By Alexandra Jones Staff Reporter Bryann Aguilar Staff Reporter Tues., May 1, 2018 Did an already cracked pipe simply attract the attention of a thirsty plant, or did the roots of a city-owned tree penetrate and damage a healthy drainage system in a Glen Park home? It’s a question one family says could cost them $10,000. Anna Arniotis, 84, has been living on Steven Ave., near Marlee and Glencairn Aves. for 40 years. When her son Nick Arniotis visited last Friday, he was shocked to see the basement flooded with water. Anytime they tried to flush a toilet or send water down a sink drain, “water would come up,” he said. He called the city to complain about the damage, which he said was caused after the roots of a city-owned tree entered the basement and damaged pipes. When a city inspector came to assess the situation, Nick Arniotis said the response he was given was simply, “It’s not our problem.” “They … [Read more...] about A city-owned tree could cost them $10,000 in plumbing repairs. They say the city told them ‘it’s not our problem’
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By Nicola Bridges The San Diego Union-Tribune Fri., April 13, 2018 Lounging in a sleeping bag on a cot in a teepee, fully clothed and bundled up, my cowboy boots kicked off on the warm wooden floor, I’ve been journaling and listening to the ever-changing Montana weather make music on my tent. The wind whistles through the flaps. The rain taps a rhythm on the canvas. The dramatic, fast-moving Montana cloudscape creates a flickering light show through the slits. I hear the lunch call, and just as I emerge, sunshine lights the grey sky, revealing a luminescent double rainbow. I’m at Luxe Cowgirl Yoga with Big Sky Yoga Retreats at the Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park, Mont., an hour from Bozeman, and I’m seriously starting to think the stunning weather has been specially choreographed as the backdrop for what transpires to be a very special retreat. For a gal with a horse and a meditative mind on a mission to feel less stressed, an equestrian-themed … [Read more...] about Big Sky Yoga Retreat brings bonding and bliss
By Caren Osten Gerszberg The New York Times Thu., March 22, 2018 Motoring along the mouth of the Aghanashini River, our torsos stuffed inside bulky, bright-orange life jackets, we passed a fishing village and a patch of sandy shoreline called Paradise beach. “There! There!” shouted a woman from the back of the skiff, pointing to a dolphin she spotted in the distance. Our young local captain cut the motor. Watching, we waited in silence. And when our group’s yoga teacher, Larissa Carlson, began to chant the sound of “om” — a Sanskrit word symbolizing the union of body, speech and mind — and the rest of us joined in, creating a collective, continuous round of the humming syllable. As if awakened by the vibrations of our call, a pod of dolphins emerged, leaping through the air, one after another. This, I thought, is going to be an unusual journey. While a trip to India had been on my bucket list for years, it didn’t seem … [Read more...] about At a yoga retreat in India: beach walks, body treatments and healing
By YuMee Chung Special to the Star Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 While we Canadians usually go to great lengths to avoid slipping and sliding on icy streets, this week’s move uses the slick stuff dynamically to take your legs to their end range, in front-to-back splits, while building the strength and stability to manage your mobility. Stand in a partial forward bend with your hands resting on a pair of sturdy yoga blocks, set shoulder-distance apart and at their tallest height. Wood or cork blocks are preferable to the less stable foam ones for this exercise. Step your right foot forward a few inches and your left foot back the same distance, to set up your split. Slowly slide the right leg forward while simultaneously sliding the left leg back. Keep your chest lifted as you control the descent with your legs, using your hands as little as possible. Stop before you get beyond the point of no return and do your best to keep your hips relatively square. Now, … [Read more...] about Yoga Moves: Sliding Splits
A bow tie is a natty addition to the fashion ensemble of the well-dressed man.But while dressing up a tree stump with a bow tie may add a festive air to seasonal celebrations, it does not hide the fact that the overdressed stump sticks out like a sore thumb, even at a holiday party.Now that the joyous season is thankfully behind us, it’s time to take down decorations and deal with the mid-winter gloom that inevitably overtakes the post-Christmas days of January.In the vicinity of shops and restaurants on Danforth Ave., there seems to be no urgency to shed the Christmas decorations, particularly the bows wrapped around street trees and even lifeless stumps in large concrete planters.Ellen Schwartzel sent us a note saying several dead trees in concrete planters near the Greenwood and Coxwell TTC subway stations were sawed off after they withered and died, but have yet to be removed. … [Read more...] about Bow-tied dead tree stumps are overdressed for Danforth Ave.