• the shot: Life among war, part 2 by Henderson Cole, LOL contributor

        Tony suddenly hit the brakes and we stopped. I had to hold the side tightly to keep from being thrown forward. It shook up the other two, and they scrambled to their feet to see the trouble. “Where the hell are we?” Charley asked, baffled and looking around at the buildings. I could […]

  • BUSINESS FACELIFTS: Retaining employee satisfaction to increase the bottom line by Teresa McLamb, LOL contributing writer

      Sitting on the dingy sofa at the neighborhood auto repair shop, I spy drops of oil running across the faded Linoleum flooring and hope the droplets aren’t also on the sofa. I wonder if business would improve if the reception area were a little cleaner. Studies have shown renovations result in higher revenue, higher […]

  • MERGING THE NEW with the OLD: Back Door Kitchen Tour showcases historical homes and modern kitchens by Barbara Baker-Hazle, LOL contributing writer

      It’s that time of year when fall turns the air a little cooler and crisper. Downtown Wilmington is the perfect spot to enjoy an entertaining walk through the oldest residential neighborhood of our charming historical Port City. On Saturday October 10, 2015 the volunteer-run, not-for profit-neighborhood association called “Residents of Old Wilmington” (ROW) is […]



    Making the most out of outdoor living by Andrea Martin, LOL contributing writer The weather is cooler, the crowds have subsided, and we are heading right into the best time of year here on the coast! It’s a great time to take this opportunity to spruce up any outdoor living area—especially since prices are rock-bottom […]



    Quick and nutritious tips to maintain healthy eating habits by Lindy Ford, LOL contributor Quite often I hear, “I want to eat healthy, but I’m too busy.” There are many pieces to the proverbial health puzzle, but in my book nutrition is the biggest. Ignoring the healthy eating piece is like driving a car on […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Parents of 50+’ers

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) If you’re over 50 and fortunate enough to still have parents, that in and of itself is pretty special. This part of our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide features some great tech gifts that might make their lives a little bit easier. All-In-One Family Computer Lenovo YOGA […]

Gifts for the 50+ Woman (and Whoever Else Might Be Interested)

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech 50+ (www.tech50plus.com) The holidays are upon us, and we have some great gift suggestions for tech related gifts for the favorite women in your life. Smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – This phone has a beautiful screen, does multi-tasking, and has a big enough display so she can […]

Preventing Falls. Yeah, There’s an App For That

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+(www.tech50plus.com)   You may not have heard of Sensoria, but I think you will.  Sensoria has developed a unique process for embedding sensors into fabric.  In essence Sensoria’s fabric is like a textile circuit board, connecting sensors to a transmitter.  The first application of the technology has been in socks […]

Snapfon – A Simple Phone for Seniors

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+  (www.tech50plus.com)   The Snapfon ezTWO is a big button cell phone designed for seniors who need to communicate but don’t need, don’t want, or can’t afford a smartphone.  Even though it is not a smartphone it has plenty of features.  For starters it has a big SOS alarm button on […]

LAUGHING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS: TheatreNOW brings back ‘Trailer Park Christmas’ by Tom Pechar, LOL contributor

    TheatreNOW is turning the holiday season on its head as it reprises last year’s dinner theater production, “A Trailer Park Christmas.” A big hit in Durham for a number of years, the folks at TheatreNOW have localized this surprisingly well-constructed comedy, populated by one of the oddest broods to hit the stage, the […]