Lifestyle

Factors to consider before renting
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Factors to consider before renting

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Take the steps to becoming a great landlord, in hopes of gaining great tenants.

Renting out a home is a great way for homeowners to earn some extra income. Some homeowners rent their homes in an attempt to wait out…

Converting garages into livable spaces
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Converting garages into livable spaces

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Instead of buying a bigger home, expand into the space you already have.

Many people decide to upgrade from their apartments or condominiums out of a need for more space. But even after moving into a new home, homeowners may…

Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Reap the benefits of a well-insulated home

(MS) — By Scott McGillivray

Many of us know that insulation plays a key role in keeping our homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But did you know the benefits can go well beyond achieving basic R-value requirements? Quality insulation can…

Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Plant now for a beautiful garden

By Melinda Myers

Fall is a great time to plant a few new additions in the landscape. Here are a few ideas for adding immediate and long term beauty to your garden.

Add cool season annuals like pansies, snapdragons, ornamental kale and stocks to brighten…

Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Grant provides free upgrades

Last month, the Southwest Vermont Council on Aging announced receipt of a grant from Efficiency Vermont to help seniors over the age of 60 (and eligible younger disabled folks) save energy and money in their homes through home energy visits.

First, SVCOA’s volunteer coordinator Aaron…

Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Creative ways to recycle leaves

Leaves cascading down from trees indicate the arrival of autumn. However, colorful and awe-inspiring autumn leaves can be a hazard if left to lie on the ground too long.

Fallen leaves form a dense insulator to protect trees’ roots and prevent competing plants from growing….

Heating homes more efficiently
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Heating homes more efficiently

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It is time to switch to a programmable thermostat to heat a home more efficiently.

With colder weather right around the corner, many homeowners are once again giving thought to their home heating needs and if it is possible to…

Exterior painting pointers
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Exterior painting pointers

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Experts say autumn is fine time to paint your home’s exterior,  but  do your homework!

A fresh coat of paint on a home’s exterior can give a property a vibrant new look. Whether you decide to go with a bold…

Kubota business gets new owners
Home and Garden
September 30, 2015

Kubota business gets new owners

Courtesy of Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce

The ribbon cutting at Townline Equipment in Pittsford included: Tom Donahue, EVP/CEO, RRCC; Rep. Butch Shaw, Vt. House of Representatives; Bob Giddings; Jacob Holzwath, Townline Equipment; Hank Pelkey, Pittsford Select Board chair; John Haverstock,…

Q&A with Joe De Sena
Lifestyle
September 21, 2015

Q&A with Joe De Sena

Joe De Sena is the CEO and co-founder of the Spartan Race.

In addition to his successful career as an equities and derivatives trader on Wall Street, De Sena is a fierce athlete having competed in many elite challenges including multiple IronMan races and the…