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Youngsters read, learn, and discover with Explore Summer programs

Sno-Isle Libraries has dozens of fun, hands-on events to keep young minds engaged with its Explore Summer programs for kids and teens. Many of this year’s Explore Summer interactive events focus on space exploration and technology in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, America’s first successful manned mission to the moon.

Sno-Isle Libraries has dozens of fun, hands-on events to keep young minds engaged with its Explore Summer programs for kids and teens. 

Many of this year’s Explore Summer interactive events focus on space exploration and technology in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, America’s first successful manned mission to the moon.

Left Coast / Right Coast: Finger Lickin’ Good

We live in a world surrounded by “fast food.” “Fast food” can be a pejorative to those who are weak when it comes to “push-aways,” the best way to maintain your weight. But as our family finds, in moderation, "fast food" is a great way to come up with something a bit different and convenient as a last minute decision for dinner.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by “fast food.” 

“Fast food” can be a pejorative to those who are weak when it comes to “push-aways,” the best way to maintain your weight.

But as our family finds, in moderation, "fast food" is a great way to come up with something a bit different and convenient as a last minute decision for dinner.

"Cone Flowers continue to thrill the summer garden," by the Whistling Gardener

I mentioned last week that I always hesitate to spend too much ink on just one variety of plant, so it was my intention to discuss some summer chores for us to complete this month. However, I found myself distracted by an article in my wife’s "The English Garden" magazine about the glories of the perennial Echinacea.

I mentioned last week that I always hesitate to spend too much ink on just one variety of plant, so it was my intention to discuss some summer chores for us to complete this month. However, I found myself distracted by an article in my wife’s "The English Garden" magazine about the glories of the perennial Echinacea.

"Crocosmia pack a lot of punch in summer," by the Whistling Gardener

It is always hard for me to focus in on one variety of plant this time of year. But this little treatise is going to zoom in on the genus Crocosmia - mostly because they are coming into full bloom now and there isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t come into the store with a sample and want to know what it is.

It is always hard for me to focus in on one variety of plant this time of year. But this little treatise is going to zoom in on the genus Crocosmia - mostly because they are coming into full bloom now and there isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t come into the store with a sample and want to know what it is.

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