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VENICE TWP. — The black walnut stands majestically in the front yard of Kelly Iott and Mike Chrzan’s home, an example of near-perfect symmetry and form in nature.

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CORUNNA — The November Owosso Garden Club meeting is a hands-on, make-and-take, holiday table centerpiece workshop, presented by the staff from Peacock Road Farm.

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It’s prime time to enjoy one of the most breathtaking seasons of the year. Nature’s vistas blaze with color; scarlet, ruby, golden yellow and myriad shades in between. Most dramatic are the large trees, dominated by the many maples native to our area and accented with beech, birch, poplars a…

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OWOSSO — Superheroes, dinosaurs, princesses and witches were among the many fantastic characters roaming the streets Saturday as the city hosted its annual downtown trick-or-treat.

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DURAND — The annual dinner meeting of the Shiawassee County Agricultural Society, the organization that owns and directs the operation of the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, is scheduled for Dec. 14.

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BENNINGTON TWP. — When William Fred Kline agreed to pass down his 80-acre farm along Bennington Road to his son Roland in 1934, he sold the farm for $1 and “love and affection.”

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OWOSSO TWP. — The DeVries Nature Conservancy hosted its annual fall festival Saturday afternoon, attracting hundreds of people to the event.

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Spring flowering bulbs are an excellent garden investment. At a time when the landscapes are shutting down, dormant bulbs are tucked into the ground to quietly grow roots. Plants emerge and bloom in spring, bringing an early start to the gardening season, often well before we can work the soil.

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OWOSSO TWP. — The Shiawassee Conservation District is offering a morning nature walk along the Shiawassee River with district forester Chris Worst.

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CORUNNA — The next meeting of the Owosso Garden Club begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 111 S Shiawassee St.

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BYRON — The BYRON FFA alumni and friends plan a pork and turkey barbecue fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 before the homecoming game in the high school cafeteria.

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OWOSSO — Not a lot of volunteers can say they have devoted more than 19,000 hours over 25 years to a single institution — in this case, a hospital.

Spring flowering bulbs are an excellent garden investment. At a time when the landscapes are shutting down, dormant bulbs are tucked into the ground to quietly grow roots. Plants emerge and bloom in spring, bringing an early start to the gardening season, often well before we can work the soil.

Second-grade students from Elsa Meyer Elementary in Corunna recently participated in Rural Education Day at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds. Students learned about life on the farm. The activities gave students a better understanding of how their food is produced, how to care for animals a…

OWOSSO TWP. — The Shiawassee Conservation District is offering a morning nature walk along the Shiawassee River with district forester Chris Worst.

CORUNNA — The next meeting of the Owosso Garden Club begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 111 S Shiawassee St.

BYRON — The BYRON FFA alumni and friends plan a pork and turkey barbecue fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 before the homecoming game in the high school cafeteria.

OWOSSO — Not a lot of volunteers can say they have devoted more than 19,000 hours over 25 years to a single institution — in this case, a hospital.

SHIAWASSEE TWP. — The Shiawassee County Agricultural Society strives to bring the best county fair to the community and help provide youths with a place to show their talents, the organization says.