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End of school upon us

If you're a school teacher, I hope you get an extra measure of patience this week.

May 19, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Phone and prayer lines have been busy this week

Ever since the night I came home from Cape San Blas, my thoughts, conversations and energies have been concerned with illnesses and deaths. Hopefully, the next weeks will be better for all.

May 19, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Tips for mowing grass

Mowing is the most frequent and therefore generally the most expensive turf management practice used. It can also affect turf quality as much as any other cultural practice.

May 12, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Worlds within worlds

More than 100 miles of road snake in and out of the heart of Dawson Forest, a kind of north Georgian jungle settled five miles southwest of Dawsonville.

May 12, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Lifestyle Columnists


Rabies clinic set for May 8

In recent months, cases of rabies have been confirmed in surrounding counties.

May 05, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Memories of getting big, real

In my childhood, there were many of those milestone events when you moved up to the next level. For some reason, we assigned the adjective "big" or "real" to them.

May 05, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Hitting 3 targets at the same time

By the time you read this, most of you who still have someone for whom to buy Mother's Day gifts for have already done so. But the friend who called before I left to come to "our beautiful beach" had a suggestion that could work for many kinds of gift-giving occasions.

May 05, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Peace, and quiet in a small town

UNADILLA - Everybody has a dream of the perfect getaway. For some, it is the mountains. For others it is the beach.

April 28, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Could be a good year for gardeners

With recent rains, 2010 may be an excellent year for local vegetable gardens.

April 28, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Flowering dogwoods are native to Georgia

No tree adds more beauty in the spring than the dogwood.

April 21, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Paying homage to grits

WARWICK - Every year about this time, the folks of Warwick gather to pay homage to Georgia's official processed food - grits.

April 21, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Assisting the Easter Bunny

While loitering inside Calvin Byrd's office last week, it came to my attention we were both former participants of the Dawson County Community Easter Egg Hunt.

April 07, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Lifestyle Columnists


Bring out summer whites

If you're reading this in a part of the world where they serve sweet tea, you can pull out your white shoes, your white pants and your linen suit.

April 07, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Sweep away pest problems during spring cleaning

You know spring brings the birds and flowers.

April 06, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


The good, bad of ivy

I believe there is no other landscape plant that is loved and hated as much as English Ivy.

March 31, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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Cover crops for home gardens

It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.

September 17, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Actively looking forward

September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July and August.

September 17, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Finding a common musical ground

According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up.

September 17, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The Children’s Rights Movement has begun

I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.

September 10, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Don’t let anyone make you believe the lies

Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.

September 04, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Star Wars for president

In college statistics, I realized the Evan Esar's quote that "statistics is the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures" was true. They taught my class how to go to extremes with the science of figures. The point was to understand that everything has a counter point.

September 03, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


My dogs are more spoiled than others

When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too.

August 27, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.

August 20, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Cream still often rises to the top

Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.

August 20, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Being in the former wives club

Marriage has got some pretty bad statistics associated with it. I read something that said the divorce rate percentages were now closer to 60/40 split instead of 50/50.

August 13, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Fall webworms crawl out

Have you noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches? These webs contain the fall webworm, a perennial pest of several trees all across North America.

August 13, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists


Sometimes a little white lie can save the day

"You lied to me," Cole announced with all seriousness one day.

August 06, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


There is no such thing as perfect

Perfection is really elusive. Sure, we all want perfect - the perfect body, the perfect smile, the perfect house - and sometimes, we have those moments of perfect, even briefly.

July 30, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Memories of Russian radishes

About this time of year, along the Russian Black Sea coast, radishes can be found in abundance at the open air markets and in all restaurants.

July 30, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann | Lifestyle Columnists


Beware of new fruit fly

Gardeners who grow fruit crops need to be on the lookout. There is a new invasive intruder that may cause frustration to backyard fruit growers - the spotted wing drosophila.

July 30, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists


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