The hydrangea is one of the loveliest of summer flowers that linger on into fall.
It flourishes in either full sun or part shade, and in borders or containers. This old-fashioned bloom has been making a come back in popularity and is again available in a range of cultivars.
Native to woodlands in both North and South America and East Asia, hydrangeas include more than 80 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and vines. Probably the best known and one of the most popular examples is the hydrangea macrophyllas.
25 Years Ago
Cee Bee Food Store in Rockwood was advertising the following: Castleberry Beef Stew, 89 cents for a 24-ounce can; boneless chuck roast for $1.39 a pound; half gallon of Kay’s ice cream for $1.79; a gallon of 4-percent milk for $1.89; a 2-pound loaf of Kerns bread for 89 cents; and smoked hams for $1.19 a pound. Every Tuesday, seniors 62 and older received a 7 percent discount.
The annual Music and Melons celebration, presented by Babahatchie Community Band and Harriman Lions Club, will start at 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Harriman Riverfront Park.
Harriman Lions Club members will slice and distribute free slices of cold watermelon against a backdrop of Americana-defining music performed in Sunday afternoon concert style by the Babahatchie Community Band.
25 Years Ago
A fixture in the Kingston community, Bronce Franklin Johnson died at the age of 84. A Kingston attorney, he had also served as an assistant state attorney general for 12 years and was a Washington staff member of the late U.S. Rep. Howard Baker Sr. He was recognized for his knowledge of the political arena and was relied on by many for background information in all manner of community developments.
Roane Choral Society ensemble members who performed for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony include, front row from left, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Margie Wadlington, Ranell Lane, Peggy Sheppard, Joy McGarvey; middle row, Sandra Augustus, Marilyn Gaffin, Joy Goldberg, Terry Carlyle, Ken McGarvey, Georgette Boozer, Eugene Hattaway, Karon Oliver; and back row, Emilee Richardson, Bruce Pharis, George Wadlington, Beth Hattaway and Jennifer Gibson.
Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition was awarded a two-year grant to benefit at-risk groups through the East Tennessee Foundation’s 2012 Youth Endowment Grants Program.
The $5,000 grant will go toward creating youth-led public-service announcements written, produced and directed by middle and high school students to increase awareness of and reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
The grant is among the $258,500 in funds given to East Tennessee nonprofit organizations whose programs and projects are helping at-risk youth.
Nora Lee Honeycutt, back to camera, recently installed the 2012-13 Roane County Retired Teachers officers.
The new officers are, from left, President Mary Hickey, President-elect Miriam Bowman, Secretary Pat Brummitt, Treasurer Gretchen Harvey, Assistant Treasurer Eric Brummitt and Parliamentarian Richard Harris.