A Wet/Dry Vac That Really Sucks (In a Good Way)

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Rain, sleet, snow, ice – here it comes. Between flooded basements and ice dams, every homeowner needs a wet/dry vac. When you have water where you don’t want it, a wet vac is the only way to get rid of it, and get rid of it fast. You might as well buy the best wet dry vac out there, a STIHL wet/dry vacuum.

STIHL wet/dry vacuum delivers superior sucking power to quickly take care of the wettest tasks without the need to cover your ears.  With a long hose and even longer cord (25’) this wet/dry vacuum is easy to use and maneuver.
The STIHL wet vac stores all the attachments too, so you are not looking for parts when you need them. And, of course, one of the most important parts of this wet vac is the filter. The high-efficiency filter means less maintenance, less down time, and less cleanup.  Save time, money and space with the STIHL wet/dry vac from J&J Small Engine Clinic, contact us.

The Rent Generation is Making a Choice to Rent

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For those right in the middle of what’s been called the “rent generation,” roughly encompassing those in their mid-20s to mid-30s-plus renting is a great option. With house and condo prices higher than ever, the idea of buying one in the heart of a city is frightening to those carrying high student debt, unnerved by the uncertainty of the post-2008 economy and facing prolonged underemployment, if not unemployment.

Buying a home (including a condo) in close proximity to employment and amenities is becoming increasingly expensive in comparison to renting,” wrote the authors of Drivers of Apartment Living For the Twenty-First Century, a 2010 report from GWL Realty Advisors Inc. “As a result, expect more 25-45 year olds to be renters in the coming decades.”

There are, some say, also attitudinal shifts at play. The GWL Realty report notes that many young people are more interested in consuming experiences than goods, which in part involves living in areas of the city that are exciting and in apartments that are filled with apartment amenities and close to work. At a time when automakers are discovering that young people would rather spend discretionary income on technology than a car, it seems many are also content to rent than buy a home.

Of course, in a world where investments can be destroyed by opportunistic speculators and lax regulators and jobs can disappear because of technology and out-sourcing, is it any wonder that the “rent generation” is skeptical about long-term commitments? As one renter says, “I’d rather collect experiences than collect things.”

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Abberly Place Apartment Homes.

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Personal Training for Before-Holiday-Season Weight Loss

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Next week is October. Pretty soon the holidays will be here, and we’ll be fighting the holiday/winter bulge. Get in shape and lose weight before you feel the pressure, before the holidays start.

Through personal training you can work on specific target areas where you want to lose weight. Maybe you gain weight on your hips first, or your arms aren’t as toned as they used to be. With personal training, your trainer will design a custom fitness program just for you and your target areas. A personalized training program will have your specific goals in mind.

Whether you are comfortable using the gym equipment or you feel like a novice, personal training can still design the best plan with the best exercises to help you reach your before-holiday-weight-loss-goals.

But personal training also allows you emotional and social support along with a path to meet your fitness goals. Contact Answer is Fitness to set up your personal training appointment.

Massachusetts Booming from Film Tax Credits

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...by Warren Kirshenbaum

The Commonwealth has seen improvement in movie production numbers ever since the 25% movie tax credit (no annual or per-project cap, with sales exemptions for qualifying productions) was instituted in 2006. Nearly 40 films were shot here in the ensuing years.

The renaissance may have already begun: The Ryan Reynolds movie "R.I.P.D.," which shot in 2011, was the state's biggest-ever production, employing 950 crew and 3,300 extras, with a total spend of $108 million. Last year's total direct spend was $222 million.

But there's still work to be done.
For a long time, locations were pretty much all that the state had to offer, and there were no traditional stages set up for production. Public TV's WGBH has had small facilities in Allston and Brighton over the years, but they were of little use to TV series or large film productions. Retrofit situations and warehouses aside, Massachusetts has been thirsty for soundstages for years.

"Having stages would afford the opportunity to mount a film production in the wintertime," executiveproducer Barry Bernardi says. "Having a physical plant would be a great thing."

Fortunately, that's likely to happen now that construction has begun on New England Studios. The large Devens-based complex is expected to be open for business by next summer.

Reflecting the expansion of production in Massachusetts, the membership of IATSE Local 481 -- the union that represents film technicians and craftspeople in New England -- has nearly tripled since 2006, the year the state tax incentive went into effect.
"It's safe to assume (it) grew dramatically because the film tax credit incentive generated a lot of work," says Chris O'Donnell, the local's business manager. Growth will continue because "we have a very experienced and talented crew base and great locations."

For information on movie tax credits, the process and how to apply, contact the Cherrytree Group.

Original Article appeared in Variety

Why You Need Basement Crack Repair – Boston

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October begins next week, and all kinds of precipitation falls from the sky this time of year: ice, rain, sleet and snow.
You need basement crack repair before bigger problems result. As water flows through the cracks in your basement walls and floor, obviously whatever you have in your basement will get wet and damaged.

However, along with that water comes mold and larger cracks. If the cracks in your foundation freeze along with the soil around your foundation, the cracks expand and contract through the freezing and thawing process.

But there are other problems that can be associated with cracks in the basement floor and walls. Radon. Radon is a tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. It can enter your home through holes and cracks in the basement floor and walls or from well water.

For basement crack repair, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.