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  • Discarded items become art at Pa. college gallery 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:37 am
  • BRISTOL, Pennsylvania - Serendipitously found objects appeal to many artists. Sometimes, they even find inspiration in trash cans.

  • Notre Dame seeks sustainable home model for Haiti 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:13 am
  • SOUTH BEND, Indiana - While foreign aid is necessary to help countries get back on their feet in the immediate wake of a natural disaster, Notre Dame's Engineering2Empower program believes rebuilding needs to originate internally for a country to re-establish itself.

  • DeGeneres making design series for HGTV 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:25 pm
  • NEW YORK - Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network.

  • Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:44 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:21 am
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and development center to the public this spring.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:16 am
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and development center to the public this spring.

  • School works toward green award 1 project at time 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 12:34 pm
  • BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Armed with gardening gloves and clippers, students from Childs Elementary hiked onto the school grounds in search of intruders. They were on the hunt for bush honeysuckle, an invasive species growing in abundance on the property.

  • Anita Baker countersues home improvement company 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:34 pm
  • DETROIT - Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker has countersued a company that says it hasn't been paid for work done on her Detroit-area home.

  • Some nurseries offer plants that are safe for bees 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:13 pm
  • MOORHEAD, Minnesota - As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees.

  • Bill designates house for lieutenant gov lodging 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:35 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Senate passed a bill Friday that would designate an historic house in downtown Juneau as the official residence of the state's lieutenant governor.

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday.

  • State seeks to move offenders into Southeast Texas 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:08 pm
  • HOUSTON - Southeast Texas officials say they were never notified by the state of plans to relocate to their county two-dozen sex offenders classified as among the state's most dangerous.

  • Earth Day being celebrated at Kentucky Dam Village 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 am
  • GILBERTSVILLE, Kentucky - Events are planned next week in western Kentucky for the annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Ohio-based outfit buys Maine's Cliff House 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:39 am
  • OGUNQUIT, Maine - An Ohio-based hotel group has purchased the historic Cliff House Resort & Spa on the Maine coast.

  • Invention loves collaboration at Milan show 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:00 pm
  • MILAN - Collaboration drove invention during Milan's annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy's most demanding chefs and sculptures that double as furniture.

  • Fire destroys historic Shenandoah Alms House 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:35 am
  • MAURERTOWN, Virginia - Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the historic Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm.

  • NJ towns grappling with rules for film crews 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:58 pm
  • MIDDLETOWN, New Jersey - Lights! Camera! Now, show us your permit.

  • Edible Schoolyards teach kids at 5 schools 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:10 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - After Hurricane Katrina, Alice Waters wanted to do a service project for New Orleans. Now, the first Edible Schoolyard at Samuel J. Green Charter School, just off Freret Street, is a lush and lovely space that just hosted the fifth annual Edible Evening fundraiser. And Green is no longer the only Edible Schoolyard in New Orleans.

  • Volunteers give ill boy dream bedroom makeover 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:06 am
  • GREENWICH, Connecticut - Seven-year-old Zach Libow excitedly ran up and down the stairs at his Crescent Road home on a recent Saturday, checking on the progress of his new bedroom.

  • Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:58 am
  • CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia - As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties has been a staple of the season since 1955.

  • SE Iowa greenhouse captures industrial heat 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:07 pm
  • FAIRFIELD, Iowa - Minutes after train cars loaded with coal roll by, Jan Swinton admits this rough industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where you'd expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren.

  • Lincoln man preserves city's history in his home 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:05 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - He's filled his home with so many antiques and decorations - a champagne chiller from the Queen Mary, a silver bowl from the Titanic, his 20 trademark Christmas trees - that he's lost count of some of it.

  • Take a tour on Lake Washington 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:04 am
  • GREENVILLE, Mississippi - A narrow two-lane road framing Lake Washington showcases many antebellum homes, some built as far back as the mid-1800s. While a handful have fallen into a state of disrepair over the years, others have been passed down through generations and boast original chandeliers that once were fitted with candles.

  • NC Executive Mansion garden opens to public 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The garden at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh will be open one day for self-guided tours.

  • Consumer science classes offer key life skills 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:20 am
  • FRANKLIN, Indiana - In one family and consumer science class, students learn how to cook nutritional meals that will help them prevent diseases such as diabetes.