How to keep rodents out of the house

Many people mistakenly believe pests should only be dealt with once inside a home. However, the best pest control is the preventative kind and can be accomplished by taking proactive steps to prevent pests from entering the home in the first place. Rodents invade nearly 21 million U.S. homes each year, explained Missy Henriksen, spokesperson […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smooth Sailing With Proper Tire Safety

Don’t wait until there’s nothing left between you and the rain-slick pavement to check your tires. The likelihood of accidents skyrockets when combining wet, seasonal weather and poor tire maintenance. Proper tire and pressure maintenance can prevent all kinds of road accidents, but drivers must be aware of the warning signs and ongoing maintenance needs […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Singles guide to surviving the holidays

Being single during the holidays doesn’t have to feel like adding insult to injury. These tips from the dating and relationship experts at eHarmony can help you make it through the season at peace with yourself and your relationship status. Holiday parties: To bring a date or not? That is the question. You can always […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Make the switch to long-lasting LED holiday lights

Whether yours twinkle in multiple colors or sparkle in all white, holiday lights are a must-use element in nearly all homeowners’ seasonal decorating schemes. And those lights — once reserved for the tree — have migrated to multiple spots both inside and outside the home. According to the American Lighting Association, while LED lights cost […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Go platinum for Valentine’s Day

Every year, Valentine’s Day is looked at as one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year. Additionally, many use the holiday to drop down on one knee and pop the big question. Last year, 250,000 couples became engaged on Valentine’s Day — a testament to how important the day is to thousands of love-struck […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

The newest trends in holiday crafts

Today’s economy has inspired a thrifty, do-it-yourself mentality that resonates with many Americans, a trend that will no doubt carry into holiday gift-giving. In 2008, over 42.6 million households created handcrafted gifts, and no wonder — not only can handcrafted gifts recycle materials and save money, they also prove far more memorable than any department […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Retired, but very much on the job

Retired registered nurses know nursing’s rewards; working with patients, improving lives. Older nurses — those approaching their 50s and older — report loyalty to their hospitals and high job satisfaction. When they retire, many former RNs miss their work. Nursing needs advocates. In 1998, American hospitals reported a nursing shortage that could devastate patient care. […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Plan ahead for safe senior driving

No one wants to admit that aging affects their ability to drive safely. But experts agree that, although not all drivers are the same, driving ability generally begins to deteriorate around age 55. Kathleen Marvaso, AAA’s vice president of Public Affairs, said that as the population ages, senior-driver safety is becoming an increasingly relevant and […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Seniors more at risk for anemia: Know the signs and symptoms

It is estimated that one in 10 people over the age of 65 is anemic. Anemia is the most common blood disorder and a serious medical condition, although many patients may mistake its symptoms for daily fatigue and stress. In fact, many patients do not realize that they are anemic until they take a blood […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Support the troops this holiday season

As families gather for the holidays, some will face a conspicuous absence; their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts or cousins can’t make it home because they are serving abroad. Military service requires sacrifice, but service members feel the distance between themselves and their loved ones most keenly on holidays. While families enjoy […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Check out these family-friendly car features

Parents have plenty to worry about when packing their kids in the car and heading out on the road. Luckily, car manufacturers have been designing vehicles with parents in mind to make these trips a little easier. “Manufacturers are really embracing family-friendly features, and not just in minivans,” says Jennifer Newman, editor at Cars.com. “Besides things […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

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