Nature’s Way

I am not super fond of bugs BUT I do love worms. Technically worms are NOT bugs. Ok, to me they are but…according to science, they are part of the Kingdom Animalia which includes worms and insects. However, worms have no backbone like animals and are considered to be invertebrates....

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Dear Recycle Lady

Dear Recycle Lady, Are Christmas cards recyclable? If so, should they be put with magazines and ad slicks, or with cardboard? Does glitter pose a problem? Thanks! Putting Away Christmas Dear Putting Away Christmas, Yes, Christmas cards are recyclable. Most Christmas cards recycle with office paper, however, if they are...

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Nature’s Way

By Karen Cohen Oh Snap! After an afternoon of research, I learned a ton about self propagating asparagus. I decided to order purple asparagus online this winter for my spring garden. Join me now in reviewing some fact based revelations. Asparagus come in 3 colors: green, purple, and white. Purple...

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Dear Recycle Lady

Dear Recycle Lady, How do I recycle telephone books? What about paperback books? Reader Dear Reader, Yes, your telephone books can be recycled with magazines. However, be sure to remove any plastics, magnets, or other extras that have been added to the phone book. According to earth911.com, most phone books...

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Nature’s Way

What’s Bugging You? Bugs. Can’t live with them; can’t live without them. Maybe you think, “What good are they?” It has been said that if ever humans go extinct at some point in time, bugs will still populate this planet. Stink bugs are invading this area slowly but surely. They...

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WVPE 2023 annual goals

By Scott Womack, WVPE Legislative Representative and Monroe County Chair West Virginia Professional Educators (WVPE) has developed five goals based on the needs and concerns of its membership. Data for these goals was compiled from members’ responses to our Fall 2022 survey: Educators hired since July 2015 (Tier II) should...

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Dear Recycle Lady

Dear Recycle Lady, I have seen PFAS mentioned in several articles. What exactly are PFAS? Curious Dear Curious, PFAS, often pronounced P Fas, are per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances. They are often called “forever chemicals” because they stay in the environment and our bodies indefinitely. According to www.consumerreports.org/pfas-food-packaging/dangerous-pfas-chemicals, a 27-year...

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A Word with Pastor Dean

It’s undeniably true that American Christians have been blessed by God in material ways not known by most Christians around the world. To our shame, we often squander these blessings without recognizing these blessings are given us by God so that we are able to help others in need. The...

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Nature’s Way

By Karen Cohen Just when I thought I might be shifting to low gear and taking it slow in the garden department, a blast of fresh air swept me off my feet! I attended the Virginia Biological Farming Conference for a weekend in Roanoke. Not only did I come home...

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