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Summer HG: Summer can inspire decor all year

By Melissa Rayworth The sun-drenched colors and inviting textures of summer provide plenty of decorating ideas. The trick is doing it right: A summer-inspired interior can become a tacky, tropical disaster if it’s done with too heavy a hand. But with a light touch and strategic choices, your home can be brightened all year long […]

Summer HG: Staking tomatoes brings benefits, responsibilities

By Lee Riech A month from now, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Tomato seedlings that were planted neatly near garden stakes are already beginning to take matters into their own hands, and if allowed to grow willy nilly will turn into a tangled mass of vines with tomato fruits — many of them rotting […]

Purtill-Caton

Evan Purtill and Caroline Caton, both of Sacramento, were married on April 21, 2013, at Vizcaya Pavilion in Sacramento. The groom is the son of Mark and Clare Purtill. He went to Davis High and currently co-owns the Davis-based TYR Construction, specializing in kitchen and bath remodels. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Nancy Caton. She received a […]

Name droppers: Local residents initiated into honor society

The following local residents recently were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Davis residents Susan Monticello, Stephanie Hartfield, Brett Coder and Duff Harrold, all initiated at Sacramento State, and Teresa Ludwig, initiated at San Jose State; and Woodland residents Tandy Burton, Shakita Caldwell and Kelly Fisher, all initated at […]

Great camping food starts with good planning, packing

We had our first camping trip of the year over Mother’s Day weekend, when, perhaps unsurprisingly, the campgrounds all had mad availability. It makes perfect sense: Not all moms think that crouching over a smoky fire scorching pancakes in an ancient battered pan is the height of luxury. Or perhaps they do not like the […]

Miller—Haghsheno-Sabet

Galen William Miller and Laila Genevieve Haghsheno-Sabet, both of Davis, were married on June 6, 2013, at Dodasa Ranch in Burson, Calif. The bride is the daughter of Masoud Haghsheno-Sabet and Elizabeth Jane Sabet. She studied biology and currently runs a day care. The groom is the son of Jeffory and Cristine Miller. He received […]

Jenkins—Bodvarsson

Morgan Elizabeth Jenkins and Robert Daniel Bodvarsson and were married in Lewes, Del., on May 11, 2013. The bride is the daughter of Sarah and Bryan Jenkins. The bride grew up in Davis and attended Valley Oak Elementary, Holmes Junior High and Davis High schools. She attended college in Berkeley where she and the groom […]

Father’s Day gift ideas to make Dad feel like a king

(BPT) – You need to come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift this year. But combing through the vast array of items on his wish list can be a challenge. Here are some great ideas to make your selection easier – and make any dad feel like the king he truly is. For on-the-go […]

Do’s and don’ts of shopping for dads and grads

(BPT) – Father’s Day and graduations are coming up, and that means you’ll have to think of appropriate gifts for these heralded champions. You don’t need to spend a fortune to make gift recipients happy, all you do need to do is put some thought into their presents. A few tips and tricks will help […]

The man cave: Give Dad a space all his own

(BPT) – Man cave, manspace, manctuary … whatever he calls it, it’s Dad’s special place away from the rest of the house. This Father’s Day, give Dad the ultimate gift and make him his own man cave. It’s easier than you think, and a thoughtful gift that says to Dad, “I love you, and you […]

Strawberry shortcake a summer star

By Kim Ode Minneapolis Star Tribune “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” — William Shakespeare, from his sonnet on shortcake You’re skeptical? You doubt that Shakespeare would have expended his considerable talents writing about something as ordinary as shortcake? You may be right. But he should have, […]

10 things you can do in your garden in June

There’s a pattern to the questions in late May. “Is it getting too late to plant?” “Memorial Day weekend. I guess that’s kind of the end of the planting season?” “Shouldn’t I plant these before it gets too hot?” You can plant any time the soil is workable. For Davis, that means pretty much February […]

French eat both frozen meals and fine cuisine

By Elaine Ganley PARIS — In France, eating is supposed to be an art. Foodies from around the globe flock to the world’s gastronomic center to discover the true meaning of fine dining — a convivial sharing of dishes, lovingly prepared, which capture the imagination, the taste buds and the essence of the land. Enter […]

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