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Reaping dollars with crops of berries News, Sports, Jobs

KINSMAN – A local teenager has found a way to capitalize on a popular summer treat with his own business. Ethan Sloan, 17, who will be a senior this year at Badger High School, in spring 2021 planted 1,000 Earliglow strawberries and this year, 2,000 in his family’s large yard. “I felt I could make …

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Did You Know Monday Is A Federal Holiday In Massachusetts

Massachusetts and it’s neighboring states have officially declared Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday as President Biden signed the measure last year as neighboring New York also gives government workers a paid day off. But it should NOT be treated as a long weekend as it should be used as a day to reflect on a …

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Ohio native plant: The Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus | News, Sports, Jobs

While traveling in Arizona, one may see prickly pear cactus sometimes displaying yellow blossoms or red fruit. Especially after a spring rainfall a landscape of cacti – saguaroactus, barrel cactus, staghorn cholla cactus and prickly pear cactus – covered in blooms is a magnificent sight. To me, prickly pear cactus seeded to be a unique …

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Yes, Setting Fireworks Off From Your Roof Is A BAD IDEA!

We’re getting close to that time of year when everyone is getting ready to shoot off fireworks at all random times of the night. It gets pretty bad here in the Quad Cities, but at some points of the year, almost everywhere has people shooting off fireworks. According to the CPSC, In the calendar year …

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Luxury Hotel Aman New York is located on Fifth Avenue

Photo courtesy of Aman New York “Aman” means peaceful in Sanskrit, and that’s exactly what this new luxurious hotel wants to become: a peaceful retreat within the hustle and bustle of the city. The highly-anticipated Aman New York is the latest addition to the worldwide list of Thai-born Aman properties. The new hotel, which is …

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Illinois Is Being Invaded By Worms That Jump A Foot In The Air

Sure. Why Not? I mean, we’ve got record-high gas prices, supply shortages, the lingering effects of a pandemic, political unrest, and a war in Europe – so why not throw in an invasive species of worm that can leap into the air. We needed something else to worry about. Did I mention that these jumping …

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Rising costs frustrate gardening shops | News, Sports, Jobs

Jennifer Weaver of Roaring Spring waters celosia at Roots in the Cove in Roaring Spring. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Like the plants and flowers, the cost of gardening is growing. Local garden shops report wholesale costs have increased by up to 20%. Travis Russell, partner of Roots in the Cove, Roaring Spring, attributes the …

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Top 10 Plants for Pollinator-Friendly Containers – Pasadena Weekendr

Bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators play an important role in our global ecosystem. In fact, they are essential. By transporting pollen from one plant to another, they make growing the food we eat and the beautiful garden spaces we enjoy possible. One of the easiest ways to support a healthy growing environment is to …

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