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Future chefs break out their skillets at Young Chef’s Academy

Have a kid who likes to be in the kitchen? This Maryland chef’s academy could be right up their alley.

These future chefs are hard at work inside the Young Chef’s Academy learning skills that, until now, they’ve only seen on TV.

Take a look at the video above to see these junior chefs in action.

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Yard sales April 21 – WECT


Yard sales April 21

New Hanover County

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Plantation Landing Drive, Wilmington
Neighborhood Yard Sale

7 a.m. – ?
127 Cannon Road, Wilmington
Furniture, clothing, tools, luggage, antiques, lighting fixtures, carpet samples, dishwasher, etc. All items need to go!

7 a.m. – ? 
25 S 3rd Street ,Wilmington
Gently used items including furniture, clothing, and baby items, and all proceeds go to SJDS. This will be a great event with items you don’t want to miss

7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
850 Lambrook Drive, Wilmington
Desk and chair, lamps, Stilh yard blower, household items, boy’s toys, boy’s clothes and shoes, men’s clothes, men’s shoes, name brands women’s clothes, shoes, many other items like new mountain bike
3 family yard sale

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
320 Embassy Circle, Wilmington (Echo Farms)
Indoor and outdoor furniture, tools, framed pictures, golf clubs, stand bag, ladders, lamps shades, executive desk and chair,bookcase, much more. RAIN OR SHINE!

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
868 Bonaire Road, Wilmington (Coral Ridge Neighborhood )
Bonaire Road is directly off Carolina Beach Road on the right heading towards Carolina Beach.
40+ homes participating so please make sure you go thru the entire neighborhood cottage homes in the front back, homes on pilings in the back. (Four streets thru out the neighborhood)
Expect some great items clothing, household, holiday items, kids stuff, etc the list goes on). furniture, various kid items, tons of house hold items, accessories, and hand bags.The list goes on and on.

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Sanctuary at Hanover Reserve – Ogden area 
Multi Family Yard Sale

 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
3601 South College Road, Wilmington 
Yard sane bake sale  to support benevolence for Pine Valley Church of Christ
Various items for sale

7 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Palm Grove Community Yard Sale – Ogden area 
Lido Drive and Palm Grove Drive Market Street to Torchwood Boulevard to Beacon Drive to Lido Drive 

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wellesley Place, Wilmington
Off Greenville Loop (3 households participating in 7 home cul de sac)
Outdoor chaise lounges and chairs, flat screen TVs, pool floats/games, table saw, audio, housewares, clothes

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
7719 Lost Tree Road, Wilmington (Bayshore)
Multi-Family Yard Sale
Fishing poles, glassware, housewares, clothing, china, home décor items, etc.

7 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Cypress Pond Apartments, Porters Neck
Community wide sale, everyone selling different things!

10 a.m. – ?
5601 W Chop Way, Wilmington
Moving sale – patio furniture, household furniture, kitchen supplies, clothes, armoire, storage cabinet, twin daybed with trundle, china cabinet, lawn mower etc.

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5002 Brentwood Court, Wilmington (Woods Edge close to Monkey Junction)
4 Family Annual Yard Sale . Lots of clothes for men, women, teens and kids. Purses, shoes, housewares, books, furniture and toys.Yard Sale Prices, You snooze, You Lose!

7 a.m. – ?
338 Hanna Drive Wilmington
House goods, outdoor rockers, side table, bamboo flooring and thresholds, clothes, etc.

8 a.m. – ?
5601 W Chop Way, Wilmington
Moving sale, china cabinet, daybed with trundle, kitchen items, king bedroom set, storage cabinet, computer desk and much more!

8 a.m. – ?
132 HayfIeld Court, Wilmington (Stoney Brook)
Years of stuff: furniture, household appliances, clothing, kitchen items, jewelry, tools, crafts, etc. too much to list

7 a.m. – ?
2261 Adams Street, Wilmington
Kitchen set, men’s suits and ties, coffee tables, electric wheelchair, and more

8 a.m.-noon

1309 Potomac Court

TV, furniture, dog stroller, picture frames, kitchen accessories, household items, electronics, women’s clothing, men’s clothing, baby clothes, costume jewelry, dart board, table lamp, and more

Brunswick County

8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
4486 Main Street, Shallotte
First Baptist Church of Shallotte, church wide yard sale and bake sale with everything from small and larger furniture, tools, mirrors, lamps, decorative pillows, cooking utensils, and children’s toys! We will also be serving hot dogs and drinks.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
19 Red Bug Road, Shallotte (Highest Praise Church
?Toys, clothes, household items this is a fundraiser Southeastern Christian Academy

6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2065 Lapham Drive, Leland (Wedgewood Community)
Household items, clothing, electronics, baseball cards, vehicle mats Rx-8 Jeep Wrangler, table lamps, computer monitors, Franklin Mint Heirloom Dolls more

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
164 Oakdale Road, Southport – Boiling Spring Lakes
Kids toys, electronics, furniture. 

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
704 W Yacht Drive, Oak Island
?Vera Bradley bags, organizing and crafting items, DeWalt Tools, women and men’s clothing including Harley and Salt Life, furniture, contracting items such as doors and screens, household items including blankets and towels, and electronics including Nintendo.

Pender County

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
158 Thomas Lane, Hampstead
Moving sale – everything must go – 2 garages of items, rain or shine.  Tools, lawn equipment, furniture, woodworking bench, shelving units, sporting goods, and more

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
414 S. Campbell Street, Burgaw
Small appliances, 2 microwave ovens, GE washer/dryer, art work, antique mirror, metal filing cabinet, miscellaneous household items, various tools, women’s clothing, etc. 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
102 Pine Needle Drive, Hampstead
Furniture, household items, boat, hot tub, pool table too much to mention

8 a.m. – noon  
Castle Bay in Hampstead
Fishing, boating equipment, rods, reels, lures, outriggers and more.

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The Sneaky Culprit Preventing Weight Loss

Traditionally used worldwide in plastics for food and drink storage, BPA mimics estrogen and has been associated with impaired reproductive function. It’s also an obesogen. A 2012 study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that BPA causes a biochemical cascade within fat cells that increases inflammation and promotes fat-cell growth. BPA is used to make microwave popcorn bags, lids of some glass jars of pickles, jellies, salsa, baby food, and more, along with many coffee cans, cooking oil tins, and soda cans. They are also found in thermal paper items including receipts, event and cinema tickets, ATM receipts, and airline tickets.

Also called “plasticizers,” phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. These obesogens are found in dairy products due to the plastic tubing used to milk cows. You’ll also find them in meats, tap water that’s been tainted by industrial waste, and in the pesticides sprayed on conventional fruits and vegetables. They can show up in shampoo, hair spray, deodorant, nail polish, insect repellent, and even your shower curtains.

To avoid BPA and phthalates, you can search the Environmental Working Group’s database to check out what products contain these obesogens. Their searchable database gives you access to 16,000 processed foods and drinks that are packaged in materials containing phthalates and BPA. They also have an extensive list of chemical-free skin care products. When you’re out shopping, always look for products labeled “BPA-free,” and stay clear of plastic containers with the number 3, 6, or 7 on the bottom. Instead, look for the numbers 2, 4, or 5 recycle code on them, which means they are BPA- and phthalate-free. Another proactive step you can take is to buy eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bottles for hot or cold liquids.

After you shop for obesogen-free foods and beverages, it’s time to pay the cashier. When she hands you the receipt, avoid touching it! Instead, have the cashier put the receipt in your bag. If you touch it, be sure to wash your hands. Also never put a thermal-imaging receipt from a cash register into your wallet because this can contaminate your currency with BPA, making your paper money a secondary source of exposure.

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Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards Call for Entries

Dallas, April 20, 2018 – Dallas Market Center announced the call for entries for the 9th Annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards to be held at Dallas Market Center during the Total Housewares and Gourmet Market, June 20-26. This year also marks the 30th Anniversary of Dallas Market Center’s Gourmet Market, in addition to milestone anniversaries of many of its exhibitors.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, celebrates manufacturers in the gourmet products industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. With more than 1,000 product lines of gourmet food and accessories featured in the Gourmet Market in the World Trade Center, gourmet maintains a presence at Dallas Market Center as resources in the category continue to expand.

June 2018 Gourmet Gold Specialty Foods Awards categories are:

  • Best Baked – cookies, cake, breads, mixes
  • Best Beverage – hot or cold
  • Best Condiment I – sauces, rubs, seasonings
  • Best Condiment II – oils, vinegars, dressings
  • Fruit Confit – jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades
  • Best Soup/Chili
  • Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert
  • Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert
  • Best Snack – dips, salsas, nuts
  • Best Healthy Lifestyle – organic, gluten free, sugar free

Food entries are judged based on taste, originality and packaging. Participation is limited to current Gourmet Market exhibitors or Temporary exhibitors for June Market. Participants may enter in up to two categories, entry fee is $50 per entry or two for $75. Entries are being accepted until the deadline of Friday, May 21, 2018. The first eight entries will be featured on the Shelf Talk page in the June edition of Gourmet Insider.

Judging will take place Thursday, June 21 and winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 22, in the World Trade Center Atrium at 6 p.m. Featuring more than 1,000 product lines from specialty food and beverages, kitchen and wine accessories, housewares, casual tabletop and gifts for all occasions.

The 30th Anniversary of Gourmet Market brings with it milestone anniversaries for its exhibitors as well. The following exhibitors will be honored during the Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards during June Total Housewares and Gourmet Market:

  • Carmie’s Kitchen, 1988
  • Lammes Candies, 1988
  • Redstone Foods, 1988
  • Sweet Shop USA, 1988
  • Claudia B Chocolates, 1996
  • Indianola Pecan House, 1997
  • Lois Roush, 1997
  • Pelican Bay, 1997
  • New Canaan Farms, 1998
  • Great San Saba River Pecans, 1999
  • Neighbors Coffee, 1999
  • Quintessential Chocolates, 2000
  • Holiday Tins Containers, 2001
  • Prairie Thyme, 2001
  • Coffee City, 2002

For more information visit Gourmet Gold Awards and to stay connected make sure to use #GourmetGold on social media. Visit the Dallas Market Center website for a complete list of events. 

Are Hotels the Future of Retail?

Another Danish brand, One Collection, took the concept to Japan, unveiling Hotel Hakuba last year. Owners Henrik Sørensen and Ivan Hansen, who owns the rights to House of Finn Juhl designs, fell in love with Hakuba, in the Nagano ski area, and decided to renovate the ’70s-era lodge. The six rooms are outfitted in Finn Juhl pieces, including France chairs with hand-stitched leather and cherry-hued Poet sofas, as well as Getama beds and lamps from Louis Poulsen and Pandul. In Tokyo’s retail-centric Shibuya district, Japanese fashion label Koe launched a namesake, industrial-style stay, a collaboration between Suppose Design Office and artless Inc’s Shun Kawakami. Its 10 moody, monochrome rooms—accessible by a tucked-away elevator—have glass-walled bathrooms and are named by size (S, M, L, XL); a guest lounge features works by painters Yoshitomo Nara and Hiroshi Sugita. An airy restaurant and bakery sit on the ground floor, while a flagship store upstairs sells the young brand’s casual line featuring special-edition collaborations with designers like Thom Browne.

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Things that Matter: War Eagle artifacts are time capsule from 1870

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This new shop opened Friday at Coligny Plaza on Hilton Head

The Spice and Tea Exchange opened Friday at Coligny Plaza on Hilton Head Island.

The national franchise — based in St. Augustine, Fla. — sells more than 140 spices, 35 teas and 85 seasoning blends. It also sells specialty sugars, salts and gourmet kitchen accessories.

Hot and iced tea will be served at the store in the near future, a release from the company states.

The company was founded in 2008 and has 60 franchises in the country. There are already two locations in South Carolina with one in Charleston and the other in Greenville.

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The closest Spice and Tea Exchange sits in Savannah at 14 West Broughton St.

The Hilton Head location is at 1 N. Forest Beach Drive No. A7 and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

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