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(NewsUSA) - Insects originating in foreign countries, commonly called invasive species, are a major concern in the U.S. because they often don't have natural predators, allowing their populations to grow quickly. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners that several of these invasive species can be a threat or a nuisance to families or properties.
(StatePoint) “America After 3 PM,” a new survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that participation in afterschool programs has increased dramatically, from 6.5 million children in 2004 to 10.2 million today. Unmet demand has increased, as well. The parents of 19.4 million children not in afterschool programs say they would enroll their children if programs were available.
(StatePoint) Thanksgiving can mean too many cooks in the kitchen, so consider taking some prep outside. While grilling is usually associated with summer, more Americans are recognizing its year-round potential.
(BPT) - The leaves and the weather don’t need to be the only things to change this season. As the cooler temperatures send you indoors, start adding home improvement projects to your to-do list.
(BPT) - Cooler temperatures are on the horizon and now is the ideal time to begin checking items off your seasonal to-do list. Complete simple projects before the harsh winter weather arrives so your home is ready to enjoy in the coming season.
The teams and individuals below would make state if the season ended today. Many boys teams have reached or exceeded seven contests. Since the rankings use the best seven scores, those individuals that have played eight or more have begun to drop their higher scores. This should result in lowering team and individual scores. Teams are allowed to play 14 competitions. Those that choose to play fewer will have a disadvantage.
(BPT) - While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it’s fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home. Whether you’re dealing with a sick cat or attempting puppy potty training, you can quickly find yourself in a bacteria breeding ground.
In Tucson and Southern Arizona, when it comes to dining a lot of the discussion evolves into the great restaurants located downtown. While there is no doubt Tucson’s downtown culinary excellence is tough to beat, the variety, scenery and cuisine in the Catalina Foothills makes it a true hot spot for diners.
(StatePoint) It’s all too easy to feel out of touch with nature. But whether you live in an urban or rural setting, near a stand of woods or in the forest, there are trees near you that can help you feel connected to the outdoors. And getting involved with protecting your state’s woods is easy if you know how.
(NewsUSA) - You know you're supposed to do it twice a year. But what homeowner relishes the thought of climbing a ladder to check the health of his roof -- as key to a home's energy efficiency as that roof might be -- when the weather is turning sharply colder outside?
(NewsUSA) - As the cold winter months quickly approach, people won't be the only ones huddling inside for warmth. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) encourages homeowners to take steps to prevent pests like cockroaches, rodents and nuisance wildlife from making your home their winter getaway.
The current Boys Golf Rankings for 9/29/14 as calculated by CDO boys golf coach John Farbarik. Prior week email rankings are below. Many boys teams have reached or exceeded seven contests. Since the rankings use the best seven scores, those that have played eight or more have begun to drop their higher scores. This should result in lowering scores. Teams are allowed to play 14 competitions. Those that choose not to play the maximum number will have a disadvantage.
(NAPSI)—The next time you watch a home improvement show on TV and think “I can do that,” consider this: Through the Do Good With Wood Award program, you may earn national recognition for your creativity with wood combined with your community spirit.
The pride and satisfaction of creating something yourself and the knowledge that you helped your community: That’s doing good with wood. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—The number of cremations has grown across the country over the past 20 years. In fact, the Cremation Association of North America estimates some 1.5 million Americans are cremated every year.
(NAPSI)—Keeping the play area safe for your offspring to run around and have fun in can be easier if you heed a few hints:
(NAPSI)—Restore, refinish, repurpose: The R’s have it when it comes to decorating your home. You can give used furniture new life with some imagination and a little bit of elbow grease. From turning a discarded door into a stately headboard to making a coffee table out of a wooden pallet, the possibilities are endless when you do it yourself.
(Family Features) The weather is getting cooler, but that doesn't mean grilling season has to burn out. In fact, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 60 percent of grillers are now cooking outdoors year-round, so fall grilling season is just heating up.
The father of the suspect named in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper told police his son is an excellent marksman who “doesn’t miss,” a police affidavit released Tuesday said.
(StatePoint) Sixteen of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the U.S. in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to the recent findings of an independent evaluation funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation