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The Galveston County Daily News: Leisure

August 24, 2016

Leisure

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Isle fall home, garden show set for Sept. 24-25

The Galveston Home and Garden Show is set for Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 at its new venue, Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Prepare now for great fall gardens
Posted: August 23, 2016

We are in the middle of the dogs days of summer but the month of August signals the start of the fall gardening season.

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Tuesday 08/16/2016
Until the very end — and then some: Quidditch brings in more than just Harry Potter fans
Posted: August 16, 2016

When a Harry Potter fan sees three tall hoops on a field, they immediately think of Quidditch, the fantasy sport played on broomsticks in the famous series. But now, that awareness is broader than just the Harry Potter fandom.

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New Zealand birds well worth cost of saving
Posted: August 16, 2016

Native species of birds were all but completely exterminated, save for a few islands where the scourges of rats and deforestation never touched.

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From paperback to the playbook: Quidditch blends different sports' elements, strategies, skill-sets
Posted: August 16, 2016

The sport of Quidditch has evolved beyond its small role in the fantasy world presented in the series of Harry Potter books and movies.

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Heavy rains mean greater possibility for mosquitoes
Posted: August 16, 2016

The not-so-good news is that the rains provided attractive breeding sites for several species of mosquitoes and that mosquito populations typically start to significantly increase seven to 10 days after a heavy rain.

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Tuesday 08/09/2016
Rosenberg Library set to host a five-week financial literacy program
Posted: August 09, 2016

The Rosenberg Library is partnering with award-winning author Sally Taylor-Cannon to present a five-week program on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Aug. 18 on personal finance.

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Recent threats inspire concerns for iconic palms
Posted: August 09, 2016

Palms are a familiar sight, almost as symbolic of Galveston as our majestic oaks, palms lend a tropical flavor to island life.

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Regular irrigation can help defend against fruit splitting
Posted: August 09, 2016

Maintaining adequate and even soil moisture levels by regular irrigation during extended periods of dry weather is the best defense against fruit splitting.

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City arborist has a love for trees, people
Posted: August 09, 2016

Each day is different than the last for McKnight, who came to League City in 2009 to take on the role as city arborist. But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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