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YMCA steps up to help pool; you can help, too

March 19, 2013 Summer swimming in Hedges-Boyer Park is a Tiffin tradition. It is more than that. It is an important part of who we are and what we do. more »»

Hard to grow corn, but still worth trying

March 15, 2013 I need to write about corn this week because I will be sowing a variety this summer that is new to me. more »»

Embrace the good technology brings, gardening friends

March 8, 2013 Whether we like it or not, technology is a large part of our lives. My skills in this area are basic, but I have friends, neighbors and family who are able to supplement as needed. more »»

Working to keep wrestling part of the Olympics

March 4, 2013 Wrestling is a historical heavyweight among Olympic sports, and has a proud tradition in Ohio. more »»

Liven those unsightly brown spots

March 1, 2013 As I look out my window, all I see in the flower beds is dull, brown soil with a few sticks poking up. more »»

Designing a good garden depends on many variables

February 22, 2013 Very few of us get to design a garden from scratch. more »»

Catalog excursion delivers joy

February 15, 2013 You have heard of Happy Hour, right? Well, mine may be a little different from the one you are thinking of. more »»

Colors illuminate the year ’round

February 8, 2013 Each month of the gardener’s year seems to have its own color, cycling at random through the rainbow of hues that make up the annual calendar. more »»

Spring’s earliest wildflower here

February 8, 2013 After a long, frosty snow-filled winter, scores of outdoor enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the appearance of spring wildflowers. more »»

Catalogs giving her seed for thought

February 1, 2013 With great joy, I am able to declare it once again is time for the Great Catalog Scavenger Hun. more »»

Here are a few noteworthy things to consider for the spring

January 25, 2013 Every January, I begin a new notebook for the year, a place to take notes at meetings, programs I attend, interesting articles I read and so on. more »»

We cannot continue on road to increasing debt

January 24, 2013 I have been critical of Republicans and Democrats in Washington for avoiding the bold steps needed to stop the out-of-control borrowing and spending that has led our nation to the brink of a debt... more »»

Hot enough?

January 18, 2013 I received a newspaper article in today’s mail from my sister in England. The headline is “A watery grave for our wildlife” and the story documents the sad conditions existing in the south of England. more »»

Friends needed for Seneca County parks

January 11, 2013 A cold, sunny winter day is a good time to visit one of the many parks in our are. more »»

Shady front garden deserves a resolution

January 4, 2013 Well, it is that time again. Time to learn to write 2013 on checks, to start the new and indispensable new wall calendar, and time to make a few New Year resolutions. more »»

Don’t let garden go to the dogs (or cats or birds)

December 28, 2012 We like to think we are in charge of our garden spaces, but in reality we share our property with a host of other beings. more »»

Proper care for house plants

December 21, 2012 You may have acquired a few house plants over the Christmas season, or maybe Santa will bring a contribution soon. So, here are a few hints about the care of one of those additions to the family. more »»

Blueberries often vexing crop

December 14, 2012 I love blueberries and buy them year round — fresh, canned or frozen — but have never grown them. I intend to remedy this in the spring with a container planting right outside the back door. more »»

Green, the color of hope, well represented in garden

December 7, 2012 Here is another column on the colors found in the garden, and this one is fairly obvious — green. more »»

Don’t pass creek drainage issue downstream

November 30, 2012 Cliff Hartline and Pat Scherger have been the drivers for what is now decades behind the push to convert our native stream, Wolf Creek, into Wolf Drainage Ditch. more »»



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