• Put On Your Restaurant Savvy

    Put On Your Restaurant Savvy

    By Lindy Ford, RN, LDN, LOL Team Writer One of the things I love about Wilmington is the great restaurants. Every once in a while, I enjoy escaping the kitchen (mostly the cleanup) and eating out. Sometimes eating out can be like navigating a food landmine. Restaurants want you to frequent their establishments, so some, […]

  • Fireworks in Europe: The Greek Problem

    Fireworks in Europe: The Greek Problem

    By Ronald E. Copley, Phd, CFA, LOL Team Writer “A political accident in the euro area could trigger a financial crisis engulfing the region.” – Charles Dallara, head of the Institute of International Finance The financial world has been captivated by the Greek problem unfolding in Europe. As I write this article in mid-July, several […]

  • Belinda Keller – How Many Balls Can She Juggle?

    Belinda Keller – How Many Balls Can She Juggle?

    By Rene’ Leister and Belinda Keller, LOL Team Writer Her images grace the cover of this publication nearly every month. Her voice resonates over the airwaves Monday thru Friday from 10-2 on Jammin’ 99.9 FM. She is one of the “Bitches” in the stage production of Celia Rivenbark’s “Rude Bitches Make MeTired” and “Rude Bitches Make […]

  • Silver Arts: Where Artists, Writers and Performers Shine

    Silver Arts: Where Artists, Writers and Performers Shine

    By Judy B. Smith, LOL Team Writer “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember — it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” — Atticus Finch to his son, Jem, in To […]

  • The Privilege of Dependency, the Costs of Growing Old, and the Cycle of Life

    The Privilege of Dependency, the Costs of Growing Old, and the Cycle of Life

    By Ronald E. Copley, Phd, CFA What parent among us has not been overcome with emotion when holding a newborn baby? While we understand that divine intervention brought this bundle of joy into our lives, we also understand the huge responsibility of rearing a child who is totally dependent on us for his/her every need. […]

Livin’ La Vida Local!

I recently discovered through Facebook that the bakery we visited daily on our way home from school in the 60’s is closing after 53 years in business. This is just another reminder that the local business is an endangered species. Who’s to blame? We are. Lured in by the promise of lower prices, consumers flock […]

Put On Your Restaurant Savvy

Put On Your Restaurant Savvy

By Lindy Ford, RN, LDN, LOL Team Writer One of the things I love about Wilmington is the great restaurants. Every once in a while, I enjoy escaping the kitchen (mostly the cleanup) and eating out. Sometimes eating out can be like navigating a food landmine. Restaurants want you to frequent their establishments, so some, […]

Fireworks in Europe: The Greek Problem

Fireworks in Europe: The Greek Problem

By Ronald E. Copley, Phd, CFA, LOL Team Writer “A political accident in the euro area could trigger a financial crisis engulfing the region.” – Charles Dallara, head of the Institute of International Finance The financial world has been captivated by the Greek problem unfolding in Europe. As I write this article in mid-July, several […]

Curtains 101

Curtains 101

By Andrea Martin, LOL Team Writer Today’s curtains have changed dramatically from the heavy brocades and dramatic pleads of yesteryear. The options are numerous and highly styled to add a design element to your living space while still providing utilitarian benefits such as room darkening and privacy. But how high should they be hung, how […]

LOL Book Review

LOL Book Review

By Janet Oliver, Librarian, New Hanover County Public Library I read a great novel a few months ago, and later searched Amazon to see if the author had written another book. While there I found myself caught up in the negative customer reviews on this ‘great novel’ I’d read. Phrases like ‘clumsy writing and two-dimensional […]

Watermelon: The Cream of the Crop

Watermelon: The Cream of the Crop

By Debra Blake Ocock, LOL Team Writer Watermelon has been a favorite in my family for as long as I can remember. My dad has always had a garden with vegetables and fruits growing, and watermelons have always been his favorite. My grandpa, my dad’s dad, always had a garden, too. I remember as a […]

Make Your Own Music with the OLLI New Horizons Band

Make Your Own Music with the OLLI New Horizons Band

By Judy B. Smith, LOL Team Writer On a Monday evening, the sounds of music waft forth from the Cultural Arts Building at UNCW. The cacophony of both melodic and dissonant tones are audible proof that some industrious musicians are at work. But who are they? Just a few university students are around, but in […]

Belinda Keller – How Many Balls Can She Juggle?

Belinda Keller – How Many Balls Can She Juggle?

By Rene’ Leister and Belinda Keller, LOL Team Writer Her images grace the cover of this publication nearly every month. Her voice resonates over the airwaves Monday thru Friday from 10-2 on Jammin’ 99.9 FM. She is one of the “Bitches” in the stage production of Celia Rivenbark’s “Rude Bitches Make MeTired” and “Rude Bitches Make […]

Bring Some Hi-Tech to Your Kitchen

By Lindsay Kaye, Associate Editor, Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) Hi Tech devices aren’t just for the office, or entertainment, or the road.  Increasingly they are becoming commonplace in the kitchen.  Recently we came across two gadgets that have just made life easier in both morning and night. The iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewing System. Coffee plays a […]