Home and Garden


Five ways to increase fire safety in the home

An average of seven Americans die each week as a result of house fires. Most fires occur in residential buildings between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when occupants are most likely to be asleep. Your first line of defense is fire preparedness.

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Creative ways to recycle leaves

Leaves cascading down from trees indicate the arrival of autumn. However, colorful and awe-inspiring autumn leaves can be a hazard if left to lie on the ground too long.

Move to mulching

When working in the yard, you may be tempted to simply bag your yard clippings and set them out to the curb for pick-up.

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Four simple ways to winterize your home

As winter approaches, homeowners know they must do certain things to ready their homes for the coming months.

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Four common kitchen cleaning conundrums, solved

The kitchen is the perfect place for family time, entertaining and socializing.

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Fall is a great time to aerate the lawn

Fall is a great time to aerate the lawn.

Fall clean-up project tips

Fall is the ideal season to tick items off your home exterior to-do list.

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Plant now for a long term beautiful garden in the spring

Don’t pack away that shovel and trowel.

Grandview beautification awards given

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department has announced the winners of the community beautification awards for this month.

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Quaint country windmill brought back to life

Most times, mending various pieces of yard art only requires a little paint and a few nails.

Caution advised when applying pesticides in hot summer weather

The Washington State Department of Agriculture reminds pesticide applicators and homeowners applying pesticides to take special precautions during this time of year when temperatures can reach 85 degrees or more.

Review of wages of those city workers in Grandview not represented by unions to be conducted by administrative staff

Negotiations and bargaining agreements determine wage scales for employees of the city of Grandview who are represented by a union.

Beautification awards given

GRANDVIEW – City of Grandview officials recently presented the following beautification awards for the month of August.

Cool tips for summer parties

Beat the heat this summer with some delicious and refreshing celebration tips.