Hanford Sentinel - Home and Garden Newsletter

Prep for Fall With These Cozy Backyard Essentials

The start of fall doesn’t mean we have to retreat back inside just yet — with some warming touches, it’s possible to create a cozy backyard for enjoying crisp evenings. Simply lay out a rug, hang some string lights and pack s’mores supplies and you’ll be ready to savor autumn’s mild temperatures. Read on for our top picks to help you cozy up your backyard and stay outdoors longer. Read more

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5 ways to finance senior care

If you recently paid a visit to an aging parent’s home, you may have been surprised by the changes in their health. Seniors often hide their struggles from family for fear of being a burden or out of concern that loved ones might try to convince them to move to a senior community. Read more

How to keep a senior gardener safe this summer

If you are a senior gardener or the adult child of one, these safety tips are a must-read. Read more

11 Modern Farmhouse Must-Haves

There’s no place like a modern farmhouse to call home. It’s cozy, but not too country. It’s natural, but not too rustic. It’s the happy medium - and we do mean happy - between chic and comfortable. This style beckons you in to sit down and stay awhile. Use these 11 pieces to create the covetable look everyone’s really into right now. Read more

The 4 best leaf blowers money can buy

Fall might be the most beautiful season of the year, but there’s nothing beautiful about constantly hand raking leaves to keep your yard clear and healthy. A great leaf blower can cut hours off your weekly lawn maintenance list, but a not so great leaf blower can do little more than annoy your neighbors. That’s why we’ve narrowed it down to four of the best leaf blowers money can buy. Read more

The 25 most affordable cities for first-time homebuyers

While housing prices have soared, incomes have struggled to keep pace; the result is that many of the country’s most popular cities are com… Read more

Create a chalkboard wall for kids' play spaces

Every parent knows just how much kids love drawing on the walls—and they probably have their own horror story of checking up on play time to find a marker mess to prove it. With a chalkboard wall, your kids can draw away without the messy cleanup. Here are two different ways to create a chalkboard wall. Read more


Reverse mortgages: Too good to be true?

Important information residents of Hanford need to know before they decide.


Security solutions to keep your Hanford family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.