Inspect home fencing to ensure your home’s safety and security

Weather extremes are brutal on exterior landscaping. Rain, snow, wind and temperature variances all take a toll, especially on residential fencing. Rain accelerates rust and wood-rot, and ground freezing and thawing or high winds can affect gate alignment. Gate misalignment – as well as rusty, metal hinges and latches – can lead to gates that […]

Organize entryways with decorative storage

Organize entryways with decorative storage

An entryway is the first impression guests have of your home, yet it can quickly become a chaotic mess. Most entryways serve multiple functions as the receptacle for all things you and your family members shed as they walk through the door, from coats and backpacks to keys and mail. With these simple tips, you […]

Tips for a bountiful backyard garden

(Family Features) The benefits of having your own backyard vegetable garden are plentiful, and can include significant lifestyle impacts, such as healthier eating habits, money saving perks, and more. A Relaxing, Healthful Hobby Looking for a hobby that allows you to contribute to the health of your family? Take up gardening. Beyond producing nutritious foods, […]

What to know when redoing your home’s flooring

(StatePoint) Whether you’re purchasing a home or remodeling your current one, floors are perhaps the biggest piece of your home investment puzzle. They’re also the literal base from which all other design choices are made. You may think you know exactly what you’re looking for, but innovations in home flooring have expanded and improved options. […]

Ready your wooden deck now

With the long-awaited arrival of spring, it’s high time to ready your wooden deck for the summer fun ahead. Tackling the project sooner, rather than later, is smart for a couple of reasons. “Not only is it more comfortable to work in springtime temperatures, but deck stain forms the most durable, long-lasting finish in mild […]

Spring Grow It! Garden workshops May 12

The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents the 2014 Spring Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi. The Grow It! Workshops provide garden leaders with timely training and networking opportunities at seven regional locations around the state. The Winooski workshop is presented in partnership with local and regional groups, the […]

Waldorf fourth graders receive donated spruces

Local Edward Jones representative Bill Root, a sponsor of Fourth Grade Foresters USA, was at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne last Friday morning to present fourth graders with a tree of their own to plant and care for. Established in 2007, Fourth Grade Foresters has given out 505,000 trees in its effort to […]