Hunt antiques in Rehoboth BeachAntiques lovers can...


Hunt antiques in Rehoboth Beach

Antiques lovers can combine a beach vacation with their favorite pastime at the All Saints Parish Antiques Show, to be held this year Aug. 8-10 in the Rehoboth Beach, Del., Convention Hall.

Twenty-eight dealers will be represented at this year's show. They'll exhibit and sell antique prints, Chinese export porcelain, 17th- and 18th-century furniture, rugs, china and glass, ironwork, jewelry, crystal and cut glass.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Daily admission is $3. For information, call (302) 227-1860.

Must-dos for dog days

In August, even the most dedicated gardeners start slowing down, but here are a few must-dos for the lazy days ahead, according to the Landscape Contractors Association:

* Don't forget to water trees and shrubs during extremely hot and dry spells.

* If the weather is very dry, sycamores, ashes and maples may drop their leaves prematurely. Don't worry unless total defoliation occurs.

* Turn over your compost to aerate and speed up decomposition.

* Lacebugs on azaleas, rhododendrons and hollies can still be a problem. Spray with an acephate insecticide every 10 to 14 days.

* Toward the end of the month, sprays become ineffective against bagworm. Insects must be removed by hand.

Remodeling on the radio

Why waste your time calling a talk show host to discuss politics when you can call John Watts or Rich Campbell, and get advice on a tricky home improvement project?

"The Remodeling Resource" airs every Saturday on WCBM (680 AM) from noon to 1 p.m. The new show features expert advice, interesting guests talking about subjects from alarm systems to tile installation, and questions from the audience. Mr. Watts and Mr. Campbell, with more than 28 years of combined experience in the remodeling industry, are the president and sales manager respectively of Coastal Builders Inc., of Ellicott City.

Parting the ways

Colwill-McGehee Antique Decorative and Fine Arts and its showrooms on Charles Street are no more. Stiles Colwill and Milly McGehee have amiably gone their separate ways.

Ms. McGehee will continue dealing in antiques, American furniture and folk art, by appointment only.

In the fall, Mr. Colwill will formally open Stiles T. Colwill Interiors-Antiques-Consulting at his farm in Lutherville. Meanwhile he's seeing clients there now, if they aren't too fussy about finished showrooms.

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