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Busch Gardens offseason anything but quiet

Dan Everhart has amassed a mighty collection of sunset views from the top of Busch Gardens' roller coasters. The ride technician is a 27-year veteran at the park, but making the climb to the top doesn't get old, especially from Alpengeist, a 20-year-old roller coaster that reaches a height of 195...

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Home & Garden Tips



  • Install glass shelves

    Stylish glass shelves appear to float on a wall, creating a place for a collection of colorful ceramics or pottery. The clear surface of tempered glass makes it an attractive display area that doesn't distract from what it's holding. For a more utilitarian use, glass shelves provide storage that's...

      • Replace a window sill

        When an old windowsill is rotten or damaged beyond repair, the best alternative is to replace it with a new one. Often the wall surface at the base of the window is damaged by moisture from condensation, so installing a new sill provides protection and adds a stylish detail to the window. Adding...

          • Install a stair runner

            A stair runner is carpeting that adds warmth and comfort to your steps, and it is designed and sized to fit on a stairway. Since runners come in a variety of colors, designs and styles, they do a nice job of complementing a decorating scheme as well. Flooring and home centers sell a good selection...

              • Insulate, finish basement walls

                A dry basement used primarily for storage can become a bonus room in a house for a relatively small investment. The area is already heated, or can be easily, because the furnace is already down there. With the addition of insulation and wallboard, a basement becomes additional finished living space....

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                  • Tips: Finding the Right Tree for the Right Place

                    Tips: Finding the Right Tree for the Right Place

                    Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees. The best way to keep trees healthy is by planting the right trees in the right places where they naturally grow best. Homeowners see many benefits to planting trees on their property. Trees provide shade, fruit production, spring and fall color, wildlife...

                      • Tips: Fruits, vegetables for fall planting, growing and harvesting

                        Tips: Fruits, vegetables for fall planting, growing and harvesting

                        Growing your own food is a joy—especially when it's harvest time. Fall is known primarily as the harvest season. But it is also a great time to plant fruit trees and late-season vegetable crops. Trees and bushes planted in the autumn have a chance to set roots before cold winter weather arrives....

                          • Tips: How to preserve and dry herbs

                            Tips: How to preserve and dry herbs

                            For thousands of years, drying was the only way to keep herbs from spoiling. Try it yourself—it's easy, inexpensive and, when you do it at home, requires no chemical additives. Getting Started It's important to harvest herbs at the right time. They should be picked before the flowers develop. Harvest...

                              • Tips: Take September to learn about natural disasters, hazards

                                Tips: Take September to learn about natural disasters, hazards

                                Over the last 30 years, U.S. floods have caused on average $8.2 billion in damages annually. Wildfire suppression costs in the United States have averaged $1.54 billion annually for the last 10 years. Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated $65 billion in damage and economic loss, making it the second...