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Great Gardens: Maria's Garden

Updated: 07/23/2012 - Master Gardener Maria Edelstein of rural Marshfield credits her grandma for giving her a love of working in the yard. She credits her dog, Dusty for helping to keep the deer out of it.

Free Entertainment at the Wausau Balloon Glow & Rally

Updated: 07/12/2012 - "Free" is the word of the weekend at the Wausau Area Event's Big Bull Falls Rib Fest and Balloon Rally and Glow. The events at the Downtown Airport in Wausau are a summer-must for our area. Festivities run Thursday - Sunday.

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Cooking During the Summer Months

Here are some mouth-watering recipe ideas for those hot summer days.

Whether you're looking for main dishes, side dishes, lighter fare, or desserts, these ideas will get you started.

Fun in Summertime!

Don't be bored this summer! There are lots of things to do, see, and learn about both online and offline. Get you or your kids into summer spirit with some of these fun summer activities:

~ Have a water balloon fight.

~ Grow a garden.

~ Watch the sunset or see the sunrise.

~ Go for a walk along the beach or a wooded path.

~ Go fishing.

~ Sit outside and sip iced tea.

~ Camp out in a tent.

~ Have a carwash.

~ Make fresh lemonade.

~ If you live near a beach, consider an outing, and build some sandcastles!

~ Fly a kite.

~ Make homeade ice cream.

~ Play in the sprinkler.

Pick one today and have fun!


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Sun Safety

Cover up. - When you are out in the sun, wear clothing to protect as much skin as possible.

Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher

Wear a hat. - A hat with at least a 2 to 3-inch brim all around is ideal because it protects areas often exposed to the sun.

Wear sunglasses that block UV rays.

Limit direct sun exposure as much as possible during peak UV radiation hours between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps.

Select cosmetic products and contact lenses that offer UV protection.

Protect children from the sun. - Babies younger than 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight and protected from the sun using hats and protective clothing.

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