• Choosing colors for your home landscape is fun.  Think about your favorite colors and use them as a starting point. Pink and gold is one of my favorite color combinations. Photo by K. Gabalski
    Color inspiration for the garden

    Picking a color scheme is one of the most important decisions when designing your home landscape. Deciding on a color scheme is fun, but there are more color options available in plants and flowers than ever before,...

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  • Tomatoes: Tips for successful crop

    Now that vegetable gardens are being planted, it’s time once again to focus on the most popular of vegetable garden plants – the tomato. Here are some tips for this year’s crop. According to the National Gardening...

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  • Of Mulches, Moss and Myosotis

    With the gardening season finally underway, here are a few topics of interest as you dig, weed, plant, dig and weed some more. Firstly, if you are preparing to plant your tomatoes – be sure to wait...

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  • A letter from a dear friend …

    A recent letter to “Get Out and Grow” inspired this column on Jerusalem artichokes – Helianthus tuberosus, also known as sunchokes. Jerusalem artichokes are a North American native perennial vegetable that adapts to most soil types, even...

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  • Spring lawn care

    Now is the time to start preparing for a lush, green lawn this summer.  Maintaining a lawn that is free from weeds and pests can be a labor intensive process and depending upon your yard care priorities,...

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    Purple in the garden

    If you love purple, 2018 is your year.  Ultra Violet was chosen as the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year and that means purple will be making its way into fashionable gardens. Pantone picked the purple hue...

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  • Tips for starting garden plants from seed

    The growing season is almost here and starting your vegetables and flowers from seed can be a rewarding way to fill your garden at planting time. Starting seed indoors is fun and even educational and there is...

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  • Ogden Zoning Board approves variances and permits for proposed apartment project and community solar project

    Members of the Ogden Zoning Board of Appeals February 1 granted several variances for a proposed three-story apartment building at 2715 Manitou Road, and also approved a conditional use permit for the Delaware River Solar, LLC, community...

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  • Brockport Village Board continues talks with Canal Corp

    An open house at the new Brockport Village Hall, 127 Main Street, is planned for Wednesday, April 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. Brockport Mayor Margaret Blackman made the announcement during her report at the February 5...

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  • Christine Gates stands in the Children’s/Young Adult section of the Hamlin Public Library, which has seen some changes since she became library director in December. K. Gabalski photo
    Hamlin Public Library welcomes new director

    Christine Gates says she has enjoyed her first few weeks on the job as the new director of the Hamlin Public Library. “I love it, everyone is so nice,” Gates told the Suburban News and Hamlin-Clarkson Herald...

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