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Archive for December, 2011

By Amber Veverka      School will be out soon and that’s a great time to get outside with kids and gather materials for a few crafts using items from nature. Here are 5 ideas:      1. Pressed-leaf coasters. Gather a few thin leaves. Try fern fronds or English ivy leaves. You also can try blossoms of winter-blooming pansies. Press the […]

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          Even now, in December, the Friendship Trays prison garden is bursting with late-season vegetables – and the program needs help with the harvest. Come help pick cabbages, radishes, lettuce and spinach 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 17.      The garden is located at the Charlotte Correctional Center, 4100 Meadow Oak Drive in Charlotte. […]

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        By Amber  Veverka       Picking out a fresh Christmas tree? Here are a few tips to make sure you get the evergreen you want – and avoid the hassles you don’t.         Flex the twigs between your fingers. A fresh tree’s twigs should bend, not snap, says Charlotte city arborist Don McSween. […]

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