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SIGN ME UP: Thud the mud starting Sept. 8 on Mundy Park trails

Starting Saturday, Sept. 8, a new session of Mundy Mudthudders' informal walking group will be held Saturday mornings.

MINTER: Bud bloom heathers look fresh for months

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to speak at the International Heather Society's meeting in Victoria and, by chance, I had the great luck to meet Kurt Kramer and his wife from Germany.

A GOOD READ: It's almost autumn - time to eat

T he chill is in the air and our gardens are full. The previous months of planning, planting and tending crops are now beginning to show their bounty. Apples hang heavy on trees, blackberries demand to be foraged and pears show off their golden hue.

SIGN ME UP: Get active and involved this fall in Port Coquitlam

With fall approaching, the city of Port Coquitlam offers residents a variety of opportunities to get more involved in their community. GET CONNECTED You can stay up-to-date about city news and initiatives through: portcoquitlam.

SIGN ME UP: Check out variety of Tri-City clubs

Summer is almost over and, for many, September is a time to try something new. Check out the clubs information below, taken from the Community Calendar of The Tri-City News: Tri-City Speakers Toastmasters Club meets Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.

SIGN ME UP: Coquitlam arts open house for adults only

Coquitlam's Place des Arts kicks off its 40th anniversary season next week by offering adults the chance to ignite their creative spirit and discover all that the centre has to offer at the annual adults-only open house and exhibition opening recepti

BOOKS PLUS: Cut your clutter, find your family at Tri-City libraries

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library , Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam. PORT MOODY Clear Clutter: On Sept.

MARKET FRESH: Can, freeze and enjoy fresh produce

A s we head into the cooler fall months, the bounty of the market is winding down. September is a great month for one last push through the market to stock up on produce and put it away for winter use.

YOUR HISTORY: Saying goodbye to a man of many PoCo memories

A life has ended, with the passing of a friend, the memories of times, have come to an end" - poet Abby Willowroot Sadly, a small bit of Port Coquitlam history quietly slipped away on Aug. 23 with the passing of longtime resident Walter Carlson.

MINTER: Hibiscus is under-used in our gardens

M ove over Hawaii, we've got our own beautiful hibiscus to light up our summer gardens. Perhaps one of the most under-used summer flowering shrub is the hardy Hibiscus syriacus althaea or Rose of Sharon.
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