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Annual Fulton Area Home Show to be held in April

Mar 4, 2013

77292887by Andrew Henderson

Get your green thumbs ready.

The seventh annual Fulton Area Home Show will be held Saturday, April 6 at the Fulton War Memorial, according to Fulton Community Development Agency Executive Director Joe Fiumara.

The annual event will include booths and exhibits from building suppliers, home repair specialists, and financial institutions.

“This is such a good opportunity for our community to see what’s available to them and to look forward to the spring and summer home improvement and landscaping months,” Fiumara said.

The free home show is an opportunity for local homeowners and potential homebuyers to get a glimpse of the many services available for buying, selling, renovating, and sprucing up a home.

The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a special guest this year. Terry Ettinger will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk about gardening, pruning and other landscaping ideas.

Ettinger is the “Garden Journey” reporter for YYN. He is an expert in the field of environmentally sensitive lawn, landscape and garden design and management. He has spoken to professional groups across North America.

Ettinger’s interest in horticulture is the product of time spent at his grandparent’s northern Illinois Christmas tree farm. He received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in horticulture from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He’s done additional graduate work at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul and the SUNY College of Environmental Science Forestry.

He is also the host of “The Weeder’s Digest,” a radio call-in program heard on 106.9 WSYR. Ettinger owns the environmental landscape consulting firm, Terry L. Ettinger Horticulture Consulting Services.

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