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July 2023

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  • July 31, 2023

The Aboretum & Botanical Garden at Pritchard Community Center is being rebuilt after recent storm damage left its mark.

The garden and walking trail adjacent to the Elizabethtown activity center long has been a place where the community can enjoy a wide variety of interesting plants. These include trees and shrubs along the banks of Valley Creek and flower beds throughout the gardens providing colorful vistas from late winter until frost.

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  • July 31, 2023

Now is the time to buy your Halloween decorations. Yes, you read that correctly.

While there may be over 100 days until the spookiest day of the year, stores across the United States are already dropping their Halloween decor.

On July 12, Home Depot announced that their famously massive decorations, including their headline-making 12-foot skeleton, will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, July 13.

The home improvement company noted on its Instagram account, “Honestly, these scare even us. Our full Halloween assortment will launch tomorrow, 7/13 by 7 a.m. ET. While supplies last.”

The announcement wrapped up with the smartly

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  • July 31, 2023

After the storms come the scammers. That’s the warning after major weather alerts and events from Bucks County Consumer Protection.

Scammers, known as “storm chasers,” to the county office, come to the region every summer and look to scam homeowners who have had their houses damaged by storms. As storm frequency and severity has increased in recent years, including confirmed tornados and impacts from tropical storms and hurricanes in Bucks, the county wants property owners on alert.

More: DA: Contractor took more than $200K from Bucks County homeowners, and there could be other victims

How home improvement scams work in

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  • July 30, 2023
The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, seen Friday, June 30, 2023.

The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, seen Friday, June 30, 2023.

EAST LANSING — A seven-acre garden at Michigan State University is in a slightly different location than before but still emphasizes biodiversity and conservation.

Alan Prather, interim director of MSU’s W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, said the garden started in 1873 after professor William Beal urged the university about the need for a garden. Prather said it started in a small plot of land on the north end of West Circle Drive, next to the College of Music.

“It expanded on

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  • July 30, 2023

Swim more, clean less: Aiper provides smarter pool cleaning solutions with its next generation Seagull Series line of cordless robotic pool cleaners

For the first time ever, Aiper products will be available for purchase at Lowes, the home improvement retail leader

ATLANTA, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Aiper, the global creator of innovative, cordless robotic pool cleaners, is diving into summer with its Bring Vacation Home campaign, inspiring pool owners to embrace their vacation mentality and turn their backyard into a personal oasis with the help of its flagship product line, the Seagull Series. For the first

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  • July 29, 2023
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One of the most magical nights of the year in Fayetteville is coming up this weekend.

Of course, we’re talking about the Firefly Fling, set for Saturday, July 15 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

The annual event includes activities for kids, including an observation bee hive, work farm, goat petting zoo, fairy house-building station, face-painting, and more.

This year’s event will also include performances by songwriter Candy Lee, story time with animals by Jennifer Brinkley, a kids concert by Katie Dwyer, and more music by local party band, Jukeboxx.

Glow sticks, fairy wings, glow swords, wands,

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  • July 29, 2023
Carla Aston has owned Aston Design Studio LLC in The Woodlands since 2001. Carla Aston’s studio designs residential interiors by creating meaningful and functional spaces. Her blog also includes examples of mood boards and information to help choose a color palette.

How can I choose the best colors to go with my hardwood floors?

The best way to determine the color of your wood floor is to compare it to other wood floors. Go to a flooring store or Home Depot; put your sample up next to a bunch of their options; take some photos of the comparisons; and when

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  • July 29, 2023

New Haven, Conn., (WTNH) – The summer season is a great time to check out those home improvement projects you’ve been meaning to get to. CT Style’s Jillian Andrews recently spoke with Marci Katz, Vice President of Newpro Home Solutions, who shared her expert advice about roofing and knowing when your roof needs to be replaced.

Marci says, “I love talking about roofs because a roof can be up to 40% of a home’s exterior. So, replacing an old or damaged roof is one of the most important home improvement projects you can do. Your roof is what

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  • July 29, 2023

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Day two of Amazon Prime Day 2023 is officially here, which means it’s the last day to score incredible deals. Prime Day might be known for offering popular beauty, fashion, and wellness items at unbeatably low prices, but the sale is also packed with steep discounts on home and furniture items that you won’t want to miss.

We’ve scoured the expansive sale to curate

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  • July 28, 2023

Austin is the music and event capital of Texas and we’re here at Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy to learn about their summer series “Music in the Garden”.

Holly Hawk, the interim executive director, joined Studio 512 Host Rosie Newberry to tell us more.

Hawk discussed a brief history of the garden, how the conservancy was formed, its mission, Music in the Garden, and more.

What is Music in the Garden? How can people attend and what can be expected at this event?

“Music in the Garden is a live music event open to the public and free with admission, showcasing

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