Vines, the Good and the Bad – The Plant Lady

With summer’s arrival, the garden bulks up. It may seem like new growth has surpassed the gardener’s ability to maintain. This is especially so...

Getting Older – Around the Town

I always try to be honest when I write my column, and this time is no different. I am getting older. My body doesn’t...

How Do You Achieve Your Ideal Home?- Ask a Remodeler

Embarking on a renovation project can and should be exciting, though, for many, it’s overwhelming and disappointing.  In our experience, the path to a...

Breathing – Fitness Professional

These days have us all breathing shallowly.  As if we are holding our breath, waiting for something else to happen.    So much like the...

Spring Catalogs – The Plant Lady

As the seed catalogs arrive the gardener highlights or folds over pages of interest. While the garden is in its brown phase, colorful pages...

5-spice duck salad with kumquat dressing – The Kitchen Philosophy

I am celebrating the season of citrus with this recipe - clean and refreshing kumquats and blood oranges combined with roasted sweet potatoes and...

Winter is Here…. Now What? – Thoughts from the Field

Well, with the arrival of the sub- freezing temperatures, the frozen mud, and the “What the heck am I going to do?” we have...

Five Home Design Trends for 2021 – Ask a Remodeler

With 2021 upon us, I’d like to share a few of the home design trends that our VP of Design TJ Monahan believes will...

Reflections and Resolutions – Sincerely me

My January article is always about reflections on the previous year.  When I started to outline my 2020 submission, my thoughts became like a...

Confusion, frustration and Empathy – Around the Town

There is so much change in the world happening for all of you humans. I am sorry there is so much confusion and frustration,...