Saturday, February 23, 2013
Food Columnist Bob Leo tackles the controversial topic of horse meat as a food source.
I'm sure by now most of you have heard about the big horse meat scandal sweeping " the continent". It makes you wonder how long this has been going on and just what's in that Whopper you ate last week. And just why aren't horses eaten anyway? Our illustrious President Obama recently lifted a ban on FDA inspections of horse meat. This would now make butchering horses legal in the good ol' U.S. of A. In fact in many Asian and European countries horse is widely accepted as a food source. The top 8 horse meat producing countries butchered 4.7 million pounds last year. I'm not talking third world nations here, although certainly developing nations like Mexico, Mongolia and Kazakhastan make the list, so do Brazil, Canada, Poland, Italy, France …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Tenth Annual Student Showcase at T.H.E. Farm took place on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
The 10th Annual Student Showcase at T.H.E. Farm at Strongwater took place on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The event highlighted the progress made by students over the past several months. The event is also a testimony to the amazing therapeutic work done every day at T.H.E. Farm. Photographer Shawn Hansen was on-hand at the event and captured these images.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The student show showcases riding skills learned this season.
The annual Student Show at T.H.E. Farm gives the riders their chance to show off what they have learned and have fun with their friends and family. Check out T.H.E. Farm's website and support their equine therapeutic programs.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Zero Waste Day, high school football and much more.
Here are five things to do locally with your family this weekend. When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m., 500 Livingston St., Tewksbury. Why Go: If you love horses and you think kids are cool (or, you know, vice-versa), swing by and check out the student showcase. This event gives the horses of T.H.E. Farm and the students a chance to show off what they have been working on this year. Pricing: Free When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wynn Middle School, 1 Griffin Way, Tewksbury Why Go: Virtually anything and everything you might be looking to unload can be gotten rid of for a good cause. Bikes, furniture, newspaper, plastics. All to help area charities. Pricing: Free When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m., Tewksbury …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
State Police mounted troopers visit Center School.
Young students at the Center School were in awe when mounted troopers from the State Police visited last week with two of their horses. Trooper Dave and Trooper Mike taught the children about the horses and gave the youngsters a chance to pet the gentle animals. Editor Bill Gilman was on hand to capture these images.