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Tag: March 2014

Eyeing the Sparrow

In the weeks before my father’s March 2001 passing, he began jotting notes about his Port City boyhood and love of natural history. Tentatively titled “Recollections of...

The Stakes: 1814

In the late summer of 1814, a year after the massacre at Fort Mims and five months after the Creek defeat at Horseshoe Bend, Gen. Andrew...

Diesel Upgrade

All swamp men eventually feel the urge to upgrade to diesel.  “Why do you need it?” my wife asked me. “All the swamp people have diesel generators....

Ask McGehee

Known as the Guesnard House, the brick Italianate structure has occupied that corner since 1859. Its architect was Scottish-born David Cumming Jr., whose sister, Kate,...

Down the Garden Path

In a shady neighborhood just off Cottage Hill Road, Joe and Penny Adamo have created a hillside natural sanctuary that effortlessly merges vegetation and art. Even so, it is...

Space Upgrade

Tip 1 Embrace the POW! “This client has wonderful taste and is not afraid of color, ” Rogers says. “She was simply thrilled when I specified the orange leather ottoman....

Gardening Gurus

Retail Only Sell exclusively to the general public A Bloom Landscape & Garden Center • 116 Alverson Rd N. 633-6046. Landscape and seasonal plants. Hours vary. ...

Roots Run Deep

Like finely crafted old furniture or antique hand-painted china,  heirloom plant varieties carry with them a sense of history and wonder about who cared for and enjoyed them before....

Fire and Feasting

It may already be March, but there are many people still celebrating the new year, complete with their own brand of fireworks. The vernal equinox, ...

The Big Cheese

Sometimes, nothing beats a good old-fashioned grilled cheese. The classic combination of two slices of bread and a hunk of cheese boasts notable powers, such as curing the common...

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