I have a handful of phalaenopsis about the house, and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that, once in bloom (probably still about a month away), will bloom for months, if I keep them out of direct sunlight. One plant is like 10 fresh cut bouquets, and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.
The subject of love or even strong like may make some first grade students squirm or even stick out their tongue, but if you want to know an honest answer to a simple question, then ask a child. With Valentine’s Day looming, here are the responses the News staff received from first grade students in Grant County and Williamstown schools.
There will be a benefit auction on March 5 at the Corinth Community Center. The proceeds will go toward cancer treatment medical bills for Evelyn C. Adams. Doors open at 9 a.m. for preview and the auction will begin at 10 a.m.
Jerry Chism will be the primary auctioneer. Donations for the auction are still needed. If you have something to donate, call 859-234-5395.
The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life and why they are special. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.
If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Grant County News.
Send letters to: Special Valentines, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 859-824-5888 or drop off at 129 S. Main, Suite B (Hogan’s Mill Subdivision) in Dry Ridge. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Feb. 4.
Most people would say that there is not much going on in the garden during the winter months. I beg to differ. There are dozens of plants out there doing something interesting. Some are just showing their pretty bark or their sculptural quality bare of leaves. Others are just beginning to emerge and will be blooming soon, and others just have some crazy quality that allows their foliage to look as fresh and clean as a spring garden despite the fact it is covered by 4 inches of snow and has endured days of freezing temperatures.
Lords and ladies
This Another Place in Time photo features, from left: Tommy Stone, Paul Shoemaker, Garry Beach, Pete Bunger, Gerald Cruey, Bobby Bosse, Jerry Hasman, Freddie Morgan, Billy Bosse and Jack Simpson in Dry Ridge in 1954.
Thanks to Garry Beach of Dry Ridge for providing the photo and Richard Stephenson of Lexington, Justine Taylor of Williamstown, Sue Livingood of Crittenden and Donna Hassman of Dry Ridge for calling in correct guesses.