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  • Last-minute holiday shopping lifts toy sales in 2014

    Last-minute holiday shopping lifts toy sales in 2014
    A last-minute holiday shopping rush helped lift toy sales 4 percent in 2014, driven by growth in building sets and electronics as well as the mammoth popularity of all things "Frozen," according to market research firm NPD Group. Toy sales in the U.S....
  • Garden club honors late president with bench

    Garden club honors late president with bench
    Members of the Boca Raton Garden Club will install and name a bench in their garden as a memorial to their immediate past president and the woman who put the club on the map. Carol Brown died suddenly on Dec. 26. She was 54 and lived in Boca Raton for...
  • Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden, benefit insects

    Guided walk shows how camellias brighten a drab winter garden,  benefit insects
    Camellias are plants with benefits — they add pops of flower color in the winter garden and help feed pollinating insects that emerge on warm winter days. "Camellias belong in the home landscape because they are attractive, evergreen shrubs that...
  • Vinyl collecting 101: Collectors give the essentials to getting started

     Vinyl collecting 101: Collectors give the essentials to getting started
    Matt Felegy, 32, of Berea, Ohio, has more than 2,700 digital downloads on an external hard drive that fits in his pocket. He says no one is impressed with that, but plenty of people are astounded when looking at the vinyl record collection he keeps in...
  • Tips: Plan Now for a Bountiful Harvest this Season

    It's hard to believe, but soon plants will be moving into the garden centers and dreams of a beautiful and productive garden will be filling your head. Many gardeners however find that when it comes to putting plans down on paper, they freeze. Perhaps...
  • No 'rats with wings' here: Pigeon pageant celebrates hundreds of bird breeds, longtime hobby

    Dogs aren't the only animals that vie for best in show. Hundreds of breeds of pigeons compete in their own version of the Westminster show, strutting on long, thick legs or fluttering curly, lacy feathers in their bid to be best bird. These pigeons aren'...
  • Northlake seniors grow food in water

    Outside, the temperature is in the teens, but the sunshine that seeps through the glass panes of the rooftop structure make it seem more like the 70s. Inside are rows and rows of tiny plants on white tables with grooves. A pump periodically sends water...
  • Hobby Lobby store likely coming to Deerfield

    Hobby Lobby store likely coming to Deerfield
    Go ahead and cross-stitch it on a pillow – Hobby Lobby is headed to Deerfield. Though it's not official quite yet, on Monday night, Deerfield trustees accepted a recommendation to approve the plan for a new 51,000-square-foot Hobby Lobby in the...
  • Tips: Three Creative Ideas for Winter Entertaining and Parties

    The look of your party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic "tablescape." The experts at...
  • Brand Library to showcase art collection curated over 40 years

    Brand Library to showcase art collection curated over 40 years
    Part of a seldom-seen art collection that’s been curated in Glendale over four decades will be on display as part of the latest exhibit beginning Tuesday at the recently renovated Brand Library & Art Center. The exhibit “In Light of Shadows&...
  • Bird Nerd: May I See Your Passport, Mr. Bird?

    Bird Nerd: May I See Your Passport, Mr. Bird?
    I'm a stickler for proper identification. I understand not everyone is a stickler and I appreciate that. I fall somewhere in the middle between hard-core birder and recreational birding enthusiast. Still, it's important to have the proper names but I've...