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Blossomway Garden Club and Paris Garden Club have worked together to implement an exciting project at Paris Landing State Park, in partnership with PLSP officers. Nine woodpecker houses were recently purchased and then donated on Feb. 11 to the park by the two clubs. The park officers will b…

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Computers are a curse or a miracle. For me they are, most of the time, a curse. Now, however, that I have spent some 25 years or more using them (as word processors, mostly) their blessings have grown to outnumber their bane. 

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Busy mom and founder of wellness website drkarenslee.com, sometimes found it difficult to make time for healthy and well-rounded meals. Especially when she would realize she had forgotten to take meat out of the freezer earlier in the day.

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Now that we are securely ensconced into the oft-maligned month of February, I think it would be apropos to take up two of the most distasteful subjects in the gardening world, at least as it pertains to us in northwest Tennessee. The two? Tree topping and deer, or horned rats. 

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Oh, Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a valentine, it’s a wonderful day to spend time with those you love and appreciate, whether that’s a friend, family or even your pet. And what better way to show appreciation than with food?

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The regular meeting of Maria Nance’s fourth-grade 4-H club at Lakewood School was on Jan. 21. The meeting was called to order by President Lillian Eaton.

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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Heart disease can happen at any age. Higher rates of obesity and high blood pressure in younger people are putting them at risk for heart disease earlier in life than ever before. With February being Heart Health Month, it’s the perfect time to raise awareness for starting heart-healthy habi…

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February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month, commonly referred to as American Heart Month. It’s the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. 

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Jillian Harris, of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” fame, and her cousin, Tori Wesszer, a registered dietitian and creator of lifestyle blog Fraiche Nutrition, teamed up for their cookbook, Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual Celebrations (2019, P…

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In the midst of special occasion gatherings and dinners, cooking balanced and healthy meals can seem challenging to those conscientious about their heart health.

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While heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, many of the risk factors associated with the condition can be controlled with dietary and lifestyle changes. By centering meals around better-for-you ingredients and recipes, you can show your heart …

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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Cotton producers and agricultural industry professionals can learn about the latest cotton research at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual cotton focus meeting on Feb. 13.

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It is not too often that writer’s block sullies my efforts here. After all, there are some several thousand new varieties of plants coming (and going) all the time and I can, under duress of deadlines, make good use of some of them as I report on their success, or more often failure, in my o…

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A local student was named to the dean’s list at The University of the South, known by its town’s name, Sewanee.

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Old Janus has packed his bags and will leave our scene in a few days. Janus, the mythological Roman god and namesake of January, has two faces, one looking backward, the other forward. He controlled, or thought he did, beginnings and endings, time, doorways, duality and on ad infinitum.  

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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In recent years, a growing understanding of cauliflower’s versatility and nutritional value — it’s a powerhouse of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants — has made it a produce all-star, showing up in everything from grocery-store pizza crusts to bakery-fresh muffins.

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After discovering the wonders of the slow cooker, food blogger Eleni Vonissakou of “The Foodie Corner,” went to work to recreate classic dishes of her Greek heritage. In The Greek Slow Cooker: Easy, Delicious Recipes from the Heart of the Mediterranean (2019, Page Street Publishing Co.), 75 …

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My late, great friend and dentist, Dr. Charley Beard, said to me some time ago that it seems every time we start to tell something we have experienced we preface it by “Years ago … ”

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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“Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen” winner and “Hell’s Kitchen” finalist Robyn Almodovar learned throughout her childhood and her training at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta that the best and most flavorful dishes take time. Taking more time, however, does not necessarily mean…

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Interweaving recipes and revered farmers’ delightful reminiscences, Coyotes in the Pasture and Wolves at the Door: Stories and Recipes from Our Farm to Your Table (2019, Word Association Publishers) by John and Sukey Jamison is both cookbook and charming memoir.

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When families eat together, meals are likely to be more nutritious and kids who eat regularly with their families are less likely to snack on unhealthy foods. Beyond health and nutrition, family meals provide a valuable opportunity for children and parents to reconnect. It has been shown tha…

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Our world is changing, faster than we would like sometimes. Words like green, sustainable, carbon footprint and recycle have become everyday conversation. Gardening can go a long way in making a difference for us, and for future generations. 

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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Quintell Osbron (center) greets his twin great-grandsons, Baylor and Julian LoVette, who were born in October, for the first time. The proud father, Osbron’s grandson Daniel LoVette (left) of Fairhope, Ala., and Osbron’s daughter, Margie Osbron LoVette (right) of Foley, Ala., sit with him. 

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For the first time in the history of the Paris Board of Public Utilities, the utility has earned a perfect score on its annual Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Water System Audit.