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  • Simple ways to beat high gas prices With gas prices hovering once again at the $4 mark, a review of some gas-saving tips is in order. For me, it’s not just high prices that make me want to avoid using excess gas. Considering the crude oil source as well as the pollution, I try to conserve for the sake of the earth as well as my wallet.

    June 4, 2014

  • Ornamentals with winter injury may need radical renovation This past winter really has been the gift that keeps on giving. As spring has progressed I’ve received a number of calls related to damaged or poorly performing ornamental plants.

    June 4, 2014

  • Long summer days and nothing much to do I was talking with a coworker last week who was struggling to find opportunities for her daughter to be busy this summer while school is out. Her thoughts were mostly geared toward camps and other organized activities, which are pretty pricey, making it necessary to pick and choose, trying to spread the fun over the entire summer.

    June 4, 2014

  • Don't litter in front of me Littering ticks me off. It’s not only disrespectful to Mother Nature; it’s disrespectful to the rest of us who have to live with it.

    June 4, 2014

  • Slathering on the sunscreen, not drinking it There was a lot of activity on the web last week because a company apparently developed a drinkable sunscreen. It appeared to be mostly a hoax, because even the website of the supposed developer didn’t mention it.

    May 28, 2014

  • Population trends follow state’s economic fortunes News from the Indiana Business Research Center last week seemed heartening: The state’s four biggest cities are growing fast. Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville and South Bend all showed dramatic population increases over the past three years. The biggest boom was in the state’s capital, which added 7,000 residents to reach a total population of more than 843,000.

    May 28, 2014

  • Choose engagement over entertainment for kids As summer comes, families anticipate more time together — more exploration and more fun. As parents think of ways to make the most of summer, deciding the goal in advance can determine whether family bonds diminish or grow. As parents plan, they should remember to consider whether the goal is entertainment or engagement.

    May 28, 2014

  • Proactive steps to keep you stepping Feet and footwear are always a hot topic. Why? Because when they hurt, they will define our day. As a result, there is an entire industry built around foot care from advanced shoe technology to techniques to alleviate foot pain. Regardless of your preferred activities or style of shoe, when it comes to feet, the best plan is to prevent them from becoming sore in the first place.

    May 28, 2014

  • Summer study groups do the Legislature’s legwork Back before the recession of 2008 hit Indiana, Gov. Mitch Daniels launched an ambitious initiative called Hoosiers on the Move. The program aimed to get Indiana’s out-of-shape residents exercising while also boosting tourism. Its primary goal was to have a usable trail within a 15-minute drive of every resident by 2016. We’re close.|Back before the recession of 2008 hit Indiana, Gov. Mitch Daniels launched an ambitious initiative called Hoosiers on the Move. The program aimed to get Indiana's out-of-shape residents exercising while also boosting tourism. Its primary goal was to

    May 21, 2014

  • Poppins is practically perfect A strange wind has blown into the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre and brought with it practically perfect in every way “Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical.” The show, which opened May 15, runs through June 29. Poppins is the B&B’s family offering this season and delivers on its promise of a magical evening for the entire family.

    May 21, 2014

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