Food Smart

by Mary Shepherd, HFHSC Family Coordinator Many thrifty homeowners use money-saving strategies when buying groceries at the store. These “food smart” consumers can save even more after the groceries arrive home. The key is to use the purchased food efficiently to...

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Your Home is an Asset

by Mary Shepherd, HFHSC Family & Volunteer Coordinator Your home is an important asset. Owning a home can bring financial rewards as well as personal satisfaction that comes with knowing that you have “A Home of Your Own.” Home ownership provides the homeowner with an...

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Help Your Home Recover from Winter

by Mary Shepherd, HFHSC Family & Volunteer Coordinator Winter weather can be damaging to a home.  Early spring is a good time to inspect your home for damage and plan for home maintenance and repair.  The National Association of Home Builders and Erie Insurance...

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Leather Paint

Next time, don't pass up that leather chair because of a little wear and tear! Find a beautiful chair or couch a ReStore, but it needs a little TLC? The ReStore is filled with chairs, couches, love seats and so much more. Leather paint is a great way to...

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Construction Basics

by Mary Shepherd, HFHSC Family & Volunteer Coordinator Hammer a nail . . . cut wood with a power saw . . . frame a wall . . . trim a window.  These basic construction skills that Habitat for Humanity  partner families learn in class and on the build site not only...

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Saving Energy

by Mary Shepherd, HFHSC Family & Volunteer Coordinator   I recently attended a presentation on energy-saving programs available to residents in Summit County.  I would like to share the information with you now.  I hope you find the information as valuable as I have!...

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Kick Start Your New Year

New Year = New Beginnings.  It’s time to start the New Year feeling refreshed and focused, ready to take on the year ahead.  Consider some of these ideas as you kick-start your New Year.

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DIY Lake Table

Local artist, Norman, built this beautiful piece for our ReStore Flip! Here is how to make your very own Lake Table! The ReStore Flip is a quarterly event at the Summit County ReStore where local artists take a piece of furniture from the ReStore and...

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Fall Landscaping Checklist

By landscape contractor Roger Cook of ThisOldHouse.com "This is prime time to prep your yard for the next growing season," says This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook. Cooling temperatures slow aboveground growth, and moister soil encourages strong root...

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