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Is your refrigerator running?

Posted on Aug 31 2015 in Energy Advice, Features, Willie's World

+-*Got an old fridge or freezer out in the garage or in the basement? Is it always running — but cooling only a six-pack of beer, some left over fishing bait or a few miscellaneous items you rarely use? If so, you better go catch it … and your electric meter … and your wallet…. Continue reading.


Power tools 101

Posted on Aug 31 2015 in Energy Now, General, Smart Choices

+-*Whether feathering a first nest or tackling fix-it tasks around the apartment, these basic tools can help beginners take projects from DIY to done. FULL CIRCLE FIVE EASY PIECES Equip a powerful DIY toolbox, ready to build, install or repair, with the five-piece, cordless Ridgid Gen5x Combo Kit. It comes with five basic pieces: circular… Continue reading.


International food etiquette rules

Posted on Aug 01 2015 in Food

+-*Chile: Avoid eating anything with your hands. Chileans are formal with manners to identify with European culture, so make sure to use a knife and fork when eating. France: Don’t eat bread as an appetizer. Save it to eat with your meal or with the cheese course at the end. Place the bread directly on the table,… Continue reading.


Gardening for pollinators

Posted on Aug 01 2015 in Ask Rosie, Outdoors

+-*Pollinators are all the “buzz” these days as focus on the health of pollinators, so critical to food and ecosystems, continues. It may surprise you to learn that the honeybee is native to Europe and was introduced to the United States. But there are also numerous other pollinator species including native bees, butterflies and moths,… Continue reading.


No-sew backpack

Posted on Aug 01 2015 in For Youth, Power Kids Projects

+-*What you need: One T-shirt One pair of scissors One ruler One ink pen or permanent marker Safety pins, paper clips or tape Drawstring cord — We used nearly 15 feet of parachute cord. What to do: Turn the T-shirt inside out and cut sleeves into strips that are 1/2-inch wide and extend from body… Continue reading.

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