As we step into October, we find ourselves facing some fine fall weather, suitable for home improvement projects, and some fallout over one of the road projects that was part of this summer's paroxysm of construction. Not to mention football.
The iconic nature of Williamson Street gets tested in the aftermath of its rehabilitation. Is it the same old "Funky Town," as the title of Nathan J. Comp's article suggests, as the barricades and traffic barrels from the summer of reconstruction disappear; or is it the latest happy hunting ground for the forces of gentrification? The street and the surrounding neighborhood anxiously await the answer to that question.
It's also time to get out there and get crackin' on those fall chores around the house and yard. Thus this week we have included our home-care supplement Abode for your edification. Supplements editor Linda Falkenstein has put together a range of articles on household concerns.
The "Emphasis" feature imparts some design tips and decorating information that will lift your domicile out of the ordinary. There's a home and garden calendar that lists classes, seminars and lectures available to the public throughout the fall and winter on matters domestic. Tired of eating off the same old plates, or embarrassed by your motley collection of dinnerware when guests come by? Well, Sari Judge has surveyed the market for you and written a guide to dish shopping so you may revitalize your table.
Everybody's house is special to them. But there are some properties so unique that they are always on the lookout for the prospective homeowner who appreciates their charms. Falkenstein interviews them. And Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva is confident in her kitchen, even though it's something of an anachronism.
Oh, and a shout-out to all you Nebraska fans who are supposedly flooding our town. Welcome to the Big Ten. You picked the right place to begin the adventure.