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HG: SustainAbility Column November 08, 2008

By Adele Israel

Alternative Christmas Fair We all have friends and loved ones who just don’t need any more stuff. Creative donations are the answer. Grand Valley Peace & Justice is hosting its annual Alternative Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 ...


HG: Annie Payne Column November 08, 2008

By Annie Payne

An indicator of lack-luster job performance or a genuine gift of time, Secret Agent Man, my husband, called a cleaning company to come over and give us a bid on cleaning our home. Secret Agent Man stays in a hotel 50 percent of the time. When ...


HG: Homegrown Column November 08, 2008

By Dennis Hill

I’m knee-deep in apples. What’s the best way to store them so we can eat them long into the winter? I’ve already dried them and made applesauce to freeze, so now I’m trying to prolong the edibility of the whole ...


HG: SustainAbility Column November 01, 2008

By Adele Israel

When Congress passed the $700 billion financial bailout, officially called the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, extensions for federal solar energy tax credits were included. The tax credits were due to expire at the end of this ...


HG: Homegrown Column November 01, 2008

By Dennis Hill

A client gave us a pot of mums. There were no instructions as to how to replant it outside. Will you please instruct on the proper planting? Thanks! — Patty Most mums you get from a florist in a pot as a gift (believe it or not, we ...


HG: SustainAbility Column October 25, 2008

By Adele Israel

Fritz Diether is a busy man. As president of Frostbusters & Coolth Co. he pedals as fast as he can to keep up with surging interest in home energy audits and improved energy efficiency. Fourteen months ago, Fritz was the entire company. ...


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HG: Annie Payne Column October 25, 2008

By Annie Payne

I remember a Halloween, sometime during the ’80s. I wore my mother’s pink robe with marabou feather trim, a cardboard crown wrapped in tinfoil, and I carried a blue floral pillowcase I had stripped off the pillow from my ...


HG: Homegrown Column October 25, 2008

By Dennis Hill

Having given up my garden this year, I still found a spot to plant one tomato. I planted it a little late (third or fourth week of May), but it’s a very hardy looking and large plant. It’s been watered and fertilized (with ...


HG: Annie Payne Column October 11, 2008

By Annie Payne

My three siblings celebrate their birthdays in October. My mother worked hard every year to help them feel that their days were special despite being so close together. But with each birthday, the excitement of turning another year older ...


HG: Homegrown Column October 11, 2008

By Dennis Hill

We have dwarf apricot and dwarf peach trees about 10 years old. The last couple of years the fruit has not been very sweet. We see that they are sprayed every spring and summer. Is there some thing that we can do to receive sweeter fruit? We ...


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