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  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Fall plant sales are for shopping for new trees, shrubs and perennials, especially beneficial native species

    I recently groomed my perennial garden, cutting back leggy perennials and removing dying or dead foliage. Many flowers are left to produce seeds for songbirds to enjoy this fall. In November, I will totally clean my perennial garden, so the bed's few...
  • First ladies' key role in presidential libraries

    In just over a century and a half, the concept of a presidential library has evolved from a small room in a home where first lady Sarah Polk kept her late husband's letters and mementos into multimillion-dollar complexes that house thousands of official...
  • In Old Montreal, it all seems to happen on St. Paul Street

    In Old Montreal, it all seems to happen on St. Paul Street
    St. Paul, the oldest street in one of North America's oldest cities, runs through the heart of Old Montreal. It's barely a mile long, but its first cobblestones predated American democracy, and its restaurants, shops and galleries are tucked into some...
  • Jelly bean art returns to Reading museum

    A year ago, Reading Public Museum had success with an exhibit of art masterpieces, including "American Gothic" and "Mona Lisa," fashioned out of jelly beans. Now the candy creations are back, and this time the subjects are endangered species of...
  • Weekend Escape: Downtown Las Vegas is on a winning streak these days

    The fortunes of downtown Sin City have waxed and waned, but now, thanks largely to a shoe salesman, Old Las Vegas is on a hot streak. Zappos Chief Executive Tony Hsieh is not only leading the Downtown Project to transform the area, he's also moved his...
  • America on Wheels celebrates 100 years of Dodge

    America on Wheels celebrates 100 years of Dodge
    See a deluge of Dodges from current models such as Darts, Durangos, Chargers and Challengers to past models such as Neons, Nitros, Lancers and La Femmes. It happens Sunday, when America on Wheels commemorates the American car brand's 100th anniversary....
  • Blue Moon Diamond at Natural History Museum: Look at the amazing rock

    Blue Moon Diamond at Natural History Museum: Look at the amazing rock
    The Blue Moon Diamond, one of the world's biggest, most perfect blue diamonds, goes on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on Saturday. That's 12 carats of internally flawless gemstone. The diamond, a saturated blue, is 12.03...
  • Social sense: Guide to the fall party season

    Social sense: Guide to the fall party season
    The fall fundraising party season revs into high gear next weekend with a plethora of big shindigs that can cost big bucks to attend — all for a worthy cause, of course. From the Night of 100 Elvises to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, tickets...
  • Rare flawless 'Blue Moon Diamond' goes on display in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A rare blue flawless 12-carat diamond, one of the world's rarest gems, was the newest attraction at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles on Friday, adding a vibrant sparkle to the museum's gem collection. The "Blue...
  • Isle of Wight County Museum announces Pan Ham winners

    Isle of Wight County Museum announces Pan Ham winners
    Every summer for the past few years, as people have traveled far and wide to their vacation destinations, many have taken a passenger with them – P.D. Gwaltney Jr. and his 112-year-old ham. Jennifer England, the director of the Isle of Wight...
  • Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'

    Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'
    In the basement of the House of Charm, watching a group of people sing and dance, Steve Martin consults his iPad and prepares, once again, to transform. Above him, Balboa Park goes about its business. Tourists arrive by red trolley, brides pose amid the...