This summer, if you’d like to save some money (and blood, sweat, and tears), convert a portion of your grassy backyard to native vegetation. Maintaining turf is expensive, unhealthy, and to many people, boring.

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The caption that ran on A7 of Saturday’s paper should have read: Ava Pittington, a musician at North Fork Middle School, shows Gideon Steiner how to play the violin recently. His brother, Eli, is in the background. They are the sons of Brandon and Maria Steiner, of New Market.

One of the most popular fast-food restaurants in America today is Chick-fil-A. Their delicious entrees combined with talking cows and efficient drive-thru service have earned them a coveted spot among the top eatery chains in the nation both in terms of volume and profits. It’s particularly …

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Relief from the dog days of summer is as close as the nearest spring-fed stream. With just a facemask, a snorkel, and an old pair of sneakers, you can observe aquatic life on its own terms — underwater. Snorkeling is a great way to introduce children to the cool side of nature.

We are a week deep into July and well into the summer camping season. Children of all ages are attending church, Scout, and sports camps scattered all over our country. Cookouts, homesickness, and new friendships all accompany summer camp along with a few pranks along the way.

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The following is a list of activities being held celebrating Independence Day:

Kids love dinosaurs. I did more than 55 years ago, and so did many of my friends. We collected and played with hard plastic toy models with long, hard-to-pronounce and spell names imprinted on them. Names like Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Plesiosaurus.

Next Thursday, our nation will celebrate its 243rd birthday complete with parades, speeches, and fireworks. A country with as long and rich a history as ours should recognize its founding and honor its founders.

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: