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CHATHAM, Mass. — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are embracing the frenzy.
Making a yard and a community more beautiful begins at the curb. But that narrow space between sidewalk and street — sometimes called a boulevard, median, hellstrip, parkway, verge or tree belt — is a gardening challenge.
Ernest Hemingway lived, drank, fished and wrote in many locales around the country and the world. One of his most celebrated haunts is Key West, Florida, where the late writer's birthday is marked each July with a Hemingway look-alike contest and other festivities, some held at one of his favorite bars. But fans following the Hemingway trail will also find museums, homes and other places connected to him in Illinois, Idaho, Arkansas and Cuba. Here's a list.
A proposed utility rate increase in Mesa will bring in an additional $13.9 million in revenue, the city says.
Two environmental groups on Friday dropped their lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to finally determine the impact of Fort Huachuca on the San Pedro River.
The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building permits have been put on hold because there isn't enough water to accommodate development.
April is Water Awareness month and to celebrate Mesa is partnering with several statewide water providers to teach residents how to conserve water and be more aware of how they use water.
The City of Mesa is asking residents to check fixtures around the house for leaks that can waste hundreds of gallons of water per month as part of Fix a Leak Week.
WASHINGTON — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.
Americans are a restless bunch. They change locations with a frequency that would tire a migrating songbird.
Federal officials on Friday poured cold water on Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin's plan to force Medicaid recipients to get a job and to limit their insurance to a maximum of five years, saying the proposals likely run counter to federal law and won't be approved.
With Valentine's Day coming up, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate. How nice it would be for gardeners to give their beloved a living, growing, chocolate expression of affection.
Saying prior court orders have been ignored, environmental groups want a federal judge to force Fort Huachuca to finally determine how it's impacting the San Pedro River and take measures to stop that – or face the possibility of having some of its operations shut down.
It’s not often that people go out of their way to help Brenda Noe, a single mom from Mesa who solely supports her three children. When someone does, she takes notice.
A project involving the Roosevelt Water Conservation District’s facilities will close down Lindsay Road between Ocotillo and Queen Creek roads in Gilbert and Chandler beginning Dec. 21.
Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening.
NEW YORK — Was a losing team bullied? Is your angry spouse a bully? How about that co-worker who's always criticizing you? Or the politicians who forced a government shutdown?
WASHINGTON — Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you're sneezing more lately, or if carbs are really what is making you tired after lunch?
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
The smell of grass, the sound of sprinklers and the shade of three large ficus trees have all disappeared from Arthur and Jeananne Pastin’s yard. Instead, barrel cacti, red bird of paradise shrubs and palo verde trees sprout from gray- and brown-flecked granite gravel.
Mesa offers a $500 rebate to homeowners who convert at least 500 square feet of grass to xeriscaping that includes water-conserving plants. [Amy Gleich/Cronkite News]
Ever heard of a HERS rating? If you’re in the market for a new home you probably have come across this term more than once and may have even added it to your own vocabulary.
The Town of Gilbert will provide a series of workshops this September to offer residents tips about landscaping and conserving water.