When families are in a financial crisis, birthday presents for their kids might be the furthest things from their minds. That's why Marie Kumerow and Jenny Aeling, two Girl Scouts in the Battle Creek area, chose to make birthday bags for underprivileged children in the area.
Maybe you can't get it all in - but one can try It came to my office desk this past week. I'm talking about the well-put-together and very complete "2007 Yearbook and Media Guide", published by the Minnesota golf Association.
At a recent community meeting hosted by the Roseville School district, parents spoke out about the economic problems facing the schools their children attend. Class sizes are too large, budget cutbacks have removed teacher's aides from classrooms. Even funds for basic supplies are lacking.
If fruit-bearing trees and plants are part of your home garden landscape, you may be looking for alternative ways to enjoy your harvest other than fresh-picked or in pies. Here's a how-to on poaching perfect for many fruit varieties.