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Prime Time to Paint

There are several factors to consider before getting started

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Fall brings moderate temperatures and dry weather, near-perfect conditions for sprucing up the exterior of your home with a fresh coat of paint. It’s easy to find advice for do-it-yourself painting. Check the Internet, especially paint company sites such as www.sherwin-williams. com, or visit the paint store.  

Downtown on the Farm

Urban farming offers productive uses for vacant city lots

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
President Eisenhower said that farming looks easy “when your plow is a pencil and you’re 1,000 miles from the cornfield.” Many would-be gardeners enjoy plowing through seed catalogs, but others in Greater Cincinnati have moved from the “easy” part to tilling, planting and tending to new urban farms in lots and backyards across the city.   

On the Right Track

Cincinnati’s proposed streetcar system finds support but is still short on funding

1 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Streetcars could be rolling along downtown streets in Cincinnati in just a few years. After years of proposals and studies, city officials are lining up financing for the first phase. The plan calls for modern streetcars running on tracks with quiet electric motors that get their power from overhead wires.   

The Art of Gleaning

You can get what you want, if you’re willing to look

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
People throw away lots of perfectly good things every day. But there are other people who believe that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and they’re always on the lookout for usable items consigned to the garbage heap. The junk man who drives though neighborhoods on garbage night is often looking for metal to sell at a recycling center.