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Around the House 4/30/16

PRESENTERS SOUGHT FOR 2016 CHIPPEWA VALLEY SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FESTIVAL: The Chippewa Valley Sustainable Future Festival is taking applications for presenters on

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House of the Week 4/30/16

The Cranberry 2 design is a compact home that is great for the narrower lots of today’s tracts.

4 days ago
Garage sale 101

Garage sale season has arrived. Here are the top 10 things you need to do to make the most money at your garage sale.

6 days ago
Redo a room with paint

Spring is a great time to reorganize, rearrange and repaint a room.

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Around the House 4/23/16

SPRING OPEN HOUSE: garden.com or call 715-836-8220.followed by a 1 p.m. seminar on perennials. A 3 p.m. session features miniature fairy gardens. For more information, visit

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Moisture a major problem affecting foundations

To give you some idea of how inspectors approach foundations, here’s a guide to the most common types of foundations in our area and some of the most frequent problems

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Local homebuilder wins award for energy efficiency

C&M Home Builders and Real Estate was awarded a 2016 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award Thursday by Focus on Energy at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire,

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Avoid landscaping headaches by not planting these trees

Planting trees can spruce up your home landscape, but choosing the wrong tree can cause some major headaches. Here are five species you might want to avoid when planting a

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Exterior paint jobs require proper treatment of canvas

For those of you who plan to embark on an exterior-painting project this spring, I offer some suggestions from my go-to source for advice, the Paint Quality Institute in

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House of the Week: Big on country charm

The Wellings is a charming brick country home plan with a wrapped front porch and 3,549 square feet of living space. 

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Grow a lush, green lawn

Many homeowners strive for the perfect, emerald green lawn, but it takes more than regular mowing.

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Around the House 4/16/16

MASTER GARDENERS HOST INVASIVE SPECIES TALK: The Eau Claire Area Master Gardener Volunteers will host Kathy Stahl, chairperson for the Prairie Enthusiasts and the Lower

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House Calls: Consider each step after choosing to build a home

Building a new home is a big step, both financially and emotionally, but the more knowledge you have about the process, the less stressful the journey becomes. 

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Roomy home has two bedrooms

Stucco and rock gives a craftsman touch to this home with large rooms. 

3 weeks ago
Around the House 4/9/16

COMMUNITY SEED LIBRARY: L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St., is hosting a seed library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Eau Claire Room. 

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