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Gardening: Lady beetles are invading - but that’s a good thing

For once, I have a story about a good-guy bug invasion. There are reports from all over the region of hordes of lady beetles being everywhere. The WSU Master Gardener Plant Clinic has received numerous calls about them. Gardeners are finding them everywhere and they are hanging out with beachgoers around Lake Coeur d’Alene.

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At 43, Coeur d’Alene figure skater lands dream spotlight in national showcase

As a teenager, Jackie Charlebois dreamed of national shows as a figure skater. That looked promising when a prominent coach asked her to train with him in Florida. A year's work with figure skating choreographer Doug Mattis ended when illness forced her to go home. Charlebois packed her skates away for more than 20 years, but now, at age 43, she's made a comeback – so well that she has landed on ice again in a national spotlight for two years in a row.

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Nomads of the Sea

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 10, 2022

When I travel abroad, I think of Mr. Magoo. Like him, I am often at risk of falling. In open water I swim like a kayak that has lost its rudder. Swimming with my wife – stronger in the water than I, a former breaststroke champion – I keep her fins or feet in view. That pattern continues out of the water when we travel in tandem. She sets the fine itineraries and I follow along. The goofy Magoo to her silent guidance, the bumbling blind man to her keener foresight.
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In the Garden: What to do with your bountiful harvest

How’s your vegetable garden coming along? At this point in the season, we all tend to feel overwhelmed by the frequency of the harvests from the plants we’ve been tending. Fortunately, there are many ways to preserve the harvest so you can enjoy them over a long period of time.