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Mr & Mrs James Bryant Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. James Bryant Jr. recently celebrated their 44th Anniversary of a wonderful and blissful marriage. Their original plan was to attend their grandson Edwin Taylor IV (son of Edwin and Michelle Smith Taylor of Spring, Texas) school track meet. However, it was cancelled due to school closing and track meet canceling because of the coronavirus. 

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Raccoons are known best for the “black mask” of fur around their eyes, also known as a “bandit mask.” Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Raccoons

I’m feeling a tad grumpy these days. First off, I’m hunkering down close to home thanks to all the coronavirus warnings, and to add to my aggravation, a pesky raccoon keeps knocking down my birdseed feeder if I dare leave it up overnight.

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Purple coneflower is a welcome addition to a butterfly garden, attracting species such as painted lady, monarch and fritillary. Freeuse photo

Growth in Gardening: Purple Coneflower, an American native

Coneflower, or Echinacea, may just be my favorite native American plant. This rugged pollinator magnet comes in so many colors, shapes and sizes that it is easy to fit into almost any garden design.

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The iconic Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain has opened its doors to the public via virtual online tours, along with many other world-famous museums. Freeuse photos 

Museums open their doors virtually

Museums nationally and internationally were some of the first places to shutter their doors when COVID-19 emerged — and for good reason, most of these bastions of the arts are in the world’s larges

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Parents are having to find more ways to keep housebound kids entertained, educated and fed. But all this at-home time could be an opportunity to teach children about nutrition and eating right. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Taking time to teach at-home nutrition

With a lot of parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the perfect time to teach kids the basics of nutrition and eating right. 

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