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New England’s Finest: Play Time

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1. The “Erban” (from $2,200) is a lightweight, comfortable commuter bike made from bamboo, a renewable resource with... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Warm Glow

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After the lights of the holiday season have been put away, we still face several snowy, frigid months... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Winter Whites

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1 Simon Pearce’s substantial “Brookfield” bowl ($90-$125) goes from oven to table and works for mixing, baking, or... Read More »

New Hampshire Lake House

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When fall comes to this lakeside family getaway in southern New Hampshire, the new color palette of golds... Read More »

New Hampshire Post and Beam House

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Build on the heights; raise it to the sky. As any good cathedral builder from the Middle Ages... Read More »

Old Fashioned Ways to Clean Brass

Old Fashioned Ways to Clean Brass

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Earl Proulx received a lot of letters after he ran a tip in his “Plain Talk” column in... Read More »

Organize the Bedroom Closet

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A bedroom can be an oasis of calm-your last stronghold of serenity in a busy life. You’ll certainly... Read More »

Outdoor Brick Oven: Home Projects

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Award-winning pastry chef Ciril Hitz, a department chairman and instructor at Johnson and Wales University, always carried with... Read More »

Paint Resources

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In his workshop off the garage, Baxter, no longer acting, builds handcrafted furniture that he finishes with Old-Fashioned... Read More »

Passamaquoddy Life Preserved in Birch Bark

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It has been said that art is the signature of a civilization. Like all signatures, it is unique... Read More »

Planting Buddies for Your Crops

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Companion planting is a time-honored, if not always scientifically proven, technique for combining certain plants with others to... Read More »

Plants That Attract Birds

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Just off the beaten path in tiny Princeton, Massachusetts, resides a natural attraction that all the birds and... Read More »

Prevent Tiled Showers from Leaking

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A tiled shower can significantly upgrade the look of a bathroom, but hairline cracks in the tile grout... Read More »

Quick Cleaning Tips for Kitchens and Baths

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Steam-Clean Your Microwave The inside of your microwave oven probably looks like an abstract painting: spaghetti sauce from... Read More »

Quick Fixes for Wood Furniture Stains

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For a return on your investment, there’s no substitute for wood furniture. Cherry, maple and oak are the... Read More »

Real Solutions: leaf damage and grass under trees

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The leaves on my blueberry bushes and crab apple trees are tattered. I notice lots of inch-long green... Read More »

Real Solutions: Pruning, Wood Ash Uses

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Is winter the right time to prune my apple trees and blueberry bushes? — R.R., Jackson, NJ Most... Read More »

Red Dye

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Roughly chop 2 beets, and combine with the base. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20... Read More »

Remove Candle Wax from Fabric

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It happens. You’re having a dinner party and fail to notice the wax from your taper candles dripping... Read More »

Resources

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Builder: Art Carlucci Construction, Inc., Shaftsbury, VT. 802-442-2307; accbuilders.net Architect: David Shaughnessy, North Bennington, VT. 802-447-0970. Heating systems:... Read More »

Resources

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Architect: John Battle, Battle Associates, Inc., Boston, MA. 617-367-5975. battlearchitects.com Contractor: David Wright, Wright Associates Builders, Keene, NH.... Read More »

Resources

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Rental information: $8,400 per week, available through Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake. 207-655-4524; migis.com Builder: Tom Smith, Bear... Read More »

Resources

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David Beaujon, Period Finishes, Canaan, CT. 860-824-1465. Roman Adhesives, 800-488-6117; romandecoratingproducts.com Faux Effects Professional Products, 800-270-8871; fauxfx.com, fauxmarketplace.com... Read More »

Resources

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Interior Architecture and Design: Heather Wells, Boston, MA. 617-437-7077; hgwltd.com Architecture, Home and Landscape Design: Roger Wells, North... Read More »

Resources

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NiceRink, Genoa City, WI. 888-642-3746; nicerink.com _______________________ Hockey Essay Read a father’s view of ice hockey today. _______________________... Read More »

Resources

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Gregory and Marilyn refer prospective innkeepers to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) for information on inn... Read More »

Resources

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Horacio Pires Painting, Rumford, RI; 401-438-1072 Adler’s Design Center, Providence, RI; 401-421-5157; adlersri.com Simple Pleasures, Providence, RI; 401-331-4120;... Read More »



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