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Spring clean your appliances

Posted on Feb 25 2017 in Electric Zingers, Features, Willie's World

Spring’s renewal traditionally means cleaning time, too: sweeping out the winter dirt from the garage, washing the windows, scrubbing the floors … While you’re spiffing up the house, don’t neglect your appliances: Dust the refrigerator. Refrigerators exchange heat through a system of coils. A buildup of dust and pet hair will make the unit run… Continue reading.

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Make your office work for you

Posted on Feb 01 2017 in Energy Now, Smart Choices

By Marc Rapport The ideal office environment has a mix of gadgets for productivity, collaboration, comfort and even portability (for when the work goes on the road). OFFICE SPACE GO ERGO Say you really want to personalize your keyboard—which keys go where, what sound they make, how much pressure you use, whether it’s one piece… Continue reading.

Doughnut Day: a family tradition

Posted on Jan 01 2017 in Food

By Joe Craig We have a family tradition called Doughnut Day. This all started when my mother, Irene Craig, who just celebrated her 100th birthday in early December, found a recipe for homemade doughnuts about 50 years ago. Even though preparing the doughnuts required a significant time investment, she took them to church dinners, family… Continue reading.

Natural sweets for the sweet

Posted on Feb 01 2017 in Ask Rosie, Outdoors

By Rosie Lerner Looking for a fun gardening project for chasing away your winter blues? Why not try growing Stevia in your windowsill garden. It may not be the most ornamental of plants, but hopefully will present a sweet reward for your efforts. Stevia rebaudiana, also known as sweetleaf and sugarleaf, is a low-growing, tender,… Continue reading.

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Thank your mail carrier with a homemade card!

Posted on Feb 01 2017 in For Youth, Power Kids Projects

Celebrate National Thank a Mail Carrier Day on Feb. 4! On this holiday, write a thank you note to the person who delivers mail to your mailbox six days a week. Place your note in your mailbox. Then raise the red “flag” on the side of the mailbox to alert your mail carrier that there’s… Continue reading.

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