Accent Staff Report
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For the Shelton family, decorating their home for Halloween has been a tradition since the kids were little, their mom, Christina Shelton, said. “(Now) I have three teenagers,” she said. “It’s a way to connect and spend time with them.” Their Halloween display incorporates many handmade items, including a life-size replica of Jack Skellington from the 1993 classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Jayne Flaagan’s dog, Ella, may soon become the star of the family. Husky Publishing of East Grand Forks has released “Doggy’s Busy Day” and “Doggy Finds Her Bone,” the first two installments of the “Ella the Doggy” children’s picture book series, written by Flaagan. Ella, who is a mix of two Husky breeds, is featured in pictures in the books.
Marissa and Spencer Bauer may have just moved into their home, at 815 Belmont Rd. in Grand Forks, a couple of months ago, but they’re already starting to incorporate seasonal decor. Marissa Bauer picked up some corn stalks at Lumber Mart and arranged them with burlap bows on both sides of their front stoop. Along with those arrangements, they also incorporated the standard pumpkins and flowers into their stoop display, accented by a large letter “B.”
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Grand Forks Public Library
Book: “Extraordinary Jane” Author/Illustrator: Hannah E. Harrison This is about a dog who wants to be special in the circus. His family members all had special talents, and he didn’t have a talent.
Ann Martin of Grand Forks swears by Miracle-Gro in her garden; she said she uses it once a month. One of the other things she’s found helpful in getting her garden to flourish is a hose attachment that works as a low-pressure sprinkler, misting the nearby plants to keep them colorful in dry times.
JoAnn Knudson, who lives north of Arvilla, has been experimenting with her garden for 38 years. “I like to have something blooming all the time,” she said. “I do like to work with a lot of perennials, and I put some annuals in my garden, too.” Among the many different types of plants and flowers in her garden are yellow tiger lilies and red bee balms. Knudson added that she also experiments by dividing and transplanting some of her perennials to different spots in her garden.
More than 4.8 million Americans have Swedish heritage today, and Meter Television is looking for some of these people — who are outgoing, adventurous and eager to experience their heritage — to participate in their new show “Great Swedish Adventure.” Although Swedish heritage is required to participate, even the smallest amount counts.