Celebrating National Flag Day

National Flag Day is today, June 14, a day when Americans will honor 242 years of Old Glory. Since the flag’s adoption by Congress on June 14, 1777, its design has been modified 27 times, with President Eisenhower ordering the current 50-star version of our flag in 1959. Symbolizing independence and solidarity, the Stars and […]

Kitchen Tricks to Add More Counter Space

Counter space is the “location, location, location” you need for storage, cooking and tools. Here are some ideas to stretch your space and still have a great-looking kitchen. Use pretty canisters to hold often-needed, non-perishable items. Choose clear glass jars, stainless canisters, or crockery to enhance your décor and keep things at your fingertips. Group […]

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, […]

Is Your Home Losing Energy?

There are telltale signs that a home is wasting energy that every homeowner should be aware. Drafts … if you feel drafts in rooms when doors and windows are closed, it can indicate a leak that can adversely affect heating or air-conditioning. Moisture on windows … condensation occurs when warm moist air meets cooler dry […]

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save […]

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain […]

Keep Your Backyard Bearable With These Cooling Features

Porches and beautifully decorated outdoor spaces are incredible places where you can enjoy the summer. However, sometimes the summer heat can be just a little too much. Combat the heat this summer and keep nice and cool by adding some of these heat solutions to your backyard landscape.   Misters Misters have long been used […]

The Friendly Toast: Fabulous food. Funky decor. Full bar.

Want a breakfast that hits it out of the park? This is the place for you. Though the quirky diner/lounge gets crowded on weekends, the addictive pancakes, crepes, Benedicts, and other a.m. staples are worth the wait. We love the PB & Fluff crepe (a fluffernutter by way of France) and the Kiss My Grits breakfast plate […]

5 Lawn Care Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Yard

Everyone wants a lawn covered with lush green grass and verdant plants. But what mistakes are preventing you from achieving this? Read on to learn about some common lawn care mistakes and how to prevent them. 1. Cutting Grass Too Short Experts advise cutting off no more than 30 percent of the grass blade in […]

Open Calls for Entries: “Think Outside the Box” Downtown Public Art

CALL FOR ARTISTS: MAKE YOUR ART A PART OF MANCHESTER’S CITYSCAPE Studio 550 Art Center is looking for artists to submit designs for the third round of the “Think Outside the Box” Public Art Project. The Think Outside the Box Project was started in Manchester in 2014, and was inspired by projects of a similar design in […]