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Southport MAGAZINE

JUNE 2017 Vol. 5 | Issue 9 SouthportMag.com

Bringing Back the

Front Porch S2F - SOUTHPORT SONGWRITER FESTIVAL JUNE 15-18 SOUTHPORT • OAK ISLAND • BOILING SPRING LAKES • BALD HEAD ISLAND • ST. JAMES

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Front Porch Music If you haven’t experienced the Southport Songwriter’s Festival - here’s your chance. This amazing festival features local and regional singers, songwriters and musicians of all ages, style and genres. This talented group of individuals roll into town to delight our community with song and fresh music. They are story-tellers, they are passionate and they love what they do. The festival is bringing back the front porch, just like in the olden days - before iphones and tablets took over our

thoughts, communication and connectivity. The S2F is building community, one song at a time! It will be music to our ears, from June 15-18th all over the area. The lineup showcases some great songwriters including some international stars! Free admission to all public events. Don’t miss out, and if you want to join the growing list of much needed sponsors, check out the website for more info: www.screendooralliance.com

ON THE COVER

MUSIC IN THE MAKING! While working out details for S2F ‘16, Executive Director Louisa Branscomb snapped this picture of volunteer and songwriter Vicki Burton and friend and aspiring musician Nikki Fisher working on a song. The 2017 Songwriter’s Festival hits porches all around Southport this year again starting June 15th. Check out pages 4-14 for more details.

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TI’ve never met a more passionate and driven person than Louisa Branscomb! She is focused and passionate about her mission. ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance is the underlying non-profit that organizes the Songwriter’s Festival. It’s mission is...”to create intimate listening venues for songwriters, create musical projects that build community, and create educational programs in high risk populations such as foster kids and seniors. “ Southport once again is the perfect location for her to carry out this goal. It offers the small town community, with an interest in the arts and spacious green areas for outdoor concerts and plent of front porches to host those intimate venues. Southport also is the home of some super talented musicians and songwriters as well.

“Our mission is to create intimate listening venues for songwriters, create musical projects that build community, and create educational programs in high risk populations such as foster kids and seniors. “ Ann Burton practices guitar Photo by Vicki Burton

Songwriters in Full Swing!

The 2017 3rd Annual S2F Hits Southport Porches and Brings Back Community, One Song at a Time!

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ouisa Branscomb and her team of relentless volunteers, musical guests and amazing sonwriters promise another incredible festival for Southport this Summer. The Songwriter’s Festival celebrates diversity, story-telling, encouraing young people and I know the line up this year plans to delight all ages. They hit the local porches again this year, June 15 - 18.

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Photo by Keith Green Dennis Cash jams with his auto-harp


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CURRENTS A LITTLE MORE ABOUT LOUISA...

The Southport Songwriter Festival (S2f) is a featured event of the ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance (S2a) a non-profit (501c3) whose mission is to create ways to use songwriting to bridge the differences between people and build community, and to support songwriters and songwriting as art and profession. We celebrate local, regional, and national songwriters and original music by providing educational workshops and events for songwriters, and to promote the arts, businesses, and amenities of the unique coastal village of Southport, NC. If you missed last years festival I would encourage you to head to the website www.screendooralliance.com and watch the video clips. You’ll get a teaser of what is to come. And I might add - it sounds incredible!

Known as a pioneer for songwriters,

Louisa Branscomb has devoted the

past 30 plus years of her professional

career to promoting songwriters and

building community through songwrit-

ing and original music. As a professional songwriter Louisa has penned over 180 recorded songs. She has been the recipient of two Grammy Awards,

two Song of the Year Awards (Steel Rails, as recorded by Alison Krauss, and Dear Sister, recorded by co-writer

Claire Lynch.) and three World of Blue-

grass Awards. Her passion for “Build-

ing Community One Song at a Time”

is directly reflected in the many events of The Southport Songwriter Festival.

To the Right: Photo Credit: Vicki Burton A young singer from the The Howard Brothers performs at the 2016 Songwriter’s Festival.

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Still Seeking Sponsorship

Call for sponsorship and community support to keep this festival open and free to the public!

Photo: The Howard Boys - Photo courtesy Screendoor Alliance

Call for Community Sponsorships and Volunteers: 3 rd Annual Southport Songwriter Festival benefit songwriting for kids, songwriters, and promote Southport Arts and Business S2F returns June 14-18, 2017, featuring over 50 regional and national songwriters, with afternoon and evening events plus a full lineup on Father’s Day. The festival benefits ScreenDoor year long programs using songwriting to aid veterans and high needs children. A change this year is that S2F events are open to the public with no admission, so the event and year-round function depend en-

tirely on community sponsorships and donations, (tax deductible). With the slogan “Building Community One Song at a Time,” S2F, guided by founder and Southport resident Louisa Branscomb, has brought a unique vision to our community: that of uniting people across individual differences through music, while also creating opportunities for a “front porch” style of bringing songwriters and listeners together in intimate settings surrounded by Southport’s unique commerce and its natural beauty. To date, the festival has presented some 200 songwriters in over 11 events in Southport, involved over 150 volunteers and countless Southport venues

and businesses. Through festival proceeds and grants, Executive Director Branscomb, who is an internationally known songwriter with multiple Grammies and chart hits, combines her lifelong passion for songwriting with her expertise in trauma, families and communities via the 501 c-3 ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance. In addition to the community productions with S2F, she has formed and directed several programs with foster children and school children using songwriting to express their stories, then in turn share these in performances that benefit and inspire others. Notably, S2F favorites, the Howard Boys are inspiring groups throughout NC

with songs created with Branscomb. Branscomb is also working to create various alliances to help veterans in NC. A stellar initial festival lineup of national and local acts and a variety of musical styles includes Dark Water Rising, Jeanette and Johnny Williams, Sol-R Fusion, Chuck Larson, LaNelle Davis, Tommy Edwards, Brooksie Wells, Laura McLean, Karen Newsum, Jeremy Truett, James Archer, and Daniel Geutschow. The festival will be hosted by Louisa Branscomb and Friends of Distinction, featuring 16 year old ScreenDoor Songwriter Scholarship winner Micahlan Boney. Festival Coordinator Jayne Howard and the team of core volunteers are actively seeking your help. “Bringing in the kind of talent and numbers of artists we have enjoyed in the past will depend on community support, since the event is free to the community. We depend on the festival for year long programs that help communities through our programs with children.” You can help by making a donation (through our website or call us and we will come to you), hosting a band, providing housing for a visiting artist, or being an event sponsor. We also need event coordinators, photographers, and general volunteers.” S2F walks the talk of “building community, one song at a time. It is the first event of its kind in the country, and welcomes all who’d like to “help make the music play.” To get the full feel of the festival, watch the video produced by Southport’s Chris Webster on You Tube (google Southport Songwriter Festival on You Tube). The full day main event on Father’s Day will honor fathers via your $100 donation to ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance. For questions or donations, Jayne can be contacted at: southportsongwriterfestival@gmail. com / 910-442- 8252. For more information, or to play at the festival if you are a songwriter, hit “like” on ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance on FB or request to be in the group Southport Songwriter Festival Think Tank.

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SOUTHPORT SONGWRITER FESTIVAL JUNE 15-18 Thursday June 15

2017 Schedule Southport’s Finest: Each night, after our scheduled music events we invite the community to tour and enjoy the finest of Southport’s local music, cuisines and businesses! ​

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6-8PM

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Ann Burton practices guitar Photo by Vicki Burton

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More artists TBA

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Artists and schedule subject to change ​ BYOC: Please bring a folding chair if you would like to sit down during the events.

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2017 SONGWRITER FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Saturday June 17 10AM-Noon

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on the lawn of the Garrison House @ Fort Johnson 203 East Bay Street Louisa Branscomb poses on the beach with her guitar. Photo courtesy of Louisa Branscomb

“As songwriters, our most important tool is not rhyme or meter, but empathy - with oneself and others. This is the same tool that allows us to come together and build community across lines of individual differences.” --Louisa Branscomb

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Meet at 3:30PM at Keziah Park (Moore & Lord St.) for stroll schedule and directions to see Tommy Edwards, LaNelle Davis, Laura McLean, Brooksie Wells, Chris Frisina, Logan Robinson and more TBA play on the porches of: Lois Jane’s B&B

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his year’s 4th of July Festival includes a combined concert of the Sea Notes Choral Society and the Brunswick Concert Band. It’s the first time in seven years or so that the two groups have performed together, and they have a show full of patriotic and truly American songs to help celebrate the nation’s birthday.

There are two chances to catch the concert -- Saturday and Sunday June 24th and 25th at Odell Williamson, on the campus of Brunswick Community College. Both shows are at 3 p.m., offering a cool respite from the heat of the Festival’s many outdoor events. The shows are open to the public and are free of charge. Both groups are non-profits and rely on donations though, so donations

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For this summer spectacular, Tom Smicklas will conduct the band position of this concert. He said this performance would appeal to audiences of all ages.

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Sea Notes Publicity Chair Kim Wilding agreed, saying there was a “real desire to get together again and provide some good inspirational music for the community.” The groups will each perform their own selection of music, and then combine for several numbers as well.

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“We’ll showcase the band, we showcase the chorus, and then we’ll showcase both groups,” Wilding said. There is only so much room on the stage, and both groups will perform with smaller number, just 80 singers and 30 musicians. The groups actually share a few members too. The Sea Notes have been performing at the Festival since the mid-1970s, and the two groups have performed the traditional patriotic concert together numerous times. “The Brunswick Concert Band was limited in size to fit on the state with the Sea Notes and, most importantly, to balance and blend with the Sea Note band/choir selections,” Smicklas said. And, 30 members was the average size of a 4th of July concert band back in the day. So it also has an historical precedent.” The Sea Notes’ program includes familiar standards such as “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “America the Beautiful,” along with selections such as “I Hear America Singing,” Sunrise Over America,” “Seize the Day” and “Strong.” The Band will play “vintage patriotic and seasonal classics,” Smicklas said, including many “from the repertoire of John Phillip Sousa.” While both ensembles will practice their music well before concert time, they’ll only join together the week before the concert.

The Sea Notes concert moved to the Auditorium in the recent past, and as for the Band members, Smicklas said they will be glad to be playing in the air conditioning this year. “It’s a celebration of our nation. I think just having the enthusiasm of the band and singers together in celebration of this country is going to be exhilarating,” Wilding said.

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Smokey Joe’s Cafe!

Brunswick Little Theatre is on fire with Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the hot musical of the Summer STORY BY: LISA STITES

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ood rhythms, beautiful harmonies and familiar songs we love to hear -- it’s all part of Brunswick Little Theatre’s summer musical.

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards from the late 50s and early 60s, including rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

His favorite number is the opening one, called “Neighborhood.” He said it sets the tone, giving a feeling of life in the city, in the old neighborhood.

The show’s hit list includes such favorites as “Young Blood,” “Kansas City,” “Fools Fall in Love,” “Poison Ivy,” and “Treat Me Nice.” The show also pays homage to some of the music industry’s greatest singers, with “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “I’m a Woman” and “Stand By Me.” Novelty songs such as “Yakety Yak” and”Charlie Brown” are also featured.

Chiang and Stringer partnered to bring “Shrek” to the stage last summer. Chiang said Stringer has a great sense of rock ‘n’ roll and of jazz, understands the music of this show very well and is helping the actors understand it too.

Director Cal Chiang said this music helped define an era and musical director Michael Stringer said this musical revue is something that everyone will like. “It’s got the nice ballads, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, novelty songs...it’s a broad spectrum of stuff. It’s songs we all know, but they’re different from each other,” Stringer said. The cast features 10 powerhouse singers who are no strangers to the stage in one form or another. Some of the singers have appeared in other Brunswick Little Theatre (BLT) productions. Some are new to the BLT stage but have experience with other theaters, bands, Brunswick County’s own Sea Notes Choral Society and even barbershop quartet. “The talent is amazing,” Chiang said. “They’re doing really fantastic harmonies, which also defined the music of this era.”

“It’s the city culture. We’ve kind of lost that,” Chiang said.

Stringer said that he started rehearsals by working with the singers and the musicians separately before bringing them together. Stringer started his work in musical theater with a production of “My Fair Lady” when he was 16 and has been involved with 80 productions over the years. “I love it,” he said. “It’s fun for me. I like

The cast of Smokey Joes, Photo curtesy of Little Brunswick Theater

the process, beginning with nothing, starting to craft it and seeing it come together You take nothing and make something out of it.”

es to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll. Stringer said the revue was a chance to draw in audiences who might not be familiar with musical theater, or with theater in general.

Chiang said the music of this show will make the older audiences reminiscent and will expose some of the younger audienc-

“We did “Shrek” last year, and “Into the Woods” before that, and that’s a different vibe,” Stringer said. “If they come to something more accessible, they might branch out a little. We’d also like to get larger audiences for the plays, and if they come out to see something like this….

“I think it’s a good way to expose people to live theater it’s not intimidating,” he said. “It’s very accessible. The songs are familiar and they’ll enjoy it. Once you get people in the theater, they might come back.”

The show runs June 15-18 and 22-25. Show times are 7:30 for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows and 3 p.m. For the Sunday shows. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students and are available at BrunswickLittleTheatre.com.

When he first saw the show performed on Broadway, Chiang said he knew it was a show he wanted to do one day. “It plays to what I like to do -- staging music and choreography,” he said.

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etting a massage has become pretty mainstream in the world today. One can virtually get a “walk-up” appointment in any mall in the country. Once considered a gift reserved for only special Occasions, massage is now a regular part of living a healthy lifestyle at any age.

Let’s face it, we are busy! We spend way to much time on our phones, our computers, in our cars and in front of the tv! Our lack of movement creates a whole host of issues in our bodies. From the ground up, and the neck down our muscles work overtime to support(literally!) our sedentary selves. Logically, when we decide to add exercise into our routines those muscles have shortened are tight and cause us pain! Often we reach for an OTC anti- inflam-

matory, take a hot bath and hope the pain goes away. Old School People! Muscles need to move freely to move well. They require lengthening (stretching) and a rich blood supply( circulation) as well as new muscle memory established so they stay loose and remain flexible. The roadmap to wellness can depend greatly on massage. Owner, Jason Smith is truly a gifted therapist who knows how the muscular -skeletal system should work harmoniously together. He takes the time

to meet with clients to understand their needs. During a treatment he will often refer to the specific muscles ( Latin origin) That are the tight and knotted, using his knowledge and skill to release the tension, thereby releasing your pain. In addition to massage Jason offers additional services, Infrared Sauna and copper-pot foot soaks which promote overall wellness and relaxation. Their attractive and well-stocked gift shop offers all-natural, home-made bath treatments that pam-

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per the body and soothe the soul. Pain is universal. But living with it doesn’t have to be. Our community is blessed to have an expert in massage therapy, conveniently located in downtown Southport. Jason Smith IS a healer. He is committed to his client’s wellness and release from pain. Massage shops may be a dime a dozen, and some are better than others. But, if you or someone you know is in pain and seeks relief, make an appointment at Southport Massage. And if you just need to stop, reset and pamper yourself call Southport Massage. Hands down you’ll walk out a better version of yourself!

1. Tell our readers how Therapeutic massage differs from other types of massage.

Therapeutic massage is a term that describes a type of massage that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on specific problem areas. These massages are also referred to as deep tissue, but therapeutic doesn’t always require deep pressure. I believe that a massage should move muscles to their full length so the muscles regain their strength in return reducing spasms, tightness and overall pain.

2. “It all begins with the feet.” Both pains and the relief from it, I’m told. Tell us about the Copper Pot foot soaks!

This treatment sounds both luxurious and therapeutic! Our feet carry us everywhere and have a demanding job. There are more than 7000 nerve endings in your feet that send messages throughout our body. Nourishing and taking care of our feet can help us stay healthy. The copper pots are used to provide an antimicrobial environment for our soaks; it also is an excellent heat conductor. Soaking in copper allows your body to absorb copper trace minerals which increases our feeling of calmness. Our soaks are created by an Aromatherapist, and utilize a combination of salts and essential oils that relax, calm and detoxify the body. We also provide heated herbal neck wraps during your soak that ease the mind and release muscle tension. We have a variety of soaks available including goat milk soaks, foaming botanicals, even a beer soak. Every foot soak is finished with an application of natural lotion and a dusting of our all natural powder to leave your feet feeling revitalized.

3. What is an Infrared Sauna? Benefits and pricing?

An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat which promotes a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat. Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and main-

BIZ Q&A tain good health. Infrared wavelengths penetrate much deeper than traditional saunas allowing greater benefits. The wonderful benefits of an infrared sauna session include: detoxification, pain relief, relaxation, improved circulation, skin purification and weight loss. Sauna sessions are 30 minutes. A single session is $30 or we offer a package of 4 sessions for $100.

4. In your experience, what are the most common areas of injury, which in turn cause pain? And what is the process of care for your clients?

I have found the most common area for an injury is the shoulders. I find most people come to me with stiff and aggravated shoulders which in return cause neck pain an limited range of motion. This is always an adventure to find the source of pain with my clients and set their healing goals for care. With every client I see we set goals and work for them to go through their day with ease.

5. Jason, your reputation as a highly skilled massage therapist proceeds you! What factors led you into the profession, and subsequently, to open and operate your own business in Southport?

I’d have to say the biggest factor was years ago and is still today my lovely wife Stacy Smith. While on one of our crazy adventures in the car, we discussed our future plans and how to accomplish it. When the idea of owning a spa and me working toward becoming a massage therapist was even brought up we chuckled. I enjoyed giving my wife massages and using hot stones to relief her tension, she said I would be a wonderful massage therapist so we looked at school options and made the commitment to start my education. Then we looked at every option of how to build a massage business that would best serve peoples needs. As far as how I came to love what I do and grow every day, that is all thanks to my clients and their belief that massage is Therapy. It’s not always a soft relaxing hour that they need and my very active clients know and trust in me to keep them moving in the right directions. It feels amazing to know you are helping people feel better and enjoy life.

6. I’ve been told that you are able to improve a golfer’s swing by watching their range of motion as they swing the club. That’s impressive! Tell us more!

This is a fun topic for me because I enjoy teaching people about their bodies and watching them improve as they gain understanding of what muscles are responsible for the movements. When we

are active, our muscles build a form, a kind of memory from either injuries or lifestyle factors. This is always present in how we move. So when working with someone I always set a way to see progress and this particular method is one where we will set a starting swing. Then as we move through the massage goals we will keep a close eye on where we turn and align their body in reference to the golf ball. Then this is where we will begin to look at the form and rotation of the arms. Last thing we pay a lot of attention is the distribution of weight before and after the swing. Then we move their muscles and muscle groups so they achieve the full range of motion. This will help improve their swing and overall enjoyment of the game.

7. True or False: Do shoes/sandals and bare feet really affect other parts of our bodies? And if so, how can ladies stay stylish and remain pain free?

True: We are always on our feet so the type of shoes and support will affect the how we stand and walk. A lot of sandals and flip flops provide no arch support which cause soreness in the foot and ankle and can even lead to more serious issues like plantar fasciitis. If our feet and ankles are having issues this can also affect our hips and low back resulting in pain and stiffness. I would do some research and find a sandal or flip flop that provides arch support and cushion. Remember a relaxing copper pot foot soak can keep your feet happy and looking great all season long.

8. If I were to give a gift certificate

to a friend from Southport massage, which products or service would recommend? I have $100 to spend.

I would recommend a 60 minute therapeutic massage. They can always use the remaining balance to purchase a take home gift from Body & Sole such as, botanical bath tea, to complete their day of relaxation.

9. Is your wife involved in the business? If so, what is her role?

Yes, she is the co-owner and business partner. Stacy is also a certified Aromatherapist. She handcrafts natural body and bath products. She also formulates all of our foot soak recipes and scrubs used in our copper pot soaks. You can purchase all of her wonderful Body & Sole products including lotions, powders, soap, bath teas, and natural bug repellents here at the retreat.

10. Tell us about the services you provide, the best way to make an appointment and your plans for the future!

Southport Massage & Foot Retreat offers a variety of massages to meet everyone’s needs. We also have the copper pot foot soaks, infrared sauna room, and the Body & Sole body and bath products. You can call our office to schedule your appointment 910-363-4639 or book online from our website www.Southport-Massage.com. Our future plans include offering reflexology, medi-cupping therapy and listening to our clients to see what new therapies they would like to have available as we continue to grow.

Fun Questions!

1. What’s your favorite food? Grilled grouper or other fresh fish or shellfish. 2. Favorite book? The Lost Word by: Dan Brown 3. Favorite kind of music? Classic rock

4. Favorite place to travel? I enjoy nature, so both the mountains and the coast. 5. Favorite thing about Southport? The beautiful views and salty air.

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ART BEAT taking both in size, form and theme. The expertise of his art is evident in not only the proportion of lines and curves, but in the subject matter drawn on them. Picasso-like nude figures and thick lines adorn the sides of one large piece fitting well with the curves of the clay. Hayden has mastered the craft of making large slab built pieces, and it’s easy to see why he has so many awards to his name. It is not easy getting such large pieces successfully through the pottery process. Hayden’s life has been a story of great success following trials and adversity. Before he found his love for working in art, he learned how to play music in spite of

Meet Spencer Hayden & his unique sculptures STORY AND PHOTOS BY: CARLA EDSTROM

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t’s that time of year where nature wakes up from her deep sleep, and we have cleaned off the yellow pollen of spring from our porches. With summer trying to make an appearance comes the annual migration of pale northern tourists to our beaches hoping to thaw out.

I have to admit, when I went to meet Adrian Spencer Hayden and talk about his art, I had no idea just how successful and talented he was. Hayden has spent his life working in a creative field going between art and music. As an award-winning 3D artist, he has over 100 best in show awards on his resume. And working as a professional

Hayden and his wife Kristi have made Southport their home, relocating here two years ago. Today, Hayden is busy getting his pottery studio up and running at his home in Southport, and is teaching art including clay and metal work at Brunswick Community College’s Southport Campus. With his infectious smile and welcoming friendly attitude, he hasn’t let his successes change his small town humble roots. He is content in his accomplishments, as he has had a great run with both his art and music careers. His continued successes are an inspiration to all artists and musicians alike.

musician, he has played with the likes of Andy Grammar and Jerry Lee Lewis. Being very successful in both music and art is a feat that many artists like myself only dream of. Hayden grew up in Farmville, VA and emanates from a very creative family that influenced both his artwork and his music. His grandmother taught him how to play piano and was also a very gifted painter of the impressionist style. His love for pottery started in the 6th grade when his art teacher gave him some clay. “I made this crazy form, and she entered it into an art show and it was accepted,” he said. He ended up going to college majoring in art and becoming a professional artist. His current body of work includes large clay slab built sculptures that are breath-

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“My love for pottery started in the 6th grade when my art teacher gave me some clay... “

After having a successful career as a master jewelry maker in Arizona, Hayden’s success came to a crashing halt in 1995 with the diagnosis of heavy metals poisoning from working with so many metals. He was forced to immediately stop making art and go through treatment. “Reluctantly, I closed my jewelry studios. I was on top of the world and then it all crashed. It ruined my life for a while”, he said. After that, Hayden spent years trying to figure out what to do next since he couldn’t make the jewelry and he had to limit his pottery making because of the cadmium and other metals often used in many glazes. “I’ve always had music in my back pocket,” he said. And that is when he went back into music.

Art Out of the Box

It’s that time of year to eat outside before it gets too hot and the bugs’ wake up. And we listen to local bands playing on the waterfront. As I had dinner by the water one night, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to great bluegrass music at an open mic event. I was really impressed by all the local musical talent represented, but especially by how fast this one guy was playing keyboard. And once I found out he was also an artist, I knew I had to meet him.

some challenges. Hayden struggled with dyslexia and it proved to be a challenge when he was learning the piano. He found reading music nearly impossible since he couldn’t read the music leger from left to right as is traditionally done. Remarkably, he learned how to convert it in a way he could understand it.

You can find Hayden’s pottery sculptures at the Art Shak on Howe Street in Southport. You can also hear him play keyboard most every Monday night at the Dead End Saloon where he co-hosts the open mic night with John Tatum. Be sure to look for his classes this fall at Brunswick Community College in Southport on Lorde Street. This Sculpture is on display at the Art Shak


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Hot Summer BBQ’s A few staff picks for easy BBQ delights. TOMATO SALAD

From Carla Edstrom. This is a great summer recipe for all those cherry sized tomatoes that overflow the garden, or that you pick up at the Farmer’s Market. Different colors and tomato varieties make it a nice summer salad. INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup canola oil ¼ Cup high quality balsamic vinegar 4 T sugar 1 tsp. salt Fresh ground black pepper to taste 3 green onions sliced ¼ Cup chopped parsley 15-18 fresh Basil leaves, finely cut or shredded ¼ tsp. Ground Thyme 2 cloves Garlic, minced 2 pounds Tomatoes cut into quarters for large and halved for small For Bruschetta: 1 whole baguette type bread sliced 1 clove Garlic Olive oil Combine all ingredients except tomatoes in large bowl; stir. Add tomatoes. Can increase the amount of tomatoes if needed. Allow to marinate for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator, several is even better. Tomatoes will give off more liquid as they marinate.

Use leftovers to make bruschetta. Slice baguette and brush with high quality olive oil. Grill on skillet or grill pan until toasted. Rub on whole garlic clove. Top with the tomatoes.

PINEAPPLE CASSEROLE

From Lisa Stites. This recipe was given to my Mom and I by my Aunt Cathy, my Mom’s siter-in-law. The women in my Mom’s family are some of the nicest you’ll meet, and my Aunt Cathy is no exception. This was her traditional offering at all our summer gatherings. It’s easy to make, always a crowd favorite, and can be served hot or cold. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup sugar 1/4 lb butter 4 eggs 6 slices bread, cubed 20 oz. crushed pineapple Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix until incorporated. Stir in bread cubes and pineapples (with juice). Pour into a lightly greased square casserole dish and bake on 325 degrees for 1 hour. This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9x13 casserole dish. Place a cookie sheet on the rack beneath the casserole to catch any juices that bubble over while baking.

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From Ami Brown. This recipe came from my mom, and it’s always a hit at Summer functions. 2lbs Boiled Potatos (I like red potatoes) 3 or 4 Hard Boiled Eggs 1 Cup of Chopped Celery (5-6 stalks) 3/4 Cup Chopped Green Onion 3/4 Cup Mayo (Dukes) Salt & Pepper to taste Cool, and peel potatoes and dice into cubes. Peel eggs and cut up into loose chunks. Combine all ingredients and mix together thoroughly. If it’s too dry or sticky, add another tablespoon of mayo. If you like it tangy, add a small spoon of mustard. (I like mine without) Refrigerate overnight for the best taste.

CROCK POT CORN ON THE COB

From Kris Beasley. This is about the best thing since sliced bread if you ask me! I just love this recipe for making corn on the cob in my crockpot or slow cooker. It is a great way to fix up a batch of 6-8 ears for a cookout with family and friends. INGREDIENTS 6-8 Ears of Corn- Shucked and Cleaned ¼ Cup of Water ¼ Cup Butter-Melted 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 3 Tbsp Fresh Parsley-Minced 1 Tbsp Fresh Chives- Minced (I used Freeze Dried) Salt and Pepper to Taste Place corn in slow cooker. Cover with ¼ cup water. Cook on high for 2½ to 3 hours. Drain. Mix all ingredients except salt and drizzle over corn. Toss to coat and sprinkle with salt.

BABY BACK RIBS ON THE GRILL

“A foolproof, simple recipe for the most tender, delectable ribs you’ve ever had. Follow the directions exactly, and success is guaranteed!” INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste 3 pounds baby back pork ribs 1 cup barbeque sauce Preheat a gas grill for high heat, or arrange charcoal briquettes on one side of the barbeque. Lightly oil the grate. In a small jar, combine cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Close the lid, and shake to mix. Trim the membrane sheath from the back of each rack. Run a small, sharp knife between the membrane and each rib, and snip off the membrane as much as possible. Sprinkle as much of the rub onto both sides of the ribs as desired. To prevent the ribs from becoming too dark and spicy, do not thoroughly rub the spices into the ribs. Store the unused portion of the spice mix for future use. Place aluminum foil on lower rack to capture drippings and prevent flare-ups. Lay the ribs on the top rack of the grill (away from the coals, if you’re using briquettes). Reduce gas heat to low, close lid, and leave undisturbed for 1 hour. Do not lift the lid at all. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce, and grill an additional 5 minutes. Serve ribs as whole rack, or cut between each rib bone and pile individually on a platter.

If you have a recipe you’d like to share, email it to: editor@southportmag.com

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LOOKING BACK Historic July 4th

Time stands still with this look back STORY BY: KASS FINCHER PHOTOS COURTESY OF NC JULY 4TH FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

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ay the tree of liberty take root in the center of the earth, and its branches spread from pole to pole.” It was one of many patriotic toasts that day, at our first recorded Fourth of July celebration in 1795. Smithville residents and captains of the vessels in the harbor enjoyed a “plentiful” dinner under a large awning on the Fort Johnston grounds.

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They gave speeches and toasted the anniversary of their independence. One observer noted that the toast ”the sovereignty of the United States, and the day that gave it birth” received three cheers, three volleys from the troops and three gun fires. The toasts may be a thing of the past, but the celebration continues. Probably the largest Fourth of July celebration in the state, our festival has evolved over 200 years from a one-day event of speeches, toasts and gun salutes to the present multi-day festival bringing thousands to our town. Independence Day celebrations of the early years are recorded fairly consistently up until the Civil War. At that time, records are missing, but we know that from 1862 to 1865 the Fort Fisher Confederate Commander, Col. William Lamb, fired the traditional 13-gun salute marking the day, most likely in the direction of the Union blockade. Over the years, the festival has featured a variety of activities, some of which have 32 Southport Magazine / JUNE 2017 / www.SouthportMag.com

been abandoned and some still in place. They had common goals, however, aimed at community involvement, recreational fun and patriotic celebration – all still important today. In 1890, a newspaper account related that people came by steamer from Wilmington to enjoy the festivities. There were orations and singing by 42 young women representing the different states of the union at that time. Rowing and sailing races took place, capped off with fireworks off Battery Island. The 1925 celebration included a greased pole with a purse on top, baseball game, swimming contests, ferris wheel,merry-goround, and a greased pig run. Perhaps the pigs might be an exciting addition to our festival today. By the 1950’s, the celebration had been named the Live Oak Festival and featured parades and pageants for beauty queens. The 1960’s brought more local organizations into the mix, changing the festival events to reflect a wider array of activities.


The Southport Jaycees held a boat raffle in 1962, the winner being announced at the Whittler’s Bench on the riverfront. The following year, the Southport Junior Woman’s Club started an arts festival and the Associated Artists of Southport sponsored a crafts fair. Because these new events were very popular, Southport city officials recognized the growing value of the festival to our community. They appointed one of their aldermen to head up the festival committee and help coordinate the various activities and community groups involved. Wayne Berry, festival committee historian, related how important the community groups were in raising money for festival expenses. “So many people were involved. They held bake sales, barbecues, all kinds of things. It was a lot of labor and time. But it also made the event more inclusive because so many people were supporting it.” In 1972, the festival was incorporated as the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival, Inc. as a non-profit organization. As the attractions grew and funding needs rose, the festival moved from relying on community fund-raising activities to a model of sponsorships. But not all the activities were keepers. In the 1970’s the festival had shrimp boat races. As anyone who has witnessed shrimpers on the river, they don’t move fast. As Wayne Berry related, “Shrimp boats aren’t really built for racing. Also they are their owners’ livelihoods, and if they blew an engine in a race that might kill their whole season.” The races were abandoned after three years. There were other activities like horse shows and motorcross races that didn’t continue. And the festival’s own beauty pageant was discontinued due to cost reasons. Other attractions remain popular to this day. The parade is the signature event, with the popular Sudan clowns and the Shriners just two of the participants delighting adults and children alike. The arts and crafts fairs, food vendors and music concerts are staples that bring people back every year. Patriotic events like the veterans’ recognition and flag retirement program keep the emphasis on the meaning of the day. The naturalization ceremony is a relatively new event, added in 1996. The people participating in the ceremony take the Oath of Allegiance as the final step in their quest for citizenship. Wayne Berry described that first ceremony. “I’m not sure that many have ever witnessed this, but it was moving. Not only were the participants overjoyed to the

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point of tears, the spectators were too. It was quite impressive.” And of course the fireworks display is the traditional highly-anticipated Fourth of July event. Ours has always been popular, but one time it didn’t go well. Before firework displays were regulated, our event was managed by volunteers. On the fourth of July in 1973, on a barge in the river, the volunteers prepared for their big display. It went badly. “All the fireworks blew up at one time,” said Wayne Berry. “For several minutes, you could hear a pin drop because we didn’t know if the people were okay. Some jumped overboard, not even knowing how to swim. But it turned out everyone was safe.” Thankfully, today we rely on professional contractors to produce the fireworks event, which has since gone off with a bang, safely. Most recently, in 2013, we had the distinction of having two parades. Again, Wayne Berry remembers that event. “When the movie Safe Haven was here, they first thought about using the actual parade. Then they realized they couldn’t stop the parade and refilm. So they put on another parade for the film, including local floats and community residents. They kept having to go around and around, reshooting several times before getting the right footage.” It was just another event in the colorful life of the NC Fourth of July Festival, centuries old but always new.

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Kai Joe’s has a friendly and refreshing atmosphere that envelops you the moment you get out of your car. They have an outdoor eating area that is nothing less than charming, and the servers are cheerful and polite, making the visit more than worth it. There is a conveniently fresh selection of tacos, burritos, nachos and more delightful treats that you can eat there or take to go. THE LOCATION IS PERFECT! The local feel allows your time there to feel homey and welcoming. You will find them at 4722 E Oak Island Dr. Dropping by for a bite to eat after a day at the beach is almost too easy considering the beach is just a few minutes away. Their outdoor seating allows the sandiest of people to sit and enjoy a Hawaiian-inspired meal. The decor is a garden-style area with a few picnic tables and other smaller tables, with potted plants, flowers and bug-spray bottles to protect their customers from bugs. This is a convenient idea that I have never seen before. Cute, colorful round chairs circle a smaller table bringing the space together. The decor is Hispanic-themed with cacti and skulls.

Make sure and try some deep fried Mexican street corn with your $2 Kai-joe taco $3 chicken taco and 4 shrimp taco with pineapple peach salsa

TACOS, BURRITOS, NACHOS AND MORE! A wide selection is offered at Kai Joe’s, from tacos and burritos to nachos and all the way around to fried green tomatoes and fried pickles. There is a little something for every kind of eater. The produce is fresh and from other local businesses. The menu changes sometimes by season and what is fresh at the time. Austin makes all of the sauces and salsa from scratch, and the tacos are cooked to order. The owner’s favorites are Bubba’s Nachos because of the large quantity and diversity of ingredients.

THEY HAVE SPECIALS CHANGING EVERY WEEK! This week they offer 2 shrimp tacos with lettuce, cheese and your choice of beans or salad, all for $11. Their most popular item is the “Big Momma” burrito that has lettuce, pico de gallo, black beans, rice and your choice of meat. It is definitely called a Big Momma for a reason. It is half a pound, and you must come here with a big appetite to be able to finish it on your own. When I went, I ordered a Big Momma. I had to take half of it home with me because there was so much food. I didn’t mind taking some home because I could eat it again for lunch the next day. Taco Tuesday is always a great day to stop by. Every Tuesday they serve $2 tacos, making this specific day of the week extra busy. The prices of their food is reasonable, and it ranges from $3-$14.

KAI BY THE SEA. I loved getting to know about the owners, Alexis and Austin. They have always wanted to open a restaurant and it seemed to have always been their dream. Austin grew up here in North Carolina, and when his sister moved to Hawaii, Alexis and Austin followed. They both loved Hawaii and the love they had for that place inspired their food and their son’s name, Kai Joseph. The word kai means “the sea” in Hawaiian, and many of Austin’s creations are influenced by the cooking in Hawaii. After 2 years, they returned here and dove head-first into starting up a business. They had tried other jobs before, but nothing was as satisfying as cooking. This truly is something they love to do, and they’re very good at it.

A PASSION FOR THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS. Their passion for the restaurant business and cooking is inspiring; they started it all by themselves and just took off running with their dream to have their “own little place”. Tacos and burritos were not

something they had thought of before, but there is nothing quite like them in the area. Tacos seemed to be a type of food they can mix up and add their own fresh twist to.

Everything was put on the line for this restaurant, and they have worked very hard to accomplish their big dream. They opened in December of 2016 and have high hopes for the future. They stay busy throughout the day and are open from 8am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and from 11am-8pm on Sunday. They aspire to one day have an inside, sit-down place. Once this location kicks off, they hope to open another location, but they would make sure that it was still family oriented, located on the east coast and also near the beach.

This lovely establishment is a great addition to the island and an amazing inclusion to the community. Come visit Kai Joe’s and experience the best burritos and the nicest people in town!

For more information visit their Facebook, Kai Joe’s or call them at (910) 622-1509.

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I love the decor. It’s definitely ocean and beach inspired, but also feels a bit glamorous and delicate. The seafoam greens and sky blues mixed with lots of creams and whites make the windows the real focal point. The decor helps brings the outside IN. The colors do not distract from the real beauty of the views. The textures are also an interesting detail, softness, with originality and perfect color choices everywhere you look. The beautiful hardwood floors add that natural touch, and warmth to balance the whole space.

This home offers a balance of elegant beach design without being gimmicky or beachy. It feels like a 5 star beach spa retreat.

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HOMESTYLE The Specs: Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5 full, 1 half Other Rooms

The calm cool colors make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise.

Rooms: Living Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Bonus Room, Media Room Laundry Location: Room, Hall Heating: Heat pump Heating: Electric Cooling: Central Fuel Tank: Propane Buried Attic: Access Only Appliances included: Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer Appliances/Equip: Disposal, Stove/Oven - Electric, Vent Hood, Cooktop - Gas, Double Oven, Humidifier/Dehumidifier, Convection Oven Floor size: 4,560 sqft Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Tile Interior Features: Pantry, 9Ft+ Ceilings, Blinds/Shades, Ceiling -

The master suite with balcony and spa-like bathroom feels more like a five star hotel than a bedroom. You will wake up to waves crashing and seagulls calling, as you step outside to a perfect spot to have your morning coffee. The oversized soaker tub lets you relax in luxury from head to toe. The formal dining room is elegantly traditional with trimwork and crown moldings. The chandelier gives a delicate touch to the formal design of the room, and still feels very cozy. When it comes down to describing the perfect location and the perfect house - I can’t think of another property that fits this bill. It offers you everything you could dream of and more. The beach is private, the views are endless and the house is immaculate. The only downside to this property I see, is that you would expect to have company every weekend! You might have to “limit” your availability once all your friends know where you live. But I guess that is the small price you have to pay to enjoy paradise every day of the year. I really don’t think this home will last on the market much longer - once you’ve seen it, you’re not going to want to leave.

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CALENDAR Events JUNE ENTRIES OPEN NOW! ANNOUNCING: Southport Magazine Cover Art Competition! THEME: What your local community means to you. Our August issue is going to highlight our amazing local ART scene. We would love to showcase one winner on our cover. It can be Photography, Digital, Collage, Painting, Drawing, etc.. Any 2D medium. You must be a local resident, BSL, Southport, Oak Island, Bald Head, St James, Bolivia. We want originality! We want cool! So get your creative hats on and show us what you’ve got! Only one entry per person, must fit in a square, must be suitable for print, and for the cover of the magazine. The artwork must be new, created in 2017 and never shown before publicly (in a gallery or online) You must submit one HIGH RESOLUTION photo of the original artwork for consideration to: editor@southportmag.com. Include your name, phone number, town of residence and a short 100 word max description and your inspiration for the art. The deadline for entries is July 10th! For complete rules see website: www.southportmag.com. CONCERTS IN THE PARK Join the festivities at Southport’s Franklin Square Park for a blues music concert by NC Blues Kings. Concerts are held every Thursday, from 6:00 8:00 p.m.

JUNE 2 OAK ISLAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at the Middleton Park Soccer Field with a live, entertaining performance by the Selah Dubb Band. 200 YEARS: A SALUTE TO NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY, CUISINE AND SPIRITS Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Shoals Club, Bald Head Island 100 Station House Way , Bald Head Island, (910) 4573705, Enjoy some of the best North Carolina has to offer at the Shoals Club Event Pavilion from 6-10pm on Friday June 2nd. Guest Chef Dean Neff from PinPoint Restaurant,

one of Southern Living 2016 Best New Restaurants from 2016, will be creating a one of a kind menu to celebrate North Carolina cuisine. Each course will be paired with selected ciders from the Foggy Ridge Cider Company. During cocktail hour, enjoy tastings from our guest distillers including Covington Vodka and Trey Herring Carolina Bourbon. Acclaimed North Carolina Historian and Author Kevin Duffus will be in attendance to speak about his latest work, “The Story of Cape Fear and Bald Head Island”. Each couple will receive a signed copy of this book. SOUTHPORT OUTDOOR MOVIES Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017, Dusk Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, Southport ADDRESS: 203 E Bay St. , Southport, PHONE: (910) 253-2031 Join the Friday festivities at Southport’s waterfront Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn for the featured film, Sing. Movies begin at dusk.

JUNE 3

10 to 5 pm. It is located at 130 East West Street behind Franklin Square Park three blocks from Southport’s waterfront. Visit the website at www.franklinsquaregalley.com for more information on instruction and upcoming events.

Location: NC Maritime Museum at Southport 204 E. Moore St. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. for ages 4-6. Each Little Mariner must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. (910)4570003

CLEAN UP! Your neighbors in Southport would be delighted to have you participate in our regular volunteer cleanup efforts on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am - noon. Any and all contributions of your specific talents are welcome, be they weeding, planting, pruning, digging, or all of the above. On Saturday, June 3, we will meet at the fire and rescue substation across from the post office on Nash Street at 9 a.m. Clean up activities will concentrate on preparing to look our best for the upcoming Fourth of July festivities until 11 am, then we plan to celebrate our volunteers with a picnic lunch at Caviness Park. Please come join the fun! Call 612.202.8541 for more information and to get on the Southport Beautification Committee’s email notification list.

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GALA IN WHITE FOR THE OLD Baldy Lighthouse 200th Birthday Jun 3, 2017, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Bald Head Island Club, ADDRESS: 301 S Bald Head Wynd , Bald Head Island PHONE: (866) 657-7311 The Gala in White is a 30 year Bald Head Island Tradition, this year in honor of Old Baldy’s 200th Birthday. The evening will feature a lavish buffet and live music by The Catalina’s. Distillers Covington Vodka, Trey Herring Carolina Bourbon, and The Brothers Vilgalys Spirit Company will be offering complementary samplings. Honored guest Kevin Duffus will be in attendance signing and selling his latest work, “The Story of Cape Fear and Bald Head Island”..

NC MARITIME MUSEUM at Southport Friends of the Museum Fund Raiser Date: 6/4/2017 Location: Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn 203 E Bay St., Southport Southport RIVERVIEW PARTY ON THE GARRISON LAWN featuring the Back Porch Rockers

JUNE 3

TABLE Date: 6/6/2017 6:30 PM Location: Hatch Auditorium Baptist Assembly Caswell Beach, BCWRT meets on the first Tuesday of the month September through June Registration opens at 6:30 Program starts at 7:00 Hatch Auditorium, Baptist Assembly, Caswell Beach

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FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, The public is invited to meet the artists at the First Friday reception on June 3rd, from 5 to 7 pm. The reception is part of downtown Southport’s First Friday Gallery Walk, a monthly event in Southport’s historic district. The Franklin Square Gallery is open daily from Monday through Saturday from

SPRING LAKE MUSIC SERIES FEATURING PARROT PARTY Sunday, June 4, 2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM Til 6:00 PM Location Spring Lake Park on Pine Road, Boiing Spring Lakes

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BRUNSWICK CIVIL WAR ROUND

JUNE 7 LITTLE MARINER SUMMER CLASSES NC Maritime Museum at Southport Date: 6/7/2017 Cost: $7.00

THE BRIDGE TO PIER OAK ISLAND SPRINT TRIATHLON is truly a breathtaking venue with everything first timers and veterans dream about in an event! This sprint triathlon will begin with a 1/3rd of a mile ocean swim in the warm 70 degree waters off Oak Island, NC. After emerging from the salt water athletes will transition to their bikes for a brand new 16.25 mile bike ride, taking athletes on a tour of Oak Island, with an out and back over the “new” Oak Island Bridge! Ocean breezes, Intracoastal Waterway views, flat, and fast are the best ways to describe this route! After a fantastic bike ride, triathletes head run 4 miles out and back to the end of the pier! This event is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and is open to everyone, from first time triathletes, relay teams, to veteran racers looking for a new challenge with breathtaking views.

JUNE 15

UNCORKED BY THE SEA, OAK ISLAND Special Tasting on Thursday, June 15th featuring Elizabeth Dover with Dover Vineyard in Concord, NC. We will be pouring NC wines! Join us every Thursday from 5-7pm for a wine tasting, $5 per person, for charity.

JUNE 15 - 18 Southport Songwriters’ Festival

Save the Date! All day Sunday, June 18 with selected events beginning June 15! Come celebrate father’s day by the river at Southport Community Building! New for this year is our song contest, with the winners playing on the festival. Theme - “Building Community One Song at a Time” Visit the facebook page for more details (see pages 4-14 for more details)

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CALENDAR Franklin Square Gallery slated for June 26-July 15 The Associated Artists of Southport, NC is accepting entries through June 10, 2017 for the Summer Regional Show (juried art show) to take place June 26, through July 15, 2017. Robert Joyner (2D) and Shane Mickey (3D) will judge from actual work. All work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, CLEAN UP!Come join your South-

port neighbors in regular cleanups of the town on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am - noon. Any and all contributions of your specific talents are welcome, be they weeding, planting, pruning, digging, or all of the above. No need to bring anything but your energy and good intentions — all tools and supplies are provided by the City of Southport. Upcoming cleanup days are scheduled Saturday, June 3 — meet at the Nash Street fire and rescue substation across from the post office. Spring flowers are on the agenda both days! Please call 612.202.8541 for more information and to get on the Southport Beautification Committee’s email notification list.

JUNE 16 NC JULY 4TH FESTIVAL Deadline to enter into the parade is June 16th. Go to: www.nc4thofjuly.com to complete your application today!

JUNE 17

BATTLE OF THE BANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL Jun 17, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Spring Lake Park, Boiling Spring Lakes ADDRESS: 200 Pine Rd , Boiling Spring Lakes PHONE: 1-844‑363‑0025, (910) 367-9015 Fun for the whole family! Bring your bathing suits and beach chairs for a day of great food, fun, ice cream and live, local music at Spring Lake Park

JUNE 24

MITCH PRINCE HOOPS & HEROES Basketball Tournament Saturday, June 24, 2017 All Day Location South Brunswick High School Gym SUPER SOUL SATURDAY - Hearts & Sol Wellness. 10am til 2pm, 200 Country Club Dr, Oak Island

JUNE 24 & 25 SUMMER PATRIOTIC CONCERT

‘Brunswick oncert Band’ ‘Sunrise Over America’ Saturday, June 24, 2017 3PM & Sunday, June 25, 2017 3PM Odell Williamson Auditorium Brunswick Community College, Bolivia Co-Directors: Larry Reinhart, Sea-Notes Tom Smicklas, Brunswick Concert Band

Summer Markets OAK ISLAND

The Oak Island Farmers and Artisans’ Market is every Monday from May 22nd to September 4th from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Customers can purchase fresh produce, homemade jams, cakes, and a variety of homemade goods including jewelry, potholders and many more items. It is located at Middleton Park on the Oak Island soccer fields. There is plenty of parking in the cabana parking lot, directly across the street from the market.

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The Southport Waterfront Market is held every Wednesday (weather permitting) from first Wednesday in May through the first Wednesday in September. Enjoy music and entertainment as you browse through fresh, local produce, baked goods, arts, crafts and more, spread under the shade of ancient Live Oak trees, overlooking the Cape Fear River.

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Farmer’s Market - Every Saturday 9am, 4 E Boiling Spring Rd Boiling Spring Lakes, Our goal is to contribute to the success of local food growers and producers as well as enhance the quality of life in Boiling Spring Lakes by providing a place for fostering social gathering and interaction. Reid & Jan Keyes, Owners

Boating Events SOUTHPORT YACHT CLUB

June 9-11 - Banks Channel Trip June 11 - Lone Palm Regatta

CAPE FEAR YACHT CLUB

June 3 - PHRF Race #3 - Noon June 11 - Lone Palm Regatta June 23 - International Night June 24 - PHRF Race #4

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Upcoming Events SUMMER CAMPS

OAK ISLAND PARKS AND RECREATION Athletics - Warm up for spring this year with one of OKI Parks and Recreation’s various athletic programs and leagues. and SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS! PESCADO Y AMOR Summer Camps At Pescado Y Amor Paint Studio, Registrations open now, Limited Space! Each camp is different and each camp is different from last year and the years before! Kids camp we will be doing such things as Painting on Canvas, making t-shirts and doing other super fun crafts and playing games! Each Camp will be themed. But we will have plenty of free paint time. Teen Camp we will be focusing on more intense projects such as mosaic windows. Adult Camps we will be focusing on one project per camp such as large canvas painting. We provide all supplies, snacks and a morning full of fun, laughter and creativity! Kids (ages 6 - 11) June 21 -June 23 Waves and Whales Art Camp $175.00 9am -12pm Kids (ages 6-11) Mini Camp July 6 - July 7 Flamingos and Fish Art Camp $120.00 9am-12pm Teen Camp (Ages 11 - 17) July 11July13 Mosaics and Large Canvas Painting $175.00 9am - 12pm Kids Camp (ages 6-11) July 18- July 20 Mermaid and Merman Art Camp $175.00 9am- 12p Adult Camp (ages 18 - up) July 25-July 26 Paint A Floor Mat $175.00 9am -12pm Kids Mini Camp (Ages 6 - 11) July 27 - July 28 Painting Mystery... Everyday will be a surprise!$120.00 9am -12pm Teen

Camp (Ages 11 - 17) August 1 - August 3 Wooden Cutouts and Painted Windows $175.00 9am - 12pm Kids Camp (Ages 6 - 11) August 8 - August 10 Turtles, Pelicans and More Art Camp $175.00 9am -12pm Teen Mini Camp (Ages 11 - 17) August 15 August 16 Paint a Floor Mat $175.00 9am - 12pm Kids Mini Camp (Ages 6 - 11) August 17 - 18 Tye-dye, Mixed Media and recycled materials Art camp $120.00 9am - 12pm Adult Camp (Ages 18 - up) August 22 - August 24 Large Canvas Painting You come up with your own design! 36x36 or 30x40 canvas size $175.00 9:00 - 12:00 9am - 12pm 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 a Women Anglers In Training course with Captain Jerry or explore our local wildlife with the OKI Beatification Club, Wild Bird and Gardens, and North Carolina Wildlife Resource staff! First Tuesday of Every Month- Coffee and Conservation 9am-10:30am FREE with Pre-Registration OAK ISLAND SEA TURTLE PROTECTION PATCH PROGRAM Mid-MayLabor Day FREE to all Participants Perfect for kids of all ages, Learn more about sea turtles and earn a beautiful patch with Oak Island! Visit the Oak Island Nature Center or Ocean Education Center from midMay through Labor Day weekend and pick up a Sea Turtle Patch Program Activity Book. This booklet will guide you through the process for learning more about sea turtles and earning a patch at the same time! Once completed, show the booklet to an Oak Island Parks and Recreation staff member or volunteer at either the Nature Center or Ocean Education Center to receive your Sea Turtle Protection Patch!

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JUNE SUMMER MUSIC SHOWCASE

Music Events

Fishy Fishy Cafe

Franklin Square Park 6:30-10:30pm Thursdays 6-8pm June 1: NC Blues Kings June 8: Chance Union Band June 15: Louisa Branscomb & Friends of Distinction June 22: Sol Sound Company June 29: Parrot Party July 20: Dennis Walton Band

Greenland Farms

JUNE 3rd HALF HELL FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 11 am – 6 pm MOORE BROTHERS BAND LOWLAND HUM STRAY LOCAL MICHAEL RENO HARRELL CHARLES WALKER HONEY MAGPIE Tickets: $ discounts for youth (ages 5-14). Children 4 and under are free. 668 Midway Rd SE, Bolivia

Ports of Call 116 N Howe St, Southport

Thursdays: Jake Beamer on Keyboard Alternative Wednesdays in May:Jay Killman, guitarist First Fridays: Jay Killman Jamie and Dean Carbone will perform Check the Ports of Call Facebook Page for more upcoming events

Friday, June 2nd: Kim & Travis

Old American Fish 3600 Old Bridge Rd, Southport

Yacht Basin Eatery 3600 Old Bridge Rd, Southport

June 3: Justin Fox & Honky Tonk Outlaws. 7 -10pm

June1: Open Mic 7pm June 2:Dos Eddies 7pm June 8: Seneca Guns & Big Dog, Little Dogs Duo. 7 -10 June 3: Crank Case & the Friday, June 9th: Two Of A June 10: Key Lime Pie Band. Oilers 7pm Kind June 4: 2+2 Randy & Peggy 7 -10pm 5pm Saturday, June 10th: The June 17: The Privateers. 3 -6 Awkward Silents June 8: Open Mic 7pm June 17: Seneca Guns. 7 -10 Friday, June 16th: The DenJune 9: Lone Star Blues 7 June 18: Carolina Line 4-7pm pm nis Walton Band June 22: Kennedy Park. 7 -10 June 10: Trifecta 8pm Saturday, June 17th: Uncle Hairy June 24: L-Shaped Lot. 7 -10 June 11: Kris Ferris 5 pm Father’s Day: Steve BonJune 25: Fishin’ Musicians. 4 June 15: Open Mic 7 pm June 16: Bonnie Allyn Band afel, w/Bob Bentle & Dale -7pm 7 pm McPherson 1:00-5:00 June 17: Louisa Branscomb Friday, June 23rd: The David Middleton Park & Friends of Distinction 8 Wesley Duo pm Oaks Island Saturday, June 24th: Hank & June 18: Randy Sadewater Concert Series Les 5 pm June 2: Selah Dubb BandFriday, June 30th: James June 22: Open Mic 7 pm Surf roots, Raggae Vincent Carroll June 23: Fratero Soul 7 pm June 9: Eastline Band- VariJune 24: Honky Tonk Outety laws ON TOUR 8 pm Boiling Spring Lakes June 16: Country Line- Blue- June 25: Stoney Creek 5 pm grass June 29: Open Mic 7 pm Spring Lake Park June 23: Snake Malone & June 30: The Cosmonautz Concert Series The Black Cat Bone- Blues ON TOUR 7pm Saturday, June 3rd: The Other Guys

JUNE June 4: Parrot Party 4-6pm NOTICE: All dates and times published subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm or check websites for more details.

Circle Entertainment

CONTACT KEN PERRIN, 910.274.3971 OR KEYFLA@LYCOS.COM June 16: Hadley Kennary. 7pm-9pm June 28: Chasing Lovely. 7pm-9pm

Check Six Brewery June 3rd Exacto Duo 7-10 June 10th Tyler 7-10 June 17th Jenna Huff 7-10 June 24th Two Guitars 7-10

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DINING GUIDE

HUNGRY? Surf & Turf to Hot Dogs! Check out the Dining Guide and bite into the best that our area has to offer MODERN AMERICAN LIVE OAK CAFE

614 N. Howe Street, Southport 910-454-4360 www.liveoakcafenc.com Serving creative cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, Live Oak Cafe offers dishes such as duck crepes, lowcountry gumbo, and baked scallops au gratin.

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.

TRANQUIL HARBOR

5908 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island Call (910) 250-12944 Casual family restaurant with a variety of dishes, seafood and daily specials. Mr. P’s Bistro’s brings on the flavor and presentation with this delicious seafood specialty dish

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.

CIRCA 64

8317 East Oak Island Dr Phone (910) 250-1570 Oyster Bar, wide selection of appetizers, entres and vegeatarian oprions.

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. M=2017 MAGGIE WINNER!

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

M ISLAND WAY RESTAURANT

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.

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

JONES SEAFOOD HOUSE

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

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THE PIRATES DECK

YACHT BASIN EATERY

122 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-363-4108 www.yachtbasineatery.com Dishing up goods from both the North and South, offering everything from handrolled pizza, Jersey style breads and authentic Italian, to Southern comfort foods and fresh seafood.

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.

CAFES, DELIS & GRILLS AMERICAN GRILL

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

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.

BOB’S DOGS

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.

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DINING GUIDE THE BOUNCING LOG CAFE

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.

FAT ANDY’S BURGERS

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

GREENLANDS FARM STORE

668 Midway Rd. SE, Bolivia 910-253-9515 www.greenlandsfarmstore.info Farm fresh, organic and natural ingredients—grown here, made here! Gluten free and vegan options offered. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, unique sides and desserts.

KOPP’S KWIK STOP II

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

LITTLE BIT’S GRILL

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

LAZY TURTLE BAR & GRILL

601 Ocean Drive, Oak Island, 901-278-7725 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.

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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 oldf ashioned way. Enjoy breakfast, too.

OAK ISLAND SUBS AND SALADS

5705 E. Oak Island Drive 910-278-9040 From BLT’s with avocado to Cajun and Reuben sandwiches, this deli serves up quality sandwiches.

OASIS BAR AND GRILL

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

THE OFFICE COFFEE & WINE BAR

3280 George II HWY (BSL) Southport NC 28461 910-351-8093 www.theofficecoffeeandwinebar.com We serve Roast Magazine’s 2016 Roaster of the year....Espresso, Coffee Drinks(Hot, Frozen, Iced) Smoothies a Wide Variety of Red and White Wines as well as Craft Beer. We also offer assortment of Pastries, Trays, Breakfast and Lunch Wraps.

OLD BRIDGE DINER

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.

RUSSELL’S PLACE

5700 E. Oak Island Drive 910-278-3070 Serving breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m., Russell’s Place serves up lots of home cooking. 58 Southport Magazine / JUNE 2017 / www.SouthportMag.com

SIDE STREET CAFÉ

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

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.

QUIZNO’S SUBS

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.

WILDLIFE RESTAURANT & GRILL

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.

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 M SOUTHPORT SMOKE HOUSE

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


DINING GUIDE TERRY’S NORTH CAROLINA BARBQUE & RIBS

JAPANESE TENGU JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

4956 Long Beach Rd. SE, 457-9398 4688 Long Beach Rd. SE, 910-477-9187 Sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, hibachi, tempura Serving up pork and beef brisket sandwiches and udon noodles all available. and plates, and Memphis dry rub ribs, along with baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and MEXICAN 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

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.

1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 3, 910-457-0988 asiantastesouthportnc.com SAN FELIPE Takeout traditional Chinese food, with sta- 1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport ples such as lo mein, sesame chicken, and Serving authentic dishes, such as fajitas, enGeneral Tso’s. chiladas and chalupas.

TASTE OF CHINA

SAN FELIPE

4956 Long Beach Rd., Southport, 457-1838 4961 Long Beach Rd. SE Serving Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunan- 910-454-0950 style Chinese food. Known for fresh salsa and margaritas; serves traditional Mexican dishes.

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 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.

M JOSEPH’S ITALIAN BISTRO

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

IRISH SLÁINTE

PIZZERIAS DRY STREET PUB AND PIZZA

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

FAMOUS SUBS AND PIZZA

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

PIZZA SHACK

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

THE PEPPERONI GRILL

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

PEPPERONI GRILL AT THE BEACH

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

PIZZA HUT

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

1513 N. Howe St., Unit 10, Southport 910-457-6554 Offering traditional pub fare with Irish flair, PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA like Guinness chicken wings and mussels 4961 Old Long Beach Rd SE, Southport cooked in a Smithwicks bouillon. Don’t forget (910) 454-0757 Take-out/delivery chain offering classic & spethe Reuben or corned beef and cabbage! cialty 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

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.

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.

SIDE STREET BAKERY

THAI BY THE SEA

STAARR CAKES BAKERY

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.

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

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

ICE CREAM M DAIRY QUEEN

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

FLAVA’S COFFEE AND ICE CREAM

310 W. Bay St., Southport • 457-5150 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

BURNEY’S BAKERY

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

THE CONFECTIONARY

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

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

FLYING PIG COFFEEHOUSE

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.

SPIKE’S DAIRY BAR

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MARKETPLACE REAL ESTATE

1886 E. Boiling Spring Road Boiling Spring Lakes- Over 1200 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living/dining area, and kitchen with bar. A rocking chair front porch and rear patio with fenced yard. The house comes furnished and move in ready! This community offers swimming, boating, a community recreation center with nature trail, parks, picnic areas, 18hole golf course, tennis and basketball courts. Just minutes from Brunswick County beaches, Southport and Wilmington. $129,900 • MLS #100063975 Call Laura LeFevre, Southport Realty, Inc. for more details (910)465-6591.

558 Randolph Street SE, Bolivia Sunset Harbor- 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath- This quaint cottage was lovingly remodeled by its present owner. The custom brick circular driveway adds to the curb appeal of this little jewel. Free public state maintained boat ramp only minutes! $158,900 • MLS #100060209 Call Brian Quinn, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 540-5043, to view today!

836 Jackeys Creek Ln, Leland JUST REDUCED! Jackeys Creek - 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath- This 6000+ sf home has the room needed for everyone to have their own space. Four bedrooms upstairs, each with their own full bath, large master suite down with his and her walk-in closets Large office, formal dining room and large kitchen with breakfast area downstairs. Three car garage with bonus room $579,000 • MLS #100039881 Call Laura LeFevre, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 465-6591.

228 N. Shore Drive, BSL Three bedrooms, two baths plus an office make this home the perfect place for a family. Stainless appliances, solid surface counters, tile showers, laundry room, just a few of the upgrades this home features. Outside there are sev-

eral garage/storage buildings for mul, but the best thing are the solar panels! Average utility bills are $40 a month! $219,900 • MLS #100060771 Call Laura LeFevre, Southport Realty, Inc. for more details (910)465-6591

301 Marina View Dr, Southport JUST REDUCED! Marina Village- 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath- Excellent rental history , would make great second home and investment property. This duplex is a short walk to the Southport Marina where you can either moor your boat in a slip or be kept in dry storage. Shops and restaurants are never far from this beauty. This 2 story home has 3 bedrooms up with a walk out covered porch off the master bedroom. All rooms are spacious with lots of good natural light. $268,500 • MLS # 20698251 Call Brian P. Quinn, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 540-5043

12 Fairway Dr, Caswell Beach Caswell Village- Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA single family home. Vaulted & trey ceilings with skylights give an airy feel to the open floor plan. Kitchen with breakfast area & separate DR, fireplace, screened in porch, 2car garage. Enjoy the privacy and neighborhood amenities! Listed at $289,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS or call Jack Royal (910) 279-2153 or BJ Ellender (910) 477-3250

1139 East Leonard St, Southport Almost an acre of land with this cute 3 BR, 2 BA home, freshly painted throughout. Vaulted ceiling in the LR & dining area. Lots of windows & a den (23x11.9 ft) with gas fireplace & French doors opening to screened porch looking over large back yard. Listed at $159,500 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS or call Pat Proctor (910) 523-0087

throughout. French doors in the living area open to a screened porch that overlooks the back yard. The large fenced back yard features a patio for entertaining. There are two exterior buildings. $213,000 Call Kay Jolliff today 910-523-0624

1076 Filmore Road, BSL Waterfront in BSL- Spacious with a very large, open LR/kitchen floor plan. Kitchen has wall oven & separate cooktop, lots of cabinets & counter space. Gas stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings & lots of windows give great natural light. Master BR & sunroom both open onto deck with beautiful water views. Listed at $224,900 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS call Pat Proctor (910) 523-0087

504 Periwinkle Way, Caswell Beach This wonderful & spacious home is a true find and a must see! Beautiful, private backyard, and a very short walk to the beach! Community indoor pool, hot tub, tennis court , also kayak launch & a clubhouse for residents enjoyment. Listed at $349,900 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS call Pat Proctor (910) 523-0087

6703 Loggerhead Ct, Oak Island Oceanfront – Turtle Creek- Oak Island, oceanfront, five bedroom home on almost an acre! Located in desirable Turtle Creek. The privacy of an upscale cul-de-sac with only 6 homes, and on a freshwater pond. Add some fun to your lifestyle! Listed at $749,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Hal Bolin (910)540-3900

126 Park Ave, Southport, NC This comfortable home features a rocking chair front porch, has three bedrooms, two full baths, and ample living space with laminate flooring

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105 Live Oak Turn, Southport This well loved home in Southport features a dock and boat lift and is surrounded by oaks and nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac. Designed to take in the expansive views of the marsh and Dutchman Creek, the living area, kitchen and master bedroom are all on the main level. Kitchen features include custom solid maple cabinets and quartz counter tops. Additional area off master can be used as office or studio. There are recycled heart pine floors throughout the home. The second story has two guest rooms and guest bath plus an open loftlike area for additional office space. For outdoor living, there is a screened porch and an open deck with hot tub overlooking the marsh and creek. Natural gas is available at the street. $595,000. Call Kay Jolliff today at 910-523-062

612 N Burrington Ave, Southport This property was built in 1966 and has 3 bedrooms and 1 full and 1 partial baths with 1040 sq. ft. and is located in the Smith and Weeks subdivision within the Brunswick school district. $229,000 • MLS# 100046239 Call Kay Jolliff today at 910-523-0624

317 Clarendon Ave, Southport, NC Just a quick walk from the waterfront, the home features heart pine flooring, 10 foot ceilings and gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counters and GE Monogram SS appliances including a gas cooktop. Master suite has two large bonus areas. There are 2 guest rooms+2 additional full baths. Attached one car garage with ample workshop space. $639,000 Call Kay today 910-523-0624

160 Genoes Point Rd Sw, Supply Lockwood Folly Country ClubWATERFRONT, 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. Step into foyer which leads to formal living area with fireplace, formal dining room, large chef kitchen with granite and breakfast area. Fantastic bar with sink. First floor master bedroom with ensuite bath. First floor oversized media room will have TV/MEDIA SYSTEM, furniture to convey with acceptable offer. PLENTY of storage throughout the home as well as underneath storage for Kayaks, etc. Extra large utility area for wash room, sink and extra storage. Oversized two car garage. Expansive decking along the back of the home MLS#100062730 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

3375 Channelside Dr, Supply Lockwood Folly- WATERFRONT with panoramic views of the Lockwood Folly River. This custom home boasts big water views from the open living and dining areas. Large kitchen, huge master bedroom with ensuite bath. Upstairs has exercise area with those spectacular views, two guest bedrooms. Bonus over the garage could be used for just about anything. Plenty of storage. Gardens and nice landscaping. 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 MLS#10062724 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

1815 Baywater Court, Bolivia WATERFRONT Winding River PlantationMove-in ready,apprx. 3700 sf, 4BD/4.5BA. First floor Master the split plan offers two additional guest bedrooms each with private bath. Winding

River amenities: boat launch, ocean front slips and pool, tennis, garden, Carolina National, pool, clubhouse and so much more! All of this set on private lot close to the town of Southport, St. James, Beaches, Shopping and the new South Brunswick Charter School. MLS#10053972 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

1355 Oak Glenn Court, Bolivia Winding River PlantationStunning, move-in ready home has a private cul de sac location in the premiere community of Winding River Plantation. Open living area, gas fireplace. Brazilian teak floors throughout main living area. The floor plan has an easy flow for entertaining; Open dining room is convenient to a gourmet chefs kitchen Quartz/granite counter tops with large center island, stainless appliances, plenty of counter space and storage. Breakfast area with plenty of windows. Cozy Library and so much more. MLS#100050795 call Renee Yost for showing. 910-269-1128

2769 Pinecrest Dr, Southport WATERFRONT in St JamesGracious home located on two prime waterfront lots in community of St.James. This custom built home boasts 6000 plus sq.ft. Perfect layout for entertaining, no detail has been left out. Vaulted ceiling soars to an open second floor. Custom built cherry library/office with fireplace, a true gourmet kitchen,open living with dining area and oversized Sunroom where you can sit and enjoy peaceful mornings and gorgeous views of the water beyond. Amenities to include welcoming front porch,ELEVATOR, Loaded outside pool area Home theatre with 83 inch screen, Wine cellar & so much more! MLS 100001970 Call Renee Yost for preview today 910-269-1128


SPOTTINGS It is NEVER too late! Congratulations to Lisa Blackmon Roach who at 53 years old, graduated from Brunswick Community College with a Massage Therapy certificate! Way to go Lisa! You are an inspiration to us all!

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Luna, a rescue dog, Chilling out on Oak Island, with her owner Marie Lotto. With those doggy goggles Luna looks cool and stays safe from the sun burning her sensitive eye lids.

April Siddons , local resident, recoops by the Southport Waterfront on a gorgeous Spring day. “This is so much better than Ohio!” She says.

Brunswick Literacy Council Awarded $10,000 Grant from Dollar General

Brunswick County Literacy Council is the recipient of a $10,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant announced by the foundation May 11 and will use the funds to support the Council’s ongoing adult literacy programs.

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Lantana’s Art Gallery and Fine Gifts! June marks their 10 year Anniversary! Be sure to swing by and see them for great specials all month long!

Father’s Day!

If you do something interesting with your father or if you are a father and want to share your special day - we’d like to showcase a Father’s Day Spottings soon - so send in your photos! The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the 21st Anniversary in business of Party Time. Party Time, owned by Beverly McCloskey and Sharon Swartwood is located at 1658 N. Howe Street, Southport is your party and special occasion headquarters. 62 Southport Magazine / JUNE 2017 / www.SouthportMag.com

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