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How did the Turkey Vulture get its red head? Which bird did the Ancient Mayan creator god transform into in order to bring messages to people? Which bird eggs have magical powers among the Chontal Maya of Tabasco, Mexico? What bird warns Lacandon Maya farmers that a dangerous snake may be ne…

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The Gettysburg Garden Club will hold its Annual Spring Perennial Sale on Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until sold out, at the Gettysburg Firehouse, 35 N. Stratton St. This year, the club has an array of interesting plants, including turtlehead, herbs, Mexican Sunflower (a special an…

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New opportunity to learn techniques that will help relax and destress, while also teaching a bit about gardening is set for Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Agricultural and Natural Resource Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, according to a Penn State Extension release.

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Herbaceous Peonies are beautiful traditional flowers that have been loved by gardeners for many years. They make a great cut flower, and add fragrance throughout the room wherever they are placed.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 16.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.50/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 29.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.43/g higher th…

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Like everyone else, I am awaiting warmer weather to begin gardening in earnest. I’ve learned that gardeners here in Adams County are a hardy bunch that grow bountiful flowers and vegetables despite less than optimum weather conditions and other gardening challenges. But even the most experie…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 14.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.34/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 7.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.33/g higher tha…

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If you are a person who visits our Trial Garden frequently you will notice some changes this year. We will emphasize three types of plants in the plots: some of the gardeners will plant pollinator plants; some will be planting herbal tea plants; and some will be gardening for children.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.19/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 11.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.20/g higher than…

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Allium leafminer (ALM), is an invasive fly from Poland that was first detected in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in December 2015. This pest attacks plants in the Allium genus including onion, garlic, leek, scallions, shallots, and chives. It spends winter as a pupa in tissue at the base of …

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.15/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 18.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.18/g higher tha…

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Don’t bother to check your calendar — you’re not in the wrong season! I actually planned this article so you could plan to buy and plant a Christmas fern ‘Polystichum acrostichoides.’ The explanation for its name is because it stays evergreen all year. Most ferns planted outside do lose thei…

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Like everyone else, I am awaiting warmer weather to begin gardening in earnest. I’ve learned that gardeners here in Adams County are a hardy bunch that grow bountiful flowers and vegetables despite less than optimum weather conditions and other gardening challenges. But even the most experie…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 14.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.34/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 7.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.33/g higher tha…

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If you are a person who visits our Trial Garden frequently you will notice some changes this year. We will emphasize three types of plants in the plots: some of the gardeners will plant pollinator plants; some will be planting herbal tea plants; and some will be gardening for children.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.19/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 11.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.20/g higher than…

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Allium leafminer (ALM), is an invasive fly from Poland that was first detected in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in December 2015. This pest attacks plants in the Allium genus including onion, garlic, leek, scallions, shallots, and chives. It spends winter as a pupa in tissue at the base of …

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.15/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 18.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.18/g higher tha…

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Don’t bother to check your calendar — you’re not in the wrong season! I actually planned this article so you could plan to buy and plant a Christmas fern ‘Polystichum acrostichoides.’ The explanation for its name is because it stays evergreen all year. Most ferns planted outside do lose thei…

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Did you ever wonder why it is so important to use only research-based recipes in home canning? Participants in Penn State Extension home canning classes frequently tell educators they have been canning with a family or friend’s favorite recipes, recipes found somewhere online, from various c…

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.20/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 23.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.23/g higher tha…

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Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Penn State Extension and agriculture industry leaders, highlighted opportunities Pennsylvania residents and businesses have to effectively treat and manage spotted lanternfly.

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Anglers lined the banks around the pond at the Upper Adams Fish & Game in Gardners, Saturday, April 9. The youth fishing rodeo was open to the public for youngsters 12 years and under. Many prizes were handed out throughout the morning. (Darryl Wheeler/Gettysburg Times)

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.26/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 18.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.28/g higher th…

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Landscape professionals and home gardeners are invited to a one-day educational horticulture event, the Garden and Landscape Symposium, Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampton Community Center, 3101 McCully Road, Bldg. #6, Allison Park, Pa.

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When I moved to Adams County and began a new gardening adventure, there was some information I wanted to know about what growing conditions to expect. There are several things that one can readily find out by searching the internet.

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Penn State Extension has launched two new online courses, “Plant Identification and Usage: Vines” and “Plant Identification and Usage: Groundcovers” for landscapers, horticulture professionals, and avid gardeners.

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Now that spring weather is just around the corner, and after a cold end to March, it’s time to get outside into the garden. After two years of pandemic precautions, the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Franklin County are gearing up for a busy spring season with the return of their M…

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For many years, farmers have been encouraged to keep all heifer calves born on the farm. Then sexed semen came along and farmers are still raising all heifers born on the farm. It’s a good idea, right? Calves and heifers can get sick or injured and are either culled from the herd or die. So,…

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The term “coneflower” can sometimes be a confusing term especially to new gardeners. Most people think of the purple coneflower, or more appropriately, Echinacea, when they hear the term, but “coneflower” can also be a Black-eyed Susan or some other Rudbeckia. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are rel…

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County March 3-9.

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 10.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.31/gallon (g) Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 58.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.30/g higher t…

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Have you noticed those large house plants pictured in almost every decorator magazine? You know the ones; they have very large, leathery leaves in the shape of a fiddle. These plants range from 12” tall to ceiling height; they are very dramatic and give a room an air of sophistication or a t…

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This time of year, many greenhouse production areas are in full swing, producing numerous bedding plant and other ornamental varieties for sale later this spring. As plants begin to develop and approach flowering, the last thing a grower wants is to see

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Recently named Biglerville Club officers are, from left, Betty Holloway, assistant treasurer; Grace Zaveckas, treasurer; Christine Ecke, vice president; Chris Stoken, secretary; and Sue Mcdowell, president. (Submitted Photo)

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There’s simply no better way to see and experience Gettysburg than to walk the grounds where it all took place, according to an Addressing Gettysburg release.

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Feb. 17 to 23.

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The time of year is approaching when people start applying mulch to their gardens and yards. Almost everyone knows that mulch is simply a layer of various organic materials placed on the surface of the soil around landscape plants and trees. We have all seen it. You drive by a freshly mulche…

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Adams County 4-H Craft Club members recently met at Under the Horizon Pottery & Arts Studio to participate in a special pottery class, “Carve a Freshly Made Bowl for Empty Bowls.”

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The South Mountain Audubon Society announced the Adams County Agricultural Resource Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg is open once again for evening meetings, according to a society release.

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The recent Biglerville Garden Club program was presented by Fran Koch, left, and Georgie Dettinburn regarding the upcoming District IV Flower show. Koch offered a review of the rules for flower show presentations and Dettinburn demonstrated a flower design. “Time Goes On,” a Standard Flower …

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 50.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.24/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 62.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.23/g higher than a year ago.

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Feb. 10-16.

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Historic Rock Ford in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, consisting of the circa 1794 General Edward Hand Mansion and the John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts, will host a new exhibit, “Long Rifles of the American Revolution: How Lancaster County Craftsmen Helped Win t…

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Wild Ones, a national organization dedicated to promoting landscaping with native plants, uses this phrase as its motto, according to a Wild Ones of South Central Pa. release.

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Would you like to add some height to your garden, or hide an undesirable view quickly? Honeysuckle is your answer. Just be sure it is a native honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens. Japanese honeysuckle, (Lonicera Japonica) is highly invasive and considered a noxious weed because it displaces n…

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According to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as of 2018, all restaurant chains with 20 or more U.S. locations have been required to post calorie information alongside the menu item’s price. New research by Joshua Petimar and team in the 2021 article “Changes in the calor…

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The ground is thawing, the days are getting longer, and I’m getting itchy to get into the dirt again. As a long time gardener, I have a list of spring chores waiting for me. Even a new gardener, or one with a season or two behind her, has spring chores to look forward. Where to start?

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Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.74/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania. Prices in Pennsylvania are 21.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 79.7 cents per gallon higher…

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Feb. 3-9.

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Japanese Barberry and Bradford (Callery) pear, two pretty and popular landscape plants, are on the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s list of noxious weeds. According to Pennsylvania law, a noxious weed is “a plant that is determined to be injurious to public health, crops, livestock, …

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Thomas Jefferson once said that “agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” Diverse invasive species that threaten agriculture have been entering the United States since the first boats arrived on U.S. soil, and …

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.

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For 15 years, Penn State Master Gardeners and 4-H have teamed up to offer great summer programming through Ag Explorers Day Camp. Due to COVID restrictions, we missed the last two years, but, once again, we will be welcoming youngsters to the ag center for a great week of fun and learning.