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First Friday Art Opening: Textures + Textiles with Meg Laughlin

Come see us at the Depot this Friday for the First Friday Art Opening. Each month we host a new artist in our ...

Quality matters for insulation installation and maintenance

Conducting energy audits is a great tool for finding and addressing many common maintenance concerns. Many home ...
Home in the woods – Project Update

Home in the woods – Project Update

Finding a building site in the city surrounded by trees is rare. This is the second opportunity we have had to ...

Music, Father, Daughter, Love

I am updating this post and deleting parts. I just don't have words for the heartbreak and the words I shared ...

First Friday Art Opening: From the Valley to the Bay: a book in the making

Come see us at the Depot this Friday for the First Friday Art Opening.  We are hosting a group of art teachers ...

Inspirational Architecture in Washington DC

Each year I get the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to give a presentation at the Department of Energy for ...

2019 Senior Expo

Are you coming to the 2019 Senior Expo this Sunday, March 17, from Noon - 3 p.m.? I will be speaking at the event ...

First Friday Art Opening – Eastern Mennonite School Artists

We are excited to kick off our 2019 First Friday Art Gallery season. Come visit, enjoy some food and drink, and ...

Ice on the roof shows clear signs of energy loss vs energy-efficiency

Ice on the roof shows clear signs of energy loss vs energy-efficiency. We were fortunate not to have a huge ice ...