Plant diseases have shaped the history of the United States (And for that matter the world!). Saint Patrick’s Day last Monday reminds us all of the many Americans with an Irish heritage. We all know the Great Potato Famine that resulted in an exodus of Irish people to the United States. Did you know the cause of the famine was a plant disease called late blight (which still infects potatoes and tomatoes today)?
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of March 26,-April 1
It was one of those days. It wasn’t a bad one, for it was the first day where I didn’t feel like I was cozying up with a glacier every time I went outside.
Temple Theatre promises its audience abundant laughs on April 1, when two nationally touring comedians visit the venue.
To go with "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate now has a trio of young-adult franchises with the box-office leading "Divergent."
Freedom from Fear Forever!
LEE COUNTY — Monday: Chicken filet on grain bun or cheeseburger on grain bun, oven roasted potatoes, baked beans, lettuce with pickle, mixed fruit, applesauce.
THE SANFORD ROTARY
President David Nestor opened the March 11 meeting of The Sanford Rotary and called on Wilson Cox to lead the Rotary Prayer. Tom Spence directed the group singing of “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.”
“They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 1:19
In Harry Wilson’s book, The Seeker, there is a very emotional scene where young Bernal came to his grandfather to inform him that he had decided not to enter the ministry. The reason for his decision was that he could not accept the traditional views of God that his grandfather preached.
• Charlie Parker Cougle, born Feb. 16, son of Dawn and Richard Cougle of Sanford. (FirstHealth)
Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds office.
All former employees of Allis-Chalmers, Siemens-Allis and Siemens Energy are having a reunion on April 25 at 6 p.m. at Ron’s Barn. All employees and guests are welcome. Entertainment will be provided and door prizes are welcome. For more information, contact David Murphy at (919) 776-3789 or Janice Scoins at (919) 499-4329.
The cagiest moment in “Muppets Most Wanted” comes during its opening number, “We’re Doing a Sequel,”
A marriage of classic conventions and its director’s distinctive oeuvre, Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” isn’t a story so much as paen to storytelling.
ABUNDANT LIVING MINISTRIES
Today: Program at 7:30 p.m. Address: 2607D Fayetteville St.
If you have young children at home, now is a great time for them to get a head start on developing early reading skills. Learning to read starts at home with parents playing a crucial role in language and reading development. You may not have realized it, but when your child was just an infant, you were preparing him or her to learn sounds, letters and words.
The Sanford Area Society of Shaggers is asking people to come out Saturday night to shake their hips and empty their wallets for a good cause.
Garden tools are an essential part of gardening. There are many tools available at garden supply stores and in gardening catalogs — some are essential, some are nice to have and some are a waste of money. The tools you select will be based on what you are growing, the size of your garden, your age and the time you have to work on gardening.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of March 19-25
I’d like to tell you a love story. Once upon a time, there was a cinnamon roll (please just indulge me, y’all). Cinndy was a lovely lass. She was proud of the way her personality was layered and fascinating, not just all out there on top like some cupcake.
Dr. Deepak Chopra asked “What are you hungry for?” and explained how our cravings for food are more emotional than physical. Dr. Mark Hyman suggested that I go on a 10-Day Detox Diet, which will balance my blood sugar and activate my body’s natural ability to burn fat and lose weight fast. Dr. Daniel Amen has convinced me that my number one problem is Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD), however, Dr. Lissa Raskin has assured me that mind is stronger than medicine.
Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" took the lead in its second weekend.
LEE COUNTY — Monday: Chili beans with corn muffin or hot dog, coleslaw, black-eye peas, mixed fruit, sliced pears.
SANFORD ROTARY CLUB
President David Nestor opened the March 4 meeting of The Sanford Rotary Club and called upon Chas Post to lead the Rotary Prayer. John Taylor led the club in singing.