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5 Spot: Dress your porch for fall

5 Spot: Dress your porch for fall
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5 Spot: Dress your porch for fall


By the end of summer, flowers start to look kind of nasty. To get your patio ready for fall, pull out all the raggedy flowers and put them in the compost. Then, replace them with simple but stunning fall displays. Pumpkins and gourds always look festive.

For a fun treatment, top a planter with a riser of some sort, plop on a pumpkin, then ensconce the treatment with a wire orb. Thread in some bittersweet or other fall vine, and, boom, you have a killer display in minutes.

And if you have topiaries that flank your porch, dress those up, too. Try twisting fall ribbon around them, or toss a tumble of gourds on the soil at the base of the plant. Easy and gorgeous!

— Mary Carol Garrity

A few drops reveal big water waste

Did you know you can use food dye to check for toilet leaks?

Toilet leaks rank among the biggest water wasters — often 200 gallons a day. But how do you know your toilet is leaking? Put a few drops of food coloring (red, green or blue work best) in your toilet tank and wait 20 minutes. If the color seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, there’s a leak. Make sure to flush the toilet immediately…………… continues on Kenosha News

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Middletown Man, Angry His Mother Wouldn’t Feed Him, Sprays Dawn, Pine-Sol …
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MIDDLETOWN — An 18-year-old man who police say was unhappy with his mother because she did not feed him retaliated by spraying Pine-Sol and Dawn dish detergent around the living room.

Tramaine Goforth of Schaefer Road fled from his mother’s house before police arrived at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, boasting that the police would not find him. Middletown officers tracked down Goforth a short time later, a short distance from the house.

His mother told police that she has been having trouble with her son “because he doesn’t want to do anything around the house and he doesn’t even want to find a job,” according to a police report. She told the officers that her son was screaming and swearing at her and wouldn’t stop, and that she called police after he began spraying the living room with household cleaning products.

“I observed a bottle of Pine-Sol and Dawn dish detergent on the living room floor and remnants of said product strewn all over the floor, walls, ceiling and also on their flat-screen television,” Officer Edwin Ortiz noted in his…………… continues on CTNow

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