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Garden of the Month

by Jackie Reid Dettloff In this month when we celebrate Memorial Day we focus on a memorial garden. The plantings on the east side of Pierce School on the 2700 block of North Fratney were established more than a decade ago as a tribute to teachers at the school. Karen Zakszewski remembers that in one […]

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Health Matters: Yard and Garden Safety

by Emily DeLeo Spring has sprung! Now is the time to start buying your plants and flowers and begin to enjoy all the health benefits of gardening. You should also be aware of some simple safety precautions you can take when working in your yard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together […]

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The Aesthetic Battles of Urban Gardening

by Laura Richard For years now, it has been a priority of the East Side Business Improvement District to invest in gorgeous gardening for the area to help keep the neighborhood beautiful. This is no small undertaking considering the number of factors that must be considered. One of the biggest issues is how to keep […]

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compiled by Currents Staff Up On Downer Historical Society Throws a Curve In February, over the loud objections of most nearby residents, the City Planning Commission (CPC) and the Common Council voted to approve plans for a five story parking garage on the southeast corner of Downer Avenue and Belleview Place, which would displace a […]

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