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Recycle Your Christmas Lights!

The holidays are upon us! As the Christmas decorations come out you will inevitably come across a strand or …

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National Scrapple Day

While scrapple can claim roots in Germany, the regional dish as it is known today is distinctly American. Pan …

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National Sandwich Day

One of the questions I often ask when getting to know someone is, “what meal would you pick if …

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National Chocolate Day

Cacao is nothing short of a magical bean with over 600 flavor profiles, once used by the Aztecs as …

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National American Beer Day

The history of beer is inextricably linked to the history of civilization. It has even been theorized that the …

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G-Mama's Fried Okra

October 25 is National Greasy Food Day! And while such indulgences must be sporadic, I could think of no …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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2021 Apple Recipe Contest

APPLE RECIPE CONTEST September 3, 2021 OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Any interested individual may enter the contest. Recipe entry must be submitted online …

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Budding Cooks

Budding Cooks is a virtual, four-week, beginner’s food preparation program that will be presented via Zoom, beginning July 20, 2021. …

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Woodland Whimsey at Bullington Gardens

“To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play,” Albert Einstein Bullington has long been a place for …

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This factsheet explains how you can set up and maintain a worm composting bin for …

Carolina Athletic Fields: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf on Athletic Turf

A guide to maintaining quality turf on athletic fields.

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Water Quality and Professional Turfgrass Managers

Although groundwater and surface waters are rarely polluted by turfgrass pesticides, turf managers should consider …

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Water Quality and Home Lawn Care

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