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Answers to Go with Susan Smith ‘Acqua Alta’: High water in Venice

Q: I just read Donna Leon’s “Acqua Alta.” I love her mysteries. She writes as if the city of Venice is as much a character as her detective, Commissario Guido Brunetti. Can you translate the title for me?

A: Yes. “Acqua alta” means high water. In his “Pocket Venice,” Rick Steves discusses this phenomenon: “Flooding affects parts of Venice about 100 times a year, usually in winter.

“It occurs when an unusually high tide combines with strong sirocco winds from Africa that push the water toward Venice, causing a surging storm tide. 

Native plants make beautiful, drought resistant additions to any landscape.

Discovery Center Holds Annual Fall Plant Sale Saturday

Come to the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for a great selection of native plants for your garden. Admission is free for all ages. 

Native plants use less water and can handle our hot Texas summers better than non-native species. 

Nature Center staff and volunteers will be available to help you pick the perfect plant to bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.

All proceeds from the sale benefit educational programming and river conservation.

Rocket-building program engages students

Hill Country Christian School did its first Launch and Lunch in which the fourth grade class partnered with the senior physics class to assemble and launch model rockets. The primary goals of this project were to help the students learn how to work as a team, how to finish what they started and how school can be fun.

Debbi Confer’s fourth grade class was divided into four teams, Da Noodlez, the Fluffer Puffers, the Ram Rockets and the Cool Kids. Each team, along with a few seniors, was presented with a rocket to build a week in advance from the launch date.

Leisure Resort and animal shelter team up for adoptions

Leisure Resort’s 6th Annual Fall Pecan Festival has added a pet adoption to the event in hopes finding forever homes to shelter animals.  The festival is on Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon until 5 p.m. and San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is teaming with adoption ready animals.

The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church of San Marcos will be serving luncheon at the Charles S. Cock House Friday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The menu will include their popular chicken cordon bleu, rainbow salad, croissants, assorted deserts, tea and coffee. All of the proceeds of the weekly luncheons go to the Heritage Association of San Marcos. 



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