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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February 2017 Issue

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7 REASONS YOU’RE RUINING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

While most would respond with an emphatic “yes” if asked if they would like more love in their lives, I suspect few people welcome the extent of “work” required to achieve that outcome.  Of course, the amount of work involved depends on how far away one feels they are from the level of love they desire.  Just like achieving a diet, fitness, or career goal, elevating the amount of love in your life requires commitment, change, vision, and patience—with yourself and with others.
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DOES YOUR RELATIONSHIP IMPACT YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS?

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of the month and stores full of candy, flowers, and cards, the last thing on your mind is likely whether your relationship affects your insurance needs or not.
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7 COMMON VALENTINE’S DAY TOXINS FOR PETS

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means love-struck veterinary clients will be bringing home candies and flowers. Unfortunately, some of these well-intentioned gifts can be toxic for pets. Educate your clients about these seven common culprits of pet poisonings.
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January 2017 Issue

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RESOLUTIONS BEING KEPT

A helipad was built, adjacent houses came tumbling down to make way for 80 more parking spaces, new staff was hired and, most importantly, administrators say, lives were saved at Wayne Memorial Hospital in 2016 that might not have had the same chance one year ago.  Phase One of the hospital’s Master Facility Plan, unveiled just one year ago, is now complete, and it is full steam ahead for Phase Two.
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9 Ways to Achieve Diet & Weight-Loss Success

As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the holiday gluttony season and those inevitable New Year’s resolutions just beyond, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a successful—and even profitable—weight-loss endeavor and a wellness endeavor that falls far short.
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I’m Not Crazy….. You Are!

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” ~ George Orwell, 1984

The Miriam Webster Dictionary defines reality as: the true situation that exists: the real situation, something that actually exists or happens: a real event, occurrence, situation, etc.  For most of us, the issue of reality is not ordinarily questioned.

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December 2016 Issue

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COUNTRY SIDEWALKS

“Country sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style…”  This popular holiday tune speaks of city sidewalks, but here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, our country sidewalks are brimming with shoppers as people flock to the pretty, quaint streets for holiday shopping in our towns.

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HAWLEY WINTERFEST

The 18th Annual Hawley Winterfest arrives on Friday, December 9th with wintery fun activities planned through Sunday, December 11th. This three-day winter event is one of the most celebrated holiday festivals in Northeast Pennsylvania with many activities and exciting things to do for the entire family.
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O CHRISTMAS TREE, DON’T HURT MY PET

Keeping your furry family members safe during the holidays can be a difficult task.  There are the ornaments, plants, presents, lights — oh, and who could forget the Christmas tree (if do you decide to put one up this year)?  Let’s take a look at some simple steps that will allow your pets to join in the holiday fun this year, while avoiding any trips to the animal emergency room.
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HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

With the holidays quickly approaching, you’re probably planning your decorations, family gatherings, and festivities.  Often, caught up in the merriment, we overlook hazards that may result.  Here are some tips for ensuring that you have a safe holiday season.
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