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A $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will enable a team of researchers, led by Penn State entomologists, to assess foraging patterns of honey bees on organic farms, with an eye toward creating opportunities for beekeepers to produce certified-organic apiary products, …

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Since the earlier article on composting, I hope you have tried your hand at starting a compost pile and are having a successful time. We suggested thinking in terms of colors: brown for high carbon materials, green for high nitrogen ones, and clear for water and air that are necessary for th…

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I have large extensive gardens around our property, and I didn’t dig any of them. Many older garden books will say you need to dig up the sod and turn over the soil to establish a new garden, but this is not true.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 7.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.91/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices, falling before the autumn election, in Pennsylvania are 38.1 cents per gallon lower than a m…

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We purchased our present property with the best of intentions. The property was a “useless swamp land” as some of the locals informed us. But we had a vision.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 13.1 cents per gallon (g) in the last week, averaging $3.98/g Tuesday, according to GasBuddy's survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 8.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.12/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 34.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 84.4 cents per gal…

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Over a six-year period in southcentral Pennsylvania, measures of biodiversity among wild bee communities declined and one-third of species experienced decreases in abundance, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.

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The York College of Pennsylvania Galleries in Wolf Hall are featuring a solo exhibition of new work by Jeremy Tarr focused on the landscape left in the wake of late capitalism.

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Hummingbirds bring special magic to a garden all summer into early fall. The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a species that is the most common hummingbird east of the Mississippi River.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.21/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 37.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 93.6 cents per gal…

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The Adams County Conservation District wants to remind anyone conducting earthmoving activities that now is the prime time to establish cool season grass cover on those disturbed areas. According to the Penn State Agronomy Guide, permanent vegetative stabilization should be done during the e…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 8.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.12/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 34.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 84.4 cents per gal…

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Over a six-year period in southcentral Pennsylvania, measures of biodiversity among wild bee communities declined and one-third of species experienced decreases in abundance, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.

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The York College of Pennsylvania Galleries in Wolf Hall are featuring a solo exhibition of new work by Jeremy Tarr focused on the landscape left in the wake of late capitalism.

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Hummingbirds bring special magic to a garden all summer into early fall. The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a species that is the most common hummingbird east of the Mississippi River.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.21/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 37.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 93.6 cents per gal…

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The Adams County Conservation District wants to remind anyone conducting earthmoving activities that now is the prime time to establish cool season grass cover on those disturbed areas. According to the Penn State Agronomy Guide, permanent vegetative stabilization should be done during the e…

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Whether you are a budding gardener or a late-bloomer you might enjoy delving into these facts about the Trial Garden run by the Master Gardeners of Adams County. The members who have planted plots in the garden just finished conducting an Open House on Saturday, Aug. 6. Maybe you attended. T…

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The Biglerville Garden Club’s August meeting featured a Flower Fest “Brown Bag Workshop.” Members were asked to bring a floral container in a closed bag along with cut flowers and greenery to share with the group. After randomly choosing a bag, members and guests designed an arrangement to b…

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The Adams County Planting Partnership, an initiative of the Watershed Alliance of Adams County and the Adams County Conservation District, has partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership to distribute nearly 13,000 free native tree and shrub seedlings…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 8.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.37/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania.

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During these excruciatingly hot days, I find myself spending more time inside during the heat of the day. I turn my attention to my sunroom, containing various indoor plants, as a respite from the heat. The solarium contains an ever-useful Aloe Vera, three Kalanchoe Pinnata plants, a 20-year…

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced new grant funding totaling $955,500 for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and snowmobile facilities and trails in Pennsylvania, according to a DCNR release.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.45/ gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 44.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.20/g higher th…

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This year’s Buzz, Blooms and Beyond Open House takes place Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trial and Demo Gardens, located at 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg. Join us for a fun-filled morning of activities for kids and learning for adults. Our focus is on pollinators – bot…

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County July 7-13.

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As the summer continues to usher in hot temperatures with high humidity, the Departments of Aging and Health are urging all Pennsylvanians, but especially older adults, to take steps to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from potentially deadly heat-related illnesses.

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I have a nice little patch of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) that has established itself right at the end of my driveway. Milkweed, of course, is the only host plant for Monarch butterflies. I like to watch it for eggs and caterpillars because even though the common variety is not the m…

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The York County Astronomical Society (YCAS) will offer a public Starwatch at its observatory at John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 8-10 p.m.

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The Gettysburg Garden Club, through its Garden of the Month Committee, presented the July Garden of the Month award to Pam Haze, 11 Cannon Ridge Way, Gettysburg.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 10.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.78/gallon (g) earlier this week, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 27.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.56/…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 6.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.87/gallon (g) Tuesday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 6.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.68/g higher tha…

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How is your summer feeding station progressing? Summer has definitely become our favorite bird feeding period, providing more colorful birds, more bird songs, and more behaviors around the feeding station, while nesting activities abound around us. There was a time when most birders took dow…

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If you want pollinators in your garden, and you should, plant Culver’s root Veronicastrum virginicum. It attracts a variety of beneficial insects including bees and butterflies. In addition to being a great source of nutrition for native pollinators, Culver’s root is a stately, bold plant th…

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The Gettysburg Garden Club, through its Garden of the Month committee, presented the June Garden of the Month award to Chuck and Donna Criswell of 55 Millhimes Road, Gettysburg, according to a garden club release.

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It’s not too late to apply for the 2022-2023 Master Gardener training. Interested in learning more about gardening and sharing that knowledge with others? The Master Gardener program may be just what you’re looking for. The Master Gardener program began in Adams County in 1990 with two Maste…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 6.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.94/gallon (g) this week, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 19.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.76/g higher…

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Tropical plants are native to warm, humid, frost-free zones; however, they can provide beauty to Pennsylvania gardens during the summer months and be a welcome addition in your home in the winter. The banana plant has become a common patio planting. My love for a banana plant occurred uninte…

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HARRISBURG – As hot weather settles across Pennsylvania, and the summer season officially arrives, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) is encouraging consumers to explore simple #WaysToStayCool and #WaysToSave, conserving energy and keeping summer power bills manageable.

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Shriver House Museum will host its 23rd annual re-enactment the Battle of Gettysburg from a very different perspective, Civilians Caught in the Crossfire, on Saturday July 2, 5-9 p.m.

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The Gettysburg Choral Society Inc. will present “Conceived in Liberty,” featuring the songs of America, at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the First UMC of Hanover, located at 200 Frederick St., Hanover.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.01/gallon (g) this week, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 25.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.84/g higher…

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Many plants are invasive in our gardens, meaning they will spread quickly, like mint, or move around the garden through seeds, like the perennial bachelor’s button, Centaurea Montana. These plants, although aggressive, are not invasive in our environment. They do not take over natural areas,…