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  • Spring 2015 style nominees
    Spring 2015 style nominees
    The award season is over, from the Golden Globes, The Grammy's, to the Oscar's, the red carpet has been rolled up and stored for its next appearance. Though the spring season is quite near, February is wrapping up in a wintery bow soon to...
  • Vintage Garden Hints, 1938 Cigarette Cards
    Vintage Garden Hints, 1938 Cigarette Cards, (Nos.1-5)
    Vintage cigarette cards highly collectibleVintage Cigarette cardsaretrade cardsissued bytobaccomanufacturers to stiffen cigarette packaging andadvertise cigarette brands. Many varieties were produced around the turn of the 19th century during the...
  • The astrological New Year approaches - do you know what year it is?
    The astrological New Year approaches - do you know what year it is?
    In an article published Feb. 18 we learn today is the Chinese New Year, the year of the sheep. Interestingly the Chinese have no numerical year count. China did adopt the Gregorian calendar in 1912 but their New Year festival is based on the...
  • Speare Memorial Hospital Art of Healing Painting Party artwork Spring's Promise
    Showing love and support through the Art of Healing
    Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, a family member, a friend, a coworker, or maybe yourself. For many, it is being embraced by love, support and encouraging words that help them through their journey. It is in the spirit of...
  • Get your homeschool ready for spring
    Get your homeschool ready for spring
    Good news: Spring is only one month away. In the midst of all the cold and ice, it might feel like winter will never end, but a new season will be here before you know it. As you wait for the weather to change, use this time to prepare some spring...
  • Experience the joy of bluebirds at Benjamin Banneker Park
    Experience the joy of bluebirds at Benjamin Banneker Park
    For many people the bluebird is a symbol of joy and happiness. This popular bird among gardeners is considered very helpful with their ravenous appetite for insects. Bluebirds are so good at eliminating pests that gardeners will do just about...
  • New year, new gear: Duluth Trading Co Jacs
    New year, new gear: Duluth Trading Co Jacs
    Chilly mornings and brisk afternoons will definitely be in the forecast for the next five weeks of winter. This sort of weather requires the right layers and Duluth Trading Company has some new gear for this new year. Today, we get to check out...
  • Purple Crocuses
    Preparing Your Garden Yard for Spring
    Preparing one's garden for springtime can be enjoyable and rewarding. From trimming the old wood off of the bushes to cutting the dead stems off of rose bushes that have been dormant all winter long.Buying tulip bulbs, daffodils and crocuses...
  • Organic or not
    Organic or Non-Organic? That is the question!
    Is switching to organic really going to improve your health?With the recent availability of everything from organic fruits to organic cosmetics one has to wonder how have we gotten along without it so far? Is there a real benefit?Recent studies...
  • Stoneybrook Steeplechase
    Welcome spring with a steeplechase
    Spring is around the corner and one way to welcome the change of season is by attending a steeplechase. If you live in North Carolina, you can attend two steeplechase events held rain or shine every April. Stoneybrook Steeplechase at Carolina...
  • Valentino
    Spring 2015 couture fashion show and its power of the flower
    The Spring 2015 Couture Fashion show had a specifically popular trend. You guessed it, floral prints. The designers tapped into the power of the flower for their Spring collections; from Valentino to Jean Paul Gaultier, there was no escaping the...
  • Rabbits are a staple of Easter and mascots of Springtime.
    Origins and facts about the word “Spring”
    The four seasons are a fact of life that cycle through life annually. Although everyone knows the various conditions that spring, summer, autumn and winter bring few people know the origins behind the words that we use to describe each of these...
  • Simplicity 1196
    Now is the time to sew your easy spring wardrobe
    February is around the corner, and what better way to spend this dreary month than by stitching up a new spring wardrobe. One of the best things about spring is how simple and easy the the clothes are to sew. Spring staples of bright sundresses,...
  • Winter to Summer
    The holidays are over: now what?
    The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has passed, and that means winter distractions such as festive lights, gourmet foods, endless get-togethers and shopping sales are over.Now that we are void of these winter distractions, the remaining...
  • Pier 1 Imports new spring collection
    Give your home a fresh new look for 2015 with Pier 1 Imports spring collection
    Now that the holidays are over and the new year is upon us, why not freshen up your home for 2015 by enriching it with new accents and fresh spring hues from Pier 1 Imports.Pier 1 Imports has everything you need to update your décor for the coming...