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A Word About Recycling

We all know the virus has affected everyone in one way or another, including the recycling of electronics. Thus today, we will cover a little of some of the changes. Information taken from a couple of articles in an E-Scrap newsletter.

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Photo courtesy of the Price Center

San Mercado returns to Price Center Oct. 10

Following a successful return in September after a six-month COVID-caused hiatus, the Price Center’s San Mercado will return to the Second Saturday lineup again Oct. 10. The Mercado will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with the San Marcos Farmers Market (9 a.m. –1 p.m.) and the San Marco Art League’s Art Squared (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), which both take place on the Historic Courthouse Square, a short walk from the Center. Each event will again feature live musical entertainment and COVID-safe precautions, including required mask wearing by all vendors and shoppers, and outdoor and indoor vendors, spaced safely apart with controlled access to indoor spaces.

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Baudelia Arredondo’s entry patio looks out on fountain statue, gardenia and palms.

October Yard of the Month: Tended by the same hands since 1966

“All my plants have a story,” says Baudelia Arredondo, who has tended the same garden for over 50 years at her family’s home on Candlelight Lane in Sunset Acres. Built in 1966, her house was one of the first in a new subdivision adjoining Interstate 35 when the family began landscaping a bare lot. planting two pecan trees and lining the front walk with boxwood. As plants became established, the Arredondo home was chosen as an early yard of the month for San Marcos. As Spring Lake Garden Club repeats this honor some 50 years later, we celebrate Baudelia’s remarkable gardening skills, practiced even while she was employed full time and raising a family.

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(Re)current Unrest, pt. 2: In D'Nile (Momentum, 2017). Photo by Chain-ann Lu

SOCIAL MOVEMENT

One of the most important roles of live theater is that it gives audiences a window — or sometimes a mirror — of empathy through which we can view the world. The theater is a safe space, but not one without discomfort. It’s a place where the stakes are not life and death, where we might be inspired to action or moved to tears, but at the end of the show, the lights go up, the curtains close, and the audience returns to normal life.

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