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  • New 'Living Landscape' book encompasses need for biodiversity in public and private gardens

    New 'Living Landscape' book encompasses need for biodiversity in public and private gardens
    Gardening books come and go, offering much of the same about container gardening, multi-season landscapes and weed and pest control. Doug Tallamy's books, however, strike a different chord and grab the gardener's attention, especially anyone who wants...
  • 'Homegrown Herb Garden': Guide to cultivating, and cooking with, herbs

     'Homegrown Herb Garden': Guide to cultivating, and cooking with, herbs
    Fresh herbs are everywhere these days, in recipes, restaurants and supermarket produce aisles. But in a nation that was relatively herb-averse for decades, even lifelong gardeners may have little experience growing, say, basil and cilantro. Garden...
  • 'Epic Tomatoes' author makes passionate case for growing heirloom varieties

     'Epic Tomatoes' author makes passionate case for growing heirloom varieties
    Craig LeHoullier loves tomatoes. Not in the pass-me-the-spaghetti-sauce sense as much as in the gardening sense. He is the tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, the Iowa-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving heirloom plants, and has trialed more...
  • NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. would give up barbecuing to win Sprint Cup

    NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. would give up barbecuing to win Sprint Cup
    NASCAR's most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would do just about anything to win a Sprint Cup title, and that includes giving up his favorite hobby, barbecuing, to do it. Earnhardt, 40, has 23 career Sprint Cup race wins, with three coming last...
  • Smash Mouth cycles back into vogue

    Smash Mouth cycles back into vogue
    Far more than two decades ago, the Beatles began a song about the origin of a fictional band with the words, "It was 20 years ago today." Paul De Lisle, the founding bassist of Smash Mouth, has had a similar sentiment reverberating in his mind of late....
  • Get tips on gardening and more at Landscape and Garden Fair

    Get tips on gardening and more at Landscape and Garden Fair
    An item in Thursday's Lake Sentinel print edition misstates speakers and some of the activities of the fair. The fourth annual Landscape and Garden Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at Discovery Gardens at...
  • Home and garden briefs for March 26: Guided walking tours, Williamsburg Home Show and free decorating tips

    The Isle of Wight County Museum is offering a series of guided walking tours of Smithfield. The next tours take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 and Saturday, May 2. Local historians and museum staff lead the tours which offer an "in-depth look and a...
  • Tips: How to know if your spring cleaning products are safe

    Do you know what ingredients are in the cleaning products you buy? Probably not, as there are no federal governmental regulations requiring companies to disclose their contents. But harsh chemicals can take their toll on the indoor air quality of your...
  • Hundreds explore antiques and collectibles

    "It's the original drone," Kathy Runkis joked as her husband, Roger, held aloft an odd contraption labeled "4 bird container." Roger explained that this round canvas container topped with a grate and held by four attached ropes was used by paratroopers...
  • Letters: Quantum of the Seas? Like being trapped in a packed mall

    Letters: Quantum of the Seas? Like being trapped in a packed mall
    It was with great interest that I read Christopher Reynolds' story "Plugging In" [March 15] on the Quantum of the Seas. I was on that same sailing. I am by no means new to cruising or Royal Caribbean, and I have to say that this was the single worst...
  • Get ready for the 'Amazing Race for Charity'

    The Amazing Race for Charity is April 11 around Eustis. The event begins and ends in Ferran Park overlooking Lake Eustis in downtown Eustis. The event is based upon ideas from the hit CBS series "The Amazing Race" and derived from a successful race that...