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Special occasions bring extra temptations

October 25, 2010 Well, the holiday season is fast approaching and so are the lures of temptation. You know what that means ... candy, buffets, cakes and cookies ... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Cedar chest is worth hundreds

October 18, 2010 Question: I have an old cedar chest on casters in excellent condition, size 43 x 19 x 17, manufactured by Universal Cabinet Company, Chicago, Illinois. more »»

The year-round gardener: Basic water-based hydroponic systems and how they work

October 18, 2010 There are six basic types of reservoir-based hydroponic systems; Wick, Deep Water Culture, Ebb and Flow (flood and drain), Drip (recovery or non-recovery), N.F.T. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Root beer, tea, toys and more

October 11, 2010 Question: I have an old Buckeye root beer dispenser that was used years ago in a drug store on Putnam Street in Marietta. What would this item be worth to a collector? — B.W., Marietta. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Hiatus from column by no means giving up

October 11, 2010 I suppose you may have wondered why there has not been a column appearing in the paper lately. I went on vacation and missed the deadline for submitting that week’s column. more »»

The Walking Dead

October 6, 2010 A sickness has infected comic book shops across the globe. It spreads from shelf to reader, turning them incurably ravenous. The afflicted then pass it on to unwary friends and family. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Bread pan brings in the dough

October 4, 2010 A very rare “Griswold” No. 26 double loaf bread pan made between 1900 and 1910 was found recently at a garage sale in Mariett. more »»

The year-round gardener: Next step in plant cloning? Water and light

October 4, 2010 Now that you have mastered the art of taking perfect cuttings, the next challenge is to keep them alive long enough to root and become a plant. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: It pays to research paintings

September 27, 2010 An oil painting donated to a rummage sale for a halfway house for substance abusers in Corpus Christie, Texas, didn’t sell at the asking price of 50 cents. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Rare pink train set could be valuable

September 20, 2010 It’s not unusual for someone to write me and tell what valuable treasure they have recently found tucked away in their grandparents’ attic for over 52 years. more »»

The year-round gardener: Cloning not just for sheep — it works for plants, too

September 20, 2010 Taking cuttings or “cloning” is a popular way to propagate a plant and is a very good method to get multiple plants that are genetically identical to a "mother" plan. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Buried gold never found on island

September 13, 2010 Question: When I was a child, my mother told me there was a treasure supposedly hidden on Blennerhassett Island. How true is this? — G.R., Parkersburg. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old coins are worth a mint

September 6, 2010 A woman recently made a surprising discovery in the garage of her deceased parent’s home in Philadelphia. more »»

Five years of comics

September 1, 2010 This September marks the fifth anniversary of my shop, Asylum Comics. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Trunk turns to treasure

August 30, 2010 Did you hear about the man in Oakland, California, who purchased an old trunk at a garage sale for $20 and auctioned it off later for $5,629? Turns out the trunk was produced in the early 1900s by... more »»

A Weighty Issue: Justifying eating habits only adds weight on the scale

August 30, 2010 Have you ever felt the need to justify your eating habits? I know I have. Remember when I had those binging fits a few weeks ago? I had that relentless need for pizza and/or a candy bar. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Local connection to Ansel Adams negatives

August 23, 2010 Received an interesting letter this week from Bill Elliot of Marietta, in response to the article I wrote a few weeks ago on the construction worker in Beverly Hills, California who paid 45 dollar... more »»

The year-round gardener: A variety of problems can plague tomatoes

August 23, 2010 Growing fresh tomatoes is a true joy of the vegetable gardener. But tomatoes can suffer from all kinds of diseases and pest. more »»

Book review: DC heroes battle zombies

August 18, 2010 The dead rise in the DC Universe in “Blackest Night” by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Everyone deserves to have a little ‘me’ time

August 16, 2010 These past two weeks have encompassed both the good and the bad. We’ll start with the bad. It involved the acronym “HALT”— which stands for hungry, angry, lonely and tired. more »»



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