Monthly Archives: December 2013


Any coastal holiday tradition can vary, but the one thing that always is a must: fresh oysters. After all, it is the season for shucking! Traditionally, oysters are eaten primarily in cooler months when the shellfish aren’t spawning. Not everyone

Strong Charm

Richard Edwards brought his vision to life in a new construction with a steel frame and a rock facade. Just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, the house offers views of the blue horizon from three different vantage points: the front

Biz Q&A: Lantana’s Gallery and Fine Gifts

In downtown Southport, Lantana’s Gallery and Fine Gifts serves as a haven for many regional artists and craftspeople. It’s also home to the Meehans, a family of artists and small-business owners. We caught up with the daughter of the group,

Surfing Safely

While we at Southport Magazine prefer shopping locally, we understand that some folks shop online and particularly do so during the holidays. Though there are advantages to e-commerce, it’s wise to take steps to protect your identity from hackers and

Steps for the Season

A colleague of mine recently announced the countdown of days until Christmas, and a hush fell over the break room. Of course this silence was followed by a loud and collective groan, followed by many folks bemoaning all that must

Winter Libations

by Beau Walker Already? The holidays are here again and Southport is a surprisingly festive little town this time of year. We’ve had our first dusting of snow, unpacked our winter coats—and perhaps found that twenty dollar bill from last

High Time for High Tea

The Southport Tea House doesn't focus solely on English teas; rather the selection includes a variety of organic and herbal teas, too. "I think there's great value even from an educational standpoint of what tea does for people," Pukenas reveals.

‘Tis the Season for Music

The tradition of music for the holidays continues in Brunswick County with the Sea Notes Choral Society and the Brunswick Concert Band. These two volunteer groups comprised of local, dedicated and talented members of the community will once again provide

Merrymaking in Southport

"The Christmas holidays in Southport are spectacular," Peggy Popelars, president of DSI, describes. "The atmosphere begins with all the holiday festivals that actually begin in November. Then during the second week of December, Winterfest is an event that is filled

Island of Lights

For nearly three decades, residents of Oak Island and surrounding areas have gathered along the isle's main road to witness the annual Christmas by the Sea parade. Occurring each year on the first Saturday of December, the spectacle helps kick

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