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Home and Garden

  • Local nursery heads to garden show

    WOODSTOCK – For Rich and Susan Eyre, a love of gardening turned into a passion for helping to build hospitals and provide food for developing countrie ...
    March 7, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Embracing the ‘new feminine’

    A year ago, menswear-inspired decorating was wildly popular. Interior designers hung sharply tailored draperies alongside furniture covered in pinstri ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Local companies, stars share ideas at Old House New House Home Show

    Scott Skiermanski of Stoneridge Builders in Prairie Grove wants to help you beautify your bathroom.S ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 8:19 pm
  • Gadget show debuts a few gems for home

    LAS VEGAS – Technology forecasters are calling 2015 the year of the Internet of Things – that idea that everyday objects will use sensors and Internet ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Improve kitchen in small ways

    Another holiday season has passed, and with it the marathon cooking and baking sessions. The hours spent using every kitchen appliance and inch of cou ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Lessons from the past: McHenry County was WWII home of German POWs, Japanese-Americans

    At a time when some in this country feel a sense of antipathy toward Arab-Americans living among us, it is worth remembering that during World War II ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Resolved to start gardening in 2015? How to start

    The arrival of a new year is always a good time for fresh starts, and there are few things as enjoyable to start – or that provide fresher returns – t ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Feathers soar as a decor trend

    When you think of a feather, what comes to mind? Peacock plumage in flamboyant, iridescent blues? Or maybe a leafy glade full of forest creatures and ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 3:10 pm
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