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  • Harford waterfront property provides a getaway close to home

    Harford waterfront property provides a getaway close to home
    Wayne and Wende Allen found a second home, their vacation escape, in a convenient location — 24 miles from their Harford County home. "Most of our friends who have second homes have them at the beach, in the mountains down south," said Wende...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks

    Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks
    The Cubs will begin breaking ground on a new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks, a team source said, starting the $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project. The revised plan to install seven signs in the bleachers, including...
  • Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand

    Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand
    Last fall, when Dennis and Misty Glorioso renovated the Sykesville home they bought from Misty's father, one of their immediate priorities was to add hardwood floors. The house, which was built in the early 1980s, was chopped up into several small rooms...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Flooring trends offer more than hardwood

    Flooring trends offer more than hardwood
    The single biggest visual element in a home is the floor. It sets the mood of a room and ties a space together. According to trend scouts, this year's line-up of new floor introductions could not be more warm and inviting. Here is a glimpse of what's...
  • L.A. River Rover teaches students to appreciate an urban habitat

    L.A. River Rover teaches students to appreciate an urban habitat
    The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...
  • About 400 Chicago concrete truck drivers go on strike

    About 400 Chicago concrete truck drivers go on strike
    About 400 concrete truck drivers walked off their jobs on Tuesday and Wednesday after rejecting a proposed labor contract with the Northern Illinois Ready Mix and Materials Association. The proposal, which would have covered suburban drivers outside...
  • Lacrosse a big hit for Doyle family of Towson

    Lacrosse a big hit for Doyle family of Towson
    In a city steeped in the lore of the game, the Doyles are greenhorns, a first-generation lacrosse family. But the Towson brood is catching up fast. Four Doyle siblings have earned college lacrosse scholarships, and two — Jack and Conor —...
  • City hopes reclaimed brick will pave way to jobs, sustainability

    City hopes reclaimed brick will pave way to jobs, sustainability
    For years, the city has fought blight with excavators, clawing down abandoned and decrepit buildings. This month, it started to attack its vacant home problem by hand, signing off on a plan to take apart a selection of houses brick by brick....