The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Today is Saint Matthew’s Day: This is his special day and on this day an important event happens that is a harbinger of spring. It is said that ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Francisco news

We had another beautiful weekend in Stokes County. A body could really get used to this! My daughter and I went to Winston Salem on Saturday and there...

February 21st, 2017 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Starting cabbage and broccoli from Seed: Even though it is mid-February, cool weather Cole family vegetables of cabbage and broccoli will can be start...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Francisco news

Wasn’t the weekend gorgeous? Judging by the temperatures, you would never think that it is February. It was so nice to see lots of folks, young ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Valentine’s Day is almost here: The day of hearts, flowers and gift cards is closing in and you still have plenty of time to select a gift for t...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Francisco news

The landscape down Highway 89 in Francisco has changed somewhat in the last few days. The old Francisco Post Office/Moir Brothers Store is no longer t...

February 7th, 2017 |  


The sinister lure of drugs

The sinister lure of drugs

“Hey, let’s sneak through the woods behind the school to get some fries at Hicks Pharmacy before the ballgame starts!”That was the n...

February 7th, 2017 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

A BIT OF WEATHER LORE ON GROUNDHOG DAY: Of course everyone knows today is Groundhog Day or “Candlemas” as it is known in Pennsylvania Dutc...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Francisco news

Can you believe January is gone?? Is it because I’m older? It seems like you can’t turn around before another month has come and gone. I d...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Francisco news

A good number of people showed up Sunday for the community meeting at the Francisco Community Building. Paul Blue, Bill Hart and Jay Talmon are headin...

January 25th, 2017 updated: January 25th, 2017. |