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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


Cannon: Master gardener applications to go out soon

If you are looking for a wonderful learning experience that is all garden related and you want to become involved with a group of interesting people that want to learn and be a part of the community through volunteer and education, the upcoming master gardener class might be the right program for you.

August 26, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Living well with diabetes is topic of Sept. 10 workshop

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 26 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. Out of that number, nearly 95 percent have Type 2 diabetes. If left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to serious complications including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputation and even death.

August 24, 2011 | By Ginger Bennett Hall County Extension Office | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God 'loves us like a rock,' all as individuals

I heard it from the living room. It was clanging around inside the dryer. It would bang, then roll, then go silent for a few seconds as it got swept up into the clothes. A few seconds later it would find the drum again and make a clattering noise for several seconds before once again being thrown into the midst of the clothes.

August 21, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Kudzu bug stinks, for many reasons

In Hall County, the kudzu bug has definitely made a name for itself. In just a year, we have all become accustomed to seeing in around, and it feels like it has been here all along.

August 19, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Teach kids the joy of family sciences

My mother made me take home economics (now known as family and consumer sciences) my freshman year of high school.

August 17, 2011 | By Sandra Stringer For The Times | Columnists


Off the Shelves: 'Mrs. Tom Thumb’ honors a little lady with a giant spirit

Last year, I was absorbed in a novel that put a unique perspective on the origins of a literary classic. It gave the reader a glimpse into the mind of the woman who inspired "Alice in Wonderland" by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known to the world as Lewis Carroll.

August 14, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Fall planting time is drawing near

We live in a wonderful place for gardening. The great thing about living in this area is one can plant or harvest something almost year round.

August 12, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Hall Extension: Dealing with nuisance wildlife requires a logical approach

This is a topic that is full of opinion. What is a cute and cuddly critter to one person is a pest to another. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it ate your prize winning roses or created $1,000 worth of damage to the garage or attic.

August 12, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Preparing safe and kid-friendly school lunches

Can't you feel the excitement? School is back in session and it's time to think about filling those lunchboxes.

August 10, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God answers prayers, just not right away sometimes

I thought it would be a great opportunity to teach Chloe about praying. To pray anywhere, at any time, no matter what the need.

August 07, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: What is happening to the poplar trees?

Just over the past week or two, I have noticed the tulip poplars around the county losing their leaves.

August 05, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine without Pretense: Sampling some wines from around the world

Had enough Georgia summer? Ready to travel somewhere else ... anywhere else?

August 03, 2011 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Bizarre abounds when you open the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’

The most frequent explanation I hear from people who say they don't regularly read books is they don't have time.

July 31, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


'Kudzu bug' can wreak havoc on area landscapes

As we approach late summer, there are a few pesky critters we need to look for on our ornamental plants and turf grass.

July 29, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


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Bird’s nest fungus is common and harmless, not a disease

Question: What are these strange things growing on top of the soil of one of the houseplants I set outside for the summer? They look ...

August 17, 2017 | Arty Schronce Arty.Schronce@agr.georgia.gov | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: To remove nuisance critters, start with what attracts them

This is a topic that is full of opinion. What is a cute and cuddly critter to one person is a pest to another, or ...

August 11, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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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