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



Wishbone's Tips:  This is really important (per Wishbone)

Friday June 24th is TAKE YOUR PET TO WORK DAY!!!

Wishbone wants to be sure the word gets out and all willing pets get a chance to take part in Take Your Pet To Work Day.  Not being super savvy on social media (he does okay...check out his facebook page...Wishbone Salmon...) he is counting on word of mouth to spread the news about this once a year holiday.  So start spreading the news...(are you singing Frank Sinatra now?)

Wishbone not only spends Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 in the office he CONTROLS everything that happens in the office.  That is not an exaggeration.  The portrait above is not staged, that's Wishbone all day every day...if he's not napping.  

(Notice that IS the same office chair)

However, not every pet is an office manager nor do most pets even get to experience the office setting. And so, Take Your Pet To Work Day was created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International to encourage employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace.  

Wishbone hopes all pets get to take part in this 'holiday' but he does have some tips to pass along:

1.  Check that no one in the office is allergic, afraid or opposed to you bringing in your dog.

2.  Check to make sure the office is 'pet proof' and there are no dangers to your pet.

3.  Bring a 'doggie bag' of your pets regular food, snacks, and don't forget a water dish.

So let's help Wishbone in spreading the news and if you would like to know more about Take Your Pet To Work Day or more about Pet Sitters International you can visit their website here.  To see all of Wishbone's Tips (or as he prefers "wisdom") click here.

(The end of a typical Monday, probably why Take Your Pet To Work Day is on a Friday)

When Jim gets an idea there is no stopping him but with John Welch and his crew on the job Jim's idea of an outdoor kitchen is coming to fruition.  What an amazing job John Welch Enterprises and his hardworking crew have done.  There's no stopping anyone now!  John and his crew have completed the 'foundation' for not only the outdoor kitchen but they've tied into the existing fire pit area and created an outdoor entertaining area fit for a king.  (King Wishbone not King Jim but they both agree it far exceeded their expectations.)

First and foremost, if you are considering any outdoor projects we highly recommend John Welch Enterprises. 
1723 State Route 444 Victor, NY 14564-9331 Telephone: 585-924-4488

Now, take a look at these amazing pictures documenting the progress of the paver job for Jim's Outdoor Kitchen and Entertaining Area.  The pavers were delivered and the crew went about clearing some shrub areas while John created the layout and the Salmon dogs inspected.  The wood was delivered and the structure was framed.  The crew dug the area and laid the pavers.  

The Original Fire pit Area

The paver delivery

(We highly recommend you click on the following images to enlarge to see the detail!)



The wood for the structure was provided by Dugan Creek Lumber. 
276 River Road Caledonia, NY 14543  585-226-6494

We will update this article in our website as the construction continues!  Be sure to check frequently for new pictures!



(AND doors... and siding and weatherization and bathrooms and basements and enclosures and MORE!)
Let your imagination windows BIG WINDOWS lots of sunlight...maybe even a new front entry door.  Comfort Windows has so many options for you to consider whether you're now thinking about new windows or doors (or both).  But with Comfort Windows the options don't stop with just windows and doors.  Visit to get the full realization of all they can do to help you 'renew' your home this spring.  


'Renew' with a Comfort Windows deck available in 17 color choices and a variety of grain patterns.  

'Renew' with a Comfort Windows screen room and extend the living space of your home.

'Renew' with a Comfort Windows stone panel siding update to your entryway or your whole house.

1380 Scottsville Rd
Rochester, New York 14624 
Phone: 585-235-7839


By now the grill is probably your main means of getting dinner on the table.  There is nothing that tastes better in the summer than a good old barbecued burger.  Or hot dog.  Or ribs.  Okay, anything barbecued!  We've taken a virtual trip over to where they have some of the best barbecue recipes!  Here's one we couldn't resist sharing a picture on the recipe name below to visit for the full recipe!

Flattened Chicken and Grilled Romaine with Parsley-Lemon Sauce

They say the recipe is "easy".  It sure looks good!

Speaking of is a 'blast from the past' from the archives...Jim got creative with his barbecue equipment and a pork roast and we recently came across the images!  Doesn't this make you hungry?!



Be creative!  Experiment!  That's half the fun with summer barbecuing (the other half is eating it)!  Wonder what delicious recipes he'll come up with this year.  Let's hope he shares!

CRF Frozen Foods Recall

CRF Frozen Foods is performing a voluntary recall (this information was released in May 2016) in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because many of their products have the POTENTIAL to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

For a full list of CRF foods included in the recall please click here.  The Food and Drug Administration has released multiple announcements regarding the recall stating "We know the recalled frozen vegetables were distributed to retailers and distribution centers between September 13, 2015 and March 16 in the following states, and may be redistributed in other states nationwide: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan of Canada. Consumers are urged not to consume these products."  You can find the full release with the previous statement here.

Click on the links below to find out more about the CRF recall and local stores where you may have purchased recalled products.

BJ's announces recall of select Wellsley Farms Frozen Vegetables

Trader Joe's Potential Listeria in Certain Frozen Products

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney

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Perhaps you're feeling extremely energetic and planning on building on your own from scratch?  If you're really sure...


In that case we recommend you get to know Dugan Creek Lumber!  Dugan Creek Lumber has full milling capabilities for your customized order.  Located in Caledonia, Dugan Creek Lumber has been in the timber business for three generations.  Their specialty is getting your job done with a quick turn around and an affordable price. 
276 River Road 
Caledonia, NY 14543