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Features & Contents Cover Story: Spring Garden Time Spring is here! The trees are budding, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing so that means it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy it. There are many different plants that begin to show their colors in the spring. In this article you will learn about the many annuals and perennials and what they can offer for your garden or landscape. A landscape with fresh bright colors will make anyone want to head outdoors and enjoy the fabulous fresh spring air.

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Improving the Yard with an Outdoor Kitchen

12-13 It’s getting close to the time that we can put away our winter coats and snow shovels and start looking and planning for the upcoming spring time. It’s time to get our gardening and landscape ideas refreshed. What plants need to be replaced or removed? It will soon be time to spruce up the lawn or contact your lawn care providers to get a jump on the neighbors. There are a lot of very useful articles and advertisements in this magazine that will help you along the way. There are also lots of projects that we can all do as a family. Get the kids involved in planting a tree in the yard or planting their own section of the family garden. Let them pick what they want to plant and what they like to eat. They will undoubtedly become gardening adults in later years and maybe even learn to eat a few more vegetables from their garden. We would love to hear from you at editor@hlsmagazine.com with your comments, questions or ideas. Cheers,

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Calendar OF EVENTS April

April 19-25 PASSOVER April 20-21

Spring City Wide Garage Sale Carlyle’s City Wide Garage Sale is an extremely popular event bringing many people to town. Come to Carlyle to search out surprising items and hard-to-find treasures For more information, call 618-594-2468.

April 28

Alzheimer’s Association 2012 Moonlight Memories Hidden Lake Winery 5:00pm-11:00pm Advance tickets: $35 per person Door tickets: $40 per person Enjoy a delectable dinner, wine samples from the Hidden Lake Winery selection, decadent desserts from vendors across the MetroEast, silent/oral auction raffles, entertainment providedby David Cattani, fun, dancing and much more! For more information, call 618-228-9111.

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Clinton County Showcase presents “Nunsensations” Avon Theater 8:00pm-9:00pm For more information, call 618-526-0021. www.breesechamber.org Community Link’s Annual Buddy Walk One-Mile fun walk from Carlyle Lake Dam West Recreation Area Pavilion #2 on accessible path on top of the main dam and back to pavilion for picnic lunch. Proceeds benefit Community Link and the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information, contact Marla Hilmes @ 618-594-2468 or email MarlaH@commlink.org.

April 25-28

City Wide Clean up The City’s Street Department organizes a semiannual cleanup for Carlyle residents. Carlyle residents are able to discard their large junk and trash items that aren’t normally picked up. For more information, call 618-594-2468.

April 26

Kelly Miller Circus Show Times at 4:30pm and 7:00p.m. Advanced Tickets: Children $6, Adults $10 Door Tickets: Children $7, Adults $15 Advanced tickets will be available at Carlyle IGA and First National Bank. For more information, contact Kris Lowe @ 618-660-5708 or LuAlice Kampwerth @ 618-594-4677.

St. Anthony’s Bunco & Dessert Party St. Anthony’s Parish Center 1:00pm-2:00pm $5 donation includes coffee and dessert. Proceeds to benefit the cemetery www.breesechamber.org

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IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals Carlyle Lake 3:00pm, FREE The Carlyle of Carlyle hosts the annual State Bass Fishing Finals at Carlyle Lake. For more information, contact Kurt Gibson, IHSA @ 309-663-6377 or Bill Gruen, City of Carlyle @ 618-594-2468.

May 5

May Market Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce 9:00am- 5:00pm Come and enjoy a wonderful mix of plants, food, and a varied array of items to brighten your home and yard. For more information, call 618-537-8420.

May 9

Book Club New Baden Library 7:00pm-8:00pm Everyone is welcome! For more information, call 618-588-4554.

May 12

The Big Bang Duling Pianos Hidden Lake Winery 7:00pm-12:00am, $5 Cover Charge For more information, call 618-228-9111.


Clinton County Area 2012 City of Carlyle Sign-Ups Carlyle City Park 9:00am-1:00pm City of Carlyle sign-ups for Soccer, Swim Team Swimming Lessons, Pool Passes, and summer camps. For more information, call 618-594-2468.

May 13 MOTHER’S DAY

June 2

City Wide Yard Sale Starts at 8:00am For more information, call Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce @ 618-537-8420.

June 9

Common Addiction Big Stix 10:00pm-11:00pm For more information, call 618-526-7706.

June 10

Knights of Columbus Charitable Breakfast 8:00am-12:00pm The Knights of Columbus host a charitable breakfast just about every month at the KC Hall, located at 1471 Fairfax Street. For more information, call Ray Rainey/KC Hall @ 618-594-2730. Mother’s Day Brunch Hidden Lake Winery 9:30am-2:00pm For more information, call 618-228-9111.

May 17-20

MaysDays Festival Downtown Clinton For information, please call Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce @ 217-935-3364.

May 26

Opening Day at the Carlyle City Pool Cool off at the City Pool! Swimming season begins! For more information, call 618-594-5209.

May 28h MEMORIAL DAY

June June 1

Well Hungarians Big Stix 10:00pm-11:00pm For more information, call 618-526-7706.

Iron House Poker Run Chakota Therapeutic Riding Center 6248 Wesclin Road, Germantown 12:00pm-1:00pm Motorcycle and car ride raising funds for an indoor arena for therapeutic interaction with horses for people with disabilities. The goal of the therapy is to instill self-esteem, confidence dignity and emotional well-being. For more information on time and other details on how you can help, contact Kay @ 618-334-0885.

June 13

BJWC Story Hour at Library Breese Public Library 6:30pm-7:30pm Cost is $10.00 per child for 4 and 5 year olds Sign up is now open for Story Hour at Breese Public Library. For more information, contact Angie Pollman @ 526-7478 or the library @ 618-526-7361. Book Club New Baden Library 7:00pm-8:00pm Everyone is welcome! For more information, call 618-588-4554.

June 16

Movies in the Park Carlyle On this night, we’ll be presenting “Tangled.” All movies begin at dusk and concessions will be available. It’ll be great; you’ve got to be there! AND IT’S FREE! For more information, call 618-594-5205.

June 17 FATHER’S DAY June 18-22

Parks Camp-Arts & Crafts/Scrapbooking This week, the children will make different arts and craft items along with learning how to make a scrapbook. For more information, call 618-594-5205.

June 23 Super Jam Big Stix 10:00pm-11:00pm For more information, call 618-526-7706.

June 23-24 Second Annual Lebanon Art Festival Horner Park Grounds 23rd: 9:00am-4:00pm 24th: 10:00am-4:00pm Returning for a second year, the Lebanon Art Festival will once again take on the sub title of “Art In The Park”. From paintings on everything from canvas to metal, to “Barn Art” sculptures that are truly unique, and Gourd Art that will have you wondering “how the heck did they do that!” For more information, call Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce @ 618-537-8420.

June 26 Chamber Annual Golf Outing Clinton Country Club Planning continues to make this a great event for 2012! For more information, call 217-935-3364.


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Did You Know? If you’re considering inspiration from Colonial gardens of yore for your landscape, certain pointers can turn that dream garden into a reality. First, Colonial gardens are largely geometric and symmetrical. Elements should be arranged with thought to the central axis of the planting bed. Color is used sparsely in Colonial-style gardens; therefore, stick to small patches of color used in moderation against monochromatic hues of green foliage. Linear pathways are also a dominating feature of Colonial gardens. At the end of the path put a focal point, such as a large planter or birdbath. Brick, crushed gravel and seashells are pathway materials of choice when constructing the garden. Using more hardscape than plants and flowers enables homeowners who create Colonial-style gardens to perform minimal maintenance.

Did You Know? Women make up a fast-growing segment of the home improvement market. According to research by Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Investor’s Business Daily, 53 percent of married women are responsible for basic household maintenance and repair. Women also comprise 50 percent of all residential buyers at major home improvement stores and generally spend more than men when shopping. Women also make 85 percent of all remodeling decisions around the home. As a result, more retailers cater to female shoppers in their home improvement promotions. 26

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Did You Know? Women make up a fast-growing segment of the home improvement market. According to research by Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Investor’s Business Daily, 53 percent of married women are responsible for basic household maintenance and repair. Women also comprise 50 percent of all residential buyers at major home improvement stores and generally spend more than men when shopping. Women also make 85 percent of all remodeling decisions around the home. As a result, more retailers cater to female shoppers in their home improvement promotions.

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Eco-Friendly Cat Litter On the surface, cats have relatively small carbon footprints. They don’t drive gas guzzlers, their smaller statures mean they generally consume less food than dogs and, for the most part, they self-groom. However, cats use a litter box for their business and all of that discarded litter and waste can be an environmental hazard depending on the type of litter used. Litter is often scooped and disposed of in plastic bags, which don’t decompose, compounding the problem. In the past, finding eco-friendly cat litters was hard to come by. Today, many of the products on store shelves are environmentally friendly, and many brands offer eco-conscious cat owners a host of options. Shoppers can consider a clumping product, in which waste is flushed down the toilet and the box is not frequently dumped. Environmental products like shredded newspapers, recycled paper, corn husks, peanut shells, and even garden mulch can be used as litter. Some people choose to bury the used litter in the yard to naturally decompose instead of putting it in the trash. 30

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