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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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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