Gillespie Life

SystemsGo to launch new Colorado program

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SystemsGo is introducing its high school Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum to Colorado during World Space Week. The education non-profit founded in Fredericksburg will launch the curriculum with an event at the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs on Oct.

A unique sighting

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While driving into town on Ranch Road 965, residents and tourists alike will be stunned by the beautiful rolling hills, pastures and animal life in the Texas Hill Country — and a Schumann piano. That’s right.

More than just peaches

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The Jenschke family began growing and selling peaches in the Hill Country in 1961. Travis Jenschke started with peaches, cotton and peanuts, selling them at markets in San Antonio.

‘Finish the Funding’ event to benefit Wellness Center

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To help reach the final fundraising goal for the revitalization of the Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center, the Foundation for HCM is hosting a virtual Well-A-Thon, “Finish the Funding” from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Music, dancing planned for online Oktoberfest celebration

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While residents and tourists won’t be able to gather at Marktplatz for Oktoberfest in 2020, the event will still continue virtually. “With the cancellation of our 2020 Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, we thought of various ways of keeping the Oktoberfest ‘Top of Mind’ to past attendees, friends, volunteers, all participants and sponsors,” said Debbie Reeh, Oktoberfest event producer.

CONTEST WINNERS UNMASKED

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Kris Nixon was the winner of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post’s Who Wears It Best mask contest. Nixon made a mask using a container of Huggies baby wipes. Security State Bank & Trust was the main sponsor. — Submitted photo

Plants for fall landscapes

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You don’t have to drive down to Lost Maples State Natural Area to see some beautiful fall foliage, though it is a pretty drive if you do. Instead, bring the beauty of fall to your own landscape with the selection of a few hardy plants.

Native Plant Society sets fall plant sale

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Fredericksburg’s chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas announced its annual, members-only, fall plant sale. This is the first announcement of an event for the Native Plant Society, as they have not been meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic.