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Living

  • Welcome home Warren
  • Be a green consumer

    What can we do to impact the environment less? Be a green consumer. Walk or ride a bike, when you can; reuse things and if you can’t at least recycle them. Buy less stuff that you don’t need? All are easily done, really, but what about in our gardens as we struggle to keep things beautiful during the growing season?
    Images of aphids on my perennials; squash vine borers turning my plants to mush and Japanese beetles devouring the hybrid tea roses cause me to grimace.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Haleigh Nicole Sharp, Dec. 16, daughter of Petty Officer Third Class Darrell J. Jr. and Virginia Browning Sharp; Makayla Rae Soard, Jan. 19, daughter of Chandlea and Roger Soard; Kaitlyn Alexis Sosbe, Feb. 20, daughter of Charles Andrew (Andy) Sosbe and Shawnda Carol (Hedges) Sosbe.
    A kite-flying festival will be held April 1 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County park on Oddville Avenue. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to participate.

  • Pick A Project (P.A.P.)
  • Cynthiana DAR holds March meeting

    The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on March 12.
    Vice Regent Jane Whitehead called the meeting to order. We were happy to have KoryBeth Whitehead as our guest.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, American’s Creed and the Preamble to the Constitution were recited, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.

  • Healthy eating on the run: A month of tips

    You probably eat out a lot - most Americans do. People are looking for fast, easy and good-tasting foods to fit a busy lifestyle. Whether it’s carry-out, food court, office cafeteria or sit-down restaurant, there are smart choices everywhere.
    Here are 30 tips to help you eat healthy when eating out.
    • Think ahead and plan where you will eat. Consider what meal options are available. Look for restaurants or carry-out with a wide range of menu items.

  • Museum Musings

    * 1925 Cynthiana Directory -- “J.W. Renaker & Son - Drugs, Paints, Oils, School Books, Stationery - Renaker’s Corn Remover - Sure Takes Them Off, Price 25 cents. 45 S. Main, Cynthiana, Ky. Phone 85.”

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kodi Gayle Beagle, Dec. 5, daughter of Jessica Fryman and Ronnie Beagle; Carter Michael Edwards, Feb. 10, son of Marie Roseberry and Jason Edwards; Charles David Furnish, Feb. 10, son of David and Sandra Furnish; Morgan Skye McDaniel, March 13, daughter of Robert and Michelle McDaniel; Victoryia Ann Marie McKenney, Feb. 26, daughter of Jason McKenney and Angela Richardson; Marissa Rachelle Taylor, Feb. 19, daughter of Tanya Bates and Jon Taylor.

  • Plants grow in soil, dirt gets under your nails

    With spring just around the corner I thought it was time to brush up on some garden nomenclature.  
    I have long been convinced in the value of understanding more about plants than the mere fact that they need sun, soil and water.    
    The more we learn about what it is that plants need and how to determine if they are getting it, the more we will enjoy the act of gardening.  

  • Snopek hosts March Omega meeting

    Omega chapter of Beta Sigma  Phi met at the home of Barbara Snopek on Monday, March 7. Twelve members answered the question “What is the first project you think of when you think of spring cleaning?” Responses ranged from windows, yard work, closets, and carpets.
    Charlene Dawson gave the Grey Book review on the subject of “Nominations, Elections, and Installation of Officers.”
    Local correspondence included a thank you note from member Linda Root for flowers sent for a death in her family.