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Have you been thinking about buying a home? Have you been looking? We want to help, East Bay Events is throwing a House Party for prospective home buyers. Join us for this free evening out with local real estate experts — in a relaxed atmosphere. more
Joel Huval shows up at his front door, three dogs rustling around his feet, with a smile as large as the muscles straining beneath his fitted T-shirt. more
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I haven’t gotten everything planted yet. (Yes, I know it’s July.) My back porch holds a collection of trays lined with 4-and 6-packs of stressed out nicotiana seedlings spiked into … more
Q. I recently had lunch at a Korean restaurant where all of their tea pots and dishes were made of this lovely black pottery. What is it and can you tell me anything about it? A.From your description, it sounds like Japanese Raku pottery. … more
Q. My wife and I bought this converted kerosene chandelier at the Brimfield Antique Fair and wondering if you can tell me anything about it. It does not have any markings or labels identifying who made it. A. Gas lamps were introduced in … more
Hardwired in my DNA is a deep refusal to ever be landlocked, aside from maybe a week or two of vacation. I have to live within sniffing if not spitting distance of a large body of water, preferably … more
Q. I have a vase that is stamped “Regina Gouda Holland” with some numbers written below. It is 10” high. Can you tell me anything about it? Gouda pottery (pronounced “Howda” in Dutch) is named after the town where the factories … more
Patience is a virtue,Virtue is a grace.Grace is a little girl,Who would not wash her face. —Dick King-Smith We gardeners are generally credited for being patient, but March puts us to the test … more
You probably shouldn’t listen to me. Whatever I said before about July sowings of zinnias coming into bloom within weeks might be true, but I can show you no evidence to support it. At the … more
The winter moth scourge is ravaging area trees this spring but birds are coming to the rescue. Steve Johnson of Little Compton took this picture of a boat-tailed grackle with an overflowing mouthful … more
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