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New co-op to support food from local producers

JO DAVIESS COUNTY–A new local co-op, Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF), is making it possible for Jo Daviess County residents to order food and other items from local producers at jd.luluslocalfood.com.

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Shake Rag Alley to host Midwest Woodlanders Gathering

MINERAL POINT, Wis.–Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts is planning the 17th annual Midwest Woodlanders Gathering featuring more than 40 nature-based workshops, July 12-15, in Mineral Point.

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Turning 65 class set in Galena

FREEPORT–If you have wanted more information on Medicare, Medicaid, tax freezes, prescription drug savings or other benefit programs right in your hometown, you may be in luck. more

My garden: A love story

Every morning, I look out the kitchen windows to my fenced-in flower borders. No matter the season, there is something to see. The stars are still out when I wake up. Seeing them gives me the sense of being in an awesome universe.

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All sorts of uses for garlic scapes

The first time I saw garlic scapes at a farmer’s market, I thought they were beautiful, but I certainly didn’t think they were edible. Those long, gangly heads and that tough stalk?

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Embroidery Circle

Karen Wilson is starting an embroidery circle this week in the lower level meeting room of the Galena Center for the Arts. The free sessions, 1-3 p.m., will be held each Wednesday and provide an opportunity to work on unfinished hand embroidery projects and to share tips on stitching techniques. Wilson, the center’s office manager, a student with the Royal School of Needlework in England, will share insights from her recent thread painting embroidery course at the inaugural July 11 session. For more information, call 779-214-0261.

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Galena library continues travelogue through July

GALENA–The Galena Public Library is hosting a series of travelogues, “Oh, the Places We’ve Been!” Each session features a traveler who has been to a fascinating, far off locale. The programs will take place throughout July.

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Sinsinawa retreat joins voices to create community

SINSINAWA, Wis.–Join songleader Liz Rog as she teaches songs in the aural tradition, making singing accessible for all.

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Scales Mound registration July 18 and July 25

SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound School registration will take place Wednesday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families registering after July 25 will be assessed a $10 late fee.

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Bustos seeks internship applications for this fall

ROCKFORD–Rep. Cheri Bustos is now accepting internship applications for the fall 2018 semester in her Washington, D.C. and Illinois offices.

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