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    March Madness in Your Kitchen!

    3/14/2016 10:13 AM

    Many college basketball fans like to celebrate March Madness by watching the games with friends.  It gets exciting towards the end of the month and into April when the regional and national finals and semifinals are held.  Whether you are hosting a party or attending one, get in the college spirit by showing your school pride.

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    2016 Tax Credit for Windows and Doors: What You Should Know

    3/8/2016 9:47 AM

    Upgrading your old, drafty windows and doors improves the energy efficiency of your home.  You'll also enjoy the benefit of lower heating and cooling bills.  But did you also know that it can save you money on your 2016 federal taxes?

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    So What is Leap Year Anyway?

    2/26/2016 10:59 AM

    Time marches on with 365 days in a year.  Think back to elementary school science class.  A day is 24 hours long, the amount of time it takes the Earth to make one full rotation.  And we learned that it takes the Earth 365 days to orbit around the sun.  But, more precisely, it take the Earth exactly 365.242199 days, or an extra 5 hours 48 minutes 46 seconds.  Leap Year deals with that extra 0.242199 of a day by adding an ex

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    Front Door Decorative Glass That Makes an Impression

    2/24/2016 3:33 PM

    Your front door is the first thing that greets visitors when they come to your home.  It's part of the ever-important "curb appeal" of your home.  What does your entry door say about you?

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    Don't Fear Replacing Your Windows in the Winter

    2/15/2016 12:22 PM

    After a slow start to the winter season in many regions, Old Man Winter has made his presence known in both January and February.  When the mercury drops and the cold winds start whipping, that cold air can find its way into your home.  Any break in your home's "envelope" - the outer shell of your home that protects its contents from the elements - is a prime source for

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    Educational Opportunities on Presidents' Day

    2/11/2016 1:57 PM

    Americans celebrate Presidents' Day on the third Monday in February.  The observance originated in 1885 as the celebration of George Washington's Birthday on February 22.  In 1971, it became known as Presidents' Day as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.  Today, we celebrate all U.S. presidents on this holiday.

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    Easy Super Bowl Party Snack Ideas

    2/3/2016 9:52 AM

    For football fans, the Super Bowl is a much-anticipated day which involves parties and more importantly food!.  Regardless how our local Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens faired, all football fans look forward to watching Denver and Carolina battle it out.

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    Winter storm Jonas Can Tell You About Your Home's Energy Efficiency

    1/26/2016 5:19 PM

    Most of the mid-Atlantic area is blanketed with snow thanks to Winter Storm Jonas.  By now, most homeowners have cleared the snow their walkways and driveways.  But snow will remain for the near future on grassy areas, shrubs, and on the roof.

  • Window Materials That Protect Against Winter's Chill

    1/26/2016 2:58 PM

    Throughout most of the United States, homeowners will be feeling winter’s chill very soon.  Cold air will find every way possible to enter your home.  How well do your windows protect you from freezing temperatures?  A lot of it has to do with the material your windows are made from.

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    Preparing for Winter Snowstorm Jonas

    1/21/2016 1:41 PM

    Residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC need to brace themselves for the possibility of snow, ice, and high winds in the coming days.  Is your house ready to weather Winter Snowstorm Jonas?