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Perfection Vs. Excellence

September 25, 2018

Hassle Free Zone Aaaah…perfection! Who knew one word could cause so many problems? We’re told from a very young age that practice makes perfect. I used to counter that argument by saying, “Yes, but nobody is perfect, so why practice?” My piano teacher never appreciated my fine skills of logic! Perfection somehow became my standard. After …

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Arnold Mooney Seeks to Serve Second Term as State Representative for House District 43

September 25, 2018

Special Feature Citing his conservative, commonsense, businessman’s approach to government, State Representative Arnold Mooney (R – North Shelby) is seeking a second term as the representative for House District 43, which covers much of North Shelby County. “As a House member, I have stood up for the conservative beliefs, morals, and values that define Alabamians …

Creating Accessibility in Your Home: Choosing the Best Stairlift

September 25, 2018

Healthy Living “My husband has knee problems, and he’s having trouble getting up and down the stairs in our home. It’s painful for him, and I’m worried that he might hurt himself. My friend has a stairlift and we are interested in getting one, but we aren’t sure what we need or where to buy …

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Solution Driven, Policy Focused: Congressman Gary Palmer

September 24, 2018

Special Feature “It’s about doing the right thing, for the right reason, the right way, at the right time,” says Congressman Gary Palmer about his role and the role of his team in serving families in Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District (Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, Bibb, Chilton and Coosa Counties) in Washington, D.C. Palmer believes his first …

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First Impressions: Classic Iron Works

September 24, 2018

The Home Front First impressions mean everything. No one wants to be remembered for their wet noodle handshake. Even architecture isn’t immune to the first-glance bias of which we’re all guilty. It’s hard to shake those cold, forgettable first steps onto an unoriginal property. A cookie cutter space is going to feel like oatmeal raisin …

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Help Families in Need while Shopping Merry Market 2018!

September 6, 2018

Cool Stuff Get a head start on living out “the reason for the season” at Merry Market 2018. As you get your Christmas shopping done early, you will be helping families in need in our community! Merry Market 2018 is October 19-20 at the Gardendale Civic Center and includes a huge array of great gifts …

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Should It Stay, or Should It Go?

August 23, 2018

Hassle Free Zone Do you have room for all your clothes in one closet or do you have to do the “seasonal swap”? Alabama weather can make things difficult if we are spread out in different closets and even more so in boxes or the attic. Keeping what we will wear in the same space is best. We …

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Maximizing Your Outdoor Space with DSLD

August 19, 2018

Special Feature DSLD “They turned a jungle into useable, beautiful space,” exclaims Autumn Wallace regarding the transformation DSLD Land Management accomplished in her family’s backyard in Highland Lakes. She and her husband Seann purchased the home in 2003. At the time, the couple had no children and the focus was on maximizing the indoor space …

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5 Tips for Handling Market Volatility

July 26, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Conventional wisdom says that what goes up, must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when it’s your money at stake. Though there’s no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the …

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A Sore Neck or Back after a Car Wreck?

July 26, 2018

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury Many people believe that in order to have a case when they are involved in a car wreck that there must be significant injuries such as broken bones, surgery or scarring from glass or airbags. However, 95% of all car wreck cases involve soft tissue …