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House of the Week | Former fir...

In the 1920s and ’30s, wealthy outsiders began buying up the old estates along the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore to use as country homes and hunting retreats. Robert Brugger wrote about this trend in his book, “Maryland, a Middle Temperament: 1634-1980.”...

DIY Storage Bed + Other Space-...

How to make smart use of every square foot you’ve got and create smart places to stash all your stuff …read...

Meet the cheekiest tour guide ...

On a recent weekend, as I sat cross-legged on the small lawn at the Cedar Creek Wombat Hospital about 100 miles north of Sydney, a 10-month-old wombat, about 15 inches long, walked onto my lap. I wrapped an arm around the animal between its fore and hind legs and...

A gastronomic tour of St. Luci...

‘Hey, you look like Nina Compton!” My traveling companion and I had just set foot in the flamboyant covered market of Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, and instantly, shrieks, followed by winks and wide smiles erupted around us. “Aren’t you Nina?”Read full...

California, U.S. energy plan t...

California Gov. Jerry Brown and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced partnerships Thursday to expand financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy in multifamily, affordable housing. …read...

Bay Area home flippers face le...

Buying and reselling homes quickly at a profit is slowing down in the Bay Area due to declining foreclosures, slowing price gains and competition from regular buyers, a study released Thursday by Trulia showed. Professionals agree – it’s slim pickings out...

In ‘SoBro,’ finding hidden tie...

In 1981, the year Steve and I left New York, they made a movie about the place we grew up: Fort Apache, the Bronx. It was a violent cop drama. The South Bronx wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t safe, and it wasn’t where we wanted to be.Read full article >> ...

Westwynd Farm: In pastoral Pen...

Sometimes you need a hug and a cookie.I arrived at the Inn at West­wynd Farm numb and dazed from too much exposure to the frigid Pennsylvania air and too little heat in my car. I tried to mutter a cheery greeting to Frank Troxell, who owns the property with his wife,...

Travelocity’s acquisition by E...

Let’s just call Expedia’s $280 million acquisition of Travelocity, and the reportedly imminent sale of Orbitz, what it is: the latest chapter in an online-travel soap opera.If you’re an industry insider, this is juicy. But for the average traveler, it’s hard...

What a Trip: Hiking and painti...

Our readers share tales of their rambles around the world.Who: Kathy Strouss (author) and Mack Strouss of Annapolis.When, where, why: We went on a three-week trip to France in September in celebration of my 60th birthday. Besides traveling, I wanted to take a week-long...
recent from Home Improvement DIY Storage Bed + Other Space-Saving Furniture
DIY Storage Bed + Other Space-Saving Furniture How to make smart use of every square foot you’ve got and create smart places to stash all your stuff …read...
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Crash Weighting Analysis FMCSA announces a study to inform decision making about the feasibility of using a motor carrier's role in crashes as an indicator of future crash risk in response to stakeholder interest and as part of the Agency's commitment to continuous improvement. This study assesses (1) whether Police...
recent from Real Estate News House of the Week | Former first lady’s home on Eastern Shore for $1.9M
House of the Week | Former first lady’s home on Eastern Shore for $1.9M In the 1920s and ’30s, wealthy outsiders began buying up the old estates along the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore to use as country homes and hunting retreats. Robert Brugger wrote about this trend in his book, “Maryland, a Middle Temperament: 1634-1980.” Brugger noted that during this time an old...
recent from Relocation News Grey Gardens Is Summer Rental for $250,000
Grey Gardens Is Summer Rental for $250,000 Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Renting Corcoran GroupBen Bradlee and wife Sally Quinn bought the 10-bedroom home known as Grey Gardens in 1979 for $220,000. If you love political and social history — and have very deep pockets — you’ll love this East Hamptons rental of the Grey Gardens...