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Since carnivals aren't allowed by NYS Governor, let's support the local fire depts. Look them up online, some have donation pages or send them a check for what you would spend if they had it. Carnivals and parades are a way for the fire dept. to raise much needed funds, don't let them down. Thank you.

Power Line Failure in Barre!

Power Line Failure 2nd Video!


The Salmon Children’s Foundation
P. O. Box 187
Albion, New York 14411

Books by Pam Covert:

Click on any one of the three books to order from Amazon.  All Books are available in paperback or Kindle version.


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The Mia Foundation

The Mia Foundation takes in dozens of animals born with deformities with the goal of giving them a chance at a life. 


Wishbone isn't ready to relinquish any of his duties as CEO of...well...everything but he is willing to introduce you to a new member of the Salmon Family.  Welcome to Wishbone's possible future apprentice Maxine.  How cute are they?!


And now, Wishbone has work to do and here is his 'Wishbone Approved' Monthly Tip Article:

Wishbone likes playing in the grass almost as much as he likes nap time.  However, being a little guy, he really hates when the grass is too long and he gets lost in a mass of green.  He also hates when the grass is too short. And brown.  And has bare spots.  Wishbone is quite particular about grass.  

We've turned to the Cornell University for lawn care tips because, well, Wishbone is the boss and that's what he told us to do.  

  1.   Dull mower blades increase fuel use by up to 20% and shred the tips of grass blades. At the start of the season, consider taking your mower in for a tune up and blade sharpening.
  2.   Lawns cut lower than 3 to 3.5 inches will require more fertilizer and water.
  3.   Grass blades are mostly water and nutrients. Leaving cut blades in place lowers fertilizer needs.
  4.   If there is an empty space in your lawn, weeds will more rapidly invade it. Fill bare spots using a seed mixture of perennial rye grass.
  5.   If your lawn is thick with a dense cover of desirable grass that grows vigorously, do not apply spring feed (fertilizer).  The lawn is getting enough nutrients released from the soil, grass clippings and a late season feeding.

Wishbone would like to remind you that there are 2 easy solutions to 2 common lawn care problems.  First, you need good equipment and the only place to get very best lawn mowers is at Brodner Equipment of course.  Second, and this one is for people who prefer not to deal with their lawns...John Welch Enterprise Inc. will take care of ALL your lawn care needs including mowing! is very excited to announce two new members of our 'family'.  We are proud to have the opportunity to provide you with information regarding some of the very best companies in the Rochester and surrounding areas.  There are certain providers that simply surpass the rest in every area and those are the providers we welcome into our 'family'.  Those are the providers whose information we share with you so that you can have the opportunity to select from the very best in our area.  As homeowners we want to take care of our investments in the best possible way.  

While our homes are a main focus of our lives...we still have lives outside of the home.  Occasionally we find a service provider that is above and beyond but doesn't fall into the home repair or maintenance category.  We still want to share information with you about those companies because they serve a very important purpose or far surpass their competitors and are an integral part of our area here in Western New York. welcomes Knucklehead Craft Brewing and NBJ Non-Emergency Medical Transportation to our family of service providers!

WELCOME to these two wonderful businesses that we are lucky to have here in our area!  

To learn more about either company click on their banner above!

Cleaning the gutters may not be the absolute worst job you've ever done but until you climb that ladder the nagging feeling of knowing you have to do it gnaws away at you.  Clean the Gutters.  Clean the Gutters.    It's time to stop that nagging feeling. Gutterglove of Rochester has three choices for you:

Gutterglove Pro

Gutterglove Ultra

Gutterglove Icebreaker

Click on any of the above and learn more about each one.  No matter which product you find is right for you, you'll be forever grateful to be rid of that nagging feeling that you need to clean the gutters.  In fact, you'll wonder why you waited so long!

Gutterglove of Rochester 585-326-1051

Every season has its own set of nuisance insects or rodents.  Most come and go with the seasons but while they're 'in season' they can be not just an annoyance but a problem.  Carpenter ants, for example, can cause unbelievable destruction.  It's great to call an exterminator when you discover you have a problem but it's even better to call an exterminator proactively...before the problem arises.  RCD Exterminating will inspect your home for pests and with spring upon us it's a wise decision to make!  Call RCD Exterminating today!

Say Goodbye to Bed Bugs, Bees & Wasps, Carpenter Ants, Cockroaches, House Flies, Mice & Rodents and Spiders!

We share our recommendations with you generously.  We post them on our website.  We post them on our facebook page. We add them here in our newsletter.  It may seem that we 'push' our recommendations on you, and maybe we do, but with good reason.  We don't want to see anyone taken advantage of.  We don't want to see anyone spend money on a product that doesn't work or hand money to a contractor that doesn't do what they should.

Check out what Dylan says about his Metal Roof after 81 mph hurricane force winds ripped through the Rochester area on The Metal Roof Outlet's Facebook Page

If you are unable to see the full page here is what was posted by a satisfied client of theirs:

"You guys did my house a year ago. Our neighborhood got decimated by the windstorm. Not a single scratch on the batten installed metal roof. It also fixed my ice dam issue, no icicles at all this year. Also helped with heating." Dylan T.




This is why we recommend select contractors!  

Special occasions and holidays come upon us faster than we expect.  In April we will celebrate Easter with lots of good food and a fun Easter egg hunt.  On Memorial Day we will attend parades and fire up the grill for a great barbeque. But what will we do about Mother's Day and Father's Day? We have an idea for some of the best unique gifts you can give for those two very special occasions.  Here are just a couple examples!


Industrial Rustic by Tucker specializes in steel frame and reclaimed barn wood custom furniture as well as metal custom signs, fire pits and other unique items.  

Visit their Etsy shop here!

STORM DAMAGE????  We had an unforgettable March which left many people with damage to their homes and properties.  If you suffered damage to your property during any of the recent storms it would be to your benefit to contact NFA.  National Fire Adjustment Co. is not just for fires.  National Fire Adjusters are available to help any homeowner with any physical loss.

Whether you've already filed a claim or even before you file a claim CONTACT NFA and they will assist you every step of the way.  They will walk you through the entire process and represent you.

Visit to learn more or call 585-272-8220.

WIND DAMAGE, TREE ON HOUSE? Whatever damage you incurred don't be afraid to contact National Fire Adjustment Co.  








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