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Fall is the time for planting ‘spring-flowering’ bulbs

October marks the opening of the planting season for "spring-flowering" bulbs.

November 13, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Rudi Kiefer's Earth Sense: Climatic change brings plenty of smog

The term "global warming" is slowly fading as it becomes clearer that "climatic change" is more accurate.

November 08, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Matthew Sisk: Mammary cancer avoidable in pets

October is a month in which breast cancer awareness is stressed for humans. I'm all for that. Most of my favorite people are humans.

November 08, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Robin Friedman: Pick proper time to prune trees, shrubs

Many calls to Hall County Extension Office this time of year are pruning questions.

November 06, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists

Randall Murray: How to pick the best wine for Thanksgiving

OK, OK, already. I know it's November. That means Thanksgiving, and that means wine recommendations.

November 04, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists

Matthew Sisk: Don’t give your dogs, cats candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday.

November 01, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Parrish Myers: Jesus Christ adds value to your life

We stopped at a store and went inside to do some shopping. While there, Chloe and Cole found something they wanted. I took their choices to the cashier and paid for them.

November 01, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Rudi Kiefer's Earth Sense: El Niño is on the way

As Christmas season draws closer, meteorologists announce that El Niño, the other "Christmas boy," is strengthening in the Pacific.

November 01, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Around the Home: Add slices of healthy fruits, veggies to family meals

We're in the last months of the year.

October 28, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Roses are thorny subjects for pets

Roses are a popular motif in gothic literature, including monster stories. In many iterations of these legends, roses are used to ward off creatures of the night, mainly werewolves and vampires.

October 25, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Use limited groundwater supply with care

"Do they use river water or groundwater for irrigation?" a student in my continuous education class asked last week.

October 24, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Linwood Nature Preserve to open officially Tuesday

Can a small but determined group make a difference? Members of the Redbud Project believe they can and did.

October 23, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists

Ask a Vet: Garlic can kill vampires, precious pets

Last week, I explained how silver and some other metals can decrease bacterial growth.

October 18, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Eyes of the Father: Stop living in the past and live for the present

One day Chloe was with me at the store, and she asked me to buy her a chapter book.

October 18, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Flea and tick medicine is not just for summertime

Now that October has arrived and leaves are changing color, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall.

October 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

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Michael Wheeler: 6 tips to keep your live Christmas tree going strong

One of the best childhood memories I can remember growing up was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.

November 27, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Andrew Akers: A hellish, hilarious holiday journey for 2 comedy giants

While many people have traveled far and wide to reach their Thanksgiving destination, each and every one has experienced some kind of mishap along the ...

November 26, 2015 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

Sandra Stringer: Turn kitchen into classroom filled with food, fun

When I was growing up I loved baking and decorating cookies with my mother. So, November and December are my favorite months of the year.

November 25, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists

Matthew Sisk: Thanksgiving wreaks havoc on pets

Veterinary medicine is full of gallows humor. If you cannot use self-deprecation and sarcasm to deal with some situations, the job can kill your inner ...

November 22, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

Earth Sense: Not all fires in the woods are bad

Fall colors are still plentiful.

November 22, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Friedman: Consider at least one new thing to grow or interact with outside

As the holiday season begins, many start to reflect on the year and what lies ahead.

November 20, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists

Signs, symptoms of prostate problems

Last week, I discussed mammary cancer in pets, and the extremely easy way (early spaying) to avoid it.

November 15, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists

No one can correct God

Cole has been correcting me lately.

November 15, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists

Watching evolution of TV channels

I have used several gallons of newspaper ink throughout the years in pining for the way things used to be.

November 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists

Earth Sense: Nitrogen is a plentiful fertilizer

Members of Brenau University's garden club were receiving instruction from Master Gardener intern Andrew Linker last week.

October 17, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists

Wine Without Pretense: First 'boxed wine' skirted Prohibition

Most of us know Prohibition in this country was a dismal failure. Amending the U.S. Constitution to stamp out the production and consumption of ...

October 14, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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