As I drive around our area, I notice two familiar scenes: 1) Fresh mulch on commercial property landscape beds. 2) Innocent crepe myrtle trees being hacked. It must be spring. A familiar scenario that many gardeners encounter now that the thermometer is increasing is impulse buying. We have all... Read more
I had just driven by Station 1 and saw the TSO parked on the ramp and Engine 1 sitting in quarters. As I sat in the line at the Rite Aid, I heard the TSO and Engine 1 head out on a call. They had to have gone north,... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Well, the good news is that I have completed my tax forms…well…my CPA did them…I have long since gave up trying to do what they call… “any sixth-grader can master.” Really? Not only are they done, I have... Read more
To the Editor: What would you do if a close relative died, leaving two pet cats and you were allergic to them? What if you lost your job, had your home foreclosed and had to move somewhere you couldn’t take your family’s pet cat? What if a neighbor moved,... Read more
Hallelujah, March is finally here! As per most years, my winter doldrums vanish the instant the skies turn that Carolina blue and the sun starts to warm my skin. I love to hear the birds chirping, and my children playing outside. My windows are wide open and so is... Read more
Though Chesterfield Fire & EMS predates 1950, the first salaried Fire Marshal was hired in 1966. In 1969, the first salaried firefighters were hired and it was at this time that Robert L. Eanes went from being the Fire Marshal to Chief of the Department. Chief Eanes would lead... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Well, I finally did it. Yes I did! I have mentioned before about the sorry state of my billfold and how it is the nature of males to hold on to their wallets as long as possible. So,... Read more
Leg cramps are a common medical malady that can affect all ages. Many individuals experience leg or muscle cramps in relation to specific activities, for example during exercise. However, in others, pinpointing the cause of a cramp may not be so straightforward. Muscles are designed for locomotion. That is,... Read more
Spring is soon upon us and so is lawn season. I had the pleasure recently of visiting The Diamond to discuss turf care with Steve Ruckman, Sports Turf Manager for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Steve was gracious with his time and we chatted about grasses, soils, drainage, irrigation, and... Read more
Last Wednesday was an unusual weather day in Virginia. Seven tornadoes ravaged different parts of the state, causing loss of lives, multiple serious injuries and extensive property damage. Though I applaud our local news agencies for moment-by-moment reports, I do not believe that we are ready for this type... Read more