• Garden Design

    County getting $35,000 for ‘traffic gardens’ to teach kids about road safety

    Arlington County is receiving $35,000 of assistance to design more “traffic gardens” to help kids learn about traffic safety. Earlier this week, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) awarded $250,000 of consulting services to five D.C.-area projects with the intention of improving “safety on the region’s roadways, especially for its underserved communities.” One of those is a joint project from Arlington County and Prince George’s County to build traffic gardens at schools. “Traffic gardens are miniature transportation networks with familiar roadway elements, in which children can walk, bike, and scoot to learn the rules of the road and practice their transportation safety skills,” principal planner Christine Baker for…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    Tips and tricks for holiday decorating, entertaining from Lancaster County experts | Home & Garden

    As temperatures turn colder, it’s beginning to look a lot like company is coming, and your home just isn’t ready for holiday entertaining. Don’t panic, local interior designers and online experts say. Upgrade your decorating skills and parties by following a few simple tips. Spread out “Use all of your space,” advises Anita Yoder, who owns Heritage Design in New Holland. Don’t have a dining table that seats 16? No problem. First, move any floating furniture as close to the wall or windows as possible in the living room or family room. “Create stations,” she advises. For instance, put appetizers on a kitchen table or counter and if needed, spread…

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  • Home Improvement

    Home improvement, pool construction boom sweeps Galveston County | Special Sections

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  • Garden Design

    2021 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition

    (FREEHOLD, NJ) — It’s time to start getting your entries ready for the 2021 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition.  Staff will accept entries of art, photos, crafts, and needlework on Sunday, July 18 from 9:00am-3:00pm and on Monday, July 19 from 8:00am-11:00am.  Entries from Senior Centers and Adult Day Programs will be accepted on Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20 from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Flower and vegetable entries should be delivered to the Fairgrounds on Friday, July 23 from 8:00am-12:00pm.  Bakers’ Day will be back in 2022. Those entering into the competitions are asked to read all the General Rules and Judging Criteria for their specific entry divisions as there have been major…

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  • Home Improvement

    Friedman’s Home Improvement of Sonoma County names new CFO

    Jeff Schryver has been named chief financial officer for the Petaluma-based home improvement, lumber and building materials firm Friedman’s Home Improvement. According to the announcement, Schryver has more than15 years of experience in the retail sector. His last position was as CFO for Lolli and Pops, starting that job in 2020. Prior to that, according to Friedman’s, he worked at the cosmetics firm Sephora for 14 years, leaving the company as its vice president of finance and analytics. “Jeff’s rich background in multiple facets of the retail industry, leadership skill set and true understanding of Friedman’s people-first culture are invaluable assets. Jeff will be leading financial growth and driving operational…

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  • Real Estate

    Routt County real estate sales total $30M for week of June 4 to 10

    Real estate transactions in Routt County totaled $30,098,477 across 53 sales for the week of June 4 to 10.   Address: 12455 Routt County Road 51C, Hayden Seller: Amy D. and Matthew C. Williams Buyer: Benjamin M. Williams Date: June 4, 2021 Price: $285,000 Property Description: 3,558-square-foot, five-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath residence on 37.1 acres of agricultural dry farm and grazing land, SECS 19-6-87 and 30-6-87. Last sold for $144,400 in 1998.   Address: 2035 Walton Creek Road Seller: Molly Lynn Baker, Molly Lynn Waters Buyer: Peak View Partners LLC Date: June 4, 2021 Price: $340,000 Property Description: 764-square-foot, two-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath condo, Unit A-303, Building A at Spring Meadows Condo.…

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