August Is Tree Check Month

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Make the most out of that stroll in the park, fun in the backyard, or hike in the woods. Keep an eye out for a devastating tree-killing pest. Mark your calendars for this August and help watch over our nation’s hardwoods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging people to take ten minutes to get outside and take a closer look at their trees. August is a peak time of emergence for the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Since its … Continue reading

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Lightning: Think Like The Animals

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Earlier this week, we had a monster thunderstorm roll through our area on the coast of South Carolina. This was a massive system that started from the Gulf of Mexico, went across Florida out into the Atlantic and then curved back to hit the southeastern coast. There was a lot of lightning in the system–the kind that is so close you can hear the sizzle before it lights up and the thunder is less than a three-count away. My wife and I love to … Continue reading

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Dixie Chopper Honors Hometown Heroes

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Coatesville, Ind. – Dixie Chopper is honoring local Hometown Heroes by offering a $250 mail-in rebate on any new (up to two) Dixie Chopper lawn mowers now through July 31. All active or retired members of the U.S. Military, Police, Fire, EMT, and Paramedic services are eligible for the $250 mail-in rebate. Since Dixie Chopper was founded in 1980, all the company’s mowers have been proudly made in the USA. The company is offering this opportunity as a way to … Continue reading

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Broward County Calendar of Events — Oakland Park, Fla.

Calendar of Events Programs, events, and prices are subject to change. Find Us on Facebook. Experience Us on YouTube. Follow Us on Twitter. September 2014 Find It All – At a Broward County Park Recreation. Preservation. Education. Monday, September 1 DELEVOE CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park (Fort Lauderdale) For all ages 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. RARE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE COUNCIL OF BROWARD COUNTY Tree Tops Park (Davie) For adults 7:30 to 10 p.m. Free. Meeting of … Continue reading

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Arlington Kids Visit White House, Meet First Lady

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ARLINGTON, Va. – Seventeen Arlington campers, ages 8 to 11, joined First Lady Michele Obama at the White House on Tuesday to celebrate the first anniversary of the Let’s Move Drink Up campaign.  The Drink Up initiative encourages Americans to drink more water, more often.   The kids were part of the Carver Community Center Summer Expedition Camp.  Many of them also take part in Arlington County’s Kids in Action after school program. Both of these programs, which are coordinated through … Continue reading

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West Orange Trail: Killarney Station

The West Orange Trail begins at Killarney Station on Old State Road 50 and extends north into Apopka. Ten miles of this 22-mile trail are equestrian, providing a beautifully scenic trail-ride. Four trailheads and five outposts are located along the [...] More