BC NEWS LIST
It is already August - time for the kids to head back to school. Please remember to be extra cautious around school zones!
It is hot and humid outside, and we all have to be careful. This is the time to take extra precautions to avoid the dangers of heat exhaustion, stroke, and sunburn.
Be careful how you list names on your cell phone!
You could be eligible for a cash reward if you provide information that leads to an arrest! The following subjects are currently wanted by local authorities.
Make sure your pet is up to date on its shots! Don't miss out on these low-cost shot clinics! Rabies is just $6!
Everyone wants a home landscape that not only looks good, but also is low maintenance and environmentally friendly.
One of the safest choices for controlling certain insects in the garden is insecticidal soap.
Congratulations to Marie Woody of Enka for the picture of her cat, Hissy.
Congratulations to Jesse Lail of Swannanoa for her Spinach Frittata with Creole Sauce recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Walking and Biking to School Safely
Children need a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity everyday. Walking or riding a bike to school, and even the short walk to the bus stop can be a great way to help your child be active and to teach them important safety skills. Children who walk or bike to school arrive alert, having burned off a little energy, and are more ready to learn. Regardless of how your child gets to school, here are a few tips to them arrive safely.
Let’s start with basic safety tips all children should know:
As parents, make sure your child knows the basic traffic rules and hand signals as well as the rules your child’s school has for walking, biking, and riding the bus.
As an adult, be a good role model and use good pedestrian and bicycle skills. This includes always wearing a bike helmet when riding.
For more information on safely walking and biking to school go to: http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/guide/education/key_messages_for_children.cfm
Insects to Watch For
Ornamentals: Bagworms on all needled evergreens. It is too late to spray, so remove bags by hand. Thrips on roses and other flowers; spider mites on flowers and shrubs; lacebugs on pyracantha, pieris and azaleas. All may need to be treated with appropriate insecticide if significant damage occurs.
Vegetables: Bean beetles, squash beetles and squash bugs can be especially prevalent this time of year. Control measures include hand removal (drop them into a bucket of soapy water), or spraying with carbaryl (Sevin), malathion, pyrellin or pyrethrin. Several species of worms become prevalent on cabbage family crops. Bacteria sprays should be effective.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
Flag Football Deadline - August 17
Are you ready for some football? It’s time to get off the couch and get some exercise while having fun playing flag football.
Join Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Services for the first year of Five on Five Adult League Flag Football. Anyone interested needs to register by August 17th.