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The Year-round Gardener: Backyard composting is getting hot!

April 11, 2011 My last article discussed vermicomposting, the process using earthworms, beneficial bacteria and other organisms to replicate nature’s breaking down of vegetation and other organics. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Checking prices on a watch, coin bank

April 4, 2011 Q.: Would like information on an old pocket watch, when it was made and its value. more »»

A Weighty Issue: The numbers don’t lie, thank goodness

April 4, 2011 Well, come to think of it, I do believe I have not included a current weight in these past couple of columns. I think it has been a month that my weight was not registered in it. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old poster was used to generate salve's sales

March 28, 2011 Question: My mother received a poster from her mother around 1910. It’s entitled, “The Afternoon Caller,” by artist J.L.G. Ferris. more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Earthworms are hard-working creatures

March 28, 2011 Vermicomposting replicates nature’s process of breaking down vegetation and other organics such as kitchen scraps and leftovers using earthworms, beneficial bacteria and other organisms. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Comic books can be valuable

March 21, 2011 Have any old comic books you would like to turn into cash? Comiclink Auctions are now accepting consignments of comic books for their April-May auctions. more »»

A Weighy Issue: I really do want to achieve my goal

March 21, 2011 Has anyone ever heard of the phrase, “practice what you preach”? I have, and it is ringing loud and clear in my ears. About a week and a half ago, I went to a community luncheon. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Beer keg ignites curiosity

March 14, 2011 Last week, I told you about a Marietta Brewery Company 5-gallon wooden beer keg selling for $228.50 at auction, The anonymous seller was only described as being from Southeastern Ohi. more »»

The Year-round Gardener: It’s the perfect time to tidy up your garden and yard

March 14, 2011 If you are like me, you need to get outside soon or you will just screa. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Winter days a busy time

March 7, 2011 Aren’t you glad spring is just around the corner where we can get back out to the local garage sales and flea markets once again in search of valuable treasure? This winter being cooped up in my... more »»

A Weighty Issue: Searching for a diet plan you can call your own

March 7, 2011 Hi there, everyone! Another day, another doughnut. Ha-Ha! Well, another two weeks have flown by, with no weight loss. I actually gained some, I think. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Fenton pieces attract buyers

February 28, 2011 A Parkersburg man out of work and on unemployment recently auctioned off more than $8,000 worth of rare Fenton glass on eBay. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Bronze dog from 1800s a valuable creation

February 21, 2011 Question: I’m sending a photo of a bronze dog signed by J. Moigniez. Can you tell me anything about the dog and what it might be worth? — D.A., Beverl. more »»

A Weight Issue: Working on the ‘new’ me; it’s a long journey

February 21, 2011 Oops! These past two weeks have been lousy — weight wise. I have nothing to blame it on this time; even though I tried to think of something. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Area sellers use eBay

February 14, 2011 Several items such as old postcards, photos, and other items, depicting the early days of Marietta and Parkersburg recently sold at auction on eBay. more »»

The Year-round Gardener: Sow your own seeds to jump-start your garden

February 14, 2011 It seems that most people choose to buy their garden plants down at the local garden center each spring rather than taking time to grow their own vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees, etc. more »»

A weighty issue

February 7, 2011 The other day, I had the “sarcastic” privilege of going grocery shopping at midnight. I don’t mind going for my own shopping needs; in fact I like being able to take my time. more »»

Treasure in the Attic:

February 7, 2011 A 1963 gray Pontiac Bonneville Navy Ambulance that carried the body of President John F. Kennedy after he was assassinated in 1963, sold for $120,000 at an auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., in January. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old 45s, 78s can be money makers

January 31, 2011 John Tefteller, of Grand Pass, Ore. more »»

The year-round gardener: Natural ingredients in your diet can promote health

January 31, 2011 Most people are familiar with the custom of eating sauerkraut on New Year’s Day because it is believed to bring good luck or fortune in the upcoming year. more »»

 
 

 

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