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Southport MAGAZINE

November 2017 Vol. 6 | Issue 2


Celebrating Small Business Local Gift Guide 2017 & Holdiday Kickoff Southport Magazine 2016-2017 SOI Chamber Small Business of the Year Winner / NOVEMBER 2017 / Southport Magazine 1


Bruce Oakley, New City Manager



Kris & Alan Beasley

Kass Fincher


Leslie Reschly, BSN, RN,

Alan Beasley

Lisa P. Stites

Jeffrey Stites



Ami Brown



Bruce, Jill & Miranda Oakley Hello Southport Magazine readers,

My name is Bruce Oakley and I started as the new Southport City Manager on September 1. The move to Southport has been great and everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. It’s such a beautiful place with the friendliest people. I look forward to becoming more involved with the community as my family and I settle in here. Before coming to Southport, I was the Town Manger in Oak Ridge, NC for almost thirteen years. Oak Ridge is a suburb of Greensboro, which is where I was born and raised and where I resided while working for Oak Ridge. A lot of friends and family from the Greensboro area frequent Southport, so I will never feel too far from my roots. They all tell me how lucky I am to

be moving to such a special place and that they can’t wait to visit. My wife Jill and my daughter Miranda are just as excited as I am about relocating to Southport. Jill is a licensed real estate broker and is also excited about getting involved in the community. Miranda is a sophomore biology/pre-med major at UNC-Greensboro and hopes to volunteer at Dosher Hospital during her summer breaks. Please feel free to call, email, or come by City Hall and share any suggestions, concerns or questions you have with me. I will work hard with the Board of Alderman, the City staff, and the citizens of Southport to make sure it continues to be a great place to live, work, and play. Sincerely, Bruce Oakley

PO Box 10175, Southport, NC 28461 Phone: (910) 231-6204 Southport Magazine is published once a month by Southport Media with an extra publication in July for the Southport Fourth of July Festival. The opinions of contributing writers are not necessarily the opinions of the staff. Annual Subscription: $45

Patrick McGowan


OFFICE MANAGER Margaret Schafer



Kris Beasley

Chuck and Sue Cothran

Ghostly Update! The article in last months issue called “Ghostly Tales” was based directly on the information in the book “Cape Fear’s Haunting Women” by Emily and Joseph Toone. The historic tale has been altered over time and we wanted to set the record straight with information from a direct relative of one of the women mentioned in the article. Letter to the Editor: The information that you used in your October 2017 edition entitled “Ghostly Tales” regarding the Thomas Mann Thompson, Jr. house and family was not correct. I feel it is important to correct this information for the sake of history. The Thompsons are my relatives. Thomas Mann Thompson, Jr. was a successful river pilot and famous blockade runner. He was never married to a Theresa Morse. He married Mary Elizabeth Mintz (Mary Eliza) of Shallotte before the Civil War ended and they had around 13 children nine of who lived to adulthood - Sally, Lily, Mamie, Emma, Thomas III, Lettie, Annie, Jimmie, and Laurence. His son, Jimmie, built the house on the corner of E. Bay Street and Howe Street that Jim and Margaret Harper purchased from his widow, Anna, in the 1950’s. Thomas Mann Thompson, Jr. built the red roof house with the widow’s walk in around 1868. Mary died in 1881 and he married Sarah Amelia Willard who helped raise his children. Thomas Mann Thompson, Jr. was born in 183, died in 1907, and is buried in the Old Smithville Burying Grounds. He was never lost at sea. His sister, Rebecca Thompson Gause, was my great-great grandmother. Thank you, Katherine Gause Hufham, Southport

Thomas Mann Thompson Jr. photo courtesy of Southport Maritime Museum


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Local Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Pescado Y Amor to GO! Everything you need to paint a masterpiece at home! Starting at $45.00

Pescado Y Amor Art Gallery

6018 East Oak Island Dr, Oak Island 910-632-3908


Beautiful, original tableware, furniture, home and garden accessories and more. Classic designs and holiday décor available!

Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts

Joanne Geisel


Super cool Sailboat Weathervane. Perfect for any coastal home.

All In Bloom

113 S Howe Street, Southport 910-457-0957 •

Garden Center & Landscapes 724 N. Howe St

Tommy Bahama for Men

Chip and Joanna would approve of this Acrylic Cow Painting! The perfect addition to any farmhouse decor!

Joanne is a landscape artist especially captivated by oceans, marshes, and the magnificent sky. You can find her throughout the region painting en plein air. Original oil paintings available.

Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts 113 S Howe Street, Southport 910-457-0957 •

Quilling Cards

Give the gift of art! Our handmade quilling cards are sure to please! Cards are available in a variety of sizes from gift tags through greeting cards. With our over 100 designs, you will make the perfect statement for any occasion. $3.95-$8.25.

Cattail Cottage

122 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 910-454-4533

Cheese Knives

Wood block stores five knives

The Southport Cheese Shoppe Suite B, 417 N Howe St, Southport (910) 477-6387

Cow Painting

Soft and luxurious with contrasting stitching. Several styles and colors to choose from.

Boo and Roo’s

112 E. Moore Street Southport 910-363-4275

Triple Plated Silver Jewelry

The Southport Cheese Shoppe Suite B, 417 N Howe St, Southport (910) 477-6387

European Pottery and Recycled Glass

Make a statement with this beautiful silver necklace! We have tons of jewelry to choose from!

Available in our Market, Pottery and Recycled Glass from Italy, Spain, Portugal, and other Ports of Call!

Deborah’s Place

Ports of Call Bistro & Market

Apparel, Jewelry and Decor 114 N. Howe Street, Southport • 910-457-0921

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116 N Howe St, Southport (910) 457-4544 •

Ronaldo Fine Jewelry

Handmade in US ~ 14K & Sterling Silver bracelets sized for you! (exclusively at Candy & Company)

Candy & Company Resortwear Boutique

708 N. Howe St (next to the ABC Store) 910-805-4027

Mermaid T-shirts

Assorted colors, sizes, styles and designs! Just what every Mermaid needs!

The Painted Mermaid

1208 N. Howe St, Southport (910) 454-4549

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Local Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Organic Body Products

Chris’s Wine Coasters

You and your guests are sure to get a chuckle out of these funny drink coasters. Many to choose from. Makes a great gift!

The Grape & Ale

8521 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island 910-933-4384 •

HOBO Lauren Wallet

The Lauren Wallet, simply the best. She will love getting this under the tree!

Boo and Roo’s

112 E. Moore Street Southport 910-363-4275

Locally made by Candy, these products are: organic, vegan and medicinal. Salves, lotions and essential oils for pain and healing.

Signa Scents

708 N. Howe St. (next to the ABC Store) 910-805-4027

Simply Southern

Many styles to choose from.

Boo and Roo’s

112 E. Moore Street Southport 910-363-4275

Tin & Wood Wall Decor Selection of sea life wall decor made from wood or tin!

Feathered Nest

4700 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC (across from the police station in the Dosher medical plaza)


Gift Certificates Handmade Starfish Necklace Sterling Silver $48.00 or Gold Filled $38.00 Also Available Sea Horse, Mermaid or Sea Turtle.

Pescado Y Amor Art Gallery

6018 East Oak Island Dr, Oak Island 910-632-3908

Hand-Made Bird Houses

Recycled and repurposed wood from Fort Fisher. One of a kind, really cool and unique!

Deborah’s Place

Apparel, Jewelry and Decor 114 N. Howe Street, Southport • 910-457-0921

Southport Trading Company 108 S. Davis Street • Southport 910-523-0624

How cute is this Sailboat made out of canvas and driftwood!

All In Bloom

Garden Center & Landscapes 724 N. Howe St • 336-687-8732

Available in any amount. The perfect gift for the mermaid in your life!

The Painted Mermaid

1208 N. Howe St, Southport (910) 454-4549

The Gift of Wellness

Southport Coffee Mugs Check out these super cute Southport Coffee Mugs.

Driftwood Boat

Mermaid Cove

2831 Midway Rd (beside the new Lowe’s Foods)

Give the Gift of Wellness. Gift certificates available for: massage, light therapy, energy work, acupuncture, reiki, crystals and more.

Hearts and Sol Wellness

200 Country Club Drive, Suite D Oak Island • 910-228-1035

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Wine Decor Oven Mitts For that special wine lover in the family!

The Grape & Ale

8521 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island 910-933-4384 • / NOVEMBER 2017 / Southport Magazine 7

Local Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Meditation Spinner Rings

Air Plants

Indoor/Outdoor air plants. Fun and Funky!

Deborah’s Place

The adult version of fidget spinners, these beautifully handcrafted rings are the go-to gift this season. Each head-turning piece features mixed metals and a center ring that spins to recenters and calms the mind. Starting at $29.95.

Cattail Cottage

Apparel, Jewelry and Decor 114 N. Howe Street, Southport • 910-457-0921

122 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 910-454-4533

Sea Salt Hand Soap

A Box of Lovelike a box full of Nothing says, ‘Merry, Merry’ Nothing says, ‘Merry, Merry’Many like a box full of homemade homemade vcookies. to choose from incookies. Many to choose including: peanut butter cluding: peanut butterfrom blossoms, pumpkin, iced blossoms, pumpkin, sugar, devils food sandwich, sugar, devils foodiced sandwich, oatmeal raisins. oatmeal raisins. at Starting at $7 a dozen. Starting $7 a dozen. The Confectionary The 4346Confectionary Long Beach Rd SE 4346 Long Beach Rd SE (910) 457-9310 (910) 457-9310

A Box of Love

Kalastyle Swedish Dream Pump Hand Soap.

Southport Trading Company 108 S. Davis Street • Southport 910-523-0624

Custom Paintings

Order a custom painting. Missy will paint whatever you would like Price varies depending on size Taking orders until December 17.

Pescado Y Amor Art Gallery

6018 East Oak Island Dr, Oak Island 910-632-3908 •

Garden Spinner

Fun accent piece for any outdoor space.

All In Bloom

Garden Center & Landscapes 724 N. Howe St • 336-687-8732

Hadley Pottery

The pottery is an American classic, cherished by everyday users, enthusiasts, and collectors alike! Hadley Pottery is not only decorative and functional, it is extremely durable. We carry Southport or Oak Island Mugs, coasters, holiday items...and much more!

Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts

Holiday Cheese Sets

Perfect for the holidays! These decorative cheese dishes include a cheese spreader.

The Southport Cheese Shoppe

113 S Howe Street, Southport 910-457-0957 •

Suite B, 417 N Howe St, Southport (910) 477-6387

Ginger Snaps

The Southport Historical Society is pleased to present the Southport Christmas Ornament available exclusively in the Southport Visitors Center. The ornament was designed from an image created by noted local artist Ricky Evans. $16

Holiday Ornament

Customized Jewelry

Copper, Gold and Silver. These handcrafted bracelets can be customized with special sayings or latitude and longitude numbers. Great for gifts and souveniers!

Pescado Y Amor Art Gallery

6018 East Oak Island Dr, Oak Island 910-632-3908

Spartina 449 Purse

This linen and leather purse in the Cora design is top of the list for any coastal lady.

Boo and Roo’s

112 E. Moore Street, Southport 910-363-4275

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Interchangeable and affordable jewelry. Choose a bracelet, necklace or other accessory then select the removable “snaps”. You can switch them out to create a totally new look!

Mermaid Cove & Seaside Mermaid 4557 Long Beach Rd | 2831 Midway Rd 8903 E. Oak Island Dr

Southport Historical Society

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Local Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Christmas Tree Monogram

j. mills studio j. mills stunning marquis with keishi pearl drop

Mad River Studio & Store

619-B North Howe Street, Southport 910-363-6939

A unique and chic alternative to a wreath--decorate your door or your home with this one of a kind Christmas Tree Monogram Door Hanger! Each tree comes complete with a burlap bow and a sparkly silver star at the top. $29.95

Cattail Cottage

122 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 910-454-4533

Give the Gift of Mr. P’s

Beginning on Small Business Saturday, November 25th - for every $100 in Gift Certificates purchased - you will receive $20 in BISTRO BUCKS- FREE!

Mr. P’s Bistro

309 N. Howe Street, Southport 910-457-0801

Assorted colors, sizes, styles and designs! Just what every Mermaid needs!

Southport Hoodie

1208 N. Howe St, Southport (910) 454-4549

Everyone loves these soft, striped hoodies. Offered in a variety of colors.

Southport Trading Company 108 S. Davis Street • Southport 910-523-0624

Secret of the Islands Salt Hand Scrub Designed by Fisherman

Available in our Market, Many Scents, Perfect Gift for Women; Local Area Product

Ports of Call Bistro & Market

116 N Howe St, Southport (910) 457-4544 •

Mermaid Cove & Seaside Mermaid 4557 Long Beach Rd | 2831 Midway Rd 8903 E. Oak Island Dr

All In Bloom

Garden Center & Landscapes 724 N. Howe St • 336-687-8732

100% Cotton. Many styles and colors to choose from. Wear as blouse or jacket, super cute!

Deborah’s Place

Apparel, Jewelry and Decor 114 N. Howe Street, Southport • 910-457-0921

Gif Certifict Availabates le

Lotti Dotties

Magnetic insert jewelry system inlaid with colorful glass, shimmering rhinestone crystals, decorative metal, and other materials. Unique and versatile, Lotti Dotties lets you change the look of your jewelry as easy and often as you change your mind.

Hand crafted by local artist.

Tunic Blouse

Mermaid T-Shirts

The Painted Mermaid

Candy Dispenser

Kayak Gear and Supplies

Wine Tote

Who wouldn’t want this! This clever, insulated tote made of cork, discretely holds up to a liter of wine.

The Grape & Ale

8521 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island 910-933-4384 •

Hand Painted Fish Bench

From apparel to gear, we have everything you need for the Kayaker in your life. Plus we offer Gift Certificates too!

Stop in and see our selection of hand painted furniture. Great for gifts!

The Adventure Kayak Company

4700 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC

807-A Howe St., Southport (910) 454-0607

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Feathered Nest

(across from the police station in the Dosher medical plaza)

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Have You Tried

Local Expertise. Global Exposure. Local Expertise. Global Exposure.

TUESDAY NIGHT HOMEMADE PASTA NIGHT? Different pastas each week made right in our kitchen

Ravioli • Gnochi • Papperdalle Linguine • Farfalle • Tortellini and many more!


Local Expertise. Global Exposure.

Winding River Plantation | 1594 Brushwood Court S.E. | Located on the ninth fairway of Carolina National, this beautiful brick home was built to take full advantage of the golf course vista. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home includes a first floor masWinding Plantation | 1594 Brushwood on the terRiver bedroom with en suite bath. The openCourt floor S.E. plan |isLocated traditional yet ninth offers a modfairway of Carolina National, beautiful homeroom. was built to take full advan-including ern chefs kitchen thatthis opens to thebrick breakfast The gourmet kitchen, tage of the golf course This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home includes a first rooms, floor masdouble ovens, vista. gas cooktop and granite. Formal Living and dining living room ter bedroom with en suiteand bath. The open floor Both plan is traditional offers a modoffers a fireplace custom built-ins. areas open toyet a spacious sun room deern chefssigned kitchen opens to the breakfast room. The gourmet including forthat easy entertaining with access from both, $419,900 double ovens, gas cooktop and granite. Formal Living and dining rooms, living room offers a fireplace and custom built-ins. Both areas open to a spacious sun room designed for easy entertaining with access from both areas. $419,900

6241 Navigator Way, Southport MLS#100068334

701 Howe St, Unit 8, Southport MLS#100069310

Winding River Plantation | 1594 Brushwood Court S.E. | Located on the ninth fairway of Carolina National, this beautiful brick home was built to take full advantage of the golf course vista. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home includes a first floor master bedroom with en suite bath. The open floor plan is traditional yet offers a modern chefs kitchen that opens to the breakfast room. The gourmet kitchen, including double ovens, gas cooktop and granite. Formal Living and dining rooms, living room offers a fireplace and custom built-ins. areas Court open toS.E. a spacious room built deWinding River Plantation | 1821 Both Baywater | Thissun custom signed for comfortable, easy entertaining with access both areas. home offers elegant living infrom a private setting.$419,900 The masonry FP is the


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Happy Thanksgiving! First Friday Gallery Walk NOVEMBER 3, 5-7PM Join us for our Annual After Thanksgiving Weekend Sale! 113 S HOWE STREET, SOUTHPORT, NC (910) 457-0957 • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Local Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Give the Gift of Wine!

3, 6 or 12 Month Wine Club Memberships available! Who wouldn’t want that!

Uncorked By The Sea Wine • Craft Beer • Art 602 N. Howe St, Southport 910-454-0633

Chucklefish Designs

Find Your Way Back products feature the coordinates of your favorite destinations and hometown. – may you always find your way back to places that matter the most.

Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts 113 S Howe Street, Southport 910-457-0957

Catseye Bags

A playful touch to a glossy storage bag! Catseye bags come in various sizes to store all your glam essentials. $9.95-$29.95

Cattail Cottage

122 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 910-454-4533

Kew Pottery

Fine hand-crafted pottery from London’s Royal Botanic Gardens

Mad River Studio & Store

619-B North Howe Street, Southport 910-363-6939

Authentic Moravian Cookies Available in our Market, A variety of Moravian Cookies from Salem Bakery.

Ports of Call Bistro & Market 116 N Howe St, Southport (910) 457-4544

Mermaid T-shirts

Assorted colors, sizes, styles and designs! Just what every Mermaid needs!

The Painted Mermaid 1208 N. Howe Street, Southport 910-454-4549

Custom Crafted Gift Baskets

We will hand pick the perfect combination of goodies that will surely please anyone on your gift list!

The Southport Cheese Shoppe

Suite B, 417 N Howe St, Southport (910) 477-6387 •

Whale Butter Dish

The perfect addition to any coastal home.

Southport Trading Company 108 S. Davis Street • Southport 910-523-0624

Cute & Comfy Dresses

Give the Gift of Art

Tin & Wood Wall Decor Selection of sea life wall decor made from wood or tin!

Feathered Nest

4700 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC (across from the police station in the Dosher medical plaza)


Hometown Pride

Stay cozy in your Southport Hoddie. Makes a great gift!

Jazzy Janes

111 S. Howe Street, Southport (910) 457-9119

You won’t find a bigger selection of dresses anywhere! Sizes Small thru 3x. With pockets too!

Gift certificates are the perfect gift! Good for art classes, original artwork, jewelry or portraits.

Pescado Y Amor Art Gallery 6018 East Oak Island Dr Oak Island 910-632-3908

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200 Country Club Drive • Suites B & D • Oak Island, NC 28465


Meet Sharon Faw

Cathy H. Johnston, CLP, LMBT #1620 Massage Therapy & LifeLine Technique 910-228-1035 •

These presentations are free and start at 7:00p.m. You may also join us for Meditation at 6:15p.m.

Everyone is Welcome!

Sharon Faw, MLP, LMBT #3279 NCBTMB Approved Provider #1515

November 6: Kicking Sugar Addiction

LifeLine Technique, Chromotherapy, Massage Therapy

704-905-9535 •

with Kerrie Boyan

Kristel Webb, Owner, The Crystal Web

November 13: High Vibrations!

Gemstones & Holistic Essentials Young Living Essential Oil Educator, Member #3666403 910-547-9641 •

with Jillian Jacobelli

November 20: Blasting Limiting Beliefs

Chris Gordon, Celestial Healing Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher 910-232-4413 •

video by Bentinho Massaro

November 27: Book Signing

Toni Marie Clifton, MPH, The Enneagram Study of Personality Types, Group & Individual 910-933-9305 •

Paula Curtis-Burn, Master EFT Practitioner, Life Coach, Matrix Reimprinting 910-713-5090 •

Tammy Ellis, MA CPC, Mental Health Life Coach 910-713-4030 • Laura Brochure, 910-520-5606 Organic Manicures & Pedicures Reiki, Gemstone Necklaces Tanya Hart, M.Ed., LCAS, LPC

SoulShine: Addictions Specialist, Reiki Practitioner, Essential Oils Consultant 740-505-3819 •

Pam Yount, Certified Hypnosis Instructor Hypnosis for Weight Loss, Pain, Stop Smoking Appointments available Thursdays – Saturdays 828-962-4336

Kerrie Boyan, Holistic Health Coach, Culinary Nutrition Expert, Business Mentor, Educator 740-904-0845 •

Diana Johnson, Integrated Bodywork Therapist

Healing Touch, Raindrop Technique, Yoga for Restoration 540-846-2418 •

Eileen Rainier, Reiki Master, Certified Biofield Tuning Practitioner, Coach - Transformation & Empowerment 910-392-5611 •

Meaningful Monday Presentations:

with Dr. Michelle Donah

Sharon Faw is one of the co-owners of Hearts & Sol Wellness, Inc., located on Oak Island. In October 2013, she and Cathy Johnston established this fabulous wellness center where they offer numerous alternative therapies, weekly meditations, and exciting and informative seminars, including continuing education courses for Massage & Bodywork Therapists. Sharon’s passion since 2008 is her work with the LifeLine TechniqueTM, an innovative and integrated whole health system using muscle reflex testing to raise consciousness by identifying and harmonizing limiting beliefs programmed in the subconscious mind. LifeLine transforms lives, from surviving to thriving, with Infinite Love and Gratitude! She is a Master LifeLine Practitioner, a Certified LifeLine Ignite Instructor, and a Satellite Host for monthly, international LifeLine Healing Circles, a licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, and facilitator of Chromotherapy for Chakra stimulus. For the last 16 years, she has been a dedicated therapist and teacher with a focus on wellness. Sharon considers herself extremely fortunate to be living her dream on this magical island as part of a community of beautiful, high-vibrational beings.

To contact Sharon: call or text 704-905-9535 or Email:

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Tuesday, November 7th at 6:45pm Learn about the LifeLine Technique & Experience a Live Healing Circle with Dr. Darren Weissman & Sharon Faw



with Sharon Faw & Chris Gordon ~ $20/class Each Wednesday, 2:30-4pm, Starting November 8th

~ Webinar Access Available ~

Contact Sharon or Chris for more info and Registration Sharon: 704-905-9535 ~ Chris: 910-232-4413

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CURRENTS Local Charities

November, the month of giving is here STORY BY LISA STITES


elping others brings out the best in people, and there are many giving opportunities that can really make a difference in Brunswick County. With so many natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and wildfires in California drawing much-needed support recently, national relief and religious organizations have asked for our help. With many worthy causes to support, it’s always good to know that our assistance is also put to good use on a local level. These charities work to better our communities in very different ways.

Hope Harbor Home works with victims of domestic violence and Matthew’s Ministry helps put food on the table for Brunswick County school children in need. Brunswick Bands is a non-profit organi-

zation dedicated to making instrumental music accessible to Brunswick County audiences and mentoring students, helping put instruments into young hands at a time when giving young teens options is more

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CURRENTS important than ever. Offering hope for domestic violence victims Hope Harbor Home has been offering around-the-clock assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children since 1988. The organization offers much more than shelter though. Volunteers provide transportation, help finding employment, housing, education, medical attention, counseling, court and legal services. “A lot of people, if they’ve been victims for a while, they’re likely to be isolated from people, work, money,” said Lynn Carlson, Executive Director of Hope Harbor Home. “They can be fairly removed from the world.” Carlson has worked with the group for more than 13 years. She said that the work she and the volunteers do is difficult and can be thankless, but that somehow, they find it in themselves to continue, even though they are now seeing a second generation of families needing services. “A lot of times we don’t know what happens to people when they leave,” Carlson said. “Some we do, some we hear back from a long time later. We have to remember that what we do there is plant seeds.

We don’t know when or if when those seeds are going to sprout.” WIth much support from the Brunswick County community, Hope Harbor Home tries to supply all clients in a year with a gift, provide school supplies for the schoolage children, do seasonal programs, etc. Recently, a women’s group from Southport Baptist Church provided makeovers, which Carlson said was so well received. “It’s just so nice to see their looks on their faces to do something fun and that’s just for them,” she said. “They get to see people that really care for them as people, not just cases.” The organization relies on the Hope Chest Thrift Stores, located in Oak Island, Holden Beach and Leland, for approximately 26 percent of the annual budget. “That’s really only our form of self sustenance. We never charge anyone for anything that we do,” Carlson said. Donations of clothing, furniture, and household goods are accepted at all three stores. Monetary donations, store gift cards and gas gift cards also help Hope Harbor provide services. Some community partners hold annual fundraisers to sup-

port the organization, such as a gala, golf tournament and bike rally. Check https:// to learn more about fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. October was Domestic Violence Awareness month, and there is still work to do to make sure people receive the help they need. “Domestic violence is a crime,” Carlson said. “It’s not a family thing, it’s a crime. It wouldn’t be ok if it happened to you on the streets. It’s not okay if it happens to you in your home.”

mous donation led to the creation of Matthew’s Ministry. Today, more than 100 volunteers help the organization, which uses backpacks to send food home with children for the weekend. Matthew’s Ministry works with 13 schools in Brunswick County. At the beginning of the school year, volunteers collect brand new backpacks —


For children who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, Matthew’s Ministry can help fill in the gaps. What started with a simple prayer request in 2010 has grown to a program that provides food for more than 500 Brunswick County children every week of the school year. Southport resident Kristie Disbrow said she and her husband Jason wanted to do something to help when a teacher asked for prayers for a child who didn’t have enough food at home. That first anony-

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CURRENTS 900 this school year — and fill inserts with food each week. The children bring the bags back on Mondays. Disbrow said they purchase food from the local food bank, and also use donations. They provide pasta and sauce, ramen noodles, granola bars, oatmeal, crackers and other items. Sometimes, social workers also ask the group for other donations when they are working with a specific family in need. “A lot of people we serve are the working poor, which means they are not making enough to meet their needs but making in too much to get assistance in another way,” Disbrow said. In Brunswick County, 27 percent of children ages 0-18 are food insecure, she said, which means they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Once a month, volunteers gather at the Ministry building, at 8500 E. Oak Island Drive, to pack bags. There is a drop box for donations of money or food, which are always appreciated, Disbrow said. Glass containers are not allowed, however. The program costs approximately $100,000 each school year. Anyone interested in helping out should

check the website,, for more information. Disbrow stays in contact with similar organizations in other areas, as they share ideas and information. Though she has met her goal of bringing the program to schools across the County, she said the program will likely grow as needs in the County increase, especially with the number of seasonal workers living in the area. She said she is grateful for the level of support Matthew’s Ministry can rely on. “It’s working because we live in such a great place,” she said.


Members of the Brunswick Concert Band share a love for music, and they volunteer their time to entertain audiences with concerts a few times a year. They also take their desire to share their love of music to another level, by helping students who might not otherwise have the chance to learn an instrument. A new instruments can cost several thousand dollars. Though there are instrument rental programs available, many families can’t add the monthly payment to their

already-stretched budgets. The Band accepts donated instruments, and then loans them to students in Brunswick County. The Music Student Assistance Program (MSAP) began in 2009, and has placed more than 90 instruments with students. “A lot of people have instruments in their closets they haven’t played for 40 years and they don’t plan on it,” said Mary Helen Turek, publicity chairman for the Band. “We get them cleaned up and loan them to students who may not be able to pay for them.” Century Storage offers space for the instruments, and Leland instrument repairmen Jim Varno gets

them in working order. “We work with the (schools’) band directors to see where the needs are,” Turek said. The Band currently has almost 70 members, ranging in age from 13 to 87. Some are professional musicians, and some haven’t played in decades, Turek said. “We want to be a true community band. Being a true community band means we need diversity, so we have our students and adults with a range of talents and backgrounds. We love playing with the students. They can’t wait to get in and tell you about their week. The students are just awesome,” she said. The Band helps students in other ways as well. Members work with new music students at the middle school. In October, they also sponsored a trophy and volunteered at the South Brunswick High School Marching Band’s South Coast Classic, an annual band competition the high school hosts. The Band survives on donations and grants, and performs at concerts in the spring, summer and winter. The band also provides music for Brunswick Community College graduation and members have

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CURRENTS served as pit musicians for local theater. Turek has been playing flute with the Band for about 10 years, and says her favorite performance is the Naturalization Ceremony, part of the annual July 4th festivities in Southport. A smaller group of the Band plays as the Brunswick Big Band, which also performs a few times a year. Monetary donations are always appreciated. The value of a donated instrument is also tax deductible, since the Band is a non-profit organization. For more information about how to help the Band in its mission to provide instrumental musical performances, check or find the Band on Facebook.

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18th Annual Holiday Boutique - Marker 614 (614 West Street, Southport) -- Nov. 10 and 11, 9am-4pm. The Artisans Holiday Boutique can make this year’s Holiday shopping delightful. You can select items from a varied and unique selection of fine arts and fine crafts from all media, textiles, flower arrangements, jewelry, painting, ceramics, and more. All offered at an unequaled venue in scenic downtown Southport. Over 60 Artisans will offer their fine arts and crafts at this Annual Holiday Boutique. Artists will be on hand to answer questions. Options are also available for special orders on many items.

Boutique selections include Christmas stockings and decorations, ornaments made of porcelain carved wood, pottery and hand painted glass; baby clothes, hand weaved baskets; original paintings and collages in all media, prints, lithographs and giclée, digital graphic art and photography, note cards and invitations; framed calligraphy, floral wreaths and arrangements, candles, handmade soaps; tile inlaid wood trays and tables; linen tablecloths, runners, napkins, kitchen towels and tableware; large variety of jewelry – earrings, necklaces, bracelets, crafted from a variety of materials; pottery; quilted blankets and hangings; knitted bags and hats; purses and other fabric art; stained glass works; bead art, seashell art, and painted glassware. Our Baskets of Art Raffle is a great feature of the Boutique. Its purpose is to raise money for Stepping Up for Arts, the 501c3 arm of The Artisans. Tickets go on sale at the Artisans Gallery October 1 , 2017 through November 9th and will also be sold at the Holiday Boutique. We have over 12 baskets with unique and fun items crafted by The Artisans and they are just beautiful. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00., cash or check only. The drawing for the baskets will be held Saturday, November 11 at 3:00 pm and you do not have to be present to win. Admission is free. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

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CURRENTS Starting Your Own Business

With plenty of resources available, entrepreneurs and start-ups are on the rise BY AMI BROWN


hey say if a new business can make it the first five years... they’re considered successful. I’ve owned a couple of businesses and I can definitely say the first year is usually the hardest... unless you happen to be lucky. But is it luck? If you do your homework, plan and make sound choices, “luck” just may fall your way.

It seems simple, right? All you need is a great idea, some money, and willing customers... in a nut shell that is really it. If you have a product or service that is in demand, customers will be willing to pay you for it. So how do you come up with that genius idea? How do you get seed money? and where are your customers going to come from? These are all questions you should be asking before you venture into business ownership. Not to mention.. competition, location, overhead, tax implications, sustainability, liabilities, legal stuff, S-Corp, LLC, DBA...etc.. and the list goes on. When considering a brick and mortar shop or service location, there are a lot of set up costs. This is where a mentor would come in handy. Talk to someone who has been there and done it successfully. Learn from their mistakes, so you don’t have to make your own.

One thing that is changing the game and turning traditional business start ups on their heads is Crowd Funding. The Internet is a web of information but also a hub for over a billion customers... ready with credit cards in hand to make a purchase. With Crowd Funding platforms like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, GoFund Me and others, your customers pay your start up fees before you have to spend a dine sometimes. You’ve got customers purchasing your product before they even go into production. This is one sure way of knowing what the demand is before you supply. This type of funding works great for certain types of businesses.. like card games, video games, gadgets, films, comic books, Pebbletime (a smart watch) raised over 20 million dollars in 30 days, the Coolest Cooler (a super cool ice chest) raised over 13 million and a travel jacket - yup, a jacket

A smart person learns from their mistakes, a genius learns from the mistakes of others. raised over 9 million. So it doesn’t have to be fancy, it just need to strike a cord with your customers. You find a niche or a need, and Crowd Funding could be your source of funds. Having a well planned and professional campaign is also vital to success. Other sources of funding can come from the Small Business Administration. They offer loans and assistance in start ups and expanding your business as it grows. Angel Investors can also be a good source. But finding the right Angel at the right time could be difficult. Friends and family can be another source - but beware, if your business fails, your friendship could as well. Local organization SCORE is a great resource when it comes to mentoring and education. They offer free mentorship and workshops that can help you on your path to business ownership. Their website:


Our members are former executives of major companies or former owners of small businesses. We understand your problems and provide free and confidential business mentoring. SCORE’s experienced business experts provide general advice on everything from how to write a business plan to cash management and sales promotion.

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Mentors can provide insight into how to start a business, how to correct weak areas in an existing business or how to buy or sell a business. We also offer workshops of interest to small business owners designed to aid them in the profitable operation of their businesses. We help small businesses in Wilmington and New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Pender, Duplin and Sampson counties in Eastern North Carolina. Our Brunswick location operates by appointment only from Brunswick Community College in Bolivia, NC, Building D, Room 151. Please call 910-452-5395 to schedule an appointment at both locations. Please contact us to make an appointment for free counseling or to just talk over the phone with one of our mentors. Counseling is also available in Spanish by appointment. Asesoramiento .es disponible en el idioma español por cita solamente.


The future of Brunswick County economy will come primarily from small businesses and entrepreneurs. We encourage entrepreneurs and small businesses to contact us. We will assist them in getting started and smooth the way through the permitting process. We have a close working relationship with Brunswick Community College which has formed an Entrepreneur/Small Business Committee. The purpose of the committee is to assist entrepreneurs with business plans, financing, addressing permit issues, and any other assistance that may be required. Our office will continue to work with BCC to ensure that entrepreneurs have an easier process to get established.



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LOOKING BACK Brunswick Inn

One of the oldest small businesses in Southport STORY BY: KASS FINCHER


ossibly one of the oldest small businesses in Southport is the Brunswick Inn on Bay Street. Its history is storied and rich, surviving many different owners, hurricanes and renovations, to still be viable today as one of our town’s most popular lodging destinations. The inn was first built in the early 1800s as the summer mansion for Governor Benjamin Smith, for whom the town of Smithville (now Southport) was named. After his death, another governor – Edward B. Dudley – lived there in the summer as well until 1848. At that time it was sold and converted into a hotel. In the mid-1800s, it was occupied by Dr. Walter Curtis, who oversaw the quarantine station and maintained his offices there in the daylight basement for 30 years. In the late 1800s it was renovated and reopened as the Hotel Brunswick, with nightly music and dancing in the ballroom. In 1901, the hotel earned one of two permits for a tavern on site. The other tavern was in the Pavilion on the waterfront. The days of “dry Southport” were over. A restaurant was added in the front of the hotel. In the 1940s the hotel was purchased by Eldridge and Sarah Arrington, who along with their daughter Stuart Callari’s family later, maintained it as a private residence for 50 years. The current owners – Jim and Judy Clary – purchased it in 1997, renovated and furnished it over several years, and reopened it as the Brunswick Inn Bed and Breakfast in 2009. Judy recalls those early years. “We used to go and stay at B&B’s all over North Carolina and we enjoyed the experience. When we bought this we didn’t know what we were going to do with it. We wanted to open an antique shop in the basement. When we moved in we didn’t have furniture. We had to furnish it completely. We would come on the weekends and work on cleaning the house and furnishing it. The only B&B at the time was Lois Jane’s so she would ask us to take her overflow. We didn’t charge much but it showed us how the business works. It was fun and interesting, meeting people from all over.” They made the decision to open the inn,

so they got permits from the city and the Board of Aldermen. When they opened for business, the inn offered three guest rooms and over 4800 square feet on the two main floors. Their website describes the interior. “The mansion has been carefully updated, respecting the historical integrity of this magnificent piece of architecture. The original heart pine floors, run plaster ceiling moldings, Southport bow trim, unique rotunda, louvered cathedral-shaped pocket doors, observatory and nine working fireplaces all remain intact.” Despite its loving care over the years, the inn has faced its share of challenges from Mother Nature. The hurricanes came and went, and many townspeople would gather in the inn’s basement with its twofoot deep walls to ride out the storms. Hurricane Hazel tore the roof off the inn in 1954. But it was always rebuilt and damages repaired. Today the inn operates yearround, with perhaps a two-month down time in late December and January, to give the owners a chance to catch their breath and prepare for the spring season. Guests come and go, with many repeat visitors coming back frequently. “We’ve had people come 13 years in a row and

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stay with us,” Judy relates. “They look forward to the same breakfast, so I always do praline french toast on Sundays. We don’t have a sign, don’t want one; we get our guests through word of mouth, Facebook and the website.” Some of those guests have been memorable. Judy mentions one of their more famous visitors. “Charles Bronson stayed about a week with his wife and secretary to visit a friend in the area. Charlie would get up about noon and stay up late. He was usually the bad guy in the movies, but he was very quiet and shy here. When any lady came in the room, he would stand up.” She adds another memorable visit. “A couple came from Nashville – she was a psychologist and he was in the music business. They stayed a week, which is kind of unusual. They would be up all night, never came to breakfast. One morning she came down wearing black velvet and he came down in a speedo and cowboy boots.” Judy and Jim laugh about those they don’t want to come back. “We have the top six list who will never come here again. They were just people who didn’t care about anybody else. You just never know who’s going to walk in the door.” And you never know who’s going to lock those doors. The Clarys have a prankster ghost – Tony – who will sometimes throw the deadlocks when they leave the house. Tony was an Italian harpist who played at the inn in the 1800s, went on a sailing trip and drowned when the boat sank. “Everybody likes Tony,” Judy says. “No one has ever seen him. At night you will hear him walk four steps on the carpet in the rotunda or he’ll walk down the stairs four steps.” “Tony doesn’t like a lot of commotion. When they filmed a pirate movie here, there were a bunch of kids in the house.

After they left, I heard a crash. When I went to bed that night, the picture was off the hook and smashed on the floor. He throws a fit when there’s too much going on.” After that incident, Jim says Judy had a tough love conversation with Tony. “She started talking to him about what he better do and not do. She said this is the deal, or I’ll have you exorcised. He’s a prankster, he was only 19 when he died. He plays with jewelry, messes with lady’s underwear.” Apparently word got out about the inn’s prankster, bringing an interesting guest to the house. “This guy came because of the ghost” Judy says. “He drove up in a powder blue 50s-era hearse. He was a ghostbuster. He had a special camera and got Jim to go with him to the cemetery. They saw five orbs – spirits, I’m told. He also found a few in the house.” Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the evidence is there. The Clarys say that to run a B&B, you have to be a people person. And in their house, you need to be accommodating to spirits as well as guests.

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Capt. Newton’s Inn

B&B in Southport full of Southern Charm with a hidden luxury addition STORY BY AMI BROWN


was invited into the home of Lisa Fosbury, owner and operator of the Capt. Newtons Inn, B&B, in dowtown Southport for a behind the scenes tour of their personal living space - and recent addition to the historic home. Greg French with Southport Custom Exteriors did the 1600 SF addition and wow was I ever impressed.

You may be wondering why would the B&B need an addition? Well the answer is pretty simple. As B&B owners are required by law to live on the premises, Lisa and her husband were basically living out of one room on the main floor, only about 12’ x 14’. So this large addition allows them privacy and room to get away from “work” and relax. One of the main challenges Greg told me is that with the limited space on the lot, they had to utilize every inch to achieve exactly what

Liss wanted. He called in the surveyor twice to be sure all the property lines were correct before the build. The pool was already there, so to get supplies into the back was also a bit of a feat. Not to mention - the B&B was open, so it was business as usual in the front. Greg and his 74 year old father, Ken, performed almost all the construction work themselves. Of course they had some help from electricians, plumbers and painters. Ken hand laid all the bathroom tile, something I know

he must be proud of (it’s gorgeous!) Greg said one of the other challenges was to get all the roof lines to match up in the back. (notice in the photo above) Another thing that was intentional is that Lisa did not want the addition to look like an addition. She wanted to maintain the historic look of the Inn, without being obvious. When you look at the front of the house, you don’t see anything out of place. It looks like it has always been there - and that’s the way it’s supposed to

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be. Even the pitch of the brand new double car garage, matches the pitch of the Inn. Greg’s philosophy is to treat customers how you would want someone to treat your parents. He also says he lives and does business by the “Golden Rule”. It’s plain to see that Greg cares about his customers and the final product. Every inch of the addition is finished to the highest quality in detail. With Greg’s superior craftsmanship coupled with Lisa’s eye for style and / NOVEMBER 2017 / Southport Magazine 27


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design, this addition sets the bar high. I’m not sure how Greg could possibly top this one. Lisa’s favorite place is the back yard pool, not because she worships the sun - quite the opposite actually. She enjoys the pool in the evenings, and it’s therapeutic and relaxing. One of my favorite pieces in the addition finds it’s way into the master bath. An old gun cabinet was restored and turned into a cute lighted shelf with mesh door. It’s fits perfectly in between the double vanity sinks for storage.

Another feature I could really use is the enormous walk in closet. It has built in racks for shoes and enough space for at least 4 wardrobes. If you are in the market for a builder, Greg’s work is impeccable and his work ethic impressive. He also only works on one job at a time - making the job personal. He is always available to his customers and makes it his mission to “make it happen”. This also happens to be one of the reasons why Lisa chose him for the addition. He said he could get it done, when other’s weren’t as confident.

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This modern stand alone soaker tub looks like a piece of art, functional beauty at it’s finest. Above Left: The huge fan blades are almost silent, but offer a breeze to die for. Every part of the Newton Inn is inviting, cozy and thought out. Even the front porch swing is straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting.

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Located just above the master bed, for those warm summer nights, you can just imagine yourself in the tropics here!

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The exposed wood beams are a nice touch, making the kitchen cozy and architecturally interesting and dramatic. It pulls the eye upward and makes use of the space nicely. I love this hidden cubby, beside the fridge. The place you usually loose your broom - now hides it securely and for easy access, slides out on demand. It closes up to look like the rest of the cabinet doors, perfect and brilliantly functional. Who doesn’t love a rich solid wood, sliding barn door. This makes perfect sense when you want to save space. But it’s also fashionable, functional and not to mention a work of art. The dark wood stain matches the wood floors. This hides the laundry room in the hallway, so it keeps the space open and tidy with just a quick slide to the left. Left: This quirky little wire sculpture sits above the laundry cabinets, as to look out the window overlooking the pool. Lisa got this on one of her travels, and it’s quirky, cool and full of texture and life. This is one of my favorite pieces in the house.


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Everything seems to be placed intentionally. Even the hand towels are immaculate, have a rich nautical theme and hung with precision. Lisa’s style is evident everywhere you turn.

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olivia, NC - October 12, 2017 - Coastal Cosmetic family Dentistry treated over 50 service men and women today during their 5th annual Freedom Day event in support of our military. Drs. Tony Michelakis, Aaron Wilharm, Darren Harrington, Matt Miller, Greg Hohl, Mark Dobransky and their staff provided extractions, fillings, crowns and cleanings to active military, their families and veterans at no charge to the patients as a thank you for their service to our country. Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry knows

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Healing Arts Center Opens

Southport welcomes Holistic healing from an expert team STORY BY KRIS BEASLEY


ocated at 420 N. Howe Street, perfectly situation for convenience, the Southport Healing Arts Center is a unique and much needed addition to the hustle and bustle of the shopping district. From therapeutic massage to Reflexology to Reiki to Pilates & Yoga, this center is dedicated to a holistic approach to well-being, healing and recovery. The Holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year and when we are likely vulnerable to sickness. Staying rested and healthy can be a challenge, but I’m sure one of these eight practitioners have you covered from head to toe when you need their healing touch.

Tell me what is different about your center and other similar ones? Southport Healing Arts Center offers multiple healing therapies and classes from several individual practitioners. Clients can choose from many different classes (yoga, pilates, barre, etc) and therapies (Counseling, Massage, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology, etc) to meet their individual needs. ​ Something that makes our center and practitioners really special is their desire to ensure the client receives the support and care that they need. Which may mean referring a client to another practitioner within our building or our community, who can better meet their needs. We work as a team to create an atmosphere of unity and joy. Clients have often stated” this space just feels really good when I walk in.” Who are all the people involved and can you tell me a little about their background? We currently have eight practitioners at Southport Healing Arts Center: Rebecca Funderburke, LMBT offers Therapeutic Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, and many more modalities for healing . Rebecca is the owner and has

been in practice 14 yrs in this area.Her training is extensive and ongoing. Her belief is that her role is that of a facilitator of health. “My goal is to meet the client exactly where he/she is at in body,mind and spirit. With a big tool box, I can offer a client direction and referrals for healing. Its is so important that we work together for growth and healing.” Karin Siebold, LMBT, CST-D is a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist and Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist. Her passion is to help people with healing, pain management and preventative health care so that they can enjoy every day. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, both physically and emotionally. Additionally Karin is trained in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Massage Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and offers CBD (cannabidiol) Oil Supplements. She also obtained certification in Equine Sports Massage and provides manual therapy to a number of happy horses in the area! InTouchCST. com and Karin participates in “Intensive” Programs, such as the post-concussion study with NFL Players, and the Dolphin Assisted Therapy


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programs. She She is a proud mother of three awesome college age kids, and enjoys the beach and travelling with her husband Jeff. Shannon Miller, LMBT offers Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Meditation and Yoga. Shannon offers these modalities separately or in combination during 1 - 3 month Integrative Relaxation Programs. “Self care, self awareness and learning to truly relax is not a luxury anymore but a necessity.” “With chronic stress at an all time high we can no longer deny the relationship between high/chronic stress levels and disease. Never has there been more of a need to tune in with our minds, bodies, relax & thrive.” Shannon is passionate about Deep Relaxation in healing and wellness and works with the whole person, mind, body& spirit toward their personal goals of wellness. Shannon recently located to the Wilmington area after having spent the past 19 years in NY cultivating an extensive combined background in Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Yoga and Occupational Therapy. Her hobbies include cycling, hiking, running, time at the beach, family and friends.. Michelle Burke Mavroudis offers a variety of Pilates and Barre Classes. Teaching fundamentals to intermediate Classical Mat Pilates, she will soon be adding the apparatus such as reformer and tower. Michelle started her professional career in marketing and sales working for Fortune 500 companies, but later moved out of the corporate world to pursue her passion in health and wellbeing. Starting her Pilates journey in 2001she has since acquired her Registered Yoga Teacher certification, BarreBody, Classical Mat Pilates and currently is working on her 400 hour PMA certification. for Pilates Apparatus. She offers classes to all levels with a “deconstructed” approach, including gentle guidance with focus on proper alignment of postures in the body. Her commitment to making movement inspiring and fun are seen in the variety and style of classes she offers. Mary Margaret Steele has always been a believer in holistic medicine and alternative

medicine but wasn’t very familiar with reflexology until a case of plantar fasciitis led her to a reflexologist. The experience taught her more about plantar fasciitis than any doctor or physical therapist had told her. One visit pretty much fixed the problem, and Mary Margaret was sold on the true benefits of the therapy. At that point she attended school to become a reflexologist. She opened her practice, Sole Reflections, in Wake Forest North Carolina in the fall of 2013 and expanded to Southport last fall. She currently spends time in both locations, travelling between the two with her two furry travel companions. A session of reflexology is very relaxing and therapeutic. It’s another way to help the body heal itself. A session may include foot, hand, ear or facial reflexology. Mary Margaret has studied a wide variety of reflexology techniques, including maternity reflexology and medical reflexology. She recently finished a class with Jesus Manzanares,MD where she learned a much more scientific approach to this wonderful modality. Scheduling is very flexible but it is necessary to make an appointment. HSA accounts will typically pay for a session (insurance is not accepted at this time.) Please visit Mary Margaret’s website for more information and future online scheduling. Jerry Lazarus is a writer and Spiritual Counselor. His focus is Dreamwork and Meditation and offers workshops on a variety of subjects. Jerry, offers workshops and seminars in spirituality as well as spiritual counseling. With a master’s degree in religion and meditation, Jerry has taught a course on ‘The Wisdom of Dreams’ at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University. As the dream columnist and contributing writer for Venture Inward magazine, he has written on a broad range of spiritual topics. Since 2004, Jerry has spoken at conferences and other venues on spiritual topics across the US. He is the author of Dreams: Listening to the Voice of God, and Saint John Bosco - Dreams: The Guiding Voice, a

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BIZ Q & A project commissioned by the Salesian Order of the Catholic Church. Visit to see his upcoming events or to set-up a private session. Ilene Evans leads Yoga every Monday evening. Ilene has been a yoga instructor since 2011 and has practiced yoga since 2002. She teaches a wide variety of styles, from chair yoga for those with limited mobility, to power flow. Watching people grow stronger and more comfortable in their own bodies, as well as gain a greater overall sense of well being through their practice is Ilene’s highest fulfillment as a teacher. When she’s not on the mat or chasing around her three school aged children, Ilene has a mixing bowl in one hand and a spatula in the other, at her business, Hippie Chick Granola Co. on Oak Island. What could one expect to take away from time at the center? Overall, people have a feeling of well being when they visit the center. The clients of the “upstairs” classes involving Yoga, Barre and Pilates have used words such as “re-invigorated” and “rejuvenated”. Manual Therapy clients enjoy the benefits of mental and physical relaxation, decreased physical pain

Who is your “typical” patient (or client)? For the studio upstairs, we tend to see retired, 55 plus clientele who want to maintain their active lifestyle along with feeling vibrant and healthy. Therapy clients range from 2 months old to 99 years, and include a wide range of clientele interested in preventative health care, mental/emotional/spiritual care, to post surgery or injury treatment.

and inflammation, peacefulness and a sense of calm. Clients can expect to feel listened to, cared for and supported at Southport Healing Arts Center. Do I need an appointment? Appointments are recommended for private classes and therapy sessions. The “boutique style” classes for Yoga, Barre, and Pilates classes have limited space, so it is best to sign up ahead of time. But drop-ins are always welcome if there is room!

Tell me about the “ Natural Healing” process. Our bodies were designed to naturally heal themselves, as you can easily witness when we get a bruise or a cut. This process takes place without any conscious thought being given to the situation, and can take place for any and all necessary healing. However we live in a world and society that often places extra stress and strain on us, physically, mentally, chemically, etc. In such cases the natural healing process may need support and encouragement to maintain homeostasis, or balance. By incorporating holistic therapies and practices into our daily lives we can provide an environment that supports the body’s natural healing abilities and enhance quality of life for the body, mind and spirit.

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​ an you tell me about the fees, or can I C use my insurance there? Each practitioner has a fee schedule applicable to the services they provide. We recommend that clients discuss rates and fees when scheduling their appointments. ​ Where can I get more information about your center? (Do you have a Website/Facebook?) ​Our doors are typically open from about 9 am until 5 pm (give or take an hour or two depending on classes) and we welcome visitors to stop in, relax, and pick up more information. There are class schedules, brochures about the various therapies, art by local artists, and great people to meet! ​ Additionally, we welcome everyone to visit our Facebook Page at Southport Healing Arts, and our website SouthportHealingArts. com. Watch for promotions, giveaways, and discounts that are offered by various practitioners each month! Collectively we look forward to hosting events and promotions that will benefit the health and well-being of the community. These will include fund raisers for local organizations and national health awareness, and will also include supporting similar events hosted by our many colleagues in the area. / NOVEMBER 2017 / Southport Magazine 41


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Heroes’ Chili Cookoff Have some chili and help your community STORY BY KASS FINCHER


his year’s Hometown Heroes Chili Cook Off will offer some new twists but will also share the same community spirit, not to mention awesome chili recipes! It’s coming to the Oak Island Moose Lodge on November 11 from 12:30 – 3:00 PM. First responders, veterans and local nonprofits will face off to share their secret chili concoctions and help raise money for a great cause. If you haven’t enjoyed this wonderful event, this year is the time to try it. It’s the flagship fundraiser for the Southeast Brunswick Civitan Club’s Apple Project, which helps students in Brunswick County’s Exceptional Children classrooms. The money raised is used to purchase iPads and educational software to help students with attention deficit disorder, autism, Asperger syndrome or other conditions that make traditional learning difficult to achieve. Jonathan Peele, chair of the event, describes its inception. “About seven years ago the club set out to find a way to help children, so we met with a teacher from an EC classroom in the Brunswick County Schools. We were surprised what we learned. We thought we would be dealing with building wheelchair ramps or something like that. But she described new methods of teaching children with autism or Asperger syndrome where traditional teaching methods were not effective. She said they were having a lot of success with new educational apps that are available on iPads. They’re designed almost like games – they’re interactive, there are colors and sounds, and the children are better able to focus on that lesson. We learned that what they really needed is technology.” After meeting with the EC Director and Director of Technology with the school system, the Civitans developed the fundraiser concept. Peele continues, “We started with fire departments in that first year. Then we added all first responders and military veterans. Oftentimes these people work behind the scenes, so this event gives them a chance to meet people in their communities and vice versa.”

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to participate. Most of the funds raised come from sponsorships; there is also a silent auction. Each year about 350 people attend – it comes at a time of year when there’s a nip in the air and everyone is ready for some chili, spicy or not. “It’s interesting,” Peele relates, “the People’s Choice winner is usually different from the Judges winner. At the door you get your ballot and you circle your winner. The school system takes the ballots and figures the winner. The judges do blind taste tests; they don’t know whose chili they’re tasting. “The winners don’t want to share the recipes. But to be honest, most are family recipes or they don’t know what they put in it – a little of this, a little of that. We’ve had all kinds of recipes. We’ve had chicken chili with a white sauce – not the traditional thing you think about with ground beef and red sauce. We had venison chili – they called it roadkill (joke) – we’ve had all different types. That’s what makes it exciting – everyone has a different take on what kind of chili they like.” There’s a lot of friendly competition. “We have many repeat participants,” says Peele. “I think the Southport Fire Department has won the most times; they have a target on their backs.” The club’s goal is to raise enough money to purchase 20-30 iPads this year. To date

they have placed one in 80 different classrooms. With 100 EC classrooms in Brunswick County, they feel confident they can get the remaining iPads needed with this year’s event. Then in future years they will start providing multiple iPads in the classrooms. The club members also hand deliver the iPads, along with a $100 voucher for educational software that the teacher can purchase. Peele explains how the deliveries are meaningful not just for the students but for the club members too. “There have been some touching moments in those deliveries – a few eye-opening things. One classroom we went to had all children with nonverbal communication. When one child picked up the iPad, he immediately starting communicating – texting, talking – which is how he interacted at home with his own iPad. His parents hadn’t wanted to let him bring it to the classroom; they were afraid he might lose it or it might get stolen. So using the classroom iPad he was able to communicate at school now.” It’s a fundraiser that’s fun and gives back on so many levels. Be sure to come out and be a part of it!


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FAMILY An Epilepsy Journey Beating the odds with Epilepsy STORY BY RHONDA TILL


y son Riley is turning 28 this month. He’s also celebrating 3 1/2 years seizure-free. The seizures began when he was 7. It’s been quite a ride for our family. Riley is my youngest of 3. He has a sister, Katie and a brother, Tyler. His dad, my husband, is Randy.

I wish I had known more about epilepsy and seizures when Riley’s started, but it’s just not something you know much about until it affects you or someone you know. The one seizure I had witnessed prior to Riley’s was in my teens, a person lying on the ground unconscious with her body shaking uncontrollably. I now know that seizures are not one size fits all. I know that seizures have different characteristics depending on the part of the brain they originate from. I know some seizures can be controlled and some cannot. In Riley’s epilepsy story, it sounds like it was just the two of us. It wasn’t. This was a family affair and it involved all of us but

we were always supportive of one another. I had the guilt of not being there for my other 2 children as much as I would have liked at times. Luckily, we had a wonderful extended family and the best friends we could ever ask for helping out at every turn. The biggest worrier was probably his big brother. The seizures were a part of all our lives and we dealt with in the best way we could. Riley is a strong-willed person. The seizures rarely held him down. He played with the neighborhood kids, he went on sleepovers. It’s really crazy to look back at how everyone around him just dealt with it. He would go to a friend’s house to spend the

Dr. Popli, Valerie Woodard (Nurse and Epilepsy Coordinator), Riley and Dr. O’Donovan

night. I would pack his medicine and if he had a seizure, he knew what to do and so did the people around him. During Riley’s last EMU stay and his surgery, Riley had a fantastic nurse, Michael, that the whole family loved. He and Riley had a lot in common and we’d sit in the hospital room and talk. About a year and a half after the brain resection, Riley went to an Epilepsy Surgical Reunion where Michael was recognized for his dedication and the impact he’d made on his patients. Afterwards, Riley decided he wanted to follow in Michael’s footsteps and

become a nurse. Riley is now a CNA working on the neurology floor at Baptist Hospital. Sometimes he works in the EMU and enjoys talking to other epilepsy patients. I’m a very proud mama. This is Riley’s ‘Epilepsy Story’… Riley started having seizures when he was seven years old. This was 1997. We didn’t know they were seizures. I called them ‘giggle fits’ because it was like, out of nowhere, he would start giggling. He couldn’t help it. He would slap his hand over his mouth to stop. We all thought he was laughing at

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FAMILY something. He wasn’t, it was just happening. They progressed slowly into some other little movements and verbal tics. I had no idea what was going on so I took Riley to his pediatrician. Riley had an episode in the exam room but the doctor didn’t notice it as being anything unusual. However, he did refer us to a neurologist. Over the next several months, we saw 4 different neurologists. The seizures had stopped prior to seeing the first doctor so all he had to go on was my description what was happening. He seemed to think that Riley may just be a little hyperactive. The seizures returned and we saw a second doctor. An EEG was ordered. He found nothing abnormal. Riley did not have a seizure during the EEG. The seizures were increasing. This doctor thought maybe Riley was faking the episodes for attention. I won’t even go into my reaction but we did not see this doctor again. We were referred to another neurologist. This doctor wanted to do a sleep study, which we did. This resulted in being referred to an ENT. This neurologist felt Riley’s tonsils and adenoids were interfering with him not getting enough oxygen to the brain. Tonsils and adenoids were removed. Seizures continued. I sought out another doctor. An EEG was done. He was given a different drug. We still were not given a diagnosis. His seizures increased. The decision was made to admit him to the hospital. The episodes continued until Riley was anesthetized for a PET scan. The anesthesia broke the cycle. The seizures dramatically decreased. After a week in the hospital he returned home on medication having 3 to 4 episodes a day and they eventually stopped for awhile. Riley went through third and fourth grade with with very few seizures. Riley started fifth grade and his teacher noticed some problems with concentration. He began having more and more episodes, mostly at night. I spoke with the doctor. His medication was altered. The episodes increased. I was in touch with the doctor almost daily. Then I was told by the doctor to give it some time. I did not feel this was acceptable. I don’t remember exactly how, I might have just opened the phone book. I could have searched on the computer. But I ended up with the phone number of the Neurology Department at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. I called and by some miracle found myself on the phone with a nurse. I told her my son had been having some sort of episodes, off an on, since he was 7. I asked her if someone there could please help. I asked if I could get an appointment or if someone could just look at his medical records and give me an opinion. We got an appointment for a few days later. While there, Riley experienced an episode. For the first time, this doctor used the word ‘epilepsy’. The doctor asked if I would be willing to have Riley admitted to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). Luckily, a bed was available and we went straight there.

PHOTOS FAR LEFT: We celebrated his one year seizure-free anniversary by skydiving LEFT: Hooking up the depth electrodes a day after implantation surgery

The first thing they did in the EMU was put electrodes on Riley’s head for an EEG. Then he was taken to a room where his seizures would be videoed. They began gathering information quickly with Riley’s seizures being so frequent. Other neurological tests were done and in five days he was released with a diagnosis of frontal lobe epilepsy. He went home taking two medications and the seizures lessened considerably. By January (2001), the seizures were increasing again. The doctor tried various medications without success. School started in late August. Riley started school but his seizures were getting worse and he was seizing at school After a couple weeks, the decision was made for Riley to stay home. During this time, Riley had a cluster of seizures that ended with a grand mal seizure. This was the first time he had lost consciousness and as scary as things were up to this point, I became unraveled. An ambulance was called and Riley was in the hospital for a few days. It was around this time that the doctor mentioned admitting Riley to the EMU again. He wanted find out if Riley was a candidate for surgery to possibly remove the focal point of his seizures (a brain resection). If not, maybe a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS). He was admitted shortly before Thanksgiving and the EEG did indeed show a focal point. He would need to be admitted again at a later date for more extensive testing which would involve a surgery. On January 8, 2002, Riley was admitted to the EMU. Grids with electrodes were placed directly on his brain on January 9, 2002. It was a 7 hour procedure. The monitoring began but the information wasn’t as good as they wanted. The placement of the grids needed to be changed. This required a second surgery lasting 4 hours. The monitoring began again. Information was gathered and we waited. Several days later, we met with Riley’s doctor. After a meeting of a team of specialists; Riley’s neurologist, other neurologists, neurosurgeons, epileptologists, etc., it was decided that the odds were not in Riley’s favor for a resection. A VNS was recommended. Riley was taken to surgery a third time to remove the grids and for the VNS implantation. On January 24th, Riley returned home

from the hospital. He returned to school and caught up with the rest of his class. For the next several years, Riley did well. He did have some seizures but they were manageable with the VNS and medication. When the battery of the VNS would begin to die, his seizures would increase and he would have outpatient surgery to get a new battery. This was done a few times. In 2013, the seizures increased and became much more intense. Riley’s medication was adjusted, the VNS was checked and was fine, medications were added. Nothing was helping. An EMU admission was suggested and Riley was admitted. After several tests; EEG, MEG, SPECT, etc., it was suggested that we try to find that focal point again. There was a new procedure that could provide more precise readings than the previous grids. At this point, Riley is an adult. The decision was not mine to make so we collaborated. The statistics being given us by the epileptologist was a 30% chance of a 50% reduction in seizures. Those don’t sound like great odds but Riley made the decision to move forward with the new procedure, a Stereo EEG. On March 26, 2014, Riley checked in for surgery. The neurosurgeon implanted approximately a dozen depth electrodes into the area of the brain where other tests had showed the seizures were originating from. Hours later, he was taken to his room. Monitoring began the next day. When the team of doctors gathered this time to review the findings, a resection was recommended. A little anxious but also relieved and hopeful, Riley returned to surgery on April 2 to have the electrodes removed along with the focal point of his seizures, a section of his right frontal lobe. After surgery, Riley was taken the the ICU to be monitored closely. We watched and waited. No seizures. No deficits from the surgery. Late the next day he left the ICU for a regular room. The day after that he went home. Three years and six months later, no seizures. He remains on a low dose of one medication.


First and foremost, going through with the brain resection was absolutely the best decision i’ve ever made. Even with the odds

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stacked against me, in my eyes there was no other option. As I read over everything my mom has written, I don’t remember most of it. All I recall is never letting epilepsy control my life. Sure, it set me back in certain areas but it never defined me as a person. Which is kind of ironic that despite that, it’s changed the course of life. After meeting so many incredible nurses and doctors what helped me along the way, I can’t imagine spending my life any other way than trying to help others in similar situations. Epilepsy sucks. It would have been very easy to give up and pity myself but I never did. I think it’s important that I share my story with others and remind them to be strong and not let it control who they are.

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HEALTH Baby Boomers Beware 1 in 3 are at risk for Hep-C STORY BY LESLIE RESCHLEY


ere you born between 1945 and 1965? If so, take note. An asymptomatic illness may be lurking in your body. In fact, 1 in 30 “Baby Boomers” are positive for this illness translating to approximately 75 million Americans. What is this disease you ask? It is the Hepatitis C virus.

Hepatitis C is an often asymptomatic liver disease caused but a virus named Hepatitis C. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Thus far, there are 3 types of Hepatitis viruses-A, B and C. Because of the lack of symptoms associated with Hepatitis C and the estimated number of American adults who unknowingly have the disease, this article will focus on Hepatitis C or Hep C as it is commonly called. Acute symptoms of Hepatitis C typically occur from 1-3 months after exposure and last from 2 weeks to 3 months. These symptoms may be fatigue, fever, muscle aches, nausea and/or jaundice. In fact, many people have been exposed to the Hep C virus and their immune system was able to clear the disease. However, approximately 55-85% of the people exposed go on to develop a chronic disease of infection but it is unknown to them as

they have no symptoms! In fact, years can pass as the liver becomes increasingly damaged moving through cirrhosis or scarring to liver cancer and finally liver failure and death. Hepatitis C is not routinely tested on physical exams. How does Hep C occur? It is a blood borne disease meaning this virus is transmitted through blood exposure. It is not spread through food, water, casual contact or even the sharing of food utensils or drinking from the same container as an infected person. It is most commonly found in those who received blood transfusions before 1992, received transfusions of clotting factors (a blood product) before 1987, have a piercing or tattoo with a contaminated instrument, injected or inhaled illegal drugs or were a health care worker exposed to the blood through a needle stick etc.

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Initially attributed to the drug use scene and the sharing of dirty needles for injection, this disease has been stigmatized. However, recent studies show though that there is no reason for this stigma. In fact, some theorize that the disease began as far back as World War II with blood transfusions and injections that occurred with unsafe medical practices. Thus, many people born in the range of 1945-1965 may have received a blood product that was tainted with Hepatitis C as the virus was not even looked for in the blood products. In addition, medical syringes may have been reused or improperly sterilized leading to further contamination to others. Although not routinely screened for as a part of a normal medical physical, there is currently a movement across the USA for people especially of the “Baby Boomer” age group to obtain a test to check for presence of the virus. This is done through a blood specimen. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control recommends testing in the age group born between 1945-1965 as they are FIVE TIMES more likely to be infected by the Hep C virus. Further studies may be needed if the test is positive to determine if liver inflammation (cirrhosis) or cancer is present. Because it is a disease that has no symptoms until it is advanced,

testing is encouraged even if there are no symptoms. Medical science has recently developed anti-viral medications with the goal of treatment a cure for the disease. In fact, it is estimated that 95% of the people treated can achieve a cure. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B currently have vaccines for prevention but as of yet, there is no approved Hepatitis C vaccine. Please contact your medical professional if you may be at risk for Hepatitis C. Early detection through a simple blood test may save your life and prevent complications!

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hether you like classic rock & roll, oldies or folk... you just might enjoy these performers. Jack Williams is an original, folk story-teller thought song. His guitar playing is second to none! A must see. The Coasters offer a realistic tribute to the original band, with fun and classic 50’s style rock and roll.


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Listen Up Brunswick County is a non-profit group formed to provide noteworthy live musical experiences. We offer new or established singer/songwriters performing original music in a variety of genres including folk, R & B, Bluegrass, Country and Blues. Unlike huge arenas, our venue offers an intimate, up close and personal evening with the entertainers.


THE COASTERS Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:00 PM Show business has never seen a group quite like THE COASTERS®. They occupy a special niche in the music field. Because of their style and approach, they are in a class of their own.

THE ORIGINAL COASTERS, the first vocal group that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, was Carl Gardner, (deceased) Billy Guy, (deceased) Will Jones, (deceased) Cornell Gunter, (deceased). THE COASTERS® now consist of four very talented singers. All came from musical backgrounds. These four individual along with Veta Gardner are carrying on the legacy of THE ORIGINAL COASTERS.

GOOD MUSIC/GOOD DEEDS. As our mission states, Listen Up Brunswick County will continue to bring talented singer songwriters to Brunswick County and support a Brunswick County charity again this season. We are excited about some of the changes that we will incorporate as a result of your suggestions and requests in our upcoming third season. All six shows to be held at the Virginia Williamson Events Center at Odell Williamson Theater at Brunswick County College, a more centralized county location.

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ART BEAT Set Sails with John

John Keiffer is turning heads with his artistic and functional custom sail shades STORY AND PHOTOS BY CARLA EDSTROM


eing a vocalist who is also somewhat of an introvert is kind of a contradiction in terms. I wasn’t ever that little girl who was always performing for her family. Don’t get me wrong, I do love to perform and singing behind a microphone feels very natural to me. But meeting people one on one is bit of a challenge for me and takes a lot of me pushing myself into a social mindset.

I really do own that shirt that says I love my dog and like 3 people, but to be fair, my dog is pretty awesome. And I do love people, but I also really love my alone time. After taking a break from singing professionally or otherwise for several years, I was really missing it and realized I was past due to get back where my heart was pulling me. So a couple years ago, I started forcing myself to attend music events in the Southport area so I could meet people and get a feel for the music scene. This was really, REALLY out of my comfort zone. Like miles out and no land in sight. But I ended up meeting many wonderful new musician friends and I learned a great lesson. You cannot find your dreams if you stay inside your comfort zone. One of those friends is John Keiffer. Fortunately, he doesn’t share the same introvert qualities that I have. He came right up to me, introduced himself and told me I was in the right place and that I was now family. As I wandered into the Yacht Basin Eatery months later, Keiffer met me as I walked in and turned me around to see his creation. It was an installation of huge sail canvas shades that he made and placed over the outdoor stage area. It was seriously beautiful! I thought it was so creative, using the form and functionality of providing shade and protection from the elements and also artistic design making it perfect for a restaurant on the our beautiful river. Being a lifelong artist and musician, John Keiffer’s sail shades are a testament to a man who could easily be called an artist craftsman but also a renaissance man who has experience in a wide range

of career fields. He started his own home improvement business in high school, and stayed in the building industry on and off until 1994. He also was a career Firefighter/Paramedic and an adjunct Professor in Paramedic Emergency Medicine in Prince Georges County, Maryland. His huge resume also includes being a Youth Minister in New England, and Town Commissioner in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. It was there that he and his wife Bonnie saw a need to help promote artists, so they began an art festival. His love for art is also evident in his Southport home, where he and Bonnie have a wonderful art collection. “I did some visual art in the first few years of college (1972-76), but didn’t begin to pursue visual/graphic art until the mid 1980’s, concurrent with beginning residential design work for my construction clients,” Keiffer explains. “I began to more actively pursue visual arts (primarily painting) upon my retirement from the fire service. I began working with exterior fabrics several years ago after I constructed new cushions for my sailboat.” Keiffer came up with the unique idea for using sail canvas to make shades when he was trying to come up with an idea about a shade for his own house. “We had gone to look at those bamboo roll up shades, but you can’t find real bamboo shades anymore. They are all plastic,” he explained. “This was about the same time they had the Sailing World Cup in Australia and I saw the Sidney Opera House on the news, and it dawned on me to use something with fabric. But once I started drawing out the design, I got the idea to make it look

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“Because I used to be a builder, I always enjoyed the process of design, and figuring out how to cut all the pieces and assemble them and what it’s all going to look like together, “ like a fleet of sailboats. And that was my first attempt at shades at our house.” Keiffer’s clients are immensely satisfied with his work, and also his strong work ethic. “It’s not cookie cutter,” explains Kathy Simmons, who hired Keiffer to make custom shades for the breezeway at her new home on Oak Island that look like a sailboats. “He came over, took pictures, and he came up with the designs. Then he sent them to us to take a look at, and gave us choices in fabrics depending on what we wanted to do. And the workmanship and creativity is solid. The detail and stitching and curves in the right places, the right lengths and widths, we have just been thrilled,” said Simmons.

“Because I used to be a builder, I always enjoyed the process of design, and figuring out how to cut all the pieces and assemble them and what it’s all going to look like together, “ said Keiffer explaining his process. “I take pictures of all the area surrounding and put them down graphically and add the sail shapes to it so I can get a good view on paper of what it will look like. Instead of painting a little picture and adding context and depth to a painting, doing something like architectural design and making the sails installation is kind of cool because the canvas is a lot bigger. You have constraints, but you have more room to be creative,” explains Keiffer. His love for art is also evident in his Southport home, where he and Bonnie have a wonderful art collection. Keiffer still finds me in the middle of a crowd for a hug and introduces me to other musicians and artists regularly. He has a giant caring heart and will go out of his way to help anyone. He is truly a gift to Southport and our art and music communities as a whole. Originally from Bethesda Maryland, Keiffer and his wife Bonnie have made Southport their home since 2010. You can contact Keiffer directly at for more information about his canvas work and hand crafted sail shades.

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CHEERS 3 Cheers for Pumpkin Beers

The low down and expert advice on the tastiest gourd inspired beers just in time for Fall. STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF STITES


eer is a simple thing—water, malted barley, hops and yeast. The Bavarians decided to codify that definition of beer with the Reinheitsgebot, known to us Americans as the German Beer Purity Law, way back in 1516.

One has to wonder if this law was in response to a similar set of circumstances as we have here today, with brewers putting whatever they happen to cross paths with that day in their brews. We have everything from honey beers and berry beers to coffee beers and jalapeno beers. It gets to be too much sometimes. I can see where the old Bavarian king was coming from. I too generally prefer my beer to be beer-flavored. But I have a soft spot for pumpkin beer. Maybe it’s my Halloween birthday, maybe it’s my love of pumpkin pie, maybe it’s just a bit of going with the flow, but I find the seasonal influx of pumpkin beers, usually flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves or allspice, to be a welcome sign of autumn. I’ve sampled seven pumpkin and spice infused brews for you this month:

My Take: This is Ballast’s Piper Down Scottish Ale with pumpkin and spices added. I’ve never had Piper Down, but I’ll be looking for it. It’s delicious. Trouble is, it’s a bit too hearty for the pumpkin to come through at all. I did get a nice whiff of pumpkin, but couldn’t really taste any at all. I’m not upset though, because the ale itself is top notch.


The Label Says: “Brewed With Pumpkins and Natural Flavor” “Contains: 2-Row pale malt, caramel malt, black malt, munich malt, pureed pumpkin, magnum hops, sterling hops, natural pumpkin spice flavor” My Take: This is a great Imperial Stout,


The Label Says: “Ale brewed with real pumpkin and spices” My Take: This was my introduction to pumpkin beers many moons ago, and I still enjoy it very much. It doesn’t taste particularly pumpkin-y, but the spices (nutmeg in particular) come though loud and clear. It pours a nice amber color and the spice just seems to fit in really well with the toasted malts and wheat base. It’s simple, but it works.


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but there is much more chocolate and coffee flavor than pumpkin. I am beginning to think that in these darker beers, the pumpkin lends more to the feel, the thickness almost, than it does to the flavor. It seems to make the beers robust, which is a good thing. Hooray pumpkin.

on the lighter side, a bit darker than the Dogfish Head though. Let’s hear it for the Old North State, Foothills Brewery in Winston-Salem has a winner!


The Label Says: “Pumpkin Ale featuring cinnamon and habanero chili peppers for just the right amount of heat.” My Take: Think chili peppers are a good thing to put in your pumpkin beer? No, no you don’t. And you’re right. This beer is the lightest in color and beer flavor I’ve tested so far. The pumpkin is undetectable

The Label Says: “Our fall favorite, full-bodied brown ale is brewed with real pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon & nutmeg” My Take: I’m not so sure about the “brown ale” part, it’s much lighter even than the Blue Moon, but this is another fine brew. Punkin is lighter and more carbonated than the others I’ve tried so far. Still not much pumpkin flavor, but the cinnamon comes through and gives this brew a nice warm finish that feels just right for the autumn.



The Label Says: “This dry ale uses cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger brewed with real pumpkin and a blend of North American and British malts to give Mom’s pumpkin pie some serious competition. A fall favorite skillfully brewed by Foothills.” My Take: Skillfully brewed indeed. This is the first real pumpkin flavor I’ve detected in a beer and it really works well. The pumpkin is subtle, but it’s there and blended with the spices and moderate carbonation producing a truly delicious beer. It’s Southport Magazine 2016-2017 SOI Chamber Small Business of the Year Winner

Suddenly, it all becomes very clear 3-D mammography brings everything into focus

and, to be honest, so is the beer. This is a liquid that is neither refreshing nor interesting enough to make you not care that it isn’t refreshing. To be fair, if chili pepper beers are your thing (and that makes you weird, but I’m not judging) this might appeal to you. The heat from the pepper hits you as an aftertaste a second or two after you’re swallowed an otherwise bland brew. My son suggested that maybe this could be an ingredient rather than a drink. You might be able to marinate your meat in it for barbeque, or maybe make a sauce. I don’t know. It has to serve some purpose, but as for me I’m pouring it down the drain.

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The Label Says: “Ichabod combines malted barley and real pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg in a delicious and inviting brew. After dinner, try it with your favorite dessert.” “Pairings: Roasted poultry, root vegetables, peanut sauce, and carroway” My Take: Ichabod Ale smells like Thanksgiving. It’s a nice amber color and a little on the cloudy side. It is the second beer I’ve tried that has a noticeable pumpkin flavor. The pumpkin is complimented by some cinnamon spice that really makes me think the label has a good idea; this WOULD be a great after dinner beer. It’s also a good before dinner beer. I imagine drinking one during dinner wouldn’t be bad either. It’s a nice ale, nicely tuned to the autumn season. I am NOT pouring this one down the drain.

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Local Artisans Directory MARGO FLYNN MargoFlynnsArt/ My art is mostly of whimsical things related to the ocean, it makes people smile!

AMI BROWN Oil & Acrylic, Impressionistic Original Paintings,


MICHAEL CAIAZZA, Oil or Watercolor paintings of your favorite scenes, or of your home. Painted to order, any size. 910-755-7594



I love to paint nature and living in coastal North Carolina gives “constant inspiration.”, 910-3687199,

I paint using acrylics, and I make stained glass.


Whimsical Pottery & Garden Art - , functional & Decorative, auntducks@ (925) 286-8475

Indoor/Outdoor Stained Glass Mosaics on recycled window and picture frames, www.gardenglasswindows. com




I work in Intarsia. which uses natural wood of various colors and shapes to create an image or picture. 910-202-4099.



LTL Photography “Capturing life through a lens”

Painting Nature and Wildlife, www.



Art by LSDrye All types of painting media and clay sculptures along with functional pieces/check out Duck Duck Goose in Southport, Ldrye@ec.rr. com

Specializing in Watercolor and acrylic artwork, 920-755-6484


CARLA EDSTROM Decorative & functional pottery, alternative firing, Raku, custom pottery instructor at BCC, carlaedstomr@gmail. com also on Facebook.




Exhibiting watercolor & acrylic painter for 40 years, elainerogerscooper@ phone 508-728-2704 ​

Southport Artist, Acrylic Paintings & Reproductions, Author/ Illustrator Children’s Books https:// anthony-fotia.html or barnabybookworm


I am a local Artist/Oil Painter/ Photographer for 17 years and I do Commissions. www.shelia-kempf.




Photographer specializing in newborn, child, and family portraits. www.

Porcelain Clay Potter, Her creations can be found at the Oak Island senior center, Heart of Carolina at the cotton exchange in Wilmington. tlknecht@



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Sea Air Jewelry and Design, Southport, Teach, create and sell unique handmade jewelry, silk scarves and art work. Facebook:Seaairjewelryanddesign Phone 910-722-9366

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Local Artisans Directory LISA & JOHN STRAZZA

ALLIE LULL 910-880-0801 Mixed media artist

RICH O’DONNELL Southport acrylic painter, local scenes, maritime art, custom home paintings and public safety artwork. Commissions accepted. (631) 375-3572 Facebook: Rich O’Donnell Artwork


Basket weaving – focused on Nantucket type, and functional and decorative., fabric art – crocheting and needle felting, 910-448-0412



CAROLINE QUINN Oil, acrylic & watercolor painter; Equine, people and pet portraits, www. 910-477-6067

DEBORAH VOSO AAS Artist with Franklin Square, Photographer and Resin Acrylic Painter, 910-253-5098





Make meaningful, affordable jewelry, intuitively designed- ready made or custom made. #910-854-0590

My art is abstract impressionism and can be found at Ricky Evans Gallery and Sunset Marketplace Gallery in Calabash. www. eloi



Home décor (tables/benches/trays) and businesses promotion in an artistic manner through the use of tile. 910-253-7334

Artist. watercolors, acrylics, collage Commissions, email: nhschulte@, 910-540-9177

watercolor portraits 910.368.6098,



Crochet Contact on Facebook: Crochet with Hugs and Love by Lonna


GRETA SWAIM I am a linear expressionist painter currently working FACES in a cubistic manner leaving the viewer time to find the pieces. 910 443 3473


Oil portraits (Free) to families of fallen warriors in Middle Eastern Wars. 910-253-3240

Art restoration in Southport and surrounding areas restoring paintings and photographs. www.StrazzaGallery. com


CHRIS STITCHER Graphic design geared towards your needs., 910-253-1227



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Local Events NOV 2


Business Networking After Hours, an event for Chamber members and potential Chamber members. A relaxed atmosphere where business men and women can meet, network and do business after hours. 11/2/2017 @ Southport Cheese Shoppe. Starts 05:30 pm


CIS, together with Platform Sponsor, Cygnus Technologies, will be hosting the 16th Annual CIS “Supporting Student Success” Benefit Gala on November 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach. Starts 06:00 pm



Friday, November 3rd Tee off begins 11am Join Oak Island as we support breast cancer awareness and research at the 2017 Rally for the Cure, located at the OKI Par 3 Golf Course at South Harbour. Come on out looking pretty in pink as we celebrate life and honor those who have been affected by breast cancer. For questions or more information please contact the clubhouse at (910) 454-0905 or email Eric Falkenhagen at


Get a new Look for Fall! SPECIALIZING IN COLOR Full service salon

Cuts, Color, Permanents & Hair Treatments for Ladies, Men, Kids Give me a call ! Jennifer’s Hair Salon today 910-457-9300 5101 Southport-Supply Rd, Southport

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Fri, Nov 3 – Sun, Nov 5, 2017 NC Baptist Church Assembly at Fort Caswell 100 Caswell Beach Road, Oak Island, NC 910-278-9501, Organized by NC Baptist Church Assembly at Fort Caswell


Tee off begins 11am Join Oak Island as we support breast cancer awareness and research at the 2017 Rally for the Cure, located at the OKI Par 3, Golf Course at South Harbour. Come on out looking pretty in pink as we celebrate life and honor those who have been affected by breast cancer. For questions or more information please contact the clubhouse at (910) 454-0905 or email Eric Falkenhagen at

@ Oak Island Recreation Center Come to the Annual Arts by the Shore in Oak Island on November 3rd to November 5th, 2017 and get your one of a kind Christmas Shopping done early! Arts by the Shore features three days



OKI Community Center 10am-12pm, FREE with Preregistration Join Proprietor, Chris Townsend of Nancy Jo’s Homemade at the Oak Island Community Center (SE 47th Street, Oak Island, NC ) for “Building a Gingerbread House 101” on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Here you will learn basic techniques used to build a great gingerbread house. This is also a great place to start if you’re searching for ideas and ways to build your Gingerbread Beach House for the upcoming contest. You may register by coming to the Oak Island Recreation Center (3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC), calling the Recreation Center at (910) 278-5518 and/or registering online at Registration is FREE, but pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan at (910) 278-5518.


Time: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Southport Batist Church CMC Building 199 North Howe Street Holly Days is an annual Arts & Crafts Fair held the first Saturday in November at the Southport Baptist Church CMC Building from 9am-4pm. For more information contact Barbara Vice at 910.457-4365. A fundraising event for the Southport Baptist Church Bellamy Women’s Group Projects. NEW LOCATION FOR 2017: Southport Baptist Church CMC Building at the corner of E. Nash Street/N. Howe Street.



Special concert JACK WILLIAMS Saturday, NOV. 4, 2017 Sponsored by Joy Construction Doors 7pm/ Show 7:30pm at the Odell Williamson Event Center at Brunswick Community College. Show time is 7:30, doors open at 7:00. Ticket prices will, once again, be $20.00

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Marker 614 (614 West Street, Southport) -- Nov. 10 and 11, 9am-4pm. The Artisans Holiday Boutique can make this year’s Holiday shopping delightful. You can select items from a varied and unique selection of fine arts and fine crafts from all media, textiles, flower arrangements, jewelry, painting, ceramics, and more. All offered at an unequaled venue in scenic downtown Southport. Over 60 Artisans will offer their fine arts and crafts at this Annual Holiday Boutique. Artists will be on hand to answer questions. Options are also available for special orders on many items. Our Baskets of Art Raffle is a great feature of the Boutique. Its purpose is to raise money for Stepping Up for Arts, the 501c3 arm of The Artisans. Tickets go on sale at the Artisans Gallery October 1 , 2017 through November 9th and will also be sold at the Holiday Boutique. We have over 12 baskets with unique and fun items crafted by The Artisans and they are just beautiful. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00., cash or check only. The drawing for the baskets will be held Saturday, November 11 at 3:00 pm and you do not have to be present to win. Admission is free. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.



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Nature Tour 2017 The Oak Island Recreation Department will be partnering with several groups to ensure a fun filled and educational program lineup for 2017! Sign up for one of Oak Island’s monthly segments of our Coffee and Conservation series, explore the coastal birds in their natural setting, or get your paws on Oak Island’s first overnight trip to see black bears! First Tuesday of Every Month-


November 7, 9am-10:30am Join us the first Tuesday of every month while we enjoy a cup of coffee and chat about various conservation topics! Topics will change monthly; with November’s topic “Planting with Pollinators” with members of the Brunswick County Beekeepers Association. As part of the

Oak Island Coffee & Conservation Series, this program is FREE with pre-registration



8:30am-12pm, Kayak Rental: $5 Program: FREE Fall in love with kayaking as Becky Skiba leads a float down the Davis Canal. Dive in depth on the impacts and importance of our gorgeous coastal ecology and local birds. Take advantage of this opportunity as Oak Island discusses conservation from the recreational vantage point! This program is FREE with pre-registration for those who supply their own kayaks with the cost of a kayak rental at only $5! Simply call the OKI Recreation Center to receive your kayak today at (910) 278-5518

NOV 14

Second Tuesday Talk with Southport Historical Society November 14 @ 10:30 am The Southport Historical Society offers a talk the second Tuesday of each month at the Harper Library

NOV 14

Trip to the Tanger Outlets: Myrtle Beach, SC 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. $ 5.00 Residents & $ 7.00 Non-Residents Christmas is getting closer and getting to the mall can be difficult sometimes. Take a trip with Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department to the Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach, SC on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. With over 80 outlet stores to choose from, that special gift for yourself or for your loved one should be easy to find! Lunch is on your own at the Outlets. Only 14 spots are available. No Refunds. Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan at (910) 278-4747.

NOV 21


@ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program Date:10/17/2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Cost:free, Location:Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay St.


11/21/2017 08:00 am - 09:00 am This network of women meet every month discuss not only women related

business issues but share helpful information and tips. Coffee with the Girls -November Hampton Inn Southport 5181 Southport Supply Road Southport, North Carolina 28461 United States

NOV 24


@ Museum of Coastal Carolina @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Why cook the day after Thanksgiving? Join the Museum of Coastal Carolina for their fifth annual Beer & Brats Fundraiser. Enjoy freshly cooked brats, fries, cold beer, and soda. Check Six Brewing Company of Southport,

NOV 24


November 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Join Mayor Dove and other Southport revelers in Franklin Square Park as the holiday season kicks off with a countdown to the lighting of our big holiday tree. Sing favorite Christmas songs and delight in the reading of “The Night Before Christmas.” Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and holiday cookies that will be provided under the glow of Southport’s holiday lights.

NOV 24


@ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - $5.00 Making unconventional decorations has been the hallmark of the NC Maritime Museum at Southport’s Victorian Holiday. This year, we have updated our ornaments to include seaside-scapes, starfish painting, and of course, spiders for good luck. Patrons will also enjoy stories of the Christmas spider and Father Time. The program will conclude with a tour of the museum at 3 p.m., focusing on holiday traditions from the colonial period to the Gilded Age. Appropriate for all ages. Fee: $5 per person; please call the Museum at 910457-0003 to register. North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St. Southport, NC 28461. www.

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“It’s our town — let’s clean it up!” Join your Southport neighbors in regular cleanups on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am - noon. The next scheduled cleanup on November 4 will be dedicated to beautifying the

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CALENDAR town’s winter decorations in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Meet at the fire/rescue substation on Nash Street across from the post office at 9 am. And be sure to save this date: the annual tree lighting in Franklin Square Park will take place Friday, November 24, at 5 pm. Bring your holiday cheer in exchange for carols and cookies and hot chocolate! Please call 612.202.8541 for more information and to get on the Southport Beautification Committee’s email notification list.

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Southport Oak Island Areawide 910.457-6964 Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Last year, over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday. This year Shop Small Saturday will be held on November 25th. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce joins American Express to lead the way

promoting Shop Small Saturday for the Southport-Oak Island area. As we join this nationwide effort to support small businesses, we urge you to become an active participant in this promotion by posting your Shop Small finds on social media and hashtag #ShopSmall. This holiday season take a pledge to Shop Small, Spend Local, Eat Local and Enjoy Local --support the local businesses that support our community.

Music! FISHY FISHY CAFÉ 6:30-10:30 Fridays and Saturdays

YACHT BASIN EATERY Thursday 11/2 Open Mic Steve Fitzgerald 6:00 Friday 11/3

Little Park 7:00

Saturday 11/4 SPT Johnnie & the Bizness7:00 Thursday 11/9

Open Mic 6:00

Oak Island Recreation Center will be experience a number of changes to the November Fitness Calendar. Please view the dates below to see how your class may be affected by fall programs and holidays. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. Tuesday, October 31st Tap Dancing Cancelled November 2nd-November 4th All Classes Cancelled For Arts By The Shore November 6th Yoga Cancelled for Elections November 7th All Classes Cancelled For Elections November 10th Recreation Center CLOSED for Veterans Day November 23rd & 24th Recreation Center CLOSED for Thanksgiving November 28th

Friday 11/10

Stick ‘Em Up 7:00

Saturday 11/11

Trifecta 7:00

Thursday 11/16

Open Mic 6:00

Friday 11/17

Island Fever 7:00

Saturday 11/18

Hot Flash 7:00

Thursday 11/23

CLOSED -Thanksgiving Day

Friday 11/24

Funkmaster Posse Trio 7:00

Saturday 11/25

Crank Case & Oilers 7:00

Thursday 11/30

Open Mic 6:00

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as “Captivating, Thrilling and Engrossing” – a tale of mystery, bonding and survival in cataclysmic times utilizing historical notes and letters from his parents. A delicious brunch will be served at noon and the Speaker will commence directly after. All events are held at the Clubhouse: 4791 Fish Factory Rd., Oak Island Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please contact Eileen Muro at The fee for Members is $15.00 and $18.00 for guests. Those interested in membership please visit or check us out on Facebook.


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Sunday Brunch Series, 2:00 PM As part of its continuing Lunch and Learn Brunch series featuring interesting speakers, the Cape Fear Yacht Club is pleased to welcome Mr. Carol F. Cini of St. James. His book “The Spy and His CIA Brat” is an investigative memoir of the son of a CIA agent who, despite spending his whole life as a ‘CIA Brat’, wasn’t able to actually know and decipher the whys and why nots of the life he spent with his father the Spy. His book has been described

Tap Dancing Cancelled

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Ongoing Events ART EVENTS


The first Friday of each month art galleries in Southport promote a Gallery Walk. Art enthusiasts are welcome to participate in this cultural event each first Friday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Franklin Square Gallery, Lantana’s, Silver Coast Winery and Art, Ricky Evans host this event. Many other Southport retail shops stay open late as well.



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


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


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

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


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



Come join your Southport neighbors in regular cleanups of the town on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am - noon. Any and all contributions of your specific talents are welcome, be they weeding, planting, pruning, digging, or all of the above. No need to bring anything but your energy and good intentions — all tools and supplies are provided by the City of Southport. The next cleanup day is October 7 — meet at the Southport jail annex on Rhett Street across from the Old Smithville Burying Ground at 9am. Please call 612.202.8541 for more information and to get on the Southport Beautification Committee’s email notification list.


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


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


is pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for our annual Christmas At The Amuzu 2017 scheduled for December 1-3 and 7-10. Tickets may be purchased for $20, cash or check, at Ricky Evans gallery in Southport and Color Me Carolina in Oak Island. This production will include many favorite old and new holiday classic songs from from many different genres. A few new cast members join the veteran performers to sing, dance and play for you. Songs include “O Holy Night”, “Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, “My Grown Up Christmas List”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Breath of Heaven”, “Ave Maria”, “One More Sleep” and many more. Don’t miss this annual holiday tradition. Get your tickets now before they sell-out. For more information call 910 523-2552

Upcoming Events DEC 1


Holiday fun for all ages centered in the historic City of Southport Southport WINTERFEST 2017, the umbrella under which most of the city’s holiday events fall, will include everything from “Christmas At The Amuzu 2017” to the “Southport Christmas Flotilla”, and much more. The week of WINTERFEST 2017 includes many events that will amaze adults and children of all ages. Festivities are centered in historic downtown Southport and kick off with Christmas At The Amuzu 2017 on Friday, December 1, through Sunday, December 10. Selections from a variety of sacred and secular music will provide just a festive atmosphere to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Expect to hear classic favorites as well as contemporary selections. Plan now to start your holiday joy with the Amuzu. Tickets are $20 each. (available at Ricky Evans Gallery, Southport, NC / Color Me Carolina, Oak Island, NC Cash or check only)



02:00 pm - N/A The Chamber organizes the Christmas by the Sea Parade, the first Saturday in December (12/2/17) on Oak Island. The parade steps off at 2pm on the 2.4 mile parade route from Oak Island Town Hall, traveling Oak Island Drive to McGlamery

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Street. Christmas by the Sea Parade 4601 E. Oak Island Drive



Saturday, December 2nd 9am-2pm, OKI Recreation Center (3003 E. Oak Island Dr.) Impress your friends and family with unique holiday gifts this season! Shop with local vendors from the Oak Island area before the Christmas parade at this holiday event. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies for shoppers will make this year’s Holiday Market especially sweet.



New this year! Join us for an enchanting Afternoon Tea with special holiday entertainment at the Nutcracker Tea Party (Presenting sponsors: Robert Ruark Society and the City of Southport) Sunday, December 2 1:00 pm Southport Community Building, located at 223 East Bay Street Proceeds will benefit the continued restoration of the Fort Johnston Garrison House. Tickets: $35 each (available at the Visitors Center)



The festival continues with this year’s State Port Pilot Annual Cookie Contest ( sponsored by: the State Port Pilot) on Wednesday, December 6, from 3 to 6.p.m at the Southport Community Building, located at 223 East Bay Street. To enter this year’s contest, e-mail your recipe to by Friday, December 1. We expect lots of cookie entries this year, so come cast your vote for your favorite cookie display and vote for the People’s Choice Best Cookie. Bring your friends and be ready to take home some wonderful holiday cookie recipe and decorating ideas!


(sponsored by the City of Southport Department of Parks and Recreation) will also take place on Wednesday, December 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 209 Atlantic Avenue (beside the Southport City Gym), children 4-10 years old can enjoy Supper with Santa’s elves while parents enjoy holiday shopping and dining in Southport. The cost is $5 per child. Space is limited. City of Southport Parks and Recreation’s traditional outdoor Christmas movie “Polar Express.” will take place on Thursday, December 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum Garrison lawn. Chairs/blankets are encouraged / NOVEMBER 2017 / Southport Magazine 63

We also offer Vegan and Gluten free Goodies! European cakes: Beesting, Black Forest, Peach & Apple Struesel, German chocolate, and Cannoli Cakes. We do Wedding Cakes too!

Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 9-5

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DINING GUIDE Mahi Bites with Special Sauce...mmm Check out the Dining Guide and bite into the best that our area has to offer M PROVISION COMPANY

130 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-457-0654 Offering a la carte seafood sandwiches, conch fritters, steamed shrimp and more.


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


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.


122 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-363-4108 Dishing up goods from both the North and South, from handrolled pizza, Jersey style breads and authentic Italian, to Southern comfort foods and fresh seafood. Mahi Bites Appetizer from Duffer’s Pub & Grille - Caswell Beach


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


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


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


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


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



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..


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

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

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



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


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


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


5908 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island Call (910) 250-12944 Casual family restaurant with a variety of

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dishes, seafood and daily specials.


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


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


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,


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


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.


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.


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


106 SE 58th St., Oak Island 910-278-7209 Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beana’s serves breakfast and lunch. / NOVEMBER 2017 / Southport Magazine 65



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

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


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

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


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


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


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.



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


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


832 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0444 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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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

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


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


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




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


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


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


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




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

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

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


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



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

1102 N. Howe St., Southport 910-363-5035 Real wood smoked BBQ and brisket, great side items, and a great family environment. 4688 Long Beach Rd. SE, 910-477-9187 Serving up pork and beef brisket sandwiches and plates, and Memphis dry rub ribs, along with baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and mac ‘n’ cheese.


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


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


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


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


5177 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 910-454-4540

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

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



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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


7916 E. Oak Island Drive 620-7073 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.


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


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


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


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



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


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

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



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.


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

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


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

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Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin, Pecan, Mixed Berry, just to name a few! You name it, and Bobbie can bake it!

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102 W. Island Dr, Oak Island JUST REDUCED $30,000! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath - If you’re looking to live on the waterfront and enjoy being close to the beach, this is it! Enjoy stunning views of the Little Davis Canal right off your back deck. If you’re an avid boater, this canal front home is just minutes from the Intracoastal Waterway. This open floor plan has an abundance of windows that make this home bright and cheery. The larger corner lot is the perfect place for gatherings, gardening or creating your own oasis. Come and check out this home and be part of a neighborhood referred to as ‘’the island on the island’’ and start enjoying life on the coast! $339,000 • MLS #100083125 Call Sarah Smith, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 443-8000

4466 Golf Cottage Dr #1, Southport JUST REDUCED! St. James Plantation - 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath - This townhome is on the ground level with great views and located right at the Players Club Golf Course. Open floor plan featuring granite countertops, 3 bedrooms, and 3 full baths. Relax in the large screened porch or nice back patio. $309,000 • MLS #100078404 Call Brian Deutsch, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 524-1981.

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

1940 Sunset Harbor RD, Bolivia JUST REDUCED! Fawn Ridge Estate. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath - What an opportunity to have a place for horses!!! 4.6 Beautiful acres with large Hardwoods provide privacy. This home although built in 1973 has been meticulously restored. Quality finishes and systems throughout. Kitchen includes a large pantry, stainless appliances, granite countertops, and hand crafted tiles. All of the rooms in the home are spacious and bright but you will enjoy spending your time on the added sunroom taking in the view of the property. Full outdoor kitchen and grilling area also very spacious, screened in and overlooking the in ground swimming pool. Motivated sellers too! $384,000 • MLS #100063852 Call Leesa Snyder, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 777-1785.

505 S. Charleston Dr, Bolivia, NC JUST REDUCED! Brookstone - 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath - Awesome house, beautifully landscaped yard! Granite countertops, stainless appliances, bonus room, gas fireplace, screened porch, what more could you want! Located in quiet cul-de-sac location with protected wooded area behind. The house is in move-in ready condition and has been very well maintained. Please stop by and take a look today! $187,900 • MLS #100071876 Call Laura LeFevre, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 465-6591.

715 Longleaf Drive, Southport Stroll, bike or golf cart to restaurants, shopping and waterfront activities. A great southern front porch greets you at this coastal Southport home. Great floorplan for entertaining. Master bedroom with bath on first level. Open Living area with fireplace, hardwoods throughout first floor. Spacious Kitchen open to living and separate dining area. Detached two car garage with unfinished bonus room. MLS#100066045 Call Renee Yost at 910-269-1128 for preview today

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

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

701 N. Howe ST, Unit 8, Southport Mixed use condo in downtown Historic Southport. 3 bedrooms/2bath, This unit has a large living area, hardwoods, carpet, tile. Large kitchen with skylights, Corian counters and separate laundry room with lots of room for storage. Painting/Carpet and Stair lift allowance from owner with acceptable offer. Step out your front door to shopping, close proximity to waterfront, restaurants. Call Renee Yost at 910-269-1128 for preview and details.

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108 West Owens Street, Southport Office, Retail Opportunity in the mixed use development of Towngate Crossing. Retrofitting includes 3 rooms reception area, with Handicap accessible bath and kitchen area. Parking lot to rear & on street available. Call Renee Yost at 910-269-1128 for preview and details.

12 Quail Hollow Drive, Oak Island Great one story home in Oak Island Estates, 4 BR, 3 ½ BA with attached guest suite on 2 lots with 220 ft golf course frontage. Floor-to-ceiling windows, sunroom, wheelchair accessible lift & 2 car attached garage. Listed at $390,000 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Liz Flynn-Lewis (910) 477-1347

4327 East Beach Dr, Oak Island Enjoy this oceanfront, 2 story home. All 3 bedrooms have an ocean view. Recent updates, well maintained. Short walk to beach cabana, Middleton Park for recreation and to restaurants. Listed at $475,000 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Jack Royal (910) 279-2153 or BJ Ellender (910) 477-3250

3779 Heron Circle, Southport This is a great first home. Beach cottage feel. Sits on almost half an acre! Listed at $147,500 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Tami Knecht (253)380-1527

414 Yaupon Drive, Southport This single family home was built in 2004 and has 4 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 partial baths with 4500 sq. ft. Yaupon Drive is located in the Not In Subdivision subdivision. $830,000. Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

4930 N Hampton Dr SE, Southport This adorable home features a large living room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, a master suite plus 2 guest rooms and 2 full baths. There is a tiled rocking chair front porch and a screened porch overlooking pond in back. Neighborhood has a community pool, a boat storage area and a crab dock and it’s a five minute drive to be sitting on the beach! $159,999 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624.

239 E. Bay Street, Southport, NC A part of Southport history w/ modern conveniences & expansive views of the Cape Fear River. Two large living areas w/ a fenced in courtyard & a total of six fireplaces. $1,074,950 Call Kay Jolliff today at 910-523-0624

205 E West Street, Southport This single family home was built in 1890 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths with 2100 sq. ft. E West Street is located in the Not In Subdivision subdivision. $449,000. Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

711 E Leonard Street, Southport This spacious one level home in Southport is located on a nearly half acre pretty wooded lot just minutes to the waterfront. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, living area with wood burning fireplace, kitchen with breakfast area plus formal dining room. The sun porch is an additional 365 square feet. Extras include a Jacuzzi Hot Tub on a new deck, oversized pantry/laundry room, and a 11x9 storage shed. Recent improvements-new roof in 2016, HVAC 2009 with 10 year warranty. $229,000 • MLS# 100086108 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624.

121 SE 29th Street, Oak Island 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1700 +/- square feet has fresh paint and new carpet and features one level living with open living/kitchen/dining area plus a large(20x20) bonus room with fireplace. Master bedroom features garden tub plus separate shower. For outdoor living the property has a tranquil shaded, fenced back yard with decks and patio plus there’s a screened porch in front. Storage Building out back is great for storing beach toys, etc. New Trane HVAC in 2015. $245,000 • MLS# 100076222 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624.

205 E West Street, Southport, NC You won’t find a better location and the lot is oversized for downtown Southport! Interior features include a welcoming wide foyer, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 with claw foot tub, kitchen with pantry, a huge dining room and living room with beautiful bay window. There are 2 fireplaces, original Southport bows, and heart pine floors. Rocking chair front porch and charming screened porch complete the home. Offered at $449,000 • MLS# 100069615 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624.

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

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SPOTTINGS The All American Grill of Southport... was built on a dream – a red, white and blue patriotic dream. The All American Grill a must stop when in Southport. Located at 505 N. Howe Street in Southport. Open Monday – Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Photo: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The All American Grill of Southport, 505 N. Howe Street, Southport. Left to right: Mayor Jerry Dove, City of Southport, Lois Thompson, Owner, Ron Thompson, Owner, Jacques Hermenier, Owner, Beverly Hermenier, Owner, Bruce Oakley, City of Southport Manager

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Photo: US Open KMT Day 2 (left to right) - Marc Treurniet and Nick Evans from Southport with their $25,000 winning fish in the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament SOUTHPORT, NC – The 39th Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament was held October 5th -7th at the Southport Marina. It attracted 471 boats with over 1,400 anglers competing for over $272,000 in Cash prizes. Photo: Zeb Starnes Photography – Anglers off-loading their catch during the 39th Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament at the Southport Marina.


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807-A-Howe Street, Southport, NC

Historical Southport Bicycle & Walking Tours / NOVEMBER 2017 / Southport Magazine 71


Land Rover Cape Fear

20 Old Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 332-3500 Toll Free (888) 355-3847

72 Southport Magazine / NOVEMBER 2017 /

Concierge Service Vehicle Pickup and Delivery We Will: • Come to your work or home • Pick up your car • Leave you a service loaner • Bring your vehicle back when it’s done

Southport Magazine 2016-2017 SOI Chamber Small Business of the Year Winner

Southport Magazine November 2017  

Southport Magazine November 2017 - Small Business Issue, Local Gift Guide, Artisan's Directory, Holiday Kickoff!

Southport Magazine November 2017  

Southport Magazine November 2017 - Small Business Issue, Local Gift Guide, Artisan's Directory, Holiday Kickoff!