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Don’t let irritant weeds poison your outdoors

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:20 am

Before your family begins enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac. Learn the proper steps to keep the threat of poisonous plants away from your family and property. Locating the danger Keeping your family safe begins with proper identification of these harmful, rash-producing plants. In the right environment, poisonous weeds can grow

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  • Poison Ivy 101: How to ID Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

    The adage “Leaf-ly three: quickly flee” mostly works for plant irritants such as poison ivy and poison oak, but here is a quick how-to guide to help you identify the “poisonous” weeds that may creep into your yard or garden. Poison Ivy Poison ivy is characterized by clusters of three pointed leaves that are smooth, toothed or lobed with two leaves forming a pair beside a longer middle leaf. The

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  • From farm to the table

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm


    Local growers offer unsurpassed freshness and value We all want to eat more vegetables — and in the summer, when farmers markets and grocery stores are filled with fresh, colorful produce, it’s easier than ever. From juicy red tomatoes and yellow sweet corn to vibrant green broccoli, seasonal produce can be even more enjoyable with the addition of spices and herbs.   “I’m always thinking about ways to make vegetables

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  • Unearthing the Forrest

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm


    Arnold experts lead a search for the remains of one of the nation’s largest WWII prisoner camp   Staff Writer John Coffelt   Earlier this month, the Manchester Times met up with AEDC Historian Chris Rumley, AEDC Archaeologist Shawn Chapman and base Public Affairs Chief Jason Austin for a tour of what is now dense secondary-growth forest near Tullahoma on the western edge of Arnold Air Force Base to see

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  • Protect and share: Manchester police department hosts S.T.O.P.S. instructor class that aims to reduce officer fatalities

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Staff Writer John Coffelt   A routine traffic stop is most likely not very dangerous, but as an officer approaches the vehicle, what will happen in the next few minutes could be a life-or-death encounter. This is one of the most vulnerable moments in an officer’s shift, but the lessons that local law enforcement teams learned during a recent Governors Highway Safety Office class, and will carry back to their

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  • No buns about it: National chili dog day is a the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with an all-American classic

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Chili Dog

        Staff Writer John Coffelt   Whether you call it a Coney dog, Texas dog or even the Michigan Coney, the consensus is that chili dogs are at the pinnacle of hot dog evolution. The venerable all-American dish, like other hot dog histories, is seeped in urban legend and short on facts. It seems, however, that while most hot dog historians (yes, there are some) agree that the Germans

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  • MCS holds WeCARE

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Local volunteers, staff and school administrators pause for a picture Saturday at the Manchester City School’s WeCARE event held at Westwood Middle School.  Before the event, long-time school administrator Gary Dyer spoke to the volunteers about the inaugural WeCARE, held after a 1994 conference attended by then Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton. “They talked about what communities could do to build families to help give children, as

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