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This automated pet door is worth every cent

Pet doors are a great way to give your cat or dog freedom to roam around the backyard when you’re not home and come inside whenever they want a break. But traditional pet doors have some downsides, from allowing neighborhood strays into your home to letting your pets in and out at inconvenient times. This smart automated pet door from PetSafe solves those problem and is well worth the investment. Read more



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Sarah Browning: Get jump on next year's garden with stem cuttings

It’s hard to believe while we endure 90-plus degree temperatures, that fall and winter are coming. But before your garden gets too far down… Read more

Slowing down death?

Bob was my mentor and friend. He used to tell me we are all “penciled in.” Bob was right. He died from lung cancer. The good news was Bob l… Read more

Lincoln Housing Authority receives Step Up award

Michelle Suarez, Prosper Lincoln’s developer for early childhood, presented Lincoln Housing Authority team members with the Prosper Lincoln… Read more

The best plants for window boxes

Window box displays are a beautiful way to add a pop of color to the front of your home, up your curb appeal, and give you something pretty to look at when you glance out the window. But not all plants thrive in the confined space a window box provides. Use these plants to create the best window box display. Read more

How to clean your washing machine

Washing machines do the big job of cleaning our clothes, but they also need a good clean from time to time. If you notice your clothes seem less fresh coming out of the washer, or there’s a musty odor when you open the washing machine door, it’s time to deep clean this important appliance. Here’s how to get a sparkling clean washing machine. Read more

Heavy rains result in 'extremely high' mosquito numbers

After record-setting rainfall earlier this month, growing populations of mosquitoes are bugging those of us who venture outdoors. Read more

Big Homes Just Listed in the Lincoln Area

Need a lot of room? See the biggest homes money can buy currently on the market. Read more

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