Limited capacity citizens have exercise available Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 - 11a.m., in the Alread EH Club Building.


Saturday is The Taco Salad Supper & ACCDA Annual Meeting. Eating begins at 5 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. Then the monthly ACCDA board meeting is Monday, 4-5 p.m.


It’s official: Sunday at 7 a.m., the moon will be full. Earlier that morning the planet Mercury will be very close to the eastern horizon and bright. Best viewing is before first light. Later Sunday, bright Venus appears as the “evening star” after sunset, and Mars will be visible until 2 a.m. the next morning. The other bright one Sunday night is Jupiter but it sets early by 9:30 p.m. Dimmer Saturn sets after midnight.


This Full moon is called the “Sturgeon Moon” because these fish are most easily caught now. But in other times and places it’s been called “Blackberry Moon”, “Corn Moon” and “Flying Up Moon” (birds fledging time).


Neighbor Johnny Fizjurl, usually mighty proud of his garden, was going on about “varmint” birds pecking his tomatoes. He’s gone to picking at the first blush of color rather than risking damage. He assured, “[they] taste about as good as vine-ripe.” Also said he had some tomato hornworms but few squash bugs. He was still pondering how to address his Southern blight problem. Called himself a “minimum chemical gardener,” and needed to consider carefully.


My friend Lalla and I planted seed for our fall organic garden recently. With all the rain lately our resulting seedlings are numerous and robust.


If you have info about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.