Melanie Taylor

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Name: Melanie Taylor
Date registered: October 13, 2011

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  1. 4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses — April 24, 2017
  2. Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017 — March 23, 2017
  3. Managing the Holidays without Breaking the Bank — December 8, 2016
  4. 4-H Friendly Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — March 24, 2016
  5. Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking — December 11, 2015

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4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses

Russell and Julie McMillian both grew up in Gulf County and together have established a thriving business based on their love of horses.  They now own a small farm in Dalkeith, just south of Wewahitchka, and their business Rockin’ M Ranch, consists of horseback riding lessons for beginners and beach rides for tourists and locals …

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Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to a new generation …

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Managing the Holidays without Breaking the Bank

As the holiday season quickly approaches many people become overwhelmed with all of the activities, decorating, and shopping that needs to be completed. Here are a few tips to save energy, time and your nerves.  Let’s begin with Five Steps to Seasonal Savings: Recognize Your Seasonal Stressors- Know your personal stressors—such as family, friends, work, travel, …

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4-H Friendly Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

I just discovered a few years ago that my great-grandmother, whom I never met, was an Irish redhead. I found this very exciting. It made me much more interested in learning about the history of St. Patrick’s Day, beyond wearing green. We live in a culture where we look for the next person or event …

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Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking

The holidays are often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make this holiday season to create healthier meals and active days. An added bonus, these small changes may help you to avoid those extra holiday pounds we all fear …

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Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime. Make a “Smarter” Sandwich: While some kids prefer the same thing every day, others may be okay with a slight switch to their sandwich. Use different …

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Tips for Preparing your Child Emotionally for a New School

As summer break comes to a close, many children will be experiencing changes in their school experience at an entirely new school. Be sure to make the transition as easy as possible by talking with your child about the positive experiences they may have this new school year. Below are a few tips on how …

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Beat the Heat this Summer – Stay Hydrated for Health

Summer is in full swing and our part of the country is very hot.  When the temperature rises, proper hydration is extra important. You need to provide your body with the fluid that it needs to stay healthy. Water regulates many different body processes, including body temperature, digestion, and heart rate. It also cushions and …

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“From Seed to Plate” – Youth Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor

Did you know that something as simple as a garden can help youth not only learn to love vegetables, but also improve their science scores?  Fifth-graders at Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Elementary Schools experienced the benefits of gardening this year through the 4-H Seed to Plate Program.  This program teaches youth how to plant, maintain, and harvest a …

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