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  • Wednesday March 01st, 2017 clean gutters
    Nothing like getting outside after a long winter. It’s so invigorating, even household chores are refreshing. So while you’re reveling in clean spring air, get after these simple maintenance jobs that fend off potential moisture problems, prevent costly repairs, and pave the way for a trouble-free summer. First: Clean Gutters What? Again? Yup, consider this the early-spring edition of a twice-yearly (at least) outdoor maintenance task (a ...
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  • Wednesday March 01st, 2017 detroit-style-pizza
    When did Detroit pizza become a thing? I mean, I know that rectangular pan pizzas have been served in the Motor City since at least 1946, when, according to Pure Michigan, bar owner Gus Guerra and his wife, Anna, decided to throw a batch of her mother’s Sicilian dough into a blue steel pan, originally used to carry auto parts, and bake it with cheese ...
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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 beef-barley-soup
    If there’s one thing I love in the middle of winter, it’s a hearty, warming soup like beef barley. If there’s one thing I love even more, it’s a hearty, warming bowl of beef barley soup that takes less than an hour from start to finish and tastes just as good as a long-cooked version, if not better. With a pressure cooker, such miracles are ...
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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 family_hiking
    We are fortunate to live in an area with both state parks and natural area preserves. The spectacular beauty of Virginia combined with a variety of programs, events, camping opportunities and activities unique to each park or preserve provides a respite from our busy lives; a place to reconnect with family as well as nature. Some of the following may be familiar to you; others ...
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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 oysters
    Stretching between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Eastern Shore peninsula, with its wind-swept barrier islands, is home to a variety of succulent seafoods, most notably the Virginia oyster. At the northern end of the peninsula, the quaint fishing village of Chincoteague – made famous by Marguerite Henry’s famous book Misty of Chintoteague – draws thousands of visitors each July for the Wild Pony ...
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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 gardening
    Get your Best Planting Dates! Our new ALL-SEASONS gardening calendar stretches from spring through fall planting. It not only tells you when to sow indoors and plant in the ground, but also when to harvest—and is customized to your location based on the nearest weather station. – Read More    
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  • Wednesday February 15th, 2017 winter workout 1
    Winter Woe: Your body’s chemical switch has flipped to storing more fat. Fix-it trick: Get your motor running. When University of Colorado researchers studied a group of 12 women and six men in both summer and winter, they discovered that their production of ATLPL, a chemical that promotes fat storage, almost doubled during the winter and dropped during the summer. But you’re not doomed to don ...
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