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  • Wildfire protection should be a homeowner priority

    Summer might mean warm sunshine and balmy breezes, but this time of year also brings with it the threat of devastating, fast-moving wildfires — a threat that only worsens as the season moves along. Wildfires can strike anywhere, with very little...
  • It's easier to be green

    For people who have chosen to be gentle to Mother Earth, being green is a way of life. The same is true for eco-responsible homebuilders. Being green is their philosophy. "What we preach is process," says Adam Segal, vice president, Segal & Morel Inc....
  • Home of the Day: Twin moderns in Mount Washington

    Home of the Day: Twin moderns in Mount Washington
    The cedar-lined modern home in Mount Washington mirrors its neighbor to the left, and for good reason. Architect Simon Storey designed the two homes, known as “Brother and Sister,” in collaboration with his sister, Anna Gregory. Twin floor...
  • FPL busy on new $1.2 billion Port Everglades plant

    FPL busy on new $1.2 billion Port Everglades plant
    One year after demolishing its 1960s oil-fired plant at Port Everglades known for its red-striped stacks, Florida Power & Light Co. has cleared away the debris and completed about 10 percent of its new $1.2 billion plant that will be fueled by cleaner and...
  • Brick-laying ceremony lets people leave their mark on the town

    Twice a year, First Town Downtown offers residents and business owners the opportunity to become a permanent part of Windsor's landscape. Bricks are purchased and then imprinted with the information requested, and a ceremonial brick-laying at the circle...
  • Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday

    Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday
    The celebrated and multifaceted L.A.-based architectural firm Marmol Radziner, known for its fusion of clean-lined, contemporary design with natural and industrial elements, will showcase its many works in architecture, landscape, furniture and jewelry at...
  • 'Books and Bricks' club meets at Welles-Turner Library

    'Books and Bricks' at Welles-Turner Library, organized by children's librarian Lisa Amato,is a hit. Nearly two dozen children gathered to read a story and make robots with Lego bricks on the morning of Tuesday, July 8. Although Lego is an...
  • Art Projects to DIY

    If you're feeling creatively blocked, try one (or all) of these suggestions and let the inspiration come to you: MUNDANE: cook/bake; do laundry; re-pot plants; check out a book, from your local library; go for a walk, sans your phone - maybe bring a...
  • Sap on your car? Think again

    Sap on your car? Think again
    Q: I don't have a garage and have to park my black 2007 Buick Lucerne on my driveway. Because there are many trees above, my car has sap deposits on it which are impossible to remove after the sap has hardened. Any suggestions as to what will safely...
  • Rappahannock Concrete expands to Hampton as market recovers

    Rappahannock Concrete expands to Hampton as market recovers
    Gloucester-based Rappahannock Concrete opened its sixth ready-mix concrete plant in Copeland Industrial Park in Hampton in March as residential market demand recovers. "We felt like having an additional plant would help us service our customers better...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...