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Married 69 Years! Local Southport couple, Jack and Chris Benjamin are 92 and 91 years old, respectively, and late last year celebrated their 69th anniversary. We chose them for the cover of this special LOVE issue since February is the month of Valentine’s Day. Read more of their story on page 24.

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Making Floral Magic!

Designs by Amber Lanier create the perfect Wedding Ambiance BY CARLA EDSTROM

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y mother’s yard is full of flowers, plants and a large vegetable garden. She has everything you can imagine growing there in her little half acre, and each year when I go home to visit, I get a tour of the yard to see what she has planted in the spring and what plants made it through the harsh Midwest winters. My favorite is her two giant lilac bushes that were a gift to her from my dad on her first Mother’s Day over 60 years ago. I have yet to find lilacs with the strong scent that her lilac bushes emit. I’m sure she got her love of flowers from her mother.

My grandmother lived in a big Victorian house that had a sidewalk that went all the way around it. One of my earliest memories was running on that sidewalk around that house with my sister chasing me. Grandma had Lily of the Valley flowers planted along the shaded areas. To this day, the second I smell that flower, I am instantly taken back to grandmas, run-

ning around the house, intoxicated by that beautiful strong fragrance. Flowers often bring back fond memories of happy times, and also remind us of the special events in our lives through their fragrance and beauty. No one knows this better than floral and event stylist, Amber Lanier. “I’ve always been a creative person with a love for flowers,” she said. From a

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young girl helping her mother find plants in the woods, to making necklaces out of dandelions for her friends, Lanier knew that she always wanted to “spread the love of all things flowery to others.” Her breathtaking design style and eye for details makes me want to throw a party tomorrow just so I can hire her. Lanier’s hard work through real experi-

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ences is what helped her find her artistic voice. “Formal schooling was never my calling but rather life lessons and experiences through trial and error is where I found my true talents bloomed,” she explained.

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currents After years of working in the film industry in Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC and then in small stint in corporate America, Lanier she found her way home back in Southeastern NC where she married and started her family. While she was a stay at home mom to her twins, she honed her floral arranging skills during their naptimes and play dates. “My experience in the film industry was a large factor in learning the importance of continuity and cohesiveness throughout a space in telling one’s story, ” she said. “I also find that I look at styling a space through a camera lens perspective makes for beautiful photos that last a lifetime for client’s to enjoy.” She sharpens her skills by attending floral workshops and she constantly stays up to date with the latest styles in design. Lanier has created her own brand of floral and event styling, and in 2007, Designs by Amber Lanier, Floral & Event Styling

cessful events. “I find confidence in knowing that I am not alone in the fact that what I am creating is for someone who has trusted me with one of the most important moments in their lives,” said Lanier. One of the biggest challenges of her job is convincing people that they should hire someone to take care of the styling and set up of their event. Relying on family and friends to do it often ends up with details not being done and a lot of stress for the client. It’s worth the extra money hiring a professional event designer helps insure these details are carried out successfully. “Every event that I have been blessed to take part in has been special in its own way,” said Lanier. “And that is seeing the joy on a client’s face when they see their vision come to life. I find great pleasure in getting to know my client’s personality then creating an atmosphere that represents their own individual story.” I can

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ing. Her botanical knowledge often helps me with identifying floral varieties and her garden produces some of the most beautiful blooms, which I love to use in my floral creations. Without her I wouldn’t have had the courage to establish Designs by Amber Lanier.”

Lanier resides in Brunswick County with her husband Mitch and their twins Sara and Fletcher. You can reach her by email at designsbyamberlanier@gmail.com or through her website https://www.designsbyamberlanier.com/.

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was established. She describes her brand as “being foraged from nature itself and cultivated by God’s grace. In nature all things have their own unique beauty and it is with this I find inspiration. I would describe my floral style to client’s as organic, whimsical and inspired by how things grow in nature.” A lot goes into an event that is planned by Lanier. From the beginning of a project, she puts her heart and soul into each and every detail of the event. From the color schemes and table linens, to carefully choosing each flower and setting just the right mood, it is Lanier’s pure artistic eye for design, strong faith in God and relying on his guidance that helps her create suc-

understand why her clients are highly satisfied with her work. Her love of style and design is evident in her projects. Her work is organic and original and highlights her precise attention to detail. “I find great pleasure in getting to know my client’s personality then creating an atmosphere that represents their own individual story.” Lanier says that one of her biggest influences in her work is her mother. “My Mom is the greatest! Without her I would not be the creative person I am today,” Lanier explains. “As a child she always encouraged me to hone my artistic skills and taught me many life lessons without being overbearing. She spends most of her days in her flower garden, which I find so very inspir-

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Connecting with You

Katie Beecher gives intuitive readings that help you discover emotional health. BY LISA STITES

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n this month that celebrates all things love, it’s a good time to remember that fostering good relationships with others and loving and caring for yourself are important to maintaining a healthy you.

“Love is so important to physical and emotional health. I cannot tell you how many times I get people who are sick and have no idea why and then I find out they’re in really crappy relationships and they want me to fix them. And conversely, people who have gotten better and part of that was getting out of a relationship that wasn’t good for them,” Katie Beecher said. Beecher is a licensed counselor, and

she is also a medical and emotional intuitive and medium. She moved to Southport from Connecticut six months ago, but works with clients from anywhere. A session with Beecher will involve giving her your name and age ahead of time, and receiving a written report about things she picks up on regarding your health, which she also portrays with a drawing of your body, with colors highlighting different as-

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pects in areas of the body. Beecher makes it clear that she does not offer a diagnosis, saying that would be irresponsible. She does not try to take the place of a medical doctor. In fact, she gives suggestions for things to follow up with your medical practitioner. And she recommends vitamins or supplements specific to what she sees going on with a client. “I may pick up on symptoms,” she said. “I always help people find someone I respect to get a responsible diagnosis and treatment.” Beecher said she was just 16 when she embraced her abilities, though throughout her childhood, she knew something about her was different. “I don’t know exactly when I figured out that I could talk to dead people,” she said. “I always picked up stuff from people.” Beecher didn’t have anyone to talk to about what she was experiencing so she just shut down any abilities. When she was 16, she turned to her pediatrician for help with an eating disorder. She hadn’t told her parents or anyone else about it, but she felt compelled to call her doctor, who found her a Jungian therapist. “She really helped me to be ok with my abilities, to accept them, to understand them and to connect to my intuition,” Beecher said of the therapist. The Jungian philosophy, named for famed Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, focuses on the self, a connection to the body. “That really saved my life,” Beecher said. Beecher went to school to be a therapist

“I may pick up on symptoms,” she said. “I always help people find someone I respect to get a responsible diagnosis and treatment.”

and during her work, she realized that she works intuitively. “I realized I was getting messages from guides, and that’s when I worked the best,” she said. “I started accidentally channeling relatives from clients and realized this wasn’t going away.” Beecher joined a spiritualist church, which she said helped her develop these gifts. Later, she happened upon a workshop by Dr. Mona Lisa Schultz, a medical intuitive. At the beginning of the course, she was given a name and an age and she found that she ended up knowing a lot about her unknown subject. She then took a year-long training with Dr. Schultz, practiced a lot, and incorporated medical intuitive readings into her work. Beecher is also writing a book and is in negotiations with a publisher. Beecher understands that the work she does may not appeal to everyone. “That’s

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currents ok. I don’t have any great explanation for how I do this,” she said. As a clinician, she said it was very important for her to establish empirical data, as much as she could. She was asked to do a study for a peer-reviewed journal, and when she couldn’t find other studies with data relevant to her work, she did one of her own. She gathered information from clients, and with their permission, from their medical practitioners, to compare her readings and their actual medical data. She said her accuracy was at 97 percent. Maintaining credibility is important to Beecher - it’s why she sends her reading report and picture before meeting with a client. She said it’s important because then she can’t bluff her way through a reading. Most of the people who seek her help probably have some experience with holistic healing. Beecher said they might be a little skeptical because they have been to so many other people and not gotten better, but that most of the time when they receive the report, they are impressed. Beecher doesn’t just spend an hour with a client - she will work with someone later for no additional change as questions arise. “I actually care. I don’t have anything to prove to anybody,” she said. To find out more about Beecher and the work she does, visit www.katiebeecher. com or find her on Facebook at facebook. com/beechermedicalintuitive. To schedule an appointment, visit https://app. acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=12713770. So how does this actually work? I didn’t just interview Beecher to write a story. She also did a session with me. As she picked up on in her report, I tend to not share things easily, so while I won’t share specifics about my personal session, I will give a little insight. Armed with just my name and age, Beecher gave me a profile of what was going on with me medically, spiritually, and emotionally, and I think it was extremely accurate. I learned a lot about myself and things I should change, some things that I probably knew but needed to hear. Beecher was friendly and kind, encouraging, and non-judgmental, and she gave me a venue to open up, which, shockingly, I responded to. I am not necessarily a true believer about the ability to connect with spirits, but I am not a non-believer either. Regardless, I took a lot away from my session. I was reassured that it is not only ok for me to let things in the past go, it is better for me if I do. I really heard the message that it’s

good for me to take time out from this crazy busy loud life to quiet things down and recharge myself and that I have to work on reducing unnecessary stress. I understood that it is not only acceptable to feel certain things, but that I need to feel them, even if I choose not to express them if it’s not the right time or place to do so. It was a great opportunity to take a look inward and make some promises to myself. And then I got to write about it, which always makes me happy.

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he Southport Chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is sponsoring their 15th Antique Appraisal Fair at the Southport Community Center on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. As in the past, multiple certified appraisers, both specialist and generalists, are volunteering their expertise to give their estimate of what your antiques are worth. You may bring up to 3 hand-carried items to be appraised. The cost is $8 per item, or three items for $20

1 - The Southport Chapter has been doing this fundraiser for the past 14 years... what is the most exciting antique that has been “discovered” in the appraisal process? (or memorable) I think Debby’s $15,000 train set is the record for most expensive. 2 - Has there ever been anything appraised that was quite a “shock”? Or Interesting artifact? Or Unidentifiable? We have had at least one item that looked

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Kevin Young brought in a 15-inch bronze statue of a pregnant nun who is praying. “Obviously she is praying,” Kevin said. “She’s a nun and she’s pregnant!” Charitably speaking, one could make the case that the nun simply has a large stomach. In any case, the appraiser said it was from the 1920s and valued it at $1,000.

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locations around Southport and Oak Island and came upon the Salt Marsh Boardwalk and Waterway Overlook in Southport. This 1/8th of a mile boardwalk out into the marsh, provided the perfect aisle! Their day began with brunch at the Southport Tea House. Then Krissi and the girls met me at a cottage on the outskirts of Southport. We rented a room for the girls to get ready for the ceremony. Krissi had her hair and make-up done by Leigh Anne Britt on the back porch. It felt like something you would see in a Nicholas Sparks movie. Peaceful and relaxing. When it was time for the ceremony, The British Taxi picked the ladies up, along with the photographer (Candice Murphy), and drove them to the boardwalk where Bill was waiting for them. Their ceremony was performed by Mr. Ashley Stephenson of Bee Mine Weddings. After the ceremony, the British Taxi escorted them to various locations around town for photos. They then enjoyed dinner at Oliver’s On the Cape Fear. Their night ended outside at the Waterfront Park where Gail and I had set up their cake (provided by The Confectionary) under one of the pavilions which we decorated. This was obviously a small wedding, but it was truly one of the most memorable ones! 5 - What is the biggest mistake people make planning their own weddings? The biggest mistake people make when planning their own wedding is thinking they (or volunteered friends and family) can set up, direct and clean up everything. It’s easy stuff-right? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say they didn’t realize the tide might be an issue. Or how hard it is to carry chairs out onto the beach. (Referring to weddings in the past that they were involved in.) I’ve had mom’s tell me they were so busy setting

up, they didn’t have time to get themselves ready for the event. At venues, people don’t realize that it takes a good bit of time to set up chairs, lights, tables and decor. Someone has to be there to be in charge when deliveries are made. Or someone has to find out why a delivery hasn’t been made. Once we have worked at a venue, we become familiar with how things are done, their rules and deadlines. We can actually save couples and their families time, money and frustration.

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6 PRIORITIZE YOUR PARTNER’S NEEDS

Many couples Pillemer interviewed understood the benefits that came from paying attention to their partner’s satisfaction. They were focused on doing what would help make their partner’s life a little easier and enjoyable, knowing it would make life better for the both of them.

ove expert interviews over 700 couples that have been married 7 TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF for more than 30 years and are still happy; shares insight. In Focusing on your partner doesn’t the spirit of Valentines Day I thought this would be the perfect mean neglecting your own needs. People in long-married couples issue to address and share with you some of these great tips. When you see a 90 year-old couple canoodling in the park we all go “aww!” But what, exactly, did it take for that relationship to last so long—and still maintain a spark? How can you get that for you and your partner? Karl Pillemer, gerontologist and author of 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage, set out to answer just that. He interviewed more than 700 people who have been married for a total of 40,000 years as part of the Cornell Marriage Advice Project. Here’s what he has found to be the most common advice from elderly couples who have stayed together for 30, 40 or even 50 years of marriage.

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Only get married if you’re in love. Like, butterflies in your stomach love. For the both of you. The feeling won’t last forever, of course, but it helps your marriage tremendously if you don’t feel like you’re settling when it begins.

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It might sound like a cliché, but Pillemer finds constant communication is the key to a lasting relationship. Before you get married, discuss your values and make sure they’re compatible. Don’t just talk about if you want to have kids—discuss how you will raise them. Talk about money—how you plan to afford things and when you want to retire. Then, once you’re married, communicate when you’re happy and unhappy, what feels good and what doesn’t, what turns you on and off. Don’t make excuses that you’re the “strong silent type.” Those people are in long-term relationships, too. But they learned how to talk about their emotions. When kids come along, it’s easy to get sucked up in the “middle aged blur,” or the part of your life when career and kids can command all of your attention. Don’t wake up at 50

tended to stay fit and well-groomed, recognizing the importance of wellbeing for both themselves and their relationship.

8 TREAT MARRIAGE AS A LONGTERM COMMITMENT

This might seem like a no-brainer, but those who stayed together were committed to the idea that a marriage should last. That means couples would persevere, even if they had to go through years of relationship hardship. But they’ll agree—sticking through it was a smart decision.

9 NO RELATIONSHIP IS PERFECT

It’s ok to have an argument, in fact some productive disagreements might be beneficial if they bring to light issues that need to be discussed and more importantly resolved. But most experts agree it is never a good idea to go to bed angry. Sometimes you do have to agree to disagree. As long as you are both on the same page and respect each other – every relationship has its ups and downs.

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Ms. Carolyn Evans, Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m. An evening with the distinguished motivational speaker, author, actress and storyteller. Lecture Series, Saturday, February 10, 2018 Attend a day of lectures, including highlights of Black women and the impact they have had in our community. Stay for all the lectures, or come for one. 12 - 1 p.m. - Stories from the United States Colored Troops, Donnie Joyner 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. - Black Politicians Post-Civil War, Donnie Joyner 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - African American Education Pre-1925, Musette Steck 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - The Griffin Family, The Griffin family is the first known black family to purchase property in old Southport. 5 - 7 p.m. - African American Women in the Military, Tina Bryant, Retired 1st Sergeant, US Army with 22 years service Old Time Gospel Fest, Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Enjoy music from several local churches. Proceeds from the Gospel Fest will benefit The John N. Smith Cemetery. Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461

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HOMESTYLE New Construction; Historic Feel

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his new home was designed by local architect Rich Bandera and built by General Contractor - Wes Cross. Located in the historic district of downtown Southport on Burrington Avenue, we wanted to share with you it’s design and style.

Address: 404 Burrington Avenue, Southport NC Client : David and Dina Rhodes Architect: Bandera Architecture-Rich Bandera General Contractor: Wes Cross Realtor: Steve Bowles- Wilkinson, ERA Project Summary: The project is located in Southport’s Historic District on Burrington Avenue. The design phase began in 2016 and construction was completed in 2017. This area of Southport is undergoing a transformation with many new homes being constructed. Burrington Avenue is a quiet neighborhood with a natural charm the owners were hoping for. The site is unusual for a historic area lot with a larger street frontage and lot depth. The property also has a large oak tree which was preserved and incorporated into the design. The client David and Dina Rhodes relocated from Leonia NJ just outside of NYC. After a few years visiting Southport they worked with realtor Steve Bowles researching area listings and after careful consideration decided to build new working with Wes and Rich. The “saltbox” profile naturally creates a cottage massing from the

street and allows for full height rooms to the back of the house without the added cost of cutting in an additional dormer. The interior is efficient in its use of space with the end result creating elegant light filled rooms throughout the home. The main level consists of a living room, dining, kitchen area with a master bedroom suite tucked further from the street to offer privacy and views to the oak tree and to a more private rear yard. Rich’s design organizes and locates the utility/stair core centrally which serves to open exterior walls to natural light opportunities and to create the wall surfaces needed for artwork and other furnishings within the interior spaces. The upper level has two guest bedrooms and a guest bath with ample interior storage.(due to the saltbox profile). At the rear of the site is a two car garage with a large open space to garden and relax on the terrace. Wes’s background in trim carpentry is evident throughout the design using Craftsman detailing making this house a home. Most importantly the front porch fills the street elevation which the owners use regularly to meet new and longtime residents.

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homestyle The living room is open concept and the home has hard wood floors that offer warmth and wood details to compliment the Coastal and Southern Charm of the cottage style - Salt Box home. This home shines with fine details everywhere you look. Rich Bandera and Wes Cross delivered an exceptional finished product to the owners of this new construction in Southport that seamlessly fits in with the historic downtown area. To contact Rich about his architectural services please call him at 910-454-4513 or www.banderaarchitecture.com

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The large master suite feels open with natural light pouring in from almost every corner. The french doors offer floor to ceiling windows. The light curtains make the most of the Summer sun.

This breakfast nook just off the kitchen is situated by a huge glass wall of windows overlooking the screened in porch. This is the ideal place for that morning coffee and bagel or just having an afternoon snack.

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LOOKING BACK Longest Marriages

Two of Southport’s oldest couples give us the scoop on love and making it last. BY KASS FINCHER

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hough they didn’t know each other, two of Southport’s longest-married couples shared several things in common – the same ages, a strong faith, and a commitment to family. They also both moved here to be near adult children. And, amazingly, each of the women have twin sisters! Jack and Chris Benjamin are 92 and 91 years old, respectively, and late last year celebrated their 69th anniversary. They moved from Charlotte in July last year and live in the Landing with their daughter Lynn Benjamin and close to their other daughter and son-in-law Susan and Mike Justice. A third daughter Libby lives in the Atlanta area. The Benjamins proudly claim seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Chris grew up in the Shelby area, where her twin sister still lives. Jack spent his early years in China, where his parents were missionaries. During the conflicts with Japan in the late 1930’s, Jack and his family moved to the United States. Stationed in the army in Petersburg, Virginia, Jack met Chris at a local Baptist Church where she was a secretary. And later it was there in a little classroom that they married. Jack’s first job was as a time and motion expert for a meat packing plant in Chicago. His daughter Lynn describes his fit for that type of work. “That job was appropriate for him because he doesn’t like to

waste time,” she says. “He’s always looking for the quickest way to do things.” With a relative in Charlotte, Jack started a business – Standard Crankshaft – which required him to travel quite a bit. Like many families in the 1950s, Jack worked while Chris took the primary responsibility for raising their three children. “They were very committed to having a Christian home, rearing Christian children and being involved in the church,” Lynn says. “They had very high expectations for us; they expected us to always do what was right. We’ve done well academically and professionally.” Today, Jack and Chris are still active. Lynn describes her father’s handyman assets. “He loves to tinker and fix things; he has that typical engineer brain, loves to solve problems.” She relates that he recently created a special tool to fix her faucet and even climbed a ladder to hang a star for the holidays. “We try to keep him off ladders, try to slow him down,” she relates with a laugh. The couple credits their long-lasting

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marriage to their faith in God and vows to each other. Active in the First Baptist Church at Oak Island, Jack regularly visits church friends in the local nursing homes and hospital. He even drives to Wilmington at times to visit friends in the hospital, though Lynn says they won’t let him drive farther than that these days. Lynn believes her parents complement each other in personality. Her father’s “servant spirit” keeps him actively trying to help others. He puts his wife Chris first – making her breakfast each morning and at night asking her what she would like for dessert. Both Chris and Jack take part in exercise classes they enjoy weekly at Southport’s Senior Center. Similar to the Benjamins, Harold and Marion McCauley – 92 and 91 years old, respectively, were married for 70 years. They moved here from Toms River, New Jersey in 2009 to be near their daughter Jean Malinofsky. “They came here to be near me because I’m the only daughter – you know how that goes,” Jean chuckles. They recently moved to the Carillon Assisted Living facility in Southport.

Harold & Marion, 2015

Harold and Marion met as 8-year-old next-door neighbors in Brooklyn. Harold’s parents emigrated from Ireland; the couple were both raised as devout Irish Catholics. After serving in the Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, Harold joined the New York Police Department and married Marion. The couple raised their four children in the Rosedale neighborhood of Queens. While Marion stayed home to raise the children, Harold worked for the NYPD for forty years and moonlighted on his days off to paint churches in order to make more money to send the children to private Catholic schools. Their daughter Jean describes their partnership. “They complemented each other. My father was very easygoing; my mother not so much. They truly loved each other. She did all the cooking and cleaning; he appreciated everything she did for him. As old fashioned Irish Catholics; they believed in the power of prayer.” In their younger years, each enjoyed their separate interests. Marion was a mas-

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Looking Back ter gardener and avid reader, though recently her eyes have been failing. Harold loved to golf in what he called his “first retirement” in New Jersey. Jean says her dad liked to tell stories. “Between his service in WWII and 40 years in the NYPD, he had great stories,” she says. One of his favorite sayings in response to the inquiry “how are you doing” was “I woke up on the right side of the grass.” At his 90th birthday celebration, he led 40-plus family members in singing his favorite Irish song – “Galway Bay.” That humor and self-deprecation contrasted with Marion’s toughness – a product, Jean says, of her Irish upbringing. After moving here, Harold had several falls. “My mother refused to call 911,” Jean says,. “Instead, she called me at 3 a.m. to come help get Dad up.” Even after Harold had fallen six times, it took Jean and her brothers awhile to convince her parents to move to the assisted living facility. “They were both very independent,” she says, “but it was quite a nice place for them to reside.” Although they put down roots in Southport and became active members of Sa-

cred Heart Catholic Church here, the couple still kept up with family in other places. Marion still has a twin sister who lives in Poughkeepsie, New York. Their sons Bill and Bob live in Florida, and son Gregory lives in New Jersey. Sadly, just prior to press time for this story, Harold passed away. He and Marion would have been married 71 years this month. In addition to his dear wife, Harold leaves behind four children and seven grandchildren. His obituary lovingly relates: “He was known as a Good Husband, a Good Father, a Good Friend, and a Good Cop.” Our warmest condolences go out to the McCauley family, for whom, with the Benjamins, we wish the best for the future. We can all learn from both couples’ abiding commitment to their faith, family, friends and each other. Thank you to all the other submissions: Kim Smith nominated for the oldest newly-weds - Spence and Kristi Hayden were married last April, Spence is 61 and Kristi is 55. Blake and Rlobin Conklin - 39 years! Tony and Mary Thomas - Married 10/23/1965... 52 years.

Above: Jack & Chris Benjamin wait for a train to leave for their honeymoon back in 1949 Right: Jack and Chris in their home December, 2017

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obbie Blackmon of The Confectionary doesn’t remember when she learned to cook. “I’ve always been a cook,” she relates. “My mom owned a restaurant but I didn’t really bake there. I can’t ever remember not cooking. I like cooking better than baking, but baking is what I do.” And her favorite thing to bake? Wedding cakes. Blackmon started her business on Long Beach Road over 10 years ago. Her partner wanted to do a bakery so that’s what they did. The Confectionary makes cakes, pies, tarts, muffins and cookies. They serve not only the Southport and Oak Island areas, but also Shallotte, Holden Beach, Bald Head and Wilmington as well. Born right here at Dosher Hospital, Blackmon grew up on a farm with tobacco, corn and cows. The work ethic she learned as a youngster translates today to long hours and a commitment to unique quality for her customers. Sometimes working 100 hours a week during the summer wedding season, Blackmon still manages to make time for her family of a husband, two kids and two dogs. Her husband Rhett is the owner of

Blackmon Building, a residential construction company on Oak Island. Daughter Page is a teacher at South Brunswick and son Hunter is a community college student. The process of making a wedding cake is a little hairy, according to Blackmon. “You take a bunch of frosting and cake layers and make something that’s truly art. Then you put it in your truck, get it where it’s supposed to go, exactly on time. It’s a miracle that everything comes together,” she says. In actuality, Blackmon’s description of her process seems somewhat modest. She says it takes 6-10 hours to make a wedding cake. And the brides want everything to be perfect and on trend. Our location on the coast means that many of her cakes are beachy in theme. But other trends change from year to year, and that requires the baker to keep up with those trends. A quick Google search reveals some of the current wedding cake trends, as listed in Brides Magazine. Some of the more natural styles they point to include the naked (no frosting) cake, the geode (like the rock), the organic castle (with fruits and berries) and the metallic ombre (shaded) cake. The more elegant trends include the white-on-white cake, the gold nugget (gold leaf) cake and the feather cake. Of course the choice of cake – both ingredients and artistic theme – ultimately is up to the bride and groom. They don’t want little bride and groom figurines on top anymore, according to Blackmon. She often has requests for written messages on the cakes. A recent message she wrote on a cake expressed a sigh of relief – “Finally!” Another summed up the proposal re-

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sponse from the bride-to-be: “I said yes!” Whether light-hearted or elegant, Blackmon enjoys creating a unique and artistic result for her clients. Her business is mostly word-of-mouth; even customers from out of town are referred by their friends who had beach weddings and loved Blackmon’s creations. And since the wedding industry is very active here, she often gets referrals from vendors she has worked with in the past. “Vendors will refer you – it’s all about showing up on time and coming with your ‘A ‘game,” Blackmon says. As anyone in the wedding business knows, the bride and groom can be tough to please. But based on her success, Bobbie Blackmon seems to have found the sweet spot.

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COMMUNITY Historic Graves

John N. Smith Cemetery needs your help STORY BY AMI BROWN

February is not only the month of Valentines Day, but we also celebrate Black History Month. Southport’s John Smith Cemetery was the segregated burial grounds in the past. There is now a preservation society to help restore this forgotten cemetery and to maintain it’s history. The broken fence, unmarked graves, crumbled headstones, are just a few of the things the group is raising funds for. John N. Smith Cemetery A Bridge from the Past to the Present, to the Future The preservation of the John N. Smith Cemetery has an historical and spiritual significance that is an essential part of the Southport Community. Its perpetual care

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been located, over 700 of those were unmarked. With just over half of the cemetery study done we are expecting to find more unmarked graves. Of course once they have been located there remains the issue of how to mark those graves. Though many will remain unnamed, we hope to preserve the individual sites. Additional funds are needed to complete the study.” Another area of focus is the research we are doing on all the cemetery interments and the role each played in making this beautiful town. Especially John N. Smith

who was the first person buried there. “A portion of what we wanted to do with the fencing has been done but we do want to continue that effort until completion. The immediate goal is to raise enough funds to complete the GPR and eventually the fencing. There are so many other projects that will be generated from this project alone: mapping, marking and preserving. “ She adds, “The greatest portion of the goals we have set remain before us, but the satisfaction of preserving a portion of the whole history of this little town is very rewarding.”

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THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Join Us As We Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “The Vagina Monologues” and the Founding of V-Day, the Global Activist Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls Brunswick Little Theatre is proud to announce our first ever production of The Vagina Monologues to be performed February 2-4, 2018. Based on Eve Ensler’s award winning play of the same name, “The Vagina Monologues” has grown into a worldwide phenomenon in an attempt to end violence against women and girls. For our inaugural year, we will be partnering with Coastal Horizon’s Rape Crises Center to bring TVM Southport to life. As our beneficiary, the RCC will receive 90% of all funds raised. The remaining 10% will go back to the national V-Day organization to continue their work of funding crisis centers and shelters, educating communities, and changing laws in order to protect women and girls. Performances for this limited run will be February 2nd and 3rd at 7:30 pm and February 4th at 3 pm on our main stage at 8068 River Road SE, Southport. All tickets will be $20 and can be purchased online at www. brunswicklittletheatre.com or at Ricky Evans Gallery in downtown Southport. Due to the mature themes and graphic nature of some of the monologues, this is not recommended for those under 18. SPONGETONES The Historic Amuzu Theatre is pleased to present the Spongetones in a British Invasion Concert scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018

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DSB at 7:30 p.m. This group is based in Charlotte, NC with one local member, Jamie Hoover, currently living in St. James. The Spongetones have been performing together since 1980 and will be specializing for this show in British groups from the sixties including The Beatles, Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits and many more. Featured in the concert will be memorable tunes such as “Let It Be”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “All My Loving”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” “Nowhere Man”, “Ticket To Ride”, ”Ferry Acoss the Mersey”, “Satisfaction”, “Get Off Of My Cloud”, “Time of the Season”, ”I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “You Really Got Me”, “Bus Stop”, “Heart Full Of Soul”,and “Needles and Pins”. Tickets are $20, cash or check made out only to Amuzu Theatre and can be purchased at Ricky Evans Art Gallery in Southport (910-457-1129) and Color Me Carolina in Oak Island (910-9334531). For more information, call 910523-2552. DSB-JOURNEY TRIBUTE DSB has been highly revered by fans as the “next best thing” to Jour-

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uestion: My friend describes goosebumps which occur every time she sees her boyfriend. I never get goosebumps... Does this mean I am not really in love???

Goosebumps...why do we get them? What are they? Goosebumps can also be known as goose pimples or goose flesh. This term comes from their resemblance to the skin of poultry-geese included- after the removal of their feathers leaving protrusions on the poultry skin similar to human goosebumps. In humans, this involuntary reflex is a holdover from earlier evolutionary years when bodies were covered in fur. These bumps occur on human skin when the mini muscle (arrectores pilorum) located at the base of each hair follicle on your body contracts causing each individual hair to stand up on end. This pilomotor reflex is not under your control...therefore it is an involuntary response to a stimuli. Think porcupine who is threatened or the hair on the back of your puppy who encounters a new situation or the sensation on the back of your neck when you sense fear.

Goosebumps most commonly occur in response to cold temperatures. Hair insulated animals make use of this reflex as their thick coat of hair lifts causing air to be trapped and therefore providing an insulating layer over their bodies. While human beings retain this physiological phenomenon, most of us are not hairy enough to benefit from this insulating effect. Goosebumps can also present during times of anger or fear as in that porcupine previously mentioned. As the hairs (or quills) raise on end, the animal appears to be larger in size and so more of a threat to its attacker. Another cause for goosebumps to develop is during an intense emotional event when the body releases its stress hormone, adrenalin. This “fight or flight” hormone can also manifest as tears, sweaty palms, a tremble or shaking in your body, feelings that your heart is pounding or the feeling of jitters in your ab-

domen commonly known as “butterflies”. This is most likely what people experience during initial stages of love when an encounter or pending interaction with a romantic interest brings chills of excitement and anticipation. In addition, goosebumps not only occur in the emotional moment, they may occur while recalling an emotional event such as your wedding day, the first time you kissed someone you loved or even with a special song. It has been reported that some individuals experi-

ence goosebumps during periods of sexual arousal. So...do goosebumps really occur while falling in love? The answer probably correlates to their presence during an emotional event of excitement. Does their absence mean you are not really in love? No...but whatever your physiological response, may you be surrounded by friends, family and maybe even a romantic partner during this month when we celebrate love!

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KITCHEN Healthy & Delish! Low salt, low fat & low calorie; Chef serves healthy option without losing taste. STORY BY AMI BROWN & VICKI ALLEN

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¼ c. Crab claw meat (cleaned and picked) 1tsp. Old bay season Season with salt and white pepper In large stock pot lightly oil and sear veggies with garlic and thyme. Add wines and cook down by half, add butter and melt, fold in flour to produce roux. Add liquids, reduce heat to low simmer, and slowly bring to a boil whisking frequent-

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CHEERS Sour But Tasty

Everything you wanted to know about Sour Beers, but were afraid to drink... STORY & PHOTOS BY JEFF STITES

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his month we tackle the hip new trend of sour beers. Maybe you haven’t seen one yet, let alone tried one, but more and more craft brewers are trying their hand at this style and you’re sure to run across one sooner or later. I’ve taken the first sips so you have some warning before you jump on the bandwagon.

Even the most enthusiastic supporters of sour beers admit they are an “acquired taste.” I haven’t acquired it. But that’s getting ahead of things. What are sour beers, you ask? Simply put, they are beers into which some unusual yeast or bacteria has been introduced. In a very real way, sour beers are a bit of brewing history come to life. Before science and the brewing arts refined ways to control yeast’s behavior during the brewing process and learned how to isolate types of yeast that yield specific flavors, all beer was sour. If you home brew, many mistakes can make your beer go sour. And that should give you pause. The yeasts and bacteria in sours can be introduced in a controlled manner or just find their way in by clinging to the skins of the fruit with which many sours are aged or, in some cases, just drop in as the brewing liquid is left in open vats in a brewery. Yes, they do that. The most common bacteria leave the beer with a yogurt-ish sourness or a more vinegary flavor. When your milk goes bad, it has too much of one of these bacteria strains in it. See why these are an acquired taste? You’ll see my reactions to three examples below, but in general I’m not a fan. I love the historical aspect of this, but I also appreciate human progress. We’ve learned to make beer that isn’t sour, and that’s a good thing. I suspect there’s something of an “Emporer wears no clothes” aspect to this sour beer renaissance. I wonder if people don’t drink this stuff so other people will think they are true beer connoisseurs, while in truth almost no one actually likes it. Or I could be wrong. Maybe it IS an acquired taste and I just haven’t had enough practice. I think I’ll be happy living with that possibility. Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Synchopathic Apricot, 6% ABV 8 IBU

The Label Says: Synchopathic Apricot “syncha” our refreshingly tart sour ale with the citus dry-hopping of a pale ale. Biscuity malt and an uplifting stone fruit beat from added apricots form a perfect harmony in this delicately balanced and delightfully enjoyable beer. Cheers! My Take: So I girded my loins and tried this. At first I thought that if I got it though my head that this wasn’t like any beer I’m used to, and that it is SUPPOSED to taste sour, I could put my biases aside and give it a fair shake. I almost finished half a can, thinking that it’s an acquired taste and it would grow on me. So far, not so much. I like to hold beers up against the label claims, which is why I designed this column as I did. In this case, I can’t really justify anything the makers say. There’s no maltiness, biscuit or otherwise, it’s not balanced at all, and it’s not the least bit delightful. It IS sour, if that’s what you’re after. And it does indeed have a bit of an apricot flavor to it, but it’s struggling to overcome the sour. It’s very tart, and that’s the saving grace for me. That bit is interesting and not bad at all. I also poured some for my lovely and talented wife Lisa to try. I wish you could have seen her face. “Nasty” was pretty much her entire summation of the unfortunate Synchopathic Apricot. Red Hare Brewing Company Well Bless Her Tart Berliner Weisse 3.85% ABV N/A IBU Superficialities first…..the can this beer is packaged in is completely awesome, but bringing the ABV number out two decimal places is nothing but pretentious. Odd for a brewery that just this summer opened a brewing facility on Shallotte’s Main Street. Yes, THAT Shallotte. Well Bless Her Tart (one of the best beer

names ever) is a strawberry-flavored sour brew. I had higher hopes for this than the apricot version. First impression was scary, though, as it literally smells like vomit. No joke. But me and my loyal wife put that aside and gave it a try, and this is actually better than the previous beer. Now, the caveat here is that it’s better in the sense that it’s not as bad. I still poured most of it down the sink drain. It’s over-carbonated, which kills a lot of the flavor, and sadly I think does this beer a favor in doing so. I could have finished this one if manners demanded, but getting over the smell would be a problem. Ommegang Rosetta, Lambic-Kriek Ale Aged on Cherries 5.6% ABV The Label Says: This elegant fruit beer, matured on cherries, is brewed exclusively for brewery Ommegang by Liefmans, a sister brewery, in Belguim My Take: It stands to reason that a lambic brewed in Belgium (Ommegang’s sister brewery) would be the best of the lot. This brew is a very pleasant dark amber color with a nice cherry flavor. The sour in this comes from the cherries, it seems to me, which makes it less “smack you in the face”.

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I’m still not going to buy this again, and may not finish the bottle, but it is the best of a category that I simply don’t enjoy. This beer tastes well thought out and carefully crafted, and, well, less gimmicky than the others.

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Personally, I think it’s the best photo ever. The look on my brother Larry’s face as he tried to hold him still is priceless. I know he tried his best to make him happy, but it just wasn’t happening. It takes real talent to get the money shot, or just get any picture before a huge melt down. Some photographers have that artistic eye and calling to work with this difficult task. Jennifer Knotts, a Leland resident who has owned her own photography business for the past two and a half years, has that talent and gift to make priceless family memories. She knows the struggle of getting little ones to smile and be happy during a photo session. Her photos are bursting with love and life. “Photographing families can definitely be challenging if there are young children involved, but they’re a blast,” she said. “I tend to prefer shooting families with a lifestyle approach rather than posed, so I just let them play with their kids or be silly and we’ll get some genuine smiles and emotions.” “Honestly, I started as a mom who wanted a nicer camera to take pictures of her baby,” said Knotts about her photography. “I realized I enjoyed not only taking the photos, but also editing and the creative release it gave.” She was encouraged to start her own business

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oming from a large family, whenever we all get together for a reunion or other event which doesn’t happen very often, we always get a photo of us all together. Taking a photo with 40 people doesn’t always work out great, but it sure is fun to try. Every family has that one kid or silly uncle that refuses to cooperate during a photo session. In fact, there is a black and white photo hanging in my mother’s house from around 1963 of my older siblings, and my brother Chuck at age two is screaming in it.

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by her friends who she had taken photos for. “At that point, I had no idea how much time and energy it takes to create an actual, legitimate business, but it’s all been so worth it. I’ve taken countless classes and workshops to sharpen my skills and learn as much as I can.” With her favorite subjects being babies and children, Knotts has the gift

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ART BEAT to get the little ones to cooperate. And she knows how to take advantage just the perfect moment to take the photo. “They are usually the most challenging and time consuming, but I love them so much! I adore these sweet little newborns who have just entered the world, so tiny and squishy with that new baby smell! I also truly enjoy getting to know the parents and connecting with them throughout our time together.” Pulling from her own experience as a mom who has lost a baby, she is privileged to photograph the newborns of parents who suffered the same loss. “I will say that photographing rainbow babies (babies born after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss) always feels like such an honor. Having my own rainbow baby, I know how precious these little ones are to their parents. The images they receive represent healing and hope after going through so much sadness,” she said. A lot of preparation, experience and Jennifer Knotts Photography artistry go into a photo session with

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Knotts. As a graduate of UNCW, her experience as a pre-K teacher in Columbus and Brunswick counties also comes into play when dealing with children sessions. The location of the shoot and the use of treasured family items, as props are also important to Knotts artistic photo sessions. “My favorite locations are the ones most special to my client,” she said. “This usually means somewhere on their own property or another meaningful location, such as their grandparents’ lake house or parents taking their kids back to where they had their first date.” “The session itself depends on the specific genre,” explains Knotts. “Newborn photography takes the most time and involves lots of shushing, rocking, and feeding to get those precious sleepy poses. My home studio is warm and toasty with white noise playing to keep baby comfortable and sleeping. During sessions for older babies and toddlers, I’m usually seen bouncing around and making ridiculous noises to keep the little ones entertained and focused (the years I taught preschoolers helped prepare me for that!). Photographing families can definitely be challenging if there are young children involved, but they’re a blast.” Knotts meets with the clients within two weeks after the session to show

them the photos. “This is when they see their edited gallery for the first time,” she said. “At this point, I show them the print products I offer and they decide what they’d like to do with their images and how many they’d like to purchase. I offer several different digital and print collections, which include products such as canvas wraps and handcrafted barn wood frames. Clients are able to touch and feel samples and decide what they’d like to purchase for their own homes.” Having actual prints of your photos is important and will last for generations to come. “I know these days, it seems as if it’s all about the digital images,” she said. “However, prints are what will be passed down through generations and I’m confident the professional labs I use will deliver beautiful products that will last lifetimes,” she said. “It gives me so much joy to know clients are seeing these images each time they walk into their living room instead of being posted to social media and soon forgotten.” Growing up in the Southport area, Knotts resides in Brunswick County with her husband who is her high school sweetheart and their three children. You can reach her by email at jenniferknottsphotography@gmail.com, and through her website http://jenniferknottsphotography.com/.

We’re excited to announce that Joseph Doppes restaurateur and food consultant will be working with the kitchen staff for a six-month tenure.

Doppes extensive background includes graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, executive chef at Riverside Golf Club, chef/ proprietor at Bistrot Margo and owner at Francesca’s. CHEF JOSEPH DOPPES

Chef Doppes will be focuing on menu enhancements and presentation.

We are thrilled to welcome Joe and are excited about the direction planned for Bella. Make your Valentine’s Day Reservations early! Specialties will include: House Cured Salmon, Beef Tenderloin, Fresh Grouper and more! 5177 SOUTHPORT-SUPPLY RD SE

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CALENDAR

February FEB 2-4

BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATER

BENEFIT PERFORMANCE OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES February 2-4, 2018, Join Us As We Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “The Vagina Monologues” All tickets will be $20 and can be purchased online at www.brunswicklittletheatre.com or at Ricky Evans Gallery in downtown Southport.

FEB 3

SOUTHPORT CLEANUP DAY

Feb 3 9-12 pm, Meet at the old jail annex at the corner of Rhett and Nash streets at 9am. All tools and supplies are provided by the City of Southport. Please call 612.202.8541 for more information.

PRE-SUPER BOWL PARTY AND DANCE

Supply Senior Center, 5:30-9:30pm, Mikes Garage Band. Sponsored by the Spt/Oki Kiwanis Club, $15 donation, More info call 910-477-1510

FEB 6

BRUNSWICK CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE

February 6th at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach , Speaker is local historian and UNCW associate professor of history, Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr., Ph.D. His topic, “Unlucky in War: Confederate General Braxton Bragg.” Registration and refreshments at 6:15PM , Visitors $10, Contact president Mike Powell at (910) 278-3545, or email to mpowell260@gmail.com. Brunswickcivilwarroundtable.com or find them on Facebook.

COMMUNITY CENTER ART SHOW Middle School & High School, 4-6pm

FEB 7

WEDDINGS BY THE SEA – OPEN HOUSE

116 – A North Howe Str, Southport, from 4pm until 7pm. Vendors, brides, grooms, etc...can drop in to see our Bridal Dressing Room and our boutique rentals and also inquire about our services. , For more info: www. weddingsbytheseanc.com

FEB 8

Boiling Spring Lakes Garden Club Monthly Meeting, Thursday, February 8, 10:00 AM -11:00 AM, Community Center ~ 1 Leeds Road, BSL

FEB 9-11

BLACK HISTORY SYMPOSIUM,

Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, Event is free. For more information, http://southportnc.org,

Local Black History will be on display throughout the weekend. Presenting the symposium is Donnie Joyner, an amateur North Carolinian Black History researcher and historian. FEB 9 Ms. Carolyn Evans, 7:00 p.m., Ms. Carolyn Evans is an accomplished actress, dancer, educator, storyteller, motivational speaker and author. Her resume includes performances at FEB 10 Lecture Series: Attend a day of lectures, including highlights of Black women and the impact they have had in our community. • 12 - 1 p.m. - Stories from the United States Colored Troops, Donnie Joyner • 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. - Black Politicians Post-Civil War, Donnie Joyner • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - African American Education Pre-1925, Musette Steck • 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - The Griffin Family, The Griffin family is the first known black family to purchase property in old Southport. • 5 - 7 p.m. - African American Women in the Military, Guest speaker, Tina FEB 11 Old Time Gospel Fest, 3:00 p.m., Enjoy music from several local Salt Water

FEB 10

VALENTINE’S DANCE ,

Legacy Band, Hosted by Oak Island Moose Lodge, February 10 7 PM - 11 PM, $10.00,. Tickets can be purchased at the Lodge as well as at Sand 2 Suds Pet Grooming shop on Oak Island.

FEB 10

NC MARITIME MUSEUM AT SOUTHPORT

Saturday Night Escapades Series for Adults, February 10 , 5:30 PM - 7 PM, 204 E Moore St Class fee $25 Volunteers and members receive a discount. Cheese/crackers/veggies trays are included.

FEB 11

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER/ DANCE

You are invited to join us for a FUN evening with your favorite sweetheart! A Sunday kind of LOVE! The Brunswick BIG Band will host a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance Party on Sun. Feb. 11th @ StJames Community Center ! Tickets are $50 pp payable to Brunswick BIG Band. PROCEEDS benefit the band’s Middle School programs, free instruments for needy young musicians, scholarships, cost of copyright music, Reservations Call and/or email Dean/Gail Savell @910-457-0711 (dgsavell59@gmail.com).

FEB 13

SOUTHPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Second Tuesday Talk , Harper Library, 109 W. Moore Street, February 13th 10:30 am, The Southport Historical Society offers a talk the second Tuesday of each month at the

FEB 14

NC MARITIME MUSEUM AT SOUTHPORT

Maritime Valentines Parents Night Out, February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 204 E. Moore Street , Cost $20

FEB 15

OAK ISLAND RECREATION CENTER

Coastal Habitat Show ‘n Tell 3003 E Oak Island Dr, 5pm FREE, Oak Island Recreation Center at 5pm as we welcome a whole host of wonderful speakers! The OKU Sea Turtle Protection Program; Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter will discuss our local coastal bird species; Bald Head Island Conservancy and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will offer all there is to know about coastal amphibians and wetland monitoring

FEB 17

THE SPONGETONES-

Music from The British Invasion, February 17 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Amuzu Theatre,111 N Howe St, Southport, Tickets are $20 can be purchased at Ricky Evans Art Gallery in Southport (910-457-1129) and Color Me Carolina in Oak Island (910-933-4531).

RUN OAK ISLAND

February 17, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm, Middleton Park, 4700 E Oak Island Dr, COST: $25-$95, CONTACT: Coastal Race Productions, coastalraceproductions.com/race/run-oak-island/

FEB 23

OAK ISLAND BOYS COUNTRY MUSIC

Oak Island Recreation Center, February 23rd, 6:00pm FREE,Kick back and let loose as Oak Island’s very own “Oak Island Boys Country Music” returns for a family friendly musical performance.

FEB 24

MARDI GRAS BY THE SEA: PARADE & FESTIVAL

Middleton Park, February 24th, 1-4pm FREE, There will be live music, kid’s games, arts and crafts vendors, pet costume contest, and more. Come out from 1-4pm for good food, great company, and the best time

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Ongoing Events KID’S STUFF

STORY TIME

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

WINE & DRINK

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

GRAPE & ALE

Our wine selection is ever changing Drop by! And see what we are tasting today. Our hours are: 11-7 M-Th and Sat 11-8 Friday 12-5 Sunday

THE WINE RACK

Weekly Wine Tasting Join Us Every Friday from 5:30-8:00pm When you purchase any bottle of wine in the shop, your $5 goes back in your pocket!

SILVER COAST WINERY

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

COMMUNITY

LIFELONG LEARNERS

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

COMMISSION MEETING

Date: Thursday, February 8, 10:00 am – 11 am, City Hall ~ 9 E. Boiling Spring Road

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Monthly Book Sales, February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Southport Realty, 727 N. Howe Street, 9:00 a.m. – 12 pm

MAR 2

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK,

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, The first Friday of each month art galleries in the Southport area team up to promote a Gallery Walk.

Art enthusiasts are welcome to participate in this cultural event each first Friday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

MAR 3

8TH ANNUAL STEP UP FOR SOLDIERS

Backyard BBQ Cook-off, March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, The Lake at Carolina Beach

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G3 CLOSEOUT!

Model 1966 G3 Center Console with 90 hp 4 stroke engine. Now - $19,451.00. Standard new boat warranty and Yamaha Extended 5 Year Warranty on motor if purchased before March 31, 2018. Contact Adam Call 910-477-9044 today!

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DINING GUIDE Calzones, Anyone?

Check out the Dining Guide and these Masterpiece Calzones from Bella Cucina M PROVISION COMPANY

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

SWAIN SEAFOOD SHACK

TURTLE ISLAND RESTAURANT & CATERING

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

5119 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, WINE & BEER Phone: (910) 448-5056 Good food for good people. Locally caught DOC MERIDIAN WINERY seafood, homemade soups and salad bar. 305 N. Howe St., Southport 208-520-2490 THE PIRATES DECK Doc Meridian is a local wine shop and winery 5827 E. Oak Island Dr, Oak Island located in Southport, NC launching in the fall of 910-933-4615 A great local hangout . Everything from Na- 2017. We will be serving and selling great wine chos to burgers, to seafood to steaks. Great Bar. in NC.

YACHT BASIN EATERY

122 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-363-4108 www.yachtbasineatery.com Dishing up goods from both the North and South, from handrolled pizza, Jersey style breads and authentic Italian, to Southern comfort foods and fresh seafood. (Closed Jan 2-March 11)

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MODERN AMERICAN

SEAFOOD SPECIALTY ATLANTIC SEAFOOD AND STEAKS

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

M DEAD END SALOON & FISH FACTORY GRILLE

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

FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT

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

M FISHY FISHY CAFE

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

M FRYING PAN

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

M ISLAND WAY RESTAURANT

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

JONES SEAFOOD HOUSE

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

MOJO’S ON THE HARBOR

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

GRAPE AND ALE

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

SILVER COAST WINERY

105 S. Howe St. Southport, 910-777-5151 Come in and relax with a fantastic variety of 614 N. Howe St.Southport, 910-620-4541 beers and wines for all people. Children friendly Full Service Catering and Event Venue. Pairing with The Confectionary for off-site and on- with various selections of soft drinks and refreshsite specials occasions. They will work with you ments. Tastings during opening hours. to tailor make your event, one to remember. THE WINE RACK Whether it is at your house or ours.. 102 W. Brown St. Southport, 910-457-5147 OLIVER’S ON THE CAPE FEAR Offering a selection of wine, cigars, coffees, 101 West Bay Street, Southport and accessories, this quaint shop is perfect for 910-477-9299 a night out. Great service and over 600 wines oliversonthecapefear.com Fine dining on the Cape Fear—where ex- to choose from. quisite southern cuisine meets the salubrious UNCORKED BY THE SEA dishes. We also offer great burgers, steaks, 602 N. Howe St. Southport, and other southern favorites. 910-454-0633 Offers a wide variety of fine wines and craft M MR. P’S BISTRO beers. Enjoy a pleasant evening sipping wine 309 N. Howe St., Southport and admiring local art. Thursday wine tastings 910-457-0801 support local charities 5-7pm. www.mrpsbistro.com Fine lowcountry cuisine, from crabstuffed CAFES, DELIS & GRILLS fish du jour to crab cakes and prime rib.

THE LIVE OAK ON HOWE

SHAGGER JACKS

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

TRANQUIL HARBOR

AMERICAN GRILL

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

BEANA’S KITCHEN

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

5908 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island Call (910) 250-12944 Casual family restaurant with a variety of dishes, seafood and daily specials. Southport Magazine 2016-2017 SOI Chamber Small Business of the Year Winner www.SouthportMag.com / FEBRUARY2018 / Southport Magazine 43


DINING GUIDE BOB’S DOGS

FAT ANDY’S BURGERS

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

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

THE BOUNCING LOG CAFE

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

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

CHASER’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

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

DUFFER’S PUB AND GRILL

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

ERIC’S GRILLE

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

KOPP’S KWIK STOP II

LITTLE BIT’S GRILL

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

LAZY TURTLE BAR & GRILL

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

LOCAL’S FAMILY DINER

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

M LOCO JO’S

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

M MOORE STREET MARKET

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

OAK ISLAND DELI AND PUB

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

OAK ISLAND RESTAURANT

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

OAK ISLAND SUBS AND SALADS

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

or Fax 910-253-4732 pmurphy@stjames.town www.townofstjamesnc.org

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

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

RAVEN J’S SANDWICH SHOPPE

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

BAJA CALIFORNIA M FLYING FISH CAFE

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

BARBECUE

SIDE STREET CAFÉ

TERRY’S NC BARBQUE & RIBS

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

SOUTHPORT TEA HOUSE

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

TAYLOR CUISINE CAFÉ

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

TROLLY STOP

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

M TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ

THE OFFICE COFFEE & WINE BAR

QUIZNO’S SUBS

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

M SOUTHPORT SMOKE HOUSE

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

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

WILDLIFE RESTAURANT & GRILL

RUSSELL’S PLACE

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

OASIS BAR AND GRILL

910-253-3012

OLD BRIDGE DINER

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

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

M BAR-B-QUE HOUSE

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

CHINESE ASIAN TASTE

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

TASTE OF CHINA

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

INTERNATIONAL M PORTS OF CALL

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

ITALIAN M BELLA CUCINA

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

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DINING GUIDE THE PEPPERONI GRILL

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

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

M JOSEPH’S ITALIAN BISTRO

PEPPERONI GRILL AT THE BEACH

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

IRISH SLÁINTE

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

JAPANESE TENGU JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

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

MEXICAN DELPHINA CANTINA

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

KAI JOE’S

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

SAN FELIPE

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

SAN FELIPE

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

PIZZERIAS DRY STREET PUB AND PIZZA

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

FAMOUS SUBS AND PIZZA

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

PIZZA SHACK

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

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

PIZZA HUT

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

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

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

DOMINO’S (SOUTHPORT)

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

DOMINO’S (OAK ISLAND)

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

THAI FORGET ME NOT THAI HIBACHI RESTAURANT

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

THAI BY THE SEA

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

THAI PEPPERS

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

BAKERIES/ COFFEE AHOY DOUGHNUTS

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

BLUE SEA COFFEE SHOP

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

BURNEY’S BAKERY

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

ICE CREAM M DAIRY QUEEN

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

FLAVA’S COFFEE AND ICE CREAM

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

FUZZY PEACH

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

LIL & JOHN’S SWEETMEAT HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

THE CONFECTIONARY

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

FLYING PIG COFFEEHOUSE

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

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

JUMPIN’ JAVA OAK ISLAND

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

PORT CITY JAVA

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

SPIKE’S DAIRY BAR

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Thai By The Sea

SIDE STREET BAKERY

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

STAARR CAKES BAKERY

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

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DINE IN • TAKE OUT

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MARKETPLACE REAL ESTATE

608-J W. Brown St, Southport Village at Southport – Wonderful 2 Bed, 2 Bath condo only a stroll to the marina and downtown Southport! Growing area & priced to sell on second level at the Village of Southport. Wide plank pine floors, all appliances. Elevator. $182,500 • MLS #100096494 Call Carla Sparks, Southport Realty, Inc., (540) 905-0633 , to view today!

6098 Harbor Oaks Dr, Southport Harbor Oaks – 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath – Southern cottage style home with a large Carolina room addition and oversized, side-facing garage. This home sits on a beautiful corner lot in gracious Harbor Oaks. A mature landscape with full irrigation will give you loads of color in spring. From a wide, covered front porch overlooking the Harbor Oaks community park, you enter into a living room floored with ‘’Cape Fear Riverwood,’’ milled from century-old pine logs salvaged from the bottom of the Cape Fear River. The 21 x 13 Carolina room is heated and cooled, and has a natural gas-fired stove. $320,000 • MLS #100096704 Call Pam Hayes, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 232-6130, to view today!

432 Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island Caswell Beach – 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath – The beach is calling, at this price point beach cottage dreams can really come true. Front and back porch and surrounding decks with sea and Intracoastal waterway vistas. With some upgrades this could be an awesome beach home or rental. Or with extremely limited shore lots available, this could be perfect location for building that coastal dream home. $445,000 • MLS #100093870 Call Mary Carneiro, Southport Realty, Inc., (914) 649-7100, to view today!

181 Carolina St, Boiling Spring Lakes 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath – Here is your chance to own a nice brick home in Boiling Spring Lakes. The home sits on just over an 1/2 acre lot with lots of privacy and mature trees. the home features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with carpet and tile and a large outside storage building. $129,000 • MLS #100093017 Call Kim Anne Russ, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 523-1222, to view today!

107 NW 23rd St, Oak Island 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath – Come and enjoy this large home on the quiet and easily accessible west end of Oak Island. Three bedrooms are on the upstairs level with a large kitchen and living area. The nice master suite includes a bath and large closet. Downstairs is separate and includes a living area, kitchen, bath and bedroom. This area can be accessed from outside or upstairs. The home has front and back screened porches, a garage, above ground pool, and outside shower. Enjoy the nicely landscaped yard with a fence and extra parking. This home could fit so many needs, large family, in-law suite, rental property, or investment. $270,000 • MLS #100079134 Call Verilyn McKee, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 470-0527, to view today!

160 Genoes Point Road SW, Supply WATERFRONT, Lockwood Folly Country Club, private dock, boat lift, BOAT will convey with acceptable offer. This custom home has full water views from the open living area and a beautiful view of the 16th green to the front of the home. Step into foyer which leads to formal living area with fireplace and built ins, formal dining room with built ins, large chef kitchen with granite and plenty of cupboards opens to breakfast area and cozy TV-den area. Fantastic bar with sink. First floor master bedroom with ensuite

bath opens to spectacular Carolina room. First floor oversized media room will have TV/MEDIA SYSTEM, furniture to convey with acceptable offer. PLENTY of storage throughout the home, underneath storage, extra large utility area for washroom, sink and extra storage, Oversized two car garage. Expansive decking along the back of the home MLS#100062730 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

3375 Channelside Drive, Supply WATERFRONT with panoramic views of the Lockwood Folly River. This custom home boasts big water views from the open living and dining areas. Large kitchen, huge master bedroom with ensuite bath. From master there is access to the outside screen porch with built in hot tub and large deck. Upstairs has exercise area with those spectacular views, two guest bedrooms. Bonus over the garage could be used for just about anything. Plenty of storage. Gardens and nice landscaping. Lockwood Folly Country Club is a fantastic community with amenities to include golf, tennis, boat launch pool with Intracoastal views and new and fitness center. Minutes to Holden Beach - something for everyone in this community. Call for your preview today. MLS#10062724 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

1815 Baywater Court, Bolivia Winding River Plantation – This magnificent, superbly built, custom waterfront residence is located in the premiere community of Winding River Plantation. Immaculate, move-in ready,apprx. 3700 sf, 4BD/4.5BA 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. Winding River amenities: boat launch, ocean front slips and pool, tennis, garden, Carolina National, pool, clubhouse and so much more! MLS#10053972 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

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126 Plantation Passage Dr SE, Bolivia Winding River Plantation – 3BR, 3BA golf course home is low maintenance brick and hardiplank. Front porch leads to open foyer, formal dining room with crown and heritage molding. Beautiful hardwoods throughout the first floor living areas. Kitchen with stainless appliances ,quartz counters and a bright breakfast area with double windows. Open, spacious living in family room with fireplace and lots of windows. First floor master suite with large bath and spa tub. Two additional guest bedrooms downstairs. Upstairs bonus room with full bath could be used for guest suite. media room or whatever one may need in extra living space. MLS#100096869 Call Renee Yost 910-269-1128

315 E Beach Drive, Oak Island Oceanfront! – A furnished three bedroom home with two bedrooms that have ocean views and doors to access the deck. Many updates, most recently included is engineered wood flooring. Outside shower and storage space is a plus. ‘’Robyn’s Nest’’ has been a short and long term rental with a yearly average rental income of greater than than $20K. Listed at $295,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call BJ Ellender 910-477-3250

4091 Lark Bunting Court, Southport St. James – Best price around for this 3 BR, 2 BA home at the end of a cul-de-sac in the friendly Sanderling neighborhood. Enjoy the open concept living with high ceilings, formal dining room with beautiful trims; split bedrooms floor plan and a room above the garage. Serene and shaded screened porch overlooking a private backyard. Listed at $244,900 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Tina Karimi 815-540-1401

504 Periwinkle Way, Caswell Beach The Arboretum – This wonderful spacious home is a true find and a must see... Large beautiful private backyard, and best of all it is a very short walk to the beach! Community indoor pool, hot tub, basketball & tennis court, also a Kayak launch along with a clubhouse for residents enjoyment. Listed at $349,900 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Pat Proctor 910-523-0087

306 E Dolphin Drive, Oak Island Beach Cottage – 4BR/2BA with upper & lower level living rooms! Seller has extensively remodeled and updated lower level of this cottage to include: new vinyl windows & doors, waterproof laminate flooring throughout, new electrical & plumbing, a new wetbar and more. The ground level has large living room, bedroom, full bath and covered porch! Upper level has 3 BR’s, full bath, kitchen & a dining area leading onto the fabulous Oceanside screen porch. Listed at $329,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Brooke Rudd-Gaglie 910-512-1361

132 NW 21st Street, Oak Island Wooded– Rare find– much sought after brick ranch with new carpet, interior recently painted, welcoming front porch with swing for relaxation. Ceiling fans and window treatment are also new. Spacious kitchen with convection oven, stove top, dishwasher and refrigerator. Pantry has pull out shelves. Pull down attic steps. Many upgrades for this price range. Deck is freshly stained and back yard has out building for storage. House is situated on two lots for extra privacy. Listed at $189,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Brooke Rudd-Gaglie 910-512-1361

105 N. Lord Street, Southport Historic Southport location and superior quality new construction. This 3 BR, 3 1/2 BA home is just steps to the Cape Fear River and all the great restaurants, quaint shops and galleries that make Southport for wonderful! Offered at $775,000. MLS# 100090901. Give Kay Jolliff a call today at 910-523-0624

239 E. Bay Street, Southport Own a part of Southport history while enjoying modern conveniences in this early 19th Century historic home. 3 BR and 2 1/2 BA. Heart of Pine flooring and six fireplaces. Offered at 949,500. MLS# 100063841. Give Kay Jolliff a call today at 910-523-0624

118 Stuart Avenue, Southpor, NC Spacious home sweet home in great Southport location features a huge living area with fireplace that opens to renovated kitchen. There is also an additional living area currently being used as a living room that would make a great office or flex space. The kitchen’s features include granite countertops, tile backsplash. newer cabinets with pullout metal baskets, stainless appliances and two pantries. Master bath has walk in tile shower. additional features include large sunroom, oversized laundry room with cabinets and utility sink, fenced back yard with patio, and a garage. $289,000 • MLS# 100090836 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

417 Cades Trail, Southport, NC This gorgeous home looks like it’s from the pages of a Southern Living magazine! $399,500 • MLS# 100043371 Give Kay Jolliff a call 910-523-0624

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SPOTTINGS

Southport Yacht Club Racing Committee finished up the season with a great race on Creola. Pictured: Giulia Iotti, Michael Proctor, Debbi Percesepe. In December, CFF² Kids Gymnastics & Youth Fitness Academy celebrated the opening of their new 5,000 square foot facility located at 4633 Long Beach Road, Southport with a Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Left to right: Eric Lescault, Owner, , Alex Hanks, Gym Director, Carysa Overcash, Owner

Inspirations Dance Centre celebrated the Grand Re-Opening at their new location, 91 West Boiling Spring Road in Boiling Spring Lakes with a Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Their students learn the value of hard work and take tremendous pride in what they accomplish. www.inpirationsdancecentre.com (910) 612-7441. Left to right: Savanna Tenenoff, Ciara Bryant, Shiloh Ransom, owner, Ashanti Price, Maddie Price, Juliette Parinello

CrossFit Southport relocated to its new facility at 4633 Long Beach Road, Southport and celebrated the new expanded space with a Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Pictured: Carysa Overcash, owner, Kristin Melendez, manager, Wally Trayah, coach, some of the CrossFit Southport members, Dr. Eric Lescault, owner but not pictured

Southport-Oak Island, NC—In 2017, members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce participating in the weekly meetings of Business Connections The Business Connections meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays from 11:45am – 1:00pm. For more information about Business Connections, contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport , call (910) 457-6964 or visit the website at www.southport-oakisland.com

IVictoria Rose Boutique- Where Comfort Meets Style, located at 5001 O’Quinn Boulevard, Unit E in the South Harbor Marina Village celebrated their Grand Opening with a Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. For more information go to our business page on Facebook “ Victoria Rose Boutique.” (910) 477-6015. Business Hours: Monday - Friday from 11:00am-5:00 pm, and Saturday from 11:00am-4:00 pm. Left to right: Mitzi Swing, Chamber of Commerce Staff, Kamryn Reynolds - Son of owners Charmaine Cole - mother of Casey and VRB employee, Sarah Victoria - daughter of owners, Sadie Rose - daughter of owners, Logan Pate, owner, Liam Pate - son of owners, Casey Pate, owner, Barbara Leininger, Chamber member.

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