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Posted on May 01 2015 in Features

+-*The year 2016 is a special year for Indiana. The state marks its 200th birthday. To celebrate, the 2016 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art — the 18th edition of the student art calendar — will blend Indiana history, culture, events and places with the monthly themes student artists depicted. The contest for the calendar was… Continue reading.


The basics of backup generators

Posted on May 01 2015 in Energy Advice, Energy Now

+-*When severe weather hits, I want to be prepared, and I’m considering purchasing a backup generator for my home. What types would you recommend to take care of the entire house? Purchasing a backup generator is becoming more common. Residential backup generators are called standby models because they are only used when electricity from the… Continue reading.

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Foods to avoid feeding pets

Posted on May 01 2015 in Food

+-*  • Alcohol and food products containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system problems, and more. • The leaves, fruit, seeds and bark of avocados contain Persin, which is harmful to dogs, birds and rodents. • Chocolate, coffee and caffeine all contain methylxanthine, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures and more. Dark chocolate is the most… Continue reading.


Year of the sweet pepper

Posted on May 01 2015 in Ask Rosie, Outdoors

+-*The National Garden Bureau has declared 2015 to be the Year of the Sweet Pepper! Sweet bell peppers are cultivars of Capsicum annuum. Sweet peppers are called sweet because they lack the gene that produces capsaicin — the chemical that gives hot peppers their heat. While the 3-4 lobed, blocky, bell-shaped peppers are most common,… Continue reading.


Race day in Indiana!

Posted on May 01 2015 in For Youth, Power Kids Projects

+-*  Make a race car snack • To make a race car like ours, pictured here, have an adult help you slice an apple or orange and cut seedless grapes in half. Slide half of a grape onto a toothpick, poke it through the slice of fruit, near one end, then slide on the other… Continue reading.

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