Beat the Sugar Overload


Written By: Evonne Varady  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love coming up with a great costume and all the activities that come with the fall season. I also dread it a bit because it seems that the next three months are a challenging part of a healthy lifestyle with all the treats that follow: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then back to New Year’s and resolutions. It starts with a snack size Snickers and then turns into a scary looking 15 pounds on the scale. What is the common factor with all of these holidays? Sugar piled with …

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The legendary day a Coast Guard plane landed at Paul’s Place Famous Hot Dogs By Michael Raab Pass by Paul’s Place Famous Hot Dogs on Route 117 in Rocky Point, NC any day and chances are you will see Hondas, Harleys, mini vans, maxi trucks, pickups, SUVs, sports cars, and bicycles all in the same parking lot. Only once in 1954  could you see a U.S. Coast Guard plane at rest, getting  fueled up while the pilot was  filling up on Paul’s Place Famous Hot Dogs. It really did happen. During an average summer week, Paul’s Place sells 8,000 hot …

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Mix Matched Tablescapes


By Lynn Leake The summer company has gone back home, the children have gone back to school, and the extreme heat and humidity have come to an end. It’s time to relax and take a deep breath before the next wave of traveling family and friends arrive to celebrate the holidays. Really, the only pressure in the near future involves a gigantic bowl of candy… not a bad thing. However, if you are starting to hear a faint gobbling just over the hill, then I’m guessing you have Thanksgiving on your mind. Our casual coastal lifestyle takes a lot of …

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