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People today are concerned about health and wellness.
This current baby boomer generation is willing to spend more money and effort than any previous generation on youthful strategies. With so much information available it is hard to know what to believe.
Blackgum tree outperforms
By the time you read this, the fall color show will be at or past peak. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the brilliant leaf colors in the landscapes and woodlots surrounding your home.
I'm still fascinated by the extraordinary metamorphosis Mother Nature applies to the trees in autumn! I have a specimen in my backyard that outperforms any other variety: Black Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica), also known as Black Gum.
Winners announced for 'Great Balls of Fall' raffle
The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored its second annual "The Great Balls of Fall" raffle event on Oct. 8 during Grove City's annual Fall Fest.
Local presents thoughtful gift to fire department
The men and women of the Harrisville Fire Company received a surprise at their recent meeting.
Curt Esman lives in Barkeyville. For a time he operated an antiques and furniture refinishing business in Harrisville. Curt suffers from service-related handicaps, but that doesn't keep him from keeping busy.
He came to the meeting and presented to the men and women a beautifully framed "Firefighter's Prayer."
Don't snub the shrubs for your container garden
In last week's column I introduced the idea of containerized gardening, or gardening with pots.
It's ideal for folks who might not have the space for a traditional garden, and it can be just as rewarding as gardening in a big backyard. It might also be a little easier for cotton-top gardeners like me.
Pet Talk: Take pet burns seriously
Accidents happen, and pets can get burned for one reason or another just like their owners can. When this happens, it is best to have a hands-off policy and leave the treatments to the professionals.
"The best thing an owner can do in the case of a burn is get the animal to a veterinarian as soon as possible; burns are considered to be emergencies in just about all situations, and the sooner they are brought in, the better," said Dr. Alison Diesel, a lecturer specializing in dermatology at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Jazz, classical musician takes Guthrie stage
The Guthrie Arts Guild announces that its second event of the fall season -- set for noon Oct. 14 -- will feature Stanley Chepaitis on the Guthrie Theater stage.
Chepaitis, a jazz and classical violinist, will be joined by Peter Dugas on keyboard and Nathan Santos on bass.
Beer can chicken casserole
When readers think about a column, they likely consider the wealth of knowledge the author has acquired on the art of creating great barbecue, or how to properly grill and present 5-star outdoor entrees. At least I hope they do.
What is probably overlooked is the second state of good grilling and barbecue, that being the use of great outdoor leftovers to create delicious dishes in the kitchen. That's what we will cover in today's column.
Hard work in preparation is worth garden's dazzling show
I'm often amazed at a garden's abilities. What it can do on its own, with no help from me. Things grow, flowers bloom, vegetables ripen, and all I have to do is watch, pick, eat, and take photographs.
It couldn't be any easier to have a garden, but getting it all started is often hard work: digging, weeding, watering, mulching, spraying, and other action words serve as a reminder that a garden's ability to do stuff on its own comes only after energetic efforts on our part to get it off to a good start. And then the season ends and we see the garden at its most exposed -- withered, brown, dry and empty. Finished.
Vitamins should be whole foods, not preservatives
High doses of these synthetic vitamin fragments may stimulate (like a drug) a cell's metabolism, but will never improve the health of the cell itself, thus increasing body function. Your body knows the difference.
Let's look at the common vitamin C, most commonly known as ascorbic acid.
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