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  • At Heath Ceramics, your old dishes can help make someone else's new home

    Heath Ceramics on Friday kicks off the fifth year of its Home Plate program. During the monthlong event, the California ceramics company will collect donated dishes for Skid Row Housing Trust residents in exchange for a 25% discount on any corresponding...
  • 1900-era farmhouse gets a fresh -- but fitting -- design

    1900-era farmhouse gets a fresh -- but fitting -- design
    Pennsylvania contractor Jeff Morrison looked at the forgettable facade of Jennifer and Michael Mankowski's home, a stuccoed, farmhouse-style exterior. But what he actually saw was a circa-1900 house begging to emerge. His partner, designer Courtney Kish,...
  • 'Hollywood Exiles in Europe': Feeling alienated and anxious

    Most everyone knows about the Hollywood blacklist of the late 1940s, about how it drove progressive filmmakers into self-imposed exile in Europe. What happened next, what those people did once they settled in overseas, is considerably less known, and...
  • Dr. James McCauley appointed to Harford CC Board of Trustees

    Dr. James W. McCauley was sworn in July 1 at the Harford County courthouse as a new member of the Harford Community College Board of Trustees, serving as representative for county council District F. The HCC board also announced the re-election of Dr....
  • Hawaii: Restoration of Waikiki mural is a work of art

    Hawaii: Restoration of Waikiki mural is a work of art
    A towering rainbow of mosaic tiles once again glitters at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.   The original mural, which soared 31 stories up the side of the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, was unveiled in 1968....
  • 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...
  • 5 home design tricks to add that tropical touch

    5 home design tricks to add that tropical touch
    For many Floridians, living in the tropics just isn’t enough. Many homeowners love to bring the outside in and infuse their homes with a taste of the tropics. “The people who live down here love to put in tropical touches,” says Janet...
  • Buyers should look for signs that a home hasn't been well-maintained

    To hear professional home inspectors tell it, Americans take better care of their automobiles than their homes. Consequently, every home buyer should plan to spend the $400 to $600 necessary to have the house they like best thoroughly examined by an...
  • Concrete is not the problem [Letter]

    Concrete is not the problem [Letter]
    I've known Brian Dolan for nearly 25 years, back to a time when I was the concrete engineer and he was an assistant district engineer, both for the Maryland State Highway Administration. As old colleagues, I wasn't surprised to see his informative...
  • Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

    Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops
    Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing. After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and...
  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...