Cinco De Mayo 2016 & Marvin’s Fresh Salsa

submitted by Colonial Farms Gourmet Foods and Market, Washington Crossing

This famous salsa recipe was brought to the store by the Deli Manager, Marvin Donis. The salsa recipe is a family recipe developed by his grandmother in Guatemala, where Marvin was born and raised.

Marvin’s Fresh Salsa

2 Pounds Fresh Tomatoes

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How to maintain a pollinator population

submitted by Dublin Agway

According to the Penn State Department of Entomology, US and European beekeepers have suffered substantial colony losses in recent years. The US has lost 30% of its managed colonies every year since 2006. Pollinators, such as honeybees, are important for more than honey. They are responsible for pollinating up to 75% of our food crops including fruits, vegetables, and nuts that balance our diet.

There are several factors being linked to the decline, including parasites such as mites, pesticides and the loss of natural habitat. The combination of factors seems to make it worse. There are several things a home gardener can do to help maintain the pollinator population.

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On-site cremation vs. third-party cremation

submitted by Jason “Oz” Oszczakiewicz, Owner/Supervisor, Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home of Doylestown, Inc.

There are many things to consider when a family selects cremation as a form of disposition and one of the most important decisions is the consideration when selecting a firm that may or may not provide on-site cremation services. State laws dictate that funeral homes in NJ cannot own their own, nor operate, an on-site crematory so they must use a third party cremation provider for families.

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When should you see a podiatrist?

submitted by Dr. Joan Walsh-Philip, DPM, Sterling Dental & Podiatry, Washington Crossing, PA

When should you see a podiatrist? In some cases the problems in your feet go away with rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and just changing your shoe gear. There are times when you should see a podiatrist and here are some general rules to follow.

If you have a wound or sore that does not heal, it’s time to see a podiatrist. This is especially true if you have diabetes or poor circulation. Treating a wound sooner than later increases the chance that the wound will heal.

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Optional insurance coverage for auto rentals – Should you buy it?

submitted by Howard Nenner, CIC, Crossing Insurance Group, www.crossinginsurance.com

If you have ever rented a car you are presented with the option to buy insurance coverage. Most people reject this coverage, but should you? If you have Full Coverage (Comprehensive & Collision) on your personal auto policy most insurance companies extend that coverage to car rentals, so you may ask why buy their optional coverage?

When there is a loss, the rental company places an immediate charge against your credit card so your available balance is immediately impacted and might even be maxed out (tip: use a card with a low credit limit when renting).

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What to do if you develop a dental problem while traveling

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

What should you do if you are traveling for the holidays and develop a dental problem, unable to see your dentist until you return home?

If your doctor back home can’t be reached, try the following suggestions:

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Good oral hygiene can prevent gum and cardiovascular disease

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

Research from both the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association suggest that people with severe gum and periodontal disease may be more likely to also have cardiovascular disease.

Bacterial infection in the mouth causes gum disease. When a person’s body reacts to this infection, the gums and supporting structures of the mouth become inflamed. They may ooze and bleed and can cause the teeth to become loose.

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Now is the perfect time for a dental exam for your children

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

Every child, teen, and those in between wants to look their best as they head back to the classroom this August/September. New wardrobes or uniforms are purchased, hair is freshly cut and styled, and often physician appointments for their annual medical check-ups are scheduled.

BUT many parents overlook scheduling a dental cleaning and exam to help maintain one of their kids most visible feature: their smile. That is, unless their school gave them a form verifying that they have been seen by their dentist and any necessary treatment has been done.

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Divorce Q & A

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

Q. My ex-husband pays support through the courts for our two minor children.  He became unemployed and now his unemployment benefits are ending.  What does this mean for our ability to receive support?

A. Generally speaking, child support calculations in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey will start with a determination of the incomes or earning potentials of the parents.  When your ex-husband was employed, assuming he was employed to his full earning potential, they most likely put him at his actual earnings.

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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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