St. James’ Parish Day School in South Pasadena Adopt Families in Need through Hillsides Holiday Adopt-a-Family

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News center column 1 St. James’ Parish Day School in South Pasadena Adopt Families in Need through Hillsides Holiday Adopt-a-Family From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 15, 2014 | 12:44 pm Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Make a comment More Cool Stuffcenter_img HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Pictured above, (left to right) Kathryn Gordon Smith, the president of the St. James Parents’ Association and her daughter Louisa (in Snugli), Rozella Oliver and Nicole Cherry Yu, co-chairs of the Adopt-A-Family program, and Nicole’s daughter Miyako.For the 10th year in a row, the St. James’ Parish Day School in South Pasadena has adopted families in need through the Hillsides holiday adopt-a-family program. This year, the school adopted four families. Without the generosity of organizations like St. James’ Parish Day School, families would not receive gifts for the holidays or have enough food to feed their families. St. James sets up a Christmas tree in its parish hall, and hangs holiday wishes on the tree. Families then take the wish, purchase the gift, and bring it back to the school for delivery to Hillsides.Hillsides, over 100 years old and headquartered in Pasadena, provides high quality care, advocacy and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive. This holiday season, Hillsides is fulfilling the wishes of 80 families in need through its adopt-a-family program. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

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first_img Infected with brown rot, a peach hangs mummified from a tree in Peach County. Photo:Plant Pathology Over the past three years, because of drier conditions, peach producers have had little worry with diseases, he said. But this year, diseases have consumed as much as 25 percent of some orchards.The blight, the spot, the rotA disease known as blossom blight entered orchards early in the growing season. This condition led the way for brown rot, a much more serious disease, to appear during harvest, he said. “This year, we had nearly perfect conditions for dissemination of spores and subsequent germination,” Brannen said. Photo:Plant Pathology Bacterial spot causes deep, ugly blemishes on peaches, rendering them unmarketable. This summer, timely rains have helped Georgia farmers recover from three years of severe drought. Peach growers, however, know too much of a good thing can bring a whole new set of problems.This season, peach producers face the worst disease problems in years, said Phil Brannen, an Extension Service plant pathologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Extended, frequent rain has caused long stretches of moist, soggy conditions, he said. These have opened the gate for diseases, causing fungi and bacteria to thrive and attack Georgia’s $24 million peach crop. “We don’t often have blossom blight,” he said. “But we had wet conditions during bloom this year, and we had a goodly amount of infection during bloom. Spores were formed. . . . This set us up for a heavy brown rot year.”The brown rot fungus produces a multitude of spores which are spread from fruit to fruit by wind and rain, he said.Brannen said brown rot has hit orchards in middle Georgia hardest. The disease mummifies the fruit on the tree.”Mummified fruit is actually hard, and it follows with the complete rotting of the fruit,” he said.Wet, warm conditions make another disease, bacterial spot, more likely on certain varieties. O’Henry, a variety being picked right now, he said, is especially hard-hit. Bacterial spot will show up when the fruit is ripening.”The bacterial spot makes a nasty-looking fruit,” Brannen said. “It makes deep pits in the fruit. It’s an ugly disease.”Bacterial spot has infected 15 percent to 20 percent of some orchards, he said.Tough to controlBrown rot and bacterial spot are tough to control, Brannen said. “They (producers) are spraying as much as they can,” he said.When it rains as often as it has this season, the chemicals just simply wash off of the trees, he said. And it’s hard to spray in heavily soaked orchards.”To spray and then have to go right back in and spray again is almost impossible,” he said.In the past three or four weeks, it has gotten dry again. That may help, Brannen said. But the damage has already been done.”Overall, we’ve had a good peach crop, good fruit set and prices have been good for producers,” he said.But when you consider the added cost of spraying and the reduction of sellable fruit due to disease, the harvest could have been much better, he said.UGA CAES scientists are working to develop an effective spray management program for growers. The program will determine the best spraying times by monitoring the temperatures and moisture levels in orchards.The peach harvest began in April and will last into mid-Augustlast_img read more