Archives

Yard Sale Confidential: Cambridge edition

t’s 8 a.m., another sultry summer Saturday in Cambridge. But the blazing sun’s no problem for the yard sale faithful, eager to scavenge for “fresh stuff.” Most have been at it since 7 a.m. for first crack at the “best stuff.” On this particular morning I rejoined...

Find ways to capture your inner Zen

I was scrolling through my social media feeds and came across a funny post from a friend, who had taken and shared photos of her husband sleeping freely in various places. She posted photos of him on an airplane, in his recliner and at a fancy dinner in a restaurant....

Tilghman Islanders have pick of crop

Enthusiasm does not begin to describe what Kathy Pearson exudes while talking about the community gardens she tends at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island. “This is the first time I’ve actually done box gardening,” she says. “And I am now looking...

Make that beach vibe last forever

At the end of the summer, chances are, there are sandy seashells stuck in your beach bag, cubbies of your car and other inconspicuous places little hands may drop them. Instead of setting your treasures aside, spend those last sweet days of summer making them into a...

Conservation goes to the dogs

Police and the military have long deployed dogs’ enhanced sense of smell to locate people, cadavers, drugs, weapons and explosives. Health care professionals, too, have brought canine olfactory capabilities into service while sniffing out diseases. Now, dog noses are...

Seeking shade from the sun

With the sweltering, record-setting heat of the summer, homeowners are seeking an effective and essential solution. According to James Curdts of Chesapeake Awnings in Easton “business is going through the roof.” Awnings are in fashion again. The most used material is...

Capture stink bugs before they do damage

Set up stink bug traps in your yard. These traps will lure stink bugs with an attractant that is odor-free to humans, before they enter your home or damage your vegetable or fruit gardens. A light can be purchased separately to be added to the trap for indoor use....

New York Asters ideal for Shore soils

New York Asters, sometimes called “Michaelmas daisy, ”are native plants that burst into bloom in August filling the late summer gardens with daisy-shaped flowers in blues, purples, pinks and white — and some of them have double blooms. They can grow three to five feet...

Vintage postcards: A bygone era

Postcards became very popular in the early 1900s, as people living in the industrialized age were able to print tangible goods like a postcard and also travel more readily, due to locomotives and better roadways. They sent back short messages to friends and relatives...