APRIL 2018 ISSUE

APRIL2018 CoverSTRIPSPRING CLEANING 101
While most aspects of spring are revitalizing, homeowners may find themselves dreading that inevitable spring cleaning. But tidying up for warmer months doesn’t have to be hard – just look at it as a way to allow your home to breathe.
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LOW MAINTENANCE GARDENING FOR THE LAZY GARDENER
Gardening is a hobby many people love, and it should be therapeutic, not contribute to stress. With hectic daily routines from work to family obligations, you may think that even though you want a garden, you just don’t have time to maintain one.
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ALL IN THE FAMILY
I t’s pretty transparent how Mesko Glass & Mirror has maintained their success locally and regionally for generations. Celebrating 88 years in business, with 45 years at their Honesdale location…
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DOES RADON CAUSE CANCER?
While radon has been discussed a lot lately, it is a relatively new concern for home owners. Whether a high radon level was detected through tests during a home sale, or as a result of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s various educational campaigns, it is being addressed with newfound seriousness.
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MARCH 2018 ISSUE

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE AGENT

Picking the right agent can make all the difference in finding a comfortable home and making a sound investment.
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THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD DO WHEN MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE

As you make arrangements for a moving truck and coerce friends to help you lug your stuff up into the house, there are a few things you should be doing that you probably aren’t even thinking about.
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HOW TO GO FROM ZERO TO MILLIONAIRE IN 25 YEARS

When you were a kid, a million dollars seemed  like a milestone reserved just for rich people.  But these days, it’s clear: If you want to retire in comfort, you need a seven-figure nest egg.
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TOP TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR THE SPRING SELLING SEASON

Get rid of all the junk that irritates you… it will certainly turn off a buyer. Take a critical eye to your home. Maybe even have a third party do this.  Read full article here

LIFT YOUR SPIRITS…

US Route 6 in Pennsylvania has a solution for cabin fever – get out and taste some of the handiwork of our local brewmasters and vintners.
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February 2018 Issue

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FOR THE LOVE OF COMMUNITY & HEALTH

Driving past Wayne Memorial Hospital, it is evident massive construction is underway.  Backhoes, cement trucks, huge steel pilings and pipes abound.  This is Phase Two of the hospital’s Master Facilities Plan—a new patient tower, expected to house 50 private rooms.
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5 STEPS TO WOWING YOUR LADY

F ear not – there is a way of attaining the best outcome this Feb. 14, which is just around the corner.  Abandon old traditions and do something to sweep her off her feet with these five steps.
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ARE YOU A GIVER OR A TAKER?

“It’s been my experience in life and in business that people come in only three basic varieties,” said Scott, an entrepreneur who started with a truck and a tool box to become a successful contractor and real estate developer. “There are givers, takers and those who fall in the middle with qualities of both.”
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LAUGHS, DANCING, FOOD

Winter is here and so is the fun! There’s so much to do in Hawley, PA over the winter. Settlers Hospitality, which includes The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel, Silver Birches Resort and the Hawley Silk Mill, has a line up for great events for locals and visitors alike.
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JANUARY 2018 ISSUE

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Get a jump on home improvements and decorating changes that will help you enjoy your house throughout the coming year.
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HEALTHY LIVING HABITS THAT WORK

When it comes to advice about healthy living, there are opinions nearly every place you turn.  Unfortunately, a great deal of that information is based on fad diets and trendy workouts that may deliver quick results but don’t promote a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
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5 MONEY HACKS FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Do you ever feel like you’re in a chronic cash crunch?  That can be a real damper on your days and take the hope and expectation out of a new year.
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MOLD AND YOUR HEALTH

By far, the most common questions that we receive concern the health effects of mold exposure.  While studies are still ongoing into the symptoms of being exposed to airborne mold spores and the compounds released by mold growth, we already have a good deal of information to go on.
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7 WAYS TO PLAN FOR COLD & FLU SEASON

Declining temperatures can bring fun, cool-weather activities, but they also mean cold and flu season is lurking.  While everyone hopes to stay healthy, it can be difficult to completely avoid viruses and bugs.
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DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE

DEC2017CoverSTRIPHOLIDAY GOOD STUFF
Shoppers flock to the area for holiday browsing in these historic towns.  The sidewalks shine brightly, welcoming residents and visitors to explore and experience all they have to offer.  There are many unique boutiques and novelty shops along luminescent corners specializing in the perfect gift.
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WINTER CHARM IN HAWLEY, PA
The holiday season is almost upon us, and the folks at Settlers Hospitality have a line up of great events for locals and visitors alike.
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PICKING THE RIGHT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
When decorating for the holidays, like most people, you probably get out the twinkly lights and decorations.  Before you do, though, it’s important to make sure that those lights are safe to use.
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GAMIFIED DIETING FOR A HEALTHIER, WEALTHIER HOLIDAY & NEW YEAR
Even during the gluttonous holidays and into the New Year “diet resolution” season, weight loss doesn’t have to be a difficult or costly endeavor.  It can actually be quite profitable.
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WASHING AWAY THE WINTER BLUES
Winter means many things at Woodloch Pines, a four-season, all-inclusive resort located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains that offers something unique with each change of the weather.
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