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Annie Payne Column July 04, 2009

By Annie Payne

The largest house in America is in Asheville, N.C. It boasts 4 acres of floor space, 250 rooms, 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces. It was constructed over six years and completed in 1895. It served as the family home of George and ...

Homegrown Column July 04, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Our 8-year-old redbud has loose bark at its base. I’ve peeled some off and don’t see any pests. I’ve removed river rock to give it more “air.” Should I be worrying?  — Pat Does the tree look good ...

Dixie Burmeister Column July 01, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

Let’s talk culinary delights for the Fourth of July, but first a Tomato Update: On Father’s Day, June 21, (note the irony) at 4:35 p.m., weighing in at 3 1/2 ounces and in perfect shape, the first Burmeister tomato was picked. AND ...

Homegrown Column June 27, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Do I cut the rose off my rose bush to make the plant bigger? — Rosemary Most folks who ask that question are wondering whether and when to cut off the old spent blooms on their rose. This process is called deadheading. Deadheading is ...

Car show 6-21-9

Many display love of cars at show

By Melinda Mawdsley

Terry Johnson knew why men such as him love cars. “It’s in our DNA,” Johnson said. “We like bright, shiny things. They make noise. We get attention.” Johnson, of Clifton, was one of the 150-plus people who ...


Kids share their favorite photos of their fathers

By Melinda Mawdsley

Armed with digital cameras, several local children spent the past weeks taking pictures of their fathers in honor of Father’s Day. The children, ranging in ages from 3 to 12, selected their favorite picture from the dozens they clicked. ...


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• Brett McCoin, Wells Fargo banker “My father always told me never buy the things you don’t have the money to buy, and always save $25 from every paycheck.” • Jessie White “Don’t get a credit ...


Fruita inventor’s tray to be shown on QVC

By Amy Hamilton

Joy Clymer of Fruita was fed up when she made her famous deviled eggs, only to have the slippery treats smeared everywhere by the time she arrived at a barbecue. Five years after that event, Clymer is confident that food faux pas won’t ...

Annie Payne Column June 20, 2009

By Annie Payne

I hope you’re not sick of anagrams, or “Anniegrams” as I like to call them. What can I say? A holiday comes around and I feel the urge to annotate. I first wrote a Christmas anagram, then Valentine’s. I skipped ...

Homegrown Column June 20, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Over the past 20 years, I’ve had three weeping mulberries. I’m guessing they’re of different varieties. The first was and is still gorgeous. The second was a spindly type, very slow-growing. The third, (which ...

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