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A new furniture and decor warehouse and distribution center is expected to bring 26 jobs to Newport News. Shortly before leaving office last week, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Virginia prevailed in its competition with South Carolina to host the first Mercana Furniture and Décor operation in the United States. “Located near all major port terminals, railroads and highways, Newport News is ...

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Jan. 17—If you're not avoiding crowds — and if you are, it's OK, many of us still are, or are again — and you've managed to tolerate your dreary or outdated home during the pandemic so far, maybe it's finally time for some home improvement. Head to the OKC Fairgrounds next weekend for the OKC Home + Garden Show for ideas and demonstrations of what's new, different, and trending thanks to ...

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London — British gardening writer and broadcaster Peter Seabrook has died at the age of 86. The horticulturalist, who presented programmes including Gardeners' World and wrote a gardening column for The Sun for more than 40 years, died after suffering a heart attack on Friday, several media outlets have reported. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said it would "miss him enormously". A ...

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Zigzag plant, devil's backbone Light: sun to partial shade Height: 6-8 feet Spread: 3-4 feet USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11 Origin: Tropical Americas The variegated zigzag plant (Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Variegatus') is a fun houseplant, easy to grow and enjoy. True to the name, this plant has medium-green stems with an unusual zigzag pattern. One- to 3-inch-long leaves emerge from the outer ...

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Gardening season has wrapped up but you may still have questions. For answers, turn to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service. OSU Extension faculty and Master Gardeners reply to queries within two business days, usually less. To ask a question, simply go to the OSU Extension website, type it in and include the county where you live. ...

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Gullivers Pizza, open since 1965 and best known for its antique collection and the Chicago-style pan pizza first made by the late legendary pizza master Burt Katz, will close permanently Sunday. Katz opened the pizzeria in the West Rogers Park neighborhood with Jerry Freeman. The business partners split in 1968. Freeman went on to create not just an eclectic restaurant, but a home for his ...

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Stop before you install a built-in velvet sofa or elevated, shag-carpeted lounge in your dream home. At some point, you may want to sell the property and the new buyer will have to like it or be willing to pay to change it, said Sunita Thaker, a broker with Premiere Property Group in Portland. Thaker has been through this before. She has a pending listing that is unique for the Portland area: ...

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Dandy Man Color Wheel is bringing out the rhododendron happy dance from the North to the South, and you will want to act quickly to get in on the party. Those of us who treasure azaleas have been green with envy of those in the Appalachian area and northward for their ability to grow rhododendrons. Shoot rhododendrons are even native to North Georgia and create postcard-like beauty in the ...

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Jan. 12—BYRON — When sharing about making furniture, Heather Peebles likes to say she "grew up with Jesus and the sounds of tools and the smell of sawdust." Her father is a carpenter and a preacher. But just two years ago, the 42-year-old realtor said she decided to try making furniture herself. Her first project was a traditional farmhouse table. She next crafted a farmhouse door. Both sold. ...

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STOCKBRIDGE - Berkshire Botanical Garden presents the following upcoming programs. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18 through Tuesday, Feb. 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m., online, “Sustainable Garden Care and Maintenance. Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process of your sustainable garden. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable ...