2018 June


Invasive Garden Plants?

Q. Aren’t there commercially sold garden plants that actually should be discouraged because they are considered invasives in our area?A. Avoiding invasives is complicated because plants of concern vary across regions and...

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Dennis Runyan’s Musical Odyssey

“Hi! We’re open. Come on in,” said Dennis Runyan on a sunny Friday afternoon at the end of April. He stood behind the sales counter of his newly opened music store while his business partner and co-owner, Sean...

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No More Annex at Paredown

Annex of Paredown, in the mini strip center behind Mallek’s Service at the divide between Dexter and Jackson, closed in February. The store was beloved by its patrons for its eclectic collection of home decor, unique...

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Glasshouse Brewing Closes

Glasshouse Brewing closed quietly in early March, less than two years after its June 2016 opening. The building at Liberty and S. Maple containing both the brewery and window installers Diamond Glass & Feiners had been on...

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Fossil Closeout

“My husband and I are both getting really old, and the stuff is heavy … We just couldn’t handle it,” says Priscilla Woollams, owner of Nature’s Expressions. Woollams, her husband Stanley, and their...

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Dexter Spice House Closes

Dexter Spice House, on the first floor of the pretty Victorian house on Central, has closed. It now appears to be some kind of office. The signage is gone, the phone disconnected, the Facebook page inactive, and several messages...

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Council Triage

Until he went to Jack Eaton’s mayoral kickoff party in late April, Joe Hood was running in the August council primary as a Democrat. Instead, Hood’s now gathering signatures to run in the November general election as...

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