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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The Ford Government’s Bill 23 More Homes Build Faster Act is a disaster. Bill 23 opens Ontario’s Greenbelt land to urban development. This is ecologically sensitive, protected land...

 

High Reindeer

By Paul Hetzler If not for a fungus, Santa’s flying sleigh would be grounded. If that were the case, the only toys he could distribute would be to the elves who made them in the first place, which...

 

Jacobs Memorial Shuffleboard Tournament and Turkey Shoot 2022

Akwesasne – On Saturday, November 19th the family of the late Wallace Jacobs Sr. Held their annual Shuffleboard Tournament & Turkey Shoot at...

 

Growing Easy-Care Aloe Vera, Nature's Burn Ointment

by Melinda Myers Grow your own burn ointment by adding Aloe vera to your indoor plant collection. This succulent has been used for centuries to treat...

 

Some Past Halloween Humor by R.T.

A few old friends asking: How I was doing after I became a widower. My answer, "Like a pumpkin after Halloween. Discarded and alone!" Their usual...

 

Brighten the Holidays with Colorful Plants

by Melinda Myers Garden centers, florists and grocery stores are filling their shelves with a variety of holiday plants; a sure sign the holidays are...

 

New Ways to Display Poinsettias This Holiday Season

by Melinda Myers Nothing says the holidays like a poinsettia. This year try some new ways to display this festive plant. Poinsettias are available in...

 

Joanne Shenandoah Inducted into the National Native Hall of Fame

By Doug George-Kanentiio On November 5 my wife, the late Joanne Shenandoah, was inducted into the National Native American Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK joining a list which included those...

 

Give the Gift of Preserving the Garden's Harvest

by Melinda Myers Give a gift that helps your favorite gardeners enjoy the flavors of their garden well past the end of the growing season. Both new...

 

Go Beyond the Traditional with Unique Amaryllis Varieties

by Melinda Myers Boost your spirits and winter décor with new shapes and colors of amaryllis. Today there are many beautiful options beyond the...

 

Letter to the Editor

On September 29th, Carol Smoke was the first Progressive winner of Tota Bingo, winning $7000. When playing Tota Bingo, if you buy an American...

 

No Kidding, an Echidna

By Paul Hetzler While I usually cover flora and fauna relevant to the US Northeast and southeastern Canada, every so often, a non-regional subject whispers to me that it’s endlessly captivating and...

 

Boost Your Indoor Garden's Beauty

by Melinda Myers Whether your indoor garden has outgrown its location, or you are looking to expand your garden, a bit of pinching, pruning or...

 

Reblooming Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus

by Melinda Myers Gardeners like a challenge and the sense of accomplishment when trying something new. Forcing poinsettias and Christmas cactus to...

 

We Need to Honor Richard Tharihwasátste Oakes

By Doug George-Kanentiio. On September 20, 1972, Richard Tharihwasátste Oakes was shot and killed by Michael Morgan in Sonoma County, California, the homeland of the Pomo Nation. Tharihwasátste was...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter to bring awareness to my community of Akwesasne of the event that occurred in May on Point Road, Kawehno:ke . Thursday, May 05, 2022, the day before Jake Fire Day, the...

 

Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Letter to the Editor Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30th is National Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Akwesasne...

 

Powwow Committee extends their sincere appreciation

Powwow Committee extends their sincere appreciation After a two-year hiatus, because of the circumstances beyond our control, the Akwesasne Powwow Committee was proud to host our Annual Cultural...

 

Harvesting Red and Green Tomatoes

by Melinda Myers Nothing beats the flavor of fresh from the garden tomatoes. Harvesting when they are fully ripe ensures the best flavor for eating...

 

Colorful Mums for Fall Gardens and Containers

by Melinda Myers Add a burst of fresh color to the fall landscape with mums. This traditional fall flower is still a favorite of many. These fall...

 

Tree Slime – Who You Going to Call?

By Paul Hetzler Cast members of the new Ghostbusters film aren't the only ones getting slimed – trees sometimes get slathered in slime flux as...

 

Anarchy is Bad for Picnics

By Paul Hetzler I’m not one to shed a tear when authoritarian rulers die, but once they’re gone, picnics become a lot more dangerous. As summer wanes, the original queen in every yellowjacket...

 

Winning Perennials for Your Garden

by Melinda Myers After a busy summer of vacations, BBQ's, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant...

 

Secret Language of Mushrooms

By Paul Hetzler Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was chock-a-block full of whimsical characters such as a hookah-smoking caterpillar and a bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts playing-card. Although...

 

On Losing a Legend: John Fadden Kahionhes

By Doug George-Kanentiio. John Fadden Kahionhes was a legend in the most profound sense of the word. Over the past seven decades he, more than any other person, gave a visual sense to the resurgence...

 

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