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Top rated new vehicles for seniors

Dear Savvy Senior: Since retiring, my husband and I love to travel but hotel costs eat up our budget so fast we can’t stay as long or go as often as we’d like to. I’ve heard that there are alternative lodging options like short-term apartment rentals or even house sitting that offer a much cheaper way to travel. How can we find these? — Retired Travelers

Nonprofit organization focuses on water, waste, soil, food

The task of creating a more resilient community can often seem overwhelming, assuming one is even thinking about it at all. Fortunately more and more of us are not only thinking about it, but actively looking for ways to make a difference. There is so much to do. Effective change has as much to do with the way people think as the nuts and bolts of it.

Patriotic symbols popular with collectors

Flags, eagles, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam and other patriotic symbols are very popular with collectors. The image gives a simple message of patriotism to Americans. You can find them in advertisements, as textile designs, on dinnerware or made into figurines for the fireplace mantel.

High temperatures can affect pollination, fruit set

Q: My friends are giving me grief because I can’t grow zucchini or other squashes. I get female flowers and I have male flowers too. We seem to have insects around enough to pollinate other plants. But zucchini fruit withers at about large grape size. What can I do to become one of those zucchini and squash growers who have so much they can’t even give it all away?