• HOME & GARDEN
    Stranded In Airport For 7 Months, Syrian Man Is Granted Asylum In Canada

      Hassan al-Kontar, 37, left his home in Syria for the United Arab Emirates in 2006. For seven months, Hassan al-Kontar was trapped in air-conditioned purgatory. Stranded in Terminal 2 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he slept under stairwells and lived off leftover chicken-and-rice dinners from AirAsia flights. He documented his daily life in video […]

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    A lot of Craft Fairs and Artisans Markets Tucson

      Sunday Artisans Market — Medella Vina Ranch, 4450 S. Houghton Road. Art glass, paintings, wood crafting, gemstone jewelry, textile crafts, marbleized scarf art, and more including Demonstrating Artists. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 298-1983. Hanukkah Bazaar — Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club Road. Hanukkah menorahs, candles, gelt, games, organic honey, jewelry and […]

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    Free Guided Tours Tucson

    All events are free or included in the cost of admission unless otherwise noted. Wednesday Mission Garden —  946 W. Mission Lane. Living agricultural museum of Sonoran Desert-adapted heritage fruit-trees, traditional heirloom crops, and edible native plants. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7-10. 955-5200. Garden Tours — Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. The […]

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    Seven Wonders replicas to come up at South Mumbai’s Mazgaon garden

     Garden Photo for representation In the next six months, the Mumbaikars will see Seven Wonders of the World at a single spot. Installation work of replicas of the seven wonders is underway at Joseph Baptist garden in South Mumbai’s Mazgaon area. The garden is one of the biggest and oldest in the city. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s […]

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    Norway’s New Invaders: Invaders in the Garden

    (Guest post by Malene Nygård. Photo: KENPEI / Wikimedia commons CA BY-SA 3.0) Garden plants have a long tradition in Norway; from being used as medicine and food in the gardens of Catholic monasteries in the Middle Ages to today’s exotic ornamental plants. But this tradition also represents several centuries of unmonitored introductions of alien species, […]

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    London House With a Winter Garden and Roof Terrace

    This modern home lies on one of Belgravia’s most picturesque mews has been completely renovated and elegantly designed. PRODUCED BY THE DOW JONES MEDIA GROUP; PHOTOS: MATTHEW DAVIS LISTING OF THE DAY Location: Belgravia, London Price: £7.95 million (US$10.57 million) If you like the idea of taking your morning coffee in the privacy of a tranquil green […]

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    Amazon’s Alexa is now at home in new subdivisions, hotels

    Armida Rosales and her husband, Arnold, had not thought much about voice-activated technology in their new Maple Valley home, but Amazon’s Alexa was included and the family likes the convenience. Rosales is seen in an Echo “Spot” camera. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times) Amazon is working with homebuilders and hoteliers to make its smart speaker and […]

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    For $2.75M, a historic Prospect Lefferts Gardens home with a refreshing revamp

    Photos courtesy Warburg. Prospect Lefferts Gardens is no stranger to beautiful historic townhouses and this 120-year-old home, asking $2.75 million, is no different. The house dates back to 1898 and was designed by architect William Miller, but a full renovation has blended modern convenience with its historic charm. Spanning 3,800 square feet, the single-family abode offers five […]