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    Boating Season is Here – Are You Up to Speed on Safety?

    With spring in full bloom and summer just on the horizon, prime boating season is upon us. And you might notice more people on the water than ever, because sales of recreational boats have been growing at a steady clip for seven consecutive years now, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Fortunately, the number […]

    May 15, 2019

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    Stinky’s Riddles May 2019

    Are you smarter than Stinky? What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take out when you don’t want to use it? Email your answers to Stinky by June 7, 2019 and if you are correct then you will be entered in a drawing for your choice of either a $10 Starbucks’s gift card, […]

    May 10, 2019

  • May “Give Back” Referral Rewards

    We would like to thank the following people for referring to us in April: Shelly Anderson Paul Apple Jacob Beckwith Linda Dabelstein Pilar Dennis Ammon Gitao Karl Johnson x 2 Fredric & Rhonda Nicholson Dethnarin Sibounheuang Katrina Stuckey x 2 Dan Varelia Gary Wing Pilar Dennis Each of the referrers will receive either a $10 […]

    May 10, 2019

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    7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You

    “What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard […]

    May 1, 2019

  • You Say Tomato, I Say Birley’s Tomato Bisque!

    When I lived in San Francisco in the early 2000’s, there was a lunch spot at 100 Pine St in the Financial District called Birley’s Café. They served sandwiches, salads and sweets but what I consistently went back for was the SOUP! Even when the takeout soup joint Soup Freaks opened, they still couldn’t hold […]

    April 17, 2019

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    Three ways to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day (and beyond)

    On April 22, the 49th annual Earth Day is expected to include more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries taking part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.” Since the first Earth Day in 1970 (which was connected to the passage of the Clean […]

    April 16, 2019

  • April 2019 “Give Back” Referral Rewards

    We would like to thank the following people for referring to us in March: Gloria Cartwright Pamela Corbray Pilar Dennis Scott Goad Rick La Pavel Rebrik Jeffrey Simmons Michael Skagen Katrina Stuckey  (twice) Ana Liza Villanueva Denise Wysong Each of the referrers will receive either a $10 gift card. A matching $20 donation for each February […]

    April 12, 2019

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    Stinky’s Riddles April 2019

    Are you smarter than Stinky? A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, “If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50.” The boy looked around and […]

    April 10, 2019

  • Keeping Your Home Pollen Free

    April showers bring May flowers and the start of pollen season! Trees are starting to bud and flowers gloriously blossoming. Tissue wipes and allergy medication are added to the top of your shopping list! For those who are pollen sensitive, here are a few tips few good ways to help keep your home allergen free […]

    April 10, 2019

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    7 Ways to Improve Your Finances During Financial Literacy Month

    April is tax season, so a lot of people are thinking about their finances these days. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking in the short term: What’s my refund going to be—or how much do I owe? And what is that going to do to my monthly budget? It’s good to be […]

    April 1, 2019