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Fire Safety - The Escape Plan

Written by Jerry Nicklow | September 03, 2015

Whether it was at school or at work in an office building, we have all been through fire drills numerous times during our lifetimes. But let me ask you this: Have you ever had a fire drill at your home?

I bet if I presented this poll to the public, the “no” answer would win by a staggering majority. And at this point, I admit that I would be in the majority with my answer. But after reading up on this subject, that will change in the not so distant future. The first few steps of a safety plan involve preparation.

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Santana Puts On A Soulful Show At Pier 6 Pavilion

Written by Larry Sells | August 28, 2015

The elements were there for a perfect evening: It was a cool, crisp night by the Baltimore Inner Harbor at the Pier 6 Pavilion outdoor concert venue. My wife, Robin, and I greatly anticipated seeing a rock star icon perform, and at precisely 7:30pm, we were not disappointed. Carlos Santana appeared and opened with a Woodstock introduction flair, then transitioned right into his first song, “Soul Sacrifice.”

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Broadneck Golf Wins A Division Match At Chartwell

Written by Colin Murphy | August 25, 2015

Cameron McCartney shot a nine-hole score of 38 at Chartwell Country Club on August 25 to lead the Broadneck golf team to a total score of 171 and a win over South River, Severna Park and Arundel in the county’s A Division opener.

The Bruins topped the Seahawks (177), Falcons (179) and Wildcats (189) to move to 1-0. Broadneck’s Connor Jaenke and South River’s Joey Gaulin each carded a 40.

The low female on the day was Severna Park captain Lauren Appel, who shot 50.

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SPY Swimmers Qualify For Long-Course Nationals

Written by Colin Murphy | July 14, 2015

Congrats to SPY's first-time YMCA Long Course National qualifiers Ian Weiner (100 back) and Richie Baker (100 free and 50 free)! Congrats to Kierra Murphy on re-qualifying for YMCA LC Nationals in the 100 back. They will join Sam Fuller in Indianapolis for Long Course Y Nationals in early August!

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All Decked Out: Modern Backyard Pools

Written by Cedric Pittman - The Stone Store | March 13, 2015

There are many questions to answer when considering pool installation. Homeowners ask themselves many questions: How much will it cost? How long will it take? What size? What shape? Among the many questions, one of the more intriguing ones is “What are my decking options?”

In the past several years, these options have grown, giving most pool owners the ability to customize to their preferred specifications.

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Spring Rainfall Can Bring Disruptive Water Damage

Written by Diane Whittles - SERVPRO | March 13, 2015

April showers might bring May flowers, but heavy rainfall can also bring water intrusion. While rainwater is considered “clean water,” its invasion can wreak havoc on your home or business. Nothing is worse for a business owner than discovering client files floating or a homeowner seeing cherished family heirlooms underwater.

Here are some helpful do’s and don’ts should you find yourself with water damage.

DO:

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Thinking Of A Solar Lease? Think Again

Written by Lisa Walsh - Solar Energy Services | March 13, 2015

Anne Arundel County has an unprecedented number of solar system installations, many of which are zero-down solar leases, where the homeowner essentially switches utilities from BGE to a national solar lease company. These leases have received a lot of scrutiny recently, so in the spirit of transparency, let’s take a closer look at the messages that most major solar lease companies are putting out there.

“No Money Down!”

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Create Your Own “Staycation”

Written by Jeff Crandell - Scapes Inc. | March 12, 2015

With fluctuating gas prices, a challenging economy and a general uncertainty in the world around us, it’s no wonder that families are staying close to home these days. Instead of traveling to an exotic resort to relax and unwind, consumers are creating their own resort-like atmospheres with all of the amenities in their backyards. Multifunction patios, built-in kitchens and bars, and fireplaces are just a few of the elements that encourage households to vacation at home.

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Malaria: A Preventable And Treatable Disease

Written by Kendra Burnett - Mosquito Squad | March 12, 2015

To most Americans, mosquitoes are merely a backyard annoyance, but around the world, they pose a much greater risk. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet, killing millions of people each year. How do they do it? They transmit diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus, encephalitis and Dengue fever through their bite.

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An Innovative New Approach To The Home Appraisal Process

Written by Matt Lehmann - Moran Insurance | March 12, 2015

Whenever a natural catastrophe occurs, the issue of underinsurance is illuminated in the mainstream press. Once again, everyone is reminded of the crippling financial effect that being underinsured can have, not only on a household but also on a community. Avoiding underinsurance requires the right coverage combined with the right limits. In exchange for providing generous coverage like guaranteed replacement cost, specialist insurers like PURE invest heavily on appraisal services to determine the appropriate coverage limit - insurance to value.

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