Thomas Felix Campbell

February 20, 2013

[caption id="attachment_17518" align="alignnone" width="450"] April Hoy, education coordinator at the Stratford Ecological Center off Liberty Road, describes how sap travels in a tree as she shows the centerís maple syrup operation to a group of home-schooled children Wednesday. The same tours will be available for the general public the next two Saturdays, Feb. 23 and March 2. Tours will start each 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to noon at the nonprofit center. The center also will host a pancake breakfast March 9, with servings every hour from 8 a.m. to noon. The maple sugar tours are $3; the pancake breakfast costs $10, $7 for ages 2 to 12. Reservations are required for the events; call 740-363-2548. (Gazette | Paul Comstock)[/caption]