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Thursday, April 19, 2012 03:28 pm

Be green – help keep the earth healthy.

ONGOINGOversized Items DisposalCity homeowners can schedule a free home pickup of items such as mattresses, furniture or appliances. Call Allied Waste, 522-7797. Residents limited to one free pickup o...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 05:41 pm

A roaring fireplace is one of winter’s most enduring images

What warms the hearth may not always be good for the environment – here’s a look at eco-friendly fireplace options.It may look pretty, but according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 02:41 pm

Follow these steps to avoid the trouble spots and end up with the kitchen of your dreams

Ensure a happy and successful kitchen remodel by planning ahead, researching features and keeping expectations in check. 1. Take time to planPlanning is a critical step in any remodeling project, and ...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:51 am

Now is the time to invest in renewables

If you’re considering adding solar energy to your home, now may be a good time to do it. Solar panel prices are low because demand slumped after the financial crisis of 2008, when the renewables...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 08:17 am
It looked so easy. After all, how hard could it be? You bury a few seeds, dump some water on them and wait, right? Apparently not. I must confess that I have failed at one of the most basic and essent...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 01:11 am
As the gardening season gets into full swing, we can be assured of a few things: flowers will bloom, weeds will grow and our bodies will ache. However, preventing some aches and pains is within our co...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 03:22 pm
Going green isn’t just about hybrid cars, compact fluorescent light bulbs or low-flush toilets. It’s for the garden, too.Environmentally friendly ideas from recycling milk jugs into patio ...


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