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B OONE COUNTY RECORDER

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

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Florence half-marathon honors veterans Amy Scalf ascalf@communitypress.com

FLORENCE — More than 350 people have already signed up for the second Honor Run Half Marathon, set to take place Nov. 15 throughout the city of Florence. The Honor Run Half Marathon closed several main streets during the first race last year, when 1,100 participants contributed $27,000 to finance Honor Flight Tri-State, which sends local veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. “Last year, we were going into it hoping we were going to draw 500 runners,” said Scott Spicher, race founder. “That race generated enough money for 70 veterans to experience the Honor Flight trip. For all the headaches and planning, to be able to see those 70 veterans take part and see everything in D.C. makes everything well worth it.” This year, he expects 3,000 participants. “More than ever, it’s important to make sure the residents are as aware as humanly possible,” Spicher said. “This is going to be huge.” The race’s 13.1-mile route starts and ends at the Florence Mall, traveling on Mall Road,

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Bridget Bays arranges plants for sale from Fryman Farms of Burlington at the Boone County Farmers Market.

Boone farmers market features variety Amy Scalf ascalf@communitypress.com

BURLINGTON — The new season at the Boone County Farmers Market brings a basket full of fresh changes along with local produce, plants, flowers and other products. Market manager Coy Wilson said chicken, beef and pork products and home-based microprocessing products will be available this summer at the market, open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6028 Camp Ernst Road. The farmers market is on the Boone County Extension Office, which is accessible off Camp Ernst Road and Burlington Pike. Also in Boone County, Friendly Market on Norbotten Drive in Florence, has an outdoor farmers market pavilion. “This is my 10th year , and it’s the most growth I’ve ever seen over one season,” said Wilson. “Probably 40 percent of the members coming in this year are new, and there are several who have shared their products here before.” The new Enrichment Center, adjacent to the market, will also offer some new amenities. The building will be accessible during market times so visitors can use the restrooms and water fountains indoors. Classes and programs of-

Houston Road, Aero Parkway, through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Turfway Park, and along Burlington Pike, or Ky. 18. “There was some difficulty on the roads,” Spicher said. “It was tough, especially on the Houston Road corridor down by Sam’s Club. That’s one of the reasons why we moved the race to Sunday. It should be easier on people driving to get in and out of the places they usually visit.” Spicher said the course is challenging for runners, but he wants it to be a little easier for drivers and residents. “We want to be good citizens. We want the community to participate in this event and not be upset because we’re clogging up all the roads,” he said. “I’d love to see all of Florence, all of Boone County, all of Northern Kentucky to come line the streets and cheer people on, or come to run and just celebrate our veterans.” The course, Spicher said, is “a running tour of the city of Florence. It’s the only running event that goes inside the airport. We run along the DHL runway during active flight times.” Since last year’s race, SpichSee MARATHON, Page 2A

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At the Boone County Farmers Market in 2014, mother and daughter Linda and Laura Campbell of Florence select honey products from Keith Crigger of Crigger Farm of Warsaw.

fered at the Enrichment Center will also feature produce and farmers who participate in the market. “Every single thing at our market is locally grown and produced right here in Northern Kentucky,” said Wilson. “It takes the guess work out of wondering where stuff comes from. When you come here, you’re buying from the person who grew it or produced it.” Keith Crigger said buying local is especially important for honey. Crigger, of Gallatin County,

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Olena and Eric Love, of Hebron, check out this little red Corvette during the Fellowcraft Club of Burlington Lodge 264 car, truck, tractor and motorcycle show held Saturday, May 9, at Burlington Baptist Church.

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sells his Crigger Farm honey on Saturdays at the Boone County Farmers Market. “It is difficult if not impossible to identify the true source and content of many honeys sold in stores,” he said. “Some are diluted or heated and filtered to levels that diminish many of the health benefits of pure honey. Also, some studies have indicated that pesticide and herbicide levels in store honey are extremely high. In addition, local honey is believed

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