Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites – microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin – is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry. After all, our bodies are inhabited by multitudes of bacteria, to which we seldom give a thought.
A couple a summers ago, James and Lynda Moore got a call from a local Do-it Best hardware store. The store wanted to use their backyard for a photo shoot of outdoor furniture for a company magazine.

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  • Putting unused spaces to work
    Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re unsure what to do with.
  • Garlic chives fit for gardens
    Is it a weed or a garden plant? Garlic chives are among those plants – paulownia tree, Jerusalem artichoke, mint and anise hyssop are others – that can parade under either guise.
  • The Deal
    BND announced the following transactions: David J. Norton represented the landlord, F&S Development Co. Inc., and the tenant, Rogers Formalwear, in the leasing of 1,700 square feet at 2809 Broadway.