Rain gardens are the hottest new landscaping trend. Simply put, a rain garden is an attractive water-filtering system. Think of rain gardens as "planted basins." They are a natural alternative to managing storm water runoff, rather than creating ponds or installing high-tech filtration systems.
For kids, summer is the time to relax and enjoy themselves. Bikes, basketball, video games and summer camp. . . for the three months of summer vacation, kids use all of these to push the memory of school as far from their minds as possible.
Greg Copeland will stay on as Maplewood's interim city manager by a 3-2 City Council vote made after the long-awaited discussion of his background check July 24. A goal was also set to have a permanent city manager on staff by Dec. 11 and a workshop is scheduled for Aug.
Most people can remember some experience with a bully while growing up. Unfortunately, bullies still cause psychological and physical damage to other kids. Bullying is when one or several youths employ physical, emotional or verbal abuse to make life miserable for another.
Despite curbside recycling programs offered throughout Washington County, rural residents and businesses have shown a need for a self-service site in the area, according to Jeff Travis, a public health and environment program manager.