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I recently read that we are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures this fall, causing the fall foliage to be late in changing. Hopefully that also means no early frosts, but, just to be safe, keep an eye on those forecasts so you’re not caught off guard.

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As summer has faded into fall, I’ve experienced one of the many, uh, joys the changing seasons bring to motherhood —clothing shopping with my Savages.

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Recessions are out of my purview, but I know something is going to change with regard to our food supply and many other items we purchase.

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Every time you take a step, your foot rolls forward, shifting your body weight onto the ball of your foot as you prepare to push off into your next step.

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I want to begin by thanking the person who left me the Cleome seeds at the Review. I would love to thank you personally, but this will have to do for now. I am looking forward to planting them and will report their progress, so thank you very much. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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Completely out of the blue, our youngest daughter recently proclaimed, “I know your Social Security number.” I was skeptical, but instructed her never to repeat it to anyone because Social Security numbers should be kept secret.

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Tailgates or game-day parties are great opportunities to enjoy friends, football and food.

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When we went to Disney World this summer, our youngest daughter took an autograph book to collect the signatures of the characters she met. Despite the sometimes lengthy waits, she really enjoyed meeting Disney’s icons.

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I have never been an alarmist, but no one knows what’s going to happen over the next few years with regard to our food supply or even food safety.

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The cost of groceries and food can put serious strain on a household’s finances, and even more stress on family members. One way families can cut spending is by making smart food shopping choices.

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Mornings are busy for most households. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who skip breakfast, consider this: many studies have shown that both adults and children who eat breakfast weigh less than their breakfast-skipping counterparts. Why? One theory suggests that breakfast reduces …

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Between the start of school, being a soccer mom and a broken toe, Kitty was a little overwhelmed last week, so here’s a favorite from 3 years ago.

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It’s that time of year again where students begin to settle into their school routine of classes, homework and sports. With that includes healthy packed lunches that are nutrient rich and safe for your child to eat. Packing a healthy lunch for your child to eat during lunch improves their at…

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I recently learned that there are 2 kinds of summer vacations. 

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Your herbs should be going gangbusters in their containers or in the garden now and it’s time to give them a trim so you can have another full round of growth before cold weather rolls in.

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This is a year of few late summer plants for us. In all my years of gardening, I have never had as much devastation as we have had this year.

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One day last week I was scrolling through the news feed on my phone. As is often the case, I began feeling mad, heartbroken, or a combination of both.

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Last Friday when I called my mom, she reported she was just heading outside in the heat to hang more clothes on her line.

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Last year was the summer of record-setting rain. This year it has been hot, but we are getting some rain here and there, so that may be a bit more normal.

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We’ve been spending some time this summer visiting with our old friend, Harry Potter. Like so many others, my husband and I devoured the books as soon as they were released.

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Summer is here and fresh fruits and vegetables are everywhere, including tomatoes. Tomatoes are most definitely at the top of the summertime food list for many of us.

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We nearly always have cut flowers in the house. Our gardens may look bare, but inside the flowers are brightening everything up.

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Summer is in full swing and many gardeners are finding their gardens overflowing with summer squash varieties. It’s hard to imagine a summer without a squash casserole.

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We are having some very hot days and I want to remind you to drink a lot of water, wear sunscreen and don’t stay out for long periods of time.

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Earlier this year, we had to buy a new clothes dryer. Our old one had a good life, but after 19 years of drying loads and loads of Savage laundry it gave up the ghost.

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(Family Features) Fad diets come and go, and as many Americans find, so do the pounds they lose. Most experts agree that eliminating, or drastically reducing, any of the major foods groups from your diet can be detrimental to your health and prevent you from achieving long-term healthy eatin…

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Summer holidays such as July 4th provide a break from school and work, but we shouldn’t break from being smart about food safety. More care is needed since foodborne illnesses increase during the summer.

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Many of our daylilies are blooming and sometimes they bloom so frequently and have such a short life, it’s hard to remember to deadhead them just as we do other perennials.

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Tips on selecting a satisfying cut of beef  

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We have a bumper crop of white daisies this year and mixed with some yellow Coreopsis, they look delightful in a vase.

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Apparently when our youngest Savage was filling out her end-of-camp questionnaire, she marked Asian as her race.

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You don’t have to stop enjoying this summer’s fresh produce as soon as the season passes. Preserve the taste of hard-earned fruits and vegetables with canning tips from experts at the West Virginia University Extension Service.

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Many folks who had failed gardens last summer are telling me they’re gardening again this year, but got most things planted late because of the uncertainty of the weather.

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Last week was a week of firsts.

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This past year many leafy veggies in the supermarket were contaminated with bacteria such as Ecoli and listeria.

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A few weeks ago, our Sunday School topic was grief. Within the midst of our discussion, we began talking about how less and less people seem to be visiting cemeteries these days.

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Over Memorial Day weekend we floated the river with some of our dearest friends.

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Strawberry season in Hampshire County never seems to last long enough. While we are able to purchase strawberries year-round from our grocery stores, they don’t quite compare to the amazing taste that local strawberries provide. From strawberry pies, shortcakes and jellies to just plain off …

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Spring Valley market has opened full-time and if you haven’t decided what to plant yet, go by and see what they have and that may help you make up your mind.

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The other morning, I was preparing to leave for work when I looked down and noticed that I had on one brown shoe and one black. 

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Gardeners know, and research shows, that cultivating plants is beneficial for us. Gardening has been associated with improvements in attitudes toward health and nutrition, better school performance for kids, and community spirit. Gardening can be a great way to enjoy being outside, get exerc…

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Let’s begin with a word about bears and birdfeeders. Bears are out and about and unless you want to be replacing them, you need to bring your feeders (suet also) in at night.

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Asparagus has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. Versatile and healthy, it can be eaten raw or cooked, and is used fresh, frozen, or canned. Asparagus is generally available from April through June.

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Did you know salsa is now more popular than ketchup? Salsas, Spanish for the word “sauce,” are low in calories, full of flavor, and available with a variety of ingredients, from tomatoes, jalapenos and habaneras to mangoes, pineapples, strawberries and even beans.