Tucked away in a shop on US 136 in Covington is one of the hidden gems of Fountain County. Wabash Valley Flower Shop touts so much more than flowers inside of its ever-expanding floor plan, specializing in unique treasurers for everyone.
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A public book signing is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Saturday, July 14 at the VFW Post 1114 at Wabash Avenue and W. Illinois Street. This will give area folks the first opportunity to purchase the book. Complimentary light refreshments will be available beginning at 11. As an added convenience, a reasonably priced lunch menu is available in the public dining room for those who wish to partake. Access to the parking lot is from Illinois Street, behind Franklin Street's West Side Library.
Even without a passion for birds, however, homeowners positively impact the environment by landscaping with natives. These plants need less water, no fertilizer and little work. They help retain soil, absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Planted appropriately, they offer shade in summer and windbreaks in winter. Everybody wins.
Contact Sharon Sorenson on her website at birdsintheyard.com, follow local day-to-day bird activity on Facebook at SharonSorensonBirdLady, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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