Cambria Quartz Countertops are Environmentally Safe and Healthy

Posted: June 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Cambria offers distinct advantages in the areas of environmental health, safety and sustainability.  Cambria is committed to environmental responsibility in its product offerings and business practices. Product Attributes include:

  • Natural quartz; strong, durable and long lasting.
  • Cambria is nonporous and nonabsorbent, and therefore resists stains from common household items such as coffee, tea, and wine.
  • As the only quartz countertop produced in the USA, Cambria has lower transportation requirements than other quartz surfacing products produced in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
  • Cambria is GREENGUARD For Children and SchoolsSM certified.
  • Cambria is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®.
  • Cambria can contribute to projects achieving LEED points.
  • Cambria is certified by NSF International (Standard 51-Food Equipment Materials) as safe for use as a food preparation surface.
  • Cambria is radon free.

Ashley Ford Sales hosted their 6th Annual SVT Cobra, Mustang and All Ford Car Show

Posted: June 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: truck, vehicle | No Comments »

Ashley Ford Sales hosted their 6th Annual SVT Cobra, Mustang and All Ford Car show this past Saturday with 65 entries and 34 trophies given out. The SVT Cobra Club co-sponsored the event and commented on the quality of the cars in this year’s show, especially in the ’65-’73 class. In fact, three of the cars had a perfect score! Pat Madigan explained, “the judges went back out and determined the finishing order from those cars but commented on quality of each of them. Also, the amount and quality of late model Mustangs (2005-2011) was impressive. There were two ties in that class. It's exciting when we see so many late model cars because that is the best indicator of the health of the hobby,” commented Mr. Madigan.

There were a total of 13 classes judged as well as an overall “Best in Show” winner which went to Frank Paul in the ’94-’98 Mustang category. Mr. Paul’s Mustang “was immaculate,” stated Mr. Madigan. “It had extensive chrome plating under the hood, and was heavily modified. All the judges commented how tasteful and immaculate this vehicles was.” Mr. Paul will be attending the Super Wheels Showdown at City Hall Plaza in Boston, along with the other “Best in Shows” from other events.

Robert Bancroft, President of Ashley Ford commented “The Mustang continues to draw followers and the enthusiasm continues to thrive. The SVT Cobra Club has done an extraordinary job of getting the word out about our event and people travel from all over Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. This annual event was also co-sponsored by the Mustang Car Club of New England and the Downshifters Car Club of New England. Anyone interested in participating in next year’s show can contact Linda Ferreira, Marketing Director at Ashley Ford Sales at (508) 996-5611 or

At First Sight Of Foundation Crack-Check Your Homeowners Policy

Posted: June 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

There are many things you can ignore and procrastinate.   A crack in your foundation is NOT one of them.  The very first thing you should do (without delay) when you witness a foundation crack, is to check your Homeowners policy.  If your policy covers this damage, then it's a "no-brain'r" to get the ball rolling as soon as possible on scheduling repair.  If your policy does not cover this damage, then there are potential other outs such as petitioning the Builder's insurance if the house is relatively young.

Regardless the cost of repair is likely to go up exponentially over time.  Whether insured or not, we'll help you develop a course of action that limits the damage to both your property and your wallet.

Causes of Gum Disease

Posted: June 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

There are a number of causes of gum disease, each of which can be corrected and controlled. The causes of gum disease include:

Improper Dental Hygiene: If plaque is not removed through daily dental hygiene practices and regular professional dental cleanings, bacteria may set in and cause gingivitis, which may eventually result in gum disease.

Organic Changes in the Mouth: Changes that occur in metabolism and hormone levels during pregnancy, puberty and menopause may affect the organic balance in the mouth, and make teeth more susceptible to gum disease.

Medical Conditions: Serious conditions that affect the body's ability to produce sugar (such as diabetes or kidney disease) may contribute to periodontal disease. Furthermore, the Center for Disease Control has found an association between certain illnesses (including diabetes, stroke and heart attack) and gum disease. Finally, medications used to treat medical conditions may produce the overgrowth of gums. Overgrown gums are more susceptible to bacteria, and therefore gum disease.

Saliva Flow Inhibitors: Certain medications that produce oral side effects or dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia) may contribute to a reduction of protective saliva flow, and potentially to gum disease. Seniors may be more susceptible to dry mouth syndrome because of the natural reduction of salivary flow associated with age.

Poor Functional Habits: Teeth grinding or clenching may impair the surrounding tissue and is a possible contributor to gum disease.

Big Green Egg Grills at the Fireplace Showcase

Posted: June 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is a Big Green Egg to fit everyone's outdoor cooking needs with five sizes ranging from Mini to Extra Large. You can use the EGG® year around in all climates, even in freezing temperatures or during pouring rain. You will find it more versatile than any outdoor cooking appliance on the market, whether comparing it to gas, electric or another charcoal grill, because the EGG is a smoker, a grill and an oven all rolled into one. Here are some of the reasons current owners love their EGG.

It's A Complete Outdoor Cooker

The Big Green Egg has unparalleled cooking flexibility. You can grill steaks and chops to the perfect degree of doneness, cooking at temperatures up to 750°F for steakhouse searing. But if fallin'-off-the-bone ribs or a tasty, juicy brisket is on your menu, the EGG will maintain a low temperature of 200° to 250°F for the low-and-slow smoke cooking that develops wonderful flavor while tenderizing the meat. Whether searing or slow cooking, prepare the entire meal on the grill by adding any of your favorite vegetables to the cooking grid. If you're longing for cornbread, biscuits, a freshly baked loaf of bread or even a warm pie or cobbler to complete your meal, the EGG bakes better than a brick oven. The simple secret to temperature control is the easily adjustable dampers that let you maintain accuracy within a few degrees. The exterior temperature gauge gives precise temperature readings of the cooker's internal temperature.