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Small Space, Plenty Of Room

Tips help keep tiny living seem big and comfy AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Small spaces are an increasingly popular investment, especially this summer. To wait out the pandemic, some people

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Pull Out Your Aloha Shirt

Don’t let hate overshadow the spirit of the islands KAREN TAKEMOTO Making Ripples With everything going on the world, Amanda Bancroft wanted to give this space to a person of

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Shelters Stand Ready

Now is perfect time to adopt a new fuzzy friend AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The year was 2005, and I was a student hoping to adopt a kitten after moving

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Come Together

Eco villages seem like common sense AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Some U.S. residents on the west and east coasts are eyeing the Midwest and Arkansas with keen interest these days.

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Mosquito Appeal

What you wear, what you drink may matter AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Mosquitoes are out and active now, making many people wonder how to avoid becoming their prey (and why,

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Be Kind To Turtles

Don’t paint them, don’t take them and don’t hurt them AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples World Turtle Day is May 23, and this is a perfect time to learn about our

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Compost Is Your Friend

Much household refuse can instead be reused AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Plenty of people are gardening these days, and many are new gardeners participating in the coronavirus “victory garden” movement.

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A Bird In The Bush

Quails need our help to keep habitat AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples While walking down our grassy driveway one evening, I was surprised to see a medium-sized butterball of a bird

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Volunteers Still Essential

Find ways to help, online or on your own block AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples One of the best ways to distract yourself from a problem is to help someone else

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Head Count

Monitors can help bird populations AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples As of this writing, the season’s first clutch of bluebird eggs has hatched, transforming a tan nest cup filled with sky