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Bridal
January 27, 2016

Inspiration boards bring wedding plans to life, with style

(MS) — Making the wedding of your dreams a reality may require some creativity. It can be challenging to organize all of the creative ideas swimming around in your head, but inspiration boards may be able to help.

Inspiration boards, sometimes referred to as idea boards,…

Lifestyle
January 25, 2016

Keep your pets safe in the cold, winter weather

The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) would like to remind you that pets need special care during the cold winter months. Dogs and cats should be inside when the temperature drops.

If your dog is being kept outside, it must be protected by a dry, draft-free…

Planning your party menu
Lifestyle
December 22, 2015

Planning your party menu

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Keep your party theme and your venue in mind when planning the menu for your next get-together.

MS — Many partygoers admit that they often look forward to foods served during social gatherings. The way to a man’s heart may be…

Lifestyle
October 6, 2015

The seven worst items in your kitchen

By Amy Lewis

Sure, you consider yourself to be a healthy person, but do you really have healthy food in your kitchen? Here are the 7 worst items you may have in your kitchen:

1. Breakfast cereal

It’s delicious, easy to prepare, and sometimes gives…

Smart pumps are a smart investment
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Smart pumps are a smart investment

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Sandy LaFlamme

By Sandy LaFlamme, Efficiency Vermont

I’ve been working with a K-12 school for almost a year now. My main contact there is an electrician who also happens to be a parent, and he’s always looking…

TEN fun uses for leftover paint
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

TEN fun uses for leftover paint

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Got old paint? With a little imagination, you can create a new home piece.

If you’re sitting on a stash of leftover latex paint, you have a gold mine when it comes to home decorating. With a little imagination and creative…

DIY: weekend projects
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

DIY: weekend projects

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There’s a whimsical appeal to framing children’s artwork and putting it on display in your home — not to mention a totally unique gallery!

Some home renovation projects require the expertise of professionals, but there also are many ways for homeowners…

The problem with hard water
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

The problem with hard water

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Hard water can cause scaling, deposits inside of pipes, reduced cleaning ability, and several other problems.

Home ownership opens people’s eyes to many new experiences, even requiring homeowners to familiarize themselves with certain things they never encountered as renters. Homeowners…

How to improve indoor air quality in winter
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

How to improve indoor air quality in winter

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Plants can improve indoor air quality by helping to remove harmful irritants from the air.

Homes tend to be stuffier in autumn and winter. As temperatures outside dip, windows are closed and air quality inside homes can suffer.

Poor indoor…