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Page 12 The Shoreline April 2005
Women’s Club Topic
By Beth LeBrie
The Board of Directors of PKS Women’s
Club will hold their monthly meeting at 9:00
a.m. Friday, April 15 at Town Hall. Any
member of the PKS Women’s Club is
welcome to attend any board meeting.
On April 22 Candy Lupton from
Islamorada in Emerald Isle will tell us the
latest about fashions for spring and summer.
Please join us for the social time at 9:30 a.m.
with the meeting to follow at 10:00 a.m. in the
Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall. Guests and
visitors are most welcome. President Mary
Kanyha at 247-4153 would be happy to talk
with you about any questions you might have
concerning the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s
Club and meetings.
The Book Clubs, the Supper Club and the
Cooks Night Out group are meeting
regularly. Contact Mary Greene if you are
interested in a book club and Pat Ruggiero for
the Supper Club. New members are welcome.
The Cook’s Night Out will be at 6 p.m. April
15 at Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant at 4th and
Bridges Streets in Morehead City. Telephone
Pat Filan at 240-3119 with your reservation
by April 10.
Between The Bookends will meet April
11 at the home of Mary Greene. Jan Corsello
will lead the discussion of “My Sister’s
Keeper”, a novel by Jodi Picoult.
The Beach Book Club will meet April 14
at the home of Sue Christman and will discuss
Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton.
Basic Cable Lineup
Getting New Channel
Time Warner Cable will be adding Univision to its basic channel lineup on or about April
12. Univision will be available on channel 22.
Univision has become the most watched television network (English or Spanish) among
the nation’s growing Hispanic population. The net work’s lineup is comprised of novellas (the
most popular genre in Spanish-language programming today), national and local newscasts,
variety shows, children’s programming, musical specials, movies, SfXJrting events and public
affairs programming. Univision’s productions include Emmy award-winning newscast
“Notifciero Univision, Sabado Giante and Primer Impacto.” Univision has also provided
quadrennial coverage of the World Soccer Cup since 1978.
Anyone seeking more information can reach Time Warner Cable at 223-6415.
Morehead City’s Curb Market
by Liz Crawley
A ribbon cutting and entertainment by “Four on the Isle” will officially reopen the 79th
Season of operation for The Curb Market of Morehead City on Saturday, May 7. Under the
support of local clubs from the North Carolina Extension and Community Association the
market will again offer a variety of homemade baked goods and preserves and fresh produce
in season. A Yard and Craft sale will be held to help support the maintenance of the building
erected in the mid 1930’s. The building, on 13"’ and Evans Streets is on the historical society
listing and is open every Saturday from May to September, 7:30 a.m. until noon.
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Gardening — Fresh Cut Flowers
Many of the annuals and perennials you
set out last spring are now in their full glory
and can be enjoyed both outside in the garden
as well as used in bouquets inside.
Annual plants such as zinnias,
snapdragons, cosmos and asters are favored
for cutting. Perennials include the shasta daisy,
yarrow, liatris, purple cone flower and even
black-eyed susans. Roses are among the best
plants to grow for a supply of cut flowers.
Whether arranging them for a show or
plopping them into a jar to add color on the
kitchen table, cut flowers will last longer and
look fresher if you will follow these easy
steps. Remember, the instant a flower is
removed from the plant, it is living on
• The first essential is a sharp knife, scissors
or pruning shears. Cut soft stems with a knife
or scissors so as not to crush the stem. Use
pruning shears for woody stems.
• Do your cutting before the heat of the
day. Early morning is best.
• If cut at the proper stage, the flowers will
last about a week or two. For instance, Lilies
should be cut before the flower actually opens,
when the buds are puffy and showing good
color. Learning the proper stage for each
flower may take some practice.
• Carry a pail with a few inches of water;
put each stem cut into this at once.
• Cut at a slant to maximize the water-
absorbing surface and prevent a stem from
resting flat against the bottom of the container.
Cut stems a bit longer than will be needed.
• Fill a clean, deep container with tepid
water and let stand so air bubbles will vanish
before they can clog stems.
• Back in the house, re-cut each stem just
below a node and put it into the container of
water. Leave flowers in a cool dark place for
several hours or overnight.
• Handle flowers carefully by their stems
at every stage. When laying them out on a
table, let the blooms hang over the edge to
• Water will stay fresher and be absorbed
faster if a florist’s preservative is added. The
preservative can also be made by adding a
tablespoon of sugar and _ teaspoon of chlorine
bleach to each gallon of water.
• As arrangements are made, re-cut each
stem on a slant to the desired length. Remove
foliage that will end up below the water line
of the vase.
® Place arrangements where they can
be seen and enjoyed the most. They will last
longer if they are kept out of direct sunlight,
heat and drafts.
• Add as much water as possible after the
vase is in place; maintain this level. Change
the water every day or two.
• As they fade, remove dead flowers.
Sheep Shearing at the
Beaufort Historic Site
One of the Beaufort Historical
Association’s most popular Living History
programs. Sheep to Shawl, will be presented
from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on April 14 on the
Historic Site. The program will give students
and adults a look at the labor-intensive
process of creating woolen cloth.
Barney Taylor of Jacksonville will shear
sheep, owned by Paul and Donna Getty.
After the shearing, BHA volunteers take
over and guide visitors through each step of
the activity. The fleece is washed, dried and
will be carded, which both brushes out the
wool and mixes it together. Next the carded
wool is spun into yam using a spinning
wheel; however, in earlier times this was
one of a young girl’s chores and she would
spin using a hand spindle. While spinning is
demonstrated, onlookers will have a chance
to handle the wool and to assist in the carding
After the yam is spun it is ready to be
woven into cloth. Using a loom at the
Beaufort Historic Site, the BHA Warped
Weavers will demonstrate the process of
weaving. The group works at the Historic
Site twice each week and will use the wool
from the morning’s shearing and spinning
sessions to weave into cloth. Once wool is
woven, clothing and blankets of all kinds
can be made from it.
This Living History Program is open to
the public and free of charge. However,
several school groups are expected and it is
suggested that groups pre-register by
contacting the BHA. Sheep shearing will
take place at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and
spinning and weaving demonstrations will
continue throughout the moming. Upcoming
living history events will feature a
presentation on the evolution of lighting,
and a colonial music demonstration. For
more information on these and other Living
History Programs, please call the Beaufort
Historical Association at (252) 728-5225.