BC NEWS LIST
It's May which is TV sweeps month and one of the first big movies will be "Fatal Contact--Bird Flu in America".
Every parent has experienced the panic of not knowing where there child is, if only for a minute. Parents should always be prepared by keeping updated records, and the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department can help!
Was there an article in a past issue of the eZine that you would like to read again? Or maybe a recipe you wanted to try and you never got around to it? Here is your chance!
If you haven't noticed their arrival yet, you should very soon, as the carpenter bees are becoming active.
Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather by getting started on some of the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension's recommended garden chores for May.
Join us for a free lecture series presented by the North Asheville Library and the NC Cooperative Extension Service's Master Gardeners program.
Congratulations to Kelly Rodriguez for the pictures of her dog, Sweetie.
Congratulations to Jane Erwin of Asheville for her Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Plan Early to Pick Fresh!
Spring is in full force and it’s time to think about our summer gardens. What fresh produce will your family enjoy harvesting? Include the kids in choosing what you’ll plant. Plant a pizza garden with tomatoes, peppers and herbs like basil and oregano. Try something new like sugar snap peas, pumpkins or watermelon! All of these make for healthy choices. Also consider growing onions and herbs to add flavor and increase nutritional value.
Don't Forget Mother's Day - May 14!
The concept of celebrating motherhood has been around since ancient times. The ancient Greeks paid tribute to Rhea (the Mother of the Gods) and motherhood in springtime – the most fertile time of year. Later, in the 17th century, England honored mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This celebration was known as ‘Mothering Sunday’, and in England it is still observed.
Get your Garden Almanac!
The Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Gardeners' Almanac has been revised and is available at the Buncombe County Center. This "Guide to Environmentally Friendly Gardening in Buncombe County" provides lists of garden chores for each month, a garden lesson each month, a guide to planting vegetables in Western North Carolina, a garden glossary, and references to lots of helpful leaflets.
Pick up your copy for only $5. Call 255-5522 for more information.
Land Use Plan -- National Guard Armory
The next Land Use Planning meeting will be held at the National Guard Armory on Brevard Road on May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come see maps outlining the growth in our County. Ask any question you have regarding plans for the future of the County. The Commissioners want to have your input. Please fill out the online survey.
Tonight, 38 Million Americans will go to bed hungry.
On Saturday, May 13, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans, including an estimated 13 million children, who face hunger every day.
For more information, see www.stampouthunger2006.com.
*Please do not include out-of-date items or those in glass containers.