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The Iceman Returneth

Posted on May 08 2017 in Features

During the summer, the best way to cool down your beverage is to put a few pieces of ice in it. Soon, an even bigger chunk of ice could be responsible for cooling down your home as well! Sound weird? Well, many commercial buildings are already using ice-based technology to do just that. Ice-chilling your… Continue reading.

Always-on Appliances

Posted on May 25 2017 in Energy Advice, Energy Now

Today’s new appliances don’t just cook your food and keep it cold, wash your clothes and dishes, or offer a few hours of entertainment. These machines boast a myriad of functions that make our lives easier — but in doing so also consume more energy. While appliances have become more energy efficient as technology has… Continue reading.

Finger food history

Posted on May 01 2017 in Food

Finger foods, also known as canapés, are tasty and don’t require a fork! Plus, because of their small size, you can taste a variety of foods in one meal. The French began calling finger foods canapés in the late 18th century. Originally, canapés referred to thin slices of bread that were toasted or fried and… Continue reading.

Ask Rosie!

Posted on May 01 2017 in Ask Rosie, Outdoors

We received several questions for Rosie Lerner, our gardening expert, for our May issue. Here are just a few of the questions, and her answers, that appeared in our magazine. Tall trees DNR maintains state tree registry We have a huge sycamore tree on our property – we guess it is probably around 100 feet tall…. Continue reading.

Thanks beyond measure

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

For Teacher Appreciation Day on May 9, create a special gift for the teacher you know and love. What you need: 1 8-inch embroidery hoop 32 6-inch rulers 1 hot glue gun with glue Embellishments (optional) What to do: Remove the inner ring of your embroidery hoop. Space 16 rulers evenly around your embroidery hoop. Using the… Continue reading.

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