Out & About: July 24, 2014

Butterfly & Moth Bioblitz Crater Lake National Park is calling all “citizen scientists”. This weekend head up to cool down and take part in the “Butterfly and Moth Bioblitz.” Local and regional experts will be on hand this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for talks and to lead field trips in order to … Continue reading »

“Pulse Point” App Helping Teach CPR

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new app is being used to help people dealing with a cardiac emergency. The app is designed by a non-profit group and sets off an alert when there’s an emergency near you. Even if you don’t know CPR, the app shows you how to do it with visuals. “If anything can … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Harvesting Summer Crops

Ronnie Budge an OSU Master Gardener and in this segment, she talks about the best time to pick your vegetables to get the best flavor. Nearly all of summertime vegetables that are ready for harvest soon should be picked while still young and not too mature. This includes: a. Summer squash, e.g. zucchini, yellow squash: … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Body Image Issues in Kids

(CNN) — Many overweight kids don’t seem to see themselves that way, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost a third of children and teens between the ages of  8 and 15 put themselves in the wrong weight category.  That’s a little more than 9 million young people. … Continue reading »

AnchorMom: Body Image and Kids

***Warning:  This is one of the most soul-baring things I have ever written.*** Like many women (and men), I have spent decades fighting a negative body image.  I think I was in 7th grade the first time I looked down on the school bus and noticed that my thighs looked wider while plastered against the … Continue reading »

Wildlife Safari Prepares New Attraction

Winston, Ore. — The recent heat has more than just people heading to the watering hole.  Now elephants at Wildlife Safari are preparing to do the same! On August 1st – 3rd, the park will host the grand opening for its elephant watering hole.  You can see the elephants cooling off in the summer heat. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Preventing Earwigs

Medford, Ore. – They may be one of the creepiest invaders of your garden – earwigs.  That’s why OSU Master Gardeners are offering some simple tips to get rid of them. Earwigs are somewhat beneficial insects because they love to eat aphids as a primary food source.  However, they are omnivores and also eat tender … Continue reading »

Dine to Support HIV/Aids Research

Ashland, Ore. — The fight against HIV/Aids has changed dramatically over the last few decades, but it’s not over. On  Tuesday you can join the fight by simply sitting down for a meal or grabbing a coffee. It’s part of The Daedalus Project’s Daedalus Drinks, Daedalus Dines fundraiser.  More than a dozen local restaurants and coffee … Continue reading »

First Peaches Ready for Picking

TALENT, Ore. – Juicy, red peaches fell off the trees Tuesday at the first annual Sugar Plum Acres “U-pick” event. Sugar Plum Acres is a family owned and operated 16-acre farm that’s hosted U-pick’s for more than three decades. Peaches this year will cost 60 cents a pound for up to 75 pounds. The farm owners … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: What’s in a Name?

I’ll never forget what was likely one of my first fights with my parents. I was only 3 or 4 years old. My memory has me at the top of the staircase, yelling to my mom, “You got to name me, you got to name Brittany (my sister), now it is my turn.” And I was … Continue reading »

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