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Southport MAGAZINE

MAY 2017

Vol. 5 | Issue 8



Clubs Anyone? Aye, Aye Capt’n


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Yachts, Music & More It feels like Summer is officially here with all the tourists in town, festivals and warm weather. This issue really highlights the tremendous amount of events going on in our region; from boating to markets to festivals and non-stop Summer music. There truely is something for everyone. The local Yacht Clubs offer some great comeraderie and loads of community involvement.

The craft and produce markets are starting back up this month too, that get’s me super excited. I love to pick up fresh fruit and explore the local hand made items too. They make great gifts for out of town family. Make sure to keep this issue so you can refer to the Summer Music section in the middle, it runs from May through to August. Enjoy!

ON THE COVER WHAT A SHOT! Sam Johnston’s 42 ft. NAOS with his colorful Spinnaker, I thought this was the perfect cover image. It was captured by Club Member, Denise Ferguson, while racing in a a PHRF Series Race up the Intercoastal Waterway. Sam is the Commodore of the Southport Yacht Club and avid boater. You can read more about the Yacht Clubs and all they have to offer the community on pages 5 - 11.



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There are two local organized clubs that I researched and the main focus of these clubs are boat related, safety education and social activities. They both seem to be great choices if you want to get involved with your community, enjoy the water, go on cruises and have fun. I’m sure there are many other loose yachting, fishing, sailing or cruising groups that are marina based too. Southport Yacht Club is a relatively young club, about four years old, but are a strong group. They are set up as a non-profit and currently have about 106 members with 55 boats. Based here in Southport, they have minimal yearly fees with plenty of social, educational and cruising opportunities. I sat down with Commodore Sam Johnston to learn more about the club. “The Mission of the Southport Yacht Club is to encourage and promote all aspects of yachting in the spirit of good sportsmanship and camaraderie. The Club is committed to creating a Corinthian atmosphere by blending a friendly social environment with a variety of sailing and cruising programs in which members and their families may participate.” The SYC is founded on the basic tenant that all members should be active members and that participation of all members in both boating and social activities is vital to growing its membership.

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“Honoring the many men and women who died in the service of our country”

The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Lord and Tenth Streets, proceed right on Howe Street, left on Leonard Street, and convene at the John N. Smith Cemetery.

A memorial ceremony will follow at 11:00 a.m., at the John N. Smith Cemetery. Sponsored by the John N. Smith Cemetery Restoration & Preservation, Inc., the American Legion Bellamy Joyner Post 213 and Women’s Auxiliary

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The firing of the Historical Society’s cannon “Thor”

Presentation of Colors - SBHS JROTC Color Guard

Taps played by Brayden Williams

National Anthem sung by Jessica Bundy

Prayer led by Reverend Reginald Simmons of St. Phillips Episcopal Church

Guest speaker - Howie Franklin

Other activities include the solemn observance of those who have given in service, the Pledge of Allegiance led by local children, and a display of art work by local schools. 4 Southport Magazine / MAY 2017 /

SYC goals are to provide: A social calendar which promises events year round • Cruises and rendezvous to area locations • An opportunity to meet new people with similar interests • A cruising schedule that makes sense • A competitive sailing program • A venue that connects all Boaters — Sailors and Power Boaters • Continuing boater education The founding members were all members of other clubs when they decided to form Southport Yacht Club. They wanted to form a group focusing on water safety and education. They also have plenty of fun cruises as well as community activities throughout the year. This year they are launching their own PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing •

Charlie Goodrich and Crew race on his 30ft C&C Redwing, Harmony in the Lone Palm Regatta. Photo courtesy Southport Yacht Club Photo by: Christian Ahlmark

All Aboard for Yacht Clubs

It’s smooth sailing and plenty of fun when you join one of these local Yacht Clubs STORY BY: AMI BROWN


runswick County Beaches and our local Coastal Communities offer the perfect conditions for safe water activities, sailing and boating. Let’s face it, LOTS of people come here to retire, to be close to the water and enjoy a rather quiet life. If you like the water, own a boat, or just love to be around boats – you might want to think about joining a local Yacht Club. If you’ve ever wanted to join a Yacht Club, now is the time. / MAY 2017 / Southport Magazine 5


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It’s a fun way to get to know each other and be part of a boating family. In May for instance, Loco Jo’s is hosting a party where everyone brings a side dish and gathers for good times. They also have community activities too, such as volunteering to judge local contests, setting up a marine market to sell your used boating equipment, oyster roasts, Frogmore stew and a chili cookoff. This club seems to offer everything and more that you would want in a sailing or boating-social club. If you are new to the area, and if you love boats (but don’t have one) this could be perfect opportunity to learn more about boating, have fun and meet some super nice people too. Some of their cruises this year include: Myrtle Beach, Cape Lookout, Ocracoke, Charleston, Banks Channel, Wilmington and Bald Head Island. If you are interested in joining, have questions or want to see all the activities on their calendar, check out the website:, they also have an active facebook page. Another local group is the Cape Fear Yacht Club, stablished back in 1994. They

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are based at the end of Fish Factory Road, by South Harbour Village Marina, with an amazing Club House there. Their membership fee is a little more pricey, but you get full use of the clubhouse and all its perks. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, they are currently having a membership drive with discounted fees, but you have to join soon to get the special rate. They have about 120 members with a similar age range of 40’s to Seniors. The club house was designed by award winning architect Rick Bandera. It has stunning detail, arches, sliding barn doors, amazing light pouring in and huge garage

style doors that open right up to make the for everyone. There are approximately 20 committees you can join, and participate whole space flow. The outside area includes a wrap around in community fund raisers and a huge vaporch and a separate dock right on the riety of activities. Some of the recent acwater. They’ve hosted weddings, parties, tivities include: making Easter baskets for band concerts, celebrations and themed kids, Taps on the Waterfront, The Blessing evenings. The public can rent the space as of the Fleet, Water Safety training, helpwell. The beautiful bar was hand crafted ing renovate the community gym, playing and built by member, Neil Holben, a re- bridge, community outreach and raising tired Naval Officer before he passed away money for youth scholarships. in 2011. With their liquor license in place, One of their most successful programs plenty of glasses have been raised in his is the Youth Sailing Program. They have a small fleet of youth sailing boats, and honor I’m sure. Being a little more established, this club hold classes for kids from age 6-13 year offers a few different outlets – something olds. It’s been running for 20 years and

each year grows. This year they hope to raise enough money to buy a few more boats to keep up with the demand. They also presented a $7500 youth scholarship from the club. I had a chat to one of the former students, Andrew Bates. He’s all grown up now, but participated in the youth sailing classes from the age of 6 until he was 12. The classes gave him a sound knowledge of sailing and water safety. He told me, “I always loved the water and knew it’s what I wanted to do.” He’s now Second mate on a huge ship that carries supplies to our military, from the Middle East, / MAY 2017 / Southport Magazine 9

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Their PHRF Series Races are May 13, June 3, June 24, July 15, Aug 5, Aug 26, Sept 16. They also host the Rocket Regatta every year. This year it will be on August 12th. I can whole heartedly say that both these Yacht Clubs have a lot to offer someone looking to join. They participate in a variety of activities on the water and on land. They have full social calendars that looks like heaps of fun. They are engaged with the local community and feel like a closeknit family. If you are new to the area, or a long time resident and interested in joining either group, check out their websites and facebook pages. Have a chat to the membership chair or Commodore. You will surely make friends in the process. There have been a few other Yacht Clubs in the past that have come and gone, but these two are definitely here to stay. If you get sea sick, there is a club in St James could be perfect. It’s the Model Boat Club, and they build and race model boats… no life jacket required. You can keep your feet dry on land and still play with boats in the water.

Photo: Courtesy of Southport Yacht Club, Dennis and Kerri Farr race on Destiny.

I have to mention the supportive local Marinas too. They play a big part in servicing and housing the boats in the area. Without these Marinas, there would probably be no Yacht Clubs. Thank you…

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his month’s calendar is full of activities that will have us flexing our muscles and enjoying the fresh air. There will be music, kayaking, and classic cars. Plan to pick up some produce and trinkets at one of the area’s open air markets, catch some great live music in Southport’s beautiful Franklin Square Park or Oak Island’s soccer fields and sign up for Oak Island’s annual paddle race – you’ll be glad you did. SOUTHPORT SUMMER CONCERTS

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Soccer Fields Summer concerts are always popular on Oak Island as well, and this summer’s lineup gets started Memorial Day weekend. All concerts are held at Middleton Park Soccer Field (SE 46th St) from 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Bring your own blankets or chairs, and dinner or snacks and enjoy music by the beach. The concert schedule is as follows: Friday, May 26, 2017 – Jeremiah Mc-

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is to “develop and maintain good relationships within the community by offering assistance to local charitable organizations and individuals in need while enjoying the fellowship of other individuals with an interest in collecting, restoring, modifying and owning autos.” The Club includes members from southeastern Brunswick County; between 65 and 70 members from the Southport, Oak Island, St. James and Boiling Spring Lakes communities are in the Club. Anyone with a vehicle such as a truck from 1926 or a new Corvette or Mustang can join the Club. Car owners love the chance to show off their vehicles as much as car enthusiasts love to see them. But for the Cape Fear Cruisers, this event is also a way to raise money for charity. The Club is a 501(c)(3), and proceeds from the show will benefit local charities; the Club has given as much as $10,000 a year to local charities. The Southport Police Department will raffle off a bicycle and a child safety seat at the car show as well. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, and awards will be given out at 2 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

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Canal, starting at the Recreation Center and ending at Blue Water Point Marina. The most important detail is that the tide will be flowing with the paddlers, making this an easy race even for beginners. The entry fee is $20, or $30 the day of the race. There will be shuttles to take kayakers from Blue Water Point to the Rec Center before the race starts; there will not be any shuttles after the race. The first 75 participants will receive a t-shirt. A limited number of rental kayaks are available prior to race day. There are categories for age and gender, and categories for double kayaks as well. There’s also a contest for the best “environmental theme” costumes. Kayaks racers will pick up cards along the route, and the paddler with the best hand will win a special award. Cape Fear Cruisers’ 12th Annual Spring Car & Truck Show This popular car show has drawn more than 150 participants in past years, with categories for the best of a particular make of vehicle, best engine, best vehicle from prior to 1920, and more. According the Club’s website, www., the Club’s mission

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Tranquil Harbor

has over 25 years in the service and food industry and absolutely loves it. She lives and breathes it. She loves meeting people and wants to make sure every customer is treated like family.

Family restaurant with sophistication and class BY AMI BROWN


ried OREOS? Yes ma’am. They might be a guilty pleasure but delight customers at Tranquil Harbor Restaurant & Bar, located at 5908 E Oak Island Drive. Tranquil Harbor offers delicious southern seafood, a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional customer service.

May is the month to celebrate the arrival of the warm weather and of course Mother’s Day. What better place to take your mother, than this charming restaurant. She will certainly find something delicious on the menu – that’s a guarantee. You can take advantage of the sun and all it has to offer by enjoying a meal or cool off with a round of drinks on the

“Every meal is made to order and we only use fresh, locally sourced ingredients - everything is made from scratch...”

outdoor patio. Although you can’t see it from the front, looks are deceiving. It hosts the perfect spot for those warm Summer evenings. Tranquil Harbor is all about family. It’s a family owned and operated business and you get the feeling the customers are family too. I had a lovely chat with owner, Kelly Goldnehring and she gave me to scoop about Tranquil Harbor. She

I get the feeling that she embodies the golden rule – treat others how you want to be treated. She incorporates this into the restaurant for a winning combination. She clearly has a passion for the hospitality industry and Tranquil Harbor is her baby. She’s been coming to Oak Island for over 25 years, and she knew it was All Photos: Courtesy Tranquil Harbor

where she wanted to open a restaurant. She loves this area and it feels like home. “We want to give every customer the experience they deserve and expect from a southern restaurant. Every meal is made to order and we only use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We create everything from scratch, “ Kelly revealed. A recent customer commented… “..The food is upscale and fresh, but not overdone. The chef is creative and excellent, the bar is well-stocked, the service is attentive and the overall atmosphere is a step up from casual, without being stuffy or pretentious…” It’s also the perfect place to bring the whole family. You’ll feel welcomed the moment you step in the door and it’s cozy. With their newly extended summer hours, and daily tapa specials, you’ve got plenty of reason to stop by… you’ll be glad you did. See photos below for a couple recent dinner specials. My mouth waters just reading those descriptions. Check out their facebook page or their website for more details: Or call (910) 250-1294

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Welcome To Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry: Where Compassionate, Personal & Professional Dental Care Meet STORY BY: LESLIE FOSTER


eeth. We’ve all got ‘em and we all need to take care of them. Overall good health starts in your mouth, and good dental health takes more of a commitment than brushing your teeth before bed. (In a perfect world, yes, we really would brush AND floss after each meal!)

The dental practice you choose goes a long way in keeping your teeth, gums and mouth healthy. CCFD has a team of Dr’s that are committed to doing just that. Let’s take a look into this practice, and see just what makes them “brilliant”. CCFD’s offices are attractive. Their building resembles a large Southern Coastal home, and this is intentional. The interior spaces are welcoming, decorated attractively in a coastal style and the staff is both warm and friendly. The pediatric practice blends comfort and familiarity (think I-pad technology and kids movies) with dental procedure with the hopes of eliminating dental anxiety and making children’s dental visits a pleasant experience. Brilliant! Adults comfort is not overlooked. A “comfort menu” of both aesthetic (softer lighting, your favorite music and a warm throw) and safe procedures which lessen anxiety, go a long way in providing a relaxing experience for the adult patient as well. Clearly patient care is a high priority at this practice. But what differentiates CCFD from your average dental office is the extraordinary commitment they have made, and continue to make in our community. Dentistry From The Heart and Give Kids A Smile are free dental outreach programs that truly make the difference in the lives of our Brunswick neighbors that may not be able to have regular dental visits. The dentists at CCFD do more than “ drill, fill and bill”. They educate, care about, lis-

ten to and partner with their patients to provide the highest quality dental care. Their commitment to include children and families that could not afford dental treatments, by providing them free services during Give Kids A Smile and Dentistry From The Heart days is remarkable. Whether you are seeking a dentist for your child’s first visit or are inspired to join this family practice for your own dental needs, rest assured, you will be putting yourself into highly skilled hands; and you’ll get get a comfy blanket to keep you warm! 1. TELL OUR READERS ABOUT THE DEDICATED DENTISTS AND HYGIENISTS THAT MAKE-UP YOUR PRACTICE. At Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry, we are proud to have a team of some of the best doctors in North Carolina. Dr. Tony Michelakis, Dr. Aaron Wilharm, Dr. Darren Harrington, Dr. Matthew Miller, Dr. Gregory Hohl, and Dr. Mark Dobransky combine are respected for their superior clinical care and their compassion. Our whole staff is committed to continuing education and using the most advanced technology. Our dentists possess a natural curiosity for learning new techniques and finding the best dental solutions for our patients' long term health. Our hygienists are patient, knowledgeable and committed to helping patients achieve their best oral health in the most comforting environment. 2.PLEASE TELL US THAT NOVICANE INJECTIONS. WILL SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST! Sorry - Novivcane is here to stay.

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Dr. Mark Dobransky, Dr. Gregory Hohl, Dr. Tony Michelakis, Dr. Aaron Wilharm, Dr. Darren Harrington & Dr. Mathew Miller

3. I WAS ONCE TOLD , BY A DENTIST, THAT HONESTLY, MOST PEOPLE DREAD COMING TO SEE THE DENTIST. HOW DOES YOUR PRACTICE PUT PATIENTS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE, AT EASE? It all starts with a warm greeting from our receptionist Jasmine. Our waiting areas at each office have a soothing coastal feel to them - and we never keep you waiting long for your appointment. We do a lot of listening to patients to determine what will make them most comfortable with their treatment plan and their treatments. We really take the time to get to know our patients so we can we play their favorite music on an ipad with headphones, provide warm comfy blankets, soft lighting from a few of the items from our "comfort menu". We offer both oral sedation(oral medication taken before a visit to ease anxiety) and nitrous sedation. Nitrous sedation, commonly referred to as "laughing gas" comes in the form of a gas (nitrous mixed with oxygen) that you breathe through a mask at the start of your appointment to help you relax. Your visit ends with a social walk back to reception and a kind farewell until we see you at your next appointment. In our pediatric practice, we tailor our comforting techniques to children - kids movies play on screens above treatment chairs, ipads are available to distract young minds and a slow, thoughtful introduction to all of the tools the doctor will use with them. We also offer sedation dentistry for children when necessary. 4. DOES YOUR PRACTICE OFFER ORTHODONTICS? Although we are not orthodontists, we

do offer two orthodontic options for teens and adults. We can straighten a smile quickly and discreetly with Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles®. 5. INSURANCE: IT IS EXPENSIVE AND IT DOESN'T COVER A GREAT DEAL OF RESTORATIVE PROCEDURES (CROWNS, IMPLANTS ETC) BEYOND 50%. HOW CAN DENTISTS HELP CUT COSTS SO MORE PATIENTS WILL NOT HAVE TO date, Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry THINK TWICE ABOUT FIXING BROKEN has donated over $270,000 in free dental OR MISSING TEETH? care to more than 850 Brunswick CounOur patients are extremely satisfied with ty residents. We believe that the services the care they receive from us. We try our provided by 'Dentistry From The Heart' best to work with all patients and we do helps more than a patient's teeth, it gives have financing options available. We also them a renewed reason to smile. provide free dental care twice a year at our 7. ANOTHER COMMUNITY EVENT 'Dentistry from the Heart' and 'Freedom YOUR PRACTICE HOLDS IS GIVE KIDS A Day' events in an effort to help the com- SMILE FOR THE CHILDREN OF BRUNSmunity get the care it needs. WICK COUNTY. PLEASE EXPOUND!

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We got a chance to educate parents about preventive care for young children. Healthy eating and drinking habits and regular visits to the dentist are so important to start when the first tooth arrives. This was our first year hosting 'Give Kids a Smile' and it was a HUGE success. We provided dental services to over 50 children that day. We Kids got a chance to get to know our pediatric dentist, Dr. Liu. We also educated on hygiene procedures. Positive experiences help to offset the natural fear that develops as kids get older. It was such a great day to have our office filled with little smiling faces. Our staff LOVED taking care of these great kids. We plan to make it an annual event.

Our dentists and staff provide free dental care to over hundereds of patients on this special day. Last year, the dentists of Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry, volunteers and sponsors provided 202 patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. Each year support from the business community for this event grows as does the line of patients beginning in the wee hours of the night before the event. Our staff and volunteers make sure that patients treated at 'Dentistry from the Heart' feel special and welcomed. Support from the business community helps us to provide 8. TECHNICAL AND SO COOL... WHAT the best possible experience for them. To IS THE CEREC MILLING MACHINE?





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One of the last things people want to think about is having a temporary crown come off or having to fit in a second visit to have a crown delivered. One of the fundamental pieces of technology we utilize within the practice to combat this issue is CEREC technology. Over ten years ago, we were the first practice in Brunswick County to introduce CEREC technology to our patients. CEREC allows us to make strong, esthetic, and durable all porcelain inlays, onlays, and crowns in a single visit -eliminating the need for a temporary restoration. The CEREC software and equipment has changed over the years, but our doctors continue to dedicate hours of training themselves and our team to stay abreast of the constantly improving technology. It's not magic -but it is amazing. We are able to take pictures of your teeth before and after the tooth is prepared for a crown with a special camera attached to a computer that creates 3D images of the teeth. The crown is then designed and customized for your tooth utilizing the CEREC software. Once the crown is designed, the design is sent to a milling unit that makes the crown while you watch. The actual milling process usually takes five to eight minutes. We then fit and finish the crown before cementing it in permanently. You leave with your permanent crown-no annoying temporary and no second visit. 9. WHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN ANEMIA AND ICE- CHEWING Recent research indicates that pagophagia MAY actually be a sign of anemia (a lack of iron in the blood), which can lead to serious health complications, if left untreated. Scientists aren't sure exactly why the link exists, but they suspect it may be due to the oral inflammation caused by anemia. Such inflammation could conceivably spark an urge to seek relief in the form of ice. With a simple blood test, a doctor can tell you if you are an anemic ice chewer seeking the soothing cold of a good ice cube. 22 Southport Magazine / MAY 2017 /

The biggest change has been that patients are now more diligent and proactive in their dental care. Awareness for the link between overall health and serious chronic disease related to bacteria that begins in the mouth have put the focus on better oral hygiene and patients are responding. Also there have been so many technological advancements in dentistry. More comprehensive long-lasting solutions are available and our patients are very grateful that our doctors are educated in techniques and have invested in the latest technology making extraordinary care available close to home. They also appreciate that we offer a comprehensive range of specialty service within our practice - this saves time overall and often allows us to relieve a patient's pain or to complete a tooth restoration the same day, allowing them to get back to their busy lives.

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Clean Out & Donate Spring forward with cleaning and do good for Brunswick County students BY: TODD BEANE, COMMUNITY IN SCHOOLS


pring is here and it’s a great time to clean out your garage or home. It’s also a great time to go thrift shopping. Not just What is your favorite food? because spring brings about feelings of refresh and renew or because this is the time of year when everyone is cleaning out their Chili! The office participates in a garage and closets of unwanted items. Thrifting should be a regchili cook-off every year. ular hobby – both donating and shopping. Your favorite Book?

Beware of the Sugar Bugs by Dr. Aaron Wilharm

Your favorite place to travel? We love coastal Carolina Your favorite music?

Our doctors' favorite motivational music ranges from the Theme from Chariots of Fire to classic rock

Your favorite thing about Southport?

Our patients!

What better place to start with the spring cleaning notion than with your home, garage or attic? Renew that space and clean it out. You’ll feel better, your house or garage looks better, and students can reap the benefits from your efforts. Studies show taking the time to tackle those piles of magazines, sort through stacks of papers, and spruce up your space won’t just clear away the physical stuff, it’ll actually help you feel happier and more relaxed. After you’ve cleaned out your home, garage or attic and uncovered many new found treasures, remember to donate your surplus items to Communities In Schools (CIS) Thrift Shops. Donating and shopping at CIS Thrift Shops supports the local economy, gives customers great deals, and supports a good cause all at the same time. Every donation is rewarded with a tax receipt to benefit the donor’s income taxes and the money from shopping purchases goes back in to CIS programs helping students in Brunswick County stay in school. CIS Thrift Shops accept: gently used or new clothing for ladies, men, and children,

shoes, home décor, jewelry, housewares, electronics, art work, music related items, sports related items, tools, books, magazines and comic books, furniture, bicycles, etc. We will accept computers, computer towers, and flat screen computer systems or monitors as long as the system has been wiped clean of all files. “Donate with a purpose. Customers support students with their donations and purchases. It’s not only a fun way to shop, but a win-win-win. Customers who donate goods get a tax receipt, shoppers save money by purchasing from CIS Thrift Shops, and support students in Brunswick County through purchases. The money raised by CIS Thrift Shops support CIS Action for Success dropout prevention programs in all five middle schools right here in Brunswick County,” said Todd Beane, CIS Thrift Shop Operations Manager. The resale and thrifting industry is growing at a rate of seven percent per year, according to the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops. NARTS attributes this growth to Americans becoming more

value-conscious and aware of the need to reduce waste and recycle clothes and goods. According to NARTS, resale or thrift shopping attracts customers from all economic levels. There is no typical thrift shopper, just as there is no typical thrift shop. No one is immune to the excitement of finding a treasure and saving money. Briton Campbell, Southport CIS Thrift Shop Lead Manager, believes thrifting has become more mainstream because of culture trends. “It has to do with people wanting to create a look from a different time period and not want to spend their money at a high end shop when they can get something that is authentically vintage from a thrift shop. It’s the best place to find authentic styles from different eras.” Beane notes spring cleaning is a great time to donate or to shop. “People are cleaning and organizing and emptying homes of clutter. As they say, ‘One’s man’s junk is another man’s treasure.’ You can find amazing items, some almost brand new, during this time of year because of all the donations coming in.” CIS Thrift Shops also work with other nonprofit organizations donating items that are not sold at our thrift shops to benefit even more individuals. CIS Thrift Shops are the best local thrift shops because of the customer experience we offer. CIS shop staff know their customers and will spend time to help find that treasured item you are in search of. CIS shops cover the entire county, are part of a respected nonprofit, and usually have some of the best prices and widest variety of items.

CIS operates four thrift shops in Brunswick County for your donating and shopping convenience. CIS Thrift Shops are located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport, and Sunset Beach with inventory turning over daily. For more information about CIS of Brunswick County, our thrift shops or our programs, please contact the CIS office at 910-457-3494 or visit www. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates. CIS currently provides an Action for Success program in five middle schools that incorporates Success Coaches, community volunteers and club and business partnerships to support student achievement. CIS assists Brunswick County students through tutors, mentors, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, After School programs, Teen and Peer Court programs, and parenting education, with a major focus on dropout prevention services. About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County: Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools uses an evidence-based model to serve 3,500 young people and their families each year. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at

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Unfortunately, my dear sweet husband knows what kind of mood I’m in by what I’m listening to and how loud I have it playing. And if its classic rock playing really loud like Led Zeppelin, that could be a sign of danger. If there is an accompanying sound of pottery breaking, that is a definite ominous sign. Probably best to wait until I’m back to playing Bowie before entering the studio. With music being an important part of my life as both a singer and a potter, I am curious about how music influences other artists in their creative processes. It’s easy to understand why artists use music in their work and are moved by certain musical compositions because both art and music are able to express emotion without words. Georgia O’Keeffe created some of her early abstract paintings to convey a message without words, much the same way as music communicates.

Teaching art in the 1980’s and 90’s during a time when many art and music programs were being cut from the curriculum, Durstewitz was thankful to be able to find work as an art teacher. The last school she taught at was Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft, N.J. “Our headmaster was supportive of the arts and I was fortunate enough to have a beautiful art room complete with ample supplies,” says Durstewitz. “It was certainly a far She was quoted in saying that music could cry from pushing an art cart or sharing be translated into something for the eye. a room, both of which were my early She even named her early abstracts as experiences. By being anchored in one musical compositions such as Music Pink room, I was able to expand the curriculum and Blue no. 2. and augment the student’s art learning Kathleen Durstewitz, a local watercolor experience with classical music playing in the background.” artist, uses classical music to influence

her watercolor painting. It is a creative Durstewitz has always been an artist process she discovered when she was a and was able to follow her creative side grade school art teacher. “I taught grades from a young age. In her teenage years, one through eight in both public and she took lessons in plein air watercolor private schools,” says Durstewitz. Using painting in her hometown in Monmouth music was a very important aspect of her County, NJ. In plein air, which literally teaching art. “I would put a classical CD translates from French as “fresh air”, in, and play music. And it would always be artists use specific techniques by followplaying in the background during class. It ing the lighting and weather conditions was very calming for the students,” she outside. There is a specific technique to said. “They really loved the music and follow, according to Durstewitz. “Timing is even had their favorite composers. They important, and everything is done step by would often request Bach’s Arioso, Albi- step. The humidity of the day will deternoni’s Adagio in G minor or Bach’s Air in mine when you paint.” It is a technique D major. Or anything by Vivaldi.” that she still strives to excel.

Her paintings of serene coastal life show her strong understanding of the watercolor medium. Since her retirement and move to Brunswick County, near Sunset Beach, Durstewitz is happy to be devoting more time to her art. Even though she grew up by the ocean, she said that the lighting here is different than up north and it’s a wonderful change. “I find myself staring at the sky and the clouds like never before. The tranquility of the beach really speaks to me here,” she said. It’s easy to see how her watercolor paintings are influenced by classical music. I myself am drawn into her work and can almost hear the beach scenes calling to me. Her use of tranquil natural colors and her flowing brush strokes speak of peace. Her kind and gentle personality also shows through in her work. I’m confident that her former students cherished their time they spent in her art room. I know I surely would have. And so this week, I’ll be adding Vivaldi to my studio playlist. Durstewitz is an exhibiting member of the Associated Artists of Southport and sells her work at Franklin Square Gallery as well as being the workshop chairperson for the Waterway Arts Association, coordinating workshops at the new Bellinger Artworks studio in Calabash. / MAY 2017 / Southport Magazine 27


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Photo: Mr. P’s Soft Shell Crab

Seasonal Favorites

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resh seafood is abundant in this area and the local restaurants really know how to deliver! Some of my favorite local dishes include the grouper salad at Provisions Company, the salmon at the Frying Pan and Island Way, the broiled scallops at Turtle Island, the Grouper Oscar at Oliver’s, and the crab cakes at Dead End Saloon. Mr. P’s offers delicious softshell crab fresh seasonally so I did a little research about this delicacy and the man hours that goes into sourcing this dish. SOFTSHELL CRAB A softshell crab is really a hard shell crab that has just shed its shell. It happens only a couple times a year and it only stays soft for about 3 hours. So you can imagine timing is everything. I had a chat to Kathy at Clem’s Seafood on Oak Island and she gave me the scoop on how they do it. The shedding period last for about 3-4 weeks in the Spring, but it can change from year to year. The live blue crabs are captured and placed in large holding tanks. They are monitored around the clock. Kathy monitors them sometimes in the day time, but she leaves the night time duty up to her husband, Jeff Clemmons – also known as “Clem”. As soon as the crab sheds its shell it is removed from the tank, harvested as a

fresh – soft shell crab. It only takes about 3 hours for the new softshell to become hard again….timing is crucial. A very short window of opportunity exists for this yummy favorite. Kathy said there is another opportunity in the fall where the crabs shed again, but with the time it takes, they only harvest in the Spring shed. A lot of restaurants do serve soft shell crab all year, but they would have been frozen. When you see a restaurant serving fresh soft shell crab seasonally in the Spring, then you know it’s going to be good! When looking up a recipe for softshell crabs, I found that less is more. They only need to be lightly floured and fried in butter for a short time, 3-4 minute on each side. The seasoning seems to be limited / MAY 2017 / Southport Magazine 29

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SHAD ROE Another local southern tradition all about timing is Shad Roe. Shad is an American saltwater fish, a type of herring that spawns in fresh water at the start of spring. The American shad, a boney fish that is typically three to five pounds each, is prized not for its meat but for its eggs, a delicacy known as Shad Roe. These eggs sacs are only in the females and only during a very short during the early Spring. I was introduced to Shad Roe a few ago at an Easter Sunrise service in Virginia. They are not fishy at all, tender and a little gritty – but soft. They take on mostly the flavor of what they are cooked with. (Bacon is a nice choice) This Southern recipe from that sounds delicious. Ingredients 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 pint cold water At least 1 roe sac per person 1/4 pound bacon 2 onions, sliced 1/2 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoons honey 1 cup grits Salt and black pepper 3 tablespoons unsalted butter Flour for dusting 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Lemon juice to taste Instructions Dissolve the salt in the cool water and submerge the roes in the brine for at least an hour, and up to 4 hours. The larger the roe sacs, the longer you will want to brine. About 45 minutes before you want to cook the roe, crisp the bacon. Leave about 3 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan to cook the onions. Caramelize the onions in the bacon fat by cooking them over medium-low heat for 20 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. About 15 minutes into this process, Add the thyme, a pinch of salt, and the honey. When the onions are done, chop up some of the bacon and add it to the pan. Cook the grits and keep warm (I’m sure you know how to do that).

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Remove the roe from the brine and dust in flour. Add 3 tablespoons of bacon fat to the pan, brown the roe on medium. About 5 to 8 minutes, it’s better to be slightly underdone than overcooked. 4907 Fish Factory Rd, Serve with grits, bacon on the side. Add a little lemon juice and chopped parsley Southport to the onions and put on top of the grits, grind black pepper over everything and Every Monday at 6pm: serve the roe. Lemon wedges on the side Tatum/Hayden Review Unis a nice touch. Eat up! plugged Open Mic SHE CRAB SOUP Another delicious seasonal favorite is MAY She Crab soup. The reddish-pink color of the soup comes from the eggs. They also May 6: Two+2. 7pm give it that sweet flavor we love. These May 20: Soul R. Rusion. 7pm eggs are only in (of course) the female crabs and are only harvested during a May 21: Fishin’ Musicians short time in the Spring/Summer as well. 7pm This recipe from is a winner! Telephone: 910–454–4002 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter, divided 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 1/2 cups half and half cream 4 teaspoons finely-grated onion 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and white pepper to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 1/4 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper JUNE 3rd 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest (rind) 1 1/2 pounds flaked blue crab meat HALF HELL FOLK MUSIC 1/4 cup crab roe FESTIVAL 3 tablespoons dry sherry 11 am – 6 pm 1 tablespoon finely-chopped parsley Instructions: MOORE BROTHERS BAND In a large pot on low, melt butter; add LOWLAND HUM flour and blend until smooth. Slowly add milk and half and half cream, stirring conSTRAY LOCAL stantly with a whisk; cook until thickened. Add onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, MICHAEL RENO HARRELL white pepper, mace, cayenne pepper, and CHARLES WALKER lemon zest. Bring just to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, add crabHONEY MAGPIE meat and crab roe; simmer, uncovered, for Tickets: $ discounts for 5 minutes (if the soup appears about to youth (ages 5-14). Children 4 boil, remove the pan from the heat for a and under are free. minute or so, then return). Remove from heat and add sherry, stirring to mix. Let sit 668 Midway Rd SE, Bolivia for 3 to 4 minutes before serving. Serve the soup into bowls, dividing the crabmeat and roe equally into each bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately. Yields: 4 servings.

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

Summer time has come again! The weather is hot and the music is even hotter. Grab a friend and come enjoy our amazing local musicians. There is a variety of sounds and styles that gives everyone something to enjoy. Our SUMMER MUSIC SHOWCASE ISSUE makes it easy to plan your summertime music and ensure you won’t miss your favorite bands. Make sure to keep this special issue to help guide you around the local summer music scene. Grab a cold drink, a couple of friends and come see these awesome performances! -Alyssa Crouson

City of Southport

Franklin Square Park Every Thursday 6pm-8pm JUNE June 1: NC Blues Kings June 8: Chance Union Band June 15: Louisa Brandcomb & Friends of Distinction June 22: Sol Sound Company June 29: Parrot Party JULY July 6: Privateers July 13: Parrot Party

July 20: Dennis Walton Band July 27: Chance Union Band AUGUST August 3: Christine Martinez Band August 10: Pantastic Steel Band August 17: L-Shaped Lot Duo August 24: Sam Carteret August 31: NC Blues Kings


A Southern Living Inspired Event October 6,7,8th Live Music by: The Midatlantic for tickets and information

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MAY May 6: Christine Martinez Band. 7 -10pm

JULY July 1: Lone Star Blues. 7 -10 July 2: Seneca Guns. 7 -10 May 7: Dawn & Buddy. 4 -7 July 3: Christine Martinez. 6 -9pm May 13: Key Lime Pie Band. July 6: Full Dish. 7 -10pm 7 -10pm July 8: Key Lime Pie Band. 7 May 14: Fishin’ Musicians. 4 -10pm -7pm July 9: Hoover & Martinez May 21: Gene Gregory. 4 -7 Duo. 4 -7pm May 22: Hospice Fundraiser July 15: Justin Fox. 7 -10pm May 25: Hoover & Martinez. July 16: Carolina Line. 4 -7 7 -10pm July 20: Big Dog Little Dog. 7 -10pm May 27: Splash. 7 -10pm July 22: Jam Sandwich. 7 -10 May 28: Seneca Guns. 7 July 29: Seneca Guns. 7 -10 -10pm July 30: Fishin’ Musicians. 4 JUNE -7pm June 3: Justin Fox & Honky AUGUST Tonk Outlaws. 7 -10pm August 5: Key Lime Pie June 8: Seneca Guns & Big Band. 7 -10pm Dog, Little Dogs Duo. 7 -10 August 6: Gene Gregory. 4 June 10: Key Lime Pie Band. -7pm 7 -10pm August 12: Kennedy Park. 7 June 17: The Privateers. 3 -6 -10pm August 19: L-Shaped Lot. 7 June 17: Seneca Guns. 7 -10 -10pm June 18: Carolina Line 4-7pm August 20: Fishin’ Musicians. June 22: Kennedy Park. 7 -10 4 -7pm June 24: L-Shaped Lot. 7 -10 August 24: Dos Eddies. 7 -10 June 25: Fishin’ Musicians. 4 August 26: Splash. 7 -10pm -7pm

June 15: Open Mic 7 pm May 4: Open Mic. 6pm June 16: Bonnie Allyn Band May 5: 2+2 Randy and Peg- 7 pm gy. 7pm June 17: Louisa Branscomb May 6: Lone Star Blues. 8pm & Friends of Distinction 8 pm May 7: Jamie & Christine. June 18: Randy Sadewater 5pm Soul-R Fusion 5 pm Soul-R Fusion, duo, features Alex Goodell - Fretless Bass, Tim Koehler - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, May 11: Open Mic. 6pm June 22: Open Mic 7 pm and Harmonica. Soul-R Fusion focuses on the interplay between Tim’s rich vocals and rhythmic May 12: Bluegrass & Blues acoustic guitar and Alex’s melodic bass playing. The music has a rhythmic and soulful singer June 23: Fratero Soul 7 pm Rev. 7pm songwriter vibe. Catch their gig at the Dead End Saloon on May 20th at 7pm, and they’ll be back for the Songwriter’s Festival in June. May 13: Groove Pirates. 8pm June 24: Honky Tonk Outlaws ON TOUR 8 pm May 14: Rev. 5pm June 25: Stoney Creek 5 pm May 18: Open Mic. 6pm June 29: Open Mic 7 pm Middleton Park - Concert Series May 19: Ryan Hutchens. 7pm June 30: The Cosmonautz MAY May 20: Stephen Gossin Rock & Classic Rock ON TOUR 7pm Band. 8pm May 26: Jeremiah McGuire July 28, 2017: Signal Fire – JULY May 21: Exacta. 5pm Band-Country Rock w/ Pop Reggae/Rock July 1: Groove Pirates 7 pm Blues influence May 25: Open Mic. 6pm AUGUST July 2: Exacta 5 pm JUNE May 26: Jonathan Carroll August 3: Chocolate Chip & Band. 7pm July 3: Rev 7 pm June 2: Selah Dubb BandCompany Band - Variety July 4: Lone Star Blues 4pm May 27: Christine Martinez Surf roots, Raggae August 11: Country Line – Band. 8pm July 4: Hot Flash 8 pm June 9: Eastline Band- VariBluegrass May 28: Stoney Creek. 5pm July 6:Open Mic 7 pm ety August 18:Brandon Bailey – JUNE July 7: Southport Johnnie & June 16: Country Line- Blue- Country/Southern Rock the Bizness 7 pm grass June1: Open Mic 7pm August 25: David Wright July 8: Stephen Gossin Band June 23: Snake Malone & June 2:Dos Eddies 7pm August 31: The Sand Band – 8 pm The Black Cat Bone- Blues Variety/Carolina Beach Music June 3: Crank Case & the July 9: Jim Lord 5 pm Oilers 7pm JULY SPONSORS: June 4: 2+2 Randy & Peggy July 13: Open Mic 7 pm July 1: (beach day). Midnight Barbara M. Williams Accounting 5pm July 14: Barefoot Steve & the Alley Family Chiropractic Plus Flip Flops 7 pm June 8: Open Mic 7pm July 7:Tim Clark Band – Margret Rudd & Associates, Inc., July 15: Trifecta 8 pm June 9: Lone Star Blues 7 Realtors Beach, Rock, Dance & Party July 16: Kris Ferris 5 pm North Carolina 4 th of July Festival pm July 14:Imitations – Beach, NOTICE: June 10: Trifecta 8pm Carolina Exclusives July 20: Open Mic 7 pm Soul & Rock n’ Roll All dates and times published subject to change. Please call July 21, 2017: Rivermist – July 21: Dos Eddies 7 pm The Fuzzy Peach – Southport June 11: Kris Ferris 5 pm ahead to confirm or check websites for more details. 32 Southport Magazine / MAY 2017 /

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July 2: Christine Martinez Band 8 pm July 23: 2+2 Randy & Peggy 5 pm July 27: Open Mic 7 pm July 28: Island Fever 7 pm July 29: Crank Case & the Oilers 7 pm July 30: Jackson Howard 5p AUGUST Sug 3: Open Mic 7 pm Aug 4: Exacta 7 pm Aug 5: Fratero Soul 8 pm Aug 6: Soul-R-Fusion 5 pm Aug 10: Open Mic 7 pm Aug 11: Jamie & Christine 7p Aug 12:Groove Pirates 8 pm Aug 13: Randy Sadewate 5pm Aug 17: Open Mic 7 pm Aug 18: Bonnie Allyn Band 7 pm Aug 19: Trifecta 8 pm Aug 20: Rev 5 pm Aug 24: Open Mic 7 pm Aug 25: Lone Star Blues 7pm Aug 26: Christine Martinez Band 8 pm Aug 27: Stoney Creek 5 pm Aug 31 Open Mic 7 pm

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MAY May 27: The Hired Hands 4-6pm JUNE June 4: Parrot Party 4-6pm JULY July 22: Soul on the Beach 6-8pm

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5130 Southport-Supply Rd SE, Southport MAY May 1st Stephanie Schaffer 7-10pm May 13th Dale Kinner 7-10 The Seafood Hut will be on site May 27th Lockwood 4-7 June 4th & July 22nd Eric Keely 7-10 JUNE June 3rd Exacto Duo 7-10 June 10th Tyler 7-10 June 17th Jenna Huff 7-10 June 24th Two Guitars 7-10 JULY July 1st (tentative) Back Porch Rockers 6-9 July 8th Dusty Kinner 7-10 July 15th Jeremy Mathews 7-10 July 22nd Charlie “Duo” Christine Martinez 7-10 July 29th Tony Barnes 7-10

Fundraiser Concert! MAY 22 The Winding River Women’s Golf Association

(WRWGA) is having a special Music Fundraiser at the American Fish Company on May 22nd. To raise money for Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick County’s newest Classic Rock Band, LOCKWOOD, is donating their time to perform a night of classic rock. In addition to this event, the WRWGA is hosting a charity golf tournament on June 20th at Carolina National for the 5th year in a row. Please come out and support this great cause! Tickets are available for a $10 donation, and many of the local restaurants have donated gift certificates to be auctioned off during the evening 34 Southport Magazine / MAY 2017 /

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Winding River Plantation | 1594 Brushwood Court S.E. | Located on the ninth fairway of Carolina National, this3,668 beautiful 1355 OAK GLEN CT SE | 3 BEDS 4 BATHS SQFT brick home was built to take full advanof the golf course vista. bedroom, 3 bathin home includes a firston floor Winding River Plantation | 31594 Brushwood Court S.E. | community Located themasninth This tage stunning, move-in ready home has aThis private cul de sac location the premiere of Winding River ter bedroom with suite coffered, bath. The open floor plan is traditional yet offers a advanmod-built fairway Carolina National, this beautiful brick home was to take fullcustom Plantation. Openofliving areaenfeatures wainscoted ceiling, stacked stone built gas fireplace with ern chefs kitchen that opens the3Brazilian breakfast The gourmet kitchen, including tage of the golfofcourse This bedroom, 3 bath home includes a first masins are the focal points this beautiful room. teak room. floors throughout main living area.floor The floor plan double ovens, gas cooktop and granite. Formal Living dining living ter bedroom with en suite bath. The open floor plan is traditional yet offers modhas an easy flow for entertaining with true “southern living” style. Openand dining room rooms, is convenient toaaroom gourmet aquartz/granite fireplace custom built-ins. Both areas open togourmet a spacious sun room de-and chefsoffers kitchen counter tops with largebreakfast center island, stainless appliances, plenty of counter space ern chefs kitchenand that opens to the room. The kitchen, including signed for easy entertaining with access both areas. $419,900 storage. Winding River is home to Carolina National Golffrom course. Amenities include Clubhouse, beach house double ovens, gas cooktop and granite. Formal Living and dining rooms,pool, living room with pool, tennis, two marinas, River house and much more. offers a fireplace and custom built-ins. Both$524,500 areas open to a spacious sun room designed for easy entertaining with access from both areas. $419,900

Winding River Plantation | 1821 Baywater Court S.E. | This custom built home offers comfortable, elegant living in a private setting. The masonry FP is the focal point of the open living area, doors to screen and wrap around porch. Winding River Plantation | French 1821 Baywater Court S.E. | This custom built 1815 BAYWATER COURT, BOLIVIA |elegant WATERFRONT First floor Master opens w/luxurious bathinwith soaking tub, dual home offers comfortable, living a private setting. The vanities masonryand FP large is the Thiswalk-in magnificent, superbly built, residence isbright located in the premiere community of Winding shower. Formal dining connects to the gourmet kitchen with granite, focal point of the opencustom livingwaterfront area, French doors to screen and wrap around porch. Riverchefs Plantation. Immaculate, move-in ready,apprx. 3700 4BD/4.5BA greets withvanities its impressive entrance gas range, endw/luxurious appliances and sf, custom cabinetry. Upstairs areand 2 large First floor Masterhigh opens bath with soaking tub,you dual large of double mahogany, glass double doors whichpool leadthe youbright intoand thegourmet foyer. Immediately notice the bedrooms andleaded a Formal huge bonus room with table morning kitchenone forwill guests walk-in shower. dining connects to kitchen with granite, spacious, entertaining floor plan that flows to the outdoor living area along the Lockwood Folly and marsh with convenience. Air conditioned garage with cozy BONUS APARTMENT. Brazilian cherchefs gas range, high end appliances and custom cabinetry. Upstairs are 2 large private boat slip.ample First Masterbonus the split plan offers two additional guestmorning bedrooms each with private bath. So rybedrooms floors, storage, large laundry, central vac, lifetime windows. $549,000 andfloor a huge room with pool table and kitchen for guests muchconvenience. to see – set up aAir preview. Winding River amenities: boat launch, ocean front slips and Brazilian pool, tennis,chergarden, conditioned garage with cozy BONUS APARTMENT. Carolina National, pool, clubhouse and so much more! All of this set on private lot close to the town of Southport, ry floors, ample storage, large laundry, central vac, lifetime windows. $549,000 St. James, Beaches, Shopping and the new South Brunswick Charter School. This home is a must see and ready to move in! $849,000

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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 yearround function depend entirely 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.”

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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@ / 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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Quaint Cottage Feel, Huge Inside

After many years living in Raleigh, decor. Without feeling too beachy, they would bring their boat here every you really get the feel of nautical living year and really enjoyed the region. in a quaint Southern town. They knew when they retired, they The green picket fence set off the would make Southport their home. low maintenance lawn and is the This house may look like a small cozy perfect colorful choice. The dark bungalow, but looks are definitely shutters contrasts with the yellow deceiving. This house opens up, and exterior highlights the oversized is amazingly 3600 square feet. windows. Lots of light floods in the numerous windows with plantation style shutters. The southern style front It’s picture-perfect with porch is perfect for rocking, reading great curb appeal! or just enjoying the warm weather as you wave at the friendly neighbors. It may look like a small The house was lovingly remodeled with high-end finishes. The hardware bungalow from the outside, has been kept in the period and the solid wood floor has an old school but when you step inside, feel. it opens up to a huge 3600 The 5-piece crown molding tops off square foot, completely the 12 foot ceilings. The living room has huge widows and is roomy. The remodeled ohome. built-in custom cabinets makes the perfect entertaining centerpiece. There is plenty of room for oversized furniture and wall space for your own art collection. Even though the remodel brought in the new, the old charm of a historic property is still everywhere you look. The soft blues and yellow mimic the themed tones of the region and sea

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This charming historic home in the heart of Southport has been fully renovated and includes all the modern conveniences and finishes. It’d located in a quiet neighborhood, a quick walk to the waterfront. The warmth shine and the sunlight floods in the home, with heart pine flooring, 10 foot ceilings and gas fireplace. The huge gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets,

granite counters and GE Monogram Stainless Steel appliances including a gas cook-top. The master suite has two large bonus areas – one set up as an office and the other a crafting or workspace. There are 2 guest rooms and 2 additional full baths. There is a veranda off the master suite upstairs, the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite book and a cold glass of sweet tea

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in the summer. The large attached garage offers ample workshop space and more storage. This Historic Singletary House was built in 1899 and is owned by Chris and Colleen Webster. They love this house and Southport, but feel it’s time to sell. They have the home listed with Jay Jolliff with Margaret Rudd Associates.

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The ornate wood trim on the porch, adn the cute cotage feel, reminds me of a Christmas Ginger Bread House. I The open plan with can just smell them now! I love the white wicker furniture on gourmet kitchen offers the front porch. The lightly colored cushions and the table lamp are custom cabinets, granite artfully placed to give that highcountertops and all society feel with a friendly down to earth style. stainless appliances, a If you are in the mood for a drink, this house has you covered! With a chef’s dream kitchen, built in wet bar, you can enjoy mixed drinks any time you want. A below perfect for entertaining. counter wine fridge can hold plenty vino for those romantic dinners just for two. The open plan gourmet kitchen The huge formal dining room is offers granite counter tops, custompainted in soft, cool tones. It’s calm cabinetry and all top of the lineand again feels majestic, high society. stainless steel appliances. This is aThe contrasting dark mantle over the chef’s dream kitchen, perfect forperiod fireplace is the perfect touch. entertaining. The gas cook top is There is plenty of room for a large table, oversized buffets and a china perfect for the ultimate entree. Deep double sinks and dishwashercabinet. The chandelier sparkles and make clean up a breeze. Lowcreates an inviting ambiance. I am all about art work - and really maintenance is definitely my style! The overhand of the countertopsneed my wall space! This dining room creates the perfect eat-in bar spaceis the perfect space for displaying for a couple of stools. A second barsome of your most prized paintings or space on the adjacent wall just underportraits. The huge windows at the far the windows, adds to the flow andend of the room let in a tremendous creates intimate seating areas for cozyamount of light, feeling open and airy. chats or having your morning coffee. I love how the dark furniture really stand out against the light walls and white trim work. It’s a real show piece! I also love mixing the old and the new. Having an eclectic style can really make a statement in a home. Antique pieces along side of modern creates a signature style - a unique element that makes a house a home. Little pops of color create interest and beauty and keeps the eye moving around the room - I love that in home style! Whether it’s a floral arrangement, a bold piece of art or a simple throw pillow - it can make all the difference. The dining room floors are a showpiece, and I love that they are on full display - not covered up by a rug. I am a sucker for hardwood floors.

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One of the bedrooms was turned into a huge office space. This could be perfect if you need a home office, or are a consultant and need your own getaway. The placement of this corner desk really lets the room show it’s size. The under window seat would make the perfect space to take a break from staring at that computer screen and get a much needed dose of nature. Again, light pours in the windows making every room bright and feel alive. If you needed more bedrooms, this could easily be a spare room as well. It could also make a nice workout room, home gym or quiet Zen or Yoga room. It feels warm and inviting. With two guest rooms and two more guest baths, you’ll never run out of space for all those visitors who want to enjoy Southport and the waterfront. The colors are pale and soft, just enough color to be simply beautiful without feeling over decorated. I love it.


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HOMESTYLE The pinnacle of rooms is this screened porch balcony over the The huge work room garage. Set back from the road, it offers a quiet place to get away. is perfect for crafting, I can see myself sitting here reading, scrapbooking, quilting writing or taking a nap. The fans keep the space cool in the Summer and or hobbies, with tons offers an Island breezy feel. of cabinets and storage The French Doors are the perfect stylistic touch. I love the color palette space. chosen, pops of bright orange here and there gives the space a tropical This work space has to be one of my vibe. It sure makes me want a Pina favorites. I wish I had a space like this. Colada! There are long countertops, plenty I also love the details of the porch, of leg room underneath for several the arch beautifully compliments the chairs to move around. I always have period but feels modern as well. I love the trim and attention to detail with more than one project at a time. The glass front cabinet doors open all the woodwork. up the space and break up the white Everywhere you look, style, grace cabinets. This is the ultimate quilting and elegance fill the air, the walls, the room. It could be used for scrap- floors and the entire house. It’s a floor booking, painting, model building, to ceiling dream home, set in a lovely jewelry making or so many other crafts neighborhood, only blocks from the and hobbies - the skies the limit with water front. I don’t think there is much this room. There are lots of drawers more to ask for.... Except where’s the and storage for everything you would key to my new house? need.

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Local dentist Aaron Wilharm and his wife Lindsay found themselves in this very situation upon the birth of their second child Addison. Lindsay notes, “There were no signs of Addison’s hearing loss, she simply failed the newborn hearing screening at the hospital as well as the follow-up screening given at the health department. “ She credits the mandatory laws requiring newborn hearing screening to be done at birth for early intervention. Often in years past, hearing loss was not detected until speech does not progress. “Once we knew Addison had hearing loss , the journey began to determine her exact loss and how hearing aids would help her. It is difficult to test a newborn because they can’t simply raise their hand when the sound is heard or repeat a sound to the audiologist.

“What I would want people to know about hearing loss is early intervention is key and like anything else, hard work,” In newborns, they measure brainwaves by applying electrodes to the head and stimulating sound. However, the baby must remain still and quiet and that is not easy! After multiple frustrating attempts to get an accurate audiogram, measurement of her hearing, locally we decided to go to UNC Hospitals. “ She states, “ I still can replay the moment and words when the audiologist told us Addison had severe hearing loss. I knew it could be worse but hearing is such a vital part to ones life. And

while Aaron and I were both in the medical field, we felt so helpless because it was what it was. There is no way to restore her natural hearing-- we could only provide her with the best technology, services, and the best environment in which to hear aided.” “At three months Addison received her first set of pink hearing aids. I have to say before this I had never seen a baby wearing hearing aids. But she was responding to sound and really enjoyed pulling them out to chew on the ear molds! By six months, we started speech therapy in Wilmington at a center funded by UNC Chapel Hill for children with hearing loss called CASTLE. We were intense with this therapy. We had weekly goals and were constantly focused on hem, her environment, her reaction to sound, and maintaining her hearing aids to function optimally.” However, at age 2 ½, Addison’s hearing loss progressed requiring further intervention with cochlear implants. Great strides have been made in the area of profound hearing loss in adults and children through the development of cochlear implants. The cochlea is the hearing portion of your inner ear. Damage to this area prevents sound signals from being sent to the brain. Cochlear implants are surgically implanted electronic devices which allow sound to be sent via the hearing (auditory) nerves to the brain. While hearing aids only make the sounds louder, Cochlear implants bypass portions of the inner ear and send direct stimulation to the nerve which sends it to the brain in a way that it can be interpreted as sound. There is an external and surgically implanted internal component to the Cochlear Implant. Addison received her first cochlear implant at age three. Despite being fearful of the outcome at first, Lindsay describes the amazing gift of technology. “This is a good lesson in faith…. Because not long after we made it through surgery and they

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were activated did I realize they are miracles. She heard so much more and could hear in a more confident way. Not trying to make sounds out through background noise and extreme focus but she just could simply hear them! It still brings tears to my eyes. To watch your child struggle in simple ways and then start to come alive is pure joy.” Addison received her second implant to provide bilateral sound at the age of 4. At age 8, “to say she has succeeded de-

spite her disability is an understatement. We think she makes cochlear implants look cool! She has a focus, kind heart and maturity about her that is beyond her years.” A normal child, she does remove the implants at night and may have to find them after cartwheels in the grass. She is able to swim with them with a special case/swim cap device. Through this all, Lindsay credits the resources available to “guide and empower”

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HEALTH them in the journey including UNC Chapel Audiologists and ENT physicians. Also, The CARE Project which was “starting locally but has since spread nationally by providing workshops and Retreats to families dealing with pediatric hearing loss. It provides emotional counseling, connects parents with incredible resources and educates them on how to best navigate this world of hearing loss. To us the Care Project was our normalcy in this difficult journey… parents like us that understood everything we were facing. In their generous spirit, the Wilharms have created their own foundation to support programs that helped them. It is called Addison’s Aid. (Please see bullet at end of this article for contact/donation info) Lindsay sums up their journey by saying, “What I would want people to know about hearing loss is early intervention is key and like anything else hard work. My advice to someone facing this challenge is to find a great audiologist/ENT. Not just a good one but an outstanding one- it is worth traveling to get better results. Also, search out people who have faced these challenges you are facing. Sometimes new hope goes a long way. And unconditional faith!

My gratitude to Lindsay Wilharm for sharing their journey from her heart! If you are interested in contributing to either of the 501(c) resources mentioned above or would like contact information, please note the following:

The CARE Project Addison’s Aid PO Box 386 Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

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First Friday Gallery Walk, 5-7 pm – free, Franklin Square Gallery, Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantanas Gifts & Silver Coast Winery and Art Gallery.


Franklin Square Gallery - The first Featured Artist event of the season begins Thursday, May 1, at Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery. Tony Fotia’s detailed, colorful acrylic paintings of area wildlife and Dory Hemingway’s creative ceramic depictions of birds and sea creatures will take center stage for the month of May in the main showroom. The public is invited to meet the artists at the First Friday reception on May 5, 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 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 for more information on instruction and upcoming events. 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: 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: Story Time for Children, 10 am noon, Harper Library - free, May 1st

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Tony Fotia’s Heron Painting on display at Franklin Square Gallery.


BRUNSWICK CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE’S 7th Anniversary meeting to focus on a false remembrance of the Civil War. The Tuesday, May 2nd meeting of the Round Table marks this non-profit organization’s 7th anniversary. It will feature returning guest historian, Ed Bonekemper, prolific author, popular speaker, and he will focus his presentation on examining the accuracy of his topic entitled, “Myth of the Lost Cause.” Registration and refreshments for the Tuesday, May 2nd anniversary meeting will begin at 6:30PM at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach. Everyone is invited to attend. The guest admission fee is $10, and can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. The Round Table continues to grow with each monthly meeting, and currently has over 1,150 members, making it the largest Civil War Round Table in the country. For more information about the Round Table or the upcoming meeting, contact president Mike Powell at (910) 2783545, or email to mpowell6@ec.rr. com. The organization’s website is You are also invited to visit their Facebook page for interesting Round Table developments and announcements.


Waterfront Market, 8 am - 1 pm, Fort Johnston Southport Museum & Visitors’ Center Lawn

FREE DENTISTRY! Coastal Cosmetic family Dentistry will be hosting the 6th annual ‘Dentistry from the Heart’ event at its Bolivia location on Friday May 5th. Dental services will once again be provided to the community for free on a first-come, first-served basis. “It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” said Dr. Tony Michelakis. “The services provided by Dentistry From The Heart helps more than a patient’s teeth, it gives them a renewed reason to smile.” The event begins at 7am at the Hwy 211 office: 3071 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia, NC. For more information please visit or Mike’s Garage Band will be in concert on Friday May 5 at the St. James Community Center from 5:30 PM till 9:30 PM. The concert will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island. Net proceeds will go toward the programs Kiwanis sponsors and supports for the children of Southport-Oak Island and Brunswick County. Tickets are $15 each, and tables of 8-10 are available. Bring your own food, beer, wine, or soda (no alcohol). Come out and join us to support the children in our community. For information, please contact Ron Grabarek at


Garden Tour, Wine, and Sketching. Greenland Farms. Get a tour of our farm house gardens and then relax with a glass of wine while you sketch scenes. Guests bring their own art supplies, Greenlands Farm brings a glass of wine for each guest and serene views. Bottles of wine are available for purchase in the farm store. Must be 21 and older to consume alcohol. Space is limited, reservations suggested. Event Time: 4:00p-5:30p Location: Greenlands Farm Store, 668 Midway Road SE, Bolivia, NC 28422, Cost: $20

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Southport neighbors in regular cleanups of the town on the first

Saturday of each month, from 9am - noon. Any and all contributions of your specific talents are welcome, be they weeding, planting, pruning, digging, or all of the above. No need to bring anything but your energy and good intentions — all tools and supplies are provided by the City of Southport. Upcoming cleanup days are scheduled Saturday, May 6, and 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. Alligators Up Close and Personal, 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. $5 per Resident $10 per Non-resident. Join OKI Parks and Recreation as we follow Becky Skiba on a trip to Lake Waccamaw, NC to see alligators up close and personal! Enjoy a beautiful day outside learning more about alligator habitats and behaviors. Kayak Fishing School, Registration Fee: $45 (includes lunch)- At Door $55 (if space is available) Join Oak Island Parks and Recreation as we spend a weekend learning all about kayak fishing with Captain Jerry Dilsaver. Get the most out of your kayak fishing as this program features sessions on safety, rigging and inshore fishing for speckled trout, red drum, and flounder this is a program you don’t want to miss! Discover how to launch through the surf for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more. Located at Dutchman Creek Park, 4750 Fish Factory Rd. Oak Island NC; seminars will be held from 9:00a.m.1:00p.m. and demos from 2:00p.m.4:00p.m. Spring Car and Truck Show, Eric’s Grill Parking Lot, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m Belville Founders Day - Brunswick Riverwalk, 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Calling all Golfers!! Teams sought for Golf Classic. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking golfers to play in this annual Southport-Oak Island Golf Classic. The Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, May 6th at the Oak Island Golf Club. The tournament is 4-person captain’s choice with a shot-gun start at / MAY 2017 / Southport Magazine 53

CALENDAR 8:30am. The entry fee is $420 per 4-person team and includes green fees, golf cart, breakfast biscuit, coffee, juice, hospitality cart, lunch and 4 mulligans per team. There will be a cash prize for first place in each flight. Flights are based on number of teams. There will be a minimum of three teams per flight – Championship Flight, 1st Flight, Women’s Flight and Mixed Flight. In addition to the golf tournament there will be a Putt for Green 50/50 with an entry fee of $10.00 per putt - One hole, one try, no ties. . For sponsorship or entry information contact Karen Sphar @ Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at 910.457-6964 or stop in at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport.


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SECOND TUESDAY TALK, Southport Historical Society, 10:30 am, the Harper Library - free BCC – FREE BUSINESS TAX CLASS! The NC Department of Revenue in conjunction with Brunswick Community College will be offering an exciting course to learn your business tax responsibilities! A team of presenters will cover basic requirements to help North Carolina business owners understand the laws and obligations necessary to be tax compliant. The seminar covers topics ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Reserve your spot for the course today!

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FORT MACON STATE PARK 7:00a.m.-5:00p.m. $10.00 Residents & $12.00 Non-Residents Built between 1826 and 1834 to guard the entrance to Beaufort Harbor, this five-sided fort, constructed of brick and stone, was intermittently garrisoned before being seized by Confederate troops in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War.. Fort Macon was re-garrisoned in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and from 1941-1945 during World War II. After our visit to the fort, we will make our way over to the Sanitary Restaurant in Morehead City for lunch. Only 14 spots available. No Refunds.

MAY 13TH Mother Sweetheart Afternoon Tea, Greenland Farms. In celebration of mothers — and all the special women in your life — this afternoon tea is special way to bond over a delicate cup of tea with tea treats and savories. Bring your favorite tea cup and relax in our farm café, enjoying our delicious tea offerings. We encourage mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, mothers and spouses, and Mother’s Day out friends. Space is limited, reservations required. Event Time: 2:00p-3:30p, Location: Greenlands Farm Store, 668 Midway Road SE, Bolivia, NC 28422, Cost: $20 per adult guest, $10 per child guest (11 years and under) Details: CASH MOB! Time: 11:00 am, It’s a Secret, Meet at: SE 54th & E. Oak Island Drive corner, Oak Island. Bring Cash and your shopping shoes! What is a Cash Mob? It’s similar to a Flash Mob but instead of sing/ dancing it spends $20.00 as a way to support our locally owned shops. The Chamber will announce a general meeting location, date and time but the mob will not know where they are going until they arrive. This is the last Cash Mob of the Summer – but will resume in September so make sure to come out! Who Can Mob? Mob members can be fellow chamber members, residents or visitors. The only rule is the Cash Mob participants agree to spend $20.00 at the retailer. Mob Social: After the mob shops participants

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will be invited to follow the leader to socialize nearby for an adult beverage or sweet at one of our member pubs, wine shop, bakery, or ice cream (yogurt) parlor. BRUNSWICK CONCERT BAND Odell Williamson Auditorium - free concert. Saturday 3:00pm RIDE THE TIDE Kayak Float & Race, 11:30am. The entry fee is $20.00 per person. Day of race fee $30.00. The first 75 participants will receive a t-shirt. The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department and The Adventure Kayak Company will be sponsoring the 6th Annual Ride the Tide kayak float and race on the Davis Canal on May 13th. It will consist of a 5.2-mile float & race from the Recreation Center to Blue Water Point Marina. The Davis Canal is a calm and scenic river and the float will take place as the tide is flowing with the paddlers. Trip difficulty is: Easy.

Sunday, May 14th MOTHER’S DAY! MAY 15

Story Time for Children, 10 am - noon , Harper Library - free

MAY 16

NC Maritime Museum 3rd Tuesday Evening Program, 7 pm, Southport Community Building - free

MAY 17

Waterfront Market, 8 am - 1 pm, Fort Johnston Southport Museum & Visitors’ Center Lawn

MAY 18-20

GROW WILD with the Brunswick County May 19-20 Native Plant Sale Get ready to Grow Wild with the Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association at their Native Plant Seminar on May 18th followed by their Native Plant Sale on May 19-20, 2017 at the Brunswick County Government Center, 25 Referendum Drive, Building N in Bolivia, NC.

MAY 18

On Thursday May 18, 2017 Dr. Larry Mellichamp, noted expert on native plants and author of “Native

CALENDAR Plants of the Southeast” will be the speaker at the Native Plant Seminar. This talk is available at 9:30 am and repeated at 1:00 pm. Tickets ($10.00 per person) are available at https://mellichampbrunswickcounty. Dr. Mellichamp will be signing copies of his book, Native Plants of the Southeast, available for purchase at $40.00 each, or bring your own much-loved copy. Visit the Brunswick County Botanical Garden between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm adjacent to Building N to view our garden and learn about Edible Landscapes, Pollinator Gardens, and Rain Gardens. The Native Plant Sale is open from 9:00am-3:00 on Friday May 19, 2017 and Saturday May 20, 2017 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This sale offers one of the largest selections of popular native and pollinator plants in the area with Milkweeds, Blue Baptisia, Coral Honeysuckle, Coastal Joe Pye, Bee Balms, Fringe Tree, Cardinal Flower, various Coneflowers and Black-eyed Susans. All events are being held at the Brunswick County Government Center, 25 Referendum Drive, Building N in Bolivia, NC. Visit us at for more information on the extensive list of plants for sale.

MAY 20

Essential Oil Workshop - Saturday, May 20th from 1pm-4pm at 420 N. Howe Street, Southport. During this fun and educational workshop, we will discuss: The holistic and therapeutic modality of aromatherapy, What an essential oil is, How to use essential oils safely and effectively, How these oils restore and maintain wellness of mind, body, and spirit., 125.00 includes manual and oils. Register before 3/31 & save $25.00. Space is limited. Call Joanne at 910.743-9876 to register.

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GOLF Association (WRWGA) is having a special Music Fundraiser at the American Fish Company on May 22nd. To raise money for Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick County’s newest Classic Rock Band, LOCKWOOD, is donating their time to perform a night of classic rock. In addition to this event, the WRWGA is hosting a charity golf tournament on June 20th at Carolina National for the 5th year in a row. Please come out and

support this great cause! Tickets are available for a $10 donation, and many of the local restaurants have donated gift certificates to be auctioned off during the evening. LOOCKWOOD’S passion for music of the 60s; Classic Rock brings the youthful recall of times of peace and love shared communally. Our fans are those who lived it, and actually remember Woodstock and the journey of Rock and Roll. Organically formed in 2016, Lockwood emerges through the lifelong experience and talent of its musicians: Denis Desloge, Ramon Richardson, and Gerard Konecny are the “front line” delivering solid electric guitar work and 3-part vocal harmony. The foundation of Lockwood is bassist Scott Dilley, keyboardist Jim Ilardi, drummer Tom Saffioti, with acoustic guitar/vocalists Alan Nelson & Steve Most.

MAY 23

OAK ISLAND FARMERS and Artisans Market - Middleton Park, 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m

STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN, 10 am - noon, Harper Library – free

MAY 24

WATERFRONT MARKET, 8 am - 1 pm, Fort Johnston Southport Museum & Visitors’ Center Lawn

MAY 26

OAK ISLAND SUMMER CONCERT Middleton Park 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

MAY 27

Project Aquatic WILD - Has been cancelled

ANNUAL SPRING FARM TAPAS, Come to Greenlands Farm for an afternoon full of good food, great conversation, and Homestead living hosting real “farm to fork”, “slow food”, and “local” experiences in the Spring and Fall! Share this unique experience with friends, family, and loved ones as you taste a selection of gourmet farm tapas centered around the harvest of our fields. Wine is available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds of ticket and wine sales benefit Helpers Of Our Farm, a nonprofit educational farm animal sanctuary located on Greenlands Farm. This is one experience that’s hard to replicate off the farm! Reservations required. Read more and buy tickets at www.,

10% of tapas ticket, wine, and beer sales go to benefit the nonprofit organization Helpers Of Our Farm. Event Time: 3:00p-5:00pm, Location: Greenlands Farm Store, 668 Midway Road SE, Bolivia, NC 28422, Cost: $49

MAY 28 LIVING VOICES OF THE PAST, 2 pm, Southport Historical Society, Old Smithville Burying Ground - free

MAY 29 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, 10:30 am, Corner of Lord and Tenth Streets convening at the John N. Smith Cemetery, Leonard Street for Memorial Ceremony at 11 am.

SOUTHPORT MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE, 2 pm, Southport Community Building - free OAK ISLAND FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET - Middleton Park, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE - Old Baldy Lighthouse, Bald Head Island

MAY 31

SOUTHPORT WATERFRONT MARKET, 8 am - 1 pm, Fort Johnston Southport Museum & Visitors’ Center Lawn.


May 6 - Fishing Club May 7 - Loco Jo’s (booking required, limited space) May 13 - Marine Flea Market, Southport Marina, 10am - 2pm May 20 - PHRF Race #2 May 26-29 - Myrtle Beach Cruise June 12 - Lone Palm Regatta


May 6 - Kentucky Derby Party May 13 - PHRF Race #2 - Noon

May 19-21 - Wilmington Cruise

Upcoming Events JUNE 3 Half Hell Folk Music Festival, Greenland Farms .

JUNE 18 Southport Songwriters’ Festival

Save the Date! All day Sunday, June 18 with selected events beginning June 14! 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


Summer Juried Art Show at Franklin Square Gallery slated for June 26July 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,


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 11- July13 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-May-Labor 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 mid-May 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!

Send in your calendar submissions by the 12th of the month prior to / MAY 2017 / Southport Magazine 55


Cover Art Competition

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 Serving creative cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, Live Oak Cafe offers dishes such as duck crepes, lowcountry gumbo, and baked scallops au gratin.


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


Tranquil Habor - Oak Island, Seared ahi tuna with dual sauces, cucumber salad, and asparagus. You can also choose Yukon Gold smashed potatoes or a twice baked potato.


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




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

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



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

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.

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





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

1407 E. Beach Dr., Oak Island 910-278-7770 Offering fine steaks, from filet mignon to flat iron, and fresh seafood, from lobster to crab cakes, with attentive service. 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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5827 E. Oak Island Dr, Oak Island 910-933-4615 A great local hangout . Everything from Nachos to burgers, to seafood to steaks. Great Bar.


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

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.


302 N. Howe St., Southport 910-454-0044 Offering sandwiches, salads, soups and quiche. A gem of a café located on Southport’s main drag.


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


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

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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) Submit one HIGH RESOLUTION photo of the original artwork for consideration to: 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!

NC 4th of July Festival

Needs Sponsors! Call (910) 457-5578 Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 4433 Long Beach Rd, SE Southport, NC 28461


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Limited Time Offer at the following Dairy Queen locations:

• 20 Naber Dr., Shallotte • 5701 East Oak Island Drive, Long Beach • 106 Southport-Supply Rd. SE, Supply • 1517 Dawson St., Wilmington • 5901 Oleander Dr., Wilmington / MAY 2017 / Southport Magazine 57



Ann & Kelly invite you to enjoy our fresh local seafood, aged Angus steaks, great burgers and other southern specialties prepared by our fabulous Chef Paula.

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


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


Join us on the patio from 3-5pm for half priced regular size appetizers, $2.50 draft beer, $5.00 glass of wine and $5.00 martinis Come in, sit a spell and dine on food made from scratch—you will taste the difference! 5908 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-250-1294


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


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


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


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

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



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.

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


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

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.



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


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.


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


601 Ocean Drive, Oak Island, 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!


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


602 N. Howe St., Suite E, 910-457-9009 A burger joint with fish sandwiches, pulled pork and shrimp wraps. Offers select Vietnamese dishes, too, with over 60 beer selections. 58 Southport Magazine / MAY 2017 /


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


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.


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


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


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


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


Menu items and specials can whisk your pal1671 N. Howe St. #1A, Southport ette from Casablanca to Barcelona, Santorini 910-363-4908 to Mumbai, and from Marseilles to Munich or Charleston. Finish with a fresh baked desBold, flavorful food and smoothies with a sert in the romantic atmosphere. healthy appeal. Our items are made to order with fresh, simple, superior ingredients. ITALIAN


Thai specialties including Pad Thai and Green Curry. Also offers Hibachi steak, chicken and shrimp.


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


5130 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 5177 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 910-457-4636 910-454-4540 Serving subs, salads, wraps, soups & pasta. Focusing on family Italian recipes, Bella Chicken, prime rib, black angus, deli subs. Meat Cucina serves up everything from fine and and cheeses cut fresh daily. Open every day. fresh local seafood to hand tossed, New York style pizzas. Aside from a decadent wine list, WILDLIFE RESTAURANT & GRILL Bella Cucina also offers specialty martinis. 4381 Fish Factory Rd., Southport 910-457-9953 M JOSEPH’S ITALIAN BISTRO 5003 O’Quinn Blvd., Southport, 454-4440 Serving a full range of items on our menu from breakfast to home cooked meals. Armed with decades of experience and


and udon noodles all available.


4688 Long Beach Rd. SE, 910-477-9187 Serving up pork and beef brisket sandwiches DELPHINA CANTINA and plates, and Memphis dry rub ribs, along 10 Marina Wynd, Bald Head Island with baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and 910-457-1222 mac ‘n’ cheese. Mexican cuisine with Spanish and Cuban M BAR-B-QUE HOUSE flare, such as Churrasco Cubano and Pescado 5002 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island Especial—both with plantains. 910-201-1001 SAN FELIPE Hormel ribs are slow d in house and meats 1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport are offered with a variety of sauces, from East- Serving authentic dishes, such as fajitas, enern NC vinegar to Lexington-style red. chiladas and chalupas.


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



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


101 E. Brown St., Southport 4956 Long Beach Rd., Southport, 457-1838 457-5994 Serving Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunan- style Chinese food. Known for handmade, original pizzas—including Margherita, “very veggie,” and Greek. Also INTERNATIONAL offers salads, soups and gourmet sandwiches.


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


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

“secret” family recipes, Joseph’s Italian Bistro appeals with candlelit dining and fresh Italian continental cuisine.

705 Ocean Dr., Oak Island (at the pier) IRISH 910-278-5504 Nestled beside the Oak Island Pier, Flying SLÁINTE 1513 N. Howe St., Unit 10, Southport Fish Cafe offers a panoramic view of the ocean 910-457-6554 and excellent West Coast cuisine. Offering traditional pub fare with Irish flair, like Guinness chicken wings and mussels BARBECUE cooked in a Smithwicks bouillon. Don’t forget the Reuben or corned beef and cabbage! M SOUTHPORT SMOKE HOUSE 1102 N. Howe St., Southport JAPANESE 910-363-5035 TENGU JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE Real wood smoked BBQ and brisket, great 4956 Long Beach Rd. SE, 457-9398 side items, and a great family environment. Sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, hibachi, tempura




116 N. Howe St., Southport, 457-4544 1541 N. Howe St., Southport • 457-5143 Recognized regionally for outstanding gyOffering choices that are largely influ- ros, calzones and pizzas. enced by dishes from across the globe.

Moore Stret Deli - Sweet Daddy’s home made cranberry & walnut chicken salad on a toasted pretzel roll, with lettuce, served with chips and a sweet tea.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1131 Atlantic Ave, Southport 910-363-5063 Open for lunch and dinner. Offering over 20


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


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

Locals suggest the cupcakes, lemon bars, key lime pie, and carrot cake.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


6006 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 278-5929 Home of the Flying Pig, Green Swamp and Pig Bun; specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, chai, beans, bagels, desserts and conversation. Open year round, wifi, indoor and outdoor seating.


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


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


417-A N. Howe Street, Southport 363-4629

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1815 Baywater Court, Bolivia, NC WATERFRONT Winding River PlantationThis magnificent, superbly built, custom waterfront residence is located in the premiere community of Winding River Plantation. Immaculate, move-in ready, approximately. 3700 square foot, 4 bedrooms/4.5 bathrooms greets you with its impressive entrance of double mahogany, leaded glass double doors which lead you into the foyer. Immediately one will notice the spacious, entertaining floor plan that flows to the outdoor living area along the Lockwood Folly and marsh with private boat slip. First floor Master the split plan offers two additional guest bedrooms each with private bath. So much to see – set up a preview. 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. This home is a must see and ready to move in! MLS#10053972 Call Renee Yost for showing 910-269-1128

1355 Oak Glen Court, Bolivia, NC Winding River Plantation- Stunning, move-in ready home has a private cul de sac location in the premiere community of Winding River Plantation. Open living area features coffered, wainscoted ceiling, stacked stone gas fireplace with custom built ins are the focal points of this beautiful room. Brazilian teak floors throughout main living area. The floor plan has an easy flow for entertaining with true “southern living” style. 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

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2769 Pinecrest Drive, Southport WATERFRONT in St James- Gracious home located on two prime waterfront lots in community of St.James. Give yourself the lifestyle that you’ve always dreamt of along the Intracoastal Waterway. This custom built home boasts 6000 plus sq.ft. Perfect layout for entertaining, no detail has been left out. Upon entering one is greeted by light and water. 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

3696 Sable Palm Lane, Southport Arbor Creek - 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Charming and inviting are the best ways to describe this popular ‘’Day Lily’’ cottage plan. With all of the main living on one level, this home lives and flows beautifully. If you like to entertain, the open floor, inviting porches and quaint courtyard are perfect for gatherings. From the moment you step inside, you can’t help but notice the extensive trim work, 10’ ceilings, hardwood floors, large kitchen with granite counter-tops, separate dining area, large master suite, cottage like craftsmanship details and more! If you need a little extra space for a home office, guest quarters or craft room, there’s even a bonus room with a full bath. Come and see this magnificent home and start enjoying your life on the coast! $299,000 • MLS #100056801 Call Sarah Smith, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 443-8000.

3612 Button Bush Ct, Southport Arbor Creek - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Beautiful, well cared for brick home is available to welcome you to Traemoor @ Arbor Creek and it’s Safe Haven community lifestyle. Lawn maintenance is

included in the HOA dues to give you time to enjoy the clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center, the outdoor pool and all that Southport has to offer. This low maintenance, brick home has formal dining room, large great room with fireplace, and spacious eat-in kitchen. If you enjoy the outdoors, you fall in love with the over sized screened in back porch. This home has all of the main living on one level, but if you need a little extra room for guests, TV or craft room then the bonus room will give you that perfect space! With all of this and it’s close proximity to downtown Southport and the sandy beaches of Oak Island this could be the perfect place for you! $294,500 • MLS #100056804 Call Sarah Smith, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 443-8000.

107 Herring Drive, Southport, NC REDUCED! Just remodeled 3 bedrooms , 2 full baths ranch style home with 800 sq.ft heated and cooled finished basement and conditioned crawl space with commercial grade dehumidifier. Beautiful sunroom and new roof in 2015. Located just a short distance to downtown Southport. $339,000 • MLS #100033151 Call Brian Deutsch, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 524-1981.

509 E. Moore Street, Southport 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath - This well-loved, bright one-story ranch has enormous amount of property for in town living. A private sanctuary backyard is surrounded by glorious live oaks and Stede Bonnet Creek. Boasting a formal living room, dining room, and eat in kitchen for entertaining. Glorious bonus room addition captures the sun rays off river, used now as artist’s studio. Enter 2nd living room with enormous brick fireplace, thru the glass French doors or from the back door via deck. Separate laundry room/workshop helps you stay organized. The expansive yard now has 2 storage bldgs, double car port, and party deck, well water for outside use. Hand-hewn window shutters give craftsman quality. You’ll love this charming and unique local artist’s home with a decadent amount of storage, speaks volumes of potential. $329,000 • MLS #100045508 Call Mary Carneiro, Southport Realty Inc., (914) 649-7100.

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Lynn Lancaster, RN earns Dosher Hospital “Triple E” honors for Q1

730 Skipjack Circle, Southport REDUCED! Cottage Point - 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath One of the finest homes in Cottage Point! This 3342 sq. ft. craftsman style home wreaks of curb appeal with manicured landscaping & welcoming front porch. Home features 10 ft. ceilings; 8 ft. paneled doors; plantation shutters; drywall rounded corners; dining room, office, open/large kitchen with walk-in pantry & coffered ceilings; family room with granite surround gas fireplace; hardwood floors downstairs & carpet upstairs. 4th bedroom can a bonus room or theater room. Master suite on first floor with spa-style bathroom w/his & her closets. Other bedrooms & storage upstairs. Stained rear deck & outdoor 16x16 screened room & outdoor fire pit. 2-car attached garage at rear of home. $639,900 • MLS #100034402 Call Katherine Hufham, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 470-4045.

402 Womble Street, Oak Island Old Yaupon Section- Over 2,200 sq ft, brick veneer home in desirable area of Oak Island. Large kitchen, fireplace, wonderful back yard, double garage and more! Near the beach! Listed at $199,000 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Hal Bolin (910)540-3900

300 Country Club Dr, Oak Island This commercial building would be perfect for retail or offices. It is on the road that brings people to Oak Island right across the bridge. It’s been a thriving business for many years now. 20 parking spaces. Listed with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Libba Motsinger (910) 279-3644

309 Keziah Street, Oak Island Beautiful home, open floor plan, wonderful Carolina room. Kitchen has granite bar & countertops, built-in stove, microwave & oven. Huge master bedroom with walk-in shower, jetted tub, walk-in closet. Double garage, extra storage, generator hookup. Listed at $389,900 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Libba Motsinger (910) 279-3644.

119 SE 12th Street, Oak Island Location! Location! Custom four bedroom home on a quiet dead-end street next to Davis Canal. Listed at $279,900 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Tiffany Baker (919)842-2399

SOUTHPORT—Twenty-four-year Dosher Memorial Hospital registered nurse Lynn Lancaster is the Employees Exceeding Excellence award recipient at Dosher for the first quarter of 2017.

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

Dosher colleagues say Lancaster is committed to providing consistent, high-quality care to hospital inpatients and assisting other staff members. Words of praise came from team members, physicians, Administration, and patients.


A sweet Father - Daughter moment captured at the Annual Father - Daughter Valentines Day Dance.

The April CASH MOB invaded Cattail Cottage in Southport.

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4011 East Beach Drive, Oak Island Large oceanfront home! Four BR, 2 BA, 1542 sq ft, well kept, furnished, open floor plan with wonderful ocean views from kitchen, LR, & 2 BRs. Large living room, plus a loft upstairs. Large covered back porch and the outdoor shower has hot & cold water and a changing room! Listed at $519,000 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Elvira Gilbert (910)619-4087

126 Park Ave, Southport, NC Charming Southport home surrounded by oaks on a nearly half acre lot. This comfortable home features a rocking chair front porch, has three bedrooms, two full baths, and ample living space with laminate flooring 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. One of the buildings is a 16X20 flex space that can be used as workshop, studio or storage. $213,000 Call Kay Jolliff today 910-523-0624

317 Clarendon Ave, Southport, NC This charming historic home in the heart of Southport has been fully renovated and includes all the modern conveniences and finishes. 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

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Boiling Spring Lakes resident Ann Hollingsworth enjoying Southport-Oak Island Chamber’s Coastal Consumer Showcase at the St. James Community Center on March, 7th.

Former Cape Fear River Keeper and Environmentalist, Bouton Baldridge talks to local school children about the efficiency of electric cars and his electric bike at the Middle Park Earth Day Festival, Oak Island on April 21st.

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SPOTTINGS The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 10 local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber. Winter 2017 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are: Accommodations: The Robert Ruark Inn;

Service: Cooper Electric, J & J Boat Services, Southport Magazine & Southport Pilates Activities & Attractions: Yeah Right Charters;

Professional: Carolinas Connect Realty, Doyle Dennis Nationwide Insurance & Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS.

Retail: Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts. Taylor Holden, a Sophomore at North Brunswick High School, stands beside her chosen artwork on display as part of the High School Exhibition at Franklin Square Gallery. 62 Southport Magazine / MAY 2017 /

DJ and Amelia stopped by Franklin Square Gallery to show off their painted hair after Kid’s Day in the Park, April 1st.

Boiling Springs Lakes Officer of the Year Windi Hagar and BSL Police Chief Brad Shirley and Judge Ola Lewis.

Golden Pineapple Recipients Pictured: Southport Magazine: Kris & Allan Beasley; J & J Boat Services: Janna & Justin Heady; Yeah Right Charters: Captain Butch Foster; Cooper Electric: Donnie Cooper & Matt Booth; Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS: Karen Edwards, Buddy Rudd, Elvira Ruebel-Gilbert, Jim Goodman, Kirk Singer, Susan Gilloly; Jack Royal, BJ Ellender; Erin Martin & Kay Popejoy and Carolinas Connect Realty: Jack Hamilton & Seth Robbins.

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