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Scene and Heard

Scene and Heard

Friends of the Library Four Seasons Author Series
Published: 01/18/15
Tampa, Cedar Key grew along parallel lines in mid-1800s

Tampa, Cedar Key grew along parallel lines in mid-1800s

From 1850 to 1885, one city dominated the Gulf Coast of peninsular Florida. Practically anything, or anyone, coming through Florida via ship north of Key West and southeast of the Panhandle did so through the small but bustling port city of Cedar Ke...
Published: 01/18/15
A trip to Grenada is a feast for the senses

A trip to Grenada is a feast for the senses

The island of Grenada is a feast for all the senses. But one could easily argue it’s the sense of smell that is most useful here, even though the natural beauty of this southernmost windward island will take your breath away.
Published: 01/18/15
How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘Gardeners love to share information’

How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘Gardeners love to share information’

TERESA HELLINGS/ODESSA
Published: 01/18/15
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

Coontie, Florida arrowroot, Florida zamia
Published: 01/18/15

Vinegar won’t stop bean ‘side effects’

Q: Will adding vinegar to cooked beans or bean soup cut down on the amount of gas they cause? I had some wonderful bean soup over the holidays, but it had an awful lot of “side effects.” I remember years ago someone adding vinegar to ...
Published: 01/18/15

Society program recognizes longtime residents

Some of us living in Florida jokingly say there is no such thing as a “native Floridian,” and the official state fowl is the snowbird — those northerners and Canadians who sweep in and impersonate Floridians during the cold winte...
Published: 01/18/15

To prune or not to prune?

Q: Will it hurt my plants if I prune them now? Should I wait? Does it matter?
Published: 01/11/15

Yeast makes kefir different from yogurt

Q: What’s the difference between yogurt and kefir? They both look like fermented milk to me, but my friend insists that kefir is much better for me.
Published: 01/11/15
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

Yellow elder, yellow trumpet flower
Published: 01/11/15