| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:07 PM
Oh, dear, the deer are doing it again – eating everything in sight in your lovely yard.
Late winter can be your worst deer-related nightmare because it's when their natural food supply of acorns, grasses and tender foliage is pretty much gone....
| Feb 16, 2015
| 9:54 AM
Free soil testing and gardening advice will be available at the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show, Thursday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
The University of Connecticut Soil Testing Laboratory...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
I've always believed there is no wrong or right way to garden — only your way.
Your garden should reflect your personality, your style and your needs — and 2015's gardening trends reflect that same philosophy.
"Now, more than ever, the...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:49 AM
Brian died peacefully in his home in Newport Beach.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Margaret and Leonard Loftus. He was an only child whose father died shortly after his 15th birthday. Brian took it upon himself to help his mother through this...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission turns 5 this month, but the damage from the Supreme Court's revolutionary ruling on campaign finance is just beginning to be felt.
Scholars and pundits will undoubtedly mark the anniversary with commentary...
| Feb 6, 2015
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” the final installment in the Jennifer Lawrence-starring film franchise, will be shown in IMAX […]...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 9:56 AM
The Chicago Bears’ search for a new general manager soon could come to a close, with former Bears staffer Chris Ballard the presumed front-runner to succeed Phil Emery.
Here are eight things you should know about Ballard.
-- He played football...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 10:17 AM
Mike Minarsky has spent a lifetime in radio, starting from his teenage years. After decades spent learning the ropes, hiring himself out as a "portable DJ" and working for "corporate America," he's now pursuing his passion out of his own living room,...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Encouraged by the response from people in the community to its first community garden, Lauderhill is planning to open another one.
At a recent Lauderhill City Commission retreat, officials approved Commissioner Ken Thurston's proposal to use the empty...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 7:48 PM
Average temperatures: High 74, low 51
Rainfall: 2.35 inches
Average last frost date: Feb. 15.
1. Moon phases
•Full moon: Feb. 3
•Last quarter: Feb. 11
•New moon: Feb. 18
•First quarter: Feb. 25