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The word realtor is not a generic term for all real estate professionals. It is a service mark registered with the U.S. Patent Office and belongs to the National Association of Realtors.

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Nature is just so amazing. The more you learn, the more fascinating it becomes. We know that insects are needed to pollinate nearly all the edible and ornamental plants that we enjoy in our gardens. Without those insects, a huge percentage of the food we eat and the flowers we love would no …

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The U.S. Senate Thursday passed a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills that includes an increase of more than $5 million for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program. Through the hard work of Sen. Van Hollen, D-Md., the Senate Appropriations Interior-Environment Subcommittee last month r…

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Why am I writing about flowers when frosty nights and fallen leaves have changed the landscape, anticipating the winter ahead? Granted, the garden is looking quite barren by now, but if you look around, especially along wood edges and fence rows, there are persistent blooms to be seen. Aster…

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Autumn’s colors popped after the first frosty night of October. What inspiring beauty there is in a process that is shutting down nature for winter. Remember always that the coming springtime will breathe, pump into, and pull new life from what looked lifeless.

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The chaste tree (Vitex agnus castus) is a summer shrub that can get quite tall in just one season. It generally dies back in the winter and sprouts again from the roots or the 1- to 2-foot stems in the spring.

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For the fourth year, the REALTORS Association of York & Adams Counties and Bell Socialization Services are hosting an event for our homeless population and those facing eviction to access community services all under one roof. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. at As…

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For more than 55 years, members of the Gettysburg Garden Club have designed, planted and maintained the flower gardens in the circle of Lincoln Square. These plantings are funded entirely by the Garden Club through annual spring plant and Christmas greens sales and other projects. This has b…