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Take advantage of seasonal pause to make 2020 garden plans

Nov. 12, 2019 9:43 AM EST

The outdoor growing season is over in most of the U.S., and it's time to pause and take stock. Review those gardening impressions that delighted you as well as those that disappointed. Apply what one veteran planter calls "creative staring" to improve the look of your landscape and the rewards of your harvest....

Count community theater among holiday traditions for many

Nov. 12, 2019 9:00 AM EST

The Railsback family in North Carolina enjoys lots of conventional holiday festivities — get-togethers, special meals, exchanging gifts. But for the last several years, they have added another tradition that illustrates the meaning of the season for them: performing in the High Point Community Theatre's "A...

Maryland Police: Missing Virginia fisherman found dead

Nov. 11, 2019 4:15 PM EST

TILGHMAN ISLAND, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a recreational fisherman from Virginia was found dead in the water, days after his running boat washed ashore with no one on it. The Capital Gazette reports 64-year-old Jae Jin was found Saturday near Tilghman Island, about 20 miles (32 kilometers)...

Minneapolis church votes to remove Thanksgiving embroidery

Nov. 10, 2019 5:58 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of a Minneapolis church have voted to remove an embroidery depicting the first Thanksgiving and a slave ship. Leaders of Plymouth Congregational Church deemed the massive embroidery "disturbing and hurtful." A group of church members had proposed an alternative plan that would...

Free fishing in New York on Monday

Nov. 10, 2019 10:46 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — People can fish for free on Veterans Day in New York state. The state is waiving fishing license requirements for the day on Monday for both residents and non-residents. The Cuomo administration has waived the requirement on Veterans Day for several years. The move is part of New York's...

Woman adds Delaware to Rita Smith's viral unfinished quilt

Nov. 10, 2019 9:01 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Laura Najemy's first memory of embroidery was in kindergarten when, in an attempt to practice the stitches her grandmother had just taught her, she accidentally stitched the fabric onto her pants. Her grandmother, 85-year-old Minodora Boriga, thought it was the funniest thing, and...

What do you want in outdoor recreation? Tell the state.

Nov. 9, 2019 2:32 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Office of State Parks wants to hear what you want in outdoor recreation — whether it's hunting, extreme sports, birdwatching, geocaching or something else. People can take the 23-question survey online at publicinput.com/PlayOutdoorsLA or call 225.751.4490 if they...

Civil War fort gives visitors close look at Union occupation

Nov. 9, 2019 10:34 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service is giving visitors an inside look at the life of Union soldiers occupying a captured Confederate fort on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. Veterans Day weekend events at Fort Pulaski National Monument include reenactors taking on the roles of troops in...

Just an average guy with a not-so-average yard

Nov. 9, 2019 9:30 AM EST

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Ken Sinsel says he's just an average guy. But the front yard of his New Cumberland home tells a different story. "It's been like this for about five years," he explained, surrounded by a huge dragon, a horse, a bull and a tricycle he created by welding scrap metal into...

From music therapy to heavy metal: A boy's drumming journey

Nov. 9, 2019 9:01 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — With blazing red hair, sticks firmly in hand, and a focused look on his face, Cade Suddith took the stage at the Great Pumpkin Patch festival at Old National Pike Park in early October. Cade, 10, and his band, Electric Rainbow, were the first group scheduled to perform at the festival...