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The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Main Street Media of Tennessee, publishers of the Dickson Post, is very pleased to present the 2019 edition of their annual chamber magazine, Discovering Dickson County.

Garden centers and greenhouses, where conditions are ideal for plants to thrive, can cause us to want to take home the plants with the prettiest blooms or the most colorful foliage. 

I have these friends, the Knudsens — Paul and Natalie. A few years back they moved to the sunny South, settling in northern Middle Tennessee. Prior to relocating, they spent about five years looking for property to purchase in God’s country.

After a weekend of rain and storms, this week will feature pesky shower chances just about every day.

Some winter days, it’s tempting to fetch a cup of coffee, a good book, sit in a rocking chair and forget about our ever-changing weather. Today, I’m preferring fiction, but my new seed catalogues are still waiting for 2020 decisions to be made. 

Rosemary is traditionally the herb of love, friendship, and remembrance. One species, Rosmarinus officinalis, but oh, so many varieties. In my opinion, Rosemary is the herb of the month for December —every year! It just has a Christmas attitude. 

Here we are over halfway through December as I write this and everyone is busy. Christmas seems to bring out the best and worst in people. While it is fun giving and receiving it is also stressful and expensive. There is a lot of pressure to get it just right. 

“To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore, is to strive and persevere and never give up.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

The dogwood tree is considered by many to be the most beautiful of our native, flowering, small trees. For many years, I especially looked forward to visiting this area in the springtime to see the dogwood trees blooming at the woods edge along the highways.

Many parents wrestle with the issue of underage drinking. Ideally, no parent wants their teen to drink or use drugs, but some parents are tempted to accept teen drinking as a harmless rite of passage, especially during the holidays.