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Home & Garden

Maximizing storage space

People seem to fill whatever space they have available. So whether you have a house that was built 50 years ago with little storage or...

October 21, 2017 1:00 am


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Look before leap to new home

If you're looking to move, Kim Ward suggests that you go to the neighborhood you are thinking about moving into and look...

October 16, 2017 1:00 am


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Bringing some color into your kitchen

Conventional wisdom says to use neutral colors or simple wood stains for anything as permanent as kitchen cabinets. Homeowners craving a...

October 12, 2017 1:00 am


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Kids do home work

Flipping houses has become a nationwide real estate trend. It's something that usually adults do as it involves buying a home, lining up...

October 12, 2017 1:00 am


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Insect can be a real stinker

It's fall, which means those horrible stinkbugs are once again finding their way inside your house. There are ways to control these...

October 9, 2017 1:00 am


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Get chimney cleaned, inspected then fix it

Dear Jim: We use our wood-burning fireplace for heat. It has not been cleaned out for years and we noticed bad spots on the...

October 7, 2017 1:00 am


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Terror or tradition?

Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick or treaters are drawn to houses decked out for...

October 2, 2017 1:00 am


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White mulberry tree is invasive

Q. I have a mulberry tree in my backyard. My one neighbor says it is an invasive tree, and another says it is a native...

September 30, 2017 1:00 am


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Storing squash

Winter squash is finally nearing maturity after spending 80 to 100 days growing in the family garden. What is not generally known,...

September 30, 2017 1:00 am


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Dark florals move from runways to rooms

We know that what brews in fashion percolates into decor. This fall, it's floral prints loaded with depth and drama.

September 24, 2017 1:00 am


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Redecorating child's room

The first weeks of school can be the perfect time to reboot a child's bedroom.

September 23, 2017 1:00 am


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Plant time for trees

Whether planting a tree to add seasonal beauty, grow backyard fruit, provide a bit of shade, or reduce energy costs, it's a big upfront...

September 16, 2017 1:00 am


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Demand driving organics

Question: Do you believe that having organic food in grocery stores is really necessary? I am...

September 16, 2017 1:00 am


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Shopping to rest easy

The only thing more exhausting than sleeping on a bad mattress is shopping for a new one.

September 9, 2017 1:00 am


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Alternatives to asphalt shingles cover wide range

Dear Jim: The old dark shingle roof is leaking again. I prefer to install a longer-lasting roof this time even if it costs a...

September 2, 2017 1:00 am