Botanical garden buys WeatherBerry | News

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Western Kentucky Botanical Garden officials have purchased WeatherBerry at 2731 W. Second St.

The 3,848-square-foot Italianate-style farmhouse was built in 1840 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The sale, which was finalized Wednesday afternoon, included nearly 4 acres that abut the botanical garden. More importantly, though, the house provides Second Street access and visibility — something WKBG officials have craved for years.

With WeatherBerry’s purchase, WKBG now owns a total of more than 17 acres.

Shana and Ed Champion sold WeatherBerry to WKBG for $475,000, said Laurna Strehl, executive director.

The Champions are pleased WeatherBerry now belongs to the botanical garden and will be open to the community, Ed Champion said.

“It goes with the garden,” he said. “We know they will take care of it. … I can’t wait to see what they do with it.”

Several years ago, WKBG officials formed a long-range planning committee

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Cape Cod House Hunt: Truro home boasts stunning details, serene setting – News –

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TRURO — For privacy and for getting away from it all, this woodsy Truro setting can’t be beat. Marsh Lane is a dead-end dirt road, and the driveway brings you down a small hill. It’s almost surprising to see such a contemporary home here — the entire lot is surrounded by woods that make up the Little Pamet conservation area. The yard is green and manicured all around, with the backyard boasting plenty of space and a built-in fire pit.

This home is practically brand-new, built in 2014, and no detail has been forgotten, right down to the octagon-shaped windows on each side of the front door. The floor plan is entirely open concept and feels much larger inside than it seems from the outside, with high ceilings, dark-stained hardwood floors and oversized windows giving that solid, contemporary feel that’s so sought after. It has a nice flow: living room

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9 super stylish HDB designs that look and feel like condo, Lifestyle News

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While there is no universal standard, we definitely have a certain idea how a condo should look like. Stylish and modern. A touch of class and luxury maybe.

Comfortable, definitely. For us folks living in an HDB flat, channeling that condo vibe isn’t difficult or impossible.

Sure, there are lots of standard fixtures in an HDB flat that you can’t get rid of. But with the right colour scheme, the right material play and proper layout planning, you might just get a flat that looks and feels like private property.

Want to know how? Bookmark these homes that went above and beyond what an ordinary HDB flat can do.

1. Making the most of awkward corners


Using a consistent colour palette of white, grey and blue throughout this resale flat helps to conceal the awkward corners existing in the layout. These include the curved balcony area in the living room

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Bright, airy home combines modern and old for Lynchburg couple | Local News

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Stairs to the second floor lead to a split landing that branches to the second floor master bedroom, a couple guest bedrooms and to a hallway that looks down over that sunny entryway.

The second floor master bedroom originally was a recreation room.

“That wasn’t quite traditional enough for us so we took this area here, took the recreation room, and made it our bedroom,” Gil said.

Windows in that room feature interior shutters and a balcony overlooks the yard.

Irene’s favorite spot in the house is that bedroom because she had a hand in its design, Gil said.

“She liked the closet for her shoe collection,” Gil said. “She had a 1,000 pairs of shoes. Yeah, she’s into fashion. … She had so many clothes and she started bringing them down and putting them in my little closet.”

The majority of the rooms are not a typical rectangular shape

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Dirty Fingernails: Garden scissors and string trimmer best tools for weed control | Local News

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When you look at that list, you will be able to see what applies to your garden corner. Change the nutrition, compaction, drainage, or shade, and your garden plants soon will outgrow the moss.

Meanwhile, you need not worry about getting rid of moss. It does not harm other plants, does not even compete with them. Moss simply sits there on the soil surface, filling in a blank.

Q: How thorough a job should I be doing at pulling the roots of weeds?

A: I would not bother with weed roots at all. Save time and energy by cutting the weeds at ground level. Leave the roots to decay in the ground; they will add organic matter to the soil.

The last weed will never disappear from garden or lawn. Weeds are the adventurers, the pioneers, the buccaneers of the plant world. The gardener’s job is to hold weeds to

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Sheryl Simonton of Tulsa named winner of St. Jude’s 14th annual Dream Home Giveaway in Owasso | Latest News

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital named Sheryl Simonton of Tulsa the winner of its 14th annual Dream Home Giveaway.

Each year, St. Jude hosts the event, offering a local family a chance to win their dream home by purchasing a $100 ticket, which goes toward funding children’s cancer treatment.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, the hospital held a drawing at the home, located in Stone Canyon’s Deer Run development in Owasso, and picked Simonton as the lucky winner.

Taylor Johnson Lingle, regional manager for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, said she was happy to see everyone come together for another successful year.

“The campaign is amazing because it helps families right here in our community who are fighting childhood cancer, and it changes the life of the winner,” Lingle said. “This year, the campaign raised a record amount, $1.2 million, and sold out earlier than ever. It’s

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Palm Beach decorating: Don’t be flummoxed by phlox-inspired room decor – Lifestyle – Palm Beach Daily News

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The pink, white, magenta and violet colors of phlox inspire decorating ideas for the master bedroom.

My sister, Vivian, who lives outside of Seattle in a small country town, recently sent me a text with a photograph of the phlox flowers in her garden. The pink, white, magenta and violet colors reminded me that phlox was my mother’s favorite flower in the garden she so carefully tended.

I also recalled how as a child, I used phlox in the arrangements I would enter in the annual shows held by the garden club at town hall in Nahant, Massachusetts. For many many years, the Varney children had a few arrangements in different categories to enter. I don’t remember ever getting first prize, but second and third, I do recall! There was definitely a decorator blooming in the flower show.

Perhaps my sister would remember what prize her entry was awarded.


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Right At Home: Dining in the great outdoors, stylishly – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Squeezing the most out of summer — especially this coronavirus summer — has often meant eating and entertaining outside, for those with the space to do it.

“The goal today is to lavish just as much love and attention on your outdoor setup as you do your indoor rooms. Even if it’s just a fire escape in the city,” says interior designer Elaine Griffin, based in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Set the stage

To elevate your al fresco entertaining, she advises, begin with the layout.

Set up the dining table close to your indoor kitchen: “The further it is, the more oversize trays you’ll need to carry stuff out.”

Place your seating toward the best view you’ve got. And kids’ play areas should be easily seen.

“Think of the outdoors like you would an open plan interior,” Griffin says.

Get a good light source, whether it’s sunlight for breakfast or

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Plumber: Big kitchen remodel comes up short – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Q: Hi Ed: We recently had a full kitchen remodel job and I’m upset I did not think to install a pot filler over the stove. I want to resolve this, but refuse to open up the new tile wall behind the stove. Any less invasive ways to install a pot filler?

— Rose, Maine

A: Your remodeled kitchen is now an existing kitchen, and a lot of pot fillers are added to existing kitchens. So a pot filler should be able to be installed without major alterations to work recently completed.

You’re correct that many pot fillers are wall-mounted on the back wall near the stove. However, they do make deck-mounted pot fillers that mount directly to the countertop next to the stovetop. With a deck-mounted pot filler you shouldn’t have to touch the new tile back wall. You’ll need a hole drilled to mount the pot filler on

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