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Schoolhouse rock: Fairfax’s St. Patrick School being transformed into urban chic apartments

FAIRFAX - Now that Daniel and Sandra Hurt have built several schools in India, they're converting the former St. Patrick School in Fairfax into apartm ...

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Master Gardeners: Give your plants the right amount of water

Water. One of the basics of life. But over and under watering are two of the major reasons plants might fail. Water consumption varies with species, s ...

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Patio fever: Prepare your outdoor living space for warmer months ahead

The weather might be indecisive lately - tornadoes and a snowstorm in the same week - but spring is right around the corner, and once it warms up, you ...

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From The Ground Up: Compost reduces volume of trash, benefits your garden

Admittedly, my initial interest in composting was less about saving the environment and more about avoiding additional garbage bags. We are a family t ...

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DIY dream home: Cedar Rapids couple transform a 1960s split level

Matt and Lindsay Eidahl aren't afraid of a do-it-yourself project and their home is proof.The couple purchased their 1960s split level - located on a ...

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How to start seeds: Gardeners can get a jump on growing season now

Every year that I have gardened, I have bought seedlings. Whether I was growing a tomato plant and a few herbs in pots on an apartment balcony or work ...

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Make safety a priority when doing yardwork

Now that spring is approaching, we will all soon be outside working in our yards. Before starting out please consider the safety aspect of all the wor ...

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From The Ground Up: Plants, gardening come with lots of folklore

As the planting season approaches many myths, superstitions and interesting theories are told and retold about achieving gardening success. Although t ...

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ReStore’s Home Center benefits Habitat for Humanity

When Ken Webb wanted to remodel his Cedar Rapids home, he didn't turn to a traditional interior design firm.Instead, he went to Cedar Valley Habitat f ...

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C.R. designer turns free-standing condo into urban chic dwelling

CEDAR RAPIDS - The minute Karen Schlehuber walked through the front door, she knew she was home. With her three kids grown and out on their own, she ...

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Big & Bold: 2017 paint trends point to high contrast, dramatic wall colors

When it comes to wall color, Greige still is all the rage. But stepping up to the paint palette this year are more bold, dramatic colors such as deep ...

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Winter Gardening Fair offers chance to prepare for growing season

Spring may still be weeks away, but now is the perfect time to start planning for gardening season. At least, that's the advice from organizers of th ...

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It’s modern all over again

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - As fans of midcentury modern design, Keith Zabel and husband Randy Shemaitis were drawn to Palm Springs and its wealth of moder ...

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From The Ground Up: Time to trim those oak trees now

That small window of opportunity to trim oak trees (December through the end of February) is quickly nearing its end, so if you still have this item o ...

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Midcentury modern perfect fit for the Hansons

Over the past decade or so, Eric and Shannon Hanson have been a bit like Goldilocks testing out the chairs of the three bears. They first lived in a ...

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