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  • Swimming preview: Bigger numbers could bolster Burbank, Burroughs squads

    In a Pacific League that features perennial favorite Crescenta Valley High and other solid programs, the Burroughs and Burbank swimming teams have found the going rough the past few years. However, with sizable turnouts and some renewed interest in both...
  • 'Garden-pedia' authors get to the root of gardening terminology

     'Garden-pedia' authors get to the root of gardening terminology
    Maria Zampini has spent a lifetime in the garden industry. She's a fourth-generation nursery person whose family had a destination garden center in Ohio for more than 30 years. She's also the president and owner of UpShoot, a horticultural marketing...
  • Tips: 8 winter home maintenance to dos

    Mid-winter is a good time to check for ways to reduce home energy consumption and prevent appliance and equipment breakdowns. Here are eight home maintenance tips to improve energy efficiency and keep appliances and heating systems running well. •...
  • 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...
  • Gleneagles tennis pro and teacher retires after 27 years

    Three hundred friends, students, and club members of Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach recently celebrated the retirement of Head Professional Tennis Instructor Astrid Suurbeek. The standing room only crowd came to support the Amsterdam, Holland...
  • Disneyland memorabilia fetches $1.7 million at two-day auction

    Disneyland memorabilia fetches $1.7 million at two-day auction
    An extensive private collection of Disneyland memorabilia that went on the auction block over the weekend generated sales of more than $1.7 million by the time the final gavel had come down, with an animatronic bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room fetching...
  • 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...
  • Homegrown vendors hope to make the cut at Whole Foods

    Homegrown vendors hope to make the cut at Whole Foods
    You could call it Whole Foods' version of "American Idol" or "The Voice." When the organic grocer plans to open a store, it sometimes conducts an audition: Local vendors, some little more than hobbyists, pitch things they make or bake with the...
  • 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...
  • When golf fans look up, they want to see stars

    When golf fans look up, they want to see stars
    No one has to remind Rory McIlroy that his sport is lacking something vital right now. With Tiger Woods hobbled by injury and Phil Mickelson not getting any younger, golf has lost much of its star power. McIlroy — the current No. 1 player —...
  • Meet nice native skunk cabbage and beneficial flies that like it … as well as not-so-nice winged burning bush

    When you hear the name, skunk cabbage, you instinctively wrinkle your nose, thinking it smells bad. You're so right. This first flowering plant of spring doesn't exactly smell good. "The flowers of skunk cabbage have no colorful petals to attract...