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  • Julie Kling clears grass and leaves from a bed of periwinkle vinca next to a blooming PJM Rhododendron bush at her home in Florence on Friday. Kling said that, sitting in her front yard for two hours, she'd talked to more people than in the whole last month. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 4/20/2020 6:41:07 PM

FLORENCE – Julie Kling spent time clearing grass and an over-wintering of leaves from a bed of periwinkle vinca on Friday. Kling, seated near a blooming PJM Rhododendron bush, noted that working in the front yard she’d talked to more people in two hours than she had the whole last month.

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