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April is car care month

April is national car care month, so now is a perfect time to focus on taking care of your car. It’s been suffering through a long winter of road salt, so I recommend you give it a nice bath, paying special attention to the undercarriage, whether at a car wash or with your hose at home. Salt is terrible for your car’s exterior,...

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Beware of spring debris: Now is the time to cover your gutters

When we think of gutter cleaning, many of us immediately think of fall leaves. But springtime can be even more troubling. Flower pods and petals from my Japanese magnolias are excellent cloggers, as are the whirly-bird-style seeds that will soon fall from my maple trees. Perhaps worse, however, are the pollen-filled tassels called “catkins”...

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Here’s how you can avoid “price acceleration” and pay a fair price for power washing

Imagine standing in the checkout line at a grocery store and saying to the clerk, “This hamburger meat is priced at $3.99 a pound. Will you take $2.99?” The reply will likely be a strange look followed by, “I’m sorry, the price is the price.” That’s the way it is with most retail establishments. You expect to pay the marked...

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Great Lakes Boutique carries up-to-the-minute fashion accessories designed to turn heads

It’s tough to argue with that wisdom. And who would want to after a shopping spree at Great Lakes Boutique in Mentor? They’ve got you covered on the precious little baubles front. Whatever your age or jam—earthy Boho-chic beads, charming charms, glamorous bling-y jewelry or a bevy of chic handbags—the boutique offers unique lines...

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Here’s how New York Textiles can help to elevate your space

While home automation is buzzed about in different product arenas, windows are one of the most popular places to showcase this modern technology. But before you set your heart on pushing a button to raise and lower your blinds, Therese Kish, of New York Textiles, says you might want to be sure you’re ready to welcome this advancement into your...

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