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Changing color of leaves

October 14, 2014 Ever wonder what triggers tree leaves to turn on their glorious color display in the fall? Is it Jack Frost who causes this seasonal change? The myth that a hard frost is needed for a good autum... more »»

Be nice to your pastor

October 13, 2014 The story is told of minister, back in the days of full service gas stations, waiting in line to have his car filled with gasoline just before a long holiday weekend. more »»

Falling for school fashions

October 13, 2014 In case you are wondering about the latest in fashion for middle school students, you should know that in addition to what I call fluorescent colors of all shades from head to toe, I see that jeans... more »»

The rap on tree wrap

October 7, 2014 Tree wrap – the good, the bad, and the ugly. more »»

A smorgasbord of fall fishing

October 7, 2014 My recent fishing trips have reminded me of how productive fall fishing can be, and they have also reminded me of how active so many species of fish can be this time of year. more »»

Official word from Farmer's Almanac: Move away

October 7, 2014 I like to make fun of the weather man. He's always wrong — seldom right. And then there's the Old Farmer's Almana. more »»

A guest column for Newspaper Week

October 6, 2014 In observance of National Newspaper Week, I have asked my good friend, Buford P. Inkster, editor of the Cornfield Weekly Sheller, to write a guest column. At 96 Mr. more »»

Biking through the season

October 6, 2014 Last spring I bought a bike rack and had it put on the back of my car, where it’s been ever since. At first I felt just a little conspicuous about it when it was empty, but I’m over that. more »»

Knocking on the dungeon door

October 3, 2014 I have a very thoughtful, talented and funny husband and I’m very lucky that when he’s not working, he’s mostly a homebody. However, I have a bit of a confession. My husband is a ner. more »»

Keeping safety in mind

October 1, 2014 Jam of the Week: “The Protest” by Flying Lotus It’s impossible to include every detail of every interview in every article I write. more »»

Plant now for spring blooms

September 30, 2014 Have you ever noticed a beautiful bed of tulips, or admired a colorful drift of daffodils in the spring? Now is the time think about planting those spring blooming bulbs, which may be planted now... more »»

Ode to the leaf-lookers

September 30, 2014 Expect a brilliant fall show. more »»

Going fishing again

September 30, 2014 I went fishing last week. I’m going fishing again this week, and if things work out, I’ll be going fishing the next week also. more »»

Leave it to Beaver lives on

September 29, 2014 Television was still in its infancy when I became familiar with it in the early ’50s. Our family didn’t own a television set until January 1957. more »»

Still finding surprises

September 29, 2014 I am now in my ninth year of going back to middle school. One would think I would graduate from this level soon, but somehow that doesn’t seem to be happening. more »»

Feeling the burn again

September 26, 2014 When you're 20 and you're exercising, a little burn in the old muscles was good. Jane Fonda always said “Feel the burn” as she demonstrated aerobic exercises on her workout cassettes. more »»

The colors come back

September 24, 2014 Jam of the Week: “minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]” by Aphex Twin Whether you call it autumn or fall, I hope you’re as happy as I am that the season is finally upon us. more »»

We’re ready for fall

September 24, 2014 We've had a busy beginning to the fall - starting off the season with RVTV. It's been estimated that there were over 4,000 people attending. more »»

Mittens optional: Fall garden chores

September 23, 2014 Now that fall has officially arrived – it is time to think about closing down the garden. There are many fall chores that can be completed now, before the weather turns colder. more »»

 
 
 

 

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