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  • Earth In Hands

    April is Earth Month

    4/6/2016 9:36 AM

    The first Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson.  He wanted to raise awareness of environmental issues after a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, the year before.  That first Earth Day was a national teach-in on the environment, but 46 years later has turned into a month-long global effort to highlight the issues plaguing our planet.

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    Spring Home Projects: Window Screen Maintenance

    3/30/2016 3:01 PM

    One of the best parts about spring is opening your windows and airing out your house after a long, cold winter.  That wonderful spring air flows through the rooms of your home, not only making your home smell fresh but waking up your senses to all that spring has in store.  But if you removed your window screens in

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    Give Your Windows a Spring Cleaning

    3/18/2016 3:54 PM

    Winter weather can do a number on your home's windows.  Months of wind, rain, and snow causes buildup on the window glass as well as in the tracks and sills.  As warm spring breezes arrive, you may want to open your windows to air out your house.  But just how easy is it to open them, and is the view through the glass clear?  Now would be the time to

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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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