• FREDDIE’S RESTAURANT

    FREDDIE’S RESTAURANT

    Kure Beach has a wonderful year-round presence in Freddie’s Restaurant. Self-described as Italian food in an Irish pub atmosphere, this quintessential fine dining at the beach restaurant offers wonderful options, not just when our lifeblood of tourists descends, but into the colder months, making this an on and off season favorite. They make pork chops […]

  • How Should I Invest

    How Should I Invest

     “I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which when looked at in the right way did not become still more complicated” – Poul Anderson   Two gentlemen with very different views about the economy, real estate and the stock market are discussing their investment plans. Mr. Jones (50) believes that the Fed has […]

  • HARD CORE RVING

    HARD CORE RVING

    Then Pat and Bill Baker of Edgewater, Maryland began to think of what activity would be satisfying to them as retirement approached, they looked at the activities that made them happy. They had done a lot of camping with their children and truly loved the outdoors. Since they lived on the water, a trolling vessel […]

  • Triathalon Tests Wilmington Residents

    Triathalon Tests Wilmington Residents

    I consider myself a lifelong athlete, having played sports, for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s was a lot different from today. We didn’t have the technological distractions that abound today, and if we didn’t want to be put to work by our parents, we made sure we […]

  • It’s All About Brazil

    It’s All About Brazil

    Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, and will host the 2016 Summer Olympics, plus they have some of the most attractive people on the planet and a sort of Mojito drink cousin called the Caipirinha (recipe to follow) but where do they stand on making wine? Brazilian wine is a relative newcomer to the international […]

PREMIXED COCKTAILS

With summer drawing to a close and holidays just around the corner, I’ve taken a test look at pre-mixed cocktails in bottles at the local food stores. The question is: Pre-mixed cocktails, are they easy and wonderful or just flavorlessly easy? There are so many to choose from, classics like margaritas (straight or “skinny”) wine-based […]

FREDDIE’S RESTAURANT

FREDDIE’S RESTAURANT

Kure Beach has a wonderful year-round presence in Freddie’s Restaurant. Self-described as Italian food in an Irish pub atmosphere, this quintessential fine dining at the beach restaurant offers wonderful options, not just when our lifeblood of tourists descends, but into the colder months, making this an on and off season favorite. They make pork chops […]

GOING IN HOUSE FOR PIZZA

GOING IN HOUSE FOR PIZZA

My family is fond of pizza, but I cannot get behind spending lots of money for a greasy, dough-laden, chain-priced pie, or three, to accommodate all our wants. I think I can make it better at home, either using a grill-friendly pizza pan or plain cookie sheets in the oven. I found the best pizza […]

How Should I Invest

How Should I Invest

 “I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which when looked at in the right way did not become still more complicated” – Poul Anderson   Two gentlemen with very different views about the economy, real estate and the stock market are discussing their investment plans. Mr. Jones (50) believes that the Fed has […]

September 2014 Book Review

September 2014 Book Review

Sept. 23 is the first day of autumn. This is the time of the year that we look forward to fall recipes and hopefully cooler mornings and evenings. The days are still hot, but getting shorter and things begin to slow down a bit. We begin to think about the remainder of the year and […]

Theater Preview for September 2014

Theater Preview for September 2014

ON STAGE Sept. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21:The Hermit of Fort Fisher, Thursday-Saturday:  8 p.m., Sunday: 3 p.m., Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., a new play by Steve Vernon based on the true story of Robert Harrell, the man who, after a lifetime of failure took up residence in a concrete bunker in the marshland of […]

Get off the BEATEN PATH

Get off the BEATEN PATH

Traveling along America’s growing network of Scenic Byways takes you off crowded highways and through areas of breathtaking beauty. The National Scenic Byways Program recognizes over 150 outstanding roadways that celebrate the pride and diversity of our communities as well as the stunning landscapes that have shaped our lives. America’s Byways include the National Scenic […]

HARD CORE RVING

HARD CORE RVING

Then Pat and Bill Baker of Edgewater, Maryland began to think of what activity would be satisfying to them as retirement approached, they looked at the activities that made them happy. They had done a lot of camping with their children and truly loved the outdoors. Since they lived on the water, a trolling vessel […]

Triathalon Tests Wilmington Residents

Triathalon Tests Wilmington Residents

I consider myself a lifelong athlete, having played sports, for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s was a lot different from today. We didn’t have the technological distractions that abound today, and if we didn’t want to be put to work by our parents, we made sure we […]