Some Very Useful Household Cleaning Tips:
Rust marks on stainless steel? Just a small amount of lighter fluid on a rag to rub the rust away. Wipe with a clean rag to remove any lighter fluid residue.
Quick Tip for cleaning rust from Chrome. Scrunch up a piece of tin foil and dip into cold water. Rub gently to remove rust. Dry with a towel.
Tired of cleaning spots off the faucet? Clean it as usual and dry it. Now rub some wax paper over it. The wax paper leaves a residue you can't see and it will keep water spots from showing.
Rusty tools? For smaller tools put them in a container filled with distilled white vinegar and let them soak overnight. Scrub with a brush. When the rust is off, rinse, dry, and coat them with a spray of WD-40. (For added strength you can add a cup of salt per gallon of vinegar.)
Spring Clean Up. Don't do it.
Let John Welch and his amazing crew do it for you this year! Their spring cleanup services will remove unwanted leaves and debris that have accumulated over the winter. A thorough spring cleanup will give you a crisp clean look in the early part of the season that will improve the look of your landscape for the entire year.
Call 585-924-4488 and get on their schedule now so you can rest assured your landscape will look it's best this year...and you don't have to lift a finger! With that off your chest maybe you should start planning your outdoor kitchen?
1723 State Route 444
Victor, NY 14564-9331
What do you cook for St. Patrick's Day? Here's a recipe that everyone will love!
Mini Shepards Pie
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup chili sauce or ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1-1/4 cups water
3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
3 tablespoons butter
1-1/4 cups mashed potato flakes
2 tubes (6 ounces each) small refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup crushed potato chips
Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in chili sauce and vinegar.
In a small saucepan, combine water, cream cheese and butter; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in potato flakes.
Separate biscuits; press each onto bottom and up sides of a greased muffin cup. Fill with beef mixture; top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with potato chips.
Bake until topping is golden brown, 20-25 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with paprika.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled pies in a single layer in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat on a baking sheet in a preheated 375° oven until heated through, 15-18 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of tasteofhome.com.
Everyone is a photographer these days, have you noticed? At least, that's what they're calling themselves. The truth is, just because you own a camera and have a social media page it doesn't make you a photographer. It makes you the owner of a camera and a social media page. Bruce Landis is a professional photographer.
Bruce Landis is a Certified Professional Photographer and Professional Photographers of America Craftsman Photographer. Bruce began his photographic career in 1974 and in 1978 moved to the current location at 13382 Ridge Road in Albion. As a life-long resident Bruce is a strong supporter and major donator to the Orleans County Nursing Home, The Villages of Orleans, Medina Memorial Hospital, ARC, and Orleans County 4-H Programs. Bruce has also served as an officer including President of Albion Rotary Club, and officer including two terms as President of the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers, Delegate to the Professional Photographers of New York State and is an Elder of Barre Center Presbyterian Church. Bruce shares his knowledge and talents as a teaching photographer at several levels. He has taught other professional photographers through programs on the national level, New York State level, regional level and locally, through Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers Society of New York State, Professional Photographer Societies of Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, Buffalo/Niagara and Southwestern New York State, Professional Photographers of Hawaii, and locally at the Albion Central School and Medina YMCA. Bruce holds the distinction of Certified Professional Photographer, the highest standard in quality of photos and business ethics, and also holds the Craftsman Photographer Degree from the PPA. Bruce has won many awards for his photography over the years locally, regionally, statewide and internationally. He also has mentored several students through The College at Brockport (Amber, Cathy), Genesee Community College (Sheri and Chelsea) the Career Education Internship (Briana and Kelly) and Albion High School(Kim and Tia).
Next time you consider a photographer you found on social media find out what their photography bio looks like.
For a REAL photographer contact:
E-Mail: [email protected]
13382 Ridge Road West
Albion, New York 14411
Mold? Asbestos? Who do you contact for help?
The Lozier Environmental Consulting, Inc. laboratory is an accredited New York State Department of Health ELAP-certified laboratory for the analysis of airborne fibers, asbestos bulk materials, and potable/non-potable water. Lozier is also licensed by the New York State Department of Labor for the handling of asbestos materials (restrictive, non-abatement activities).
There is a lot of information available at the Lozier website. We can tell you about it but we can't read it to you!
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Lozier Environmental Consulting Inc. 2011 East Main Street Rochester, NY 14609
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The winter weather takes a toll on an asphalt driveway which, in turn, can take a toll on your customers vehicles. The best thing you can do is to get a good recommendation and get that parking lot fixed. Who do we recommend for Asphalt Repair & Maintenance? EVERBLAK!
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"Cracks can be caused by many different factors, including oxidation from the sun, water penetration, the freeze/thaw cycle, and poor initial paving construction. When water seeps under the asphalt through cracks, it breaks down the rock properties and softens the sub-base. This leads to additional cracking, pothole formation, and other parking lot pavement failures." -
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955 Buffalo Rd., Suite 7
Rochester NY 14624
We recommend one company and one company only. Coler Natural Insulation. Coler Natural Insulation has been in business since 2005 and has a long long list of satisfied customers!
Coler Natural Insulation provides highly-effective spray foam insulation services. Spray foam insulation is an efficient insulation method that can lead to huge savings on energy costs and eventually pay for its self over time.
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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Return by Nicholas Sparks