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How to fix a garden hose

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: June 27, 2012

Got a leaky garden hose? Don't throw it away. Repair it with these tips from Fine Gardening's Vegetable Gardener electronic newsletter.

 

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Got a parking lot? You've got growing space

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: June 25, 2012

Who needs a garden? Ohio State's Joe Kovach is growing fruits and veggies on an old asphalt parking lot. He's giving tours of his parking lot gardens this Thursday afternoon as well as July 26 and Aug. 30.

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'Homegirl' in grant competition

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: June 21, 2012

Hudson "Homegirl" Gina Bishop is competing for a $250,000 small-business grant in Chase and Living Social's Mission Small Business contest.

The program will award up to 12 grants to help owners of small enterprises move their businesses forward.

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Doll-size MRI machine alleviates young patients' fears

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: June 20, 2012

Here's a great idea for woodworkers looking to give back.

The Michigan Woodworkers' Guild of Royal Oak, Mich., was honored recently for community projects that include making a doll-size MRI machine for the Detroit Medical Center Children's Hospital of Michigan. The replica allows children who are scheduled for MRIs to put their dolls through the process, so they understand it better and aren't as afraid.

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Energy innovator dies

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: June 18, 2012

Doris Ikle, an innovator in the field of energy audits and a leader in a male-dominated industry, has died. The Alliance to Save Energy has a tribute to Doris on its website. 

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New this week

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: June 9, 2012

In this week's Home section: Three homes going up on Ardella Avenue during Habitat for Humanity's Home Builders Blitz, and a preview of the Twinsburg Garden Club's annual tour.

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Copley resident wins yard makeover

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: June 7, 2012

David Canfield of Copley will be getting a front- or backyard makeover as the grand prize winner of Keep Akron Beautiful's Dreamscape raffle.

The winning ticket was pulled today in Akron's Alexander Park.

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Composting made easy

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: June 5, 2012

Thinking about starting a compost pile? The newsletter Vegetable Gardener has this easy video to get you started.

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