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Monday, December 31, 2018   /   by Angela Hunter

Fun Facts about Time Square Ball Drop

New Year’s In Numbers: Fun Facts about the Times Square Ball Drop:


Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31, anticipation runs high as the world holds its breath waiting for the sparkling New Year’s Eve Ball to descend from its flagpole at One Times Square. We all know that the countdown starts at 10, but there are a handful of other fun facts about the most sought after tradition. Here's a few: 
New Year’s Eve Times Square, New York, 1937
109. The number of times the ball has dropped. The ball has been lowered every since 1907, except for 1942 and 1943, when the ceremony was suspended due to the WWII “dimout” lighting restrictions in New York City. Although there was a little less sparkle those two years, crowds still gathered to ring in the new year while also offering a moment of silence to the fallen.
11,875 pounds. What the ball weighs today. A pretty staggering difference from first 700 ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018   /   by Sherry Kwintner

How to Find the Perfect Place for You and Your Horses to Call Home

Are you looking for an equestrian property? If so, there are four points you’ll need to keep in mind during your search.

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If you’re considering purchasing an equestrian property, there are four key things you’ll need to take into consideration when you do so:

1. Find a Realtor who is knowledgeable about the wants and needs of horses. They will also need to be aware of any potential zoning limitations that might come into play.

2. Consider your needs and the needs of your horses. How many horses do you have or plan to have? Will you board horses? What about teaching riding lessons? You should keep all of these questions in mind before you proceed.

3. Consider any future expansions you may want to add. If there is a possibility you’ll want to build a r ...

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Monday, November 5, 2018   /   by Sherry Kwintner

Angels Among Us Find Loving Homes for Rescue Animals

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CBS News recently starred some adorable canine guests during their midday broadcast: Gibby and Elsie. These two friends were joined by members of the pet rescue group, Angels Among Us, who spoke about how you can add a new, furry member to your family.

You fill out an application and schedule a meet-and-greet with Gibby, Elsie, or any of the other dogs and cats on their website. The cost is only around $100 and each animal is up to date on shots and vaccines, as well as spayed or neutered.

The Angels Among Us group rescues sick, pregnant, or injured animals from area shelters and cares for them through networks of volunteer-based foster homes. If you’d like to learn more or provide a forever home for one of these animals, visit the Angels Among Us website.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018   /   by Sherry Kwintner

Treat Yourself to a Safe Halloween

Skeletons, spiderwebs, and Jack-o’-lanterns galore are popping up all over our neighborhoods, and that can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner. If your preparations so far have involved stocking up on candy and choosing the perfect costume for yourself or your children, you’re on the right track.

Getting in the Halloween spirit is great, but decking out your yard with spooky decor and buying sweets for trick-or-treaters isn’t the only thing you should be doing to get ready for the holiday ahead. Ghouls and goblins might be nothing more than fun, fictional frights, but there are some real dangers to watch out for on Halloween night.

Thankfully, by following a few simple safety tricks, you can help make this Halloween a fun and safe treat for everyone.

1. If you’re a homeowner expecting trick-or-treaters, make sure you:
- Keep your home, yard, and sidewalks brightly lit

- Clear debris and obstacles from your yard, ste ...

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Monday, September 10, 2018   /   by Sherry Kwintner

WoofStock is Coming Up. Will We See You There?

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Our annual WoofStock event is just around the corner and you’re invited. We’ve partnered again with Angels Among Us, a non-profit pet rescue, for this all-weekend bash. Last May we raised over $1,000 and helped many sweet dogs and cats find their forever homes, and this year we’re setting our sights even higher.

With our new fundraising goal of $2,000, we hope to make WoofStock 2018 an even greater success. So if you’re interested in donating to a great cause or you’re searching for a new companion, please come out to see us on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th. With your help, we know we can find homes for all these wonderful pets. Plus, as a bonus each person who donates will be entered to win on ...

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