Avantgarden

Avantgarden to bloom at second Downtown location

For nearly 11 years, Avantgarden has sold plants, decorative housewares and unique gift items at the corner of High Street and Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn. Now owner Kim Wright ...

Welcome mats out for Small Business Saturday

Think Auburn First is now not the only campaign to encourage shopping locally. Now there’s Small Business Saturday, a nationwide effort to bring customers to family-owned stores, ...

Last minute personalized gifts still possible

Looking for that last-minute Christmas gift and hoping to make it special? If you hurry, Auburn has some great personalized gift options. GeRée Carpenter, owner of J.W. Ffrog’s ...

Fenced garden mixes whimsy, critter control

For years Loomis residents Darci and Jack Laws planted a garden each spring, only to see their ripening peppers, squash and tomatoes snatched away by foraging deer. “We’d just ...

Advance work can reap rewards

Spring is still a month away, but with sunny days on the increase and trees beginning to bloom, it’s time to think about the garden. Tending to these basic tasks now will help e ...

Downtown, Old Town offer less stressful Black Friday shopping alternative

Got a yen to shop on Black Friday, but want to avoid long lines and parking lot hassles? think Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Although Black Friday is known for its rush to the mal ...

It’s possible to have beauty without the beastly work

For some, gardening is a passion. They relish the challenge of nurturing new sprouts and coddling reluctant bloomers. But for others, it’s just a chore. Luckily for the relu ...

Creating shades of green

Wednesday’s Earth Day turned up the volume on green. And two Downtown Auburn businesses are running with that theme with three workshops on Saturday. Tamara Hadley, owner of Des ...

Earth Day celebrated throughout the week

Today is Earth Day, and this is news you shouldn’t take sitting down. Earth Day, in its 39th year, provides a global opportunity for people to step out and do something to better ...

Mixing bowls

Gardeners who fight pests, soggy ground or sun-parched plots may find solace ” and solutions ” by growing their annuals, perennials, herbs, fruits and veggies in containers. P ...