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    Treasure hunters experience a different kind of picking
    Mother Nature seems a bit confused this spring, engaged in a duel with Old Man Winter. With low temperatures in the forecast and winds howling at 30 miles per hour, the opportunities (and places) to go garage sale shopping are more limited than...
  • Arbor
    Architectural salvage: When old is new again
    Do you find yourself standing back to appreciate straight-grain Douglas Fir, the rustic, pitted finish of old barnwood walls, or fascinatingly carved exterior and interior doors, all standing the test of time? Do you immediately have a new purpose...
  • Knitting
    Do you knit Continental or English
    The knit stitch is created with theyarn in the back of the needle and pulling it through the loop. The purl stitch is the second stitch you learn afterthe knit stitch. It is no less important with its look of a raised loop, a bump and the yarn...
  • Beachscape looks to match travelers with their perfect destination
    Beachscape matches travelers with their perfect vacation spot
    If you haven't noticed, the weather where you live is pretty ugly this time of the year, so that means you may be looking for a perfect place to get a little R&R.Beachscape.com is here to help.As a young entrepreneur, Shaun Kalnasy, 31, of...
  • Apple Picking for the Whole Family
    Apple Picking for the Whole Family
    A tradition of many families in the Northern Virginia area, as the crisp in the air grows every evening, is to sneak away to the mountains. The slow changing of the colors is a reminder of the end of summer and the end of the summer bounty.The...
  • Apple Picking In Central Illinois
    Fun at the Apple Farm: Apple Picking Favorites in Central Illinois
    With autumn the apples arrive; and that means apple picking. If you’re looking to take the family out to the farm for some apple picking fun, try one of these family friendly destinations. Tanners Orchards, Speer, IllinoisLocated just north...