Spring is long overdue this year.

The same may be said for some home improvement projects.

To get started on enhancing and remodeling your house, the Norfolk Area Home Builders Association is hosting its annual Norfolk Home and Garden Show.

The show — held at the Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex on the Northeast Community College campus — begins on Friday, March 15, and ends Sunday, March 17. Hours are Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 100 vendors will be on site, including roofing and landscaping companies, flooring and furnishings, home improvement companies, banks and insurance companies, decor, fencing, and window companies — and everything in between.

Also during the show, several seminars are scheduled. They are as follows:


— 6 p.m.: Backyard Bee Keeping presented by Brandon Doke.

— 7 p.m.: Emerald Ash Borer presented by Wayne Ohnesorg, Extension educator with Madison County.


— 11 a.m.: Ten Tips for Surviving Remodel or New Construction presented by Rachel Rardon.

— Noon: Building Sunrooms presented by James Boutin, Sunroom Views.

— 1 p.m.: Gardening with Pollinators, Monarch Butterflies by Ohnesorg.

— 2 p.m.: Home Inspections for Health and Energy Savings. Learn more about radon and other concerns in your home, presented by Leigh Alexander, CDS Inspections & Beyond.

— 3 p.m.: Energy Efficient Homes and Shouses presented by Anthony Wisnieski, Building Green Structures.


— 1 p.m.: Annual Colors and New Perennials for 2019 presented by Rick and Rhonda Hoefer from Johansen’s Greenhouse.

— 2:30 p.m.: Worthy Weeds. Discover the many uses of nature’s botanical bounty, presented by Rachel Lynn Leister of Red Road Herbs Retreat and Learning Center.

General admission to the show is $5; children 12 and younger are free; or $1 off admission with can of food.

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Want to learn more?

For a full list of vendors and seminars, go to www.norfolkhomeshow.com.

In other news

Due to the devastation caused by recent flooding, the Village of Verdigre has created a Verdigre Disaster Relief Fund account at Pinnacle Bank. All donations will go to directly to helping victims of area flooding.

Legend has it that the Native American Indians warned the German settlers who settled in what is now Norfolk not to build their town in the area between the Elkhorn and North Fork River because it flooded so often.

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Rapidly rising floodwaters have created “an inland ocean” in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families, aid workers said Tuesday as they scrambled to rescue survivors of Cyclone Idai who clung to rooftops and trees.