Memorial Day

A Brief History of Memorial Day Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Memorial […]

No-Fail Perennials of the Northeast

Beloved, hardy, and low-maintenance, these old-fashioned plants are among the easiest you can grow By Felder Rushing and Kelly Roberson, of Better Homes & Garden Great-looking landscapes don’t have to be a lot of hard work. If you pick the right plants, you can enjoy a yard that’s filled with color from spring to fall […]


The Most Epic Pi Day Pies We’ve Seen The most wonderful thing about mathematics? Celebrating Pi Day (March 14, aka 3.14) with … pie! BY JAMIE LOTT OF SOUTHERN REVIVALS Pi: The mathematical constant. The ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. An irrational number. Pie: The constant, without fail, go-to dessert of the […]

Mortgage Do’s & Don’ts

The following is a list of mortgage-shop­ping do’s and don’ts from Irene Amato of A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp. DO • stay current on all credit accounts. • continue to use your credit card as you normally would. • contact your home-insurance agent to discuss coverage and receive insurance quotes. • update your pre-qualification letter if it is past […]

Mortgage 101

Mortgage 101 When shopping for a mortgage it’s amazing how everyone has advice to offer. Among them are industry profession­als, friends and family, Internet companies and recent homebuyers. The advice I give is that when shopping for a mortgage professional, the last thing you want to consider is, believe it or not, interest rates. Interest […]