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The power of plums

Confucius wrote about them. Alexander the Great and then Julius Caesar brought them to the Mediterranean region through trade. Early settlers brought them to the New World. Luther Burbank, the “Plant Wizard” botanist, horticulturist and pomologist (cultivator of fruit trees), grew, studied and documented plum trees grown in California, and produced new hybrid varieties. 


Letters to the Editor: July 1, 2015

Slow down on Bustleton Ave.


Luscious lemons

“When life hands you a lemon … make lemonade.”


Letters to the Editor: June 24, 2015

Pick up our recycle bins


Letters to the Editor: June 17, 2015

“Does HUD really expect the neighbors to sit back and accept this farce?” 


Letters to the Editor: June 10, 2015

TBYN civic group is getting things done 


Explore the flavor of pineapple

The pineapple’s spiny, brown, pocked-mark, curmudgeonly exterior masks its oh-so-sweet, juicy, succulent, delicious interior. As with many things in life, looks may be deceiving. The pineapple is, and has been, a universal symbol of welcome and hospitality.



Letters to the Editor: June 3, 2015

Standardized tests are the answer


The big salad

Although the first day of summer is a few weeks away, the month of June can be humid. Seinfeld’s Elaine knew what to eat on hot days -— eat “The Big Salad,” of course. With minimal effort, some fresh vegetables, and some leftover meat, it’s easy to beat the heat, and serve a real meal on a hot summery day.