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Southport MAGAZINE

December 2017 Vol. 6 | Issue 3 SouthportMag.com

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

Happy Holidays!

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LETTER FROM THE OWNER

STAFF

The Maggies are Back in Town! Have your say and spread the local love

OWNERS

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Kris & Alan Beasley

Kass Fincher

GENERAL MANAGER

Leslie Reschly, BSN, RN, Lisa P. Stites

Alan Beasley alan@southportmag.com

Jeffrey Stites

EDITOR

PHOTOGRAPHER

Ami Brown

Patrick McGowan

editor@southportmag.com

Dear Southport Magazine Readers,

SALES ASSISTANT

ASSISTANT EDITOR

December 1st marks the beginning of our annual readers poll for the 2018 Southport Magazine Maggie Awards. The Maggie Awards are a fun way to recognize people, places and things within our community that stand out for excellence. It is our goal each year to come up with different questions to ask, to keep the Maggie Awards engaging and exciting. This year we have shortened the lists of questions and there is a write in ballot. All due to feedback we have received over the past couple of years. The voting begins December 1st and runs through January 15th. To vote simply visit: (link address here) The 2018 Southport Magazine Maggie Award winners will be announced in the 2018 March issue of Southport Magazine. While not everyone can win a Maggie Award each year, we hope that over time, we can honor those who stand out and have a positive impact on this wonderful place we call home.

Brooke Beasley

Carla Edstrom

OFFICE MANAGER

LEAD DESIGNER

Margaret Schafer

Liz Brinker lcbgraphicdesign@gmail.com

ADVERTISING

CONTRIBUTING DESIGNERS

Kris Beasley

Chuck and Sue Cothran

kris@southportmag.com

ON THE COVER

New Paint! If you’ve walked through Franklin Square Park in Southport recently, you might have noticed something pretty special... The Franklin Square Gallery has a new Facelift! The City of Southport approved the budget this year to include some much needed repairs and paint for the historic building. Built in 1904 as the first school in Southport, the building has worn many hats over the years. Including - A Community Building, Town Hall, Fire Station, Library, and ever since 1979 - the home of the Associated Artists of Southport. The non-profit 501c3 group operates the Art Gallery with the artistic members (a co-op) all volunteer their time to make sure the gallery is manned and is full of amazing art, paintings and pottery. The gallery also hosts a number of community art events and sponsors several exhibitions throughout the year, holds classes and workshops for all to attend. The Holiday Boutique is on now until the 19th of December, so make sure to stop in for some unique gifts and holiday treasures. For more information visit their website, www.franklinsquaregallery.com or they have a FB page too. Thank you to the City of Southport for the repairs and bold new color that really makes a regal statement, standing proud in the park for many years to come. Photo by Finn Diedrichs-Farnan

Maggie Awards = Love Help us spread it by voting! Peace, Kris

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Cape Fear

Holiday Tour of Homes

Southport brings the holiday cheer with decorated homes

S

outhport Historical Society’s 28th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes is scheduled for Saturday December 09, 2017. This year the homes showcase a variety of styles, from historic to brand new construction. Buy your tickets today, before they sell out.

Funds from this event will be used for historical restoration and community historical educational programs. The jail serves as our headquarters and museum and is open to the public. Proceeds from this tour also make possible a $2,000 scholarship for a student at South Brunswick High School. We greatly appreciate… … your support and interest in the home tour. An incredible amount of planning and preparation goes into the tour by both the organizers and the

homeowners, therefore the tour will be held rain or shine. We are unable to give refunds on tickets for this fund-raising event. Ticket prices: $15 in advance—$20 day of tour (no group rates available) Available at: Southport Visitors’ Center, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce. For more information call the Visitors’ Center 910-457-7927

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• Please wear soft-soled shoes for walking comfort and protection of wood floors.

106 W. BAY STREET

LOIS JANE RIVERVIEW INN In the heart of downtown Southport, this historic home was built in the 1890’s by Lois Jane’s grandfather and faithfully restored by her children in 1995 and furnished with period furniture and accessories, many of them family heirlooms. Traditional Southern hospitality with Southport flavor is yours to enjoy at the Lois Jane’s Riverview Inn.

• Please stay on sidewalks where available. • Strollers are not allowed in homes. • Photography/Videos not permitted in homes. • Public Restrooms are available at the Visitors’ Center (Garrison House, E. Moore Street) and on E. Nash Street near the Baptist Church.

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222 E. MOORE STREET

109 W. NASH STREET.

New to Southport in January, Bob and Elizabeth, original N 109 W. Nash Street. The D Bender House ew Englanders, were seeking a historic house to re-invent. Their last two homes, one in central Connecticut and the latest in Glen Ellyn IL were built in 1784 and 1904. They were excited to be able to ‘split the difference’ and find a gem in the rough built in the 1800s. Inviting and appealing describe this circa 1895 residence, one of the original Smithville lots, nestled in Southport downtown. Built by craftsman A. J. Robbins Architecture, the wrap-around porch and old fashioned doorbell open up to welcoming and extraordinary period rooms, complete with tall beaded board ceilings, Southport bow windows, jigsaw work in the apex of the front gable, heart of pine floors and two fireplaces. Antique artwork and furniture throughout the house range from the 1780’s to the 1920’s. Many new ceiling fixtures have been replaced with genuine Victorian lighting, originally gas lit.

This charming house, surrounded by old live oak trees, sits steps from the waterfront grounds of historic Fort Johnston Garrison House on one of the original Smithville lots. The house was constructed in 1950 and is still often referred to as the Livingston House. The master bedroom extension and garage were added later.   Water views can be seen from several areas within the home, owned by Matt and Daphne Green since 2013.  The kitchen area has been fully renovated, as has the sun room, with plentiful windows offering all the beautiful vistas of downtown Southport. .

301 E. WEST STREET (RIGHT) The house was originally built in the 1870’s by W. R. Ferguson, a Methodist Minister and part-time postmaster. Note the single stepped shoulder chimney. In 1895 a one-story addition was added. Over the years, updating and remodeling still kept original details including the decorative wood trim (both inside and out), hardwood floors, Southport bow windows and the original five-panel wooden doors. Jim and Ronney Newman purchased the home in April of this year. Ronney and Jim recently relocated from the Bahamas to the city of Southport because of its warmth and charm, which is what they were looking for after living in the out islands of the Bahamas (Great Exuma) for the past 25 years. Southport Magazine 2016-2017 SOI Chamber Small Business of the Year Winner

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406 CLARENDON This cozy cottage was constructed in 1923 for W.J. Dosher. He bought five lots on and surrounding 406 Clarendon—two on which the house is located, two to the left for another house, and one on the right in 1909 for approximately $11,000 from W.H. Pike. Previous owners throughout the years have remodeled the house; however, the wainscoting and bead board on the ceilings are original to the home. Extensive use of Southport Bows can also be seen throughout the home. Major renovations include the kitchen, master suite and the large ‘party’ deck in the back.

309 W. BROWN STREET SUSAN & DAVID FORSYTH, OWNERS The house was built in 2011 by David for Susan’s mother and her roommate who were in ill health and moved here so the Forsyths could look after them; they died a year apart. David and Susan have lived in Southport since 2000 with David building 7 houses that they lived in and then sold - St. George, St. Brendan Court, River Dr. and now for good on West Brown. David is now retired for the second time. There was a house here but the previous owners had torn it down so after they bought the lot they subdivided and built this house. After adding a garage and a swimming pool, they moved into the house in 2016.

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304 W. WEST STREET SUSAN & JOHN DELANEY, OWNERS While visiting Southport with a friend Susan called John and said “I’ve found where I am going to retire. I hope you like it!” In December, 2012, Kay Jolliff showed them these two lots and an offer was made that day! Working with architect Rich Bandera in June ‘13, they then signed a contract with Solstice Builders in May ‘14, broke ground in June and finally received their Certificate of Occupancy in December ‘15. They mpved permanently to Southport in February ‘17. This home is everything they had dreamed of - walking to restaurants, shopping, enjoying the waterfront and riding bikes to Wal-Mart! When at home they spend most of the time on the front porch or in the winter by the fire pit. Not a day goes by without them marveling about what an amazing place Southport is to live .

110 W. NASH STREET James Burriss House , c. 1891 Like so many residences in Southport, this two-story frame house replaced a smaller dwelling on the site. The side passage plan and finish of the house is similar to the J. B. Ruark House (307 E. Moore Street) which was erected a year earlier. The side passage plan is a two story design with two rooms on one side of a passage with a stair. Of particular interest is the cast iron fireplace surround, which is presumed to be original to the house. The house was the home of Southport Mayor J. A. Gilbert in the 1950’s

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209 E. MOORE ST. ROXIE & ED SMITH, OWNERS This house was built in 1938 and sits on two of the original 100 lots in Smithville Township. Built for the Curtis family and once home to Southport’s beloved Dr. Burdette, the double-brick construction used exterior bricks in 4-5 shades of grey with yellow mortar, creating subtle color differences in different light and from different angles. The exterior features Greek revival details that are carried through in parts of the interior. Built on a classic center-entry floor plan, its large rooms, high ceilings and wide halls give an open and gracious feel to the house, while its sunken living room adds a touch of the modern. Shaded in the back by Southport’s large oaks and with a sunroom, den and screened porch, the house offers a variety of living areas .

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December 25: meditation only

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

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CURRENTS Winterfest-ivities Flotillas, Parades and Crafts! STORY BY LISA STITES

T

is the season indeed in the City of Southport, with festive holiday performances and activities planned for all ages. There are plenty of reasons to shop local, and this quiet seaside city decks its halls with twinkling white lights, a huge tree by the water, and plenty of Christmas décor. Even the boats are in on the Christmas fun, so plan on taking a stroll along the marina. The holiday season is the perfect time to make memories with your friends and family, and there are plenty of chances for you to capture the Christmas spirit.

One of the much beloved traditions of Christmas in Southport is the annual Flotilla. This year’s event is sponsored by the Cape Fear Yacht Club, Downtown Southport, Inc., the City of Southport and Southport Magazine. The Flotilla gets underway at 7 p.m. on December 9 (weather permitting) along the waterfront from the Marina to Kingsley Park. Bring your blankets and chairs and cheer on your favorites. Boats will be judged by a panel of students from Southport Elementary art class. Southport Magazine owners Kris and Alan Beasley said they are very excited to one of the Flotilla sponsors this year. Alan Beasley will also serve as MC for the evening. “There is something magical about seeing the boats float by adorned in lights that reflect on the water,” Kris Beasley said. “We felt that if we added some holiday music and an announcer to let the spectators know the name and crew of each boat as it passed by, it would be the cherry on top of this special event. So grab some hot chocolate and a blanket and make plans for the whole family to attend!” There are plenty of other opportunities to spread the holiday cheer and get into the Christmas spirit. Ring in the Yuletide cheer with “Christmas at the Amuzu.” Shows are nightly at 7:30 p.m. December 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. Matinee performances are scheduled December 3 and 10 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport or Color Me Carolina on Oak

Island (cash or check only). The show features a variety of sacred and secular music and will get you in the holiday mood. A new addition to the holiday calendar is the Nutcracker Tea Party, sponsored by the Robert Ruark Society and the City of Southport. Afternoon tea will be December 2 at 1 p.m. at the Southport Community Building (223 E. Bay Street). Proceeds from this event will benefit the continued restoration of the Garrison House at Fort Johnston. Tickets are $35 and are available at the Visitors Center. Indulge your sweet tooth and discover some new holiday decorating tips at the State Port Pilot’s Annual Cookie Contest. Area bakers will vie for prizes with their confectionaries and displays. The contest is December 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Southport Community Building (223 E. Bay Street). Everyone is welcome to view the displays and vote for their favorites. Children ages four to 10 will enjoy eating dinner with Santa’s Elves on December 6. The dinner, sponsored by Southport’s Parks and Recreation Department, will be at 209 Atlantic Avenue (next to Southport City Gym) from 5-7 p.m. Parents can do some holiday shopping or dining while their children have the chance to talk over their wish lists with the experts. The cost is $5 and space is limited. Children are also invited to come to the Parks and Recreation Department’s traditional Santa’s Workshop, when Santa’s Southport Elves will help them create crafts and gifts. This year, the Elves will set up shop on December 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 209 Atlantic Avenue beside the

Southport City Gym. This is a free event. Grab your blankets and chairs and be carried away to the North Pole with Southport’s Parks and Recreation Department’s annual showing of “Polar Express.” The movie will air on the Fort Johnston Garrison lawn on December 7 at 5 p.m. Soak in Southport’s rich history with the Holiday History Tour of the NC Maritime Museum on Friday, December 8, at 3 pm. Learn about the maritime heritage of the Lower Cape Fear with tours by a Victorian Lady. Colonial and Victorian holiday traditions will also be highlighted. The Museum is on the grounds of historic Fort Johnston (204 E. Moore Street). For more information, call (910) 457-0003 or visit www. ncmaritimemuseums.com/southport. The Old Brunswick County Jail will be open for tours on December 9, from 1 to 6 p.m. The Southport Historical Society is sponsoring this event. The Old Jail, built in 1904 when Southport was the county seat, is on the corner of Nash and Rhett Streets. Some of Southport’s precious historical homes, adorned with holiday finery, will be part of the Historical Society’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes, scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. on December 9. Tickets are $15 in advance

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and $20 on the day of the tour. Advance tickets and maps are available at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum and the Visitors’ Center or by calling (910) 457-7927. With all of this Christmas happening in Southport, where can you find Santa? Southport Fire Station, of course! Even he won’t miss the Light Up the Night Parade on December 8. With more than 100 years of providing service, the Southport Fire Department takes this opportunity to give children the ride of their lives on a fire engine. Children will climb aboard fire engines for the parade at the Southport Fire Station starting at 5:30 p.m., on a first come, first served basis. The parade route begins at Waterfront Park and travels Howe Street to the fire station. There will be floats, classic cars, bands and more, all carrying the holiday spirit along the streets of Southport. Following the parade, the children are invited to visit with Santa and enjoy holiday refreshments at the station. If you’re looking for homemade or homegrown gifts this year, there are a couple of chances to find something for that

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CURRENTS special someone on your list. The annual Winter Craft Festival, sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. and the City of Southport, features vendors offering handmade or homegrown art, jewelry, crafts, winter vegetables, cut flowers, baked goods, jellies, pickles, and more. The Craft Festival will be in a new location this year -- Franklin Square Park. Check www.downtownsouthport.org or call 910-279-4616 for more information. If you want to learn how to make the perfect wreath, either to give as a gift or to festoon your own front door, the Southport Beautification Committee and Southport Garden Club are here to help. On December 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., they will lead “A Handmade Christmas,” a

new event in the Winterfest lineup this year. The $30 fee includes supplies to make a 24” wreath, and the event is limited to 50 participants. If you need a break from the business of the season, and curling up with a great mystery or romance is just what you’re looking for, be sure to stop by the Friends of the Library Book Sale to find a great book for yourself, or for the bookworm on your list. Southport Realty will host this annual event at 727 North Howe Street on December 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information about any of the wonderful Winterfest activities, check online at www.cityofsouthport.com or www.downtownsouthport.org, or call the Southport Visitors’ Center at (910) 457-7927.

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CHAMPAGNE FOR THE HOLIDAYS We’ve got the best selection of bubbly around!

And while you are here enjoy hot chocolate and roast marshmallows by the fire. Great selection of Fresh and artificial wreaths and Garlands

December Charity is the Food Bank

Wine Tasting Dates

Friday and Saturday evenings Dixieland Kettle Corn Co. Will be set up selling fresh popped kettle corn and hand spun cotton candy

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Southport

WinterFest 2017

Start your Holiday Season in Historic Downtown Southport

December 1st - 10th Christmas in Song Christmas at the Amuzu, 2017 111 N. Howe St. December 1,2,7,8,9 at 7:30 p.m. December 3,10 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $20 Each, Cash or Check Only at Ricky Evans Gallery, Southport, NC or Color Me Carolina, Oak Island, NC Nutcracker Tea Party (Presenting Sponsors: Robert Ruark Society and the City of Southport) Saturday, December 2nd, 1 p.m. Southport Community Building An enchanting Afternoon Tea with special holiday entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the continued restoration of the Fort Johnston Garrison House. Tickets: $35 each Holiday Cookie Contest (Sponsored by The State Port Pilot) Wednesday, December 6th 3 - 6 p.m. Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay St. Supper with Santa’s Elves (Sponsored by Southport Parks & Recreation) Wednesday, December 6th 5 - 7 p.m. - $5 per child 209 Atlantic Ave., beside Southport Gym Christmas Movie “Polar Express” (Sponsored by Southport Parks & Recreation) Thursday, December 7th 5 - 8 p.m. Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn Chairs/blankets are encouraged.

Costumed Holiday History Tour (Sponsored by NC Maritime Museum at Southport) Friday, December 8th 3 p.m. at 204 E. Moore St. Enjoy a tour of Colonial and Victorian traditions. Light Up the Night Christmas Fire Engine Parade (Sponsored by Southport Fire Dept.) Friday, December 8th, Children will board the fire engines at the Southport Fire Station at 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Parade route: Waterfront Park, down Howe St., back to the Southport Fire Station. Following the parade, children are invited to visit with Santa and enjoy refreshments. Winter Craft Festival (Sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc.) Saturday, December 9th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Franklin Square Park All handmade - home grown items Visit www.downtownsouthport.org for vendor information. Book Sale (Sponsored by Friends of the Library) Saturday, December 9th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Southport Realty, 727 N. Howe St. Santa’s Workshop (Sponsored by Southport Parks & Recreation) Saturday, December 9th 10 - 11:30 a.m. 209 Atlantic Ave., beside Southport Gym Crafts for children.

A Handmade Christmas (Sponsored by Southport Beautification Committee) Saturday, December 9th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay St. DIY wreath workshop. Fee Old Brunswick County Jail Tours (Sponsored by Southport Historical Society) Saturday, December 9th 1- 6 p.m. Corner of Nash and Rhett St. Christmas Tour of Homes (Sponsored by Southport Historical Society) Saturday, December 9th 1- 6 p.m. Tickets and maps available Nov 20th at the Southport Historical Society Museum Store, located at the Fort JohnstonSouthport Museum and Visitors’ Center Tickets: $15 in advance - $20 day of the tour Christmas Flotilla (Sponsored by Cape Fear Yacht Club, Downtown Southport, Inc., Southport Magazine and the City of Southport) Saturday, December 9th 7 p.m. on the Southport Waterfront Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the beauty of the Christmas lights bouncing off the water. Judges Southport Elementary School Art Class

Contact the Southport Visitors’ Center for more information: 910-457-7927 or www.southportnc.org

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1792 Charter Day Commemoration the

Southport Historical Society

Invites the public

Sunday, December 31 from 2 until 4 for cake and tea

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One expedition in those years was to hunt down wild turkeys for the Christmas meal. His grandmother laid down the law, writes Ruark. “The price of meat,” Miss Lottie complained, “has gone up something terrible, and I don’t propose to pay ten cents a pound for turkey. You either shoot it or you don’t eat it this year.”

There were also those special chores tailor-made for a boy, relates Ruark. “The mistletoe and holly procurement was my special province. Mistletoe had to be climbed after, and somehow I never went after any mistletoe that wasn’t hung away up in the mizzen of a cypress as big as a California redwood. You would see the little white waxy kissing berries against the dark green leaves, parasiting happily up there in the clouds, and this was fine, because it was something a boy could do that a man couldn’t do. I would take a knife in my teeth – and I would shoot up the rigging like a monkey and cut the mistletoe and throw it down.”

So the boy went out with his grandfather that year and rustled up not one, but seven birds. Even Miss Lottie was surprised when they drove up with the haul, according to Ruark. “We slung ‘em out one at a time, and even Miss Lottie couldn’t keep her face straight in front of seven big new wild turkeys. We had turkey those holidays until I wished I’d never seen one.” Another expedition was to gather oysters in the marsh waters surrounding Southport. Ruark describes the experience in wonderful detail. “You would go out over the wind-stirred gray waters, with your nose and ears bitten red by the cold, and finally come to the oyster beds. You would take the tongs and grapple along until you tied into a likely clump, and up they’d come, muddy, and you would swish the full-loaded tongs back and forth in the water until most of the mud washed off, so as not to muck up the boat too much. When you had half a boatload, you poled her back, and by this time I would have had the knife out and a couple of dozen opened.”

Hunting turkeys and gathering oysters were just two requirements of those days. The Christmas-tree expedition was another. “We scouted a cedar tree for a year in advance,” writes Ruark. “It had to be just the right size and shape and hard enough to get at so that nobody else was apt to swipe it out from under your nose. You couldn’t go very early, because the tree had to endure until after New Year’s. So we went about two days before Christmas; and if I had spotted the tree, I usually tried to locate it deep in a big swamp or away off in a gallberry bay so that I’d have an excuse to take a gun in case a squirrel or a deer attacked me.”

With the day’s outings done, Ruark describes the wonderful result. “When you finally got all the stuff home and the women went to work with it, your house smelled just like a good woods camp from the smell of the cedar, and the clean, late-afternoon swampy smell of the holly, and the smoky spice coming from a big oak or hickory log with the resin-dripping lightwood kindling crackling under it.” The best part of those days was yet to come, as the food being whipped up in the kitchen stirred the senses. Ruark describes his reactions as a boy. “Women are generally a bother to a boy or a man, but around the holiday season they sure earned their keep. Miss Lottie, my grandma, was a fair hand with a stove,

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and between the smell of what she was cooking, the smell of the evergreens, and the smell of the strange Yule specialties that you never saw at any other time of the year, the house literally trembled with odor.”

Also part of Ruark’s boyhood was the much-maligned dessert that still makes an appearance around the holidays today. “Miss Lottie would have had a couple of big fruit cakes under way since along about September,” he writes. “Cakes as big as mill wheels, full of dark green citron and fat raisins and candied cherries and juicy currants, and soaked in enough brandy to get you giddy on a slice of it. The fruit cake lasted forever, because the Old Man would slip in and sluice her down with a fresh dollop of brandy from time to time, and if you kept her shut up in a tin box she stayed moist until June.”

Some of us would not want the fruitcake to last that long, but perhaps the liquor infusion would make a difference. Ruark’s memories of all the traditions of that time can make one a little wistful for the past – a seemingly more innocent, homemade season. It was a time when the holidays were not so much about frantic gift-buying, but more about hunting down one’s own food, tree and mistletoe. And reveling in the many aromas of Christmas at your grandparents’ house.

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People love Christmas. We have so many visitors from out of town that will not be back before Christmas. They pick up Christmas items all year round. We also offer lots of different items besides Christmas...Jewelry, toys, candles, nautical items, puzzles, candy.

4 - What makes the Christmas House the “Go To” place in Southport when all the other shops are selling Christmas Ornaments?

We have 100’s of ornaments, Santa’s, angels, and gift ideas. We have 10 rooms decorated for Christmas. We have a design room filled with ribbons, picks, flowers,

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and berries where customers can design their own wreaths or have one of our designers make one especially for them. We also make custom bows while you shop. Our personalization room always has an expert ready to write on the ornaments you choose...and we do this free of charge.

5 - What is your most exciting NEW product this season?

A “magic” wand that turns on your Christmas lights with a flick of your wrist.

6 - Approx. How many tree ornaments do you carry? And what is your most popular one?

We carry hundreds of tree ornaments. The most popular is an Oak Island Lighthouse. Made exclusively for The Christmas House. It is hand blown and hand painted glass ornament made in Egypt.

7 - What is the most unique item you carry - maybe our readers have never seen?

We carry Santa Pants that hold wine bottles in each leg, we have clam shell ornaments with an angel inside, and we carry over 50 unique nutcrackers.

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BIZ Q & A 8 - I saw you got involved in the St. James Kitchen Tour - tell us about that or any other upcoming events that you will be doing this upcoming year?

This is the second year we have decorated for the St James Kitchen tour. It’s an event we are excited to be a part of and benefits the lymphoma foundation. We are looking forward to decorating another home next fall.

9 - Tell us a little about the candy you offer - why is Salt Water Taffy so popular - and what is the most unusual flavor you carry?

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We carry 68 flavors of salt water taffy. Our most popular flavors are the old favorites..Vanilla, Chocolate, and Banana. The most unusual is Maple Bacon, Chicken and Waffles, and Chili Mango. My personal favorites are Caramel Corn and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

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10 - What kind of specials or deals can we expect between now and Christmas? (Perfect gifts for Christmas?)

Not only for the holidays but all year round we offer, Free Personalization, No charge for making bows, and a free sample of our delicious salt water taffy.

FUN QUESTIONS: What is YOUR favorite Christmas movie? The Christmas Story What is your favorite Candy? Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and Fireballs What is Number one on your bucket list to do? See the Redwoods What is your favorite season? Christmas!

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ucked away at South Harbor Village Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway is Joseph’s Italian Bistro. Dining on the balcony offers wonderful views of boats and the waterway. And the classic Italian food makes Joseph’s a popular dining destination for locals and tourists alike.

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Tucked away at South Harbor Village Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway is Joseph’s Italian Bistro. Dining on the balcony offers wonderful views of boats and the waterway. And the classic Italian food makes Joseph’s a popular dining destination for locals and tourists alike. Proprietors Joe and Debra Borsuk opened Joseph’s in 2003, bringing years of restaurant experience with them. Joe grew up in California, working in his uncle’s restaurant when he was a youngster. After a stint in New York, he moved to Wrightsville Beach and worked at the Bridge Tender for years. Debra operated a deli in Oak Island before joining Joe to open the Bistro. The restaurant offers a traditional selection of Italian pasta dishes like ravioli, lasagna and linguine, and classic favorites like chicken parmigiana and eggplant parmigiana, as well as fresh surf and turf creations. All are served with Joseph’s unique sauces. Several dishes offer a twist on the traditional approach, like Shrimp Scampi “Joseph’s Style,” with a sherry wine sauce that delivers uncommon flavor. Perhaps one of the most popular selections is Mama Rosa’s Meatballs, served with penne or linguine and marinara. Mama Rosa is Joe’s mother, now retired, who spent years working in the kitchen with her son, pounding veal and making meatballs from scratch, using no recipe but only her own best instincts. Joe relates his concern when his mother announced she would be retiring and moving to Raleigh. “It was weird, she was the only one who ever made the meatballs. So when she was getting ready to leave, I had to have a recipe. But it

turned out to be a handful of this, a handful of that. I made her put it in a ramekin so I would know exactly how she did it. Two ramekins of garlic, three ramekins of oregano, two fists of mozzarella cheese. I got those instructions from her and that’s exactly what I did.” He knew his customers would want Mama Rosa’s Meatballs to be exactly the same, even if her son would be making them now. He believes that consistency is the key to his restaurant’s success. “We fight for, since day one, to be consistent,” Joe says. “The meatballs have to taste the same; the sauces have to taste the same every day, because people expect that.” Joseph’s prides itself on their surf and turf market selections as well, each usually served with the chef’s choice of starch and demi-glaze. Their seafood comes from Haag and Sons Seafood in Oak Island. All of the produce is fresh and local. Since the restaurant is open only in the evenings, they receive most of their fresh supplies in the morning for preparations. And when the doors open, the kitchen is ready for whatever happens. “It’s kind of unpredictable,” says Joe. “One night you might sell a gazillion lasagnas; the next night you might sell four. In the summer, we’re very busy. It seems like earlier in the evening you sell the basics, like lasagna or chicken parmigiana, then later that night you see more orders for steak or fresh fish.” Complementing the menu are the Bistro’s wine selections. Debra worked with their wine distributor to customize the wine list to enhance the food. “Ever since I changed the wine menu, I have received so many compliments on it,” she says. “I know what I like, but we wanted to offer the best selection that goes with our

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HOLIDAY COOKIES • Ingredients - Cookies: • 4 eggs • 1 cup sugar • ½ cup butter • 2 tsp. vanilla • 3½ cup flour • 4 tsp.baking powder • Icing: • 2 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar • 2 tsp. vanilla • 6 tsp. water

food. He came up with a very – as he calls it – ‘sexy menu.’ It’s a nice combination, a lot of different choices, but we try to make sure we keep it in that reasonable price range where it’s really affordable. We also have house wines that carry our label; people love those. They are good quality wines.” Joe claims Debra is a wine snob, but apparently that’s a good person to be when you have to select the right wines for your restaurant. The results are there – Joseph’s sells a lot more wine than beer and liquor combined. The choices must be working. In addition to the bar and dining area, there are two private dining rooms that can each seat 8-12 people. Named after Debra’s parents, they are extremely popular; all that’s required is a reservation. Besides the food and wine, the other impressive aspect for Joseph’s is the longevity of their staff. Many have been there for 10 years or more – in the kitchen Ryan Johnson, Bobby Wright and Chris Major; in the front area Frank Jankowski and Mark Bonello. Debra describes the employees’ commitment. “Our staff is incredible; they’re like family. We get so many repeat customers; they love our employees. When we’re busy, it’s like everyone’s working together, we work as a team – it’s a family business. It’s like a machine – amazing how everyone pitches in, no matter their specific role. The staff are friends, they socialize outside the restaurant – we never need to advertise for help. When we need people, our staff goes and finds them. They’re so particular themselves about who’s going to work with them, so I usually let them determine the wait staff. They need to play in their sandbox.”

And sometimes the staff has a mischievous side too. Debra relates a prank that one of the chefs played on some customers. “Some friends of my parents lived in Waterford. The grandson of the friends, Matt Schaub, was the quarterback for Atlanta, a backup to Michael Vick. They all came down to eat one evening. We had this big New York Giants helmet that was like a magnet and Ryan put the magnet on the back of the grandparents’ car. And they drove off. Then Matt followed them with his girlfriend in their car, so he had to look at it all the way home. We never got it back; we assume they took it off and threw it in the trash.” Sometimes quirky things happen. But when the food is excellent and the people are like a family, it all works out.

Joseph’s Italian Bistro 5003 O’Quinn Drive Southport/Oak Island, NC 910-454-4440 www.josephsitalianbistro.com Monday – Thursday 5-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday – Memorial Day – Labor Day Closed on Monday in January and February

• Order Ingredients Powered by Chicory Instructions Cookies In a bowl sift together the flour and baking powder , set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Mix in the vanilla. Add in the flour mixture. Knead until dough is firm and not sticky, adding more flour if necessary. Refrigerate 1 hour. Cut off small amount of dough and roll on floured surface into 6 inch strips. Twirl into shape and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes (the bottom should be lightly browned but the tops should remain light). Remove cookies to wire rack and cool completely before glazing. Icing Combine the Icing ingredients in a bowl until just smooth. You want it more thick than thin, but still runny. Dip the tops of the cooled cookies into the glaze, then return to the wire rack, allowing the glaze to drip down the sides of the cookie. Top with sprinkles, while glaze is still wet.

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HEALTH Stay Healthy, Eat Well

Healthier holiday options to consider BY LESLIE RESCHLY, BSN, RN,

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recent video that circulated on social media starred a grandmother attempting to make her grandson his annual birthday cake…but he is now gluten-free and vegan. Although satirical in nature, her struggle is real to those who be entertaining for the holidays and have guests with special dietary requests which fall outside of the traditional turkey or ham and mashed potatoes with gravy.

People who follow a gluten-free lifestyle avoid the protein gluten found in grains of wheat, barley, rye and triticale ( a cross between wheat and rye). Gluten must be avoided in people with celiac disease but also in those who have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Gluten-free products abound at the grocery store so that traditional stuffing can be made with gluten-free breads but perhaps consider changing your recipes to include rice, quinoa or other tolerable products. In addition, use of gluten-free flour blends can be used for baking. For gravy, use cornstarch instead of flour. Please see that attached gluten-free vegan recipe for gravy! Vegetarian style diets vary so be sure to check with your guests. Do they avoid all types of meat and fish? Do they eat eggs? Turkey substitute products are available. Be sure to consider gravy made from vegetable broth. Those subscribing to a vegan dietary style avoid all animal products including eggs and dairy products such as whipped cream. This requires some careful thought to avoid use of butter, and cheeses unless they are dairy free. Of note, honey is an animal product so may not be an option for use in cooking.

During a season packed with extra sugar cookies and desserts, diabetic friends and family will appreciate your extra attention to providing options that include lean meats, raw fruits and vegetables or modified recipes. Often, recipes allow for decreasing the amount of sugar or substituting with artificial sweeteners. Be sure to check your sweetener to see that it can be used in baking. Diabetic recipes for holiday substitutions abound on the Internet so get creative and try something new. In addition, Vicki Allen, RDN, LDN, CDE, Dietician at Dosher Hospital has provided several options for your consideration

These recipes are courtesy of Ashley Randall

- For gluten free, use a gluten free flour, like Bob’s Red Mill ½ C. soy sauce - For gluten free, use tamari 2-4 C. water 2 t. rosemary 2 t. thyme In a large sauce pan, add 3 T. olive oil, onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms are soft. Set aside. Add another 2-3 T. olive oil to the pan. Add remaining ingredients: flour, soy sauce, water (start with 2 cups) and herbs. Bring to a boil and whisk continually until gravy is thicken. Add more water as necessary. Remove from heat, add the mushroom mixture back into the pan. Stir well. Enjoy!

MEATLESS HOLIDAY GRAVY (SERVES 8-10) (VEGAN WITH GLUTEN-FREE OPTION) 3 T. olive oil 1 t. salt 1 large white or yellow onion, chopped finely 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped finely 2 C. mushrooms, chopped - I like cremini, but white button works well too ½ C. flour

STUFFED ACORN SQUASH (SERVES 4) (GLUTEN-FREE WITH VEGAN OPTION) 2 Acorn Squash 1 T. olive oil 2-3 t. salt 1 C. cooked quinoa or brown rice 1 small white or yellow onion, chopped 1 apple, chopped ½ C. dried cranberries ¾ C. fresh spinach, packed. (or ¼-

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½ C. frozen spinach) ¼ C. walnuts or pecans, chopped ½ C. feta (optional. Omit for vegan option) 1 t. sage 1 t. rosemary ½ t. oregano ¼ C. water Preheat oven to 350. Slice squash lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Brush flesh with olive oil and sprinkle with salt; lightly grease baking sheet, then bake face down for 20 minutes or until the squash is slightly tender, but still holds shape. Meanwhile, make your stuffing. Combine quinoa, onion, apples, cranberries, spinach, walnuts, feta (optional) and herbs. Mix well. Remove squash from oven. Lightly brush with a bit more olive oil and salt. Stuff the inside of the squash with quinoa mixture. Place squash into glass baking dish; pour just enough water into the baking dish to cover the bottom – about ¼ - ½ inch of water. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, remove foil. Bake uncovered for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven, enjoy!

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SHOWCASE A Restless Heart Christmas

The Odell Williamson Auditorium brings on the Holidays Strong!

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estless Heart Christmas Tour, Saturday, December 9, 2017, The Restless Heart band puts its own unique country spin on Christmas classics such as “Tennessee Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “O Holy Night” in this celebration of holiday memories.

The group’s authentic country twang paired with pop-infused melodies and holiday favorites is an unbeatable combination that strikes a sentimental and romantic chord. Thirty years and still going strong, this record-breaking band continues to delight audiences with numerous country hits, including “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Fast Movin’ Train,” and “When She Cries.” Their music inspires with tales of adoration, home, and patriotism. Lead vocalist and guitarist Larry Stewart — known for his solo hits “Alright Already” and “I’ll Cry Tomorrow” — is joined by the group’s original members for this special holiday performance. More About Restless Heart... Restless Heart lead singer Larry Stewart can remember the exact moment and place his life began to change forever. “I was driving east on I-40 from West Nashville into town to an appointment,” he recalls. “Back then, I was listening to what we were doing in my Jeep Cherokee every day. I had turned the radio on, and ‘Let The Heartache Ride’ was right in the middle of the acapella intro.” Stewart had been living with the song for a while, and hearing it through his car speakers wasn’t that big of a deal – until he looked at the stereo and saw the numbers 97.9. “It didn’t sink in because I had it in the tape deck for days, then I realized ‘That’s the radio. It’s WSIX.’ I pulled

over on the shoulder around White Bridge Road and sat there with my car idling. It was like yesterday.” ‘Yesterday’ has come full circle for Restless Heart. Then one of Nashville’s newest acts, the band is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2013, and Dave Innis enjoys the musical ride as much as ever. “I think it’s been an amazing legacy, and it’s been such an honor to have been part of an organization that is still together doing it after thirty years with the same five original guys, and it’s more fun than ever.” John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in Country Music history, placing over 25 singles on the charts – with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations – including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group trophy. Those stats aside, Innis feels that their career goes much deeper than that. “In the past few years, we have really started to branch out in the community, particularly our work with the Nashville Rescue Mission. We have hosted an event called Restless Heart & Friends – Music With A Mission that we do at the Schermerhorn Center with the Nashville Symphony. We invite a lot of our friends in the industry

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across all genres to join us, and all of the money we raise goes to the Nashville Rescue Mission. The other thing that stands out is the tours we have done in support of the men and women of the Armed Forces. We did some tours with the Air Force, going all over the world.” Those audiences have sung along with their record-shattering string of hits, such as “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Fast Movin’ Train” and “When She Cries.” Stewart says it’s humbling to know Restless Heart has made an impact. “I’m proud of the fact that we get to hear stories from young artists and musicians that we might have made an impression or inspiring them to come to town – having number one records, and hearing the stories of what they meant to people. To know that you have been a part of something that made a difference, the power of music, the power of a song. To be a part of something that made a mark. However big or small of a mark Restless Heart made, it’s still a mark. To be able to appreciate and feel blessed

that we got lucky enough to get together. I feel like it was something that was meant to be.” And, the story is far from over, as Stewart says Restless Heart still has a lot of history to make. “We are still at the top of our game when it comes to singing and playing together. We’ve got some projects we’re working on, and we want to put the Restless Heart brand out to music fans again – to let them know we’re still here and making good music. We’re really looking forward, not trying to rest on our past laurels, we really want to do some new music. We have some fun things we’re considering to celebrate the moment, which we’re trying to put together, and reintroduce ourselves to the world, and take another stab at something.” Restless Heart – Thirty Years and Those Musical “Wheels” are Still Going Strong!

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SHOWCASE

Christmas at the Amuzu

This traditionally sell-out show is a MUST SEE this holiday season.

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elebrate the holidays with this Southport Tradition. The Historic Amuzu Theatre showcases their Christmas Talent, full of joyful song and dance. Fun for everyone.

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

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ART BEAT Quirky Meets Genius Sharon Vinciguerra, Paper Clay Master STORY AND PHOTOS BY CARLA EDSTROM

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othing gets me into the Christmas spirit faster than driving down Howe Street in Southport and seeing the streets all decorated with the big light up wreaths and twinkle lights sparkling in the trees. The feeling of Christmas is in the air. I know many people moved here to get away from the snow, but in December I do miss it. Growing up in Illinois I can’t remember a Christmas that without it.

I loved playing in the snow probably more than most kids, and I always asked Santa to bring me a long toboggan sled. I dreamt that I would get a running start on the hill by our house not unlike the Olympic luge team. I would sled down the street for miles, picking up speed as I went around the curves. I could see myself flying past the kids with the generic plastic roll up sleds, leaving them spinning out in the snow. But back in reality, I always got the plastic sled. One year I did get the saucer sled made famous in the movie Christmas Vacation, sans the non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant. Santa was always very wise. He knew that I would have surely broken my neck on a giant bobsled. We had neighbors that had a big hill that was made for sledding. All the neighborhood kids

would bring their Christmas sleds down to Ryden’s hill and take turns sledding for hours until we could no longer feel our toes in the cold. When we grew tired of sledding, we would build snowmen and igloo forts and have snowball fights. The child in me still enjoys playing with her friends and goofing off anytime she is allowed, as my friends will tell you. I really hope I never grow up. I am really all right with being that friend who loves to play and be creative. I even started teaching pottery last month at Brunswick Community College, Southport campus so I could play in clay more. I am thrilled that I get to hang out and create pottery with friends once again after working alone for so many years. And one of the most fun people I have ever played in clay with has got to be Sharon Vinciguerra. I had the pleasure of watching her work first hand at Orange Street Pottery in Wilmington when we were both taking pottery classes with Don Johns. She sat directly across from me for several years, where she inspired my work daily with her laughter and insight. Her creativity is unmatched, and her pieces are uniquely hers. They all tell a story she created, and usually one that is humorous, somewhat sarcastic, and always thought provoking. What usually happens when you look at her sculptures is a two-point process. First, you see her sculpture and smile, maybe laugh a little. Then you read the name of the piece, and laughter ensues. The chicken with candlesticks is called Candlelight Most Foul. Her latest creation features a train with birds riding in

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the cars. It is called, Return from Migration. “They all flew out but then took the train back,” she explained. Vinciguerra’s first experience in sculpting was when she was a child using never hardening clay. “All the kids had it,” she said. “Once my uncle was putting in a carport floor and I snagged some of his wet cement and sculpted a foot. It was NOT a big hit with him (especially where I scooped out the cement),” recalls Vin-

ciguerra. While she was attending New Paltz College in NY, she learned to throw pottery on the wheel and hand building. “After that everything went on hold as I became a teacher and earned my living,” she said. She didn’t work in clay again until 1999 after she retired and moved to the Southport area. “I signed up for classes at BCC, found Kimberly Caroon and from that point on took every clay workshop I could afford flying all

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ART BEAT over the country to do so,” she said. Vinciguerra works exclusively in paper clay now because she says it is so forgiving. Paper clay is made by adding paper or cellulose fiber to clay slip, and then it’s made into a working clay consistency. She explains, “I like to change my mind a lot. So for example, if you have a head on a sculpture and it’s totally dry, and you decide you want a totally different head, you just lop it off and put on a totally new one and it will accept it because all the little fibers in the clay grab onto the dry clay and they marry perfectly.” Vinciguerra gives credit as her most important artistic influence to our mentor from Orange Street Pottery, Don Johns. “Don is an incredible instructor and the most knowledgeable potter I’ve ever met. He makes you think out of the box, in the box and everywhere else the box could be, she explains with a smile. “His only goal in teaching was to teach you everything he knew. He wasn’t holding anything back. He wanted us to have every possible thing he could offer.” I couldn’t agree more. We were blessed to be under his mentorship for so many years. Her portfolio includes some ribbons and wins for her work at art shows locally and nationally. Her favorite piece was a giraffe teapot that inspired her to make many more teapots. “The lines were right, the glaze was right,” she explains. “I also loved Flavia Goes To Walmart which was social commentary about how people dress when shopping.” I myself have a few of Vinciguerra’s pieces. One is a small tree. She made it one day at Orange Street out of clumps of clay that she was cutting off another piece. As she cut the pieces off, she dropped them into a pile. She looked down and saw in her creative mind a tree with birds and leaves. “Anything can inspire me,” she said. I once made a vase based on the arm of my couch. Usually my work tells a story. The stories come from politics, everyday life, or just fall out of my head without warning.” Her ability to see objects in ordinary things still inspires my work to this day. Originally from Long Island NY, Vinciguerra now lives in Bolivia with her husband Tony. You can find her work at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, and you can contact her directly by email at shaniv516@yahoo.com.

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CHEERS A Champagne Toast Everything you wanted to know about Bubbly but were afraid to ask STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF STITES

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et’s talk champagne. Or, more accurately, sparkling wine. The holidays are fast approaching and, aside from weddings, that’s when the corks start a-poppin’! Many of us don’t drink much bubbly aside from these sort of special occasions so maybe it will be fun to look into sparkling wine and see what is and is not champagne, how to tell how sweet or dry these wines are and even a bit about what sets the different types of sparkling wine apart.

First off, what many of us call “champagne” really isn’t. True Champagne must be produced in the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine in Europe is a regional thing with the European Union policing who can call their product what. Two countries, Spain and Italy, produce sparkling wines that have gained popularity and availability in the United States with their Cava and Proseco, respectively. Another feature of true Champagne has to do with how the bubbly gets its bubbles. The sparkle in sparkling wine comes from the carbon dioxide bubbles that, along with alcohol, are the waste left behind when yeast eats sugar during a process called fermentation (yep, alcohol is yeast poo.) But then why isn’t all wine bubbly, you might ask, as all wine experiences fermentation. The bubbles from wine’s fermentation, even that wine used to produce sparkling wine, are allowed to escape. Bubbly’s bubbles are added during an additional step called secondary fermentation, in which a bit of wine, yeast, and sometimes sugar is added to an already fermented wine. There are two ways to accomplish this, bottle by bottle or in one huge tank. When secondary fermentation occurs in an individual bottle of wine it is called “Methode Champenoise” if the wine is being produced in Champagne or “methode traditionelle,” “metodo tradicional,” or “classic method” if produced outside the Champagne region. Some wineries, particularly those in Italy producing prosecco, use what is called the Charmat-Martinotti method which allows them to produce

as many as 100,000 bottles of sparkling wine in one steel tank. This later method is much more cost effective, leading some to see wines produced this way as inferior. But you be the judge. Sparkling wines are rated on a scale of sweetness that can be a bit confusing. The driest are called “Brut Nature” and had no sugar added during the secondary fermentation process. Next is “Extra Brut” and then “Brut.” The very middle of the road sweetness is called “Extra Sec/Dry,” then we have “Sec/Dry,” Demi-Sec,” and finally “Doux,” which is very, very sweet. So, when choosing a sparkling wine, remember that “dry” doesn’t mean dry. If you want a dry wine go for the “Brut” designations. There you go, a crash course on sparkling wines from an admitted beer guy. Now let’s look at few examples.

COOK’S CALIFORNIA CHAMPAGNE, BRUT 11.5% ABV

The Label Says: Cook’s Brut is a medium dry Sparkling Wine. It possesses a crisp fruity aroma with notes of fresh apple and pear. My Take: The only American sparkling wine on my list and it’s allowed to call itself “Champagne” on the label as the long arm of the European Union regulatory body doesn’t reach our shores (yet). I suppose I could imagine a bit of apple-y/pear-y taste after reading that I was supposed to, but I’m not sure I’d have picked that out on my own. This is what I grew up thinking “champagne” was—fairly dry, fairly bubbly, and fairly blah.

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SEGURA VIUDAS CAVA, BRUT 12%ABV

The Label Says: Well, not much. Just that it’s fermented using the “metodo tradicional” and it hails from Sadurni D’Anoia, Spain. My Take: I was a bit thrown off by the fact that this bottle had a screw top instead of a cork but then I poured it in my glass and saw the bubbles. The bubbles are amazing. They start at a very specific point way down the bottom of the flute and rise in a very narrow stream, like smoke from a chimney, up to the top. I can’t stop watching them. Ok, I stopped long enough to drink a bit and though this is the same dryness rating as the Cook’s, it’s in a whole different class. It’s so much smoother, but at the same time so much more flavorful. This tastes to me like “champagne” should taste. I don’t want to finish it because then I couldn’t watch the bubbles any longer….

MARTINI & ROSSI ASTI SPUMANTE, SWEET 7.5% ABV

The Label Says: Quality Aromatic Sparkling Wine My Take: Back to bubbles coming from all over. Sadly. I bought this entirely because of my fond memories of the jingle. If you’re of an age, you know what I’m talking about, heck, you’re probably singing it right now. The label here doesn’t lie, it IS sweet. It’s muscadine wine sweet, if you’ve ever experienced some of the fruit of North Carolina’s native vine. It isn’t my thing at all, and I wouldn’t even serve this

to a sweet wine fan with a meal, but I can definitely see this complementing dessert. Before the prosecco craze hit our shores, this was Italian sparkling wine to Americans. Whatever else it is, I have to respect a classic like that. And that jingle.

LE GRAND COURTAGE GRAND CUVEE, BRUT ROSE 11.5% ABV

The Label Says: Embrace Life. Dream Big. Accept All Invitations. (not terribly informative, but thought you should see it anyhow) My Take: Yes indeed, I’m drinking pink champagne. And I actually like it. I wasn’t expecting much as I don’t generally care for a rose to begin with, but this is pretty tasty. It’s more dry than the Cook’s (which was pretty awful, let’s be honest) but not quite so dry as the Cava, even though they share the “Brut” designation. In the Eagle’s song Hotel California you’ll hear talk of “pink champagne on ice.” If you want to bring out your inner Don Henley, what better way than to invest in a bottle of Le Grand Cuvee?

LAMARCA PROSECCO 11% ABV

The Label Says: Stylish and Crisp, La Marca makes every day sparkle! Another tight stream of bubbles! This bodes well. Again, the label tells it true. Crisp is a very good description of this sparkling wine. It is as dry as the Cava but may have even more depth of flavor. The bubbles last a good long time and they tickle your mouth in a wonderful way. I think I found my New Year’s Eve bubbly. Cheers!

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Holiday fun for all ages centered in the S historic City of Southport Southport WINTERFEST 2017, the umbrella under which most of the city’s holi- B day events fall, will include everything from “Christmas At The Amuzu 2017” to the “Southport Christmas Flotilla”, and much more. The week of WINTERFEST 2017 in- S cludes many events that will amaze adults and children of all ages. Festivities are cent tered 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 C sacred and secular music will provide just a festive atmosphere to get everyone into S the holiday spirit. Expect to hear classic fa- ( vorites as well as contemporary selections. W Plan now to start your holiday joy with the a Amuzu. Tickets are $20 each. (available at c Ricky Evans Gallery, Southport, NC / Color y Me Carolina, Oak Island, NC Cash or check g c only) t DEC 2 f CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA PARADE P f 02:00 pm - N/A w The Chamber organizes the Christmas o 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, p traveling Oak Island Drive to McGlamery b Street. Christmas by the Sea Parade e 4601 E. Oak Island Drive c w DEC 2 d HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET c Saturday, December 2nd 9am-2pm, OKI Recreation Center t (3003 E. Oak Island Dr.) l Impress your friends and family with D unique holiday gifts this season! Shop with J local vendors from the Oak Island area l before the Christmas parade at this holiday event. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies for shoppers will make this year’s Holiday Market especially sweet.

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TEA PARTY

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)

DEC 2-3

SEA NOTES,

Choral Society, Peace on Earth, 3pm. BCC, Odell Williamson Auditorium.

DEC 4

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS,

Trinity Church, 10am 4pm, Call to register. 910-457-6633

DEC 6

COOKIE CONTEST

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 morgan@stateportpilot.com 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!

SUPPER WITH SANTA’S ELVES

(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

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

DEC 5

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OKI COASTAL CAROLINA

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-

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DEC 9

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Book Sale, 9 am – noon, Southport Realty, 727 N. Howe Street

TOY RUN 2017

“\Let’s Cruise For the Kids” 9am, more info call 954-9144

OLD BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Jail Tours December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm WinterFest - Old Brunswick County Jail Tours (Sponsored by the Southport Historical Society) Saturday, December 9th 2 - 7 p.m. Corner of Nash and Rhett St

WINTERFEST - SANTA’S WORKSHOP

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am WinterFest - Santa’s Workshop Santa’s Workshop (Sponsored by Southport Parks and Rec.) Saturday, December 9th 10 - 11:30 a.m. 209 Atlantic Ave., beside Southport Gym

Dec 5, 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

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“POLAR EXPRESS”

Movie, At Dusk, Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, 203 E Bay Street – free

DEC 8

COSTUMED HOLIDAY HISTORY

Tour, 3-5 pm, NC Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore Street – free

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

Christmas Fire Engine Parade (Sponsored by the Southport Fire Dept.) Friday, December 8th, Children will board the fire engines at the Southport Fire Station at 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Parade route: Waterfront Park, down Howe St., back to the Southport Fire Station. Following the parade, children are invited to visit with Santa and enjoy refreshments.

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CALENDAR WINTER CRAFT FESTIVAL,

9 am – 4 pm, Franklin Square Park, N. Howe Street

HANDMADE WREATH WORKSHOP 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Cost: $30.00 Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay Street

TOUR OF HOMES

WinterFest Tour of Homes, 1-6 pm, tickets available at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum and Visitors’ Center, 203 E. Bay Street

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Santa will be there to welcome the kids and present a gift for each child. We will have lunch, equine activities, and games. There is no cost to attend—this is our way of saying thank you and Merry Christmas to our community—especially the children. Please R.S.V.P.* by November 18, 2017 to Ruth Jenkins at ruth@horseplayfarms.net or call (910) 253-7722

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DEC 12

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

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NC MARITIME MUSEUM AT SOUTHPORT

@ 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.

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Saturday, December 9th 7 p.m. on the Southport Waterfront Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the beauty of the Christmas lights bouncing off the water. Judges – Southport Elementary School Art Class

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December 2017 Music FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK - DEC 1 @ Fishy Fishy Café The first Friday of each month art gal6:30-10:30 leries in Southport promote a Gallery Walk. Art enthusiasts are welcome to Friday, December 1 st : Kim & Traparticipate in this cultural event each vis first Friday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Saturday, December 2 nd : The David Franklin Square Gallery, Lantana’s, SilWesley Duo ver Coast Winery and Art, Ricky Evans Friday, December 8 th : The Dennis host this event. Many other Southport retail shops stay open late as well. Walton Band Holiday Treasures is on now at FrankSaturday, December 9 th : The Awklin Square until Dec 19th. ward Silents Friday, December 15 th : Hank & KID’S STUFF Les Saturday, December 16 th : Uncle Hairy STORY TIME Story Time for Children - Every Monday Friday, December 22 nd : Two Of A Harper Library - September through Kind April, 10-11am Cost: Free Location: Saturday, December 23 rd : The Dennis 109 W. Moore Street, Southport Walton Band WINE & DRINK Friday, December 29 th : Kim & Travis UNCORKED BY THE SEA Saturday, December 30 th : Rev Every Thursday & The First Saturday of each month, from 5pm-7pm Wine, Craft Beer, and Art YACHT BASIN EATERY 602-A N Howe St. Southport (910) 454-0633 Friday 12/1 Rev & Bif 7:00 Saturday 12/2 Christine Martinez Band 7:00 Thursday 12/7 Open Mic

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Saturday 12/9 Southport Johnnie & the Bizness 7:00 Thursday 12/14 Open Mic Friday 12/15

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Thursday 12/21 Open Mic 6:00 Friday 12/22 Mike Proctor & Biff Bream 7:00 Saturday 12/23 Hot Flash 7:00 Thursday 12/28 Open Mic with Guest Host Randy Sadewater Friday 12/29

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Saturday 12/30 Train Wreck

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GRAPE & ALE

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THIS HISTORIC AMUZU THEATRE

LIFELONG LEARNERS

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

SOUTHPORT SENIOR CENTER EVENTS!

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

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!

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

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The Savannah Sipping Society By: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten Directed by Thom Clemmons In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, November 30, 2017 December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2017 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT December 3 & 10, 2017 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT Adult Tickets $20 Student Tickets $12 with ID w

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DINING GUIDE Seafood, Delicious any Time of Year Check out the Dining Guide and bite into the best that our area has to offer M PROVISION COMPANY

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

SWAIN SEAFOOD SHACK

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

THE PIRATES DECK

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.

YACHT BASIN EATERY

122 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-363-4108 www.yachtbasineatery.com 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. Scallops with Mashed Potatos and Spinach - Flying Fish Cafe

SEAFOOD SPECIALTY ATLANTIC SEAFOOD AND STEAKS

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

M DEAD END SALOON & FISH FACTORY GRILLE

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

FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT

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

M FISHY FISHY CAFE

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

M FRYING PAN

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

M ISLAND WAY RESTAURANT

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

OLIVER’S ON THE CAPE FEAR

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

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

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

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SHAGGER JACKS

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

MOJO’S ON THE HARBOR

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

M MR. P’S BISTRO

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

TRANQUIL HARBOR

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dishes, seafood and daily specials.

TURTLE ISLAND RESTAURANT & CATERING

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

WINE & BEER DOC MERIDIAN WINERY

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

GRAPE AND ALE

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

SILVER COAST WINERY

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

THE WINE RACK

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

UNCORKED BY THE SEA

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.

CAFES, DELIS & GRILLS AMERICAN GRILL

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

BEANA’S KITCHEN

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

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DINING GUIDE BOB’S DOGS

FAT ANDY’S BURGERS

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

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

THE BOUNCING LOG CAFE

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

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

CHASER’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

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

DUFFER’S PUB AND GRILL

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

ERIC’S GRILLE

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

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LITTLE BIT’S GRILL

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

LAZY TURTLE BAR & GRILL

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

LOCAL’S FAMILY DINER

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

M LOCO JO’S

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

M MOORE STREET MARKET

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

OAK ISLAND DELI AND PUB

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

OAK ISLAND RESTAURANT

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

OAK ISLAND SUBS AND SALADS

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

8300 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island NC • 910-276-6420 Locally Owned by Bob & Gia

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

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

RAVEN J’S SANDWICH SHOPPE

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

BAJA CALIFORNIA M FLYING FISH CAFE

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

BARBECUE

SIDE STREET CAFÉ

TERRY’S NC BARBQUE & RIBS

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

SOUTHPORT TEA HOUSE

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

TAYLOR CUISINE CAFÉ

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

TROLLY STOP

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

M TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ

THE OFFICE COFFEE & WINE BAR

QUIZNO’S SUBS

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

M SOUTHPORT SMOKE HOUSE

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

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

WILDLIFE RESTAURANT & GRILL

RUSSELL’S PLACE

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

OASIS BAR AND GRILL

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OLD BRIDGE DINER

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

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

M BAR-B-QUE HOUSE

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

CHINESE ASIAN TASTE

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

TASTE OF CHINA

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

INTERNATIONAL M PORTS OF CALL

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

ITALIAN M BELLA CUCINA

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

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DINING GUIDE THE PEPPERONI GRILL

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 • www.pepperonigrillnc.com Offering eat in, take out and delivery. As well, offering oven toasted subs and calzones.

M JOSEPH’S ITALIAN BISTRO

PEPPERONI GRILL AT THE BEACH

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

IRISH SLÁINTE

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

JAPANESE TENGU JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

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

MEXICAN DELPHINA CANTINA

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

KAI JOE’S

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

SAN FELIPE

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

SAN FELIPE

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

PIZZERIAS DRY STREET PUB AND PIZZA

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

FAMOUS SUBS AND PIZZA

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

PIZZA SHACK

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

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

PIZZA HUT

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

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

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

DOMINO’S (SOUTHPORT)

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

DOMINO’S (OAK ISLAND)

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

THAI FORGET ME NOT THAI HIBACHI RESTAURANT

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

THAI BY THE SEA

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

THAI PEPPERS

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

BAKERIES/ COFFEE AHOY DOUGHNUTS

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

BLUE SEA COFFEE SHOP

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

BURNEY’S BAKERY

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

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M DAIRY QUEEN

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

FLAVA’S COFFEE AND ICE CREAM

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

FUZZY PEACH

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

LIL & JOHN’S SWEETMEAT HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

THE CONFECTIONARY

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

FLYING PIG COFFEEHOUSE

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

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

JUMPIN’ JAVA OAK ISLAND

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

PORT CITY JAVA

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

SIDE STREET BAKERY

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

STAARR CAKES BAKERY

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

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MARKETPLACE REAL ESTATE

558 Randolph St., Bolivia, NC Sunset Harbor - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath This quaint cottage was lovingly remodeled by its present owner. Being an excellent chef, the kitchen remodel wants for nothing. Functional and spacious, any meal can be whipped up in a flash! The custom brick circular driveway adds to the curb appeal of this little jewel. An added bonus is the free public state maintained boat ramp only minutes away putting you in waters famous for trophy flounders and Lockwood Folly oysters! $139,900 • MLS #100060209 Call Brian Quinn, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 540-5043, to view today!

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

223 Norton St., Oak Island, NC Your own personal oasis. 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath; lovely well maintained home for the discriminating buyer. Outdoor heated courtyard pool with outdoor kitchen, bathhouse and large entertain-

ing area. Home is a dream come true with gourmet kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, two dishwashers, separate prep sink, and granite countertops. Large family room with fireplace, telescoping doors to courtyard pool and informal dining. Master suite with triple tray ceiling and huge bath featuring luxurious rainforest shower and Jacuzzi tub. Beautiful formal living and dining room. Upstairs three bedrooms, two baths and additional living room. This home features two separate laundry facilities (one upstairs and one down). $799,000 • MLS #100078392 Call Iris Cavin, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 368-1130, to view today!

508 W. Brunswick St, Southport, NC Historic Southport - 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath - Panoramic views of the river, marsh and harbor greet you every day from this waterside remarkable home. Everything that makes Southport special is steps away: Old Yacht Basin, Southport Marina, restaurants, shopping. This rebuilt home has 5 bedrooms and 3 master suites, one down and two up. Flooring throughout home is walnut, marble and ceramic. Flex spaces downstairs allow for home office, formal dining, sitting room. A restaurateur’s kitchen boasts a 4 burner Wolf cooktop with griddle/grill & 2 ovens; Bosch dishwasher; side by side fridge/freezer; over-sized sink and granite prep sink. A widow’s walk for your telescope, & unfinished 32x24 2-story bldg in back waiting for your creativity. Being sold as is. $799,000 • MLS #100051669 Call Pam Hayes, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 232-6130, to view today!

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

inal 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. 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 located in the downtown business area of Historic Southport. Retrofitting now includes 3 rooms reception area, with Handicap accessible, bath and kitchen area. Parking lot to rear and on street available. Call Renee Yost at 910-2691128 for preview and details.

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

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

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

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. $949,000 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

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

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

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Santa made a stop over visit in Southport to hand out champagne and cookies!

GOOD NEIGHBOR BREAKFAST 26 Local Students Honored Southport, NC, November 17, 2017– Twenty six students at South Brunswick Middle School were honored on Friday, November 17th for being “Good Neighbors” in their school and in their communities. Honorees, along with their families, were invited to attend the award ceremony which took place in the school’s media center. Breakfast was shared while South Brunswick Middle School Principal David Ruth and guest speaker, Nellie Harden, Your Choice Family Health & Wellness shared what it means to be a good neighbor. Teachers of the students then presented the awards while sharing briefly why the student was chosen to be honored. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with South Brunswick Middle School, hold the breakfast twice during each school year. Organizers would like to thank their sponsors of the event: Dosher Memorial Hospital and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Students recognized were: Joshua Alanis, Emma Arndt, Natasha Astudillo Gonzalez, Blake Baker, Carson Beatini, Zachary Brake, Sean Condron, Madison Dean, Michael Derr, Leigh Doll, Caitlyn Dunn, Samuel Enis, Eliel Flores Lopez, Michelle Flores-Cardena, Eduardo Garcia Rubio, Andreanna Graham, Ashton Huffman, Lexi Jones, Karleigh Karnes, Kali Lukas, Matthew Mendez Hines, Nevaeh Rangel, Oliver Simmons, Kennedy Stone, Addison Walker, Laurel Whitworth.

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Hutchens Law Firm

Pictured Left to Right Front Row with Chamber members: Tim Tippett, President, Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. From the Hutchens Law Firm - H. Terry Hutchens, Managing Partner; Sharon Lee, Real Estate Loan Closing Processor; Wendy Hughes, real estate attorney; and real estate attorneys and firm partners Susan Benoit (Fayetteville) and J. Chris Huff (Wilmington).

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Staff and attorneys with Hutchens Law Firm held an Open House & Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, November 9th at their newest office located at 4911 Old Long Beach Rd, SE, Suite 5, Southport. Real Estate loan closing processor Sharon Lee and real estate attorney Wendy Hughes (4th and 5th from left, front row) will be staffing the new location. Real estate legal services includes electronic closings (e-closings), hybrid e-closings, and e-recording transactions which means closings can be recorded quickly without having to travel in person to the Brunswick County Courthouse and other locations to finalize paperwork. For more information or a list of legal services and locations, visit HutchensLawFirm.com.

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