Gardening: Valerie’s approach to garden design

Homes & Home | July 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Stan Cutler Valerie, my wife, provides an environment for plants to thrive, ever alert for yellowing leaves, sneaky strangler vines, and insects. Lucky, indeed, is the plant Valerie puts in her garden. If she thinks a plant can do better elsewhere, she moves it. Her satisfaction comes from seeing them bloom.  As a consequence, she […]

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Gardening: Valerie’s marsh garden

Homes & Home | June 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Stan Cutler The disappearance of marshland is a terrible consequence of human devastation. Homo sapiens is the virus, mother earth is our victim. If you get off the AC expressway at the Ventnor exit, the road takes you through the salty shallows behind Absecon Island, a pathetic remnant of an ecosystem. Valerie looks forward […]

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Gardening: Memories of a rose garden, part 2

Homes & Home | June 10th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Stan Cutler  (continued from last week’s article on roses) Something was eating one of the rose bushes. During the first week of the pandemic lockdown, we transplanted three weak bushes to a more congenial part of the garden. We’d planted them last year, but they had not thrived. By late Autumn of 2019 they […]

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Local expert insists real estate will come back first

Homes & Home | April 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Stacia Friedman Magnolia, forsythia and tulips aren’t the only things blooming in Chestnut Hill. According to Mimi Morrow of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (BHHS), Fox and Roach, the local housing market will be blossoming again soon. “Before restaurants, shops and schools reopen, our real estate market is going to rebound,” said Morrow. “Real estate […]

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Local RE/MAX realtor Richard McIlhenny earns top recognition in the region

Homes & Home, Mt. Airy | December 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Lifelong Mt. Airy resident and RE/MAX Services agent Richard McIlhenny was the recipient of REMAX Pennsylvania and Delaware Region’s Top 25 Sales Associate based on production through the third quarter of 2019. He ranked 20 out of over 3,000 agents. McIlhenny has many outstanding achievements and recognitions including’s Readers Choice Award as Best Real […]

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