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Every June, the library kicks off the Summer Reading Program with a party chock full with games, activities, entertainment and fun for the whole community. Last year, the theme was Reading Rocks, this year it's going to be a Barnyard Bonanza. Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

Summer at the Library

Every summer the San Marcos Public Library kicks off their extensive list of summer activities and reading programs for kids, but this year the library’s got something for everyone.

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From left are Max Stuart, city Video Production Specialist Dan Robertson, Downtown Grounds keeper Jeremy Gonzales, Fire Battalion Chief John Koenig, Fire Marshall Kelly Kistner, Fire Engineer Bobby Nance, Fire Captain Frank Arredondo, Fire Battalion Chief Howie Minor, Fire Fighter Zane Willard, Fire Chief Les Stephens and Main Street Program Coordinator Josie Falletta. Photo courtesy of the City of San Marcos

Fire Station #1 wins Partner of the Month Award

The San Marcos Main Street Program has designated San Marcos Fire Station #1 Partner of the Month for May to celebrate the Fire Department’s commitment to public safety and community engagement.

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A classic plant for herb gardens, anise hyssop is composed of upright branches of mint-and-licorice-scented, green leaves ending in fuzzy spikes of small lavender flowers. Bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the plant. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Anise Hyssop: International Herb of the Year

Have you ever heard of Anise Hyssop? It is a great herb that has been around for hundreds of years but has fallen out of favor in the last couple

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The marabou stork is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae — and perhaps the ugliest bird around. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Ugly Birds

There are many beautiful birds in this world, but let’s be honest, there are also some awfully ugly ones. I think the ugliest I have ever seen is the marabou


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