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A Final Thought: The winter of my discontent

It’s that time again. Mid-November, when my waist expands and my mood grows as dark as the 5:00 p.m. sky, when heavy rains drive the last resistance of autumn leaves to the ground, leaving behind the silhouettes of vacant trees that wave from the hilltops in the winter wind like a thousand stiff and crooked scolding fingers. The trees are...

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Melting ice and snow can cause serious damage to your home if your roof is not in great condition

There are several signs that you may need a new roof, including damaged shingles, missing shingles and evidence of water leaking into your home. If you see these indications, don’t wait too long because the ice storms are coming. “If a roof is damaged, melting snow and ice may be all you need to finally see a leak,” says Roofsmith...

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ABC Equipment Rental & Sales helps contractors finish every job safely, efficiently, on budget and on time

During 2019, the economy has been strong, and local contractors have found themselves with plenty of jobs and robust schedules. Of course, their reward for all their hard work and improved profits will be a big tax bill come April 15. But right now two local business owners are helping local contractors find the heavy equipment they...

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A Final Thought: Where were you at the time of the murder?

My wife and I are anglophiles. We love everything British. Right now in our kitchen cabinets you’ll find Walker shortbread cookies and McVitie’s digestive biscuits, which, by the way, do nothing to aid digestion; they’re just cookies. In our freezer, you might even find crumpets, delicious with butter and blackberry jam. Most of our...

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The origins of Sweetest Day (UPDATED)

Sweetest Day originated in October of 1916 as “Candy Day,” a promotion launched by the National Confectioner’s Association. The campaign’s slogan was: “The Sweetest Day in the Year.” Although the holiday was cancelled in 1917 due to a sugar shortage related to World War I, it was reborn as “Sweetest Day” in 1921 in Cleveland,...

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