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Southport MAGAZINE

JANUARY 2020 Vol. 8 | Issue 4 SouthportMag.com

The Pet Issue SOUTHPORT • OAK ISLAND • BOILING SPRING LAKES • BALD HEAD ISLAND • ST. JAMES Southport Magazine 2016-2017 SOI Chamber Small Business of the Year Winner

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ON THE COVER

Lucy is the Winner! After dozens of emails, discussions and almost 50 entries, Lucy is our cover choice. This year was the most difficult so far, there were more than 50 great photos and cute pets to choose from. Lucy is a 3 1/2 year old WHOODLE. (A hybrid, soft coat Wheaton Terrier crossed with a Poodle) She is actively involved with local agility and even has a few first place ribbons. The photo is her in one of the agility tunnels. Oak Island residents, Ronnie and Beverly Weinstein are the owners of Lucy and were thrilled for her to be on the cover. They got Lucy in South Carolina when she was just a wee puppy about 12 weeks old. You might see Lucy around town, at the yoga studio where she loves to hang out or posing for photos. Congratulations Lucy!

Beverly, Lucy and Ronnie

STAFF 112 E Moore Street • 910-363-4275

EDITOR

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Please check Facebook or call the store at 910-363-4275 for January hours

Ami Brown

Kass Fincher Carla Edstrom Lisa P. Stites Jeffrey Stites

editor@southportmag.com

We are growing in 2020! Join us for these BIG SALE and CLEARANCE events! We are upgrading our POS system to bring you a bigger & better website! So...Out with the Old CLEARANCE event starts January 6th through January 11th!

ASSISTANT EDITOR Lisa Stites

PHOTOGRAPHER

lisa@southportmag.com

Jeffrey Stites

LEAD DESIGNER

PUBLISHER & SALES

Liz Brinker

Jeffrey Stites

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CONTRIBUTING DESIGNERS Chuck and Sue Cothran

CONSULTANT Kris Beasley

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Southport WinterFest Holiday Tea

Every House is as Unique as Sea Glass!

All our BEST in 2020 & always!

The event’s proceeds will bring the Southport Historical Society’s cannon, Thor, to its new home on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn.

WinterFest Table Sponsors Peggy Campbell, Kay Jolliff, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Pam Lawrence, RE/MAX Southern Coast, Karen Mosteller, Robert Ruark Inn, Sea Glass Realty, Southport Realty

Sleigh Bell & Auction Sponsors Donna Albertson

Slei Bald Head Island Club

Bald Head Limited Bella Cucina Blue Cow Grill Boo & Roo’s Candy & Company/ Signa Scents Captain Newton’s Inn Carmen Banes Cat on a Whisk Christmas House Coastal Catering Coastal Cottage Shoppe Dept of Tourism Staff Dry Street Pub Fishy Fishy Cafe Ken Geilman Healthy Waves Randy Jones Jules’ Salty Grub Lantana’s Gallery Linda’s Florals

Local’s Diner Lowes Hardware Mad River Moore Street Oyster Bar Mr. P’s Bistro Oliver’s on the Cape Fear Ports of Call Ricky Evans Gallery Robert Ruark Inn Sea Glass Realty Shop Girl Side Street Bakery Silver Coast Winery Southport Magazine Southport Sisters Southport Trading Co. Surf Cinemas Talefeathers Uncorked by the Sea Wades Jewelers Waterfront Gifts Wild by Nature

A special thank you for the Christmas memories by Ron Thompson The Butlers, John Erwin, Hugh Fosbury, Bob Gardiner,

Juan Garrido, Flick Guerrina, Tom Hale, Tom Lombardi, Frank Marchetti , Jon Morris, Karen Mosteller, Rick Pukenas, Tom Siemers & Bob Surridge

WinterFest Tea Committee, Lisa Anderson, Carol Brolley, Lisa Fosbury, Alice Gardiner, Randy Jones, Marie Lombardi, Linda Pukenas & Sharon Venis ...and to all the volunteers who helped make the WinterFest Tea a success! Kimberly Bandera, Robin Garrido, Abbey Harris, Bev Holm & Lynn Williams

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CURRENTS Picture Perfect Pets Local fur-babies win our hearts STORY BY JEFF STITES

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t’s hard not to smile at a pet photo. Whether we capture them being critters or add little touches (hats on dogs anyone?) that make them seem more like people, we often see the best of ourselves in photos of our pets. Joy, happiness, excitement, frustration, resignation, love— these are all human emotions that science might tell us don’t occur in animals, but looking at images of our pets it’s easy to argue with that. And why not? Dogs and cats have spent the last thousands of years evolving to be our companions. Is it so hard to believe they have evolved a bit of human emotion? Look at some of these photos and try to tell me these are “just animals.” So enjoy these looks into the lives of our precious friends and companions, and appreciate the special bonds we share!

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DR. BILLY - JAKE JAMES


A FESTIVAL

for

ALL SEASONS!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Black History Symposium February 7-9, 2020

Spring Fes�val

Thursdays in the Park Southport Summer Concerts Memorial Day- Labor Day, 2020

April 10-11, 2020

Arbor Day/NatureFest NC 4th of July Fes�val July 2-4, 2020

April 24-25, 2020

Plein Air Fes�val May 15-16, 2020

Wednesday Summer Market May-August, 2020

Southport Wooden Boat Show November 7, 2020

Southport WinterFest December 5-12, 2020

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SAILOR & OTIS, SOUTHPORT

MURPHY & MORGAN, CADES COVE

Fine International Bistro Dining & Gourmet Gift Items

Bistro Thanks to Our Customers for Patronage in 2019

We are looking forward to serving you in 2020

SADIE & MAGGIE, SOUTHPORT

Monthly Wine Dinner:

Brazilian Food with Wines from S. America January 23rd, 2020

ROSCOE, SOUTHPORT

HOURS Tue-Sat Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm Tue-Sat Dinner: 5:00pm - Closing Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Coming in 2020:

• Emphasizing Fresh Local Produce, Seafood, & Meats • Expanded Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Vegan Options • Afternoon Teas will continue at 12pm Wednesdays • New Biweekly Prix-Fixe Dinners • Valentine’s Day for a Romantic Prix-Fixe Dinner • Our Musical Accompaniment will continue with Live Performances — Check Facebook for updates People’s Choice Awards: Best Bistro – 2019, 2018, 2016, 2013; 2019 Most Creative Menu, Maggie award Best Lunch – 2017; Best Service - 2013

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We’ve done over 100,000 Wine Tastings since 2000!

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ASK ABOUT WINE CLUB DISCOUNTS Winery Tours Available!

We’ve done over 8,000 Beer Tastings since 2011! Ask about our 20oz or 40oz Beer Mugs! Southports Only Daily Beer Tasting Souvenir Glass Included FISH & RANGER, SOUTHPORT

Over 100 craft beers available - cold or on the shelf to take home. 30% discount on all 6 packs to go in January (Southport location only) Like us on Facebook to stay posted on our Special events.

We have 2!

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WINTER EVENTS (Southport Location)

January 1st - Open at 12noon 30% Off All 6-Packs To Go the entire month of January January 4th, 11am-2pm - Wine & Yoga, $15/person February 9th, 1pm-3pm - Bubbly & Caviar Pairing, $30/person, Limited Seating February 10th thru February 14th, All Day - See’s Chocolate and Wine Pairings, $15/person February 25th, 2pm-until, Mardi Gras Celebration, Wine and Beer Specials • Free Food and Beads

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From the Dry Street Family!! Did you know that we have menu options for GLUTEN FREE, LOW CARB & KETO?

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Come as you go, feel free to bring lunch or a snack, join in or just watch! The whole point is to just have FUN! Loosely instructed and pay to play projects available as well. Call or come by for details.

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BUSTER, SOUTHPORT

NEWT, SOUTHPORT

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Wishing our family & friends a very

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Should the new year bring you a change of address, call a Local Expert! Pamela Frandano

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FAQ’s Southport Pets The ins and outs of smart pet ownership STORY BY AMI BROWN

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he city of Southport is a very pet-friendly place. There are, however, several rules and regulations to make sure your pets are well taken care of. Some people like to take their pets along in the car to run errands, and some stores allow them inside, but leaving your pet in the car is never allowed. Even on days that may just seem warm to us, the temperature inside your vehicle can be deadly for an animal. Our local animal expert, Kate Marshall, gives us the rules and regs below. And although every pet is required to be registered, as of now, only a handful are, so please register your pet with the city. Animal Protective Services The mission of Animal Protective Services is to promote an environment of responsible pet ownership by protecting the safety and welfare of Southport’s animals and citizens. Animal Protective Services strives to provide quality service and education to all residents and visitors while ensuring the humane treatment of animals. We strive to foster an improved human-animal bond through progressive animal welfare initiatives, community outreach and humane education in a culture of compassion and integrity. The Southport Animal Protective Services include: • Enforcing the City of Southport’s Animal Welfare Ordinance • Enforcing the State of North Carolina rabies laws • Investigating animal cruelty com-

plaints • Investigating animal bites Animal Protective Services can also provide education and classes to the public: • Dog Bite Prevention and Animal Safety Programs • Community Cat Programs • Responsible Pet Ownership Classes Animal Protective Services provides information on Pet Safety: • Summer Safety for your pets • Golf cart safety • Hurricane checklists and disaster preparedness If you have concerns, questions or complaints or to report Animal Cruelty: Contact the Animal Protective Services Officer 910-477-1486 If you have an animal emergency or

Kate Marshall and Auggie, Animal Protective Service Officer

you need to report an injured animal, please call 911. The appropriate authority will be contacted immediately. Other animal related resources: Wildlife questions/concerns please contact: • NC Wildlife Resources Commission • Wildlife Helpline (info. on wildlife behavior, damage, injury, and co-existing) 1-866-318-2401

Found a Bird that Needs Help? • Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter: Contact the injured/sick bird report line at (910) 294-2555. FAQ’s City of Southport Animal Welfare Ordinances 1. Are my pets required to have vaccinations? YES. All dogs, cats or ferrets over the age of four (4) months must be vaccinated against Rabies by a licensed Veterinarian.

Dosher Medical-Oak Island Welcomes Lorraine Gauthier, MD Dr. Gauthier will join our Oak Island primary care practice with Dr. Thomas Holland and Heather Goldfuss, PA-C in February, 2020 and is currently accepting new patients. 4700 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island | 910-278-6414 | Dosher.org This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Dosher does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, or sex.

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2. Are my pets required to be licensed in Southport? YES. All dogs and cats within the city limits are required to be licensed annually. You can conveniently license your dog online at www.southport. docupet.com 3. Are dogs required to be on a leash? YES. All dogs must always be under control using proper restraint. Voice commands do not count as under restraint. They are not allowed to run at large on any street, sidewalk, beach area or park without a leash.

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7. Can I leave my dog in the car while I shop, even if I crack open the windows? NO. You should NEVER leave a dog alone in the car, even with the windows cracked. The inside of a vehicle parked in 70-degree weather can reach 100 degrees in just 20 minutes. On very hot days, temperatures inside parked cars can climb to 140 degrees Fahrenheit in less than one hour. 4. What beaches allow dogs off- Cracking a window changes these figleash? ures very little. Southport beaches do not allow dogs off-leash at any time. Oak Island 8. I found a stray dog, what should beaches allow dogs off-leash between I do? October 16 and March 15 from 6 a.m. Contact Southport Animal Proto 8 p.m. where signage allows. tective Services at 910-477-1486 or 5. Can my dog ride in my golf cart? YES. Dogs can ride in golf carts, however for the safety of your pet, it must be secured by a harness, leash or animal carrier to prevent it from falling, jumping or being thrown from the golf cart.

Southport Police Department at 910457-7911 to report a stray dog. We will respond and attempt to locate the owners.

9. Do I have to pick up after my dog’s waste when I am on a walk? YES. Anytime your dog that defecates off your property it must be 6. Can I tie my dog up outside all cleaned up immediately. Dog waste day? stations are located throughout the NO. Tethering (tying) your dog out- city for your convenience. side can only be temporary in nature, and while you are home and within 10. Are cats allowed to be outside eyesight of your dog. You must pro- in Southport? vide water and protection from the elYES. The City of Southport supements while your dog is outside.

ports the Community Cat Program. A Community Cat is an outdoor cat that is abandoned, stray or feral and cared for by a community cat caregiver. This program also includes Trap/Neuter/ Return that these cats are spayed/ neutered and vaccinated for Feline Distemper and Rabies. You may notice these cats have on ear “tipped” to identify them as being fixed. Did you know? THAT IF YOU LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF SOUTHPORT, YOUR DOGS and CATS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A PET LICENSE? Why you ask? Licensing helps to ensure all pets are vaccinated against RABIES! A Rabies vaccination is required by NC State Law. This is for the safety of pets and citizens. How do I register my pet? You can easily register your pet online at www. Docupet.com. It takes less than 5 minutes! Where does the money go? The money collected helps cover the cost of health care for the animals that Animal Protective Services takes in.

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HOOFin’ It for Good Sanctuary for unwanted farm animals

STORY BY LISA STITES , PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY HOOF

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ets like dogs and cats need our love and attention. The folks at Greenlands Farm in Bolivia have grown that circle of care to include farm animals. Maud Kelley is President and an educator with HOOF, Helpers of Our Farm. The non-profit program accepts animals in need of sanctuary, and folds them into educational programs and tours.

Currently, the farm is home to a horse named Junior, a pony named Rupert, a goat named William, Coleman the llama, four rabbits (Smokey, Levi, Norman, & Samson), three pigs (Pinky, Pepper, and Petunia), ducks, and chickens. HOOF got its start in 2011 as a rescue petting farm. Kelly said she saw a need for animal education in Brunswick County, and that’s a main focus of the program. Miniature goats, a lamb and a miniature cow participate in a variety of educational programs, even taking their act on the road for parties and functions, and tours of the farm. The HOOF mobile farm “brings farm animals, animal science and the wonders of our environment to you,” according to the program’s website, http://www. hoofnc.org. Tours of the animal sanctuary

This goat is donning his holiday best, ready to greet guests at the farm.

Coleman the llama does a meet and greet with guests during a farm tour.

Children of all ages can’t resist the chance to pet farm animals, and this horse is a willing participant in the HOOF program at Greenlands Farm.

become an outdoor classroom of sorts, and the mobile petting zoo brings three to five animals to your location, a fun time for everyone. HOOF also participates in farm parties held at the farm, at 668 Midway Road SE. Call 910-253-7934 for more information about HOOF’s programs. So who is the star of the show? Kelley said it’s Coleman the llama. “He has beautiful doe eyes and as llamas are all the rage right now, he gets a lot of attention,” Kelley said. “Everyone thinks he’s known for spitting — he’s only done that once and it was for a good reason… llamas don’t want their rumps touched while they go potty — but if you really get to know him you’ll notice how curious he is to meet new faces.” Kelley said Coleman might just sniff at people around him, but that’s okay. She said that even if an animal isn’t comfortable with petting, people can still learn about the animal’s curious nature and have an up-close, “nose-to-nose encounter.” Kelley said that Coleman didn’t get a lot of petting before he came to their farm,

so that’s one of the things they’re working on with him. Once the farm takes in an animal, the HOOF program volunteers first let the animal relax and get used to life at their farm. Kelley said they focus on careful handling and gently exposing them to new environments. “Even when a new animal comes,” she explained, “depending on their comfort level, we just allow viewing instead of petting them. Animals tell you what they are comfortable with if you listen. We do a lot of listening.” Educational programming includes sessions on animal husbandry (how to care for farm animals), tying into ownership responsibility and animal kindness. “We believe this education will help people understand animals better and hopefully create a kinder and more knowledgeable society, reducing abuse, neglect, and the need to re-home. If you are educated on being a responsible owner and what care is needed for an animal, you are more likely to understand your animal and provide a lasting and loving home for it,” Kelley said. Kelly also said she just loves watching children’s faces when they first meet one of the animals. “Combining education and up-close experiences is amazing to see from the other side of the fence,” she said. “I just love watching people learn and grow.”

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Alligators, Coyotes and Woodpeckers, Oh My! Wildlife Co-Existence Explained STORY BY LISA STITES

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he Boiling Spring Lakes Garden Club is hosting a discussion on North Carolina’s coastal diverse ecosystem, led by Becky Skiba, Regional Education Specialist - Coastal with the NC Wildlife Commission. The program will focus on co-existing with wildlife in the Boiling Spring Lakes area. Skiba has worked with the Wildlife Commission for four years. She serves the State’s coastal region, which includes 34 counties. She trains educators on utilizing a conservation curriculum like Project Wild. Skiba said she also tries to offer a variety of wildlife and habitat conservation-focused programs to the public as her schedule allows. Working with wildlife is always interesting, and Skiba has her share of memorable experiences on the North Carolina coast. At Ft. Fisher near Kure Beach, she saw “two large bucks, at least six pointers, chase each other through the marsh border this fall as the marsh lavender and other grasses

were fading to muted colors against the blue sky and dark mud.” They ran, and scared up some birds they had only been able to hear before, she further explained. She’s seen black bears with cubs in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, at the Carolina Beach State Park, she saw her first summer tanager and in Raeford, her first Blue Grosbeak. She has also collected biological data from bats at Alligator National Wildlife Refuge, all in a day’s work. Education is also a big part of the job, and Skiba said it’s important to share information with communities and provide appropriate resources and assistance regarding their wildlife

Rebecca Skiba, Regional Education Specialist - Coastal with the NC Wildlife Commission, helps children with bird crafts during an educational program. Photo contributed by NC Wildlife Commission.

questions and concerns. “Several coastal counties are developing rapidly to welcome newcomers,” she said. “Locals and new residents need access to the most current information and conservation management tools at their disposal. Misinformation and anecdotes spread faster than well-sourced information and can cause a negative shift in perception towards species and their behavior. I see this seasonally with certain species

such as coyotes. Understanding the biology, behavior, habitat needs, and ecology of specific species is imperative to fully appreciate the many beautiful resources we still enjoy in North Carolina.” The program is scheduled for January 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the BSL Community Center, 1 Leeds Road in Boiling Spring Lakes. It is free and open to the public.

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What NOT to Feed? Surprising Food Facts From Local Vet

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here is so much marketing when it comes to pet nutrition, what’s popular may not be what’s best. Pet food fads come and go, and as a responsible pet owner it’s best to listen to your vet, not the TV or Facebook, when it comes to smart pet diets and proper nutrition. THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT BE FEEDING YOUR PET, BUT MAY NOT KNOW…

1) Grain-free diets. This is a biggie! It was recently discovered that grain-free diets (as well as exotic-ingredient and boutique diets) are associated with an increase in a type of heart disease known as Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). While these diets have become very popular, they are not healthier for your dog than diets with grain. Whole grains actually add important proteins, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and fiber to pet diets. Allergies to grain are exceptionally rare in dogs (there’s a

pervasive myth that lots of dogs have grain allergies). Grain- free diets have NOT been studied long-term and may contribute to disease in dogs and cats. The FDA, veterinary nutritionists, and veterinary cardiologists are working to tease out what specific components of these diets might be contributing to DCM. In the meantime – better safe than sorry! Switch to a diet with grain if you’ve been feeding a grain-free one. (For more information, -http://bit.ly/2tyHrvc 2) Jerky treats. These ubiquitous treats cause kidney disease in susceptible pets.

The mechanism still isn’t known, but it includes both foreign made (specifically China) AS WELL AS American- made products, and includes meat-based as well as sweet potato types. The damage to the kidneys appears to be reversible in the individuals – but we don’t want to take the chance with our babies, right? Right. There are plenty of other yummy treats out there! 3) Xylitol. This zero-calorie sweetener isn’t used in pet foods, but is increasingly common in human gums, cookies, breads, etc. If you’re eating zero-calorie/sugar-free

and routinely share with your pet – check the label for this ingredient. If it’s eaten by your dog, it leads to a precarious drop in blood sugar that can lead to seizures and death. BONUS ITEM: Antlers. No, they’re not toxic and they don’t cause damage to the heart or kidneys, but Antlers are harder than teeth and have caused many a dog to break a tooth – leading to pain in his mouth and your wallet. Choose something slightly softer, unless you enjoy paying your vet for dental work.

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fter Hurricane Florence devastated the Boiling Spring Lakes area, Wanda and Anthony Bridgeman made the decision to move their business from there to Oak Island, opening Sundogz Sports Bar and Tavern in June 2019. It apparently was the right decision; they resoundingly agree that business has been excellent! Prior to opening, they completely renovated the building from what had been a construction business before, to be a large and inviting space complete with mahogany bar and trim and newly laid wood flooring. With seating inside for 98 and outside for 90, the bar is often full of new and regular patrons. Weekends are especially busy, with a DJ on Friday nights and live music often on Saturday nights. Winter hours are 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. And since they don’t serve food, they act as a late-night destination for many. “We’re open later than any other spot on the island,” says Anthony. “Everyone else sells food, ours is more of a nightclub type scene. They come here after they eat – our crowd is here from 10 p.m. on.” The Bridgemans are happy for their customers

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to bring in food if they want. The nearby Domino’s Pizza delivered 75 pizzas to the bar’s patrons one weekend recently. The bar offers every kind of drink you could want. Brittany Brown is the bartender, and she will make you anything you would like. “We have a fully stocked bar, a big variety of drinks,” she says. We can make anything anyone wants – we can do it all.” She goes on to say how they work as a team. The owners are very involved; they’re great people to work for. They’re like my adopted parents.” The bar has a high-tech digital jukebox – TouchTunes – that can play your list directly from an app on your phone. They also have multiple TVs as well as pool tables and darts. There’s a pool league on Thursday nights with other bars, with two teams out of each bar competing for bragging rights. Wednesday nights are for trivia. In the summer the bikers come for a Wednesday night gathering. Plans for the summer include a cornhole league and perhaps a

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SAVOR providing a fun but safe experience for their patrons. “It’s a great atmosphere, a very clean bar,” Anthony says. “We just want people to come in, abide by the laws, and have a great time. If you need to get a ride home, we have uber drivers you can use. We also let people leave their cars or bikes here overnight. We want everyone to be safe – that’s the kind of place we are.” For residents and tourists alike, Sundogz will put a smile on your face and new moves in your dancing shoes. So go for it – hang out with friends there or make new ones; visit Sundogz for a good time.

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CHEERS The Old Fashioned

Take a step back in time with a classic STORY BY JEFF STITES

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always get nostalgic around New Year’s time, so I thought I’d profile a classic cocktail that has made a bit of a resurgence of late: the Old Fashioned. The Old Fashioned is at its most basic simply sugar, bitters and whiskey over ice in a low, heavy-bottomed glass. The whiskey is traditionally either bourbon or rye and the sugar can take the form of a cube with water poured over it or simple syrup. But part of the fun of cocktails is that they are never really just simply any-

thing. Even with as uncomplicated a recipe as the Old Fashioned, history has seen a few varieties pop up. But let’s go back to the beginning. For my history lesson, I’m referencing an article by Robert Simpson, author of Old Fashioned: The Story of the World’s first Classic Cocktail on the Difford’s Guide website. Difford’s is a great

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saying the Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails, if not the oldest cocktail. It began life as the Whiskey Cocktail (come on, it would be silly if it STARTED as “old fashioned”) and was very popular in America and Britain from the early 1800s. The Whiskey Cocktail began as a morning pick-me-up drink prepared “up,” or without ice. Wasn’t that a more civilized time? Anyhow, by mid-century the cocktail had become popular with the hipsters of the time and bartenders began to get creative with it. They added absinthe, curaçao and other liquors prompting the more old-school drinkers to rebel and demand an “old fashioned whiskey cocktail”, one without all these additions. Then, as is so often the case with American alcoholic beverage stories, Prohibition threw a wrench in the works. Bartenders, unable to procure decent liquor, hid the taste of the rot gut by adding fruits like orange peel and cherries. When the nation returned to its senses and good whiskey was once again available, the cherrie and orange peel remained a part of the American version of the Old Fashioned, but in England the idea of turning a perfectly good whiskey drink into “fruit cocktail’ is frowned upon. There is also debate about the use of simple syrup versus pouring water over an ice cube in the bottom of one’s glass, but that’s just silly in my opinion. Sure, if you have time pouring water to melt your sugar cube is fun, but when you’ve had a long day and just want a nice cocktail, it’s time wasted. So do as you like and as your situation warrants, I say.

So how do I, one who has read all about the history and nuance of the Old Fashioned for your benefit, make my own Old Fashioned? Well, I’ll tell you. First off, I enjoy the orange and cherry version. This is a bit out of character for me as I’m usually a less is more kind of guy, but in this case I make an exception. The orange peel just gives this drink a bit of an aroma that makes me happy. And I’ve been a huge fan of maraschino cherries since earliest childhood, so any excuse to eat one is welcome. My friend taught me a trick that I think makes life easier and the cocktail better. I make simple syrup, half and half water and sugar, and while it’s cooking up, I add a few strips of orange peel. This infuses the syrup with orange and is just wonderful. The syrup keeps, so you don’t need to make it each time. You have to use an Old Fashioned glass for an Old Fashioned. Don’t be a savage. Put in a bit less than a tablespoon of the orange-infused syrup and fill the glass with ice cubes. Add a couple drops of bitters and fill with bourbon. Then stir. Stir a bunch. The ice should be melting some which brings out the flavors and makes this cocktail really shine. Add your maraschino cherry and twist of orange peel and stir a bit more. Enjoy. One final note. For this “research” I used Turning Point bourbon, distilled and bottled in King’s Mountain, North Carolina and available at the Oak Island ABC store. Our local ABC stores have begun carrying a pretty nice a variety of North Carolina spirits, which I think is really cool. Look for a future Cheers column exploring all this local goodness!

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HISTORY Pets Have Rights Too Local organizations give animals a voice STORY BY KASS FINCHER

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f you’re like me, you find it hard to watch the commercials for the ASPCA; there are so many precious fur babies shown, all of whom need love, homes and donations to support this organization’s work. Their pleading eyes tug at our heartstrings, and many of us open our pocketbooks to help them. This organization – the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) – was founded in 1866 as the first animal welfare organization in our country. The focus back then was on the mistreatment of horses, not dogs and cats. Over time, the concept of animal control and shelters for homeless animals took hold, and municipalities began issuing dog licenses to help fund the programs. In addition to the publicly-funded municipal or county shelters, there has been considerable growth in private shelters and rescue groups and sanctuaries. The private shelters are usually non-profit corporations, with limited admission or no-kill policies. They rely on private donations for funding and focus on adoption and neutering services, as well as humane education, animal behavior programs and community outreach. The rescue groups are often specific to a particular breed, and they work with larger shelters to find homes for their animals. The sanctuaries are usually aimed at animals that cannot be adopted, and they often house those animals for life. According to the website VeterinaryMedicineDVM360.com, the no-kill movement is a fairly recent development: “One of the most profound trends is the rise of the no-kill movement, which began in San Francisco in 1989 under the leadership of Richard Avanzino. The San Francisco SPCA relinquished its contract for animal control to instead work with the San Francisco municipal animal control agency to end the euthanasia of adoptable animals. This ac-

tion had a far-reaching impact on the entire animal welfare movement.” Two of those no-kill shelters in our community are Paws Place and the Southport-Oak Island Animal Rescue, otherwise known as S.O.A.R.

Birdie is one of the many pups up for adoption at Paws Place, just look at that smile!

Paws Place was founded in 1999 by Nancy Janovetz as a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs in the Wilmington area. The facility moved from Boiling Spring Lakes to their new facility on George II Hwy in 2017. The organization has a specific seven-step process for adoption which seeks to provide the best outcome for the dog and its potential owner. The shelter can house 31 dogs on the premises; they place over 150 dogs in homes every year. Because the Brunswick and New Hanover county shelters are doing a good job of placing their animals, Paws Place often reaches out to other county shelters like Bladen and Pender to pull dogs. Interestingly, they try to select dogs that have been at those shelters longer, or that have special needs that might cause them to be overlooked for adoption, or even euthanized. Many of the dogs come to Paws Place in poor shape; the organization relies completely on donations to help these dogs get the treatment they need and heal in every way. To find out more about adopting, volunteering or donating to Paws Place, go to www. pawsplace.org. S.O.A.R was founded by Jeannine Fri-

day Bicknell in 1992 as a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue for dogs and cats. There are kennels for up to 14 dogs, a large fencedin run and training area where the dogs can play without being leashed. a cattery with open rooms as well as cat kennels and two houses for cats living with FeLV (feline leukemia virus) and FIV (feline immnunodeficiency virus). Most of the animals come from the Brunswick County Animal Services shelter; estimates are that 60-70 animals are adopted each year. Over 30 volunteers help feed, walk and socialize the animals, as well as help in transporting and participating at special events. Besides providing animals for adoption, the organization includes in its mission the need to raise public awareness about animal rescue and to educate pet owners about the importance of spaying and neutering and proper pet care. To learn more about adopting, volunteering or donating to S.O.A.R., go to www.soar-nc.org. In addition to these dog and cat shelters, our community is fortunate to have a place for injured birds to receive treatment and have an opportunity to return to the wild. Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter is a non-profit wild bird rehabilitation organization, founded in 2007 to provide medical treatment for wild birds that are injured, sick, or orphaned. When founder Mary Ellen Rogers moved to Oak Island and realized there was no facility to care

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for these birds, she converted her beach house to that use. Her previous work at the Center for Birds of Prey in South Carolina and the Outer Banks Wildlife Center gave her the experience to pursue her goals. To date this year, almost 500 birds have passed through Sea Biscuit's facility. There are generally 20 birds in rehab at a time – mostly pelicans, gulls and raptors like owls and hawks. Many have been terribly injured; some have to be euthanized but about 40% are treated and released back into the wild where they were found. The organization also identifies community education as part of their mission; they have “education birds” who participate in public events to help the community learn more about them. Like the other rescue organizations, Sea Biscuit relies on volunteers and donations to operate and fund their efforts. To learn more, go to www.seabiscuitwildlifeshelter.org. We are so fortunate to have these and other rescue organizations in our region who are dedicated to helping animals in need. The people who found, run and volunteer with these groups are truly heroes for their commitment. We need to open our hearts and pocketbooks to support their efforts.

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Scarlet & Glenda, Two rescued Red-Tail Hawks at Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter

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BIZ Q&A Paws and Claws

Jenny’s brings out the best in your pets STORY BY KASS FINSHER

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t Jenny’s Puppy Paws and Kitty Claws, owner Jenny Phillips and her daughter Leana Allen take special pride in their work and attention to their furry clients’ needs. We asked Leana about the business recently and she shared some insights with us.

Q: How long have you been at this location on Howe Street? And what are your hours?

A: We’ve been in this building 11 years, but Miss Jenny has been grooming for 25 years. I’ve been working here with her since I was tall enough to reach over the tub! We’re open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. til 2 or 3 p.m. - it just depends on the day. We can do nails anytime as a walk-in, no appointment is necessary for that. Q: How would you describe your clientele?

A: We have a lot of regular customers. Because we book up pretty fast, most people make their next appointment when they’re here for their current grooming. We’re usually booked about two weeks out. Q: What are the most popular dog breeds you see these days?

A: Probably the doodles – you know the breed that includes a poodle with another breed. There are the Goldendoodle, the Aussiedoodle, the Labradoodle and so on. There’s even a Newfoundland Aussiedoodle. That one is a big fuzzy gorgeous dog with a lot of hair!

or ears. We have special shampoos we can use, but it helps to do that regularly. You need to find out what’s causing the issue; it could be food or fungus from grass that they pick up when walking or in the yard. One easy treatment we tell people about is to dilute regular Listerine, put it in a spray bottle and then spray that on their feet when they come in from the outdoors – that helps keep them from itching and chewing.

Q: You also groom cats? That must be challenging.

A: Cats are harder! They are easier to cut; their skin is paper-thin, so you have to be careful shaving them. Normally it takes two to handle cats – I normally hold them and my mom shaves them. We have more dog clients but we have quite a few cats too. We do them first thing in the morning because we like to get them out before all the dogs arrive.

Q: Which breeds are the most challenging to groom?

A: Definitely the doodles. Depending on what generation they are, they can have really thick coats that you have to comb every day. If you don’t, it mats up and causes problems. Most people don’t realize how it can hurt the dog to have to comb out the matted hair. That’s why we encourage people to bring them in more often to get the comb out if they can’t do it themselves on a regular basis. Q: Do you see dogs with skin allergies or other issues? What do the symptoms look like?

A: We have a bunch with allergies – the yeast or fungal allergies. The yeast is like a yellowish gum on their skin, on their feet

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Q: It seems like you and Miss Jenny have many furry friends – the walls are covered in pictures.

A: Yes, they’re like family. It’s so sad when we lose one. Jenny adds: “I really love what I do. A big part of my job is being able to bring joy and happiness to the clients and their babies. We get very attached to them as if they were our own. Just recently one of our clients lost his best friend Sadie and his mother a little while ago. Knowing how lonely he was we got him a new baby. We all cried together, but what joy it brought us all.” JENNY’S PUPPY PAWS AND KITTY CLAWS

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ART BEAT Multi-Talented Karen Masterson

Originally from Memphis, Masterson relocated to Coastal Carolina 10 years ago. “My educational background is in Behavioral Science with a Masters in Counseling. I began training after relocating to NC. Studied with 3rd generation Italian painter Frank Covino. After relocating to the Coastal Carolinas, I had the time to devote to this new direction of expression through art. I believe my background working with so many people through the years has enriched my appreciation for visual expression in my work.” Masterson creates all different types of art going with whatever her instincts dictate. “The Old Masters style of painting is my first love,” she said. “This intense study and submersion into detail and realism are highly focused. But when this skill is allowed to become flexible in the application the results are so diverse. It gives me tremendous flexibility depending on the medium I choose. From portraits of famous people to beloved animal por-

From pet portraits to sculpture, local artist captures beauty in art work STORY BY CARLA EDSTROM

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rt brings people from all walks of life together. It’s a tool for sharing and exploring viewpoints. This interaction is special,” explains local multi-media artist Karen Masterson. From her beloved animal pet portraits on canvas and clay to her mysterious 3-dimensional women’s portrait sculptures, Masterson’s profusion of art work has captured the essence of her subjects beautifully. “Inspiration comes when I least expect it. From a striking color to someone’s attitude that I must capture. The absolute constant for inspiration is to view and be in the presence of great art. I always return to my studios inspired to create something beautiful.”

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traits, to whimsical watercolor animals, to sculpting, to jewelry creation, my training grounds me regardless of the application or medium.” As someone who has had pet portraits painted to immortalize the memory of a beloved family member, it’s a wonderful thing to have an artist capture the personality of a beloved pet that has passed away.

Masterson has created many pet and animal portraits over the years, and she takes the project very seriously. “For many people, their pets are a part of the family, and on these portraits, I strive for perfection. Creating a realistic lasting image of a family member is a gratifying accomplishment. When they look at this painting with recognition of their pet and smile, I feel very

including painting, sculpture, and jewelry, Masterson has found her place in each art form. “I love the diversity of creation through different mediums of art,” she said. “Sometimes it’s with oil painting, or it could be an image that I need to sculpt into being with my hands. Sometimes I see a design or a pattern and I think that could be translated into another form such as a piece of jewelry. Inspiration can come from such a variety of sources. I enjoy the diversity of many mediums. The selection of medium correlates to the vision I need to create,” she said. “I work a great deal with the concept of values. Value is not the only variation of shades of colors but controls depth and perception. A slight variation can soften a curve or be the opposite and create drama. Even when I am sculpting a bust or portrait in clay, I visualize the shapes and planes of the face in values... where do I see the light and dark?” Spending time working on facial and body sculpture, Masterson has recently begun a series of 3-dimensional portraits of woman. “My mentor, Frank Covino, would tell me that until you sculpt faces and the human form, you cannot become a great painter. I did not understand the depth of this concept until the last few years when I began sculpting. It does add the 3rd dimension as the clay becomes a defined shape but it tremendously increases the need to create this 3rd dimension in my 2-dimensional painting.” Masterson has her art on display at the gratified. Art, capturing a moment, should Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, Blue create a positive response. For me per- Moon Gift Shops, and K and M Antiques sonally, when a client comments on their in Wilmington, or by appointment at her painting or sculpture to their friends and studios. You can reach her by email at klfamily.... when they express genuine ap- mastersn@yahoo.com preciation for the art, I experience a wonderful sense of accomplishment.” With her artistic style recognizable and flawlessly merging into different mediums

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he Moondogs are continuing their tradition of performing a Beatles Album concert for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington. In the fall of 2016 Wilmington musician Mark Loudermilk and several friends formed a band to learn an entire Beatles album. The sole purpose of the band would be to raise money for JDRF. Both Mark and his youngest daughter Amelia were diagnosed at age 10 with type 1 diabetes. The concerts would be managed by a non-profit organization FAB4JDRF. The first concert was presented in September 2017 where the band performed Rubber Soul, raising $14.4K. Local musician John Rogers attended the 1st show. John says “the show just blew me away, these guys really went for it, performing the whole album just as it was recorded. I thought this would be a very cool gig.” Little did he know what was to come… Fast forward to Spring 2018, where two members (1 vocalist and 1 guitarist) of the Moondogs left the band. John Toppings, lead vocalist in the band, recommended John Rogers replace the two missing bandmates. Next, the concert had to be postponed from the usual September date due to hurricane Florence. The Moondogs pulled together and performed virtually the entire White Album in

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FITNESS One, Two, Three... Functional Fitness for Active Aging STORY BY BRIAN TULLY, MS

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n the past decade or so, the word functional has become a fitness industry buzzword, often referring to training systems and movements that take a different or unique approach, but not describing the approach with much specificity. Although there may be gray areas when it comes to defining functional training, most fitness professionals can agree that it focuses on enhancing natural movement through all planes of motion, thereby improving performance efficiency and capability in everyday activities.

Functional fitness is of particular importance for older adults, since aging is accompanied by a progressive decline in multiple physiological functions, including the ability to perform daily activities.

The topic of “functional aging” addresses this ability (or lack thereof) and is becoming more and more relevant, given the increase in people 65 and older and the disability rates in this population.

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FITNESS focus from “anti-aging” to “functional-aging” with stretches that support an active body over a lifetime. Below are a few stretches (with a link to a detailed instruction video demo next to each title) to help get you started with your own functional-aging. It is never too late (or too early) to start. It is always best to perform stretches when the muscles are warm, when they are more ready to be stretched. This can be accomplish with some gentle exercise that begins to warm the core temperature and gets the blood moving. You can also use the stretches in a dynamic fashion, move gently in and out of the stretch, to use the stretch as a warm-up. An important note when it comes to stretching, you should only stretch to the point where you begin to feel tension in the muscle being stretched. You shouldn’t push to the point where it feels like you are in a tug of war with the muscle. This usually makes the muscle tighten rather than release, and therefore less likely to actually stretch. Also be sure to not hold your breath, deep breathing will help the body relax and sink into the stretch further for the most benefit.

STANDING CHEST STRETCH (Video Demo - https://bit.ly/2sQyblL) With arm at full reach and braced onto stationary object. Pull shoulder down and back. Keeping shoulder in this position, push forward from the hip and chest of the side being stretched until a stretch is felt from the chest through the shoulder and into the upper arm. Hold for 30-60 seconds per side. To perform dynamically as a warm up, move forward to the point of stretch as you exhale then move back out of stretch. Repeat 10-15 times per side, and then hold for 30-60 seconds on last rep. KNEELING QUAD STRETCH (Video Demo - https://bit.ly/2rrY8Yu) Start in a single leg kneeling position, with one knee down on a padded mat or pillow and the foot of the other leg out in front. The front leg should be 90 degrees at the knee with the foot directly under the knee. Keep hip tucked under and glute of kneeling leg squeezed. Gently push forward from the hip of the down leg to increase the stretch. If done correctly you

should feel the stretch from the hip to the knee of the down leg. Hold stretch for 3060 seconds per side. To perform dynamically as a warm up, move forward to the point of stretch as you exhale then move back out of stretch. Repeat 10-15 times per side, and then hold for 30-60 seconds on last rep. SEATED HIP STRETCH (Video Demo - https://bit.ly/2PmoqDI) Sit on a bench or chair with tall torso posture, cross ankle over opposite knee. Keep tall posture while gently applying pressure to inside of crossed knee. Keep weight distributed evenly between left and right side of hips; don’t let you body lean toward the crossed leg side of the hips. Lean forward while keeping a straight spine to increase the stretch. To perform dynamically as a warm up, move crossed leg up and down at the knee to the point of stretch as you exhale then move back out of stretch. Repeat 10-15 times per side, and then hold for 30-60 seconds on last rep.

LYING GLUTE BRIDGE (Video Demo - https://bit.ly/2DXwkhk) Lie on your back on a mat with knees bent and soles of feet flat on floor. Set feet to about hip width apart. Keep your weight on the heels of your feet, but try not to push too much with your feet. Squeeze your glutes before moving the hips off the ground. With glutes squeezed slowly roll the hips back from the tailbone to press the low back into the mat. From there engage the glutes enough to raise the hips off the ground. Pause at the top and then gradually lower your hips using just your glutes. Only push the hips up until the knees, hips, and shoulders are in line. Over extending here can engage the low back too much, so take your time and find your own range of motion.

Remember we can’t stop getting older, but we can certainly do many things to help us make the most of all the years we are lucky to have. If you have any questions regarding this month’s article and exercises, please reach out to me via email. BrianTully@BetterTogetherFitness.com

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SHOWCASE Elena Rogers Hits the Professional Stage BD Wong’s musical adaptation coming 2020 STORY BY AMI BROWN

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any young people dream of being on the big stage, under the bright lights of Broadway, but few ever make it that far. One local Brunswick High School Junior is one step closer to that dream. Elena Rogers of Southport has been cast in the new stage production of Mr. Holland’s Opus set to hit the Wilson Center later in the year. What makes this so amazing is that legendary BD Wong is directing this musical and plans to take it to Broadway. He chose the Cape Fear Stage at the Wilson Center to develop it because of all the local talent, including 16-year-old Elena Rogers.

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How old were you when you started performing? My mom says I have been performing since the day I was born, but my first theater experience was in a program called "Let's play" headed up by Jen Iapalucci at Brunswick Little Theatre. My first real role was playing Tigger in Winnie the Pooh. I loved it! I think I was 10. When I was 11 I joined the Musical Theater Apprentice program at BLT, run by Debbie Skillman and Bev Veeker, and have been with them all this time...I have learned so much there. Tell us about your first audition? The First time I had a real audition was for Shrek The Musical directed by Cal Chiang at BLT. I was so nervous, I was 11 yrs old. I was the first one called up and was terrified. After I sang my song, Michael

Stringer, the Music Director called me over to the piano to show vocal range, and I was so nervous and scared I literally covered up my head in embarrassment. That show was so much fun! Tell us about how you got the role. We saw a post on Facebook about Actor BD Wong putting on a Workshop/Show at Wilson Center, and it shared audition info. I decided what the heck, and auditioned. It was quite an experience. The audition was videotaped so BD and Wayne Barker could see. I sang a song, and answered some questions...at this point, it wasn't even revealed what the show would be! I really enjoyed the experience, and felt like the audition itself was a cool accomplishment. I said to my Mom on the way home "no matter what happens, that was worth doing". We were super excited when I got the call back. The next audition was to be held at the Wilson Center, in front of BD and Music Director Wayne Barker. Before the audition, we learned what the show would be. BD and Wayne had adapted a film for the stage. I was being considered for a specific role, so they sent two songs for me to learn and some dialogue. I think only a day or two before! The audition came, and it was very exciting and professional. BD, whom I hadn't met in person yet, knew me by name, and everyone was so nice. Again, it was such a cool experience, I was satisfied having had the chance to even audition, but at this point I really started to want it, and to believe I had a chance. After a few weeks of waiting and wondering, I found out I had been cast, and was so excited.

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SHOWCASE What Wayne and BD are doing essentially, are preparing this show for Broadway. They wanted to find a place to cast locally and work through the show. So, while there will be some small performances, and it will culminate to one big show on the Wilson Center Stage, it is really about the work; a workshop essentially. We met for two weeks in August and then had a small performance in front of a small audience to show what we had done. We meet back up in January. Like the story in the film, the main character mentors students through music. That is what BD and Wayne are doing. Life imitating art, imitating life kind of. I am very honored to be a part of it along with so much talent. Besides theatre - what else do you do for fun? I love music. I play piano and other instruments...I do a lot of composing, and would love to score a film one day. What are your future plans? I plan to go to college and continue

BD Wong - BIO: BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in “M. Butterfly.” He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl (1994), and has made guest appearances on Sesame Street (1969) and The X-Files (1993). He was in the off-Broadway musical revival of “As Thousands Cheer” and followed with a critically acclaimed performance as “Linus” in the revival of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” returned to SVU, and is now starring in the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures.”

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he renowned poet and recluse Emily Dickinson is the topic of much media lately, with movies and television retelling her life story. Veteran local actress Carolyn Stringer is bringing it to Brunswick Little Theatre’s stage in the form of a one-woman show.

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Salt Water Fishing School

Call 910-278-5518 to register for this popular fishing class. The cost is $65 in advance or $75 at the door (if space is available). Captain Jerry leads sessions on catching speckled trout, red and black drum, flounder, sheepshead, gray trout, Spanish and King mackerel, offshore bottom fish and throwing/casting nets. Both sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and include lunch. For more information call Captain Jerry at 910-279-6760 or email captjerry@captjerry.com.

FEB 8

Bella Italia

BINGO

Oak Island VFW on Monday and Wednesday nights, 7 p.m., 103 SE 50th Street, Oak Island. Boiling Spring Lakes VFW Post 10400 every Tuesday for cash prizes. Door opens at 6 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7 p.m., 3161 George II Hwy.

FIRST TUESDAY - BRUNSWICK CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE

This program is held at Hatch Auditorium at Ft. Caswell. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.

NC MARITIME MUSEUMS SOUTHPORT

Sensory Saturday (dim lights, low volume) on the first Saturday of every month, Homeschool Friday on the last Friday of the month (except for June and July), and other programs. Call 910-477-5151 our check the Museum’s calendar at https://ncmaritimemuseumsouthport.com/calendar/ for more information.

HEALTH HACKS

Second Mondays

Health Hacks is a 90-minute cooking demonstration for attendees to learn to cook a healthy meal and then taste what they prepare. Held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the WWAY Event Center, 1224 Magnolia Village Way in Leland. Sponsored by the Brunswick Wellness Coalition.

HOSPICE PROGRAMS

SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers a free six-week program for anyone dealing with the loss of a spouse or partner, held at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia. The group will meet Tuesdays Jan 7 through Feb 11, 2-4 p.m. There will also be a program for those dealing with the death of a child, Jan 9 through Feb 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Preregistration is required; call 910-796-8056.

The 4th Annual fundraiser for the Brunswick Community College Foundation delicious food and wine pairings from Angelo’s Bistro. The event starts at 6 p.m. at 101 Stone Chimney, Supply. Tickets are $100; call Kathy Lukacz at 910-755-7473 or lukaczk@brunswickcc.edu.

Ongoing events COMMUNITY

SHAG DANCE LESSONS

Brunswick County Parks & Recreation will offer Shag Dance Lessons at four separate locations beginning. John Hutton and Katy O’Neill will instruct participants at Brunswick Centers Take a jump into the chilly waters at Shallotte (Mondays) and Calabash at Spring Lake Park in Boiling Spring (Tuesdays). Chuck and Sandy Boney Lakes to help raise funds for swimming will provide lessons at Brunswick Cenlessons and water safety education. ter at Leland (Wednesdays) and SouthEvent runs from noon to 2 p.m. Individport (Thursdays). Classes are part of a uals and groups can register at www. 7-week program beginning the week jackhelbig.org of January 6, 2020. Beginners are welcomed from 6-7 p.m. while Intermediate attends 7-8 p.m. The cost is $60 per Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation’s main goal is to prevent person, per session. Pre-registration is drowning. We aim to educate all children and their families recommended. Contact John and Katy at 910-201-9993 or jsh66@earthlink. on how to be safer around water. ​LET’S STOP DROWNING. net. Contact Chuck and Sandy at (910) 454-4150 or (910) 523-3987, or email at zrmcb4@yahoo.com. Southport Magazine 2016-2017 SOI Chamber Small Business of the Year Winner www.SouthportMag.com / JANUARY 2020 / Southport Magazine 45

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CALENDAR NEWCOMER TOUR & INFORMATION SESSION NOVANT HEALTH

If you’re new to the area or just want to find out more about local healthcare options, tour Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 3 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month, 240 Hospital Drive, Bolivia.

WALK WITH A DOC

This health professional-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health and meet new friends. The event is free and all are welcome, second Saturday of every month, 9-10 a.m. at the Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, 1 Leeds Road.

R.I.S.E. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP This support group is open to anyone in any stage of fighting cancer. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 4509 Fieldstone Circle, St. James. Call Susan Werlinich at 614-323-8729 for more information on R.I.S.E. (Resilient, Informed, Strong, Extraordinary). Werlinich is a retired oncology nurse with more than 20 years’ experience leading support groups.

WINE AND BEER

DOC MERIDIAN WINERY

Wine tastings weekly and live music every Tuesday, 305 North Howe Street, Southport. Check Facebook for more details.

TIKI TAVERN

Check Facebook for specials and events, 108 E. 8th St., Southport.

THE LAZY TURTLE BAR & GRILL

Weekly events such as trivia, open mic night or bonfires, as well as food and drink specials. Watch a skydiving demo team land on the beach on Saturdays, 5 p.m. 601 E. Ocean Dr., Oak Island.

UNCORKED BY THE SEA

Wine tastings on Thursdays 5-7 p.m. Check uncorkedbythesea.com for information on specials and events. 602 N. Howe St., Southport.

GRAPE & ALE

THE PUB OF SOUTHPORT

Check the Pub’s Facebook page for other events and daily specials, 1513 N. Howe, Unit 10, Southport.

FISHY FISHY CAFÉ

Check Facebook for specials and live music schedule, 106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport.

DOC MERIDIAN WINERY

305 N. Howe St., Southport

Ever changing inventory including half bottles, monthly history nights and wine tastings. Enjoy wine tastings throughout the year, 5-7 p.m. Check Facebook for specials and upcoming events.

Stocked with your old favorites and new wines to try - stop in for tastings! Check www.thegrapeandale.com for more information and the food truck schedule, 8521 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island.

SILVER COAST WINERY TASTING & TAPROOM Brunswick County’s first and only winery and original Craft Beer Bar. Craft Beer and Wine tastings all day, every day. Check Facebook for updated events, specialty beer tastings, and live music events.

SUNDOGZ SPORTS BAR AND TAVERN

8620 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island

Check Facebook for specials and food truck appearances.

SOUTHPORT TAP AND CELLAR

Sunday Brunch and football, 1 p.m. through the season, featuring mimosas and free finger foods. Trivia night on Thursdays. Check Facebook for food truck schedules and specials, 827 N. Howe Street.

THE OFFICE COFFEE AND WINE BAR

3280 George II Highway (N.C. 87), Boiling Spring Lakes Sit a spell with friends and enjoy a fancy coffee drink, a plain cup of joe or a glass of wine, and grab a bottle for later.

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On Saturday April 4th 2020 come along to the 3rd Annual Marine Flea Market

THE WINE RACK

Wine tastings featuring five wines, Fridays from 5:30-8 p.m., and live music on Sundays from 4-6 p.m., 102 W. Brown St. Check www.southportwinerack.com for more information.

A fun day of great boat equipment deals, tasty food and fun vendors. Booth sales raise money for the Oak Island Water Rescue and their non profit efforts to aid swimmers and boaters in distress. Interested in a 14’x14’ $25 booth to make you money selling your boat stuff? Contact Norm at normbrown1970@gmail.com or 910.269.8689.

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Southport, Various events - Visit https://www.southportbanquethall. com/ for more information.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ODELL WILLIAMSON AUDITORIUM

Brunswick Community College Jan 11 — Mint Julep Jazz Band - The four-piece horn, three-piece rhythm, one vocalist group performs jazz classics from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Jan 18 — The End of America - The band utilizes classic harmonies in new ways to create beautiful music. Feb 7 — Cirque Zuma Zuma - An exhilarating, African-style cirque show. Check https://www.brunswickcc.edu/ odell-williamson-auditorium/ for ticket information.

BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE

8068 River Road SE, Southport BLT presents “The Belle of Amherst,” a one-woman show about poet Emily Dickinson. Shows are Jan 30-Feb 1 at 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb 1. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students, and are available at Rickey Evans Gallery or online at www.brunswicklittletheatre.com.

NOTICES FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY AND THE ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF SOUTHPORT

The Associated Artists of Southport would like to thank all the donors, patrons, members and sponsors that made our December Silent Auction a great success. Franklin Square Gallery will be closed for the season Dec 18th - Feb 24. We look forward to a wonderful 2020 as your com-

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munity gallery and art hub for Southport and surrounding areas. Have a wonderful New Year! Thank you to the follow action sponsors: 2 Chicks with Scents, A Clean Break/Mariah Brazil, All About Dogs, All in Bloom, Ami Brown, Angelwing Needle Arts, Anne McMath, Bald Head Island Golf Club, Bay Street Pottery by Kathryn Scheetz, Bridgewater Wines, Bruce Corrie, Brunswick Community College, BullFrog Corner, Carol Kidd, Caroline Quinn, Charleea Barrett Yarbrough, Chelsea Lea Metals, Clay-King, Denise Chadurjian, Diane Benzie-Owner of Coastal Cottage, Diane Castrodale, Diane Sloan, Donna Kanich, Elaine Cooper, Endless Summer/Jim Carey, Fish Peddler Seafood Market @The Market Place on Howe, Hoffman Ecoworks, Home Clean Home/ Tammy Ellison, Inspirations Dance Center, Jeffcoat Pottery, Jessie Mulry, Joe Pat & Tish Hatem, John Muuss, JustStuff180/ Lynn Menches, Kaley Munoz, Karen Masterson, Kayak Adventure Company, Kim-

berly Caroon, Larry & Cheryl Rogers, Linda Drye, Linda Flynn, Linda Karaskevicus, Lorna Martin, Lowes Hardware, Mad River Studio & Store, Marian Mackerer, Mark Leferve, Mudpuddle Studios, Nancy Hester, Nancy Knapp, Paula Thommen, Pescado Y Amor, Precious Gems & Jewelry, Prentiss Halladay, Rebecca Clearym Rich O’Donnell, Ricky Evans, Robert Salemme, Sally Felker, Shane Mickey, Sharon Vinciguerra, Southport Cheese Shoppe, Southport Fire Department, Southport Fun Tours/The Rev, Southport Historical Society, Southport Jazzercise/Angela Dover, Southport Tap & Cellar, Susan Dade, Susan Dieterle, Susan V Adams Studio, Suzanne Ellett, The Clubs at St. James Plantation/Troon Prive, The Southport Police Department, Two Sisters In-Home Pet Care, Uncorked by the Sea, Vicki Neilon, Victorias Ragpatch, Wanda Cornelius, Wild by Nature, Wine Rack, Worm Country Castings, Zeetlegoos’s Pet & People Store and 3 cheers party rental.

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DINING GUIDE

Sushi Spices up Cool Winter Nights Check out the Dining Guide and what delicious food the local area has to offer! and all others to come down Fish Factory Road and join us for a relaxing meal with a gorgeous view!

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

THE PIRATES DECK

GRAPE AND ALE

5827 E. Oak Island Dr, Oak Island 910-933-4615 A great local hangout . Everything from Nachos to burgers, to seafood to steaks. Great Bar.

MODERN AMERICAN

SEAFOOD SPECIALTY FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT

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

M FISHY FISHY CAFE

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

M FRYING PAN

319 West Bay St., Southport 910-363-4382 - CLOSED FOR SEASON Featuring homemade sweet potato biscuits and fried seafood, as well as other delicacies such as pan seared grouper.

M ISLAND WAY RESTAURANT

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

JONES SEAFOOD HOUSE

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

MOJO’S ON THE HARBOR

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

MOORE STREET OYSTER BAR Moore Street, Southport

M PROVISION COMPANY 130 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-457-0654 CLOSED FOR SEASON www.provisioncompany.com Offering a la carte seafood sandwiches, conch fritters, steamed shrimp and more. RUSTY HOOKS DOCKSIDE GRILL

4907 Fish Factory Rd Southport, (910) 477-6616 www.rustyhooksdockside.com Fun dining featuring fresh local seafood and generational recipes, guaranteed to leave a lasting smile on your face. Come join our small piece of paradise along the coast of Carolina; our team looks forward to greeting you. We welcome boaters to pull up to our docks or contact the Marina Dockmaster on Channel 16,

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DOC MERIDIAN WINERY

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

SWAIN SEAFOOD SHACK

Southport Sushi offers delicious sushi and sashimi.

WINE & BEER

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

SILVER COAST WINERY

THE LIVE OAK ON HOWE

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

105 S. Howe St. Southport, 910-777-5151 Brunswick County’s first and only winery and original Craft Beer Bar. Craft Beer and Wine tastings all day, every day! Check out our Facebook page for updated events, specialty beer tastings, and live music.

OLIVER’S ON THE CAPE FEAR

THE WINE RACK

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

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

M MR. P’S BISTRO

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

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

SHAGGER JACKS

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

TRANQUIL HARBOR

5908 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island Call (910) 250-12944 Casual family restaurant with a variety of dishes, seafood and daily specials.

TURTLE ISLAND RESTAURANT & CATERING

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

UNCORKED BY THE SEA

CAFES, DELIS & GRILLS BEANA’S KITCHEN

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

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M LOCO JO’S

108 Moore Street, Southport 910-363-4402 Serving specialty Burgers,.sanwiches and seafood. Lunch and Dinner

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

BOB’S DOGS

M MOORE STREET MARKET

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

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

CHASER’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

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

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

ERIC’S GRILLE

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

FAT ANDY’S BURGERS

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

JERSEY MIKES

5130 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport 910-477-6261 Subs and sandwiches, fresh salads.

KOA CAFE

302 N Howe St, Southport, 910-363-4206 Gourmet Sandwich Shop & Market With Yummy Goods & Gifts! Soups, Salads & Sandwiches Served Daily!

KOKO CABANA

705 Ocean Drive, Oak Island (910) 933-6222 Open Wed - Sun. Burgers, Seafood, Steaks, Sandwiches, Salads

KOPP’S KWIK STOP II

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

LITTLE BIT’S GRILL

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

LAZY TURTLE BAR & GRILL

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

LOCAL’S FAMILY DINER

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

OAK ISLAND DELI AND PUB

OAK ISLAND RESTAURANT

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

OAK ISLAND SUBS AND SALADS

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

OASIS BAR AND GRILL

8039 River Rd. SE, Southport 910-454-4004 Shrimp in every style, plus sandwiches; try entrées such as scampi and filet mignon.

THE OFFICE COFFEE & WINE BAR

3280 George II HWY (BSL) Southport NC 910-351-8093 www.theofficecoffeeandwinebar.com We serve Roast Magazine’s 2016 Roaster of the year, Espresso, Coffee Drinks(Hot, Frozen, Iced) Smoothies, Variety of Red/White Wines & Craft Beer. Also Pastries, Trays, Breakfast and Lunch Wraps.

OLD BRIDGE DINER

132 Country Club Dr., Oak Island 910-250-1184 A casual diner featuring breakfast & lunch, from fluffy omelets to burgers and fried chicken sandwiches. Open 6am - 2pm.

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

RUSSELL’S PLACE

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

STREAT SIDE TAKE OUT

Corner of Howe and Leonard Street, 524 N Howe St, Southport, NC, 910-363-4113.Chef/ Owner Rhonda Uhlmann (former restaurant was Flying Fish Cafe located at 705 Ocean Drive, Oak Island). Take out only with limited outside seating. Closed Sunday and Monday’s. Has some entree items and freshly made soups that are the same from Flying Fish Cafe.

SIDE STREET CAFÉ

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

SUNDOGZ BAR & TAVERN 8620 E Oak Island Dr (6.76 mi) Oak Island (910) 933-6051

TROLLY STOP

to Mumbai, and from Marseilles to Munich or Charleston. Finish with a fresh baked dessert in the romantic atmosphere.

111 S. Howe St., Southport ITALIAN 910-457-7017 M BELLA CUCINA www.trollystophotdogs.com A staple in NC, Trolly Stop is renowned across 5177 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 910-454-4540 the nation for its one of a kind hot dogs. www.belladiningnc.com M TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ Focusing on family Italian recipes, Bella 1671 N. Howe St. #1A, Southport Cucina serves up everything from fine and 910-363-4908 fresh local seafood to hand tossed, New York www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com style pizzas. Aside from a decadent wine list, Bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a Bella Cucina also offers specialty martinis. healthy appeal. Our items are made to order CASTUCCI’S AN ITALIAN JOINT with fresh, simple, superior ingredients. 4332 Long Beach Rd, Southport WILDLIFE RESTAURANT & GRILL 910-477-6755 4381 Fish Factory Rd., Southport Family Italian restaurant 910-457-9953 www.wildlifegrill.webs.com FALCONE’S & D’S ITALIAN Serving a full range of items on our menu RESTAURANT from breakfast to home cooked meals. 2831 Midway Rd Ste 106 Bolivia 910253-8151

BARBECUE

M SOUTHPORT SMOKE HOUSE

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

TERRY’S NC BARBQUE & RIBS

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

M BAR-B-QUE HOUSE

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

CHINESE ASIAN TASTE

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

TASTE OF CHINA

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

INTERNATIONAL M PORTS OF CALL

116 N. Howe St., Southport, 457-4544 www.portsofcallbistro.com Offering choices that are largely influenced by dishes from across the globe. Menu items and specials can whisk your palette from Casablanca to Barcelona, Santorini

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DINING GUIDE M JOSEPH’S ITALIAN BISTRO

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

IRISH PUB OF SOUTHPORT

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

JAPANESE TENGU JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

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

MEXICAN DELPHINA CANTINA

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

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KAI JOE’S

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

SAN FELIPE

1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport & 4961 Long Beach Rd. SE 910-454-0950 Serving authentic dishes, such as fajitas, enchiladas and chalupas, fresh salsa and margaritas; serves traditional Mexican dishes.

SIDE STREAT TAKE OUT

524 N Howe St., Southport 910-363-4113 Tex-Mex style cuisines at a local take-out joint. Serving a variety of fish, beef, and veggie bowls. Also offering quesadillas, tacos and hot, homemade soup. Take out or relish your meal under the shaded, outside dinning area.

TACO & BURITTO SHACK 3261 Hwy 87, BSL 910-351-0179

PIZZERIAS

DRY STREET PUB AND PIZZA

101 E. Brown St., Southport 457-5994 www.drystreetpubandpizza.com Known for handmade, 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.

PIZZA SHACK

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

THE PEPPERONI GRILL

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

PEPPERONI GRILL AT THE BEACH

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

PIZZA HUT

4960 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport (910) 457-9432 Family-friendly chain known for its made-toorder pizzas. Dine in, Take Out and Delivery. 4961 Old Long Beach Rd SE, Southport (910) 454-0757 Take-out/delivery chain offering classic & specialty pizzas, wings & breadsticks, plus desserts.

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DOMINO’S (OAK ISLAND)

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

THAI SUTHPORT SIAM

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

THAI PEPPERS

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

AHOY DOUGHNUTS

1513 N Howe St, Southport 477-9352

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BAKERIES/ COFFEE

BAMBINI’S PIZZERIA

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

DOMINO’S (SOUTHPORT)

5821 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 250-1005 • www.ahoydoughnuts.com Fresh yeast raised, filled and cake donuts, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, monkey muffins, twists and more. Handmade daily, family owned.

BLUE SEA COFFEE SHOP

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

SIDE STREET BAKERY

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

STAARR CAKES BAKERY

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

ICE CREAM CHUCK’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 607 N Howe Street, Southport (910) 363-0208 Featuring delicious home made ice cream.

M DAIRY QUEEN

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

FLAVA’S COFFEE AND ICE CREAM

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

LIL & JOHN’S SWEETREAT HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

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

SPIKE’S DAIRY BAR

BURNEY’S BAKERY

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

THE CONFECTIONARY

4922 East Oak Island Dr, OKI 910-250-1321 The best ice cream on the beach! Plus made to order cake donuts and fresh hot donuts!

808 N. Howe St., Southport 454-4222 Known for their light and flaky filled croissants with a sweet sugar glaze, plus more. 4346 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport 457-9310 Featuring jelly donuts, apple fritters, cupcakes, muffins, peach cobbler, bagels and more.

JUMPIN’ JAVA OAK ISLAND

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

PORT CITY JAVA

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

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We are excited to announce the sale of Southport and Leland Magazines from founders Alan and Kris Beasley to long-time writers Jeffrey and Lisa Stites. Jeffrey has assumed Kris’ duties at the magazines with her help as a consultant while he gets his feet under him. We look forward to continuing to support this great community, its businesses and towns and artists, and are looking forward to helping build a wonderful future.

A large group gathered in December at LaPolina Bed & Breakfast, where several local authors read a passage from their books. The event was sponsored in part by InterCoastal Roofing, Gordian Knots Rum and Southport Cheese Shoppe. Proceeds from the evening were donated to the local library!

Just in time for your holiday travels! Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Grand Re-Opening on December 12th after the installation of the new state of the art machine at Southport Ecoshine Autowash located at 1668 N. Howe Street (across from WalMart). The new machine allows customers to choose either soft touch or touch free and has many additional new features all while being more eco-friendly. https:// southportecoshine.business.site/

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REAL ESTATE

3100 Marsh Grove Lane, #3312 This upscale 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo in The Preserve at Oak Island has new flooring and new paint. You will enjoy the gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and backsplash, tray ceiling in master bedroom and private entrance to the veranda where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Intracoastal waterway. This condo has been very well maintained. Owner will sell furnished with acceptable offer. Very close to beach, restaurants, wildlife ramp, fishing piers, ferry and a short drive to both Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. $235,900 • MLS #100158458 Call Iris Cavin, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 368-1130, to view today!

367 Benson Road, Leland Beautiful country setting on 53+- secluded acres. Room for your garden, outbuildings, RV and boat. Perfect for horses too! This three bedroom 2 bath single level home built in 2014 features an open floor plan and a spacious covered front porch for those lazy summer days. Low maintenance vinyl exterior. Whole house propane fired generator conveys with home. And there is an unfinished attic space that could be turned into additional living area. If you want privacy this is the place for you. $299,000 • MLS #100171388 Call Brian P. Quinn, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 540-5043.

687 Hadley Court SE, Bolivia The newly released ‘’Hideaway’’ floor plan is situated in a cul-de-sac in Mill Creek Cove and nestled among trees. This 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home has much to offer and details are evident with 9’ ceilings; crown molding, and tile floors throughout main living areas. The open dining room sits just off the great room & connects to the covered porch and back patio. The kitchen is a cook’s dream with center island, granite countertops, 42’’ upper cabinets, under cabinet lighting, large pantry, storage closet and a cozy breakfast nook. The master bedroom has a double trey ceiling with over sized walk-in

MARKETPLACE closet, bath offers vanities with granite counter tops, walk in tile shower and a large garden tub. There is a bonus room that can be used for home office/ guest suite/ playroom. An added perk is partially floored walk-in attic storage space. $390,000 • MLS #100186260 Call Sarah Smith, Southport Realty, Inc. (910) 443-8000, to view today!

1014 Softwind Way, Southport 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath – The Hammocks at Southport combines excellent construction and location in one wonderful package. These are true custom homes, with all the high-end finishes and details you would expect. This plan is the Lighthouse, with 2210 SF of easy-flow, convenient living on the ground floor, & 390 SF bonus room. The kitchen overlooks the spacious living room with tray ceiling. The master bedroom is located just off the living room and features a walk-in tiled shower and double vanities. Two remaining bedrooms share a hall bath. Covered porches front & rear. $459,000 • MLS #100097053 Call Pam Hayes, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 232-6130, to view today!

343 S. Shore Dr, Boiling Spring Lakes Introducing the Lakeside Country Rose, a combination of rustic charm, modern conveniences, and the small town life. This location makes for the perfect full time residence or second home. Mature Pine trees and landscaping adorn the property and a semi circle driveway provides easy access to and from South Shore Drive. The property has 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths and a large single car garage with a barn style garage door. There is an astonishing 90’ of deep water access to the Big Lake. $299,000 • MLS #100188284 Call Myles Williams, Southport Realty, Inc. (910) 619-9655, to view today!

4158 Cambridge Cove Cir Unit 3 Cambridge Crossing – Embrace water views and a low-maintenance lifestyle in your 3BR/3BA townhome. Vaulted ceilings & wood floors are only a few of the elegant touches grace this great floor plan with almost all living areas on first floor - 2 BR, 2 full BA, laundry

room, sitting room, living room and fabulous kitchen. After a long day at the beach, unwind in the enclosed all season sunroom that has rustic barn style tile flooring while overlooking the water. Upstairs is a 3rd bedroom, full bath, walk-in closet & nook with a desk. Listed at $279,900 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., Realtors call Brooke Rudd-Gaglie at 910-512-1361 for a showing appointment.

122 Caswell Beach RD, Oak Island Double Lot – Amazing views of the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway will take your breath away! Watch the ships sail from the ocean up the river. This home is situated on two lots, with 100 feet of street frontage and 100 feet of waterway frontage. The brick foundation of a wooden lighthouse remains in the back of the property, preserving a piece of nautical history. The house itself has many remarkable features including screened and open decks, 2 fireplaces, walls of windows and a beautiful garden. Listed at $990,000 With Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Jill Shaver at (910) 617-1783 for your showing appointment.

118 NW 24th Street, Oak Island DOUBLE LOT. This 1,487 heated sq. foot home has an ADDITIONAL 1,197 sq. feet of separate living quarters on the ground level with its own separate entrance, its own full size kitchen, full bath and laundry room. A Must See. The beautiful back yard will truly make you feel like you are in paradise. It also has a 1 car garage and a gravel driveway leading to it. Come see it for yourself. Listed at $394,900 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS®️ Call Piotre Kulis at 910-524-0033 for details.

303 Ocean Drive, Oak Island This beach home will accommodate the whole family and your guests with a master bedroom and full bath downstairs and four more bedrooms and three baths upstairs. Downstairs there’s an open floorplan with a large living and dining area and kitchen all with oak floors. A screened porch is off the living

room. The walk way out back has a sitting area and direct access to the beach. Listed at $819,900 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS®️ Call Elvira Gilbert at 910-619-4087 for details.

3215 Seagrass Court, Southport The Cottages of Seaside – From the picket fence to the welcoming, covered front porch, well-tended landscaping, and water views, this elegant two-story home in St James offers the best in both location and craftsmanship. Wall-to-wall expanding slider doors provide expansive views of protected common areas. Enjoy both privacy and serenity sitting on either the 18x10 screened porch or the open rear deck. There is a permanent gas line for your grill and the kitchen has a double oven and dual kitchen bar areas. Guest room and master suite are also on the main floor. On the second floor there’s a large 3rd bedroom with full bathroom, sitting area, closet and picturesque views Listed at $429,900 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Realtors. Call Brooke Rudd at (910) 512-1361 for details.

231 E. Bay, Southport, NC Watch the river traffic and enjoy the breezes and panoramic views of the Cape Fear River/ICW, This property represents a rare opportunity to own a newer (2004) home in the very heart of historic Southport. The chef’s kitchen is recently beautifully updated with a gas cooktop and double ovens, granite countertops and an oversized island. The open concept living area and dining room have picturesque river views. There are two guest rooms on the main level. An elevator leads to the 2nd level master suite which includes a bedroom with french doors that open to the balcony and river views, an office and a large walk-in closet. Offered at $1,250,000 Call Kay Jolliff with Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc. Realtors at 910-5230624 for a private showing.

1207 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island This home, located on a quiet Southeast corner near the Davis Canal, has an open floor plan and many windows to take in lots of natural light. It’s a quick walk to the beach walk-over and the

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Veterans Park on the Waterway is just one block away for fishing. Living room. kitchen, dining is spacious and open. Master suite has walk in closet and full bath. Split-plan with 2 guest rooms. There is a 672 square foot semi-finished room downstairs that has electrical outlets, wall unit for heating and cooling, wood paneling and insulation and is not included in square feet. Great for office, man cave, storage. The lot is large and high and dry and wooded in the back, creating a park-like setting. Offered at $312,000 • MLS# 100162228 Give Kay Jolliff with Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc., REALTORS, a call today 910-523-0624.

239 E. Bay, Southport, NC Own a part of Southport history while enjoying modern conveniences and double porches, with an expansive view of the mouth of the Cape Fear River. According to The Architecture of Southport by Carl Lounsbury, this property probably dates from the very early 19th Century and is likely the oldest surviving home in Southport. Known as the Walker-Pyke house, this gracious and historically significant home features 2 large living areas, a separate dining room, kitchen, a brick floored sunroom, 3 bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 baths. Heart of pine flooring and 6 fireplaces provide just some of the historic charm. The kitchen features Thermador range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The sunroom overlooks a fenced courtyard with koi pond and fountain, a brick grill and a storage building. Offered at $949,500 Call Kay Jolliff with Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc. Realtors at 910-5230624 for a private showing

401 Clarendon, Southport The Southport lifestyle is waiting for you in this beautiful home in the heart of historic Southport. Nestled under stately live oaks, on a lovely fenced corner lot, the house is a quick walk to the Southport marina, waterfront, restaurants and shops. Built in 2006, this home fits in seamlessly with the surrounding historic homes plus provides the conveniences of newer construction. The open living-dining-kitch-

en area gets plenty of natural light and features stunning Ash floors, 12 foot ceilings and charming custom built-ins. Chef’s kitchen includes butler’s pantry with ample space for your wine collection, a six burner gas range top with griddle, and double ovens. Offered at $599,000. Call Kay Jolliff with Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc. Realtors at 910-523-0624 for a private showing.

4136 Vanessa Dr, Unit 12, Southport Take the elevator to your freshly renovated condo that’s just 2 miles to the Atlantic Ocean. Newly painted and perfect for your beach getaway, forever home or investment property.. Beautiful new (2017) LVT flooring throughout. The open living/kitchen/dining area is perfect for entertaining and family gatherings Kitchen has new (2017) counter tops. and features an island that provides additional seating. Master bedroom features ensuite bath and TWO walk-in closets. Guest room has oversized closet also. Detached single garage space provides plenty of room for storage of beach gear, etc. All appliances and washer and dryer are included. South Harbor Village is a popular community that offers golf, tennis, pool, clubhouse marina, restaurants and more! Come start living the coastal lifestyle! Offered at $159,900. Call Kay Jolliff with Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc. Realtors at 910-523-0624 for a private showing.

818 Cades Trail, Southport One of a kind immaculate Coastal Cottage within walking distance to downtown Southport is in a neutral palette with many upgrades, open living space and oversized backyard. Tiled double sided fireplace can be enjoyed from the living room and dining room. Designer accent walls including; shiplap, beadboard and wallpaper along with beautiful hickory wide plank hardwoods throughout make this charming home unique. Offered at $419,900 Call Kay Jolliff with Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc. Realtors at 910-523-0624 for a private showing.

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