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In Defense of the Weeds

Arwen Greer, Peak to Peak.      Ouch! You don’t have to pull so hard…Oh no! Not my beautiful blossoms…You’re not just going to throw that away, are you? Roots and all? If ...
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Fresh produce from Missouri

  Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.     Deep red tomatoes, big as grapefruit, firm yet juicy when sliced, packed with flavor. Graceful glowing yellow squash, stacked in a fiesta of curved ...
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Nederland Community Center opens renovated gym

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland Extreme weather has been good to the Nederland Community Center. It used the insurance money from a seven-foot snowstorm in 2003 to update and rebuild a large ...
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9Health Fair draws blood, offers advice

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland 9Health Fair volunteer Ella Olson of Black Hawk did not have long lines of patients waiting to see her. In fact, it appeared to be that some of them, especially ...
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Prescription for Love

Arwen Greer, Peak to Peak Who would argue that love isn’t good for you? In the glow of love we feel more confident, more important and more alive. Have you noticed that you eat less ...
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Help Food Bank help others

Barbara Lawlor , Nederland Nederland Food Bank director Chris Current says that last Thursday morning she saw a long train of people come through the center looking for groceries. In ...
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The Geniac of the Zodiac

The dawning of the sign of Aquarius introduces the geniac sign of the stars. Aquarius encompasses all of the knowledge that society holds about any subject. This sign is then able to ...
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Seniors in Winter

A photograph of my mother standing proudly in a down jacket and furry boots, shovel in hand, on a cleared sidewalk in front of a six-foot snow pile testifies to the endurance of a 40-year-old ...