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        This season, consider the renovations that will go furthest to boost your home’s livability, beauty and value. Whether you’re building a new home or overhauling an existing one, here are three renovation ideas that will add beauty and value.
 
Expand Your Living Space
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       Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.
 
Get Cozy
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Big Bay Bash a Success! 
      Crochet for the Bay raised over $500 during the event! We are meeting next week to decide where the money will go. The cold weather did not stop people from coming, but now we know not to plan an event before April.
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No-till gardens make the best use of resources

       Plowing or rototilling your garden each year causes all sorts of problems. Turning up your garden destroys the soil structure, dries out the soil and destroys organic matter. It also contributes to the formation of a compacted subsurface layer of earth called a pan and destroys tunnels and channels that roots of new plants can follow, promoting deeper rooting and greater drought-tolerance.
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Downy woodpeckers’ handiwork provides nesting cavities for themselves and other birds, but don’t let your house become their home 
       Would you believe that during its spring breeding season, the innocuous-looking, six-inch downy woodpecker can be a home wrecker, targeting our houses?
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      What you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.
     With the deluge of products claiming to be environmentally sustainable, your need to know what to look for when furnishing your home. Here are some considerations to bear in mind.
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To connect with nature you must open yourself to its embrace

      In the woodland is a nice place to be. Here in Chesapeake Country we are fortunate to have some beautiful woodland. Sometimes the wood comes close to the house. Deer, birds, squirrels, hawks and other wildlife often show themselves along the boundaries of the woods or over the treetops. 
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How one little church restored a bit of nature

      The woods behind St. Luke’s Church in Eastport looked pretty natural. But if you’d trained your eye to nature’s ways, you saw a tangle of invasive plants strangling the native trees and shrubs. Deeper in, a 42-inch wide underground pipe drained stormwater along with sediment, ­toxins, pet waste and other unpleasant things from 28 surrounding acres directly into Back Creek.
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Bay Weekly’s annual Home & Garden Guide to all of us itching to get things done

      Spring 2018 has made us play a waiting game.
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Edgewater boasts state’s first all-girl Cub Scout pack

      Being a little sister can be challenging. Even more so when you see older brothers achieving things not available to you, such as earning an Eagle rank in Scouting.
     Fear not, little sisters. Your time has come.
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