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Ferns, Fungus and Fuzzy Plants

Cooled and sheltered by the shade of multiple specimens of towering giants the meandering paths offer a multitude of gifts along its floor. So look down and around. Peak around fallen logs and behind piles of brush. See what awaits you.

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Preserving: A little bit of love in a jar

The first time I tried preserving I was broke. I had my first real job, my first real apartment and I was feeling like a grown-up.

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Chandeliers: Lights in the Heavens

What began as two wooden cross braces nailed together and hung from the ceiling to hold some candles has come a long way in five centuries. Chandeliers are hot items in home décor today. Once the domain of dining rooms, ballrooms, and five-star hotel lobbies, chandeliers are popping...

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Moonshiners in the Corncrib

The word moonshine brings to mind images of bearded hillbillies, stoking the fires of a primitive conglomeration of tanks, pipes and pots all well hidden in a holler.

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Nut Trees

The interest in edible landscaping has been responsible for an increase in “yard fruit.” In the same manner, the planting of nut bearing trees and bushes can be incorporated into your landscape plan.

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Bugs Bugging You?

We all have our own pests, be it ants, ladybugs, fleas, no matter what, it is no fun to rid your home of them. Some homeowners choose to hire a professional and there are pest companies in our area that are willing to assess your needs and work up a treatment plan personalized for...

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Book Club

Books clubs can be an enjoyable way to connect with friends over lively conversations about good books. Here are some reads recommended by several area book clubs.

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The Battle of the Hook: Revolutionary War Reenactment

As the mist rises off the Severn River, smoke from hundreds of campfires around Warner Hall, the home of George Washington’s great-great grandfather, waft through the air. The encampments of young soldiers strategically placed around the estate bustle with activity until…BOOM!

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Give Your Home a Facelift: Countertops Set the Personality of Your Home

Are you tired of your kitchen or bathroom but not sure just where to begin sprucing them up? Have you tried buying new rugs, curtains or towels but still not getting the bang you were looking for?

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Joint Pain

Before looking at some thoughts about why joint pain doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of life, especially as we grow older, a very brief anatomy lesson might be helpful: a joint is the area where two bone ends meet to provide motion to a body part. Joints are primarily composed...

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Preakness Party

Now in its ninth year the Preakness party was held at Warner Hall in Gloucester, Virginia.

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Coyote!

Few animals evoke such extremes of feeling, between those who think they should be completely eradicated and those who feel they fill a necessary niche in the ecosystem.

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