November 2014

Snow Removal

Snow Removal: Watch Your Back

With the winter holidays fast approaching it’s not too early to think about snow! Snow shoveling, while great exercise, can result in injury or worse, so here are a few tips for a safe snow shoveling season. Lower back strain is one of the most common injuries related to shoveling snow. The following measures can


Did You Know: Turkey Day Edition

There is no evidence that turkey was served at the first Thanksgiving. It was more likely that seafood, duck and wild game were featured as part of the three day feast. The story of the first Thanksgiving was uncovered by historian Alexander Young, who in 1841 discovered a letter from an early settler describing the

Thanksgiving Traditions

Changing Turkey Day Traditions

We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving. The popular version finds the Pilgrims on the shores of what was to become Plymouth, Massachusetts. Thankful for the help they received from local Native Americans they set up a three day feast of thanks giving. But as with any story, there are always more interesting

Veteran's Day

Honoring Veteran’s and Their Helpers

Each November 11 we honor those who have served our country with a national day of remembrance and thanks, Veteran’s Day. In 2014 there were more than 19 million Veterans in the United States. Of this group of heroes, more than 3.6 million of them have some form of disability related to their service. Increasingly,

Stain Removal

Simple Stain-Removing Solutions

Try as you might to prevent them, spills, drips and splatters in your house are inevitable – especially during the fall holiday season. Whether you, your family or your guests are the culprits, stains happen. Most, if not all, are treatable, especially if you act quickly and use the right stain-removing technique. If there’s an

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