RTS woolly worm

Contradicting woolly worms: Andy Heffner of Ormsby stopped by The Era newsroom recently to bring us a woolly worm that snuck into his newly built greenhouse.

This worm has a much bigger middle section that isn’t black, lending to a much longer segment of winter that will be mild in nature. At least, that is what the Old Farmer’s Almanac says.

On another topic, Andy also wants to ask our other readers, “Did you know deer eat


He has seen deer eat many fruits and vegetables from his garden, but never tomatoes — until this year. There is a doe that’s been hanging out in his yard nibbling at them.


National Frappe Day: Today is the day to celebrate the frappe, particularly if it happens to be your beverage of choice.

According to www.nationaltoday.com, the frappe was created in 1957. While the rumor is it was developed in Greece, there is no confirmation of that origin.

In 1994, Starbucks purchased The Coffee Connection and gained the rights to the frappucino. As of 2017, McDonalds created a line of frappucino products that are sold in grocery stores.

In celebration of the national day, today’s a great chance to buy a frappe for a friend, try a new flavor or try making your own concoction at home.

Here are three reasons to love frappes, just to get you going today: frappes are easy to find (McDonalds and Starbucks are typically not a long drive for any US resident); there are so many varieties that they never get boring and finally, they give you that boost you need to boost your mood and turn a bad day into a good one.