BC NEWS LIST
A full day of family fun, food, and games!! You're invited to register and bring a raft, homemade or bought, and float down the French Broad from Bent Creek to Carrier Park.
Itís a good time of year to start eating to lower your cancer risk.
The Buncombe County Board of Elections would like to invite interested registered voters of Buncombe County to sign up to become Election Day Poll Workers
A public hearing on the proposed uses of operating assistance funds available under the Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) application will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2007.
Do you take supplements or are you considering it? If so, read on for some important information.
A babysitting cooperative is a group of families in a community who work out a way to share babysitting among themselves without the exchange of money.
Congratulations to Regina Barba of Fairview for the pictures of some "wanna be" pets.
Congratulations to Karen St. Onge of Alexander for her Summer Yellow Squash Chowder recipe!
Did You Know?
Skyland Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, August 11
The Skyland/South Buncombe Library will hold a used book sale at the library on Saturday, August 11 from 10am to 4pm. The sale will feature audio materials, videos and books for both adults and children. There will also be a silent auction of movie posters and author autographed books.
All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Skyland/South Buncombe Library.
The Organic Way: Identify Your Bugs
It can be quite useful, as well as fascinating, to identify the insects you find in your yard. For example, when you find an aphid infestation on your ornamental honeysuckle,start looking on the same plant for ladybugs and their eggs and larva. Can you identify a baby ladybug (larva)? Other aphid predators include green lacewing larva and syrphid fly larva.
If you find caterpillars such as cabbageworms or tomato hornworms with little white cocoons on them, leave them alone. The caterpillar is being killed by the larva of the Braconid wasp and you want them to hatch out to go on and kill more caterpillars. You won’t see the adult wasp as they are only the size of a gnat.
To learn to identify these and many other insect predators and parasites visit these web sites:
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
Super Sunday Specials for August 5 & 12
For more information, call Teri Gentile at 684-5072.