Holiday Recipe: Turkey vs. Ham

The Age-old Debate: Turkey or Ham Plus, a couple of recipes for both to make the decision even tougher.  When preparing to cook the holiday dinner, there always seems to be a toss-up between which kind of meat to fix—turkey or ham? Fortunately at my holiday gatherings I can expect to find turkey and ham…

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NC Holiday Events Sure to Keep the Spirit Alive

Santa loves the coast.

NC Holiday Events Sure to Keep the Spirit Alive Complete the Holiday Season With Retire NC While every town and city pays homage to the holidays, some place more emphasis than others. If you’ve ever been to the historic Biltmore Mansion in December, for instance, watched the Holiday Flotilla near Wilmington, or visited Santa on…

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7 Lifestyle Hacks to Lose Weight

7 Lifestyle Hacks to Lose (almost) 17 Pounds (almost) Effortlessly by Jan Cullinane (Updated – originally published in the 2015 Fall Issue of Ideal-LIVING Magazine)  I love the articles about people who have lost 100, 200 and 300 or more pounds. Their stories are inspiring and riveting, and I find their before and after photos…

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Labor Day: In Honor of You

Celebrating you as a worker, whether you’ve worked in the past and have retired, or work presently. You are the reason for Labor Day, a contributing member of society.

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Top 10 Home Trends for the 55+ Market

Top 10 Home Trends for the 55+ Market by Kelly Godbey   1. Open Floor Plan This is not a new trend by any stretch, but it’s one that is now found everywhere. The kitchen opens into the great room. 2. Disappearing Formal Dining Home size is not necessarily changing. But, formal dining space is…

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#NationalHotDogDay – Bring on the Chicken

#NationalHotDogDay – Bring on the Chicken Recipe by: Fanny Slater A undoubtedly American tradition, the hot dog is something to be celebrated, indeed. But, because there’s enough pork being passed around on #NationalHotDogDay and everyday (not to mention pork can be a touch heavy on the hips!), why not choose chicken? Please everyone in your…

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A Special Way to Visit Callawassie Island

Visit Callawassie for only $299 per couple!

A Special Way to Visit Callawassie Island Experience Life at Callawassie Island firsthand. There’s a Special Way to Visit Callawassie Island! Reserve your DISCOVERY VISIT today Become a Callawassie Islander for 3 days and 2 nights through our $299 Discovery Visit. Make yourself comfortable in on-island accommodations. Take a tennis or golf lesson with our…

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Caribbean Paradise—The St. Lucia Lifestyle

Caribbean Paradise – The St. Lucia Lifestyle Heaven on Earth With its ribbons of sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms, warm waters, and coral reefs, Saint Lucia is indeed paradise. St. Lucia has evolved, in recent years, into one of the region’s most popular vacation and active adult destinations. Couples are not only enticed by the…

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Energy Savings… What If?

Energy Savings… Green living does a household, and the world, a lot of good. Now that we’re in the 21st century, we have access to dozens of ways to live more sustainably. A great first step to discovering them all is to explore green communities, where a greener, more environment-conscious lifestyle is the norm. Consider…

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Ecuador—Affordable International Living

Ecuador – Affordable International Living Even before the 2009 economic crisis, my family and I were concerned about our financial future. We are retired and live on a modest fixed income. Expenses to maintain our lovely home were escalating daily and we had reached the tipping point, incurring a negative cash flow that dipped aggressively…

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