Monthly Archives: October 2012

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My favorite part of the holidays is selecting gifts for my loved ones. I put lots of thought into what may make my mom smile on Christmas morning, and I can hear her saying in my mind, “Thank you, honey!”

A Craftsman’s Mark

  Constructing a home is not merely about bringing together hammer and nail or tile and grout. It is not a color-by-number project to be completed in one rainy afternoon. It takes extreme dedication—not only in attention to detail but

How to Afford Long-Term Care

It’s likely that at some point in your life you will need assistance with your daily activities. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of people over age 65 will eventually need long-term


Thanksgiving is the most American of holidays. A day where tradition prevails at dinner tables across the country. Family recipes that spend the other 364 days tucked away in a box and stained with signs of Thanksgivings past take center

Tried and True Traditions

I am not known for my cooking, but Thanksgiving is a “Michaux Family” holiday at the beach!  All of John’s family comes down (last year 16 came plus our 4!), and we take the boat and go at low tide

Tried and True

Gathering around the table with family and friends is the backbone of Thanksgiving. Each November, we pause to remember the good in our lives as we share in laughter and relish in memories with loved ones. Just before heading to

Art, Open for Business

What: 18th annual Arts by the Shore When: Thurs., 11/15 to Sun., 11/18 Where: Oak Island Recreation Center 3003 E. Oak Island Dr., 278-5518 Cost: free to shop; $10 to enter three pieces Info: For an artist, it is

Mind Your Manners:

What: Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program When: Tues., Nov. 20th, 7 p.m. Where: Southport Community Bldg. 223 E. Bay Street Cost: FREE, but please register with the Maritime Museum at 457-0003 If you’ve ever pondered hard-to-answer, real-life questions like

A Fling of Folly

It takes tens of thousands of dollars to build a home. It takes hundreds upon hundreds of hours of construction, and probably a few loads of laundry to wash out the “sweat equity.” For some, their current means just aren’t

A Mission of Merriment:

What: Charles Dickens Christmas Festival When: Fri., Nov. 30th-Sat., Dec. 1st 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. both days Where: Historic Downtown Southport Cost: $10 covers both days Children 7-12, $5 • Children 6 & under, free Info: Just as

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