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March 20, 2005

Warm-air circulation prevents ceiling ghosts


Do you have mysterious lines on your cathedral ceiling? Dark streaks that appear for no apparent reason?

Dark stains that run along cathedral ceiling joists are called "ghosting." Ghosting is a phenomenon caused by temperature differences between the underside of the joist, which is cooler, and the open space between them, which is warmer because it is insulated.

The solution? Add more ceiling insulation or improve warm-air circulation with a ceiling fan. Reducing dust and soot helps, too.

- Associated Press




Speaker to discuss water gardening


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club of Shepherdstown will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the home of Charlotte Porter.

The program is entitled "Propagation and Water Gardening" by Dave Wright. Wright retired from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service in the Planning and Landscaping Area. Bring questions you want to ask an expert. Guests are welcome.

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Call 1-304-876-6244 for information.

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