#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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Surf’s Up for Baby Boomers

Surf’s Up For Baby Boomers Many Baby Boomers were first exposed to surfing when they saw Gidget, Hollywood’s 1959 version of Malibu’s beach scene. The success of Gidget ignited an explosion of beach movies in the ’60s, and surf culture quickly permeated the lifestyle of teenagers across America. Those same teenagers now account for the…

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Top Places to Retire: Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas

You’ll fall in love with the laid back lifestyle of Southport, NC, a charming historic town just minutes away at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Watch ships pass from around the world at Waterfront Park. Stroll the Southport Riverwalk and visit the shops around the Yacht Basin near the Marina. Treat yourself to fine restaurants or pick up fresh seafood. With the mild four season climate, the low tax rate and low cost of living, your story at Palmetto Creek just keeps getting better.

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It’s Fire on the Dock

White linen, fine china and delicate floral arrangements set the scene. The low murmur of conversation and the tinny laughs of happy and lively guests spread a tinge of excitement through the restaurant. Fire blazes on the surrounding television screens. And, out comes Jimmy Crippen to host the competition.

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Lake Living

Life on the lake is a veritable playground for adults and children alike. “We have a couple of wave runners, a sailboat and a 24′ cruising boat, not to mention kayaks, knee boards and a paddle board. We love the water, so we build somewhere to attract the family.”

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More Than Just a Lake House

The only thing that Alan Wright and his wife, Marilyn, regret about purchasing their lake home at Lakefront Estates is not doing it sooner. “It’s a special property,” Alan says, as he talks about how both Lisa Matlack and developer Walt Dixon had a big hand in making their home feel special. From the finished walk out basement they completed with pool table and flat screen TV, to the recently screened in porch with fireplace creating a 4 season room, the house is full of special touches like these.

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Tis the Season for Family Reunions

Tis the season for family reunions! Summer time encourages a lot of things, like road trips and beach vacations, but it also seems to be a time for families to come together. Every year, usually sometime in July, my father’s side of the family picks a weekend for a reunion.

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The Importance of Preparing for Long Term Care

The reality is, the longer you live, the greater the likelihood that you may require long term care. The costs associated with long term care are significant. While it can take decades to accumulate the assets you need to comfortably retire, just a couple of years paying for long term care may threaten a lifetime of savings.

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Puerto Rico: The Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret

Puerto Rico: The Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret With its palm-fringed white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters and verdant rainforest, Puerto Rico is as dreamy a Caribbean island as Bermuda, Jamaica, Antigua or the Bahamas. Its culture is a vibrant blend of Spanish, Taíno Indian, African and American influences. This tropical, salsa music-filled paradise is a…

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