After tending your vegetable garden these past couple of months, August escorts into our kitchen the bounty of the season—ripened tomatoes, melon, peppers, eggplants, corn on the cob, and zucchini, to name just a few. Blooming in our flower beds, we see an assortment of colors from the bee balms, Shasta daisies, black-eyed Susan, marigolds, dahlias, and oriental lilies.

Although August is the last month of summer and thus referred to as “the dog days of summer” in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the last month of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

August is the eighth month of the year in our calendar, and it was named to honor the first Roman emperor Augustus Caesar (63 B.C.–A.D. 14).

NVWN Upcoming (brief) News
Quiet August. No regular Schlow meeting. But we do still have our Social on the 4th Tuesday.

September 13th, NVWN guest speaker
Marjorie Maddox http://www.marjoriemaddox.com/). She is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lock Haven University.

Ms. Maddox will have an exhibit of her poems and accompanying artwork (the pictures are not hers but were selected to go with the lyrics) just outside the Community room. The display will be up through September.

More news to come in September…