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Tis' the Season... of Ticks

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Tis' the Season... of Ticks

By Chris Petry Recently, after a bout of achy throbbing muscles and joint pain, I was tested for Lyme Disease. The good news? No Lyme Disease. The bad news? Methinks, I had an allergic reaction to a common medication. Ah, well. Today, we’re not going to speculate about the state of my health. Today, we’ll talk about a little preventative work you, and I for that matter, can do to en

Tricks for Enhancing Your Outdoor Space on a Budget

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Tricks for Enhancing Your Outdoor Space on a Budget

By Tammy Pitts As the temperature heats up across Ohio, everyone is eager to spend more time outdoors, but is your outdoor space ready? Upgrading your backyard or patio doesn’t have to be costly. Here are some affordable ideas to transform your boring backyard into a delightful retreat. Add a splash of color Rather than splurging on new and expensive patio furniture, pick up a few

Make Every Day Earth Day

Make Every Day Earth Day

By Chris Petry On Monday, millions of conservationists, environmentalists and environmentally-conscious citizens celebrated Earth Day. On Earth Day you may have given extra consideration to you and your home’s carbon footprint. Maybe you finally made good on your promise to buy recycling bins, committed to reducing the amount of plastic waste in our oceans and landfills by buying locally

Landscaping 2024 What's In?

Landscaping 2024 What's In?

By Chris Petry You know how it goes. One minute you’re griping about the seemingly-endless rainfall and the next, you’re punching your steering wheel trying desperately to merge into one lane because the DOT thought 5:00 p.m. was the optimal time to fill potholes. Where does the time go?   Don’t forget, somewhere between your 4th slice of pizza and your 50th binge watch

Greening Up Your Home for Health and Curb Appeal

Greening Up Your Home for Health and Curb Appeal

by Chris Petry In recent years, more and more people have embraced green technology to slow the creation of non-renewable waste, save on energy bills, and create a more eco-friendly and sustainable future. Homeowners have increasingly incorporated greener building materials and fixtures into their renovations, including bamboo-flooring, recessed LED lighting, rooftop solar panels, more efficien

A Total Solar Eclipse

A Total Solar Eclipse

by Chris Petry On April, 8th, this year, a total solar eclipse will pass over the North American continent. Now, what is a total solar eclipse and why should you care? A total solar eclipse is achieved when the moon lines up directly between the Earth and the Sun, and despite being infinitesimally smaller than the Sun, temporarily blocks it from view on Earth.   You may remember that the

Start Your Spring Cleaning Early

Start Your Spring Cleaning Early

by Chris Petry Just because you spent last weekend in a t-shirt doesn’t mean Spring flowering is on the horizon. Regardless of a certain charming rodent’s opinion, Spring doesn’t officially commence until March 19th. The next month, and probably the next couple months if the trend holds steady, will be fraught with unpredictable weather, ranging from near-monsoon level rain to

Let's Have a Little Talk About Mold

Let's Have a Little Talk About Mold

by Chris Petry Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me, you’ll likely spend the day obsessing over the discovery of mold under a loose wet tile in your basement. Or maybe not. You could be going out to dinner with your sweetheart or something. This week’s topic, however, deals with the former possibility.   Just what is mold, anyw

A Look Back at 2023

A Look Back at 2023

by Chris Petry Well, that’s a wrap on 2023! Oh, and what a year it was! Just in case you forgot, here are some of the major news stories that broke over the last twelve months:   The Israeli/Hamas War.   A Norfolk Southern train derails in East Palestine, OH and burns for two days, releasing hazardous chemicals into the local air and water.   The Silicon Valley Bank i

Winter Holiday Dinner Favorites

Winter Holiday Dinner Favorites

by Chris Petry Christmas is only five days away. At this point, you’ve probably finished your shopping and if you haven’t, you’re in full bore panic mode, running around like a chipmunk in a peanut factory. By now, you’ve most assuredly secured the main course for Christmas dinner. Whether that be a turkey, ham, beef tenderloin, or something slightly more adventurous if