April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Lifestyle

Grove Hill’s annual cleanup is planned Saturday, April 16

Grove Hill’s annual spring cleanup will be held Saturday, April 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Anyone wanting to participate and pick up litter and trash should come to the Chamber of Commerce and get free trash bags and gloves. More...

Memories & Recipes

Spring break a good time for family get-togethers

Spring break is coming soon for the Clarke County School System. I usually get a break from tax season during this time, but this year Easter is late and so is our, oh so welcomed, break. More...

Monkeying around for Relay for Life

Southern Care Hospice employees found a unique way to help raise money for Relay for Life as Betty Jean Luker dressed in a gorilla suit and was joined by Stacey Wilson, left and Heather Kelley to get More...

Learn to make Easter Edibles at T’ville class this Saturday

Candy artist Lynda Ray of Demopolis is offering an Easter Edibles: Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating class Saturday, April 9. Students will learn to mold and decorate 4-6 inch chocolate Easter eggs. More...

Extension Service

Little space, few tools? Consider planting a raised bed garden

I often hear individuals comment that they would like to raise vegetables at home but lack the space tools and equipment to do so. Raised bed gardening may be the answer to their problem. More...

Azalea lace bug a major pest

The Azalea lace bug (Stephanitis pyrioides) is common and can be a major pest on azaleas in the south. Azalea plants receiving more sun or in protected areas will show symptoms first so that would be a good place to start monitoring in early spring. More...

Growing blueberries

Blueberries are one of the few plants that have something to offer almost all year long. The blueberry is one of the easiest fruits to grow with very few disease and insect pests. More...

Extension Service

Be picky when picking produce

Whether you grow your own produce or buy it at a farmers' market or grocery store, fruits and vegetables are a colorful, tasty, and healthy part of our diets. The USDA recommends that we consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. More...

Judges announced for photo contest

The Grove Hill Arts Council has announced the judges for the upcoming “Photography in Your Own Backyard” contest. More...

Barbecuing at CCARC Spring Jubilee!

Frankie Turner and Eugene Aucoin brought their smokehouse on wheels from Wilmer to participate in Saturday’s Clarke-Mobile Gas BBQ Cookoff, which has quickly become one of the main events at CC More...

Grove Hill’s Relay for Life this Friday

The public is invited to attend Grove Hill’s annual Relay for Life event on Friday, April 8, 6 p.m. at Prim Stadium at Clarke County High School. The night begins as cancer survivors and their caregivers take the first laps. More...

Griffin-Gates to marry Sat. in Megargel

Ashley Marie Griffin and Richard Brandon Gates will exchange marriage vows Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Megargel Assembly of God Church. Miss Griffin is the daughter of Jack and Glenda Griffin of Goodway. Mr. More...

Community Study Club hears Jim Herod

On March 15 the Community Study Club met in the Grove Hill United Methodist Church with Kate Huggins and Carmen Rotch. After a delicious "light supper" President Julia Ann Deas called the meeting to order. More...

Planning your garden

A well-planned vegetable garden is usually more efficient and productive. By organizing a garden in advance of planting can save time, space and allow the gardener more leisure time. More...

Lawn or no lawn?

To have or not to have - that is the question. More...

Plant a live oak in tribute to Toomer’s Oaks

As an Auburn University alumni, employee, and fan, I was shocked and angry upon hearing that the Toomer's Corner Oaks on the campus of Auburn University had been poisoned. More...

Hot summer days tough on tomatoes

‘Heat set’ varieties more tolerant of heat

There have been many calls about flowers on your tomato plants drying up and falling off without setting any fruit. You are probably hoping that I have an answer for you that will stop this problem. More...

Water element adds to garden

Easier than you might think to create a fountain

You’re almost done planting your garden, but as you stand back and look at it, you decide it needs a little something else. You don’t want just any old garden ornament. What you need is a garden fountain. More...