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Pam Chévez Zendejas

Five Minutes with Pam Chévez Zendejas

Q & A

The Portland digital artist/illustrator/Maine College of Art instructor on mixing art and surfing, the power of asymmetry, and playing a tourist in her home country.

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Mitsubishi Electric heat pump, one of the heat pumps Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating installs

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Electric

How to Heat — and Cool — Your Home Efficiently

Sponsored Content: Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating

Jim Godbout, owner of Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating, tells how to navigate the world of heat pumps without getting burned.

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There’s moss growing on the cedar shingles on my oceanfront home. Cause for concern?

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on expunging moss from shingles, the ugly truth about early kitchens, and more.

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How do you keep chipmunks from digging holes in your lawn?

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on insulating attics, Colonial renovation strategies, and more

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heating a home with kerosene

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Hannah Holmes on smart real estate investments, what a seventh-grader can teach us about deer deterrents, and more.

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The Strawbridge family gathers around the heirloom-quality, oak Huston & Co. kitchen table in their former South Portland home.

All Together Now

None: Huston & Company

A customized dining table from Huston & Co. will last for generations — just like the memories you create there.

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Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes shares three ways to build a sustainable landscape

In a chef’s Kennebunkport vegetable garden, compost does double duty as a fertilizer and water saver. “Nutrient-rich soil with good organic matter can store up to three times more water than depleted soils,” Carter says.

3 Ways to Build a Sustainable Landscape

Sponsored Content: Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes

Creating eco-friendly grounds and gardens has never been simpler — or more important, landscape designer Ted Carter says.

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