Archive for October, 2009

Autumn is a season for the senses – Kansas City Star

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The cabin’s frail plumbing system has been drained in anticipation of a coming freeze. And that small, dear structure, pressed around by the Ozark woods, has settled once more into its seasonal sleep. The abandonment, however, is not complete. In …


A ban on wood burning in the Bay Area takes effect tomorrow – Examiner.com

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Examiner.com
A ban on wood burning in the Bay Area takes effect tomorrow
Examiner.com
If you intend to use your fireplace or wood stove this winter, you should sign up for email alerts. The wood-burning ban is necessary because our air


Spice Run Wilderness: Truly wild, wonderful West Virginia – Charleston Gazette

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Visit our audio slide show here . NEOLA, W.Va. — Simply getting to West Virginia’s wildest wilderness area is an adventure in itself. No roads lead into the newly created Spice Run Wilderness, a 10-square-mile expanse of the Monongahela National …


A ban on wood burning in the Bay Area takes effect tomorrow – Examiner

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Beginning tomorrow, Bay Area residents could be fined $400 for using their fireplace . If you haven’t done so already, it’s a good time to help the environment, and use your fireplace for looks only. November 1 to February 28 is Spare the Air season …


Florian Cecelia (Weigand) Bloxdorf – Tribune-Star

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Florian Cecelia (Weigand) Bloxdorf, 102, died on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2009, at Meadows Manor North. Born Jan. 31, 1907, in Merrill, Wis., she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hill) Weigand. On April 23, 1933, she married Walter R. Bloxdorf in …


Time to fall back this weekend – Canon City Daily Record

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Time to fall back this weekend
Canon City Daily Record
“We’ve had two room and contents fires within eight hours of each other, both started by wood stoves,” Brixey said. Such fires are common this time of year,


El Dorado air board offers rebates for clean-burning stoves, fireplaces – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
El Dorado air board offers rebates for clean-burning stoves, fireplaces
Sacramento Bee
The district has about $38000 available to help residents offset the cost of removing and replacing older wood stoves or fireplaces with more efficient

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Headless and happy on Halloween – Star-Tribune

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

There’s this picture I have that always softens my resolve. No matter what’s going on in my life, I look at this picture and I am reminded of something that can so easily be lost in the day-to-day busyness of life. In the picture, I’m in a red dress …


Quick-Spreading Fire Damages House In Gilmanton – WMUR

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Quick-Spreading Fire Damages House In Gilmanton
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Officials said they think the flames were sparked by improperly disposed ashes from a wood stove. Tell Us More: E-mail WMUR your tips and story ideas.

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Quick-Spreading Fire Damages House In Gilmanton – WMUR.com

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

GILMANTON, N.H. — A fire that started on a porch in Gilmanton overnight quickly spread to the house, authorities said. Authorities said the fire quickly spread to the basement and first floor at a house on Hemlock Drive at about 12:30 a.m. Smoke …