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  • 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...
  • Chili Pepper Chad Smith Picks Up Venice Pied-a-Terre

    BUYER: Chad Smith LOCATION: Venice, CA PRICE: $2,755,000 SIZE: 2,800 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Several of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have been in the mood to change up their residential property portfolios lately. Last...
  • U.S. Open of Surfing finale approaches

    The athletes who will claim prestigious championship trophies at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing will be revealed this weekend as the competition in surfing, skateboarding and BMX comes to an end at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The field of...
  • Producer Graham King Nabs Pacific Palisades Villa

    BUYER: Graham King LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA PRICE: $5,475,000 SIZE: 5,505 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Looks like Tom Cruise and Rita Wilson have a new neighbor and both Yolanda Yakketyyak and Lucy Spillerguts told...
  • Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

    Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said. "It has a very organic quality." Haynes...
  • 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,...
  • Delray Beach teen program receives grant

    Nonprofits The nonprofit Milagro Center in Delray Beach is adding a van to transport teens, thanks to a $12,000 challenge grant from Hands On Tzedakah of Boca Raton. The van will serve middle school and high school students in after-school and summer-...
  • '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....