I like to think that I’m a healthy eater. I gravitate toward the produce section as soon as I enter the grocery store, feeling inspired by that nutritious fare. I swoon over squash, bask in the glory of broccoli, crave cauliflower. You get the idea.
This holiday season I urge folks in our community to buy local food products as much as possible. Given the diversity of crops and livestock produced in this state, it is really not that difficult. Consider, for example, how easy it is to get greens, sweet potatoes, winter squashes and different kinds of meat — all from local sources right now! By doing this, there are numerous benefits to our communities.
Here are a few things gardeners need to consider in December:
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Dec. 4-10.
This is Rocky! He is in a foster home and has been for the last week or so.
LEE COUNTY — Monday: Chili beans with corn muffin or hot dog on bun, coleslaw, corn, mixed fruit.
SANFORD ROTARY CLUB
President David Nestor opened the Nov. 19 meeting of the Sanford Rotary Club and called on Dick Poletti to lead the Rotary Prayer. Tom Spence directed the group singing of “America.”
About nine years ago, a short film titled “The Secret” was the talk of the town on various TV and radio shows all over the world. The powerful documentary was created by Rhoda Bryne, who interviewed thought leaders, philosophers, writers, speakers and successful entrepreneurs about the meaning of the law of attraction. These ideas opened many people to a new way of thinking.
“Now the war against the Philistines was severe all the days of Saul; and when Saul saw any mighty man or any valiant man, he attached him to his staff.” 1 Samuel 14:52
Thomas Gaddis’s book, The Birdman of Alcatraz, is a biography of the convicted criminal and two-time murderer, Robert Stroud. Stroud spent most of his seventy years behind bars and in solitary confinement in the prison known as Alcatraz. During his first twenty years of confinement, he became increasingly withdrawn, bitter and harder to handle. Needless to say, he was considered to be a maximum-security risk.
• Cadenee Marianna Valdivia Ramos, born Nov. 18, daughter of Fany and Luis Valdivia of Sanford. (CCH)
Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds office.
The Macks/Maxway Reunion will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Davison’s Steakhouse. For more information, call Judy McCleney at (919) 776-9358.
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BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST
Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “In His Image” — Genesis 1:27-28; 2:15-17. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
Revelers at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade gave thanks for the giant balloons that flew above the city streets Thursday after a blustery storm accompanied by high winds nearly grounded them for only the second time in the parade's 87-year history.
Three different types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox's table this Thanksgiving: traditional, gluten-free and vegan.
The classic Disney vibe that “Frozen” aims to capture is best conveyed before the movie even begins.
The passing of Thanksgiving Day marches us closer to the next big holiday ... Christmas!
Thanksgiving is a time for families and great food to come together.
Let’s face it: dessert is not the star of Thanksgiving dinner. By the time you’ve waded through the turkey, green bean casserole, dressing, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce, all swimming in a sea of gravy, dessert is hard to, well, stomach. A forgettable pie gets nibbled at, but you’re way too full to delight in it.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2013
Hi, I'm Rambo ! I am a 2-year-old shepherd mix. I have been neutered, microchipped, and am current on my vaccinations.Call (919) 774-9433, email email@example.com or visit www.cara-nc.org for information about this pet or others available for adoption at Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption. CARA is located at 42 Deep River Road In Sanford and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is a scorching hit at the box office.
LEE COUNTY — Monday: Cheeseburger on bun or chick filet on bun, corn, baked beans, California blend veggies, mixed fruit, strawberry cup; Tuesday: Pizza or chicken sandwich, pinto beans, broccoli with cheese sauce, tomato juice, applesauce, sliced pears; Wednesday: No School; Thursday: No School; Friday: No School.
SAN-LEE SUNRISE ROTARY
President Andy Manhardt opened the Nov. 18 meeting of the San-Lee Sunrise Rotary with the Quote of the Day: “Working to find peace in the world is a family problem. It is not too big a problem to deal with if we realize that we are all from the same family.” — Hiroji Mukasa, Rotary International President - 1982-83.