Not everybody at Archery Outpost is a Katniss Everdeen clone.
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CHICAGO — Having a sunny disposition is almost a birthright for Sol Flores, executive director of La Casa Norte, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood that serves homeless youths and families.
With the 2015 Autumn and Arts Fest still nine months away, Sherman Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Lauren Roth isn’t even planning yet; she’s planning to plan. And considering the festival’s status as one of Sherman’s largest draws each year, Roth is taking extra effort to make sure the planning process is as inclusive as possible.
We’re taking a walk down memory lane with some special gardens that we visited on garden walks this past summer. Instead of letting these visits be only a pleasant memory, we will put them to work as we plan for a new season of gardening.
Love plants but hate dirt?
When I received the annual calendar that my step-daughter sends me from NRCS, I was surprised and pleased to learn that the United Nations General Assembly declared the year 2015, the International Year of Soils. NRCS/USDA, the Soil Science Society of America, Global Soil Partnership and many organizations from all over the world are participating to make us aware of how important soils are to our survival.
Dear Neil: I have an oak tree that will be two years old next month. It’s doing really well, but it is still growing at a slight angle, even though I left the support attached for a year. Is there a way to correct this?
Jennifer Lopez’s new movie, “The Boy Next Door,” is cheesier than a Chicago double topping deep dish pizza. From the profoundly absurd idea that anyone married to a woman who looks like Lopez would cheat on her to the teen-age Lothario who looks older than Lopez, this movie is the culmination of a cluster of idiotic ideas.
When Verna Cage describes her life, the most frequent adjective used is wonderful. And she means it.
North Texas Medical Center in McKinney — Evan Daniel Downs was born Jan. 19, 2015 to Mike and Jennifer Downs of Sherman. He weighed 8 pounds and 8 ounces. Evan’s grandparents are Eddie Bean of Denison; Mike and Lawana Downs of Van Alstyne; and Robert and Karen Schierbaum of Tunnel Hill, Ill.