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October 31, 2004|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,Sun Staff


Some are grand and ornate, others, trendy and practical. But, certainly, all of the latest Howard Miller floor and wall clocks are distinctive.

One of the more stately floor clocks is the elegant Victorian-style Veronica ($5,355), with cherry finish and polished brass dial and pendulum. Featuring a silver chapter ring with brass Arabic numerals, astrological dial and backlit stars, the Veronica has a triple-chime Kieninger movement and measures 87 1/4 inches high.

On the trendier end is the metal City Centre ($855), an 88 3/4 -inch-high lamppost-style indoor / outdoor floor clock. An aged iron finish adorns its base, post and head. And with identical dials situated on both front and back, the clock is functional in a garden, back yard, porch or inside any room.

Other new clocks include the Magdalen (above, left, $225), a 32 3/4 -inch-high wrought-iron wall clock with a pendulum peep hole; the Earnest ($1,175), a distressed-cherry-finished wall clock with brass pendulum; and the Brewster ($1,140), an elegant wall clock with beveled glass and wood pendulum.

Prices are approximate. To find retail stores, visit www.howard miller.com or call 800-873-0506.

Gutters go Gothic

A bit grotesque, a little whimsical and plenty functional. Such words describe Guttergoyles gutter products. Made to sit atop roofs and divert rainwater away from the house, the creepy, decorative and handmade Guttergoyles gargoyles are part art, part function. Inspired by baroque and Gothic architecture, the Guttergoyles are made by the Phoenix, Md., Gutter Goyles company. The line of products includes the Primal Gargoyle ($57.95), Bernini Fish (far left, $57.95), Dragon Gargoyle ($129.95), and the new Illuminated Gargoyle ($84.95) and Illuminated Dragon (right, $159.95) with solar-cell-powered lighted green eyes and red mouth, which shine at night. Guttergoyles are available in gold, copper, bronze, white and stone. Purchase at www.guttergoyle.com or call 866-484-9022.

Like a new kitchen?

If you could remodel any room in your house, what would it be? The kitchen and the bathroom are two of the most popular choices, says the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. If a kitchen or bathroom renovation has your vote, too, consider entering "DIY's Ultimate Kitchen and Bath Giveaway," running through Nov. 8. One grand-prize winner will be awarded $100,000 in cash for tools and material to renovate his or her kitchen and / or bathroom. Also, by entering, you'll be in the running for two drawings for $1,000 worth of hardwood flooring from Lumber Liquidators.

To enter, visit www.DIYnet work.com or print your name, address and phone number on a paper or postcard and mail to "DIY's Ultimate Kitchen and Bath Giveaway, P.O. Box 53196, Knoxville, TN 37950. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 8.


Today is your last chance to catch the exhibit of recent works by Lois Borgenicht, Timmerman Daugherty and Paul Moscatt at Resurgam Gallery, 910 S. Charles St. Pictured is Borgenicht's oil painting Porcelain and Dogwood. Call 410-962-0513.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Lori Sears, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519. Information must be received at least four weeks in advance to be considered.

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