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Around the Home: Navigating the grocery options

I often walk down grocery aisles and marvel at the vast array of products now available to U.S. consumers. The sheer number of choices confuses even the wisest food shopper.

September 28, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Off the Shelves: 'Orchard' smells sweet, but tastes dry

I would think out of all the five senses, the sense of smell would be the trickiest to properly portray within a novel.

September 25, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Fall is time to plant pansies

As we get in to some cooler weather, I always get to thinking about fall flowers and how they add a little bit of color and life back to the garden after the long heat of summer.

September 22, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Pick bulbs now for a stunning show next spring

Do you want beautiful flowering bulbs next spring?

September 22, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Tastes evolve and so should your same old recipes

When I was growing up I didn't care too much for squash, black-eyed peas or cabbage.

September 21, 2011 | By Sandra Stringer Hall Extension Office | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Forgiveness of debt is a show of grace

Cole had three plastic action figures. Chloe wanted them, but Cole had them first. As any lawyer will tell you, possession is 9/10ths of the law. However, to broker peace in the household, I asked Cole to share one of them with Chloe.

September 18, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Clean and maintain gardening tools, gear

If you don't plan to plant a fall garden, inspect, repair and clean your gardening tools before storing them for the winter.

September 16, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Diabetes newsletter offers advice

Participants at the Northeast Georgia Diabetes 101 Conference recently learned many new ways to deal with this dangerous condition.

September 15, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Off the Shelves: Festival promotes self-publishing for struggling writers

If you search online for blogs and articles about breaking into the book publishing business nowadays, many of them say that the printed word is dead.

September 11, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Hall Extension: Calibrating your lawn spreader is crucial

This is the time of year many of us are probably thinking about fertilizing our lawn. The only way to see what your lawn requires is to pull a soil sample and let the Extension office send it off for analysis. Otherwise you are just guessing.

September 09, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Fall is transition time for gardens

September brings change and the anticipation of a reprieve from these hot, dry days of summer to cooler fall weather. This is still a busy month for the gardener with many enjoyable endeavors to find in the garden.

September 09, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wine without Pretense: Guide book to Georgia wineries a winner

Thanks, Warren Johnson, for your great little addition to my wine library. Now, readers, you may want to add "Georgia's Wineries & Vineyards: A Wine Lover's Guide," to your bookshelves.

September 07, 2011 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God won't hide from us, even if we hide from him

The other day, Cole got in trouble for climbing over the armrest and flopping onto the couch. When I got onto him he got upset with me. "I'm going to hide from you!" he yelled.

September 04, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Off the Shelves: ‘Peculiar Children’ showcases history and imagination

When I read the synopsis for a recently released novel about an enclave of mid-20th century children with paranormal gifts caught in a realm of altered space and time, it whetted the appetite for my science fiction/fantasy sweet tooth.

August 28, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Wheeler: Caring for muscadines

The children are back in school, and the weather has been a little bit cooler for a change. It is still summertime for sure, but there is a hint of what is to come with the fall.

August 26, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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