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Before gardening season hits full throttle, it’s time to awaken the garden and get a few spring chores off your garden to-do list. Clean up winter damage Walk around your yard to inspect trees, … more
Olney’s Flowers co-owner Will Olney candidly admits that when he and his wife, Emily, began their horticultural business almost five decades ago, his predilection for growing native plants and … more
Growing your own food is extremely rewarding. Even with limited space you too can you’re your own vegetables and fruits. These space-saving ideas will pack loads of delicious edibles into small … more
SYRACUSE — Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before you dig can prevent serious injury, property damage and service interruptions from accidental damage to electric, gas, … more
Q: Can you suggest a way to buy good vegetable seeds? I can’t afford to get a lot of plants, so I buy seeds. There are several brands at each store, and I don’t know which will grow best for me. … more
Dear James: I am building a large new L-shaped deck. I am not sure about how to position and attach the decking boards because of the L shape. Do you have any tips? – Greg S. Dear Greg: Fitting and … more
Registration for the April Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held in Rome, Town of Lee, Camden, Holland Patent, and Oneida. Food $en$e is a discount food … more
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the potatoes, corned beef and cabbage are piled high in the supermarkets. Millions of Americans claim some Irish ancestry and honor the patron saint of Ireland on … more
Everyone has corned beef and cabbage on the brain come St. Patrick’s Day. But another flavorful dish might appeal to a greater number of people with Irish roots. Shepherd’s Pie is a savory dish … more
Dear James: Our church has some beautiful old decorative woodwork that needs some repairs and to be refinished. What is the best way to retain the original appearance? – Karen L. Dear Karen: It is … more
A sure sign of spring is the sight of maple syrup buckets on the sides of sugar maple trees. Early settlers found that Native Americans slashed trees to collect the sap. The sap was gathered into … more
For a good deal of my life, I lived under a dark cloud of fear that I would end up financially destitute – a bag lady. Studies reveal that I’m not the only one. Most of us have felt that way, not … more
Freshen up your St. Patrick’s Day menu with easy, light sandwiches inspired by the traditional color of the festivities. These open-faced noshes can be perfect for lunch, snack time or even as an … more
Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. When it’s the one day each year it’s acceptable to pinch non-conforming … more
ORISKANY — Looking for something fun for the kids to do over April Break? Join Oneida County 4-H as they celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12 with Colleen McEwen, the Agriculture in … more
NEW HARTFORD — Yahnundasis Golf Club at 8639 Seneca Turnpike will host the Sprinkle Happy Bake and Decorate Competition to benefit the Make-A-Wish Central New York foundation on Sunday, April 24. … more
Registration for the March Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held in Rome, Town of Lee, Camden, Holland Patent, and Oneida. All sites will follow CDC … more
Following an extended absence, the Food $en$e program will be returning to Camden and Rome, in conjunction with the program at the Lake Delta Firehouse, in time for March orders. Those in the Camden … more
ORISKANY — The Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) program will be hosting in-person and online training starting March 1. “The mix of online course work and hands-on learning at the Extension’s … more
WHITESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Livestock Program Work Team (LPWT) will offer a free presentation on strategies for meeting the pregnant brood cow’s nutritional needs on Wednesday, … more
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