Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt?
There’s one in the works this Saturday in New Philadelphia. The Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County is holding an antique and architectural salvage garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day (June 28) at the historic Patrick House, 233 Fair Ave NW.
The sale will offer light fixtures, doorknobs, hinges, moldings, pillars, staircases, windows and much more, all donated and salvaged from pre-1950 houses. On top of that, there will be a mix of donated antiques, but organizers say what’s available is a mystery. Even they won’t know what shows up till the day of the sale.
Got some old stuff you’d like to unload? Donations of pre-1950 house parts and antiques are being accepted for the sale. Contributions may be tax deductible.To read more or comment...
The slow cooker has come unplugged.
A superinsulated bag called Wonderbag claims to continue cooking or warming food that’s been brought to a boil, without electricity. It will keep the food hot for up to 12 hours, the company says. That makes the Wonderbag perfect for a picnic or campout.
Better yet, the product is a force for good.
For every Wonderbag purchased in the United States, one is donated to a family in need in Africa, allowing that family to save money by reducing its fuel use. The Buy One, Give One campaign has already distributed Wonderbags to more than 800,000 African homes.To read more or comment...
Who wears the pants in your family?
Pretty soon it might be your garbage can.
A new product called Garbage Pantz is dressing up trash cans. The can covers come in seasonal, holiday and party designs as well as blue jeans and camouflage pants, to suit all you fashionistas.
Even the company that makes Garbage Pantz describes them as a solution for a problem you didn’t know you had. Naked trash cans? Who knew?To read more or comment...
Have you bought your tickets for the Summit County Master Gardeners' popular Tour of Gardens?
This year's tour is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, and includes seven gardens. Patron tickets come with a bonus: breakfast at a secret garden that's not open to the other tourgoers.
No matter which kind of ticket you buy, every tourgoer gets to shop at the Posie Shoppe, which will be brimming with plants that can turn your own yard into a show-stopper.
Patron tickets are $60, $80 and $100 and can be purchased online.To read more or comment...
Give birds credit for being resourceful.
The little creatures seem to find the most unexpected places to build their nests. Inside shoes. Atop car tires. On Christmas light wires. (I hate when people leave their holiday decorations up for months, but I’ll give you a pass if there are birds nesting on yours.)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Celebrate Urban Birds project is challenging people to find the oddest, cutest, most amazing bird nests in its annual Funky Nests in Funky Places competition. It’s urging people of all ages to search their neighborhoods for nests and document them in photos, videos, artwork, poems or stories.
Prizes are on the line, including binoculars, bird feeders, DVDs and more.To read more or comment...