TEMPO STORIES FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2003
Midpoint transforms Main Street
It looked like the old Main Street, but better. Friday night, MidPoint Music Festival packed the clubs, aided by the monthly Final Friday art gallery promotion.
Review: Bret Michaels is just pointless

Kitchens play catch-up
Two couples' experiences in remodeling their kitchens offer lessons for anyone thinking about tackling an upgrade
Kitchens command more respect
Cut costs for kitchen cabinets

Topiary gardeners create works of art
When Nghia Phan moved to Westwood he decided to create a front yard to delight the children on his street. Now they see a dinosaur, turtle, elephant and dragon.
Schedule, links to bands sites

Paint, tile preserve garage floor
Although wall-to-wall carpet has yet to make its way into most garages, a raw concrete floor is quickly becoming a thing of the past. A finished floor improves the garage's appearance and preserves the integrity of the concrete.

Best of Bats Incredible!
It was one time the class didn't mind getting the homework piled on. In fact, says student Aaron Day, 17, "it was definitely the highlight of my year."
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A guide to help make your day.

Fight spring weeds by feeding lawn now
This may seem a tempting time to just give up on the lawn. After all, soon the leaves will fall, and then comes snow, right?
Book helps validate American Indian artisans
Since the 1970s there have been many serious collectors of early 20th century American Indian art and crafts, such as the polished black Pueblo pottery of Maria and Julian Martinez, first made in 1919.
Bathe your bathroom in style
Design trends come and go, but with the emphasis on individuality and the mass-marketing of faucets and bath fittings at places such as Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn these days, what's in style?
Check home for old caulk
Caulking the exterior of the home usually is performed just before painting. But it's a good idea to check the exterior of your home at least once a year to make sure that all the joints and connections are well sealed.
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Tall Stacks cruise tickets almost gone
If you've waited until now to get cruise tickets, you may find yourself landlocked out of the nation's largest riverboat festival.
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Make plans for Tall Stacks 2003
The Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival, which pays tribute to steamboating's glory days, returns Oct. 15-17.

Holiday crafts fairs & bazaars
It's almost time for holiday fairs and bazaars. The Enquirer will run a free listing of non-profit events Oct. 4 in Tempo. If you would like your event listed, fill out our e-mail form.

Jewel of art, architecture repolished
The Taft Museum of Art is at the height of a $19 million makeover which will double the size of the museum, clean up centuries of grime and fix a few decorating disasters.
How the house changed

Fall festival guide
It's time to celebrate apples, pumpkins, all things German and much, much more. Here's out list through November.

Roller coaster craze never-ending cycle
Nowhere in the country is the roller coaster craze bigger than in the Tristate, with 72 coasters within a four-hour drive. Columnist Jim Knippenberg reports on his tour of 46 coasters at six amusement parks in six days.
ONLINE EXTRA: Rate and review the 46 coasters, and see what others think
Tour diary: 46 coasters, 3 states, 6 days
Map & information about the coaster parks

Readers share memories of flight
In honor of the 100th anniversary of flight, we asked readers to share their own memories of flying. Hundreds of folks did. Here are some of our favorites.
ONLINE EXTRA: More responses not included in print edition

Fit City: Get up off the couch
Tristaters are overweight and out of shape, a survey shows. To change Fat City to Fit City, the Enquirer is beginning a year-long project to get you going on your own fitness program.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

Music lovers toast Cammy winners
A sold-out crowd of more than 1,110 local music lovers packed Jillian's for the seventh annual Enquirer Pop Music Awards (the Cammys). See who won.

Women of the Year
The Enquirer honors 10 Tristaters for their service to their community. The newspaper has recognized women of distinction annually since 1968.

On the Same Page
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