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  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    AP
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    NEW YORK — Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used credit and debit cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. The largest U.S. home improvement chain says it has not found evidence that debit card PINs...

  • Door Appeal: Changing the color of your front door can refresh the look of your house

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    You only get to make one first impression. The same goes for your home. One way to make a bold statement? Turn your front door into an accent with a splash of audacious, intense color. The colors you choose can reveal oodles about your personality and what you want to project to the...

  • KEN MOON: Black grunge in your toilet bowl means time to replace parts

    By KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Dear Ken: We have an older home and are experiencing a black substance coming into the (toilet) bowl. We've already tried cleaning tablets. Any suggestions? - Lori Answer: You probably need to replace the parts in your tank. Older black rubber flapper valves and floats deteriorate...

  • Time to prep amaryllis bulbs for holiday blooms

    By KITTY WEST Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The activity: Now is the time to prepare your Christmas/New Year's 2013 amaryllis bulbs for 2014 holiday blooms. What's needed: - Amaryllis bulb from a prior year. - A cool, dark area for bulb storage. - A heavy pot of the appropriate size. - Good-quality houseplant potting mix....

  • No Rosie the Robot, but technology in the home is continuing to evolve

    BY LINDA NAVARRO linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    There was laughter and perhaps some wishful thinking 50 years ago when George Jetson and his family whizzed around in a personal spacecraft, had a robot doing housework and were served breakfast from an automatic short-order machine. How far have we come, Lowe's wondered, and how...

  • Home and Garden calendar Sept. 6, 2014

    By CARLOTTA oLSON -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Family Fun Cornhole Tournament - To benefit Abundant Harvest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable farming and community empowerment, 11 a.m., Abundant Harvest Aquaponics Greenhouse, 9355 Peaceful Valley Road, $40 per team of two....

  • Lower temperatures have decreased tomato yield, increased green fruit

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    You can't knock the enjoyable summer we've had this year. But the lower temperatures have delayed the tomato season by about two weeks and left many of us with plants that are festooned with green, golf ball-size fruit. "Yes, it seems that many of us are noticing a decreased yield in...

  • No bees? Look for other pollinators

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators. But you can somewhat offset their loss by attracting alternative pollinators, such as beetles, butterflies and moths, dragonflies, feral bees, wasps and...

  • Colorado Springs gardeners can harvest, divide, plant, transplant in September

    By EILEEN TULLY Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    September is a time of transition. Days are noticeably shorter, nights are cooler, and the weather is usually stable. It's a good time to plant or transplant. - Harvest pears, apples and ever-bearing strawberries as they ripen. Cover new fruit on heritage raspberries with bird...

  • KEN MOON: Find second, third opinion when facing a critical diagnosis on furnace

    By KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Dear Ken: I have been told by a heating contractor that I need a new furnace because the heat exchanger is bad. What's the next step here? - Karen Answer: First things first. Make sure you have a good working carbon monoxide detector. Some furnace companies - thankfully, very few -...

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