Getting the most from your garden…in deer country

submitted by Kelly Thompson, Master Gardener, and Dan Piestor, Owner, Seasons Garden Center

Let’s be honest. Many of us can fill in the blanks when we discover that a bleeping deer has dined on our precious landscape plants. We come home to sit in the garden or look at our flowers and see the #$%@*&^ damage.

We’re disheartened, angry, and maybe we even say things we don’t mean (wink wink).

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Taking care of your wood flooring during the summer (Part 3 of 3)

submitted by MaryAnne Applegate, Co-Owner of Applegate Wood Floors

During the summer, even the most carefully installed wood floors tend to expand and sometimes cup or even buckle. These events occur because of wood’s relationship with moisture in the air.

Air with a high moisture content (MC) or high relative humidity (RH) cause wood to gain moisture.

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Current trends of hardwood floors (Part 2 of 3)

submitted by MaryAnne Applegate, Co-Owner of Applegate Wood Floors

There’s no doubt that color and finishes are critical to the success of any interior space, including the hardwood floor. Research shows that approximately 85% of purchases are based on color. The hardwood floor has evolved into the interior’s blank canvas opening a whole world of design possibilities for a beautiful, healthy and eco-friendly living environment.

There is a welcome trend toward healthy flooring and the players are lining up.

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Getting the most from your garden in early spring

submitted by Kelly Thompson, Certified Master Gardener, Seasons Garden Center

Spring has sprung and the fever has set in, so let’s get in our gardens and bring the harvest back to the table. We can begin with easy-to-grow vegetables and cold-tolerant annuals.

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Criminal offense Q&A

submitted by Carla V. Risoldi, LLC, risoldilawoffices.com

Q:  I was convicted of a summary offense 10 years ago. When I went to apply for a job, they said that this came up in a background check. Is there anything I can do to get this off of my record?

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Want beautiful skin this spring? Start from within!

submitted by GNC Newtown

Each year millions of dollars are spent on topical skin creams and lotions designed to improve elasticity, tone, wrinkles and many other beauty issues. While many of these products certainly improve the appearance of your skin, the best way to improve its overall look and health is to treat it from the inside out! Here are several supplements designed to do just that:

Hyaluronic Acid: A 2014 study published in “Nutrition Journal” confirmed that a daily intake of this supplement protected against moisture loss, as well as damage from ultra violet exposure. As an added benefit, hyaluronic acid also supports healthy joints!

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Caring for your wood flooring (Part 1 of 3)

submitted by MaryAnne Applegate, Co-Owner of Applegate Wood Floors

As a product of nature, wood flooring offers qualities and character like no other interior finish. The versatility of wood floors is vast, offering a variety of species, grades and stains.

Most wood flooring products are very durable. Unlike wood floors of the past, today’s finishes are easy to maintain. They may be refinished to renew their appearance, and are easily repaired. Wood floors are also hypoallergenic in that they do not harbor pollens, mold, dust or dander.

The investment value of a wood floor is an appreciated asset and increases the value of your home. Design elements of wood flooring, in particular its color and texture, reflect who we are and our values.

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Divorce Q & A

submitted by Carla V. Risoldi, LLC, risoldilawoffices.com

Q. I presently have primary custody of my children pursuant to a custody order. I would like to move two hours away. What are my obligations?

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Consider a night guard to reduce teeth grinding and clenching

submitted by Dr. Joseph R. Philip, DDS. Sterling Dental & Podiatry, Washington Crossing, PA

Many people grind or clench their teeth, and they have no idea that they are even doing it! The forces exerted on the teeth, especially those caused from grinding when they are sleeping, can be very destructive and cause tremendous damage to the teeth and cause incredible pain in and around the temporomandibular joint. (TMJ).

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Check your tire pressure!

submitted by Skerdlant’s Shell, Washington Crossing, PA

Tire pressure will rise with warm temperatures and fall with cold temperatures, so it is important to check your tire pressure more frequently during the colder times of the year, as low tire pressure can and does affect your vehicle’s traction.

It is also important to check your tire pressure when your vehicle has been sitting still for a while, as driving will raise tire pressure due to road friction. Some of the newer cars are equipped with a “TPMS” system, or a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This feature will alert you when your tire pressure is below your vehicle’s specified pressure set by the manufacturer.

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