JULY 2017 ISSUE

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HOT STUFF TO DO THIS SUMMER

Many exciting events and activities take place in our area throughout the summer.  Mark your calendars and plan to spend time at one of them.
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GRILLIN’ SAFETY TIPS

At Disaster Blaster, we often deal with Smoke and Fire Clean-Up and Restoration jobs, some caused by outdoor grills.  Many of these disasters could have been minimized or avoided altogether if certain precautions and safety measures had been taken.  From necessary safety equipment to proper placement, Disaster Blaster would like to help answer some common questions associated with grilling safety.
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JUNE 2017 ISSUE

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TUNE INTO THE LOCAL SUMMER MUSIC LINEUP

This summer, pull up a chair, spread a blanket on the lawn, grab a drink, and immerse yourself in everything Northeastern Pennsylvania has to offer for diverse live music.  Whether it is a bustling outdoor festival, an intimate show at a wine bar, or a lively band in a pub, our scenic mountainous region has something for everyone…
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ROOTS & RHYTHM HEADLINER: LARKIN POE

According to the sisters themselves, 2015 was a defining year of growth for Larkin Poe, an Atlanta-based Roots Rock’n’Roll duo, comprised of Rebecca and Megan Lovell: “We feel lucky to have experienced a year of life-changing moments that shaped and crystallized our artistic direction. We’re entering our mid-twenties; we’re coming into our own.
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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CARE TIPS

There’s nothing quite like coaxing a melody out of a musical instrument, but if not cared for properly, that can be nearly impossible.  From bumps and drops to extreme temperatures, we’ve got you covered!
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SHARING THE EXPERIENCE OF PARKINSON’s

A friend with Parkinson’s Disease recently learned that her neighbor, a man she’s known for five years, has also been living with PD.  The news surprised her, and she wishes she had known sooner.  She’s active in the Parkinson’s community and has lots of information she could have been sharing with him, not to mention her personal experience and support.
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MAY 2017 ISSUE

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REMOVING UNWANTED ODORS FROM YOUR CLASSIC CAR

You never know where you may find that restorable classic car of your dreams. Unfortunately, however, many times these cars have been stored in less than optimal conditions. Quite often, they have been exposed to the weather and even to small rodents and other wildlife! This can result in interiors that may exhibit foul odors such as musty or even barnyard-like smells.
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1955 SUNBEAM ALPINE MARK III

After a cold winter, complete with a record breaking March snowstorm, we are ready for some warm spring days.  Just as nature provides us signs that spring has in fact arrived; flowers are starting to bloom; the grass is turning green, and the days are getting longer; we also start to see collector cars awakening from their long winter naps.  May is the start of car shows/cruises season, an exciting time for car enthusiasts, a time to renew old friendships, meet new enthusiasts, and see some unique cars with some unique stories.   This month’s car is a very unique and rare 1955 Sunbeam Alpine Mark III owned by Scotty Greenberger of Yulan, New York, since 1959.
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IT’S TEE TIME: THE COUNTRY CLUB AT WOODLOCH SPRINGS

Located just 95 scenic miles from New York City and nestled in the Pocono Mountains Lake Region sits The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, recognized by both GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the finest courses in America and rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play.
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APRIL 2017 ISSUE

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UNRIVALED SERVICE, UNDYING LOVE

It was a private reunion held late at night in the cargo terminal of Newark Liberty International Airport the day after Christmas last December.  There was no flag-waving by gathered family and friends – just a lone Army staff sergeant waiting while a terminal attendant cut the nylon ties that sealed a crate – a crate that held his beloved friend.  As the ties fell away and with the mere calling of his name, Navy Chief Nathan bounded out of his crate and into the arms of Staff Sergeant Sean Harrigan. They were together again.
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IS YOUR BACKYARD DAMAGING YOUR HOME?

We are regularly called out to inspect moisture intrusion, mold, and structural damage issues in homes.  Often what we find is that they are a direct result of the land around them and that proper landscaping is necessary to resolve the problem.
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GETTING CLOSER TO NATURE: TOAD GARDENS

Many people would agree the earthworm could be a gardener’s best friend, but there is another little garden friend who can be equally as beneficial: the American toad (Bufo americanus).  Now before we start worrying about warts and slime, backyard amphibians provide a great number of benefits just from their presence.
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BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT

Celebrating earth month with this collection of peachy, rosy radiance that pays homage to Mother Earth’s natural tones and celebrates individual radiance with complementary eye, lip and cheek shades for spring.
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MARCH 2017 ISSUE

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HOW TO SAVE FOR THE FUTURE WHEN YOU’RE WORRIED…

Saving for the future isn’t easy, especially when credit card payments and high utility costs start hitting after the holidays.  Sometimes, the idea of saving money can feel downright daunting.
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HOW TO HIRE A REAL ESTATE ALL-STAR

Why enter into what could be the biggest financial transaction of your life without the right real estate representation?  An experienced, market-savvy agent can help you buy or sell a home quicker and at a preferred price.
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3 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HERSELF & HER MONEY

If you’re a woman, chances are good that in the years ahead, it will be you and you alone who is responsible for managing your money.
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TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON YOUR REMODEL

When planning a home remodel, the scariest thing to most people is the potential for busting the budget.  This is a legitimate concern, as little things can add up quickly.
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DON’T GET CAUGHT ON THE LAZY RIVER

My family and I recently had the chance to visit one of the new indoor water parks here in the Poconos.  It was quite the experience!  The resort has pools, water slides, a lazy river, and even a swim-up cocktail bar.
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