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Humane Alliance Opens New Addition
BC NEWS LIST
The Humane Alliance has opened its new spay/neuter training facility.
Remember - only recyclables go into the blue bags! Please don't put blue bags inside your trash can.
Forget distracted driving. A new study says there's a far more serious problem that's responsible for as many as 2 million accidents annually.
Here is a table of "indicator weeds" that may be present under problematic growing conditions.
As of August 1, the Demolition & Asbestos Removal Permitting office has a new home.
Learn how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties & ways that beneficiaries might save money.
This classic Disney film stars Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns, David Tomlinson, & Ed Wynn.
100 days of summer. 100 days of hope. Choose to give - you could help save up to three lives.
The products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes based on internal company testing.
Bean eaters weigh less on average than non-bean-imbibing folks do.
Did You Know?
Local Food Guide - Now Available as Free App!
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s (ASAP) mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.
Their Local Food Guide is now available as a free app for download onto the iPhone and can help you:
Locate and navigate to local farms, farmers markets, restaurants, retailers, B&Bs etc.
Discover what’s in season and how to find it.
Learn about the farmers and the local businesses that purchase their products.
Map route for ASAP’s annual Farm Tour.
Get the app here.
Too Much Zucchini & Summer Squash?
Have you run out of ways to prepare the abundance of summer squash? Try freezing it to use later in the year. For best results, blanch your squash to stop the enzyme actions that cause loss of flavor, color and texture.
Wash and cut squash into ½ inch slices or grate for baking use. Blanch no more than 1 pound squash for each 4-6 cups boiling water. Using a wire basket or colander can help with the process. Blanch for 3 minutes then plunge the squash into cold ice water to stop the cooking process for 3 minutes. Remove excess water and freeze. You can freeze slices on a tray and then pack into freezer containers or freezer bags. Package grated squash into freezer bags in amounts you will use later.
We no longer recommend canning summer squash because the heat required to can squash safely results in the squash turning into mush and the compacted flesh will not heat evenly and results in a risk for botulism.
For safe pickling recipes and recipes for summer squash dishes, contact Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
What Can I Recycle?
Not sure if an item is recyclable? The following items CAN be recycled:
Metal food and beverage cans
Empty aerosol cans
Plastic bottles, jars, and food containers (NO black microwave
trays or Styrofoam)
Glass bottles and jars
Aluminum pie tins and food trays (NO aluminum foil)
Milk and juice cartons
Newspapers and inserts
Mixed paper, such as catalogs, junk mail, magazines, egg cartons (paper), envelopes, manila envelopes, office paper, phone books, glossy paper, Post-it Notes, cereal boxes (remove liners), brown paper bags, paper towel/toilet paper tubes, etc.
Shredded paper (Bag in paper bag and roll top down to close.)
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