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Preserving the Past The Old Bridge Preservation Society
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Dr. Susanne Adams Taking the Helm at Brunswick Community College
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The Wright Life Meet Homer Wright, Founder of St. James Plantation
Chez Nous Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle
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First Annual Brunswick Fall Home Show; Sandpiper Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical; Prestige Outdoor Lighting; Ragland’s Gifts and Accessories; Port City Fence and Railings; Carolinas Coastal Health. By Odette Arnold, Hilary Brady, Brian Sherman and Hope Thomas
90 faces & places BNMC Hosts Premiere Event, Mini Trade Show at 101 Stone Chimney Place, Second Annual Paws-Ability Golf Tournament at Cape Fear National
Tracking the highs and lows at Shallotte Inlet from October to December.
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Departments 44 what’s cool New Things You Never Knew You Needed — Until Now Compiled by Hilary Brady
Fabulous Fall Festivals and Events By Hilary Brady
60 community The Intercultural Festival: Brunswick County Celebrates its Diversity By Carolyn Bowers
64 nonprofit Paws-Ability: This Charity’s for the Dogs (and Cats) By B. Jason Frye
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Looking to the Skies at Ingram Planetarium By Carolyn Bowers
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Sprucing up Shallotte, One Home at a Time: Meet Lynne Carr-Wiggins By Jo Ann Mathews
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No Ties Required Southeastern North Carolina is a place like no other. It’s a fun, laid-back, friendly, casual place to live. Anyone who lives here or visits often knows exactly what I’m talking about. One of my favorite things about this area, one of the silly things that I like the most, is that it’s not mandatory for me to wear a tie to work. Of course, I don’t work in a bank or in hospital administration, I’m just a publisher. But if I was a publisher in a bigger city, I’d have to wear a tie around my neck every day. And it’s a good thing I don’t have to, seeing as though I don’t even know how to tie one. Somehow, I’ve made it through life without having to learn that skill. When I am in situations where a tie is required, I solicit the services of my lovely and talented wife. And I have discovered that I can keep the 20 or so ties that I own tied up and ready to slip onto my neck. Yes, I know it’s pathetic. For some reason I just can’t get the hang of tying it myself, or maybe I just don’t want to. This is how I know I’ve ended up in the right career in the exact right location for me. Fun, laid-back, friendly and, typically, no ties required. That’s Brunswick County for you.
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Andy Garno About Me: I fell in love with the North Carolina coast the first time I saw it and vowed to move here someday. Originally from Michigan and still in college, I remember my first vacation to Nags Head in 1991. Hurricane Bob almost prevented me from getting onto the Outer Banks but it ended up only brushing the coast. The following days, seeing the ocean with all its beauty and power created such a connection with me that I moved here six years later, eventually starting my own commercial graphic design studio. I can not imagine moving away. Hometown: Adrian, MI Occupation: Owner of AG Creative, a commercial graphic design studio How I started working with SBM: One of my clients referred Justin to me. He called me and I started working with him right away; I knew I would enjoy helping him on such a great project. Website: www.agcreative.net
About Me: I grew up in the seafood business and spent a lot of time enjoying living and exploring on the Shallotte River. Now I love to capture the beauty of native landscapes through photography for others to enjoy. I specialize in portrait, fashion, landscape and seascape photography. My work has appeared in national fashion campaigns and international publications. My clients range anywhere from high school students hoping to capture that perfect look for their senior portraits to Miss America contestants hoping to capture the crown! My love of photography has kept me intrigued by the constantly evolving technique and equipment needed to get those perfect shots. The best part about being a photographer is bringing joy to others! Hometown: Shallotte, NC Occupation: Restaurant owner for 40 years and clothing store owner for 25 years. Semi-professional photographer. How I started working with SBM: Through Dancing with the Brunswick Stars.
Hilary Brady About Me: As a marketing manager for years, I fell in love with all-things-creative. But the birth of my daughter immediately turned my priority to parenting. Now a stay-at-home/ working mom, I have perfected the fine skill of focus. Typing while my toddler colors on my toes? Easy. And a dream come true. Hometown: San Diego, California
Keith Ketchum About Me: I enjoy being active, preferably by surfing or swimming. I value the feeling of “new” brought on by travel. I appreciate storytelling, no matter the medium. I completed my Bachelor’s in Studio Art and, therefore, love observing, understanding and creating art. I married my high school sweetheart. I write down my thoughts to remember them, and I find humor in everything. Oh, and I secretly want to be a pirate. Hometown: Wilmington, NC – technically Hampstead. Went to school in Wilmington until high school then transferred to Topsail High. Occupation: Photographer How I started working with SBM: When I worked with Line Up Magazine, a surf/skate/ art/music magazine, one of the editors there, Chad Slate, asked if I’d be interested in shooting for a regional real estate magazine. I said yes and was introduced to Justin Williams. We worked together with that publication for a bit. Justin then went on to start NBM and asked if I’d like to jump on board with that magazine. North Brunswick Magazine led to South Brunswick Magazine and I’ve been working with him ever since. Website: www.keithketchum.com
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Occupation: Account executive/freelance writer/marketing contractor/mommy How I started working with SBM: I met Justin during my time as a marketing manager for a local real estate sales firm. I became very familiar with the magazine as I was constantly looking for ideal places for my clients to advertise. When I went out on my own as a marketing contractor, I knew that one of the things I wanted to do was write for quality publications. So NBM was the first magazine I contacted. And I’ve been writing for him ever since! Website: www.hbrady.com
Molly Harrison About Me: I love the sandbar I live on (Nags Head), I love my job (I’ve been freelance writing and editing for the past 15 years), I love my family (husband, 7-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl) and I love being active (mostly running and yoga). Hometown: Burlington, NC Occupation: Freelance writer and editor; yoga instructor How I started working with SBM: When SBM Publisher Justin Williams lived on the Outer Banks, we worked together at a publishing company. When he moved to southeastern N.C. and started NBM, he asked me to come on board as editor.
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On August 20, the Calabash and Shallotte Elks Lodges held their annual Soccer Shoot for Kids aged 6 to 13 at the Calabash Lodge on Carter Drive. Nineteen children vied for honors by kicking soccer balls for points. All contestants and their families were treated to hot dogs and beverages in addition to receiving a trophy. The winners, from left: Catherine Jennelle, Michael Jennelle, Jocelyn Palilli, Cam Devers, Monzell Campbell, Caden Deverf, Brianna Rhea and Juliahna Hege.
The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club awarded $22,000 in scholarships to nine Brunswick County students representing all five Brunswick County high schools. The following scholarships were awarded: South Brunswick High School Key Club: Kalani Doyle, who is attending N.C. State, and Hailey Tippett, who is attending East Carolina University North Brunswick High School Key Club: Tori Colvin, who is attending UNC Chapel Hill, and Matthew Knotts, who is attending UNC Wilmington West Brunswick High School: Timothy McVaugh, who is attending Campbell University Contributed Photos
Brunswick County Early College High School: Shanna Burns who is attending UNC Charlotte, and Melanie Wolosyn who attends UNC Wilmington Brunswick County Academy: Tania Diaz and Nicole Williams, who are both attending Brunswick Community College. All of the applicants were interviewed and required to submit an academic transcript, personal essay, evidence of school and community involvement, recommendations of faculty and/or community leaders. Financial need was also taken into consideration.
NC Oyster Festival Art Unveiled The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce unveiled the artwork for the 31st Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach on September 14. Keith White of the Brunswick Beacon was chosen as the artist for the third year in a row. The chamber also held a kids’ T-shirt artwork contest. Hayden Grimes, a Union Elementary student, was selected as the winner. He won a $250 savings bond donated by First Citizens Bank.
Bridge Tenders Reunion Old Bridge Preservation Society hosted a Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge Tenders Reunion on August 25 at the new home of the Old Bridge (109 Shoreline Drive). This was the first time that all the retired tenders have met since the Old Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge was decommissioned earlier this year.
Peer Court Trains 38 New Volunteers Thirty-eight middle school students learned how to become clerks, bailiffs, attorneys and jurors in Peer Court, a program launched in 2006 that is now available at all Brunswick County middle schools. The alternative justice system encourages youth to take responsibility for their actions and correct their mistakes. Peer Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the DA’s office and was started in Brunswick County with the support of the Shallotte Rotary, South Brunswick Islands Rotary and the SouthportOak Island Kiwanis Club. Contributed Photo Contributed Photo
Brunswick County Dixie Boys Win World Series Brunswick County Parks and Recreation’s Dixie Boys Baseball team won the 2011 World Series, defeating Bossier City, Louisiana, (17-7) to claim the title and complete their quest after coming close in previous years. The local team, comprised of 14-year-old boys, scored 80 runs in the six tournament games played. Junior Dixie Boys, comprised of 13-year-old boys, were runner-up in their tournament. Front row, from left: Gray Cheers, Dylan Howard, Shakeem Graham, Chris Graham, Hunter Price, Justin Wittkofsky and Kevon Perkins. Back row, from left: Coach Jeffrey Hollis, Blaine Hollis, Coach Randy Fennell, Randy Mac Clark, Jerry Martin, Head Coach Bobby Scoggins, Shelton Perkins, Garrett Scoggins and Dylan Darguzas.
BNMC Welcomes First Babies Brunswick Novant Medical Center (BNMC) welcomed its first baby, Finley Adora Ramsey, on August 1, at 8:08 a.m. At birth, Finley weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 13 inches. Finley is pictured with proud parents Lisa and Doug Ramsey of Wilmington and her siblings, Fisher, 7, and Campbell, 5. The hospital welcomed its first set of twins on August 3. Bruce and Brittany Long of Boiling Spring Lakes are the proud parents of Lexie Ann and Michael Allan. Lexie Ann Long was born at 12:11 pm; she measured 20 inches and weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Michael Allan Long was born at 12:13 pm; he measured 20.5 inches and also weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. 22
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Flounder Classic Results The 2nd Annual Cape Fear Flounder Classic was held on July 30 at the Southport Marina. Fifty-four boats registered to compete for the $5,300 guaranteed purse. Twenty-eight boats out of the field weighed in prior to the 5 pm deadline. Captain Adam Sellers from Bolivia topped the field with a 6.50 lb. flounder worth $3,147.50. Rounding out the top three were Captain Blake Stone of Supply with a 6.40 lb. fish worth $1,688.50 and Andy Broadwell of Oak Island with a 6.10 lb. fish taking home $949.
CIS Announces Winner of 50/50 Raffle Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS), Inc. announced the $10,000 winner of its recent 50/50 raffle. Contributed Photo Al Braden of Ocean Isle Beach purchased his winning ticket from volunteer Tammy Triplett-Kesky. The raffle raised $10,000 for programs and services that help children and families throughout the county.
CIS and Walmart Stores Fill Backpacks The Walmart Stores in Leland, Shallotte and Contributed Photo Southport worked together with Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) to collect school supplies for students attending Brunswick County Schools. The Build-A-Backpack campaign ran July 17 through August 21. Bins were available in Walmart stores to collect donated school supplies; CIS then distributed the items to teachers and economically disadvantaged students. Items such as pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, index cards, glue sticks, tissues, hand sanitizers and flash drives were collected.
OBPS Wraps Up “Summer at the Old Bridge” Series Old Bridge Preservation Society (OBPS) wrapped up its “Summer at the Old Bridge” series on September 1 by celebrating a summer of fund-raising and spreading awareness of its plans to create a museum and interpretive center at the present site, 109 Shoreline Drive. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the society had a presence at the Old Bridge site Monday through Thursday, offering programs for all ages, stories and the sharing of memories. The Old Bridge became a popular destination for summer visitors who held special memories of the bridge. “Summer at the Old Bridge” will return next year.
Brunswick County Forms Toastmasters Club Brunswick County Toastmasters Club recently Contributed Photo held its charter meeting and celebration. The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster selfconfidence and personal growth.
Chamber 23rd Annual Golf Tournament Contributed Photo
BCWRT Holds First Meeting The first meeting of the new season for the Brunswick Civil War Round Table (BCWRT) was held on September 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport with a near record audience of 190 people. The guest speaker was Stephen R. Wise, award-winning Civil War historian, writer, editor and guest lecturer. His topic was “The Blockade and the Blockade Runners.” From left: Max Williams, program chairman; Stephen R. Wise, guest speaker; and Wally Rueckel, BCWRT president.
The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held its 23rd annual golf tournament on September 23 Contributed Photo at Lockwood Folly Country Club. The tournament began with Captains Choice, Shotgun Start at 9 am. Entry fees covered greens fee, prizes, entertainment and dinner. Proceeds from the event went to www.zerocancer.org and The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce to help fund educational programs, economic development, community development and other efforts in building community and supporting business. Fall 2011
Dr. Hall Speaks to Chamber Members Dr. William Hall, senior economist at UNCW’s Cameron School of Business, spoke to members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce about the Brunswick County Economic Outlook during the group’s annual meeting in June.
Maritime Museum Offers Archaeology Presentation Visitors to the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport learned about the conservation of artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, in a program offered on July 19. Sarah Watkins-Kenney, chief conservator and director of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources’ Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab, Contributed Photo presented artifacts and discussed conservation and preservation of historic archaeological materials during the free program
Maritime Museum at Southport Re-opens The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport officially opened to the public in its new location at Fort Johnston on July 4. Massive renovations transformed the former soldiers’ barracks at the fort into one facility, housing the museum’s exhibit hall, classroom, library and store. In January the museum closed to begin packing and cataloging artifacts for the move. The museum first opened in 1992 just a few blocks away from the new location. Exhibits now offer information and hands-on learning about Native Americans, European settlers of the Lower Cape Fear region, pirates, boating, hurricanes and marine weather.
Community Day at Novant Medical Center The new Brunswick Novant Medical Center welcomed nearly 5,000 community members at a free Sneak Preview event on July 16. Participants enjoyed light refreshments and tours of the new hospital, meeting the staff and learning about Brunswick Novant Medical Center’s special features and services.
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Elks Lodge Supports Town of Calabash The Calabash Elks Lodge (#2679) presented a check for $2,000 to the Town of Calabash to be used to purchase playground equipment for the Children’s Park in the new Calabash Community Park. The donation was the result of a Gratitude Grant awarded by the Elks National Foundation (ENF). From left: Town Commissioner Jody Nance; Lodge ENF Chairman Don Walker; Leading Knight and District ENF Chairman Dick Wilson; Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons; Lodge Exalted Ruler Teddy Acton; Local Knight Eric Mayo; and Lecturing Knight Tom O’Brien.
Rotary Clubs Unite Leland Mayor Walter Futch presented the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club with a key to the city at the Leland Area Rotary Club’s annual officer installation banquet, held June 30 at Magnolia Greens Golf Course in Leland. The presentation was made in recognition of the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club’s contributions and assistance to the Leland Area Rotary Club. From left: Jon David, outgoing vice president of the Leland Area Rotary Club; Mary Ellen Good, South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club president; Gary Younts, South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club; and Walter Futch, mayor of Leland.
Oyster Festival Surf Off The 31st Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival held the Oyster Festival Surf Off at Ocean Isle Beach on September 10 and 11. Presented by Salty’s Surf Shop, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, ESA (Eastern Surfing Association) and Sharky’s, the event attracted 135 contestants. Trophies and prizes were awarded to the finalists, and ESA members received points.
Novant Medical Center Opens A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 16 to celebrate the opening of the new Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Speakers included Denise Mihal, Brunswick Novant Medical Center president; Paul Wiles, Novant Health president and CEO (speaking in bottom photo); Chip Leavitt, Brunswick Novant Medical Center Board chairman; Congressman Mike McIntyre; Bill Sue, Brunswick County Board of Commissioners chairman; Ron Anderson, Brunswick County Hospital Authority chairman; and District Court Judge Marion Warren, Brunswick Novant Medical Center Foundation board member.
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Business After Hours The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held its July Business After Hours event on board SunCruz Aquasino (4495 Minelo Avenue in Little River). This After Hours was a trichamber event with the Brunswick County Chamber, Little River Chamber and North Myrtle Beach Chamber. The August Business After Hours was held at The Fancy Flea Antique Mall at 2763 Ocean Highway in Shallotte and the September After Hours was held at the Brunswick County Literacy Council at 282 U.S. Highway 17 in Supply.
Medical Offices Celebrate Move The providers and staff of Oceanside Family Medicine and Brunswick Pulmonary & Internal Medicine held a ribbon cutting on August 23 to celebrate the opening of their new office at 5145 Sellers Street in Shallotte. The two medical offices moved into the new building on July 25. The 8,800-squarefoot office includes space for up to seven medical professionals and includes 21 treatment rooms, an onsite lab, ultrasound and X-ray. Pictured: Chris Isenhour, MD, and family; Babysarojah Ravindran, MD, FCCP; Angela Thompson, MD; Marie Wheatley, NP; Alan Lewis, mayor of Shallotte; Allen Bryant, First Citizens Bank; Denise Mihal, Brunswick Novant Medical Center president; Heather Reardon, Novant Medical Group operations director; Tammy Triplett-Kesky, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce board of directors chair; Cathy Altman, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO; as well as staff and friends of the two medical groups. Providers not available for the photo included Clark Pritts, DO, and John Fillmore, FNP.
Amway Store Holds Ribbon Cutting The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Amway-The Kesky Store on August 29th at Red Apple Professional Park in Shallotte. The Kesky Store offers Amway products in addition to beauty, bath and body products, jewelry, apparel, foods and beverages.
CommWell Health Opens in Ocean Isle Beach An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony was held for CommWell Health on July 18 at its new Contributed Photo location (6934 Beach Drive, Suites 1 and 4, in Ocean Isle Beach). CommWell Health offers comprehensive primary medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health services.
All About The Carolinas Holds Ribbon Cutting Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Contributed Photo the opening of All About The Carolinas on August 10. The gift shop, which is located at 10138-5 Beach Drive SW in Calabash, features items made in or related to North Carolina and South Carolina.
Flags and More Celebrates in Shallotte On August 24, Flags and More held a ribbon cutting at its location at 5211 S. Main Street, Suite 511 in Shallotte. The store offers a variety of decorative and themed flags for all seasons and holidays, as well as mailbox wraps, flag poles and lawn ornaments.
SBI Rotary Club Awards Service Award The South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club awarded its first annual Vocational Service Award to Talbot “Tal” Grissett, Chief of Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue Department. Rotarian Contributed Photo Jennifer Vanasse, chair of Club Service Projects, presented the Vocational Services Award. The SBI Rotarians recognized Tal for his vocational service and the high standards that he applies to his vocation and his service to the community.
Brunswick Women’s Center Welcomes Dr. Lee Toler
Chamber Celebrates the Cottages at Southport The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Cottages at Southport, 513 Sir Williams Court. The Cottages at Southport is a bungalow neighborhood offered by Cardinal Builders. Front row, from left: Sue Sielecki, sales consultant, The Cottages at Southport; and Scott Cook, developer. Second row, from left: Roury Bourelle, sales consultant, The Cottages at Southport; Michele Cook, owner, Cardinal Builders; Bill Johnson, chamber ambassador; Reed Thompson, construction manager, Cardinal Builders; and Wayne Bigg, sales consultant, The Cottages at Southport.
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The physicians of Brunswick Women’s Center welcomed Lee Toler, D.O., to their practice. Dr. Toler, who is relocating to the area from Gastonia, N.C., is now seeing patients at each of the Brunswick Women’s Center locations in Supply, Sunset Beach and Leland. Dr. Toler joins doctors Robert E. Hassler, Tracey McCarthy and L. Joseph Swaim at Brunswick Women’s Center. All are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
Sunset Beach Gets Caffeinated The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 25 in celebration of Maverick’s Java opening at 303 Sunset Boulevard North in Sunset Beach. Maverick’s Java sells brewed coffee, espresso drinks and coffee beans.
Shallotte Family Dentistry Opens Contributed Photo
Local Builder Wins State-Wide Awards Blue Sky Building Company, a local custom home builder, was recognized at the North Carolina Home Builders Association’s 2011 STARS Awards Gala in Charlotte. Blue Sky won three first place STARS Awards: Best Single Family Home - $500k to $750k, Best Interior Merchandising - $500k to $1 million, and Best Specialty Project – Accessibility.
A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 21 to celebrate the opening of Shallotte Family Dentistry. Shallotte Family Dentistry (4704 Main Street in Shallotte) is a practice for the entire family, serving adults and children of all ages.
Clegg’s Gives School Supplies The employees of Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control supported the efforts of Communities In Schools (CIS) in providing Brunswick County students with the basic tools needed for a successful school year. Each year CIS distributes up to $12,000 in donated school supplies throughout the county at the start of the school year. From left: Deborah Turner, Clegg’s; Steve Goforth, Clegg’s General Manager; Linda Rumsey, CIS Dropout Prevention Director; and Josh German, Clegg’s.
Consignment Shops Opens in Ocean Beach Beachgirls Consignment and the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 8 at the new store’s location (7161 Beach Drive, Suite 2 in Ocean Isle Beach). Beachgirls Consignment offers a range of new and used items for all.
BNMC Recognize Circle of Excellence Winners Brunswick Novant Medical Center (BNMC) and Novant Health recognized four local, exceptional employees with Novant’s Circle of Excellence award, which acknowledges employees who consistently demonstrate excellence in the health system’s core values of compassion, teamwork, personal excellence and diversity. Recipients at Brunswick Novant Medical Center include Joanne Cribb, RN, of the emergency department; Jason Rutkowski of human resources; and Linda Smith of surgical services. Janet White of Oceanside Family Medicine & Convenient Care also received the Circle of Excellence award. The honorees were named and recognized at a Circle of Excellence Celebration held at the hospital on August 1. From left: Joanne Cribb, Linda Smith, Janet White and Jason Rutkowski.
Salvation Army Thrift Store Re-dedication The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce joined The Salvation Army to re-dedicate The Salvation Army’s newest Thrift Store at 4566 Long Beach Road. Major Richard Watts, Wilmington Corps Officer, cut the official ribbon after the performance of the Salvation Army Brass Ensemble led by Lt. Colonel Peter Hofman.
Jewelry by Wendy-Beach House Fine Arts Grand Opening The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Jewelry by WendyBeach House Contributed Photo Fine Arts on September 16 at 10152 Beach Drive SW, Unit 6 in Calabash. Beach House Fine Arts Gallery carries Wendy’s handcrafted jewelry as well as the work of other Carolina artists.
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Local SHIIP Wins Coordinators of the Year Local volunteers from SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, won Coordinators of the Year. Jennifer Sherman and René Tarquinio with Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc., SHIIP’s coordinating site in Brunswick County, reached more than 494,000 beneficiaries. The local group hosted 4,508 counseling sessions for Brunswick County residents. This year’s award winners were announced at SHIIP’s annual coordinators’ conference in Greensboro on July 20 and 21.
CIS Announces Additions to its Board of Directors
Communities in Schools (CIS) recently announced six additions to its Board of Directors: Tim Daniels of N.C. State Highway Patrol, Norman Hash of St. James Properties, Cindy Hensen of Floor Coverings International, Rasa Love of Atlantic Realty Professionals, Phyllis Mentel of Progress Energy and John W. Thompson of the Brunswick County Board of Education. Joan Madsen, a retired executive director of the YMCA, assumed the role of Board Chair. Pictured: Tim Daniels, Rasa Love, Cindy Henson, Phyllis Mentel and John W. Thompson.
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Progress Energy Donates to Maritime Museum The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport received $15,000 from Progress Energy during a check presentation on August 3. Progress Energyâ€™s donation will be used to help support the museumâ€™s general operations, including its outreach and education efforts. The donation comes one month after the museum reopened its new facility on the grounds of Fort Johnston.
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The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off the holiday season with a Christmas Open House Weekend on November 3 through 5 from 5 to 7 pm. Register for giveaway drawings at participating retailers and restaurants, sample products and enjoy light refreshments while shopping at participating retail stores. Attendees may bring purchase receipts dated November 3, 4 or 5 from participating retailers to participating restaurants between November 3 through 12 to receive specials on food. Information: (910) 457-6964
Spooktacular Festival October 28 The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Spooktacular on October 28 from 5 to 7 pm. The free event will be held at the soccer field at 46th Street SE in Oak Island and will include carnival games, contests, entertainment, food vendors and more. Booths and other information: (910) 278-5518
N.C. Maritime Museum Fall Calendar Through November 19 Following are the fall activities scheduled for the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport (204 E. Moore Street). Southport Wooden Boat Show: September 24, 10 am to 4 pm Fall into History, Colonial and Antebellum Cape Fear: October 6 to November 10, Thursdays, 9 am to noon. The Pyrate Masquerade: October 14, 6 to 10 pm Rice Creek Kayak Tour with the Adventure Company: October 15, 8:30 am to noon
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Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program, Brooks Preik, Southport Author: October 18, 7 to 9 pm
Upper Lockwood Folly Kayak with the Adventure Company: November 5, 8:30 am to noon
Old Bridge Preservation Society will host a luncheon and fashion show on October 25 at Twin Lakes Restaurant in Sunset Beach with fashions from Island Breeze. Tickets are $20 and are available on the organization’s website, www.oldbridgepreservationsociety.org, or at Island Breeze, Twin Lakes Restaurant, Pelican Bookstore, Mavericks Java Coffee Shop and Sunset River Marketplace. The ticket includes the fashion show, choice of six entrees, beverage and dessert. Cash bar will be available. Doors open at 11:30 am with lunch at noon. Seating is limited so tickets must be purchased in advance. Old Bridge Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible. Information: (910) 575-6012
Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program, Celia Rivenbark, Southern Humorist: November 15, 7 to 9 pm Information: (910) 457-0003, www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
Brunswick Little Theatre 2011-12 Schedule November 11 - April 22 Brunswick Little Theatre will present the following shows during its 2011-12 season: The Fabulous Fable Factory, dates and times vary, November 11 through 20.
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Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, dates and times vary, April 13 through 22.
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The Spirit of America: Popular Songs of Conflict: time and place TBA. All shows take place at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College. In addition to the BCC showing, The Fabulous Fable Factory will also be presented at Playhouse 211 at 4320 Southport-Supply Road. Information: (910) 368-6261, www.brunswicklittletheatre.com
Youth Bowling League Through December 14 Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Planet Fun present the Youth Extravaganza Bowling League on Wednesdays this fall at 4:30 pm. Information: Ruthie McHugh, (910) 253-2583, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Museum of Coastal Carolina Weekly Family Programs Through December 17 The Museum of Coastal Carolina (21 E. Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach) will offer an educational series of programs this fall and winter. Programs include: Welcome to the Green Swamp — September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3 from 11 am to noon Coastal Carolina Native Americans — September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 from 11 am to noon Birds, Birds, Birds – September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17 from 11 am to noon Beachcombers — September 24, October 22, November 26 from 11 am to noon Ghost, Lore, and Legend Walk — October 29 from 11 am to noon Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3 and 4, and free for ages 2 and younger. Information: (910) 579-1016, www.museumplanetarium.org
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Youth cheerleading teams will be organized by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, grouped in teams by age: 6 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11 to 13. Registration fee is $65.
The Duke Children’s Hospital Fund-Raiser will be held on November 5 at the Inlet View Restaurant from 9 am until 5 pm. The event will include a silent auction, charity walk (dogs welcomed), raffle, classic car show, racing memorabilia display and food. Guests may also participate in a poker run, which will start at the Harley Davidson shop on U.S. Highway at 9 am and finish at the restaurant. Donations are tax deductible.
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Through November 28 Brunswick County Parks and Recreation will offer adult tennis lessons on Wednesdays at Ocean Isle Beach Park and Lockwood Folly Park. The session runs from October 19 through November 23 for both beginners (5:30 to 6:30 pm) and intermediate (6:45 to 7:45 pm). Fee is $60 per person. Pre-registration is required. Youth Tennis Lessons will be offered this fall at Lockwood Folly Park and Ocean Isle Beach Park. Classes will be held at both parks on Mondays from September 12 through November 28. Ages 4 through 7 will meet from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, ages 8 through 10 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, and ages 10 through 14 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Information and registration: (910) 253-2583, email@example.com, www.brunswickcountync.gov
Dancing Lessons Through January 19 Square dancing lessons will be held at a location TBD every Thursday this fall, courtesy of Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. Part one will be held September 15 through November 3, and part two will be held November 7 through January 19. Fee is $80 per couple per part. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Shag-dancing lessons will be held September 15 through October 27 at both Supply Elementary School and Brunswick Center at Southport. Classes will be held on Thursdays for both beginners (6 to 7 pm) and intermediate (7 to 8 pm). Fee is $60 per person. Pre-registration is required.
Fitness Classes Through December Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is offering fitness classes this fall at varying times and locations. Water Fitness will be held Monday/Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 am, Tuesday/Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 am and Monday/Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at The Winds Beach Resort. Yoga will be held on Saturdays from 7:30 to 8:30 am and Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 am, both at The Winds Beach Resort. Sunrise Yoga will be held on Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 am at The Winds Beach Resort. Total Body Fusion will be held Tuesday/Thursday from 6 to 7 pm at the Lockwood Folly Community Building. Zumba will be held Tuesday/Thursday from 8 to 9 am at Body Dimensions. Aqua Zumba will be held Monday/Wednesday from 8 to 9 am at The Winds Beach Resort. Ultimate Fitness will be held Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30 to 6:15 pm and Monday/Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:15 am at Ocean Isle Beach Park, and Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30 to 7:15 am at Shallotte District Park. Information: Ruthie McHugh, (910) 253-2583, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brunswick Civil War Round Table Meetings November 1 The November 1 meeting of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table will feature Charles R. “Bob” Mullauer, frequent Civil War speaker and president of the Baltimore Civil War Round Table. His topic: “Hood in Tennessee: The Battle of Franklin.” All meetings are held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash Street in Southport across from the Southport Post Office. Registration begins at 6:30 pm.
Roll the Dice for Reading October 21 Southport Junior Woman’s Club will hold its Third Annual Viva Las Vegas Gala, a night of Vegas-style fun to support literacy, on October 21 at the Southport Community Building. Funds raised will be donated to Southport Elementary School, Southport Christian School and L & L Montessori School. Sponsorships and tickets: (910) 363-4269
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Ingram Planetarium Laser Music Shows
The Sounds of Christmas
Beginning September 16
December 9, 11
Ingram Planetarium (7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach) presents laser music shows in its high-definition Sky Theater, featuring colorful laser images displayed on the theater’s dome ceiling accompanied by loud music in a surround-sound environment.
October 29 - Fright Light at 5 pm
The Sea Notes Choral Society will be performing its Christmas Concert on December 9 at 7:30 pm and again on December 11 at 3 pm. The concerts will be held at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium. Diane Kulp will direct the choir, accompanied by Jane Boberg at the piano. The program will consist of classical and contemporary songs and carols, and a bell choir will be featured with the choir. No tickets are required; however, the choir is a nonprofit organization that gives music scholarships and appreciates a free-will offering.
November 12 - Laser Spirit at 5 pm
October 14 and 15 - Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 5 pm and Pink Floyd: The Wall at 6 pm
November 18 and 19 - Laser U2 at 5 pm and Laser Arena Rock at 6 pm December 16 and 17 - Laseropolis at 5 pm and Laser Pop at 6 pm Beginning November 25 and continuing on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the holiday season, Laser Holiday show at 4 pm. Admission per show: $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, $4 ages 3 and 4, and free for ages 2 and younger. Information: (910) 757-0033, www.museumplanetarium.org
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment October 15 - December 7
Kayaking Adventures October 8, November 5 Mahanaim Adventures is offering a Holly Shelter Kayak Adventure on October 8 from 9 am to 2 pm. The adventure is ideal for first-time or experienced kayakers. Participants will paddle the slow-moving blackwater creek, followed by lunch at Holland Shelter Fish Camp. Cost is $40 per person. A Lumber River Kayaking Adventure will be held on November 5 from 8 am to 5 pm. Participants will kayak for 8.5 miles (3 to 5 hours), stopping for lunch on the river. Cost is $50 per person. Registration: (910) 547-8252, email@example.com, www.mahanaimadventures.com
All members of Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Health Plans may change their coverage each year during the Annual Election Period. Beginning this year, the AEP will now be from October 15 thru December 7. All changes made during this time will be effective January 1, 2012. Local SHIIP volunteers are available to assist.
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Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers
Brunswick County Parks and Recreation offers day and overnight opportunities for the 55+ population to get out and explore, meet new friends, enjoy shows and other activities in the local area and throughout the Carolinas. Fall, winter and spring trips include, but are not limited to: An Afternoon at the Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens, Christmas at the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion, Les Miserables in Raleigh, a Bald Head Island Historic Tour, as well as trips to Las Vegas, New York and Ireland.
Information: (910) 796-1395, (910) 791-0554, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.richtourstravel.com
Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. will sponsor the inaugural Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers, an event designed to create awareness of services available for seniors and to empower participants to build stronger networks of services for the expanding senior population. The program will bring community leaders, service providers, seniors, volunteers and caregivers together to learn from each other and generate ideas for improved neighborhood and community programs and services. The event will be held at the Brunswick Center in Southport (1513 N. Howe Street) on October 25 from 9:45 am to 3 pm.
Information: Debra Marlowe, (910) 452-2199, email@example.com
November 19 - 20 The Southport-based Ballet Opera Alliance will perform a Russian-inspired version of the classic Nutcracker Ballet featuring guest artists Michelle Joy and Nicholas Stettenbenz from the TranscenDance Group. The performance will take place at Odell Williamson Auditorium on November 19 at 6 pm and November 20 at 3 pm. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. Information: (910) 755-7416
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