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Do you know what should be in a hurricane emergency kit?
2017 brought untold damage from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria -- all of which hit in August and September. That is the height of hurricane season! In 2016, the 15 named storms – seven of which became hurricanes – unleashed 60% more energy than the average hurricane season. The storms caused over $11.5 billion in [...]
Road trip in Canada today!
When you live near destinations known for their cultural interest, natural beauty or fun attractions, it’s easy to take them for granted. But don’t! Whether you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary, you’re only a car (or ferry) ride away from a host of great day trips and weekend getaways. Before summer’s over, take in [...]
Explore the Southeast on a road trip
The end of summer is fast approaching! Things start to wind down; students and teachers are preparing to get back to school and everyone is trying to get their last fun activity in before the season is over. Luckily the Southeastern U.S. is filled with an endless variety of things to do. From gorgeous beaches [...]
Science at home can be fun!
Even with school out for the summer, there's no reason for learning to stop. Summertime learning can help keep kids from losing information over the months they're out of the classroom and it can be lots of fun too! There's no reason that learning has to be boring. There are lots of science-based activities that offer [...]
Block party will bring the neighborhood together
Block parties are a wonderful tool to bring a community together. Whether you gather your community association, high-rise building or other social group together, sharing food at a barbecue potluck block party is a wonderful way to build great relationships.  But potlucks can get old when everyone brings the same signature dish time after time. [...]
Everyone loves ice cream parties!
There are few things in life more satisfying than a bowl of ice cream. It’s nostalgic, it’s fun, it’s delicious! It really brings people together, young and old, because who doesn’t like ice cream? It’s also one of the best sweets to treat yourself to in the sweltering summer months. So why not make enjoying [...]
smart aquarium technology makes maintenance easier
Aquarium equipment is becoming smaller, more efficient and "smarter" to make aquarium keeping easier than ever. Some of the smart aquarium gadgets and apps available today make the bubbling treasure chest of yesterday look like a Neanderthals’ fish tank. There are so many things to consider when setting up a tank -- who would have [...]

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