AgAware

Asparagus Farming

Story By: Randy Meyer Creston Valley Agriculture Society The growing season is in full swing in the Creston Valley. Everywhere you look people are busy planting and seeding gardens and fields. Valley greenhouses are bustling with activity. We are so blessed in this valley with the variety of food crops and plants that we can…

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It’s Farmers’ Market Season

Story by: Jen Comer Manager – Creston Valley Farmers’ Market Spring is truly here! The regular season of the Farmers’ Market begins again outdoors every Saturday 9am to 1pm until Christmas. The market will be at its regular outdoor location behind the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Centre, May through the end of September. The…

Mayor

Question of the day – is the Mayor TEXTING???

Story by: Ron Toyota Mayor – Town of Creston My routine of using my phone to document events that I’m attending (taking pictures and extensive notes) sometimes attracts negative attention – despite my good intention behind that “phone use”.  The short answer is “No, I’m not texting”. In actuality my phone is used as a…

History

Math and History Do Mix

Story by: Tammy Hardwick Manager – Creston & District Museum & Archives I often comment that the reason I majored in history is because math was never my strong suit. Which is true enough – a twenty-page history paper has never kept me awake at night, but algebraic formulas have been known to give me…

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Make Your Own Herbal Elixir

By Maya Skalinska M.H.,R.H.T. Master Herbalist, Registered Herbal Therapist Elixir: a sweetened, medicinal liquid preparation designed to cure and rejuvenate. I love herbal elixirs. Just like smoothies, they are delicious and nutritious. I formulated the following elixir to improve mood, cognitive and immune system function, rejuvenate the body and mind as well as to protect…

Pharmasave

Allergic Rhinitis

Story submitted by: Jody McBlain Owner – Creston Pharmasave Allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever or pollinosis, literally means “allergic nose inflammation,” where rhino means “to do with the nose” and the ending -itis simply refers to inflammation. Causes It is an allergic condition like asthma, meaning that the body tends to overreact to certain…

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Climbing a Mountain: Part II

Story by: Shifu Neil Ripski Some people see the view from that first plateau and are not satisfied, they realize there is so much more to learn and by looking up the mountain instead of down, they see there is farther to go up than there is behind them, they have barely started! These people…