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Photos: Keeping out the critters

Master Gardeners Sandy and Susanne Williams cover their garden box planted with carrots to keep out porcupines at the Community Garden on Monday. "That's gardening," says Susanne. "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, it's like going to Vegas."
Dirt Girl: Sandy's tomatoes

...and you immediately like them. Ever since they first came into the Master Gardener class, I have loved Sandy and Susanne Williams. Maybe it was the way Sandy told us about his volunteer project ... how the kids at Johnson Youth Center had argued...
Skating with Santa The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend this years festivities. Fees: Adult-$6.00 Youth-$5.00 Skates-$2.25. For more information regarding the events, contact Susanne Williams at 364-2243.

...potlucks in June to share and show off culinary favorites. "Almost everybody grows it," said master gardener Susanne Williams of Douglas. "At our potluck, we had some interesting dishes plus the usual sweet stuff." Williams recalled rhubarb...
Kale: the queen of soups

...type of cabbage, a loose-leafed vegetable which often sports leaves as ruffled as fine lingerie. Master gardener Susanne Williams of Douglas grows both white kale and red Russian kale. The latter was introduced to Alaska by Russian explorers...
Douglas to hold lighting of Christmas tree Friday

...Bruce Botelho is scheduled to light the tree this year. New lights and a new star will adorn the tree, organizer Susanne Williams said. "We just ask everyone to come and bring a flashlight and leave all the dogs at home," she said. Refreshments...
Out & About

...Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Road. Details: Susanne Williams, 907-364-2243. Halloween Swim, 9:15-10...m., Mt. Jumbo Gym, 909 4th Street. Details: Susanne Williams, 907-364-2243 Salsa Halloween Dance, 9 p...
Neighbors Briefs

...Commercial Apartment/Condo. The boundaries are: Douglas City Limits at Lawson Creek. For more information call Susanne Williams at 364-2243, or Rich Poor at 364-3329. Girl Scouts offer summer programs, fall early registration Tongass...
New community tree lighting set for Douglas

...Douglas had only two holidays a year: the Fourth of July and the 25th of December," said Douglas committee member Susanne Williams. "Looking at old photographs and reading newspaper clippings, it really hit home how important Christmas was to...
Porcupines: Watchable wildlife, but a gardener's worst nightmare

...taste to gardens, ornamental trees and flower beds. "They prefer raspberries over salmonberries," said gardener Susanne Williams of Douglas. "They come through and they sample things - they are true gourmets. They'll pull up carrots, take...


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