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Vanilla Bean begins work on restaurant facelift
Two Harbors hands golf course reins to nonprofit
The organic way: Finland organization branches out to Mexico
Lake County Sheriff's bloodhound Katie retires
Youth basketball receives donation for jerseys
Season Preview: Two Harbors softball looks to be competitive
Two Harbors track & field season underway
Bayside Chatter: March 27
Athletic banquet honors at THHS
baseball and softball
Starwatch: April 2015
Ask a Trooper: Fog lights blinding drivers
Gert's dirt: Getting Saturdays off
Legal learning for Lake County: Guns prohibited
On faith: The brick
JUDY M. OLSON
VIRGIL R. GUALTIERI
CAPTAIN ROBERT S. MALE
BURTON "BUDDY" JEROME SVEINE
DEBORAH A. CRAVENS
Happy Birthday community members
Northshore Tractor Club gearing up for summer
Lake County Past Spotlight: Superior Hiking Trail construction
North Shore Library News: March 27
Lake County Past: March 27
arts and entertainment
Late winter thaw
DNR Report: March 27
Northern Lights illuminate the sky
DNR Report: March 20
Restoring North Shore forests for landowners
Legals: March 6
Legals: March 20
April 25, 2014
Gert's Dirt: Selecting the right vacuum for your needs
If you are shopping for a new vacuum cleaner, the task can be daunting! So many choices! Hundreds of dollars! How is anyone supposed to decide? Here are some things to think about when choosing the best vacuum for your needs. As you know, one of the best ways to care for your carpet...
April 25, 2014 - 11:35am
April 18, 2014
Gert's Dirt: Foods that double as cleaning agents
Donna Bellino for the Lake County News-Chronicle It has occurred to me that many of the foods we eat have handy uses around the house. Here are a few useful alternative ways to use food. Lemons Their acidic qualities make them a wonderful cleaning choice. Let them warm...
April 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
April 11, 2014
Gert's Dirt: Breathing easier
From Donna Bellino The air inside your home or work place may be more polluted than the air outside. Buildings are constructed to be airtight and folks spend more time indoors than ever before. The air we breathe can contain lead, radon, formaldehyde, fire retardants, and chemicals...
April 11, 2014 - 3:29pm
April 8, 2014
Gert's Dirt: April 4
Even though we are still getting wintery weather, I want to think about spring things. We have had such a long, snowy, cold winter this year. We have even broken some records! When the warm sunshine hits, take some time to go through this spring maintenance checklist. Indoors •...
April 8, 2014 - 10:48am
March 28, 2014
Gert's Dirt: Safer alternatives to cleaning with chemicals
From Donna Bellino Last week I shared some information about the use of toxic chemicals in the home. This week let’s take a look at alternatives that are safer for you, your family, pets and the environment. They’ll also save you money. Because of its acidity, white distilled...
March 28, 2014 - 1:47pm
March 21, 2014
Gert's Dirt: Decreasing toxins in the home
From Donna Bellino If you look around the cleaning aisle at the store you may notice several “green” cleaning products. Let’s look at the reasons for this now- popular choice in cleaning and how these products affect you, your loved ones and the environment. Today more than...
March 21, 2014 - 2:35pm
March 14, 2014
Gert's Dirt: Clean and organized from a child’s eye view
From Donna Bellino Children’s rooms have more functions than many of the other areas of your home. For example, they are places where kids sleep and rest, do homework and study, play, entertain and store their belongings. Add to this the fact that kids quickly outgrow toys and...
March 14, 2014 - 1:32pm
February 21, 2014
Gert's Dirt: Office organization doesn’t have to be taxing
From Donna Bellino Tax time is just around the corner. As long as you need to sort through your paperwork, you might as well organize your office space. I suggest setting aside at least two hours for this project. Let’s get started! Empty everything from the drawers and remove...
February 21, 2014 - 1:30pm
January 17, 2014
Gert's Dirt: Under the sink organization
Donna Bellino for the Lake County News-Chronicle The cabinet under the kitchen sink is the most challenging to keep organized. There is all that plumbing hanging down and that annoying center strip between the doors that gets in the way. Cleaning products you don’t even know...
January 17, 2014 - 1:37pm
January 3, 2014
Gert’s Dirt: Working toward a clean home
Donna Bellino for the Lake County News-Chronicle Here’s to the beginning of a new year Lake County! With that comes a chance to start fresh and clean. Make a resolution to de-clutter, organize, and clean up! Follow along with me the next several weeks. We will do it together. Let’s...
January 3, 2014 - 12:57pm
December 16, 2013
Gert's Dirt: Dec. 13
Donna Bellino for the Lake County News-Chronicle Each year we pull out those same old Christmas decorations. They tend to get dusty over the years. If you want to show the spirit of the season try these tips to clean them. To make ornaments sparkle like new, fill a towel lined...
life / home and garden
December 16, 2013 - 5:20pm