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Kevin Carolan (center) plays the jovial mayor of Gander, Newfoundland in "Come from Away." Photos by Matthew Murphy

Bass Concert Hall presents 'Come From Away'

Everyone who was alive at the time has their own story related to the moment when our world changed. Everyone recalls stumbling through the stages of grief, from shock to anger, to dismissal and disbelief, and finally, to acceptance. Planes had crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and we all remember with detailed clarity exactly how that moment felt.

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The vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus) is a small passerine bird in the Tyrannidae, or tyrant flycatcher family. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Local Birds

I haven’t seen any rare birds around my place recently, but some folks have spotted some very interesting species during the first few weeks of 2020.

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Lacewings are avid consumers of aphids, as are their larvae. Freeuse photos

Growth in Gardening: Garden pest control

I was recently invited to speak at the Wimberley Garden Club’s February meeting. I spoke on the subject of beneficial insects. Although this is not one of the subjects I get to speak about very often, it is one of my favorites. It is surprising how many people do not realize that not all insects are bad pests.

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An exhibit at the Calaboose African American History Museum honoring veterans of color. Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

Black History Month

The Dunbar Heritage Association and Calaboose African American History Museum have produced a series of events this February, during Black History Month, that will highlight the cultural and histor


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