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Wheeler: Celebrate the numerous benefits of trees

Arbor Day in Georgia is Feb. 17 this year, and it is a great celebration of the environment, nature and trees in our community.

February 10, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Cannon: Witch hazel is a lovely tree for winter

As a gardener, I am always in to finding and planting new trees, shrubs and flowers. I especially like to find and share with others some of my favorite plants for a winter garden.

February 10, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: The joy of being found

Chloe and Cole are not very good at hide and seek. We played the game in the house the other day. I told them to go hide somewhere and I would be "it." I told them I would count to 20, then come looking for them. If I found them, I won. If I didn't find them, they won.

February 05, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Select quality plants at the garden center

Now is one of the better times to plant new additions to our landscapes. Planting now will give trees and shrubs a better chance of getting established before the heat of summer hits like a ton of bricks.

February 03, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


'I'm not Her' a tender teenage tale

As much as I hate to admit there is a genre of literature that often gets under my skin, modern teen fiction is it (I refuse to acknowledge anything involving sparkly vampires and relationship-sadistic girls).

January 29, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Wheeler: Take steps to prevent blossom end rot

I see it year after year in the Extension Office. Clients come in wondering what to do about their tomatoes or peppers that are being laid to waste by disease.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Tips to clean your fresh produce

We all know that a healthy diet should include lots of fresh, raw produce. Thanks to modern marketing and speedy shipping, we can get almost anything we desire any time of the year ... for a price.

January 25, 2012 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: We should leave the punishment to God

I think that one of these days, Chloe and Cole are going to grow up and seek careers in law enforcement. Why do I think this? Because they demonstrate a heightened sense of justice? Because of their desire to see wrongs righted?

January 22, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Grass and trees don’t always mix

Here in Hall County people are generally very passionate about their lawns. Many want a nice turfed area, even under trees. But sometimes that reality is harder to come by even when everything has been planned out perfectly.

January 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Hate washing dishes? Turn on some music to liven it up

Music can make your soul sing. It can definitely boost your mood when you're feeling down.

January 18, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


‘Thirteenth Tale’ inspires fiction debate

This week's book review is a little different from what I normally do. Lately, I have been reviewing either new releases, or sharing my lists of favorites in a particular theme.

January 15, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Cannon: Avoid common mistakes when planting trees

Trees, whether evergreen or deciduous (leaf dropping), can add beauty and balance to your landscape. They also create shade and deliver spectacular beauty in the spring and fall.

January 13, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Blackberries are a Southern favorite

Blackberries are one of the South's favorite fruits. At one time, there were almost unlimited wild blackberries and dewberries (the blackberry's trailing cousin) to be had growing along fence rows and in abandoned fields.

January 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Beans are a healthy, low-cost meal option

How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? We've entered the second week of 2012 and I fear some of us may have faltered a bit and need encouragement. My resolution to eat more "good-for-you" foods is proving to be a challenge.

January 11, 2012 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God finds the right combo of ingredients to heal our souls

One night at the dinner table, I watched Cole eat. He scooped up some sweet potatoes and placed them on top of a nacho cheese Dorito. Then he ate it.

January 08, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


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