March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Lifestyle

Johnson- Manley to wed April 11

Cathy Ree Johnson of Sweet Water announces the engagement of her daughter, Laurie Ann Johnson, to Gregory Brian Manley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Keith Manley of Needham. More...

Married 62 years on April 5

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Knight will celebrate their 62nd year anniversary of marriage April 5. They were married on April 5, 1947. (9-1tp) More...

Final Plans

Clanton-Pearce to wed in Tuscaloosa Brinkley LaMay Clanton and Michael Wray Pearce will exchange wedding vows Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at The Battle-Friedman House in Tuscaloosa. More...

Birth Announcement

Sage Lofton Mattox born on March 11

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Mattox, (nee Brittany Lofton) of Prattville announce the arrival of a son, Sage Lofton Mattox, born March 11, 2009 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He weighed six lbs., nine ozs. and measured 19 1/2 inches. More...

Tips for a successful home garden

Over the past few months Alabama Cooperative Extension System offices across the state have received many calls from people interested in planting a vegetable garden this spring. More...

Tomatoes Rockefeller

2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach 4 medium-large tomatoes ½ cup dry bread crumbs 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons parsley ¼ cup finely chopped green onion with tops ¼ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pep More...

Mowing is the most labor intensive part of lawn maintenance

Sometimes the grass really does seem greener on the other side of the neighbor's fence. There are several key elements to having a lush, healthy lawn - the type of grass, how well it's fed and watered, and how it's mowed. More...

Full Sugar vs. Low Sugar Jams and Jellies

More people concerned about the recent economic downturn are expressing a newfound appreciation for the science and art of food preservation as a way to save on food costs. More...

5 essential garden tools

Gardeners know you need sun, water, soil, seeds, and plants to make a garden grow. Plus, you also need a few garden tools. There are many different types of tools available to use in the garden. More...

Fine Design

Improving your yard with hardscaping

Landscaping not only makes your home more beautiful it can also make it more valuable. In fact, a Michigan State University study found that, depend ing on where the house is located, More...

Gardening With Dora

Catalogs offer variety of choices

I am bewitched by winter seed catalogs. I lose all perspective and choose to forget that most of the plants I order now will be expected to perform in summer's drought and heat and will never look like the illustrations. More...

Pezent-Brown to wed May 20

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Pezent of Walker Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Amanda Pezent, to Derwin Randal Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Brown of New Site, AL. More...

Five generations

Five generation photo includes Ida Mae Wilson, 96, great-great-grandmother, Catherine Knight, 79, great-grandmother, Jimmy Knight, 57, grandfather, Rex Knight, 27, father and Lauren Knight, 9 month old daughter. More...

Turner Gray McLean born in Mobile

Arthur B. and Bridgett S. McLean of Grove Hill announce the birth of a son, Turner Gray McLean, born at 7:52 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2009 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He weighed eight pounds and measured 20 ½ inches. More...

Smith-Fendley to marry April 25 at bride's home

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Smith of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Suzanne Smith, to Brock Walton Fendley, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fendley of Fulton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Extension Service

Mid-April a good time to plant your tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most widely grown plants in southern gardens. Mid-April is a good time to plant tomatoes. There are several things to be considered in being successful in raising backyard tomatoes. More...

Four kinds of lettuce to plant

Lettuce cultivars fall into 4 main categories: looseleaf lettuce, butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce, and crisphead lettuce. Fall is known to be the best time to plant lettuce, but it can also be planted in early spring. More...

Maintaining a good-looking lawn

Spring time is the beginning of a new growing season and is a good time to begin the care and maintenance of our lawns. Many homeowners spend a lot of time and money attempting to better the appearance of their lawn grasses. More...

Taking care of your ornamental shrubs

Fertilizers are applied to encourage healthy, vigorous plants. Too much fertilizer can actually harm or kill plants. More...

Little gardeners get big results

The best kinds of lessons are those that make learning fun and exciting. More...

Steps this spring to improve pecan production

When you are planting and pruning in your garden this spring, don't forget to do a little maintenance to your pecan trees. Dr. More...

Class enjoys 25-year reunion

The Grove Hill Academy (GHA) class of 1982 held a class reunion at the Courthouse Square Deli & Bakery. More...

Memories & Recipes

Easy recipes that use vegetables kids can grow

I just heard on the news that Michelle Obama has put a vegetable garden in at the White House. I think that is outstanding. I'll do just about anything to make sure my grandkids eat healthy. Most kids these days are fast food junkies. More...