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On the Calendar:  Wednesday, 4/22/2015 2:00 PM
Cooking with...FLOWERS!: Come join us for a unique Earth Day program... Choudrant Louisiana Author Donna McManus of The Sugared Violet has just published her first cookbook "Spread the Sweetness, Jams and Jellies, no longer just for breakfast!" Donna's recipe book is full of great recipes for jams and jellies... made from local herbs, berries, and flowers. The book gives basic jelly making directions and specific details for making special jams and jellies, accompanied by beautiful color photos of finished products! You will most definitely want to try the Honeysuckle Jelly or the Wisteria Petal Jelly, or at least read about how an expert does it! She is working on a new cookbook now about making desserts from flowers. Come join us and learn what flowers are edible and how to add flowers into your recipes! Calendar

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Australia's East Coast Hammered by Storms

Winds of up to 85 mph, torrential rain battered Australia's east coast, killing at least three people and cutting power to more than 200,000 homes.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:53:30 GMT
Spring Weather Sparks Spate of 15 Shootings in NYC

At least 20 people were shot in New York City this weekend in 15 separate incidents, officials said Sunday. One person was killed.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:58:17 GMT
Clear Waters Show Off Century Old Shipwrecks

The clear post-winter waters of Lake Michigan disclosed some of their hidden treasures lying off the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:46:11 GMT
Hail, High Winds Lash Texas as Storms Move East

There were tornado watches but no major damage reported as storms with high winds swept through parts of Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma Saturday.

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:34:51 GMT
Worst Sandstorm in Years Chokes China

A sandstorm hits portions of northwest China, reducing visibility to less than 50 yards in some areas. The sand and dust is likely to stay in the Xinjiang region for a few more days.

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:20:39 GMT
Cars Battle High Waters After Flash Floods in Houston

Intense rains led to flash flooding in Houston, Texas on Friday night.

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:59:52 GMT
'No Water, No Workers': Town Shrinks Amid Historic Drought

The land in Stratford, California, isn't sinking as it has in some towns, but business is drying up as the town is ravaged by an historic drought.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:52:04 GMT
Texas Tornado Captured on Video

Camera rolls as a large tornado moves across the horizon near Briscoe, Texas.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:43:21 GMT
Twisters, Baseball-Sized Hail Batter Texas, Plains

Rain, baseball-sized hail and 10 reported tornadoes pounded Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas on Thursday.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:11:38 GMT
Funnel Cloud Formation Captured on Camera in Texas

Severe weather conditions across Texas included the formation of this funnel cloud near the town of Pampa.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:12:33 GMT
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