Tips for Homeowners on Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations

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Spring is the time that many homeowners start to consider kitchen and bathroom renovations, but right now is the perfect time to consider these renovations.  Plumbers have better availability after the winter heating season and skilled workers are still available before the busy summer season. So when spring cleaning reveals older and worn cabinetry and vanities, call Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.

A full kitchen renovation can cost quite a bit of money based on a variety of details along with the condition of the existing plumbing and electric.  Kitchen upgrades and smaller renovations with a big effect can be done for much less.  Great ways to change the look of your kitchen on a tight budget could include replacing cabinet doors, counter-tops, hardware, flooring and painting to name a few.

Likewise, partial bathroom projects or smaller bathroom renovations with a "WOW" factor can be completed for much less than a full make-over.  Vanity refacing or refinishing, a new toilet and sink, or just a new faucet, and painting are a few suggestions.

For more cost effective kitchen and bath renovations, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.


Lose Weight, Increase Strength and Look Lean Through Pilates

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Do you want to get in shape, take care of your body and change your appearance? Pilates is the way to do it. Most people regardless of age or abilities can benefit from Pilates. Pilates strengthens the core of your body which includes the muscles in the back, tummy and rear. Through strengthening the core of the body, you can achieve tremendous physical results, as well as increased mental health.

The muscles in your core affect your entire body, so with each pilates exercise you are working the entire body, not just one muscle group. Because of the nature of pilates exercises, through these work outs you will lengthen and de-compress the spine which increases your stability, and elongates your core muscles giving your body a longer and leaner appearance.

Just in time for spring feel your self confidence boost as you posture improved, your belly firms and your body lengthens. Because Pilates is a low impact workout, anyone can participate. Contact Best Fitness in your are to see how Pilates can benefit you.


Charleston Wine and Food Festival

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For something unique and different to do, head out to the Wine and Food Festival in Charleston. The annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival, March 1-4, is a celebration of excellence in food, wine and Charleston’s renowned culture for the benefit of local charities.

Indulge in the unique flavors of the Lowcountry from some of the country’s best chefs, see renowned authors and wine professionals. You’ll learn about—and get to taste—the best Southern cuisine and the Lowcountry’s distinctive food styles, heritage, and recipes at various events and venues throughout the weekend.

There are so many events. But our favorite ticket is the Culinary Village + Grand Tasting Tent ticket. With this ticket, guests will find over 90 food, wine and spirit stations blended together, an open-air courtyard and an official Festival merchandise boutique (during their selected Grand Tasting Tent session) PLUS all-day, unlimited access to the BB&T Lounge, Charleston Cooks! Book Signing Tent, the Palmetto Cheese Culinary Hub, Thermador Cooking Competitions, SCE&G Celebrity Kitchen Tent, Stock Yards Angus Beef and Sterling Silver’s Outdoor Living + Grilling Area and  Whole Foods Market Wine Shop. Grab a group of friends from your apartment in Charleston, and have a taste.

For more information see charlestonwineandfood.com


Wacky Leap Day Facts

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Leap Day is a strange day. By all accounts it almost doesn’t exist if you want to get philosophical about it. It might be a fun day to through a party in your apartment in Mooresville, NC, especially if it is you or a friend’s birthday.

Is it your birthday today? Did you know that people born on leap day, Feb. 29, are called "leaplings" or "leapers." Something to celebrate, you will have 75% fewer birthdays than the rest of us.

What are some other strange “Leap Day” Facts:

It was once thought that leapling babies would prove sickly and "hard to raise," though no one remembers why. (Fact courtesy about.com)

According to an old Irish legend, St. Bridget struck a deal with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every 4 years in leap year. (Fact courtesy timeanddate.com)

In Scotland, it used to be considered unlucky for someone to be born on Leap Day, just like many consider it to be unlucky to be born on Friday the 13th.  In Greece it’s said to be unlucky for couples to marry during a Leap Year, and especially on Leap Day. (Fact courtesy timeanddate.com)

Astrologers say that those born under the sign of Pisces on Feb. 29 have unusual talents and personalities reflecting their special status. (Fact courtesy chiff.com)

The Magic Kingdom and Disneyland will be open for 24 hours straight today. The event, dubbed "One More Disney Day," will mark the first time in Disney's history that both parks will operate for 24 hours at the same time. The first 2,000 guests who enter can wear special Mickey Mouse ear hats. (Fact courtesy latimes.com)


Squirrel Disease Plagues Town

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Squirrel Pox Outbreak Action Plan in Place

Traps are being offered to the public in order to catch and kill grey squirrels in the area.

The virus has no apparent effect on the greys but is invariably fatal to their red counterparts.

Scotland is one of the UK's last red squirrel strongholds, with the south of the country seen as being on the frontline of conservation efforts.

The organization Red Squirrels in South Scotland said post mortem examinations had confirmed the outbreak around the River Tweed.

The public has been advised not to put out garden feeders as a measure to help stop the disease spreading.

Estates on both sides of the river have already removed a number of the animals.

George Williams,
General Manager - Staff Entomologist

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