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‘Awesome’ company announced for Surry

‘Awesome’ company announced for Surry
News from Mount Airy News:

Tom Joyce | The News

L.D. Hardas, owner and president of Awesome Products Inc., speaks during a program this morning announcing its plans to open a manufacturing plant in Mount Airy. Containers for the various cleaning supplies the company makes are pictured alongside Hardas.

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The downbeat world of the “Walmart moms”
News from Newsworks.org:

President Obama may sincerely believe that “the state of the union is strong,” but the mood in the aisles of Walmart is apparently far less sanguine.

Or so I conclude, after spending 90 minutes last night behind a two-way mirror, watching 10 “Walmart moms” sit around a conference table and lament the national condition. Granted, a focus group is by definition unscientific, and this particular focus group was…how shall I put this charitably…a tad clueless about certain policies. (Obamacare, said ill-informed Sibohan, is “socialized medicine. “You’ll be waiting five years for a hysterectomy!”). But all 10 of them voted in 2012, their votes count the same as everyone else’s votes, and research shows that Walmart moms – women with kids at home who shop at the chain at least once a month – have been a key swing voting group in the last several elections.

Walmart moms are being closely tracked by Public Opinion Strategies, a Washington Republican polling firm, and a Democratic counterpart, Momentum Analysis. They coined the term. They’ve also discovered that Walmart moms (14 percent of all voters) swung to Obama in 2008, to the Republican congressional candidates in the 2010 midterms, then back to Obama last November……………. continues on Newsworks.org

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Giving help, getting help in the Midlands, Feb. 16

Giving help, getting help in the Midlands, Feb. 16
News from The State:

GOOD NEIGHBORS

PAWMETTO LIFELINE’S Spay/Neuter Clinic will spay female cats for a special rate of $ 20 through Feb. 28. Their aim is to provide more than 300 cat sterilizations during the “Beat the Heat” program sponsored by PetSmart Charities. Spaying and neutering is safe for kittens as young as 8-10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.pawmettolifeline.org or call (803) 465-9100; you must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion for the discount. The clinic is at 1275 Bower Parkway.

SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTH ADVOCATE PROGRAM, a licensed nonprofit child placing agency, is looking for dedicated adults to provide safe, nurturing homes for young people in foster care. For information on becoming a foster parent, call (800) 882-5513 or email tbradley@scyap.com.

FOOD FOR THE SOUL winter shelter, 110-A. E. DeKalb St., Camden, is available for overnight stays when the nightly temperature is forecast to be 36 degrees or colder. Cots, linens and blankets are provided, as are a light…………… continues on The State

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Green Your Home: How to build a safe and eco-friendly home for your family
News from Eco Child’s Play:

Our home is our sanctuary.  It is where we return to again and again for comfort, solace, rest, nourishment, etc.  Whether you have children or not, your home should be a healthy place.  You may not spend the majority of your woken hours there, but toxins, even while you sleep, contribute to bot…………… continues on Eco Child’s Play

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Valentine’s Day cleaning tips

Valentine’s Day cleaning tips
News from AZFamily:

by Linda Cobb, Queen of Clean / Special to azfamily.com

azfamily.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 7:40 AM

Valentine’s day is here so I have some tips for you today just in case you are lucky enough to receive flowers.

To make flowers last longer choose ONE of these solutions

All of these are added to a quart of cool water.

  • One teaspoon of sugar and about a ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Several aspirin tablets that have been dissolved in a little warm water
  • A tablespoon of liquid bleach. This will stop the water from clouding; particularly useful for a clear vase

Change out the water every other day even if the flowers care already arranged.

Before you put flowers in the vase

  • Trim the stems on an angle and place into water immediately
  • If the flowers have coarse stems such as mums, split the stem so that water can travel up it
  • If you are using floral foa…………… continues on AZFamily

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5 Tips to Help you Start Spring cleaning – Cambridge News
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Humane Society links canines with caring

Humane Society links canines with caring
News from Utahstatesman:

 

The Cache Humane Society is holding its third-annual Links for Love fundraising event.

The price of each “link of love” bracelet is $ 1. The donor will get one bracelet to wear and one to put on the community chain. 

Kirsten Nelson, the shelter’s fundraising and community outreach coordinator, said the goal is to be able to wrap all the links of the chain around the facility.

“The first year we got 900 and that was almost all the way around the building,” Nelson said. “I’m hoping this year we can get 900. Optimistically, I think we can get about 1,000.”

Jodi DeVries, the society’s director and special events coordinator, said donations from the event will go to helping take care of the 45 cats, 40 dogs and three rabbits currently in the shelter.

“We are a nonprofit, so most of the money that comes into us is donation,” DeVries said.

The shelter is also privately run, meaning it does not receive money from the government or public shelter organizations. Money raised…………… continues on Utahstatesman

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Make Pillows Fluffy Again By Drying Them With A Tennis Ball – Huffington Post

Make Pillows Fluffy Again By Drying Them With A Tennis Ball – Huffington Post
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One thing we love most about hitting the sack is jumping into our beds and being surrounded by downy, soft pillows. But we’ve been noticing that our heads have been laying a little flat these days because our cushions have lost their spunk. Naturally we needed to find a fix for this immediately. And we came across a great tip on how to make pillows fluffy again, if they are dryer-safe, from Fun Advice.

Simply place the pillow, two (clean) tennis balls and a fabric softener sheet into a dryer on medium heat. Al…………… continues on Make Pillows Fluffy Again By Drying Them With A Tennis Ball – Huffington Post

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Jacking and chassis cleaning tips?

Jacking and chassis cleaning tips?
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An Organizing Tip That Will Keep Your Mail In Order – Huffington Post
News from An Organizing Tip That Will Keep Your Mail In Order – Huffington Post:

We’ve been focusing on helping you de-stress your homes so you can stop worrying and start enjoying your spaces. And one tip we offered was to create a mail organizer in the kitchen to help you keep track of important papers and bills. There are many ways to create a storage system that works for you, but Wise Bread may have found the most impressive

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9 Ways To De-Stress Your Laundry Room (PHOTOS)

9 Ways To De-Stress Your Laundry Room (PHOTOS)
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We’ve been doing our best to provide you with new ways to make your home a calming oasis room by room, starting with the bathroom, kitchen and living room. But what about taking the time to streamline a space that we unfortunately spend more time in than we’d l…………… continues on Huffington Post

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Household cleaning with essential oils
News from Northern Rivers Echo:

Topics:  opinion

This week I have been talking a lot to people about clove oil. It’s a popular topic after the floods, as it has a well-deserved reputation as a mould destroyer. Mostly I am asked how to use the clove oil.

Firstly it is essential (no pun intended) to use a clove oil that is 100% strength. Most commercial brands are 25% in a carrier oil base, which is unsuitable to make your cleaning product. The 25% blend is used because the other traditional use of clove oil is for treating toothache. The 25% strength is suitable for applying directly to the gums. The clove works by anaesthetising the nerve, thereby reducing the pain of the toothache. It won’t cure the cause of the toothache, but relieves pain until the problem can be fixed by a dentist.

For…………… continues on Northern Rivers Echo

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Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Inspections
News from Feb. 10, 2013 – Lancaster Newspapers:

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a “risk-based” inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers.

The following inspection reports were completed Jan. 18-25.

Active Social, 764 Crystal St., Jan. 25. No violations.

Amelia’s Grocery Outlet, 685 W. Main St., New Holland, Jan. 24. Follow-up inspection. Water temperature at hand sink in bulk ingredient room still needs to be repaired. Manager assures compliance by specified correction date.

Amelia’s Grocery Outlet, 703 Lancaster Road, Jan. 23. The front dairy counter had a temperature of 47-54 F. All products were removed. All cold foods must be kept at 41 F or colder. Service call placed for the dairy counter.

Amishview Inn & Suites, 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, Jan. 18. In-use knives and/or cleavers stored between table edges or between tables, areas not easily cleaned and sanitized.

Arianna’s Bakery, 158 E. Jackson St., New Holland, Jan. 24. Internal temperature of cream cheese filled bakery items in display case for more than four hours measured 45 F. Voluntarily discarded. Can opener blade is worn and needs replacing.

Bartville Fabrics, 1287 Noble Road, Christiana, Jan. 18. No violations.

Bird’s Nest, 10 S. Prince St., Jan. 25. No violations.

Blue Ball Elementary School, 126 Ewell Road, East Earl, Ja…………… continues on Feb. 10, 2013 – Lancaster Newspapers

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Bleaching Agents From Your Kitchen
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Your home has many dirty corners that cannot be cleaned without using bleaching agents. So you need to keep a stock of natural bleaching agents. You basically need to bleach when the dirt has been accumulating in a nook or place for quite some time. For example, your bathroom tiles get yellow with age. They also loose shine due to regular use of water over them.

You also need natural bleaching for washing your white clothes. White clothes often lose their brightness with time. The best bleaching agent for clothes is your table salt. Similarly there are many such kitchen ingredients you use regularly that can make great bleaching agents.

Some these things like bleaching powder or soda drinks have chemicals in them. While other kitchen ingredients like lemon and vinegar have natural bleaching properties. These are some of the best bleaching agents for cleaning your home.

Lemon: This citrus fruit is actually one of the most efficient bleaching agents available in the kitchen. The cleaning tips for tiles and kitchen sills always include lemon. The citrus acid in lemon juice cuts through oil and dirt. Apart from cleaning your home, lemon also acts as a great natural bleach for whitening your skin.

Vinegar: Just like lemon, vinegar is also sour and therefore a powerful as a bleach. You can soak…………… continues on BoldSky

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Organizing Tip That Repurposes A Pringles Can Into Storage – Huffington Post

Organizing Tip That Repurposes A Pringles Can Into Storage – Huffington Post
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We love finding new ways to repurpose items around the house — especially when they can help us stay neat and tidy. That’s why when we came across this organizing tip from Chasing Green, we knew we had to share it with you.

If there are small trinkets or toys lying around, simply use an empty

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Easiest Way To Dust A Ceiling Fan – Huffington Post
News from Easiest Way To Dust A Ceiling Fan – Huffington Post:

One of the most difficult household tasks is cleaning a ceiling fan. The height and awkward angles makes this job complicated, if not completely impossible — until now. Family Handyman found a really great way to dust a ceiling fan.

First, using rubber bands, secure a dryer sheet around a paint roller. Then, simply attach that roller to an extension handle. Next, wipe it back and forth along the fan blades and the sheet should catch most of the grime.

We always appreciate…………… continues on Easiest Way To Dust A Ceiling Fan – Huffington Post

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Is My Memory Loss Normal? The Difference Between Forgetfulness and Early …

Is My Memory Loss Normal? The Difference Between Forgetfulness and Early …
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I rushed the kids through breakfast, promising myself (as I do every day) that we’ll all get up 30 minutes earlier tomorrow and avoid the morning chaos. Faces, teeth, hair, socks, shoes, jackets… the never-ending school day assembly line was in full swing. But as we stepped outside ready to take our usual walk, my son complained that his leg hurt; his pants were rubbing up against a scrape he had on his thigh.

“Fine, get in the car,” I instructed the kids. I ran back inside the house to grab my keys and they piled in and buckled up, ready for the short drive around the corner to our neighborhood elementary school.

Just as I pulled up, the other minivans parted like the red sea and I squeezed my Hotyssey into a space directly across from the school — one that sat equal distance from both crosswalks. I paused a beat before yelling, “Hold on to me” and darted across the quiet street. I dropped one kid off at his gate and sent him away with a kiss and an encouraging word. I walked the other two to the other side of the school and sent them on their way with the same ritual.

As I exhaled the breath I had been holding in fo…………… continues on Huffington Post

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Church & Dwight’s CEO Discusses Q4 2012 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha
News from Church & Dwight’s CEO Discusses Q4 2012 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha:

Executives

James Craigie – Chairman and CEO

Matthew T. Farrell – EVP & CFO

Analysts

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) Q4 2012 Earnings Call February 5, 2013 12:30 PM ET

[Call Starts Abruptly]

This was what this floor is made for in a refreshner economy, which we have been in from about 2008, this was the case of the laundry category, more and more users are shifting from the premium mid-tier price points for the Value and Extreme Value price points. In fact as of little past year or so, the Value category is now growing bigger than the mid price category, which you can see on this chart and encroaching up on the premium category soon.

In fact more households, you look at actual households, more households use a Value detergent than a mid or premium price detergent and its growing, and we’ve got share results. As you can see we have just steadily every year gained a point or two of the total fair of the total laundry category. We are now almost 15%. As you will see Church & Dwight has grown over the last three years, we’ve gained 300 share points, everybody else…………… continues on Church & Dwight’s CEO Discusses Q4 2012 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha

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