In April, the cover feature was about various approaches to gardening as told by local gardeners. With the election looming, candidates made their final pitches before voters cast their ballots. A sampling of other news: Bids for H-F High School's arts expansion came in over budget. H-F also celebrated teacher Catherine Ross-Cook, who received the coveted Golden Apple Award. Parker Junior High's principal resigned. Panera opened its new Homewood location on 175th Street. Old Gold Jewelry celebrated 40 years . . .