Digging in: winter treats for visiting birds The birds at our house thrive on a gourmet diet — pretty much year-round. There’s a meal worm feeder for bluebirds, nut feeder for woodpeckers, thistle feeder for finches, safflower feeder for c...
Jan 05, 2013 | 0 | 2 |
By Kathy Van Mullekom McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
The Everglades: Where the wildflowers are OCHOPEE, Fla. — They’re so easy to miss in a landscape almost monotonously green. But for naturalist Roger Hammer, it’s the small, scattered drops of color that stand out among the slash pines a...
Dec 29, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By CURTIS MORGAN Associated PressAssociated Press
Refresh holiday arrangements as Christmas nears It can’t be there are only three more days until Christmas. There is so much to do before then. Table arrangements that were fresh last week need replacing, as does the holly and pine tucked into t...
Holiday display brightens the season KENAI, Alaska — The Klimpke’s Christmas lights are so extravagant oil platform workers see them as they fly over in helicopters and a Coho-based pilot uses them as a waypoint on his approach home....
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 | 1 |
By DAN SCHWARTZ Associated PressAssociated Press
Rescued tree lifts wrecked town’s spirit UNION BEACH, N.J. — In the days after Superstorm Sandy wrecked this gritty blue-collar enclave on the New Jersey shore, creating iconic scenes of devastation and loss, the artificial Christmas tre...
Dec 16, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
By WAYNE PARRY Associated PressAssociated Press
Nutcrackers expand their ranks NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The gang’s all here: the football fan, the chef, the teacher and the skier. And there’s the Nutcracker prince from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic Christmas story, who inspired them a...
Dec 15, 2012 | 0 | 6 |
BY SAMANTHA CRITCHELL Associated PressAssociated Press
Give vintage holiday items a fresh look Forget Bing Crosby’s classic “White Christmas.” For me, Christmastime will forever be evoked by David Cassidy crooning “My Christmas Card to You,” and I still have the 1972 Partridge Family holiday...
Dec 15, 2012 | 0 | 4 |
By HOLLY RAMER Associated PressAssociated Press