Local gardening column: Save your favorite plants now – News – Uticaod

A little work now can reduce the amount of money you spend on plants next year.

Tender annuals like geraniums, begonias, impatiens, plectranthus and coleus can easily be overwintered in the house. If you’re a fan of these or other annual plants, here are some tips on how to save them.

Pot them up and bring them in

If you have your favorites in a pot, bring them inside to a sunny window. If the annuals you love are in the ground, consider digging them up and planting in containers of fresh potting soil. Cut plants back by about a third and place the pots in a sunny location. Be sure you are saving the healthiest plants and look them over closely for any disease problems or insects.

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Local collaboration, innovation celebrated as face shield goes into production

Locally-designed reusable face shields designed with feedback from front-line workers are going into mass production at North Bay Plastic Molders next week.

As many as 20 new jobs will be created just to package the potential one million units a month that could be produced if world-wide marketing is successful.

“The ProtectON face shield can be sterilized and reused, which is a big improvement over other designs, reduces personal protective equipment costs and ensures we are doing our part to protect the environment, said Donald Champagne, president of North Bay Plastic Molders.

“Together we have designed a product that is superior to anything on the market … and it’s not made in China,” Champagne said.

The partnership that made it possible was celebrated Friday at Champagne’s facility off Highway 94 in East Ferris, which will begin making 150,000 units a month beginning Monday. Already an international supplier of engineered molding

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Local nonprofit searching for new home to continue mission

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Pays It Forward, a local nonprofit, provides assistance for so many across the area.

The group currently works out of a warehouse owned by Mid South Truck & Equipment in East Knoxville. The 6,000 sq. ft. warehouse, has now been sold.

Director Kim Cantrell says with this chapter closing, she is looking at it as an opportunity for the group to expand.

“Right now, we are located in East Knoxville, so if your live in West Knoxville or out in South Knoxville, it takes a while to get out to us. So we would love to get to where we can serve more people,” said Cantrell.

Cantrell says, for now, they just need somewhere to put all of their inventory.

“We would love to just have storage at this time, it doesn’t have to be huge,  we are willing to downsize, reorganize, and then

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All-In-One Local Marketing Platform Surefire Local Raises $3 Million from TIMIA Capital Corporation

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VIENNA, Va., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
VIENNA, Va., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GenNext Media, dba Surefire Local (www.surefirelocal.com), a seven-consecutive year Inc. 5000 company that brings the online marketing power typically yielded by large dot-coms into the hands of local, small businesses, today announced that the company has raised $3 million from TIMIA Capital Corporation.

TIMIA Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that provides growth capital to high growth technology companies.  TIMIA’s singular focus is the fast-growing, global, business-to-business Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) segment.

“With our best-of-breed marketing platform, scalable infrastructure, and awesome team, we are ready to accelerate growth,” said Chris Marentis, Founder and CEO at Surefire Local. “We take pride in providing our customers with industry-leading software, and now it’s time to reach even more entrepreneurs seeking help with

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New job, new start–how this woman changed her life with the help of her local grocery store

“Now, that is my home in there,” she said, gesturing to the store. “Those are all my babies. I have the time of my life every day.”

Williams once lived in the parking lot of this same Kroger, after losing two jobs and her home in 2019. For a time, while living out of her car at the grocery store, she would come in during the day for food and conversation with the staff. When she’d return to the lot each night, she would move her car so that nobody would know the severity of her situation.

For Williams, homelessness was one more bout of adversity after a lifetime of challenges and failed systems.

“I spent my life moving from foster care to foster care, dealing with child abuse and things like that,” she recounts. “In the end, nobody wanted me, and I stayed in the system until my senior … Read More

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Local children’s non-profit making memorial benches for Braylen Noble

A local woodworker is making benches in memory of the three-year old Noble, who was found dead in a pool near his apartment after a nearly week-long search.

It’s been more than two weeks since police found three-year-old Braylen Noble dead inside the pool at his mom’s apartment complex.

There are still questions surrounding the case but the community is coming together to honor him. Joyful Smiles Thru Faith, a local children’s non-profit, is helping to create two memorial benches to honor Braylen.

“It’s really sad, following the whole story because you didn’t know what happened,” said Joyful Smiles founder Jacqueline Federico.

There are still questions that are unanswered surrounding Braylen’s death. 

RELATED: Coroner releases early notes in the death of Braylen Noble, 3, who was found in an apartment pool

“I have four kids of my own,” said Joyful Smiles treasurer Robb Moore, “new grandchild, and to see something

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Innovation Quarter expands collaboration initiative with social equity as focus | Local

* Improving access to education and workforce training resources and opportunities necessary to move people into higher-paying jobs; and

* Studying and improving how spaces and places are designed and connected in order to maximize access to resources and activities for underserved populations.

“Winston-Salem can be a city where the very best ideas aimed at health and social equity are ideated, developed, tested and then scaled to other communities,” said Lindsey Schwab, director of community relations for Innovation Quarter.

“iQ Community Labs seeks to be the nexus where that happens.”

The iQ Healthtech’s aim is to shorten the development cycle of products.

That hub is set up to foster collaborations between tenants, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center research, traditional and non-traditional partners, commercial markets and potential investors.

Although there will be more emphasis on the virtual component because of the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the plan is to capitalize on

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Support local non-profits and attend a virtual Gala

Many non-profits have opted to move their annual fundraising event to an online format

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — It’s been a challenging year for non-profits with many needing to cancel their annual gala that generated a large percentage of their fundraising income. Now more than ever, the resources that non-profits provide have been tapped to help our community with homelessness, job loss, hunger, and racial disparity just to name a few.

The good news is that now these virtual galas are typically free, making it more available to those that may not be able to afford the ticket price. We’ve rounded up just a few of the events happening over the next few months. 

Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
Shine Teal for MOCA (Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance)
Join MOCA for an inspiration program hosted by KARE 11’s Jennifer Austin, silent auction, and special surprises. Register for free here.


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