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  • Opinion

    For this local gardener, the season is just beginning

    Mike Dippolito’s garden didn’t start the day that he checked the north-south orientation on his property for the best possible sun exposure and installed four planting boxes. Rather, like many gardens, Dippolito’s began long before. “My grandparents raised food,” he told me. “If not for them, I don’t know if I’d be growing vegetables today.”

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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: Mulching: It’s not just for springtime

    When I was out walking Tuesday morning, I stopped to chat with one of my neighbors, who was applying mulch to a newly-weeded and watered perennial bed. I was impressed by her efforts (I’m behind in my garden chores, as is usual just lately). I was also impressed that she had purchased the load of mulch from our township yard for half the springtime price — a late-season benefit.

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  • Our say

    Take the time to honor firefighters this week

    When local firefighters stage activities for National Fire Prevention Week this week, they are following a tradition that began with commemorating one of the worst fire disasters of all time.

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  • Opinion

    Great Outdoors: Go for a hayride

    Nothing says autumn more than a family hayride. And once again, the state parks in Delaware are offering hayrides for individuals or you can sign up as a group. These are the Delaware State Parks that are offering hayrides this fall. Some of them are also offering s’mores and campfires as an add-on.

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  • Opinion

    My Two Cents: Time for schools to go Old School

    It’s not often that a news item from Wilmington will make the cut and appear on Philly TV news, but 17-year-old Emily Schaeffer, a student at Brandywine High made the cut. Ms. Schaeffer was sent home from school for wearing clothing that would be a distraction to the teen boys. She was wearing stretch pants. She wore a coat over them that she claims met the no-more-than-4-inch-above-the-knee rule. The photo shown on Fox 29 news shows a different story. The jacket is above her butt.

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  • Opinion

    Downwind: Classics at Brandwyn draw a big crowd

    The vintage and super car show given at Brantwyn the other week to benefit the Kennett Symphjony of Chester County began with many people arriving late. The autos had already been on a tour through the countryside when everyone congregated for Lamberghini Bellinzs while they watched the parage of classic cars.

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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: Garlic is easy to grow and fun to harvest

    Over the years, I’ve tried late-summer/fall plantings of lettuce, spinach and peas, but discovered that as much as I hated to see the full growing season come to an end, I was in fact ready to enjoy a rest for a while. And, to be honest, my fall crops never did very well. Except for garlic.

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  • Our say

    Warm apple pie or the complexities of farming?

    For 90 years or so (we aren’t sure about those war years) Unionville has held an annual farm show.

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  • Opinion

    Great Outdoors: Sky tour coming to Anson B. Nixon Park

    Next weekend there will be a Sky Tour at Anson B. Nixon Park. What is a sky tour? The program provides an orientation to the stars and planets with the help of a green laser light, which makes it easier to follow the leaders as they visit (point) to the stars. As the sky darkens we can see several star clusters and nebula in the southern sky not far from the constellation Sagittarius, which has the shape of a huge teapot. Looking overhead the Summer Triangle fills the sky and the Milky Way...

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  • Opinion

    Downwind: Rockwell Kent documentary featured at Brandywine River Museum of Art

    Most people know about the artist Rockwell Kent, (1882 to 1971) but the people are not familiar with his adventurous travels to difficult places like Tierra del Fuego, Greenland, Newfoundland, Alaska, Ireland and Russia, and an attempt to sail Cape Horn. The film shows his art over seven decades. Kent’s work created work for 50 books, influencing many artists in his day and even in the modern day, such as Jamie Wyeth. The documentary will be shown on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15...

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