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  • Navajo military veterans struggle with housing

    Navajo military veterans struggle with housing
    FARMINGTON, N.M. — In World War II he served as a Navajo code talker, one of the Marines who became legendary by using their native tongue to transmit messages the enemy could not decipher. Years later, to express its appreciation, the Navajo Nation...
  • Renovate for your pleasure, not for resale

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We recently purchased a home which is large for our growing family. Although the home is beautiful, the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are outdated. I really want to update them and have the resources to do so....
  • Property of the Week: 1430 Asylum Ave. in Hartford

    Property of the Week: 1430 Asylum Ave. in Hartford
    Take a stately home with an impeccable pedigree and season it with a meticulous renovation. The result honors the history of the property yet offers a comfortable, updated space for contemporary living and entertaining. The white clapboard exterior with...
  • Lowe's settles EPA allegations on lead paint

    WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint. The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
  • Orlando Home Show is cooking with new ideas for fall menus

    Orlando Home Show is cooking with new ideas for fall menus
    The EdibleOrlando Cooking Stage returns to the Orlando Home Show Oct. 4-6 showcasing local chefs and media personalities including moi on Friday. The Home Show is at the Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse Hall C facing International Drive....
  • Home Depot earnings jump 43%; retailer boosts full-year forecast

    Home Depot earnings jump 43%; retailer boosts full-year forecast
    Home Depot, the country's largest home-improvement retailer, reported a 43% jump in third-quarter earnings, thanks largely to the housing recovery. Net income rose to $1.35 billion in the quarter that ended Nov. 3 from $947 million a year earlier....
  • How to make lethargic L.A. grow

    How to make lethargic L.A. grow
    The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
  • Refeathering the empty nester home

    Refeathering the empty nester home
    What do empty nesters want in a home? For Sally and James Gavin, formerly of Lake Forest, it's a lofty perch in an apartment at 500 Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. For Fred and Stephanie Bishop, it's a comfy roost in a remodeled Glencoe condo near their...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 02/16/14

    Today's Birthday (02/16/14). Your understanding of health grows this year, allowing for higher performance. Profit correlates to your integrity and fun levels. Play true to your heart. Clean house or do some remodeling this spring. Bring home a new...
  • Warranties: Dubious value

    Warranties: Dubious value
    Home warranties, maintenance plans and service contracts have two things in common. One: You pay upfront to cover home repairs and services even if you never need them. Two: Many plans will pay for only part of the fix. Sound like a bad deal? On Angie's...
  • Book profiles simple cabins

    Book profiles simple cabins
    Here's a prescription for your cabin fever: architect Dale Mulfinger's new book, "Back to the Cabin." Mulfinger, who has designed cabins across North America, takes readers on a tour of 37 getaways, both old and new. Among them is the cabin in northern...