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Living Smart: Don't fall for tech-support scams

The phone rings. The voice on the other line informs you that your PC is infected with a virus that, fortunately for you, the caller's well-known company can eliminate. Hmm, you think, that's odd, since our family only uses Macs.

Hopefully, you ...

Diggin' In: Meet your native plants

Is there such a thing as a low-maintenance garden?

Some landscapers and horticulturists will tell you no -- every garden needs maintenance of some kind.

For the most part, they are right.

There are high-maintenance and lower-maintenance gardens...

Diggin' In: The Monarchs have landed

Monarchs should be in your yard by now -- the overwintering population of butterflies left Mexico in late March. Along the migration route, the adults feed on nectar and look for milkweed leaves to lay eggs for succeeding generations.

"Upon ...