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In-Home Artist Spaces

Few things seem more romantic than the idea of an in-home studio – a place to create, a refuge from the world. Three area artists and a writer know that the creative life has its rigors, but the joy of stepping into a studio all your own makes the sacrifices worthwhile.

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Whimsy in High Places

Whimsy in High Places

What is it about inaccessible places that make our imagination churn and call out to our other selves?

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Four Great Gardens in Central Pa.

Four Great Gardens in Central Pa.

Led by Harrisburg Magazine's Contributing Horticulturalist Bob Carey, take a tour of four amazing gardens in Central PA.

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The Well Groomed Tree

The Well Groomed Tree

Hairstyles change and so do tree pruning practices. The haircut or style you sport says a lot about you and even tips folks off about your background and experience. Same goes for trees.

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A Ditch by Any Other Name

A Ditch by Any Other Name

Though you may have already forgotten last season’s floods, the frequency and severity of these events is not lost on folks who are responsible for managing our water supply. Storm water is the buzzword for the bad guy behind every rainy day; and folks are desperate to deal with it.

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Water, Water Everywhere

Water, Water Everywhere

An unusual noise caught my attention. It was the sump pump merrily doing what it was meant to do – emptying the water out of the sump pit. Problem was; it hadn’t rained for over two weeks.

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Preservation Before the Frost

Preservation Before the Frost

With frost predicted for this past weekend, I decided it was time to rescue some fresh herbs and preserve them to take us through the winter.

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Harvesting Our Garden's Carrots

Harvesting Our Garden's Carrots

Although we could be in the midst of a long, cold winter, it's easy to enjoy the fresh flavor of carrots from our home garden with a little prep work!

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The Plant Doctor Goes XXX

The Plant Doctor Goes XXX

Though recognized today as a foundational Saturday-morning program at Harrisburg’s 5,000-watt WHP Talk Radio 580 AM, Falk’s Plant Doctor has dispensed advice to central Pa. listeners from other radio stations, notably WKBO.  There’s never been a time when he wasn’t on the air in the past 30 years

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A Stitch In Time

A Stitch In Time

Its 1810 exterior is of the Federal period, but step inside and you’ll find much of the historical décor and architectural details reminiscent of Colonial and Victorian eras, thanks to the inspired touch of owners Pat and Kelly Kline.

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