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Buy or make a rain gauge for best watering efforts

In my experience, gardeners often overestimate rainfall. A cloudburst might seem to have thoroughly saturated the ground, but scratch down an inch and you might find bone-dry soil. Because watering — not too much and not too little — is one of the keys to a successful garden, it pays to ...

James V. Brown Library joins ‘Big Library Read’

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is connecting their community of readers together during the next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From June 28-July 12, readers can solve a compelling mystery in S.F. Kosa’s debut thriller, “The Quiet Girl,” ebook ...

For easy, effective weeding, go back to the hoe

I’ll bet that in some corner of your toolshed or garage, an old hoe is leaning against a wall. A hoe that hasn’t seen use in a long, long time, having been replaced by, perhaps, a gasoline- or electric-powered tiller, chemical weed killers, or mulches. Hoeing is not much in vogue these ...

‘Sentimental Journey’ starts Tuesday

LOCK HAVEN — Start the propellers and get ready to take off for this year’s annual Sentimental Journey Fly-In at the Piper Memorial Airport. It has been a long two years since the last fly-in due to COVID-19 restrictions forcing cancellation of the annual event last year. After all that ...

James V. Brown Library offers passport services

Need to get a passport but can’t take the time off work to visit the post office or prothonotary’s office? Don’t worry – the library can help! The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is an official Passport Acceptance Facility and open after work and on Saturdays. Library staff ...

Laurel Festival to crown queen Saturday night in Wellsboro

Every year in mid-June the community of Wellsboro celebrates the blooming of Pennsylvania’s state flower with the annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival. The week-long event includes a juried arts and crafts fair, concerts, the traditional two-hour Laurel Festival Parade and queens ...