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  • All fired up

    It’s summer, and time to enjoy food cooked on an outdoor grill. Before purchasing a grill, however, homeowners should consider their lifestyle, budget, brand, size, and fuel preference. “The grill could be the most important piece of equipment in the summertime,” explains Sarah Scott, manager of Ridgefield Hardware (ridgefieldhardware.com)....

  • Rock around the block

    By in Food & Entertaining on

    Grills alive with the sizzle of burgers and hot dogs line the walkways as the frenetic beat of song fills the atmosphere. People of a community gather in friendship and celebration as an entire city block or neighborhood is closed to accommodate the party. In place of cars and...

  • The cream of the crop: Growing herbs at home

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    According to a 2006 national gardening survey (garden.org), more than 14 million households in the United States grow herbs. Different types of herbs include annuals (live one season), perennials (foliage dies back in fall and re-grows in spring), and biennials (live two seasons). Home herb gardeners can enjoy fresh...

  • Staycation house

    Summer is swiftly approaching and the days are already sunny and bright. School is almost out and it’s time to relax. When vacation time rolls around each year, do you find yourself collapsing with relief into that beach or lake house and saying things like “I wish I could...

  • Here’s Johnny!

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    Those of us who read Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” may recall the main reason Jack Torrance and his family was holed up in the big, haunted hotel, was to make sure that someone checked the boiler with regularity. The reason being that if the boiler is not freed...