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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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Jazz and art fest set for July 21-22 in Stockton

STOCKTON–The 2018 Northwest Illinois Art & Jazz Fest is set for July 21-22 at Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park. The event was named “Best Festival” by Illinois Country Living readers last year.

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Seeing the world

Thirty-three East Dubuque High School students and five chaperones had an overseas adventure in June when they traveled for 12 days to Ireland, Scotland, England and France.

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Program features mastering the art of making salsa

ELIZABETH–Extension is hosting a session, “Yes you CAN: Preserving Practice Mastering the Art of Making Salsa,” on Monday, Aug. 6, 5-9:30 p.m., at the CTE Academy, Elizabeth.

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Grocery store opens in Hanover

HANOVER–Hanover is labeled the best village by a dam site, but in reality, it is located in a desert, a food desert.

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Keyser to hold book signing

Erin Keyser will be signing copies of her new book at the Elizabeth Township Library, 4-6 p.m., Thursday, July 12. Horn’s books include Eyes of Lightning, Wings of Thunder, River’s Edge, River’s Deep and Miracles on Earth.

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