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Federal Campaign Accepting
Applications From Agencies
Through April 30 the Cape Fear Area Combined Federal Campaign is
accepting applications from local charitable organizations that arc inter
ested in receiving funds from the fall 1993 campaign.
The campaign is conducted each October in Brunswick, New Hanover
and Pender counties and is the only fundraising drive permitted in feder
al government facilities.
To be eligible, an organization must have an office or facility within
commuting distance of the Cape Fear area; must demonstrate that they
arc tax exempt, private, not for profit organizations; and demonstrate that
fundraising and administrative costs arc reasonable, and that the organi
zation delivers substantial services and benefits.
Past recipients have included Cape Fear Area United Way, National
Black United Federation of Charities, World Service Organizations and
Earth Share, as well as many local, unaffiliated health and welfare agen
Applications arc available from Cape Fear Area United Way, the ap
pointed principal combined fund organization, at 255 N. Front Street,
Wilmington, N.C. or by calling 1-919-251-5020. Applicants will be noti
fied by letter of eligibility decisions.
Parks Department Plans
Varied Spring Programs
"Kidnastics," flower arranging,
bike riding, an egg hunt and a pho
tography contest are among spring
events scheduled by the Brunswick
County Parks and Recreation
The "Kidnastic" program at
Southport Primary School will begin
Monday, April 5. Classes will be
held on Mondays, and a monthly
participation fee of S22 will be due
at the first class meeting. Parents
must accompany children to the first
class meeting to register.
There will be no class on April 12
because of Easter vacation.
The Lockwood Folly Community
Building will be site of a flower ar
ranging class scheduled for April 13,
20 and 17 from 1-3 p.m. There will
be a S5 class participation fee per
Pre-registration is required by cal
ling the Brunswick County Parks
and Recreation Department. A mini
mum of six participants will be re
quired, and a maximum of 10 will
The class will include lecture,
demonstration and hands-on partici
pation in flower arranging and bow
making. The instructor will give a
list of materials needed at the first
class meeting; participants will be
responsible for bringing their own
A spring egg hunt has been
scheduled for Sunday, April 4.
Participants will meet at the Public
Assembly Building at the Bruns
wick County Government Complex
in Bolivia at 2 p.m. and should bring
their own baskets. The hunt is open
to children under 9 years old.
Coastal North Carolina will be the
theme of the Brunswick County
Parks and Recreation Department's
amateur photography contest, open
to anyone in North Carolina. Entry
deadline is Friday, May 14. Entries
will be on display during June at the
Franklin Square An Gallery in
A bike ride has been scheduled
for Wednesday, April 21. Partic
ipants will meet at Waterfront Park
in Southport at 5:30 p.m. Parents
must accompany children. The ride
will be short and slow-paced.
In case of inclement weather, the
ride will be rescheduled.
For information or prc-registra
tion for any of the events, call
Emma T. McGraw at the Brunswick
County Parks and Recreation De
partment, 253-4357 or 1-800-222
Easter Buffet Celebration
Sunday, April 11,1993
12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.
SQUP5... Carolina Crab Chowder and Onion Soup
Salads Mixed greens with a make your own salad bar with
eight varieties of dressings, spinach salad, roquefort wal
nut potato salad, cucumber with sour cream and fresh dill
dressing, tortellini pasta salad, pasta, crab and caper
salad, shrimp salad, chicken salad, mozzarella, tomato
and fresh basil, and greek salad with fresh breads... and
two selections of pate, assorted relish tray, selection of
cheeses and three varieties of butter
Entrees Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus, Virginia Cured
Ham with Raisin Sauce, Chicken Wellington, Seafood
Thermidor with shrimp, scallops, lobster and pasta
Vegetables Potatoes Au Gratin, fried cauliflower, maca
roni and cheese, green beans almondine, broccoli casse
role, carrots vichy, corn fritters with honey maple sauce,
broiled tomatoes and brown sugar
Desserts Assorted cake, pies, pastries and Easter candy
Plantation & Golf Resort
Adults .... $12.35, Children (6-12).... ?6.95
(Children under six complimentary)
^ For Reservations call 579-4330 ext. 293
Give Best Cut, But..
Arboretum for nearly two years
Reel mowers give the best cut to
grass. The blades on a reel mower
cut grass in much the same way that
scissors do. The grass blade is not
bruised or damaged as with the tear
ing-bashing cut of a rotary mower.
In addition, the reel mower can cut
grass very close. Some golf course
superintendents routinely cut golf
greens to Xiths of an inch using pre
cision reel mowers.
The very best rotary mower can
only cut grass from % inch to 1.0
inch on a perfectly level surface.
However, on a normal lawn, scalp
ing will usually accompany a low
mowing height because the nature of
the rotary mowers blade movement.
Reel mowers arc precision ma
chines and for that reason are very
expensive. Home lawn model reel
Dear Plant Doctor: I have a mul
ti-grassed lawn consisting of Berm
uda, Centipede and Zoysia. You
might say 1 am experimenting with
these grasses to prove or disprove
what I have found in my research
I have used both a reel-type mow
er and a rotary mower. The reel
mower gave an excellent cut where
as the rotary mower "chewed" the
grass. After cutting with the rotary
mower, the grass almost always
turned a distasteful brown, with
some scalping, but the reel mower's
cut left a nice "carpcty" green.
Herein is my problem. 1 need a
good, durable, affordable reel mow
cr...I priced reel mowers at S700 or
more. These mowers were primarily
for professional lawn care or golf
courses. 1 am unable to locate a ven
dor or dealer who can supply the
equipment I need at a reasonable
cost (S200 to S300). Do you have
any information on reel mowers or
can you recommend a good vendor
who 1 can contact?
Answer: Your observations are
right on the mark. I certainly hope
some equipment vendors arc read
ing. This is a problem 1 hear over
and over again. I have been trying to
locate a good used commercial reel
mower for the New Hanover County
mowers are available at prices start
ing at $500 and up. Commercial reel
mowers start at $1,200. I recently
saw a very average, no-frills, 6-gang
reel mower and tractor combination
that cost $42,000.
Remember that a reel mower also
requires routine specialized mainte
nance for optimum performance.
Routine sharpening of the reel and
honing of the bed knife are much
more expensive than getting a rotary
mower blade sharpened.
You have several large commer
cial turf equipment suppliers in your
area. Check with them for a good
used commercial mower?you may
get lucky and get one in your price
Dear Plant Doctor: Enclosed is
some information on a problem we
arc having with our water oak trees.
The tree appears to be dying because
of this condition. Please advise us
on how to cure or eradicate these
Answer: As you have already de
termined, your trees have a gall-type
insect problem caused by the homed
oak gall wasp (Callirhylis cornia
era) or gouty oak gall wasp (Callir
hylis quercuspunctaia). 1 discussed
this problem with Dr. James Baker,
the N.C. State University extension
entomologist He says this insect
problem is common across the coas
tal plains of the Carolinas.
A healthy oak tree will not nor
mally become terminally infested
with these insects. Healthy trees will
have some galling.
However, trees under severe
stress (from construction damage,
disease, or other problems) will usu
ally have a much worse infestation
and in some instances, the insect can
deal the death blow to the tree.
The best solution is to prune out
the galls and destroy them. In larger
trees, this practice may not be prac
tical. This insect has a very complex
and unique life cycle which makes
the effective utilization of pesticides
Send your Hardening questions
and comments to The Plant Doctor.
P.O. Box 109. Bolivia. N.C. 28422.
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