Historian to discuss architectural styles
Architectural historian Richa Wilson discusses the colonial revival and neoclassical revival styles of the early 1900s in a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Weber County Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave. Ogden.
The event is sponsored by the Weber County Heritage Foundation.
Ooo-rah! WD-40 cans honor U.S. military
WD-40 is honoring military members and veterans with its Military Collectible Series of specially designed cans.
The 8-ounce cans are decorated with artwork honoring the branches of the U.S. military.
The special cans are available through Memorial Day. For each one sold, the WD-40 Co. says it will donate 10 cents to three military charities -- the Armed Services YMCA, the Wounded Warrior Project and the Veterans Medical Research Foundation. In all, it seeks to donate $100,000 to each charity.
People who buy the cans will also get codes that unlock online videos starring R. Lee Ermey, an actor and retired gunnery sergeant. The humorous videos show the former drill instructor training civilians on how to use WD-40 to solve problems around the house and in the garage.
The WD-40 Military Collectible Series is available at retailers nationwide and sells for around $4. More information is at http://SupportTroops.WD40.com.
A wearable loophole to 'Baggy Pants Bill'
Florida's "Baggy Pants Bill," from state senator Gary Siplin, is expected to soon become law.
That's the one where wearing droopy, oversized jeans that intentionally expose your underwear would become a criminal wardrobe malfunction.
But what if the underwear you exposed looked like jeans?
Can you say "loophole?"
Down Under underwear maker Dan Murray's line of skivvies for dudes includes a pair that resemble denim jeans for $24.95 at SlyUnderwear.com.
'Snappy Synopsis' not for all gardeners
Time is precious. That's why Jayme Jenkins and Billie Brownell wrote "Garden Rules: The Snappy Synopsis for the Modern Gardener."
The authors announce right at the start that their book is not for everyone. It's geared mainly to beginners and casual gardeners, people who have enough trouble fitting weeding and watering into their overstuffed schedules without having to find time to pore over gardening manuals.
The little book offers snippets of advice, delivered with humor. The authors cover the basics, such as which tools to buy, when to water and how to improve your soil. The information is intended to help gardeners avoid common beginner mistakes and teach them the most important rules of the garden.
"Garden Rules" is published by Cool Springs Press and sells for $9.95 in paperback.
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