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  • Some more invasive plants: trumpet vine, milkweed

    Q: Last week's column on aggressive or invasive plants really interested me, especially since I have a monster known as the trumpet vine. I planted one in my garden years ago and have regretted it ever since; every year more and more of them invade my...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Manchester Garden Club Awards $1,000 Scholarship

    Manchester Garden Club has awarded their annual $1,000 scholarship to Putnam resident Heather Slattery, a sophomore at UConn majoring in Horticulture. She will receive an Associate Degree this spring, but has been accepted into the four-year bachelor...
  • Kroger buys Vitacost to expand into online grocery shopping

    Supermarket giant Kroger Co. wants to beef up its Internet operations.  The operator of Ralphs and Food 4 Less said Wednesday that it is buying Vitacost.com, an online seller of vitamins and other health-oriented products, for $280 million. Kroger...
  • Donated vegetable garden growing hope for homeless in Palm Beach County

    Donated vegetable garden growing hope for homeless in Palm Beach County
    Jenece Fields is planting herbs in a vegetable garden at Palm Beach County's first homeless resource center. She's almost 75 days into a 90-day program to help the county's homeless find employment and housing, but she's still hopeful she'll find work....
  • Why Elon Musk is right about batteries being the future of automobiles

     
    Filed under: EV/Plug-in, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, China Recently, I visited the China International Battery Fair in Shenzhen. This is perhaps the largest battery show in the world, with over 980 exhibitors covering three-quarter of a million square feet....
  • One mom takes aim at gun violence

    One mom takes aim at gun violence
    We can do better. Better than 82 people shot in one city in 84 hours. Better than a father losing two of his children, a year apart, to gun violence. Better than a shooting per week on school grounds across the country since the Sandy Hook Elementary...
  • SunRail-car crashes, storks, and Armstrong: Letters

    SunRail-car crashes Another car is caught in a railroad crossing while traffic engineers continue to "educate" the public or try to change long-existing traffic patterns ("SunRail train runs into SUV — no one injured," June 28). What we are...
  • Small town fights big-time truck traffic

    Small town fights big-time truck traffic
    Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    CHRISTOPHER LEWIS has joined the brokerage team at the NAI Summit, the Greater Lehigh Valley's only full-service commercial and industrial real estate firm servicing eastern Pennsylvania in Allentown. Lewis worked with Automatic Data Processing before...
  • Living walls offer visual interest, natural beauty indoors or out

    Plants are one of the most overlooked decorative accents in the home. But one thing's for sure: Living walls -- large vertical displays of green and/or flowering plants -- can't be ignored. A living wall instantly provides a touch of natural beauty and an...
  • Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer

    Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer
    For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...