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Re: “Cary's complex

I can't say I've ever heard verdant used to describe townhouses before, especially not those whose development surely started with a clear-cut and a swarm of bulldozers.

Posted by Jeff S on 06/04/2014 at 9:33 AM

Re: “The last (outdoor) picture show

For reasons I don't understand, this drive-in shows first run pictures.

Posted by Thomas Parker on 06/01/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Walking Fish community-supported program brings sustainable seafood to the Triangle

Please Visit, Like, and Share The Tree Row on Facebook. The family farm restart project. Its all about fresh and local.

Posted by Mark Bryant on 05/31/2014 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Crossing the border

I liked deece story muchísimo, sez mi muchacho.

Posted by Shocka Kahn on 05/29/2014 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Crossing the border

I don't see how they can stay in business much longer, even though they have made cutbacks. Compared to 25 years ago, there are hardly any cars in the parking lots these days.

Posted by ct on 05/29/2014 at 1:09 AM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

Anita Guinness. A few things.
The fact that the neighbors came by and asked if it was ok to set off fireworks...and being told that she would rather NOT have them do just that...for them to do it anyways is beyond me. It's simply not right. It would be "DECENT" as you say, for them to refrain from such things, otherwise, why ask?

Secondly, just because YOUR pets lived long and fruitful lives in the midst of such poisons, doesn't mean other animals would be so lucky. Now, I'm not saying BAN such substances...but I will say your lack of compassion, in this matter, is indecent to say the least.

I agree with your point about people's self-righteousness these days. I think that it's the owner's responsibility to do what's best for their pets. Your assumption that it takes "so much" of this substance to cause harm to an animal is basically your ignorance to how chemicals work in the body. Every living thing reacts to everything differently. Again, please don't misread me...I agree that it was HER responsibility.

All I ask is that you, just like the author in some ways, get off your soapbox and have a little compassion for the animal, as WELL as the author for almost losing her loved one. Generally, people like you disgust me.

Sue, I'm so glad she's ok and if it was my Livy, I would have done the SAME THING. Dogs are our children..."some" people just don't have any compassion these days.

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Posted by Catalyst on 05/22/2014 at 7:01 PM
Posted by Anthony Corriveau on 05/21/2014 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

I am shocked by how inconsiderate and narrow-minded this author is. To begin with, Sevin dust would have to be ingested in quite large quantities to have done close to this level of harm to your animal. I, as my father before me, use this very dust in our gardens constantly, and we have always had animals around. They have all lived to ripe, old ages. Your assumption is based on nothing but speculation and a clear desire to lay blame on other's doorsteps. Your comment about "seething" because another family did not forgo celebrating a holiday in the way they chose because YOUR elderly dog was not well...that shows an incredible amount on selfishness on your part only. Our dogs are also afraid of fireworks, as are vast majority of canines. Each year we take the dog in, give Benadryl according to our vet's instructions, and run fans as background white noise to help cover the sounds. We don't go around asking other people to alter their lifestyle and not enjoy themselves because WE chose to have pets.
The fact that these people agreed to stop using what they previously chose as an insecticide because of their paranoid neighbor's wishes shows they have far more consideration than you do.
If you are so concerned with all these toxic things to your pets ,then it is YOUR responsibility to build a larger fence, brick wall, bubble, whatever barrier that you would deem environmentally acceptable to keep out the world in general. I suppose this comes off as less than charitable but really, have some common decency. I come across more and more people each year that are full self-righteousness against everyone, bully others until they agree with a certain wild point of view, and never stop to analyze their own actions or words. Clearly you care about your dogs, which shows decency. I would imagine you have some good overall qualities but being a good neighbor, an open-minded person, and an objective writer are not among them.

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Posted by Anita Guinness on 05/19/2014 at 8:43 PM

Re: “A brief history of pimento cheese

Having parents who retired to the Low Country,I got my intro to pimento cheese when shopping in local suoermarkets for ingedients for my lunch for fishing trips.I next came across it, priced about a dollar highee at The Carolina Country Store back home in Brooklyn.Imagine my surprise when my wife, born in the Philippines intercepted a care package from my Mom and proceeded to glom about half the cheesy contents.She made amends, though, by whipping up. A batch herself, though she subbed canned buttee (coincidentally from a Guyanese store) for the mayo.The circle widens...

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Posted by Kent R. Atkinson on 05/19/2014 at 2:39 AM

Re: “Anderson Wiltshire: On his way

Check out Anderson's Twitter here:

Posted by queeeerify on 04/28/2014 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2013: Readers' Choice poll winners and finalists

Congratulations to the winners! What a fun award to win. It's got to feel so nice to know readers appreciate your work!

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Posted by Laurey Williams on 04/18/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “A letter from my father, a message for my mother

Does anyone have contact information for Mubarak Dahir? He was a contributor to the newspaper I work for and we would like to get in touch with him. Please email or call 407-481-2243 .

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Posted by Rick Claggett on 04/17/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

For fleas and ticks: Brewers yeast or 1/8 tsp of garlic a day on their food. ( only 1/8 of garlic cause any more can be harmful and only for dogs, do not give garlic to cats.)

For the immune system: Coconut oil everyday on their food. It makes their food taste better and it is amazing for their system.

Their are an abundance of plants that keep away pests that you can put in your garden without using harmful chemicals. We just lost two chihuahua's because we thought it was rabies with the first one and later when the second one was too far gone, we found out it was poisoning. You may scoff at this woman's passion about organic things, but with a little work and not that much cash you can build a greenhouse, plant an abundance of things that can be used anywhere.

-Lemon juice and water keeps those huge roaches out of your house during the summer.
-Coconut oil is a natural, diaper rash ointment, sun block and sun tanner, immune booster if ingested, conditioner, works better than aloe for sunburns, cleans the bacteria out of your mouth every morning if swished for 20 minutes, etc.......
-Chewing on onion helps get rid of tooth pain instantly

This is just a fraction of the things i have found so far (and tried) that works wonders. Give some of this a try, it can be cheaper than buy expensive and chemically laden things at the store when you can use things that, for the most part, you can grow.

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Posted by Cassie Hughes on 04/13/2014 at 1:32 PM

Re: “2010 Readers' Choice poll winners

I have entered several contests but I never seem to win. I get really excited because I think that my entry is really good, but then I get disappointed when it doesn't win. I will eventually win, but it might take some time.

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Posted by Kace Johnson on 03/31/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Tiny House movement is an alternative to the McMansion era

CQ is correct in that Sarah Susanka's Not So Big House series is not actually about small houses. That's a common misconception. It's about building better, rather than bigger houses, where every square foot is used every day, and the space is tailored to the homeowner's lifestyle. So whether that lifestyle requires 3500 sf or 1200 sf, it can still be considered "Not So Big" if it is beautifully crafted and the space is not wasted.

The article is incorrect in crediting Susanka with the beginning the Tiny House Movement -- that credit should go to Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Susanka is, however, credited with sparking the Small House Movement, away from McMansions and towards better, more thoughtful design.

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Posted by MStH on 03/11/2014 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Tiny House movement is an alternative to the McMansion era

Susanka's 1998 book may have been inspired in part by the excesses of the '90s and the book may have informed some builders of tiny homes, but Sarah apparently has little interest in tiny homes. Here's Sarah, interviewed in 2011 talking about a home she built in Libertyville, Illinois.

"The size [2,450 square feet] was very intentional. When downsizing comes up, the press goes to the far end of the spectrum and talks about tiny houses. A minute segment of the population is ever going to live in tiny houses. A big segment of the population is looking at 3,000- to 5,000-square-foot houses. They don’t want to go much smaller. I’m trying to show that if you eliminate the spaces you rarely use, you can actually have a house that lives large. I like to show a really, really comfortable 2,300- to 2,500-square-foot home. You make that home by eliminating formal living spaces, by having an “away room” where you can go to be quiet and get away. You have the home be accessible. You have it be close to downtown so you can age in place."…

Historical note: She might as well have been talking about her own house. Built in the late '90s, it's over 2,400 square feet, slightly above the average American home built at the time.

In my view, mentioning Sarah Susanka in an article about the tiny house movement is like mentioning Richard Nixon in an article about the back-to-the-land movement.

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Posted by cq on 03/06/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Even a dentist could love Chapel Hill Toffee

Being a dentist I would like to say that avoid the sweets and candies But my love for Chapel Hill Toffee,,some times it make me crazy and I forgot i am dentist my website is

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Posted by Clara on 03/06/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Tiny House movement is an alternative to the McMansion era

The Tiny House movement does not necessarily entail rudimentary living conditions; it is about a smaller footprint. Many if not most are fully equipped with electricity and plumbing. Often they use passive solar, greywater systems, and the like.

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Posted by Judy Payne on 03/06/2014 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Collective living on Cox Avenue in Raleigh


Posted by Lucas Wooten on 03/05/2014 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Where to buy affordable local art for your home

Bookmarking, thanks for the great resource

Posted by MissMallibu on 03/05/2014 at 12:02 PM

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