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April 1, 2021

Easy & Healthy Side Dish

Roasted Asparagus Salad - Recipe from the 80 Thoreau Restaurant in Concord, MA

Perfect for a holiday side dish or a summer gathering!

1 bunch standard asparagus, stems snapped off
1 lemon
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
4-6 ounces baby arugula
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
2 ...

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March 16, 2021

Make Your Home Seem Larger

Until you can head out with us to find your new bigger home, or if you’re preparing to sell, here are some ways you can make your home seem larger.

 

1. LET THERE BE LIGHT

Darker spaces feel smaller, and lighter spaces feel larger so consider using more lamps ...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Conserve Energy This Winter

Winter is here in full force – and winter weather means your heating system will be working harder to keep you warm.  Check out these simple ways to conserve energy around the home and make sure your heating system is operating efficiently.

Clean or replace furnace filters as recommended ...

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Jan. 15, 2021

Take Care of Your Car This Winter

Take Care of Your Car This Winter!

Here are some tips for keeping your car in good shape and properly fitted out for the winter, so you will be prepared for both the weather and for emergencies!

In addition to putting some antifreeze in your car, be sure to keep ...

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Dec. 28, 2020

Choosing the Right Lightbulb

Lightbulb Guide

       

 

We all know that today’s newer types of bulbs use significantly less energy.  But did you know that more lumens equal brighter light?  Selecting the right lightbulb is all about where that bulb is going and what you want it to ...

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Dec. 11, 2020

Holiday Fire Safety

With winter and the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to take some simple steps to help protect your family and property from fire.  Here are some tips:                  

– Never run electrical wires, including extension cords, under ...

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Nov. 17, 2020

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin, and whoopie pies are no exception!

  

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
In a large bowl mix 2 cups brown sugar and 1 cup vegetable oil. Mix in 2 cups pumpkin puree. Add 2 large ...
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Nov. 11, 2020

Personalize a Holiday Ornament for a Cause!

There's no place like home for the holidays!  Especially if you have "designed" your home yourself!

Please join with us as we participate in the Holiday Stroll & Parade of Trees at The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover.  This beautiful Trustees of Reservations property will be lit ...

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Oct. 21, 2020

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Take Some Time to Be Sure Your Home is Ready for the Coming Months

 

Schedule an HVAC call

Don’t wait until the first bitterly cold day to finally turn on your furnace. If you have any issues, you’ll want to know before the bitter cold weather appears.  Pay ...

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Oct. 8, 2020

Getting Rid of Cigarette Odors in a Home

“Eeeeew, it smells like smoke in here!”  Or maybe, “Why is there such a strong air freshener smell, what are they trying to cover up?”  

Those are NOT the words you want to say when you are looking for a house, or the words you ...

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