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First Anniversary Edition

vol. two issue one october 2013

INSIDE: • Breast Cancer Awareness • U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament • Empty Bowls Fundraiser

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vol. two / issue one


3 letter from the editor Bethany Turner and Kris Beasley celebrate the magazine’s first year

15-17 dining guide 26 marketplace Everything for sale from refrigerators to real estate

32-33 spottings Check out photos of your neighbors living life to the fullest on our coast



35 occasions Check out upcoming events


5 holy mackerel!

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament reels in its 34th year

6 blessings in disguise Kris Beasley shares her journey battling breast cancer


9 painting a picturesque fall The Brunswick Arts Council fall show and sale will take place at Franklin Square Gallery

10 spooky and sensational

Cover by Sue Cothran. Inside photo by Bethany Turner

it’s our birthday!

Southport Magazine turns 1, and invites you to celebrate! See details on page 8.



12 dine and imbibe Check out the BHI Grapes and Hops Month

13 eat up, ye hearty! Yacht Basin Eatery embraces the pirate’s life

14 hunger fighters The Empty Bowls crew fills empty tummies, too

19 cheers Savor fall cocktails all season long


18 pump up the pumpkin

An author shares ghostly tales of the Cape Fear

Leslie Reschly, RN, chats about the health advantages of pumpkin

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24 protecting your business equipment Greg Ochipa offers tips on preventing theft and storm damage

25 biz Q&A Meet Missy Ronquillo, artist and owner of Oak Island’s Pescado Y Amor


28-31 secluded sanctuary A custom-built estate inspired by the Craftsman style

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Thank you for supporting Southport Magazine and two girls with a dream!

Bethany Turner Bethany is a nearly lifelong resident of southeastern North Carolina. She, like any good coastal girl, enjoys spending time on the boat in the Intracoastal Waterway.



e made it! This month officially marks the first anniversary of Southport Magazine. Last year, when Bethany wrote you for the first time, she mentioned the project was a “labor love,” and quite the quick decision. This year, we will reveal the full story behind the magazine and we, the two women who run it: Kris lives in Boiling Spring Lakes and has worked in Wilmington for encore magazine for 17 years. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2012. (See pages 6-7 for her personal journey with cancer, as well as several events to help raise funds for breast-cancer research.) As Kris ended her chemotherapy in August 2012, she went to her boss with the idea of creating Southport Magazine: a magazine that would showcase the arts, music, events and dining strictly for the areas of Southport, Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, Bald Head Island and St. James. Kris hoped Southport Magazine would help give her something new to focus on as she eased back into reality after cancer treatment. She thought the magazine would begin in Janu- Bethany Turner, editor, with Kris Beasley, owner. Photo by Sue Cothran ary 2013—but her boss asked her to begin in October 2012. He also suggested enlisting the help of Bethany, a recent graduate of UNC Wilmington, who was succeeding as the Assistant Editor of encore. Kris went to Bethany with the idea and she was thrilled! They met at Port City Java in Southport and brainstormed a template for the publication. In less than 30 days they created and sold ads for the first issue of Southport Magazine, which hit the streets in October 2012. Seeing a great opportunity—and a potential “retirement” plan to work closer to home—Kris reached out to the owners of encore with a brave request: to purchase Southport Magazine. Knowing this project has become a true passion for Kris, the bosses agreed. The sale occurred on September 24th, 2013. Southport Magazine has been a gift to us in so many ways—the people, the business, the experiences and the success! We greatly appreciate all of the kindness we’ve received from readers and supporters alike. Without you, our hearts would not be as full.


letter from the

Kris Beasley Kris lives in Boiling Spring Lakes with her husband and daughter. She loves cooking, gardening, fishing and football. Southport has so much to offer—music, art, dining, and more—and Kris is thrilled to be able to compile it in one place.

staff writers Shannon Rae Gentry, Leslie Reschly Greg Ochipa


Chelsea Blahut, Maddie Deming, Fiona Ní Súilleabháin, Christian Podgaysky

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holy mackerel!

Registration for the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament kicks off October 3rd Story by Shannon Rae Gentry What: Southport-Oak Island U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament When: Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 3-5 Where: Southport Marina 606 W. West St., Southport Cost: $325 to enter; free to spectate Info:


ate colorado senator Charles Waterman is often quoted in the fishing world as saying, “Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.” Captain William McCann Jr. from Henderson, NC, won the 2012 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament with a similar mantra. “I’d say there is some luck involved with getting the big one in the boat [and] being at the right place and time. But it does involve more skill to me,” McCann explains. “Knowing where the fish are at and staying on top of them is what has done it for us.” After losing their sonar unit the day of the tournament last year, McCann reports his crew really didn’t have much choice in the matter, but he didn’t need any special technology to see the fish were biting. “And lots of them,” he recalls. “That really taught me no matter what size fish you’re catching, when you’re catching your targeted species, stay in the area.” McCann says his team had one of the best catches ever when fishing for king mackerels last year, and, while he saw many competing boats come and go within hours or even minutes, it was non-stop action on his boat. “From the time we dropped the first bait until the time we wrapped it up and weighed the big one, we knew we were on the fish and couldn’t leave,” he remembers. “It paid off in the end.” Indeed, as McCann’s winnings were $61,180 for the McAttack crew. The team consisted of his father, William McCann Sr., who reeled in the winning 47.2-pound mackerel, and Whalon Huff of Kure Beach. McCann reveals it could have been any one of the three to reel in the winning catch, because each venture is a team effort. “We don’t have a specific role as we just pick up what is needed,” he describes. “One person grabs the rod with the fish, someone gets lines cleared if need be, someone controls

William McCann Jr. and his crew took home $61,180 for their 47.2-pound king mackerel in the 2012 tournament. Courtesy photo

the boat, and when it’s time for the most crucial part, someone grabs the gaff. It works for us this way.” McCann says he has been fishing most of his life off of piers and in freshwater, but in 2011 he finally made the purchase of an offshore-capable boat. “When I was introduced to the saltwater aspect, I [realized that I] would rather do that than anything else,” he tells. “It’s tough to explain, but I think the one thing most of us fishermen in the sport will say is that it’s just something that draws us to it. Either you have it, or you don’t.” McCann and his crew plan to return to this year’s Southport-Oak Island U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament at the Southport Marina. As one of the largest king mackerel tournaments in the United States, welcoming more than 400 boats in 2012, tournament organizers at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce expect to have about the same numbers as last year, depending on weather. Karen Sphar is the executive vice president of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. She says this tournament, in its 34th year, thrives here in part due to its $2 million economic impact on the local area. However, the location and allcash guaranteed prize structure of 100 prizes totaling more than $100,000 are enough

incentive to keep fisherman engaged. “During [this] time of year, king mackerel are usually close to shore and accessible to most boating anglers,” she explains. “It doesn’t take a large three-engine boat to be competitive. Anyone can win it. [Plus,] we do not base our prize structure on the number of boats entered—thus the competitors know when they enter the tournament the prizes for which they are competing.” Not to mention, it’s the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, and winning comes with major bragging rights, Sphar adds. Even non-fishermen or the average passersby have plenty to do at the Southport Marina during the tournament, complete with live music, a fish fry held by the Brunswick County Shrine Club, as well as a great view of spectacular vessels and their catches. “Watching the boats come in to weigh fish is definitely a spectator sport,” Sphar assures. “[People] line the waterfront at the Southport Marina to see all the differentsize boats and watch the anglers offload their catch. It is extremely exciting. There is such electricity in the air as people watching cheer on the competitors.”   This year’s tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4th through 5th, at the Southport Marina, with registration on Thursday, Oct. 3rd from 10 a.m. until midnight. Tournament details and a full schedule of events are available at, or e-mail questions to events@

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blessings in disguise:

Southport Magazine’s Kris Beasley details her experience battling breast cancer Story by Kris Beasley


veryone’s cancer journey is totally different—no two are the same. So when our editor, Bethany, asked me if I wanted to share my story as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I immediately said yes! And as I thought about what I wanted to say, I decided to make my story different from what you would expect—getting the details of my cancer out of the way and letting readers in on the good stuff. I was 45 with no history of breast cancer in my family. In January of 2012, I felt a bump on my left breast. I asked my husband if he could feel it; he could and advised me to get it checked out, which I did. The nurse practitioner sent me for a diagnostic mammogram. Next thing you know, I was referred to a surgeon for a biopsy and got the call that I had breast cancer. I was in shock. I could not believe it. Surgery was set for March 2nd. I was stage two—and some other details that my husband could tell you. I am not a details person, never have been. I always seem to get my wires crossed, and the details didn’t matter to me. I had breast cancer, enough said. I chose to have a lumpectomy with a breast reduction. The tumor was bigger than expected. Chemotherapy was required: six rounds, three weeks apart. I began the treatment in April 2012. My hair started falling out after my first chemo treatment. I tried to hang on to it as long as I could, but ended up asking my husband to just shave it all off. Initially the thought of losing my hair was my biggest concern and fear. I loved my hair—I didn’t want to lose it! But in the end, it was nothing. It felt liberating to see myself bald in the mirror; I smiled. I did lose every hair on my body: eyebrows, eyelashes—everything! Thankfully, I had a killer wig, and no one could tell it was a fake. It helped me fit in and not look like a cancer patient. I drew my eyebrows in and tried to use fake eyelashes. (Which are still a mystery to me—I can never get them to work!) I was scared about the chemo, but I never got sick, and I never lost weight (that was a bummer). In general, che-

Alan and Kris at the Poplar Grove Kentucky Derby event in May 2012. This was the first time Kris ever wore her wig in public. Courtesy photo

mo was OK. The one part I was not worried about was the radiation, because everyone said it was no big deal, but it was the part I liked the least. It was every single day. I had to breathe a certain way during the treatment (because my heart is under my left breast and they didn’t want the radiation to hit my heart; holding my breath lifted my breast away from the heart), and I could never get it right. Radiation just felt like a big pain in the butt. But it didn’t hurt, and each daily treatment only lasted 15 minutes. It just stunk having to go through that every single day. Come October 2012, I was finished with the treatment and my hair started to grow back. To me, I believed this was when things would get good again. I was over the treatment and things would get back to normal, right? Wrong. For me, it was the hardest part of the journey. I tried to get back to normal but I couldn’t find normal anymore. I didn’t look like myself or feel like myself. I kept trying to get over it, but I was freaking out. Of course, I didn’t want to tell anyone about my anxiety because, what was I complain-

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Kris with her husband, Alan; daughter, Brooke; and Bichon Frise, Ozzy; on Thanksgiving 2012. Her hair just began growing back after chemotherapy treatment ended in October 2012. Courtesy photo

ing about? It was over! And I couldn’t really explain what my problem was without feeling like I was just a huge complainer, so I just kept trying to get back to normal. It wasn’t until my oncologist, Dr. Arb, asked me how I was doing that I broke down and started crying. I was so embarrassed. I was all ready to say, “I’m doing great! So happy to be getting back to normal!”—yet I just started weeping. I was mortified. She said that this was normal for many women after treatment and she suggested I go and talk with someone who deals with cancer patients after treatment. I was in such a low place, I did just that. But I didn’t want to tell anyone, because I thought it would show weakness. And again, what was wrong with me? It was over and things were getting back to normal, right? I went to see Sarah Brownlee of The Healing Partnership, and she helped me so very much. I never thought talking to someone would alleviate so much of my worry. She was so cool and easy to talk to. I was able to tell her exactly how I really felt about everything—it was awesome.

Sarah gave me some concrete tools to use to help me with my anxiety and stress. Eventually, I shared with those close to me that I had been talking to someone and how much it helped me. I think being able to express myself to an outsider, someone that didn’t know me or my story, was liberating. And being able to tell an objective party your fears, dark thoughts, crazy thoughts, and funny thoughts was very therapeutic. I saw Sarah once a week for about two months total. Here I am a year after treatment and things still are not normal. But I have come to realize that things will never be normal again. And part of that is just because life changes, whether you have had cancer or not. You can dwell on the negative or embrace the positive. I prefer the latter. Many positives that came out of my journey. My relationship with my husband and daughter deepened. My faith in God kept me in peace and without worry. The love I received from family and friends was mind blowing—it still brings me to tears. My co-workers stepped up and covered for me while I was out. Doctors, nurses and health professionals provided great care with

smiles on their faces. Businesses provided free services for me. I got a new, perky set of ta-ta’s! And I would have never started Southport Magazine if I hadn’t had cancer. This project was the catalyst getting me back into reality! Let’s face it: Having cancer of any kind is a scary, life-changing experience. But if you pay close attention, you will also gain some blessings. Run for the Ta-Ta’s Sat., 10/5 • 8 a.m. TrySports Field, 925 Town Center Dr. Mayfaire Town Center, Wilmington The Wilmington Plastic Surgery Run for the Ta-Ta’s is a 5k race and one-mile walk. The 5k is a “chaser race,” wherein women start first. Men start two minutes and 30 seconds later. The first participant, female or male, to cross the finish line, wins $1,000 cash. Plus, the top three men and women finishers will receive cash prizes. Many other awards are provided, including to the fastest breast-cancer survivor. Proceeds of the race benefit The Pink Ribbon Project at New Hanover County Regional Medical Center. One mile walk is $25 to register; 5k is $35 to register. Visit www. to sign up. Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show Fri., 10/11 • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Blue Marlin Restaurant 4419 Long Beach Rd., Southport All years, all makes, all models, rain or shine. $1 per ticket to cast your vote for the Best of Show Award. The vehicle with the most money raised wins. Voting ‘til 7 p.m.; awards at 7:30 p.m. 50/50 raffle drawing at 7:30 p.m. Music from DJ Bill Vann. “Claudia” the pink fire truck will be there. Pre-registration to show requested; cost is $20 (100 percent tax deductible, includes one free voting ticket). Money raised will benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Info: (910) 471-6335 or Ten per-

cent of food sales for the evening will be donated, too. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Sat., 10/19 • 10 a.m. Cape Fear Community College 411 N. Front St., Wilmington This event is part of a national fundraiser by the American Cancer Society. Walk or run a 5k for the cure, and make a difference with every step you take! The course takes participants through downtown Wilmington with views of historic buildings and the Cape Fear River. Registration is $30. To sign up, visit Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament Tues., 10/22 • 11 a.m. shotgun Members Club at St. James 4006 St. James Dr., St. James The Clubs at St. James Plantation will be joining more than 2,000 other golf clubs throughout the country that are sponsoring a tournament to honor the lives of those touched by breast cancer. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Scramble format for men and women. Enroll by calling Mike Himebaugh at the Players Club pro shop at (910) 457-0049, option 1. $70 per individual, plus any applicable golf and cart fees for non-golf members or those not on the cart plan. Includes dinner, cocktail hour, 50/50 raffle, participant gift, magazine subscription, silent auction and prizes. Rock for the Cure Concert Fri., 10/25 • 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. St. James Community Center 4136 Southport-Supply Rd. SE, St. James Performing for your dancing pleasure will be Mike’s Garage Band. Admission: $10; for tickets, call Susan Clune at (910) 253-4409. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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The Brunswick Arts Council Show returns for its 13th year Story by Fiona Ní Súilleabháin What: Brunswick Arts Council Show When: October 14th through 26th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Franklin Square Gallery 130 E. West St., Southport Cost: FREE Info:





firehouse is one unlikely spot for an art show, it indeed was the home for one of the Brunswick Arts Council’s first annual shows. Formed in 1981, the Brunswick Arts Council seeks to promote art and artists throughout the county. As a non-profit organization, the group advocates support, appreciation, and education of the wide variety of art and cultural interests throughout the region. From children and students to experienced, celebrated artists, the council’s reach in the community is unlimited. Victor and Jeanne Gerloven, both now deceased, founded the council’s annual exhibition in 2000. “The main reason for starting the show was to bring all the artists together in Brunswick County,” Jo Ann Staat, president of the council, informs. “It has ended up as the best art show in southeastern North Carolina.” Now in its 13th year, the Brunswick Arts Council Show returns as a fall exhibition and sale at Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery from October 14th through 26th. Artists from across the county have submitted their best works for visitors to view and judges to critique. Plus, all of the revenue from the show’s sales will go back to the artists. “The show is limited to Brunswick County residents—or if you live outside the county, you must belong to one of the Brunswick County art guilds,” Staat notes. “Styles vary from abstract, seascapes, portraits, drawings, and pretty and funny sculptures.” The exhibit will have a large variety of works ranging from two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, including wood,

‘Color Guard,’ a watercolor painting by Richard Staat. The painter is a member of the Associated Artists of Southport and the Oak Island Art Guild, as well as the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Courtesy photo

pottery, sculpture and photography. Between 50 and 75 artists will display at least two pieces of art each. Some of the better known artists showcasing their work this year include: Susan Dade, Roger Tatum and Susan Mauney (watercolorists); Phyllis Riley and Sharon Bowling (oils); Joyce Gazetti (acrylic); Willis Whyte (photos); Jan Boland (pastels) and Betty Garbarino, (acrylic/watercolors). The judging criteria will be based on each entry as an individual piece that relates to art, presentation and theme, and success of craftsmanship. Over $3,500 will be offered as awards for the different categories. Judging the two-dimensional pieces will be Treelee Mac Ann, and Michael W. Haga will judge the three-dimensional works. “They were selected as

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judges for their expertise and eye for the entries that stand out from others,” Staat reveals. Treelee Mac Ann earned a BA in printmaking from the State University of New York and a MFA from Bowling Green State University. Mac Ann has been an art professor for over 33 years and is currently teaching at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. Throughout her career, she has won numerous awards for her work. Michael W. Haga is the Associate Dean of the College of Charleston School of Arts. Haga has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roanoke College and a master’s degree in arts and liberal studies from Hollins University. He has written many exhibition revues for publications such as Carolina Arts, the Charleston City Paper, Art Papers and the New Art Examiner. An evening reception will be held on Friday, October 17th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Amongst food and drinks for all attendees, the main event will be the awards ceremony held at 6 p.m. “My favorite part of the show is seeing an artist that has worked hard to bring their work up to show-standard being awarded a ribbon for their first win and watching the spark of an upcoming artist being lit,” Staat, who has handled many of the council’s past shows, describes. The prize for Best of Show is $750. First place in two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and photography will earn $450 each. “We also have $500 in memorials ($100 each), $400 ($50 each) in merits, and $150 ($25 each) in honorable mentions awards,” Staat includes. Admission for the reception, sponsored by the Associated Artists of Southport, is free. Regular gallery hours at Franklin Square are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details about the show or Franklin Square Gallery, call (910) 457-5450.

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Fishy Fishy Cafe

106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 457-1881 • 10/4: Christine Martinez & Guy Phillips, 7-11 p.m. 10/5:The Dennis Walton Band, 7-11 p.m. 10/11: Rev & Guy, 7-11 p.m. 10/12: A.K.A., 7-11 p.m. 10/18: Randy Sadewater, 7-11 p.m. 10/19: Christine Martinez & Guy Phillips, 7-11 p.m. 10/25: G’tar Mike, 7-11 p.m. 10/26: Rev & Guy, 7-11 p.m.

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spooky and sensational:

Author and storyteller Brooks Preik will share ghostly tales of the Cape Fear’s past BP: I find that everyone, no matter how young or old, loves a good ghost story, so the responses are always positive!

Story by Christian Podgaysky What: Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program: Legends and Lore of the Lower Cape Fear with Brooks Preik When: Tuesday, October 15th 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay St., Southport Cost: FREE, but registration is required Info: (910) 457-0003

SM: What do you think makes the ghost stories you tell such a compelling way to educate people on local history? BP: Well, I don’t think you can separate history from ghost stories. All legend, I think, is a mixture of story and history. It’s a great way to educate people – especially children. They like the historical part of the story and seem fascinated by it.


ich in history and lore, Southport will come alive with the spirits of the past this Tuesday, October 15th. Author Brooks Preik will divulge spooky tales at the Southport Community Building that will both entertain and enlighten. The event is part of the Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program, a monthly series hosted by the local branch of the NC Maritime Museum. “Southport is the place I grew up, and even though I haven’t lived there in years, it is the place nearest and dearest to my heart,” Preik, a native of the town, describes. A seasoned storyteller, Preik has a long history of weaving ghostly tales that have been passed down from generation to generation. So much so, she published a book of stories called “Haunted Wilmington and the Cape Fear Coast.” Though she cannot claim to have experienced a ghostly encounter herself, Preik advocates that most all of the legends she tells are grounded in truth. Southport Magazine had the privilege to sit down with Preik and learn more about her love of storytelling.

Writer Brooks Preik will speak at the NC Maritime Museum’s Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program. Courtesy photo

can attendees expect to encounter at this event? Brooks Preik (BP): Just a good evening of fun and stories. Old stories based on legends of the Cape Fear and reminiscences of Southport. SM: What sparked your interest in local folklore? How long have you been working with it? BP: Since I was a child. I grew up in Southport before the days of television, so storytelling was a large part of the entertainment back then. My mother and father both loved folklore and storytelling.

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SM: Why do you think coastal cities like the ones found in the Cape Fear area are so alive with the souls of the past? BP: I think one of the things is that there have always been sea-fearing men who like telling stories and who were out to sea months at a time. Some of these men were pirates or buccaneers who had their own reputations that they brought with them. Stories of smuggling and hidden passages to the sea certainly contributed to these things. I think, also, the whole region was settled by Scots, Irish and English—all of whom have a long tradition of ghost stories. SM: What makes your experience of telling a story different from when you write the story? BP: I love to write, but I prefer telling stories because I can see the audience’s reactions and that gives me the incentive to

keep going—the inspiration to expand the stories. That makes it exciting. It’s just that immediate back and forth between the storyteller and the audience that makes it gratifying or enjoyable, and when I write I don’t have that same sensation. However, over the years since my ghoststory collection came out, in talking to various school groups or adult programs, I’ve been happy to know that it has been received well, even though I can’t see the immediate effect, and it will live on beyond me. SM: Do you have any plans to release more story collections? BP: Probably not another collection, but I do have another ghost story that will be one of the feature articles in the October issue of Salt Magazine. I think it’s a fascinating story about a 150-year-old house in Wilmington. SM: What is your favorite story to tell and why? BP: I think my favorite is the story of Theodosia Burr. She lived a very sad but very interesting life. The story of her disappearance at sea has never been solved. It is a true story, and there are ghost stories related to her disappearance from Georgetown, South Carolina, all the way to New York City. My story is the version of Theodosia’s ghost at Bald Head Island, and it will be one of the stories I tell at this meeting. To register to attend the Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program with Brooks Preik, a free event, call the Southport branch of the NC Maritime Museum at (910) 457-0003.


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dine and imbibe: Hop over to Bald Head Island for the second annual Grapes and Hops Month Story by Maddie Deming What: Grapes and Hops Month When: Through October Where: Bald Head Island, various locations Info:


he leaves are falling,

the air gets cooler—and probably one of the other most exciting parts about the fall season is the Grapes and Hops Month on Bald Head Island. Celebrating food, beer, and wine throughout October, there are many different events (that are all brand new!) for guests to enjoy across the island. There are some outlets participating for the first time this year, like Delphina, a new Latin restaurant in the harbor. Delphina is located in the Bald Head Island Marina, where River Pilot used to be. The cantina serves authentic and original Mexican cuisine with a Cuban and Spanish flair. The menu is derived from chef Carlos Rojas’ favorite family recipes. They will be offering authentic Mexican dinner specials with suggested wine pairings on October 4th, 18th, and 25th. The Oktoboroast at the Bald Head Island Club is the most anticipated event. Half Oktoberfest and half oyster roast, this event will have many beer, oyster, and German specialties. “Fall is the best time to eat North Carolina oysters while enjoying the beautiful weather,” Lauren Frye, Bald Head Island Limited Marketing Specialist, notes. Weekend Wine Tastings at the Maritime Market (8 Maritime Way) also will take place throughout October. For details on their tasting events, call (910) 457-7450 or visit The festival was enjoyed in 2012, its first year, and is anticipated to be a great deal of fun this coming October. With the various selections of craft beers, wines, delicious food, and entertainment at many different venues, there are an array of many activities to be celebrated for all. “We want to showcase the growing dining scene on the island, celebrate NC wine and beer,” Frye expresses.

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Guests dine at Bald Head Island’s now defunct River Pilot restaurant during a past food and wine event. Delphina, a Latin cantina, now sits in the marina at the River Pilot’s old spot. Delphina will offer authentic Mexican cuisine paired with wine during Grapes and Hops Month. Photo courtesy of Lauren Frye

The festival is slightly scaled back from last year, but events will continue to be added on their website as October approaches. Below is a sampling of events. You can see full details at http://www. Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Wine Pairings Fridays, October 4th, 18th and 25th Delphina Cantina, 10 Marina Wynd (910) 457-1222 Dine at Delphina on these dates and enjoy authentic Mexican specials like Paella Valenciana (10/4), Mixiote de Borrego (10/18) and Loom al Horno (10/25). Suggested wine pairings will be available for each dish. Oktoboroast Saturday, October 12th • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bald Head Island Club, Salt Meadow Trail

(910) 457-7300 • Though dirndls and lederhosen won’t be a requirement, this event will be a combination of Oktoberfest and a traditional coastal oyster roast. The affair will feature regional beer specials, oysters, and German specialties. A German-themed band will also play at the festivities. $32 per guest plus tax and service charge. Fall Red Wine Tasting Saturday, October 19th [WHAT TIME?] Shoals Club, 100 Station House Way (910) 454-4888 • Join the Shoals Club for featured autumn-inspired hors d’oeuvres and a number of red varietals. Wine representatives and experts will be on hand to lead the tasting. Oktoberfest Party Friday, October 25th • 6 p.m. Shoals Club, 100 Station House Way (910) 454-4888 • Authentic German Oktoberfest fare will meld with live entertainment and a selection of German beers. During the same time, a Halloween-themed party for the kids will take place in the event pavilion of the Shoals Club. Open to full and temporary members.

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Though staffing pirates only in October, Yacht Basin Eatery seeks to remain open through the winter this year Story by Bethany Turner


or the past few years, Yacht Basin Eatery has embodied the storied past of the Atlantic coast each October in one unique way: Every Friday through Sunday, the staff dresses up like pirates. “Well, I heard somewhere that October is National Pirate Month—although I haven’t been able to find any documentation about it,” owner Jill Brown remarks with a laugh. “But any opportunity I have to dress up like a wench, I embrace.” Yacht Basin Eatery opened on August 20th, 2011 under the leadership of Brown and her father, Giuseppi Bellio, and chef Billy Wilkins. “Billy and I are actually childhood friends,” Brown notes. “We’ve been friends since the 6th grade.” Hailing from New Jersey, the crew ventured out specifically to open a restaurant. “I scouted the East Coast looking for waterfront commercial property that I could afford to buy,” Brown recalls. “Southport was the last place I looked, and I just absolutely

Owner Jill Brown and staff of Yacht Basin Eatery dress up as pirates Friday through Sunday each October. Courtesy photo

fell in love with the town. I bought the property without ever looking inside the building or anything. I actually left and went home to New Jersey and made the offer. I didn’t look at it again until after we closed. It worked out fine—it was a lot of work, but I just knew that’s what I wanted and did it.”

Brown, originally a registered criticalcare nurse, purchased the property in October 2010. Yet she had early experience in the restaurant business, and Wilkins shared plenty of back-of-the-house knowledge. Yacht Basin Eatery’s tagline is “all-day comfort food.” It fits, as diners will find everything from deli sandwiches and cheesesteaks to pizzas, veal parmesan and more. “We bake all of our own bread,” Brown af-


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firms. “Everything is made in-house: sauces, dressings, desserts.” Fresh is the mantra of Yacht Basin Eatery, as even the sauces are made to order. Shrimp and oysters are direct out of the sea. “They don’t come out of a bag and into a fryer and onto a roll,” Brown quips. Recently the owners added brunch to the Saturday and Sunday line-up, starting at 9 a.m. Football specials reign this season, with the “Brunswick County Combo” offering six beers and 12 wings for $18. It’s all in an effort to serve customers year-round in 2013. “We closed last year because it was a perfect storm. We lost so much money from [the filming of ‘Safe Haven’],” Brown details, as the movie closed off part of the yacht basin area for work. “We went from doing 300 covers a day to under 70. And then the flooding in the Yacht Basin in the fall—we were just bleeding money. We had no choice. The goal this year is to stay open through the winter.” Yacht Basin Eatery is located at 122 Yacht Basin Dr. in Southport, where folks can catch the pirates each weekend in October. For more info, call (910) 363-4108.

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hunger fighters: The Empty Bowls crew fills empty tummies, too


he idea is simple but the cause is extensive. Empty Bowls, an international grassroots movement, is once again being served by the Associated Artists of Southport to address local hunger and food insecurity. In Southport, Empty Bowls takes place every four years. This will be the third affair since the local inception, taking place on Tuesday, October 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southport Community Building. For $15, event-goers will receive a hand-crafted bowl to fill with the soup of their choice, bread, a bottle of water, and, of course, social time with others. Though there are no prepaid slots available, the event attracts many guests. “The last time we held this event, it was extremely successful,” Donna Mandell, president of the Associated Artists of Southport (AAS), recalls. “Even though it was pouring outside all day, people still came.” Two years ago when Mandell started planning this event, she knew she had

Story by Chelsea Blahut What: Empty Bowls When: Tuesday, October 16th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay St., Southport Cost: $15, includes soup and bowl Info: (910) 457-0861

to emulate the same idea yet expand the number of organizations to which they donate. This year, instead of funding one specific organization, they are donating to three: Brunswick Family Assistance, the Food Pantry, and Matthew’s Ministry. “I think they’re trying to cover different aspects of hunger in the county, which is wonderful,” Kristy Disbrow, founder of Matthew’s Ministry, muses. Three years ago, Matthew’s Ministry began as a service providing food to children in local elementary schools—now a total of 11, including middle and high schools—

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Mary Beth Johnson and Pam Ingram wrapping and packing bowls for the 2013 Empty Bowls event in Southport. Courtesy photo

by filling their backpacks with food at the end of every school week. According to Mandell, Matthew’s Ministry needs about $6,000 a week to go grocery shopping to feed these children and their families so they have food for the weekend. Although this goal sounds steep, the success from the last Southport Empty Bowls event, plus Mandell’s proactive strategies for this year’s affair, will undoubtedly make 2013 another notch in the belt of past successes. “I think it’s really exciting to raise money and see people receive a bowl,” Disbrow expresses. “It’s a visual representation of what the cause stands for.” According to the Empty Bowls’ mission statement, “guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.” To produce these relics, the local potters of AAS throw pots from 1,650 pounds of donated clay from clay companies such as Highwater and Laguna. The potters vary from all skill levels—from beginner to practically professional—giving each bowl a distinct and unique finish. Even so, it is difficult to tell who makes or glazes them since no one puts their own signature on the pieces. Every bowl is signed as “Empty Bowls,” so that it is clear that one cause is bringing several artists together to provide for the same goal. “We don’t count how many bowls each potter makes,” Mandell reports. “It

doesn’t matter if it’s one or 100. If they’re going to donate them, we say, ‘Thank you,’ and then add them to the pile.” Once AAS has confirmed a contribution from the clay companies—they come in palettes of about 1,000 pounds—all they have to pay for are the shipping costs. Each of the 35 to 40 potters offering their craftsmanship this year will take a “sleeve” of the palette, which is 25 pounds, to make as many bowls as they can from it. Some can make one bowl with one pound; others can make one bowl with half a pound, Mandell explains. By doing so, they try to give back as many bowls as they were given in clay. The rest is either the artists’ personal clay or recycled from Brunswick Community College, which has been especially helpful in aiding this cause by lending their studio. Every Friday, AAS comes together for what they call “Soup-er Fridays,” where they glaze and fire the bowls already put aside for them. Of course, whoever is not glazing will be making more. If there is more clay, then there are more bowls to be made. After the dishes are completely done, the artists make sure there are not any cracks in them, and then stack the bowls at the Franklin Square Gallery, which is where AAS is stationed. With only a month left before the event as of press, the bowls were already stacked up to the ceiling, Mandell reports. Throughout this process Mandell also contacts local restaurants to donate soup, asking for at least five gallons. This year, they have about 30 restaurants donating for the event. From there, they have to locate cookers to heat the large vats of soup so those attending don’t have to wait too long. At the end of the Empty Bowls soiree, around 2:15 p.m., is when they know how successful their efforts have been—how much money they can give to the organizations. For means of advertising, a small amount is taken out of the proceeds to ensure that a majority will go to the organizations. Keep your eyes out for both the banner and the flyers being passed out in early October. Once everyone sits down “the event turns into a bit of a social hour,” Mandell says, with music and camaraderie characterizing the four hours.


Mr. P’s Bistro

309 N. Howe St., Southport 457-0801 • Fine low-country cuisine, from crab-stuffed fish du jour to crab cakes and prime rib.

Atlantic Seafood and Steaks

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

The Pharmacy Restaurant

110 E. Moore St., Southport 457-5577 • Fine dining with home-spun appeal abounds at The Pharmacy Restaurant. Enjoy everything from gourmet chicken salad and fish tacos to blackened tilapia and Bouillabaisse.

Bald Head Island Club

1 Salt Meadow Trail, Bald Head Island 457-7300 • Offers options, from the Pelicatessen located poolside, to the pub-style Palms dining room or al fresco Palms Terrace to the Grille, the club’s primary dining venue. Full or temporary membership in the BHI Club is required to dine.

Shagger Jacks

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

The Blue Marlin

4419 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport 363-4075 Serving up a menu to satisfy all palates, The Blue Marlin specializes in seafood, steaks and pastas in a fun, relaxed, Caribbean atmosphere.


302 N. Howe St., Southport • 454-0044 Offering sandwiches, salads, soups and quiche. A gem of a café located on Southport’s main drag.

Cape Fear Restaurant and Lounge

101 W. Bay St., Southport 457-9222 • Family-owned, Cape Fear Restaurant delivers excellent Southern-style cooking in the form of crabs, scallops and, of course, surf ‘n’ turf.

Dead End Saloon & Fish Factory Grille

4907 Fish Factory Rd., Southport 454-4002 • Known for real Maryland crab cakes and Shecrab soup and offering fresh, local seafood specials along with great entrees and 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 10% Campaign.

Fish House Restaurant

5710 57th Place W., Oak Island 278-6012 • Offering items such as award-winning chowder and signature crab dip to home-made desserts and chef specials.

Fishy Fishy Cafe

106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 457-1881 • A sophisticated take on the dockside seafood café, Fishy Fishy serves up plates like shrimp ceviche, Cajun grouper bites, and cilantro crusted Wahoo.

Frying Pan

319 West Bay St., Southport • 363-4382 Featuring homemade sweet potato biscuits and fried seafood, as well as other delicacies such as crab salad.

Beana's Kitchen

106 SE 58th St., Oak Island • 278-7209 Oak Island Deli and Pub (5422 E. Oak Island Dr.) offers a chef salad that can be customized by the guest. Photo by Bethany Turner

Island Way Restaurant

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

fers a la carte seafood sandwiches, conch fritters, steamed shrimp and more.

Shoals Club

Jolly Rogers

5515 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, 278-7060 The menu features seafood, from shrimp to oysters and more, broiled or fried.

100 Station House Way, Bald Head Island 454-4850 • A private membership club, Shoals Club emphasizes fresh ingredients and a twist on American dishes. This is especially true in its local grilled tuna, grouper and other seafood items, as well as its excellent steak.

Jones Seafood House

Yacht Basin Eatery

6404 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, 278-5231 Family owned and operated since 1964, this eatery offers seafood fried, broiled or grilled, plus charbroiled steaks.

MoJo’s on the Harbor

16 Marina Way, Bald Head Island 457-7217 • Featuring Southern classics like fried pickles and shellfish steam pots to global dishes such as Italian meat antipasto and Mediterranean-style shrimp and grits.

Provision Company

130 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 457-0654 • Established in 1933, Provision Company of-

122 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 363-4108 • Dishing up goods from both the North and South, Yacht Basin Eatery offers everything from hand-rolled pizza, Jersey-style breads and authentic Italian, to Southern comfort foods and fresh seafood.


614 N. Howe St., Southport 454-4360 • Serving creative cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, Live Oak Cafe offers dishes such as duck crepes, low-country gumbo, and baked scallops au gratin.

Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beana's serves breakfast and lunch.

Bob's Dogs

8903 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 278-3456 •

With custom hot dogs featuring an array of ingredients to home-style sandwiches like chicken salad and burgers.

Castaway Keys

1102 N. Howe St., Southport • 457-0240 Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Castaway Keys features a varying menu with items such as a classic Reuben, gator bites and crab nachos.

Chaser's Sports Bar and Grill

8520 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 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 278-9299 •

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 • 457-9024 Offers old-fashioned, hand-patted hamburgers, plus bbq, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and breakfast sandwiches and platters.

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EVENTS Weekly Wine Tastings Every Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. • $5+ Uncorked by the Sea 602-A N. Howe St., Southport 454-0633 • “Good Wines for a Great Cause” Wine Tastings benefit local non-profit organizations. Join us to enjoy great wines and hors d’oeuvres while helping out a worthy cause. Weekly Wine Tastings Every Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Southport Wine Rack 102 W. Brown St., Southport 457-5147 • Our tasting events are a great way to meet other wine lovers, get to know our assorted wines, and learn to discern among the different flavors and regions. No experience is necessary, and we encourage you to bring your friends.

668 Midway Rd. SE, Bolivia 253-9515 •

Farm-fresh, organic and natural ingredients—grown here, made here! Gluten-free and vegan options offered. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, unique sides and desserts.

Little Bit's Grill

5902 E. Oak Island Dr. , Oak Island • 278-6430

A classic burger joint, with onion rings and other sides. Plus, breakfast is served, including pancakes and bacon.

Local’s Family Diner

832 N. Howe St., Southport 457-0444 • Within a warm and friendly atmosphere, Local’s Family Diner serves breakfast all day long and a seafood and entrée menu to rival higher-priced eateries.

Loco Jo’s

602 N. Howe St., Suite E, Southport • 457-9009

A burger joint with fish sandwiches, pulled pork and shrimp wraps. Offers select Vietnamese dishes, too, with over 60 beer selections.

Kopp's Kwik Stop II

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

Maritime Market Cafe

8 Maritime Way, Bald Head Island 457-7450 •

Serving breakfast classics as well as imaginative daily specials like seafood omelets or banana crepes. As well, lunch includes fresh sandwiches, salads and wraps.

Moore Street Market

1131 N. Atlantic Ave., Southport • 454-8007 Southern fare with an exquisite twist, such as pulled pork with a plum BBQ sauce.

Russell's Place

5700 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island • 278-3070

Serving breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m., Russell's place is a little restaurant with a lot of home cooking.

Side Street Café

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

Southport Grill

8429 River Rd., Southport, 363-4712 A casual atmosphere open for breakfast to dinner.

Taylor Cuisine Café

731 N. Howe St., Southport • 454-0088 Bald Head Marina at Deep Point • 457-7830 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.

Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering

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

Trolly Stop

111 S. Howe St., Southport 457-7017 • A staple in North Carolina, Trolly Stop is renowned across the nation for its one-of-a-kind hot dogs.

Tropical Smoothie Café

130 E. Moore St., Southport • 363-4203 Open for breakfast and lunch, this market specializes in organic and fair-trade coffee as well as gourmet sandwiches crafted with Boar’s Head deli meats.

1671 N. Howe St. #1A, Southport 363-4908 • The menu boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal. Our items are made-to-order with fresh, simple, superior ingredients.

Nay-Nay’s Diner

Wildlife Restaurant and Grill

132 Country Club Rd., Oak Island, 201-1756 Roadside diner serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner—open for 24 hours a day.

Oak Island Restaurant

6302 E. Oak Island Dr. , Oak Island • 201-9925

Daily Wine and Craft Beer Tastings Any time, no appointment needed • $6 Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room 105 S. Howe St., Southport 777-5151 • Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room in downtown Southport offers wine and craft beer tastings seven days a week. Come in any time between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, and enjoy six wines or six beers (keep the souvenir glass) for $6. Pictured above: the barrel room of the original Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach.

Ruby’s Southern Cuisine

Here, flounder is prepared the old-fashioned way. Enjoy breakfast, too.

Oak Island Subs and Salads

5705 E. Oak Island Dr. , Oak Island• 278-9040

From BLT's with avocado to Cajun and Reuben sandwiches, this deli serves up quality sandwiches.

Oasis Bar and Grill

8039 River Rd. SE, Southport, 454-4004 Shrimp in every style desirable, plus sandwiches; try entrées such as scampi and filet mignon.

Olde Brunswick General Store

1450 50 Lakes Dr., Southport • 845-2707

Made-to-order breakfast and lunch grill.

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


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


5002 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 201-1001 • Hormel ribs are slow-smoked 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, Southport 457-0988 • Take-out 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 Hunan-style Chinese food.

ITALIAN Bella Cucina

5177 Southport-Supply Rd., Southport 454-4540 • 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, Bella Cucina also offers specialty martinis.

Joseph's Italian Bistro

5003 O'Quinn Blvd., Southport 454-4440 • Armed with decades of experience and "secret" family recipes, Joseph's Italian Bistro appeals with candle-lit dining and fresh Italian continental cuisine.

JAPANESE Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

8317 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 933-4405 Generous servings from the hibachi grill, as well as decadent sushi.

Tengu Japanese Steak House

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


116 N. Howe St., Southport 457-4544 • Ports of Call features the cuisines of Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Greece, from tapas to gyros. In the bakery, folks will find artisanal breads, rolls, dessert breads, bars, cookies and more.

MEXICAN Delphina Cantina

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

San Felipe

4961 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport 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 • Known for hand-made, original pizzas—including 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.

Flip-Flop Bakery


4922 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island Fresh yeast-raised, filled and cake doughnuts, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, monkey muffins, twists and more. Handmade daily on site in this family-owned doughnut shop.

Blue Sea Cafe

Pizza Shack

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

7916 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 620-7073 Enjoy homemade baked goods, plus specialty coffees, such as cappuccino.

Burney’s Bakery

The Pepperoni Grill

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

THAI 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. Tofu also available.

Thai Peppers

457-0095 • Serving decadent and creative Oriental food of the finest quality, prepared with care. A broad range of traditional Thai dishes and sushi are available.

115 E. Moore St., Southport

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

Crazy Cake Chicks

5119 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 933-4253 • We have a variety of cakes on our standard menu. We also prepare a full line of special order desserts including low-sugar, gluten-free, dairyfree, vegan, and seasonal items by special order.

The Confectionary

4346 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport • 457-9310 Featuring jelly doughnuts, apple fritters, cupcakes, muffins, peach cobbler, bagels and more.

Staarr Cakes Bakery

A micro-bakery providing artisan breads, pastries, scones, brownies, muffins, cookies and more.

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

Flying Pig Coffeehouse


1102 N. Howe St., Cottage J, Southport 330-224-6315

6006 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 278-5929 • Better known for its specialty coffee drinks, but also offering fresh bagels and muffins.

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 • We serve coffees, espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, milkshakes, fresh juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and wraps all day. Open year-round. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Comfortable inside and outside seating. Coffee catering available.

Side Street Bakery

105 West Saint George St., Southport • 363-4629 Locals suggest the cupcakes, lemon bars, key lime pie, and carrot cake.

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 Southport-Supply Rd., Unit 108 Southport • 363-4180 A frozen yogurt bar where you can select your own flavors and toppings.

Leaky Tiki

6324 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 933-4503 • Homemade ice cream and fudge since 2009.

Spike’s Dairy Bar

201 N. Howe St., Southport • 457-7611 More than just ice cream, Spike's offers great hot dogs as well. To list your restaurant in our Dining Guide, contact our editor:

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ately I’ve been living with the windows wide open. I don’t mean that as some grand metaphor for living life to the fullest. Rather, who can resist the cool fall breeze? What’s especially lovely during this time of year is sipping a nightcap brimming with autumn spices. As fun as it is to shake a pineapple-laden cocktail in the summer, it’s equally as inviting to relax with a warmer, heavier libation in the fall. These are a few of my favorite recipes for October (please drink responsibly!): Fire and Cream Shooter, or sip on the rocks 1.25 oz. RumChata Cream Liqueur .75 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky The Chocolate-Covered Pretzel martini. Photo by

Combine ingredients in a shaker with Bethany Turner ice; shake and strain into a rocks glass. Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Martini 1.5 oz. Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka .5 oz. Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur .5 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Milk Chocolate (melted) Sea Salt Glide the rim of your martini glass through the melted chocolate, and then dip it in the sea salt for a glistening, tasty, textured rim. Combine vodka, Frangelico and Godiva in a shaker with ice; shake and strain into the martini glass. Voila! Garden of Good and Evil Shooter, or drink on the rocks 4 oz. Angry Orchard Hard Cider 1.25 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

There are a few ways to go about this cocktail: 1. Bomb: Pour the Angry Orchard Hard Cider (you’ll find this in the beer section of the grocery store) into a pint glass. Put the Fireball into a shot glass. Drop the shot glass into the pint glass; as the liquids mix, drink! 2. Shooter: Go ahead and combine all the ingredients into the pint glass. Feel free to shake the Fireball with ice, so it’s chilled, prior to combining with the Angry Orchard. Sip away! 3. On the rocks: Beer cocktails are becoming ever more popular. Though hard cider technically isn’t a beer, we’ll let this one slide. You can still use a pint glass, combining all ingredients over ice. Insert a straw and enjoy.

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Pumpkins: Not just for carving and pies by Leslie Reschly, BSN, RN

Leslie has lived in Southport since 1990 with her husband and three children. She is employed at Dosher Memorial Hospital as a Registered Nurse, and she has an interest in fitness and health.


ne of my fondest CHILdhood memories of Iowa is driving to The Pumpkin Patch located a few miles from town each October. The arthritic, weathered old farmer wandered his fields with a huge smile on his face. Children ran in all directions searching for the perfect pumpkin to carve into a jack-o’-lantern. This October, even if you don’t want to carve a spooky face, run in search of canned pumpkin or a small baking pumpkin as a source of health. A pumpkin is a low-calorie, low-fat vegetable packed with nutrition. High in fiber, one cup of cooked and mashed pumpkin provides three grams of fiber and only 49 calories. In addition, that same amount provides 200 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of the antioxidant vitamin A, which aids in vision and promotes skin and mucous membrane integrity. Pumpkin is also high in vitamin C and potassium. The anti-oxidant benefits of pumpkin come from the carotenoids present, such as betacarotene, which the body con-

verts into vitamin A. Antioxidants are thought to play a role in cancer prevention. Plus, many nutritionists encourage food sources rather than supplements— making pumpkin an ideal vegetable. Additionally, the pumpkin seed is packed with its own advantages. Besides being high in fiber, the seed of the pumpkin contains both tryptophan and high levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids. Tryptophan is an amino acid necessary for production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain linked to mood elevation. Seeds also contain the plant-based chemicals known as phytosterols, which have been shown in studies to decrease Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol—more commonly known as “bad” cholesterol. Be sure to save those seeds if you do carve a pumpkin, and roast them gently at 350 degrees for 20 minutes on a cookie sheet in the oven for a healthy snack. For a grown-up alternative to Halloween treats, try out one of my favorite recipes this fall: Pumpkin Soup Yield: 6 servings, 1 cup each 1 Tbsp butter 1 cup chopped onion 3 Tbsp flour 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup cubed (1/2 inch) peeled sweet potato 1/4 tsp salt 2 14.5 ounce cans fat-free, low sodium chicken broth 1 15 ounce can pumpkin 1 cup 1% milk (can use skim but less creamy) 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives (optional) Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, sauté for 3 minutes. Stir in flour, curry powder, cumin, nutmeg and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add sweet potato,salt, broth and pumpkin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 20 minutes until potato is tender, stir occasionally. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes. Place half of the pumpkin mixture in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Pour pureed mixture into a large bowl. Repeat with remaining half of pumpkin mixture. Return soup to the pan, stir in milk. Cook over medium heat for 6 minutes or until heated through while stirring often. Do Not Boil! Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice. Garnish with chives if desired. Calories 121 (21% from fat), Fat 2.8g, Protein 5.1g, Carb 19.7g, Fiber 3.5g, Cholesterol 7mg, Iron 1.5mg, Sodium 565mg, Calcium 85mg

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Yoga for Health and Wellness with Ella Hill St. Peter Lutheran Church 4843 Southport-Supply Rd. 297-6274 •

Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Suggested donation of $6 to $10.

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Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; $8; bring a beach towel, sweat towel and water. Great for all fitness levels. Meet on the beach at the pier. • Thursdays at 7 a.m.; $8 but must pre-register and pre-pay by Wed. at 6 p.m. Same requirements as above.

Golf Fitness Class Caswell Beach in front of the Oak Island Golf and Country Club (928) 210-8192 • Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. Exercises focus on muscle groups used in golf to build strength, endurance, and power. Class is $8; bring beach towel, sweat towel and water.

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Protecting Your Business Equipment By Greg Ochipa


dds are, you’ve worked hard to establish your business. You’ve made tough decisions and dodged countless pitfalls. Nevertheless, don’t let the excitement of moving forward distract you from the present: What are you doing to protect what you’ve already built? Beyond the physical damage that burglaries, robberies, floods and fires can cause, the interruption to your normal business operations is devastating. Luckily, many of these unexpected setbacks are preventable. Follow these guidelines to not only help you prevent loss, but to help your business get up-and-running again as quickly as possible.

Security Keeping your place of business secure often comes down to taking the right preventative measures. • If possible, avoid having a concentration of valuable items located in one area, especially near windows, as it can provide a would-be thief an opportunity to “smash and grab” your property. • Improve your lighting. Good interior and exterior lighting is one of the most effective deterrents against crime. • A door-buzzer is a relatively inexpensive way to increase your business’s security without interfering with the flow of traffic. Combined with an intercom system and a reinforced door, a buzzer can ensure that only legitimate customers and colleagues can get inside. • Many window locks are simply latches that can be pried open. Ask a locksmith or security supplier how you can select more secure window locks. • Video technology gets smaller, better, and cheaper every year. For a modest investment, you can cover the perimeter of your business with video surveillance, and also digitally record footage. • When you buy equipment, record the serial numbers of each item.

Surge Protection Electrical spikes and surges can damage your electronic equipment. However, properly installed electrical service meter surge protection devices (SPDs) used in conjunction with individual plug-in SPDs offer a high level of protection for your building(s) and business equipment. • Make sure any surge protectors you purchase are listed as UL Standard 1449. This is a national benchmark and means the product has been thoroughly tested. • Point-of-use devices can protect particular appliances in your home, but a more comprehensive approach to surge protection is to combine point-of-use devices with another device, like a service entrance surge protector or an electrical panel surge protector. • Direct lightning strikes are powerful enough to overwhelm even the best surge protection. That said, the ultimate surge protection is to unplug equipment from the wall if you suspect a surge may be coming.

Water Damage Protection Water damage in the workplace can be a major problem. Not only can it cost you quite a bit to clean up, but it can also slow—or even shut down—your business operations. • Always have adequate insurance coverage. Although you can do much to prepare, you can’t prevent every calamity. That’s why the proper insurance is crucial, as it will help to repair or replace your damaged or destroyed equipment after a covered loss. • You’ll be able to expedite the claims process if you’ve kept an up-to-date inventory of your business equipment. Remember to include leased equipment that is not specifically insured by the leasing company.

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Artist Missy Ronquillo chats about her studio and store


his month we meet Missy Ronquillo, owner and resident artist of Pescado Y Amor, a colorful, sea-inspired studio and store in Oak Island (8519 E. Oak Island Dr.). Missy often hosts Paint and Pour events, where folks can stop by the shop and paint their own masterpiece (with her help!), while sipping from some of the wine and craft beer ops tions from The Grape and Ale, as the two stores share the same building. Read on to learn about Missy’s artful experience in Mexico and how it brought her to North Carolina. For more info on Pescado Y Amor, call (910) 632-3908 or visit

Southport Magazine (SM): Share with me how your life in Mexico with your husband led you to Oak Island—and specifically, why did you want to open Pescado Y Amor? Missy Ronquillo (MR): Ron and I moved from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico on a “workn ing” vacation. We fell in love with Mexico and its culture. When it was time for us to move on to our next port, we decided to move close to family and friends with every intention of returning to Mexico. We moved to Oak Island without prior knowledge of the area. Upon arrival in October 2009, we realized we found another piece of paradise north of the border. And we are here to stay! We started Pescado Y Amor (translated, fish and love) in Mexico and wanted to bring a little Mexican “flavor” to Oak . Island, so we kept the name. SM: What upcoming Paint and Pour events will you have in October? What will those entail? MR: We will still be having our regular Paint and Pour classes, which usually run Tuesdays through Saturdays each week [as of press, classes for October were not solidified], as well as a few jewelry classes, private parties and kids’ classes. In October we will be having a spe-

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cial “Two for Tuesday,” wherein two people can paint for the price of one. Plus, we will be having special event classes focused on the holiday season. SM: Is your personal work for sale in your shop? What else do you sell? MR: Yes! Everything in the studio is for sale. I also do custom jewelry, painting orders, and murals. I am currently taking orders for the holiday season. SM: What’s in the future for Pescado Y Amor? MR: To continue providing an exciting and different painting experience that every person can participate in no matter what skill level. We enjoy meeting new people as well as having fun with our regular customers.

I have been considering providing a new service: “Special Events Paintings,” which would capture real-time memories on canvas, including weddings, parties, holiday events, etc.

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SM: Favorite food? Street MR: Homemade mac ‘n’ cheese with Downtown jalapeños.


SM: Favorite book? MR: “Great Expectations.” (I love Dickens.) SM: Favorite band? MR: Japanese Motors. SM: Favorite place to travel? MR: Anywhere—I love to travel! SM: Favorite thing about Oak Island? MR: Walking with my dogs on the beach. Trying to surf with my husband when the waves are right. Fall/winter bonfires on the beach.

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Real Estate

5014 Pierhead Court - Southport, NC. Lovely, open floorplan with water views and master suite on main level. Three car garage with workshop space. Hardwoods in all living areas. Energy Star appliances, tile floors & silestone counters in kitchen. Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® at $279,000 Call Kay Jolliff (910)523-0624

1955 Albemarle Road - Beautiful Home for Sale by owner In BSL! 3bdr/2ba. Make an appointment today. 910-617-9592 and bring your offer!

222 E. Moore StreetLovely home in the heart of Southport! Surrounded by Live Oaks with a view of the Cape Fear River! 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, bonus room, sunroom, and large living room with fireplace. Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS at $399,000. Call Kay Jolliff (910) 523-0624

509 West 11th Street - Southport, NC. Great investment property! Home sits on extra-large lot. Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® at $69,000 Call Jwantana Frink (910)352-8025


312 Stuart Avenue - Southport, 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath, $149,000, MLS #677093.This move in ready home with gas fireplace, huge, fenced in yard, his and hers storage buildings, tile floors, ceiling fans, gas hook up for grill on back deck, 50 amp service for camper hook up. This won’t last long. Come take a look today. Call Kim Anne Russ , Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 523-1222.

209 West Saint George - Historic Parish-Frink Home. Great historic home in Southport. Completely redone in 1999. Southport bows, rocking chair front porch, fireplace, whirlpool bath and much more. Walking distance to everything! Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® at $184,500 Call Dot Schuck (910) 523-2517

315 E. Moore StreetLooking for a charming historic home that has been restored and updated? This is it! Located 1 block from the waterfront- features include: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2600+ sq. ft., screened porch and backyard oasis. Enjoy everything Southport has to offer right at your doorstep! Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS at $529,000. Call Kay Jolliff (910) 523-0624

2555 Saint James Drive SE #305 - Southport, NC. Best view in St. James! Shipwatch unit overlooking St. James Marina and Intracoastal Waterway. Steps from Tommy Thompson’s restaurant with outdoor dining harborside. Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® at $329,000 Call Hal Bolin (910)540-3900

7002 Robert Ruark Drive - Smithville Woods, 3 Bedroom/ 2.5 Bath, $239,000, MLS #676825. Great family home in desirable Smithville Woods. New granite countertops in large eat-in kitchen, gas range, two pantries. Formal dining room, large great room with French doors plus sunroom. Huge deck on back plus large workshop with garage door for storage. Large yard with mature plantings. Irrigation system on private well. Call Verilyn McKee , Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 470-0527.

770 Skipjack Circle- This home offers southern living- Southport style! Situated downtown by the marsh at Cottage Point, this home has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with a stunning open living area, custom kitchen and wrap around porches to enjoy outdoor living. Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS at $475,000. Call Kay Jolliff (910) 523-0624

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4002 Norseman Loop Road #2 - Rivermist Townhome. Fantastically decorated 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, low maintenance townhome with all the upgrades. Master bedroom on ground floor and a Carolina Room that catches the morning sun. Additional hobby room upstairs & a great kitchen with bar for entertaining! Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS® at $182,000 Call Elvira Gilbert (910)619-4087

766 Skipjack CircleMarshfront Energy Star rated home.Walk to historic Southport or kayak from neighborhood pier. Stunning home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room with soaring ceilings and stunning views, screened porch & indoor saltwater pool. Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS at $775,500. Call Kay Jolliff (910) 523-0624

4908 E. Beach Drive - Oak Island, 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath, $365,000, MLS #677011. Incredible, unobstructed views from this great 2nd row Beach Drive home. Beautiful updated kitchen with island, pantry, loads of storage and countertop space! Wonderful living and dining area along with three bedrooms and two baths make this beach get away special, but the views from the deck will be what get your attention. Rock away your cares while watching the waves. It just doesn’t get any better than this! Call Laura LeFevre , Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 465-6591

5021 Pierhead Court - Rivermist, 4 Bedroom/ 4.5 Bath, $359,000, MLS #676554. Looking for a light and airy home on a large homesite and quiet cul-de-sac in a popular and convenient neighborhood? Then schedule an appointment to see this friendly home with 2 main level master suites! This home is full of special features and upgrades. Custom kitchen cabinetry, beautiful moldings, silestone countertops, double ovens, bay window bump outs in each master suite, and oversized upgraded garage. Also enjoy a low maintenance yard with irrigation and brand new sod. Neighborhood pool, playground, and tennis courts. Call Pamela Frandano , Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 523-0389.

328 Marina View Drive - Southport, 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath, $269,000, MLS #676500. Beautiful condo located in Marina Village across from full service Southport Marina. Excellent home, second home or investment opportunity. Amenities include outdoor pool, pool house, building maintenance and ground maintenance. Being sold furnished with exception of some artwork and personal items. Short distance to downtown shops, restaurants and the waterfront. Call Brian Deutsch , Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 524-1981.

1005 E. Moore StreetCharming mid-century Southport cottage. 3 bedroom home with metal roof, screened porch, and detached garage. Located on large private lot.Walk or bike ride to downtown Southport. 1 block from the Cape Fear River! Listed with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS at $159,000. Call Kay Jolliff (910) 523-0624

4294 Oak Creek Lane - Arbor Creek, 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath, $234,900, MLS #677009 - Lovely, one story home featuring an open and airy floor plan, spacious kitchen, dining area, and vaulted living room make this an easy to live in home. Glass doors off the living room lead to a large screened porch which opens to a deck overlooking the back yard. A secluded master bedroom with walk in closet and private bath featuring a garden tub is the perfect place to relax after a long day. Come take a look at this nicely landscaped home in the beautiful community of Arbor Creek! Call Laura LeFevre , Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 465-6591.

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ith all the road construction socks are often overwhelming; here they are shapetaking place along Highway 17, it’s un- ly and refined. imaginable to passing drivers that a comThe stone front porch exudes warmth and undermunity such as Leland’s Farms of Snowfield could stated opulence. It is balanced by the inviting entry: even exist. Even without the sight of bulldozers and a rust-colored Therma-Tru fiberglass door. A special orange safety cones, the subdivision is shielded by order by the homeowners, the window panes supa dark green forest. It is only after following a wind- ply a herringbone appeal (known as “Villager” to the ing path that the gate reveals itself to guests. brand) and is in classic American Craftsman style. Even through the gate, another weaving drive— Crossing over the threshold, the foyer’s chandeaccentuated by a picturesque white fence and green lier and staircase leading upstairs command attenfields—sets the mood for seclusion until the grand tion, while the split den beckons guests to recline estates are unveiled. with a good novel. In the center of the seating area, The 3.61-acre estate at 7049 SE White Bridge a stone fireplace extends upward with access to the Lane is a jaw-dropping, sage abode. The home is fireside in both rooms. The kitchen—covered with stone walls, granite protected by a run of pampas grass, which looks more like giant sea oats rhythmically swaying with countertop and custom cabinetry—offers an oasis the breeze. When used in smaller yards, the tus- to home chefs. Those with a love for cooking will 28 southport magazine / october 2013 /

enjoy the ample space, while those with a devotion to taste-testing will enjoy the seating at the bar. Omega cabinets for the kitchen were crafted by Superior Millwork of Wilmington, and they also appear in the powder room and master bathroom. Granite for all three rooms was provided by Cape Fear Marble and Tile, also of Wilmington. Southern heart pine solid hardwood flooring flows throughout the home, except where ceramic tile lies instead, such as in the master bath. Plenty of built-in storage is offered, from the butler’s pantry to the dens to the upstairs bedrooms. Another double-side fireplace rests between the kitchen and the main living room. With five bedrooms and six bathrooms, the home clocks in at over 5,000 heated square feet. This includes a game room, gym, sauna, and wet bar.

Top left: One half of the split dens, which share a stone fireplace, accessible from both sides. Top right: The main living room and the kitchen share a double-side fireplace as well. Above: The kitchen is clad in stone, granite countertops, and custom cabinetry.

Beyond the home’s regular living space exists a three-car garage, an in-ground saltwater pool (complete with a slide!), an expansive back patio area, and a horse pasture. As the home is now on the market, realtor Elvira Gilbert of Margaret Rudd Realty notes the pasture could be made into anything the new owner desires, from a tennis court and beyond. “This was my baby, this house,” current homeowner Petra Fink expresses of the estate built in 2006. “I wanted to make it a sanctuary to come home to. I hate leaving, but we have to go where the jobs are. I hope to find somebody who loves it as much as we did.” Fink, who is German, was a registered ICU nurse before having children. Her husband is a hematologist and oncologist; he worked for Wilmington’s Zimmer Cancer Center until taking a job at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. “My 18-year-old girl went to Brunswick Community College for Early College High School, so that worked out well,” Fink says of the family’s proximity to work and school. “My twins both went to South Brunswick, which is a very good school. Both schools are very good. Being close to Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, I loved the location. But, it’s hidden, so not many people know about it.” The remote neighborhood is very quiet. There is no noise from traffic. Often, the only sound offered is that of the birds and the bugs. “I loved that whole area and being secluded with nature around me,” Fink shares. “I felt pretty secure there with the gate.” The Finks own a couple horses which currently reside at

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Willetts Horse Farm in Bolivia. “They have the arena and trainers, but my plan was to eventually bring them to my place and build a barn.” During construction, the Finks rented a home in Waterford so Petra could be close to the process. “I was there and could see it every day, the progression of the house,” she tells. “Everything that’s in it, I hand-picked: the knobs, the cabinets, the colors, everything. That was my project.” Fink’s consistent palette for the home was selected from some of her favorite looks. “I like warm fall colors, and I tried to bring that together: the rust-red, the gold, and the green,” she describes. “You keep seeing that all around the house.” Special accents came from her builder’s suggestions as well. “The [Villager] windows around the [front] door come also inside the house, above the sliding door to the study,” she explains. “That was a touch done by my builder, Goldsworth.” Fink’s muse was the tried-andtrue look of the American Craftsman

style. “That just captured my interest, where people came together, craftsmen, and put it all together,” she details. “That’s what I tried to do with this house. I also put some art work in there—kind of put modern [aspects] with antique furniture, eclectic things. I think a Craftsman home for that mix is best.” Though current road construction aids in the hidden appeal of Farms of Snowfield for now, Fink believes it will also bring about new potential buyers. “We’re hoping with the new highway being built that you can get faster to Castle Hayne and to the GE plant,” she says. “Hopefully that will attract somebody who has a job for GE, or a doctor, again, who works at either hospital in Brunswick County or in Wilmington. The commute wasn’t bad—it was only like 20 or 25 minutes for my husband.” Those interested in viewing the home, which is listed at $859,000, may contact Elvira Gilbert at (910) 619-4087.

photo by Bethany Turner

Above: The main entry to the home. Top right: The fiberglass front door was created by Therma-Tru. Below: The three-car garage offers plenty of storage.

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Members of the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce met at Port City Java for coffee and an enlightening discussion of running businesses locally. ‘Coffee with the Girls’ is open to all female owners, managers or representatives of any chamber member business or non-profit organization. The next meeting will be held on November 19th from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Southport’s Port City Java. Photo courtesy of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Dina Scalia (left) and her family—kids Jenna, Alyssa and Dylan, and husband, Mike—are actively involved in Put Together the Pieces, the Autism/Asperger’s Support Group of Southeast NC. Join them for a fund-raiser at Tropical Smoothie Café (1671 N. Howe St. #1A) on Sun., Oct. 6th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Put Together the Pieces. On Mon., Oct. 14th, an autism acceptance and awareness walk will be held in Franklin Square Park at 10 a.m. Be sure to wear primary colors! Dina will bring balloons. For more info, call (631) 848-8330. Courtesy photo

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occasions Brunswick Civil War Round Table Tuesday, October 1st • 6:30 p.m. registration Trinity United Methodist Church 209 E. Nash St., Southport This month hear from Rev. Jeff Roberts, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church, about religion during the Civil War, including its effect and impact on events and even the outcome of the war. His topic title is: “Torn between Two Lovers: the Dichotomy between Religious and Sectional Loyalties in the War Between the States.” Everyone is welcome. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30. Admission is $5 for visitors and can be applied toward the annual membership dues of $25. For more info, contact the president, Wally Rueckel, at (910) 253-7382 or wrueckel@ Street of Shops Bazaar Friday, October 5th • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church 5269 Dosher Cutoff, Southport The Ladies Guild of SHCC will host its 21st annual fall craft bonanza in the social hall of the church. The ‘shops’ will offer a variety of holiday gifts and decorations, hand-painted articles, wooden and stuffed toys, needlework, dried flower arrangements, jewelry, baked goods, raffle items, and much more. A light lunch will be available. All proceeds benefit local charities. Historical Southport Bicycle Tours Fri., Oct. 5th • 9 a.m. The Adventure Kayak Company 807 N. Howe St., Southport 457-0607 • The Adventure Kayak Company co-sponsored with the NC Maritime Museum at Southport are pleased to continue the 2012 Historical Southport Bicycle tours. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun tour fee $15 or $20 tour fee including use of a bicycle and helmet. Limited number of bicycles available for rent.All Historical Southport Bicycle Tours will meet at The Adventure Kayak Company. Preregistration and prepayment required. First Friday Gallery Walk Friday, October 5th • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Various galleries in Southport • 457-5450 Participating galleries: Franklin Square Gallery, Howe Outrageous Art Gallery and Marketplace, The Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantana’s Gallery, Darrell Edwards Art Gallery, and Silver Coast Winery and Gallery. Blockade Running: A Necessary Evil Fri., Oct. 5th • 6 p.m. NC Maritime Museum at Southport 204 E. Moore St. 457-0003 • President Lincoln called for a blockade of all ports within the seceded states on April 19th, 1860. An exhibit examining the stealthy vessels

and skillful captains who worked to circumvent that strategy will open at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5th. It will discuss the successes and failures of the blockade and its effect on the Lower Cape Fear. A blockade running activity will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., in which participants will attempt to arrive safely at the museum with collected Confederate cargo. Fee for activity is $25 non-members and $20 for Friends of the Museum. More details available on the museum’s site. Participants must pre-register by calling 457-0003.

Golf Tournament and Games Day Monday, October 7th Cape Fear National Golf Course Brunswick Forest, Leland • (910) 256-1125 This second annual tournament will benefit the Good Shepherd Center and will also offer a silent auction and raffle. Sponsorships of $250+ are available, as well as slots for 4-person teams and games day players. Call for more info.

Talk on Medicare Changes Mon., Oct. 7th • 11:30 a.m. Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St. Rene Tarquinio will give a presentation about Medicare changes. Everyone is welcome to join this informative session about Medicare. Seniors Helping Seniors: Generations Coming Together Friday, October 11th • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunswick Senior Resources, Shallotte 3620 Express Dr. (Hwy. 17) A fun event for all ages to combine thoughts and experiences in providing today’s and future generations of seniors, their families and caregivers, the vital services and resources needed for a safe and vibrant future while remaining in their home for as long as possible. Entertainment, refreshments and lunch, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, learning sessions (including financial planning, Medicare Q&A, intro to SHIIP, internet security, medication education), and more. Free to attend. Kiwanis 2nd Annual Fun Bike Ride Sat., Oct. 12th • 9 a.m. Middleton Park, 4601 E. Oak Island Dr. Start and finish at Middleton Park on Oak Island. 15.3 miles RT or 7 miles RT. Entrants get a T-shirt, giveaways and coupons. Event sponsored by Kiwanis, providing scholarships, tutoring and leadership training to the children of Brunswick County. $20 pre-reg., $25 on-site reg., $50 prereg. of family of 3 or more. Contact: 253-7167 or 253-7553. Reg. form available at Financial Decision Making for Retirees Oct. 15-Nov. 12 • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St. The course will cover portfolio balance, main-

taining liquidity, income generation, utilizing annuities, estate planning techniques, reducing income taxes, and covering long term risk. There is no charge for the class. Please call 754-2300 to RSVP.

Business Networking After Hours Thurs., Oct. 17th • 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Atlantic Realty Professionals, 5622 E. Oak Island Dr. Do business after hours with fellow chamber members in a relaxed atmosphere. A social networking event for members of the SouthportOak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and businesses who are considering membership. Enjoy a chili cook-off, too. 457-6964. RSVP by 10/14.

Put Pain in its Place Mon., Oct. 28th • 12:30 p.m. Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St. Get the facts about osteoarthritis pain and learn strategies for controlling and even preventing pain. Together with your doctor, you can create a pain management plan that can help you get back to doing the things you enjoy. Please call 754-2300 to RSVP by Oct. 23. This program is developed by the National Council on Aging and The Arthritis Foundation. Halloween Pageant and Party Thurs., Oct. 31 • 12:30 p.m. Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St. Come dressed in your Halloween best! We will have spooky snacks, chilling games, and prizes that are sure to thrill! Please call 754-2300 to RSVP by Oct. 25.

55+ Holiday Trip: ‘Legends in Concert’ Tues., Nov. 5th • 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation for a senior holiday trip to Myrtle Beach, SC! Experience the ultimate celebrity tribute show. “Legends in Concert” bring audiences the most talented celebrities ever re-created. Enjoy tributes for Elvis, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, The Blues Brothers, and Whitney Houston. We will stop for lunch (on your own) on our way to the show. Cost: $40/per person (includes BSL’s Haunted Hayride and Fall Fest transportation from Leland/Bolivia/Shallotte and Sat., Oct. 19th • 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. show). Registration is required. Deadline to regTrail #1, Leeds Rd., Boiling Spring Lakes Games, food, face painting. Looking for anyone ister is Mon., Oct. 7th. who would like to do a scene along the trail. Free. Call for Volunteers: The Charles DickContact: 845-2762. ens Christmas Festival Benefit Gala for Children The Brunswick Arts Council and the City of Thurs., Oct. 24th • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Southport, NC are teamed up to once again ofDinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatic Center fer a special day of cultural events featuring juried BCC Campus, 50 College Rd., Bolivia Fund-raiser for Communities in Schools. artisans, craftsmen, exhibitors and performing artTaste of Brunswick County event. $100/person ists—a day of enrichment and fun! The festival will or sponsorships available $250 to $5,000. Info: be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22nd through 23rd. Volunteers are needed; join our lively team of dedicated people and turn charming Southport into an enchanting Victorian village. People are Southport Magazine’s First needed to assist with all aspects of the festival. Anniversary Party Visit the arts council’s site for more info about Fri., Oct. 25th • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. volunteer opportunities and to complete the form Old American Fish Company, 150 Yacht Basin Dr. to become a volunteer. Orientation sessions are We’re turning 1, and you’re invited! Please help scheduled for November 10th at 7:30 p.m. or Nous celebrate our first anniversary of digging up the vember 16th at 10:30 a.m., so don’t wait! Someculture of our communities. Readers, advertisers, one will be in touch with further information. If, and all are welcome! Free to attend, with live mu- in the meantime, you have any questions, email sic from Sgt. Rock (classic and modern rock cov- Wendy at or call 755-5383. ers).We’ll have door prizes from local restaurants Your participation will make the festival an even and shops, too.To donate a door prize or for more better experience! info, call (910) 231-6204. OKI Community Candidate Forum Thurs., Oct. 17th • 6 p.m.. Town of Oak Island Council Chambers 4601 E. Oak Island Dr. The only forum for local-office candidates sponsored by local gov’t., and only forum to be broadcast on OKI TV channel 8. Citizens interested in submitting questions can e-mail through 10/14, or mail LWV Box 4503 Wilmington, NC 28406.

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Art with Heart GET Sun., Oct. 27th • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. LISTED Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. The event raises money for the local New Hope Clinic with a live auction, local artists and To promote your event, e-mail silent auction, and offers hors d’oeuvres and wine for the ticket cost of $20. Please support this efListings are based on space only. fort by emailing Elvira Gilbert (elvira@rudd. com) for tickets. southport magazine / october 2013 / 35

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October 2013  

Breast cancer awareness, Empty Bowls fundraiser, First Anniversary Edition

October 2013  

Breast cancer awareness, Empty Bowls fundraiser, First Anniversary Edition