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Christmas trees need extra care

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

November 18, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Time to mulch the roses, bring in the ferns

November is a time when we enjoy family, eat lots of good food and spend time outdoors before Old Man Winter makes his debut.

November 18, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Stress can easily sneak up on us and make us miserable.

Whether it's dealing with heavy traffic or a time crunch, this time of year can be quite challenging.

November 16, 2011 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God’s umbrella protects us just enough

We went shopping while it was raining. I got out of the van, opened my umbrella and held it so Chloe and Cole could get out. Together we walked toward the store's entrance, timing our steps so that we all stayed under the umbrella together.

November 13, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Time for planting of bulbs

October marks the opening of the planting season for "spring flowering" bulbs. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees, usually October to early November.

November 11, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Save money eating out or at home

Have you been preparing a plan for nutritious meals for each week and following the tips given last month about how to get the best value for your food dollar? Good!

November 09, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Off the Shelves: Be ready for the uproariously sadistic in ‘When Elves Attack’

Readers will find a new spin on the spirit of Christmas in Tim Dorsey's latest novel that is as weird as its title suggests, "When Elves Attack."

November 06, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Beauty of bark is evident in autumn

While the fall leaves on our trees dazzle us in autumn, they do not last very long into the winter months. We must find other interesting, dramatic features on our trees to keep us visually engaged during the cold months.

November 04, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Rodents, vehicles and costly headaches

What is 2 inches long and an inch high, and has the ability to stop a car in its tracks?

November 03, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine without Pretense: Biltmore offers more than a fancy mansion

I dropped in and chatted with the winemakers at America's most-visited winery last month.

November 02, 2011 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Small sins can erode our moral handhold over time

"Get your feet down, Chloe."

October 30, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: New stink bug may soon be in Georgia

More than 200 species of stink bugs call North America home. As many as 60 species live in Georgia. One more was recently discovered in southern South Carolina.

October 28, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Healthy Halloween tips for parents, treat givers

Here they come: a small cowboy on a stick horse, a ballerina twirling in her tutu, a roaring dinosaur, a giddy princess complete with tiara, a ghostly apparition appearing at your door.

October 26, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Off the Shelves: Ghostly tale for young adults has spirited fun

One part ghost story and one part fairy tale, Lauren Oliver's middle-grade novel "Liesl and Po" takes us into the dark, lonely attic where young Liesl has been locked away by her wicked stepmother (in literature, is there really any other kind?) after the death of Liesl's beloved father.

October 23, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Fall is the time to act

The best time to seed or sod is now.

October 20, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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Matthew Sisk: Not all bad things that happen to pets can be prevented

My tooth hurts.

December 04, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Having to wait during Advent

For the vast majority of Christians around the world, we have entered into the beautiful season of Advent. It is the time when we watch ...

December 04, 2016 | Stuart Higginbotham | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Drought conditions still a factor despite two rainy days

This is one of the worst droughts I can remember. And according to a lot of other folks, this one sure does take the cake ...

December 01, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: Slight variations to recipes can make dishes healthier

Family dinners are great places to treat your appetites this holiday season. Unfortunately, it's tempting to overeat.

November 29, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Help pets in need this holiday season

There's a scene in "Rebel Without A Cause" in which the line "You read too many comic books" is uttered.

November 27, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Thankful for the natural world and Master Gardeners who work in it

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

November 24, 2016 | | Columnists


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