• Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen serves delicious, home-cooked Jamaican food
    Kitchen

    Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen serves delicious, home-cooked Jamaican food

    G.A. Benton In these three words — “WE ARE LINDEN” — the crisp-looking T-shirt worn by a server inside Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen said a lot. I’d later learn this server was Marlon Hayles, the restaurant’s general manager and son of its eponymous owner, Ena Hayles. Marlon’s shirt obviously expressed pride in the neighborhood, but it also conveyed support for the WE ARE LINDEN community outreach and youth-mentoring organization, which recently held its 7th Annual Linden Block Party. The shirt could almost have been commenting on the widely beloved eatery, too. As a 20-some-year fixture on a prominent corner in Linden (Cleveland and Myrtle avenues), Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen is a neighborhood…

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  • How to make a home feel welcoming: 8 rules to live by
    Home Improvement

    How to make a home feel welcoming: 8 rules to live by

    Curating a home that feels welcoming – one that beckons you to linger and wander – will make for a thoroughly enjoyable, memorable and inviting space for both you, your family and friends. These exquisite ways to make a home feel welcoming – and more attractive – are a great starting point to help you choose the right home decor ideas for each room – what you choose should reflect what you love, too.  How to make a home feel welcoming ‘A home evolves over time – some argue it never gets to a stage of full maturity – and yet I am often asked how you can quickly and…

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  • Grow your garden: Design a bird-friendly landscape
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    Grow your garden: Design a bird-friendly landscape

    Temperature extremes, drought and storms take a toll on our landscapes. Sometimes a bit of pruning, proper care and patience is all that is needed to help plants recover. Other times, plants need replacing. It is always sad to lose a favorite plant. The memories, time and money invested are lost, but it presents an opportunity to grow something new. Consider creating a bird-friendly landscape when selecting replacements for failing and dead plants. Working with nature is a great way to support birds without the use of feeders. Look for seed, berry and nectar producing plants that attract songbirds. You will enjoy the color and motion these birds add to…

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  • Fall trends 2022: decor looks for a fall home
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    Fall trends 2022: decor looks for a fall home

    While trends are not something that many people like to follow for their ephemerality, timeless fall trends are offering a new way to style your home for the cooler seasons.  As interior design trends emerge to meet the demands we are making of our homes, fall decor ideas and design trends in 2022 are looking towards creating a cozy, warm home for friends and family to gather and relax together after a difficult few years.  Here, designers have offered their insight into the top fall trends for 2022 so that you can create the ideal space when the time to start decorating for fall is upon us.  Fall trends 2022 …

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  • Inflation Reduction Act and Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Home Improvements
    Home Improvement

    Inflation Reduction Act and Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

    If you’re planning a few home improvements that will boost the energy efficiency of your house, you may save some money on your projects now that the Inflation Reduction Act has been signed into law. One of the bill’s main goals is to address climate change and slow down global warming. And while the legislation primarily helps businesses adopt more eco-friendly measures and jump-start clean energy production, there are incentives for ordinary Americans to go green and save some green, too. For example, homeowners can cut their tax bill even more if they install new energy-efficient windows, doors, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, and the like. That’s because the legislation…

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  • $2-million Toronto property goes viral for its bizarre design
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    $2-million Toronto property goes viral for its bizarre design

    Would you spend $1.95 million on a house where you literally have to poop in your own bedroom? According to this divisive real estate TikTok, that’s a genuine option for wealthy property-buyers in Toronto. Posted by real estate TikToker @realtor.nero, this apartment is going viral thanks to its unusual design. The walk-through video travels up three very narrow levels with chic, minimalist decor, culminating in a bedroom where the toilet and shower are right next to the bed. @realtor.nero Do you think it’s worth it? 🤔 #luxuryhomes #luxuryrealestate #torontotiktok #torontorealestate #torontorealestate #canadarealestate #realestatetiktok #torontorealtor ♬ Girls Want Girls – Drake In the words of one response, the toilet’s appearance arrives…

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