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Good Growing – November 29, 2023

Gardening Gratitude By Emily Swihart During this season of appreciation, it is only right that we take time this week to share a few of our gardening-related gratitude. Each author of Good Growing took a few minutes to contribute expressions of thanksgiving and those are found below, but first a collective gratitude.

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Jersey Arts Council dismayed following childish vandalism

By Cory Davenport Jersey County Arts Council Executive Director Sherry Droste said she does not want to make a “gigantic issue” following what she believes to be childish vandalism of a scarecrow made by students of the Jersey Community Unit School District’s special needs program. The scarecrow was fashioned using Jersey Community High School Football…

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Jersey County CEO hosting book launch party

By Steven Spencer Students with the Jersey County CEO class are hosting a launch party for the release of their new book “History of Home a Book about Historical Jersey County,” Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Jersey County Historical Society. Michaela Eilerman, on behalf of the CEO class, said…

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Jerseyville Public Library hosts a showing of The Royal Ballet’s Performance of ‘The Nutcracker’

Jerseyville Public Library joins more than 200 Illinois libraries to host a special virtual performance of “The Nutcracker,” performed by the United Kingdom’s internationally renowned Royal Ballet. The performance, a recording of the holiday classic, is part of Illinois Libraries Presents’ Season 3, a collaborative effort with Illinois libraries featuring virtual events with bestselling and…

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