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tire codes

Old Cars, Old Tires — and the DOT

There have been a number of things recently that have prompted me to look into the use of Department of Transportation (DOT) numbers on tires: a recent purchase of a used car with seemingly sound tires and a four-wheel-drive SUV that racked up … read more

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How to Create Connections with Your Child’s Teacher

A new school year can feel like uncharted territory for children, parents, and teachers alike as they learn new things and meet unfamiliar faces. Building a relationship with your child’s teacher can help create a positive school experience for everyone involved. Plus, teachers … read more

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Tips for an Organized and Stress-Free Back-to-School Season

The new school year is just around the bend. The back-to-school season can be a hectic time for parents, guardians and kids alike, as it means everyone needs to be back on a daily schedule, and homework, tests and after-school activities are back … read more

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Three Fun, Easy Ways to Keep Kids Learning During Summer

With school out, summertime brings long, carefree days of play and fun. It can be easy to forget how much children learn through play, but they have a natural sense of curiosity. With a little thought and a few supplies, summer is a … read more

Allium giganteum
Design|Build

Allium’s Ornamental Stars

Nature did not create all flowers equal when it came to fragrance. When you view a flower, you instinctively want to bury your nose in it to get a whiff of its scent. Alliums will give you that, just not the sweet aroma … read more

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The author's Tesla Model Y

A Tesla Owner’s Take on Whether Owning an Electric Vehicle Makes Sense

If you are expecting a dialogue bashing the internal combustion vehicle or touting the electric vehicles as the savior of our planet, I’m afraid you are in for a disappointment. My decision to purchase an EV was purely a matter of convenience and … read more

Gardening Books
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The Wonderful World of Garden Books

The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition Author Peter Wohlleben “As a rule, friendships that extend to looking after stumps can be established only in undisturbed forests.” Trees equipped with warning systems? Forests with a vast communication network underground? Is there a … read more

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The 1914 Dodge Model 30 touring car, displayed at the Louman museum.
Automotive History

The Short-Lived Success of the Dodge Brothers

This story begins as John and Horace Dodge establish a small machine shop, in Detroit. The year was 1900. The brothers, born four years apart, were noted for their engineering prowess. In the beginning, the Dodges were known for creating a bicycle that … read more

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saying bye bye

How to Navigate Family Feelings About Returning to School

Whether it’s your child’s first day of kindergarten or the start of middle school, back-to-school season can bring a range of feelings — from worry to excitement — for the entire family. This year may be more emotional as many families spent the … read more

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