More than 70 volunteers renovate U.S. VETS Barber’s Point

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Home Depot volunteers picked up some gloves and tools at U.S. VETS Barber’s Point to renovate its facilities in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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“It’s going to bring us closer together. More of a bonding,” stated Jermaine Wooden. “Even though we have different branches here, we all serve the country and we should continue to serve each other…”

Wooden is a veteran who joined more than 70 volunteers for the project. He said he’s getting his life back on track with help from organizations like U.S. VETS.

“Our main mission is to get homeless veterans off the street into permanent housing and wrap them around with the services that they need to be successful in their community,” said U.S. VETS Vice President of Clinical Services Kim Cook.


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The garden of eatin’

My wife has ants in her plants. She also has rabbits and squirrels and birds, oh my!

The creatures have been eating the vegetables in Sue’s garden. In retaliation, my green-thumbed sweetheart has been waging a constant battle to stop the pesky invaders from decimating the fruits of her labors.

“They’re destroying my zucchini!” Sue moaned recently after discovering that some creepy critters had been gorging on the thick courgettes she takes supreme pleasure in making me eat.

To put it mildly, I am not a fan of squash, though I do like tennis. Sue is also growing cucumbers, which I hate, too, so it’s a good thing I don’t play pickleball.

Anyway, she is at her wits’ end with these creatures. (With me, she is only at her halfwit’s end.)

The question is: How do we get rid of them?

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Nonprofit in Mansfield shows off fall colors with beautiful garden displays

MANSFIELD, Ohio — If you’re looking for a delightful way to spend the afternoon surrounded by fall colors, then Kingswood Center Gardens in Mansfield is the place for you.

“Kingwood has ever-changing gardens for the pleasure and education of our guests,” the nonprofit said. “Spring features a massive display of flowering bulbs, flowering trees and wildflowers. Seasonal beds offer a second major color display from early summer until frost.”

The estate also features numerous gardens and natural areas that can be enjoyed year-round.

Visitors can stop into the gift shop to purchase gifts, garden supplies, and other unique treasures and trinkets.

And if you’re hungry, visitors can grab a bit to eat at the Gateway Cafe.

Ticket admission is $8 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Kingwood is located at 50 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield.

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