Virtual Home Show

When he's not on the radio, WLBC's Steve Lindell loves to grill outdoors!

Grilling Tips from WLBC’s Steve Lindell

By: Steve Lindell— Consider it an art form, not a “task.”  Grilling outside is something that I have grown to love, especially in recent years, as my wife Nancy shows SO much appreciation for the efforts!  It is a way for us to be outside, with nature, and the tastes…


Free online home energy audit from American Electric Power. Photo by: graphicstock

Get an Online Home Energy Checkup for Free

By: American Electric Power— Check Your Energy Use The first step toward reducing your electricity bill is figuring out how much energy you use. With American Electric Power’s Home Online Energy Checkup, you can quickly and easily calculate your home’s energy costs and find ways to save. The Home Online…


A Carolina Chickadee at Mounds State Park, taken by local Audubon member Robert Williams.

Attracting Backyard Birds to Your Home

By: Sarah McKillip, Robert Cooper Audubon Society— Muncie, Indiana may not seem like the ideal place to attract beautiful birds, but with a little know-how and a small investment in supplies, I promise you can have colorful, native birds visiting your home year-round. In many ways, birds are like people in…


A beautiful and tranquil water feature is pictured in this outdoor setting created by Tell Three Friends. Photo by: Susie Burns

Considerations Before You Install a Backyard Water Feature

By: Susie Burns— I am passionate about water!!  Not drinking water…the kind of water that lives in your garden, falls and tumbles over rocks and ledges, sounds like nature’s symphony and gives a cool respite to birds, butterflies and dragonflies. I love the water that is home to pond fish…


Container gardening is great for smaller locations like patios or balconies.

From a Master Gardener: Tips for Container Gardening

By: Dottie Kreps, Delaware County Master Gardener Association— Nothing beats the taste of homegrown fruits and vegetables!  But what if you don’t have the space or suitable soil to have a garden in your backyard or you only have a patio or balcony. Container gardening might be your answer. Here are…


Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Things to Look for When Assessing Your Own Roof

By: Pete Dall, Sherriff-Goslin Roofing, Muncie— How do you know when you might need to have a professional look at your roof? First and foremost —is your roof doing it’s number one job, keeping your house dry?  If you have an older roof, it’s always smart to keep an eye…


A variety of repurposed wine bottles turned into candle tiki-torches. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Repurpose a Wine Bottle Into a Candle for Your Patio

By: Mike Rhodes— I don’t know why I started making these things. I guess I thought I needed to plan to do something with my hands after I retire in 2189. So, I started making tiki-torches out of empty wine bottles in September of 2016. Good plan! I also thought this…


Essential Oils are sometimes used in a diffuser to spread their therapeutic benefits throughout your home. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Using Essential Oils in the Home for Therapeutic Benefits

By: Lisa Herd— Healthy house, healthy life! When thinking of good health, and well-being, most wouldn’t consider their house being a key element. In fact, it’s central to keeping your whole family well. Aromatherapy has been documented as a use for healing since the first century. The French incorporate the use…