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Picture Perfect: Patio Job Thrills Homeowner

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A new paver patio provided a natural look for this St. Louis homeowner. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Maria S., of St. Louis)
A new paver patio provided a natural look for this St. Louis homeowner. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Maria S., of St. Louis)

A constant freeze-thaw pattern had left a St. Louis homeowner's patio broken. Find out how she described the job Frisella Nursery did on the new patio.

Irvington Celebrates its Spooky Past with Halloween Festival

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The Irvington Halloween Festival, now in its 65th year, is the longest-running Halloween festival in the nation. (Photo by Sue Mille Wiltz)

Irvington, the largest historic district in Indianapolis, celebrates its spooky past and vibrant future during their annual Halloween festival.

How to Keep Your Family Safe from Lead Poisoning

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It's vital to hire an EPA-certified contractor to handle remodeling projects that involve lead paint, says Wright. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
It's vital to hire an EPA-certified contractor to handle remodeling projects that involve lead paint, says Wright. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talk with Dollis Wright about how to protect your family from lead poisoning and how to handle lead in your home.

Not into Jack-o-Lanterns? Freshen Your Decor with other Fall Accents

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New throw pillows or a splash of an accent color can give a home a fresh look for the season. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Obire O.)

These 4 ideas from a Charlotte interior decorator don't include ghosts, goblins or turkeys, but can bring seasonal appeal to your house.

Chicago-Area Pumpkin Patches Celebrate Fall With Family Fun

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Chicago-area pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals offer family fun.  (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)
Chicago-area pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals offer family fun. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)

Gather the kids for a day on the farm with our picks for the best of the Chicago area's best pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals in 2014.

No Pink Power Tools to be Found at D.C. Hardware Store's Ladies Night

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Food, drinks and prizes were all part of the recent Ladies Night at Annie's Hardware in Petworth. (Photo courtesy of Annie's Hardware)

D.C. hardware store in the Petworth neighborhood celebrates their female customers with a Ladies Night to show that power tools aren't just for the guys.

Charlotte’s Hottest Neighborhoods Share a Common Feature: Walkability

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North Davidson (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)
NoDa, the arts district along North Davidson Street, is popular once again, in part because of the retail and restaurants in easy walking distance. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)

Area Realtor says buyers are looking at communities where they can reach retail, restaurants, shops and parks on a short walk.

What Makes Arlington County Such a Highly Rated Place to Live?

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Arlington County Virginia (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
Arlington's Courthouse neighborhood is two subway stops from D.C. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

Arlington County always seems to rank as one of best places to live in the U.S. Why? As they say in real estate, it's all about location, location, location.

Photo Tips Can Make you a Sharp Shooter for Nature's Fall Show

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Amateur and professional photographers enjoy fall in the Carolinas. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Spooner)

With the right technique and composition, pictures of Carolinas' colorful fall foliage can impress year round.

Farmer's Almanac Predicts Cold, Snowy Winter for Washington, D.C.

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The Obama family dog, Bo, better brace himself for another cold winter. (Photo courtesy of The White House)

Fall has just arrived in D.C., but it's not too soon to be thinking of winter and snow removal. Predictions call for a cold and snowy season around Washington.

Yoga Lovers Go to the Mat to Fight New D.C. Exercise Tax

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Yoga tax (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)
Yoga classes are getting more expensive thanks to a D.C. tax. (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)

D.C.'s new exercise tax has yoga instructors and city officials arguing over the definition of yoga, asking whether the practice is more about spirituality.

4 Things to Know Before Hiring a Chicago Snow Removal Service

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Over 80 inches of snow fell on the Chicago area during the winter of 2013-14. Forecasters say it could be snowier than normal this winter, so it might be time to consider a snow removal service.  (Photo by Steven Jack)
Over 80 inches of snow fell on the Chicago area during the winter of 2013-14. Forecasters say it could be snowier than normal this winter, so it might be time to consider a snow removal service. (Photo by Steven Jack)

Chicago may be in for another brutal winter with above average snowfall. Use these tips to find the right company to plow your driveway before the first storm.

#Ask Angie: How to Fix Stucco Cracks

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When you repair stucco, you'll often have to paint the affected side of the house. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Cory B. of Long Beach, California)
When you repair stucco, you'll often have to paint the affected side of the house. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Cory B. of Long Beach, California)

It's not unusual for stucco exterior surfaces to develop cracks. Because stucco requires an individual approach, be careful about who you hire to work on it.

Pet Memorials: A Final Pilgrimage, Resting Place for Charlotte's Pets

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Paw prints, nose prints and special urns with pet cremains are among the ways families can remember beloved pets. (Photo by Meranda Adams)
Paw prints, nose prints and special urns with pet cremains are among the ways families can remember beloved pets. (Photo by Meranda Adams)

When a beloved pet dies or is dying, this funeral home near Charlotte offers pet cremation, burial and memorials. The city also has guidelines for how families can handle pet remains.

Chicago's O'Hare International Once Again World's Busiest Airport

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Chicago's O'Hare International Airport will recapture the crown of world's busiest airport in 2014. (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Department of Aviation)
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport will recapture the crown of world's busiest airport in 2014. (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Department of Aviation)

On-time flight percentages fall even further at O'Hare International Airport as number of international passengers soar in the first half of 2014.

Things to Do in Indy - October 2014

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The penny-farthing (right) is the ultimate throwback bicycle. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Albert)
The penny-farthing (right) is the ultimate throwback bicycle. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Albert)

Angie's List compiled some October activities around Indianapolis for October, including the Tweed Ride and the Historic Irvington Halloween fest.

Wood vs. Vinyl Windows: Which Is Better for Your Home?

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A perk of wood windows is that they can be stained to match existing woodwork in the room they are being installed in, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)
A perk of wood windows is that they can be stained to match existing woodwork in the room they are being installed in, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)

Not sure what type of window materials are best for your home? One highly rated provider breaks down the differences between wood and vinyl windows.

6 Ways You’re Unintentionally Harming Your Home

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Rain gutters serve an important part in protecting your home from water damage. They cannot perform this task if they are clogged, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)
Rain gutters serve an important part in protecting your home from water damage. They cannot perform this task if they are clogged, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)

We all want to take good care of our homes, but sometimes we end up hurting it without even thinking. Here are six ways you may be harming your home.

Pumpkin Patches and Festivals near D.C. Serve Up Fun with Nutrition

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D.C. pumpkins (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
Don't forget about the nutritional value of your pumpkin when heading out to your local picking patch. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

Picking pumpkins can kick off a festive fall season while also serving as a healthy reminder of the nutritional value those orange gourds bring to the table.

Easy Tips to Manage the Stink Bug Invasion

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The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is extremely resilient and almost impervious to pesticides, says Garvin. (Photo courtesy of Greenix Pest Control)
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is extremely resilient and almost impervious to pesticides, says Garvin. (Photo courtesy of Greenix Pest Control)

Fall is the season when stink bugs will begin to try to enter your home. Fight off the invasion with these tips to get rid of brown marmorated stink bugs.

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