Augmented reality brings art to gardens

El Anatsui, a sculptor from West Africa, whose iconic installations of recycled bottles gently sparkle as if moved by a gentle wind. “Art is a parallel harmony with nature,” said 19th-century French artist Paul Cézanne. Over the next year or so, art and nature will not only be in harmony at the Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden, they will merge, and …

Couple arrested after spreading US Navy secrets via peanut butter sandwich

What do espionage and a peanut butter sandwich have in common? A couple from Maryland who thought they could outsmart the US government, apparently. According to the US Department of Justice, Jonathan Toebbe tried to sell information about our nuclear submarines to a foreign government. In his first attempt, he used half of a peanut butter sandwich, and in another …

Nazi heritage haunts new museum galleries

ZURICH – With the opening of an imposing extension on Saturday, the Kunsthaus Zurich has become the largest art museum in Switzerland. The expansive new cube designed by British architect David Chipperfield, facing the original building in a central plaza, more than doubles the museum’s exhibition space. A spacious atrium leads to a newly installed garden, and marble staircases lead …

Funding for community gardens tops SoBo Council agenda | City of South Boston

Representatives from the South Virginia Botanical Gardens in Edmunds Park are seeking financial assistance from the City of South Boston to help them operate and improve their Healthy Harvest Community Garden. South Boston City Council is expected to consider the funding request when it meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chamber on Yancey Street. The garden, located in …

2021 seafood recall: salmonella outbreak traced to northeastern seafood

Northeast Seafood Products, based in Colorado and not in the Northeast, has shut down some of its facilities after being linked to a salmonella outbreak. The CDC says the outbreak has resulted in 102 illnesses and 19 hospitalizations in 14 states. However, almost all of the people who fell ill were in Colorado or had recently traveled to Colorado, where …

Weeds: How to kill crabgrass on lawns

Crabgrass is a tough annual week that seems low to the ground and has a lot of stems. The weed may look like large blades of grass but often manages to avoid being cut by lawn mowers due to its position close to the ground. Unlike other annual weeds, crabgrass is hardy and will survive in high traffic areas. Removing …

Theresa M. Stewart, 60, Watkins

January 20, 1961 – October 5, 2021 Theresa M. (Jones) Stewart, 60, of Watkins, MN died on October 5, 2021 from complications during treatment for kidney cancer. Funeral services will be on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church in Paynesville, MN, with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will take …