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Nancy Moore, always ready to help

By Cheryl Wormley A dear mentor and friend of mine and of hundreds of young 4-H members and Home and Community Education members died last week. Just two weeks ago, […]

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Orchids, Part 2: The Wild Ones

Nancy Shevel – Gardening In my last column on orchids, I tried to explain how easily orchids can be grown in the home with just a little basic knowledge of […]

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4-H adjusts virtually to pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped local 4-H groups from continuing to improve many skills and complete projects. McHenry County 4-H is part of the University of Illinois Extension. “Extension […]

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Garden Walk 2019 includes nine stops

Garden Walk 2019, hosted by the McHenry County Master Gardeners, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13 – rain or shine – starting at the Demonstration […]

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Larry Lough

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