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  • Nouveau Contemporary Goods leaving Belvedere Square

    The home furnishings store Nouveau Contemporary Goods is leaving Belvedere Square after 10 years and moving back to its roots in Mount Vernon, co-owners Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead announced this week.
  • Bel Air's Natural Gatherings sells handmade crafts sourced from owners' garden

    Bel Air's Natural Gatherings sells handmade crafts sourced from owners' garden
    In a narrow hallway on a high shelf, a sign sits next to an intricate wreath of looped vines, feathers and dried flowers. “Flowers feed the soul,” it says.  That hallway divides the front and back rooms of Natural Gatherings, Rick and Jane...

    Tips to keep away ticks and Lyme disease

    Tips to keep away ticks and Lyme disease
    My son has had Lyme disease twice — serious infections requiring intravenous antibiotics. How can I keep ticks out of my yard? He plays in our wooded lot every day, and I'm at my wit's end! Ticks like to hang on branch tips and grab a ride when we...

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...

    Fewer branches don't add up to a safer tree

    Fewer branches don't add up to a safer tree
    I want to prune branches out of a tree so the wind will blow through it and it won't fall on my house. Is that possible? The answer is actually counterintuitive. One would think fewer branches would offer less wind resistance, but time lapse photography...