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Turkey Trots before the big feast

It’s the morning before your long-awaited Thanksgiving meal. You’re drooling over the heaps of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie that will be piling upon your plate in just a matter of hours. But with all that delicious food comes a few hundred extra calories more than you’re used to shoving into your belly. Why not make Thanksgiving a little more guilt-free by participating in an area Turkey Trot?

The Turkey Trot, itself, is a longstanding tradition in the United States. The first Turkey Trot was established in Buffalo, New York, in 1896 and is the oldest continually running public footrace in North America. While we may not have the oldest Turkey Trot in the country, we do have a couple events in the area to get your heart pumping and burn off some extra calories before the big feast. Find out more about these turkey trots after the jump! (more…)

Selling your home during winter

It’s no secret that winter is generally a more difficult time to sell your home. Without a green yard, lush trees and extra hours of daylight, it can be problematic to show off your home to potential buyers. But if you simply can’t wait to put your home on the market come spring, try the following tips to help you through the sluggish off season market: (more…)

Saluting our veterans

November 11th is Veterans Day, a day where we pay respect to all our troops who have served our country in both times of war and peace. Take a moment to thank anyone you know who has served in the armed forces for their courage and dedication to our country.

If you yourself are a veteran, we thank you for your service! You’ll find that there are many local and national businesses that are celebrating our veterans with special activities and offering discounts on and around Veterans Day. Read more about Veterans Day opportunites after the jump! (more…)

Homebuyers tax credit extended and expanded

Great news for potential homebuyers!  Today, President Obama signed into law the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (H.R. 3548) that included, as an amendment, the extension and expansion of the Homebuyer Tax Credit, which was to expire on November 30th. (more…)

How to avoid catching the flu

Chances are you’ve already battled it this season, or know someone who has. It’s the flu, and we’re all bound to get it at some point in our lives, but with the rapid-spreading H1N1 epidemic (currently wreaking havoc upon 49 states in the U.S.), everyone’s taking extra precautions to keep themselves healthy and their families flu-free.

This flu season, it’s especially important to follow the steps to prevent illness and the spreading of germs. Follow the following steps to better protect yourself against the regular flu and H1N1: (more…)

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