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Slaughtering the garden slugs, and other things that start with ‘S’

June 17, 2011 Today’s topics all begin with “S” and are not necessarily applicable to this time of year, but are a random collection of facts and ideas. more »»

Program offers needy kids food during vacation

June 14, 2011 Many children from low-income families depend on school for more than an education. For children living well below the poverty line, schools also provide a dependable source of food and nutritio. more »»

Wet weather brings few garden annoyances

June 10, 2011 The rain that seemed to fall unceasingly through April and May was bad for picnics, parades, parties — and hollyhocks. more »»

20 things that invoke ‘instant vacation’ for her

June 8, 2011 When a surprise — like a small fragile flower pushing itself through a cement block — meets the eye, I experience a certain sure bliss, an “instant vacation. more »»

Stuff it! Fair to offer taxidermy contest

June 3, 2011 It’s time to dust off your favorite taxidermy mounts for the first Seneca County Fair Taxidermy Contest. more »»

Fairy garden workshop planned

June 3, 2011 Whether you call it a fairy garden, a railroad garden, or simply a miniature garden, these little worlds in a dish are a lot of fun to create and to have around, inside or out. more »»

Nutter hopes private entity will run museum

May 26, 2011 Please allow me to clarify exactly what the Seneca County Board of Commissioners has done and is planning to do in the future with respect to the Seneca County Museu. more »»

Focht: SIEDC committed to economic growth

May 25, 2011 Economic development requires defining your strengths and weaknesses, creating a strategy to balance them and making that strategy work. For communities and companies, success doesn’t just happen. more »»

Winter brings potholes; spring brings sink holes

May 24, 2011 The following is the latest installment of Mayor Jim Boroff's monthly updates on city issues. Sink holes. more »»

SB 5 restores balance between private, public

May 24, 2011 Two weeks ago, I was pleased to return to Columbus to resume my legislative duties as state representative for the 81st House District following successful heart surgery in late Marc. more »»

The garden’s growing, and it goes a little like this

May 20, 2011 I have dirty windows, dishes in the sink, smears on the furniture and a mostly empty refrigerator — but the garden is planted! This sunny weather is such a gift, I just have to spend every available... more »»

Black Swamp excursion was for the birds, literally

May 13, 2011 People from Ontario, Alaska, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, a host of other states … and Ohio too were crowding the boardwalk at Magee Marsh Monday, seeking to spot any number of... more »»

Master Gardeners setting up shop at market with plants, answers

May 13, 2011 There is no more certain sign of spring than a plant sale. more »»

Finally, it’s time to get in the dirt

May 6, 2011 My sister in England is complaining about heat and drought, my daughter in Nashville is wailing about storms and high winds, and I am lamenting all this rai. more »»

Gardener’s shopping season under way

April 29, 2011 I don’t think shopping is ever out of season, but the next few weeks are prime shopping time for the gardener. more »»

Welcome to the forest

April 22, 2011 America’s Urban Forest is all around u. more »»

Tree removal efforts aided by matching grant

April 20, 2011 The following is the latest installment of Mayor Jim Boroff’s monthly updates on Tiffin city issues. Emerald ash borer grant. more »»

And April showers bring loads of garden chores

April 15, 2011 The umbrella that symbolizes April is almost a necessity for anyone brave enough to venture outside today and, as practically everyone you meet reminds you, “This is better than snow!’ And indeed i... more »»

Ivy got something to talk about

April 8, 2011 I have ivy on my mind this week. And not only is it on my mind, but also under my fingernails, ground into my palms and stuck to the bottom of my shoes with copious amounts of mud. more »»

Mayor discusses the logic behind sewer splits

April 5, 2011 The following is an update to Mayor Jim Boroff's monthly column about city issues. Not all city taxpayers are sewer users. Not all sewer users are city taxpayers. more »»



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