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  • NAS sponsors e-waste recycling for computer equipment

    With the onset of autumn and school activities, many folks are initiating fall cleaning and may be discovering old computers, video games systems, TVs, printers, cell phones, stereos, batteries, etc that are no longer used or do not work.  

  • Vegas to shine at the Point for this year’s senior event

    It’s Vegas at the Point – for a full evening of “glitz and glamour” and “good food and entertainment” at this year’s senior event Thurs-day, Sept. 15. I hope all senior citizens reading this will come out to the senior event tomorrow evening at Point Park. The gates open at 4:30 p.m. followed by a delicious Vegas feast.

  • Ice cream social, yard sale planned by Homemakers

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers invite members and others interested in joining its Ice Cream Social and Yard Sale from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Carroll County Extension office.

    Delicious ice cream with special toppings and cookies will be served. 

    Exten-sion Home-makers’ President Gloria Lindsay extends a special invitation to women who may be interested in joining or just want to learn more about the programs and activities in which members are involved. She also encourages members to invite a friend to attend.

  • Weight the Reality Series starts Sept. 7 for 10 weeks

    Starting next Wednesday, Sept. 7 and running through Nov. 10, we will be teaching our fall 10-week “Weight, the Reality Series” from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton.

    I have taught this series for several years and recently been fortunate to have Becky Wilson, R.N., of Three Rivers District Health Department working with me so I have a medical professional who understands any underlying medical concerns that our participants may have.

  • Proper food choices promote better health for children

    With a new school year, you can pack your child’s lunch and  send your child to class with safe and healthy lunches with these easy tips.

  • Health and Wealth Challenge offers prizes for success

    Six habits – six weeks. That is the challenge that the Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension family and consumer sciences agents are giving to everyone in the eight-county area.

    Health and Wealth Challenge 2011 runs from Aug. 29 to Oct. 9.

    We invite all Carroll County residents to sign up for the challenge. If you complete and log six health and wealth habits during the challenge, and submit your completed tracker form you will be eligible for a number of nice prizes.

  • First Friday event celebrates watermelons with tastings

    Watermelon was the theme at last week’s First Friday, held monthly on the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse in downtown.

    Coordinated by the Carroll-ton Main Street Program led by Sam Burgess, Jeff Moore and Deborah Garrett and anchored by the RiverView Farmers Market, this team has worked hard to provide entertainment and an interesting program for everyone attending.

    On Friday night, Garrett organized a watermelon bash with demonstrations of watermelon dishes and a seed spitting contest.

  • Program teaches how to create rain gardens

    The Carroll County Extension Service is offering several programs that will be of interest to local residents.

    There are other programs offered in the region too, that residents may want to attend.

    On Aug. 10, a special program, “Resi-dential Rain Garden Design for Homeowners” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service office in Covington.

  • Back from camp: 4-Hers enjoy a ‘hot’ week of fun

    They survived. That is the 61 campers and 13 adults and teens that attended 4-H Camp last week.

    It was hot, but we had a great week and I hope that they want to go back next year. We had a great bunch of leaders at camp and three were there for the first time, Levi Underwood, Traci Morgan and Crystal Richards. The other adult leaders were Crystal Franklin, Sharon Hopkins and Kayla Stewart. Our great teen leaders were Haley Hendrick, Nikki Hill, Nicky States, Jamie Glauber, Cameron Logsdon, Conner Dermon and Taylor Hill.

  • Food preservation workshops set for August

    With all the ripe summer produce, I have been teaching food preservation workshops to help you learn proper methods of “putting up food” for those cold winter months ahead.

    Last week I concluded teaching the canning workshops.

    In August I have two more workshops scheduled — one on freezing on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and making pickles and relishes on Thursday, Aug. 18. Both of these are all-day workshops from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A $12 fee will be charged for each workshop, which includes lunch.