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Maple Syrup Days

Maple Syrup season is worth celebrating and that is what we do! There’s much more to experience than the meal.  We show three different ways to make maple syrup: how we used to do it, how we do it now, and how you can do it at home.  Horse wagons carry visitors into the maple …

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Road Trip Season

Summer is almost over… that’s right, I said it. I’m not happy about it either. But the keyword here is “almost.” That means you still have time to get those last minute summer plans in that you didn’t have time to do before. I know somewhere on that list of things you want to do …

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Caring for Petunias in Hanging Baskets

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     A hanging basket of petunias is sure to reward you with a bounty of colorful blooms all summer, that is, if you take care of it properly. Watering and fertilizing is critical when it comes to caring for petunias in a hanging basket.  Keep in mind …

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Delt Church Dash 5K Run/Walk

The Delt Church Dash meets at the South River Pavilion near the playground.  Registration begins at 6:00p.  The Dash begins at 7:00p. Ribbons will be awarded in the following categories; Top 3 Overall, Top 3 Mail and Female per age group – 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 and above. Cost per runners …

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Surfacing of Tree Roots

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       I’m sure all of you have witnessed, at one time or another, the buckling of concrete sidewalks and paved driveways due to roots from a nearby tree.  Tree roots will also sometimes surface in lawns, causing a nuisance when trying to mow the grass. There a …

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Ride 4 A Reason 2017

The 4th Annual Ride for a Reason started as a challenge for four cyclists to ride from Shipshewana, IN to Fremont, OH in a single day, and has now turned into a full-fledged fundraising ride to help provide vital nutrition to malnourished kids around the world. All proceeds will be donated to Orphan Nutrition Sponsorship. …

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SAP RUN 5K AND SYRUP STROLL MILE

Friends of LaGrange County Parks is hosting a syrup season 5K run and 1 mile walk. Saturday, March 11, at 9 a.m. Packet pick-up starts 8:30 a.m. Registration forms and online registration can be found on the Facebook page for Friends of LaGrange County Parks events. The event is open to runners and walkers of …

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Maple Syrup Days

Maple Syrup season is worth celebrating and that is what we do! There’s much more to experience than the meal.  We show three different ways to make maple syrup: how we used to do it, how we do it now, and how you can do it at home.  Horse wagons carry visitors into the maple …

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River Bassin Tournament Trail

The River Bassin’ Tournament Trail is an eco-friendly kayak fishing tournament trail in which competitors catch (and release) bass in the area’s rivers. Anglers use their smartphones to photograph the fish’s measurements, then submit them live to the tournament page so that friends and fans can follow along in real time! The longest 3 bass …

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