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I had planned to have a wonderful garden this year, beautiful flowers and all the fresh veggies I wanted. I’d like to blame it not happening on the strange weather and too much rain, but actually I think I need to take all the blame for it.  But the rain is ending and I’m going to get my pla…

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I have to admit, when I see mushrooms growing near my home I know that my lawn is staying too wet and I’m not happy about it. But fairy gardens need mushrooms, so I’ve decided to place some around the yard. These crafts will be easy and so fast you can fill your entire lawn in a single after…

For the first time in 10 years, Boyd County will offer the County Agricultural Improvement Program, or CAIP. The program is overseen by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board and will include all the aspects of the program, not just lime, as was the case 10 years ago.

Dear Dietitian, I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and appreciated your column on a high fiber diet to manage IBS. My symptoms are usually pretty well-controlled, thank goodness. I’ve been reading about the low FODMAP diet, and it seems pretty detailed. Should I try it?

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CARTER CITY Artist Julie Rhea Lewis enjoys the freedom of creativity in her home studio. She also enjoys sharing that freedom with students in her Curly Bird Studio on her property.

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HUNTINGTON Jarrod Greer and his wife, Jaime, have built an annual comic convention in Lexington that consistently draws patrons, celebrities and pop culture creators from around the world.

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For decades, many U.S. citizens have felt disconnected from their government. As if their votes don’t matter. As if nobody is listening to them. As though whatever they do has no effect on national policy.

Dear Dietitian, My husband has been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. His doctor told him to lose weight, and he tries, but he ends up getting discouraged and goes off his diet. I’m worried about his health, but what can I do?

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My husband recently attended a memorial service for a local hero, while there he was gifted a small piece of an American flag. I decided to make him a shadow box to display it. I can think of no better time than Memorial Day to share this craft with you so you can display your cherished items, too.

Violin students of Kathy Chamis presented a Spring Recital on May 16 at Gateway Church in Ashland. Christmas recital is scheduled for Dec. 12 at Southland Bible Institute.

Dear Readers: There once was a country song that declared, “It’s easier to sell a lie than to give the truth away.”  I sometimes feel that way about nutrition education. There seems to be more misinformation about nutrition now than ever before.  Here are some interesting nutrition myths tha…

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Graduation is a big achievement and should be celebrated. Whether it’s from preschool or college and everything in between, we’re proud of our graduates and we want them to know it.

Dear Dietitian, I have had diabetes for 15 years and have kept it under control. But recently, my blood sugars have been higher, around 200 during the day. My daughter thinks I should try the glycemic index diet. What do you think?

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ASHLAND When Cynthia Fraula-Hahn's childhood friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, the Shepherdstown, W.Va., artist went into action.

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HUNTINGTON Marie Manilla has been selected as the 2021 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence, and her award-winning novel, “The Patron Saint of Ugly,” was chosen as the One Book One West Virginia Common Read Author.

Dear Readers, We Americans eat a lot of sugar. Why? Because it tastes good. The American Heart Association recommends six added teaspoons a day for women and eight teaspoons per day for men. While most Americans’ sugar consumption comes from soda pop, there is also hidden sugar in many foods.

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Perhaps Mother’s Day has slipped up on you this year and you need a last-minute craft, or maybe you’ve found the perfect gift and just need a new way to present it, or you may just want to be a little “extra” this year to show mom how much you appreciate all she’s done during this pandemic, …

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Northerners always think they have it better than those of us in the South — or the mid-Atlantic region of the country and below.

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What is the first thing you think of when you hear “Cinco De Mayo?” Tacos and salsa! Yes, me too, but food is in a different article. I was referring to sombreros and maracas. Let’s make a couple crafts for Cinco De Mayo or just to liven up an average “Taco Tuesday.”

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ASHLAND The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center will honor a recent loss with an exhibit.

Dear Readers, When it comes to weight loss, we’d all like an instant solution. Many of us have tried a fad diet, myself included. Many years ago, I was on a diet where you followed a strict meal plan for three days, then ate whatever you wanted within reason (whatever that means) for the fol…

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So, we’ve had to deal with another round of cold weather and snow — honest to goodness SNOW at the end of April—but when I look out the window it still looks like spring. I’m still crafting things of my garden and I invite you to join me.

The box that accompanies this story lists the top 12 herbs most commonly used in cooking in this country. I can’t believe mint made the list. I have such a difficult time finding mint that I decided to grow my own; I like it muddled in iced tea, but I can’t even get it to grow in my yard.

HUNTINGTON A presentation of the NPR program “Mountain Stage” will feature singer-songwriter A.J. Croce and St. Paul and The Broken Bones, with the local band Ona opening. Most recently, blues singer Shemekia Copeland was added to the bill.

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ASHLAND A local business has wrapped its collective arms around a different way to display messages and art.

Dear Dietitian, I have pre-diabetes and was on a low-carb diet for a year. The good news is my A1C is 5.6, but the bad news is my cholesterol went from a healthy 165 to 199! My LDL is 125! I am 5-foot-2 and weigh 105 pounds. I was a healthy 120 pounds a year ago, but I can’t put weight on! I…

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HUNTINGTON Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artists The Nelons will perform at 10:30 a.m. April 4 at Trinity Church of God, 2688 Third Ave.

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