MADISON COUNTY —
Eastern Kentucky University students are back, Madison County schools are in session and the Madison County Extension Homemakers are gearing up for another busy year.
These are all signs that fall is almost here.
Get out your phone and calendar as you read this article, because you won’t want to miss any of the great programming going on at the Extension Center starting in September.
This year the Happy Hands quilters will be sponsoring a “block of the month” class.
Starting Sept. 5 and happening every first Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the quilters will do a block from the America is Beautiful Quilt.
To see a picture of the quilt visit our website, madison.ca.uky.edu/FamilyConsumerSciences.
For those who cannot attend the class during the day, it also will be taught on the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The first evening session will be Sept. 23. Call the extension office, 623-4072, for a supply list and pattern.
American Indians have lived in Kentucky for over 11,000 years. When Euro-Americans settled here, Shawnee, Cherokee and Chickasaw, among others, already lived here.
Today, Kentucky’s residents still hold misconceptions about our state’s American Indians. Join us Sept. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. to briefly review the long history, dispel some of the enduring myths, and answer questions about this misunderstood part of Kentucky’s heritage.
This program is just one of many Kentucky Archaeology Month activities going on state wide during September.
The Gardeners of Madison County invite you to attend their meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Beate Popkin will be talking about “Incorporating Native Plants into the Design of the Home Garden.” Beate, an expert in the field, works with the Kentucky Botanical Garden in Lexington. Visitors are welcome.
What is a Jicama? How do I pick out a cantaloupe?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions?
Learn about shopping for fruits and vegetable to help you add more to your eating plan.
Discover how to select and store fresh fruits and vegetables, find out more about exotic produce items, and gain more tips from the Kroger Registered dietitian to help you “UP” your daily fruit/veggie quota!
Plus, you’ll learn about new features and services inside the newly expanded Kroger Marketplace!
Sign up for the “Shopping for More Fruits and Vegetables Tour” today by calling 623-4072. This program will be held at Kroger in Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Participation is limited so call soon.
As you can see, Madison County Extension Homemakers are a busy group, and provide lots of opportunities for education to the residents of Madison County. If you would like to find out more about Extension Homemakers visit our website, madison.ca.uky.edu/FamilyConsumerSciences, or call 623-4072.
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
MADISON COUNTY —
- Lifestyles & Community
Victory through Stratagems: the Allied Invasion of Normandy France on June 6th 1944
Dr. Ralph Thompson a former chemistry professor at Eastern Kentucky University spoke on the “Deceptions of WWII” to the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable.
When will the ordeal finally be over?
I was just thinking about the ordeal I’ve been going through since Sept. 19.
Life in Stringtown was full of hard work, simple pleasures
I had a chance to visit recently with an old friend, Alene Perkins Long.
Burning bridges and the importance of relationships
“Congratulations on your new job!” You tell a co-worker who announced she would be leaving in a couple of weeks. “Where are you going?” You ask her.
“I’ve landed a job that will put this place to shame! I am so excited about leaving here. This is going to be a great chance to advance my career,” the co-worker tells you.
Ensuring children develop a habit brushing their teeth
“Are you sure you brushed your teeth?” the father asked his son. His son solemnly nodded. His father said, “Let me smell your breath.” The son obligingly opened his mouth. Finally, the father said, “I need to check and see if your toothbrush is wet.”
This type of exchange happens in many households as children often do not brush their teeth, even when told to do so. This nightly inquisition can occur less frequently if parents establish a habit in their children to brush their teeth.
Saturated fat consumption leads to abdominal fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that eating more saturated fat in the diet causes an increase in the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area in comparison with extra consumption of polyunsaturated fat.
County’s oldest consignment sale begins today
The Little Ones’ Consignment Sale, Madison County’s oldest semi-annual sale of its kind, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the multi-ministry center behind United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Richmond. Marked items are half price on Saturday.
There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
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