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The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues: Juneteenth

My journey this week took me to Juneteenth and freedom. It started when the General Order No. 3 was delivered to Texas on June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863, and was delivered by U.S. General Gordon Granger: “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.” Juneteenth has become an official state holiday. Yesterday it was celebrated in cities and towns across the entire United States.

Tanger Outlets San Marcos abuzz with launch of urban beekeeping program

Oh, bee hive! Alvéole partners with Tanger. Submitted photo

Tanger Outlets San Marcos abuzz with launch of urban beekeeping program

Tanger Outlets San Marcos is helping pioneer the company’s new pollinator project, installing its own honeybee colony on the center’s rooftop this month. In partnership with Alvéole, a social beekeeping company, the shopping destination plans to engage the community as it rolls out a series of buzz-worthy opportunities for locals to get involved in the program.

Make It Light

This savory summertime meal has a unique Spanish flair. Photo from Metro Creative

Make It Light

When the mercury rises, savvy cooks know lighter fare is the name of the game. Light recipes can be made even better by incorporating fresh produce that’s full of vitamins and minerals. It’s even possible to grow many of these foods right in your own backyard garden. “Baked Peppers With Rice Stuffing

Heritage & History

The Charles S. Cock House is also known as the Cottage Kitchen. Daily Record photo by Celeste Hollister

Heritage & History

Water color of Dr. Eli Merriman Cabin, created by Betsy Robertson, Urban Sketchers, Plein Air event June 12. Copyright protected

Heritage & History

The restored Eli Merriman Cabin, originally built circa 1847 was moved to its present location in 2001. Submitted photo

Heritage & History

Gretchen McMahon and Tracy Weinberg will perform at the June 26 Veramendi Plaza picnic. Submitted photo

Heritage & History

On Saturday, June 26, a public picnic under the ancient trees will mark the official reopening of historic Veramendi Plaza. This San Marcos Heritage Association event is the first in a series of five, scheduled for the fourth Saturday in each month June through October.

Time for some heart-to-heart for your artistic garden nature
Time for some heart-to-heart for your artistic garden nature

The Red White & Blue is perfect for July 4th celebrations and of course showing your spirit. Unplugged So Blue salvia, Heart to Hear Snowdrift and Heart to Heart Bottle Rocket caladiums combine with Diamond Snow euphorbias and Surefire Begonias for the colors of Old Glory. Photo by James Winter

Time for some heart-to-heart for your artistic garden nature

Heart to Heat Mesmerized caladiums are seen here growing in visual proximity to Soprano Red and Orange impatiens making their debut in 2022. Photo by Norman Winter

Time for some heart-to-heart for your artistic garden nature

Heart to Heart Fast Flash produces large leaves of deep color perfect for partnering with other foliage like the Royal Hawaiian Maui Gold elephant ears. Photo by Norman Winter

Time for some heart-to-heart for your artistic garden nature

You may have heard the old saying, ‘that plant is so easy to grow all you have to do is plant the green-side up.’ Well, I am here to tell you when it comes to Heart to Heart caladium tubers, all you have to do is plant the white side up.

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Santi's Tacos — located near downtown San Marcos — serves authentic Mexican street food. Above, is a mural on the back of the building featuring some of their weekly specials. Daily Record photos by Colton Ashabranner

Foodie Friday: Santi's Tacos

Diners will find authentic  Mexican food at Santi’s Tacos.

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