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Wheeler: How to control moss and algae in your turf

Occasionally turfgrasses begin to thin out and moss and algae begin to form. These primitive plants develop because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.

May 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

How my optimism helps me overcome obstacles

I am not the most graceful creature on earth. That would be a sparrow, flitting between trees. A panther. A swan. A horse. A butterfly, a wolf, even an elephant in its slow majesty. With so many variations in elegance, the common denominator I discern from this list is not speed, agility or beauty. It's simply that a graceful animal looks where it's going.

May 11, 2012 | | Columnists

Around The Home: Marital stress can ruin a nice family meal

Long-time married couples often recommend "good communication" as a key factor in maintaining a strong marriage.

May 09, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Healthbeat: When and how should you properly stretch?

In high school, the first thing we would do at the beginning of track practice was sit on the ground for 10 minutes and perform stretching exercises like reaching for our toes. These types of flexibility exercises are called static stretching and have been a common fixture in warm-up programs for decades.

May 07, 2012 | | Columnists

Off the Shelves: ‘Name of the Wind’ is long-winded and short of satisfaction

The first book in Rothfuss' "The Kingkiller Chronicle" and also his debut novel, "The Name of the Wind," sets the stage for the life-epic of the enigmatic Kvothe, who at the start of the novel is an innkeeper living a secluded life in a quiet town.

May 06, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists

Cannon: Bring the birds and butterflies to your yard

Hummingbird havens and butterfly magnets are good words to describe a backyard designed around attracting these wonderful creatures.

May 04, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Wheeler: Preventing blossom-end rot in tomatoes

I know it is a bit early in the season to be talking about tomato fruit diseases, but blossom-end rot is a disease that can be prevented with a little TLC.

May 04, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wine Without Pretense: Spice is nice

Want some good news about wine? I thought so. But you are required to take a dose of not-so-good news along with it.

May 02, 2012 | Randall Murray | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: Don't grow up and leave God behind

One afternoon, Chloe wanted to watch a movie. In a completely unplanned turn of events, I reached for the remote at the same time she walked toward the TV. I hit the power button just as Chloe touched the TV screen.

April 29, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Wheeler: Whatever your needs, Extension Office is here to help

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.

April 27, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Off the Shelves: Celebrate Earth Day with 5 classic reads

Since this week's Off the Shelves review coincides with Earth Day, I was reminded of some of the books that taught me the importance of living in harmony with Mother Earth.

April 22, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists

Cannon: The art of compost and mulch

Recycling in our gardens (composting) and the use of mulching makes common sense in our landscapes.

April 20, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists

Wheeler: 10 tips to save water in your landscape

Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South, we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.

April 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Around the Home: Find special ways to say ‘thank you’

April and May offer some great opportunities for saying "We appreciate you."

April 18, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: Why be shy about revealing our faith?

There are certain times when my kids make me so proud. Cole mooning an entire restaurant, however, was not one of those times.

April 15, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

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Carin Booth: Does home food preserving save on food cost?

With rising food prices, consumers are trying to find ways to save the family food dollar. It is reminiscent of the 1970s energy crisis that ...

August 09, 2017 | Carin Booth | Columnists


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