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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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  • Opinion

    The Millenials — How they could affect our society

    The Millennials are the demographic group born after 1980. The oldest members of their group are now beginning to get involved in the political process, so their views and beliefs will greatly affect the rest of us as they eventually take over the reigns of government. This is part two of this article, part one was published in my previous column; if you missed it, check out the online edition of the Avon Grove Sun.

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  • Opinion

    Gaining inspiration from the Big Apple March

    I spent an embarrassing amount of time this past week, wondering what I should write about. I was feeling gloomy; caught up in what is an odd and sometimes unsettling time of year for me, with the shortening of daylight hours and the easing of the intensity of the sun’s rays.

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  • Opinion

    Great Outdoors: Greet the autumnal equinox with a trip to Longwood

    Happy autumnal equinox everyone!

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  • Opinion

    Legislative note: Threats to our freedom remain

    Like many other Americans, I’ll never forget where I was on Sept. 11, 2001. I saw firsthand the damage to the Pentagon, passing plumes of black smoke rising as I drove to the Capitol on that morning.

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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: The year of no hydrangea blossoms

    There are two great reasons for growing hydrangeas. First, the blossoms are born in lovely, showy heads. Second, hydrangeas are reliable, blooming year after year without much effort on the part of the gardener. Typically, what growers mostly concern themselves with is getting the acidity of the soil right, depending on whether they prefer pink (neutral to alkaline soil) or blue (acidic soil) flowers. This year, however, the unimaginable happened, beyond pink and blue: in many areas,...

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  • Opinion

    New Andrew Wyeth Exhibit at Brandywine River Museum of Art

    Artist Andrew Wyeth created thousands of watercolor and pencil drawings over his seven-decade career. Luckily for us he didn’t throw them away. A new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, “Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought” is composed of 23 studies that were created outdoors or from memory in the studio as a basis for four paintings, also on display. These four are “Faraway” (1952), “Corner of the Woods (1954), “Roasted...

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