: (910) 399-3299
FAMILY PIZZA & SUBS 1735 Reed Rd NE, Leland 910-371-2611
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 1120 E. Cutler Crossing, Leland Southern Style, Breakfast & Brunch (910) 408-1676
FIVE GUYS 2028 Olde regent way, leland (910) 833-1997 Burgers, Shakes and more!
FALCONE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2013 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-3442 Authentic Italian Fare
FIREHOUSE SUBS 3572 Leland Town Center Dr., Leland (910) 408-1007
THE FOREST RESTAURANT Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest 1281 Cape Fear National Dr., Leland 910-383-3283
FUZZY PEACH 1109 New Pointe Blvd, Ste 4, Leland 910-371-1238 Frozen Yogurt
GAYLYN’S DINER 322 Village Rd, Leland (910) 371-3533 Breakfast and Lunch
HWY 55 BURGERS, SHAKES AND FRIES 1114 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-371-2707 Retro-themed chain with 1950’s sodafountain look
ISLAND FRESH-MEX GRILL 2013 Olde Regent Way, Ste 110, Leland Serving frshly made burritos, quesadillas and more Mexican
JADE GARDEN 1735 Reed Rd, Leland 910-383-0880 Chinese
JERSEY MIKE’S 2029 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-523-5300 Sub sandwiches
Pizza, Italian, Bar
503 Old Waterford Way 104-A, Leland 910-399-7007 Sub sandwiches
PORT CITY JAVA
111 Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-3600 Breakfast Restaurant
THE JOYCE IRISH PUB 1174 Turlington Ave, Ste 101, Leland 910-408-1400 Irish Pub, Burgers, Beverage
LATITUDES Compass Pointe, Leland 910-777-7740 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week
LELAND SMOKEHOUSE 503 Olde Waterford Way Ste 100, Leland (910)228-5008 BBQ, Wings, Ribs
511 Olde Waterford Way 1112 E Cutlar Crossing 910-383-1238, Leland Coffeehouse chain with house-roasted, organic, breakfast items, sandwiches.
P.T.’S OLDE FASHIONED GRILLE
WOK AND ROLL
YUMMI YUMMI 112 Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-0077 Chinese
2013 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-9025 Chinese
1035 Grandiflora Dr, Leland 910-399-6808 Burgers, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries
SAN FELIPE MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1114 New Point Blvd, #140, Leland 910-371-1188 Mexican Food and Drink
SHIRLEY’S DINER LOCAL’S TAVERN 1107 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910- 769-1289 American Bar/Pub, Music
M + K’S KITCHEN 403 Village Rd NE, Leland 910-833-8030
MIYABI JR EXPRESS 1108 New Pointe Blvd #110, Leland (910) 769-2358 Hibachi, Sushi
NEW DAY CAFE 497 Olde Waterford Way Ste 100, Leland (910) 769-9036 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
PANARA BREAD 2024 Olde Regent Way, Leland
112 Village Rd. NE, Leland 910-371-2890
SHUCKIN’ SHACK OYSTER BAR - LELAND 1175 Turlington Ave Suite 101 Leland, North Carolina (910) 221-5522
SIX HAPPINESS ASIAN RESTAURANT 1114 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-371-0021 Japanese, Sushi, Asian
SMITHFIELD’S CHICKEN ’N BAR-B-Q 2020 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-6900 Counter-serve chain offers fried chicken &Eastern NC BBQ vinegar-based sauce
103 Village Rd NE & 1012 Grandiflora Dr 910-371-9933 910-383-0211 Subs & Salads
TAQUERIA SANTA CLARA
1389 Lanvale Rd, Leland (910) 769-5598 Take-out Mexican, Burgers, Hot Dogs
1108 New Pointe Blvd #140, Leland (910) 408-1662 Peruvian Charcoal Rotisserie Chicken
PIZZA HUT 112 K Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-9547
The salmon special at Cape Fear Seafood was amazing!
A huge THANK YOU to loyal reader Carol Brauzer for her very kind note and help in updating our Dining Guide.
Making Your Travel Dreams Come True
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE 143 Poole Rd, Leland 910- 765-1144 Healthy Choices
PIZZETTA’S PIZZERIA 1144 E. Cutlar Crossing, Leland 910-371-6001
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