Archive for May, 2009

Brick-house dream home: Couple find what they were looking for in … – MLive.com

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Ardyce Czuchna-Curl | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette Alamo Township home of Robin and Jon Rowe. The guest bedroom was the first to be renovated on the second floor. ALAMO TOWNSHIP — Dr. Jonathan Rowe and his wife, Robin, found the country home of …


A terrier unfazed by terror – Norristown Times Herald

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
A terrier unfazed by terror
Norristown Times Herald, PA
Wood explained that natural gas is odorless, but that the utility company adds an odorant to warn customers of a gas leak. “What could have happened if she wasn’t alerted to turn off the stove is very serious,” Wood noted.


Sweet Homes: New farmhouse has warmth, charm of yesterday – Toledo Blade

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
Sweet Homes: New farmhouse has warmth, charm of yesterday
Toledo Blade, OH
The stunner in the living room is the huge brick fireplace and wood stove. Each has an overhanging lintel that’s a slab of stone. The simple mantle is a 12-foot-long, 9-by-9-inch block of cherry, also from his father’s woods.


Cozy Cape offers lakeside ambience – Boston Globe

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Boston Globe
Cozy Cape offers lakeside ambience
Boston Globe, United States
Inside the red cedar-shingled structure, a new woodstove insert in the living room fireplace creates an appealing centerpiece in an inviting room with pine beams, recessed lighting, wide pine boards painted off-white, and pale sage window trims.


Bridgeport firefighters battle kitchen blaze – Connecticut Post

Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Bridgeport firefighters battle kitchen blaze
Connecticut Post, CT
BRIDGEPORT – A building of apartments and shops on Wood Avenue was evacuated Saturday evening as firefighters worked to douse a fire that apparently started on a second-floor stove and spread to the kitchen and beyond. Fire Department Capt.


Historic Hilkrest School still gives lessons – Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

ENOMONIE – When the school bell rang, some Wakanda Elementary School second-graders stepped back into the past to experience a one-room schoolhouse. The students recently walked from Wakanda to the Hilkrest School near Rassbach Historical Museum. The …


CANADA, STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART – Globe and Mail

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

The single loveliest, most magical place in Canada, the place I head for as fast as I can on every trip home, is Bay St. Lawrence, on the northernmost tip of Cape Breton. It’s breathtaking at any time of year: in January, when we snowshoe through …


In Alaska, a Wilderness to Call Your Own – New York Times

Friday, May 29th, 2009

New York Times
In Alaska, a Wilderness to Call Your Own
New York Times, United States
And a wood stove by which to dry our supposedly waterproof boots. And hooks to hang all our newly purchased LL Bean rain gear. The one that caught my eye, Cascade Creek Cabin, was in the Tongass National Forest, a swath of 17 million largely roadless


To nurture is not a four-letter word – Abbotsford News

Friday, May 29th, 2009

….from ashes to ashes…from dust to dust… Yet the image of my mother jumps out of a photograph, captured in a moment of time in her youth, when innocence, dreams, anticipation, excitement and love shines through her eyes. Just before crossing …


Our favourite places – Globe and Mail

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Whenever I find myself back in my hometown of Cobourg, Ont., I go for a walk on the public beach. While it will never be listed in Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 10 seaside getaways, for me an hour spent on those Lake Ontario shores is better than a week …