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Archive for May 21, 2009

Fit & Fun: Soda Switch? But to What?

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder A new survey recently showed that more adults are switching from soda to sports drinks and juices. Leaving soda behind is a huge step for your health and your athletic performance. But replacing that soda with a sports drink or a glass of juice is not necessarily the best choice. (more…)

“Beets” Premieres at Rialto Theatre

Loveland Community Theatre announces the world premier of “Beets,” a two-act original play by local playwright Rick Padden — set in Berthoud in 1944 and ’45, when German POWs from Camp 202 in Greeley were used as stoop laborers on Northern Colorado sugar beet farms. “Beets” is an extensively researched, historical-fiction work directed by Kathleen Gruman that reveals a little known chapter of Northern Colorado history. It is a poignant story of bias yielding to circumstance, hatred ... Full Story

Fiber Celebration 2009

Exhibition, May 30 to July 12 Foote Gallery, Loveland Museum Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., (970) 962-2410 Opening reception May 30, 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery talk with Marilyn Murphy, president of Interweave Press June 6, 10 a.m. to noon Northern Colorado Weavers’ Guild present its 35th annual juried exhibition, which features the work of 60 diverse fiber artists. Category:  Variety News Image:  Category Lead:  Category Secondary Featured Story Home ... Full Story

Gardening: Contain Your Veggies

By Charleen Barr CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County With so much uncertainty in today's economy, planting a “Victory Garden” is a great way to ensure a good supply of healthy, tasty vegetables. In addition to cost savings, the taste of homegrown vegetables is vastly superior to store-bought. The National Gardening Association expects 43 million American households to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and berries this year. That is an increase of 19 percent over last ... Full Story

Q&A: Avoid Heavy Pruning of Your Shrubs

By Mary Sellers CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Q. Everyone had nice lilacs this year except me. The bush in my yard is old — is that why it didn’t bloom?A. There are many possibilities why your lilac didn’t bloom.  Tender young buds could have been damaged by frost.  Older lilacs benefit from being thinned (removing older, thicker branches).  Make sure that you don’t remove more than one third of the shrub when you prune, as heavy pruning could stress ... Full Story

Gardening Tips: Try Comfrey

By Elizabeth Anne Wuerslin CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Comfrey is a perennial plant that works well in shady spring gardens. This perennial herb has a central stem flanked by broad green leaves, topped by delicate blue-white nodding flowers. Ornamental comfrey (Symphytum grandiflorum) is a May-blooming groundcover that can tolerate dry clay soil. The delicate flowers work well with late blooming spring bulbs and, once established, the foliage makes a thick and attractive ... Full Story

It's News to Me: Water, Water Everywhere …

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder During a recent discussion of possible incentives for new businesses and primary employers coming into the area, several members of the Berthoud Economic Resource Team suggested providing free water to those businesses. I will admit that, at first, I was a bit surprised by the suggestion. Berthoud’s high water rates are a frequent topic of conversation among residents. We’ve received e-mails, letters to the editor, comments posted on our Web site — all ... Full Story

Around Town: A Bittersweet Time of Year

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Another busy week has passed — one that may be described as bittersweet. The retirement celebrations of Leonard Sherman, Rusty Mathena and Ellen Bode would fit that description. These people have all made a lasting impression on our youth and education system, and we celebrate their legacy, while noting with a touch of sadness that they will be missed. The awards to students, the final Bridge Between Show Choir’s appearance for the year and other end of ... Full Story

Never Too Rich or Too Thin? The High Cost of Anorexia

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder You can never be too rich or too thin, or so the saying goes. While there’s little chance I’ll ever get to worry about the former, I am far more familiar with the latter then I would ever care to be. I was first diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in 1984 not long after that same disease claimed the life of singer Karen Carpenter. It was a disease I would continue to struggle with for years to come. Whether we like it or not, whether we agree with it or not, ... Full Story

International Visitors Focused on Women's Issues

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder A group of international visitors from countries ranging from Africa to Scandinavia visited Berthoud Monday afternoon, May 18, while on a tour of the United States. The visitors were mostly women involved in non-governmental organizations focused on global women’s issues. While at the Caring Counseling Center, the women talked about conditions in their countries, which they are working to improve. Claire Angeline Luczon, an attorney who serves as ... Full Story

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