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March 2021 Extension Events

This month’s N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County community bulletin board is full of fun, educational activities for the entire …

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Mental Health Loves Heart Health

American Heart Month is almost over, but continuing healthy habits for heart health can stretch beyond February. One thing …

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What Is Sweet Basil?

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Get Into Your Garden

Now that days are getting a little longer, consider getting outside this month into your garden. Did you know …

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Workout Your Heart

Our heart is our most important muscle in the body. It is important because it helps to provide blood …

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Happy American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month! It’s a time to celebrate part of our body that keeps us moving! This …

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Kitchen Hacks

We’re always looking for ways to save money in the home. Experimenting with household items and food products to …

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Goal Setting With Your Family

Whew! 2020 is almost over, and 2021 is soon approaching. Now is a great time to start thinking about …

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Slim Pickings for Christmas Trees

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree! The holidays are fast approaching but Christmas trees are running low! North Carolina …

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Holiday Family Fun

Even though the weather is chilly and COVID-19 has changed our holiday routines, families can still be active together. …

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Keeping Decorative Greens Fresh

Who doesn’t enjoy the natural beauty and wonderful smell of fresh evergreens in homes and offices during the holidays? …

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