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  • Public Notices

    Mar 21, 2024

    Estate NOTICE Estate of Terry L Dilling, A/K/A Terry Lee Dilling, late of Martinsburg Borough, Blair County. Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make payment and those having claims against the same will present them without delay. Administrator Craig L Dilling 411 E Allegheny St Martinsburg, PA 16662 Attorney Shawn P. Sullivan, Esquire Sullivan Law Offices LLC 133 E. Allegheny St. Martinsburg, PA 16662 POLICYHOLDER MEETING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that...

  • Four Alarm Fire Destroys Claysburg Lumber Business

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Fire companies from all over in Blair and Bedford counties were fighting a massive fire which started at 10:05 p.m. Monday night and continued to burn into Tuesday in Claysburg at the site of the U.S. Lumber Distribution Center. At 8 a.m. there were still flames and big clouds of smoke coming from 218 Ward Drive, which is a lumberyard and distribution center. Scott Eicher, Fire Chief for Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company said they do not know what started the four alarm fire, and it will be...

  • Wrestler Battles Back to Win at States

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Mar 21, 2024

    Quick – name one thing associated with Williamsburg and wrestling. Up until last weekend, the words of Williamsburg and wrestling didn’t necessarily go together. Enter Williamsburg High School Senior Andrew McMonagle. McMonagle is the son of Dan and Tracy McMonagle and has two brothers, Austin and Aden, a sister Alexi, and a niece, Millie, and a nephew, Ellis. McMonagle’s father, Dan, encouraged him to try out the sport of basketball at a young age, and according to McMonagle, “I just didn’t...

  • C-K Resumes Productions with 'Camp Rock'

    ERIC SHIELDS, Correspondent|Mar 21, 2024

    Claysburg-Kimmel will present the musical “Camp Rock” at the high school auditorium on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. The show is based on the Disney movies Camp Rock 1 and Camp Rock 2. It is about a group of kids at a music camp for the summer. There is a rival music camp across the lake that they do battle with. Theatre advisor and show Director Maria Leppert said that this is the first show that the school has done since 2011. She said that the district wan...

  • Garver YMCA to Apply for Grants to Add Much Needed Upgrades

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Representatives from Garver YMCA presented their plans to apply for some grants to update their facilities to the Roaring Spring Borough Council members during their monthly meeting. On Monday, March 11, Holly Keller of Garver said that there is some COVID money available through grants for a multi-purpose community facilities program. She said the purpose of these grants are for community development, and what they need to do is show that their organization was affected by COVID. “We would like to improve Garver YMCA – it needs much imp...

  • Phillip D. Irvin

    Mar 21, 2024

    Phillip D. Irvin, 58, of Roaring Spring, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2024, at his residence. He was born Jan. 3, 1966, in Altoona son of Donald C. Irvin and the late Donna S. (Sollenberger) Irvin. He is survived by his father, Don of Williamsburg; longtime girlfriend, Robin L. Saylor of Roaring Spring; former wife, Kimberly A. (Pearson) Irvin of Williamsburg; three children: Cassandra M. Rex (Christopher) of Allentown, Joshua P. Irvin and Lillie J. Irvin...

  • Ruth E. Hinton Hoover

    Mar 21, 2024

    Ruth E. Hinton Hoover, 92, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, March 13, 2024, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Oct. 12, 1931, at her home in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Paul F. and Helena M. (Gahagan) Rhodes. Ruth was twice married, first to Kenneth H. Hinton who passed away on Jan. 10, 1978, and then to David W. “Doc” Hoover, who preceded her in death on June 2, 2007. She is survived by her seven children: Nancy A. Levitsky (Steve) of State College, David A. Hinton (De...

  • Earl Donald Swope, Jr.

    Mar 21, 2024

    Earl Donald Swope, Jr., 67, of Martinsburg, passed away March 16, 2024, at his home. He was born April 9, 1956, in Roaring Spring; son of the late Earl Donald Sr. and Peggy (Albright) Swope. He is survived by his sister, Karen Walter (Luke); brother, Arthur Swope (Linda); brother, Raymond Swope (Pamela); sister, Beverly Swope; as well as step-children, Michelle, Michael, and Mary. Earl was preceded in death by his long-term companion, Sharon Shad. Earl was a graduate of Northern Bedford High School Class of 1975. He worked as a crane operator...

  • Joan Snyder Ralston

    Mar 21, 2024

    Joan Snyder Ralston went home to be with her Heavenly Father March 11, 2024. She was born in Woodbury, the only child of Marshall and Jennie Snyder of Loysburg. Joan was a graduate of Replogle High School in New Enterprise, and had honors in music and journalism. Upon graduation from high school, she was employed at the A & P Tea Company in Everett. She retired with 25 years of service at the A & P in LaVale. Joan was also a nursing assistant, caring for people in the hospital or their home....

  • NBC Buys Training Equipment for Wellness Building

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Mar 21, 2024

    Several important bids were approved along with major purchases involving building and grounds committee matters during the Northern Bedford County School District Board of Directors March monthly meeting. The purchase of training equipment and flooring for the Wellness Building in the amount of $209,320 was approved. A Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency Mental Health and Wellness grant will cover $112,800 of this purchase. The remainder will be paid from the district’s capital reserve fund. Other major district projects approved from t...

  • NBCMS February Students of the Month

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Here are the February Students of the Month for NBC Middle School: Grade 8 – Lilly Johnson, daughter of Ryan and Aleecha Johnson Erik Swanseen, son of David and Emily Swanseen Grade 7 – Lily Miller, daughter of Lucas and Jennie Miller. Jerran Moyer, son of Jerry and Christa Moyer Grade 6 – Leah Steele, daughter of Jonathan and Lucene Steele Ryen Pepple, son of Gabriel and Danelle Pepple...

  • Veteran Groups to Sponsor Vietnam Era Celebration

    Mar 21, 2024

    Four regional veterans’ organizations will team up to sponsor the area’s annual celebration of Vietnam Era veterans, slated for Friday, March 29, at 1st Summit Arena at the Cambria County War Memorial. Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI), Conemaugh Valley Veterans, Laurel Highlands Chapter 364 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2 will hold the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a brief ceremony starting at 10 a.m. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act was signed into law in 2017, setting asi...

  • State Releases New Guidance on Current Respiratory Diseases

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for preventing respiratory virus diseases. The CDC has included COVID-19 in the new guidance because effective vaccines, treatments, and widespread immunity to SARS-CoV-2 have contributed to lower rates of severe disease and death. COVID-19 also shares risk factors and prevention strategies with other respiratory virus diseases. The new guidance recommends that people ill with COVID-19 stay home and isolate from others until they have been fever-free for at least 24...

  • License Plates Subject of Gregory Events

    Mar 21, 2024

    Because illegible license plates are required by state law to be replaced, Rep. Jim Gregory will host two events in which motorists can start the process to get replacement plates. License plates that are blistered, peeling or discolored can be replaced for free if a representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or law enforcement officer deems them illegible. An officer will be present from: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the guest services building at the main entrance of DelGrosso’s Park on the waterpark side of t...

  • Books to Borrow Roaring Spring Community Library Recommends

    Pauline Amick, Roaring Spring Community Library|Mar 21, 2024

    Both new and experienced cat owners will love this book! Since I’ve owned cats my entire life, I assumed that I was an expert on the subject. However, I learned an altogether new lesson from this book. I had no idea that kittens are born with their claws extended, cats have a sense of smell ten times stronger than humans, and that they don’t start purring until they are a few weeks old. Additionally, learn why cats can lie on extremely hot surfaces without feeling uncomfortable. Just a couple of the new things I learned. Every topic on cat beh...

  • License Plates Subject of Gregory Events

    Mar 21, 2024

    Because illegible license plates are required by state law to be replaced, Rep. Jim Gregory will host two events in which motorists can start the process to get replacement plates. License plates that are blistered, peeling or discolored can be replaced for free if a representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or law enforcement officer deems them illegible. An officer will be present from: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the guest services building at the main entrance of DelGrosso’s Park on the waterpark side of t...

  • Book Club Discusses Fly Girls at Meeting

    Margaret Steinfurth, Correspondent|Mar 21, 2024

    The Martinsburg Friends of the Library met on March 5, 1924 at the library. The book club discussed Fly Girls at their last meeting. April’s title is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. The book club meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the library. This month’s selection is available for checkout at the library. Everyone is invited to join. A fundraiser for the library, Cash Bash Bingo, is scheduled for April 14 at the park at 1PM. National Library Week will be observed April 7-13. The next used book sale is scheduled for...

  • UNTO Food Program

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Roaring Spring Ministerium and the Roaring Spring ARCH planned a food repackaging program for Saturday, April 6 at the ARCH building 714 Rockingham Ave. Roaring Spring PA. They have partnered with a humanitarian aid group UNTO out of Mount Joy PA. The ministerium and the ARCH have a vision of uniting their churches and communities through the love of Jesus as they meet the needs of those in poverty and oppression. They will be repackaging 50-pound bags of beans and rice and putting them into family size packages for CRU preciously called Ca...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Mar 21, 2024

    Herald of March 23, 1899 Stockholders of a newly organized Morrison Cove Bank met to elect directors and officers in the office of S.H. Lysinger, Esq. J.B. Skyles was elected president, J.C. Sanders, vice president, and H.S. Burket, secretary and treasurer. Other directors were A.O. Dilling, Martinsburg; W.A. Nicodemus, Curryville; E.A. Feight, Roaring Spring; and S.B. Fluke of Woodbury, who presided over the organization meeting. The bank was to open April 3 in the Martinsburg office of the earlier bank that had failed. D.C. Lippencott,...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Mar 21, 2024

    Herald of March 21, 1974 The Williamsburg High School Band, under the direction of James Gibboney, won first place from among 24 bands in the Limerick International Band Competition in Limerick, Ireland. The group which also participated in the St.Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin during the eight-day trip, was invited to return next year to defend its title. A fire in East Freedom destroyed the mobile home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holzer on March 18. Damage was set at $9,000, not including contents. The family had lived in the home for just two m...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Mar 21, 2024

    Herald of March 21, 1924 Taking advantage of the deep snow, a group of young people from Henrietta decided to go to Sunday School by sleigh. Spirits high, they started. First thing they knew, the sleigh upset and the horse ran off, dragging the sleigh a considerable distance. Finally the horse broke loose and left the sleigh on the road. No one was hurt in the mishap, but spirits were dampened and so were the Sunday clothes. Mill owners Clouse and Teeter installed a new spinner at the Waterside mill that would spin threads of yarn to the...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Mar 21, 2024

    Herald of March 25, 1999 Cub Scout Pack 57 in Roaring Spring celebrated 50 years of being chartered to Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring. Over the years the pack had 26 cubmasters and served hundreds of boys ages 6-11 from Roaring Spring, Martinsburg, Duncansville and even Altoona for a time. Shirley Kensinger of Roaring Spring succeeded the Rev. Timothy Knauss as president of Cove Lutheran Ministries, an outreach of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation of Morrisons Cove. Dollar General relocated next to...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Mar 21, 2024

    Herald of March 23, 1949 Isaac E. Stoner, foreman of the Herald’s mechanical department, celebrated his 80th birthday by turning in a full day’s work. Mr. Stoner, a retired Pennsylvania Railroad employee, was called back to the type cases during the war and stayed on the job ever after. A school bus bill requiring traffic to halt while school buses are loading or unloading passengers won the approval of the state house vehicles committee. The dirt was flying out of the basement of Martinsburg First Brethren Church as the result of a rem...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Mar 21, 2024

    Herald of March 26, 2014 Tuesday, March 25, was National Ag day. The for theme for the year was “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.” Agriculture is the largest part of Morrisons Cove’s identity. It is the blue-collar backbone that makes most everything else possible in the Cove and beyond. Domestic and wild ducks at the Spring Dam were killed using target arrows and blow darts, both steel and wooden. At least three had died, while others are walking around impaled.As the snow melted in the spring weather, more and more...

  • Martinsburg Principal Resigns

    Thomas Schmitt, Correspondent|Mar 21, 2024

    The resignation of Martinsburg Elementary School Principal Melissa Cerully was accepted at the March Regular School Board of Directors meeting. Cerully had served in the position since July 2021. Prior to assuming her position at Martinsburg Elementary School, she had served as assistant principal at Central High School since 2018 under Principal Stephanie Thompson. She assumed her position at Martinsburg Elementary following the resignation of long time administrator Kendra Prichett. Cerully attained her Principal Certification in 2018 from...

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission Won't Renew Controversial Contract

    ANGELA COULOUMBIS, Spotlight PA|Mar 21, 2024

    Facing scrutiny from state lawmakers, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said it will not renew a controversial contract it signed late last year with a politically connected lobbying firm. Spotlight PA revealed the existence of the agency’s contract with Allegheny Strategy Partners, a lobbying firm run by former state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, in February. The commission defended the agreement as an effort to help it improve its relationship with the legislature. In a letter to several Republican senators this week, the c...

  • C-K Board Approves Hydroponics Plan with Food Donations

    Mar 21, 2024

    Five participants, all students from Northern Bedford, competed in the “4 way speech” contest. Morrisons Cove Rotary encompasses and serves the Northern Bedford, Spring Cove and Williamsburg Community School Districts. Any high school student is invited to participate in the yearly event. The first place participant receives a $500 scholarship. There are also scholarships for 2nd place ($300) and 3rd place ($200). Missing from photo: Max Gochnour - participant and Abby Martin - Interact Clu...

  • Shapiro Shares Resources Ahead of April 8 Solar Eclipse

    Mar 21, 2024

    In advance of the solar eclipse that will darken skies across all of Pennsylvania on April 8, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) are advising residents to plan ahead, especially those living in or traveling to the Northwest Region. “Pennsylvania is lucky to be one of only 13 states in the path of totality for this e...

  • With A Mighty Triumph

    PASTOR LEE SEESE|Mar 21, 2024

    I have probably mentioned before in this space that I am a competitive guy. While I can handle losing, I would much prefer to be the victor in any type of game or contest. I have loved competition from an early age. My older brother and I would play versions of Wiffle Ball, street hockey (in the basement), football, and Frisbee tossing and keep track of who was the best. As a youth pastor, I loved opportunities to win while playing Foursquare, volleyball, Ultimate, Plungerball, Gaga Ball, Dutch Blitz, and more. If you do not know what all of...

  • MGBC Plans Cantata

    Mar 21, 2024

    The teen, kids’, and adult choirs from the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church, shown during preparations for their Christmas cantata, will once again join their voices to celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death in the cantata King of Kings this Sunday evening, March 24 at 6 pm. Admission is free. The choirs are directed by Celeste Ritchey, Rilian Stern, and Laura Lloyd....

  • Passion

    Mar 21, 2024

    We are fast approaching what we call “Passion Week of Jesus Christ, The Messiah.” The story begins in eternity past. But the written record of God’s plan begins in The Garden of Eden with the prophecy of Genesis 3:15. God tells us the day will come when the ‘Seed of the woman’ will crush the Serpent’s head. We understand the ‘Seed” is Jesus, The Messiah of Israel, and The Christ of God to the world. The ‘Serpent’ is Satan, the arch-enemy of God and one who would attempt to destroy mankind and al...

  • More Short Takes

    RICH TATE|Mar 21, 2024

    Another PGC Controversy. Not long ago, I was directed to google “Spotlight PA” on the Internet and look for an article by Angela Couloumbis called “Former top Pa. Lawmaker’s lobbying firm paid $41K by Game Commission in unusual arrangement.” The article reports that the game commission hired Allegheny Strategy Partners at $10,000 per month to do lobbying work for it with the state legislature. “One of the three partners in the firm is Joe Scarnati of Jefferson County who held the top leadership post in the State Senate for more than a deca...

  • Williamsburg vs. Berlin

    Mar 21, 2024

    Williamsburg’s Leeanna Royer, right, and Berlin Brothersvalley’s Regan Lauer dive for a loose ball during the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinal game Saturday, March 16, at Richland High School. Williamsburg won 54-53. Williamsburg (27-3) advanced to the semifinal round for the second time in three seasons. The semifinal game was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, after the Herald went to press....

  • WHS's Trip to Ireland Celebrated and Remembered

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Mar 21, 2024

    This past Saturday, a group of students and their teacher got together to honor High School Band Director James Gibboney and the 1974 Williamsburg High School band trip to Ireland, 50 years later. “Look, it’s probably been 50 years since I’ve last seen you,” Linda (Moyer) Smith said to those who came to the Williamsburg Farm Show building where the event was held. Most of those in attendance were looking for the main attraction – Mr. Gibboney, affectionately referred to as “Gibb.” “It’s just ni...

  • Clover Creek Welcomes First Calves of the Year

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Clover Creek Cheese Cellar welcomed the first two calves of the year on the morning of Friday, March 8, to their 126-acre Ojala Farm in Williamsburg. Cheesemaker Anthony Rice, said their cow Mikaela gave birth to twins, a boy and girl. “The boy is Maldon and the girl is Mezcal,” he said. When naming the calves, they like to have the first letters match the mother’s. Rice said they had a calf guessing contest to see who could predict whether Mikaela would give birth to a boy or girl. “We have twi...

  • A Visit to Laverne's Produce Supply

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Laverne Nolt of Laverne’s Produce Supply said that agriculture is always a challenge and there is never a normal year. “One time a guy asked me what a normal year is and I said I don’t know,” he said. On their farm they grow about 10 acres of watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkins, and they have other fields to grow corn and soybeans. With the weather being warmer than usual, Nolt said they might see pests emerge earlier. “Especially with the vegetables, we get pests that come out early,” h...

  • A Martinsburg Boy's Memories and Stories from the 1950s

    Mar 21, 2024

    John Bush was raised in Martinsburg and graduated from Central High in 1961. He spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He has many memories as a boy in the 1950s that give some insight to the people and culture of Martinsburg in the 1950s. John likes to tell stories and over the years he has repeated the stories of his youth many times. His belief is that those years in Martinsburg influenced him all of his life. Some of the stories are historical in nature, some are colorful,...

  • Williamsburg vs. Berlin

    Mar 21, 2024

    Williamsburg girls celebrate their one point win over Berlin Brothersvalley in the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinal game Saturday, March 16 at Richland High School....

  • NB Girls Basketball

    Mar 21, 2024

    Northern Bedford’s Addie Love, right, comforts Leah Hall (44) in a PIAA IA playoff game Wednesday, March 13, at Hempfield High School. Union won 52-42, ending Northern Bedford’s season....

  • Cove Calendar

    Mar 21, 2024

    Saturday, March 23, Roaring Spring ARCH community meal, 6 p.m., All are invited to attend. Free Easter takeout dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by Mines/Royer/Cove Forge United Methodist Churches. Mines UMC, 568 Mines Lane, Williamsburg. Williamsburg Farm Show Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7a.m.-10a.m. Claysburg-Kimmel High School Presents Camp Rock on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the school auditorium. $ Sunday, March 24 Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church teen, kids’ and adult choirs c...

  • 2024 Spring Home Builder

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Many local companies that specialize in windows, doors and siding, were talking about what was trending lately for homeowners at the Blair Home, Garden and Healthy Living Showcase at the Blair County Convention Center earlier this month. Shawnee Vinyl Shawnee Vinyl owner Jim Barnes said that a lot of people were looking for windows that are easy to clean and energy efficient. He said some other qualities that homeowners look at when buying windows is if the glass is able to reflect UV rays, is...

  • The Role of Nature in Home Design

    Mar 21, 2024

    Outdoor living spaces were prioritized during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when public gatherings were greatly limited and individuals were urged to stay home as much as possible. Such demands have had a ripple effect on various industries, including home design. According to a survey conducted by the New Home Trends Institute in collaboration with Pro Builder, 58 percent of the more than 300 residential architects, designers and design-minded builders who participated said connection to the outdoors/nature will be an important...

  • PSU Master Gardeners Educate About Good and Bad Bugs

    Cati Keith, Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Penn State Extension volunteers Joanne Rowland and Jim Dixon from the Master Gardeners of Blair County were at the Blair Home, Garden and Healthy Living Showcase earlier this month. Rowland said the master gardeners are volunteers who support the Extension’s educational programs in consumer horticulture. “Today we are educating people about the different types of bugs both good and bad,” she said. The booth had information about each type of bug and what made them beneficial or invasive. Dixon said Lantern flies will still continue to be a prob...

  • Maintaining a Lawn Routinely Roamed by Pets

    Mar 21, 2024

    Vibrant, green lawns can draw attention to any landscape. Many homeowners toil for hours each week to ensure their lawns are pristine, or invest in lawn care services to help maintain a yard if they do not have the time to do so themselves. While many treatments can be applied to lawns to help them thrive, animal waste is not among them. Pet owners who aspire to have beautiful lawns will have to take a few extra steps to ensure lawns can persevere despite the presence of furry companions. Reseed...

  • Outdoor Plants Toxic to Household Pets

    Mar 21, 2024

    Pets bring many positive changes to households. Pets can make homes more lively, and the companionship of animals can reduce feelings of loneliness while offering additional health benefits to pet owners. Individuals who are preparing to adopt or purchase pets need to be mindful that they may need to make changes at home to ensure residences are safe places for pets to reside. Much in the way new parents must assess the environs for potential hazards to babies, pet owners should conduct similar...

  • The Important Role Played by Bees in Lawns and Gardens

    Mar 21, 2024

    A colorful garden in full bloom is an aesthetically appealing sight each spring and summer. The pleasant aromas emanating from such spaces only add to their appeal. Many variables contribute to a thriving garden, and perhaps none is more important than bees. North America is home to thousands of species of beers, but many of those species are experiencing dwindling populations. According to Scott McArt, an assistant professor of pollinator health in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, 53 bee species have experienced population...

  • Gardening Offers More Than a Day in the Sun

    Mar 21, 2024

    Millions of people embrace opportunities to get back in their gardens each spring, and they might be reaping more rewards from that activity than they realize. According to the American Institute of Stress, gardening sparks a level of creativity among enthusiasts, and that can help to alleviate stress by lowering levels of the hormone cortisol. In addition, authors of a 2022 study published in the journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening concluded that gardening during the COVID-19 pandemic helped people cope with coronavirus-related stress...

  • Home and Garden Show

    Mar 21, 2024

    Owner, Kyle Brown and project foreman, Andrew Johnson of Brown Landscape of Everett at their booth at the Blair Home, Garden and Healthy Living Showcase. Johnson said they specialize in artscapes which can include outdoor additions to homes such as patios, pools and outdoor kitchens. Brown said there were a lot people interested in adding pools to their homes. “People are interested in pools for the recreation aspects, but it also increases the equity of a home,” he said....

  • Popular Trends in Home Exteriors

    Mar 21, 2024

    Certain homes have an undeniable wow factor. That instant appeal tends to be noticeable the moment visitors pull up to the curb, and it might be a byproduct of homeowners’ willingness to embrace the latest exterior design trends. Trends come and go, but recognition of the current fashions can help homeowners create that highly sought-after wow factor. The following are some recent trends in home exteriors that have helped homeowners set their properties apart. Wood Natural wood has undeniable appeal, and it hasn’t only found newfound dev...

  • The Benefits of Planting Native Species

    Mar 21, 2024

    Spring and summer present ideal growing conditions for many plants, making these seasons an ideal time to tend to lawns and gardens. Though it’s easy to succumb to the temptation of exotic plants, avid gardeners and eco-conscious planters recognize the significance of native plants. Novices may not realize that native plants are much better for a landscape and the local ecosystem it calls home. Recognition of the many benefits of native plants can make for healthier lawns and gardens and a healthier planet as well. • Native plants are built for...

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