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Finally, March has arrived! Will it lead us into spring? It always has — to a greater or lesser degree. Likely our area will continue to experience cold, but not frigid temperatures; storms of snow and rain can be expected, but of less intensity than those of the previous month. However, we do know that the vernal equinox arrives on the 20th, bringing with it a strong sun riding high in the sky, warming the soil and lengthening the days so that by month’s...

Posted Mar 2, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKIt’s a common piece of advice from effective home-based workers: start each day as if you were going to work in an office outside your home. The philosophy behind this tidbit is easy to understand. By dressing...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM

In a world where we wear activity trackers on our wrist to count the number of steps taken and set alarms on our phones to remind us to move every hour, it is not a surprise our children are following in our inactive footsteps. Long gone are the...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 9:31 AM

Darren Swartz, like many others, already is dreaming about his garden for the coming season.His produce plans range from arugula to zucchini, including garden staples such as tomatoes and cucumbers, alongside a variety of other options...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Why settle for boring walls when you can make them wow? Nowadays there are tons of exciting specialty painting and refinishing techniques to create very personal spaces in your home. What follows is a description of some of the trendiest.

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: An agent of a real estate firm gave us an estimated price they can get for our home, and we signed on with them on that basis. Now another agent of the same firm brought a prospect through and told them our house is priced...

Posted Feb 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKLow- and no-maintenance features top the list when making over outdoor living spaces because less time maintaining means more time enjoying. Landscape professionals love to share their secrets when...

Posted Feb 21, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Along with benefits to the brain, nerves and eyes, did you know that omega 3 fats also decrease your risk for heart disease, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s? Humans cannot make omega 3 fats, so we must get them from food. Good food...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Pruning is a task that is beneficial for trees and shrubs to keep them healthy and vibrant. This is also a task that many of us, me included, are nervous about performing. The garden is at its most dormant period in late winter, making it...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Energy-efficient window installation not only decreases your carbon footprint and lowers your utility bills, it also helps reduce your HVAC equipment requirements while keeping your home more comfortable in cold and hot weather.

Posted Feb 18, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We are considering downsizing our home. We are in our mid-60s and in good health, but something smaller and in a more moderate climate keeps making more sense. We have different ideas about the best methods to sort this...

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