20 Affordable Summer Activities for the Family

20 Affordable Summer Activities for the Family

Summer, with its long hours of daylight and warm weather, is the perfect season for families to build some great memories together. Yet all too often, kids find themselves in a rut looking for things to do. Whatever size your family is or how old the kids are, you can...
How to Enjoy Walking as a Healthy Habit

How to Enjoy Walking as a Healthy Habit

Walking is one of the simplest ways to get healthy exercise. It comes with other benefits as well like anxiety reduction and a heightened connection with nature. People often overlook walking as an activity, but it offers many health and well-being benefits that are...
Why Composting is Good for the Environment

Why Composting is Good for the Environment

We’re often made to think of the bigger, more impactful things we can do for the environment, like buying an electric car, driving less, and installing solar panels. But there are small ways to help, too. You’ve probably heard about composting, but have you ever...
Caprese Skewers Recipe: A Cool App for Warm Weather

Caprese Skewers Recipe: A Cool App for Warm Weather

Mozzarella Caprese salads are becoming a staple in the U.S. The fresh-tasting tomato and cheese combination, whose name literally means “in the style of Capri”, is not just for Italians. In warmer weather, when tomatoes are at their peak, is the best time to...
Navigating the North Country Trail

Navigating the North Country Trail

Submitted by CAROL FRYDAY, Beaver Resident “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir Like most who head for the hills, John Muir...
Which Home Investments Pay Off the Best?

Which Home Investments Pay Off the Best?

Home improvements can make a huge difference to the value of your home. But all home improvements don’t make an equal return on your investment. Some will cost very little and can increase your property’s value significantly. Others could cost a fortune and will do...