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HELPING AGING PARENTS/RELATIVES TO DE-CLUTTER…

SOURCE:  Excerpted from article by Patricia Lee/Houzz/realtytimes.com “When the child is the one charged with helping parents downsize, these guidelines can smooth the process.  Many seniors eventually need to downsize to a smaller space, whether to a retirement community, a nursing facility or a room in a family member’s home. If you’re the person faced…

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ORGANIZERS OFFER TIPS FOR OLD PHOTOS

Excerpted from Associated Press/Asheville Citizen Times “Take a survey of your home, and consider all the spots where you have old photos….baby pictures in albums in the living room, vacation snaps in tattered envelopes tucked into a bookshelf, milestone moments in old frames, and older relatives’ fading photos in dusty boxes in the basement or…

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OVERWHELMED BY SUMMER’S PRODUCE CHOICES? HERE’S A PLAN…

Excerpted from an article in the Asheville Citizen-Times – ASAP “The height of summer at farmers’ markets can be dizzying for a shopper.  So may colors, shapes, sizes, varieties, choices! The list literally ranges from A to Z – apples, beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, flowers, garlic, kale,  kohlrabi, okra,…

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MAGAZINE: BREVARD IN TOP 8 OUTDOORSY RETIREMENT CHOICES!

Excerpted from an article by Special to the Asheville Citizen-Times “Brevard, North Carolina, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where To Retire, a magazine geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions.  Brevard is profiled in a feature titled “8 Invigorating Outdoorsy Towns” in the May/June 2017 issue, available nationwide April 11. Where…

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PREPARING HOME FOR WINTER FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES

Excerpted from an article by Connie Adair for realtytimes.com “It’s the time of year when people winter-proof their homes — caulking, adding insulation, checking roofs, gutters and downspouts, putting lawn tools away and brings snow blowers and shovels out of storage.  However , people with mobility issues need to take extra precautions when preparing for…

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CASTING CAROLINAS HOSTS “TIE ONE ON” TOURNAMENT

Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for Asheville Citizen/Times – “Some of the best fly fishers in the country will compete November 6 in the “Tie One On for Casting Carolinas” Davidson River Team Challenge, presented by Mission Health to benefit the 501(c)3 Casting Carolinas. The non-profit was founded in 2015 to combine fly…

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FIVE REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR GARAGE

Excerpted from an article written by Charles Krome for realtytimes.com “Some of us look at our garage as a place meant for storing tools, toys, sporting gear, landscaping equipment and perhaps an extra fridge or two.  We often lost sight of its main purpose – to store and protect some of our most valuable possessions…

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A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING LIGHTBULB TERMS – LEDs & MORE

SOURCE: Excerpted from article by Michelle Locke for Associated Press “Anyone who has stood in confusion in the lightbulb aisle (most of us) knows that technology and the push to save energy are continuing to flip the scripts on home lighting options.  The good news is the new bulbs are much more efficient than old…

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SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes… “Let’s face it….no one looks forward to spring cleaning.  The results of those efforts to dust, scrub, vacuum, empty out,. de-clutter and disinfect – definitely.  They process of getting there – nope! …what makes it better is having help.  Get the whole family involved to streamline…

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FIVE IDEAS TO GET THE MOST FROM INDOOR WINTER MARKETS

This guide to Asheville-area tailgate markets is supplied by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. For more WNC listings, visit http://from-here.org. “Winter farmers markets create opportunities for us to connect with local farmers and pickup produce such as potatoes, carrots, kale, salad greens and other staples all year.  For some, shopping at the winter markets is a…

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