Home & Garden

21 Mar 20170 The vendor list and workshop schedule for the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is now available. Presented by Mike’s Nursery, the event will take place on Saturday April 1st at the Northwest Arena from 10 am to 4 pm. This year more than 50 vendors and 12 workshops have been lined up by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “This event not only excites the community that spring is underway but it offers education and resources to get your flower and produce gardens up and running with ease,” says Christina Breen, Event and Project Associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “This year we have a total of 56...

16 Jan 20170 Jamestown, NY – It’s not easy for wild birds to find food this time of year. Putting out a feeder and keeping it filled is good for the birds and those who feed them. Watching these beautiful creatures from the comfort of our homes can bring optimism to our days and introduce young people to the natural world. Monday, January 30, 2017, is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Winter Birdseed Sale. You have a variety of seeds to choose from, with the most popular being Audubon’s exclusively formulated Conewango Blend, designed to attract local birds. Specialty seeds,...

2 Sep 20160 By Katy Wise Contributing Writer In just a couple of weeks, kiddos will be heading back to school again, and routines will go back to normal. Or at least start to go back to normal. I don't know about you, but our summer 'routine' looks nothing like our school routine.  The next couple of weeks will be spent easing our way back into a school appropriate bed time. Which will be a slight challenge.  One of the best things about summer is not having to think about what time the kids need to wake up in the morning or go to bed at night. Even with just one kid in school, our routine needs to apply to all three kids so that things run...

2 Sep 20160 Contributed Article StatePoint Nothing beats gathering around the fire in winter. Unfortunately, a wood-burning fireplace could be a major source of energy loss in your home, sending your utility bills sky high. However, you don’t need to sacrifice the fire to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your heating bills; in fact, it’s possible to convert your wood fireplace into an efficient heat source with the following tips. Upgrade Your Fireplace Consider a gas fireplace insert. They generate more radiant heat and are cleaner to maintain than traditional masonry style wood-burning fireplaces, which are a...

15 Jun 20160 By Contributing Writer Katy Wise Now that we are less than a week away from the first day of summer, (and my drew-bug's birthday) the warm weather is far more dependable. That means it's time to get going on those outdoor projects we have been waiting to tackle. My big thing this summer is our shed. I knew when we bought this house that it would be my project sooner or later, and now it's 'sooner.' The funny thing is, my husband didn't even see this is necessary. Husband and wife differences crack me up sometimes. I'm not poking fun at him or complaining about him, I'm just finding humor in the things that make us a good team.  It...

18 May 20160 By Contributing Writer Katy Wise Over the summer, we usually end up with an abundance of zucchini. I think it's safe to say that this is a family favorite of ours. Despite the few "but I don't think I like this..." comments that are made before actually trying it again. Our boys love veggies. But sometimes they need reminding. We love eating zucchini when it's simply roasted or grilled with some olive oil and pepper on top, but I am always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate this vegetable into our dinner menu. Last week it was all of a sudden dinner time and I was slightly unprepared. It's funny to me, because some of my...

10 May 20160 Contributed Article Audubon Nature Center Jamestown, NY – Growing healthy, blooming, tasty, beautiful plants is one of the best parts of spring. You are invited to get some plants, knowledge, tips and tricks at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center’s annual Plant Exchange & Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gardeners know there are always volunteer plants that spring up and need new homes. The Plant Exchange & Sale was born to share those volunteers. It has grown to include donations from nurseries to provide some friendly and in-demand plants, a sale option for those just starting out who don’t yet have...
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