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Eating better on a budget
At a glance, eating healthy can be costly, but with some planning and comparing healthy eating can be affordable, writes Jordy Kivett, nutrition educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County.
Fungus gnats a nuisance houseplant pest
The tiny insects can be a nuisance year-round, but they commonly become worse in the fall and winter, Jolene Wallace writes.
Maple a North Country treasure
The North Country is fortunate to have an abundance of local sweetener: maple, Laurie Davis writes.
Local food available year-round
North Country winters are certainly not considered the growing season, but local food can still be found, Jordy Kivett writes.
Although smart, crows can be a nuisance
The birds, which are known to adapt rapidly to changing conditions or circumstances, are also blamed for tearing up lawns in search of grubs, Jolene Wallace writes.
Houseplants can scratch that gardening itch
This is an ideal time to prune and divide your houseplants, since the plants will be able to respond by pushing out new growth in response to your efforts, Amy Ivy writes.
Season brings some unwelcome houseguests
It's too cold for most insects, but two bugs may be found in abundance in North Country homes this time of year, Jolene Wallace writes.
Adapting a heart-healthy lifestyle
February is American Heart Month, and some simple lifestyle changes can help to prevent heart attack or stroke, Jordy Kivett writes.
Time to peruse seed catalogs
If you want to grow particular varieties or unusual types of plants, you may only be able to find them in seed catalogs, Amy Ivy writes.
Trip to Portland makes lasting impression
Using city's composting, recycling system made columnist Jolene Wallace more mindful of each item that she needed to dispose of.
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