Garden Club Offers Hints On Repelling the Deer In Your Yard

By Barb Prater

I used to coexist with the deer–live and let live. I was extremely optimistic when we moved to our new home on the west side. My husband and I planted trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals galore. However, I discovered our back yard was smack dab in the middle of a main deer trail. Continue reading Garden Club Offers Hints On Repelling the Deer In Your Yard

Commodore Speaks of Sailing Gestalt–and Zubenelgenubi

By Charles Segebrecht

Recent winter star gazing has been extraordinary. You’ve been wondering where the eye-popping star in Libra has been all along. It’s actually a forever navigational star called Achernar (see Zubenelgenubi in this paper’s glossary/want ads). Did you turn to the back of this paper? You did? And the Zubenelgenubi listing referred you right back here, didn’t it? Good. Now, turn back to Zubenelgenubi, then turn back here, then back again to Zubenelgenubi – in fact, go back and forth about a dozen times as quickly as you can. . . and then read on. Continue reading Commodore Speaks of Sailing Gestalt–and Zubenelgenubi

9-hole golfer receives Healthcare Pro of the Year award

By Laurie Walker

Greetings!!… Sharon Cormack was kind enough to pass along this information which was printed in the Star within the last few days. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Deanna Markley (one of our 9-Holers) for this lovely honor!!!  (Deanna’s e-mail address is: markley@everestkc.net) Continue reading 9-hole golfer receives Healthcare Pro of the Year award

Garden Club – All About Poinsettias – December 2009

By Barb Prater

I will bet you got a gorgeous poinsettia plant for the holidays and have been admiring its dazzling red, pink, or white displays in your home. As usual we have a beautiful red poinsettia from the Christmas Eve service and this year I got to thinking I might like to try to get it to rebloom for next year. So I consulted my gardening books and looked up some information online. It will take a little extra effort, but I am willing to give it a try. Continue reading Garden Club – All About Poinsettias – December 2009