Winter Squash

Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor University of Vermont Versatile, variety, and nutritious are all adjectives that can be used for winter squash. Whether you grew your own, or buy them from local farmers and markets, consider putting some up for winter. With proper storage of squash, you’ll benefit from their fresh flavors for months—often until…

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Winterize Your Garden

Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor University of Vermont Just as you make sure your car is ready for winter this time of year, so should you make sure your garden is ready. Cleaning up the debris in your garden, removing dead foliage, and cutting back dead growth on perennials are some of the ways to…

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Jubilee: The Perfect Place Between Worlds

Jubilee: The Perfect Place Between Worlds Have you ever wanted to experience life in the Pacific Northwest, situated among the towering pines and the pristine beaches of the Puget Sound? If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in one of the nation’s top-rated areas, look no further than Shea Homes at…

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Southeastern NC: We’re In The Movies (TV, Too!)

St. James Plantation is not only The Number One-Selling Community in The Coastal Carolinas, but it is also just a short ways away from several Hollywood filming locations!  Southeastern North Carolina’s gorgeous weather and picturesque scenery make it not only a wonderful place to live and retire, but it also make it an ideal backdrop…

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Trilogy at Rio Vista: City Close, Country Quiet

Trilogy at Rio Vista: City Close, Country Quiet For hundreds of years the settlers in the United States have had an incredible draw to the west coast. At first it was the gold, then it was the sunshine, and now more people continue to dream of the breathtaking west coast and all it has to…

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A Little Bit of Naples, Florida

A Little Bit of Naples, Florida As early as the late 1800s, magazine and newspaper stories were already boasting about the mild climate and abundant fish and game in an area of Florida thought similar to the sunny peninsula of Naples, Italy. So, it was only appropriate to name this Florida city Naples, as well. …

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Recognizing and Handling Tree Hazards

Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor University of Vermont Trees are essential to life, providing significant aesthetic, environmental, and ecological benefits.  Yet trees can fall or shed branches, potentially injuring property or even people.  If you have trees in a landscape, or simply walk or work in public spaces with trees, it’s important to be on…

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Preparing For the Holidays

I am a twenty-year old college student who very much loves my school in Wilmington, North Carolina. I have friends who make me laugh, roommates who are kind, classes I (mostly) do not dread, and a dishwasher that actually works. That said, I never miss my family more than I do when the first wave…

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Turkey: Deep Fried or Roasted?

Last year the battle was between two different holiday meats: turkey and ham. Both had their pros and cons, and if your family is like mine, both kinds show up at all the holiday gatherings regardless. This year we’re keeping it to turkey, but debating whether deep fried is better than roasted—or the other way…

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Kingsmill on the James: An Historical Hidden Virginia Paradise

Kingsmill on the James: An Historical Hidden Virginia Paradise Kingsmill on the James is an historical hidden paradise in Virginia, just a few miles from the original colony of Williamsburg. This private Virginia gated community is built and designed to be the perfect place for those looking for the perfect combination of entertainment and relaxation.…

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