I would like to tell you that the promise of Spring is in the air – that the cold wintery weather we have been having in Brunswick County, NC is warming up – but all you would have to do is look out your window to see that everything is covered in ice and you would know that I am lying through my teeth. If you can trust the predictions of the weather man, it appears that the temperatures will be warming up within the next 10 days, however, it seems there will be rain and more rain. The first real break appears to be coming on the first Friday of March – Friday, March 6. And that is good news. In Southport, NC, on the first Friday of the month you can take part in the First Friday Gallery Walk. The gallery walk takes place in downtown Southport, including the Water Tower District, from 5 PM until 7 PM. It is easily walkable as all the participating galleries are located within about a 3 to 4 block area. At these galleries you will find paintings, pottery, jewelry and amazingly creative crafts for your home, for gifts, or just to fill your eyes. You will also find friends who have been staying home recently and yummy food and drinks like wine and Sangria. Most of these galleries feature art by local artists only and there are many talented artists living in Brunswick County, NC. Here is some information about a few of these.
Brr – I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that it’s cold in Brunswick County, NC. Though we have been having record setting low temperatures recently the result of which have been late start times for the Brunswick County Schools, we can still be thankful we have not had any of that beautiful precipitation called snow. Yes, it’s lovely to look at – but it’s not fun to shovel or drive in – especially in an area where there is no equipment for clearing the roads or melting the ice. Some of us have had other problems related to the low temperatures. As for me – this is the third time in a month that my pipes have frozen – and this time I did let my outside faucets drip. Hopefully, they will not burst again this time. And I know I am not alone in this predicament. The first time I understand there were problems all over the island. After tonight’s record setting low (again) the temperatures are supposed to be in the 50s tomorrow – I love you, tomorrow! Sunday will be even warmer, however, rain is predicted. I am sure families have been getting antsy from having to spend so much time indoors and the brief respite tomorrow will likely not be enough to get rid of the pent up energy, so here are a few suggestions for taking the whole family out for a fun and interesting day.
Many visitors to Brunswick County, NC arrive during the summer months when they can take part in the variety of activities that are available during that time. They love the area for beaching, swimming, fishing, festivals, sailing, boating, kayaking – a plethora of outdoor activities. Those of us who live here permanently also enjoy these activities, however, we know a secret. We know that there are interesting and exciting things to do throughout the whole year. We have had a very mild winter this year – the kind we love. And even though we are experiencing some very cold nights recently, we know that will not last for long. We also know we can take part in some interesting events in spite of the cold. Here are a few that are coming up during the rest of the month.
Valentines Day is nearly here and the florists are all in a flurry. When we think of this day we think of love, flowers, candy, special dinners out, gifts of jewelry – all the traditional things associated with it. In Brunswick County, NC you will find some of the restaurants will have special dinners to celebrate the occasion. There is no shortage of florists, jewelry stores and places to purchase Valentine candy either. But there is a number of other events to choose from as well – some of them not so traditional. Why not do something different this year – maybe something your special sweetheart has an interest in or something in which the whole family can participate.