This year, my 'Spring Resolution' is to try growing asparagus again.
- May 16, 2013
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This year, my 'Spring Resolution' is to try growing asparagus again.
When it comes to hostas, many gardeners prefer the true giants. Monstrous specimen plants that can reach up to nine feet across and four feet high are prized by hosta lovers who are drawn to these massive mounds of durable, heavily textured foliage.
There's magic in the air in the Office of Continuing Education's production of Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty KIDS' at 7 p.m. May 24 and at 2 p.m.
All women are invited to ladies night out, 'Love That Lasts-Love That Gives Meaning and Joy' with speaker Lynda Savage of Practical Family Living.
The Marshfield Area Genealogy Group and the Marshfield Public Library are joining forces to offer beginning genealogists an introductory workshop from 9:30 a.m. until noon May 25 at the library.
The Stratford Memorial Day program will begin at 10 a.m. May 27 at Klemme Park. The parade starts at 9:45 a.m. Line-up will begin prior to 9:30 a.m.
Whether it was the exuberant pianist Alpin Hong, the rockin' Eagles tribute group Hotel California, the humorous Michael Perry, or one of the many other performances this season, show sponsors helped to color our world at the LuCille Tack Center of the Ar
The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra invites aspiring young musicians in grades 9 to 12 (or equivalent) during the 2013-14 school year to submit applications for the biennial Young Artist Competition.
The next Friends of the Clark County Fairgrounds Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the fairgrounds.
It's May, and love is in the air. With this thought in mind, River District Theatre of Wausau brings a romantic comedy to the stage of Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts. 'It Had to Be You' begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and plays again at 3 p.m. Sunday.
In the last two weeks, I have had three funerals. My college friend died from melanoma, my aunt from lung cancer and my neighbor from breast cancer. Too many people, too much cancer.
Every day of the year, Americans across the nation remember friends and family members who have served and sacrificed for their country.
The Memorial Health Center Volunteers held its annual banquet for players of Sheepshead, 500, Canasta and Cribbage on May 6 at the Taylor County Senior Center.
Following are the menus for local lunch programs for May 19 to 25.
10 YEARS AGO: Christina Hanna has been selected the April Student of the Month by Elks Lodge 665. Hanna, a senior at Marshfield High School, is the daughter of Chris and Lori Hanna of Marshfield.
The 2013-14 Clark County fairbook is now available at the University of Wisconsin-Extension Office and online at http://clark.uwex.edu/county-fair-information/ (entry form and book). All fair entry forms are due by July 1 to the UW-Extension Office.
Summer is the perfect time for rest, relaxation and downtime, but it is also an excellent time to explore a new hobby, learn a new skill or take a trip.
Abbotsford High School senior Chelsea Bunkelman has been named the Abbotsford Lions Club Student-of-the-Quarter for the fourth quarter of the current school year.
Thirty-one Owen-Withee music students participated May 4 in the Wisconsin School Music Association's State Solo and Ensemble Festival at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Dear Dr. Roach: I am an 80-plus-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis. My doctor has reduced my methotrexate dosage due to his concern about kidney damage. He prescribed Tylenol. My question is whether Tylenol also has a potential problem for my kidneys. — R.B.
10 YEARS AGO: The Marshfield High School Class of 1978 will hold its 25-year class reunion Oct. 4 at Clearwaters Hotel & Convention Center. A golf outing also is planned.
The Stratford Memorial Day program will begin at 10 a.m. May 27 at Klemme Park.
Yard MD Rob Zimmer shows you how to create glass totems and bird bath/feeders for your garden in this week's tip of the week.
During the past year, Paula Deen and her sons, Bobby and Jamie, have partnered with Novo Nordisk on Diabetes in a New Light, a national initiative to help adults find simple ways to manage everyday challenges associated with type 2 diabetes.
A study of older adults published in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms that for all subjects, and particularly for those 75 and older, walking speed was a good predictor of life expectancy.
'Everyone's voice can be heard, no matter how it is produced.'
Are you caring for a family member and looking for resources? Stoney River Assisted Living and Ministry Living Well will be hosting the next Caregiver Workshop from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ministry Home Care conference room.
Dear Dr. Roach: My great-grandson was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta. He had his first leg fracture before his second birthday. I understand there is no cure. How do we help him be the best he can be? — A.
10 YEARS AGO: The Crystal Apple Awards program recognized local Teachers of Distinction.
Prenatal Breastfeeding: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 23; Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital Conference Center. Participants will learn breastfeeding basics and techniques. Fee: $15. Call 715-387-7011 to register.
8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Community Respite Program; old Sunburst Center building, 1210 Fourth St., Neillsville, and the Adult Day Care building at Clark County Health Care Center; Janice, 715-229-2626.
Garden Specialist Rob Zimmer, Gannett Wisconsin Media's Yard MD, chats weekly at 8 a.m. You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/YardMD and 'Like' him at www.facebook.com/YardMD. This week's topic: Heirloom plants and vegetables .
Your dishwasher, sink drain and garbage disposal do the major dirty work in your kitchen, and you can keep them smelling fresh and running efficiently with a few easy steps.
Dear Dr. Roach: There is so much information on the Internet about the toxins found in the plethora of hygiene products that we consumers purchase and use daily.
Columbus Catholic High School reintroduced forensics to its students this spring. On April 20, four Columbus Catholic students competed in the Wisconsin State Speech Festival in Madison.
Miscellaneous wiring at 502 W. Blodgett St.
10 YEARS AGO: The annual Master Gardener plant swap/sale will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Neillsville. The event is free and open to the public.
Mead Education & Visitor Center needs help with a pancake breakfast event May 18. Contact event coordinator Marlene Furo at email@example.com or 715-457- 6635.
The Clark County Association for Home and Community Education is offering three $500 scholarships.
Shady Lane 4-H Club met in April. Members talked about the upcoming Dress-A-Cow contest at the Central Wisconsin State Fair.
The National Garden Bureau has marked this year as the Year of the Gerbera daisy, celebrating the bold, vibrant colors, non-stop blooming habit and beloved status of this popular garden flower.
The Vox Concert Series and Leadership Marshfield Class of 2013 welcome Connie Lim and Jenn Bostic for an evening of music on May 16 for the first Vox Rox The Community project.
The annual Clark County 4-H Invitational Shoot was held April 27 at the Neillsville Gun Club. There were more than 50 participants this year from 10 Wisconsin counties.
10 YEARS AGO: A stray female brown pit bull mix was brought to the Marshfield Police Department. The dog, found in the 1800 block of North Central Avenue, was taken to the Pet Motel.
Garage sales in the Auburndale area are being planned for June 7 to 9. To list your name and post your location on the map, call Emilie Meier at 715-652-2835 or mail to PO Box 44, Auburndale, WI 54412 before May 18. There is no charge for this service. It is sponsored by the village of Auburndale. All Auburndale-area residents are invited to participate.
For 50 years, thousands have gathered with friends and family to view and purchase the work of local and regional artists.
Krafts for Kids will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Beebee Forum Room at Marshfield Public Library for children in grades 1 through 8.
An adult paper crafting class will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 20 in Studio 201 at the Chestnut Center for the Arts in Marshfield.
Military Night and Veterans Memorial Race will be May 17 at Golden Sands Speedway in Wisconsin Rapids.
Just when you think 'Iron Man' can't get any better — it does. The fourth appearance of Tony Stark as Marvel's character, Iron Man, has the same cocky, arrogant, egocentric personality, but this time he has some anxiety issues.