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Four Types of Ferns You Can Add To Your Garden

Posted by: Clair Burt on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9:00:00 am

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Did you know that some types of ferns can be red, purple, or even copper in color? Or that some ferns spread rapidly, some gradually, and some don’t spread at all?

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Jump Start Your Canning Season With Some Tasty Freezer Jam!

Posted by: Ashley Lichtenbarger on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm

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If you are getting prepared for the preservation season once again, or if you are just now entering into the world of canning for the first time, freezer jam is a great start to any season!

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The Wives

Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm

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Earlier, I introduced the Ball brothers, their parents, and their sisters. This month, we’ll meet the wives.

William was the first brother to marry. His bride, Emma Wood, was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Concord Ladies Seminary, and then moved to Buffalo, New York, where she met William. In Muncie, she was active with the county humane society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her obituary noted that “She was one of those kindly, generous people who derived their chief satisfaction in helping others….”

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Port Glass Company of Muncie

Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

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The next time you drive by Westside Park in Muncie, look to the north as you pass Hutchison Avenue. One hundred years ago, you wouldn’t have seen houses, trees or a nursing home. Instead, you would have seen Port Glass Works, a large operating glass factory, where hundreds of workers made fruit jars by hand...

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Caution: Some plants to avoid buying for your home garden

Posted by: Dustin Stillinger on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:00:00 am

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It’s time to stop by your favorite garden retailers to pick up some plants for your summer garden. Before doing so, here are some plants you should avoid or at least use with caution.