Hi! Is it gloomy enough for you?
Wow, from 80 degrees to low 40s in the space of a week!
The weather is certainly the news around here, whether it is our own chills or the onslaught of superstorm Sandy and the havoc she wrecked on the East Coast. She’s still around, with some of her swirling clouds still coming into Kentucky – what a week!
Thanks to all the area churches and organizations who helped trick-or-treat night by providing trunk-n-treats at your location so the goblins and such could get a load of loot this Halloween without much discomfort.
There are a few things still going on this weekend, like tomorrow (Friday) night there will be gospel music singing and food at Waco Lodge on College Hill Road.
From the Madison County Extension office to pass along to you: If anyone is interested in attending or participating in a meeting to start a new Waco Extension Homemaker Club, please contact the extension office.
There will be an informational meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the county extensioncenter, 230 Duncannon Lane. Anyone interested in learning more about finances, managing their home, family relationships, nutrition, heritage skills and serving their community through Extension Homemakers is invited and encouraged to attend.
Call 623-4072 to let them know you’re coming (so they’ll have enough refreshments.)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gina Noe, Madison County Family and Consumer Science Agent, at 623-4072.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Karoline Prichta, Oct. 26; Linda Stanifer, Oct. 28; and Leona Brandenburg, Nov. 8.
Wishes for a happy anniversary go out to Andy and Courtney Dunn, Oct. 28.
That’s about it for this week. Have a great one!
(Did you enjoy your birthday dinner last Friday evening, Calvin Marshall? We heard you did!)
Hi! Is it gloomy enough for you?
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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.
Taste test Thursday
The sun is shining, but the chill has returned, so I hope you made the most of the warm, sunny weather this weekend.
The spring greens are being as tentative as the warm temperatures, but there is talk of lettuce being harvested and a continued trickle of kale, pea shoots, miner’s lettuce and spinach. To make room for the spring harvests, winter squash and sweet potatoes have been marked down to $1/pound and pumpkins are only 50 cents/pound.
Buttercups in grazed pastures
One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place.
As a cool season weed, this plant often flourishes in overgrazed pasture fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.
Make a difference this summer, volunteer at 4-H Camp
On June 30 more than 200 Madison County kids will load a bus headed for four days and three nights of fun at 4-H Summer Camp.
Campers will have a chance to hike, swim, dance and spend time learning about the environment, their friends and themselves.
And we need your help to make it possible!
A whole lot going on
Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opening
The new Downtown Richmond Farmers Market officially opens Saturday.
This market will set up in downtown Richmond on North First Street between Main and Irvine streets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
For more details, go to www.downtownrichmndfarmersmarket.com. There you will find an events calendar and how to sign up for workshops that will be conducted at the market.
A Visit with a bell-The Dinner Bell Restaurant in Berea
I have wanted for some time to visit and interview people and food establishments here in Madison County and surrounding areas that you may have not gotten a chance to visit. \
I chose the Dinner Bell in Berea for my column this week.
Extension celebrates 100 years of nutrition education
For the past 100 years, families in Kentucky have looked to the Cooperative Extension Service to learn better ways to be healthy.
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