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Crocuses in bloom are a sure sign of spring

Break out the garden tools and outdoor toys because March 20 is the first day of spring. For some of us it means lots of outdoor chores and for others, it means lots of fun and games.

If you're anxious to get digging into some gardening activities this year, think about attending the Master Gardener's Yard n' Garden Day from 8:30 to 11: 30 a.m. April 2. This year's sessions are: Our Favorite Perennials, The Dragons and Damsels of New York and Understanding and Managing Your Soil Using the Cornell Soil Health Test. Register ($12) by March 28 at Cornell Coopeartive Extension of Yates County, 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan.

Spring sports practices have begun and we'll soon be hearing the cheers of the fans as the Mustangs, Scots and Wildcats take to the field.