Tips on Staying Safe While Having Fun in the Sun

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Those rays are upon us! Sitting by the pool, enjoying those lazy days at the beach with the kids, jumping into that swimming hole to get cool from the summer heat. All of these case scenarios are a whole lot of fun and everyone wants to do them. After all, that’s what summer is all about – having rest and relaxation before the winter winds and blowing snow come back into the picture. But what many fail to remember are the illnesses that can come from being out in the heat too long, or the accidents that can happen when it comes to swimming or even grilling over the campfire. Most every illness and/or accident can be avoided; all you have to do is take minor precautions, be attentive, and not let the sun become a negative.

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

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Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that

Birds Are People Too

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More and more data is being collected in regards to the coexistence of humans and wildlife

Traveling Solo is a Great Adventure

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There are so many stories out there to scare the solo traveler

Tips for Building a Farm Pond

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  Tips for Building a Farm Pond By Burt Carey Growing up in rural Northern California, my two brothers and I were blessed to have a down-the-road neighbor who allowed us to fish in his farm pond just about anytime we wanted. It came to be known to us as Jack’s Lake. The pond sat […]

5 Tips for Renting a Yacht

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  5 Tips for Renting a Yacht By Burt Carey If cruising the Caribbean with upwards of 3,000 of your closest friends on a large ship isn’t your idea of a relaxing vacation, you might want to look into chartering your own yacht. Whether for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or spending time with […]

How to Have Yourself a Merry “Green” Christmas

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How to Have Yourself a Merry “Green” Christmas By Amy Lignor   Yes, the turkey is carved and eaten and those awesome decorations are beginning to crop up around the neighborhood, as well as in your very own living room. This is the time of year where everyone smiles just a bit more, as family […]

Your Guide to Visiting the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50

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  Your Guide to Visiting the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50 By Burt Carey The National Football League’s golden anniversary league championship, Super Bowl 50 will be played Feb. 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The entire Bay Area and Super Bowl host committee are preparing for a week of festivities […]

10 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

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  10 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers By Burt Carey   Back in 1986, I bought my first house with more naiveté than savvy. That is to say mistakes were made. There was nothing insurmountable about any of the blunders, and my wife and I learned along the way. Today we are in our third […]

Winter Boating Tips ARE YOU A YEAR-ROUND BOATER?

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  Winter Boating Tips ARE YOU A YEAR-ROUND BOATER? IF SO, THEN YOU SHOULD READ THIS. It was January 2, and a snowstorm had just passed through central New Jersey. The temperatures were in the teens, and the wind was blowing so the wind chill was pushing zero. The marina was empty except for four […]