US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in ...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Spooky or sweet: choosing a theme for Halloween decorations

Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick or treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween.“When kid...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Watercolor effects add color to pillows

By Holly RamerAssociated PressCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With bright splotches or pale washes of color, watercolor paintings certainly can brighten up...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Antiques can add personality, focal point to a garden

By Dean FosdickAssociated PressAdding antique garden ornaments to the landscape blends horticulture with history. One-of-a-kind pieces will personaliz...

August 26th, 2017 |  


A fresh take on shaggy-chic fringed decor

By Kim CookAssociated PressLike coquettish long eyelashes or chic bangs, fringe has a beguiling style that draws it every so often back into the trend...

June 3rd, 2017 |  


Water-themed decor reconnects us with summer

By Kim CookAssociated PressSummer for many of us means reconnecting with water — lakeside hikes, paddles in the sea, luxuriant floats in some re...

June 3rd, 2017 |  


Decorators warm to olive wood, hue

By Kim CookAssociated PressOlive trees, native to the Mediterranean region, are among nature’s oldest trees, and they look it. Gnarled, brawny t...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Batter up, it’s the year-end softball game

Batter up, it’s the year-end softball game

Editor’s Note: Gloria is on vacation this week, her mother, Dorcas Raber, is filling in.Batter up!The last day of school had finally come. In ou...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Theater cancels dessert show

SIDNEY — Sock & Buskin Players has canceled the performance of “Precious Heart,” which had been scheduled at the Bridge for Satu...

April 19th, 2017 |  


If you build it, they’ll stay; boomers remodel their homes

By Joyce M. RosenbergAP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — If you build it, they will stay.The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling in...

April 8th, 2017 |