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  • Around the House: Options for combustion air ducts

    by Ken Moon
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Dear Ken: When we got a new furnace, they installed two big ducts through the outside wall. I’m thinking of blocking them up because they let in so much cold air. Brrrrrr. Is this really required? Can I cover them up for now?

  • Deck the halls: Start with the living room

    By Hannah Blick, Home & Garden
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    It’s time to break out the garland and dress up your living room for Christmas!

  • Tree talk: Keep your Christmas tree fresh through the holidays

    By Leslie Massey,
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Christmas comes but once a year, and spending family time picking out the right tree and thoughtfully trimming it with treasured knickknacks, serves up lifelong memories.

  • Around the House: Replacing Old Hardboard Siding

    by Ken Moon Special to The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Dear Ken: I have that old hardboard siding that has seen better days. What are my options for replacing it with vinyl, stucco or other kinds? Larna

  • The Country Life: No dirt, no weeds - is aquaponics the future of farming?

    By Bill Radford -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    No dirt. No tractors. And no weeds! In a warehouse on the east side of Colorado Springs, Gavin Vitt and his wife, Marshea, have started a business focused on what they see as the future of farming: aquaponics. So I was intrigued when the first thing I saw when I entered the lobby...

  • Host first holiday party like a champ

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Hosting your first holiday party can be similar to public speaking and going to the dentist - anxiety-provoking. There are so many bits and pieces to consider that forgoing the whole kit and caboodle might sound like a better idea. "I realize how nervous people get," said Michelle...

  • Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

    SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time. Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out of business. Those who withstood the downturn are relieved they survived. "I'm...

  • Holiday gifts for the home and garden

    By linda navarro -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Gifts for the home and the home gardener are handier, speedier and more efficient than ever. Not only that, they're more colorful and often just plain cute. In the kitchen, coffee makers grind and brew whole bean blends in one operation and George Foreman grills now have removable...

  • Looking for gardening gifts? Here are some ideas sure to grow a smile

    By Brook E. Mark Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Poinsettias or amaryllis plants often come to mind as holiday gifts for our gardener friends, but what about something more interesting or practical? Independently owned, local nurseries are a great resource for unique garden treasures. There are several outstanding garden centers in...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Nov. 29, 2014

    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

CALENDAR Thursday Simple Toilet Repairs - 10-11:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $4. Registration: 387-6000, Dec. 6 Home Buying - 10 a.m.-noon, Ent Federal Credit Union, 4545 Galley Road, free. Registration:...