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  • In Mt. Washington, a modern art studio inspired by a 1909 Craftsman

    In Mt. Washington, a modern art studio inspired by a 1909 Craftsman
    Andre Jardini and Gwen Freeman live in a stately Craftsman that was among the first homes built at the top of Mt. Washington. Designed by architect H.M. Patterson in 1909, the J.B. Merrill House, as it is called, was declared a city of Los Angeles...
  • Retail sales growth falls short of expectations

    Retail sales growth falls short of expectations
    Retail sales rose 0.2% in July in a slow-but-steady performance that suggests Americans aren't ready to spend enough to kick the economy into a higher gear. The month-to-month uptick represents the measure's fourth straight gain, the Commerce Department...
  • Former JPMorgan employees charged in 'London whale' case

    NEW YORK — The bank's infamous "London whale" trades involved complex financial products, but prosecutors alleged that a cover-up by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees involved simple lies. The accusation was part of criminal charges filed...
  • MICA's new residence hall combines pretty and practical

    MICA's new residence hall combines pretty and practical
    Teaching students about color and design is nothing new for the Maryland Institute of College of Art. But the school's newest residence hall, set to open this month, provides lessons in creating a space that is not only chic and attractive, but also...
  • Exploring Meshomasic State Forest's Dark Hollow Brook Will Bring Out Your Inner Child

    Exploring Meshomasic State Forest's Dark Hollow Brook Will Bring Out Your Inner Child
    Every time I hike, I come down with a bad case of little-boy-itis. You know, that "virus" you pick up as a child that causes you to go as close to the edge of a cliff as possible or splash your way across a stream or run through the spray of a waterfall....
  • Your home's wildfire risk may be higher than you think

    Your home's wildfire risk may be higher than you think
    Wildfires like the one this summer that killed 19 elite firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz., can't be stopped. But there's plenty homeowners can do to protect their properties. If you don't think you should take remedial action, think again. One-third of...
  • Date with wrecking ball at Lincolnwood's Purple Hotel

    Date with wrecking ball at Lincolnwood's Purple Hotel
    The last guests of the long-vacant Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood today will be developers and village officials, who will gather to watch a wrecking ball knock its famed purple bricks into a pile of rubble. "It's sort of bittersweet for me and for...
  • Damage-free decorating tips for renters

    Apartments, dorm rooms and other rented spaces often share the same bland decor - builder beige walls, utilitarian cabinets and flooring that's uninspired or just plain ugly. Yet rental contracts or residence hall rules may prohibit permanent changes such...
  • Walk-in care centers sprout across Lehigh Valley

    Just south of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg's remodeled emergency department — the one LVH spent $7.25 million renovating two years ago — workers are clearing a construction site at the corner of Schoenersville and Jacksonville roads....
  • 'Labour and Wait' displays the melding of art and craft

    SANTA BARBARA — Speaking recently to a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, noted British ceramic artist Grayson Perry held forth as his alter ego, Claire, in a pageboy blond bob and a satiny yellow frock dotted with cheerful coffee...
  • Bucks County Attractions

    Lodging, Dining and Entertainment Suggestions For a more complete list of lodging, restaurants, attractions and events go to www.visitbuckscounty.com. Where to Stay: >>Golden Plough Inn, Lahaska, PA; 215-794-4000; http://www.peddlersvillage.com/...